How sad. Today the blogosphere is gleefully reporting that R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s mom, Frankie Lons, 50, is back behind bars.

This time, she was pulled over by Sandy Springs, GA police yesterday for driving erratically. Lons was arrested for a probation violation that I told you about 2 weeks ago.

During a search of her vehicle, cops found a drug related substance and they tacked possession onto her charges. So far, Keyshia has not commented on these latest charges.

If you recall the last time her mom was arrested, Keyshia tweeted:

“You know, I really pray she gets it together for herself. She has to want to change for herself.”

Do better Frankie!

In case you’re one of the millions of Americans who slept soundly at 4 a.m. when Britain’s Prince William took Kate Middleton to be his bride, here is a quick update.

Kate Middleton will now and forever be referred to as “Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge” (unless a series of tragic deaths befalls members of the royal family, at which time she will be bestowed as Queen of England).

Kate, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, turned 29 on January 9th. She is the eldest of 3 children.

Kate, oops, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was given Princess Diana’s engagement ring to have and to own. But her new hubby made it clear early on that he intends to go ringless.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge decided to do her own makeup because she wanted to add a little normalcy to the pomp and circumstance surrounding the wedding of the century.

Although she thought it was lame, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge practiced “the wave” for hours in the mirror until she got it right.

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Well known entertainment lawyer Charles A. Mathis, Jr. passed away last night of a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

Mr. Mathis had been in a coma for a few weeks, according to industry sources. He was a senior partner of The Mathis Law Firm in Atlanta, and he counted numerous celebrities, professional athletes and executives among his many well-heeled clients, including R&B singers Monica and Usher.

Mr. Mathis was a pillar of the community who donated his time and money to charitable organizations. On the weekends, he unwound with his clients at Atlanta’s top nightclubs.

In 2007, Allison Mathis, pictured above with her dad, Charles, and mom, Cyndi Mathis, celebrated her 16th birthday on MTV’s top rated ‘Super Sweet 16′ program. At the end of the show, Mr. Mathis handed Allison the keys to a brand new Mercedes SUV.

Mr. Mathis’ Buckhead mansion was the location of many legendary industry parties and private events over the years. The palatial mansion was also the scene of “that incident” between Usher and this blogger that made headlines in the NY Daily News.

They say the couple that plays together, stays together. Here we have pics of Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal and his reality star concubine, Hoopz, of TV’s ‘Flava of Love’ fame, practicing their circus act.

O’Neal was sidelined with a calf injury during the Celtics sweep of the hapless NY Knicks in round 1 of the NBA playoffs. But he is expected to at least suit up when the Celtics face the Miami Heat for game 1 of the semifinals on Sunday, May 1st in Miami.

If Shaq still can’t play by then, maybe Hoopz will sub for him. Look at the guns on her!


It seems that a Twitter cutie woke up one morning burning fiercely after gratuitously sleeping with a well-known Atlanta rapper without protection.

After keeping an appointment with her gynecologist, it turns out that the unlucky groupie had more than just a simple case of the claps to worry about. She’s telling her friends that the promiscuous rapper gave her herpes — a lifelong affliction that no modern medicine can cure.

Now she spends her days sending Direct Messages rapidly back and forth on warning other loose groupies to wrap it up tightly before bedding this particular rapper when he comes to their town.

Poor James.

At least it is confirmed that the unidentified rapper is not teh ghey.

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Star Jones, 49, looks like she is packing on the pounds again as she lunches at Nello’s on Madison with a pal. She appears to have put back on 20-30 pounds after her weight loss of several years ago where she became very slim. She at a creamy dessert and sipped on white wine.

R&B singer Rihanna, 23, was spotted dining out at Phillippe Chow in Hollywood yesterday.

Grammy-award winner Kelly Rowland, 30, who is a superstar over in Europe, poses for the paparazzi while leaving her hotel and getting in her car in new York city. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, 30, was spotted leaving a nail salon in Beverly Hills, CA after having a manicure and pedicure in the color pink.

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‘Jumping The Broom’ is a new film by director Salim Akil that celebrates the African tradition of jumping the broom to signify a marriage when it wasn’t always legal for blacks to marry in the 18th century.

‘Jumping The Broom’, produced by Tracey Edmonds and Bishop T.D. Jakes, is a romantic comedy that explores today’s difficulty in abstaining from sex until marriage.

Marion “Pooch” Hall of BET’s ‘The Game’ plays Ricky, the best friend of the groom, Jason (Laz Alonzo). And Romeo Miller (“Dancing With The Stars”) plays Sebastian, the cousin of the bride, Sabrina (Paula Patton).

