Alois Bell Applebees receipt

An Applebee's waitress is out of a job for publicly humiliating a cheapskate pastor who refused to leave her a tip.

Pastor Alois Bell apologized to her congregation and called it a "lapse in my character and judgment" to write, "I give God 10% Why do you get 18" on her receipt after dining at a St. Louis Applebees.

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Beyonce sings National Anthem at Superdome

In an attempt to silence her critics, Beyonce performed the National Anthem live at a scheduled press conference at the Superdome in New Orleans today. The impromptu performance wasn't as spectacular as her pre-recorded lip-sync fiasco at President Obama's Inauguration. But Beyonce did manage to draw a smattering of applause when she was done.

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Scandal star Kerry Washington at ABC Studios Scandal star Kerry Washington at ABC Studios

Preident Obama's rumored lady friend Kerry Washington was spotted entering ABC Studios in New York City today for an appearance on 'Good Morning America' to promote the popular TV series, 'Scandal', about an American president who can't keep it in his pants. How ironic.
Photo: Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

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Tip Harris on gun control

In the wake of tragic school shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, rap mogul T.I. still hasn't softened his stance on gun ownership.

In an interview with Reuters, rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris discussed his upcoming role in a comedy film, "Identity Thief"; his current album, Trouble Man; and his plans to use social media to stay relevant.

But it's his views on gun control that's getting the most attention on the blogs. In response to a question about gun ownership, T.I. said "Having a firearm is just as common as having bottled water" and "bullets are just as common as sticks of gum."

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Chris Culliver

Once again a celebrity has been forced to apologize for expressing his opinion on the subject of homosexuality.

Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, 25, caused a national furor when he said something to the effect that gay NFL players were not welcomed in the san Francisco 49ers locker room.

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Dan Marino Fathered Love Child

Many considered former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and his wife of 28 years, Claire, to be the perfect couple. But that perfect image was shattered by the news that Marino, 51, fathered a love child with a CBS employee in 2005.

The now 7-year-old girl, Chloe, lives with her mother, Donna Savattere, a CBS Sports production assistant, and Donna's husband, Nahill Yunis, whom she met in the Bahamas after her fling with Marino, The NY Post reports.

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Chris Culliver

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If you didn't know who Chris Culliver was before today, you will be very familiar with him by tomorrow. That is because the gays are coming for his neck after what the San Francisco 49ers cornerback had to say about gays in the NFL.

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Hidaya Pendleton

Last month, President Barack Obama flew cross country to personally share in the grief of the parents who lost their children in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In the hours following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who danced for him at his Inauguration, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama released this statement:

“The president and first lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton."

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drugs smuggled in diapers

Customs and Border protection officers stationed at JFK airport in NYC, thought they had seen every type of drug smuggling trick imaginable. But yesterday's drug seizure was a first for them.

Two Bronx women returning to JFK airport on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic caught the eye of customs officials. Something looked odd about the shape of the women's bodies. And when drug sniffing dogs came near, the dogs went wild, Mail Online reports.

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Alabama bus kidnapping

Police in Alabama are engaged in a tense stand-off with a deranged man who shot and killed a school bus driver before snatching a 5-or 6-year-old boy off the bus.

Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes, 67, boarded the bus Tuesday afternoon and told the other children to get off. The bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, was shot several times as he attempted to stop Dykes from taking the boy, according to police. Poland was pronounced dead at the scene.

Children who escaped from the bus told a local minister that the kidnapped boy fainted before he was taken off the bus.

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All of these women are high maintenance beauties who go to great lengths to make sure their style game is always on point when they step out in public. These women pay extra attention to their hair and nails, because that's what most women criticize for some odd reason.

1. Let's begin with these Chanel inspired nails. This woman is living a lie. Her marriage crumbled months ago, but she's keeping up public appearances until her reality TV show goes off the air. Then she will be heading to divorce court. Who is she?

