No one can deny that reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and NBA star Lamar Odom have a successful marriage. Unlike other people Kim Kardashian who fall in love on a whim, Khloe and Lamar got married for all the right reasons.

But even the most successful marriages hit a bump in the road. So how do they keep the fires burning? One good way is to try something new in the bedroom. Men are adventurous by Nature. They love to try new positions (and flavors) in bed.

In last night's season 2 premiere of 'Khloe & Lamar,' Khloe hooks up a sex swing over her bed, and then invites her husband to take a ride with her. Click the link below to see what happens!

Khloe & Lamar airs Sundays on E! at 10/9c

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Pre-Barbie footage of Nicki Minaj surfaced online over the weekend. Oddly enough, the footage shows the young Queens MC paying homage to her predecessors, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown. In the video, Minaj strolls down the streets of Queens spitting her "Dirty Money" freestyle.

This video also lends support to those who say Nicki is the butch lesbian rapper in the legendary "eat the box" clip, which you can view here.

Watch Nicki's "Dirty Money" freestyle after the break.

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According to my very credible record label source, Rihanna's next single, "Birthday Cake," is in jeopardy of being shelved due to the controversy surrounding Chris Brown's feature on the track.

The much talked about "Birthday Cake" remix is the full length version of the interlude off Rihanna's gold album, Talk That Talk.

Due to popular demand, the track was revamped and Rihanna's abusive boyfriend was added to the mix. But the response to the news that Brown is on the single has reverberated online. Many of Rihanna's million strong 'Rihanna Navy' say RiRi is committing career suicide if Brown is left on the track.

I reached out to my source last night to confirm or deny new reports that Brown was no longer on the track. My source confirmed that -- yes -- Brown IS featured on the "Cake" remix, which was scheduled to drop tomorrow. But my source added that Roc Nation is "debating" shelving the remix because of "all the controversy."

According to my source, Rihanna herself is anxious for the track to be released -- in its present form -- with Chris Brown's vocals intact.

Rihanna is celebrating her 24th birthday today in Central London, near the tiny hamlet of Clapham, where your auntie was born (I'm not sure if Clapham is still tiny).

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On last Thursday's episode of WE tv's 'Braxton Family Values', Mama Evelyn Braxton broke the news that her short term boyfriend, Doc, had proposed to her.

Evelyn first broke the news to her eldest daughter, Towanda Braxton -- the responsible one -- who grilled her mama about the proposal. "Well, what did you say?," asked Towanda.

"I said, uh, 'well, okay... it sounds good to me,'" Mama Evelyn replied.

"Mommy," said a skeptical Towanda, "Who says 'that sounds alright with me?' Who says that?"

"He got the point," said Evelyn. "He would take a 'yes' any kinda way he could!"

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There are unconfirmed reports that Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by the police doing drugs in her hotel room following the funeral of her mother, Whitney Houston, on Saturday.

The reports first surfaced on the website of online magazine The Daily Beast yesterday.

And Drudge Report, the most trafficked news aggregate website in the world, also reported the story.

According to The Daily Beast, Bobbi's family, including Houston's mother, Gospel great Cissy Houston, were "in full panic mode" when they lost sight of the 18-year-old for a few hours as Houston’s body was set to be transported to the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., for burial Sunday morning.

“Everyone was freaking out and calling Bobbi Kristina’s cell,” said one source, a longtime family friend. “It was so much commotion and activity after the funeral that Bobbi Kristina just slipped away. Ms. Cissy [Houston, Whitney’s mother] was beside herself.”

Allegedly, Bobbi slipped away to do drugs in her hotel room while the family and friends of the 48-year-old pop icon convened at a local eatery in Newark, N.J., to remember Whitney.

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A tip called in to an Ohio fugitive task force ended the 2-year manhunt for a fugitive wanted for murder in Riverdale, GA.

According to Fox 5, the tip led police to the doorstep of the Cleveland, Ohio home where Wisdom Jeffrey was holed up. He was arrested peacefully after U.S. Marshals surrounded the home early Friday.

Jeffrey was charged with the Aug. 11, 2010 shotgun death of his estranged wife, Corrissa Friends, 21, at the Chateau Phase II apartments at 6603 Church St in Riverdale.

He is being held without bond while he awaits extradition to Atlanta.

