Nicki Minaj Covers ELLE

For the first time in her rap career Nicki Minaj doesn't look like a walking, breathing cartoon.

The 29-year-old rapper recently fired her entire Glam squad for crafting her public image to look like a transgender Barbie. Minaj unveiled her new look in the glossy pages of ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.

Sure, her butt cheeks are still filled with industrial strength products, but time will take care of that, too. And Nicki will finally get the respect she thinks she deserves after all these years.

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Kobe Bryant ankle injury

Kobe Bryant ankle injury

Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant is out for the season with a severely sprained ankle that he suffered in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday.

Calling the injury his worst in 13 seasons, Bryant blamed Hawks player Dahntay Jones for "playing dirty."

According to The Washington Post, Bryant was injured when he landed awkwardly on Jones’s foot as he attempted a potentially game-winning layup in the final seconds of the Lakers’ 96-92 loss to the Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

X-rays of Bryant's ankle were negative but the Lakers say their bread and butter playmaker is "out indefinitely."

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Michelle Obama covers Vogue

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Vogue again. The last time she covered Vogue was in 2009, a year after Barack Obama won his historic first term in the White house. She's wearing a Reed Krakoff dress on the April 2013 cover.

In the in-depth article, Mrs. Obama, and her husband Barack, discuss their lives together and how his presidency has drastically altered the dynamics of their marriage. Their personal revelations sheds light on why they took separate vacations last month.

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Lala Vazquez training

This is what NBA star Carmelo Anthony sees when socialite and reality TV star La La Vazquez wakes up every morning. La La and her lesbian clique member Po Johnson were spotted training with rapper-turned-actor The Game in Runyon Canyon on Wednesday. The Game helps to whip morbidly obese and lazy celebrities back into shape by putting them through a series of endurance exercises aimed at toning cardio and long muscles.

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Bangladesh Birthday Celebration at STK

Atlanta's glitterati turned out for super producer Mr. Bangladesh's birthday celebration at STK Wednesday night. Stars in attendance included Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry's House of Payne); Evan Ross, Marlo Hampton (RHOA); D-Woods (Danity Kane); Monifah, Syleena Johnson, and Nicci Gilbert of (RnB DIVAs); T-Boz (TLC); NFL star Takeo Spikes, DJ Drama, Erica and Lil' Scrappy, DJ Traci Steele, Ariane Davis of Love and Hip Hop; Chanita Foster (NFL Wives); 1/3 of Travis Porter, and DJ Eddie F (Heavy D & the Boyz).
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President Obama will dine with first black Miss Israel

President Obama will exercise his executive privilege to dine with a pretty young lady -- whether Michelle Obama likes it or not.

The Telegraph reports that White House officials "insisted" upon inviting the beautiful Yityish Aynaw, 22, to next Thursday's gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel's president, after Mr. Obama heard how she became the first Israeli of Ethiopian origin to win the Miss Israel beauty queen contest last month.

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cash in backpack

Police were called to a suburban Detroit grade school to investigate a report of a student with $20,000 in a backpack, WDIV reports.

The unidentified 12-year-old girl arrived at the school Monday morning and immediately began handing out crisp $100 bills to students in her classroom. The school's principal called the police when it was determined the student was walking around with $20,000 in cold hard cash in her backpack.

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Chris Brown on the set of his new music video

Troubled singer Chris Brown, 24, cuddles up to a Karrueche look-a-like video model on the set of his new music video which also features a selection of Lamborghini's. As you know, Brown and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna were sitting inside a Lamborghini when he savagely beat, punched and bit the Bajan singer in 2009. The incident led to criminal charges for Brown which nearlu ruined his recording career. Karrueche serves as Brown's side piece, otherwise known as a concubine or jump off.

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