Facebook charges 1 dollar for messages

They say change is good but not for the addicted who prefer consistency in their day to day rituals. Any news of changes on Facebook is often met with contempt and even anger by Facebook users who are resistant to change. Now comes news that Facebook plans to charge a small fee of $1 to send a message to the inbox of a user who has not befriended them on Facebook.

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Actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith take great pride in not having to raise their own children. Willow, 12, and Jaden Smith, 14, practically raise themselves without the input of meddling adults telling them what to do or forcing them to attend school to learn how to read and write. Here we see Jaden and Willow jetting off on vacation without their parents.

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Christina Milian and Rihanna

Singer Christina Milian stood by her statements that Chris Brown and Karrueche are lovers and Rihanna is the desperate, needy 3rd wheel. Milian should know: she's friends with Rihanna, and she's one of the insiders who wonder why RiRi won't get on with her life.

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Fantasia still cannot spell

Fantasia's poor attempt to promote her new single, "Lose to Win", backfired horribly on her. Fantasia, who earned her high school diploma at age 25, continues to struggle with illiteracy. But she's not alone. 24% of the American population are functionally illiterate.


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  • Jay Z Christmas

    The scammers and con artists aren't the only ones exploiting the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy for their own selfish benefits.

    From Page Six:
    That Jay-Z and Coldplay are teaming up to support Newtown, Conn., after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The rapper and Chris Martin’s Brit rockers are auctioning off four VIP seats to their New Year’s Eve concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center plus the chance to go backstage and meet the stars. Proceeds will benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services, a local nonprofit mental- health clinic. Bidding is open at Charitybuzz.com . . .

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  • TI hosts Hawks vs Bulls

    Update: The contest is over and the winners have been chosen using Random.org. The winners are listed per their prize preference. Please respond to the emails you received by noon tomorrow or alternate winners will be chosen. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries in this contest!

    Concert tickets winners

    Terrence S.
    Trevarius W.
    Khiry C.
    Patrick S. F.

    Concert and Suite seats

    Shenita D.

    Suite Seats

    Ebony B.
    Tamara E.
    Kevin M.

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    T.I. Mike Vick Tiny Harris

    Rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris hosted a release party for his CD Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, PA, last night. Joining him were his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and their good friends Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Vick and his wife, Kijafa Vick.

    T.I. Mike Vick Tiny Harris

    Yesterday I posted a contest giving my readers a chance to win tickets to T.I.'s concert at the Tabernacle on Friday and box seats to the Hawks vs Bulls game at the Philips Arena on Saturday. The response was so overwhelming that Grand Hustle's GM Hannah Kang allotted more concert tickets for my readers to win. So instead of giving away 4 pair of tickets, I will give away 14 pair of tickets! That's 24 chances to win tickets to T.I.'s concert at the Tabernacle on Friday (Dec. 21)! Sadly, only 4 pair of tickets are available to meet T.I. in his Suite at the Philips Arena on Saturday.

    There is still time to submit your Trouble Man CD photos! You have until 3 PM today.

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  • Photos: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Splash News

    Djimon Hounsou

    Single father Djimon Hounsou was spotted with his son Kenzo shopping at the Grove in Hollywood, CA today. Hounsou and his baby mama Kimora Lee separated last year. Insiders wondered what took Djimon so long to realize he was with an emasculator who treats men like objects.
    Photo: Zodiac / Splash News

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    Alicia Keys

    Songbird Alicia Keys was all smiles as she stepped out for some shopping in SoHo in New York City on Wednesday. Keys, 31, looked sharp in black leather biker jacket, a pair of skinny black jeans and white wedge sneakers. Her single "Girl On Fire" is the subject of a lawsuit. A songwriter claims Keys stole elements of a song he wrote in 1962. Maybe Keys thought no one would notice the similarities between her single and a song written before she was born?

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  • Jermaine McNeal

    Hi Sandra,

    I would like to Nominate a model-crush of mine for your morning wood collection.

    Jermaine is from Houston, Texas and is gorgeous!! He's funny, fashionable, loves socks, and is very down to earth. He is a Leo and is truly a KING! This man is my eye-candy everyday! He's a model/actor. He was on a web series called "ANACOSTIA - The Series" and has made a few cameo spots - he even has a IMDB page!

    I have supported him and have been a huge fan for a long time!
    I hope you pick him for a Morning Wood spotlight!

    Here is his Bio from his website www.jermainemcneal.com (it also has his social media links)

    MEN: If you would like to be considered for MORNING WOOD, please email 5-6 of your best studio quality photos, including shirtless shots, to sandra @ sandrarose.com (remove spaces).

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