A South Carolina man with a lengthy criminal record asked his younger brother to make the ultimate sacrifice for him. An hour later his brother was dead.

Deangelo Rashard Mitchell, 23, of North Charleston, SC, was handcuffed with his brother, Wayne Joshua Mitchell, 20, in the back seat of a patrol car on Nov. 30. The two men had been pulled over in their truck for driving with one headlight out. Officers placed the brothers in the back seat while they searched the truck.

Facing life in prison if convicted on the drug charge, Deangelo, who had hidden an ounce of crack cocaine in his buttocks, asked Wayne to swallow the drugs.

The patrol car's video camera caught the verbal exchange between the brothers.

"One of us gotta do it, you the only one that don't have any strikes. You my little brother... I'm gonna get life," Deangelo pleaded. "You gonna eat it, you gonna chew it," said Deangelo, pictured above right. "I can get you out. I can't afford another strike."

The older brother retrieved the crack rocks from where he'd hidden them in his buttocks and dropped the drugs on the seat between them.

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Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom was spotted having a wild hair day in Dallas while apartment shopping for her and her husband Lamar Odom. The Odoms are looking for a luxury condo in the $8000-$12000 a month range in the same building where Deieon Sanders owns a bachelor pad. Khloe appears to be wearing her sister Kim's Burberry Prorsum Aviator Shearling Boots, which retail for $1,395 (see pic of Kim wearing the same boots below). The boots are from the Fall/Winter 2010 collection and feature a cracked leather upper accented with gold buckles and lined with authentic lamb shearling on a 5 inch heel.

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A Chicago man is under investigation by police and child protective services for binding his baby girl with duct tape and posting a picture of her on a social networking website. Andre Curry, 21, posted the photo on his Facebook page last July. But the photo recently showed up on other websites, sparking a police investigation.

In the caption, Curry indicated that he duct taped the child's mouth, hands and feet because she hit him. "this is wut happens wen my baby hits me back", he wrote in the fragmented text language that is typical of young people today.

Je’Vanna Cobbins, a friend of Curry's, told The Smoking Gun that he was just “playing around," with the little girl.

She said: "[He was] being playful with his child. People play with their child differently."

What is wrong with our people? If President Obama would take action to stop hoodrats from breeding, this sort of thing wouldn't happen. I mean, how hard can a baby hit a grown man? Clearly Curry lacks parenting skills and patience.

Singer Ciara finds herself in the best position of her career. Rihanna's latest studio effort bricked, and Beyonce had to fake a pregnancy to boost interest in her fading career. Those two vacancies leaves the door open for Ciara to reclaim her dominance in the R&B/pop scene. Today, the 26-year-old budding superstar dropped two tracks from her upcoming as-yet-untitled album on Epic records titled "Swim" and "Be Out". The latter track is album filler, but "Swim" boasts a catchy, upbeat track that should appeal to her teeny bopper audience. Welcome back Ciara!

Ciara - "Swim"
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Ciara - "Be Out"
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A Dutch magazine is catching heat for publishing an article calling Rihanna a "nigga bitch" -- words the troubled singer has used to refer to herself in the past.

The Parlourmagazine.com article also stated that Rihanna was from Jamaica -- an insult of the highest order to Barbadians who think they're above Jamaicans.

Rihanna's fans inundated the magazine's office with emails, phone calls and online messages expressing their outrage. Rihanna, who was alerted to the magazine's content by her Twitter followers, reacted with a series of angry tweets on her Twitter.com page.

"I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print!" she wrote on Twitter.

"There are 1000's of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That's your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense ... 'N---a Bitch'?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you ... F--- YOU!!!" Source

The magazine's embarrassed editor took to Facebook to apologize profusely to the singer and her fans. Editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke, wrote: "First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I'm glad that we're engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period."

Hoeke also implied that the racist insults toward Rihanna were meant as a joke, especially since Rihanna, and blacks in general, use the most degrading terms when referring to ourselves.

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Kobe Bryant's soon-to-be ex-wife, Vanessa, is a chip off the old block, according to her ex-stepfather who is spilling her tea to the media.

Celebrity blog TMZ.com spoke with Vanessa's ex-stepfather, Stephen Laine, an inventory manager for a food company who was married to Vanessa's mother from 1990 to 2003. Laine helped raise Vanessa from a child to a teen -- she met Kobe when she was barely 17.

Laine tells TMZ.com: "Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]."

He explains, "In California, it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until she remarries -- just like her mother is doing to me."

