Last week your favorite blogger stood outside one of Atlanta's most popular recording studios where the King T.I. was busy putting in work for Atlantic Records.

Within 30 minutes, the studio's parking lot was jammed with luxury vehicles blocking in T.I.'s custom black Mercedes, which had been one of only 3 cars in the lot when I arrived.

As I stood shivering in the bitter cold, watching local DJs go inside and waiting to make my move, my cell phone rang.

Recognizing the number, I answered. It was a Grand Hustle executive on the line. He had heard that I was on a mission to secure the first photo of T.I. after his release from a federal prison to an Atlanta halfway house on Dec. 22.

The exec wanted me to reconsider getting that exclusive shot.

"I was already given clearance by a studio staffer," I told him. I was just waiting to see who was going inside. The Grand Hustle exec pleaded his case, "just wait until this is all over with the feds then you can have all the pictures you want."

So until then, here are pics of T.I. and Chris Brown in scenes from their upcoming flick 'Takers', courtesy of Woooha.com.

Takers, which is produced by T.I.'s Grand Hustle films, also stars Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy and Zoe Saldana.

Call me a pessimist but I don't believe anyone would drive around with over $1 million in jewels, $50,000 in furs and $20,000 cash in his car, and it's not an armored vehicle.

Sounds like Usher is broke and looking for a quick insurance payout. Money doesn't last forever. Especially when you spend cash like it grows on trees:

According to MyFoxAtlanta, Usher Raymond, 31, and a male friend were in his GMC Yukon on Dec. 14 when they pulled up to an AT&T store near Lenox Mall and went inside. When they returned to the vehicle they found that it had been broken into.

The singer said more than a million dollars worth of jewelry was stolen along with $50,000 in furs and about $20,000 cash.

A witness said they saw a Chevy Impala with tinted windows drive up next to the SUV.

The witness told police a man got out of the Impala and popped open the door to the SUV.

The incident is still being investigated.


Doesn't Vivica A. Fox look radiant and glowing (no, she isn't pregnant).


The new royal couple: Vivica A. Fox and local club promoter Slimm stepped out for a night on the town last night. After having dinner and going bowling, the happy couple turned up at the Velvet Room nightclub where owner Alex Gidewon seated them in a private VIP booth with free bottle service.

Stay tuned! This week another celebrity couple that I told you about will be going public with their relationship! Y'all gonna learn to listen to your auntie when I tell you something!

Aunt Viv was so happy. She looked 10 years younger at the side of her strapping young buck. She was smiling from ear to ear! Thanks to Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for the Exclusive shots!

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Photos by Prince Williams and Alfonso/ATLPics.net

It's only fitting that actress Vivica A. Fox should find love in Atlanta since this is where she once called home. I post frequently about the difficulties some women have finding a straight man in the A. But it seems older women with nice incomes are having no such problems hooking up with younger guys.

Vivica and local club promoter Slimm (co-owner of Plush Blue Entertainment) have been quietly dating for a minute. Vivica flew from LA to Atlanta specifically to attend Slimm's New Year's Eve party and she doesn't mind commuting from the west coast to see her man.

Everyone who knows Slimm knows he is the nicest guy. Yes, Vivica likes the thugs, and while Slimm looks and dresses the part, that's where all similarities between himself and thugs ends. It's easy to see why Vivica loves Slimm for his ripped physique. But he's also intelligent and unfailingly polite, especially to the ladies who flock to him like flies to honey.

His business acumen is surpassed only by his good character, which makes him virtually gold digger proof. For that reason, there are no baby mamas running around and no skeletons in his closet.

Expect to see a lot more of Vivica and Slimm out & about. I think this one will last.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox flew into town from LA over the weekend to spend quality time with her man, a 20-something club promoter from Atlanta. Oh, you thought Aunt Viv wasn't over 50 Cent because all the blogs posted that video of her crying on the Mo'Nique show?

No, dears. Vivica was crying tears of joy because she's finally in love and her new man treats her like a queen. She was just explaining to Mo'Nique that she was over 50 but you might have been confused by her tears of joy.

Vivica and her handsome young beau spent the entire day together yesterday. They ate dinner, took in a movie at Atlantic Station and went bowling at 300 where they were spotted hugging and kissing all evening. In fact, my spies tell me they couldn't keep their hands off each other.

And guess who has all the pictures of the lovey dovey couple together?!

Clearly Miss Vivica has moved on and isn't thinking about pocket change, I mean 50 Cent.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Do you recall the post I wrote about this west coast tranny named Nadia who (allegedly) "had" the rapper Bow Wow -- or at least tricked him into inviting her to his hotel room?

