WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrived at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, in south-east London, early this morning dressed to impress in a hand tailored, custom made suit and scarf. Assange was facing a second day in a British court Tuesday fighting an attempt to extradite him to Sweden over allegations of rape and molestation.
Even though the full weight of the Obama administration has been placed on the court to extradite him to the U.S., the 39-year-old Australian's lawyer Geoffrey Robertson argued that Assange could face the death penalty if extradited on from Sweden to the United States on separate charges relating to the whistleblowing website.
A New Mexico woman thought she was eating healthy when she accepted a yogurt sample from a male clerk at a local grocery store. After swallowing the sample, the woman thought she tasted an extra added ingredient that wasn't on the menu.
So she took her suspicions -- and what was left of the yogurt sample -- to the New Mexico police department where tests were run on the yogurt. The lab tests came back positive for ejaculated protein, aka semen, and saliva.
Police immediately took out search warrants to obtain blood and DNA samples from the grocery store clerk, Anthony Garcia, 31. Police said the body fluids were necessary to make sure the suspect doesn't have any sexually transmitted diseases.
They busted Garcia on the spot after it was determined that he had two outstanding warrants for a 2009 arrest for criminal sexual activity with a minor.
The 28-year-old victim, whose name was redacted from the police report, was shopping with her daughter at the Sunflower grocery store in Albuquerque, when she was approached by Garcia, who worked in the store’s dairy department.
He offered her a sample of yogurt, which she accepted. But she was immediately grossed out and disgusted when she realized the sample "tasted like semen.”
In a handwritten statement, the woman wrote, “I spit it out on the floor many times cuz I was upset.”
She wrote that when she talked to the grocery store manager Catherine Flores, “she told me was a Greek yoghurt. People love it has lot of protein on it.”
The woman said she paid for her groceries and returned home where she discussed the incident with her boyfriend. She told him how Garcia “just come with one sample just for me,” and that “he was so pushy to tell me how it taste.”
Her boyfriend was sufficiently alarmed enough to accompany her back to the store, where they summoned the police. When police arrived, an "extremely nervous" Garcia told them he discarded the yogurt samples in a trash compactor after the woman complained about the taste.
This story gives new meaning to the phrase "You are what you eat."
Sandra Bullock, 46, was spotted on the streets of New York today carrying baby Louis like a sack of potatoes. I see no bonding between Sandra or little Louis Bardo Bullock, 1. She seems cold and unfeeling towards the child. Look how she's carrying him so precariously, like she's about to drop him at any second. I have never seen Louis smile. He serves his purpose as a functional prop and a Hollywood accessory. It's a shame.
Khloé Kardashian-Odom just gave her haters one more thing to get angry about: she and hubby Lamar Odom have released a new unisex fragrance called Unbreakable.
The couple share intimate moments on the fragrance packaging, as well as in the commercial for their fragrance watch below). "That perfect mix of masculine and feminine. There's a beauty of believing one cannot exist without the other," says Lamar.
26-year-old Khloé says of Lamar, 31, who failed to make the cut for the All-Star game:
"He’s always wanted a unisex fragrance! It took a long time to create what we both wanted and would wear and love, and we found the perfect one.”
By now you know who won Superbowl XLV: the Green Bay Packers easily crushed a late rally by the hapless Pittsburgh Steelers to win the game 31-25.
There were so many things wrong with SB XLV, but one good thing that resulted from the game is: we no longer have to hear that lame "Black and Yellow" song or any of its remixes every 5 minutes. Thank God for that!
I didn't catch the game, but I did hear from a couple of friends who complained bitterly about the "wack" Black Eyed Peas halftime show, and from a reader who sent me the link to a controversial Pepsi Max® commercial that aired during the game. I noted some of my readers commenting that the ad was racist when I peeked in yesterday.
I never knew it was considered racist for a black man to appreciate a fine white woman's body?
The problem that I had with the commercial was that it implied domestic abuse routinely takes place when a black man stares at a white woman. Sure, the commercial was for laughs. But with millions of young eyes watching, do we need them to see an aggressive black female physically abusing a timid, submissive black man on national TV?
