Rapper Gucci Mane partied the night away with singer Kelly Rowland (rear) and Def Jam A&R Bu Thiam (right) at Club Halo in Atlanta last night.  All photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net


L-R: Bu Thiam (Def Jam), Kelly Rowland and Shawn Holiday (Interscope Records

L-R: Dina Marto (Def Jam), Chaka Zulu, Kelly Rowland and Ashley Reid (LA Reid’s daughter)

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Every morning I sip my tea while reading through my emails. And without fail, someone will write in asking for a real Morning Wood post featuring an actual heterosexual man. That’s a huge order to fill these days. In fact, it’s almost impossible.

When I reply that there are very few heterosexual men left out there and I just can’t find any shirtless pics of them, one reader responded, “well, we can still dream.”

So for her — and other women like her — who can only dream about tall, sexy, heterosexual man, I give you hunky heterosexual soccer star Edgar Davids. Davids is 37-years-old and 5′-7″ tall. I don’t know his weight but he looks solid.

Davids was one of the players chosen by Pelé to be featured in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living soccer players.

As Drake would say, you can thank me later 😉

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Pop superstar Rihanna was spotted arriving in her native Barbados early this morning after jetting into the island’s international airport. The singer showed off her killer curves in a tight black outfit. She was rocking her pink cashmere Louis Stewart cap and her Louis Stewart emerald green backpack, which she ADORES! Rihanna was welcomed home by relatives, fans and cameramen. Before leaving the states, she tweeted, “I’m in Miami Airport…Guess who just popped up and surprised me @ my Gate??? My mooooommmyyyy and my AUNTY!!! We all going home together.”

Celebrities Ciara, chris brown and Fabolous attended the Oklahoma City Thunder vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in NYC yesterday.

Rapper Nas attended the 2nd annual holiday dinner at Melba’s in NYC yesterday.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs traveled to St. Barts to spend the holidays aboard his yacht with his BFF Kim Porter and their kids. According to a source close to their camp, Sean and Kim agreed to put on a front for their children during the holidays, which I think is decent of them. Narcissists usually don’t show consideration for anyone other than themselves.

Singer Lady Gaga threw on something light to visit the Bruce Field store in Paris before going to the concert hall for the final show of her tour. She looks so cool!

Singer Rihanna was spotted doing some last minute shopping at Saks in Beverly Hills yesterday. The pop star was alone except for her bodyguard. She was rockin’ her pink Louis Stewart Collection cap that matches her pink Louis Stewart backpack and duffle set! Imagine trying on 6-inch pumps in the shoe department at Saks and suddenly realizing that the woman who you thought looked a lot like Rihanna really was her. By the way, I found out that RiRi’s manager bought her this custom Louis Stewart set for Christmas because she knew that Rihanna loved the bags that she saw on my blog!

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According to record label sources who requested anonymity, Keri Hilson’s sophomore album Calling All Boys, which dropped yesterday, is projected to sell over 100,000 albums.

Music industry Think Tank HitsDailyDouble.com (which hasn’t posted its estimated numbers online yet) has CAB set to push 90-100k in sales in the first week. Keri’s “follow-up to last year’s gold debut [is] seeing big love at Urban, [cross]over and now crossing Top 40,” raved the staff over at HITS which ranked Keri at #2 on their Vibe-Rater list.

Keri’s record label, which does their own projections, has CAB going over the 100K mark for the 1st week. By comparison, her debut album, In a Perfect World, sold 94,000 copies in the 1st week.

Check out VIBE magazine‘s behind-the-scenes pics from Keri’s recent cover shoot after the break!

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First and foremost: the above photo of former celebrity stylist Tameka Foster is intended as an illustration to this post, and nothing else. Yes, I’m aware that there have been rumors in the past about Tameka stealing samples and selling them at her infamous sample sales, but nothing was ever substantiated.

It is standard practice for celebrity stylists to steal samples — or at least forget to return the clothing to its original owner. But my curiosity is piqued whenever a stylist is caught red-handed.

The thief will be exposed by NYC eyewear boutique owner Jordan M Silver (Silver Lining Opticians) on his Twitter page on Monday, Dec. 27.

If you’re not familiar with Silver Lining, their celebrity clientele includes Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna and more.

Loyal reader Kate writes:

So I noticed people at Silver Lining Opticians in NYC, where they sell Balenciaga and A-Morir who made the studded sunglasses Rihanna wore in the Run This Town video, have been talking about a mysterious female stylist who has been STEALING samples, thus causing the store to now require credit card authorizations before stylists can borrow.

The owner said he’s going to reveal on Monday who she is, and there have been talks about taking her to small claims court.

Since A-Morir works with the stylists for Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, I’m really wondering who it is…I’ll keep an ear out and let you know if it’s something exciting, I know you mainly cover ATL stuff.

Best,
Kate

Update:

According to Jordan, the stylist’s agent paid for the stolen merchandise. So all is forgiven and the thieving stylist is free to steal from others.

Hot 97 radio station in NY has suspended a popular DJ after he made a tasteless joke about Haitian women while live on the air.

An apology won’t be enough to keep HOT 97 DJ Cipha Sounds on the air following remarks he made about Haitian women.

The station says Cipha, whose real name is Luis Diaz, will be off the air indefinitely. He sparked outrage Friday when he said the reason he’s HIV negative is because he doesn’t, “mess with Haitian girls.”

Cipha has also been instructed to take sensitivity training focused on the Haitian community.

The reprimand came after community leaders and elected officials protested outside the HOT 97 studios, calling for Cipha to be fired. He has apologized on the air for his remarks, saying he made a stupid, tasteless joke.

HOT 97 also says it will work with community leaders to increase awareness of programs to address the HIV epidemic. Source

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Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break. Just when it seemed like everything was going well for her, we hear that she may have been involved in hand to hand combat at the world renowned Betty Ford Center.

It seems that a drug rehab worker was fired from the clinic after she received between $10,000 and $15,000 from TMZ.com to fabricate tell her story about a fight she allegedly had with Lohan.

The incident occurred on December 12, after Lohan allegedly stumbled back to the rehab center while drunk out of her mind.

Dawn Holland, a clinical technician, said Lohan, 24, attacked her in a “drunken rampage” when she questioned the “Mean Girls” star.

But Lohan insisted she was only reacting to the worker, who put hands on her while “unfairly” yelling at LiLo for breaking her curfew, according to TMZ.

Holland was immediately fired after it became clear that she received financial compensation from the celebrity website.

In an unpaid interview with RadarOnline.com, Holland said she made an agreement with TMZ to speak about a violent incident with Lohan.

“I’m not going to say (how much),” said Holland when questioned by RadarOnline.com. “It was somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000… If I give you a ballpark then… well, then… yeah (it was between $10K and $15K).”

LiLo could face up to 6 months in jail if Judge Elden Fox revokes her probation.

Thanks to blogger Toya for finding this nugget of information on Keyshia Cole. According to the AP, the R&B Diva regrets her decision to release her single “I Ain’t Thru” from her new CD Calling All Hearts, featuring newcomer rapper Nicki Minaj.

Though her rap style is cartoonish, Minaj is the hottest thing smoking in Hip Hop right now. And it’s understandable that Cole wanted some of that heat on her record. But Cole now admits that that particular single wasn’t the right vehicle for both of them to jump on.

The label didn’t really want to drop the record because they knew that people wanted a more intense, soulful record from me about love and I really should have followed (their) direction. But I wanted that to be a statement record. It’s like saying, ‘I’m doing me, you know. I don’t have no regrets for nothing that I’m doing’

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