Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles was seen leaving her sister’s apartment today in NYC. She was wearing short shorts accessorized with a Chanel bag and a pair of silver Fall/Winter 2009 collection Adidas Jeremy Scott Wing sneakers ($306). It looks like Solo decided to rest her natural hair by throwing on one of her favorite wigs. Solange is a spokeswoman for Carol’s Daughter natural hair care products.

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The Kanye West, Kim Kardashian publicity stunt gets weirder every day. According to the NY Post, Kanye is not pleased with “Saturday Night Live” for mocking his friendship with Kim Kardashian by repeating the quote, “She’s my Beyonce.” That quote first came to light when the NY Post claimed Kanye and Kim aspired to be the next Beyonce and Jay Z.

West refutes ever having uttered the line, saying, “That doesn’t even sound like me.”
In an “SNL” send-up that aired on Saturday night, comedian Nasim Pedrad played Kardashian while Jay Pharoah portrayed West. “I love this woman,” Pharoah’s West says. “As I said earlier this week, she’s my Beyonce.” Source

Grumpy rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, surfaced in London, England today, 2 days after causing a stir online by deleting her Twitter page. Nicki deleted her Twitter, which had millions of followers, after an online spat with the webmaster of an unofficial fansite evolved into a war involving Nicki’s followers. Nicki is in London to promote her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

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Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles was seen arriving for the Tribeca Ball at the NY Academy of Art for an event in New York City today.
Photo by: Ronald Segers Jr / Splash News

LaLa Vazquez and her son Kiyan Anthony were seen leaving their hotel in NYC today. LaLa and Kim Kardashian are cut from the same mold. Who else would agree to live in a hotel just to shoot a reality show? No wonder Carmelo Anthony is tired of her.
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Loyal reader Charm wrote in asking why Jay Z has abandoned his black side of the family.

“This is NOT a knock on him,” writes Charm, who is a fan of Jay Z’s, “but my concern is where [are] HIS nephews and nieces?” She adds: “I have yet to see him spend time with, or take to an NBA game, his other nephews and nieces.”

That’s a very good question, Charm. I would like to tackle that question if I may.

Ever since Jay Z hooked up with singer Beyonce, he has only been seen in public with Beyonce’s side of the family — her mother, Tina Knowles, her sister, Solange Knowles and Solange’s son Daniel Julez Smith. It would seem to me that Jay Z suffers from the same self-hate syndrome that afflicts other black male celebrities who cross over.

Suddenly he is better than the darker side of his family. Jay Z might not want to be seen in public with his darker nephews because, in his own warped mind, they don’t equal success the way whites or light skinned people do. Jay Z also may not want to be reminded where he came from.

Jigga wants people to forget that he once sold crack to kids Julez’s age. He wants them to believe that he has always been as successful as the fake businessman image he has carefully constructed in the media.

Read Charm’s entire email after the break. The email has been edited for clarity.

Update: a loyal reader who begged to remain anonymous writes:

MAYBE CHARM NEED TO LOOK OVER THIS PHOTO….THESE ARE JAY’S NEPHEWS, AND HIS SISTER (MICKEY)

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As the Secret Service sex scandal continues to dominate the headlines, a top Pentagon official said, “We let the boss down.”

Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, spoke with CBS news about the growing Secret Service sex scandal.

11 Secret Service agents and at least 10 members of an elite counter-assault team were relieved of their duties in Colombia on Friday. The agents and service men are accused of partying with hookers in their 5 Star hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia, the day before the president was set to attend a Latin America Summit.

“We let the boss down,” Gen. Dempsey said, “because nobody’s talking about what went on in Colombia other than this incident.”

More details have emerged about the hours leading up to Friday morning. The Secret Service agents, who arrived in Cartagena on Wednesday, were overheard bragging to hookers at a brothel.

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The Space shuttle Discovery was given a piggy back ride on the back of a Boeing 747 jet as it took off on its final flight today. The final destination is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia, where Discovery will be moth balled and put on display for future generations to view.

Discovery was the fleet leader of NASA’s three surviving shuttles. Its last space flight was in March 2011.

President Barack Obama killed the space shuttle program last year after referring to the program as a waste of money.

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After last night’s grueling 101-98 win over the fast breaking NJ Nets, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, 27, greeted rap mogul Jay Z, 43, and Beyonce’s nephew Daniel Julez Smith (Solange’s son) at court side. LeBron gave the smiling 7-year-old his sweat soaked headband, armbands, bracelets — and he even took off his new size 16 Nike LeBron James 9s and autographed the shoes for Julez. That was nice of him!

Miami struggled throughout the game without Dwayne Wade, who was on the bench resting his sore ankle. LeBron scored 17 straight points to give the Heat the victory over the Deron Williams-less Nets at the Prudential Center in Jersey. The Heat never led in the game until the last minute of the 4th quarter.

Also, yesterday a loyal reader wrote in to inquire whether Beyonce, 30, was drinking beer at the Miami Heat vs NY Knicks game on Sunday. Without having any knowledge of the contents of Beyonce’s cup (under her seat) I can’t pass judgment on her. But I will say that a lactating mom should not be drinking beer, which can easily be passed on to her infant in her breast milk.

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People magazine broke the news last week that veteran actor Ryan O’Neal was diagnosed with prostate cancer. O’Neal, 70, who battled leukemia in the 1990s, told the magazine that his prostate cancer was a stage 4 — but that his doctor gave him a good prognosis.

Stage 4 cancer means the cancer has metastasized (or spread) elsewhere in the body. Stage 4 is the most difficult stage of cancer to treat, and the survival rate for Stage 4 cancer is usually very poor.

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