Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, 54, danced onstage with his lovely wife Marjorie Harvey during his 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday (April 4).

Reality TV personality and entrepreneur Angela Simmons, 23, posed with her uncle Russell Simmons, 53, at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday.

Director Tyler Perry, 41, left, and comedian Steve Harvey attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's in NYC yesterday. Mr. Perry generously purchased a block of ads on Sandrarose.com a while back. We appreciate him.

Businesswoman Malaak Compton-Rock and her husband, comedian Chris Rock, 46, attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala yesterday in NYC. Everyone looked so nice!

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Antonia Carter, 26, has a new reality TV series that's set to debut on the BET Network this month. The show centers around her family, which includes her 12-year-old daughter, Reginae Carter, whose daddy is rappper Lil wayne.

Toya, as she is affectionately called, couldn't get pregnant by fiance MempHitz to boost the show's ratings, so she did the next best thing: she created a scandal on Twitter.com that is sure to draw curious viewers to her new show.

According to loyal reader, snootypooty, Toya, whose username on Twitter.com is @antoniacarter, took to her Twitter page and tweeted, "It breaks my heart to see kids under 18 Gay."

Toya quickly deleted the tweet and apologized for giving her opinion, but not before her original tweet was retweeted by bisexual bloggers, @Necole Bitchie and @MissJia, both of whom have amassed huge followings on Twitter.com.

Toya's tweet whipped up a storm of protests on Twitter.com, causing her daughter, Reginae, to come to mommy's defense. Reginae tried to be diplomatic at first by explaining that everyone has their own opinions. She finally told her angry followers -- most of whom are under 18 -- to unfollow her because her mom comes first.

"I know my mother is a nice lady and she have opinions," she wrote. "But she said she's sorry. The ones that don't believe her, she tried. Unfollow me, my mom comes first."

What do you kids think? Was Toya wrong to voice her opinion about confused young men prancing around Lenox Mall in high heels carrying purses? Or should she have kept her opinions to herself?

The NY Post is reporting that ticket prices for troubled actor Charlie Sheen's upcoming Radio City Music Hall shows have hit new lows at just $24 to $31.

At those prices, it's almost certain that Sheen will not show up for one or both of his shows at Radio City. There are still thousands of tickets available -- and scalpers who are desperate to unload them.

Sheen's Friday and Saturday shows had sold out in less than an hour when tickets first went on sale. The $126 tickets were snatched up by enterprising scalpers who had plans to sell them online at up to 5 times face value.

At the time, Sheen was riding a wave of popularity on Twitter.com thanks to his sarcastic wit and oversized ego -- which people often confuse for charm and personality.

He broke a record on Twitter.com by accumulating a million followers in less time than it took that other narcissist -- Ashton Kutcher -- to do it.

The suckers who bought tickets to Sheen's first 2 shows in Detroit and Chicago, learned a hard lesson about falling under the spell of a raging narcissist with no talent.

New Yorkers are not that dumb.

In case you forgot how exciting Ciara was in concert. She put it down at the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater on Saturday!

CiCi performed her hits "Gimmie Dat," "Goodies," and "1, 2 Step" -- and the best part is she did it live without lip syncing!

Video courtesy of ronaldlove27. Thanks to loyal reader @chaneltoriniero for the tip!

Photos: Rollingout.com via Ultimate Ciara.

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The most famous stories involving trannies and black male celebrities have ended in tragedy. Who can forget the one about comedian Eddie Murphy getting pulled over by a traffic cop on Sunset Boulevard in May 1997. In the passenger seat sat a 21-year-old tranny hustler who later died under mysterious circumstances.

Then there's the sad story about sexy crooner Teddy Pendergrass, who was allegedly being "serviced" by a male transvestite sex worker when he suffered that horrible car crash that severed his spine on March 18, 1982. Pendergrass died last year from colon cancer.

Luckily for one of New York's top radio disc jockeys, his story didn't end in tragedy.

According to online reports, Calvin "Mr. Cee" Lebrun was busted by New York's finest as he sat in his car with a 20-year-old tranny last week

The police officer observed Mr. Cee "getting head" from the male hooker in his parked car. Cee is a well-respected music producer, known for his work on Notorious BIG's classic Ready To Die album.

