Despite Atlanta's forecast which called for heavy thunderstorms, the rain didn't put a damper on the LudaDay Weekend festivities. The biggest draw of the LudaDay Weekend, which ends today, was the celebrity basketball game held Sunday at Morehouse's Forbes Arena. Pop star Justin Bieber, 17, and his blue team took on the red team of the Ludacris Foundation All-Stars, featuring NBA mega stars Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, John Wall, and singer Teyana Taylor, among others.
Even with all that star power on the court -- Bieber and his team of unknowns still managed to eke out a victory in front of the capacity crowd at Morehouse. The final score was a close 134-132. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Ludacris Foundation which helps disadvantaged youth in the metro area. Luda later tweeted that the game raised $10,000!
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Actress Nia Long looks like she's ready to pop any day now. Long, 40, was spotted strolling with her baby daddy, NBA player Ime Udoka, 34, over the weekend. Nia already has a son from a previous relationship.
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On Saturday Ludacris held his annual private dinner at his Straits restaurant as part of his LudaDay Weekend of festivities. Accompanying him was singer Ciara who dined with singers Estelle and Letoya Luckett; actor Lance Gross and reality tv personalities Meeka Claxton, Tika Sumpter, Keisha Knight Pulliam, and random NBA Players. Photo courtesy of Tami of Talkingwithtami.com blog. Visit her blog for more pics!
Ludacris and his fiancee Fab partied at Mansion Elan in Atlanta on Friday night. The party was packed to capacity and it was one of the many events featured as part of his LudaDay Weekend festivities.
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Good morning! Today we decided to combine Morning Wood & Morning Glory posts for you ladies and gents. We hope you and your family are enjoying your Labor Day weekend. Here in Atlanta it's a cloudy 75 degrees with a 60% chance of thunderstorms. It's not a good day for BBQs or hitting the beach. Fortunately, the weather in Miami was beautiful for 38-year-old Cougar Gabrielle Union, who spent quality time with her boy toy, NBA star Dwayne Wade, 29, and his two sons, Zaire, 9, and Zion, 4, along with their young friends during a family outing on Miami beach on Sunday. Wade won full custody of his sons following a bitter child custody battle with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. The couple divorced in 2007.
Gabby wore a string bikini with the word HEAT emblazoned on her backside. Wade plays for the struggling Miami Heat who suffered an embarrassing loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the lowly Dallas Mavericks. But things will be much different in 2012 if the owners ever come to an agreement and lift the NBA lockout.
Ladies, watch your girlfriends around your men. Especially if she can never keep a man for herself. Always remember -- unless she is a lesbian -- she is your competition. She is paying close attention to your every move. She's taking notes and positioning herself to take advantage of your mistakes. Watch her!
Update: according to a loyal reader, the woman pictured above with D. Wade and Gabby is actress Essence Atkins, who was accompanied by her husband, Jaime Mendez, whom she met on Match.com (thanks blkmiami!). But my advice still stands: watch those thirsty chicks around your man.
Gossip blog TMZ.com continues to push the story that rapper T.I. was moved to a federal prison yesterday because his mode of transportation to a halfway house in Atlanta -- a luxury tour bus -- was not approved. Now TMZ has published another story which conflicts with their first story.
As we reported earlier, a custom tour bus was T.I.'s method of transportation in 2009 when he left Forrest City prison to return to Atlanta. The tour bus was common knowledge, even on Twitter. The tour bus is not the reason T.I. is back in federal custody -- it's what occurred on the bus -- and the fact that T.I was traveling with a reality TV crew (not to mention a huge entourage).
Tameka "Tiny" Cottle tells us ... when the tour bus rolled up to the Arkansas prison yesterday, prison officials "Walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life."
TMZ broke the story ... the warden ordered T.I. back into custody after he made the trek to his halfway house, claiming T.I. only informed officials he would be traveling in a van ... and not a tricked out tour bus.
But Tiny says, "This is a bunch of bulls**t ... they should have said something before he got on the bus ... T.I. would have politely gotten into a van."
