New Orleans Hornets star Chris Paul and his celebrity/athlete friends got together yesterday to raise funds for his personal charity organization in New Orleans, LA. Chris Paul took home the impressive trophy prompting rapper Ludacris to jokingly tweet that Chris cheated at his own charity event.
Ludacris showing great form.
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It's this time of year when people tend to reflect over the year and realize how Blessed we are. Looking back on his Blessings, Young Jeezy knows how important it is to give back & pay it forward. He chooses to do it through his Non-Profit foundation called *Street Dreamz*. If you look at these pics you'll see that the kids look familiar. You're right, these are the same kids you saw at the Thanksgiving event.
Along with being a Blessing and making sure these kids have a great Holiday season he's also giving the gift that will truly make a difference, being a mentor to these kids. So even after the Holiday season is over he intends to stay involved with them and make sure these kids continue to travel the right path. Last night The event took place at Justin's Restaurant where he shut the restaurant down to have a private party for the kids.
Everyone ate good then burned off the food in a dance contest. Then they all received presents. But for the Snowman, the grind just doesn't stop as South, Ga is all abuzz as he's preparing to shut down a gym, fill it with toys and again make sure those that have not, have this Holiday...
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Sean Puffy" Combs finally met his match yesterday at Madame Tussauds wax museum in NYC. where he unveiled the Sean "Diddy" Combs wax figure. Unlike most of their urban wax figures, this one resembles Sean more than a little bit.
Sean, who has become a little color struck in his declining years, was reportedly unhappy with the dark skin tone of his wax dummy. They say he didn't appreciate the dummy's skin tone being one shade darker than his and the overall ashy tone of the wax figure which clashes with his sexy. I got this from a loyal reader who was present at the unveiling, so please don't quote me.
Doesn't singer Justin Timberlake and actress Dania Ramirez make a gorgeous couple? She's a sight better looking than that pale Jessica Biel, who is Timbo's current on-again/off-again love. The Heroes star and the 28-year-old pop star spent yesterday afternoon filming a commercial for Audi Automobiles after spending the morning announcing the 2010 Golden Globe nominations [link].
Blindingly beautiful actress Halle Berry is always a sight for sore eyes. The stunner was spotted out & about shopping at Soolip in West Hollywood dressed in all black. I think I've been too hard on Halle this year and I'm going to ease up a little. Who knew she had a soft spot for anyone other than herself?
According to FadedYouth blog:
The Oscar-winner has been a low-key volunteer on the night shift at the Jenesse centre in Los Angeles for years, but has spoken out for the first time about how she can relate to the victims she works with.
Halle tells The Sunday Times: “I saw my mother battered, and could not do anything to stop it - my father was tyrannical, lashing out at her for no reason. I felt the effects that had on our family — I’ve experienced what these women have gone through.”
Pop legend Madonna and her beautiful daughter Lourdes graced the red carpet at the New York premiere of Nine at the Ziegfeld Theatre yesterday.
Photos: Wireimage/Getty and Fade Youth Blog
Rappers Akon and Busta Rhymes recently put their money where their mouth was to help a record exec raise $20,000 to bury Detroit's dead.
The sad story unfolded when the city's budget ran out and bodies began piling up in the city morgue. The financially strapped Detroit city government could not even provide potter's burials for the unclaimed bodies.
The dead were mostly indigent and homeless people whose families couldn't afford the burial costs which can vary from $600 to over $6,000. Without the funds to bury the dead, and facing a crisis because space at the morgue was filling up rapidly, Detroit reached out to the local media for help.
Though she was born and raised in the South side of Atlanta -- and probably only set foot in Detroit once or twice -- former Universal/Motown exec Shanti Das, 38, heeded the call for help after reading about the unclaimed bodies on CNNMoney.com.
