Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were seen leaving Izakaya Restaurant on Third Street in Los Angeles last night. The couple are still putting up a united front despite reports that she was eyeing another ball player. According to Radar Online, the couple’s 2-month-old came about as the result of ratings inspired matchmaking by Kim’s producers. A source tells Radar Online that even before Kim met Kris, someone from E! television telephoned the Knicks front office and asked them if hunky Italian basketball star Danilo Gallinari would be interested in dating Kim. “They asked if he would be interested in dating her and being on a reality show,” a source told the website.

According to the insider, both E! TV and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, which premiered in January 2011. It seems that Kris Humphries may have been the only player to take the bait. That sucks for Kris if he was indeed tricked into a loveless marriage. But both Kim and Kris are addicted to the fame. So it works out for the both of them.

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Singer/actress Ameriie was spotted strolling hand-in-hand with her husband, Lennie Nicholson, during an outing in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. She looks different. What’s different about her? I can’t put my finger on it.

Hunky actor/DJ Idris Elba was spotted walking around Toronto, Canada yesterday with a friend. Elba is in Toronto to film his new movie “Pacific Rim”. As you know, Idris recently wed his longtime girlfriend. I met her once when she accompanied him to a strip club in Atlanta years ago. She definitely doesn’t look like the type of chick you would expect him to be with. Idris likes his meat dark and straight from the Motherland. Clearly, he is aware of the pitfalls that comes with dating certain LSLH women who have entitlement issues.
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Michael Vick talks victory, failure & deliverance in UPTOWN Magazine’s October/November issue.

“I play the game the way I know how to play it,” Vick tells UPTOWN, after the magazine spent months trying to negotiate an interview. He’s understandably cautious about whom he talks to and what he says.

“You have to take precautions, but this is what I love to do. I want to be there for my team and do what I have to do as a quarterback to be successful.”

While Vick’s road to redemption has been paved with glory, his one major regret is not being allowed to own a dog again as part of his probation agreement. In previous interviews Vick has said he misses being a dog owner and would like to have one as a pet someday.

“I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process,” Vick said, according to NBC News and

But animal rights advocates say Vick’s dog ban is a small price to pay.

“Just as convicted pedophiles aren’t allowed free access to children, anyone who is responsible for hanging, electrocuting, or shooting dogs and who causes them to suffer in other unimaginable ways should never again be allowed access to dogs,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “All things considered, it is a very small price to pay, especially compared to the suffering endured by the dogs who were abused and killed in the Bad Newz Kennels.” Source

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R&B Diva Mary J Blige continues her trend of throwing music into the wind and hoping something sticks. We love Mary but she hasn’t put out a resonating album since What’s The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).

Since her early, crack-fueled glory days Mary’s music has been mostly hit and miss. It’s clear that she’s one artist who requires a lot of drama in her life to influence her music. Things must really be going well for her at home.

Mary’s latest efforts, “Why” (radio rip) and “Mr. Wrong” also miss the mark completely. Both tracks are off her new album My Life II: The Journey Continues.

“Why” features Rick Ross and “Mr. Wrong”, an updated version of Billy Paul’s 1972 hit “Me and Mrs. Jones”, features rap aficionado Drake. I mean, how can you go wrong with Drake on your track?

“Mr. Wrong” ft. Drake

“Why” ft. Rick Ross

A grassroots campaign prompted by outraged Americans on Facebook and other social media has failed to secure the release of former McDonald’s cashier, Rayon McIntosh, from Rikers Island.

McIntosh, 31, was arrested On October 12, 2011, after a wild fight with two female customers at the Greenwich Village McDonald’s where he worked.

The fracas was caught on camera by a McDonald’s customer who uploaded the video to YouTube. McIntosh was charged with two counts of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, while his attackers, Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards, both 24, were charged with menacing, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Darbeau suffered a fractured skull and broken arm. She is permanently brain damaged, according to her mother.

Rayon’s mother, Maureen Lucas, RN, a registered nurse, described McIntosh, who emigrated from Jamaica when he was a boy, as “a loving father who has an excellent relationship” with his 11-year-old daughter and the girl’s mother.

She thanked her son’s thousands of supporters on the family’s official website,

“Not one of my son’s fellow employees or a manager stepped in to stop Rachel Edwards from attacking my son,” wrote Lucas, who added that Rayon subdued his attackers with “a small cooking utensil.”

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Earlier tonight, BET premiered Beyonce’s latest music video, “Party”. Missing from the much-hyped music video (and the song) is Andre 3000, aka Dre of Outkast. In his place is newcomer J. Cole, who doesn’t quite measure up vocally to Dre 3K. Also missing from the video is any hint of Beyonce’s notorious baby bump.

Oh, of course her Stans will repeat the tired excuse that Bey filmed this video months ago — before she started showing. But if that’s the case, did she know ahead of time that she was going to be pregnant? Because it seems like she’s filmed all of her videos in a short span of time, the way T.I. did before he went off to prison earlier this year.

The music video features cameos by younger sibling Solange, Kelly Rowland, and the aforementioned Roc Nation artist J. Cole.

Yesterday we told you exclusively that Tamar Braxton’s husband, Vince Herbert, was admitted to a NY hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties. Our source told us exclusively that Vince was being treated for a blood clot in his lungs (pulmonary embolism).

Update: We just got off the phone with our source who explained that Vince underwent a procedure to place a filter (IVC umbrella) into the large vein carrying blood to his heart from his legs. The umbrella prevents multiple clots from traveling from his legs to his lungs. According to our source, Vince remains in serious but stable condition.

Additionally, our source told that Vince now has a security guard posted at his door to prevent unauthorized hospital personnel and guests from visiting his hospital room to take pictures with Vince’s famous visitors, such as Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige. Vince previously managed Lady Gaga.

Originally posted on Oct. 26, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.

We now have more details, courtesy of Your Beyonce Fansource, who wrote that Tamar was “extremely distraught by the whole situation, and hasn’t left her husband’s bedside in New York.”

Tamar was on her page snatching wigs left and right last night after our story broke and a few rude Twitter users decided to come for her hubby.

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Cobb County police are hunting a black man who kidnapped, raped and robbed a woman just after she left a CVS drug store in Austell early Tuesday morning.

Police say the 24-year-old woman was leaving the CVS on 800 East-West Connector in Austell when she was approached by a man with a handgun around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. Austell is a suburb northwest of Atlanta.

The man ordered the woman to drive him to an unknown location where he raped her. Afterwards, he forced the woman to drive him to several ATM locations where he withdrew money from her account.

After robbing the woman, the man fled on foot. The attacker is described as a light skinned black male with short dreadlocks. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

“This is a very dangerous individual, and Cobb County police are very concerned,” said spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce. “We need the public’s help in identifying him so we can safely take him into custody.”

Police asks that anyone with information call (770) 499-3945.

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