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.

Photos: Splash News Online

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.

Source: DM

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 TMZ.com, 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.

From Eurweb.com:

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 Myspace.com 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!

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    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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