Blogs took notice when Khloe Kardashian tweeted “weird day” on the same day that her hubby, Dallas Mavericks star Lamar Odom, was noticeably absent from the lineup during the Mavericks vs Lakers game on Feb. 22.

The Mavs publicity machine cranked out a brief excuse for Odom’s absence, calling it “a family matter.”

But Radaronline.com reported that Odom took a leave of absence to rush to his dying father’s bedside. Under the headline “Lamar Odom Cancels Game, Dad ‘Gravely Ill,'” Radar Online quoted a source who said, “It’s a really serious medical condition, which is why Lamar is taking the time off right now.”

But according to TMZ.com Odom’s father is not gravely ill at all. In fact, the former heroine addict told TMZ he had a stomach virus.

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Yesterday I received an email containing a “pre-bridal” video of ‘Basketball Wives‘ cast member Evelyn Lozada preparing for her manufactured wedding to NFL player Chad Ochocinco this Summer.

I immediately sent the email to the trash bin without viewing the video. But Essence magazine posted the video on the front page of their website, where my good blog friend Gina viewed it.

Gina, owner of Whataboutourdaughters.com, wrote a scathing editorial about Essence magazine’s decision to post the video on its front page.

In her post, Gina blasted Essence.com for promoting a “bridal” photo shoot of Evelyn Lozada on the front page of the website. Gina referred to Lozada as “a hyperviolent, Black woman hating, foul mouth scourge.” And she asked where was the logic in highlighting the non-black Ms. Lozada on a website whose tag line is “Where Black women come first.”

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Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is back in Atlanta grieving for her mother in the townhouse the two once shared.

“She’s doing okay,” an unnamed source close to the family told People.com. “She’s still obviously got a lot to deal with, but she’s doing a little better each day, and being back home in Atlanta seems to be a good thing.”

Houston, 48, was found unresponsive in a bathtub, her face partially submerged under water, police said. An autopsy revealed there was a little water in Houston’s lungs. But not enough to cause her death.

Houston reportedly died from a deadly mixture of anti-anxiety drugs and alcohol in her system.

Bobbi Kristina, 18, was crushed by the sudden death of her mother. She was transported twice to a LA area hospital for treatment of anxiety and panic attacks in the hours following Houston’s death.

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Now it all makes sense…

Yesterday, rap mogul Jay Z introduced his newest sensation, Rita Ora, to the United States. Jay Z brought Rita to New York’s radio station Z100, where he premiered Rita’s new single “Party And Bullsht”.

“I have Miss Rita Ora,” Jay said as he raised a toast to her future success. “This is all very un-spontaneous for us,” he added. “We just came to see, you know, some great friends over here and play some music and you know. They liked what they heard and said, ‘Let’s just throw it on the air,’ which is great. I love that. That’s what radio is all about. It’s about a feeling, an emotion. It’s not about scheduling and planning. Let’s do it right now.”

“Hi, what’s up,” said Rita. “I’m from London, but I love America, so I’m usually here. I’m so excited.”

The Albanian-born singer’s previously released single, “Hot Right Now,” is currently #1 on the UK charts. And Roc Nation is counting on Rita’s new single to conquer the U.S. market as well.

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But even before I ever heard of the name Rita Ora, I wondered why execs at a certain record label were leaking sensitive information about their superstar, Rihanna, to Sandrarose.com.

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According to TMZ.com, a woman’s story about troubled singer Chris Brown snatching her cell phone was credible enough for the DA to consider taking out a warrant for his arrest.

According to TMZ, Christal Spann, 24, filed a police report Sunday for “robbery by snatching.” She claimed she followed Chris and rapper Tyga as they were leaving Cameo nightclub in Miami early Sunday morning. She said she got close enough to snap a picture of Chris and Tyga as they sat in his Bentley.

That’s when, according to the police report, Chris flipped out, rolled down his car window and grabbed her cell phone, saying, “Bitch, you’re not gonna put that on the Internet.”

According to the police report, Chris then rolled up his window and sped off, taking the $500 iPhone with him.