She adds, "T.I. is one of the strongest individuals I know ... and they just trying to break him in more ways than one and it's not gonna work! 'Cause what God got for him, can't no man take that away ... period!" Source
Thursday marked the official start of the annual LudaDay Weekend in Atlanta which runs through Sept. 5th. Ludacris kicked things off with a roundtable discussion for Georgia Tech students. He then took 1000 local kids to watch the Braves play at Turner Field. Later that night, Luda hosted a Falcons afterparty at a local nightclub with celebrity friends Ciara, LeToya Luckett (original member of Destiny's Child), rapper Lil Scrappy and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, and more!
Keshia Kinight Pulliam, left, and LeToya Luckett (formerly of Destiny's Child) came out to support Ludacris at the Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field. On Saturday, Ludacris will throw a block party at the AU Center with free food and drinks for neighborhood children. Then on Sunday is the big celebrity basketball game at Morehouse gym between Ludacris' team, featuring Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, and Justin Bieber's crew. Doors open at 2pm and tickets are $10.
Check DTPRecords.com for the full schedule of events.
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TNT has cancelled the hospital drama HawthoRNe after two seasons, according to Inside TV. TNT decided not to renew the show for a 3rd season after receiving consistently negative reviews.
“TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved,” the network said in a statement. “The series gave TNT the opportunity to work with many outstanding people, including Jada Pinkett Smith and the rest of the show’s talented cast, crew, producers and writers. We wish everyone involved with HawthoRNe nothing but the best.”
The show probably didn't work out because the concept of a hospital nurse administrator (Jada Pinkett-Smith) who brings her personal problems to work just didn't fly with the TV audience.
No nurse would be willing to work under a nurse administrator who is constantly making out with the hot doctors. Nurses and doctors are far too busy saving lives to have sex with each other in broom closets.
Shout out to loyal reader Marie S, who informed us that pseudo-singer Teyana Taylor is crying victim after jumping up in a black man's face and getting slapped down.
According to published reports, 20-year-old Taylor got into it with a movie director who wouldn't allow her to leave the set when she complained about not feeling well.
Jean-Claude La Marre told TMZ.com she "jumped on me and began swinging" during a disagreement on the set of his sexy western "Gang of Roses 2."
Of course Taylor denied attacking the director first. This despite the fact that Taylor was accused of stomping a female out for daring to say something about her bestie Chris Brown.
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A depressed Rihanna was spotted leaving Giorgio Baldi restaurant with no makeup on in Santa Monica, California yesterday. Rihanna was wearing a gold necklace with the word "C*NT" engraved on it. At least she knows what she likes.
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According to published reports, rapper T.I. was moved to the federal Penitentiary in Atlanta on Thursday, one day after being released from an Arkansas prison where he served 11 months for violating his probation.
The rapper's lawyer Steve Sadow told The Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "moved T.I. to a different facility" because of an issue involving the rapper's mode of transportation from Arkansas to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach.
But back in December 2009, a similar customized tour bus was hired to transport T.I. from the same Arkansas prison where he served seven months on federal weapons charges to a halfway house in Atlanta. So the issue isn't so much the luxury tour bus, but what occurred on board the tour bus that prison officials objected to.
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If you missed Tyler Perry's "Madea’s Big Happy Family" when it was in theaters, you can now own it on DVD & Blu-ray! "Madea’s Big Happy Family" DVD, Blu-ray combo pack, Digital Download, and Movies On Demand are available on August 30!
Actor/director Tyler Perry reprises his signature role as Madea, the sassy, gun-toting matriarch in the movie adaptation of his popular 2010 stage play.
In Lionsgate's "Madea’s Big Happy Family", Madea comes to the aid of his niece Shirley (played by Loretta Divine) who's just been hit with bad news about her health.
Shirley wants to break the sad news to her three grown children, Tammy (Natalie Desselle-Reid), Kimberly (Shannon Kane) and former drug dealer Byron (Shad "Bow Wow" Moss) who is fresh out of prison. But the children are too wrapped up in their own problems to listen to her. So enter Madea, who dispenses healthy doses of tough love to bring the family together
Watch the trailer below, and visit the official website for more info: http://madeasbighappyfamilymovie.com/
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