Everyone is talking about the alleged assault charges pending against pop teen idol Justin Bieber.

According to online reports, Justin is accused of assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a laser tag centre in Canada over the weekend.

Bieber, who was in Canada visiting his dad, was allegedly cornered inside the laser tag center by an "aggressive" 12-year-old boy who taunted him and called him a "faggot."

When the boy extended his hand to him, Bieber shoved the kid's hand away and left the area. The boy had no visible injuries.

Bieber was subsequently thrown out of the Planet Lazer Entertainment Centre in Richmond, B.C. by its owner on Friday afternoon, according to one report in Canada. The "Baby" singer was said to have been with two of his bodyguards at the time of the incident.

The boy's father, who told witnesses that he was a lawyer, later complained to police, who are now investigating the claims. A spokeswoman for The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said: "We are investigating an alleged assault at the venue."

Ever since Bieber took the teen world by storm with his high pitched voice and bubble gum hits, he has been the subject of gay rumors.

He surrounds himself with effeminate looking men, and the 16-year-old loves to play with little kids.

His best friend is Will and Jada's son Jaden Smith -- who is not the most macho boy in Hollywood.

And Bieber has never been seen with a girl -- unless you count those staged photos of him kissing his music video co-star in the back of his mom's Honda.

According to TMZ, Bieber will be going public -- probably within the next week -- to lend his support to the anti-bullying campaign.

With all the depressing news about gay teens ending their lives after incidents of bullying, wouldn't this be the opportune time for Bieber to finally come out of the closet?


Ciara is getting a lot of mileage from that brown Hermès bag that she borrowed from her BFF Kim Kardashian. Maybe if CiCi had some hit records she could afford to buy her own Hermès bags in different colors?


Rihanna posed with an excited fan outside of Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills yesterday.


Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend chris brown was thousands of miles away strolling in the Soho neighborhood of New York City yesterday.

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According to producer Kanye West's tweet over the weekend, his new album cover was banned in the USA.

The cover features a painting of what looks like a black man reclining on a blue chaise lounge while holding a bottle of beer. The man grins leeringly at the viewer while being straddled by a mythological winged creature (that looks suspiciously like a white woman).

"Banned in the USA!!! They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!" Kanye wrote on his Twitter page.

But was the cover really banned before the album is even released? Or is this yet another lame attempt by a troubled man to garner more attention than he deserves?

I think I'll go with the latter.

Rapper Lil B became the first rapper to kick open the closet door, and he did it while performing live onstage.

How appropriate is it that the first openly mainstream gay rapper is from the Bay area?

During a recent concert, Lil B reacted to a positive comment from a member of his mostly male audience by asking, "For that, can I kiss your hand?" The man quickly extended his hand for B to kiss.

Lil B then got the crowd of about 200 males chanting his absurdly sexist, misogynistic lyrics, while the cameraman focused on two lone white females near the stage.

I can't even repeat the sexually graphic lyrics on my family-oriented blog.

This news comes at a time when emotionally troubled gay teens are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Hopefully Lil B's actions will give gay teens hope and inspiration.

Lil B, who rose to fame by releasing skateboard raps with his former group, The Pack, doesn't even have his own Wikipedia page yet.

But all of that will change soon. You know the industry loves to promote gay and/or down low rappers (Kanye West and Drake come to mind).

A recording industry that once glorified gangster rap music and the thug life has now abandoned that genre following declining record sales and increased incarcerations of key rap artists.

Over the past decade, the focus has slowly shifted from gangster rap to pop rap featuring gay and down low rappers who don't have criminal records.

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Christina Aguilera's divorce drama has taken a new twist. They say Christina dumped her hubby, Jordan Bratman, for Lindsay Lohan's former live-in lover, DJ Samantha Ronson.

If the rumors are true, that would explain why Lohan can't stay off the sauce or stop self-medicating with prescription meds.

A source very close to both Christina Aguilera and Samantha Ronson tells X17online exclusively that the singer and the DJ are taking their friendship to the next level.