Although we aren't familiar with Mr. Cee here in the south, the news caused an uproar on Twitter.com last night.

Cee's co-worker, Funkmaster Flex, who has legal problems of his own, wrote this statement on his blog disputing the rumors and innuendoes:

Earlier this evening, a rumor went viral through multiple social media platforms stating that Mr. Cee was arrested for committing a lewd act. Please be advised this rumor is not true. Stating false allegations about somebody and presenting it as valid information is unethical. Please continue to listen to Mr. Cee everyday at noon Monday through Friday on Hot 97 and Hot97.com.

But the news was independently confirmed by Bucky Turco, who took the time to do his research.

I sure hope Mr. Cee isn't married, because if he is, he is just one more black man added to the list of pitiful brothas who use black women to justify (and hide) their sick lifestyles.

Update:

Just days after being busted for lewd and lascivious conduct with a male street walker, Hot 97 DJ Mr. Cee joined Twitter to threaten all "NYPD bandwagon jumpers" and dare them to come down to the station and call him a tranny lover to his face.

In the meantime, an NYPD rep has confirmed reports that one of their officers interrupted a tranny hooker in the act of giving Mr. Cee some head in his parked car at about 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I'm embarrassed for him.

At one point the genius even threatened a fellow DJ on Twitter.com, telling him, "Don't think the goons cant get at you."

A rep for the NYPD confirmed the arrest to XXLMag.com saying that the Hot 97 personality was busted on Wednesday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. in a parked car within the confines of the first police precinct. He was charged with public lewdness and exposure. Source

Romeo Miller, 21, was seen leaving 'Dancing With The Stars' rehearsals in LA with a small boy earlier today. Other blogs are reporting that the boy is the son of his current girlfriend. If you recall, Romeo broke things off with his last girlfriend, Katelyn Najjar, daughter of the now broke Atlanta real estate developer, Lee Najjar.

Meanwhile, statuesque talk show host Wendy Williams and former rapper, Romeo Miller, were spotted leaving 'Dancing With The Stars' rehearsals today. Williams, 46, took to her Twitter page to urge her followers to watch her dance tonight. "They told me that me & Tony [Dovolani] dance FIRST!!," she tweeted. Williams also tweeted a pic of her knee and ankles, swollen from all that practicing.

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The horrific story of a family found slaughtered in their home took a strange turn when a reporter stumbled upon the bloody murder weapon earlier today.

A writer for the Atlanta journal newspaper, found the bloody knife on the patio of the Lithonia home where 3 people -- a woman and two children -- were brutally stabbed to death Sunday evening.

According to DeKalb sheriff's records, Eugene Quatron McCoy, 21, was booked into the jail at 4:24 a.m. Monday on three murder charges. The records at the jail indicate he lived at the house in the 7100 block of Rockland Road.

The house had been thoroughly searched by DeKalb police, who somehow missed the bloody knife lying under a chair on the patio.

Incredibly, a DeKalb County Police spokeswoman said she did not know if the blood soaked knife was related to the deadly stabbings.

Broken glass from a window lay scattered on the patio near where the knife was found. A slashed window screen lay discarded on the steps.

According to the AJC, a woman survived the carnage inside the house. The woman managed to escape by running through the woods to a home in a nearby subdivision to call for help. She was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

The dead woman is believed to be McCoy's mother. The identifies of all 4 victims are being withheld until the next of kin is notified.

Police had been called to the home on six previous occasions to arrest McCoy for allegedly violating stay away orders. He was last arrested on January 8 on a criminal trespass charge, and was released from the jail on March 16.

Photos: Rhonda Cook, rcook@ajc.com and DeKalb Sheriff's Office

Troubled television actor Charlie Sheen was booed off the stage during the opening night of his narcissistic “Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option” tour at the Fox theater in Detroit.

The disorganized show started with video clips, a guest comic and a rapper (Simon Rex) who failed to hype the crowd. Fans began booing lustily minutes after Sheen brought out his porn star goddesses who shared a passionate kiss onstage.

