Demetria McKinney and Claudia Jordan

Demetria McKinney, left, and Claudia Jordan are being recruited to pump life into the stale Real Housewives of Atlanta TV series, according to blogger ATLien of StraightfromtheA.com.

I've heard of Jordan (although I have no clue why she's famous). And while the name McKinney initially escaped me, I am reminded that she is the wonderful actress who played the drug-addled Janine in Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

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Jay Z and Beyonce OTRT SF1

The latest word out of Beyonce's camp is good: Bey and Jay Z's much-hyped "On the Run" tour grossed over $100 million. The North American leg of the tour ended in San Francisco Wednesday night. There are 2 more shows in Paris on Sept. 12 and 13. Then Beyonce will take aging rapper Jay Z home to NY for some much needed rest. Word is Beyonce limited the tour to 17 cities because her aging husband doesn't have the stamina for a longer tour.

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Shannon and Gina Kepler

Two married Tulsa police officers are being held without bond in the shooting death of their daughter's boyfriend.

Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife, Gina Kepler, 48, are in the Tulsa County jail accused of first degree murder and accessory after the fact.

Shannon Kepler worked in the police academy, while Gina Kepler was a patrol officer. Both are suspended from the police department with pay.

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Rapper T.I. spotted leaving NBC Studios in NYC

Rap tycoon T.I. Harris, 33, was seen leaving NBC Studios in NYC where he taped an appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon LIVE on Thursday. T.I. performed "About the Money" with non-conformist Atlanta rapper Young Thug. Fashion wise, T.I. doesn't pinhole himself into any particular style. He just wears whatever his stylist throws at him. Here T.I. is seen wearing a pair of retro Nike Air Raid sneakers in Atomic Mango turbo green colorway that came out in May ($135).

What do you think of T.I.'s youthful style?
Photos: Fortunata/Splash News and RogerWong/INFphoto.com

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Kim Kardashian holding baby North as she gets a flight her Burbank airport

Socialite Kim Kardashian and daughter North "Nori" West were spotted as they rushed into LAX airport in Los Angeles, CA. today. Kim wears a Chicago baseball t-shirt, home of husband Kanye West, while North is dressed in head to toe denim.

Photos: Clint Brewer/Splash News and INFphoto.com

EXCLUSIVE Ne-Yo takes his girlfriend to the movie theaters in Hollywood

Music producer Ne-Yo took his Instagram girlfriend, Crystal Renay, to a movie after treating her to a shopping spree in Hollywood today. Crystal carefully documents every handbag and pair of shoes she receives from Ne-Yo on her Instagram page. Hopefully Ne-Yo will still have some money left over for his children's education after their relationship ends.
Photos: WENN.com

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Renisha McBride funeral

Theodore Paul Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride was found guilty on all 3 charges in a Detroit courtroom today.

Wafer, 54, appeared stunned when the verdict was read. The jury deliberated less than 24 hours before finding Wafer guilty of homicide murder in the 2nd degree, guilty of manslaughter death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and guilty of weapons charges.

Before deciding Wafer's fate, jurors asked to see the shotgun, Wafer's screen door and a tape measure.

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Carter Family Portraits - Jay Z, Queen B and Solange get the high art treatment.

The High Museum of Modern Art has rejected without explanation a painting of bordello singer Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy. Apparently Beyonce thinks she's a modern masterpiece, and that her likeness and that of her child should hang in a museum for art lovers to enjoy.

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Ebony Steele Was Forced Out of Her Job

When radio personality Ebony Steele left the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, her fans took the news hard. A few of them emailed Sandrarose.com wondering if Ms. Steele, pictured left, was fired. According to Dennis Byron of Hiphopenquirer.com, Ms. Steele and Ricky Smiley had a falling out and he basically forced her out of her job.

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Sara and Tony Stokes

Sara Stokes, star of from MTV's original reality TV series Da Band and Making the Band, is back in the news. Stokes, 40, was an aspiring singer/songwriter with a flair for the dramatic who thought she had the perfect marriage. Her dreams crashed and burned when she couldn't put the bottle down long enough to record her album.

Then Stokes was arrested and jailed in 2009 for stabbing her husband, Tony, with a kitchen knife.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian buy new home

Power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly purchased a French-style 8,000 square foot cottage in the rolling hills of Calabasas, CA. The Hidden Hills estate was formerly owned by Michael Jackson's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.