Problems crop up for Jason and Sabrina when their two families from opposite ends of the tracks clash on Martha’s Vineyard during their dream weekend wedding.

“Help me Jesus, that boy is fine!,” says Shonda (Tasha Smith) after meeting Sebastian, who prefers “a more seasoned woman with a little more experience.”

Later, Jason, Ricky, Sebastian and Malcolm (DeRay Davis) get together for an impromptu bachelor party before the wedding. Ricky, Malcolm and Sebastian each take opposing views of what it really means to be a man in this clip from the movie.

‘Jumping The Broom’ is in theaters May 6th.

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According to to a confidential source who spoke to on condition of anonymity, BET Network wanted Tameka “Tiny” Cottle to come back for a 3rd season of the popular ‘Tiny & Toya Show,’ but it was a network producer who told her she could not return.

If you recall, another source told me that BET did not ask Tiny to return to the ‘Tiny & Toya Show.’ But my source said that information was incorrect.

The confidential informant told me that it was James DuBose of DuBose Entertainment who was responsible for all the confusion surrounding the ouster of Tiny from the show.

“Tiny wanted to do the show — and BET wanted her to come back,” said my source in a phone call yesterday. “But [DuBose] told her it was too late, that they had already started filming the [Toya] show without her.”

“After they watched the 1st episode of the 2nd season, they said ‘We want another season!’,” said my source. But she said Tiny’s husband, rapper T.I., was initially against Tiny doing another season. “He didn’t want her to do it. He said the show portrayed the family in a negative light,” she said.

The source said T.I. later changed his mind. But when Tiny approached DuBose to recommit to the show, he told her she could not return.

Tiny, who is preparing for the release of her husband from an Arkansas prison next month, came up with the concept for the ‘Tiny & Toya Show’. My source believes that Tiny’s publicist, Tanisha Ramos, and DuBose (who produced Monica’s ‘Still Standing’ reality series for BET) both had words with each other.

“Why would you mess with success?,” said the source who described DuBose as “catty and messy.”

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218 people are reported dead, including 128 killed in Alabama and 11 dead in Georgia, as massive tornados ripped through the south yesterday.

Jabriel Branch, (pictured right) of McComb, Mississippi, died when a tree crashed through the roof of her family home last night.

Rescue workers are still searching through rubble for survivors in the northwest corner of Georgia, which was the hardest hit. 7 people were reported killed in Catoosa County in north GA. Two people are reported dead in Spalding County, south of Atlanta.

So far GEMA is reporting only 11 people dead in Georgia. GEMA spokesman Chrystal Paulk-Buchanan said the death toll is expected to climb throughout the day. 30 injured people have been taken to area hospitals.

Severe thunderstorms moved through the area south of Atlanta last night knocking down trees and power lines and leaving about 1,500 Georgia Power customers in the dark. Luckily, the storms spared metro Atlanta.

“There’s really no explanation,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Gibbs of why the storms skipped Atlanta. “It’s just the way the storms set up.”

Sgt. Joe Peavy of Spalding County and his 11-year-old daughter are counting their blessings this morning. They were taken to an area hospital after a tornado struck their home just off of highway 92.

“The last I heard they were doing OK, but his house is gone, his patrol car is crushed,” Spalding Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Ranieri told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “All we know is that when the tornado hit, it apparently sucked the 11-year-old girl out the bedroom window along with her bed and everything else. It was very fortunate [that she survived]. I wish everybody would have come out that way because we did have two fatalities.”

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency covering Floyd, Dade, Catoosa and Walker counties in north Georgia. The list is expected to grow as storms continue to push through the south today.

A tornado watch and flash flood watches are still in effect for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas until 3pm today.

Watch this video as a massive tornado ripped through Alabama yesterday.

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Remember I told you last week that a male industry friend told me that the fake, big booty girls were winning? Well, I guess he was right.

Apparently, Grand Hustle artist Yung Dro has given his heart to a sophisticated pr0n star who goes by the name of GizelleXXX on Her name says it all. But despite the fact that GizelleXXX’s job description calls for her to gargle with other men’s body fluids, Dro is in love.

This morning Dro proudly tweeted, “My girl got my name tatted on her today Good times.”

His girl responded by posting this Twitpic of Dro’s name freshly tattooed on her body. I’m a nurse and I can’t even tell you which part of her body that tattoo is on. If that’s her buttocks, it is horribly deformed (most likely by a couple dozen butt injections).

In response to the outpouring of taunting and ridicule directed at both herself and her man, GizelleXXX tweeted:

@SkinnyGirlSwag b*tch shut yo ms.ciley lookin a** the F*CK up! Squirrel Face A** B*tch! …Don’t worry bout me and @dropolo. That’s OUR biz

How classy…