Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade, 31, and his fiancée Gabrielle Union, 40, enjoy the scenery on quaint Burano Island in Venice, Italy today. Gabby and Wade are in town to attend the Venice Film Festival. Gabby looks so happy here.
Photo: La Pira / Brussa / Splash News

Drake covers Billboard

Emo rapper Aubrey "Drake" Graham graces the September 2013 issue of Billboard magazine this week. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake said he is sleeping in the studio to complete his third album, Nothing Was the Same.

The album release has already been delayed once. "We have just 10 days before we turn it in," Drake said. "I'm literally sleeping in the studio on an air mattress. We're working 24-hour days to make sure the story is done, front to back. It has to be a new point of discovery."

Nothing Was the Same is scheduled for release on September 24.

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  • Cover: RapRadar.com

    Sophia Young

    Sophia Young

    A WNBA player who came out against same-sex marriage yesterday was attacked and dragged on Twitter for her beliefs.

    Sophia Young, 29, who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars, tweeted a photo of herself holding up a placard that read "Vote No" outside the San Antonio City Hall, where hundreds of people prayed against a proposed LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The devout Christian mistook the anti-discrimination legislation for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

    Instead of gently correcting her, Twitter users came for her throat with the same hatred and vitriol that they despise.

    One Twitter user, @ChristopherFTL, tweeted "Bitch, are you really that dumb? Your mama must've been hitting the crack pipe while pregnant with your ugly ass."

    Sophia Young

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    Amber Rose Hires New Manager

    Socialite Amber Rose longs for the days when her name dominated the headlines on blogs. Not much has happened for Rose since Kanye West dumped her for greener pastures. Every attempt she has made to stay relevant has flopped. So Rose did what any smart attention whore would do: hire the mother of another attention whore as her manager.

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    Magic Johnson and President Obama

    Magic Johnson and President Obama

    President Obama's White House guest list is beginning to sound like a joke punchline. Instead of inviting CEO's or experts who know a thing or two about jobs creation, Obama invited NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson to the White House to brainstorm about creating jobs.

    As Twitchy.com points out, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which is now disbanded, didn't get the job done. So why not invite a sports star who is the face of a multimillion dollar corporation run by silent partners?

    Johnson, 54, couldn't contain his excitement when he took to his Twitter account to boast about his biggest achievement -- no, not his 5 NBA championship rings; and not the birth of his son. Something bigger.

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    Liam Distances Himself from Miley Cyrus

    Hunky Australian actor Liam Hemsworth is reportedly distancing himself from his girlfriend, the public spectacle known as Miley Cyrus.

    Liam, 23, seems like a laid back type of guy who prefers his woman to perform all her 'twerking' moves behind closed doors -- not out in public where his mother and friends can see her.

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    Waka Flocka

    Producer Mona Scott-Young has apparently found a replacement for departing "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" loud mouth K. Michelle, who is joining the cast of the LHHNY to help save that show from cancellation.

    According to reality show blogger Michelle of SFtA, rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his fiancée, Tammy Rivera, are set to join the "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" hijinks next season.

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    Gregg Jarett Bradley Manning

    A FOX News anchor is not backing down from LGBT groups who demand that national media outlets refer to convicted traitor Bradley Manning as a 'she' or 'her'.

    Manning was sentenced last week to 35 years in military prison for leaking sensitive military documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. The next day, Manning announced he wanted to live his life as "a female" named Chelsea.

    Through his attorney, Manning said, "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible."

    Unlike the Associated Press and other media outlets where gays wield the most power, FOX News and CNN steadfastly refused to call Manning "Chelsea" or use feminine pronouns to describe him.

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    Venus Williams

    Tennis superstar Venus Williams made a valiant effort to win her tennis match last night during the 2013 US Open, but she fell short of the mark. Williams was ousted by Zheng Jie of China in 3 sets 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5). The 2-time US Open winner was seen outside her New York hotel, wearing Kool aid braid extensions that perfectly matched her colorful outfit.
    Photo: Splash News

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    Kim Jung-Un and performers

    North Korean man-child Kim Jung Un had his ex-girlfriend and 11 female performers arrested for violating pornography laws nine days ago. Their punishment? Death by firing squad.