Probably due to her notoriety (or because Bow Wow lives here) she packed up and moved to Atlanta last year.

My spies tell me that Nadia is a regular on the ATL nightclub scene and "she" is usually always accompanied by a dude. According to my spy, it's not immediately apparent to the thugs who jock her in the clubs that she still has her original factory equipment.

Her demeanor in the clubs is described as "shy and timid" around the male patrons -- probably because she knows she's getting just as infamous in the ATL as she was in L.A., and it may be time to move again.

It's crazy out there. But this is just a reminder to let some of you ballers know that what you see in the clubs is not necessarily what you get.

We received this statement from Tresa Sanders, PR for Keyshia Cole. Keyshia wants you to know that her mom Frankie is sick and Keyshia is hurt and dismayed that people continue to exploit her mom's sickness for their entertainment.

A source close to Keyshia told us Keyshia is in a very positive place and she just doesn't think that it's appropriate for young people to see and read about that. Her intentions is to see growth and she wants kids to see something positive and something different. That's why she removed herself from her reality TV show because there was no growth.

Keyshia does not find this situation amusing. She clings to her relationship with God first and she's concentrating on her unborn baby and her fiance Boobie.

I don't keep up with Twitter drama, but clearly, looking at the statement, Keyshia values her friendship with her close friend Monica and she was probably hurt when her family dragged Mo into their mess at Christmas.

STATEMENT FROM KEYSHIA COLE

To all my friends and fans – It’s time that I clear the air. It’s not a secret that I haven’t been in contact with my mother Frankie, and my sisters Neffe and Elite and I never wanted to air out our differences to the public. While I won’t go into detail here I find it necessary to let you guys know I decided to stop communication with them because I was at a point in my life where I needed serenity and peace to move forward.

Please know I love my family very much but it was time to let it go. You guys are a witness to a lot of what was happening from watching on air and online. Now that I am becoming a mom my passion for having a loving and peaceful home for my child is my #1 priority. It’s very important to both Daniel and I. My plate is very full; I have a new baby coming, we are planning our wedding and I am working in the studio on a new album that I am close to completing. The stress that my family is giving me with their constant false reports is not healthy and it’s not what I need at this time in my life.

Please understand that there are only a few people that can officially confirm or deny anything that’s happening in my life and that’s me, Daniel, and my publicist, Tresa Sanders. And my girl Monica never lies.

Love Your Girl,
KC

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Please join the Sandrarose.com family in wishing Monica and Rocko's son Romelo Montez a Happy Birthday! He turns 2 today and he's sitting at the computer with his mommy waiting to see his picture go up. In the photo, Monica and Romelo pose with her dad M.C. Arnold Jr. who 'Melo got his light eyes from. Thanks to Mo for the cute pic!

Former Top Model Nik Pace has responded to NFL star Braylon Edwards' accusations of gold digging. Nik gave birth to Braylon Jr. in August in Georgia. She then moved to New York in November where she immediately filed for child support.

Edwards, who supported the baby from day 1, filed in Georgia to be recognized as the baby's father soon after the birth. He's now accusing Pace of filing in New York rather than Georgia where judges are well aware of gold diggers and their shifty ways -- and payments are usually less per month than in NYC.

For the record, we believe Braylon. He was a fool to go up in her raw. Especially since it's a well-known fact that she's bisexual.

Nik's PR statement:

Official Statement on Behalf of Nik Pace - Regarding Legal Matter with Braylon Edwards

"It is unfortunate that Mr. Braylon Edwards and his legal counsel have gone beyond the scope of addressing a very personal matter privately and professionally and have released false statements about Ms. Nik Pace to members of the media. It has been very upsetting for Ms. Pace to have to defend her character against the deliberately false allegations brought against her.

The fact of the matter is that Mr. Edwards and Ms. Pace shared an intimate relationship for over two years. Over this time the relationship involved meaningful times spent with friends and family and resulted in the birth of their son. Mr. Edwards' recent actions do not speak to the positive image he has portrayed in recent media reports. Contrary to statements released by Mr. Edwards and his attorney on December 18, 2009, he has not acted in the best interest of his child. In reality, Mr. Edwards has barely acknowledged the birth of his son or his upbringing.

