Bernard Bronner of Bronner Brothers

Long before they became pillars of the community and men of the cloth, Nate and Bernard Bronner were once a funk band duo in the 1980s. Nate and Bernard released 4 albums as The Bronner Brothers. Nate wrote most of their songs, including "Pretty Boys," "I'm Not That Bad," and "A Man To Love". The group was active from 1983 through 1987.

Bernard Bronner (pictured above in 1985) is now President of Bronner Brothers, one of the largest manufacturers of hair and skin care products for African Americans. He is also publisher of Upscale magazine, partner in Rainforest Films, and Show & Sales Director for the Atlanta-based Bronner Bros. He and his wife Shiela have 5 children.

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WWE Superstar Darren Young is gay

WWE Superstar Darren Young is gay

The wrestling world will never be the same again. WWE superstar Darren Young came out of the closet during an on-the-spot interview with a TMZ videographer at LAX airport. The videographer stopped Young at baggage claim and asked him if he thought a gay wrestler would ever come out of the closet.

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Lamar Odom's mistress Jennifer Richardson

Lamar Odom's alleged mistress is making the rounds -- telling her story to whoever will pay her listen to her tales of shameless lust and deceit.

In an exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly, defense attorney Jennifer Richardson said the NBA star told her he loved her and he wanted to impregnate her.

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Robert Griffin 3 in GQ

Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III says the "window" of opportunity is open for gay players to come out of the closet. RG3 made the statements in a cover interview published in the September 2013 issue of GQ magazine.

"I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they're looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window," said Griffin, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery. "My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way."

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Tamar Braxton diss K Michelle

Tamar Braxton and Arsenio Hall took time out of their busy schedules to wage a Twitter war on studio singer K. Michelle last night.

The "Love & Hip NY" reality cast member mistakenly assumed singer Tamar Braxton had accused her of borrowing one of her wigs.

After a little back and forth, actor/comedian Arsenio Hall joined in on the dragging. Read the amusing Twitter exchange after the break.

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Gia Allemand in critical condition

Update II: ZMT has learned Gia Allemand hung herself... or someone else did it to make it look like she hung herself.

Update: Gia Allemand, who starred on season 14 of "The Bachelor," has died E! News reports.

Allemand, 29, was taken to University Hospital "following a serious emergency medical event" on Monday night, ABC said in a statement.

Allemand's mother and boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, were with her when she passed away today. "On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time," the family said in a statement. Allemand is reportedly on life support.

There is still no word on the medical emergency that caused her death.

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  • La La seen leaving Good Morning America

    Reality TV star La La Anthony was spotted arriving at the studio where ABC's 'Good Morning America' is taped in NYC on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Latin Times, La La said a woman's insecurity can lead to bad makeup choices. "You don't have to go overboard. Simple eyeliner, lip gloss and blush can go a long way," she said helpfully. On her exclusive deal as Caress Body Wash spokeswoman, La La said: "I'm so honored to be even looked at as a 'fabulista,' and to be using fragrances to inspire women. I specifically love Caress' 'Tempting Whisper' and what's great about it is that it's light, it smells good and it's a great scent. Anything I put my name behind, I really, truly believe in, and this is a product that I use, that I love and I'm always the kind of person that likes to share my beauty secrets with the people and this is definitely one of them."
    Photo: JDH Images / Splash News

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    Sandra Oh Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

    Actress Sandra Oh is leaving popular medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" after 8 seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Oh played irksome Dr. Cristina Yang since signing on to the series in 2005. Oh, 42, will depart the series after the end of the season.

    "Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go," an emotional Oh tells THR. "It's such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. [Cristina] wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey's writers to think of why she's going to go."

    Khloe and Lamar Odom

    Ignore the rumors you heard about reality TV star Khloe Kardashian filing for divorce from Lamar Odom. According to GossipCop.com (formerly PerezRevenge.com), a source said the rumor is “not true,” and that Kardashian “didn’t file anything.”

    An attention-seeking defense attorney claims she had consensual sex with Odom on several occasions in various locations. She also claims she wasn't aware that Odom and Khloe were still together.

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    Teen refused heart transplant

    An Atlanta hospital has reversed its controversial decision to keep a troubled 15-year-old off the heart transplant list after his family took their fight to the media.

    Anthony Stokes has only 6 months to live if he doesn’t get a life-saving heart transplant. But doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta informed Anthony's mother that his name would not be added to the transplant list. Anthony's mother, Melencia Hamilton, told CBS Atlanta the hospital believed Anthony would be "non-compliant" with his medications and follow-up treatment.

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    Tameka Raymond Talks Custody Issues On GMA

    Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond appeared as a guest on ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss her ongoing custody battle for her two sons. Usher and Tameka's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, was released from a children's hospital on Sunday, one week after nearly drowning in a swimming pool accident.

    Tameka described the moment she got the call that her son, Usher V, almost drowned. "It was like I relived it. My brain went into all these modes. I'd gotten this call before." Tameka was referring to the death of her 11-year-old son Kile Glover who was declared brain dead after a freak boating accident on Lake Lanier in July 2012. He died 2 weeks later when he was taken off life support.