Calabasas is also home to Hollywood stars including Kim's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, Will and Jada Smith, Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, and his 3 children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.

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Kevin Love Joins LeBron James in Cleveland

The Internet is buzzing about the blockbuster trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cavaliers that sends All-Star Kevin Love to Cleveland for #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are the new Big 3 in the NBA.

There's no doubt about it: LeBron will win his 3rd NBA championship ring in 2014-15. Let the hate begin!

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Paul George Ferrari
Paul George Ferrari

Indiana Pacers star Paul George is still convalescing after suffering a gruesome lower right leg fracture during a USA basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas last week. Sources say George has the blues because he knows his career is possibly over. So one of his friends lifted his spirits by dropping off a shiny new $250,000 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider at the hospital where he is recovering after surgery. Don't you wish you had friends like that?

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James Jones Mike Miller LeBron James

James Jones, center, and Mike Miller know what it takes to be NBA champions. Miller and Jones won NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. This week they both signed deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers where they hope to add another ring to their collection with their former teammate LeBron James, left.

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Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri part ways

Songbird Mariah Carey seems to be blaming her manager and producer Jermaine Dupri for the poor performance of her current album.

Mariah's unfortunately named album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, sold a measly 83,000 total albums in the US. That wasn't good enough for the 45-year-old Diva who has 17 top ten albums to her credit.

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Tyga mom raps

Rapper Tyga's mom recited the lyrics to her son's song "Rack City" during a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live's show called "Words from Your Mother." The segment attempts to homogenize rappers by utilizing their moms to soften the blow of their sometimes violent and misogynistic lyrics. Watch the video after the break.

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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

Local socialite and business woman Kandi Burruss has a marriage that will last the test of time. The 38-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star married the show's former cameraman, Todd Tucker, in April after dating for 3 years.

This past weekend, Kandi threw her husband a sex-themed party to celebrate his 41st birthday.

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E.J. Johnson likes being the son of Magic Johnson

EJ Johnson, the gay son of LA Dodgers owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson, attended the Los Angeles Dodgers vs the Los Angeles Angels baseball game on Tuesday. EJ sat in the stands with a handsome young man who is rumored to be his boyfriend. EJ normally keeps his private life close to his breast. If this young man really is EJ's boyfriend, his masculinity is a departure from the effeminate men EJ usually dates. The Angels defeated the LA Dodgers by the final score of 5-0 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo: London Ent / Splash News

Beyonce and Sherri Shepherd

It is a widely held belief that Cajun singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 33, hired a surrogate to deliver her and rapper Jay Z's adorable daughter, Blue Ivy, 2.

Another surrogate mother was commissioned to carry a baby girl for former 'The View' host Sherri Shepherd, 47, and her now-estranged husband Lamar Sally. It can be argued that both narcissistic women hired surrogates for entirely selfish reasons. Beyonce because she wanted a carbon copy of herself, and Sherri because she wanted an infant to complete the perfect image of matrimony.

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Beyonce costume

A NY Times writer is on the hot seat for questioning singer Beyonce's status as a fashion Icon. Writer Vanessa Friedman questioned why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland included 7 of Beyonce's tour costumes in an exhibit in the Legends of Rock section. Friedman notes that Beyonce is not a legend of rock music, nor is she a fashion icon.

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Saint Simon Alex Chery

Sanel Saint Simon, the suspect in the disappearance of 16-year-old Alexandria Chery, was granted two $100,000 bonds in a Orlando, FL courtroom today, according to Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel. Prosecutors had asked for a $500,000 bond.

Simon, 43, is the longtime boyfriend of Alex's mother. He was arrested Wednesday, July 30, and charged with felony obstruction, News13 reports. Police also charged Simon with giving false statements and attempting to destroy evidence.

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Ebola patient

The 2nd American Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta from Liberia today.

Nancy Writebol arrived on a private jet at Dobbins military base near Atlanta just after 12 noon. Writebol was transported to Emory Healthcare by a specially equipped ambulance.

Video from a CNN helicopter showed Writebol being removed from the ambulance on a gurney and wheeled into the hospital by 2 healthcare workers wearing hazmat suits.

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