Singer Ciara shows off her curves as she exits a parking structure in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday. Ciara, 25, was seen leaving her doctor's office where she picked up a prescription. The sexy singer tweeted that she was had a bout with laryngitis last week. As usual she looked very stylish in tight jeans, boots and her long locks flowing. Yesssss!

It won't be long before Ciara replaces Rihanna as the "IT" black girl in Hollywood. Ci Ci happily posed with fans before leaving in her custom black jeep.


Rapper Foxy Brown, 32, was among the C and D-list celebs attending BET's Rip the Runway 2011 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Saturday (Feb.26). Also in attendance was singer Miguel and rapper Fabolous, who looked so out-of-place amongst the trannies and cross dressers who found fame on reality TV shows and on the Internet.

This is what passes for quality entertainment these days.

Gorgeous singer Kelly Rowland showed a little leg while getting out of her limo in Milan, Italy yesterday. That MCM pouchette is ca-yute!

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While we're on the subject of formerly down low celebs kicking open the closet door (see: Chris Brown is Officially Gay), troubled musician Kanye West had a coming out party of sorts yesterday on his Twitter page. He nonchalantly tweeted about his boyfriend problems for all of his followers to see. His next tweet was "Stay positive." I'm sure this revelation will open up new doors for Kanye since the music industry is practically ran by gay men who will appreciate Yeezy's openness and candor. Welcome to the family Yeezy!

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No one can ever accuse singer Chris Brown of being a down-to-earth, humble kind of guy. This drama queen does more to attract attention to himself than Sean Combs or Rihanna! Brown, 22, follows in the footsteps of his ex-girlfriend by dying his buzz cut hairdo bottle blonde. Brown tweeted the pic to his Twitter followers with the caption: "look at me now." What else will Brown do for attention this week?

Speaking of attention, remember when another website leaked those photos of Rihanna's battered face last week? Well, Brown took to his Twitter page to whine and complain that the pictures were released to sabotage his album which is due to drop next month.

How narcissistic of him. Brown later deleted the tweet.

Willow Smith's 2nd single off her debut Roc Nation album, entitled "21st Century Girl", is already a flop judging from a sample of blogs that reviewed the track. I didn't listen to it because 10-year-old brats who sing off-key don't appeal to me. Willow will perform her new single on Oprah's All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids special tomorrow (Mar. 1). Willow will join other children who Oprah has deemed the smartest and most talented -- of course they're all white. There's no such thing as talented and smart black kids in Oprah's world unless their parents are wealthy A-listers.

21st Century Girl by Willow Smith

The fierce foursome is at it again, bringing viewers their no-holds-barred commentary on the 2011 Academy Awards® Red Carpet fashions.

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Last night while you were asleep, singers Ciara, 25, and Rihanna, 23, engaged in a war of tweets on the enormously popular social networking website. Everyone got in on the action, including gossip blogger Perez Hilton and singer Monica, who was attending the LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers basketball game with her family at the time.

Ciara got the party started by metaphorically snatching Rihanna's wig off on national television. Ci Ci, who was a guest on E! Online's "Fashion Police", was critiquing red carpet fashion disasters with comedian Joan Rivers. After Joan ripped apart Rihanna's outfit that she wore to the 2011 Brit Awards, Ci Ci recalled how she bumped into Rihanna at a recent party.

"She wasn't the nicest," said Ciara. "It's crazy because I've always loved and respected what she's done with fashion. And I've ran into her before. But this time it was just really... it wasn't the... most pleasant run-in, so..."

Before she could complete her sentence, Rivers shouted "A BITCH!," as the audience laughed.

Rihanna, who never strays far from Twitter because she always has to know what everyone's saying about her, took to her Twitter page and tweeted:

@Rihanna: "My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme"

To which Ciara responded with a veiled threat:

@Ciara: "Trust me Rhianna u dont want to see me on or off the stage"

Rihanna quickly followed up with these tweets:

@Rihanna: "U gangsta huh? Haaa"

@Rihanna: "Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of"

At that point, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and singer Monica took Rihanna and Ciara's sides respectively, with Mo tweeting for Ciara to call her ASAP.

After Rihanna apologized, Perez urged Ciara to accept Rihanna's apology, "Or stay petty and less successful."

Both Ciara and Joan Rivers echoed the sentiments of many industry insiders who say Rihanna is not nice.

