An irate farmer halted the production of Rihanna's new music video for "We Found Love" after she took off her top during one scene in a muddy Northern Ireland field.

According to London tabloid The Daily Mail, Rihanna's raunchy sex moves shocked a Northern Ireland farmer on whose land she was shooting her music video.

Alan Graham, 61, pulled up in his tractor to tell Rihanna to cover up and later said, "Her behaviour was inappropriate."

Mr. Graham said he jumped down off his tractor and approached the 23-year-old star to tell her he didn't want that type of behavior on his land.

"I never heard of Rihanna until someone called me requesting the use of my land," he told The Daily Mail today. "I knew on Monday who she was. Someone explained she was as big as it gets as far as pop stars were concerned. I am a bit illiterate about those issues.

"My expectations were not made clear to [the man who requested use of the field], and everything that was going to take place was not made clear to me. To be fair to the people involved in asking for the field, I don't think they were aware either of what would take place.

'There was no agreement as such beforehand. I have not received any payment at this moment in time and I don't know if I will be paid.

'If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say: "Enough is enough. You are not entitled to do that". Source

The father of four said today: "She understood where I was coming from. We shook hands and parted company on good terms."

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Singer Alicia Keys and her musician hubby, Swizz Beatz, put on a unified front for the paparazzi last night at Lifetime's screening of her TV film "Five" in NYC. As you know, Mr. Beatz is the subject of numerous scandalous cheating rumors. But Alicia is sticking by her man, at least until the evidence becomes too obvious to ignore. But does she look hawt in that outfit or what? We LOVE her shoes and the animal print clutch.

Everyone's buzzing about entrepreneur/former model Kimora Lee's recent dramatic weight loss. She still looks like the same thirsty Kimora to us. How cute is it that Kimora Lee and her actor hubby, Djimon Hounsou, are still holding hands after being together for four years? That's significant when you consider Kimora's rep for being a hostile you-know-what. At least Djimon is not dumb enough to be caught cheating on her.

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Rihanna, 23, was spotted filming her new video for her crappy single, "We Found Love", in County Down, Northern Ireland today. The troubled singer took some time out of her shooting schedule to cuss out a fan on Twitter. Why doesn't Rihanna (and other celebs) ignore the negative and reward the positive on social networking websites? It always amazes me when celebs respond to harsh criticism online while totally ignoring their real fans who love them unconditionally.
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According to Freshalina of, R&B singer Keyshia Cole's biological mom, Frankie Lons, filmed a video for her new dance single called "The Frankie Leg" -- just before jetting off to Hawaii to attend her daughter's second wedding to husband, Booby Gibson. Keyshia and Booby had a second wedding for their new reality series that comes out in the Fall. Their first wedding was held in Las Vegas a few months ago.

Frankie showed the youth her fancy footwork, and she also schooled the youngsters about respecting their elders. That message seems to be lost on our youth of today who have no respect for their elders or themselves. It's good to see Frankie doing so well.

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The cast of VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA" covers the October 3rd issue of JET magazine. The ladies give JET readers some insight into their not-so-perfect lives.

Draya Michele on getting arrested for leaving her son home alone:
[The rumors about my son] get addressed on the show. I will say you can’t believe everything you hear. It is very hard being a mom in the industry. My mother is my support system. She lives in Pennsylvania with my son. We see each other almost every week. He stays with her while I’m here working.”

Laura Govan on her relationship with baby daddy, Gilbert Arenas:
A piece of paper saying you’re married doesn’t define [the relationship]. I’ve been with Gilbert for 10 years; we’re married— I don’t give a damn what he says. He’s the father of my four children. I don’t see any other man in the household with me.

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Troubled singer Chris Brown slipped and landed flat on his azz as he ran down steps onstage while performing his song "Beautiful People" during his ‘F.A.M.E Tour‘.

CB's fall from grace wasn't as spectacular as Beyoncé's face first slide down a flight of steps in concert a few years back, but it comes pretty close.

Watch the video after the break (courtesy of!

Fast forward to the 3:10 mark to watch Brown's fall, and then again to the 5:00 minute mark when he says, "I know y'all seen me bust my ass!"

