Sephora was the scene of the launch of the Carol’s Daughter Spokesbeauty Monoi repairing collection on 34th street in NYC yesterday. Celebs such as Mary J Blige, Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Puffy’s concubine, Cassie Ventura, graced the red carpet as flash bulbs popped. Carol’s Daughter’s founder and CEO Lisa Price and Steve Stoute sparked controversy when they selected Solange, Selita and Cassie to be the spokesmodels for their hair care line.

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Yesterday pictures appeared online of rap mogul Lil Wayne spending quality time on South Beach in Miami with his unidentified Latin cutie. Earlier this week, the two lovebirds sat courtside during game 4 of the eastern conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls (game 5 is tonight in Chicago). The chick appears to be completely enamored with Weezy in these pics. Someone emailed me yesterday claiming to have attended high school with the girl. So at least we know she’s American. Lil Wayne’s artist, Young Money rapper Drake, also sat courtside with the couple.

Weezy chose his courtside attire as carefully as he chooses his baby mamas. According to UpscaleHype, he wore a Mitchell & Ness LA Lakers hat, a Billionaire Boys Club classic Curve logo tee, Desert Digi Camo cargo shorts, checkered socks, and a pair of Nike Dunk Mid Premium SB “3 Bears Edition” sneakers.

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Don’t you love it when two manly men can declare their love and appreciation of each other’s talents without fear of sparking teh ghey rumors?

Unlike his boss Lil’ Wayne, who complained bitterly about LeBron totally ignoring him, Drake publicly confesses his deep affection and devotion for all things LeBron. And LeBron feels likewise about Drake.

According to SLAM, Drake often sends LeBron encouraging text messages before and after NBA games. Yahoo Sports reports on one particular touching text sent by Drake to LeBron before the all-important game 4 of the eastern conference finals where the Miami Heat routed the Chicago Bulls. “Tonight is your night,” Drake texted to LeBron from his courtside seat. “I always let him know that it’s his night,” Drake tells Yahoo. “Let’s get it, let’s go out there with a clear mind and forget all the other stuff going on and just stay focused on the task. That ring. Tonight, I told him it was his night. And it was his night tonight.”

James [also] saw something special in Drake and his music, and became a big fan, long before Drake’s debut studio album ‘Thank Me Later’ went platinum last year. The Heat star said the two now have grown to share a familial bond. ‘What we have is real family,’ James said. ‘It’s not just because we are successful at what we do. We really care about one another on a day-to-day basis. Anytime you get a friend that can come and support you in what you do, I really respect that. He has a busy schedule. I respect that. Anytime I get some free time, I try to support him as well.’” Source

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Sexy song siren Ciara showed off her new lacefront wig with blond highlights as she left her New York City hotel this morning. The 26-year old singer’s hunky bodyguard cleared a path through the paparazzi congregating outside her hotel. Isn’t it cute that they’re both rocking the same work boots?

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Actress Hilary Duff, 23, holds up a couple of melons at a Sobe life water event in NYC today. It was rumored that Hillary was dropped from the cast of the new flick ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, but that rumor turned out to be false.

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Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, was spotted hanging out with his adorable 10 month old son, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jr., and his girlfriend Irina Shayk on holiday in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal yesterday. Holding Ronaldo’s son is Hugo Aveiro, Ronaldo’s brother.

Shockingly, after these pics were taken, Ronaldo climbed into a waiting limo with his baby sitting unsecured on the seat between him and Irina. I guess the laws requiring baby seats in moving vehicles are nonexistent outside of the US?

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Remember what I told you about female narcissists and how they start putting subtle putting pressure on their victims to marry them as early as two weeks after they meet? The whirlwind courtship usually ends with the female narcissist suggesting that he marry her or lose her forever to another man.

That’s what happened to poor Reggie Bush, who stuck around as long as he could because he thought he was in love with reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian. Kim even purchased her own 7-carat engagement ring in 2009 when Bush took too long to get with the program.

Most healthy men realize what’s happening immediately and bolt for the door early. But weak minded men always get entangled in the web.

