After struggling with breakup rumors all day, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith released a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight confirming their 13-year marriage is still intact.

In a joint statement from Will and Jada, they tell Entertainment Tonight, “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.” Source

When will the national media stop taking its news from non-journalism sources?

Even before his famous parents spoke up, their son Trey Smith deaded the rumors on his Twitter page this morning. In two successive tweets, an irked Trey addressed the rumors:

Updated: According to respected journalist Jawn Murray, the person posing as Will Smith’s son Trey Smith on Twitter.com is an impostor.

A shuddering 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the East coast to its core about an hour ago. Reports of ground tremors and buildings swaying first filtered onto social networking website Twitter.com, followed immediately by Breaking news reports on the network and local news.

Tremors were felt in Washington DC, Chapel Hill, N.C., Virginia, and as far away as New York City and New Jersey. The White House, parts of the Pentagon and other government buildings were evacuated. Many New Yorkers, still wary 10 years after 9/11, poured out of office buildings and into the streets as tremors caused buildings to sway. Office workers were advised to go home and many business closed for the day.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep and centered in rural Virginia. Since the earthquake was not centered way out in the ocean, there are no Tsunami alerts for NY, NJ or DC.

Worried cell phone users around the country checking on family and friends jammed networks causing major outages at Verizon and Sprint. But T-Mobile reported few outages.

No shaking was felt here in Atlanta despite exaggerated reports of tremors occurring here in the deep South. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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According to RadarOnline.com, a subsidiary of the conglomerate that owns the National Enquirer, Hollywood super couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are the victims of a vicious hoax.

Gossip tabloid In Touch Weekly cited an “inside source” who claimed the powerhouse couple were splitting up after 13 years of marriage. But ITW has reported wildly inaccurate rumors in the past.

“This is absolutely not true,” a family member –who asked not to be identified – exclusively told RadarOnline.com Tuesday about the rumors that the couple had broken up.

“No way are they splitting up. They are totally together and are not separating,” the family member said.

Meanwhile, a separate source that works very closely with Smith at his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, exclusively told RadarOnline.com: “The rumors are not true. Not sure who the source was but they are wrong. All is good in their relationship.”

Reports that Will and Jada, the Hollywood powerhouse couple who have been married for 13 years, surfaced Tuesday and the report was quickly shot down by those close to them.

“They’re happy and married still,” the family member said when asked about the rumored split.

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According to a toxicology report, alcohol was present but no illegal street drugs were found in British singer Amy Winehouse’s system after she died suddenly at age 27 in her $4 million London flat last month.

Winehouse’s spokesman released a statement confirming alcohol was present in her system. “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death,” the statement read.

The spokesman added: “Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.”

Amy’s father Mitch said she successfully kicked her drug habit that plagued her for years.

“Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency — the doctors said it was impossible but she really did it,” he said.

But reports quoted family sources as saying her death could have been caused by sudden alcohol withdrawal.

“She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence. She said, ‘Dad I’ve had enough of drinking, I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces anymore.’ ”

Source: Yahoo News

According to In Touch Weekly, Hollywood super couple Will and Jada-Smith have announced their intent to separate after 13 years of marriage and two children together. This rumor should be taken with a grain of salt because In Touch Weekly is losing credibility with outrageous rumors in the past which turned out to be wrong.

But tongues are still wagging. And rumor has it that today’s bombshell report (IF true) was probably brought on by the fact that one of their alleged sexual partners has decided to come forward with salacious details of their rumored sexual orgies over the years.

Rumors have circulated around the industry for years about the couple’s taste for threesomes and foursomes. Rumors have abounded about Will Smith’s alleged proclivity for intimacy with industry males.

Additionally, it has been rumored (and confirmed by at least one Atlanta socialite) that Jada allegedly prefers LSLH, or exotic looking industry females, and that she allegedly sends her people (more specifically, her hair stylist) to fetch her these professional industry women who might have something to lose if they should spill the beans to the media or blogs.

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Nickolas Ashford of the legendary songwriting team Ashford and Simpson died Monday from complications of throat cancer in a New York hospital. He was a young 69.

Ashford, who recorded and performed professionally with his wife of 30+ years, Valerie Simpson, is best known for writing the 1984 hit songs “Solid (As A Rock)” and 1967’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

Ashford and Simpson never reached the heights of fame as the superstars who recorded their musical compositions, such as Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Marvin Gaye. But Ashford, who was reportedly bisexual, will be remembered for his classic R&B hit songs, his falsetto voice, his flamboyant long flowing hair and his colored eye contact lenses that set him apart from other male R&B performers of his era.

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…and they’re saying that Antonia “Toya” Carter’s slow husband, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright Jr., was arrested for attempting to sneak a loaded handgun past airport security. We wonder if it was this little pink pistol that Toya’s former fiance, James Hardy, bought her for her birthday? It will be interesting to see what is listed under “occupation” on Memphitz’s police report.

Carter and Wright were recently wed in a private ceremony in a suburb of Atlanta. The couple have no children together. Carter has a daughter with rapper Lil Wayne, who wiped out on a skateboard yesterday and required stitches to close a gash on his head.

Update: According to TMZ.com, which is surprisingly late with this news:

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright put his backpack through the X-ray scanner at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — and TSA agents quickly discovered the firearm and called the cops.

According to police, Wright had a valid license to carry the weapon … insisting he had simply forgotten the gun was in his bag — but it’s still illegal to bring it on a plane.

Wright was arrested on the spot and transferred to a nearby jail. He is still in custody.

Oops. Toya must be frantic with worry for her man in Fulton County jail.

A stone sculpture honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington D.C. today.