Corrissa met Jeffrey at her family owned car wash when she was 17. Jeffrey occasionally brought in one of singer Keyshia Cole's cars to be washed. The music industry insider often dropped Cole's name to impress the high school student. He took her on dates to industry parties where he introduced her to celebrities. It was heady stuff for a teenager.

Corrissa and Jeffrey were soon married. But their brief marriage was an abusive one.

Corrissa's murder case was profiled on 'America's Most Wanted' in April of last year. Jeffrey had been on the run for nearly a year by the time the program aired on FOX.

The couple's baby girl, Casey, 3, is now being raised by Corrissa's parents, Charles and Patricia Friends.

“It’s a burden off of us because now, the protectiveness that we’ve had in terms of watching over our shoulder in reference to the baby is all gone,” said Charles Friends.

Hip Hop royalty T.I. and Tiny Harris were seen arriving at Reagan National Airport in DC yesterday. The happy couple were in the Nation's Capital for T.I.'s paid gig at Love DC nightclub. T.I.'s bodyguard carries a limited edition studded MCM Visetos backpack.

Singer Keyshia Cole was spotted shopping with her son, Daniel Jr., 2, and a friend in Los Angeles yesterday. As we told you, Keyshia's record label is not at all happy with the schedule for recording her new album. In fact, a label source says the label is fed up with all the delays due to Keyshia's personal life, and her reality show, taking priority over her career.

Photos: Splash News Online

Troubled singer Chris Brown and his long-suffering girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, spent the day on the beach with friends in Miami yesterday. Brown took special delight in frightening the seagulls that flock to the beach in search of food. As beach goers looked on in disgust, Brown chased the birds, flapping his arms and screaming as the birds took flight to escape his childish antics.

Speaking of sick birds, Brown's rumored other girlfriend -- singer Rihanna, who is in London today -- took to her Twitter page today to threaten a blogger.

Even though she was quoting a rap lyric in her tweet, your auntie isn't taking any chances. I have beefed up my security and I'm headed to the gun range for more practice after I hit the gym.

Photos: Splash News Online and Chris-Brown.us

Actress Octavia Spencer slipped and fell inside the the press room at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, early this morning. Spencer fell as she approached the press with her NAACP image award. The award-winning 'The Help' actress landed on her back, but she was unhurt as her co-star, Viola Davis, helped her up.

Spencer, 40, has complained in the past about having to wear uncomfortable shapewear to awards shows to conceal her weight. On a recent visit to the 'Ellen Show,' Spencer told Ellen: "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it."

Viola Davis won an Image Award for lead actress and Octavia Spencer won the supporting actress trophy for 'The Help'.

Photos: IOS/London Ent / Splash News

A racist ESPN headline has basketball fans outraged this morning. It's little consolation to sports fans that ESPN issued an apology for last night's "Chink in the Armor" Jeremy Lin headline -- what matters is that the headline went up in the first place.

Rob King, ESPN.com's editor-in-chief, tweeted a message about the slip-up.

There's no defense for the indefensible. All we can offer are our apologies, sincere though incalculably inadequate.

But sports fans want heads to roll. ESPN radio sports reporter Nubyjas Wilborn, who is no stranger to controversy himself, tweeted:

"Whomever posted it and the editor who didn't catch it sooner probably will get fired. I hope it's nobody I know."

ESPN has yet to comment on an anchor's use of the same phrase during a segment on the Knicks' loss on SportsCenter last night.

Update:

The Chicago Tribune reports that the ESPN employee who wrote the headline has been fired.

Music producer Kanye West appears shirtless in the March 2012 Vogue feature on Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy. In the excerpt below, Tisci shares his experience on working with The Throne (from Rap Radar).

Tisci’s passion for music has taken him around the world. His strong connection to the worlds of rap and R&B led his friends Kanye West and Jay-Z to enlist his services as art director for their collaborative album, Watch The Throne.

“I was a little bit scared, ” admits Tisci, “Because I’m not an artist or graphic artist.” He finally agreed and was awed when a meeting sequed into a jam session that involved Rihanna, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams, all freely exchanging ideas “like a family giving opinions to each other,” remembers Tisci, “sharing – which is something that fashion is missing,” he adds plaintively.

