A dapper Kanye West attended the Australian premiere of his 40 minute short film/music video "Runaway", held at the Hoyts Cinemas, The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, Australia yesterday. He always looks sharp! Did anyone hear that track he leaked on Friday titled "Don't Stop"? What do you think of it? Kanye's much-anticipated CD, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, drops on Nov. 22.
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Usher Raymond partied the night away at Boujis nightclub in London, England last night.
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Former Spice Girls singer Melanie Brown showed off her assets outside The Mayfair Hotel in London early today. She was wearing a black bodysuit and leopard print boots.
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Kim Kardashian looks fierce while walking on the streets of NYC yesterday.

Comedienne and TV host Mo'Nique lands in Washington DC for the human rights campaign wearing a shirt which reads Mo' Love.

Troubled singer chris brown hung out with rapper Nelly in front of their hotel in New York City Saturday afternoon (Oct. 9).

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A loyal reader sent in these pics of VH1's Football Wives, baby mamas and jump-offs doing lunch in Dallas, Texas over the weekend. Shout out to Dallas' most well known exotic dancer, Zeralyn, who dated one of the Dallas cowboys and was made a kept woman by another NFL player. She should have been cast in this show since it doesn't matter if the cast members are married or not.

Anywho, most of the cast met for lunch recently, except for Pilar Sanders --who's married to retired Cowboys star Deion -- and who the rest of the cast hates.

Their faces may be unknown to us now, but I'm sure they will leave an indelible impression on our souls once the Football Wives season debuts on October 24.

Amanda Davis (wife of Cowboys' RG Leonard Davis) rocked a Louis Vuitton bag that we've never saw before. Is it real? She is obviously meant to be the Kim Zolciak of the bunch. Let's hope she has better sense than the wig wearing mother of 2.

Chanita Foster aka "The Drag Queen," looked Fab! We don't really believe she was born a man. But she does make Wendy Williams look like Miss USA. Chanita is the wife of UFL Tackle George Foster.

Dawn Neufeld, wife of UFL TE Ryan Neufeld, is the only member of the cast who I am even remotely interested in (for now). Why? Because she seems to be the only one who is comfortable in her own skin. She's not wearing makeup, which to me is a sign of confidence and comfort with her own natural beauty.

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U.S. President barack Obama stood grinning in front of a cheering crowd of 17,000 during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Sunday, when suddenly a book thrown from the crowd whistled past his head.

Obama seemed to be oblivious to the book toss. If he knew that the book narrowly missed his head, he sure didn't indicate it.

Meanwhile, police and Secret Service had their hands full after subduing a man who decided to strip completely naked at the rally.

It isn't clear if the man was the book tosser, or what happened to his clothes. But it is clear that the man's protest action was in reference to the children's storybook fable "The Emperor's New Clothes," about a man -- in this case, Obama -- who is so narcissistic and self-absorbed that he simply can't see his own flaws or the fact that he is being made a fool of.

I wonder if that the hurled book might have contained short stories, including the children's classic "The Emperor's New Clothes"?

The book throwing incident is reminiscent of the infamous shoe throwing incident that occurred at a Bush press press conference in Baghdad in 2008.

An enraged Iraqi journalist stood up and hurled both of his shoes (one by one) at the head of former president George Bush, before being immediately tackled and jailed.

Philly's huge rally is part of Obama's plan to reconnect with black voters and to re-energize his base that got him elected president.

Obama largely ignored black people during his run for president in 2008. Though Obama's support among blacks remains high, he doesn't enjoy the same level of comfort that he did in '08 when he knew for sure that blacks would vote him. The unspoken opinion in the black community is "What have you done for me lately"?

With high unemployment and a housing crisis that is nearing the critical stage, Obama and the Democrats are attempting to avoid a bloodbath in the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 2.

Republicans need to pick up 40 seats to win power in the House and would need to gain 10 seats in the Senate to take control from the Democrats.

Governing parties typically lose seats in U.S. midterm elections, which take place in the middle of a president's four-year term. But polls indicate that Democratic losses are likely to be particularly severe. [link]


Legendary Blues and Soul singer Solomon Burke died early today of a heart attack on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. He was 70 years of age.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee was scheduled to perform in the Netherlands this week. Burke and his band were famous for not using set lists, instead they preferred to play whatever the audience requested.

"It's like turning back the hands of time instantly," he said on his website. "We can be in the middle of singing something from my recent 'Like A Fire' album, and they'll call out 'Stupidity' from 1957 and we're back 50 years!"

Burke started out as a preacher in Philadelphia where he was born. He soon moved on to Gospel radio and then to Atlantic Records in the 1960s, where he began his recording career.

Burke was best known for his hits "Cry to Me", and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”, which was re-recorded by the Rolling Stones in the 1960s and the Blues Brothers for their 1980s film of the same name.

