Every time I say I'm not going to post any more Rihanna pics, she wears something to make me change my mind!


Rihanna was photographed heading into the Jean Paul Gaulthier store while in Paris, today. She looks stunning! Wouldn't you love to be Rihanna for one day?

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For the past few days, the Internets have been buzzing with reports of an alleged relationship between comedians 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler.

Yes, I know that at one point in time 50 Cent was a rapper, but he's not anymore. Or at least he's not being being taken seriously as a rapper anymore.

Yesterday, media whore Chelsea tweeted this disclaimer on her Twitter page.

Either 50 Cent is slowly losing his mind or it's already gone. His bizarre behavior on the online social network Twitter.com, is one indication of that. Another indication is his penchant for ridiculous publicity stunts.

It didn't take a rocket scientist to realize that their alleged romance was bullsh*t.

Aside from the fact that Chelsea doesn't come across as the sort of woman who would even date a black guy, isn't she a lesbian?

All you had to do was look at the past history of the perpetrators and you would know if they were capable of pulling stunts.

I have to chuckle at the bloggers who fell for this ruse. I'm glad I didn't entertain the foolishness. If you don't see it on my blog, it means one of 2 things: either it's not true, or I don't care about it.

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Singer Usher attended a photo call for his OMG Tour 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin, Germany yesterday. Unlike a lot of so-called celebrities, Usher is always graciously accommodating to the paparazzi.


Yesterday, Ush tweeted this pic of himself in Berlin. According to UpscaleHype, he was wearing a Balenciaga jacket from the Mens’s Fall 2010 Collecton and a $600 pair of Dita Grandmaster-Three sunglasses.


BET's 106 & Park continued its 10th Anniversary celebration yesterday, bringing out more stars past & present, including Ashanti, the self-proclaimed "Mr. 106 & Park," Bow Wow, and convicted woman beater chris brown.

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Stylish Janet Jackson was spotted arriving at the Hermès Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show in Paris, France during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Peep her Ostrich skin Hermès bag that we know she bought because Hermès doesn't give away their products for free. They don't care who you are.


Despite the fact that she's losing her hair due to the decline of estrogen in her bloodstream (pre-menopause), she looks so gorgeous dressed in all black! Photos: Splash News and Getty Images

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A seasoned Allegheny County judge recused himself from a case after he practically accused a prosecutor of being a racist.

According to online reports, Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams, who is black, rejected a deal to allow a white defendant -- Jeffery McGowan, 24, to plead guilty in exchange for 3 months' probation.

McGowan stood accused of fighting with a police officer during a traffic stop.

Assistant District Attorney Brian Catanzarite attempted to negotiate a plea deal of 3 months probation for McGowan who did not have a criminal record.

"Catanzarite for some reason comes up with I think ridiculous pleas whenever it's a young white guy," an exasperated Williams said from the bench. "I'm just telling you what my observation is. If this had been a black kid who did the same thing, we wouldn't be talking about three months' probation."

A shocked Catanzarite explained that he was standing in for another prosecutor, who negotiated the case.

"Now that the court has essentially called me a racist, I think that's unfair. I don't make offers based on race. I make offers based on facts," Catanzarite said.

Another attorney in the courtroom at the time, Giuseppe Roselli, questioned whether Williams was rejecting the plea because McGowan is white.

"Not because he's white, but because it's a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys that come into this court for the same facts, and I'm not going for it," the judge responded.

After Williams recused himself from the case, Mike Manko, a spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., said the plea deal was appropriate and agreed to by the officer, who was not injured.

"Negotiated pleas are never based on the race of a particular defendant but rather on the behavior of the defendant and the facts associated with that behavior," Manko said.



Sometime model Selita Ebanks is officially producer/rapper Kanye West's new beard. For those who don't know: the term 'beard' means a woman, usually a lesbian, who provides an illusion of heterosexuality by pretending to be the girlfriend of a well-to-do down low gay man.