Laine gripes about paying Vanessa's mom $1,800 in spousal support every month "and clearly they don’t need it." He said Vanessa's mom lives like a true baller, free and clear, in one of Kobe's mansions, courtesy of Vanessa.

"I have a six-year-old daughter and that money could be used toward her college fund or something," says Laine. "You'd think she'd care. But no, she's spiteful."

Bryant, meanwhile, is being hotly pursued by every shameless gold digger on the west coast, including actress Sanaa Lathan. The 5-time NBA champ, who is nearing the end of a brilliant NBA career, will no doubt fall victim to another LSLH gold digger who will eventually clean out his bank accounts and leave him a lonely, broken man in his 40s.

According to celebrity gossip blog, TMZ.com, transgender male Chaz Bono's fiancee, Jennifer Ella, has bailed on their relationship. Ella was a lesbian when she met Bono, who was also a lesbian, but Bono has now decided she's a man.

There were early signs that Ella was dissatisfied with the public scrutiny that Bono's transgender status brought. Bono was a contestant on 'Dancing With The Stars' this season. But Ella was missing from the audience after the first show.

Chaz Bono and his fiancée, Jennifer Elia, have called off their engagement and "are no longer a couple" ... a rep for Bono tells TMZ.

Bono's rep, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ, "They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time."

Every year the blogs wait anxiously for the Kardashians to release their annual Kristmas Kard so they can over analyze it to death. And this year the Kardashians didn't disappoint. But do they even know what Christmas means? The photographer is Nick Saglimbeni, and the Photoshop graphic artist is unknown.

Kim Kardashian posted the Kristmas Kard on her blog this morning. She will probably be happy to know that she was recognized for yet another honor. She can never get enough attention.

The backlash against Kim Kardashian following her 72-day-marriage has earned the reality TV star a formal title –'Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011.'

Kim was awarded the rudeness crown by the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC) for 'making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage'. Source

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Last night's episode of RHOA was uneventful and rather boring. Sheree Whitfield and her "attorney" Phaedra Parks agree to part ways as client/attorney to preserve their faux on-camera relationship. The surprising part was when Phaedra reached into her desk and handed Sheree back her $5000 retainer fee. Now you know that whole scene had to be fake. As badly as Phaedra wanted that check, why didn't she deposit it? And why would she return a retainer fee after doing the work? No one really believes Phaedra was Sheree's attorney in the bogus case against her ex-husband, Bob Whitfield.

On the 'Watch What Happens Live' show afterwards, Sheree premiered her single, which is supposedly a NeNe Leakes diss record. I didn't even listen to it. :yawn:

This is also the episode where RHOA viewers got the chance to hear newcomer Marlo Hampton speak for the first time. Let's just say it sounds like she's had one too many male hormones shots. We still don't know if Marlo is a permanent cast member or not. Supposedly, she only appears in 3 episodes, and last night was her 3rd appearance.

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It's still a mystery to me why anyone would spend their rent money on a ticket to watch a goat sing.

While performing her hit single "What's My Name," in Lisbon over the weekend, 23-year-old Rihanna forgot the lyrics to her own song, and slurred some of her words. At about the 1:32 mark, Rihanna gestured to someone in the audience indicating that she was about to hurl.

Moments later Rihanna disappeared into the darkness off the side of the stage. Rumors began to swirl almost immediately on Twitter that the singer was stumbling drunk and vomiting during her concert. Later that night, Rihanna took to her Twitter page and admitted that she did indeed throw up the contents of her stomach offstage, which consisted of a half eaten hot dog and about a quart of alcohol.

We broke the story months ago that Rihanna's record label was concerned about Rihanna's drinking and rumored substance abuse problems. Sources say Rihanna has been on and off the wagon in the past month as she deals with her personal issues, including chasing after a man who is already in a long term relationship.

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.... that she never flirted with soon-to-be-divorced NBA star Kobe Bryant, and not only that, she's not his type.

The rumors kicked into high gear when the NY Daily News published this story today.

Kobe Bryant’s impending divorce may come as good news to Sanaa Lathan. A source who attended Jay-Z and Kanye West ’s Watch the Throne concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday tells us that the luscious-lipped “Love & Basketball” actress was flirting seductively with the Lakers guard during the show.

“She touched his face, and she was shaking her a-- in front of him to the music,” says the insider.

Bryant’s spokesman, Michael Sitrick, says Bryant and Lathan were “both at the concert,” but he adds: “There was no flirting. There’s nothing there.”

Over the years the 40-year-old actress has been linked with numerous single (and married) men and women in Hollywood. She is quickly earning a reputation as the neighborhood bicycle.