Pub singer Beyoncé was seen entering an office building in New York City today. It’s the same office building that Bey was seen entering almost daily when she was supposedly pregnant. I’m told the building is where Beyoncé and Tina Knowles’ clothing line is housed — and that Beyoncé is actually working a 9-5 job overseeing designs, patterns, fabric selections and things of that nature. Maybe she’s not such a dummy after all?
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The LA County coroner’s report lists cocaine among the drugs in Whitney Houston’s system when she died, according to TMZ.com. The coroner’s report also cites “accidental drowning” as the cause of death, which might have been precipitated by a heart attack.

The L.A. County Coroner has just released the singer’s official cause of death — accidental drowning … but the report also notes heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors to Whitney’s demise.

A source connected to the investigation tells us it is “very possible” Whitney had a heart attack that caused her to lose consciousness and drown. The heart attack may have been triggered by hardening of the arteries as a result of cocaine use. Source

Whitney, 48, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her hotel suite in Beverly Hills, CA on Feb. 11. Investigators found no cocaine in Whitney’s hotel room.

Whitney had a long history of drug abuse and alcohol problems dating back to the 1980s.

Media personality La La Anthony was a guest host on ‘Good Day NY’ today in New York City. The boy behind her made sure he got into every photo with her. I bet La La wishes her man Carmelo Anthony was that eager to jump every photo with her.
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Speaking of eager, reality TV personality Sheree Whitfield was seen strutting down a New York street with a friend today. Sheree looks like she’s living the good life, packing on weight. The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member looks a far cry from the way she did back in 2008 during her weight training days. I bet she wishes she could be that toned again.

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CNN reports that Sanford police chief Bill Lee is stepping down “temporarily” while the federal probe into his police department’s corrupt cover up of Trayvon Martin case continues.

“I am aware that my role as a leader of this agency has become a distraction from the investigation,” he told reporters. “It is apparent that my involvement in this matter is overshadowing the process. Therefore, I have come to the decision that I must temporarily remove myself from the position.”

He added, “I do this in the hopes of restoring some semblance of calm to the city, which has been in turmoil for several weeks.”

NAACP President Ben Jealous said Lee’s stepping aside is not enough. “Parents don’t feel that their children will be safe with Lee heading the police department,” he said. “He needs to go right now.”

WEtv premiered Trina Braxton’s hot new debut single “Party Or Go Home” today. As you know, Trina is an aspiring singer who once sang background for her superstar sister, Toni Braxton. The single’s syrupy, uptempo production isn’t layered on thick enough to drown out Trina’s newly acquired Canadian accent. It’s a decent debut single for Trina.

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Al Sharpton’s mother Ada Sharpton passed away in the early morning hours today. Sharpton announced his mother’s passing on his Twitter.com social account today.

His spokeswoman says Ada Sharpton died early Thursday morning in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Rachel Noerdlinger says Sharpton will fly to Alabama to make arrangements for his mother’s funeral after attending a rally Thursday evening in Sanford, Fla., for Trayvon Martin. Source

Despite his personal grief, Sharpton tweeted that he was on a plane heading to central Florida to go ahead with his plans to attend a rally for Trayvon Martin, the youth who was gunned down by a racist neighborhood watch person last month.

The rally has been moved to Mellon Park in Sanford, Florida at 7pm due to “overwhelming demand” Sharpton tweeted.

Singer Rihanna was spotted leaving Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Malibu Wednesday evening. The troubled superstar wore a jewel encrusted gold semiautomatic handgun on a chain around her neck. The leather purse that she carried was embossed with a pair of handcuffs. We all know how much RiRi is into symbolisms. Are the gold handgun and handcuffs a subtle hint of impending violence toward her love rival, Karrueche, who is dating Chris Brown? The 24-year-old Bajan had tongues wagging all over the Internet this morning after she was seen leaving Ashton Kutcher’s home last night. No one really believes there’s anything going on between them. but you know how the media likes to spread rumors.

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