You knew it had to happen sooner than later: drag queens, cross dressers and transvestites have gone mainstream and are now poised to dominate high fashion runways.

Bosnian model Andrej Pejic, and now Lea T (pictured above) are causing a frenzy in the world of high fashion. Natural born female supermodels are glancing nervously over their bony shoulders at their male counterparts whose flawless gender bending looks and statuesque physiques have made them famous.

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This is Lea T, born Leandro Cerezo, the world's first transgender supermodel as she hits the catwalk in her first ever fashion show in Sao Paulo Fashion Week on January 29th. The Brazilian was the star of local designer Alexandre Herchcovitz' show and was the last one on the runway. She was watched by her dad, Brazilian soccer player Toninho Cerezo, as she returned to the country for the first time since becoming famous - having said she left to live in Italy partly because of discrimination. There had also been reports her family was struggling to accept her new life, which she has denied. It came on the back of a whirlwind of publicity that propelled her into sudden stardom, after appearing in a ground-breaking Givenchy advert and a magazine cover in which she kisses Kate Moss. She returned as a star and lead to a media and fan frenzy at the SPFW venue.

Photos: Splash News Online and StopStealingMyLook.com

Musicians Monica, Nelly and tennis superstar Serena Williams were among the many celebs to walk the green carpet at the 1st Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA yesterday.

At 36, rapper Nelly is too old to keep dressing like a school boy. When will our men grow up and assume their positions in the community as mature role models to our youth? Well, at least his pants aren't sagging.


Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo was spotted leaving his NY hotel yesterday looking grown man fresh in a lambskin biker jacket with shearling collar.

Photos: Splash News Online, Wireimage/Getty and Twitter.com




It looks like perennial beard Amber Rose got herself another sucker. And her ex, Kanye West, is somewhere dying laughing.

This story is in the current issue of FADER Magazine, on newsstands now:

For FADER Issue #72 we traveled to Los Angeles and spent the better part of a week with Wiz Khalifa. After, we emerged from a cloud of one-billion joints with a story about what it means to become famous now, and a lot of incredible images. Relatively new FADER photographer Ross Mantle shot Wiz in the center of a music video shoot and documented some of the first days of his relationship with Amber Rose. Mantle said, “He’s pretty down to earth. I don’t know if he’s going to get a head about him later on, but he has a bit of a young ego. I think to be in the position he’s in you have to have something like that to begin with.” More about Mantle’s experience, the rest of his photos and our cover feature on Wiz are featured alongside a feature on James Blake and interviews with Lex Luger, Niki and the Dove and Porcelain Raft in FADER #72. Available on traditional and digital newsstands, March 8th! See one more photo of the couple, and a cryptic statement Kanye West tweeted over the weekend that may be aimed at Amber, his ex-flame.

photos: Ross Mantle/FADER

Multimedia personality La La Vasquez, 31, was spotted out & about shopping with her mother in Beverly Hills yesterday. Lala's husband, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, was acquired by the NY Knicks yesterday in a deal that cost the Knicks almost half their roster. The deal also involved The Minnesota Timberwolves for a reason that is not clear to me even after I read the explanation.

Lala should be happy because her spending habits were reportedly causing some tension in her household. But Lala is now infused with $65 million more to spend on frivolous items such as $24,000 Hermes bags and $2,500 Christian Louboutins shoes. And the Knicks now have a marquee player (in addition to Stoudemire) who is known more for his celebrity status than he is for winning championship rings. I hope the Knicks get their money's worth.

Photos: Splash News and INF PHOTO and Reuters Photos

Pseudo-singer Ciara, 25, was spotted leaving her doctor's office in Beverly Hills yesterday. This makes the third time we've seen CiCi leaving a medical office. I'm not one to start rumors, but is she sick?

Actress Vivica A. Fox, 46, and her fiance Slimm, 27, of Plush Blue Entertainment, were spotted out & about in Miami on Saturday night. The couple decided to skip the hectic events surrounding the NBA All Star game (and the thirsty groupies) in Los Angeles.