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    Anthony Anderson and Kris Jenner wearing Louis Stewart

    According to friend of the blog, Alex Thomas, A-List actor Anthony Anderson was the guest host on The New "Kris Jenner Show" last night. Prior to the show he presented Kris Jenner with the new Louis Stewart Marilyn Purse as a gift during the Live taping! Jenner Loved her new bag. The episode will air this Wednesday on FOX at 3 p.m. So check your local listings. The New Marilyn handbag is made of Black gator and featuring Black Mink Handles! It retails for Oprah money!

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    Louis Stewart Marilyn handbag

    Morning Glory Simone

    Loyal reader Unique writes:

    I am a loyal reader of your site. I have been contemplating submitting for a while until I have seen your past few morning Glory Posts and thought: why not? I am submitting my sister Simone. She is from the Virginia and is an aspiring entertainer (Dancer, Rapper, songwriter and Model).

    Simone was born to be an entertainer. At the tender age of 5, Simone began dance training at a known local Dance and Gymnastics studio. Simone quickly stood out, excelling in hip-hop, jazz, tap, lyrical, and gymnastics. Proving her dance abilities she was asked to become a teacher’s assistant, and later went on to
    run her own classes.

    Simone has participated in many dance competitions and has won first place platinum many times. In 2008 Simone was one of the few dancers selected from The school to audition for America’s Got Talent in Washington, DC. Finding consolation from the drama that comes with being a teenager (now 19) she began writing poetry, which lead to writing lyrics. To date, Simone has recorded over 20 songs, connecting with DMV local artist. She is determined to make a name for herself, as she learns the pretty and ugly of the business.

    She’s on Twitter (@TheRealSimone_)
    and Instagram (kiarasimone_).

    She is truly is a special young lady with a great heart and ambition.

    Thank you for your
    consideration and time!

    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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    B. Scott sues BET Network

    Androgynous celebrity blogger B. Scott appeared on MSNBC where he explained why he is filing a lawsuit against BET for forcing him to dress like a man.

    Scott, who is openly gay and prefers to wear ladies attire, was hired by BET as a red carpet correspondent for the 2013 BET pre-awards show in June.

    B. Scott said:

    It’s really sad that people have to go through something like this in 2013 when we’ve seen all different types of personalities. I’m not the first of my kind. There has been Michael Jackson, Prince, Grace Jones and the list goes on. So this is really shocking to me.”

    Watch the interview after the break.

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    Oprah and Gayle King in Zurich

    A Swiss boutique clerk is outraged that media mogul Oprah Winfrey embellished their encounter after she lodged racism allegations against the high end Switzerland boutique.

    The Trois Pommes sales assistant said she felt "powerless" and "in a cyclone" after Oprah went on American TV to say she was a victim of racism. Oprah said the saleswoman refused to show her a $35,000 handbag because it was too expensive for her.

    But the saleswoman emphatically denied the incident went down the way Oprah said it did. Trudy Goetz, the shop owner, called the accusations "absurd."

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    Diner given wrong credit card

    A Bay Area diner who was given the wrong credit card was arrested after she went on a shopping spree with the card.

    Police say Jheline Demesa, 22, of Leandro, dined at at Ray’s Crab Shack at 5989 Mowry Ave., where the waitress mistakenly handed her a credit card belonging to a diner at an adjacent table. Instead of returning the card to the waitress, Demesa paid for her meal and immediately went shopping at a mall across the street from the restaurant.

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    A.J. Calloway and Dionne

    Former BET "106 & Park" co-host AJ Calloway and his wife Dionne welcomed a baby girl, Amy Belle Calloway on Monday, August 12, People.com reports.

    “We are so thrilled,” said the Extra correspondent. Amy Belle is Calloway's first child, according to his publicist.

    “I am still coming down from the moon … I now know what it feels like to have heaven in my arms.”

    Calloway, 38, and his longtime girlfriend Dionne, age unknown, were married in June, three months after he proposed to her.

    Calloway announced they were expecting their first child together in January, after he posted a sonogram photo on Instagram along with the caption, “World I want you all to get ready for the coolest kid on the come up … God is working overtime! Feeling blessed and overjoyed! Loving living and creating a life!"

    Calloway already has experience with children. His ex-girlfriend in New York had a lot of mouths for Calloway to feed. Congrats to the happy couple!

    Teen refused heart transplant

    A 15-year-old Atlanta boy who needs a new heart will not be placed on the transplant list, according to doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite.

    Anthony Stokes has only 6 months to live if he doesn't get a life-saving heart transplant. Stokes was diagnosed with an enlarged heart last month after he complained of shortness of breath.

    But after discussing his case with transplant doctors, Anthony's doctors at Scottish Rite told his mother, Melencia Hamilton (pictured left), that he is not a viable candidate for a transplant because of his past history of "noncompliance".

