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Despite a federal probe into judicial corruption in her courtroom, Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane denied Tameka Raymond's request for a new trial Tuesday. Tameka Raymond's attorneys filed a motion for recusal in September. The motion prompted a federal investigation into corruption in the contentious child custody case between Tameka and her ex-husband Usher Raymond. Tameka Raymond's attorneys allege a special relationship between Usher's attorney John Mayoue and the judge.

Last night, Tameka responded to the motion's denial in a tweet on her Twitter page.

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  • When human beings dress up their furry friends in Halloween costumes, is it just good fun or animal cruelty? The tradition of dressing up animals in costumes every Halloween may seem like fun for you, but for your animal it could be deadly.

    Animals already have coats -- thick, furry coats that keep them warm when the temperature drops near zero. When they are covered in warm clothing their ability to regulate their internal temperature can be disrupted. Dogs can overheat and die.

    If you are one of the insensitive pet owners who dress up your dogs for fun, here's an overview of what happens when your dog overheats. Unlike humans who sweat to cool off, dogs don't sweat. When a dog is hot he pants by breathing quickly to remove heat from his body. Some dogs may drool excessively when they overheat as well.

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    TMZ reports that singer Cee-Lo Green was charged with sexual battery in Los Angeles, but the Grammy winner denies the charges.

    Law enforcement tells TMZ that a woman recently filed a police report with the LAPD, accusing "The Voice" judge - real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway -- of a sexual assault following a hasty intimate encounter at a restaurant.

    Cee Lo, who eats out frequently, vigorously denied the charges to TMZ, saying he hasn't been to the restaurant in question in 3 months. "Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else," he said.

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    Tyler the Creator and Pharrell Williams like singer Miley Cyrus so much they wanted to take a picture with her. Pharrell tweeted this pic on Twitter.com Tuesday night.

    The unlikely photo session is odd since everyone thought Miley and Tyler didn't like each other. The Odd Future frontman had nothing nice to say about Miley's new haircut in a recent tweet on his account.

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    The Apple executive responsible for the colossal failure of Apple's new Maps app was fired for reportedly refusing to apologize to Apple's customers.

    Scott Forstall convinced Apple execs to replace Google maps on the new iPhone 5 cell phone with his Apple Maps, which turned out to be a disaster.

    Not soon after the iPhone 5 launched, consumers began reporting problems with Apple Maps. Well-known streets and even entire towns were left off of the Maps navigation. The app quickly became a target of late night talk show hosts.

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    The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday following his "indefinite" suspension for being a bad influence on the younger players. The Mavs suspended West twice during the 2012 preseason for unspecified reasons.

    On Monday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the media West could possibly return to the Mavericks lineup after his suspension.

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    Here is a comedic take on the late Notorious BIG's hit track "Ten Crack Commandments," titled "Ten Weave Commandments" by @Urbancomedynet. This video is strictly for women whose weave game is in need of serious help. This is 2012. There is no excuse for women to walk around with matted fur on their heads. Weave only looks good when it's well-maintained and clean. Don't just put weave in and leave it in for 6 months. Your friends won't tell you if your weave smells.

    The Ten helpful Tips are as follows:

    1. Never let your tracks show (self-explanatory)
    2. Always travel with your weave glue (or hair pins in case a track falls out)
    3. Always pat your head when it's itchy (patting won't pull out the tracks or make your hair messy)
    4. Never lie and say "it's all mine."
    5. Never make your weave too greasy (there's nothing worse than a greasy weave, believe me)

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    Pop singer Chris Brown and his other woman, Karrueche Tran attended the GreyStone Manor Halloween Party together last night in Los Angeles. Both arrived and departed the party in separate vehicles. But word is that Karrueche is living rent-free in Brown's Malibu condo (when she's not giving him back rubs at his LA home). The couple continue to make a fool out of singer Rihanna who forced Brown to proclaim his love for her in a press release earlier this month.

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  • Reality TV personality Antonia "Toya" Wright celebrated her 29th birthday with family and friends at Ocean Prime in Buckhead on Monday night. Talkingwithtami.com was there to bring us all of the excitement.

    Invited guests included rapper T.I., Toya's daughter and former OMG Girl Reginae Carter; radio personality Mz.Shyneka, reality TV personalities Rasheeda, Phaedra Parks, and more.

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    Last night CBS Atlanta aired part 1 of its investigative series into the federal probe of judicial misconduct in Fulton County.