With the help of her friends - rappers Akon, Kid Rock and Busta Rhymes, Das, who recently lost family members of her own, was able to raise $20,000 to bring the total of unburied dead down from 69 to just 50. But financial help is still needed to bury the rest.
If you would like to donate to the burial fund, visit www.maywerestinpeace.org.
It's a shame that rappers and professional athletes can make it rain in strip clubs and drop $20,000 on rims for their whips, but they can't spare a dime to help a friend bury the dead.
Singer Fantasia, her daughter Zion, mama and sister attended BET's 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel in NYC on Saturday. Can you tell which one is mama? And isn't Zion a little cutie patootie?
Rapper Flo Rida splashed a little water on his perfect pecs and biceps as he got the ladies all hot and bothered at the Y 100 Jingle Ball Jam at Bank Atlantic Center down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday.
R&B icon Brandy performed onstage at the Y 100 Jingle Bell Jam and she brought producer Timbaland up onstage with her. Let's hope Timbo produced some tracks for her next album so we won't have to keep saying she used to be such a good singer. Timbo needs to drop a hundred pounds if he wants to be considered even a little bit sexy.
R&B legend Mary J Blige looked stunning in a shimmering dress onstage during TNT's "Christmas in Washington 2009" at the National Building Museum in DC on Saturday. Usher, Justin Beiber, George Lopez and others also attended the event.
Socialite Nicole Richie showed off her new brunette locks during the launch of the House of Harlow 1960 Holiday Collection at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California Saturday.
Boxer Michael Tyson posed with his beautiful wife Lakiha Spicer (L) and their beautiful daughter Milan at Spike TV's 7th Annual Video Game Awards at the Nokia Event Deck at LA Live in LA on Saturday.
Then he shook hands with fighter Kimbo Slice.
Doesn't reality TV personality Nicole Polizzi remind you of a white version of Tiny? I wouldn't have a clue who this chick was if she didn't get knocked out by a teacher in a neighborhood bar on the reality TV show 'Jersey Shore' back in August.
Exonerated Gospel singer BeBe Winans avoided a career-ending scandal when a judge recently dropped charges of spousal abuse against him. BeBe and his kids attended BET's 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel at The Orpheum Theatre Saturday in NYC.
Wow, look at former ESSENCE editor Susan L. Taylor's svelte bod! I'm almost ashamed to say she's older than me! Taylor and 100 Black Men of America Chairman Albert E.Dotson Jr., arrive at the 100 Black Men of America and The National CARES Mentoring Movement National Mentoring Training Day "Save a Kid Tour" at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami yesterday. Taylor is CEO of National Cares Mentoring Movement (NCMM). Good for her.
If former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland is not the most gorgeous woman in all of entertainment then I don't know who is. Beyonce pales in comparison to this ravishing beauty!
R&B singer Usher and ex-wife Tameka Foster threw a birthday party for one of their sons this weekend in Atlanta. I don't know if Usher actually attended the birthday party since I'm sure he can't stand being in the same room with that psycho. Anyway, Usher introduced his other "son" Justin Bieber before he performed onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 presented by H&M at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. You can't listen to the radio on the car without hearing this kid's annoying voice all over the airwaves.
Does it seem to you like Usher is trying to protect 15-year-old singing sensation Justin Bieber from gay blade Adam Lambert at the Z-100 Jingle Bell Jam at MSG?
Sexy rapper Nelly signed autographs at Macy's in Lenox Square Mall on Saturday in Atlanta. Here he poses with radio jock Ryan Cameron's son Poodah who is so big now. That's Ryan's former sidekick Elle Duncan in the background for those of you in Atlanta who know her.
I guess she's doing the weather and traffic now for V-103? A loyal reader informs me that Elle Duncan took over Porsche Foxx's spot from 10-2 on V-103.
Model/actress/socialite Eva Pigford volunteered to feed the Homeless during the "Stop To Love" event in LA yesterday.
Afterwards, Eva attended the 2009 Complex Premium Goods Event at MyHouse Nightclub in LA yesterday looking muy bueno!