The House of Hennessy Remixed kicked off this Super Bowl XLV weekend with legendary rap group Naughty By Nature hosting and performing at a private mansion in Arlington, Texas. The group, still high off their recent performance on David Letterman, performed a medley of hits to a packed house. Sounds were provided by DJ D-Nice, and Susy Castillo from MTV also made an appearance. The party was blessed by performances from Trina, Ray J and the very talented Marsha Ambrosius, who blew the crowd away.
Last week I told you that Shawty Lo dumped Jai Jai (real name Courtney Climes) and went back to his longtime girlfriend and baby mama, Ecreia Perez.
But Jai Jai said that's not true. Now Jai Jai wants to tell her side of the story. I know that some of you don't care. But Jai Jai took the time to compose this email just for YOU. So please take a minute out of your busy day to read it.
Jai Jai writes:
Hello Sandra, I'd simply like to inform the public that Rapper SHAWTY Lo & I are in great standing. We are happy and are also quite busy with our latest business endeavors as well. The information posted on your site was very inaccurate. We recently released the video to "Dope Boy Ding A Ling," a smashing street single , on which I am featured, from his "Bowen Home Carlos" mixtape http://t.co/GFi8mvo I am currently working on my 2nd MIXTAPE entitled "Play Ground". I recently completed a feature with a young upcoming artist called "Flashing My Nails" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHsay76IVs I'm also featured on the Sugar Mafia Mixtape called "Born Fly". Lo has various new upcoming projects that I'm directly involved with so we've been quite busy being positive and making moves. I'll be releasing a peek single for "Playground" in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your support Sandra. Its greatly appreciated. Lo and I thank all the fans that still support us as well.
While most Super Bowl fans paid upwards of $2,500 per ticket to watch Super Bowl XLV in the nosebleed section of the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Vivica Fox and her fiance Slimm of Plush Blue Entertainment rubbed elbows with the fabulously wealthy in Jerry Jones' Owner's Box.
The cute couple partied it up with former President George Bush and Laura Bush, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, actor Harrison Ford, rocker Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, actor Ashton Kutcher, Marilyn Rogers (heiress to the Mary Kay cosmetics fortune), former boxing champs Evander Holyfield and Sugar Ray Leonard, actress Regina King, rapper Drake and more!
Slimm, 25, took to his Twitter page to tweet how proud he was to be the only nightclub promoter invited up to the owner's box. That's a far cry from his humble beginnings growing up as a boy in Atlanta. And it's a good look for Plush Blue Entertainment!
Slimm tweeted that out of all the celebrities he met last night, former president Bush was the nicest. He also tweeted that he had taken back all the mean things he ever said about Bush after meeting him in person.
They say troubled singer chris brown, 21, was forced to run for his life when angry female fans pelted his entourage with bottles at a nightclub in NYC on Saturday night. Witnesses said brown was terrified of the women. They say he screamed, "get me out of here!" as he was being led away to safety.
brown was spotted with heavy security beating a hasty exit from Amazura nightclub in New York City. The club promoters said that Brown would be performing that night. However, when he did not perform, the ladies grew rather upset and brown apologized about the "misunderstanding." But there was no misunderstanding.
Actually, brown was paid a rather stiff fee to make an appearance at the club. He demanded -- and received -- 30 Grand just to stand around and look stupid for about 45 minutes and then leave. brown claimed there was a misunderstanding, when in fact there wasn't. That was just a lie. It was made very clear to him and his people that he would be paid to stand around in the VIP and do nothing but drink the club's liquor and take a few flicks to prove he was there.
brown's well-paid security hustled him out of the club for his own safety so he wouldn't suffer the same fate as his ex-girlfriend Rihanna did at his hands in 2009. This is further proof that narcissistic celebrities like chris don't care about their fans.
Why was chris in such a hurry? Because he had another gig to get to in Dallas. brown attended the Maxim party powered by Motorola Xoom at the Centennial Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on Sunday (Feb. 6).
Singer Alicia Keys played step mommy to husband Swizz Beatz's kids, Kasseem Jr and Prince Nasir. They took the kids to see the movie 'Spiderman: Turn off the Dark' in NYC over the weekend. After breaking up a happy home, the insecure Keys, 30, didn't waste any time getting pregnant to solidify her position in his life and to assert her baby's importance over the other woman's kids.
