Sean Combs's eldest son, Justin Dior Combs, 18, graduated from a prestigious private high school yesterday in New York. Combs, aka Puff Daddy, couldn't be more proud of his first born's achievement.

While other parents frown at the news that Justin, an All-Star Senior prep athlete, was awarded a $54,000 scholarship to play football at UCLA in California, Combs shrugs off the criticism.

A classic narcissist, Combs believes that his son is entitled to everything in life -- even if it comes at the expense of others who are more deserving.

Justin wasn't exactly born with a golden spoon in his mouth when broke party promoter Puffy knocked up girlfriend, Misa Hylton-Brim. The golden spoon would come later.

Little Justin, who has restaurants named after him, soon lived the good life, with all the trappings of success, after Combs struck it rich with with his imprint Bad Boy Records.

An insecure man with rumored, shall we say, shortcomings, Sean Combs lives to brags about his riches.

And the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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So, the other day my west coast connect sent me the Blind Item below. I guessed correctly that the singer was Rihanna. But my informer wouldn't tell me who RiRi's new lover was.

"You're going to be shocked when you find out who it is," my source told me.

She was right!

Which bad girl singer is planning a move to London to be closer to the new love in her life? This singer, who has well-documented problems with men in the past, has not hidden her feelings for a certain lady artist living in London. The singer is house-hunting in London for the perfect pad, close enough to her lady love. This singer is also producing a reality show in London which will feature the new love of her life.

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Superstar actor Will Smith responded to reporters' questions about his wildly independent children. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith's kids, Willow and Jaden, are allowed the autonomy to raise themselves, in accordance with their Scientology religious beliefs.

The rapper-turned-actor told the Columbus Dispatch he was finding it difficult to adjust to competing with his own children for the spotlight.

“It happens all the time now. I’ll be out, and someone will run up and say, ‘Tell Willow I love her video for Whip My Hair," Smith said.

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Unlike Sean Combs, I bet rapper 2 Chainz pays his bills. The rapper was wrongly detained by New York's finest when they mistook 2 Chainz's rap accessory for a dangerous weapon at NY's LaGuardia airport.

2 Chainz, formerly Tity Boi, was released after the po-po examined the 4-finger ring chain, which police assumed was an illegal pair of brass knuckles.

"They tried to assassinate my character, they tried to assassinate my swag," 2 Chainz told MTV News in an exclusive telephone interview. "It was just a negative dilemma earlier where someone misconstrued a piece of jewelry for a weapon and stuff."

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Gossip tabloid The National Enquirer has published photos of a cross-dressing John Travolta in this week's issue. In the photos, which weren't snapped on a movie set, Travolta, 58, wears full makeup, a pink dress and a blond wig pulled back into a ponytail.

According to The Enquirer, the photos were taken at a party in 1999 -- six years after he married his long-suffering wife of 23 years, Kelly Preston.

Now comes word that Preston has left Travolta after enduring years of Travolta's cross-dressing fetish, and other bizarre behaviors.

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Hollywood's reigning Royal couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith attended the 'Men In Black 3' After Party on the U.S.S. Intrepid in NYC Thursday night. I love the gown, but Jada looks like she's dressed for the prom.
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The one good thing to come out of this Kanye West/Kim Kardashian publicity stunt is Kanye convinced Kim to stop wearing those ridiculous super-sized butt pads. I guess Kim doesn't think we notice that her pads are now 2 sizes smaller? It seems that Kanye is has successfully advised Kim on how absurd she looks with those butt pads. Kim and Kanye attended the 'Kanye West hosts 'Cruel Summer' event during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, Wednesday.

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No one can call Tamika Scott a hoodrat or baby mama. Tamika's daughter, O'Shun (who knows her daddy) graduated from high school this week, according to Tameka "Tiny" Harris's digital media director, Crystal, of Xscapesightings.com.

I remember when O'Shun was a baby! They grow up so quickly! Congrats to Tamika and O'Shun! And thanks to Crystal for the pics!

Crystal writes:

I don't know if you want to post these but I know ______ ________ posted pics of Shar Jackson's daughter who graduated from HS. Tamika Scott of Xscape daughter O'shun graduated this past Tuesday with honors. She is going to college to become a occupational therapist. This is O'shun with her longtime boyfriend Aaron.

Superstar Rihanna debuted her new natty dreads hairstyle Wednesday night during the 2012 American Idol Final Results show. Rihanna whipped her butt length dreads back and forth while performing her hit single "Where Have You Been" during the Finale.

Earlier, Rihanna tweeted a pic of her new dreads extensions, shocking her fans who doubted she was really making the transition to dreads.

Rihanna told her fans on Twitter.com she long wanted dreads since she was 14, but her mother wouldn't allow it. Another follower asked Rihanna if her new hair was heavy. Rihanna responded: "as Goliath's balls."

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Singers Fantasia Barrino and Joshua Ledet brought the house down with their rousing rendition of "Take Me To The Pilot" during Fox's 'American Idol 2012' results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Georgia's own Phillip Phillips was named American Idol winner after a record 132 million votes were cast.