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Ladies, submit your photos: If you think you have what it takes to be considered for a Morning Glory post, email your best studio quality photos and bikini shots to sandra @ sandrarose.com (remove spaces).

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Chris Brown and mother Joyce Hawkins

Chris Brown, 23, was raised by a deeply religious woman: his mother, Joyce Hawkins. So when Brown posted one of his Jesus paintings on Instagram -- comparing himself to Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection -- I'm told his mother went ballistic.

In response to his mother's rejection, which hurt him deeply, and the public's constant criticism of every move he makes, Brown deleted his Instagram page yesterday. But not before, once again, blaming others for his problems.

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Hidaya Pendleton A 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band for President Obama at his 2nd Inauguration last week was shot and killed in the Kenwood area of Chicago Tuesday.

Hidaya Pendleton died just blocks from the high school she attended. The teenager was an honor student, a well-liked volleyball player, and majorette.

Witnesses tell CBS 2’s Mike Parker that Pendleton was among a group of 10 to 12 teenagers seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy in a park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when a gunman jumped a fence, and opened fire on the teens.

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Shateria Moragne-el

When a gunman (or gunmen) opened fire on rapper Rick Ross's Rolls Royce Phantom in Ft. Lauderdale early Monday, his girlfriend, Shateria Moragne-el, who was also in the car, almost took an L for her man.

Ross crashed into a residential building to escape the gunfire, but the rapper and his passenger walked away unhurt.

News of the attempt on Ross' life left many wondering about the pretty young woman with the exotic features who is literally a ride-or-die chick.

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Beyonce skimpy Super Bowl outfit

Yes, this is another Beyonce post. No, I am not on the payrolls of Beyonce or her husband Jay Z. Earlier today Beyonce revealed the skimpy outfit she plans to wear during her much-hyped Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday. The outfit is similar to the ones the NFL referees wear, but without the hooker boots and sexy boy shorts. Beyonce's intentions are to make sure that sports fans holding Super Bowl tickets will forget all about the action on the field.

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    Obama skeet shooting

    As you know, President Obama has been pushing for tougher laws on assault rifles and high capacity magazines ever since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.

    Earlier this month, Obama signed an Executive order allowing sweeping new gun control measures to go into effect immediately. He also called for Congress to get off their butts and renew Clinton's ban on assault rifles.

    In an interview with New Republic magazine, President Obama was asked if he has ever fired a gun. Pumped with a healthy dose of swagger, Obama answered: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

    His statement drew swift responses from fellow lawmakers, the NRA, and others who have never seen Obama lift anything resembling a gun.

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    Beyonce dressing room demands rejected

    Beyonce's diva-like behavior is making headlines again. This time the 31-year-old "Countdown" singer is in the news due to her ridiculous dressing room demands that's causing “difficulties” for organisers of the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans.

    I'm told that Super Bowl officials emailed Beyonce's laundry list of demands to their friends in the media for a good laugh. The officials responded to Bey's list with a list of their own -- detailing exactly what "production costs" they plan to cover under the usual $600,000 budget cap for Super Bowl performers.

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    LeAnn Rimes cries

    The war of words between country singer LeAnn Rimes, 30, and actress Brandi Glanville, 40, took an ugly turn yesterday.

    The ongoing public feud between Glanville and Rimes appears to have taken its toll on Rimes, who is married to Glanville's ex-husband, actor Eddie Cibrian.

    In a rare public display of emotions, Rimes broke down in tears after Glanville told a reporter "She can go f*ck herself," during a Q&A session for her book signing at Gilt City in LA.

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    Cissy Houston on Oprah

    Grammy winning gospel singer Cissy Houston has no love for R&B singer Bobby Brown. In her memoir "Remembering Whitney", Cissy Houston, 79, recalls the days when her daughter was madly in love with Brown, and she couldn't understand why.

    Whitney Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub at age 48. The coroner's report listed cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol in her system.

