A former entourage member of rap mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris is reportedly using his former affiliation with Grand Hustle Records for nefarious reasons.

The man, whose user name is @Trencetatm, favors the rap tycoon. For this reason — and due to his former affiliation with Grand Hustle Records — he is successful at passing himself off as T.I.’s cousin around town.

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The following celebrity mugshot arrived in my email In box courtesy of a loyal reader who regularly scours arrest records in Georgia for HOT TEA. The tipster may be someone close to Phaedra Park’s camp for all we know.

Sip this TEA with caution. We don’t know all of the details behind her arrest.

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Major Changes At V-103

If you haven’t heard by now, there has been a major shakeup at local radio station V-103. According to a report on, radio personalities Crash, Ryan Cameron’s best friend and sidekick (center), and Kendra G (right) are gone. But the biggest news is Egypt Sherrod has resigned from her position as V-103 midday host to pursue other media interests. In addition to her radio work, Egypt Sherrod is the popular host of HGTV’s Property Virgins, and she also runs the entertainment and gossip blog,

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Dominique Lang

The young accomplice of alleged baby killer, De’Marquise Elkins, 17, pointed him out in a crowded Cobb County courtroom today. 15-year-old Dominique Lang was also charged with the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Lang, who is awaiting his own trial, testified that Elkins started counting down from 5 before firing a bullet between the baby’s eyes after attempting to rob the baby’s mother, Sherry West, on March 21.

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Andrea Sneiderman sentenced

Andrea Sneiderman didn’t shed any tears for her husband, Rusty Sneiderman, on the witness stand during the 2012 trial of the man who killed him. But she shed tears for herself today when she pleaded with Judge Gregory Adams to let her go home to her kids.

The judge ignored her pleas and sentenced Sneiderman to serve 5 years on each charge of perjury for lying to investigators. Sneiderman was convicted of 9 of 13 charges yesterday in a DeKalb County courthouse.

Judge Adams said the sentences would run concurrently — not consecutively, meaning she will only serve 5 years in prison.

“Take her into custody,” said Judge Adams to the court officer. “Lawyers, move out of the way… do not obstruct.”

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Usher and Tameka Raymond in court

Moments ago, Judge John J. Goger denied Tameka Raymond’s request for primary custody of her two sons with singer Usher Raymond.

After the judge gave his decision, Tameka and Usher hugged in open court. Tameka filed for an emergency hearing on Tuesday after one of her sons nearly drowned on Monday.

Both Usher and Tameka took the stand saying the other was unfit to raise their 2 children, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4.

But after hearing from both sides, Judge Goger let stand a previous judge’s order giving Usher primary custody of his kids.

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Usher and Tameka Raymond in court

Singer Usher Raymond smiled as he arrived at Fulton County Courthouse court in Atlanta, Georgia earlier today to face his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, in a new child custody battle after one of their sons nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident Monday.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, is still recovering at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital, according to the Tameka’s lawyer, Lisa West.

Tameka took the stand this afternoon and said she was concerned there was no pool drain cover installed in the pool as required by law. She said there have been other incidents — in addition to Cinco’s near drowning this week — that prove Usher is a bad dad.

Tameka also expressed concerns that Usher’s aunt, Rena Oden, was incapable of caring for the 2 boys. Cinco almost drowned at Oden’s house on Howell Mill Road in DeKalb County, north of Atlanta.

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Niesha Stevens dead

The sister of deceased singer Natina Reed of the 90’s group Blaque was found dead in her DeKalb County home, reports exclusively.

Niesha Stevens’ body was discovered late yesterday by her 7-year-old daughter. Stevens’ husband, Tim Stevens, was at work at the time. The couple married in February. DeKalb County police do not suspect foul play.

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Calvin Battle charged with animal cruelty

A 26-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video viciously beating a dog in an animal shelter.

Calvin Battle was fired after a supervisor viewed a surveillance video that showed him using a metal bowl to beat a dog in a kennel at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Battle was an employee of LifeLine Animal Project, the organization which is contracted to manage the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

Animals at the shelter are usually abused and abandoned by their previous owners.

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