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!

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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.
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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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    Troubled singer Rihanna drank herself under the table at a Las Vegas nightclub early Tuesday, The Sun reports. Rihanna was in a drunken stupor when the club’s bouncer saw her throwing up into a napkin. The bouncer said the Bajan singer’s bodyguard handed her a white towel to clean herself up.

    Then Rihanna’s trusty sidekick, Melissa Forde, grabbed her arm and led her out of the nightclub as the paparazzi snapped away. RiRi is struggling with conflicting feelings between hating her ex Chris Brown’s past abusive behavior and loving him as a former boyfriend who was once kind and supportive of her.

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