At no time was Mr. Edwards refused the right to attend the birth of his son. Ms. Pace encouraged him to do so. Additionally, Mr. Edwards has yet to sign his son's birth certificate making it impossible for his son to have his last name, Edwards as Georgia law requires. It is also completely and unequivocally false that Ms. Pace has ever requested a specified settlement from Mr. Edwards in the amount of up to $70,000.00 per month. As it relates to Ms. Pace's residency, she is a legal resident of the state of New York and has resided and worked as a professional model in the tri-state area since 2006. Reports that she resides in Georgia are false. Ms. Pace gave birth where she received family support, just as many women do.

In closing, Ms. Pace truly preferred for she and Mr. Edwards to come to an amicable agreement regarding the care of their child without the involvement of attorneys, but it is Mr. Edwards who opted otherwise by initiating a legal process. Ms. Pace has and will continue to limit the disclosure of personal and sensitive information in the best interest of her child and asks that the media takes into account the facts regarding the situation before drawing hurtful conclusions that further support the disingenuous statements. Ms. Pace's only wish is that Mr. Edwards accepts the shared responsibility of raising their son and chooses to become the loving father his son deserves."

Source: Ra-Fael Blanco | 2R's Entertainment & Media, Inc.


This video is dedicated to former TLC member T-Boz who will be the in-studio guest on V-103's Ryan Cameron Show today from 2-6p.

Hopefully, T-Boz will talk about how her former NFL boyfriend Takeo Spikes cheated on her (repeatedly) with other women for years until she finally threw him out of her house (since that's what she's really angry about).

In the interim, I hear she's packing on the pounds and telling friends she's fed up and giving up on men, which of course led them to believe she was seriously considering an alternative lifestyle.

It was obvious from the beginning that Takeo was only using T-Boz for her shine -- similar to what LA Dodgers bench warmer Matt Kemp is doing with Rihanna. There was never any spark between Takeo and T-Boz in any of their pictures together.

These no-name athletes usually "target" R&B chicks or other celebrities for their shine because most pro athletes are narcissists anyway. But they give all their money and time to the "sexually uninhibited" females -- the strippers, gold diggers and groupies, etc.

It's such a pity how women like T-Boz waste their lives pursuing these emotionally unavailable men.

Here's a tip T-Boz: keep your next "boyfriend" out of the public eye totally. If he (or she) shows an interest in accompanying you to industry events and walking red carpets, that should be a huge red flag.

At any rate, this interview should be interesting.

Anyone who's seen rapper Ludacris lately at an industry event can't miss that long, odd looking bottle he carries with him. Ever since announcing a partnership with Conjure Spirits co-founder Kim Birkedal Hartmann, Ludacris has had a rough go of it selling the brand to the Hip Hop community.

"All the [Atlanta] clubs have it, but I don't see anybody popping bottles or buying it," said one industry exec.

The reluctance of the Hip Hop community to warm up to Conjure has forced Luda to ramp up his marketing efforts.

The rapper frequently displays the bottle on video sets and at photo shoots. In fact, insiders are so used to seeing Luda with his ever present cognac bottle, they joke that he spends more time with the bottle than he does with his lady.

Luda has even taken to using his account on social networking site Twitter.com to market the liquor.

"Send me twit pics of u holding your @ConjureCognac bottles & I will [repost] them," wrote Luda in a "tweet" yesterday that was reposted by roughly 20% of his 285,000 followers, prompting one annoyed "follower" to tweet back, "stop trying to sell your stupid drink all the damn time!"

And just today, he released a track, "O Let's Do It", from his upcoming "Conjure mixtape."

One Atlanta marketing exec we spoke with noted that Luda probably has a certain sales goal stipulated in his contract that he hasn't met yet -- which explains the more forceful sales approach. Others point out that music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs promotes Ciroc vodka, but you rarely see him photographed with the bottle in his hand.

In a post dated Dec. 31 on its stock market news blog, Scottrade.com noted that "preeminent Journalist Dan Dunn" named Conjure Cognac one of the Top Ten Spirits of 2009.

But hardly anyone in the Hip Hop community reads Scottrade.com -- and it's the Hip Hop community that Conjure and Luda wants so desperately to win over.

Exclusive new music from the R&B Diva, Monica titled "Everything". I listened to this track 3 times and I LOVE IT! Finally, Mo is back to revive R&B!

If you think the backing track sounds familiar, it's because "Everything" uses a sample from Deniece Williams' soulful hit "Silly".

Just a few minutes ago, I received word from Monica that "Everything" will be the next single off Mo's new album, 'Still Standing' which is slated for a March, 2010 release! The label was planning to go with "One In A Lifetime" until they saw the reaction that "Everything" received from her fans. "The label couldn't ignore it," said Monica.

