Craig Glendar (L), editor-in-chief of the Guinness Book of World Records, measures Junrey Balawing on June 12, 2011

A Philippines man was certified the world's shortest man when he turned 18 over the weekend.

Junrey Balawing of Sindangan in the southern Philippines is 23.6 inches (60cm) tall, making him nearly three inches shorter than the previous record holder, Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal.

Balawing was born a normal size, his family said, and they did not notice anything unusual about him until he was about 4 years old and his peers grew more than he did.

He has not grown since his first birthday, his parents told Guinness. Source

It does seem odd that the parents didn't notice their son was the size of a malnourished 1-year-old until he was 4. According to CNN, the family was impoverished and couldn't afford to take Junrey to a doctor to determine why he didn't grow.

It's a wonder that little Junrey lived to be 18. Look at his barrel chest. That's usually a sign of chronic respiratory problems.

His mother Concepcion told CNN that Junrey can't stand for too long because he's in too much pain. "He needs my care every minute of every day. Junrey can only walk with some help."

But they call him "their lucky charm," according to his father Reynaldo, a blacksmith by trade.

Junrey may have physical disabilities, but there's nothing wrong with his mouth.

When Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday (pictured above) asked him if he had a girlfriend, Junrey answered in his squeaky high-pitched voice: "You fool! Don't even ask!"

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While Hip Hop has been slowly dying over the last decade, smart rappers like Ludacris were busy successfully crossing over to pop music. Ludacris's status as a successful crossover artist was evidenced by his appearance on the most staid award show, The CMT Country Music Awards. The Hip Hop heads may think Luda has sold them out, but this is about survival in a depressed economy. Luda has kids to feed.

Ludacris joined Jason Aldean onstage for a rap/country fusion of "Dirt Road Anthem" to close out the CMT Awards last night in Nashville, TN. After the show, Luda rubbed elbows with Justin Bieber (who picked up an award), Gary Busey ("Celebrity Apprentice"), actor John Hamlin and rapper Kid Rock, among others.

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Twilight fans everywhere swooned, fainted and screamed "I KNEW IT!" when Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson tongued dived down the throat of his sexy co-star Taylor Lautner during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Saturday night.

Tearing a page from the Madonna and Britney Spears book of attention grabbing antics on awards shows, Pattinson told Kristen Stewart that he wasn't interested in kissing her after winning the Best Kiss award.

"I just think there's someone else in the audience who I think will appreciate it a little more," Pattinson said as he suddenly rushed into the audience and tongue-kissed Taylor Lautner.

"Oh man, this is silly," Stewart mumbled as the two actors kissed passionately.

Not to be outdone by Pattinson and Lautner's love throes, singer Justin Timberlake, who just recently broke up with his longtime girlfriend Jessica Biel, shocked the audience by firmly cupping his current girlfriend Mila Kunis's breasts onstage.

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Former US boxer Mike Tyson with his wife, Lakiha, dances the Latin music "Cha Cha Cha" for the Top Argentine TV show "Dancing for a Dream" in Argentina yesterday. Aw, they make a beautiful couple.

According to loyal reader Michelle M., Carmelo Anthony was honored last night by the Fresh Air Fund gala hosted by Ann Curry. He received the prestigious American Heroes Award for his work and charitable contributions to the community and mostly to inner city kids. Over the years, Carmelo has given millions of dollars back to the community. Nice to see him recognize for such a great cause. He definitely was the star of the night!

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FiFi Award Winner Halle Berry, 44, had to stand on her tippy toes to chat with singer Trey Songz, 26, during the 2011 FiFi Fragrance Awards, held in the Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City yesterday. The FiFi award is given to celebs with the best fragrances in the market.

I met Trey face to face and I don't remember him being particularly tall. So Halle must be very short. R&B singer Mary J Blige, 40, also received a FiFi award for her fragrance, My Life.

