Tameka "Tiny" Cottle had no idea what was in store for her when she left home yesterday to run errands. But there was a big surprise waiting for her when she returned to a house full of flowers and gifts! The 12 bouquets of roses were from her husband, T.I. to celebrate their 1st month anniversary. As you know, Tiny and T.I. became man and wife at the end of last month in Miami. Tiny tweeted this pic on her Twitter page yesterday.
Loyal reader Carolyn Sloss writes:
My junior publicist Lisa actually took Michael Ealy down the press line. She's actually not his hot new gal pal (lol) but instead she's a really great publicist. Can I ask you to please correct this?
Carolyn Sloss | Allied Integrated Marketing
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Members of Atlanta's gay community are still in shock over the senseless death of a co-owner of the popular gay club Traxx.
Durand Robinson, 50, (pictured above left) was found lying in the middle of a street with a gunshot wound to the chest in the early morning hours of August 25th. A resident on Hadlock Street on Atlanta's southwest side, called police at 1:23 a.m. to report sounds of a "commotion" followed by gunfire and a car speeding off.
An hour earlier, Robinson had attended a board meeting near midtown with other Traxx Atlanta partners to plan for the upcoming Black Gay Pride Week.
Although Robinson helped organize many gay events over 20 years, he was quick to let anyone know that he wasn't gay.
He often talked about his grown daughter, publicist Wynter Robinson, and the five nieces he helped raise. And Wynter always praised her father for his endless patience in raising the girls.
Although Robinson will be remembered as a peaceful and gentle man, a history of violence permeates the Traxx Atlanta firm that he was a partner of. Out of the 5 original partners of Traxx Atlanta, 3 have met violent deaths.
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The current issue of People magazine features R&B singer Usher at home with his sons. The issue hit newsstands today. Inside, Usher talks about raising his kids a single man and his split from the children's mother, Tameka Foster, with whom he shares joint custody of the boys. Usher remembers life growing up without a doting father in his life to guide
which kind of explains why he acts the way he does towards women. He is determined not to repeat the same mistakes as his father.
Beyonce really thought she was doing something when she zipped through the waves on a rented jet ski in St. Tropez yesterday. Then she tried to jump a small wave and ended up flipping over the jet ski face first into the water!
Luckily she wasn't hurt as she was helped back onto the jet ski by a watchful staff member on her yacht.
Beyonce climbed back on the jet ski, but this time she took things a bit slower. Beyonce may have forgotten that she just received her driver's license in NY barely a month ago. Bey and Jay departed St. Tropez for the states yesterday.
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Ever since singer chris brown went upside his -ex-girlfriend Rihanna's head, he's been struggling to regain his status as a pop star.
The only thing holding him back from regaining the kiddie pop crown from Justin Bieber? White women.
Shortly after brown pled guilty to domestic abuse charges, he began appearing in public dressed like Pee Wee Herman. For his guest appearance on the Larry King Show on CNN, he sported a powder blue sweater with a blue bow tie.
In addition to playing the victim, brown repeatedly looked sorrowful as he claimed amnesia robbed him of his memory of the vicious beat down.
Most recently chris appeared on BET's 106 & Park in his most ridiculous outfit yet: a ladies plaid tunic over a pair of ladies denim capris.
Please don't believe for one second that this wasn't planned from the outset to make chris brown appear less threatening to white women. The idea behind his transformation is, see, ladies, I'm one of you!
Apparently, his scheme is working. Yesterday a California judge bent over backwards to praise brown on his most recent report card.
Judge Patricia Schnegg fawned all over brown in the courtroom and even told him he was doing "a good job," according to The Associated Press.
Loyal reader Munchosgirl wrote in to dispute the fact that the little boy seen in vacation pictures all over the Internet with Jay Z and Beyonce is his son, Isa.
THE LITTLE BOY YOU KEEP CLAIMING IS JAY-Z AND CHANEL SON, IS THIS COUPLE'S SON. KAWANNA AND JAY BROWN. THEY ARE TRAVELING WITH THE CARTERS AS THEY ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME. LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS.