Rapper Common, 38, real name, Lonnie Rachid Lynn, was spotted out & about with his daughter Omoye Assata Lynn, 14, in Los Angeles yesterday. That little girl looks like a fully grown woman! I hope Common is ready to start changing diapers real soon. Common, who is known for his intelligent raps, is a model for GAP as well as a spokesman for Diesel's men's fragrance and Blackberry cellular phone company.

Photos: Splash News and INF PHOTO

It turns out that Shaquille O'Neal's ex-baby mama, Shaunie O'Neal, is just as low down and dirty as Shaq said she was before she ran off with all his money and a much younger man. It's amazing that Shaq had 4 kids with this woman before he realized how ambitious and messy she was. But I digress.

According to Philly radio Queen Miss Jones, Shaunie met with Chad Ochocinco's 19-year-old baby mama Paige last week after hearing that Paige lawyered up and a paternity suit will be filed very soon in the near future.

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As you know, Miss Jones broke the story about Paige carrying Mr. Ochocinco's fifth baby. Of course denials abounded on Twitter, but Ochocinco, 33, has yet to formally deny the allegations himself. Besides that, Miss Jones has irrefutable proof that I can't share with you guys at this time for legal reasons.

But there's more to this sordid story.

According to Miss Jones, Shaunie, 35, offered Paige an undisclosed sum of cash to be quiet about Ochocinco running all up inside her raw while he was supposed to be planning his nuptials to "Basketball Wives" franchise star, Evelyn Lozada, 41.

But apparently, Shaunie's cash offer wasn't enough, so Paige politely declined. Good for her. If they really want to shut her up they'd better publicly acknowledge her seed. All a pregnant groupie wants is a little respect from her seed donor, who in this case is Chad Ochocinco.

It seems that Shaunie realizes her carefully constructed empire will crumble once the public finds out that Chad and Evelyn are not a real couple -- and that their real goal all along was to have several spin-off shows from "Basketball Wives" so they can all eat cake when it's not even their birthdays.

Though Evelyn and Chad's relationship is a complete sham, I don't doubt that Chad is tapping Evelyn's back every now and then while it's convenient -- and because Evelyn really does have a thing for him, but he's not feeling her like that. Something tells me this story will not end well for all parties involved.

Pop star Justin Bieber met up with rapper Jeezy, singer Lloyd and Def Jam exec Bu Thiam (Akon's brother) for a recording session at a studio in Los Angeles last night.

These pics must have been taken after Rihanna's ultra exclusive birthday party last night, because all of the people mentioned here (except for Justin) attended her birthday party. How do I know? More on that later.

Photos: INF PHOTO

Beyonce, 29, and Jay Z, 41, squashed all rumors that the two had split when they showed up together at the game yesterday. Although Jay Z and Bey admittedly don't spend as much time together as they used to, they are still a couple. But you knew that already if you read my blog on Saturday.

Jay Z turned up alone when he attended Rihanna's ultra private 23rd birthday party at her fabulous mansion in the rolling hills of Los Angeles last night. How do I know that? Because Sandrarose.com was the ONLY blog to gain access to the party! More on that later.

Speaking of Rihanna, she couldn't keep her hands off her personal assistant Melissa Forde last night. Rihanna performed at halftime with rappers Drake and Kanye West. Yes, Drake was at Rihanna's private birthday party last night at her crib. But they weren't all up on each other. I keep telling you kids they are not a couple. But no one listens to me.

Kobe Bryant's long suffering wife, Vanessa Bryant, sat at courtside with their daughters Natalia Bryant and Gianna Bryant. Kobe and the Western All Stars beat LeBron James and the East All Stars.

R&B legend Stevie Wonder (center) couldn't see the game, but he heard it better than anyone else in the building. That's director Spike Lee on the left, giving Stevie the lowdown on what was happening on the court.