Fantasia, who retained her baby fat after giving birth to her son, wore outfits that accentuated her voluptuous curves. Rather than appreciate the gift of Fantasia and Joshua's amazing talents, social network users were more concerned with what Fantasia was wearing. Just messy.

Watch the performance after the break!

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Update: Police have contacted the mother of a 1-year-old baby boy who was seen trapped inside a washing machine on a viral YouTube video.

The video was uploaded to YouTube where it garnered millions of hits.

The mother, Sakia David, 24, told NBC10 she left her son, Saimeir Bush, in the care of a babysitter earlier this month.

The babysitter, along with an acquaintance whom Sakia says she did not know, took Saimeir to the Federal Laundromat in Camden a couple of weeks ago.

Sakia told NBC10 had no idea what had happened to her son until she saw the video footage on the evening news. Sakia said she asked the babysitter about the incident but the babysitter denied that was Saimeir in the video.

Sakia said she believes the incident was an accident and that the unidentified male was playing with her son when he put Saimeir in the washer.

All the same, Sakia says she won't use the unidentified baby sitter again.

“Nobody should ever put a child in a washing machine,” said Saimeir’s grandmother Doreen Bey.

The Prosecutor's Office told NBC10 they have spoken with the babysitter and her male acquaintance but no one will be charged.

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One blogger shares my sentiments that singer Willow Smith is crying out for attention from her superstar parents.

Crushable.com is convinced that the 11-year-old's bizarre outfits and nonconformist hairstyles are actually a desperate plea for attention.

While I give her major props for her unique fashion choices and her determination not to blend in with the crowd, I can’t help but wonder if this latest extreme outfit is actually a plea for her attention from her parents.

According to the Lucy Daniels Center, kids who cry out for attention usually suppress intense feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness and frustration.

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More exclusive details from the ongoing Raymond vs Raymond child custody hearing.

According to Dennis Byron, of HipHopEnquirer.com, Tameka Foster's attorney Lisa West resumed her grilling of singer Usher Raymond on the witness stand today as the media was allowed back into the courtroom.

Usher lost his cool when Tameka's attorney asked him a question about a deposition. "I'm not finished speaking," said Usher, interrupting West's objection. But the judge set him straight, saying "You have to stop talking when the attorney objects."

"I'm sorry," said Usher sheepishly as he lowered his head.

Watch the Exclusive video, courtesy of HipHopEnquirer.com, after the break!

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Thanks to loyal reader Doc Holiday for sending in these shameful pics of Caucasian kids simulating the 'planking' trend that was once popular on social networking sites.

The young people in these images are seen lying down with a packet of Skittles and a can of iced tea positioned near them. The the candy and iced tea are supposed to represent the items found on the body of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in sanford, Florida in February.

Sean Combs's concubine Cassie Ventura attended the premiere of the film 'Killing Them Softly' at Palais du Festivals during the 6th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on Wednesday.

Rihanna's new Bew Rita Ora, far right, attended Sean Combs' and Cassie Ventura's yacht party in the Cannes harbour during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

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Superstar actor Will Smith opened up about the bizarre incident that occurred during the Moscow, Russia premiere of his film MIB 3.

Will was enraged when a male reporter who is known for pulling pranks on celebrities attempted to kiss him on the lips.

"It was just awkward," Smith explained to David Letterman during a guest appearance on the Late Show Tuesday. (See video below the break)

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According to Dennis Byron, of HipHopEnquirer.com, Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane booted the press from the courtroom Tuesday during the contentious child custody trial of singer Usher Raymond and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster.

Judge Lane ordered the press removed from the courtroom in advance of testimony by Usher Raymond, who was asked by Tameka's lawyer, Lisa West, to explain a violent incident involving his own mother, Jonetta Patton.

According to Mr. Byron, Tameka Foster's attorney objected to the press being removed from the courtroom. It is her contention that Mr. Raymond is an unstable and unfit father.

Read Dennis Byron's report after the break, and stay tuned for more news from the courtroom later today.

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The dramatic coverage of Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster's child custody hearing continues today in a Fulton County courtroom.

According to celebrity blogger Dennis Byron, of HipHopEnquirer.com, who is in the courtroom, Usher is on the witness stand right now, and Tameka's attorney, Lisa West, is attempting to prove that his schedule is too busy to get full custody.

And just moments ago, Usher was admonished by the judge for referring to Tameka Raymond as "Tameka Foster." Apparently, the judge recognizes Foster Tameka Raymond because she kept Usher's last name after the couple's divorce in 2009.

Update: According to Dennis, Judge Lane just removed all media from courtroom while Usher was about to give testimony on evidence photos.

Update II, 3:48 pm ET:
According to Dennis, the court personnel are monitoring his coverage and that of a "famous blogger." It isn't clear who the famous blogger is.

