Rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, who both own homes in Atlanta, got into a shoving match backstage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, according to sources who witnessed the wild encounter.

Witnesses say the BET staff didn't clear the hallway fast enough after Ross got off the stage, which resulted in a bottleneck of Jeezy's people and Ross's entourage near both men's dressing rooms backstage.

The hallway was already crowded with male and female groupies when both entourages converged in the hallway and words were exchanged between Jeezy and Ross.

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Friday was a busy day for Ashley Marietta, who will host the Red Carpet for T.I.'s big birthday bash TONIGHT at a private location.

As soon as I notified Ashley that she was the winner, she dashed off to TAGS Boutique's 2nd location in Buckhead, where she picked out a special outfit to wear on the red carpet tonight.

The shopping spree was FREE -- courtesy of TAGS Boutique co-owners Kandi Burress and Peaches Chin, who took the time to help Ashley select just the right outfit. Ashley, above center, is pictured with Peaches Chin, left, and TAGS II manager Yasmin.

TAGS Boutique II is located at 2140 Peachtree Road in the Brookwood Square next to Frank Ski's restaurant. You can shop online at TAGSatl.com or at the TAGS Boutique at 4500 West Village Place SE #2003 in Smyrna. Special thanks Peaches and Kandi!

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Sandrarose.com photographer Jasmine, of Exclusiveaccess.net, caught up with rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris at his recording studio last night.

Between signing copies of his latest book, Trouble & Triumph, and putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, Trouble Man -- T.I. was a busy man last night! But he still took the time to announce a winner to host the Sandrarose.com red carpet at his OFFICIAL birthday party hosted by Tameka Harris Saturday night!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Alena 7 will not be available to host the red carpet. Therefore, Ashley Marietta will host the red carpet at T.I.'s OFFICIAL birthday bash tomorrow night! Congratulations Ashley!

Once again, THANK YOU to all of my readers who submitted videos. They were all great! We will definitely do this again real soon, so don't despair. You're ALL winners in my book!

Special thank you to Mr. TIP! and Ms. Hannah Kang, General Manager of Grand Hustle Records!!

Update: Watch the winning video after the break!

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Rap mogul Jay Z will officially open the brand new Barclay's Center with a concert tonight. The 675,000-square-foot arena in Brooklyn, NY is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Without Jay Z's influence this night would probably never happened.

The 42-year-old rapper, real name Shawn Carter, used his political clout and business connections to move the former New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, which is just a stone's throw from his former stomping grounds where he dealt drugs as a wayard teen.

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Rapper Waka Flocka cleaned up nicely for his 1st annual Red Tie Affair held at Ventannas in Atlanta last night. The black tie affair was hosted by "Yes Productions," which is owned by the 3 lovely Wright Sisters. Special invited guests included Gucci Mane, DJ Cash, from Hot 107.9, and DJ Montay (Grand Hustle DJ).
Photos by Jerome Pearson/Pearsonphotography.com

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Miami HEAT Champion, Dwyane Wade, hosted his first fashion fundraiser last evening in Miami to benefit his Wade's World Foundation. As part of his ongoing commitment to giving back to the South Florida community, A Night on the RunWade included a benefit dinner, live performances and a fashion show featuring clothing from Dsquared2, Versace and The Webster.

Dwyane walked the runway and did a backward somersault to make his catwalk debut. Gabrielle Union, Alonzo Mourning and fellow teammates Chris Bosh and James Jones were in attendance to show their support.

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After a successful run with his first book, Power & Beauty, rapper and noted author T.I. Harris, 32, released his second novel titled Trouble & Triumph. About 200 fans began lining up at 4 p.m. last night at the Buckhead Barnes & Noble in Atlanta patiently waiting for The Kang to arrive.

Both Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph are co-authored by David Ritz, a veteran writer who has released his own works titled XY and Z. T.I. felt good about the collaboration, saying: "We definitely have an equal collaboration. We start our brainstorming and the best ideas stick, obviously."

Photos AND TEXT courtesy of ATLNightspots.com.

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The full Samuel L. Jackson "Wake the f*ck up" pro-Obama campaign ad has been released. Using Dr. Seuss-inspired rhymes, Jackson uses scare tactics, offensive language, and the aid of one bratty adolescent to badger teenagers, their parents, and even grandparents, into voting for Barack Obama in the upcoming elections.

Jackson tells a teenage boy that Mitt Romney will cut student loans. In another scene, the bratty adolescent explains to her teenage sisters that, under Romney, planned parenthood will be cut.

All of the profanity-laced scenes involve children or teens, and Jackson concludes his rants with the phrase "WAKE THE F*CK UP!"

I can just imagine how the left wing liberals in the media would howl and gnash their teeth if a Mitt Romney lackey created such an offensive ad to support Romney's campaign for president. I'm surprised that Obama doesn't appear at the end of this crock declaring "I approved this message."