Ever since Samantha went to Cabo with Xtina, "the two have been inseparable," says our source. "I've seen them hanging out together. Christina Aguilera really lets down her guard around Sam. They're very comfortable with each other."

The pop star was even seen leaving Sam's place late at night earlier this week AND she stopped by The Roxy on Sunday to see her new favorite DJ spin.

In June of this year, Xtina herself even told Company Magazine that she is "attracted to women."

The singer also said the following to Out Magazine in May: "My husband knows that I get into girls. I think it’s fun to be open and play."

Is it a coincidence that Aguilera suddenly split from Jordan Bratman so soon after her Cabo trip (where she got even closer to Samantha)?

Our source also reveals that the twosome's relationship is nothing like the one Samantha had with Lindsay Lohan. "Their relationship is different because Christina doesn't create the kind of drama that Lindsay did." Ouch!

Source: X17

The Internet is buzzing about Nick Cannon's dramatic meltdown on Twitter.com yesterday.

Apparently, Cannon became unhinged when fellow comedian Chelsea Handler injured his ego by tweeting this:

I just heard nick cannon is starting a comedy tour. Who’s going to do the comedy?

Cannon, who was performing a stand-up comedy routine at the time, left the stage and took to his Twitter page to launch an astonishing attack against Handler.

His angry, over-the-top responses (he wrote 15 tweets to Chelsea's 1) was shockingly misogynistic, sexist, and some might even say, racist.

Here are a few examples:

Everyone knows @Chelseahandler had sex with the head of E! for her show. So when its canceled does he get residual pussy for the reruns?

Just talked to @50cent He said he made @chelseahandler get G-Unit tattooed on her balls!

@50cent wasn’t hitting @chelseahandler they was just sharing testosterone tips

Why do all these angry ugly whitetrash folks want beef with me?

Narcissistic Rage (also known as "blind rage") is described as a sudden, explosive verbal or violent response to a frustrating situation that ceases only when the person is able to express their rage.

The difference between narcissistic rage and anger is that healthy people feel angry whereas narcissists do not. A healthy person will say "I feel angry."

A quick test to see if you're dealing with a narcissist is to ask him what he's feeling.

He won't be able to answer you effectively because narcissists have trouble expressing their feelings verbally.

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Pseudo-singer Ciara was potted shopping at Intermix in West Hollywood, CA yesterday, wearing a Helmut Lang Shearling Collar jacket that she copped for the retail price of $1,140.

Most likely, CiCi saw the same jacket on Halle Berry last week and she decided she had to have one for herself. Or maybe CiCi is switching careers from fading pop star to fashion icon, which seems to have worked for other non-talented socialites such as Kim Kardashian and Teyana Taylor.

Despite the fact that the question answers itself, I still have to ask it: Who wore it worse: Halle Berry or Ciara?

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An emotionally distraught Tiny Harris leaned on her friend, R&B singer Monica, as they left the Russell B. Federal building. Tiny reportedly "burst into tears when a judge handed down T.I.'s sentence of 11 months.

Emotional pics of T.I., his wife Tiny and friend Monica leaving the Richard B. Russell Federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta today. A judge revoked T.I.'s probation and sentenced him to 11 more months in prison. T.I. is free while he appeals the decision.

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R&B Diva Keyshia Cole got a leg up on the bootleggers and hackers today by leaking her debut single on her Twitter page. The track is titled "I Ain't Thru" featuring Nicki Minaj.

The single is off her much anticipated album titled simply Keyshia, which is set for a December release! Keyshia brings the heat to all her haters.

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Atlantic Records just dropped a new single by T.I. titled "Get Back Up" featuring chris brown. The video for this single was shot two days ago in Atlanta. The guys were filmed against a green screen backdrop. So that means the finished music video will be bangin'.

This song is fiya! I actually like chris brown's part, and normally I hate anything he sings.