"People want to hear me sing," said Mo. "They do not want to hear any gimmicks They don't want what everybody else is doing. Ever since I was 12-years-old I've just been singing. That's really all I know."

It's apparent that music runs in Monicas bloodline! Here's a private home video of Monica singing a duet with her youngest son Romelo, who turns 2 tomorrow. Awww. Happy birthday to 'Melo!

R&B Diva Monica talked her pregnant BFF Keyshia Cole into joining the micro-blogging, social networking site Twitter.com. Mo's twitter page is Twitter.com/MonicaMyLife, where she interacts with her fans and shares daily motivational tweets.


Twitter is not for everybody, as convicted woman beater Chris Brown and other immature celebs have learned. If you're compulsive and immature with poor impulse control, twitter could wreck your career -- or at least cause annoying problems for celebs.

American Idol judge Randy Jackson found out just that this week when he asked his twitter followers to help him pick his choices for the Grammys. It seems that is a big no-no in Grammy land -- and Grammy officials were quick to point that out to him. Jackson couldn't lie and say it wasn't his account, or that he was hacked. So instead he blamed the errant tweets on an assistant.

So does that mean his assistant regularly updates his Twitter account?

A loyal reader emailed me these pics of rapper Ludacris and a chick that were taken in September at Dreamz nightclub here in Atlanta. The reader wondered if this was the same girl as the one with Luda in the pics I posted earlier this week.

It's so hard to tell. Rapper are so unoriginal. They pick their chicks the same way they shop for cars: the model and body style has to be the same as what every other rapper drives. I'm just being real.

But if it isn't her, then Luda has some explaining to do because home girl is kissin' and huggin' on him like she knows exactly what size condoms he wears.

I'm told the chick in the more recent pics is his "longtime girlfriend" -- meaning they've been together longer than 6 months.

It looks like it could be her, but I'm not certain. What do you think?

Today Shawty Lo kicked off his 2010 in a major way. By shooting the video for his new banger that's heating up the streets during this cold winter. Atlanta, Ga is the song that Features Atl's own Shawty Lo, Ludacris, Gucci Mane & The Dream. with cameos from Cee-lo, Bigg Gipp, Souljia Boy and many more.

Stay tuned and be on the look out for I Am Carlos coming soon...

Source: Thaddaeus | ExclusiveAccess.net

Is it just me or is rapper Shawty Lo looking sexier these days? Must be the money.


Rapper Soulja Boy and Shawty Lo


L to R: Rappers Lil Scrappy, Ludacris, Shawty Lo and Yung Joc

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Normally I ignore all communications from readers regarding that other lesbun blogger who has been so disrespectful to me in the past. But in the new year I have decided to forgive my enemies and instead I will show them love and understanding.

Yesterday, a loyal reader sent this photo of Necole that was sufficiently alarming enough to rate a response from me. She does look sick -- and not in a good way. Like she might be anorexic -- or lonely and depressed.

Necole, if you need any help kicking your habit, you have my number.

Loyal reader Simone writes:

Hi Sandra,

I know you and Necole B*** had beef in the past but I was wondering if you saw the pictures from her alter ego shoot? Sandra she looks like a 12 year old boy on crack. I think she needs an intervention. Maybe you should post this picture in the hopes that she sees it and checks herself into rehab.

LOVE YOUR BLOG GIRL!

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To add this pic sent in by loyal reader Stacy. It's supposedly Necole dressed up as Rihanna on the cover of her platinum CD 'Rated R'. I don't think celebrity photographer Derek Blanks likes Necole very much.

Why is anyone surprised that Ludacris has a girlfriend? We already know he's not gay. Lawd knows he's one of the few heterosexual men in all of Hip Hop. It's common knowledge that Luda broke up with his baby mama Christine eons ago. By the way, in case you forgot, Christine is an Atlanta based attorney, who stacks her own paper thank you very much.

I bet I know her. It's so hard to tell the difference between these Atlanta chicks. They all look alike. No originality whatsoever. But doesn't Luda's girlfriend look clean and wholesome like he found her in a library or in a grocery store aisle?

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Alert readers emailed me to say that Antonia "Toya" Carter was displeased with my earlier post about her boy toy, rapper Memphitz. Toya took to her Twitter page to say:

And

Now, I just know Toya isn't calling me a liar when there was a room full of people who heard exactly what her daughter said? In fact, my home girl was also in the room and she heard every word. Neither of us could understand why a grown man would want to push a small child's face in? Especially when the accidental knock down was clearly unintentional on the boy's part.