The gigantic ‘Stone of Hope’ sculpture of King was created by Chinese artist Lei Yixin. The statue was erected near the George Washington Monument at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The memorial is the first on the National Mall to honor an African-American man and the first to honor a person who did not serve as president.

Engraved on one side of the statue are the words “OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN OF DESPAIR: A STONE OF HOPE.”

The monument will officially be dedicated on August 28, the 48th anniversary of King’s historic “I have a dream” speech.

When it comes time for President Barack Obama to have a statue erected in his honor he can only hope that his statue will be as impressive as this one!

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Singer Keyshia Cole and her hubby, NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson, took time out of their busy schedules to give back to others at Villa Tower City in Cleveland, Ohio today. Keyshia and Booby handed out school supplies and signed autographs for the children who also received free hair cuts.

The singer whose Twitter handle is @KeyshiaCole tweeted:

Up getting hair done. Me and the hubby going to give out some backpacks and school supply’s for these wonder kids!

One of Keyshia’s followers @B_quiet84 tweeted these pics from the event today. Keyshia and Booby are currently shooting their new reality Tv series with her mom Frankie Lons. The show will include scenes from their upcoming vows renewal ceremony.

The couple were married earlier this year in Las Vegas. Kudos to them!

Vogue Italia has come under fire for a controversial article covering “slave earrings” as fashion accessories.

The fashion magazine’s Italian version features a controversial article titled “Slave earrings Hoop earrings: a classic always in evolution.” The article reads:

Jewelry has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.

If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern United States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Source

Furious readers have taken to social networking websites to voice their displeasure about the article’s wording which is surely designed to bait and inflame its African readers.

This latest furor about insensitivity in marketing comes on the heels of a disastrous marketing campaign by body care giant Nivea which featured a black man in a magazine ad accompanied with the text “Re-civilize yourself.”

But unlike Nivea, which later apologized for its insensitivity, Vogue has yet to release a statement.

According to E! Online, 28-year-old rapper Lil Wayne fell and bumped his head while skateboarding with rapper Corey Gunz at Transitions Ramp Park in Dearborn Heights, Michigan yesterday morning. E! Online reports that Weezy required several stitches to close the gaping gash. Shouldn’t he be used to falling on his head by now? Tuck and roll next time Weezy!

The platinum-selling rapper was admitted to DePaul Health Center with a nasty cut on his forehead after wiping out at a skateboarding park near the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, where he had just finished giving a concert.

Fans will be happy to hear however that Lil Wayne is doing fine.

“The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people,” the hip-hopster tweeted after doctors patched him up. Source

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The blogosphere is buzzing about the breakup of former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Lisa Wu and her husband, former NFL player Ed Hartwell. Wu tweeted confirmation of the split on her Twitter account today.

But that didn’t stop tongues from wagging about money troubles and infidelity being the leading causes of the breakup. Much of the gossip centers around who hunky Ed Hartwell is dating now. Atlanta’s chronically single ladies are already plotting and setting their traps for Ed.

Unfortunately for them, Ed is working to reconcile with his former flame, Lisa, if only for the sake of his 3-year-old son EJ.

A source close to Lisa’s camp tells us that Ed moved out of their home in June of this year — but he didn’t go far. Let’s just say he lives nearby so he can maintain his relationship with his son.

Another family friend says rumors that Lisa is now dating actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, whom she’s pictured with at the Bronner Brothers hair show this past weekend, are completely false.

Despite reports that Lisa Wu left Ed because of his shaky finances, they actually separated because people who are in love do eventually grow apart. That’s life. Even if you are married for 5 years like Ed and Lisa were. “He was my soulmate,” Lisa said to a family friend about the breakup. But the couple remain good friends and loving parents to their son.

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Troubled singer Rihanna was seen blowing kisses at the paparazzi who keep her relevant as she boarded a luxury yacht in Saint Laurent du Var in the south of France today.

Two days ago, Rihanna displayed her disturbing erotic stage routine at the V Festival at Weston Park, Staffordshire, UK. Friends say the once bubbly Barbadan chanteuse has descended into the pits of mental depression fueled by bouts of alcoholism and drug use. I hope she can get it together for her mother’s sake.

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Last year, Willow Smith rocketed to the top of the charts with her hit song “Whip My Hair”. The singing sensation who turns 11 in October, has a new man in her life. Willow, whose famous parents are Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, was spotted with her handsome boo in Hollywood yesterday. The cute little couple were spotted strolling in the streets of Hollywood with friends.

Young love is so cute! Do you think Willow is too young to date? Well, remember that her parents are Scientologists who believe in allowing their children to have more freedom than the average kid.

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All eyes were on the wedding of the century in affluent Montecito, CA on Saturday as Kim Kardashian married her basketball player.

Beaming and beautiful, bride Kim Kardashian looked a picture of happiness as she prepared to exchange vows with fiance Kris Humphries.

In a sneak peek of the couple’s wedding, which took place on Saturday at a private home in Montecito, California, the 30-year-old reality star could be seen gazing up at her husband as they stood hand in hand.

E! Entertainment let fans of the show have a brief glimpse of the wedding last night (watch video after the break). The full ceremony will air on the network in early October. Source

Ciara wasn’t exactly thrilled to attend the wedding, especially since her basketball star boyfriend dumped her weeks ago.

Kim looked stunning in her ivory custom-designed strapless Vera Wang gown. The gown was one of four that the designer created for Kim. The dress had a full tulle skirt, a basque waist and Chantilly lace decorated the bodice and long train. Kim changed into the other 3 gowns at the reception and after party.

The extravagant wedding cost $29 million and the tab was picked up by Kim’s sponsors. Lucky girl!

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