Black high stakes poker professional Phil Ivey hit the jackpot at a recent London poker tournament -- but the casino that hosted the tournament refuses to pay Ivey his money.

Ivey, 36, who is far from broke, recently put his Las Vegas mansion on the market for $1.9 million after divorcing his wife. His neighbors were the late Michael Jackson and his disgraced doctor Conrad Murray.

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A beautiful attorney who miraculously survived being shot 8 times by her cheating husband was released from a local hospital, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Adina Parson, 40, was shot 8 times and left for dead outside her Sandy Springs apartment on April 20.

Parson, an attorney for the state Department of Public Health, was released from Shepherd Center after months of intensive rehabilitation, a family member tells the AJC.

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In a rare interview with CNN's Piers Morgan back in July, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick whined that he wanted to give his kids a dog.

In 2007, Vick, 32, pleaded guilty to killing at least 8 dogs by electrocution and hanging for performing poorly during illegal dog fights. Vick served less than 2 years in federal prison for dog fighting. He was released from prison in 2009, making him eligible to resume his professional football career.

On Tuesday, Vick tweeted a seemingly innocent photo of himself studying game film on an iPad while his young daughter did her homework next to him. "We working" read the caption under the photo.

Vick blurred out the content on his iPad screen before tweeting the pic, but he forgot to blur out the open box of Milk Bone dog biscuits on the kitchen table next to his daughter's dog folder.

That is how the general public learned that Vick -- a convicted dog killer -- owned a dog.

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In the upcoming episode of 'Tamar & Vince' on WEtv a relaxing trip to Hawaii takes a turn for the worst as Tamar and Vince come to blows over unresolved issues.

Word on the curb is that Tamar's sudden change of attitude is turning off even her closest friends. "People don't like her anymore," said one industry source who asked to remain anonymous. "She only hangs out with celebrities now," such as Toya [Wright] and Toya's husband, Memphitz.

The friend said Tamar hounded her husband Vince into signing Memphitz's new kiddie artist, Key Swag, in an effort to appease Toya.

Tamar is aware that she is not very popular amongst the Hollywood elite, which is why she is throwing Vince's money in everyone's faces.

A new episode of Tamar and Vince airs Thursday at 9pm on WE tv. Watch the sneak peek below.

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Beyonce will not be starring in Clint Eastwood's remake of 'A Star Is Born' -- apparently because the director dissed Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Speaking to an empty stool onstage, which symbolized Obama's presidency, Eastwood said: "So, Mr. President…how do you handle promises that you made when you're running for election and what do you say to people?

Eastwood endorsed Obama's challenger Mitt Romney for president -- which obviously didn't sit well with Beyonce, who cherishes Obama.

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Recording artists with modest to poor record sales now have a new revenue stream thanks to Internet radio service, Pandora.

Pandora Media, Inc CEO Tim Westergren released a statement Tuesday acknowledging that it pays superstar rappers Lil Wayne and Drake over $3 million in royalties for streaming their music online.

Drake's friend, Bad Boy artist French Montana (pictured above left with Drake), will receive a check for $138,567 from Pandora for his hit track "Pop That," featuring Lil Wayne, Drake and Rick Ross.

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Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, 26, attended the official debut party for 'Absolut Tune' vodka held at The Standard Hotel in New York City Tuesday. Solo's style game is usually on point, but the caked on foundation and her see-through frock exposing her left breast is a bit much. I would expect this sort of Fashion Fail from her sister, not from Solange. She gets points for her Roman sandals, though.
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The teenager who was caught on video punching a well-respected CAPA teacher was arrested Tuesday, NBC 10 reports.

The 15-year-old boy was seen on surveillance video sucker punching James Addlespurger, 50, in an alley near Pennsylvania city's Creative and Performing Arts school, where Addlespurger taught English. The boy, who was a student at another school, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with simple assault. He is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 19, is set to star in her own reality TV show titled "The Houstons On Our Own," on Lifetime television on Oct. 24. The reality show will follow Bobbi Kristina's life after Whitney's sudden death of an accidental drowning earlier this year.

Also appearing in the program is Bobbi K.'s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon; her grandmother, Cissy Houston, Pat Houston, who is married to Whitney Houston's brother, Gary; and Pat's daughter. According to a source close to the show's production company, Whitney never officially adopted Nick Gordon as her son, which dispels the stories about Bobbi K. and Nick engaging in an incestuous relationship.

Pat Houston described the reality show in a statement released earlier this year: "I have been working with Simmons-Shelley over the past few years developing a project suitable for myself and our family," Pat Houston said. "The unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show. However, it is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward."

Bobbi Kristina made her acting debut on Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' in July.

Watch the sneak peak of 'Houston's On Our Own' after the break.

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TLC's Chilli was seen walking around New York's Meat Packing District with her favorite handbag featuring an image of her son Tron. Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, 41, is an original member of the group TLC. The AJC's Radio & TV Talk blog reports that the TLC Network has picked up TLC member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins' reality show titled "Totally T-Boz. The network has only ordered 4 episodes of T-Boz's show. "Obviously, TLC is testing to see if 42-year-old T-Boz has any appeal whatsoever in reality show terms," writes Rodney Ho.
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Actress Vivica A. Fox is still looking for a man one year after her very public breakup from Atlanta club promoter Omar "Slimm" White, whom she dated for a little over 2 years.

Fox tells Hollywood Live's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she's not opposed to taking applications from single men. But she said her ideal man has to have a job. "I am very happily single," says Fox, who put extra emphasis on the "very happily" part.

I'm gonna wait for Mr. Right to come along, and take my time this time. I'm enjoying having a little bit of just me time," said Fox, who has a preference for younger, virile hunky studs.

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Elizabeth Escalona, a mother of five, is expected to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to gluing her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall. Escalona, 23, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty on July 12 to first degree injury to a child.

Prosecutors will ask a Dallas County judge to impose a sentence of 45 years "so she will not cause any more harm to her children," said Dallas County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon.

“The entire picture was very shocking,” said Dr. Amy Barton, a child abuse pediatrician who treated Jocelyn Cedillo at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

“I see a lot of children, and this was one of the most shocking cases that I have seen," said Dr. Barton, choking back tears during her testimony on Monday.

Escalona, who was pregnant at the time, is charged with beating and kicking the toddler during a potty training session. Escalona admitted she used a strong adhesive to glue the little girl's hands to a wall. The child urinated on herself during the assault.

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Police are seeking the identity of a teenager who punched a well-respected CAPA teacher, knocking him out cold.

Grainy surveillance video captured the violent attack on James Addlespurger, 50, a teacher at the high school of Creative & Performing Arts, in Pittsburgh last week.

The video surveillance shows Addlespurger approaching a group of teenagers in an alley. Addlespurger paused to exchange words with one of the teens who lunged at the English teacher and knocked him out with one punch. Addlespurger fell, hitting his head on the curb as the teens celebrate.

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