But the tactics of a conniving woman usually fail to work in the long run, especially when dealing with a serial cheater, like they say Swizz Beatz is. I don't see this story ending well for Alicia at all. Photos: Splash News
Former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson, 25, and her hubby Hank Baskett, 28, took their son Hank, 1, to a park in Encino, California yesterday. The doting father, and Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver, can't seem to get enough photos of his son for the day! Photo: INF PHOTO
Musician Kanye West, 33, attended the Giuseppe Zanotti Design Beverly Hills Store Opening cocktail reception yesterday in Beverly Hills. Mr. West looked cool as a cucumber rocking a pair of vintage Alitalia Sport 550 Sunglasses. Kanye is said to be so upset that Nicki Minaj surpassed him in record sales that he immediately went back into the studio to try and top her. His next album is due out this Summer. Good luck to him.
LaLa Vasquez, 31, and singer Kelly Rowland, 29, were spotted bowling for charity dollars at the Lucky Strike Lanes on February 3 in Lakewood, Colorado.
Something about Kelly's hair disturbs my soul in this picture. Is that a patch of her hair missing on the side?
Old school rapper M.C. Hammer, 48, attended The Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl Party presented by Sports Illustrated and Bacardi last night in Dallas.
It's the weekend of the Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas, which means every B, C, and D-list celebrity is in town hoping to be seen. The few remaining publicists in the biz probably told their clients to get to Dallas any way they could -- even if they have to ski there -- because there are no real stars in town due to the heavy snowfall and canceled flights. You know it's a celebration of irrelevancy when has-been rapper Yung Berg shows up at your event.
Shameless hussy Evelyn Lozada, 41, pushed up against NFL player Chad Johnson, 33, of the Cincinnati Bengals at the PepsiCo Super Bowl Weekend Kickoff Party last night featuring Lenny Kravitz and DJ Pauly D at Wyly Theater in Dallas, Texas.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams, 29, looks amazing considering all the rumors we've been hearing about her health lately. It looks like she's picked up a little weight since we last saw her. Serena says the cast will be off her foot next month and she'll be playing in a tournament. It will be good to see her back on the court if she really does play which we doubt.
Fading singer Erykah Badu, 39, DJ'd a set at the Grey Goose Lounge in Dallas yesterday.
Here are the last two commercials in the NBA's not-so-innovative green screen "Where Amazing Happens" commercial series featuring rare archive footage of today's NBA phenoms, filmed during basketball practice while they were still in high school.
Most kids dream about being in the NBA, but in the commercial series -- which have been described as "creepy" -- NBA fans are sent back in time to "foresee" the futures of their favorite NBA players, including 17-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire, Kevin Durant and Steve Nash.
The worst of the lot is the Chris Paul commercial, which looks like a high school student edited it. You can practically see the green screen when the kid steps in front of Paul. CLICK HERE to watch.
Everyone agrees that the best commercial by far is the one featuring a teenage Steve Nash and a kid from the future who tells Nash: "You're going to be a 2-time MVP, a 7-time All-Star and you break your nose, like, a dozen times."CLICK HERE to watch.
Stephen Curry's "Where Amazing Happens" commercial is the last installment in the series. Stephen was the 7th draft pick by the Golden State Warriors in 2009.
In the commercial, a young boy from the future interrupts Steph as he's warming up alongside his All-Star dad, Dell Curry, prior to the the start of a Toronto Raptor's game in 2000. The boy tells Steph: "In 10 years, I'll be with my dad... and we'll be watching you."
When 18-year-old Latisha Frazier went missing last August, her case was assigned to a homicide detective rather than the missing person's bureau. Latisha would never run away and leave her 4-year-old daughter, her parents told police.
Family and friends say Latisha was a good mother and student, who went to school in the mornings and worked in the afternoons so she could take care of her daughter at night. Her father, Barry Campbell, often wears a t-shirt with a picture of himself and his daughter.
"It's so sad. It's hurtful," he told NBC News in an interview.
Investigators say a group of 6 people -- 3 men and 3 women -- lured Frazier to an apartment in D.C.'s poverty-stricken Parkland neighborhood on August 4. There, police say, her hands and legs were bound together with duct tape and a bag placed over her head. The men and women took turns beating and stomping her with their fists, feet and blunt objects.