    Hyon Song-wol, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was arrested on August 17 along with 11 other popular North Korean performers, UK's The Telegraph reports. All 12 women were executed by machine gun fire 3 days later.

    An expert on North Korean foreign affairs theorizes that Hyon was executed because Jung-Un's current wife was jealous of her.

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    Kris Jenner Daytime Talk Show Canceled

    Kris Jenner's daytime talk show experiment was a dismal ratings flop. Despite the boost from Kanye West's appearance on the final show, FOX Television execs wasted no time informing the smarmy Kardashian matriarch that her show would not be renewed for a full season.

    “Kris did get a ratings bump for her last show when Kanye West revealed the first baby pic of daughter, North West, with Kim, but that was a one time shot in the arm and it wouldn’t be indicative of what the ratings trend would be,” a source told RadarOnline.com.

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    Shellie Zimmerman pleads guilty

    The wife of George Zimmerman, the wannabe cop who shot unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, pleaded guilty today to one count of misdemeanor perjury for lying about the couple's finances. The convicted felon agreed to a plea deal of one year probation and 100 hours of community service.

    As part of Shellie Zimmerman's conditions of probation, she cannot own or carry a firearm and she must get permission to own any weapon. If she moves or changes jobs, she must notify her probation officer.

    She must also pay $263 in fines and $50 a month for the cost of her supervision.

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas split

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, and Michael Douglas, 68, have called it quits after 13 years and two children together.

    The Hollywood power couple's rep confirmed the split to In Touch Weekly. The writing was on the wall after Jones checked herself into a facility for treatment of bipolar disorder. At the time, Douglas described Zeta-Jones’s admission to the facility as “a 10,000 mile check-up.”

    Zeta-Jones revealed her diagnosis exclusively to People magazine in July 2011.

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    Mary Gowans

    A North Carolina woman is accused of instructing her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay" out of his 15-year-old brother.

    Mary Gowans, of Whiteville, NC, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after police were called to her home to investigate a disturbance.

    According to the police report, the 15-year-old told police his mother forced him to strip down to his underwear, then she instructed his 12-year-old brother to beat him with a belt repeatedly. The older boy said he was not allowed to fight back, according to CBS affiliate WNEM.com.

    The police report documented a large abrasion on the teenager's back.

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    Charli Baltimore

    Former rapper and reality TV star Charli Baltimore was seen sporting a blond mohawk in Manhattan yesterday. Baltimore, 39, is most known for her affair with rapper The Notorious B.I.G. while Biggie was married to singer Faith Evans and dating rapper Lil Kim on the side. Charli declined producer Mona Scott-Young's invitation to join the cast of her failed reality show Love & Hip Hop NY.

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    Stacey Dean Rambold

    The winds of change are swirling in America. Before President Obama was elected in 2008, men who had sex with underage girls were given lengthy jail sentences. But the president's gay agenda has ushered in a new era of social tolerance that no sane American could have ever imagined.

    A former high school teacher was sentenced to just 30 days in jail for repeated sexual contact with a 14-year-old student who later killed herself.

    Yellowstone County district Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced former high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended, because the girl looked older than her chronological age.

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    Eva Marcille is Pregnant

    Former America's Top Model alumni Eva Pigford Marcille is pregnant with songwriter Kevin McCall's baby, BET.com reports exclusively. Marcille, who once enjoyed life as an in-demand lipstick lesbian, was unlucky at love with several Hollywood men -- including actor Lance Gross -- before she landed McCall. Let's hope this one lasts.

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    Bob Woodson

    A speaker at a Republican National Committee luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington said issues concerning the gays and immigrants take priority over black people.

    Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises, blamed black leaders for ignoring the real problems facing blacks in America.

    “Everybody has come in front of them on the bus — gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” said Woodson. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.”

