Beyoncé Knowles was photographed getting out of a car in New York City earlier today. The 30-year-old singer appeared to be wearing the same baby bump prosthetic that she wore on the MTV VMAs on August 28. We do wish Julius would act more like a bodyguard and stop treating Beyoncé like she’s handicapped.
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Oh, wait, that’s not Nahla Aubry’s daddy, Gabriel Aubry. That’s Halle Berry’s current boyfriend, Olivier Martinez — one of many men who will drift through Halle’s life over the coming years. Halle, Martinez and Nahla enjoyed some quality time in a small town on the Island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain yesterday.

We have no doubt that Halle loves Olivier (at least until the erotic effects of the dopamine wears off). But is it appropriate for Halle to allow her daughter to get close to every man who hangs his hat on Halle’s bedpost? What kind of message is she sending to Nahla about casual relationships and sex before marriage?

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Congratulations to loyal reader BK2ATLMAN!

BK2ATLMAN and a guest will dine with T.I. and other invited guests at the 1st Annual “A King Of Oneself” Brunch hosted by T.I. and Amar’e Stoudemire this Sunday (Oct. 2) at a private location! He will receive a bottle of Ciroc courtesy of Sean “Diddy” Combs. He will also be measured for a special gift from T.I.’s AKOO clothing line. This brunch will be an event that he will never forget!

Special thanks to Grand Hustle, Ciroc, Beats By Dre and MusicbusinessPolitics!

First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, made a quick dash to her neighborhood Target to pick up a few common household items. Of course there’s nothing common about Michelle Obama, who was shadowed by a Secret Service agent pretending to be a shopper (the man standing behind her). Mrs. Obama was accompanied by her personal assistant (the LSLH chick) who carried her bags and checked messages on both of Mrs. Obama’s cell phones.

First Lady communications director Kristina Schake explained, “It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates.”

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A former President Clinton adviser says U.S. President Barack Obama will give in to pressure from Democrat leaders and bow out of the 2012 presidential race.

Clinton’s former campaign manager Dick Morris stated that the Democrats no longer have confidence in Obama’s leadership skills.

In an interview with conservative radio icon Sean Hannity, Morris said, “I asked a top Democratic strategist the other day and he thought that it was possible that, in January, Harry Reid comes to Obama and says, ‘Look you cost us control of the House last year, you’re going to cost us control of the Senate this year. For the good of the party you have to step aside’” said Morris.

it is “very possible” that President Obama might acquiesce to requests from the Democratic leadership in Congress and bow out of the 2012 race, leaving the door open for him to return sometime in the future.

*(bold emphasis mine)

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Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house this morning where he finished up a 11 month sentence for violating his probation. T.I. turned 31 last weekend, but he plans a series of parties to celebrate his birthday. The BET Hip Hop awards is also this weekend in Atlanta and there will be parties all over the city. But the biggest tickets in town are the ones to T.I.’s parties.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, T.I. will join his family and friends for a private brunch hosted by T.I. and NY Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire!

The brunch is sponsored by AKOO, Ciroc, Beats by Dre and MusicBusinessPolitics. was given two VIP invites for one lucky reader and a guest to attend T.I.’s AKOO brunch on Sunday!

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    The BET Hip Hop Awards weekend kicked off last night with ASCAP’s Legends Ball held at the W Hotel in Atlanta, honoring the music legends who have given back to the Atlanta community. ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Ford & Lincoln Motor company brought together the brightest minds in music and charity for a night of conversation and music at the wonderful W Hotel in Atlanta.

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    The woman most responsible for the rise of Hip Hop as an internationally recognized music genre has passed away. Sylvia Robinson died of congestive heart failure at 6:28 a.m. today in a New Jersey hospital. She was 75.

    Ms. Robinson is best known for producing both Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five’s “The Message” on her independent Sugar Hill Records label.

    The beautiful founder and CEO of Sugar Hill Records was also a noted singer in her own right. Her singles “Pillow Talk” and “Love Is Strange” were both staples on urban radio in the seventies.

    Her unconventional use of sampling in “Rapper’s Delight” led to Ms Robinson being known as the “mother of hip-hip.” Ms. Robinson opened the door for many black women in the music industry. Because of her, black female executives dominated the urban music industry in the 80s and 90s.

    Watch Ms. Robinson perform “Pillow Talk” on Soul Train after the break

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