The group then put her in a closet inside the apartment. When she began to make noises, they pulled her out of the closet and beat her again. When she fell unconscious, they took a stick and poked her to see if she was still alive, then they stuffed her back in the closet for 2 days.
At some point, her body was discarded in a dumpster behind the apartment building. Her remains have never been found.
Months went by without a trace of her. Then a tip was called into the Metropolitan police department, leading detectives to believe she had been murdered.
5 people were taken into custody months after Frazier was first reported missing. The 6th suspect, 23-year-old Brian Gaither of Southeast Washington, was arrested yesterday at the same location where Frazier was murdered. He is charged with 2 counts of murder and ordered held without bail.
The defendants told detectives they believed Latisha stole money from one of them.
"Nonsense," say Latisha's parents. The suspects don't work. The suspects don't have any money. They say Latisha was the only one among them who had a job.
The latest missile has been fired in the ongoing custody battle between Halle Berry, 44, and her ex-boyfriend, underwear model Gabriel Aubry, 35.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, sources say Gabe "goes nuts" whenever someone refers to his 2-year-old daughter Nahla as black.
Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... whenever Gabriel would read a story about Nahla that referred to her as "black," he would go off, insisting his baby was white. We're told Gabriel would tell Halle and others they should demand a "retraction" when such references were made regarding his daughter.
I'm going to have to agree with him there.
Nahla is not black. If anything she's biracial or mixed, but she's definitely not black. I don't see that as a problem -- if it's true.
But sources also tell TMZ that Gabe once called Halle a "ni**ga" - indicating that he might be a racist. That would be dead wrong if he called her the N-word in front of their child. Not that Nahla even knows that the word is offensive. But you can imagine the manner in which the N-word was delivered. No wonder the kid is terrified whenever daddy and mommy get together.
I'm so tired of seeing Willow Smith all over the blogs. Okay, the 10-year-old had a cute, catchy single with "Whip My Hair" last year. But now she's doing magazine covers. music videos and movies -- all while admitting she can't multiply or subtract.
In the latest issue of Teen Vogue magazine, on stands now, Willow says, “I used to go on tour with my mom and dad and see what they were doing, and I’d tell them, ‘Oh, I wanna do that, I wanna do that."
How many kids aspire to grow up and be whatever their mommy and daddy does for a living? Most adults encourage their offspring to get an education first. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are raising their kids backwards!
Every time Willow gives an interview there's a blizzard of red flags indicating future problems for the child prodigy. Here's an example of Willow's parents pushing the child towards failure:
"Whenever I don’t feel like working, they say, ‘You don’t want that career? You have to work hard. They think I should keep working harder and harder.”
Hello? She's only 10!! This is what happens when narcissists are allowed to raise children. Luckily, Tron's mother saved him from a similar fate.
Is rapper Bow Wow aware that a groupie is having his baby?
That's the rumor floating around the blogosphere this week. As rumors go, this one is pretty ridiculous. But some bloggers earn six figures from their gullible readers who will believe anything.
The groupie, named Joie, whom I introduced you to here last June, is indeed pregnant. But she's not confirming -- or denying -- that Bow Wow is her baby daddy. In fact, she's keeping the rumors alive on her Twitter page at least until the real father comes forward.
This past weekend, Bow Wow, real name Shad Moss, 23, was spotted at Atlanta's Compound nightclub partying with his current LSLH flame. Both Bow Wow and his new lady seemed oblivious to all the baby talk that's making the rounds. The two cuddled and made love faces at each other in the VIP all night long. She made sure that everyone in the club knew she was with Bow Weezy.
Bow Wow and his cutie pie girlfriend partied with friends into the wee hours of the morning before leaving the club together. He sure isn't behaving like a man who's about to be a daddy for the first time (that we know of). He's acting more like a man with no worries -- or baby mamas at home.
I wonder what Miss Joie, who lives in LA, thinks about these pictures?
Industry veteran Mike Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group.
The announcement was made yesterday by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two decades ago at Def Jam Recordings, joined Atlantic Records in 2004 as Executive Vice President of Urban Music.
In the early years of his career, Kyser (who was a DJ) worked and toured with such artists as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman, Foxy Brown, Warren G, and Montell Jordan. Kyser was instrumental in staging the historic, record-breaking "Hard Knock Life" stadium tour with Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman in 1999.
