With all the death and mayhem that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, at least one celebrity enjoyed her holiday weekend in the arms of TWO men. Rowland has been dating man #1 for at least a year now. We have no clue who man #2 is.

From Splash News:

The singer and new ‘X-Factor’ judge, Kelly Rowland, was spotted at the beach in Miami Beach, FL, in the afternoon with friends. Kelly wore a purple bikini, silver sunglasses and a straw hat on her day at the beach. She spent most of the time taking a nap. Before leaving, Kelly put on a tunic and was seen affectionately kissing a mystery male.

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Unable to come to terms with her pastor’s secret lifestyle, Bernice King has left her position at New Birth Missionary Church, according to the AJC.

King, 48, the youngest and only surviving daughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, left her position as an elder on Sunday just days after Bishop Eddie Long and the church settled lawsuits brought by 4 men who say he coerced them with gifts, clothing and trips in exchange for sex.

King was an impassioned opponent of gay rights and gay marriage in particular. In 2004, King and Long walked side by side during a march against gay marriage that ended at the Martin Luther King grave site. It is well known in the lesbian community that King is not empathetic toward gays and lesbians. Especially since it has long been rumored that Bernice, who never married, is an undercover lesbian herself.

Both Long, 58, and Elder King made the fight against gay marriage their personal crusades. Conflicted church members looking for guidance from Long and King were often instructed to seek Jesus to rid themselves of their “sick” homosexual urgings. Meanwhile, Long and King battled their inner demons in seclusion, only to emerge bitter and broken people.

In a report written by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Long was called “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.” In one sermon, he says to gays and lesbians, “God says you deserve death!”

Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist megachurch once had a membership of 25,000. But at the 8 a.m. service on the Sunday following news of the settlement, the congregation numbered in the hundreds.

Yesterday I told you that I would spill the tea about what happened in Miami at the annual Spring Fest concert at Bicentenniel Park, when singer Chris Brown threw a fit in his RV trailer.

According to my inside source, the Spring Fest concert, which normally features 15 or more established acts, was unusually disorganized this year.

My source said the line up changed several times during the evening after the gates opened at 5 p.m. The featured artists included Brown, Marsha Ambrosius, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Miguel, Jeremih, Travis Porter, Big Sean, and others.

In defense of Brown, my source said he arrived on time for his set which was supposed to begin around 7 p.m. But the source said that Brown “flipped a gasket” after cooling his heels in his trailer for 3 hours while waiting to go on. “The show was behind and he got there on time. Then he was like, ‘what the f*ck is going on?'” said my source.

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Rappers Drake and Bow Wow were spotted locked in a manly embrace in Miami over the weekend. Trey Songz brought Drake out during his set at the Springfest in downtown Miami on Saturday. Drake Performed “Successful” and another song with Trey. Bow Wow performed during Chris Brown’s set. The photographer who spotted the two men behind a trailer, said the two shared a warm embrace and then spoke briefly before each man departed with his entourage. I wonder what they spoke about?

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A plethora of Hip Hop stars hit Miami Beach this 3-day weekend to partake in the Memorial Day festivities. On Saturday, rappers Lil Wayne and his homie Drake spent roughly $50,000 between them at Miami’s #1 strip club, the King of Diamonds.

Weezy partied at King of Diamonds while his current girlfriend, Dhea (in grey dress) chatted with his stylist, Marissa Flores.

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Two Miami beach police officers were hospitalized early this morning after a police shootout erupted on a normally serene stretch of South beach. Miami Beach Police Sgt. Alejandro Bello told the Miami Herald newspaper that the officers’ injuries are not life-threatening. The shootout was one of two violent incidents that marred the annual “Urban Beach Week” festivities that draws thousands of young black people to the beaches from around the country.

In this riveting video shot by mkradio and uploaded to YouTube, a black SUV careens down a busy street hitting other cars as gunshots ring out just before 4 a.m. in the 100 block of 15th Street.

A man can be heard in the background saying two police officers shot at the SUV, stopping it at an intersection. As the video rolls, officers wearing black cautiously approach the vehicle from the front and driver’s side. “He crashed all the cars,” explains the narrator as the camera pans behind the SUV to show a line of cars stopped in the street. Just then, a hail of gunfire shatters the night air.

When the gunfire ceases, the narrator declares, “Ooh, they killed everyone [inside the car]!”

Detective Jenny Velazquez confirmed 1 man was dead and two police officers were receiving treatment at Mount Sinai Medical Center with unknown injuries.

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Singer Sean Kingston is spending his Memorial Day weekend hooked up to a respirator in a Miami hospital intensive care unit.

According to TMZ and the Miami Herald, the 21-year-old reggae star was riding a jet ski with a female passenger around 6 pm Sunday when he slammed into a bridge support.

The impact threw both Kingston and his passenger into the water. Luckily, a boater happened by and pulled both of them into his boat. According to the Miami Herald, the accident occurred at the Palm Island Bridge, which connects the MacArthur Causeway to Palm and Hibiscus islands.

Kingston is listed in critical condition at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial hospital. There is no word on the condition of his passenger. Kingston rose to fame at age 17 with his first single, “Beautiful Girls”.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a popular local model is dead and her friend is clinging to life at Grady hospital intensive care unit after both women fell from a window at the W Hotel early this morning.

Police say LaShawna Threatt (left) and Ciara Williams, a dancer, were play fighting at a party on the 10th floor of the posh W Hotel when they crashed through a window around 3:30 am. An external ledge 5 stories down broke their fall. Threatt died on the ledge, but Williams rolled off and fell an additional 5 floors to the ground. She remains in critical condition at Grady hospital.

Earlier in the evening, Threatt, a single mother of one, celebrated her 30th birthday with a small group of friends at an Atlantic Station restaurant. The party eventually moved to the roof of the nearby W Hotel on 14th street, and then to a hotel room on the 10th floor, according to friends.

Jomarys Castillo, a friend of Threatt’s who didn’t attend the party, told the AJC that Threatt was a local model who was well-known. “It was her 30th birthday and it was wonderful and fabulous, just like she was,” said Castillo.

Workers repair shattered glass on an elevated 5th floor ledge where Lashawna Threatt and Ciara Williams landed. Photos: JOHNNY CRAWFORD, JCRAWFORD@AJC.COM

“LaShawna is a mess, a silly goofball. She likes to playfight and tickle you,” added Passionate Chonvill, a friend of Threatt’s who also didn’t attend the party.

“They had just gotten in the hotel and were having a good time,” Chonvill said. “My friends who were there, said it was so random. They literally just fell out the window. They are two small girls and I am trying to figure out how the hell, two small girls could break a window like that.”

Another friend, who asked not to be identified, said friends who attended the party told her something was wrong with the window. “When they fell through, everybody in the room screamed,” she said.

In a statement to the AJC, hotel manager Michael O’Donohue said:

“The incident at the W Atlanta early Saturday is very tragic and our thoughts and prayers are with the woman who was injured and the family and friends of the woman who died in the fall. There is a police investigation underway and all information must come from the authorities.”

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Originally posted on May 28, 2011 @ 6:39pm