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Actress Taraji P. Henson was the celebrity guest on "ANDERSON LIVE" today. Taraji's dress was bursting at the seams and she had to be literally sewn into her dress on the set. Anderson brought his dog out to sit-in for Taraji while her stylists worked frantically on her dress backstage.

Anderson Cooper: Oh, my my... You are literally being sewn into your dress.
Taraji P. Henson: It happens. It happens a lot. And, um...
Anderson: Wow! Do you bust out a lot like this... so to speak?
Taraji: I'm a real woman with curves honey.
Anderson: I like that!
Taraji: Um, yeah, it happens a lot. Unfortunately, you have these designers who make these incredible pieces of wardrobe but they put these really cheap zippers in.

"Anderson Live" is a nationally syndicated talk show. Please visit Andersoncooper.com for when and where it airs in your city.

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This is how Jennifer Lopez rolls when she goes jogging. Lopez (center wearing grey knit cap) is surrounded on all sides by armed male and female bodyguards. The 43-year-old singer and her choreographer boyfriend Caspar Smart, 2nd from left, went for a morning jog in Poland early this morning. If you plan on having a career as a celebrity bodyguard you'd better be in good shape.
Photo: Newspix.pl /WENN.com

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Atlanta's glitterati attended ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ATL Legends Mixer with Honorees TI, Michael Maldin, Kendall Minter, Noontime, Pebbles, and Hosted by Devyne Stephens. The event was presented By Hennessy Black.

WHAT: In honor of the music legends who have given back to the Atlanta community, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Hennessy Black will bring together the brightest minds in music and charity for a night of conversation and music.
Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net

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Justthefab.com bumped into actress Gabrielle Union at the UrbanWorld Film festival this past weekend.

When asked why she thinks so many successful, intelligent, independent black women are single, Gabby said, "I think [women] struggle" with giving power to men.

"My girlfriends and I are very independent," said Union, 40. "We've been doing it WELL on our own for a long time, and sometimes that's hard to give up a little power -- to sort of acquiesce to another person and let somebody else lead sometimes -- or all the time."

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Rihanna was spotted leaving her hotel and heading to London's Heathrow airport early Thursday. Sources say Rihanna is dismayed at radio's lackluster response to her new single "Diamonds" off her upcoming album. Despite the single's chart success (for most downloads) and the fan response, "Diamonds" has not caught fire among industry veterans. "It's alright," said one longtime industry veteran. "She's going to need help [marketing] it."
Photo: Gotcha Images / Splash News

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Early this morning, R&B singer Chris Brown premiered his music video for "Don't Judge Me" off his Fortune album. The emotional music video features Chris Brown as a man who makes the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Brown's leading lady is a beautiful brown skin honey -- a surprising departure from the LSLH video vixens that are usually cast alongside him.

    Please don't judge me
    And I won't judge you
    And if you love me
    Then let it be beautiful

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The decision wasn't easy, but after reading through the emails sent in by my readers, one email stood out apart from the rest. The winning essay was written by EJ Flemmon! EJ will receive a $300 AKOO gift card and an invite to Tip Harris' private birthday bash on Saturday.

But that's not all. In addition to dressing EJ in a wardrobe by AKOO, T.I. also threw in a pair of Beats By Dr Dre Solo HD headphones! Click the link below to read EJ's excellent winning essay!

Thank you to everyone who sent in essays!

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A Sikh woman with a full beard and sideburns became an overnight Internet sensation after she wrote a mature, thoughtful response to an evil post on reddit.com.

Unbeknownst to Ohio State University student Balpreet Kaur, another student snapped a photo of her and uploaded the pic to social news commentary message board reddit.com in the website's "funny" thread.

When Kaur found out what the prankster had done she wrote a thoughtful comment under her own photo.

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If you love redneck humor spewing out of the mouth of a precocious 7-year-old girl, you're in luck. TLC Network has ordered more episodes of the breakout hit cable reality series 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' starring kiddie beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.

The network ordered Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday episodes of the hit show that trumped Bill Clinton's DNC speech in the TV ratings.

Georgia native Honey Boo Boo Chile is famous for her redneck catchphrases such as "A dolla makes me holla" and "You better redneckognize!" But critics take issue with the show for making a mockery of the trailer park lifestyle.

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  • Singer Alicia Keys waved to fans as she arrived with 2-year-old son Egypt to the ITV studios in the UK for a guest appearance on the "Alan Carr: Chatty Man" show. 3 independent studies have clinically proven that sucking pacifiers stunts the emotional growth and development of boys.

    The research followed the emotional growth of baby boys who sucked pacifiers while simultaneously viewing facial expressions in a video. The results revealed that toddler boys did not mimic the emotional expressions seen on faces in the video. The same studies showed no similar effects on girls of the same age.

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    When it comes to cheating men, I'm not one to jump to conclusions without an abundance of evidence. So I enter into evidence exhibit A (exhibit B is after the break).

