Ne-Yo's good friend Monyetta Shaw tweeted pics of their two adorable children Mason Evan, 10 mos., and Madilyn Grace "Madi" Smith, 20 mos. In 2005, Ne-Yo's friend gave birth to a boy she named Chimere. Ne-Yo later found out the by wasn't his. He's been writing sad songs ever since.

Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, 32, will release his 5th studio album titled R.E.D. on Nov. 5.

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An off-duty Chicago motorcycle cop is under investigation after he shot and killed an angry dad after hitting the man's daughter with his motorcycle.

According to the NY Daily News, the officer "ditched" his motorcycle when he saw Taniyah Middleton run into his path. But the motorcycle slid into the 4-year-old and her 18-year-old cousin John Passley, who had rushed to help her.

Taniyah's father, Christopher Middleton, ran out of a nearby restaurant to help his daughter. Witnesses told the Chicago Sun-Times that Middleton was "visibly upset" when he saw Taniyah's bloody face. Witnesses say that when the 34-year-old, eight-year police veteran identified himself as a cop, Middleton punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

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Thanks to Angela Watts, of AW Media Publicity, for sending these pics from ATL Live on the Park in Atlanta, Tuesday.

Angela writes:

"ATL Live on the Park Explodes into August with a Special Performance by Teddy Riley and the Return of Blackstreet!!

Devyne Stephens and ASCAP introduce sneak performances by American actor Wayne Brady, Mishon, Amber Bullock, Brittnee Camelle, Saint Nick, and Marques Anthony.

The August Edition of ATL Live on the Park was EXPLOSIVE as show producers Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols partnered with Entertainment Mogul Devyne Stephens and the city of Atlanta to honor Grammy Award winning producer, singer-songwriter Teddy Riley! Music-lovers also witnessed a once in a lifetime performance between Riley and his band mates, Blackstreet."

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Miami Dolphins coach sacked troubled NFL star Chad Johnson less than 24 hours after he was arrested for assaulting his wife, Evelyn Lozada.

Head coach Joe Philbin previously warned the arrogant wide receiver about his behavior after Johnson dropped multiple F-bombs during a media interview at the Dolphins training camp. During that same interview with HBO, Johnson, 34, said he would be arrested soon.

On Tuesday, Lozada, 42, filed in Miami to dissolve her 40-day marriage to Johnson -- though no marriage certificate is on public file in Miami.

In his first public statement since his arrest, Johnson said he loved Lozada to death. Both Johnson and Lozada have serious issues that should be resolved in private. Hopefully we won't see either of them on television again.

Watch the video after the break, courtesy of Black Sports Online.

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Thanks to Saptosa Foster, of 135th Street Agency, who sent these pics from Tuesday's SPARKLE premiere in New York City.

She writes: "Busy night in NYC last night! First, Tri Star Pictures hosted a red carpet screening of the upcoming 'SPARKLE' film at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Soho. The cast was on hand: Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and executive producer Debra Martin Chase. A slew of celebrities hit the carpet as well: Russell Simmons, Gabby Sidibe, Olympic medalist Cullen Jones, Steven Baldwin, Valerie Simpson, June Ambrose, Rutina Wesley, S. Epatha Merkerson, Q Parker, Adrienne Bailon, and pop/R&B newcomer Austin Brown."

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Day 2 of the second phase of Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster-Raymond's bitter child custody hearing continues today. Foster-Raymond took the stand yesterday to give stirring testimony about Usher's controlling behavior. Foster-Raymond also said she fears Usher's deranged stalker will harm their children, according to my confidential source.

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According to former 'Football Wives' star Chanita Foster, music producer Teddy Riley proposed to his longtime girlfriend Tuesday night at the ATL Live in the Park music event in Atlanta. Riley, 44, already has 6 kids (four daughters and two sons) ranging in age from 25 (Nia Riley) to 7 (Samar Riley).

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Less than a month after the death of her 3rd born son, Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, returned to a Georgia courtroom today to give explosive testimony about Usher's controlling behavior. Tameka's son, Kile Glover, 11, died on July 21 after being taken off of life support at a local hospital. A judge denied Usher's request to delay the child custody hearing due to the child's death.

Tameka Raymond said the Usher's sympathy for her son was "bogus." She called the 33-year-old singer a "Control Freak" who only filed for custody of their two sons because he believed she was going to file first.

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According to Gawker.com, New York Magazine was the first to spot this photo of President Obama taken by AP photog Carolyn Kaster at an Obama rally in Iowa. The photo of the president, seemingly holding the sun in his bare hands, has gone viral online, and turned into a Wizard-themed meme.

See the original photo here, and create your own "Wizard Obama" meme at the meme Generator.

See my "Wizard Obama" meme after the break. Thanks to loyal reader Ernest O. for the tip!

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I hate to say I told you so... According to published reports, Evelyn Lozada filed for divorce from troubled NFL star Chad Johnson. Lozada and Johnson tied the knot on July 4 in St. Martin.

It was obvious from the start that Lozada would find a way to end the fraudulent marriage to Johnson. Most women marry for love. Evelyn Lozada married for fame and money.

Whether Johnson, 34, was in on the scheme to defraud the public is unknown. There is the possibility that Lozada, 42, fooled Johnson -- just like she fooled the public -- before her scheming literally blew up in her face.

Karma is real.

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