In his typical articulate flow, T.I. raps about stumbling along the way to redemption.. again:

   Hey, what it is world
   Yeah, it's me again
   Back before you, at your mercy
   On bended knee again

   No running from the truth
   As much as we pretend
   That it ain't what it is
   Then it hits CNN

T.I. also lashes out at the "clown who twitpic'd my wedding." Didn't I tell you he was heated about that!

A federal judge handed down a sentence of 11 months in federal prison to rapper T.I. today. T.I. will remain out on bond while he appeals the sentence.

Update I:

According to TMZ.com, T.I. told the judge he needed help for drug addiction and begged not to be sent back to prison. We're told one of the officers from Wednesday's jumper incident testified on T.I.'s behalf.


Update II, 5:02 pm ET:

From the AJC.com -

Declaring that T.I. "has had about the limit of second chances," an angry federal judge on Friday sentenced the rapper and movie actor to 11 more months in prison for violating his probation.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., asked the court for leniency.

"I screwed up," said the rapper, wearing a three-piece gray suit. "I screwed up bigtime, and I'm sorry. I'm truly and sincerely sorry. I don't want and I don't need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life."

"I think Mr. Harris had had about the limit of second chances," Pannell said. "The worst thing is this case was an experiment. You certainly dumped a lot of smut on the whole experiment."



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According to online reports, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz gave birth to their first child, a boy they named "Egypt."

So far there is no confirmation of the birth from any of the legitimate news organizations. So I'm going to call BS on this rumor.

Recent pictures of a very pregnant AK walking around SoHo in New York City gave the appearance that she was about to give birth any minute.

We await official word.

Usher gets points for this artful recreation of a Sammy Davis Jr. pose on the cover of the current Ebony magazine to celebrate their 65th anniversary.

The R&B crooner is enjoying renewed success with his album Raymond vs. Raymond, which scanned 1,103,546 copies sold to date.

Usher is seen rocking a crisp blue suit reminiscent of the suits Davis wore in the 60s. The suit was designed by Martin Margiela.

Davis died at age 64 of throat cancer in 1990.

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As if convicted woman beater chris brown didn't have enough problems. Today we learn that new photos of pop star Rihanna's battered, bloodied face have surfaced, and are on sale to the highest bidder.

RadarOnline.com, which broke the story, has seen four of the new photos, but RO declined to purchase any of the images. We can only imagine how gruesome the photos are sine these are more clear and graphic than the photo that was purchased by TMZ.com from 2 former LAPD police officers.

The photos were taken in a Los Angeles emergency room where Rihanna was being treated after she was assaulted the night of the Grammy awards in February 2009.

The most graphic photo is a close-up; her left eye bloodied and bruised, with four lesions on her face and multiple cuts on her bottom lip.

Rihanna, wearing a grey tank top with her short hair pushed off her face, is also photographed in a profile position, showing the right side of her face. A ruler is being held up which shows the reddish swelling to span two inches - from the bottom of her eye almost all the way down to her mouth.

In another image, Rihanna is shown pulling her busted lips apart to show numerous lacerations on the inside of her mouth.

brown, who was in Atlanta over the past two days shooting a music video with T.I., declined to comment for this story.

On September 8, 2010, paparazzi spotted singer Christina Aguilera and her manager/husband Jordan Bratman tooling around Beverly Hills in his $190,000 Ferrari California convertible.

At the time we assumed the couple's clenched jaws were in reaction to the paparazzi tailing them.

But now we know the real truth: the bonds of Xtina and Jordan's marriage were irretrievably broken.

I know this to be fact because marriages don't fall apart in less than 3 days.

According to TMZ, Aguilera filed divorce papers today citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have a son, Max Liron Bratman, who turned 2 in January. She has asked for joint physical and legal custody of their son.

But the seeds of marital discord were already sown long before these photos were snapped. Aguilera listed the date of her separation from Bratman as September 11, 2010.

As I noted earlier, the above photo was snapped on September 8.

Due to their portable nature, men may give up on marriages quickly. But it takes time for a woman to accept the fact that her marriage is unsalvageable.