Burke is survived by 21 children (14 daughters and 7 sons), 90 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

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Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar considers himself a prosperity preacher, but he is nothing more than a money hungry, modern day charlatan.

Creflo Dollar is a con artist who is driven by greed. He runs his church like a cult and he uses the bible to hold his cult members spellbound.

Dollar was among the first of the mega-church preachers to begin demanding W9 forms from his parishioners so he would know exactly how much income they earned -- and how much they should be tithing.

Loyal reader Ashland says "This is not of God..."

She writes:

I dont know how authentic this is or if you have seen this, but dude is saying if you don't tithe to him you will go to hell and how he wished he could shoot those that didn't tithe right. This is not of God..

have a blessed day.


"Prosperity preacher" Creflo Dollar moved his family out of this modest house off Cascade Road in Atlanta...

...into this mansion in Fayetteville, Georgia, thanks to the tithing of his cult followers.

The aerial image above was snapped while the house was still under construction. It now boasts a 3-story foyer, a 6 car garage (2 garages on opposite ends of the house) 2 fountains, a helicopter pad and an Olympic sized swimming pool.

A former friend, who is a member of Creflo's World Changers Ministries, once told me that his personal bodyguards (who sit in the front row of the pews) carry concealed Uzi machine guns under their jackets. Maybe those were the Uzi's that Dollar referred to in this video?

Pop singer Rihanna was spotted leaving her hotel, the Plaza Athenee, in Paris today. I love it when she dresses down.

Troubled singer chris brown was seen leaving his NY hotel yesterday. I wonder how much longer the full diaper look among our black men is going to last?

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R&B crooner Usher was seen arriving at his London hotel, The Mayfair, late yesterday. Usher is in town to promote his upcoming 25-date OMG tour with Trey Songz and Miguel.

As you can see, when Usher travels abroad he doesn't pack lightly! It took two full luggage trollies to cart all his stuff into the hotel. As you recall, Usher lost $1 million worth of jewelry, clothes and Apple laptops in a brazen daylight car break-in back in January.

Usher and his former bodyguard had just left Atlanta's Hartsfield airport in a SUV loaded with all of his luggage.

The burglar struck after they parked and went inside the Verizon store on Peachtree street just south of Lenox Square Mall. Many believe the robbery was an inside job. As a result, Usher's longtime bodyguard (the tall, skinny one) was summarily let go.

Here's a list of the items Usher says was stolen in the heist:

Jewelry bag containing five watches

3 necklaces, 2 rings and six bracelets ($1 million)

2 furs and assorted clothing and shoes ($50,000)

Bottega Veneta Duffle Bag ($4,000)

2 MacBook Pros ($5,000)

Louis Vuitton Garment bag ($3,000)

Louis Vuitton laptop bag ($2,000)

2 Sony Powershot cameras ($700)

2 Flipcam video cameras ($500 a piece)

I'm sure Usher's phat insurance check was more than enough to replace all of the stolen goods.

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Troubled producer Kanye West was spotted in Tokyo where he screened his music video/movie "runaway" earlier today. In case you were wondering, heterosexual men don't wear leather pants.

Meanwhile, his ex beard, Amber Rose, is still running around London hoping someone will pay attention to her.

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The Internet is buzzing about a drunk woman tossing a drink on Kim Kardashian at a NYC club last night. Of course we knew it was staged even before TMZ put the pics up.

Here's what TMZ had to say:

The Kardashian clan was at Juliet last night, when a male fan asked for a pic with Kim. His girlfriend flew off the handle and threw a drink at Kim.

Scott Disick and Khloe jumped into the fracas and in the scuffle, Khloe's ring flew off and skidded across the floor. Our spies inside the club say Khloe literally dove across the floor to retrieve it ... which she eventually did.

Maybe poor Scott wasn't let in on the secret that it was just a stunt?

Actors Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez visited a photo exhibit at Marcelita French Boutique on 3rd St. in Los Angeles yesterday, to see artist Harry Abbo's New Photo Exhibit of children in India. I guess they really are dating? Too bad it won't last. Unfortunately, Halle Berry has a history of failed relationships with what she perceives to be "perfect" men who she hopes will complete her. This need to find herself leads her to look for love with the wrong types of men. She needs to find herself an ugly man who will cherish the ground she walks on. Right, ladies? (Photo compilation)

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Within an hour after putting up this post yesterday of Rihanna wearing a gorgeous cream colored outfit, I received 3 emails from readers asking me to identify the designer.

I had no clue, but I knew that Allen over at UpscaleHype would:

Pop star Rihanna was seen out in Paris wearing a Altuzarra Keyhole Sweater ($875) in peach. This wool boatneck sweater features a keyhole cut-out and ribbed detailing at collar, cuffs, and hem. Her beau Matt Kemp is also seen wearing a Rag & Bone fedora ($140) in brown canvas.

Allen forgot to mention Matt's sneakers were Lanvin high-top cap toe sneakers ($730).

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