Pregnant Nia Long looking happy in a striped maxi dress

It looks like the Dopamine has faded for actress Nia Long and San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Ime Udoka. Loyal reader Nikke Brown writes: “Funny, they didn’t sound broken up in any of her press interviews for The Best Man Holiday…”

And in a previous interview, Nia made it clear she wasn’t interested in a man putting a ring on it.

“Marriage is not a priority for me. I’m not saying I’ll never do it; It’s just not where we are as a family,” the mother of two revealed in the August issue of Essence.

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Dwyane Wade Masarati Ghibli

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade unveiled his brand new 2014 Maserati Ghibli last week. Wade took possession of his shiny new toy at The Collection in Coral Gables, Florida Thursday night, where he unveiled the much-anticipated Ghibli to the public for the first time.

Wade brought along his on-again, off-again actress girlfriend, Gabrielle Union.

Wade’s new car will share garage space with his recently purchased Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

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Not So Blind Item

The following are not my words. Please address all inquiries and gripes to the original source.

From Illseed:

I cannot say what’s up with this person so it is definitely a blind item. But, there is a 90’s rapper on the comeback trail and he’s doing crack in front of people! The rapper is supposedly coming up again, but is presently doing club dates solo since he needs to feed his kids. But, he also has to fuel a drug habit that he’s been able to hide in recent years. Rumor has it the rapper did his crack right before he took to the stage for people to see. Sad!

By the way, this is not about DMX.

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Babyface and Oprah

If you are a Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds fan, you may recall the gossip and innuendoes swirling around the unlikely marriage between the singer/songwriter and Tracey Edmonds, a video model who set Babyface’s loins aflame when they met on the set of his music video “Whip Appeal”.

Industry insiders whispered that Tracey was nothing but a gold digger who was only out for Babyface’s money. But Tracey soon put the gossip to rest when she achieved success as an award-winning film producer.

The couple quickly became parents to sons Brandon and Dylan. But their marriage soon crumbled and Tracey filed for divorce in 2005.

Now, 23 years after their fateful meeting, Babyface, 54, admits he was never really in love with Tracey, 46.

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Former reality TV star Kim Zolciak gave birth to twins — a girl and a boy — over the weekend. This is the fifth and sixth child for Kim, 35, and the third and fourth for NFL player Kroy Biermann, 28, according to In Touch Weekly.

Zolciak announced the news on her social networking websites today, saying “We are officially the ‘Biermann Bunch’ now!”

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American Music Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles, California

Bajan singer Rihanna took away the biggest honor at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday night with the first ever AMA ICON Award.

A humbled Rihanna thanked her fans for supporting her throughout her troubled journey. “So many people had joined this journey… so many people I have to thank. Oh I love you guys so much! Thank you!” said Rihanna while hoisting her trophy in the air. Afterwards, rapper 2 Chainz paid Rihanna a compliment. “She does the best she can at being herself,” he said. “I think that’s what more people need to start doing; we need more leaders and less followers,” 2 Chainz added.

According to Red Carpet Fashion blog, Rihanna skipped the red carpet portion of the awards show. She showed up onstage to accept her Favourite Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Award wearing a sexy two-piece from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014 Collection.

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Ciara arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards

R&B Princess Ciara Harris was one of the well-heeled celebrities primping and preening on the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre Sunday night in Los Angeles. According to Red Carpet Fashion Awards blog, Ciara was dressed by designer J. Mendel, who selected a provocative see-through gown made especially for the Diva from the 2014 Spring Collection. Everyone agreed that Ciara was staggeringly beautiful last night. But that hair though…
Photo: Nate Beckett / Splash News

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Terrence Mitchell

A Connecticut high school football captain is behind bars, charged with stabbing his male lover to death.

Bloomfield High School student Tarence Mitchell, 18, stabbed his boyfriend Ronald Taylor Jr., 27, five times with a steak knife after Mitchell decided to break off their relationship.

Fox News reports Taylor arrived at Mitchell’s residence and struck him in the face before the stabbing commenced. But Mitchell initially lied to police and said they were attacked by two men wearing hoodies — a deliberate attempt to portray the domestic violence incident as a hate crime.

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Jay Z's gift of a $33,900 watch may cause trouble with baseball league

No surprise here. Aging rap mogul Jay Z allegedly spent thousands of dollars on a Belgium model. It is no secret that Jay Z routinely drops untold amounts of cash on discreet women who are paid for their silence. In fact, rumor has it that Beyonce had a baby to pressure Jay Z to leave the other women alone. Unfortunately for her, babies rarely keep men from straying.

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Kim Kardashian and North West leaving lunch with La La Anthony

Socialite LaLa Anthony arrived at Kanye West’s NY apartment early this morning so she could accompany Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West to lunch. LaLa has visited Kim at least twice a day since Kim arrived in New York to put the rumors to rest that she and baby daddy, Kanye, were living separate lives.
Photo: North Woods / Splash News

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Shawn Tubby Holiday and Tip Harris

Sandrarose.com was the first to break the news that rap mogul T.I. “Tip” Harris signed a new record deal with Columbia Records.

Friend of the blog, Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, Columbia’s new SVP of Urban A&R, was instrumental in getting the deal done. Shawn is pictured above with T.I.

Music mogul Pharrell Williams will executive produce T.I.’s fist album on Grand Hustle/Columbia in early 2014. DJ Toomp and Timbaland will also produce the much-anticipated project.

T.I. and his imprint Grand Hustle Records parted ways with Atlantic Records earlier this year. The split was an acrimonious one.

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Russell Simmons

Media mogul Russell Simmons says President Obama’s troubled health care law has already saved thousands, if not millions, of lives. Simmons made his ludicrous claims in an op-ed post on his website, Global Grind.

“Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act,” Simmons wrote. “But, [Obamacare] is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now.”

Simmons did not provide any statistics or evidence to back up his claims.

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