Unlike men, a woman has her heart, her fragile emotions, her nosy friends, and any children from the marriage, to consider. Therefore, a decision to divorce her husband is not made in 3 days.

Call it what you want: woman's intuition or a gut feeling, but a woman knows the moment her man starts cheating.

According to TMZ, sources connected with the couple say the marriage fell apart after Aguilera allegedly cheated on Bratman. But I don't believe that for one second.

Rapper T.I. tells TMZ he will keep in touch with Joshua, the troubled young man who contemplated taking his life yesterday.

"It summoned my heart, my spirit. I said to myself ... I gotta help," said T.I., who arrived on the scene shortly after hearing about the suicide attempt on V-103.

The cops told the jumper that T.I. wanted to talk to him ... but the jumper didn't believe it at first, so "to assure him that it was really me they recorded a video message on the cop's cell phone and took it up to him ...15 minutes later the guy came down peacefully."

T.I. says he told the man, "I want to speak to you, and that it's not that bad. I'm willing to do whatever it is to help the situation, but I can't do that unless you help me help you."

Once the man agreed to move from the ledge to the lobby, T.I. says he told the man, "No matter how bad things get they get better ... if you unplug the game then you don't get extra men ... when it gets bad, you feel bad, but it can get better."

T.I. insists he wants to stay in touch with the man -- saying, "I'll do anything I can to help things get better."

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An industry exec who asked to remain anonymous, said yesterday's unfortunate incident was "right on time" for T.I. who has a probation revocation hearing in the morning.

"That dude getting up there like he wanted to jump was exactly what [T.I.] needed," said the exec. "That was right on time."

Apparently, Canadian rapper Drake is a relationship expert now.

In the current issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Drake draws from his vast experiences to drop knowledge on everything from how to approach a man, how to compliment a man, and how to get over a broken relationship with a man and move on.

Cosmopolitan: Is it hard for guys to get over breakups?
Drake: Definitely. Even after a long time, it’s painful to see an ex with somebody else. As happy as you are that she’s happy, there’s a little tingle underneath your heart. It’s not a sting. But it hurts a bit, and you wish it wasn’t there.

C: Is sex on a first date a deal breaker?
D: No, I don’t get why women think that. You’re telling yourself that all you have to offer is your body and the physical act. There’s more to you than that. If I like somebody, there’s so many great things to look forward to, even if we do it on the first night.

C: If a woman is into a guy, how should she get his attention?
D: I’m shy, so I like when she comes up and says “Hey, how are you doing?” That lets me know she wants to talk. The scariest thing is when you look at a woman and think of a million reasons why she wouldn’t want to.

C: What’s the best compliment a woman can give a guy?
D: I never mind hearing “You look nice tonight.” Guys put in a lot of silent effort. When I’m going on a date, I’m getting a haircut, I’ve got a new outfit, and I’m wearing cologne. So it’s nice when it’s noticed.

C: What’s the secret to a happy relationship?
D: Acceptance. You’ve got to be comfortable enough to be completely naked with lights on and the curtains open.

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Will and Jada Smith get points for choosing Black Entertainment Television for the debut of Willow Smith's music video for "Whip My Hair".

PEOPLE has your first look at scenes from 9-year-old Willow Smith's music video for her infectious first single, "Whip My Hair." The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith filmed the video in Sylmar, Calif., in September with director Ray Kay – who has also helmed clips for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé.

In the video, which debuts on BET on Monday, the pint-sized singer – who is signed to Jay-Z's record label – gets playful with her wardrobe and some paint, and joins guest stars ranging in age from 1 to 85 who, you guessed it, whip their hair back and forth for the cameras.
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The nauseatingly annoying track received rave reviews when it was released last month online. But child advocates and parent groups argue that the precocious 9-year-old is too young to be subjected to the pressures of the music industry.

Even if she's having fun, her parents should know better.

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The back cover of Rihanna's hotly anticipated LOUD album has leaked online. The album's celebrity features includes collaborations with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. With so much talent on loan from God, how can LOUD not rocket Rihanna into the stratosphere and put her in a league all by herself?