There is no indication in the police report what Chris Brown and Tyga were doing in the picture, and why it was so important for Chris to jeopardize his probation status to prevent Crystal from uploading the photo to the Internet.

The most important thing is: if Brown is arrested, he will violate his probation in California for the Rihanna assault case — and he will be thrown in jail to serve out his sentence!

This story is developing…

Dareal Damare Williams skipped town when he heard he was wanted for that brutal beating of a gay man that was captured on video. But the long arms of the law found the 17-year-old thug hiding out in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he had relatives.

According to the Atlanta Journal, Williams turned himself in to Erie, Pa., authorities around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, without incident. Federal agents had identified him with the help of tips from the public. The feds tracked Williams to Pennsylvania where they issued an all-points alert Wednesday.

Williams is the last of three suspects to be arrested for the Feb. 4 assault of 20-year-old Brandon White outside a grocery in southwest Atlanta. White drew the men’s wrath for wearing skinny jeans, a popular fashion trend among young males, gay and straight.

Williams is being held on $250,000 bond at the Erie County Prison while he awaits extradition back to Atlanta.

According to the AJC, Mayor Kasim Reed raised an Atlanta Crime Stoppers reward several times, until the final sum reached $25,000.

Tips called in to police led to the arrests of Christopher Cain, 19, and Dorian Moragne, also 19, who turned himself in to police on Feb. 17.

Why does NBA star Chris Bosh always wait for major NBA games to take his vindictive baby mama to court?

Last year, the Miami Heat star took Allison Mathis to family court for refusing to allow him to take his 2-year-old daughter to the NBA Finals. Bosh ended up losing that case — and losing in the Finals to the Dallas Mavericks.

According to celebrity gossip blog TMZ.com, Bosh is dragging his baby mama into court again — this time for denying him his parental rights to spend quality time with his now 3-year-old baby girl.

Bosh — who is slated to play in the All-Star Game Sunday in Orlando — will be in an Orlando family court first thing Monday morning, asking a judge to either force Allison Mathis to give him “meaningful time” with his 3-year-old daughter or hold Mathis in contempt for denying him that.

According to the docs, Mathis is supposed to hand the child over to Chris 12 days a month, but it hasn’t happened … not even close..

It’s obvious that Allison is mad that Bosh’s wife Adrienne Williams-Bosh is so pretty and Chris is devoted to her. Adrienne is pregnant with his 2nd child and her first.

Rapper Gucci Mane celebrated his 32nd birthday last night at Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Gucci celebrated his birthday with rapper Busta Rhymes and a bevy of beautiful groupies. The birthday celebration was presented by The S/E Groupe.

According to sources, Gucci is undergoing painful laser treatments to have that ice cream cone tattoo removed from his face. Kudos to Gucci Mane for getting his grown man on!

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According to the Washington Post, Alabama authorities have arrested a stepmother and a grandmother for forcing a 9-year-old girl to run for 3 hours on Friday, as punishment for eating candy bars.

The girl’s stepmother, 27-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin, called police at 6:45 p.m., telling them Savannah was having a seizure and was unresponsive. Paramedics and deputies arriving at the home knew something wasn’t right.

Deputies were told that Savannah was made to run as punishment for lying to her grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, 46, about eating her candy bars.

Without adequate water or salt intake after three hours of grueling roadwork, Savannah Hardin collapsed and suffered seizures. Savannah died Monday at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, of a cardiac arrest.

The sheriff’s press release said an autopsy report showed Savannah was extremely dehydrated and had a very low sodium (salt) level. A state pathologist ruled it a homicide.

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They say pictures make you look fat, but pictures can be deceiving. That is definitely the case with singer Ciara. She’s gorgeous, but sadly, she doesn’t look anything like this in person. Ciara showed off her legs in some short shorts while shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, yesterday.

Pop singer Katy Perry showed up to the launch of her exclusive false eyelashes with blue hair yesterday. The new line, called Katy Perry Lashes is created by Eylure, and sold at The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles.

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