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"Dancing with the Stars" winners Hines Ward and Kym Johnson danced on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square this morning. The former NFL player and his partner beat out Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the 'DWTS' final yesterday. Congrats to them!

Reality TV star and media personality La La Anthony was spotted while filming scenes from her reality show in Beverly Hills yesterday. That weight loss looks good on her!

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Beyoncé is facing a storm of criticism following her performance of "Run The World (Girls)" at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The singer who has based her career on stealing and copying other people's work has come under fire for ripping off the work of Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini.

Bey's performance involved standing in front of a huge white screen while interacting with giant images projected onto it. But her act was strikingly similar to Cuccarini's performance last year during which she incorporated the same images and gestures in front of a huge white screen.

Bey's unspectacular performance caused online social network Twitter.com to explode with tweets raving about her "revolutionary" show. Some Twitter users tweeted they had never seen anything like it before.

But many viewers watching at home were not impressed with Beyoncé's act -- they had seen it all before.

That's because the same production company that designed the graphics for Cuccarini also designed Beyoncé's show. Unfortunately, they didn't bother to come up with any new concepts for Bey.

Media artist and film director Kenzo Digital designed the graphics for the performance and admitted Beyoncé and co. were inspired by Cuccarini, but charges the concept has been around since the '80s. "[The Cuccarini artists] are awesome and do incredible work as well, but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from," Kenzo explained to The Amp. Source

After Beyoncé's Billboard Awards performance my Inbox was flooded with emails accusing Bey of being a talentless copycat. One reader named Shalon wrote: "You be sooo right about Beyoncé. And I swear people think she is the best thing sense slice bread. I must admit you know your stuff!"

Celebrities in the audience were quick to congratulate Beyoncé on Twitter.
"BEYONCE go awwf! Wow!!! All I can say! BEYONCE a True Entertainer!! U Deserve the Success! Such a Hard Worker!"

And singer Rihanna, who will host the grand opening party for the new Vision nightclub in Atlanta next month, tweeted: "Congrats to Beyonce on a #MAJAH award and tribute."

It's sad how the black community continues to be preoccupied with celebrating mediocrity. We have to do better!

The Fashion Critic gave Beyonce the Most Uninspiring Award for wearing this black number from Lanvin's Fall 2011 Collection. She gussied up the unflattering dress with gold Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Rihanna, who usually dresses provocatively for awards shows, toned it down last night by opting for the understated elegance of a men's tailored Max Azria white suit with nude colored Louboutin’s. Her white, buttonless silk blouse was open down to her navel where she "showcased a gold fringe Solange Azagury-Partridge tassle necklace." She got my Best Dressed Award for the night.

According to fashion blog Upscale hype, rapper Nicki Minaj attended the 2011 Billboard Music Awards wearing a piece from the Mark Fast Spring 2011 Ready to Wear Collection and a Gareth Pugh outfit for her uninspiring performance of "Super Bass".

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After performing her single "Run The World (Girls)" during last night's live telecast of the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, singer Beyoncé accepted the first ever Billboard Millennium Award from her proud mom, Tina Knowles, and her nephew Juelz.

The award was created to "recognize Beyoncé's career achievements and influence in the music industry."

Several of Beyoncé's close relatives, famous friends and collaborators -- including First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, The-Dream, U2's Bono, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Solange and her son Daniel "Juelz" Smith, Barbra Streisand, Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles -- took part in the Billboard Millennium Award presentation with pre-recorded personal messages about the singer's accomplishments and impact. Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Beyoncé on remixes of their singles "Telephone" and "Videophone," summed it up best: "You represent the dream," she said. Source

Side note: why is Juelz wearing culottes and driving shoes when he's not old enough to drive?

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Last night belonged to singer Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas -- judging by the euphoric, greatly exaggerated tweets of Beyoncé's Stans.