Photos: INF PHOTO

NFL star and "Dancing with the Stars" alum Chad Ochocinco, 33, and his "fiancee" Evelyn Lozada, 41, of "Basketball Wives" are seen vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida where they drink wine and listen to music. Chad never fails to grab the spotlight whenever the paparazzi are around. Isn't he romantic?

This particular picture is certain to fuel the down low gay rumors that have plagued the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, even though he has 4 kids and one rumored to be on the way with a 19-year-old groupie. Chad and Evelyn skipped the flashing lights and glamour of the rainy NBA All-Star weekend in LA for a little fun and relaxation in Miami where everybody knows their names.

Photos: INF PHOTO

Of all the photos I've seen of the NBA All-Star festivities in Los Angeles, this photo sums it all up the most. NBA All-Star is more than just a showcase of the most talented NBA players. It's an overblown, overhyped, over-exaggerated spectacle of obscene proportions -- just like the women in this photo.

For decades, trannies and drag queens have chased a fantasy, an illusion of what they consider to be the ideal feminine form with their over-exaggerated, over-the-top feminine characteristics.

But now in a bizarre twist, biological females are chasing their illusion of the ideal tranny image by absurdly exaggerating their natural born figures with dangerous (and illegal) butt and breast injections.

It's a disturbing trend that is resulting in the deaths of many insecure black women.

In the past, a female had to be rich or well off to afford Brazilian butt lifts, a procedure performed by licensed doctors who inject the patient's own fat cells back into their bodies.

Then trannies started experimenting on each other in kitchens and hotel rooms, injecting each other with saline and industrial strength silicone to fill out their manly figures. It wasn't long before the trannies attracted the attention of exotic dancers seeking a cheap alternative to the Brazilian butt lift procedure.

Unfortunately, the dancers (and other women) who seek out trannies for butt injections don't realize that they already possess the ideal feminine contours and physiques that trannies can only dream about.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Mr. and Mrs. Carmelo Anthony attended a NBA All-Star event at Phillipe Chow restaurant in Los Angeles, which is owned by Keyshia Cole's ex-manager Manny Hailey. All photos by Prince Williams/ATLPICS.net

BET 106 & Park co-hosts Rocsi and Terrence J attended a NBA All-Star event at Phillipe Chow restaurant with rapper Trina yesterday in Los Angeles. All photos by Prince Williams/ATLPICS.net

Singer Ne-Yo hosted an event at the Gucci boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills yesterday as part of the NBA All-Star festivities.

L-R: Club promoters Chubbie Baby, Alex Gidewon, posed with producer Swizz Beatz at the W hotel in Los Angeles last night. Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment was in town promoting star-studded events with his fiancee Elsa Belai for the NBA All-Star weekend.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Miami Heat Forward Lebron James, 26, and rapper Jay Z, 41, attended their "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant in Los Angeles last night. The "Two Kings" invitation-only dinner takes place annually during the NBA All-Star weekend.

Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union attended the "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant honoring LeBron James and Jay Z'd egos in Los Angeles last night.

Jay Z attended the dinner without Beyonce, which only fueled rumors that the two have separated. But insiders close to Jay Z say the unlikely couple are still together. So we'll see if this is just another publicity stunt the two are pulling together to keep their names relevant.

Photos: Getty Images

Yesterday, Dwyane Wade's concubine, Gabrielle Union, 38, got together with LeBron's "wife" Savannah Brinson, 26, at Montage Beverly Hills for a NBA wives All-Star Brunch benefiting The Step Up Women's Network. I'm assuming that those $300 Beats By Dre headphones were included in the ladies' gift bags.

The other "wives" at the brunch included, left to right: Jada Crawley, Gabrielle Union, Savannah Brinson, Adrienne Bosh and Ayesha Alexander.

