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.
Photos: X17online.com

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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).
Photos and text: Chris Mitchell

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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.
Photo: WENN.com

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

A source close to Kim Kardashian, i.e., her mother Kris Jenner, tells In Touch magazine that Kim's relationship with fellow narcissist Kanye West is "losing steam."

"She thought she had it all with Kanye West, but now, pregnant Kim Kardashian is panicking as he pushes her away," the source told In Touch.

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Siovaughn Funches-Wade on Dr Phil

Dwyane Wade's ex-wife Siovaughn Funches-Wade is back.

The last we heard, she was being dragged kicking and screaming from her Chicago area home by police after she refused to turn over the couple's 2 sons to Wade's sister for Wade's court-ordered visitation.

The Miami Heat superstar was given full custody of his sons while Funches-Wade was allowed alternate weekends supervised visitations -- in Miami.

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Derrick Rose to Pay for Jonylah Watkins Funeral

Chicago Bulls superstar guard Derrick Rose will foot the bill for 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins' funeral, ABC News reports. Jonylah died a day after she was shot 5 times while her father changed her diaper in the front seat of a van parked on Chicago's south side on Monday.

Police say the father, who had known gang affiliations, told them the killer opened fire on him while he changed the baby's diaper. Police believe the drive-by may have been provoked by a Facebook post.

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Christopher Dorner manhunt

2 women who escaped with their lives when cops shot up their truck during the massive Christopher Dorner manhunt won't be getting a new vehicle.

Emma Hernandez, 71, and her daughter, Maggie Carranza, 47, were out delivering the LA Times newspapers when eight police officers opened fire on their truck after mistaking the women for Dorner, who was driving a different make and model truck.

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Taylor Swift letters found unopened

A woman discarding garbage in a dumpster in Taylor Swift's home state of Nashville, TN, found hundreds of unopened letters addressed to the singer, WKRN.com reports.

"I was like, ‘That's weird,'" Kylee Francescan told Nashville's News 2 Investigates. "There were like hundreds of letters in there to Taylor Swift and I'm like, ‘Oh my gosh!' I didn't know if they were stolen [or] discarded, so I threw them in a box. And I'm like, ‘Somebody needs to let Taylor know.'"

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Lil Kim

Rap icon Lil Kim dragged talk show host Wendy Williams on her Twitter timeline today.

The online assault began after someone on Wendy's staff tweeted this on her official account earlier today: "Wendy dishes on @LilKim's dramatic new look..."

Well, Kim took offense to that tweet -- particularly the part about her "dramatic new look". Kim body slammed Wendy on her timeline, saying "B*tch Y didn't U show the side by side pic. This pic is photoshopped & U know it. U hating B*tch"

Then Queen Bee delivered the knockout punch when she accused Wendy of swallowing the late Notorious BIG's unborn babies.

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Deion Sanders Wins Child Custody Case

Deion Sanders Wins Child Custody Case

NFL legend Deion Sanders won a significant victory in the contentious child custody battle between the former Dallas Cowboy and his estranged wife Pilar Biggers.

After 2 weeks of scathing arguments on both sides, a 12-member jury in Dallas returned today with a verdict granting Sanders, 45, sole custody of his two boys, 11 and 13.

Sanders and Pilar, 43, will share custody of their 9-year-old daughter.

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Michael Jordan and Pamela Smith

The woman who accused NBA legend Michael Jordan of fathering her son had her day in court today.

Pamela Smith was due to go before Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane at 2 p.m. today. Smith's attorney, Randy Kessler, is confident that Judge Tipton Lane won't dismiss the case, per Jordan's request.

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Beyonce Michelle Obama Kim Kardashians

The FBI and Los Angeles law enforcement officials are investigating how a Russian website obtained the confidential financial records of celebrities and public officials, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The website, originating in the Soviet Union, published the social security numbers and credit reports of celebrities including Jay Z, Beyonce, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and others.

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Will Smith

Will Smith loves the kids. The father of 3 made a surprise appearance at an assembly for A+ students at a school in London on Monday. When Smith launched into an acapella version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, the audience of school girls went nuts. Smith was in Europe with his son Jaden Smith, the opening act for pop singer Justin Bieber during his 4 night stand at London's 02 Arena.

Watch the video after the break.

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Nene Leakes in drag

Reality TV star NeNe Leakes, who stars as "Rocky" on the hit sitcom show New Normal, dressed up as NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer for an upcoming episode. She doesn't look too pleased. Maybe it's because NBC doesn't know what to do with her character? NeNe, 45, is coming dangerously close to jumping the shark.

As you know, The New Normal is about a gay couple who decide to have a baby through a surrogate.

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    Lamar takes Khloe Kardashian out to dinner

    The headline is a bit misleading; Lamar Odom sent Kim Kardashian roses after her fake miscarriage, but he didn't take her out to dinner.

    Odom took his wife Khloe out to dinner after lavishing her with gifts and flowers on Monday. This is what men do to keep the spark (Dopamine) alive in their relationships. It's a smart idea that really works -- if done in moderation.

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    Ciara covers ANNEX

    As you know, Ciara is one of the stars making cameo appearances on BET's The Game in the new season. I have no idea if she's playing herself or a slut who prefers dating rich, married men. The show has undergone a facelift after most of the cast said their goodbye's last year. Former groupie-turned-actress Lauren London joins the cast in the new season. Ciara also appears on the cover of ANNEX magazine.

    Take a peek at Ciara in the new season of The Game.

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    Tisha and Bob Whitfield

    Last week I told you about former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Sheree Whitfield reuniting with her ex-husband, former NFL player Bob Whitfield, for an upcoming Iyanla: Fix My Life episode.

    I also mentioned Mr. Whitfield playing the field with several young women including Sheree Whitfield; a local blogger and a California woman.

    Last week, the California woman reached out in a friendly email to point out a few inaccuracies in my blog post.

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