Basically, all Beyoncé did was stand in front of a huge white screen and interact with dazzling graphic effects in a movie that was projected onto the giant screen behind her. My astute followers on Twitter noted correctly that Beyoncé stole the graphics part of her performance from Janet Jackson's "Feedback" music video.

After the movie ended, Beyoncé danced with 100 or so underpaid dancers as fireworks rained down on the stage. Then she shook her weave wildly to and fro, before tipping into the audience with an exaggerated cat walk that the gays on the ballroom scene do so much better than her.

I couldn't believe this was the same performance that Bey's Stans on Twitter were raving about! And apparently I wasn't the only one who failed to see what all the excitement was about:

After her performance, Beyoncé accepted her Billboard Millenium award from her mom, Tina Knowles, and her nephew Juelz Smith. Bey graciously thanked Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Then Bey added a nice touch by thanking long forgotten DC members Latavia Roberson and Letoya Luckett. But she curiously left out Farrah Franklin, her wig maker and the manufacturer of her favorite bleaching cream.

Of course everyone made note of the fact that Beyoncé thanked Jay Z -- like what wife wouldn't thank her husband?

If it wasn't for the special effects, the fireworks and the 100 underpaid dancers, Beyoncé's performance would have generated more yawns than Nicki Minaj's did.

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R&B singer Rihanna, 23, tried to recreate that same spark that Britney Spears and Madonna brought to the MTV Awards by kissing on the lips. But Brit foiled Rihanna's plans by turning her cheek at the last minute!

No matter what she did, Rihanna was unable to create any excitement during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. Her sex-charged performance of "S&M" with Britney Spears fell flat.

Nicki Minaj's performance of "Super Bass" also fell flat. Is it possible that audiences are beginning to tune out these mass produced, canned and vacuum packed artists?

WINNER'S LIST

Top Artist of the Year: Eminem
Top Album Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Digital Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Top Female Artist of the Year: Rihanna
Top Male Artist of the Year: Eminem
Viral Innovator of the Year: Cee Lo Green
Radio Artist of the Year: Rihanna
Fan Favourite of the Year: Justin Bieber
Icon Award: Neil Diamond
Millennium Artist Award: Beyonce
Top New Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Rap Artist: Eminem
Top Pop Artist: Lady Gaga
Top R&B Artist: Usher
Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga

Photos: Getty Images via Daily Mail

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards took place last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Singer Justin Bieber and rapper Eminem (who was a no-show) were the evening's big winners taking home 6 awards each with the 38-year-old rapper taking the top honor for artist of the year. Teen heartthrob Justin and his girlfriend Selena Gomez kissed passionately after he accepted his 2nd award.

Bieber, 17, won awards for top pop album, streaming artist and song, as well as social and digital media artist, according to Reuters.

Her star has faded but Rihanna can't be touched when her makeup is flawless and her hair is on point. Rihanna's ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to beating the breaks off her in 2009, didn't attend the awards.

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The BET nominations were announced last night. Troubled singer Chris Brown leads all nominees with 6, and comedian Kevin Hart will be handling the hosting duties.

Unfortunately, a few past artists who thought their body of work was still relevant today caught feelings when they found out they weren't even acknowledged.

Rapper Trina and singer Keyshia Cole took to their Twitter pages in disgust to make their feelings known to the BET network.

In a series of tweets last night and this morning, Keyshia wrote:

That awkward moment when u realize in everyone's eyes your not the sh*t anymore. #POW. I've officially got the memo. Thank mtv/bet... These types of thing R the way they R. I'm not upset about any of it in any way. I hope everyone that goes has a wonderful time... N while we're addressing everything, Lil Kim and I a r not "friends" I take that term very seriously. We made wonderful music. That is it.

She wrote a little more, but you get the gist of it.

