On Friday, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle joined her husband, T.I., as they visited the AXE Lounge in Southampton on Friday to announce that he is performing a secret show to kick off the “AXE Music One Night Only” concert series tonight in Manhattan. As I told you earlier, T.I. signed a multimillion dollar deal with AXE to sponsor his upcoming 50-city tour. But some of you expressed doubts that my scoop was legit. You’ll learn…


Then yesterday, Tiny posed with her BFF, Vanity, at the NY premiere of TAKERS. As you know, Tiny never travels without her girl to keep her company while T.I. is working.

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Lil Wayne’s other baby mama, Lauren London, has been cast as Bow Wow’s love interest in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, “Madea’s Big Happy Family”.

This news dashes the hopes of DL men everywhere who assumed Bow Wow would play a gay character — especially since teh ghey Old Spice pitchman, Isaiah Mustafa, is aslo cast in the flick.

“Madea’s Big Happy Family” is set to hit movie theaters 2011. Bow Wow currently stars in “Lottery Ticket”, which premieres in theaters on August 20th.

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This is an interesting way to teach little children to pass the ball instead of hogging it during a game.

A blogger filmed 6′-4″ Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade aggressively blocking the shots of little NBA wannabes during a youth basketball clinic at the infamous Rucker Park on Friday.

After he blocks the shot, Wade and his BFF Chris Paul, of the New Orleans Hornets, then team up to taunt the shawties.

Blogger Gus Garcia-Roberts was not amused by the spectacle of two giants ganging up on youngsters:

DWade apparently likes a little negative reinforcement in his basketball instruction… because he had a little fun with these kids by viciously rejecting their shots… taunting them… and (sort of) dunking on them.

Yeah, it seemed to all be in good fun… at least to him (and Chris Paul). Why not ask the kid who just walked off after the second Wade rejection? He looked thrilled. Read More…

I’m not sure what Wade and Paul thought they were accomplishing. But publicly shaming and posterizing small children can’t be good for their pride or dignity. Watch the body language of the rejected kids as they crawl off the court after DWade plays big bully.


Pictures have surfaced of Antwaun Cook’s wife, Paula Cook, smiling as she attended church with her sons Christian and Jackson yesterday in Charlotte, NC.

Is there anyone left who doesn’t believe that Paula, a 36-year-old school teacher, and her estranged husband Antwaun, conspired with Fantasia to boost the ratings of Fantasia’s reality show?

Still, Paula and her attorney, Tamela Wallace, reacted with surprise at the photos of Fantasia and Antwaun’s reunion in a park on Friday. They hint at filing a lawsuit against Fantasia for “alienation of affection” — or depriving Mrs. Cook of the affection of her husband.

Wallace tells People magazine:

It’s that kind of brazen behavior that Mrs. Cook has had to endure for the last 11 months, until June of this year. This is something that has caused her emotional distress, pain, anguish.

She wanted nothing more than to have a happy family with her husband and her children. And she’s not been able to do that.

The only mistake she made was marrying a man who Ms. Barrino felt like she was entitled to have. She is having to defend her marriage, when she didn’t ask for this.

Something tells me that “alienation of affection” suit will never be filed.

U.S. president Barack Obama’s statements backing the construction of a Muslim mosque near the site of the World Trade Center disaster is being met with outrage from proponents of the planned project.

At a dinner Friday celebrating the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Mr. Obama said Muslims have a right, as a matter of religious freedom, to build a religious center near Ground Zero. “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” he said to applause. Read More…

Some critics wonder why Obama felt the need to interject himself into the mosque controversy in the first place. Others say Obama’s statements will increase the opposition to proposed mosques everywhere.

“It will galvanize their desire for resistance to the mosque,” said Pastor William Rench of Calvary Baptist Church, next door to another proposed mosque site in Temecula, CA. It confirms in their minds the idea that Mr. Obama seems to be more accommodating to the Islamic world than he is for the Christian representation in America.

Meanwhile, Republicans seized on Obama’s comments as evidence that he is woefully out of touch with the rest of America.

In an interview Sunday, Gary Berntsen, a New York Republican Senate candidate and a former senior Central Intelligence Agency officer, said a mosque near Ground Zero would become a national security risk.

“[Obama] missed the point that people found this offensive because it’s very, very close to Ground Zero,” he said. “That mosque will become a magnet for militants. They will be drawn there in large numbers, and they will seek to impose themselves on that mosque…” Read More…

While Muslim leaders praised Mr. Obama’s support of the proposed NYC mosque, proponents picked up on Obama’s lack of sensitivity for the families of the 3,000 victims of September 11.

Rev. Gregory S. Whelton, a pastor at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Sheboygan, said he believes Muslims have the right to build mosques anywhere, but he feels Ground Zero should be off limits because of the circumstances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“To do it in light of what has happened, I’m not sure I would agree with that,” he said. “But as far as their right to do it, absolutely.”


A physically fit Usher was spotted riding a mountain bike with his personal trainer in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday.


Two icons meet up at Club Avenue in New York city on Friday during World Basketball events in NYC.  Photo: RapRadar


Rihanna was spotted in NYC sporting a fancy leather backpack on Friday. I wish whoever took these pics did not even bother to give us a good look at that backpack. I love backpacks and I scoured the Internet for a better pic of hers but I couldn’t find one. It looks hawt!