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    Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

    The LA Clippers have announced they will not re-sign free agent Lamar Odom to a new contract, amid rumors of drug addictions and a cheating scandal. That's probably exactly what Odom wanted.

    According to Lakers Nation blog, Odom, 33, is still holding on to the hope that his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, will sign him to a new contract.

    Odom's life has been an emotional roller coaster ever since he was dropped by the Lakers. Odom also played briefly for the Dallas Mavericks who cut him loose after a few games in 2012. The 6'-10" NBA forward has been living in a hotel as rumors swirl that he cheated on Khloe Kardashian with at least 2 groupies.

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    2 Chainz and boo

    Hot 107.9 radio personality Mz. Shyneka of Mzshyneka.com attended rapper 2 Chainz Album Listening Party presented by Def Jam Recordings in Atlanta Monday night. 2 Chainz and his boo (pictured above) joined fans and industry types who assembled to hear the highly anticipated album B.O.A.T.S. II, set to drop on September 10.

    The album listening party was hosted by The Garner Circle, Street Execs, and Young Kings Entertainment, Celebs who came out to support 2 Chainz included Rich Homie Quan, Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, Lil Scrappy, Bambi, Drumma Boy, Yung Joc, Kenny Burns, Pusha T Gates, and more!

    Thanks to Mz Shyneka for the photos!

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    Lamar Odom Mercedes G500

    A mystery blond woman was seen driving NBA star Lamar Odom's white Mercedes G500 SUV on Monday, Aug. 26, in sunny Los Angeles, INFphoto.com is reporting.

    According to gossip website TMZ, Odom went missing after refusing to enter drug rehab for an alleged crack addiction. Odom's wife, Khloe Kardashian, has denied rumors of her husband's rumored infidelities. The details surrounding Odom's mystery "disappearance" are murky and suspect. The 33-year-old former LA Clipper's sports agent said Odom is not missing, but he does have a drug problem.

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    Ciara covers Paper magazine

    The saying goes: "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." It seems that songbird Ciara borrowed some elements from Jennifer Lopez's August 2013 W magazine cover for her August 2013 cover of PAPER magazine. Both ladies wear sultry fishnet that leave nothing to the imagination. Ciara flexed her muscles in Christian Siriano and Natalie Joos sheer top, while J-Lo looked simply smashing in a Gucci dress on the W cover. Ciara completed her outfit with a pair of exotic animal print Christian Louboutins. So I gotta ask: who wore it worse?

    Ciara covers Paper magazine

    Shannon and Monica Brown

    Now that some of the rabble rousers have left for the day, I can post these beautiful photos from Monica Brown's elegantly appointed baby shower held this past weekend at a private residence in Atlanta.

    All details of the event were planned by Laiyah's daddy, Shannon Brown and event planner Mindy Weiss. Monica, who's due to deliver in 3 weeks, didn't have to lift a finger. Shannon and Mindy created the menu, the decor, etc. One key thing on the menu was the Laiyah Love drink served chilled to all guests created by her father. The Laiyah Love drink consisted of homemade lemonade mixed with a splash of each guest's favorite drink.

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    Judge Joe Brown

    Someone sent video footage of stumbling drunk former TV judge Joe Brown to Worldstarhiphop.com. The 66-year-old judge was plastered after drinking a double Bombay Sapphire and tonic water. In the video, Judge Joe Brown poses for photos with a bevy of beautiful women. When asked if he was a playa, the judge pulled out his cell phone and showed the videographer a photo of his "50-year-old" wife, Deborah Herron. The couple have been married for 12 years.

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    Jamaican Mob Run Gay Men Out of Town

    A Jamaican mob barricaded a group of 5 gay men in a shack until the police arrived to escort the men out of town, according to a report on the Huffington Post.

    A video filmed by Jamaica LGBT News is making its way around the Internet. The Jamaica LGBT News interviewed a young man who became "riled up" after the actions of an "alleged homosexual man." The man's statements made made the residents "gravely concerned."

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