Sheen played a music video he recorded with rapper Snoop Dogg entitled "Winning". It was embarrassing to watch as Sheen told one heckler, "I've already got your money, dude." Hundreds of people walked out to chants of "we want a refund!"

Things were much improved the following night in Chicago, as fans who paid upwards of $1,000 (for private booths) cheered the former "Two and a Half Men" star with chants of “Detroit sucks!”

For last night's show, Sheen did away with the video clips, including the Snoop Dogg music video. Instead of displaying his usual grandiose personality, he sat quietly in a chair while his tour manager, Joey Scoleri, interviewed him.

Sheen managed to avert a minor disaster in Chicago, but critics doubt the tour will last through the remaining 18 cities.

"Not really a trainwreck, just a little bit sad and more than a little bit tedious,” wrote Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times after Sheen's performance in Chicago.

Roeper noted that Sheen, who is not a stand up comic, was painfully "out of his league."

Getting a little impatient with the constant interruptions from the crowd, Sheen displayed a hint of narcissistic rage when he barked: “I f-cking talk, you listen!”

"Finally, Sheen read a long letter from a fan saying how great he is, the lights went up, and that was that," wrote Roeper.

The writer pointed out that no one got up and walked out during the Chicago show, but, he added, "to command a stage in front of a large audience, you have to bring it -- or you're toast."

Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour" rolls into Atlanta on April 21 at the Fox Theater. Lots of tickets are still available.

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Even the most staunchest supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama can tell things are not the same as they were back in 2008 when Obama was Winning.

Over the weekend, Obama posted a campaign Launch video on his website announcing his $1 billion 2012 election bid. The video was replete with bucolic scenes of middle America and the rural countryside. Somber white people reminisced over the "underdog senator" and the "changes that we've seen in the last two and a half years."

What changes, you ask?

Well, I did note one major change from the first time Obama ran for president. That change is seen at the 1-minute mark of the video when a black woman appears onscreen and parrots the same tired excuse we've heard over and over again since Obama was sworn in as president.

"Alice" from Michigan reminds us that "President Obama is one person." Her appearance in the video is in stark contrast to Obama's past campaign videos where there was nary a black face to be found.

Alice might as well have said, 'Obama desperately needs us blacks this time around.'

Obama's arrogance allowed him to largely ignore the black community in 2008. But expect to see a lot more black faces in Obama's $1 billion campaign bid to keep his job. In coining the election phrase, "It Begins With Us" -- Obama knows that in 2012, he won't win reelection without at least acknowledging black people.

Beyonce, 29, and her rapper husband, Jay Z, 41, were spotted getting off a boat in the Bahamas yesterday. The island they're staying on is the same one where Aaliyah died in an unfortunate plane crash on August 25, 2001.

Can you believe Jay Z and Beyonce have been married for 3 long years? The couple exchanged "I do's" exactly 3 years ago today in a private residence in Manhattan. Even though everyone knew they were a couple, Bey and Jay never publicly admitted their romance until after they had been married. I don't know how these two managed to stay together for so long, but they deserve kudos for staying happily married with all the outside pressures being put on them.

*Please note that this is a positive post*

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R&B singer Rihanna performed her next single, "California King Bed" off her smash album LOUD with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last night.

The reviews are in: "She sounds like a dying rabbit," wrote one reviewer following Rihanna's unlikely performance at the CMAs.

Wearing a dreadful red pixie wig and a white dress, Rihanna choked out the words to her own song in a live performance that didn't go over well with the harsh Twitter.com critics. To put it frankly, she was bad -- and not in a good way.

Nettles tried to save Rihanna after their duet by calling the 23-year-old Barbadian native a "wonderful performer." She added: "Obviously, country music is hip and it's cool and it's fresh, and I think her being here tonight is even more testimony to that."

Taylor Swift won the Entertainer of the Year award and Lady antebellum won a gong for Album of the Year. Miranda Lambert took home four gongs and Twilight star Robert Pattinson and newlywed Reese Witherspon were presenters.

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U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement Friday condemning the executions of seven foreign U.N. employees in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Obama said in a statement that no religion tolerates "the slaughter and beheading of innocent people."