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Singer Alicia Keys looked looked exhausted as she emerged from ABC Studios in New York City this morning. It seems the cheating rumors and stories about her husband, musician Swizz Beatz, might be getting to her. Mr. Beatz's accuser, a groupie named Chris, has parlayed her newfound fame into some much needed cash. Chris is currently fielding offers from men's magazines to pose nude.

Alicia made an appearance on 'Good Morning America' to promote the new Lifetime movie, "Five," an anthology of five short films an anthology of five short films directed by Keys and other female celebs.

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Rapper Jay Z continues to make smart business moves to fatten his financial portfolio. The 42-year-old NBA minority owner held a press conference this morning to announce the team's name change from New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn Nets. He also announced he will be performing 8 concerts to welcome the newly renamed team to its new home at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In an effort to draw the big corporate money to Brooklyn, the team also announced it's selling "all-access" passes to the team's VIP lounge. The VIP passes, which can be yours for only $15,400 a pop -- will also give you backstage access to Jay Z's 8 concerts. Not bad for $15K.

"I'm down to earth and humble," said rapper Dino "Dappy" Contostavlos of British pop band N-Dubz in a recent interview.

He's also seriously packin'.

One of our Twitter followers tipped us off to Dappy's 'gift' over the weekend. @Kennoger tweeted:
"This is Dappy from the British pop group N-Dubz trying to prove he's bigger and better than #CB [Chris Brown]."

Well, judging from the pic that was attached to the tweet, we would say Dappy wins that bet hands down.

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Remember we told you last week about rapper T.I.'s private Welcome Home party to be held after he's released from a halfway house? Well, TMZ has the details on the intimate affair for exactly 150 guests on October 2nd. According to the gossip website, T.I.'s good friend Sean "Diddy" Combs is personally shipping in 150 bottles of Ciroc, one for each person in attendance. The whole bash will cost around $100K, with $20K just on food and additional $8K on dessert.

The big surprise of the night -- reps from AKOO Clothing, T.I.'s clothing line, will measure the VIP guests for custom-made clothing gifts.

Of course, T.I. isn't leaving out the blogs; one lucky reader will receive an invite to attend the Exclusive affair at an undisclosed location. T.I.'s artist Mitchelle'l, whose hawt single "Only A Few" has everyone buzzing, is set to perform for the lucky 150 guests. We usually don't attend industry parties, but we might make an exception for this one!

The Philadelphia Eagles are regretting their decision not to keep Mike Vick out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Vick was cleared to play the Giants after suffering a concussion in last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

In the game against the Giants, the troubled quarterback promptly injured his non-throwing right hand following what he says was a late hit. X-rays later revealed that Vick had a broken hand. He will be forced to miss 3 to 4 weeks.

This came as bad news to beleaguered Eagles fans and the team's front office who thought Vick was worth the $100 million contract they threw at him.

After the game, Vick, his right hand heavily bandaged, blamed the refs and the Giants' defense for late hits.

"I was on the ground constantly," said Vick, who threw for 176 yards and one interception. "Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground, getting hit in the head. I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard (flag) like everyone else (does). But hey, I'm not gonna complain about it. I'm just making everybody aware of it."

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First lady Michelle Obama was featured prominently in ABC network's promotional Tv ads for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" season premiere which aired last night.

Most viewers who watched the TV commercials had no idea that Rihanna would be on the show because she was left out of the TV ads. In fact, the network did promote Rihanna's appearance as a "surprise guest" on blogs and in print media, but not in commercial spots that featured the first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama simply wasn't interested in sharing screen time with a public drunken mess like Rihanna.

The Bajan singer, who once famously said, "I'm a rock star, not a role model!," wasn't actually on hand to help build a new house for needy families. Instead, she held a meet and greet with the families and a woman's veteran's group backstage at one of her concert stops (see video).

There's no doubt that Rihanna's public drunkenness has become a major cause for concern. Yesterday on, Rihanna lashed out at others who accused her of being a drug addict. But it appears that she Rihanna was worrying about the wrong thing. She failed to address her alcoholism which has become the talk of industry.

