Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah, 26, was spotted splashing in the surf on Miami Beach yesterday. Unlike some of the league’s bench players — such as Matt Barnes of the Lakers — the NBA lockout isn’t hurting Noah financially. As you know, Noah is the son of tennis great Yannick Noah.


Basketball Wives cast member Jennifer Williams, rapper Jim Jones and TV personality Al Reynolds got into the holiday spirit yesterday. The trio attended the 2011 turkey drive at Ricardo’s Steak House in Harlem where they handed out 5,000 turkeys to needy families.

Meanwhile, Jones spoke with TMZ yesterday about the scripted fight that occurred between his baby mama, Chrissy Lampkin, and Juelz Santana’s baby mama, Kimbella Vanderhee, on Love & Hip Hop.

Jones told TMZ that he spoke with his best friend after the fight, and smoothed things over with him.

Jones said,

“I wish that it wouldn’t have happened, but things happen.” He added, “I spoke to my brother about it, we cool. Shout to my lady Chrissy. It’s all good.”


Seattle Mariners star outfielder Gregory Halman was stabbed to death by his brother in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, early this morning. Halman’s girlfriend called police to his home around 5:40 a.m. this morning. Officers found the 24-year-old star bleeding from his wounds.

Halman was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His brother, Jason Halman (inset), was arrested at the house, according to a police spokesperson.

“A 24-year-old died this morning in a stabbing and we have arrested the 22-year-old brother of the victim,” said Rotterdam sopkesperson Patricia Wessels.

“From what we have learned so far there was an argument between the two brothers over loud music being played.”

Gregory Halman signed with a Dutch baseball team when he was only 16. A year later, he moved to the U.S. after signing with the Seattle Mariners.

His brother, Jason, also played professional baseball in the Netherlands where the brothers are from.

Rapper T.I. has confirmed the name of his next album, which is scheduled to be released in February, 2012. T.I. tells that the late singer Marvin Gaye was the inspiration for his new album, aptly titled Trouble Man.

Even before his release from an Atlanta halfway house in late September, T.I. hit the recording studio to lay the tracks for his most personal album yet.

“Every where he goes, he stops through the studio,” says T.I.’s assistant.

“I have this one record [titled] ‘Pyro’ that I’m proud of,” T.I. told’s The Juice. “‘Pyro’ is a straight party record. It’s nostalgic of those crazy nights, early mornings [but] just turned up.”

Meanwhile, T.I. has been partying non-stop since his release. Last night, he and his wife Tiny hit up Club Primal to celebrate rapper Nelly’s 37th birthday.

Photos courtesy of Slimm of Plush Blue

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is keeping himself busy during the NBA lockout. Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, are expecting a baby boy, according to the NY Post’s Page Six:

Congratulations to Miami Heat star Chris Bosh and wife, Adrienne, who are expecting their first child, a boy. Friends say the couple are “over the moon” about their “Baby Bosh.” He already has his first pair of Nikes picked out and a full wardrobe for the next NBA season (whenever that is). Adrienne and friend Larsa Pippen, wife of Scottie Pippen, were spotted shopping at Bellini in Coral Gables for baby goods. The Boshes were married in July in Miami. Source

Beyonce, 30, and her inflatable baby bump device attended the premiere of her ‘Beyonce Live at The Roseland’ DVD screening at the Paris Theater in NYC on Sunday, Nov 20. While most of the fawning public has accepted that Beyonce is pregnant, it’s hard to ignore the disparities in the above photos, which were taken just days apart. My attorney, Precious Anderson-Scott of the Anderson Firm, is due to deliver her baby in February — just like Beyonce. But unlike Beyonce, Precious’ baby bump is consistent in size and shape, whether she’s sitting or standing.

Anyway, the entire concert is now available on VEVO. But if you want your own keepsake copy, the 2-disc DVD of Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4, will be in stores on Nov. 29.

Watch Beyonce perform “End Of Time” and “I Was Here” from her Live at Roseland concert after the break.

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Love was in the air last night 2011 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in LA. Lovebird couples such as singer John Legend and girlfriend Christine Teigen, (above), and Mary J Blige and her hubby/manager Kendu Isaacs (below) couldn’t keep their hands or lips off each other.

After performing “Mr. Wrong”, Mary paid tribute to rapper Heavy D, who passed away on November 8, of unknown causes.

“Rest in peace to my dear friend, my loved one, my brother, the loveable and great Heavy D,” Mary said. “I miss you so much, brother. God bless.”

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Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj walked away with two trophies during last night’s 2011 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in LA. Nicki pulled a stunning upset over Jay Z and Kanye West by winning Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday, easily defeating the much-hyped album, Watch The Throne.

The 29-year-old rapper, wearing a shiny speaker suit, performed her hits “Turn Me On” and “Super Bass” backed up by DJ David Guetta.

The night’s other big winners included Taylor Swift (Artist of the Year); Beyoncé (Soul/R&B Female Artist), Bruno Mars (Pop/Rock Male Artist), Rihanna (Soul/R&B Album) and Jennifer Lopez (Latin Music Artist). Unfortunately, Rihanna’s abusive ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, didn’t win a thing as he had hoped.

Brown, who has over 5 million followers on the social networking site, deleted his entire timeline after a follower questioned him about Rihanna last Thursday.

The troubled singer tweeted “Don’t say s*** to anybody and everyone feels its cool to attack me. GROWN ADULTS!!!! That s*** happened three years ago.” He followed that up with other angry tweets, including a reference to last night’s American Music Awards, where the delusional singer had hoped to finally earn some respect.

“I wake up thinking of living my life….. YOU wake up thinking of me! NOW I REALLY CAN’T WAIT FOR THE AMA’s! U dont have to respect me now… but u will.”


Nicki Minaj performing

Troubled singer Chris Brown performed last night, but he lost the Soul/R&B Album trophy to his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown had hoped that the AMAs would redeem his fractured image and gain him the respect that he thinks he deserves. But that will never happen. Sales of Brown’s album F.A.M.E. has stalled at around 700,000 copies sold, and it doesn’t appear to be even close to going platinum. All of this leaves Brown very frustrated and in need of mood altering medications. The 22-year-old went on another one of his patented rampage on last Thursday that ended when he deleted his entire timeline and appears to have left Twitter for good.

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