Isn't Savannah beautiful? She embodies the type of clean, wholesome, God fearing woman that is hard to find these days because smart men like LeBron take them out of circulation quickly. Savannah and LeBron were high school sweethearts. They're not actually married yet, but they have two sons together, LeBron James Jr., 6, and Bryce Maximus James, 3. LeBron was Savannah's first serious boyfriend.

That's right girl! Show off your $24,000 Hermes bag that your man bought you!

Edited Feb. 21, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. to correct Savannah and Jada's names

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Being wealthy is not all it's cracked up to be. Yes, you can buy everything your little heart desires, but you will also fall victim to greedy, unscrupulous people who are determined to separate you from your money.

People such as Vicki Lynne Jordan dba Jordan Victoria, owner of Event Couture LLC, who, according to my sources, overcharged rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris to plan their wedding in Florida last year.

Friends say Jordan, who had no previous experience planning weddings, went over the budget by $290,000 to plan the star-studded nuptials in a mansion on Star Island in Miami, Florida on July 31, 2010.

Problems began to arise almost immediately after Jordan was hired: Tiny wanted an outdoor wedding. But Jordan insisted on holding the wedding inside the beautiful, but cramped and sweltering mansion (see picture of the mansion below).

The invitations (which were described as "tacky") were sent out to guests a week and a half prior to the wedding. There was no rehearsal dinner. When Jordan arrived in Florida, she subcontracted the wedding to another wedding planner in Florida, which means she was paid twice for the same service.

She was given $80,000 to cater the reception for less than 200 wedding guests. Instead of lobster and filet mignon on their plates, the guests dined on chicken and Caesar salad at the reception.

Tiny paid $20,000 for linen for the reception. But Jordan allegedly kept the linen after the reception, telling the couple that she was having the linen cleaned.

Since the wedding in July, Jordan has refused numerous requests to turn over the wedding photos, videos or the thousands of dollars worth of wedding gifts that the couple received, including a Hermes blanket from local radio host Ryan Cameron (V-103).

Friends say Jordan told T.I. and Tiny that she had no idea what happened to the gifts -- despite the fact that Jordan and her assistants were seen pushing 3 large baggage carts loaded down with gifts after the wedding.

Some guests stuffed as much as $1,000 cash and checks into envelopes as wedding gifts. The cash and checks are also missing.

The only wedding gift the couple received was from actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who mailed their gift directly to the Grand Hustle offices in Atlanta.

The wedding photographer was Ray Santana of Ray Santana Photography, based in Florida. According to my source, a check for $8,000 was cut directly to Santana for his photography services (the source has the paid invoice to prove it). Yet Santana still refuses to hand over T.I. and Tiny's wedding pictures and video.

The only photos the couple have seen from their wedding so far are the ones guests took on their camera phones, which angered T.I. According to friends, he paid thousands of dollars to Jordan for tight security to prevent pictures from leaking out. "She was supposed to take care of that and she didnt," said my source.

According to my sources, Jordan told friends that T.I. and Tiny owe her less than $20,000, despite overcharging them $290,000 for her services. Sources say Jordan went on a shopping spree after returning to Atlanta. She allegedly bought a car, clothing and jewelry for herself.

According to my source, Tiny has hired an attorney and she plans to file a lawsuit later this year when her husband, T.I., who is serving 11 months in an Arkansas prison for a probation violation, is released in September.

"You don't do that to somebody's wedding. said my source. [Tiny] got one wedding gift and they're holding her wedding pictures hostage. Who would do that? It's a moral thing."