From what I hear, the album contains some of the best material Rihanna has recorded to date.

I heard 6 of the tracks over the phone recently after I promised not to record the phone call. The tracks included "Raining Men" ft. Nicki Minaj's annoying raps.

Vocally, Rihanna has grown to the point where Madonna was when her Like a Virgin made her a global megastar in '84.

I was in nursing school when that iconic album came out. I vividly recall 'Virgin' disrupting classes at my nursing school in Florida because most of my fellow classmates were out buying the album.

Will LOUD do that for Rihanna?

Rapper T.I. called into local radio station Hot 107.9 this afternoon to discuss his heroic efforts in talking a troubled young man down off the ledge of a midtown office building today.

The incident occurred around 4pm today when police received 911 calls reporting a man sitting on the roof of the 22-story Colony Square building where, ironically, Hot's rival station V-103 is located.

T.I., who gave the man a brief pep talk after he was talked down off the ledge by police, bristled at rumors and gossip that the entire crisis was a stunt to impress the courts (T.I. has a probation revocation hearing on Friday):

"I can't plan this! How can I plan this? I don't see how it could be thought, believed or assumed that I am in any way trying to manipulate this situation," said T.I.

"You say 'well, OK, he has this situation, yada yada, yada.' Ok, fine. Who you got without a situation [that showed up] to do something?," he said.

Listen to the full interview here.

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kandi, is featured on the Nov. 2010 cover of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

Inside the magazine, Kandi talks about her life after her fiance's death, her current relationship with NFL player Willis McGahee, and her uncertainty about returning to the hit show

New album, Kandi Koated, coming soon!!!

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Rapper T.I. is busy filming several music videos featuring a slew of artists over the next 2 days in Atlanta. I was told exclusively that celebrities scheduled to appear in Tip's videos include The Dream, Monica's ex Rocko Da Don, and chris brown, among others.

The pic could have been better, but it's a SandraRose.com Exclusive from a closed set. So beggars can't be choosers. :)

T.I.'s wife Tiny Harris tweeted this message to her fans from the set last night:

Update:

The AJC wrote a nice piece about T.I.'s noble effort to save a troubled young man's life. Here's an excerpt:

Rapper T.I. stepped in to help police negotiators trying to talk a man out of jumping to his death from a 22-story Midtown building Wednesday afternoon.

"He came to the scene and offered to talk to him, we told the young man that, and he came down," Officer James Polite with Atlanta police told the AJC.

When the man threatening to jump came down, T.I. was waiting and the two talked for a few minutes, Polite said.

The man, whose name was not released, was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, Polite said.

Update II, 6:45 pm ET:

TMZ also wrote about radio host Ryan Cameron's involvement in the life and death drama that took place on the roof of the building where V-103's offices are located.

It all went down earlier this afternoon -- when cops responded to a 911 call about a man who was threatening to jump off a building in downtown Atlanta ... the same building where Ryan Cameron's Radio Show on V103 is based.

We're told T.I. heard about the jumper on the radio -- and called Ryan Cameron to see if there was anything he could do to help out with the situation.

Ryan Cameron tells us ... he told T.I. to roll over to the building, where the rapper met with police and recorded a heartfelt video message which cops then played for the man on the roof.

We're told after the man saw T.I.'s video he agreed to step off the ledge ... and met T.I. in the lobby, where the two were able to talk things out.

Producer/rapper Kanye West was working out in Sydney, Australia yesterday. The "Power" rapper played basketball with his close pals Virgil Abloh and Don C in a gym under St Mary’s Cathedral, according to Kanyewest.us.

Kanye and Virgil both wore a pair of Nike Lunarswift Running shoes ($85) in a black/total orange colorway, according to Upscalehype.com.

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It's crunch time for U.S. President Barack Obama and the Democrats, who expect take a beating at the polls in 3 weeks. So they turned to aging rapper Jay Z to film a 30-second video begging his fans to "vote again" on November 2nd.