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NBA star Dwayne Wade, 2nd left, tweeted this pic of himself, Miami Heat teammate LeBron James, and Hornets star Chris Paul with their beautiful sons at Nickelodeon's World Wide Day of Play 2011 at the Ellipse in Washington DC yesterday.

Dwyane Wade and Cymphonique Miller (Master P's daughter) at Nickelodeon's largest ever Worldwide Day of Play at the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

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Rapper Jay-Z and singer Alicia Keys performed live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. During her performance, Alicia debuted a new song she wrote titled "A Place Of My Own". How ironic that the song is titled "A Place of My Own". Alicia might be looking for a place of her own if her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, can't keep it in his pants.
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Ciara was spotted leaving a medical building in Beverly Hills yesterday dressed in an all black jogging outfit. The 25-year-old singer was on her way to work out.

Carmelo Anthony's wife La La Vazquez, 32, and their son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, 4, were seen walking in Beverly Hills, California yesterday.

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There are reports coming out of Rihanna's camp that she fell off the wagon (again). "Rihanna was doing so well," said my source referring to the fragile superstar cutting back on her drinking in recent weeks.

The source added that Rihanna wasn't too upset over the furor caused by her wearing her necklace with the obscene word for 'vagina' when she visited the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil on Thursday. My source said Rihanna dismissed the latest controversy. "She saw [the controversy] as another reason to light up [and] drink," said our source. Rihanna does what Rihanna wants to do."

Pictures surfaced of Rihanna, wig askew and drink in hand, frolicking in a hotel pool in Brazil with friends on Friday before hitting the stage for a concert later that night. The Bajan beauty wore a black and white bandeau bikini as she sipped cocktails in the pool. Her personal assistant, Jennifer Rosales, kept a close eye on the troubled 23-year-old singer to make sure no harm came to her. Jen certainly has her work cut out for her.

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TV judge Greg Mathis has spoken out about the execution of cop killer Troy Davis. Davis, 42, was put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at Georgia's Diagnostic and Statistics prison for the shooting death of Savannah police Officer Mark MacPhail.

Judge Mathis offered his opinions about the case from the set of his television show.

"Despite the overwhelming doubt surrounding his guilt, Davis never received a new trial and was unjustly put to death by a lethal injection." said Mathis, who added that Georgia had "blood on its hands" for executing Davis.

But Mathis was incorrect when he said Davis never received a new trial.

As many in the liberal media have already pointed out, Davis was granted an unprecedented chance to prove his innocence in 2009 when the U.S. Supreme court, citing a “substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death,” granted Davis a stay of execution and ordered a federal court in Georgia to hear Davis’ new evidence.

Davis's attorneys were given an opportunity to present those 7 witnesses who claimed they were coerced into ID'ing Davis. But Davis' attorneys refused to call several of those witnesses to the stand. Most likely because it would be obvious to the presiding judge that they were lying -- or they didn't want to perjure themselves under oath.

But as usual, Mathis and all the other Davis apologists ignore the obvious facts in the case and choose instead to offer their opinions based on their emotions.

It's a good thing Judge Mathis doesn't sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. There's a reason why he's a TV judge.

Watch Judge Mathis' statement after the break.

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According to, former Baltimore Ravens player Orlando Brown has been found dead at his home in downtown Baltimore. He was 40.

Brown, an imposing figure in the NFL, was famously injured in 1999 when the ref threw a penalty marker that struck his eye. The injury was severe and some say it derailed his career.

The cause of death has not been disclosed.

A cancer scare forced actress-comedian Wanda Sykes to make a dramatic life decision to undergo a double mastectomy.

Sykes revealed her brush with cancer during an interview with fellow lesbian Ellen Degeneres to air Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sykes, 47, said the cancer was found following a surgical procedure to reduce her breast size.

"This was in February. I went for the reduction. I had real big boobs and I just got tired of knocking over stuff. Every time I eat," she said.

"It wasn't until after the reduction that in the lab work, the pathology, that they found that I had DCIS [ductal carcinoma in situ] in my left breast. I was very, very lucky because DCIS is basically stage-zero cancer. So I was very lucky."