I'm sure Selita appreciates the finer things in life. There is no shortage of fine things that Kanye's money can buy her. She's a beautiful girl, so I know she can find a real man. But maybe it's not a man that she's looking for?

Despite Selita's strong denials that they are in a relationship, the odd couple attended the Grazia Masquerade Ball at Opera Garnier yesterday in Paris last night.


Not surprisingly, Kanye's former beard, Amber Rose, who is bisexual, is also in Paris. Amber was spotted attending the Louis Vuitton fashion show during Paris Fashion Week today.

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This video is hilarious! I guess Gabrielle Union does have a sense of humor. The gay video director is even funnier though. Thanks to loyal reader Charese Moore for sending this in!

Hi Sandra,

I have another video for you to view. Gabby does a parody lingerie photo shoot. I know it's not a slow news day because I have been enjoying the posts but the SR family may like this one as well. Shows a lighter side of Gabby.

Thanks
Charese


Today's Morning Wood, NBA superstar LeBron James, was spotted at a preseason workout at a Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach, Florida last week. Despite his strenuous daily workouts, LeBron still strained his hamstring in yesterday Miami Heat season opener in Miami.


LeBron limped off the court after playing for 3 minutes before a nearly sold out crowd. Correction: it was Lebron's teammate Dwyane Wade who strained his hamstring.

I am shocked that the NBA's superteam of LeBron, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh failed to sell out the American Airlines Arena in their first game.


The Miami HEAT beat the hapless Detroit Pistons by a score of 105-89. Afterwards, LeBron and his boo Savannah went out to dinner with friends. I was promised those pics by a friend, but I don't see them in my Inbox.

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In 1988, bad girl singer Cherrelle, who was R&B singer Pebbles' cousin, dropped her 5th single "Affair" off her third album of the same title.

"Affair" became an instant dance hit and peaked at #4 on the charts. The vinyl 45 record was snatched up by single ladies everywhere off the strength of self assured lyrics like this: "I don't need commitment/ I don't need no man to tell me how to feel"

Check out the funky dance moves by the redhead in this video. I had every move down pat in 1988!


Pop star Rihanna stepped out with her fiance, baseball star Matt Kemp, in London yesterday. The couple were immediately rushed by RiRi's fans outside their London hotel. Rihanna was accommodating and cheerful as fans asked her to take pics and to sign everything from teddy bears to their own skin.


Rihanna complimented her beautiful floral skirt outfit with Christian Louboutin pumps, while her man sported a $1,095 pair of Christian Louboutin Louis Flat Spike Sneakers. I think it's cute that Rihanna and Matt both share a fondness for the same high end designers.

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It's hard to believe BET's 106 & Park has only been on the air for 10 years. Tonight, the show's original hosts will join the current hosts for an emotional 2-hour reunion show to celebrate BET's 106 & Park 10 Years and Counting live from Los Angeles.


Tune in tonight for many big surprises including...


What big secret does Free reveal about her past?


What does former host Big Tigger tell Rocsi that she already knew?


Watch 106 & Park 10 Years and Counting Special TONIGHT 10/9c!!

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In case you missed the season 3 opener of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Hulu.com has a bunch of videos up. They had the full episode this morning, but of course Bravo made them take it down.

Speaking of Bravo, my inside contact in the production company tells me that Bravo will forego spending anything resembling a budget on promoting this vehicle of self-obsession.

For starters, Bravo has already signed off on this flop -- and I hear there won't be a season 4. You probably didn't even know that season 3 was premiering last night, did you? Well now you know why.

Another reason may be due to the fact that there is no real drama on the show -- other than the badly scripted cat fights between Dwight and NeNe Leakes, whose horrible acting is apparent from the moon.

The season opener introduced us to 2 new cast members (Lisa Wu Hartwell was booted for being too boring), Atlanta celebrity attorney Phaedra Parks and socialite Cynthia Bailey.

You already know Phaedra from the drama involving her ex-con husband, Apollo Nida, whom she married straight out of the slammer.