Kardashian finally got one of her victims to fall for her charms. According to People magazine online, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, popped the question to Kim while on bended knee in the bedroom of her Beverly Hills mansion.

Humphries presented Kim with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler. “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Humphries, 26, who, with the help of Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner, planned an intimate family celebration later that evening.

“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” says Kardashian with a laugh. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”

It should come as no surprise that Kim’s ring is a gaudy 20.5 carats. Expect the wedding to be equally as splashy and tasteless. Narcissists wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Dancing with the Stars” winners Hines Ward and Kym Johnson danced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in Times Square this morning. The former NFL player and his partner beat out Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the ‘DWTS’ final yesterday. Congrats to them!

Reality TV star and media personality La La Anthony was spotted while filming scenes from her reality show in Beverly Hills yesterday. That weight loss looks good on her!

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Remember when everyone thought Senator John McCain was getting senile during the 2008 presidential race? Statements such as “John McCain isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer” resulted in millions of nervous Americans casting their votes for his opponent, Senator Barack Obama.

But shortly after Obama’s historic landslide election in 2008, clues began to emerge that he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the pack either.

For instance, while giving a speech in London, England in 2009, Mr. Obama forgot where he met his wife, Michelle Obama.

Coincidentally, the most recent sign of a disturbing lapse in Mr. Obama’s memory occurred in London again. This time, Mr. Obama forgot what year it was when he signed a guestbook in the nave of Westminster Abbey yesterday.

According to London’s Daily Mail: instead of signing ‘2011’ after his name in the guestbook, Obama wrote ’24 May 2008′ (it is customary for the British to write the day first followed by the month and year). He got the date wrong by three years when he signed the guestbook – despite apparently asking the dean what day it was.

“DOESN’T OBAMA KNOW WHAT YEAR IT IS?” shouts the embarrassing headlines in the London papers today.

In the first stage of Alzheimer’s, a disease that destroys brain cells, there is no visible impairment. In stage 2, the individual begins to experience memory lapses, forgetting familiar words or locations. In stage 3, there is a noticeable cognitive decline and the person has trouble remembering names and dates. The symptoms develop slowly and get worse over time.

It is believed that former president Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer’s while he was still in office.

Click this link to see more beautiful pictures of the Obamas’ official UK trip!

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Beyoncé is facing a storm of criticism following her performance of “Run The World (Girls)” at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The singer who has based her career on stealing and copying other people’s work has come under fire for ripping off the work of Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini.

Bey’s performance involved standing in front of a huge white screen while interacting with giant images projected onto it. But her act was strikingly similar to Cuccarini’s performance last year during which she incorporated the same images and gestures in front of a huge white screen.

Bey’s unspectacular performance caused online social network Twitter.com to explode with tweets raving about her “revolutionary” show. Some Twitter users tweeted they had never seen anything like it before.

But many viewers watching at home were not impressed with Beyoncé’s act — they had seen it all before.

That’s because the same production company that designed the graphics for Cuccarini also designed Beyoncé’s show. Unfortunately, they didn’t bother to come up with any new concepts for Bey.

Media artist and film director Kenzo Digital designed the graphics for the performance and admitted Beyoncé and co. were inspired by Cuccarini, but charges the concept has been around since the ’80s. “[The Cuccarini artists] are awesome and do incredible work as well, but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from,” Kenzo explained to The Amp. Source

After Beyoncé’s Billboard Awards performance my Inbox was flooded with emails accusing Bey of being a talentless copycat. One reader named Shalon wrote: “You be sooo right about Beyoncé. And I swear people think she is the best thing sense slice bread. I must admit you know your stuff!”

Celebrities in the audience were quick to congratulate Beyoncé on Twitter.
“BEYONCE go awwf! Wow!!! All I can say! BEYONCE a True Entertainer!! U Deserve the Success! Such a Hard Worker!”

And singer Rihanna, who will host the grand opening party for the new Vision nightclub in Atlanta next month, tweeted: “Congrats to Beyonce on a #MAJAH award and tribute.”

It’s sad how the black community continues to be preoccupied with celebrating mediocrity. We have to do better!