Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson visited Six Flags Great America in Chicago, Illinois with her fiance David “Punk” Otunga, less than 24 hours after William Balfour was found guilty of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Hudson, who appeared to be wearing a necklace with the face of a young boy on the pendant – possibly that of her nephew Julian King, tried out new ride X Flight with her husband. Jurors convicted Balfour of 1st degree murder in the deaths of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King after three days of deliberations. He was also convicted of home invasion and residential burglary.
Photo: Six Flags Great America/Splash

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Newsweek magazine features President Barack Obama on the cover of the May 21st issue. The heading reads: ‘THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT.’

Of course, the president isn’t gay, but he made history on May 9 when he became the first sitting president to voice his opinion endorsing same-sex marriage.

In his cover piece, writer Andrew Sullivan makes the inevitable comparison between the civil rights struggle and gay rights.

And President Obama has much in common with the gay community. “He had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family,” Sullivan writes.

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LL Cool J’s long suffering wife Simone Smith held a trunk show for her ‘SIS’ jewelry line at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta a few days ago. The exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces in Simone’s line range from $45-$8,000, and include diamond-encrusted lollipops which go for $8,000 a pop!

Local notables attending the trunk show included (pictured above from L-R) Sean Combs’s baby mamas Sarah Chapman and Misa Hylton-Brim (who happen to be besties); owner Simone Smith, and guest.

(Not pictured) VH1 producer Mona Scott (‘Love & Hip Hop’); WSB news anchor Jovita Moore, CNN’s Audrey Irvine, Bow Wow’s mom Theresa Caldwell, and more.

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R&B singer Jarvis has gotten rid of his boyish braids and now he is back and ready to make room for you in his bed, his head and his heart.

Now 24, Jarvis just leaked a brand new single, “Make A Little Room,” from his upcoming mixtape titled Heartache scheduled to drop Summer of 2012.

Jarvis was originally signed to So So Def Recordings where he released the single and video for “Radio.”

His days at So So Def were short lived though, due to the fact that So So Def lost its major distribution deal and went belly up.

Jarvis re-evaluated his situation which led him to a brief partnership with Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace Imprint which yielded the popular single “Pretty Girl” ft. Ludacris.

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Is there trouble in paradise for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon? The superstar couple hosted the Project Canvas Charity Event at The Opera Ballroom at Crest in New York City on Friday. But take a look at the photos from the event. If you are a student of body language it is easy to decode Mariah’s signals.

Look at the way Mariah is standing next to Nick. It is easy to tell which one is in love with the other more.

Nick’s body is pointing toward his love interest, while Mariah stands in every picture as if she is alone.

These images are a perfect example of a woman who has lost interest. Even in the photos where they are standing in close proximity, it still looks like Mariah is in the photo alone. They’re heads are not touching and Mariah leans away from her husband.

No part of Mariah’s body is pointed toward Nick.

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Marissa Alexander will spend the next 20 years in prison for discharging a weapon at her husband. Alexander’s case was the subject of intense debate following the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, whose killer invoked the “Stand Your Ground” law.

But Florida State Attorney Angela B. Corey argued that Marissa was not standing her ground when she fired her handgun during a dispute with her husband, Rico Gray, on August 1, 2010.

Alexander claims she feared for her life because Gray, a man with 5 baby mamas, physically abused her in the past. She said she ran into her garage while Gray was leaving through the front door with his two sons from a previous relationship.

The 31-year-old mother of 3 said she planned to drive away, but she panicked when she realized the garage door was broken.

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You can say what you want about troubled singer Rihanna, but she is killing the game right now (pun intended). Rihanna showed that she can easily compete with Angelina Jolie by showing off her lanky legs at the premiere of ‘Battleship’ in Downtown Los Angeles Thursday.

The singer and actress co-designed the white, backless dress with the plunging neckline for Armani Collections, giving onlookers a glimpse of her sexy, lithesome figure.

No one seemed to notice the other stars in the film as Rihanna made even seasoned paparazzi collectively catch their breath.

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A Manhattan judge is tired of Beyonce thinking she is above the law. The judge is allowing a video game company to proceed with a $100 million dollar lawsuit against the struggling singer, according to Page Six.

In court documents, the Gat Five company contends they were forced to lay off 70 employees when Beyonce walked away from a $20 million video game deal in 2010.

According to Page Six, Gate Five said it was scheduled to sign a deal with its financier on Dec. 6, 2010 — and they claim Beyoncé knew that the financing was set when she sashayed away from the agreement without warning on Dec. 3.

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To many observers, Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen is a strange bird. From the full body tattoos to his spiked hair, Birdman, as he’s known to his many fans, makes an interesting first impression when he walks into a room. But one thing people probably don’t view him as is a child sex predator.

On Thursday, Andersen’s Colorado home was the scene of a flurry of activity as Douglas County sheriff’s detectives served warrants and seized evidence from his home.

Andersen has been under investigation since February, when the Douglas County sheriff’s office received a tip from California authorities that child porn was either exchanged or downloaded from a computer inside Anderson’s residence.

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Former child star Lark Vorhies is 38 now, and finally she’s happy in her own skin. Why can’t we be happy for her?

Yesterday, the woman known to millions of Saved By The Bell fans as “Lisa Turtle” appeared on a segment of Yahoo’s The Yo Show hosted by the flamboyant Michael Yo.

Married with one child, Lark appeared to be relaxed and quite content after all these years living in the shadow of her perky TV character. Lark probably doesn’t care that her mature appearance has sparked such an uproar on social networks such as Twitter.com.

Did she have plastic surgery? Is she bleaching? Maybe. But shouldn’t her skin be lighter if she was bleaching? Does she wear a ton of makeup? Yes, but most women do because they fear they will be judged harshly if they don’t.

Yes, kids, stars get old. And some of them drop the pretenses of going through the motions of maintaining Hollywood’s standard of beauty.

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