There was one debate that I never engaged in when it came to U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama: his birth status or whether he’s eligible to be president. As far as I was concerned, Obama is an American because his birth certificate is on file in Hawaii.

But now comes word that there may not be an original birth certificate on file in Hawaii for Obama after all.

According to online reports, new Hawaii governor Neil Abercombie admits that there is no original birth document with Obama’s name on it in Hawaii. This shocking news comes on the heels of Obama’s lukewarm State of the Union Address last night, in which he said basically nothing that we haven’t already heard.

Hawaii’s communications officer, Janice Okubo, confirmed Abercrombie’s statement by saying that the Registrar’s Office maintains a public collection of birth registrations and Obama’s name appears in them. However, it has long since been proven that Hawaii’s birth registration process includes foreign births when the parents claim a Hawaiian residence. A record of registration is not necessarily an indication of a Hawaiian birth under the provisions of HRS 338-17.7 and 17.8. READ MORE

‘The Game’ star Hosea Chanchez, who plays womanizing football player Malik, recently spoke to VIBE magazine about where he meets the ladies. And here I thought Hosea was Ghey.

Hosea, 29, told VIBE that the most likely place for him to meet a lady is at the airport. That makes sense. If she’s flying first class that means she either has a good job or a sponsor to spring for the expensive plane ticket — which still works out in your favor as long as her sponsor doesn’t find out about you.

“I wouldn’t meet her at a club,” says Hosea. “If you are probably in the club you probably aren’t the chick for me. I say airports because I spend a lot of time in them, so that’s a perfect place.”

What would be an ideal date for you?

“Completely submerging myself in ‘her’ world. I’m a people watcher/learner. I can’t be like movies and dinner, that’s not me. I love to do those things but I like to find out more about people. So for me it would be about coming to her house, watch movies, look through her DVD’s. I am nosy as hell by the way [laughs] see what she’s watching, check her search engine to see what she’s been up to, I’m just kidding. Seriously it would be about submerging myself into her world whatever that may be.”

Most celebrities have them; do you have any celebrity crushes?

“Sanaa Lathan, Halle Berry, I could go on but I don’t want to bore you [laughs] Zoe Saldana, and Scarlett Johansson.”

U.S. President Barack Obama’s back is against the wall now that the shine has worn off his historic presidential election. After suffering a humiliating loss in the November primaries last year, Obama is gearing up to spend $1 billion — yes, that’s $1 billion — on his reelection campaign.

That reelection campaign will commence in earnest tonight when Obama takes the podium to give his nationally televised State of the Union Address.

According to ABC News, Obama “will more or less agree with Republicans” on limiting government spending. He is also expected to propose an earmark ban and a budget freeze tonight.

Those proposals are laughable when you consider the fact that Obama’s first bill was stuffed full of earmarks and political favors to his friends. Not to mention that the federal deficit has ballooned to $3.8 TRILLION under Obama’s watch.

Hotair.com points out that Obama has made the promise to cut earmarks “repeatedly since starting his presidential campaign in 2007.”

How many times do we have to be lied to before we give a man the boot?

The 2011 State of the Union Address begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. It is expected to last one hour.

German adult film star Carolin Berger was never quite happy with her new breasts, even after undergoing 5 breast enhancement surgeries. So she opted for a sixth surgery hoping that would do the trick. Berger, who worked under the pr0n name Cora, died on Jan. 20 due to complications surrounding her sixth breast enhancement surgery.

She was 23.

This sad case illustrates the importance of educating the public about Body Image Disturbance (BID), or Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

How many times have you heard a friend say that her nose is too wide or her breasts are too small, when they look perfectly proportioned to you?

Acording to AtHealth.com:

Body image may be seen as “disturbed” when one’s self-evaluation of appearance is at such a level that it interferes with social and/or occupational functioning, or causes elevated levels of anxiety and depression in the individual.

J. Kevin Thompson, PhD, co-author of Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance, explains that people who suffer from this disorder tend to focus irrationally on one or more of the following body sites: hair, nose, skin, eyes, thighs, abdomen, breast size or shape, buttocks, lips, chin, scars, height, and teeth.

These women will spend their life savings (or beg, borrow or steal) to surgically “correct” the body part that they believe renders them imperfect.

Assuring the BDD sufferer that she looks great won’t do any good because she suffers from a mental disorder that limits her ability to visualize herself realistically.