YOU CAN SEE KAWANNA IN THIS PHOTO HER SON FRONT OF HER.
THAT IS JAY BROWN IN THE RED SHORTS WHITE T SHIRT. THE BOY LOOK LIKE HIS MOM. KAWANNA BROWN IS THE COO OF MAGIC JOHNSON ENTERPRISE. JAY BROWN AND JAY-Z ARE PARTNERS OF ROC NATION.
The Jay Brown in the pic with Kawanna and Hillary Clinton doesn't look like the same hard-bodied man on the boat with Jay Z -- unless he's been hitting the weights hard in the gym recently. But I will check with my sources and confirm.
Grand Hustle artist Young Dro attended the premiere with his long-suffering girlfriend, Teresa Creesy, who suffered pain and heartache when psycho American Idol singer Fantasia stole her man. Teresa and Dro eventually got back together after Fantasia moved on to her next victim. Teresa recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Sandrarose.com. Stay tuned for that.
Publicist Lisa (Allied Integrated Marketing) escorts actor Michael Ealy to the red carpet at the private Atlanta screening of Takers at Regal Cinema inside Atlantic Station.
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T.I. held a private screening of his new movie Takers at Atlantic Station last night. And the Atlanta glitteratti turned out in full force for the lavish after party sponsored by Remy Martin. Check out the rest of the pics at ATLPICS.net!
Mr. and Mrs. T.I. and Tiny looked sharp in all black everything last night at the Takers after party at 200 Peachtree street.
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Beyonce and Jay Z continue their vacation with Jay Z's son, Isa Jael yesterday in Saint Barts. A loyal reader emailed to inform me that Beyonce does indeed have a close relationship with the child who was sired by her husband.
Why does Beyonce feel the need to toot her assets up in the air whenever she knows a camera is around?
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Rumors coming out of London are that Oscar winning actress Halle Berry may be pregnant again. Supposedly she went to see a gynecologist while in London who confirmed the pregnancy. Please don't quote me on this because how gossip sometimes takes twists and turns.
Despite their recent split, Halle and Gabriel Aubry spent time together with their daughter, Nahla Aubry in London, UK this morning. Halle is in London filming a movie. They look like one big happy family. I'm happy for them! But who's the daddy?
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Lmaoooooooooo! Who didn't see this coming? They say behind every woman beater is a man who's upset he wasn't born a woman. And THIS is the dude that you ladies think is sexy? Well, one good thing about being with chris brown is you both can shop for capris together.
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U.S. president Barack Obama has approved $6 million in taxpayer dollars to be used to spruce up Islamic sites and mosques all over the world. That's nice of him isn't it?
According to the Washington Post:
The goodwill tour of the Middle East by the Imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government’s efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.
This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.
Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.
The contributions include $76,135 for the 16th century Grand Mosque in Tongxin, China, and $67,500 for the 18th century Golden Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. An additional $62,169 will be spent on restoring a 19th century minaret in Mauritania’s ancient city of Tichitt; $50,437 for the Sundarwala Burj, a 16th century Islamic Monument in New Delhi, and $15,450 to restore the 18th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina, Nigeria.
I'm sure there are churches in the black community right here in the United States that need a little fixing up. Good luck getting the funds out of Obama if you're church isn't a mosque.
Beyonce and Jay Z continued their vacation at at Club 55 in Saint Tropez, France today.
But what is Bey wearing? It looks like her nephew Jules vomited his breakfast all over her. I guess she left her stylist back home?
Beyonce is once again in the news for grand theft. No surprise there. A London fashion house is accusing Bey of stealing their original design. E-Label claimed that Beyonce bought a pair of studded leggings from their store in London's TopShop last November.
Now Bey is flaunting a similar pair of stockings in flaunts in the new campaign for her fashion label, House of Dereon. Helba Hallgrimsdottir, a co-owner of E-Label said, "I thought she was wearing our leggings. It is practically just copy-paste."
"No decision has yet been taken [to file suit]. We need to inspect her brand's trousers closer because, according to law, it is not copied if a certain number of things have been changed from the original design."
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