Jay Z

Music mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter enlisted the aid of his powerful celebrity friends to exert pressure on you to dish out $20/month (in addition to your cable and Netflix bills) to stream music from his new music service.

The aging rapper teamed up with celebs such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, and his long-suffering wife Beyonce to promote his new TIDAL music streaming service to their fans.

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Andre McPherson

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The man is working hard to become a personal trainer very soon in San Antonio. 32 year old single fine man. I hope you approve! His IG is @no_bu_ya_su.

Ps: Love your blog. Definitely the first thing I read every morning when I should be working. Lol

-Patty

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Bajan pop singer Rihanna posed with fans as she left Giorgio Baldi restaurant after performing at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015 in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday. Rihanna dressed like a stripper to perform her new song, “B*tch Better Have My Money,” onstage for the first time. The 27-year-old chronically single singer wore a Dior skintight frock, Versace sunglasses and a Versace choker. She further accessorized her outfit with a feather jacket on loan from Laverne Cox’s closet.

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Tasha Smith

Art imitates life for actress Tasha Smith, who went from marrying her “glorified personal assistant” to being a bitter divorcee.

A judge ordered the Why Did I Get Married star to pay her ex-husband, Keith Douglas, $7,000 a month in spousal support — that’s in addition to the $50,000 she was ordered to give him last year.

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TEXT A probation officer was arrested after using his power of authority to sexually assault a parolee in her South Florida home while her daughter was in the next room.

Police arrested 50-year-old Zachary Thomas Bailey, of Coral Springs Fla., after viewing a rape victim’s smart phone video of the sexual assault. The victim told police she recorded her assault because she thought the police would not believe her.

The victim told police Bailey scheduled a home visit to do a “study” of her Coral Springs home.

She said Bailey asked to see her bedroom, and once there, he blocked her exit from the bedroom and touched her genital area.

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Rihanna Home tops Get Hard

Another family-oriented movie won big at the box office this past weekend. Rihanna’s animation family movie Home easily took first place with $54 million in ticket sales. Its closest competition, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s comedy film Get Hard pulled in a respectable $34.6 million.

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TI Scales 925 Ribbon-Cuttin Ceremony in Atlanta

Rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his brand new Scales 925 restaurant in Atlanta on Friday.

On hand to help celebrate T.I.’s newest Atlanta business establishment were his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife Elizabeth Reed, among others.

Photos by Prince Williams of ATLPics.net

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New couple alert - Rick Ross and Lira Galore

Rick Ross‘s new concubine, Lira Galore popped up on everyone’s radar after she was picked over and passed around by rappers and singers such as Justin Bieber.

A savvy groupie with above normal intellect, Galore apparently stacked her chips carefully and used the cash to renovate her face and body.

The results are quite impressive to say the least. Bieber’s money was well spent.

Lira Galore

Click the link to see the before-and-after photos courtesy of Black Sports Online.

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Taraji P Henson and son Marcell Johnson

A police dashcam video seems to contradict actress Taraji P. Henson’s claims that her son was racially profiled by police at USC.

The 40-minute video obtained by the Los Angeles Times shows that Glendale police followed proper procedure when Marcell Johnson was pulled over on Oct. 18.

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