In this video showcasing her Atlanta home, Phaedra portrays herself to be a sort of bootleg Southern belle. She comes off looking unbelievably fake. In one scene, Phaedra says she can't show us the contents of her refrigerator because there is only leftover pizza that her husband brought home.

Speaking of Apollo: did he pay for the pizza or did she? Does Apollo have a job to speak of, or is it his job to look pretty and make you women jealous of her like Ed Hartwell did for Lisa Wu last season?

Is Phaedra supporting Apollo just like these desperate Atlanta women who allow lazy, no good men to leach off of them because they lack self esteem? So many questions.

Phaedra's husband is a career criminal who has never held a real job in his life. So it will be interesting to see what she says he does for a living on the show.

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I realize this is old to some of you, but I'm just now seeing it. VIBE magazine put a ruggedly handsome R&B crooner Usher on their cover this month. He looks like he just stepped out of a scene of Top Gun, the movie.

Usher told VIBE that he began contemplating divorcing the older Tameka Foster after she started nagging him about not defending her enough in public.

Tameka, a classic narcissist, was painfully aware of her poor image in the eyes of the public. She tried to exert control over everyone, including Usher and the bloggers who dared to type a negative word about her.

She constantly berated Usher publicly and privately for not standing up to the bloggers. She personally called bloggers at home and made subtle threats such as "I don't know what Usher is going to do when he sees you out".

Here is what Usher had to say when he finally opened his eyes and saw that he was being manipulated by a psycho:

“During our disagreements, that’s when I really began to contemplate marriage and if this is someone whom I’m compatible with. Anytime we had a disagreement or an argument, I began to contemplate: Wow, is this really gonna work out? I’m going through hell right now, given the fact that people have an opinion about our relationship. I can’t be unhappy at home and fighting the wars or the opinions outside… ‘You should’ve handled things this way,’ ‘I wish you would’ve said this,’ ‘You’re handling me wrong,’ ‘I don’t like the way I’m feeling about this’—it could be anything, man.”

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This is so touching. I teared up a little watching this video. The Lake Stevens Vikings allowed the Snohomish Panthers’ player Ike Ditzenberger, who has Down's Syndrome, score a touchdown. This was not a scrimmage game, this was an actual regulation high school football game.

Watch how the players on the opposing team deliberately miss tackles so the kid can score. It's amazing how unselfish and compassionate kids can be when they are raised right. I hope you show this video to your kids when you get home from work today.


From UpscaleHype.com:

Rap Mogul Sean”Diddy”Combs was spotted out at the BET Awards After Party at Mansion Elan in Atlanta Georgia, which was hosted by himself and Rick Ross. Diddy was seen standing on furniture in a pair of Christian Louboutin Louis Flat Spike Sneakers ($1,095) in black suede alongside Akon’s brother Bu Thiam who was wearing the same pair, but in a taupe colorway. Which colorway do you like better?


I saw the ladies version of these shoes in Neiman Marcus at Lenox Mall yesterday. I'm not feeling them at all. They look like cheap high tops with studs on them. But I guess they're paying for the name.

By the way, the young brotha on the bottom left of the picture with Combs is Interscope Records exec Shawn "Tubby" Holiday. He is a longtime reader of this blog and he took note of you ladies constantly mentioning him in the comment section in certain posts.


Tubby knew that you ladies were feeling him or you wouldn't waste your time commenting on him. Well, recently, Tubby decided to undergo a life changing procedure to help him lose weight because he knew that carrying around all that extra weight wasn't good for his health.

Last night I talked Tubby into writing about his experience for my blog. Check for that post soon.


Here is Tubby posing with his artist Keyshia Cole back in the day.


Here's Tubby posing with his artist Keri Hilson at the Belvedere Vodka BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 party at Ventanas Rooftop in Atlanta. Tubby dropped almost 80 lbs since the procedure! Doesn't he look great?

There are more pics from the Belvedere Vodka BET Hip Hop Awards 2010 party at Ventanas Rooftop in Atlanta after the break!