Meanwhile, Trina was direct and to the point:

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Troubled musician Kanye West and a male friend were spotted visiting tennis legend Boris Becker on his yacht in Antibes, France yesterday. Kanye greeted Boris and his wife, and he made small talk with a striking brunette. There was no sight of the mystery blond that Kanye was kissing on a balcony in Cannes in pictures that had tongues wagging earlier this week. One thing we do know: she isn't swimwear model Kate Upton.

Recording artist Keri Hilson performed live during the BMI Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. Keri needs a hit song to keep up with the Jordin Sparks' and the Ciaras. She can only stand on red carpets looking pretty for so long before the paparazzi get bored with her.
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Kanye's ex-beard Amber Rose was spotted wearing red contacts in London today. The ex-stripper is having difficulty keeping the spotlight aimed on her for longer than a minute. Her romance with smoked out rapper Wiz Khalifa isn't bringing her the attention she had hoped for. So my spies tell me that the enterprising opportunist has her sights set on someone else who has the juice to keep her 15 minute clock running smoothly (no, it isn't Kanye).

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After suffering a crushing defeat in the NBA playoffs, Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard, left, went to Disney World. The All-Star center attended the soon-to-open "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue" 3-D attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Here, he poses with Star Wars character Chewbacca in front of the entrance to the attraction, while wearing Mouse Ears inspired by R2-D2, the lovable droid from the Star Wars film saga. The new attraction will open May 20, 2011, the same day the 2011 edition of the Walt Disney World annual event "Star Wars Weekends" opens.
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Singer Nicole Scherzinger and her little man, race driver Lewis Hamilton, attended the National TV Awards 2011 at Wembley Arena in London early this morning while we slept.

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The following email from loyal reader Jasmine D makes some very valid points about Beyonce being honored with the "Billboard Millenium Award" -- an award that no one has ever heard of.

Is it any surprise that Billboard comes up with this dubious honor for Beyonce at a crucial time when both Kelly Rowland and Rihanna are eating her lunch?

Dear Sandra,

Let me start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of your site. I visit it everyday and I absolutely adore you and your (hilarious) commenters =D.

But anyway, I don't know if you heard or not, but apparently Beyawnce is going to be honored with the Billboard Millenium Award (whatever that is) at the 2011 Billboard Awards. I say, "whatever that is," because (obviously, that is supposed to be a high honor to receive), however, prior to Beyonce's nomination, you will find no other receiptients or even links to this award (Google it). It's as if it never even existed. And, even if it did exist, out of all the living (and dead) legends we've witnessed in America (M.J., Prince, Tina Turner, Teena Marie, ect.), Billboard chooses an amatuer (compared to the decade long careers of the REAL legends) whose solo career hasn't even spanned over a decade and who has created no classics or made any significant contributions to the music industry, as the recepient.

I put the link that I got the story from in the e-mail so you could read it for yourself, but after visiting numerous other websites and reading the comments, it seems like most of us (besides Bey's delusional stans) are on the same page. It's CLEAR that camel and his phony wife bought this award. RiRi is nominated for 18 Billboard awards this year, and being that Beyonce is the vindictive and jealous, talentless being that she is, it should come as no surprise why she would pay a pretty penny to get the attention back on her.

She hasn't put out an album in two years, her recent single FLOPPED, plus she just isn't iconic to begin with, so why now? Let me know what you think about it, but her motive is clear to me Sandra. Beyonce may have her stans and the other simple minded humans of the world fooled, but I'm not.

I'm not fooled either, Jasmine!

*email was edited for clarity

All those stories you heard about R&B singer divorcing her hubby Kendu Isaacs were just that -- stories. Don't believe everything you read on the blogs. The happy couple attended a special concert honoring Mary J Blige and the FFAWN (Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now) scholarship fund at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.

Media personality Lala Vazquez-Anthony attended the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now ("FFAWN") and Elle Magazine 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN's Scholarship Fund, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.

Also attending the special event were singers Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Corrine BaileyRae, Jill Scott, actresses Kerry Washington, Ellen Pomeo, and her husband Chris Ivey; actress Evan Rachel Wood (not pictured) and more.