It seems to me that Toya is being overly sensitive about my post because I implied that her boyfriend was less than a man for wanting to fight a little kid. I suppose she felt the need to go there and defend his manhood especially after reading the part where I wrote: "I just can't see James Hardy on school grounds trying to push a little kid's face in."

Or maybe Toya was feeling some kind of way because my loyal reader wrote in to say that Memphitz was stepping out on her already?

The Secret Service are investigating a report that an effigy of U.S. president Barack Obama was found hanging by a noose from a building in Plains, Georgia this weekend.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturday morning along Main Street in the small town of Plains.

According to footage from WALB-TV, the doll was hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that says "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President." A witness told the television station that the doll wore a sign with Obama's name on it.

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I didn't tell you guys about the evening I spent watching a rehearsal for Tiny and Shamra Rodriguez's girl group the OMG Girlz, which includes Tiny's daughter Zonnique. For those who don't know, Shamra is the mother of the sisters in the group, Bahja and Lourdez.

Last month I was invited to a studio on the west side to watch the OMG Girlz give a private audition for BET (I guess they're getting their own reality show). Tiny was there putting the girls through their paces as they warmed up before the show.

After the group warmed up, Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae, who is the most talkative in the group, entertained the adults with a story about how some boy pushed her down at school that week. I wasn't really paying attention until she mentioned that some guy wanted to smack the kid up for pushing her.

The dude actually ordered Reginae to point the little boy out to him. Naturally, it piqued my interest when she mentioned that the dude was "my mommy's boyfriend."

I had several questions -- all of which I kept to myself. The biggest question on my mind: what was a grown man doing at an elementary school picking on small kids? I just assumed that Toya's new beau would be a grown man considering that she just got out of a relationship with a grown man.

To me it just made sense that Toya would leave a grown man for another grown man. You know what I'm sayin'? I just can't see James Hardy on school grounds trying to push a little kid's face in.

This was before I knew that Toya's new man was Memphitz, aka "Sexi face", some unknown rapper who's probably only using her to get some shine. This is the boy who bought Toya that pink gun that was all over twitter last year.

I have to remember that Toya is kinda young in the mind herself. Peep the tattoo she got on her finger to remind herself that she's in love. You know how kids are. They aren't entirely convinced that they're in love unless they mutilate their bodies.

At least she's in love until she finds out that ol' boy is stepping out on her already. This, according to a loyal reader who knows Memphitz well.

According to WSB-TV, a local rapper/producer is behind bars charged with the shooting death of a friend. Police say Damon Martin, 35, of Detroit, was shot and killed early Friday morning at the sprawling Hampton, GA home of local rapper Shawty Redd.

Redd, real name Demetrius Stewart, 28, initially told cops the New Year's Day shooting was accidental. But following an investigation, cops leaned the shooting was the result of an argument which turned physical.

Shawty Redd is mostly known for his production work on Young Jeezy's albums and for producing Snoop Dogg's hit "Sexual Seduction" off his 'Ego Trip' CD.

If you recall, Redd took to the blogs two years ago to complain that he never got paid for producing tracks on Jeezy's mixtape and CDs.

Redd is currently being held in the Henry County jail without bond. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Saturday is reset to Jan. 12. His only hope for freedom is if his legal counsel can convince a jury that the shooting was in self defense.

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A 4-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet during a late night New Year's Eve church service in Decatur, GA -- a suburb of Atlanta.

Lloyd Phipps, senior pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy near Decatur, told the AJC that Marquel Roberts was sitting beside his mother playing a hand held video game while waiting for a live concert to begin at 12:30 a.m.

"We heard a loud pop, which we now assume was when the bullet came through the roof," Phipps said.

Pastor Phipps said the child fell to the floor and at first seemed unconscious before awakening and crying. Members of the congregation prayed over the boy and then returned to watching the concert while an ambulance raced Marquel to a local hospital where he later died.

Church members were still enjoying the concert at 3:30 a.m. when they learned of the boys death. DeKalb police investigators returned to the church the next day and found the bullet's point of entry in the roof. Police believe someone fired a celebratory shot in the air and it fell through the roof on its way back down. They have no suspects.

"It's one of those things that you just cannot make any sense out of," Phipps said. "This lady took her kid to church, which is the right thing to do. And her son got killed because of someone’s irresponsible behavior."

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WSB-TV 2 reports that vandals ransacked the church owned by R&B singer Monica's stepfather. The tiny St. Marks United Methodist church in Fairburn has been hit twice in one week according to police.