"Our generation changed the world, it never happened before," said the 40-year-old rapper at the Bonnaroo festival in June. So it just goes to show anything is possible, fight for what's right."

But the "Change" that Americans had "hoped" for never materialized as Obama focused on his own agenda, which included passing the health care bill.

Carrington, one of my loyal readers, left a thought-provoking comment in this post last night.

Since it’s all beautiful and everybody’s holding hands and hymn sangin for Obama – how do you go to the NEXT president and re-start your, “What about us?” campaign?," he wrote.

If you don’t DEMAND equality and special provisions from the man who SHOULD be willing to give it up, how you gonna go to a white man and demand it?

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A lot of people have an opinion of this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired last night. The awards took place in Atlanta's Civic Center 2 weeks ago. Even before the first award was handed out, calls, texts and tweets were sent out by those in attendance complaining about everything from the budget ('there was none this year'), the host, Mike Epps ('he was weak'), the schizophrenic ravings of Nicki Minaj, and more.

Even my dentist, Dr. Joe Wolf, called me to voice his opinion on the lack of talent, creativity or originality with today's Hip Hop artists. "Is it the music industry [that's garbage], or the artists themselves?" he wondered aloud.

Personally, I thought the Cypher features were the best parts of the show. My favorite line was delivered by rapper Royce Da 5'9:

"The day I stop dropping the hotness will be the day I start driving a Datsun with 50 Tyson and Antoine Dodson."

What did you think about this year's BET Hip Hop Awards?

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The numbers are out for last week's albums sales, and they don't look good for Atlanta's bad boy rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

The Riverdale, Georgia transplant from Queens, NY, dropped his debut album, titled Flockaveli, on October 5, 2010.

But Waka's first studio effort couldn't push more than 37,200 copies in the first week, even on the strength of his raucous Summer '09 anthem, "O Let's Do It", and his current hit "No Hands".

Recently, I spoke with Waka's mom, industry veteran Debra Antney, who named her son Juaquin Malphurs 24 years ago. She told me that Waka and rapper Gucci Mane are very good friends, despite all the rumors to the contrary.

Antney, who still manages Gucci, said Gucci Mane gave Waka that gold and diamond encrusted camera pendant that we saw him wearing at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards. She said there is no beef between the two rappers, who hang out regularly in the clubs together.

Antney also talked about the industry turning their backs on rapper T.I., who, along with his wife Tiny, was arrested on drug charges last month in LA.

"Now [that] T.I. done went to jail, he ain't the man no more!," said Antney, who was calling from her cell phone.

"Everybody out there been doing drugs! But once upon a time, everybody was riding his ass! He was everything! And now the man takes a fall, and look how fast everybody start flippin'. Look how fast people start flippin'. He was EVERYTHING!, she said emphatically.

T.I. faces a federal judge on Friday (Oct. 15) to answer to charges that he violated his probation. It is expected that the judge will sentence him to at least 30 days in prison. In the meanwhile, T.I. started shooting several music videos last night in Atlanta with featured artists such as Sean Combs, The Dream, chris brown and others.

"There's a lot of stuff that people are not paying attention to," Antney added. "They're really not watching. They so caught up in the illusions of things. Instead of condemning people, get off your ass and try to help people! You only as big as your last record. When it's all over with, it's all gone!

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R&B Diva Monica covers Essence magazine's 1st Hot Hair issue, that's currently on news stands. She rocks the same light streaks and short bob as singer Kelly Rowland. They both wear it so well!

Inside the magazine, Essence explores the “unique relationship between African-American women and their hair”.

Yesterday I heard from someone in Mo's camp, who advised me that the plans for Mo's huge 30th birthday bash in Atlanta has been canceled for this weekend.

Instead, the party moves to Los Angeles, probably because her boo, Lakers guard Shannon Brown, will be playing in a pre-season game on the west coast and he wouldn't be able to make the trip to the A this weekend.

Even though Monica will celebrate her 30th with a private bash on the left coast, we will still be in attendance to bring you all the excitement! So stay tuned.