The truth is, Rihanna is spiraling out of control and even Rihanna's record label doesn't know what to do with her these days.

I was told by a source that a meeting was called by the higher ups at Def Jam's offices, including Chairman and CEO LA Reid. The subject of the meeting was regaining control of the damaged public image of their temperamental artist. At issue were the rampant rumors of Rihanna's self-harming behaviors, including random sex with male and female groupies.

The meeting ended with everyone in the room concluding that there was nothing they could do to rescue her public image since Rihanna would only end up trashing it again -- as she did last night on Twitter.

Recently I told you that a Def Jam exec reached out to with an offer to join Rihanna on tour for a behind-the-scenes exclusive from a blogger's perspective. But I politely declined.

I declined the offer due to all the horror stories that I'd heard about Rihanna's terrible attitude and how she mistreats the people close to her.

After I declined to go out on the road with Rihanna, an unnamed Def Jam exec offers to fly me to LA just for the weekend to surprise Rihanna since she loves so much.

In this clip I politely decline an offer from the Def Jam exec to go out on the road with Rihanna.

Ironically, Rihanna now finds herself in the same predicament that Ciara was in years ago when she destroyed her public image while riding high off her "Goodies" fame. At the time, industry insiders said some of the same things about her that they are now saying about Rihanna's attitude.

But insiders now say that Ciara has humbled herself considerably and her career is now on the rebound as a result. Maybe Ciara can give Rihanna some tips on how to humble herself as Ci Ci passes her on the way back to the top.

U.S. President Barack Obama, who calls himself a Christian when it benefits him to do so, has come under attack from the most unlikeliest of foes: the black church.

The Rev. Anthony Evans, who heads the National Black Church Initiative -- a coalition of 34,000 black churches -- is blasting President Barack Obama’s decision to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The Rev. notes that Obama "has violated the Christian faith" by failing to uphold Jesus’ teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.

DOMA was signed into law in September, 1996 by then President Bill Clinton. The law is intended to uphold and preserve the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.

Gays, (and other special interest groups) who make up a substantial portion of the left-wing voting bloc, say the law is unconstitutional. Not surprisingly Obama, who was opposed to gay marriage until it came time for him to seek reelection, agrees with them.

Obama's new stance has angered the Rev. Evans who says black churches must "reassess their extraordinary support for him."

34,000 black churches probably won't put a dent in Obama's chances to win reelection. Not unless Rev. Evans and his coalition of churches are able to rally the millions of black, non-churchgoing Kool Aid drinkers to join their protest.

I'm not surprised that black people have soured on Obama after years of drinking the Kool aid. Would it be appropriate for me to pause here and say that I told you so?


Old as sin rapper/producer Dr. Dre finally released this music video for "I Need a Doctor" today featuring Eminem & Skylar Gray. This is the 2nd single off Dre's much-hyped Detox album that was scheduled to drop decades ago. The song is wack, but the visuals remind me of Kanye West's critically acclaimed "Runaway" mini movie. Dre's raps sounds like he was swigging a 40 ounce and smoking some chronic in the booth. He insults gays in the hopes of sparking controversy that will breathe life into this track. But Dre will need a doctor to bring his career back to life if the rest of the album sounds like this crap.

Thanks: Karen

Ciara can't sing to save her life (Bless her heart). But with that bangin' body, she certainly has a career in modeling or at the very least, as a video vixen. Ci Ci took that first step toward her goal by appearing on an episode of 'Fashion Police' on E! Entertainment TV with Joan Rivers.

Ciara couldn't wait to update her loyal Stans with this tweet on her Twitter page yesterday.

The episode airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Source: Rap-Up

Singers Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and actresses Jennifer Lewis, Vannessa Bell Callaway, Tia Mowry and Gabrielle Union were among the many lovely celebrities gracing the red carpet at The 4th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. They all looked beautiful!

Jennifer Hudson attended the luncheon with her adorable son Punk Jr.

Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons is getting thick and juicy

I hear that actress and socialite Lauren London is turning down movie roles left and right. Who needs to work when you have an ex-convict baby daddy that's a baller?

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Singer Keyshia Cole let her hood side come out on Twitter today. I'm not sure what prompted that outburst on Twitter since I never go to that website. But whatever it was, I hate to see a young mom lose control and throw a tantrum in such a public manner when she normally tweets about God and Blessings. Call me, Keyshia!

Moving on, don't Keyshia and her hubby-to-be, Daniel "Booby" Gibson, look cute on the cover of this tattoo magazine?