His artwork for the single “H.A.M.” and the album (which reached number one on iTunes in 24 countries) draw Tisci’s childhood passion for mythology and religious iconography and his current engagement with psychedelic prints and graphics”

Rihanna, who is reportedly dating her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown again, was spotted arriving in London, England today. A source close to Rihanna's camp told Sandrarose.com exclusively that Rihanna couldn't resist running back to Chris's arms because "he's back hot."

Brown, 22, is featured on the remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" interlude off her latest album, Talk That Talk. The much-anticipated single drops next week. Meanwhile, Brown's current girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, is said to be 'distraught' over the fact that Brown has been two-timing her with his old flame. A Hollywood source who knows Karrueche all too well says she's a bisexual who is into threesomes. But that's for another post.

Whitney Houston's pal Ray J, with sister Brandy by his side, boarded a flight to New Jersey today to attend Whitney Houston's funeral. Ray J, who was reportedly dating Whitney Houston at the time of her death, looks despondent as he's surrounded by family at LAX.
Photo by: Sharky / Splash News

Last week, a roar of laughter went up in locker rooms all around the NBA when sports groupie Stiletto Jill broke the news that Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer was spraying his hairline on.

But last night, during the Celtics vs Bulls game, there was scant little evidence of spray dye on Boozer's head. Apparently, Boozer washed that dye out of his hair, in favor of a new, not-so-conspicuous technique to reclaim his hairline -- hair tattooing.

You see ladies, men are vainglorious about their hair too -- or lack of hair, as in Boozer's case.

As JD Anderson explains on his blog:

If you’re losing your hair and don’t want to waste your time with silly toupee’s or expensive hair replacement surgery, you can visit one of the HIS (Hair Ink Scalp) Hair Clinics in the US or UK where you can get a procedure performed that will leave you with a permanent buzz cut. Developed by Ian Watson who suffered from alopecia for $3,000 you can have hundreds of hair sized dots placed on your head to make it appear like you have a head full of hair you just don’t like to grow.

R&B Diva Monica Brown was the special musical guest on Jay Leno last night. Monica performed her current single, "It All Belongs To Me," featuring Brandy Norwood. The ladies dedicated their performance to Whitney Houston, who passed away on Feb. 11 -- Brandy's 32nd birthday. Brandy's voice is no longer the powerful, emotive instrument that it once was. Her 3rd studio album, Full Moon (released in 2002), is one of my all-time favorite CDs. It was the last shining moment for Brandy in a recording studio. But Brandy has so many other accomplishments to fall back on. Such as the fact that she is a better actress than she is a singer.

Watch their stirring performance on Jay Leno last night.

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Last night around midnight, just as I was turning in for the evening, I received a text message from a very well-connected industry source. The text read simply: "It's official. They're back dating!"

"They who?" I replied -- knowing full well who he meant.

"Rhi/Cb" he texted back. The 'Rhi/Cb' was Rihanna and Chris Brown. I was dumbfounded. I knew Brown was featured on the full length version of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" track off her current album. And I knew they had been seen partying at the same night spots in LA. But this industry source had assured me that the rumors of Rihanna and Chris Brown getting back together were untrue.

So why the sudden reversal of information?

My theory is this: Rihanna (or someone in her camp) read this Blind Item and started to buck at the realization that not only does she have to share Brown with his current long-suffering girlfriend, Karrueche Tran -- but she's also sharing him with Lil Wayne's baby mama, Sarah ViVan too!

My industry source, who is connected with Rihanna's record label, probably doesn't want the information about Brown and Sarah to grow legs, since this would not be beneficial to the promotion and marketing of the "Birthday Cake" track.

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Kim Zolciak's former 'slave' Sweetie Hughes wants you all to know that she is not a common criminal who swipes from her former employees.

According to celebrity blogger ATLien, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' reject was a "huge topic last season after NeNe Leakes pointed out that Kim treated her like her personal 'slave'."

ATLien recently met up with Sweetie and asked her point bank if she stole from Zolciak.

SWEETIE: I seen it [on] twitter… some person tweeted me point blank ‘did you steal from Kim?’ and it was my first time hearing about it.

That shit is crazy! Do you know how much money I handled for Kim. As her assistant I had bank account access and all that… something that other assistants never had the opportunity to get that far… so as far as loyalty it’s been very high.