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A smiling Halle Berry stayed close to a friend as they left Nuela after dinner with friends last night. I LOVE her Christina Louboutin boots and that shearling jacket is hawt!

Rapper Lil Kim hosted the grand opening of La Scala Boutique with Lil B and owner Rose Cordon on West 125th Street in Harlem, NYC last night.

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The most significant part about rapper Nicki Minaj and Will.I.Am's performance last night on "Late Night Wth David Letterman" was that they performed live -- no lip syncing.

That means Nicki did not have the added benefit of an engineer in the studio twisting knobs to make her sound cartoonish. as a result, she sounded woefully out of tune.

I still can't figure out why anyone takes this chick seriously. She's not even remotely talented. Her performance was lackluster and boring. Rappers like Nicki Minaj are the reason Hip Hop is in the sad state it is today.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams was seen frolicking on Miami Beach yesterday with ex-boyfriend, rapper Common and Russell Simmons (not pictured).


No, Serena and Common are not back together. Common told friends that their split was an amicable one, meaning they remain good friends.

Remember when we used to fiend for pics like this one of Serena's bikini clad bod back in the glory days when she was the finest tennis player on the planet?

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Sean Combs' concubine, Cassandra "Cassie" Ventura, was spotted soaking up the sunshine on Miami Beach yesterday.

My apologies in advance for the rather weak Morning Glory pics today. But I do realize that some of my male readers are currently enamored with these flavorless LSLH chicks like Cassie.

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Correction: I just got off the phone with Waka Flocka's mom Debra Anteny who denies reports that he son and her artist Gucci Mane are beefing. She explained that Waka and Gucci Mane were trying to get Waka's brother and producer Lex Lugar into the club. They were not beefing. More on this later.

Originally posted on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m.

Well, the love fest didn't last long.

Just two weeks ago it was all love between rappers Gucci Mane and Waka Focka at a MTV Awards after party in Hollywood.

When they returned to the A from the west coast, Gucci even walked Waka over to his personal jeweler, Fezi, and the two men purchased identical custom chains in the shape of a camera dipped in the best quality diamond chips.


But on Friday night my spies tell me that Gucci and Waka almost came to blows at a pre Hip Hop Awards party in Atlanta thrown by Alex Gidewon and Belvedere Vodka at ESSO nightclub.


My spies couldn't hear what the argument was about, but they say the former friends are at war again.


The shouting match started when Gucci and his crew entered the VIP inside Club ESSO where Waka and his peeps were chillin'. Words were exchanged, then Waka stepped to Gucci Mane. The two crews were quickly separated by security, but the verbal sparring continued minutes later.

Security once again stepped between them and made sure that no fists or jewelry flew.

Can't we all just get along?

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Tameka "Tiny" and Clifford "T.I." Harris hosted a private luncheon at Luckie Lounge on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. All proceeds went to benefit T.I. and Tiny's For The Love of Our Fathers Foundation to continue the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Guest speakers included Tiny Harris' mom Diane Cottle, who is the primary caregiver for Tiny's dad Charles Pope who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.


As some of you know, T.I.'s dad, Clifford Joseph Harris Sr., passed away from Alzheimer's. So working with the foundation is a labor of love for T.I., Tiny and Diane.

There were performances by Tiny's group the OMG Girlz and Jazmine (QT Jazz).

For more info, visit www.fortheloveofourfathers.org

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Pop singer/actress Janet Jackson attended the Haider Ackermann Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris over the weekend.


Singer Toni Braxton was spotted at a pool in Miami, florida yesterday. I see a tummy tuck on her "Things To Do" list in the near future.


Beyonce couldn't seem to keep her hands off a friend at a party over the weekend somewhere.

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Singer Trey Songz attended the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center yesterday. Industry insiders couldn't stop whispering about how the biggest names in Hip Hop (Jay Z, Drake, T.I., etc.) either didn't bother to show up or they didn't perform.

We know why T.I. didn't attend, but where was Jay Z? He can show up for every mainstream (read: Caucasian) event, but he can't pay homage to BET, who basically put his black azz on the map when he was a nobody? At least Sean Combs showed up and performed.