Loyal reader Mz. Kim emailed me to explain why Keyshia was so upset this morning. She writes: "In regard to why Keyshia is upset with Mediatakeout. [They] posted some nude pictures from a text message and said that it was her."

Okay, now I remember reading something about nude pics on Twitter yesterday. But me knowing Keyshia, and knowing she doesn't get down like that, I totally dismissed the rumors without even seeing the pics. Why couldn't she ignore the rumors also?

A few years ago, some moron manufactured a fake rumor about Beyonce taking out a restraining order against me. The rumor still persists today. But I couldn't care less. In fact, I joke about the phantom restraining order, because anyone who knows me knows that there is no restraining order. Why couldn't Keyshia just joke about the pics and defuse the situation by taking away their ammunition? I'm just asking.

Precocious Hollywood tot Suri Cruise was spotted gettting coffee with her nanny while in town with dad, Tom Cruise, who is filming "Mission Impossible 4" in Vancouver, Canada. There's a growing debate over whether small children should be allowed to drink coffee. This isn't the first time the child has been photographed with coffee. They say 4-year-old Suri makes regular trips to the coffee shop with her nanny for her morning cup of joe. Some moms don't see a problem with that. But doesn't coffee contain high levels of caffeine, and isn't caffeine addictive? Maybe Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes don't want their daughter to go through caffeine withdrawals?

Kanye West was spotted sitting courtside at the Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat game in Chicago, Illinois yesterday. The Bulls stunned the Heat in a 93-89 upset win. On Wednesday, Kanye stirred up a bit of controversy with his anti-abortion tweet about gold diggers and the hapless ballers who fall victim to them. Most of us yawned, but of course the media took the bait and ran with it. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/

Lipstick lesbian Meagan Good, 29, smiled for the cameras during a night out with her girl Lil B in Los Angeles last night. Lil B was camera shy. But Good, who is never camera shy, obviously didn't realize she had Lil B's lipstick on her right cheek.


Charlie Sheen's $2 million paydays are over -- at least for the time being.

Yesterday, CBS announced it's decision to shut down production of the wildly popular TV sitcom 'Two and a Half Men'. The shut down will severely impact the wallets of the production crew who haven't received a paycheck in weeks due to Sheen's erratic behavior and attention-seeking antics in public.

The news reached Sheen while he was vacationing in the Bahamas with his girlfriend and others. Sheen has held up production of the show for weeks, angering the cast and crew. This is what happens when Hollywood elevates unstable narcissists to god-like status.

Charlie Sheen is not taking the news of Warner Bros. and CBS's decision to suspend production of 'Two and a Half Men' too well.

In a message to, Sheen called the decision "crazy" and "sad" and said that he was moving to HBO to do his own half-hour show titled 'Sheen's Corner.' The deal would reportedly get him $5 million for an episode.

Sheen is already the highest paid actor on TV earning $2 million for each episode of 'Two and a Half Men.'

Sheen reportedly said, "I'm close to securing a deal with HBO for a 10 show guarantee. It will be epic, all types of guests, and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!" Radar notes that HBO could not be contacted for comment.

Radar is also reporting that Sheen accepted a challenge to prove that he is clean and sober by agreeing to undergo a drug test on Monday. Sheen said, "I'm so confident where I am at and that these faceless names can't touch me ... I know that I will pass the test and prove my detractors wrong."

I tried to ignore this story because I don't want to analyze every stupid thing that Beyonce does. But this story has grown to such mammoth proportions that it can no longer be ignored.

Photos of Beyonce in blackface has created a storm of controversy around the world. According to British tabloid The Sun, the controversial photoshoot, which features Bey's face painted darker than African model Alek wek, has been defended by the magazine that shot them. The editors say the entire photo shoot was a tribute to Bey's "African roots" and that the blackface was partially Beyonce's idea.

"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season," the magazine said in a statement. "As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face."

But critics shot back that Beyonce's use of blackface as a fashion accessory for a photo shoot is offensive.

The pictures were supposed to be a tribute to Nigerian musician and human rights activist FELA KUTI.

Bey's husband JAY-Z is producer of the Broadway show Fela! which the singer has recently seen.

And she was so inspired by the music that she's even incorporated the musician's sounds into tracks on her upcoming album.

Although there has been no comment from the diva's camp, it's not the first time her skin tone has raised a furore.