toddler mauled by family pet

A 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog inside his home in south Fulton County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The toddler was attacked around 1 p.m. inside his Sierra Trail townhome. The boy’s mother was using the restroom when the attack occurred. “She advised it happened fast,” Fulton County Police Detective Melissa Parker told the AJC. “It was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom.”

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Gloria Allred dumps Shaquille O'Neal's mistress Vanessa Lopez

Famed attorney Gloria Allred continues her habit of rarely representing her clients in court. The only time she seems to represent her clients is in front of television cameras.

According to Radaronline.com, Allred filed a motion in Miami to withdraw as counsel to Shaquille O’Neal’s former mistress, Vanessa Lopez, citing fraud.

Allred wrote in her motion: “Despite engaging in all reasonable, diligent and exhaustive effort on behalf of the client, counsel must withdraw as continued representation will likely result in one or more ethical violations…”

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Trina breaks down

Former rapper Trina Laverne Taylor broke down in tears after being informed of the death of her younger brother in Miami on Tuesday (April 23).

According to Miami police, Wilbrent Bain, 19, was shot multiple times by a friend outside his home in unincorporated North Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade County police said Bain was on a bicycle at NW 91st Street and 24th Avenue when Ron Dobson, 27, produced a gun from his waistband and shot Bain who was unarmed. Bain was transported to a local Miami hospital, where he died.

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Kim Kardashian

Reality star Kim Kardashian was all set to shoot a revealing baby bump cover shoot when she canceled at the last minute, In Touch reports.

A source confirmed exclusively to In Touch magazine that Kardashian, who is seven months pregnant, considered doing a photo shoot similar to Demi Moore, and other actresses, who bared their baby bumps for the world to see.

But Kim reportedly changed her mind at the last minute because she doesn’t like how her pregnant body looks.

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Essence Atkins comes for Tyler Perry

Actress Essence Atkins expressed her displeasure with director Tyler Perry for casting Kim Kardashian in his latest flick, Temptation. In an interview with Jamie Foster Brown’s Sister 2 Sister magazine, Atkins, 41, said Perry cast Kardashian in Temptation because she had 16 million Twitter followers (half of which are bogus).

“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan,” she said.

Atkins is one of the rare LSLH actresses who has never been cast in a Tyler Perry flick.

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Paris protests gay marriage

300,000 protesters took to the streets in Paris, France to demonstrate against the gay marriage law which was approved by the lower house of the French Parliament last month. The ‘marriage for everyone’ bill comes up for a vote in the Senate next.

France becomes the fourteenth country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. The law was not put to a vote by the people, which angered many French citizens.

The French protesters believe the gay marriage law was passed due to the majority of homosexual politicians in the French parliament.

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Gwyneth Paltrow named People Most Beautiful

People magazine has named 40-year-old actress Gwyneth Paltrow as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013. Fresh faced Paltrow bested other gorgeous candidates such as Kelly Rowland, Jessica Biel and Kerry Washington for the top honor.

In a recent cover story for SELF magazine, Paltrow said eating a “clean diet” has rubbed off on her children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7, and husband, rocker Chris Martin.

She credits her low-carb, gluten-free, no sugar diet with saving her life and marriage. She said her “clean diet” helped relieve her pent up “unexpressed anger” and gave her a more peaceful outlook on life.

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Tavon White

According to an unsealed federal indictment, a Baltimore jail inmate has sired 5 babies with 4 female guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center, The Baltimore Sun reports. Those guards were named in the indictment, along with 9 of their co-workers, for enabling a prison gang’s drug trafficking and money laundering enterprise behind bars. Baltimore was the backdrop for the critically-acclaimed HBO TV series The Wire.

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TEXT

The DOW Jones (stock market indicator) plunged 160 points after a bogus tweet sent out from the compromised Associated Press Twitter account announced 2 explosions that inured President Obama at the White House today. The bogus tweet read: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”

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Lauryn Hill leaves court

Somber signer Lauryn Hill was spotted leaving a Newark, New Jersey court Monday (April 22) after a judge postponed her sentencing and gave her two weeks to pay $504,000 she owes the IRS in back taxes. Hill, 37, fell behind in her taxes after claiming she took a 3-year hiatus from show biz to find herself. Prosecutors charged the Grammy winner with “willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS” for 3 years. According to Hill, she wasn’t obligated to pay taxes for those 3 years since she wasn’t working. But the judge disagreed, saying Hill earned a modest sum of 1.8 million dollars from 2005-2007. She faces up to 5 years in jail and an additional $100,000 in fines.
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  • Boston military imposed lockdown

    Martial law is defined as temporary military control over designated regions on an emergency basis.

    On Friday, April 19 — four days after 2 bombs ripped through the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Martial law was imposed on the residents of Boston by military authorities searching for a skinny 19-year-old kid.

    Boston residents were forced to remain inside their homes — or ordered to evacuate their homes at gunpoint. The cost to shut down the entire city of Boston, including buses, trains, schools, grocery stores, gas stations and shopping malls, will tally in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The massive military show of force failed to find Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by the time the day-long lockdown was lifted.

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    Michelle Obama visits Heather Abbott

    First Lady Michelle Obama took time out of her busy schedule to visit the maimed victims of last Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

    Mrs. Obama was in town with her husband, the president, to attend an interfaith prayer service for the victims. 3 people died in the bombings and scores more were injured.

    The first lady quietly visited victims in local hospitals including the same hospital where Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently being treated for his injuries under heavy guard.

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    Beyonce photo backlash

    Beyonce’s peeps thought they could politely ban photography at Beyonce’s concerts to avoid another unflattering photo meme debacle like this one. If you recall, Beyonce’s hapless PR lady emailed Buzzfeed.com asking them to remove unflattering photos of Bey taken during her Super Bowl halftime performance in January. But Buzzfeed politely declined.

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    Ariane Davis viewing party premiere

    Bartender Ariane Davis, whose role is expanded in season 2 of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, held her viewing party at Auto Spa Bistro (348 14th St.) on Monday. Ariane, who calls herself a mixologist, mixed drinks for her friends behind the bar. Guests included her bestie Mimi Faust, K.Michelle, Karlie Redd, Derek J (RHOA), Victor Jackson (KANDI FACTORY – BRAVOtv), DJ Trauma, and more.

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    Love and Hip Hop Atlanta series 2 premiere

    Season 2 of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta premiered last night. Here’s a little background: Producer Mona Scott-Young is reportedly under pressure to save her empire which has become victim to poor ratings. In a recent interview in Atlanta, that she thought was off the record, Mona defended the public’s perception that her shows were scripted.

    She let it slip out that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta was “in its own category”, which one blogger took as a tacit admission that LHHATL is indeed scripted. Mona also hinted that her other reality series (Love & Hip Hop NY) would be cancelled due to low ratings. (The interview took place last month).

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