Many men believe producer The Dream was a fool for leaving Christina Milian, with whom he has a daughter. But we ladies of SR know better. We know that women like Christina are nice to look at but they often have serious issues stemming from their feelings of entitlement. Christina was spotted shopping with her mother (pictured at right with stroller) and daughter Violet at Fred Segal in West Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA.
La La Vazquez Anthony, star of “La La’s Full Court Life,” was spotted going into the Sirius radio studios in Midtown, NYC to do an interview yesterday. “La La’s Full Court Life” garnered a 0.7 rating for adults 18-49 with 1.4 million viewers tuning in on Monday night. That’s not too shabby. But the season debut of “Basketball Wives: LA” did a little better, with 1.8 million viewers in the same age group. La La’s ratings should pick up once the sparks begin to fly between La La’s lesbun cousin Dice and singer Ciara (maybe I’ve said too much?)
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A Florida lawmaker made headlines across the country Monday when he handed out 200 belts to students to help them abide by a new law by pulling their pants up.
Democratic State Senator Gary Siplin of Orlando pushed for a so-called Pull Your Pants Up law for six years, before finally getting it passed last Spring.
The state legislature voted overwhelmingly to enact the ban at the start of the 2011-12 school year, making Florida and Arkansas the only two states with such a widespread prohibition against saggy pants for students. Source
Siplin, who is black, met with strong resistance from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who argued that the new law unfairly targeted blacks.
Unlike other states which have outright banned wearing saggy pants in the populace, Siplin’s law only affects students and it carries no jail time or harsh fees for repeat offenders. The law instead subjects repeat violators to suspensions from school and extracurricular activities.
“We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that is being dressed professionally,” said Siplin, who spent Monday morning handing out over 200 belts to students at three largely minority high schools in the Orlando area.
“I’m not going to hire anyone, white or black, with saggy pants,” he said. “I want to make sure our kids qualify.”
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A loyal reader sent this age progression photo of Jayonce Giselle Knowles-Carter at age 17. Isn’t she precious?
While the kingdom of Beyonce celebrates the joyous news of the impending royal birth, the real world is contemplating what the child will look like if she inherits her father’s full blown genes.
This would probably be the ideal situation for Beyonce because she loves her some Jay Z.
Unfortunately, in the real world, this society considers her mother’s beauty to be the gold standard by which all women — including Jayonce — are measured. So Jayonce will not get a pass.
Luckily, Jayonce’s parents are loaded and can afford the best plastic surgery that money can buy. So it’s a good bet that her high school yearbook picture won’t look much like the picture above. Bless her heart.
No matter how highly Alicia Keys thinks of herself, she isn’t a big enough star to grace the cover of GLAMOUR magazine by herself. The gangsta B-list singer, who used to wear a gold AK47 rifle on a chain around her neck, shares the October 2011 cover with A-list actresses Demi Moore (Ashton’s wife), and Jennifer Aniston.
On why her time in Egypt (the country) inspired her to create a baby:
“It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.” Source
Celebrity friends Ne-Yo, Flo Rida and Busta Rhymes, and others, got together at a recording studio in LA to celebrate the life of pop icon Michael Jackson, who would have turned 53 yesterday.
Thad of ExclusiveAccess.net was there to capture the celebration of life.
We found many people paying homage to Michael Jackson in honor of his birthday. From die hard fans leaving flowers on Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Blvd to stars like Flo Rida, Ne-Yo and their celebrity friends. Flo Rida explained he was in a festive mood due in part to the release of his latest single “Good Feeling” which was released on Michael Jackson’s birthday and debut on top 100. We caught up with Flo Rida in the studio working on his Only One Rider Part II album. Source
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Remember when the prized target of smash-and-grab thieves was high end jeans? Well, not anymore. The newest target of smash-and-grab criminals in Atlanta is high end Yaki.
The price of fake hair that our Black women prize the most is set to skyrocket due to a recent rash of burglaries.
According to the Atlanta Journal newspaper, hair thieves drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee through the front doors of the popular Angie’s Beauty Supply and Salon in the 1100 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard at dawn on Tuesday.
The thieves backed the jeep up and several men were caught on surveillance video running inside the store and making a beeline for the expensive “Indian Remi” hair on the wall behind the counter.
The men, all wearing masks to disguise their identities, can be seen frantically grabbing at the bundles of high end weave and leaving the cheaper hair. The thieves will turn around and sell the hair out of the trunk of their cars at a savings of pennies on the dollar.
Police are asking citizens and hair salons not to buy hair from the street hustlers.
Last Tuesday, three thieves also smashed their way into the Beauty Masters II store in the Camp Creek Marketplace shopping center on Camp Creek Parkway.
They were seen on video emptying the shelves of single strand weave before making their escape with hair valued at $50,000.
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Rapper T.I. is set to be released from an Arkansas prison tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 31st). The question is, will you welcome him with open arms and still buy his music, or are you tired of supporting rappers with prison revolving door mentalities?
It seems things are already looking up for T.I., as the rapper is being released from prison tomorrow. The Grand Hustle CEO is actually being released to a halfway house, so he won’t be entirely free yet. Although his jail release comes a month early, the rapper’s public records will still say September 29 as his release date. Now we just wait for the new music and book. Source
La La Anthony covers the premiere digital issue of Vibe Vixen.
Melo’s wife La La graces the cover as she juggles her newfound reality star power! La La, who’s reality series Full Court Life premiered on VH1 last week, dishes about her expectations for the show, her upcoming projects that may have Hollywood accepting a new face on red carpets and a few things you probably didn’t know about her!
Read the excerpts below:
On the topic of lesbian sexuality that arises:
My cousin Dice is a big part of my reality show and what’s important to me about Dice besides, obviously, that being my cousin and one of my best friends, is Dice is dealing with sexuality issues and different things like that. I think it’s important to see things like that on television because you have a lot of people struggling with who they are and trying to find themselves and worrying about if people aren’t going to accept them, and it’s good that we touch on these issues on the show. I think that can help a lot of people.
Of course, La La’s affable lesbun cousin Dice Dixon a 30-year-old grad student at A&T, is one of the reasons why many young ladies are tuning into La La’s show in droves. My spies tell me that sparks will fly between Dice and La La’s pal, Ciara, this season. But please don’t quote me on that.
Troubled singer Chris Brown, 22, was spotted lunching with his pal, rapper Bow Wow, 24, and a mystery LSLH girl who isn’t his girlfriend, Karrueche, whom he reportedly met on Twitter. Bow Wow, who has a baby daughter with another Twitter groupie, watched as CB got cozy with the chick at the lunch table. Later they were spotted shopping and spending CB’s cash in West Hollywood, CA.
Brown, who was dissed by rap icon Jay Z who refused to clap for him at the MTV VMAs, definitely has his preference in women. They are never black, and they are almost impossible to tell apart. Let’s hope this latest chick stays safe and she is aware of Brown’s violent history against women.
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Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is celebrating a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $100 million over 6 years, with $40 million guaranteed.
As is the case with Carmelo Anthony, Vick, 31, has never proven himself to be a franchise player who can bring home the trophy.
Vick had a similar lucrative contract with the Falcons before being arrested on federal charges of dog fighting and running a criminal enterprise. But despite the millions that he made as a Falcons star, Vick ended up penniless and barely able to afford his attorneys before he was sentenced to 23 months in prison in 2007 (he served 21 months).
History will likely repeat itself, as is always the case with fools and their money.