In 2009, Kyser was a key player in one of Jay-Z's most successful releases to date, The Blueprint 3. He spearheaded Jay-Z's achieving his 11th #1 album, surpassing Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most #1 albums, while leading the team that delivered Jay-Z his first #1 Billboard Hot 100 single as a lead performer, the
multi-Grammy nominated "Empire State Of Mind" duet with Alicia Keys.
"To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement," said Kyser in a press release. "The heritage of black music at Atlantic Records is second to none in this industry, and it is both humbling and thrilling to take on this new post at a label with such an amazing legacy. We have a fantastic roster of talent, combined with the best staff in the business, and I'm looking forward to building on our achievements to take black music at Atlantic Records to new heights."
Some of you may know Kyser as the elusive, but popular @Littleburger on Twitter.com. For a while, many in the industry believed @Littleburger was really singer chris brown.
The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of “LGBT History Month” — an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues.
The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether or not to make use of them.
But critics last night called the initiative a poor use of public money which could distract from the teaching of “core” subjects.
Among the suggestions are:
Maths — teaching statistics through census findings about the number of homosexuals in the population, and using gay characters in scenarios for maths problems;
Design and technology — encouraging pupils to make symbols linked to the gay rights movement;
Science – studying animal species where the male takes a leading role in raising young, such as emperor penguins and sea horses, and staging class discussions on different family structures, including same-sex parents.
Bit actress and sometime model Kim Porter, 43, was spotted out & about in Beverly Hills yesterday. Kim was seen shopping for high end sunglasses. She listened to music on her iPod while she tried on expensive frames. As you know, her famous baby daddy's are music mogul Sean Combs and 80's R&B crooner-turned-radio jock Al B Sure. Between them she has 4 children.
Later, Kim was spotted waiting for the elevator outside a dentist's office in Beverly Hills. She told the paparazzi that she'd just had a root canal, yet she was sipping on a large soda. The pap advised Kim that the cold soda only makes the pain worse, to which Kim replied that she needed the soda to calm her nerves. Kim eventually got tired of waiting for the elevator and opted for the stairs. At age 43, she still looks like a teenager.
Soulja Boy, whose last album sold a measly 13,000 copies, released his latest single, "Mike Vick" on his Twitter page last night. This is more brainless music from the 20-year-old rapper whose young fans have outgrown his grade school rhymes and moved on to Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa.
Actor Tyrone Burton, 31, got his start in the straight-to-DVD movie, Squeeze. From there, Mr. Burton played "T.K." on the WB show 'The Parent 'Hood'. When 'Parent Hood' was canceled, he got a plum role as Raven Symone's boyfriend "Andre" on the Nickelodeon hit TV show 'That's So Raven'.
After disappearing from the scene for a few years, Burton, 31, turned up today selling DVDs on a Los Angeles street. Like clockwork, the LAPD's best showed up to place him in cuffs in full view of the paparazzi. His charge: bootlegging his own DVDs.
According to Burton's Myspace page, he was hustling his own comedy play "Promise", which is available on DVDs for $20. If you want to support Tyrone (and help pay his bail) you can call his business line at (323) 481-1447 to place your order.
Burton's case is reminiscent of the 2007 arrest of Grand Hustle's mixtape king DJ Drama, who was busted along with DJ Don Cannon during a raid of their mixtape operation by the feds and local authorities who accused them of trafficking their own mixtape CDs. The charges against both men were later dropped.
Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles and actors Mehcad Brooks, Hosea Chanchez ('The Game') and Tristan Wilds ('The Wire') attended the Hennessy Privilege #Intime Dinner hosted by Mehcad Brooks at Soho House in West Hollywood yesterday.
Clothing giant Kenneth Cole tweeted this today on his Twitter page in an effort to promote his Spring 2011 clothing line. It worked. Understandably, his 9,000 followers, and the rest of the blogosphere, are in an uproar.
As I typed this post, Mr. Cole removed the insensitive tweet. He tweeted this moments ago, "I have removed this morning’s tweet. Please visit this link to see my apology."