Love comes in all shapes and sizes: Lesbian actress Michelle Rodriguez flagged a cab with her unidentified lover in downtown NYC today. Her girlfriend has never been fat, but she's looking extra crackish in these pictures. I guess the toothpick look is in these days. Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson, isn't much bigger than this chick.

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Beyonce's ex-manager Matthew Knowles hugged Michelle Williams, the only member of Destiny's Child who isn't related to him, at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards held at The Fox Theatre yesterday in Atlanta. The show airs on GMC on Sunday April 24, 2011.

Lala Vasquez was spotted out and about in NYC yesterday wearing a one-shoulder creme colored dress. Lala was on her way to see the opening of 'Sister Act' on Broadway as the special guest of Whoopi Goldberg. I'm told the NY Knickerbockers organization is reminding wives of the unspoken rule that players must avoid sex before every game to keep their stamina up. Judging from the series standings so far (Celtics lead the series 2-0), it seems likely that the rule is being ignored. Photos by: Jackson Lee/Splash News

I was just talking to a male industry friend who told me: "Sandra, the fake big booty bishes are definitely winning right now." I won't say what prompted him to tell me that. Anyway, speaking of fake big booty bishes, Ice T's wife Coco was spotted filming her reality TV series with her pregnant sister in the meatpacking district today.

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Kim Kardashian, 30, was seen outside her home filming scenes for the upcoming season of her reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" today in W. Hollywood.

Former Danity Kane member and MTV 'Making The Band' alum, Aubrey O'Day, 27, posed on the red carpet at Logo's "New Now Next" Awards. That's a beautiful dress she's wearing. After the group was dissolved, Aubrey's stalled career was revived by a new reality TV series that she stars in.

American Idol runner up Adam Lambert, 29, posed with a transvestite lookalike at Logo's "New Now Next" Awards at The Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, Ca today. I think I see Rihanna in the background.

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Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, 54, danced onstage with his lovely wife Marjorie Harvey during his 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday (April 4).

Reality TV personality and entrepreneur Angela Simmons, 23, posed with her uncle Russell Simmons, 53, at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday.

Director Tyler Perry, 41, left, and comedian Steve Harvey attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's in NYC yesterday. Mr. Perry generously purchased a block of ads on Sandrarose.com a while back. We appreciate him.

Businesswoman Malaak Compton-Rock and her husband, comedian Chris Rock, 46, attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala yesterday in NYC. Everyone looked so nice!

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R&B singer Rihanna performed her next single, "California King Bed" off her smash album LOUD with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last night.

The reviews are in: "She sounds like a dying rabbit," wrote one reviewer following Rihanna's unlikely performance at the CMAs.

Wearing a dreadful red pixie wig and a white dress, Rihanna choked out the words to her own song in a live performance that didn't go over well with the harsh Twitter.com critics. To put it frankly, she was bad -- and not in a good way.

Nettles tried to save Rihanna after their duet by calling the 23-year-old Barbadian native a "wonderful performer." She added: "Obviously, country music is hip and it's cool and it's fresh, and I think her being here tonight is even more testimony to that."

Taylor Swift won the Entertainer of the Year award and Lady antebellum won a gong for Album of the Year. Miranda Lambert took home four gongs and Twilight star Robert Pattinson and newlywed Reese Witherspon were presenters.

Click the link below to judge Rihanna's performance for yourself. If the video link goes down, let me know in the comments and I'll put it back up.

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Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.

Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.

I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.

The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.

Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.

So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.

The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.

Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.

Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.

"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.

Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.

Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.

Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.

Singer Keri Hilson attended the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don, left, for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.

And look who else was there: Singer/Songwriter Timothy Bloom and Lawrence Washington's sister. Okay, I'm kidding. She's not Lawrence's sister. She's singer V. Bozeman. The two performed at the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.