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Rick Ross, 35, hosted the launch of Social Studies at CREAM Ultra Lounge in Atlanta on Wednesday (Feb. 16). The occasion was also a birthday celebration for Grand Hustle's OG Dean of The Hustle, Clay Evans. Social Studies Wednesdays is taught to you each and every Wednesday by Music Business Politics and Botchey Entertainment. Class is in session from 10PM to 4AM.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Rapper Bow Wow, 23, hosted "Thursday Nights" at Gold Room last night (promoted by Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment and Slimm of Plush Blue Ent.) When it comes to the ladies, Bow Wow enjoys a smörgåsbord of tasty filets. The Columbus native spent most of the night in the VIP surrounded by a bevy of LSLH honeys (the only type that he prefers). When a Twitter follower asked him when he would settle down with just one wifey, he responded: "Wheneva i can find a "Real" woman"

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

The Queen Bee Lil Kim called into the Ryan Cameron Show yesterday to clear up allegations that she lied about selling 113K copies of her new mixtape, Black Friday, on PayPal.

Ryan said he called PayPal and they confirmed that a seller can have as many transactions as they want. The maximum amount of a single transaction on PayPal is $10,000.

"The haters are always going to be there and we need them, ya na ah mean?", said Kim.

Kim said Black Friday is a diss record toward rapper Nicki Minaj and Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams.

Kim said she didn't even consider picking up the phone to call Nicki Minaj's people to find out why she was disrespecting her. "At the end of the day, it was too far gone for alla dat," she said.

Kim also expressed disappointment in music moguls Sean "Puffy" Combs and Baby, who she said were both "part of the problem."

"Me knowing Puffy and being with Puffy for so long... if this was back in the day, he would never let any of those records go out."

Proud mommy Monica Brown posted this adorable pic of her son Lil Rocko, 5, on her Twitter page a few weeks ago. She tweeted: "I'm So proud of my son Rocko, being crowned for excellence in academics & excelling *tears of joy*" Daddy is rapper Rocko Da Don.

Proud mommy, singer Keyshia Cole tweeted these cute pics of her son DJ, 1, and her fiance, NBA star Daniel "Booby" Gibson. She tweeted: "I love my son a my family so much. Protect your families ladies. And gentlemen let nothing come in-between your families happiness. Love ya"

Proud mommy LaShon Dixon showed off her two handsome sons by rapper T.I., Messiah, 11, and Domani, who will be 10 next month. She tweeted this about her scholar Messiah: "He's almost taller than me lol. No sports he's a reader and video gamer. He's almost on 7th grade reading level!"

Remember that sexy Morning Wood I posted on Monday featuring Lady Gaga's man servant carrying her egg at the Grammys?

Well, his name is Manwe Sauls-Addison and he has a Twitter page.

Manwe is a model, choreographer and modern dancer who resides in the U.S. But he's well-known over in Europe.

Follow him at @manwe4u.

It's a shame that almost all of you assumed the man was gay. He didn't seem gay to me. Normally, I would get a vibe from gay gays -- even the undercover ones. But I got nothing from him.

Why do we insist on labeling black men as gay simply because they're unavailable to us, or they're sexy beyond belief?

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Grammy Award winning Soul legend Aretha Franklin is planning a triumphant return to the stage in May, according to Billboard.com.

The singer, who underwent gastric bypass surgery (according to inside sources) in early December, will play her first concert since the surgery on May 28 at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Buffalo, N.Y.

Though she's feeling better than she has in years, Ms. Franklin, 68, steadfastly refuses to admit she had gastric bypass surgery done. She's not alone; many celebrities have undergone the procedure and then lied about it, saying they lost the weight through diet and exercise.

It's too bad that celebrities won't use their high profile access to the public to talk about the health benefits of gastric bypass surgery. What it is about human nature that makes us deny self-improvement procedures as if these procedures are somehow taboo?

Since her surgery, Aretha has focused on her diet, which she changed drastically per doctor's orders. She is noticeably slimmer but she won't say how much weight she lost.

Instead, Ms. Franklin talks about maintaining the weight she's at now. "I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size," the Queen of Soul said Wednesday in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

Ms. Franklin cancelled concert plans last year prior to her surgery due to an undisclosed illness. But sources say Franklin was feeling fatigued and short of breath due to the heavy physical demands placed on her by her concert performances.