First and foremost, stalking is not funny. It is a federal offense in all 50 states and stalkers who are caught in the act can face up to 90 days in jail -- or more if they commit bodily harm.
That being said, a local radio personality and blogger is herself the victim of stalking in the form of online death threats, and other threats of bodily harm, all because a Lisa Turtle lookalike accused her of being racist on Facebook.
Anh Vu of BeeHive FM radio took to her blog today to share her harrowing experience as a stalking victim with her readers.
After being threatened on my YouTube Channel numerous times by different people, I realized the epidemic of lonely, insecure, angry, bitter people in the world is REAL and not something to be played with. A woman took the time to steal pictures from my Facebook page and stole a clip from one of my YouTube videos and created a 10 min. video about me trying to depict me as a racist towards Black Women. Anyone that knows me personally knows that's the furthest from the truth so I'm not even
going to dignify that with a response.
This is a picture of the woman that made me a target in her video:
Anyway, this created a frenzy as I'm sure you can imagine other angry women and men came on her page to bash me. The bashing became so bad that people began to threaten to kick my ass if they ever see me out in public to a woman being bold enough to come on my actual YouTube channel and posted a threat to my life.
The reason I'm writing this blog is to help others that have been a target of negative publicity or threats.
Of course I know negative publicity is going to come with the territory but no one should have to put
up with threats!!
You have rights and this is something that you CAN and SHOULD report. Do not let people get away
with the bullying. That's what bullies do, they try to target those that they feel won't do anything in
return. ALWAYS REPORT THEM!
Lots of bombshells this week in Tabloid Land. Not only has Dr. Star Magazine diagnosed Angelina Jolie’s twins with Down Syndrome but now Kourtney Kardashian has a brand new beef with boyfriend Scott: he’s in love with Kim!
OK! has more sister news, reporting on the reality TV feud between Beverly Hills Real Housewives Kim and Kyle Richards. Speaking of reality TV Teen Mom’s Cory and Leah are back together.
Halle Berry, on the other hand, is not happy with her baby’s father. She’s taking Gabriel Aubry to court in order to battle a rather ugly custody battle. Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian and Katie Holmes both are pregnant or soon to be or want to be.
Also: Oprah’s sister Patricia meets the National Enquirer and Prince Charles has alzheimers?
Earlier this week, I received a tip from a confidential informant that rap mogul Jay Z, 41, was in town dining at that very moment at Atlanta's popular Busy Bee soul food restaurant with Mayor Kasim Reed.
It seems that Atlanta is on a short list of cities being considered by Jay Z for his franchise 40/40 sports bars. But everyone who does business in the city of Atlanta knows that they must wine and dine Kasim Reed, who seems to do nothing other than get wined and dined by wealthy businessmen looking to extradite their paperwork.
I'm sure Jay Z, pictured above with Reed and rapper Jeezy, knows the rules by now.
According to the AJC blog, The Buzz, the original 40/40 Club in Manhattan (owned by Jay-Z and partners Juan and Desiree Perez) is scheduled to be shuttered for "renovations" soon.
Industry trampoline Chilli (real name Rozonda Thomas) promoted the new season of her hit VH1 series, "What Chilli Wants", with a handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood Times Square in NYC yesterday. Like Halle Berry, Chilli's personal adventures with men are legendary. The 39-year-old member of TLC has an eye for handsome, but emotionally unavailable men who sex her, then leave her feeling bitter, alone and increasingly insecure. Chilli has a son, Tron, 14, with music producer Dallas Austin, and she dated R&B singer Usher for 2 years. Over the years, she reportedly had flings with record mogul LA Reid, author Hill Harper, singer Akon, model Tyson Beckford, football player Larry Johnson, CNN anchor TJ Holmes, boxer Floyd Mayweather, and too many others to mention.
R&B singer Monica's husband, Lakers guard Shannon Brown, shows off his sparkling wedding band while he signed autographs for fans at a T-Mobile store in Los Angeles yesterday. Fans queued up for hours to meet Brown who has struggled with nagging injuries this season. Brown's name is on a short list of possible trades being considered by the Lakers, according to Bleacherreport.com, who says Brown could be shipped out for "earlier first-round draft picks" by the Lakers. But the Lakers would be foolish to trade Brown, who, at age 25 hasn't reached his full potential yet.