But what’s going on with Rihanna’s kitchen?

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Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino has recorded the ultimate homewrecker/stalker anthem titled “Lucky”. The track was leaked by DDotomen.

The hopeless, self-defeating lyrics in “Lucky” reveal an emotionally unstable woman with zero self esteem who has difficulty respecting the boundaries of other women’s relationships.

      Damn, she get to have it every day
      What a lucky girl
      Ooh, well tonight I’ll take her place
      I’m a lucky girl
      Damn, do you spread her legs this way
      What a lucky girl
      Hmm, you’re the king at this foreplay
      I’m a lucky girl!

Photo: Splash News Online

Aww, isn’t thug love beautiful?

Hopefully, neither of these men are your husband or baby daddy. I found this homotional photo on Twitter.com last night. The caption under the pic reads: “#noexcuse I DONT GIVE A FUCK HOW SLEEPY YOU ARE…”

The caption writer assumes that the two thugs are just homeboys probably returning home from late night partying. But I beg to differ. The one on the left is lovingly touching the hand of the sleeping thug, which is a dead giveaway.

Over the past 4 decades, black women have decided to go it alone with their kids rather than be subservient to black men like their mothers and aunts were back in the days when black men were the majority head of households.

It’s become nearly impossible to distinguish heterosexual men from down low thugs due to the proliferation of female-led households in the black community.

As more and more black women switch roles and responsibilities with men, more and more fatherless men are turning to other men for the strength and guidance they are missing in their lives.

Meanwhile, African Americans account for the highest rate of new HIV/AIDS cases.

Keith Johnson is a free man today.

The 25-year-old parolee was released from custody this morning after police held a press conference yesterday to announce they had arrested the wrong suspect in a shooting spree that left 4 people dead.

Johnson was taken into custody Saturday afternoon when police and SWAT team members raided his home. He was released after investigators reviewed surveillance video and interviewed additional witnesses.

In all, 8 people were shot following a verbal altercation inside the City Grill in downtown Buffalo early Saturday morning. The managers had decided to close the City Grill around 2:30 am to disperse the crowd. About 100 patrons were exiting the restaurant when gunfire from outside drove them back inside.

The bodies of 3 people (1 man and 2 women) were left covered for hours on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. One man died later at a local hospital.

The argument that sparked the shooting occurred during a one-year wedding anniversary celebration for Danyell Mackin, 30, and his wife, Tanisha, 31, who married in Texas a year ago. Mackin was among those killed. Tanisha was not hurt.

The Mackins, who grew up in the same neighborhood, had known each other since they were 13 and began dating in 2001, according to the AJC. Their friends referred to them as “Tee” and “Dee.”

The couple have a 6-year-old son, Danyell Jr., and a 7-month-old daughter, Destinee, who was scheduled to be christened this morning.

“An occasion that should have been a joyous one, a happy one, turned tragic,” Mayor Byron Brown said Saturday near the City Grill, a popular destination for the after-work crowd and sports fans.

James Robbs, one of the victims, confirmed that there was only one gunman responsible for this massacre. Shaneesha White, sister of Shawn-Tia McNeil, who died during the gunfire also confirmed that Keith was not the gunman. [link]

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III had expressed doubts early on that police had the right person in custody. He told a newspaper that after reviewing surveillance video from the scene, he noted that the evidence showed “certain discrepancies of people and clothing.”

The Mackin’s reception was to be held Saturday afternoon at a nearby community center in Buffalo. A message left by the couple on a personal website said the reception was “dedicated to the people who meant so much to us and that we lost.” [link]

The website identified the other three victims as Willie McCaa III, 26; Shawnita McNeil, 27; and Tiffany Wilhite, 32 (McNeil’s cousin).

“A senseless, random killing,” said Wilhite’s father, Raymond Wilhite, who returned to the restaurant a few hours after the shooting. “This kind of thing just has to stop.”

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Update 1, 3:57 pm ET:

Supposedly, VH1 released a statement shortly after the news broke about Fantasia’s “suicide attempt.”

According to a spokesperson:

“[The] premiere episode will be changing. At this moment production hasn’t decided what will change, it’s too soon for us to speak to how these events will change her show creative but Fantasia is an open book so its going to play a part in our series somehow just can’t speak to how exactly.”

The camera crew supposedly wasn’t in N. Carolina to film the “suicide attempt,” but they are there now and filming “is ongoing.” Wow.

The 2nd season of “Fantasia For Real” is scheduled to air on September 19.

Originally posted on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:27 pm ET:

SplashNews.com snagged the first exclusive shots of Fantasia Barrino meeting up with her married lover, Antwaun Cook, in a park near her N. Carolina home today.

It wasn’t hard to find them since they were surrounded by a camera crew who were filming for her reality series, according to TMZ.com.

The two reconnected just one day after Fantasia was released from the hospital … following an aspirinoverdose.

But here’s the rub — the emotional rendezvous was all caught on tape by a camera crew that was clearly working with Fantasia and Antwaun Cook … possibly for her reality show. Read More…

So that’s what this was all about? Her reality show? This is how low narcissistic celebrities like Fantasia will stoop for attention?

How much do you want to bet that Cook’s wife was in on this scam?

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