    According to Bossip.com, media mogul and former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson was spotted leaving a restaurant with a female who was young enough to be his niece (and that's probably who he introduces her as).

    Careful analysis of their body language reveals that the lunch date was not all business (look at the slutty way she is dressed). Magic's mouth is gaped open (as any married man's mouth would be if he was caught leaving a restaurant in the presence of a stripper). And the young lady's face also registers shock and surprise at seeing the paparazzi.

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    The hotly contested Sandrarose.com Red carpet Hostess Search for T.I.'s Birthday Bash has come to an end.

    It was very difficult narrowing the list down to 6 finalists since they were all so good!

    Later today T.I. "Tip" Harris will select a winner from the 6 finalists to represent Sandrarose.com on the red carpet at his OFFICIAL Birthday Bash Saturday night!

    Check out the 6 hopefuls who made the Final cut after the break! Good luck ladies!

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    We haven't seen any celebrities rocking these yet, but don't worry, we will soon. Celebrities are always on the lookout for anything with shock value -- which attracts media coverage. Fashion houses are not exempt from shameless attention-grabbing antics to draw attention to their new lines. Refinery 29 spotted these D&G 'Mammy' earrings on models on the runway during Fashion Week.

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    Rihanna, who is in London with her childhood friend Melissa, launched her current single "Diamonds" off her upcoming album. Rihanna released "Diamonds" on her new website Rihanna7.com. So far, the single has received lukewarm responses from RiRi's fans who eagerly anticipated new music from their drug-addled idol.


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    There are two things that should never be discussed at the dinner table: politics and gay marriage. NBC's scripted series The New Normal covers all of that and more.

    In Tuesday's episode (which we can argue is nothing but a campaign vehicle for Obama), Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) threw a dinner party to prove to Nana (Ellen Barkin) that they have black friends. The idea for the dinner came up after Nana (whose family has always voted Republican) accused Bryan and David of being racist because they voted for Obama. Her reasoning was the gay couple voted for Obama because he was black, hence, they must be racist.

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    Tameka Raymond's publicist April Love writes:

    Hi Sandra-
    Hope all is well. I wanted to touch bases with you re:Tameka. I personally handled procuring the ET interview and she was not paid to do the interview with them. She was very reluctant to do an interview of any kind. However, once Usher spoke out on Oprah, it was important for her to speak. She has had an amazingly hard year and is still grieving Kile. But, she has four other sons to think about too. So, she wanted to address the Oprah interview and share her side. She has told me over and over, she has no desire to bash Usher. She wants the truth to be told. And, she wants to move on and build a life with her boys. If there is anything I can clarify, please let me know. Thank you Sandra!

    April Love
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    Pop singer Madonna gave a speech urging her fans to vote for President Barack Obama during a concert Monday in the nation's capital. In her lengthy speech Madonna compared President Obama to former President Abraham Lincoln and civil rights leader Martin Luther King who fought for our freedom.

    "Y'all better vote for f***ing Obama!" said Madonna. "For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House -- and that's the shit!" she said to thunderous applause from the audience.

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    R&B singer Chris Brown had weed in his system when he took a drug test in his hometown of Virginia in June. But a Los Angeles judge dismissed the positive drug test because, a) marijuana is legal in California, and Brown has a prescription for medical marijuana; and b) the judge has a soft spot in her heart for the remorseful Fortune singer. Brown appeared in court on Monday with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation progress report hearing. Brown, 23, pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend, Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009.
    Photo: David McNew/Getty Images North America

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    According to a credible source, Tameka Foster Raymond was paid $25,000 to speak exclusively with Entertainment Tonight. Foster's exclusive interview with ET! airs tonight (Tuesday).

    Foster, 42, recently lost her Motion for a new trial after losing primary custody of her 2 sons, ages 4 and 3, to her ex-husband Usher Raymond, 33.

    During the interview with Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell, Foster seemed to forgive one of Usher's bridesmaids for sleeping with him after Foster and Usher tied the knot in 2009.

    "This is someone who was there when my children were born she took me to the hospital when I was in labor with one of [my children] but I hate to say but I somewhat empathize with her because I feel that she was vulnerable and she fell into somewhat of a trap," Tameka told O'Dell.

    "I think that she got very close to him as a result of being my friend and I feel as though he used it to his advantage. I think we all would admit that he's very charming," she went on.

    But a source close to Foster's camp tells Sandrarose.com that Usher slept with Foster's close friend because he felt "emotionally deprived of affection" from the mother of 5. "She would withhold sex to [control him]," said the source. "Her a** is sneaky and he didn't trust her."

    The confidential source continued: "[Usher's] mother gave him the the Private Investigator's report of Tameka's past criminal history that she forgot to tell him prior to their marriage.

    "Who did she think she was to believe mama Patton would allow her to get her paws on his fortune when she worked for so many years to help him amass such," said the source, who added: "I admire [Jonetta Patton] for that."

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