I think someone just made it up and I realize that out of every assistant she’s ever had, I’m the one they always talk about… they always try to keep my name out there, which is cool, it ain’t hurting me.

When asked why she was fired, Sweetie responded:
"To be honest, I really don’t even know… I guess it was just spur of the moment."

It sounds to me like her contract with Bravo expired and it was not renewed. But what do I know.

ATLien has more from the interview.

Radaronline reports that troubled singer Chris Brown's mom is furious at his latest online antics. Radar Online says Joyce Hawkins is angry that Brown, 22, took to his Twitter page to tell his "Haters" to "f*ck off" after things were seemingly going so well for him.

You're probably asking where his mom has been through all of his past Twitter outbursts? Allegedly, Joyce Brown is "scared" of her son's narcissistic rages, which she has been on the receiving end of.

Meanwhile, “Joyce is absolutely livid that those vile words and rants were posted on Chris’ Twitter page. She isn’t buying his excuse that he didn’t post it and she has told him that it is his Twitter page, and only he should be posting to it, period,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.

“She feels like people were just waiting for a negative reaction to what others were saying about him. She had begged Chris to just ignore it and she is just beside herself that after such successful performances at the Grammys and winning the award, people are now talking about this Twitter controversy. … It’s time for Chris to grow up, and his mother told him that. Chris is his own worst enemy at times and she constantly worries about how he is going to react to stressful situations.”

Page Six reports that Cabaret singer Beyonce is already in the studio recording a new album. Apparently, she has given Blue Ivy to the help to raise while she and her egotistical husband Jay Z continue their pursuit of the spotlight.

We're not surprised. According to our source at the hospital where Blue Ivy was born to a surrogate in January, "mother-infant bonding did not occur in the hours following the birth." Nurses are trained to look for signs of maternal failure to bond. They are instructed to summon the hospital social worker if there are signs that a mother is not bonding properly with her newborn.

We have all seen new mommies caress their precious newborns close to their chests. But this is how Beyonce held Blue Ivy on her born day -- in the crook of her arm, like she didn't know the kid. I've seen others hold babies that way, such as volunteer baby cuddlers in newborn nurseries.

Please pray for the baby: she has narcissists for parents.

Last month when TMZ reported that singer Seal's wife, Heidi Klum, was filing for divorce, we assumed it was a publicity stunt designed to coincide with the release of his new album. But Seal arrived in Australia yesterday minus his wedding ring and sporting canary yellow nail polish. When asked if Heidi and the kids would join him later he brushed past the paps and exited the airport quickly. Ladies, if you're in the market for an aging, bald, attention-seeking singer with 5 kids, Seal is your man! Photos:Andy Athineos/INFphoto.com

Smiling faces sometimes tell lies: Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj put on a huge fake smile for the press at the MAC Viva Glam Party in NYC, yesterday. But the "Super Bass" singer was smiling through her pain after dumping her longtime boyfriend/hypeman, Safaree Samuel. The Trinidadian-born rapper is finding it difficult to navigate the waters alone without a shark man by her side for the first time since high school.
Photo: Hope Demarche / Splash News

Photos: Splash News and INFphoto.com

This post, originally written Feb. 16, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m., was edited to reflect the following corrections: "The blue suede shoe Nicki Minaj wore is a Giuseppe Zanotti Caged Sandal with a retail price of $1,150" ~ Boo Hill.

According to msnbc.com, police and Crime Stoppers in Washington state used their own personal funds to purchase the burial plots on either side of the two sons of Josh Powell to prevent his family from burying him next to them.

"The bottom line is, Josh Powell will not be near those two boys," Pierce County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Troyer said in an interview with a Seattle-area radio program called the Ron and Don Show.

"It's disgusting that a murder suspect would be buried next to his victims," Sheriff Paul Pastor said in a statement posted on Twitter.

On Feb. 5, Powell used a hatchet to hack his sons, Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, to death before setting his rental house on fire, killing himself. A social worker had arrived moments earlier with the children for a court-ordered visit. But the children ran ahead of her into the house, and Powell slammed the door shut behind them.

"He's a narcissist and he has no love for anyone but himself," said Kirk Graves, whose wife is Josh Powell's sister.