Sykes, who has a family history of breast cancer on her mother's side, added:

"But cancer is cancer. I had the choice of, you can go back every three months and get it checked. Have a mammogram, MRI every three months just to see what it's doing. But, I'm not good at keeping on top of stuff. I'm sure I’m overdue for an oil change and a teeth cleaning already." Source

Sykes and her wife, Alex, are the parents of nearly 2½-year-old twins. She told Degeneres, "I was like, I don't know, should I talk about it or what? How many things could I have? I'm Black, then Lesbian. I can't be the poster child for everything."

Sykes noted that, in addition to LGBT issues, she plans on participating in walks to find a cure for cancer. "I was real hesitant about doing this, because I hate walking. I got a lot of [cancer] walks coming up."

"I just admire the hell out of you," Degeneres responded.

Troubled singer Rihanna seemed in awe of the world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. The 23-year-old seemed to be deep in thought as she contemplated her personal meaning of the statue, which was barely visible due to rainy weather. The singer and her entourage visited the famed tourist attraction on her day off between a show in the nation's capital Brasilia and her headlining appearance in [today's] opening day of the huge Rock in Rio festival.

Her visit to the reverent site didn't stop Rihanna from showing her azz in concert. By the way, yesterday, we heard from a source within Rihanna's camp who told us that Rihanna "had to change her sound up" for her as yet untitled 6th studio album. That doesn't bode well for Rihanna's fans who have grown accustomed to her edgy hip-pop sound.

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Our hearts were saddened when we heard about the untimely passing of R&B Diva Vesta Williams. At this time, there are no details about the cause of death.


EUR is deeply saddened to hear that singer Vesta Williams has passed away. Details are sketchy at this time, but it’s being reported that the singer’s body was found in a Los Angeles hotel room.

The cause of death is unknown. She was 48

According to her listing in Wikipedia, Williams in 1963 in Coshocton, Ohio. She was originally credited by her full name, but she has also been billed as Vesta since the 1990s.

Although Williams never had any albums certified gold and never had any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored seven Top 20 R&B hits from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

Update I, 12:57 pm: according to E! online, Ms. Williams, was 53 or 54, not 48 as has widely been reported.

Thanks to loyal reader Bridgette S. for the link.

This is grown folks music right here. Real R&B! Houston native Mitchelle'l, who is half Eritrean, is an R&B artist signed to Grand Hustle Records, T.I.'s label. He was discovered on and brought to Grand Hustle Records by General Manager Hannah Kang.

Produced by Drumma Boy, "Only A Few" is Mitchelle'l's first official single, and it's hawt!

    I already know what's going on
    I feel it all in my bones
    It don't make much sense trying to fight it, babe
    Girl, I think you found the spot
    I don't know if you know it or not, but uh
    You got me feeling some kinda way inside

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A Texas school suspended a 14-year-old boy for two days for telling a classmate he thought homosexuality was wrong.

According to Fox News and other media outlets, Dakota Ary was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality. At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.”

“It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me,” Dakota told Fox. “I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”

According to Fox, Dakota, an honors student, was given a one day in-school suspension – and two days of full suspension.

Dakota's mom, Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a phone call informing her that the school had suspended her son.

There are indications the teacher may have been a homosexual.

Matt Krause, an attorney with the Liberty Counsel said the teacher had frequently brought homosexuality into ninth grade classroom discussions.

“There has been a history with this teacher in the class regarding homosexual topics,” Krause said. "The teacher had posted a picture of two men kissing on a wall that offended some of the students."

“He told the students this is happening all over the world and you need to accept the fact that homosexuality is just part of our culture now,” Krause said.

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Beyoncé's infamous baby bump was noticeably absent when she introduced her new fragrance 'Pulse' at Macy's today, in New York City. Beyonce wore a long, flowing sleeveless gown from her mother's 2011 Deréon collection. The 30-year-old "Halo" singer is supposedly 5 months pregnant with her first child. She seemed to have back problems as she braced her lower back while posing for photographers on the red carpet. Is she that far along to be experiencing back problems already?

