It’s a wonder how singer Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, the father of her 5 children, managed to stay together all these years. They seem to be two extremely immature, self-centered individuals. Marley, who is seeing someone else now, has always denied being the father of Hill’s latest seed. And several days after Hill, 36, gave birth to her sixth child — a boy — Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob, took to his Twitter page to congratulate his baby mama — and to fan the flames of speculation:

“I’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her RASTAFARI R.M.

Two days later, Hill took to her Twitter page to respond to the rampant rumors and innuendo with a message that only added to the confusion:

Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions. We both value privacy and for that reason defend and preserve our right to it. Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us. Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son. Until next time, Ms. Hill.”


Kelly Rowland’s CD, Here I Am, is in stores today, and the sexy siren covers the August/September issue of Vibe magazine! Inside, she discusses spicing up her sensual side by visiting sex shops, and and her split from her former manager, Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles.

When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment?
I did, but I also felt like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?!’ I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label.

What about your personal relationship with Mathew Knowles. Do you still talk to him?
Mathew sent me flowers for my birthday!

But do you talk to him?
It’s… I respect him above anything.

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I searched the entire Internet and finally found the full episode of Single Ladies, episode 8 for you Single Ladies fans.

“Single Ladies” was filmed on location in the Atlanta area, and stars LisaRaye McCoy (Keisha), Stacey Dash (Val) and Charity Shea (April).

In episode 108 entitled “Can’t Hide Love,” April bribes a local radio station DJ (played by singer Kelly Rowland) with clothing from Val’s high end boutique in exchange for radio spins for her artist Reed Durham. Val (Stacey Dash) throws an intimate party for four where Keisha catches her man, Malcolm (D.B. Woodside), possibly cheating on her.

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Paparazzi over in Saint Tropez snapped photos of newlywed honeymooners Chris Bosh and Adrienne Bosh at Club 55 today. The couple were married in a private civil ceremony earlier this year but they made it official at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach last week with a splashy $300,000 wedding in front of 300 guests. Congrats to them.

So men really don’t care that their women’s cakes are as fake as all get out?

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The White House today released uncensored, personal photos of the Obama family as they look ahead to their return to life as ordinary private citizens next year. It has been a tense 2 weeks in Washington for President Obama. The photos show the strain of the debt ceiling crisis etched on his face. Earlier today, alarming poll numbers confirmed Obama has lost his core base (young White voters) who helped put him in the White House.

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Update: Raquel Nelson, who was convicted by a jury this month of vehicular homicide for jaywalking when her son was killed by a hit-run driver, was given probation and 40 hours of community service today. Nelson could have received a 3-year prison sentence, which was a stiffer sentence than the 6 months the driver was given. (Thanks LaTechGrad02 for the tip!)

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Alarming new poll figures confirm President Obama’s Democratic base is crumbling.

“More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base,” the Post reports.

Strong support among liberal Democrats for Obama’s jobs record has plummeted 22 points from 53% down below a third. African Americans who believe the president’s measures helped the economy have plunged from 77% to barely half.

Obama’s overall job approval on the economy has slid below 40% for the first time, with 57% disapproving. And strong disapprovers outnumber approvers by better than two-to-one.

Who do you guys think will be the next president of the United States?

Beyoncé shocked everyone this morning by promoting former bandmate Kelly Rowland’s new CD, Here I Am, on her Facebook page about an hour ago! *Checking the sky to see if it’s falling*

Beyoncé (or someone in her camp) wrote:

Summer just got better: Kelly Rowland’s new solo album, ‘Here I Am,’ joins Beyoncé’s ‘4’ on store shelves and at iTunes today. Congratulations to Kelly! Get your copy now:

Now let’s see if Bey will also cross promote Kelly’s CD on her Twitter page as well.