According to Dr. Thompson, “almost everyone has some body feature that they would like to modify.” But in the case of the BDD sufferer, they will “go to great lengths to modify the body site (via surgery, exercise, diet, etc.) or cover the feature (via make-up, clothing).”

There is no known cause of BID or BDD, and no known factors that might predispose a person to BID or BDD.

But most sufferers tend to be attractive people who were frequently told how beautiful they were when they were growing up.

This is why it is SO important to instruct your family and friends not to praise your child or focus on your child’s attractiveness because children at that age are unable to process or handle that information the way adults can.

Some adults feel uncomfortable when they receive compliments on their beauty. Imagine how a small child must feel.

This world is full of Halle Berry’s and Cora’s who are psychologically damaged by adults who were captivated by their beauty as children. Don’t let this happen to your child.

This has been your Medical Minute.

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Yesterday, talk Diva Oprah Winfrey, 56, revealed a family secret that her mother gave birth to a baby girl and gave the child up for adoption when Oprah was only 9. Oprah proudly introduced her half-sister, Patricia, to the world on her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) yesterday.

Almost immediately, skeptics assumed that Patricia, 47, came forward to lay claim to Oprah’s abundant wealth. But the truth is that Patricia doesn’t want any money or Oprah’s favorite things: she just wants to know her sister.

Patricia, cared so much about her sister’s privacy and reputation that she turned down a blockbuster offer from a tabloid magazine to expose the truth.

“All Patricia wanted was the truth,” an insider tells me. “She wasn’t interested in selling her story even for a million dollars. She just wanted to know who she was, where she came from and if she had any brothers or sisters. She had no idea when she started this search she would end up being Oprah Winfrey’s half-sister.” READ MORE

This heartwarming story proves that not everyone is motivated by money, greed and material things.

Troubled singer chris brown, 21, was spotted outside his New York hotel wearing a trendy MCM cognac TI$A backpack. I told you about the resurgence of this popular backpack late last year when I noticed several celebs wearing one.

MCM was all the rage back when I was in high school, but the brand fizzled out in the late 80s. I called the NY MCM flagship store yesterday and they confirmed that this backpack is sold out everywhere. Had you acted quickly when I first told you, this backpack could have been yours for a mere $450. Luckily, I got mine before the stampede.

Photos: The Media Circuit/INFphoto.com/INF PHOTO and Splash News

I realize I’m late with this story, but bear with me and you’ll see why I’m writing this so late.

Carl Tyson, the father of kidnap victim Carlina White Tyson, leaves the US Federal Courthouse in New York yesterday after an arraignment hearing for Ann Pettway.

Carlina White Tyson, now 23, was 19 days old when she was allegedly snatched by Pettway from Harlem Hospital twenty-three years ago.

Carlina was raised as “Nejdra Nance” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, just 45 minutes away from where her parents lived. Tyson and Joy White, Carlina’s parents, separated a year after she was abducted. They both married other people and raised their own families. In 1992, Tyson and White were awarded $750,000 in damages by Harlem Hospital.

Carlina was reunited with her biological parents last week after she logged onto a missing children’s website and found baby pictures that resembled herself and her 5-year-old daughter, Samani.

“I found out while I was pregnant. That lady told me she wasn’t my mother,” said Carlina of the woman who posed as a phony nurse when she stole Carlina from the hospital at 3:00 a.m.

The troubling aspect of this case is that Carlina reached out to Oprah Winfrey last year in hopes of finding her birth parents, but she received no reply. We all know that if Carlina was a white child with blond hair and blue eyes, Oprah would have responded personally, and this case would have been resolved before Christmas.

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The woman who fell into a mall fountain while texting on her cell phone has revealed herself. According to online reports, Cathy Cruz Marrero is the so-called “fountain lady” who is seen in a viral video falling head first into a mall fountain while supposedly distracted by her handheld device.

The video garnered millions of views on YouTube and other online video streaming websites.

But there’s more to the story: the woman works at the mall, which means she should have been familiar with the mall’s layout even with her eyes closed.

After taking a dunk in the fountain, Marrero showed up later that same day in court to answer to credit card fraud charges. It seems Marrero was charged with allegedly using a co-worker’s credit card to make purchases in the same store where they both worked.

In addition to that, Marrero has been arrested multiple times over the years for theft and other crimes. So it should come as no surprise that she hired an attorney the same day she fell into the fountain. She is now suing the mall for putting the fountain in her way while she was texting.