Nicki Minaj, 26, swapped out her cotton candy bird's nest wig for a platinum blond lacefront before leaving her hotel for a couple of planned appearances at 2 nightclubs in London early this morning while we slept.

NFL player Chad Ochocinco was pictured with Evelyn Lozada ("Basketball Wives") before celebrating his 33rd birthday at Prime 112 Restaurant and later Mansion Nightclub, both in Miami Beach, Florida. Chad and Evelyn, 41, continue their charade of pretending she is his fiancee so they can get a spin-off reality show. Everybody, except the clueless, knows that theirs is a fake relationship. I could go into more details, but I won't because they bore me. LOVE her shoes though!

Rapper Trina, 32, joined Chad and Evelyn, and a host of hangers ons at Prime 112 Restaurant on South Beach to celebrate Chad's 33rd birthday. Trina is tight, but she will have to drop about 10 lbs if she hopes to retain her title as the Baddest Bish in Hip Hop.

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It's grown apparent that everything isn't all good between Halle Berry, 44, and her baby daddy, Gabe Aubry, 34.

Now comes word that Aubry is petitioning the courts to name him as 2-year-old Nahla's biological father. What brought this on? According to, Gabe and Halle handled child support matters privately without the courts involvement. has the scoop on the latest developments:

Don't believe all those reports that everything is peachy between ex-couple Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry -- the reality is far from it.

A source tells exclusively that Gabriel has been subjected to a number of nasty screaming fits by the Monsters Ball star, along with many angry meltdowns, and even believes that Halle has hired a private investigator to tail him.

Gabrie filed a petition on December 30 for custody of their two-year-old daughter Nahla, to ensure his legal rights to visitation, something, the source says, the Canadian born model is anxious to establish.

"Basically whenever Gabriel doesn't do exactly what Halle tells him to do, or if he does something she doesn't approve of or like, she goes crazy on him, screaming and shouting," the source says.

"Contrary to public perception Halle has a particularly nasty temper.

"I've been with him when he's gotten these insane calls from Halle -- with her screaming at him and going crazy, when the poor guy hasn't done anything!"

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Rihanna? Nope, it's 'X Factor' star Cher Lloyd shopping for the third time this week in the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills. Cher was dressed in her trademark red Dr Martens boots, gray jogging pants and over-sized chrome chain jewelry. Isn't she fly? Maybe Jay Z knew what he was doing after all when he signed the fashionable 17-year-old singer to his Roc Nation label.

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Have you ever seen Khloe Kardashian look this HAWT? Khloe poses in a bondage mask on the cover of YRB magazine. The reality TV star, 26, also shows off her new redhead look in the US publication. She said: "YRB is known for being very wild and crazy with the content they publish, so I jumped at the chance to work with them." The magazine hits newsstands later this month. ~ Splash News Online

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Music mogul Sean Combs, 42, Dawn Richard, 27, and Kalenna Harper, 28, of Dirty Money were spotted leaving BBC Live Lounge studios this morning after performing their new single "Coming Home" off their debut CD, Last Train To Paris. Puffy performed despite feeling ill with the flu. They had a massive entourage and a fleet of seven Mercedes Benz to shuttle them around London.

I'll take one Kalenna with whipped cream and a cherry on top to go, please.

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NBA star Shannon Brown has confirmed what I already reported: that he and R&B Diva Monica are married!

"It's true," the 25-year-old Lakers guard told yesterday. "That's my wife, I'm her husband, you know. We're going to continue to make positive things happen."

The happy couple moved in together late last year -- but not before sealing their union in a private civil ceremony before their parents and God on November 22nd in Los Angeles. The Official Grande wedding for their family and friends will be in LA in June!

As a man who loves his wife, Brown disliked not wearing his wedding ring in public, according to friends. But he can proudly wear his ring now that the secret is out!

Remember, you read it here first on!

Loyal reader Kashif writes:

Yesterday I was minding my own business and I spotted Ti's wife Tiny and the girl Lil b from rayj's show waiting for their driver to pick them back up. they were both very sweet and i asked them what they were doing and tiny answered "Me and lil b just got finished taking care of some business"

ps both ladies are very pretty in person

Rapper Nikki Minaj, 26, looked like she was heading to an audition of 'Send in the Clowns' as she greeted fans outside the Dorchester hotel in London early this morning. The whiny voice rapper will perform 2 "surprise" gigs in London later tonight. I don't know how much of a surprise the gigs will be since she's tweeting every move she makes over there. In other news, pop star Jessie J wants Nicki to jump on the remix of her hit single "Do It Like a Dude". The BBC Sound Poll winner told, "I’m a huge fan of hers. I’m just gonna maybe bug her at the Grammys like, ‘Hi, we have the same hair.’ You never know. I’m just gonna keep an open mind and see what happens."

Meanwhile, across the pond, our girl Rihanna looked stunning in a frizzy red afro wig as she arrived at Las Palmas Nightclub in Hollywood last night. The soon-to-be 23-year-old dazzled her fans in a short white frock as she climbed out of her SUV limo.

Earlier that evening, RiRi tweeted a pic from the set of her latest video for "S&M", saying, “I’m great! Had a fantastic weekend shooting my best/favorite video EVER!!!” “I got some behind the scenes S&M flix for u #RihannaNavy I’ll give em to u little by little until the vid drops.”

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Last night, 'Basketball Wives' cast member Jennifer Williams tweeted that Eddie Murphy's daughter Bria was named the new face of Soft Sheen Carson's Dark and Lovely products (her exact title is Global Brand Ambassador).

Is it just me or has Bria bleached her skin until she's barely recognizable? Bria hardly seems worthy of the title of Dark and Lovely Brand Ambassador when she's clearly bleaching her brown skin.

Bria celebrated the announcement with her sister Shayne, 16, and her divorced parents, Eddie and Nicole Murphy, at the Juliet Supper club in NYC last night.

Also attending the event, in addition to Williams, were former model Tyson Beckford and actress Nia Long.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj, 26, was mobbed by delirious "Barbies" as she arrived at London's Heathrow Airport early this morning. I'm not sure why she's visiting my place of birth. Nicki had tweeted her flight details and well over 100 girls were waiting in the terminal when she landed. Nicki's debut album, Pink Friday, has sold over a million copies since it's release in November.

Music mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 42, is also in London (he arrived yesterday) to promote his dead in the water album, Last Train To Paris. Sean was seen leaving London's ITV studios today.

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