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    Obama Eases Prison Sentences for Drug Offenders

    The Obama administration plans to ease mandatory prison sentences for convicted drug dealers. The new policy will benefit black drug offenders who are disproportionately affected by the mandatory sentences.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made the announcement Monday as part of a comprehensive prison reform package to reduce prison sentences for elderly, nonviolent inmates whose drug offenses are not gang-related or part of a large-scale drug operation (such as Black Mafia Family).

    Interestingly enough, President Obama was an avid drug user in his college days.

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    Chris Brown

    Troubled singer Chris Brown made the cover of the current issue of Blank magazine wearing selected items by designers such as Lanvin, Paul Smith, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Balmain. Word is that Brown's girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, was "frantic" after hearing the news that Brown faked a seizure to gain sympathy from the media and other haters. Tran is reportedly sad that she can't be with her man to encourage him to seek psychiatric help.

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    No Muslim Parking Signs

    Is this still America, the land of the free?

    From MSN NOW:

    The Westview Shopping Center is across the street from the El Farouq Mosque in a Houston neighborhood. Some worshippers have been known to park in the shopping center's lot while attending services at the mosque, but it seems like the shopping center could've handled the situation a little more delicately. Several "No Muslim Parking" signs were posted on Westview's property, leaving worshippers feeling unnerved and upset. "I feel sorry for the person who wrote it," Ahmed Hassan said. "Obviously he has a lot of hate." None of Westview's management or staff would take credit (or blame) for the signs. Shopping center owner Steve Kwon says he plans to remove the offensive signs — and any cars he says shouldn't be parked in his lot.

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    Sony Pictures science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the box office this weekend with $30.5 million. "Elysium" stars Matt Damon as a modern day Moses who leads his people to the promised land -- Elysium -- a land of milk and honey where beautiful elitists get free health care and no one gets old or sick.

    Earth in 2154 is a poverty-stricken wasteland overrun by undocumented aliens. To escape the overwhelming stench of the 99%, the "Haves" create a paradise in space protected by a futuristic air defense system.

    Oscar winner Jodie Foster turns in a stiff performance as a heartless dictator-slash-president who fiercely defends her vision of Utopia -- even if it means killing women and children who dare to cross the celestial border from earth on decrepit space shuttles.

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    Morning Glory Bella

    Loyal reader Bella sent these photos of her glorious bod for my male readers to enjoy.

    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).

    Photos: B.D Photography

    Usher Raymond V

    Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond Instagram'd a photo of her sleepy son, Usher Raymond V, who was still recovering in the hospital this weekend after nearly drowning in a pool accident last week. The caption reads: "Woke up cheerful, happy and hungry. Watching Fresh Prince... What does he know about the Fresh Prince? Intense face. Lol"

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    Kevin Hart Meek Mill Don Cannon at Compound Nightclub

    Saturday night, stand up comedian Kevin Hart, rapper Meek Mill and DJ Don Cannon hit up Compound Nightclub in Atlanta.

    Kevin Hart is currently wrapping up a tour and enjoying the success of his latest movie Let Me Explain, one of the top grossing stand-up comedy concerts of all time. Meek Mill’s track “Levels” is featured on the Maybach Music Group’s highly anticipated compilation album, Self Made Vol. 3, releasing September 17, 2013.

    Compound Saturdays is presented by Alex Gidewon and AG Entertainment. Photos courtesy of CONTROL ATL. View more photos at CTRLATL.com! Follow CONTROL ATL on Instagram for more exclusive pics and videos!

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    Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50

    Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50
    It's been years since Michael Jordan faced a pesky guard like the little kid he dunked on at his basketball camp over the weekend. Jordan proved that his post game is still formidable even at age 50. It will be a while before another youngster even thinks about guarding Jordan in the paint again. Don't let the grey hairs fool ya. Jordan is not ashamed to posterize a snot-nosed kid.

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    The following news item is not a joke, spoof or parody.

    Judge orders boy name changed from Messiah A Tennessee couple who couldn't agree on a last name for their infant son ended up in front of a Bible thumping judge who ordered that they change the boy's first name from Messiah to a more acceptable name for black boy's: Martin.

    Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered Jaleesa Martin and the father of the 7-month-old boy to change his name to "Martin DeShawn McCullough," because it includes both parent's last names. Judge Bellow was unhappy with the child's first name because, according to her, only "one person" has ever been named Messiah.

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    Young Jeezy hosts Reign Fridays

    Vice President of Def Jam, Don Cannon celebrated his birthday at Reign Nightclub with multi-platinum rap artist Young Jeezy and recently signed CTE (Corporate Thugz Entertainment) label artist, YG. DJ Drama, Jermaine Dupri and Big Tigger were also in the building.

    YG is also celebrating the release of his single “My Nigga” featuring Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan off his debut album titled, Welcome to Bompton. No release date as of yet.

    REIGN Fridays is presented by The Gidewon Group and CONTROL ATL and sponsored by AVION Tequila. RSVP at Reignatlanta.com.

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