    In September, Tameka Foster-Raymond's attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane's close ties with Usher Raymond's attorney, John Mayoue, who contributed to Judge Lane's reelection campaign.

    In a controversial move in September, Judge Lane awarded Usher Raymond full custody of his two boys, ages 3 and 4. Prior to the ruling he shared custody with his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond.

    Watch the CBS segment after the break. Video courtesy of Hiphopenquirer.com.

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    President Obama declared New York a disaster area as Hurricane Sandy pounded the east coast of the United States with sheets of rain and high winds, leaving several people dead and millions without power.

    Winds are still gusting at 45 mph in some areas of the East. 30 foot storm surges were reported as Sandy came ashore in the New York and New Jersey areas.

    President Obama suspended his campaign efforts to concentrate on federal hurricane relief efforts. On Monday, Obama stood before the cameras and warned New Yorkers to evacuate or stay inside their homes. He said Hurricane Sandy would be "big and powerful" but he said the federal government was ready.

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    According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the FBI has been quietly investigating judicial corruption stemming from accusations of alleged misconduct by the judge who presided over Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster-Raymond's child custody hearing earlier this year.

    In September, Tameka Foster-Raymond's attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane's close ties with Usher Raymond's attorney, John Mayoue who contributed to Judge Lane's reelection campaign.

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    Here's the official music video for Ludacris' new new single "Representin" featuring Kelly Rowland. "Representin" is off Luda's upcoming eighth studio album, Ludaversal. I'm not feeling the song, but the 4 minute 13 second music video is worth watching to see Kelly Rowland wearing various sexy outfits. Kudos to Luda for choosing Rowland for this duet.

    Watch the video after the break!

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    The parents of Atlanta R&B singer Natina Reed, 32, are asking the public for help in determining where she was coming from and where she was going when she was struck and killed by a car on Friday.

    In an interview with Channel 2 Action News, Reed's parents, Tamara Goodridge and Paul Reed, said their daughter was talking on her cell phone and walking along Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road, just north of Lilburn, when she was struck by a car around 10:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 10:59 p.m.

    "She was on the phone," said Reed's father. "She was walking across the street on the phone, and the next thing she’s on the floor."

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    President Obama supporters on Twitter.com who threatened the life of GOP candidate Mitt Romney remain active on Twitter.

    TheWeeklystandard.com reports that the Secret Service was aware of the threats made against Romney's life after the 2nd presidential debate.

    The Twitter users with ethnic-sounding names, such as @AllHaleDeja_, @4shogbmg, @DamnGurlYuNasty, @ItsCeddyB, @_OVO_Libra, and @iBeBlowinUrMind, tweeted threats that would have earned anyone else a personal visit from the Secret Service.

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    I would support President Obama for reelection if he would impose mandatory birth control on hoodrats like this woman who gave her infant weed to smoke. In the cell phone video, which first appeared on Worldstar Hip Hop, the woman offers the child a hit off of her marijuana cigarette. The little boy appears to be glassy eyed and behaving as if he is under the influence from the addictive substance. The woman is apparently a resident of South Carolina. If you know who she is, please contact police or your local child welfare services.

    Watch the shocking video after the break.

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    Last night Bravo TV aired a special featuring Atlanta celebrity hair stylists Derek "J" Johnson and "Miss Lawrence" Washington dishing on their RHOA co-stars. As you know, Derek J is a friend of the blog who was kind enough to sponsor a Total Makeover giveaway for my readers. So it pains me to reveal the shocking information that was passed on to me by a reader who I thought was being messy.

    The reader emailed me to inquire about Lawrence's source of income since, she said, he was not allowed to practice in Georgia without a license.

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    I was waiting for Hip Hop apologist Russell Simmons to defend the latest incidence of senseless violence in Hip Hop, and Russell did not disappoint. Simmons is always quick to defend rappers who commit assault, rape and other offenses. This time he used a woman to do his dirty work for him.

    In an editorial published on Simmons' blog Global Grind, Evanka Williamson defended Chicago rapper Lil Reese's actions in a viral video that shows him brutally beating a young woman last year. Reese is also under investigation in the shooting death of 16-year-old Chicago rapper Lil Jojo.

    It's worth noting that Lil Reese did not apologize for his violent behavior until radio program directors and DJs threatened to boycott his records.

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    On Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt star guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets in a trade that caught the sports world by surprise.

    One of those surprised by the trade was Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, who called Thunder's trade of Harden to the Rockets “shocking.”

    “It was shocking but they made the move they felt was right for them," Wade said, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Miami Heat beat the Thunder in 5 games to win the NBA title earlier this year.

