R&B songstress Mary J. Blige slathered on liberal amounts of sunscreen lotion before soaking up the sun by the pool at her Miami hotel this morning.

Dark skinned sistas should never go out into the sun without skin protection lotion with a SPF factor of at least 30. Sun damage can cause skin cancer, accelerate signs of aging and discolor your skin (dark patches), especially in women over 35.

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According to the Chicago Tribune, the contentious divorce proceedings between NBA star Dwyane Wade and his estranged wife Siovaughn Funches-Wade will draw to a close on Friday.

A Cook County judge has agreed to grant a divorce for NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and his estranged wife, ending more than two years of contention, Wade's lawyer said.

Judge Marya Nega will grant the divorce between Dwyane Wade and Siohvaughn Wade in court on Friday, and save custody and assets proceedings for a later date, said Jim Pritikin, Dwyane Wade's divorce attorney.

"Mr. Wade has waited patiently for almost three years for this day to arrive," Pritikin said Tuesday night. "It is in the best interest of the Wade children that their parents' marriage be dissolved."

In an earlier court proceeding, the judge granted Wade temporary custody of his two sons, who are 3 and 8.

Last month, Judge Nega slammed Siohvaughn Wade in open court after she fired her ninth lawyer. The judge had issued a bench warrant for Siovaughn Wade's arrest after she missed a custody hearing. Wade later turned herself in and paid the $10,000 bond.

The next custody hearing is scheduled for July 19.

As predicted, Canadian rapper Drake's debut disc Thank Me Later failed to go gold in its first week out. Though he came in at #1, his sales figures actually fell far below the estimated 492,000 that Hits Daily Double had predicted. According to Soundscan, 'Thank Me' scanned 447,307 units. The over-the-top hype for this project reminds me of the hype surrounding Nas' debut album, Illmatic, which garnered a rare 5 mics from the SOURCE magazine in 1994. It also flopped.

Nick Cannon and Common attended the Integration vs. Brand Interruption event in Cannes, France yesterday. It's too bad Common's movie with Queen Latifah didn't do well at the box office. I actually liked it.

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One of my young Twitter followers asked me to do a post on Disney singing sensation Miley Cyrus. So here it is:

Miley's sexually charged stage antics this past weekend still has soccer moms in an uproar. Soon, Miley will be the richest 18-year-old in the US, and she owns the very lucrative teen market that Britney Spears outgrew.

On June 20, she performed at the 21st Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto wearing a bandana on her head reminiscent of Tupac Shakur's favorite accessory.

She shocked the old folks in the media by wearing stilettos, a barely-there top and daisy dukes while gyrating her hips and crip walking across the stage. Her fans ate it all up. Miley has always been too grown for her age, so why are we acting like we're shocked now?

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There is no doubt that Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell was a male whore at the peak of his success with The 2 Live Crew rap group in the 80s. Luke sowed his wild oats and impregnated a number of groupies in those heady (pun intended) days.

One of his seeds, a daughter, has spoken out against her sperm donor dad -- now that she's of legal age and no longer receives financial support from him. You've probably seen her video on WSHH. She comes across as a bitter ingrate who loathes the idea of actually working for a living.

Well, Nenette of the Mad Hatta Morning Show caught up with Luke recently to get his take on the situation. Luke said he is only financially responsible for one of his 5 grown children -- a baby boy with his current wife. That makes sense, doesn't it?

“I have one kid. His name is Blake Campbell and he stays with me and me and my wife raise him. I’ve made mistakes in my life and I’d like everyone to understand that It’s important to practice safe sex and it’s important to not have sex without condoms because you’ll be sperm donating and when you sperm donate to angry mothers then unfortunately it’s about a check. When you get a check, the results of that check ends up where your sperm donation kids are online talking bad about you. [link]

Last night, ESPN's "30 for 30" aired one of the most anticipated documentaries in its critically acclaimed series of 30 sports-themed documentaries set to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the network.

The Tale of Two Escobars chronicled the lives and deaths of two men from Medellin, Columbia who didn't know each other, but whose lives were intertwined by violence and their passion for soccer.

