When R&B Diva Kelly Rowland tweeted "Wooooo!! @chrisbrown just took me down!" during Brown's Oct. 2nd F.A.M.E tour stop in Atlanta, doubtful bloggers demanded video evidence -- or it didn't happen. That evidence was provided yesterday by a CB Stan on YouTube.

In the video, Brown prowls the stage like a dog in heat. He sings his hits "Wet The Bed" and "Take You Down" as Rowland waits anxiously onstage. The audience of young groupies erupts as Brown strips off his shirt before giving Rowland a simulated lap dance.

We're surprised at Kelly. We really thought she had more class than that.

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Rapper Lil Wayne released a video explaining the bizarre collection of tattoos all over his body. In the video, Wayne says he got his first tattoo at age 14 in honor of his late father. He said he got his next tattoo to emulate the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

"I have no problem with people going and getting a billion tattoos. But why are you doing it? I know my first tattoo I got, I got because my dad died. I was 14 years old and I knew, not for nothing, God forgive me, I did want to represent my dad in a way but I knew that, 'Man, I could get my first tattoo at 14 if I asked my mom, 'Can I go get my dad's name?' She's not gonna be against that.' The next tattoo that I got said 'Original Hot Boy' with a star. Then I went and got my tat across my stomach 'cause I wanted to be like Tupac. I got my tattoo because I wanted to be like Tupac and at the time, I would tell the tattoo dude that's why I was getting it."

Obsessive tattooing falls under the category of self-harming behavior. Self-harm is most common in adolescence and young adulthood, usually first appearing between the ages of 12 and 24.

Troubled young men like Lil Wayne go overboard with tattoos to feel intense pain in order to cover up their feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and depression.

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According to published reports, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died today. He was 82.

The team announced his death on their website, with no further details.

Davis has been involved with the NFL for 60 years, starting off as an assistant coach with the San Diego Chargers. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1992.

The Raiders won Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII ... but have struggled mightily the last several years.

Source: TMZ

Last night, before hitting the sack, I logged into my Twitter.com account to see what I missed since I don't live on Twitter. It warmed the cockles of my heart to see more than half of my timeline going IN on Beyonce's "Countdown" music video, which premiered yesterday.

You can bet that Beyonce saw these tweets last night as well. I once had dinner with an insider who works very closely with Bey. She told me how sensitive Bey was to criticism.

Normally, these followers are Stans of Beyonce who worship the ground that she spits on. But not last night. I was so proud of the youngsters for shunning the narcissistic Bey and her boring, overhyped music videos. Her videos are mostly ripped off from other artists anyway. Finally, the children get it!

Watch the video after the break!

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According to Eurweb.com, troubled singer Chris Brown was forced to pull out of the Michael Jackson tribute today after he was denied a work Visa by the UK.

But didn't he already know he was banned from the UK for being a danger to society? Is he that dumb that he would think the UK would overturn the ban just because he was paying tribute to Michael Jackson? What part of YOU ARE BANNED doesn't he understand?

From Eurweb.com:

One day before the Michael Jackson tribute, Chris Brown has been forced to pull out after he was denied a work visa because of his criminal record.

The singer was set to honor the late King of Pop with a performance at the Oct. 8 star-studded Michael Forever concert in Wales, but he’s now axed his plans after being barred from entering the U.K. due to his 2009 assault conviction for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis are still expected to perform as planned.

Thanks to loyal reader Marie S. for the tip!

On October 24, Drake will save Hip Hop once again. That's when the Toronto rapper drops his 2nd studio LP entitled 'Take Care'.

Drake's fashionable assistant, Shmink, uploaded pics of Drake and his producers hard at work mastering the project. (That's Shmink in between those hard legs in the 2nd pic).

It used to be that you needed a high tech studio to master albums. But thanks to Steve Jobs and Apple software, mastering can be done on the fly.

By the way, I hate the layout of Shmink's blog. You up-and-coming bloggers should not design your blog like hers. Yeah, the lines are clean and the pastel colors are cute and all, but it's also confusing as heck. I do LOVE her Fendi shoes though.

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From a press release:

NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 – AKOO Clothing Brand has recently produced the “I’m Back” limited edition T-shirt. These one colored t-shirts with simple white font in capitals across the chest were developed to celebrate its founder T.I.’s return to the spotlight. Supporting charitable initiatives through the sale of the “I’m Back” t-shirts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Music Education Group and Saving Our Daughters; both not for profit organizations.

High demand for the T.I. “I’m Back” t-shirts has led to their exclusive availability via the AKOO Clothing online store. Purchasing these t-shirts assists organizations in need of public support. For more information, or to buy an "I'm Back" t-shirt see the AKOO Clothing Brands' online store at http://akooclothingbrand.mybigcommerce.com/im-back-tee-caviar/

La La Anthony, 32, received a big hug from proud hubby, Carmelo Anthony, as they celebrated the opening day of La La's new off-Broadway play, "Love, Loss & What I Wore" at the West Side Theatre in New York City yesterday. Someone forgot to tell 'Melo that it is customary to give the leading lady flowers on opening night of a play. Oh well, he'll learn.