    "Does it feels like a year already?" since Whitney passed, asked Oprah in an interview for Oprah's Next Chapter, which aired Monday. "It feels like two years," Cissy Houston replies.

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    Steph and Lesean McCoy

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy learned a hard lesson when he met a beautiful LSLH groupie -- who had 'gold digger' written all over her face -- and bedded her without protection.

    9 months later, McCoy became a father -- but not in the Biblical sense.

    McCoy, 24, is angry because he's a new father who is forced to pay for his baby mama's hair, nails and designer shoes for the next 18 years, according to the law of the land.

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    Racist VW Super Bowl ad

    I had to ask because some people are crying racism after viewing this Volkswagen Super Bowl ad. The ad features a Caucasian office worker from Minnesota who is so happy with his new Volkswagen that he spreads joy to his co-workers by speaking with a Jamaican accent.

    The first person who came to mind when I watched the ad was native New Yorker Bobby McFerrin, who sang his saccharine 80s hit song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy", with a Jamaican accent.

    The only people who take offense at this commercial are the ones who don't know that Caucasian Jamaicans exist, or miserable people who are constantly on the lookout for an axe to grind. Such as New York Times writer Charles Blow who calls the ad "blackface with voices." Come on, lighten up Mr. Blow.

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    Ciara and Future TI and Tiny

    Atlanta superstars TI, Tiny, Ciara and Future were seen leaving Crustacean's restaurant in Beverly Hills today (Jan. 28). T.I. and Tiny are already filming season 3 of T.I. and Tiny: The family Hustle. VH1's hit family oriented show returns in March. Ciara is reportedly dating Future, whose anemic song with Rihanna, titled "Love", is in heavy rotation on the radio. Ciara and one of Future's baby mamas have been been at war with each other for at least a week on social networking websites.
    Photos: VLNY / Zodiac / Splash News

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    Kwame Harris mugshot

    Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris was arrested and charged with assaulting his ex-boyfriend at a San Mateo restaurant. According to the lawsuit obtained by The San Mateo Daily Journal, the two men argued over soy sauce and underwear during the August 21 incident.

    Police say Harris and his former lover, Dimitri Geier, met at Su Hong restaurant in Menlo Park to exchange personal belongings. Harris agreed to drive Geier to San Francisco International Airport, but instead became upset when he poured soy sauce on a plate of rice, according to a copy of the lawsuit which was obtained by The San Mateo Daily Journal. An argument ensued "for approximately seven minutes" and Harris said he would not take Geier to the airport.

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    Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson, LaTocha Scott, Nicci Gilbert-Daniels

    R&B Divas cast members Monifah Carter (far left), Syleena Johnson, and Nicci Gilbert-Daniels (far right) joined former Xscape member LaTocha Scott, 2nd from left, on the carpet at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta over the weekend.

    As you know, R&B Divas was given the green light by TV One for a 2nd season. Faith Evans and Keke Wyatt round out the cast of R&B singers working on a comeback of sorts. Powerhouse singers Angie Stone and Sunshine Anderson were rumored to join the cast of season 2.
    Photos: Talkingwithtami.com

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    Fantasia wearing Ralph Lauren

    Singer Fantasia stunned on the red carpet at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta. She wore a full length white gown designed by Ralph Lauren! It was a family affair as Fantasia shared the festive evening with her daughter Zion and her dad. Unlike most red carpet fashions, Fantasia's dress is affordable. The dress retails for $160, and you can order it by clicking here.
    Photos: Talkingwithtami.com

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    Jaden Smith partying with a posse at the Mandarin Hotel

    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's 14-year-old son Jaden was spotted partying in Miami with two bare-chested boys yesterday (Jan. 27). X17online.com published photos of Jaden relaxing with his friends on a balcony at the Mandarin Hotel overlooking the ocean. A gaggle of teenage girls was seen speaking to one the boys from the adjoining balcony. Eventually, the other boy joined the girls on their balcony, but Jaden stayed put.
    Photos: X17online.com

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