In an interview today, Beyonce said she dreamed of the inspiration for her peculiar, scene-stealing pregnancy announcement on the MTV VMA's last month.

“There were so many rumors about me being pregnant every three months for the past couple of years — I thought the best way and classiest way was to just show it. And my husband and I have been together for 10 years, so I guess people felt a part of it and it makes me feel really good."

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The daughter of "Basketball Wives: LA" cast member Jackie Christie appears to mirror her mother's dysfunctional personality traits. 22-year-old Ta’kari Lee took to her blog yesterday to air out her estranged mom for mistreating her elderly mother (Ta’kari's grandmother) who was dying of cancer.

As you know, Christie worked her mother's terminal illness into the reality show's plot, which didn't sit well with many of the show's viewers.

Christie apparently pretended to be distressed over her mother's impending death. But in her long, rambling blog post, Ta’kari says Christie was "verbally and mentally" abusive to her mother before she died. As you know, Christie's mom passed away on Tuesday.

Ta’kari, who has deep-seated emotional issues inherited from her mother, has two children out of wedlock -- a 2 year-old and a 9-month-old infant by 2 different men. A reality show is the worst possible form of therapy for these two women.

Children don't forget. So be careful how you raise them.

The Scene About My Grandma and Her Cancer..SmH.. I am Not Doubting That She Was Sad About My Grandmas Condition…But I Wonder If Tanya Talking About Cherishing The Memories U Have With The People U Love Hit A nerve For Her… She Knows Like My Grandma And I Know – My Grandma Was Always Being Disrespected and Treated Badly… And The Same Way I compare My Relationship With My Mom Like Being In A Violent Relationship – Although My Mom Was NOT Physically Abusive… She Was Very Mentally and Verbally Abusive – Not Just To Us Kids But My Grandma As Well… She Would Lash Out At Us And Make Us Feel So Low Then Try To Correct It With Other Things..Like An Abusive Husband Beating Your Ass And Then Buying U Flowers Or Gifts..

Noted political author Ann Coulter spoke up on her blog about the media's whitewashing of cop killer Troy Davis, who went on a shooting rampage in 1989.

Davis, 42, was executed by lethal injection last night after spending 22 years on Georgia's death row.

Coulter highlights the glaring inconsistencies and outright lies in the national media coverage of the high profile death penalty case.

It wasn't just that the media ignored facts in the case that pointed to his guilt, but they portrayed Davis to be a Saint in order to influence public opinion and inflame emotions.

Coulter wrote on her blog:

It’s nearly impossible to receive a death sentence these days — unless you do something completely crazy like shoot a cop in full view of dozens of witnesses in a Burger King parking lot, only a few hours after shooting at a passing car while exiting a party. That’s what Troy Davis did in August 1989. Davis is the media’s current baby seal of death row.

Coulter also commented on the national media's oft-repeated misinformation that 7 out of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony:

First of all, the state presented 34 witnesses against Davis — not nine — which should give you some idea of how punctilious the media are about their facts in death penalty cases.

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While searching for celebrity pics on Splash News's online gallery, we happened upon these photos of singer Ashanti leaving a Washington DC restaurant yesterday. She appears to be alone, but if you look closely you will see NBA superstar LeBron James walking about a hundred feet behind her. That can't be a coincidence?

Rumors have swirled for years about LeBron cheating on his baby mama, Savannah. But we ignored the rumors because LeBron has always presented himself to be a gentleman and a devoted family man. That sly smile on Ashanti's face says it all. These photos will probably break Savannah's heart. Now she knows that she must step her game up to save her relationship, because Ashanti's body is no joke -- and the flesh is weak.

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Poor Halle Berry can't catch a break. The 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress broke her leg while performing her own stunts on the set of her latest movie 'Cloud Atlas' in Palma de Mallorca, Spain earlier this week. The star's injury throws the film's shooting off schedule. And depending upon the extent of her injury, Halle's role might have to be re-cast with a different actress.

Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles attended Bey's after party at The Dream Hotel in New York City where she was the DJ for her sister's press launch of her new fragrance "Pulse." I'm not into heels, but I LOVE the shoes Solange has on. If the heels were shorter I would rock those myself.
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