Timothy Bloom

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Thanks to loyal reader Sweta Shah of 5W Public Relations for sending along these pics from the elegant dinner that took place at the Waldorf Astoria, hosted by legendary entertainer, Bill Cosby last night:

For the 37th year, the star-studded Gala paid tribute to those who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and who helped raise money for the Foundation's premiere minority scholarship and mentoring program. This 2010-2011 academic year, JRF provided generous financial aid and program support to 220 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars representing 31 states and the District of Columbia and enrolled in 92 different colleges and universities across the country.

This year's honorees included Sean "Diddy" Combs (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bad Boy Entertainment Group), Ingrid Saunders Jones (Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company), and Joseph R. Perella (Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners) for their charitable and philanthropic contributions and innovation in the music, fashion and financial arenas, respectively.

Mayor Bloomberg made a speech and contributing to the unforgettable evening, Russell Simmons (Founder, Def Jam Records), Ray McGuire (Head of Global Investment Banking, Citi) and Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts III (Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church) introduced the nominees. Music artist Chrisette Michele wowed the crowd with a special performance as well.

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Singers Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and actresses Jennifer Lewis, Vannessa Bell Callaway, Tia Mowry and Gabrielle Union were among the many lovely celebrities gracing the red carpet at The 4th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. They all looked beautiful!

Jennifer Hudson attended the luncheon with her adorable son Punk Jr.

Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons is getting thick and juicy

I hear that actress and socialite Lauren London is turning down movie roles left and right. Who needs to work when you have an ex-convict baby daddy that's a baller?

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Musicians Monica, Nelly and tennis superstar Serena Williams were among the many celebs to walk the green carpet at the 1st Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA yesterday.

At 36, rapper Nelly is too old to keep dressing like a school boy. When will our men grow up and assume their positions in the community as mature role models to our youth? Well, at least his pants aren't sagging.


Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo was spotted leaving his NY hotel yesterday looking grown man fresh in a lambskin biker jacket with shearling collar.

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According to the NY Post's Page Six, singer Keri Hilson is among the very few in the music industry who believe Justin Bieber wuz robbed of his Best New Artist Grammy.

The gorgeous bottle blond told Page Six, "I really did think Justin would take Best New Artist."

As you know, the award went to gifted jazz artist Esperenza Spalding, 26 -- not to 16-year-old Bieber, who was the odds on favorite to win.

Esperanza's win sparked fury from the hard core Bieber fans who ran amok on the Internet, sending Esperenza's name trending on Twitter and hacking her Wikipedia page.

Hilson performed at the official Grammy after-party with the Roots and kicked back with Quincy Jones at Jimmy Iovine's party. Then she flew to NYC where she sat front row at yesterday's Diesel Black Gold show, as part of Fashion Week. Source

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Grammy Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, was spotted at Japan's Narita International Airport early this morning. The 26-year-old jazz bassist was mobbed by paparazzi as she made her way through the airport. Spalding became an overnight sensation when she snatched the Best New artist trophy from Justin Bieber, who was the odds on favorite.

Her surprise win over the 16-year-old teeny bopper signified an industry that has become wary of the cocky, overhyped "Baby" singer. The writing was on the wall. Rumors swirled back in January that a few female reporters were treated rudely by Justin at a press conference (I was asked not to provide details of the incident).

E's win angered Justin's Stans who caused a fracas online. Stans immediately attacked Esperanza's Wikipedia page, changing her middle name from "Justin" to "quesadilla" and back to "Justin" again.

Before she boarded her flight to Japan, E flew to Hollywood, Florida (a suburb just North Miami) where she posed for a photoshot at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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I'm surprised that none of you thirsty females emailed me begging for a Morning Wood post on Lady Gaga's sexy male servant. He was the only brotha helping to carry Gaga's giant pod/egg during her Grand arrival on the red carpet at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Sorry, I don't know his name. But what I do have are pics from every angle of this fine specimen of a man!

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