Later, the couple went to the after party at B. Smith with family and friends, including La La's lesbun cousin, Dice, who is in Atlanta to host a lesbun party at GLOW nightclub on Buford Hwy tonight.
Photo: Dario Alequin/INFphoto.com

La La's bestie, Kim Kardashian, 30, was dressed in head-to-toe houndstooth for her appearance on MSNBC's 'Today Show' this morning. La La tweeted this pic of Kim to her 1 million followers.

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We all know that R&B singer Fantasia has significant personality and emotional problems. But apparently, the producers of the new biopic on the life of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson don't read the blogs, or they would have known that too.

They would have known not to waste their time casting her for such a plum role because her unpredictable behavior would certainly disrupt the shooting schedule.

Readers of this blog know that Fantasia likely suffers from NPD (narcissistic personality disorder), which means she's a pathological liar, and she thinks the world revolves around her.

So it should come as no surprise that the movie's producers are fuming mad at Fantasia for lying about her pregnancy. If it makes the producers feel any better; she lied to us about her pregnancy too.

Members of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s estate are aghast that 2004 “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino has become pregnant by a married man as she prepares to play the Queen of Gospel in the biographical film “Mahalia!”

Producers are also furious with Fantasia, 27, for not telling them about her unexpected pregnancy until she was four months in. “She [initially] claimed that she was putting on weight for the role,” an insider said.

Production of the movie has been pushed back because of Fantasia’s pregnancy with her married boyfriend, Antwaun Cook.

“The family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia,” executive producer Adrian Taylor told us. “They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.”

Barrino’s pregnancy has also caused chaos with scheduling conflicts because filming has been delayed until after her due date on Dec. 27. Director Euzhan Palcy may be forced to drop out of the project.

Producers are now scrambling to finish the movie by fall 2012. Barrino has been asked to start filming as soon as January and is in negotiations to alter her contract to allow time for breast-feeding and nurturing her child on set.

Lifestyle network has announced a new show titled "America's Supernanny" starring Deborah Tillman. "America's Supernanny" is not a spin off of TLC's excellent "Supernanny" TV series starring Britain's child care expert Jo Frost. It's an entirely new show centered around entrepreneur Tillman who owns multiple learning centers in Virginia.

"I feel blessed and privileged that I have been chosen to do exactly what I was put on earth to do," the mother-of-one said in a statement, "and that is to help children and families come together, get it together and stay together."

How ironic that bad parenting was the topic of fiery debate today on Sandrarose.com in response to a man who videotaped himself brutally abusing a 7-year-old boy .

Devery Michael Broox, 25, was arrested in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 26 after a video he sent to Worldstarhiphop.com was viewed by staff at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, who then tipped off police.

Many lurkers were shocked at the reactions of my readers who defended Broox -- even though he had clearly stepped over the line. It will take a lot more than a TV show to correct the beliefs of black parents who were taught by their grandparents that sparing the rod spoils the child.

But "America's Supernanny" is a great start.

Singer and 'X Factor' judge Kelly Rowland was spotted arriving at London's Heathrow Airport wearing a bright red jacket earlier today.

Kim and Khloe's mom, Kris Jenner, stepped out of a NY hotel with her son-in-law Scott Disick looking sharp in their matching tailored Armani suits.

By the way, Kris's daughter, Kim Kardashian, tweeted this cute family pic vacationing in Hawaii back in the day. From left, Kourtney, their late father, Robert Kardashian; mom Kris Jenner holding blond haired Khloe, and Kim on the far right. This photo doesn't help to squash the rumors that Khloe is Bruce Jenner's spawn.

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No wonder Devery Broox seemed to show no love, concern, or caring for the well-being of the young boy in the shocking video he sent to Worldstarhophop.com.

According to thesmokinggun.com, Broox is not the boy's biological father.

Orlando cops busted Broox on September 26 after they were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who viewed the disturbing video online. Broox initially claimed the off-camera whipping was "staged". He also told the unidentified child to lie and say the scars on his legs occurred when he fell off a bicycle.

The boy later told police "that Devery 'whips' him ‘all the time' " and told him to lie about the whipping because he didn't want to go to jail.

Orlando police describe the 25-year-old Broox as a “mentor” of the seven-year-old boy, with whom he has “no familial relationship.”

Loyal reader, Kim M., who sent us the link to the Smoking Gun article was disgusted by my readers' comments defending Broox for brutally assaulting the boy.

It is clear that our attitudes toward violence -- even when it is perpetrated against small children -- proves that we routinely resort to violence to resolve conflicts because we lack basic communications skills.

The fact that the majority of black people who viewed the video were unable to tell the difference between discipline and an all out assault on a defenseless child is disturbing. The reactions to the video demonstrates the lack of basic parenting skills in the black community. The natural ability to give birth does not qualify some of us to be parents.

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In 1997, advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day created Apple's inspirational "Think Different" ad campaign. The ad series debuted with a television commercial September 28, 1997. Steve Jobs narrated the first "Think different" commercial titled "Here's to the Crazy Ones". But it never aired.

Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 following a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

    Here's to the crazy ones.
    The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers.
    The round pegs in the square holes.
    The ones who see things differently.
    They're not fond of rules.
    And they have no respect for the status quo.
    You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
    About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
    Because they change things.
    They push the human race forward.
    While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
    Because the people who think they are crazy enough to change the world...
    are the ones who do.