"Her doctor told her to lose the weight or she might die," said my source who works for the singer's record label.

Aretha is sticking to a strict low fat, low cholesterol, low salt diet, but she said it will be tough to avoid eating her post-high fat, high calorie snacks, such as chitterlings, pigs' feet and ham hocks.

"They're off my diet. They just really don't fit with Whole Foods," she said. "I had it for enough years that I don't miss it. You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you."

"When you come off (a high-energy concert), a carrot or some celery just isn't going to work. I've gotta do a fresh fruit thing ... and come up with some tasty and satisfying recipes that are going to work for me after concerts."

Actor Columbus Short, star of the films You Got Served and Stomp the Yard, was spotted leaving the Entertainment Basketball League game on Sunday (Feb. 13). The 28-year-old sported a beer belly and a receding hairline. Remember when he was so fine back when he was a dancer for Britney Spears? Short's next movie role will be in the action comedy, The Wannabes, in which he plays a villain.

Photos: Splash News, Wireimage/Getty

Rapper Lil Wayne, 28, inadvertently outed his friend Chris Brown, 21, when he implied what many in the gay community have been thinking all along: that Brown is gay.

Knowing how quick the gay community is to claim a male celebrity as one of their own, I personally don't believe Brown is gay.

Lil Wayne's slip of the tongue occurred during a live Ustream session last night from the set of Brown's futuristic new video for his single “Look at Me Now", featuring Weezy and Busta Rhymes, who also collaborated on the track.

“It’s a crazy video right now we shooting. Chris got a billion people dancing. He got these crazy contacts in. I would’ve put them in too, but I’m straight.”

What do you think? Did Weezy slip up and call Chris Brown gay by referring to himself as "straight" - as in heterosexual?

Images: Rap-Up

Pop superstar Justin Bieber usually has a team of adults around him to remind him to stop talking in case he says the wrong thing (which is often, I hear).

But his handlers weren't with him when Rolling Stone magazine contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis rode around Atlanta in Bieber's Range Rover recently. Grigoriadis was in town to interview Bieber for a cover story, and the impish 16-year-old said exactly what was on his mind, whether it was politically correct or not.

On becoming an American citizen, the Canadian native who makes Atlanta his second home, said: “You guys are evil. Canada’s the best country in the world.”

Bieber also compared America's healthcare system to the free healthcare in Canada:

“We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My [American] bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

But it's what Bieber said about abortion that has him in hot water with pro-abortion groups, particularly when he implied that rape "happens for a reason."

"I really don't believe in abortion," the teen idol said. "It's like killing a baby?" When asked if he was still adamantly pro-life in cases of rape, his stance didn't really change. "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason," he said. "I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

This seemingly innocent opinion led to many headlines and jeers at Bieber's expense, ridiculing him for implying something as traumatic as rape "happens for a reason." But Grigoriadis, the interviewer, has a different opinion of what Bieber was trying to convey. "I think he meant that God has a plan," she told PopEater. "Even for the most die-hard Christian, it's hard to justify rape as part of God's plan, and harder to justify rape that leads to pregnancy and abortion. I think he was wrestling with that in his answer, which I found to be solid and logical. I think it is being widely misunderstood. He did not say that rape was part of God's plan."

Here's a better picture of pop superstar Lady Gaga's horns and monster claw. She was spotted entering the NY studio where ABC's "Good Morning America" is taped. I'm convinced that something is wrong with her. The line between reality and fiction blurs easily for celebrities who already have mental issues before they hit the big time. Lady Gaga doesn't hide her growing interest in the occult and satanism. The 24-year-old often infuses occult symbols into her fashions, songs and music videos. The sad part is she's influencing an entire generation of youth -- some of whom are already troubled and mentally disturbed.