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Troubled singer Chris Brown, and his exhausted looking girlfriend, Karabullet Train, were spotted jetting out of LAX airport on Tuesday night -- just hours after he was seen creeping at an entertainment facility with the apparently slutty baby mama of a certain amphibian rapper.

Brown was seen on Wednesday chatting on his cell phone and fondling himself on the balcony of his Miami Beach hotel while another hard leg loitered nearby. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Karpark, tweeted on her Twitter account like nothing was wrong -- like she didn't have a care in the world that her boyfriend was two-timing her right under her nose.

Photos: Chris-Brown.us

Guess which troubled singer is choppin' down the baby mama of a certain rapper?

According to a very credible industry source, the baby mama of the fertile rapper has found another sucker boyfriend to keep her warm at night. The source said the singer and the baby mama, who has a 2-year-old son by the rapper, were seen hugged up in a dark corner at CenterStaging studio in Burbank, CA, on Tuesday.

The source, who spoke under the condition of absolute anonymity, was at the Centerstaging studio on Tuesday with his client when the male singer popped into the studio fresh off his win at the Grammy's.

Our source said the singer wasn't alone -- he was accompanied by an Atlanta woman who my informer instantly recognized as the rapper's baby mama. My source said, "She was looking at me funny, like [she knew] I was gonna tell it to Sandra Rose."

The source added:

"She was looking a mess. She had on basic jeans, like a little spaghetti strap shirt. She had like highlights in her hair, like turquoise highlights. She looked a mess. She already got a baby with ________, and now you gonna lay up under _________?"

The source said the singer and the woman left the studio together.

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The west coast premiere of Lionsgates' 'Good Deeds' was held yesterday in Los Angeles. Gabrielle Union, who stars in the film, responded to the criticism directed toward Davis for throwing a party in the same hotel where Whitney Houston's body lay in rigor mortis on the 4th floor.

The Insider's Kevin Frazier asked Union about her decision to walk the red carpet.

"I think if you weren't there, I could understand [being upset]," said Union. "We made a judgment call after [Diddy] and Clive talked to the family and they said, 'Please go,' basically to provide a more balanced view of Whitney's life."

Self-centered celebrities have a peculiar habit of making poor judgment calls.

Gabrielle added that Whitney's family and friends were becoming frustrated by the focus being placed on the late singer's struggles with addiction.

Tyler Perry, who wrote, directed and stars in Good Deeds, reportedly lent one of his planes to transport Whitney's body from Los Angeles to New Jersey. On the red carpet, Tyler neglected to take credit for the act of kindness, changing the subject when pressed.

"This movie is more about just living your own life and choosing your own path ... and just being the best person that you can be," said Tyler. "So that's what I'm hoping that people will take away from it."
Good Deeds opens February 24. Source

According to sources, troubled rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, and her longtime, abusive boyfriend/hypeman Safaree Samuel no longer live together. Samuel was conspicuously missing from Nicki's side at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday. Another man occupied Safaree's seat at Nicki's elbow in the star-studded audience.

Safaree's Twitter timeline didn't explain his absence. But a follower on Twitter tweeted that Safaree was bodily thrown out of the Staples Center by Grammy security for fighting.

Nicki was seen in NYC today where she promoted her new Viva Glam lipstick for MAC line on 'Good Morning America' this morning. Safaree was once again noticeably absent. This should come as good news for Nicki's fans, who fear Nicki may have sabotaged her career with that bizarre Satanic ritual performance during the Grammy telecast.

Photos: Jackson Lee and Jennifer Mitchell/ Splash News

According to sports groupie, Stiletto Jill (via TMZ), "Vanessa Bryant was spotted at the Laker game last night (Valentine’s Day) minus the girls. She and Kobe even had their traditional tunnel kiss. The divorce has been filed but doesn’t become final until June. Meaning there’s still time for the two to officially reunite."

So maybe this talk about a divorce was just Vanessa's way of getting Kobe back in line? But she should know that threats and ultimatums don't work with cheating men. Especially cheating men who happen to be rich and powerful.

The only thing that works when dealing with a chronic cheater is to have patience. At some point, after Kobe turns 35, his testosterone will decrease and so will his sex drive. Until then, Vanessa should just deal with it and be happy that other women want what she has.