Police are beefing up patrols in the area where the church sits at the corner of Bay and Oak Streets. The congregation doesn't understand why anyone would want to do damage to the church. Vandals first ransacked the kitchen before stealing a DVD, punched a hole in an office door and knocked over a framed picture of Monica.

"We can give them food. all they have to do is ask for it. And we can provide them with a DVD player if they want one," said Monica's stepfather the Rev. Best.

Singer Mariah Carey with her husband, Nick Cannon seen rushing through Heathrow Airport in London, UK, as they were late for their flight. The singer had 60 pieces of luggage for herself and her 8-strong entourage. Mariah and her husband, Nick, were ushered straight through security with a member of staff from British Airways. From: Splash News Online

Brad Pitt brought his adopted and biological kids to see their mom Angelina Jolie-Pitt on the set of her new film. It's common knowledge that the Jolie-Pitts are raising their daughter Shiloh to be a lesbun, and my how Zahara is growing!

Reality TV personality NeNe Leakes attended LeBron James' party at the Gold Room in Atlanta. The Key Club night on Mondays at the Gold Room is the spot to be for the industry elite and those who don't have to go to work in the morning.

Last week, a key industry figure asked if I thought my good girlfriend would be interested in appearing on a reality show. The kicker was they thought I might join my friend on the show. LOL, yeah right! My friend would love to do it, but count me out! Obviously the exec doesn't read my blog and has no clue about my disdain for reality TV shows.  Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Usher, Keri Hilson and Trey Song rocked the sold out Philips Arena on Saturday with their fiya remix to Trey's "I Invented Sex." Afterwards, the rumor mill cranked up with whispers that Trey and Keri were more than friends.

A source who was in the trio's dressing room said Trey couldn't keep his hands off Keri. "They were acting like school kids in the throes of puppy love," said the source who asked to remain anonymous.

I can believe it. Trey Song seems like the type of corny dude who would fall in love with a chick with no azz to speak of.

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Hip Hop fraud Nicki Minaj and sexy singer Tyrese partied at an Atlanta nightspot after the Hot 107.9 Jingle Jam, which I heard was a huge success. Lmao, Nicki looks like she borrowed her lacefront wig from Necole B.

I like the fact that Nicki poured out expensive champagne and Patron liquor for her fans who paid to party with her. That was a nice touch. Maybe she's not so bad after all. I wonder why none of these other so-called ballers thought of giving back like that?

They say Lil Wayne, the Young Money Clique, Usher, Keri Hilson, Trey Song, Nicki, Young Dro, Plies, and more, all turned the Jingle Jam out!

Sorry, I don't have a concert recap for you guys because the promoter only gave me a single ticket even though I asked for an additional ticket for my good girlfriend. So we left after standing in the cold night air for over an hour. What was I supposed to do, pay for her ticket?

The good news is the promoter came through with tickets for my readers. So, it's all good!

Hi Sandra,

Julia here with Devyne Stephens and Upfront Megatainment. Thanks so much for the post - it's great! Please can you correct the picture with Devyne and the little boy. He is not Devyne's son, but a young child from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding Hospital who is suffering from asthma.

Please see blurb below and make amendments as soon as possible...

    Fourteen-year-old Antwan “Twan” Watson-Robinson was diagnosed at a young age with asthma and severe allergies. For the past eight years, Twan has visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment and now receives immunotherapy injections in addition to his other medications to control his allergy symptoms.
    Without these treatments, Twan would likely experience severe breathing difficulties, leading to time in the Children’s Emergency department or even the Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
    Despite his diagnoses, Twan is upbeat and quick to charm the doctors and nurses at Children’s. A member of the school band and a football player, Twan has not allowed his asthma or allergies to slow him down. Off the field he also excels in the talented and gifted program at his school and hopes to one day become a sports announcer.

Kind regards and Merry Christmas :)

Julia Huie-Martin | Upfront Megatainment

Celebrity choreographer turned music mogul Devyne Stephens held his annual Christmas bash on Tuesday night here in Atlanta.

Celebs such as R&B Diva Monica, musicians Jermaine Dupri, Akon, B. Cox, rapper Yung Joc and Mayor Kasim Reed turned out. And, of course celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net was there to capture all the excitement!

The $50,000 extravaganza included Las Vegas style production, show girls and dance routines worthy of Broadway.


Stephens went all out this year giving $300,000 to a local charity.



Monica and Mayor Kasim Reed


Singer Akon and Devyne Stephens

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