Photos: Splash News Online

The world's biggest pop star Lady Gaga, 24, forgot to wash the Grammy Awards makeup off her face. She was spotted wearing devil's horns and horny cheekbones when she left a recording studio in NYC last night. Is she even concerned about the devil worshipping message she's sending out to her young fans? Weird. The singer's latest single "Born This Way" is her 3rd #1 single, breaking numerous digital sales and radio chart records. Gaga was criticized for the song's similarity to Madonna's "Express Yourself". But as Gaga said, if Madonna doesn't care then why should you?

Ashanti wore a stunning cobalt blue dress to the Marchesa Fall 2011 presentation in NYC yesterday where she's attending the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week events.

Actor Djimon Hounson, 46, was spotted out & about earlier this week in Beverly Hills, CA. His wife, reality personality Kimora Lee, 35, was with him. Hounsou and his wife have a son together.

Photos: Splash News and INF PHOTO

Singer Keri Hilson, 28, was a vision of beauty at the Jeremy Scott showing at the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. Both Keri and Kanye (below) rocked designer sunglasses throughout the showing where they sat front row with actress Vanessa Hudgens (not pictured).


Kanye West, 33, attended the sold out Jeremy Scott showing at the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. Photo: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com

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According to TMZ.com, troubled NFL quarterback Mike Vick canceled his sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey today. It was to be his first major interview since being released from prison where he served 18 months on dog fighting and animal cruelty charges.

Oprah had won the bet she wagered with CNN host Piers Morgan about who would land the interview with Vick first.

There is no word on why he bailed out of the interview with Oprah. But we can only speculate that Oprah was going to grill him about the dog fighting. Or maybe she planned to bring out the kindhearted people who adopted Vick's surviving victims.

What else would they have to talk about for a whole hour?

According to TMZ.com, a judge has ruled in favor of Halle Berry, 44, taking 2-year-old daughter Nahla to New York where she is filming a movie. The judge disagreed with Gabriel Aubry's argument that Halle's work was prohibiting him from co-parenting their child.

As a result, Aubry, 34, withdrew his custody petition in court today, but he is moving forward with his request for child support from Halle. Men can be Gold diggers too:

Sources tell TMZ ... Gabriel was trying to block Halle from going to NYC to shoot "New Year's Eve" -- the movie from which she withdrew in order to deal with her custody issues over Nahla.

After hearing arguments this morning from both sides -- as Halle looked on -- the judge gave her the green light to travel to New York with her kid. We've learned she won't take back the role that was given to Katherine Heigl, but she'll play another character in the movie.

Halle's lawyer, Neal Hersh, tells TMZ, "We are pleased the judge took the time to deal with this very imminent and important issue. The judge read a great deal of paperwork and gave us time to argue."

Hersh added, "Halle is very pleased with the judge's order."

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, looks like he was dressed by his gay stylist for the catwalk. I realize Cristiano is not gay (or so he says), but this look is gay. Hopefully, your man doesn't dress like this. Tight pants and brand logos all over everything? Um, no. Being a male Brand Diva is not cute or classy.

Ronaldo was spotted outside the "Late Show with David Letterman" studio wearing pieces from his favorite luxury brand, Gucci. He had on a Gucci Vintage Bomber Brown Leather Jacket ($3,775), a Gucci interlocking G buckle belt ($295) and pair of Gucci high-top sneakers ($670) that have interlocking G detail, leather and crocodile trim.

Photo: INF PHOTO

Atlantic Records is at the forefront of changes in the music industry from violent, misogynistic rap to real Hip Hop and dance-oriented music. The record label has assembled a winning roster of risk-taking artists that they believe will change the game.

Black History Month honors those individuals who took risks and by doing so, changed the course of history. Following that same tradition, Atlantic Records salutes Black History Month, year round with artists whose musical passion will forever leave an imprint in Black History. That being said, we proudly present B.o.B, Janelle Monae, Lupe Fiasco and Estelle... The Game Changers.

Hosted by Danyel Smith, Editor-in-Chief for Billboard magazine.

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