Actress Dania Ramirez is sooo hawt! She knows how to get the photographer's attention even though she has nothing going on currently. Dania attended the 2009 Complex Premium Goods Event in Hollywood yesterday. Ella es bonita!
Y'all remember Teairra Marie who used to date the young singer Sammie? Well, she attended the Complex Magazine Premium Goods party in LA yesterday looking real thirsty. Love her acrylic, neon nails.
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Local artists Ludacris, left, rapper Big Boi, center, and singer Akon and his brother Bu Thiam (not pictured), put their busy schedules on hold yesterday to help distribute 2000 turkeys along with hundreds of pounds of greens, sweet potatoes and fixings to the needy at South Cobb high school in Austell, GA (a suburb of Atlanta).
Mayoral frontrunner Kasim Reed, left, posing with Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, center, and Akon Thiam, is hoping for a record turnout of voters for the mayoral runoff election on Dec 1st. Atlanta's entertainment community will benefit greatly if Kasim wins because he plans to rescind the controversial 2:30 a.m. nightclub curfew which will boost the local economy.
If Mary Norwood wins the runoff, she will become ATL's first ever white female mayor and her election will end a 30-year run of black mayors in Atlanta.
Akon's brother Bu Thiam, who recently celebrated his new gig as VP at Def Jam, called me personally last week to say he planned to take out ads on Sandrarose.com. I asked him if I could have his Lamborghini instead, but he politely declined my request. At least I tried.
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Are TLC members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, left, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas auditioning for celebrity fit club? They sure look like it as they sucked in their tummies while performing in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The ladies joined Justin Timberlake and Ciara for "Justin Timberlake and Friends" charity concert in Vegas. Chilli has her own reality TV dating show airing soon on VH1. Hopefully, TLC fans will support their girl in her endeavor.
By now some of you have already heard about the woman who caused a riot at a Burlington Coat Factory store by claiming she won $1.5 million in a lottery and promised to pay store customer's purchases up to $500.
It turned out the woman had a history of mental problems and didn't even have enough cash to pay for the limousine that she pulled up to the store in.
Well, yesterday, The Tyra Show and America's Top Model past contestant Tocarra Jones handed out 1,000 coats at the Covenant House in NYC. The episode will air on November 9. This good deed makes up for that foolishness on an upcoming episode when Tyra airs the first ever colonic cleansing procedure live.
There's no need for any of you to email me the benefits of colon cleansing, because as I've said many times in the past, I am a registered nurse and I know that the claims of miracle health benefits via colon cleansing are bogus. So spare me.
But isn't Tocarra stunning? She stays rewinding that 15 minute clock!
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It's that time again for the annual Frank Ski Kids Foundation Wine Tasting & Live Auction held at Frank Ski's opulent Sandy Springs mansion.
The anticipation for this year’s Sixth Annual Frank Ski Celebrity Wine Tasting & Live Auction on December 13, 2009 benefiting the Frank Ski Kids Foundation is overwhelming.
This event will be co-chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young, Kevin Liles, Sean P. Diddy Combs, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Scott Selig.
Last year’s event was sold out and over 200 people were left without tickets. Due to the capacity, we anticipate the response to be even greater this year with the inclusion of several major confirmed celebrities.
This year Sandrarose.com will send a member (and your spouse) to represent Sandrarose.com at the prestigious Wine Tasting that is the most talked about event of the year! Check back for details on how to win a ticket.
For those of you who are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit www.frankskikids.org to complete your credit card purchase of your tickets through the secure pay pal button. All sales for a reduced price ticket must be completed by November 1, 2009, 5pm.
For sponsorship opportunities, additional information or to purchase tickets by cashiers check, cash or money order please call the Frank Ski Kids Foundation office at (404)870-0230.
Frank & Tanya Ski of the Frank Ski Kids Foundation