Thank God Keri Hilson showed up or the evening would have been a complete waste. I'm kidding of course.


Nicki Minaj won 3 trophies, but she didn't perform due to technical difficulties with the track that she was supposed to lip sync to. They say that Nicki attended a private lesbun house party in Atlanta over the weekend. But I wasn't invited though.

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When R&B crooner Mario's mom called 911 to report that her son had attacked her, she referred to him as a "mental case" according to the probable cause statement. "On Oct. 01, 2010, at 12:53 a.m., this officer, Michael Ogle... received a call via police radio for a mental case breaking up property inside [address redacted]," reads the report.

The statement goes on to say when officers arrived, they found the victim, Shawntia Hardaway, sitting in the lobby of a high rise apartment building upset and in tears.

Hardaway told police that her son was upstairs throwing things and damaging the property. Hardaway and Mario are listed on the report as residents of the apartment.

The report states that earlier in the day, Mario and his mom got into a verbal argument when Mario "used his hands" to shove Hardaway "very hard" 8 feet into the living room where she fell and hit her head, "causing pain and discomfort."

Mario was arrested and charged with assault and destruction of property.

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Pop superstar Rihanna and her red wig caused quite a commotion outside the BBC studios in London, England this morning. The paparazzi were in a feeding frenzy as burly security personnel shoved them aside so the Diva could pass.


Unlike some celebs, the Diva looks hawt coming and going!

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Loyal readers Emma and Frederick are the lucky winners of tickets to T.I. and Tiny's Alzheimer's Foundation luncheon this Sunday at Luckie Lounge!

Special guest speakers at the luncheon include Tiny's mom, Diane Pope, who is the main caregiver for Tiny's dad, Charles Pope, who has Alzheimer's.

Additionally, there will be special performances by Xscape Members cough*TINY*cough, as well as OMG GIRLZ and Qt Jazz!

To those of you who are interested in attending the luncheon on Sunday, RSVP Shashicka@aol.com to reserve tickets. Luncheon tickets are $100.

Thank you so much to every one who submitted their touching stories of the loved ones they lost to this terrible disease. I was very much moved by your emails and I wish I could give you all tickets to the luncheon.

Loyal reader Emma writes:

Hi Sandra,

My name is Emma _________ and I am 50 years. My dad died of Alzheimer three years ago July 23rd in Chicago. He was 87 years old. He spent the last 5 years of his life in a nursing home, but he was very bless because he was showered with love from his family.

I can so relate to Tiny and her father. When I watch the show it brings tears to my eyes, because it like I am looking at our life on the TV. I relocated to Atlanta from Chicago in 2003 and my sister Shawn was left with a big part of the responsibility of taking care of Dad and she did a wonderful job without complaining. My sister moved here about a year ago and it would be a privilege for us to attend the Alzheimer Luncheon.

Thanks

Emma

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According to TMZ.com, R&B singer Mario was arrested for allegedly attacking his own mother. I'm not surprised to read this.

It's been rumored for years that Mario is a down low male who hides his preferences for men. Usually these down low men are conflicted. They tend to have deep seated issues with women in general that stems from their poor relationships with own their mothers, who they blame for all their problems.

According to police, Mario's mother Shawntia Hardaway -- a former heroin addict -- told cops the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant had been "throwing and damaging property" ... and pushed her around with his hands and forearms.

Cops say they found several broken items inside the apartment -- including a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror and a hole in the closet door.

Mario's mother also told police the 24-year-old singer had attacked her earlier in the week -- in which he pushed her "eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall."

Mario -- real name Mario Dewar Bennett -- was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond.

Beyonce and Jay Z attended the Keep A Child Alive's 7th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.


Legendary singer Sade is still a radiant beauty at age 51!


Former model Tyra Banks celebrated The Vogue 90th Anniversary during Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 Paris Fashion Week at Hotel Pozzo di Borgo today.


When an occasion calls for ultra Glam, Dita Von Teese never disappoints!

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