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    Gwinnett County police would like to speak with anyone who knows how R&B singer Natina Reed ended up on a dark stretch of highway before she was struck and killed by a passing motor vehicle late Friday night. Reed was 32.

    Police are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine if Reed was impaired by alcohol or drugs as she walked along well-travelled Lawrenceville highway. Ironically, Reed may have been on foot because her driver's license was revoked following recent DUI convictions.

    Gwinnett police received a call around 10:30 p.m. Friday that a woman had been struck by a red Honda Accord on Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29) near Hamilton Road, just north of Lilburn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Early reports suggested that the former Blaque group member was the unfortunate victim of a hit-and-run as she walked home from a store. But those reports were proven false by police who say the driver and his passenger stopped, called 911 to report the accident and rendered aid to Reed as her broken body lay in the roadway. Reed was later pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.

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    Last week a video surfaced online showing Chicago rapper Lil Reese and his GBE associates beating up a woman after barging their way inside her residence.

    The year old video surfaced on World Star Hip Hop and instantly went viral, sparking outrage from social networking users who are normally immune to such violence against females.

    Over the weekend, real men in Hip Hop stood up to denounce Reese's girlish behavior. Atlanta "goons" called out Lil Reese for fighting a woman. And HOT 97 PD called Lil Reese a "b*tch" for "knuckling up with a girl."

    Watch the videos after the break.

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    Kim Kardashian is just like you. Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian went food shopping at PriceChoice FoodMarket discount supermarket in Miami, Florida today. Kim and her family are in Miami filming episodes of their reality TV series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Kim was running out of ideas for the show, so she donned a white pantsuit and called the paparazzi to come capture her doing "normal" everyday things such as grocery shopping. Kim was spotted pushing a shopping cart staged to perfection with grocery bags and bottled water. After an exhaustive 10 minutes of "shopping," Kim gave nephew Mason a high-five at the checkout counter. Kim Kardashian is just like you.

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  • The young lady who was jumped by rapper/gang banger Lil Reese in a videotaped beat down released a statement via her Facebook page yesterday. Confirming that the assault occurred last year, the woman, whose Facebook username is Self Made Prodigy, described being assaulted by Reese (pictured above) and his sister.




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  • Hurricane Sandra is shaping up to be the biggest storm to hit the eastern seaboard of the United States in 100 years. That's not good news to residents living in the flood-prone Tri-state areas -- directly in the storm's path.

    Dubbed "Superstorm" by the media and "Frankenstorm" by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hurricane Sandy cut a swathe of destruction across Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba, leaving 28 people dead and many injured.

    When Hurricane Irene threatened the East coast last year, NY Mayor Bloomberg released a map of flood zones based on hurricane category severity. The Lower East Side, Coney Island, Upper East Side and Staten Island are all at risk for serious flooding.

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    R&B singer Chris Brown showed up at the 50th birthday party for Elton John's husband without on-again girlfriend Rihanna or his mistress Karrueche. Brown, 23, was seen arriving in a leased $750,000 Lamborghini at the party for Elton John's husband, David Furnish at the Belasco Theatre in Downtown, Los Angeles, Thursday night. If you recall, Brown was driving a similar leased Lamborghini the night he pummeled Rihanna into submission in 2009.
    Photo: SPW/Splash News

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  • Last month, 18-year-old rapper Lil Jojo, real name Joseph Coleman, was shot and killed as he rode his bicycle on the South side of Chicago.

    The next day, another little known Chicago rapper named "Chief Keef" took to his Twitter page to mock the slain rapper's passing.

    “It’s sad cus Jojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO” he wrote in a tweet.

    Police say Lil Jojo (pictured left) was linked to the Gangster Disciples street gang, which put him in the crosshairs of Chief Keef and his gang.

    Lil Jojo's death was believed to be the culmination of a running dispute between Coleman, Chief Keef and a gang banger/rapper named Lil Reese (pictured above).

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    ESPN's acclaimed series of documentaries 30 for 30 profiles the tragic death of Chicago high school basketball phenom Benji Wilson who was shot and killed on the eve of his senior basketball season. Benji was 17 in 1984 when his promising young life was cut short.

    Wilson was LeBron James and Kobe Bryant before the NBA changed its rule allowing high school prep stars to enter the NBA draft. Chicago natives Rev. Jesse Jackson, R.Kelly and rapper Common remember the Benji the world never got the chance to know. 'Benji' was directed by Coodie and Chike.

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