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Sean "Diddy" Combs is no longer shielding his relationship with pseudo-singer and sometime model Cassandra "Cassie" Ventura. The two were spotted leaving their yacht in Cannes, France on Monday. They are in Cannes to attend the Cannes film festival. You can always tell the size of a man's, shall we say, ego, by the type of women he dates, and/or the type of car he drives.
Photos: MaHahui/Splash News
Photo composite

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A social studies teacher in North Carolina was suspended with pay for threatening an anti-Obama student with arrest.

Tonya Dixon-Neely, who is black, took offense to the student challenging President Obama who criticized Mitt Romney for bullying when the future president himself bullied an overweight, black girl in high school.

In his best-selling book, Dreams From My Father, Mr. Obama recalled an incident when he shoved the girl and told her to get away from him because Mr. Obama didn't want his white friends to believe he liked her. At the time, Mr. Obama wrote that he sought to impress his white friends by disrespecting the black girl.

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New music, "Celebrate," from the upcoming film remake of Sparkle, featuring the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Spark singing a midtempo duet. "Celebrate" is being promoted as Whitney's "final" song. But we already know that Whitney's estate (managed by PAt Houston) will somehow "find" other "final" songs recorded by Whitney in the days before she died.

Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Irene Cara, opens in theaters on Aug. 17.

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Terricka Cromartie writes:

I don't generally read your blog nor do I ever feed into negativity but I can't keep my mouth closed on this. You put a complete bullshit post up yesterday regarding a friend of mine, Terricka Cromartie. It was an ignorant post with no truth or validity to it. It is hurtful and disrespectful to belittle someones character when you know nothing about them.

Terricka is the first person who ever embraced me and befriended me when I was a scared kid living in Los Angeles with no friends. Terricka is the person who took my calls at 5 am when I was heartbroken and hysterical and wouldn't hang up until I was calmed down and okay. Terricka is a smart, kind, caring, loving person. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend and so on. Can you please not throw dirt on her name when you know nothing about her.

The attention should be given to the lowlife who is stalking her and all of her friends on instagram, twitter, etc and sending you these bogus stories. You like to say "this is a family blog so I won't post this at this time..." and things of that nature so can you please think of her kids and her family before you blast her for no reason on your "family oriented blog" you run. Thanks.

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More testimony in the ongoing child custody case of Usher Raymond IV vs Tameka Foster. During today's proceedings, Usher explained a disturbing incident involving his crazed ex-wife, Tameka Foster, and his current boo, Grace Miguel.

According to TMZ:

... under questioning by his attorney, [Usher] revealed how Tameka once went ballistic and "wanted to fight" ... when he showed up at her house with his new sidepiece.

Ush testified Tameka walked to his car and said, "I'm gonna kick your ass. Bitch get out of the car. How dare you bring this woman into my subdivision in my house?"

He added, "She continued to spit. At this point she pulled the door open, tried to swing at her."

Usher claims he had to get out of the car and block Tameka ... who then hit him. Usher said he pleaded with Tameka to calm down, but claims "she threw a plate of food at the car" ... as he fled the situation.

Update: Usher broke down in tears during a tense cross examination by Tameka Foster's attorney Lisa West.

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A New Brunswick judge today sentenced 20-year-old Dharun Ravi to just 30 days in prison for his role in a webcam invasion of privacy incident which resulted in the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi.

Ravi, a former Rutgers student, had faced up to 20 years in prison.

The judge, who apparently wasn't affected by intense media pressure, also didn't order Ravi to be deported to his native India after he serves his sentence.

Ravi had earlier rejected two plea deals which would have sent him to prison for 3-5 years.

Ravi shed tears as his mother read a statement during the hearing, saying he was "broken into pieces" by Clementi's death in 2010.

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Singers Pink and Joe Jonas slammed Chris Brown on Twitter.com for lip syncing his way through his song "Turn Up the Music," during Sunday night's live television broadcast of the 2012 Billboard Awards.

Pink took to her Twitter page Sunday night and tweeted:
"One day if i lipsync i hope i do it as well as him…"

After getting raked over the hot coals by Brown's immature Stans, she tweeted again, "Oh my lord, its so easy…its so damn easy. Keep it coming people, this is some good reading…"

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NY Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has 99 problems -- and his wife is one of them.

According to the NY Post, Terricka Cromartie, 31, is a manipulative, vindictive woman who lied about a suicide attempt because she thought Cromartie -- a man with 10 children and 8 baby mamas -- was cheating on her.

Obviously, Terricka is one of those delusional chicks who thinks she is unique, and has special powers to change a dog into a caring, thoughtful, responsible man.

Women like Terricka are always unpredictable when they are forced to face the hard truth that they are not that special.

The Post reports that Terricka, while seven months pregnant with their second child, sent Cromartie, who was in Miami, text messages that read: “God forgive me, I don’t want to die. What have I done?” and “I cut my wrists. I took those pills."

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Embattled actor Jon Travolta released a statement today calling Bee Gees member Robin Gibb "a real friend." The statement came one day after Gibb died of cancer at age 62.

Robin, along with brothers Barry and Maurice -- wrote and performed the soundtrack for the 1977 disco classic "Saturday Night Fever" -- the film that made John Travolta a superstar overnight.

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