A total of 11 people were killed Friday in uprisings sparked by the news that Pastor Terry Jones burned 2 Qurans during a stunt at his church in Florida on Mar. 20.

Mr. Obama, who was raised a Muslim, saved his harshest words for the burning of the Quran, which he called "an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry."

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murders, including the beheadings of two U.N. employees. The day of violence left 78 people injured and the death toll is expected to rise as rioting continued Saturday in Afghanistan.

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who finally made good on his past threats to burn the Quran, said:

"We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time has come to hold Islam accountable.

"Our United States government and our President must take a close, realistic look at the radical element Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace."

Mr Jones, a former furniture salesman, was quick to respond to accusations that blood was on his hands.

“We do not feel responsible, no," Jones told “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir.

"They must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech, and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed," he said.

He added: "We demand action from the United Nations. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities."

When told by the FBI that there was a $2.2 million fatwa (hit) out on him, Jones said, "I don’t right now feel personally afraid. But we are armed."

Mr. Jones' next stunt is to put the Islamic high prophet Muhummad on trial for "crimes against humanity."

DJ Funkmaster Flex dropped this Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim diss snippet last night. It is rumored to be off Lil Wayne's hastily recorded album, Carter IV, due in stores later this month.

Nicki's Lil Kim diss is a bit late, but very effective. Whoever writes Nicki's raps should get all of her royalties because they do the real work. Anyway, Nicki goes in on Kim, telling the aging rapper: "You a tragedy/you a parody/last name Ann/first name Raaaaaagedy"

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The working title of the track is "Tragedy," but that title is subject to change.

I told you earlier about a rumor that Lil Wayne kicked Drake out of Young Money yesterday. If that's true, I predict Nicki is next -- especially since Weezy doesn't even listen to her music.

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Former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, 30, took a dip in the ocean off Miami Beach on an early Saturday morning. She showed off her toned figure in a lime green string bikini. It's hard to tell she had breast augmentation surgery, but she did. If you are planning on increasing your breast size, may I suggest you be as discreet as Kelly and not overdo it?

They say this is Kelly's boyfriend, identity unknown. She looks happy. Good for her.

In unrelated news, blogger Tami Reed of TalkingWithTami blog, reports that Drake and Lil Wayne had a falling out yesterday during his concert. She says Drake and Baby, aka Birdman, got into a shoving match, which ended when Drake yelled, "I AM Young Money!" Weezy reportedly responded "f*ck you!" and now Drake is out of the Young Money clique.

Supposedly, the dispute was over royalties owed to the rapper. I know you don't care, but Drake is my favorite rapper right now, so I care.

Jermaine Jackson is often photographed on vacation with his current wife Halima Rashid in Dubai or some other far flung exotic destination. He lives in a posh mansion in San Fernando Valley with his wife -- and they own several luxury vehicles -- yet he can't afford to pay his child support bills because he claims he's broke.

According to the Daily Mail, Jackson, 56, was back in a California courtroom yesterday to explain why he's behind on $100,000 in child support for his two sons with ex-wife Alejandra Jackson.

The judge lowered his past due payments slightly and ordered Jackson to pay $80,000 in past due child support for his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty Jackson.

Alejandra Jackson (pictured above) is just as sorry as her baby daddy. She refuses to leave the Jackson compound in Encino, California where the Jackson 5 grew up after leaving Gary, Indiana in the 70s.

Jackson, who converted to Islam in 1989, complains that he shouldn't have to pay child support because Alejandra has lived at his family's Hayvenhurst estate for 20 years without paying a single bill.

But Katherine Jackson, 81, who has custody of the late Michael Jackson's 3 kids, wants Alejandra gone. Katherine took Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket, and moved out while the mansion was under renovations. But Alejandra stayed put with her four sons -- two with Jermaine and two with his younger brother Randy -- despite the fact that the Estate’s attorney Howard Weitzman changed the locks and removed the food from the home.

Jermaine's California driver's license was recently revoked, but it will be reinstated if he makes a minimum payment of $5,000 on April 4. But Jackson claims he is destitute and can't afford to pay a penny even though he earned hundreds of thousands of dollars appearing in two reality TV shows.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's beautiful children are growing up quickly in front of our eyes! The paparazzi spotted Paris, 12, and 9-year-old Prince Michael II, aka Blanket, on a shopping excursion to a toy store with their auntie LaToya Jackson in Beverly Hills yesterday. Cute!

Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.

Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.

I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.

The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.

Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.

So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.

The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.

Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.

Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.

"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.

Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.

Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.

Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.

Some of you have been asking me to post more Decatur Flavors. For some reason, people think "Decatur Flavor" is a derogatory term, when in fact it is not.

Just to be clear: a Decatur Flavor is the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème.

She is the most naturally beautiful woman that Atlanta (and it's surrounding suburbs) has to offer. Decatur Flavors are clean, wholesome, well-proportioned girls who are silicone-free, and most of them even have their own hair growing out of their scalps. They can be dark skinned, light skinned, or any flavor in between.

Understand that to be considered a Decatur Flavor is a high honor and a privilege that is not bestowed on just any woman. You may think you're all that, but you're not a Decatur Flavor.

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'Basketball Wives' stars Jennifer Williams, 34, and Evelyn Lozada, 41, hosted Gold Room Thursdays last night in Atlanta. 'The Game' stars, Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha Mack) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik) also showed up to party with the industry elite.


Jennifer wore Christian Louboutin's and a cobalt blue dress that caught everyone's attention.

Evelyn Lozada wasn't happy that Jennifer seemed to be getting all the attention last night

The Game's Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik)

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

An 11-year-old Staten Island schoolboy was arrested and thrown into jail yesterday for allegedly teasing a 13-year-old Muslim girl.

Osman Daramy, his feet shackled in chains, appeared in a New York courtroom today. His stepfather, Frank Davies (above right), also attended the proceedings which was covered extensively by the NY media. Apparently, the little boy called the Muslim girl names and attempted to snatch her religious headdress off.

Children are teased every day in school. It's a rite of passage that we all must endure growing up. The only reason this story is making headlines is because the president of the United States is Muslim. And now Muslims are being given preferential treatment and their rights carry more weight than most Americans.

Here's Splash News's take on the story:

Pipsqueak punk Osman Daramy was all obnoxious smiles and obscene gestures yesterday as he was hauled into court on hate-crime charges for allegedly assaulting and trying to rip off the religious headdress of a female Muslim classmate.

The 11-year-old Osman -- whose own mother is a Muslim -- had taunted the 13-year-old girl during one assault, saying, "Aren't you the Muslim girl we beat up? We'll beat you up again," a prosecutor alleged yesterday.

"It was not one incident. It was a continued course of behavior," Assistant District Attorney Teresa Wilson told a Staten Island Family Court judge a day after Osman's arrest.

Photos: Splash News Online

When Barack Obama was elected president, I was hoping that he would pass a bill forcing all potential parents to take mandatory tests to prove they are competent to raise human beings, but I guess not.

A hoodrat who embarrassed her own child by sending her to school with Jolly Rancher candies in her hair is now upset because a teacher posted pics of the hood hairstyle on Facebook.

The mom, Lucinda Williams, claims her daughter begged her to tie the candies onto the ends of her braids for picture day at school.

You decide who is in the wrong: the mama for making her kid the laughing stock of the school, or the teacher for doing what anyone else would have done under the circumstances.

Ukailya Lofton, a student at Overton Elementary School in Chicago, turned up for her school photo on picture day with Jolly Rancher candies tied to her braids after she had seen the style in a magazine.

Her computer teacher asked her to pose for a photo with her braids hanging round her face and told her: 'My husband is not going to believe this.'

That night she posted the cell-phone pictures on her Facebook page with the message: 'Right! This is for picture day.'
Another parent whose child is the teacher's friend on Facebook let Ukailya's mother Lucinda Williams know that the girl's photo was on the teacher's page and people were mocking the hairstyle.

The comments that appeared on the teacher's Facebook page said things like: 'I laughed so hard my contact popped out', 'yeah this is foolishness' and 'If you are going to make your child look ridiculous the least you could do is make them matching.'

When a furious Ms Williams notified the school, the teacher removed the photo and apologised but Ukailya's mother is demanding she apologise directly to her daughter.

