Former Miss Kentucky comes out

Djuan Trent, pictured right, came out of the closet in a blog post in response to her state’s decision to not recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

“I am queer,” wrote Trent, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2011.

“For a while, I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to ‘come out,'” the 27-year-old natural beauty wrote in a post on her blog. “…I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it. I am queer.”

According to Yahoo news, Trent is the first publicly known lesbian contestant to have competed at a national level.

A federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.

Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky said the state would hire outside lawyers to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

But Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not appeal the judge’s ruling because “I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do.”

Thanks to loyal reader R. Williams for the tip.

Beyonce and Jay-Z leaving club after 5am

Beyonce Knowles-Carter sparked pregnancy rumors when she departed The Arts Club with a jacket placed strategically over her swollen abdomen. Beyonce, 33, and her aging rapper husband Jay Z, 45, dined at the private club with friends Will.I.Am and Swizz Beatz in Mayfair, London on Thursday. The couple already have one daughter, Blue Ivy, 2, though her maternity is in doubt. Beyonce looked stunning in a short, striped white dress and a pair of black shoes.

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This is the saddest video you will see all day. A father and his son died from multiple gunshot wounds while resisting a robbery attempt on a transit bus in Ecuador.

AmaguaƱa Changoluisa Joseph Sanchez, a hard working baker, withdrew $20,000 from a bank to repay a loan. The money was stashed in a briefcase guarded by his son, Franklin Fernando Changoluisa Chilig.

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DJ Beestroh Sincerely Ward and Angelina

Sincerely Ward

The two women who were sitting in DJ Beestroh’s Mercedes the night he exchanged gunfire with an assailant outside a local nightclub are thanking God they survived the ordeal.

One of the women, Sincerely Ward, star of Bravo’s The New Atlanta, was DJ Beestroh’s date Sunday night when he deejayed Rick Ross’ album listening party hosted by Sean Combs at the Velvet Room in northeast Atlanta.

Still shaken, Sincerely Tweeted about her harrowing experience while her ears were still ringing.

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No bond for Hot 107.9 DJ Beestroh

No bond has been set for Hot 107.9 DJ Beestroh who was shot by DeKalb County police early Monday following a shootout at a local nightclub.

Beestroh, whose real name is Ronald Robinson, 39, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail, authorities told the AJC Thursday.

Beestroh can be heard on weekends on Hot 107.9 and he spins at the Velvet Room where the shootout took place. At the time of the shooting, he was deejaying at rapper Rick Ross’ album listening party hosted by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

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Prince Jackson and new girlfriend, Nikita Bess at the 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Los Angeles premiere

Like father like son: Prince Michael Jackson loves them and leaves them. The 17-year-old adopted son of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson has a new girlfriend. Prince and Nikita Bess attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Thursday.

Prince’s ex-girlfriend, Remi Afalah, was linked to Kuwaiti royalty and was rumored to be a wealthy princess. But Prince and Remi haven’t been seen together in months. Now we know why.

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Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

A video clip of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, featuring Outkast member Andre 3000 Benjamin was released online yesterday. The film will focus on Jimi’s life while he was still living in New York. No U.S. release date has been set yet.

A left-handed guitarist, Jimi taught himself to play a right handed Fender Stratocaster guitar — upside down.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1942, Jimi moved to England when he was 24. A year later, Jimi’s legend was born when he played the Monterey Pop Festival in the U.S. At the end of his set he lit his guitar on fire onstage.

Like most falling stars, Jimi died of a drug overdose in a London flat in 1970.

Watch the clip after the break.

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Lil Boosie daughter

Rapper Lil Boosie was released from a Louisiana prison on Wednesday after serving 5 years on drug charges. Among the fans excited about Boosie’s release was his young daughter who expressed her excitement in this video uploaded to Boosie’s Instagram account under the caption: “Boosie’s daughter wanted to tell y’all something!”

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