Pablo Escobar was a ruthless Columbian drug lord who oversaw the multi-million dollar a day cocaine enterprise, the Medellin drug cartel. At the time of his death he was worth an estimated $9 billion. It is said that Pablo ordered the murders of 5,500 people in Bogota, Columbia -- mostly innocent bystanders, police and political figures who got in the way of his goal to control the government of Bogota.

The Medellin cartel was responsible for supplying the majority of the cocaine sold on US streets from the 1970s to the 1990s. Pablo Escobar was killed in a hail of bullets in 1993 after George Bush, the U.S. president at the time, put a hit out on him. He was the first of the two Escobars to die

The second was Andrés Escobar, who died a year later at age 27 when he had the misfortune to score a goal in his own net during the 1994 World Cup. The Columbians are fanatical supporters of the sport of futbol. Rival drug Lords who ran three of the biggest drug cartels in Columbia had bet millions in drug profits on the outcome of the 1994 match.

There are reports that individual team members of the Columbian Atlético Nacional team received death threats and the 2-year-old son of one of the players was kidnapped before the match.

So it was under this extreme pressure that the players took to the field in the Rose Bowl on June 22, to play a first round match against the United States in the 1994 world Cup.

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I guess rapper T.I. has the AXE effect. Word on the street is the King of The South just inked a deal with AXE for a whopping $10,000,000 to headline a 50-city tour sponsored by the grooming product giant.

That's enough loot to finance a very lavish wedding! Could this contract with AXE be the reason why T.I. didn't perform at a radio station's Birthday Bash over the weekend here in Atlanta?

But the terms of their contract didn't stop T.I. from showing up and shutting down the Gold Room last night! The Key Club party promoted by Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment Group was hosted by former Miss USA Kenya Moore. My spies tell me the Gold Room was already poppin' even before T.I. and Young Jeezy nonchalantly strolled in unannounced with their crew.

Both T.I. and Jeezy, right, showed love to AG Entertainment Group's Alex Gidewon, left, last night. T.I. got on the mic and performed a couple of tracks before praising his fans for standing by him during his legal ordeals. T.I. did not get paid for his gig last night, which is a testament to Alex Gidewon.

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So I told you guys that I saw lovebirds Vivica A. Fox and her fiance, local club promoter Slimm, at the Georgia Aquarium on Sunday (June 20). The happy couple said they will be making a big announcement soon. I wonder what it is? I couldn't get over how statuesque Vivica was in person (she's at least 5'-10"). In heels, she's the same height as Slimm though she looks shorter in this picture.

Southern rapper Rick Ross performed at the Velvet Room over the weekend. His song "B.M.F." is the hottest thing in the clubs right now. I listened to it twice on the off chance that I might like it the second time around. The track sounds like garbage to me, but what do I know about music.

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Have you ever noticed that the majority of kids who grow up in strict, religious households turn out to be the most morally and ethically corrupt? Kelly Rowland turned out alright, but that lying, thieving Beyonce is a mess. I can't picture Beyonce being on fire for God. Can you?

She told The Scotsman Newspaper: "I can't live without it. As kids we were so on fire for God. And then you grow up, travel and experience things and stop reading the Bible every day. You don't realize that you're taking important things away from yourself.

"If all this were taken away from me right now I would still have my faith. If you don't have faith the world will eat you alive. Read More...

Loyal reader Quin writes:

I'm sitting here laughing my ass off, as usual because of you. Oh! I wanted to fill u in on the Amber Rose thing from last night. Ok, so on ***, there is a post about "Lil Wayne's Biggest Fan" and I feel quite bad for the girl, because last night, Amber Rose sent a Tweet out for the best pic and whichever one she chose, she would add as her screen background. So, this very eccentric young lady submitted her post and won!! But damn, *** has her face plastered on their site this morning because of her tats.

Did you see it??

And please know, I am your fan, I don't want to be over bearing because Ive emailed you a few times within 24hrs. But I live in Indianapolis and we had a bad storm here last night that didn't allow me to sleep. So, I'm still awake and writing your crazy ass :-D