She told the Chicago Tribune: 'What bothers me is that she still hasn't apologized to my baby. No child should have to go to school to be bullied by their teacher.

'She wasn't even suspended, and an apology is not enough.'

Friends of "Celebrity Apprentice" star NeNe Leakes are worried that she might be addicted to plastic surgery.

According to RadarOnline.com, the mother of two has already undergone numerous nip and tuck surgeries to improve her appearance, but she's not satisfied with the results.

NeNe, who found fame (and a little fortune) when she took over the angry bitch role from Sheree Whitfield on 'Atlanta Housewives,' was spotted on Miami beach last weekend wearing a neon green bikini that exposed her rolls of tummy fat.

A source told Radar: "NeNe is determined to have a flatter tummy and she intends to have more liposuction done so she looks her very best this summer."

But what NeNe doesn't realize is that the fat rolls will only end up coming back.

Women in their 40s, who are going into menopause, experience a decrease in hormones which triggers fat production -- especially around their stomach and hips.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Her friends are worried that she has become too obsessed with plastic surgery and have warned her about the dangers, but she just wants to be the best image of herself that she can be.

"She intends to have the procedure done sooner rather than later and at the moment she is hanging out in Miami with her friends Al Reynolds and Evelyn Lozado from the reality series Basketball Wives."

Since becoming famous the 6 ft tall reality star has had several procedures done including a nose job, breast reduction and lift, liposuction on her tummy, thighs and hips plus new veneers on her teeth.

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Remember Sara Stokes from MTV's "Making The Band 2"? Well, according to TMZ, she was choked out and beaten by her husband Tony -- probably in front of their kids -- before he was arrested and thrown in jail last week.

Sara could learn a thing or two from pop singer Rihanna, who was also choked out and beaten before she came to her senses and dumped her abuser. If you recall, the last time Sara got her head busted was on August 2, 2009, when she "tripped" and fell in the couple's Morena Valley, CA home after arguing with Tony.

Even though she later changed her story numerous times to protect her husband, we do know that Sara fought back by grabbing a kitchen knife and stabbing Tony in the arm. They were both transported to jail after receiving treatment for their wounds.

I could go on and on about the problems with insecure women falling in love with emotionally unavailable mama's boys, but I'll just stick to the facts of the latest incident.

Sources close to Sara tell [TMZ], it all went down last weekend at a friend's house in Georgia -- Tony Stokes accused Sara of being with another man ... and then allegedly choked and hit her.

According to law enforcement, Tony was arrested for simple battery -- and released the next day on $2,000 bail.

Tony's taking it all in stride ... telling us, "Everybody speculates and blows things out of proportion. It's a crazy kind of life. We're dysfunctional. We need our own TV show. I love my wife." Source

If we can find any good news in this sad story, it is this: Sara's friend alerted TMZ to the beat down, which indicates that Sara is tired of getting her head bounced off the concrete. It is likely that she gave her friend the green light to spill the teas to TMZ.

It's also quite possible that Sara has endured the violence long enough and she's decided to divorce Tony due to the fact that she found another emotionally unavailable mama's boy who she thinks she can change.

Women like Sara never learn.

The Bronx Zoo's missing cobra is back home after 7 adventurous days on the lam.

According to the spoof Twitter account @Bronxzooscobra, the highly poisonous cobra spent her last night of freedom sleeping in the lap of luxury at the New York Hilton's Penthouse Ssssuite.

The NY Hilton posted the above pic after extending an invitation to the wary cobra to bed down for the night. The cobra graciously accepted, saying:

Thank you Hilton New York for the cushy & warm penthouse suite for the night! If I had a "lower back" that would benefit from this mattress I'd sleep on my 'back'- but since I don't...I think I'll sleep on my tummy. G'night world!

But on a serious note, Bronx Zoo officials say the 3-month old, 3 ounce cobra was captured at 9 a.m. Thursday, using tongs and a tool that closely resembles a golf club.

The famous reptile is resting comfortably after feeding on a meal of baby mice. She will go on public display some time next week. There's still no word on how the snake slithered out of its enclosure last Friday, but snakes are able to flatten their bodies and slip through the smallest opening.