R&B singer Monica dismissed rumors that she is carrying husband Shannon Brown's baby. The Diva spoke to Global Grind last night during the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul 3rd Annual Women Behind the Music series at Tenjune in New York.

When Monica was asked if there were any future baby plans for her and basketball hubby Shannon Brown, she said:

"Absolutely I'm young, he's young and we want to have that between the two of us, but right now we are enjoying the three that we have blended together. We have little Shannon, we have Rodney and we have Romello. So we are enjoying the three of them right now."

On married life as a basketball wife:

"I always say 'I'm Shannon Brown's wife'. I don't look at the title of what he does, basketball, as the leading ideal of what I am as a wife. Because no matter what career path he chooses, I'm his wife, not a basketball wife.

I just look at it like we have two different jobs that are some times complex, but wanting our marriage to work it's easy for us to prioritize and do what we need to do."

Last night's event honored Mona Scott, Monica and celebrity manager Phillana Williams with a special performance by Bridgette Kelly.

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Yesterday we told you about Beyonce attending a children's birthday party with her hubby Jay Z in Brooklyn. According to the NY Times gossip column Page Six, Beyonce's fiercely loyal bodyguard, Julius, shooed away one mom who tried to take a photo of her. Well, one of the party goers was able to sneak a pic of the singer off guard.

Here's a question for you moms: do 5 month pregnant women normally sit with their backs hunched over like that? Is her poor posture safe for her fetus (if there is one)? So many questions...

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Another dumb rapper is cooling his heels in jail this morning after being busted overnight with a ton of weed and cash in his car.

According to TMZ.com, DeAndre Cortez Way, aka Souljah Boy, 21, was riding dirty in a car with 4 other men when their ride was pulled over by observant Temple Police Officers in Temple, GA at 3:15 a.m.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the car was pulled over for a traffic violation. Officers searched the car and found a "substantial amount" of marijuana and cash inside the vehicle.

DeAndre, whose last album sold a grand total of 15,000 copies, was arrested and hauled away to the Carroll County Jail -- along with his compadres -- where he is currently being held without bond.

NBA superstar LeBron James was seen taking a stroll near Central Park in New York City this afternoon. We thought you ladies would like to see what LeBron is working with.
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During the 2nd night of her sold out Speak Now Tour in Atlanta this weekend, pop queen Taylor Swift tweeted a pic of her backstage guests, rappers T.I., Nelly and Jeezy. Taylor and T.I. performed his hit single "Live Your Life", with Taylor singing Rihanna's parts. But not all of Taylor's fans shared her enthusiasm, and the backlash was swift.

Even before T.I. left the stage, Taylor's outraged Stans took to social networking sites to blast her for inviting the King of the south onstage. Some Stans called the 21-year-old singer every variation of the N-word. While others repeatedly asked "where's the love?"

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"Basketball Wives LA" cast member Laura Govan, in her infinite wisdom, decided to tweet this pic of her baby daddy, NBA star Gilbert Arenas, wearing a teeny cop negligee. Some might argue that it isn't a good idea for Arenas to be wearing negligee during the NBA lockout. But we contend that it is not a good idea for a baby mama to tweet a pic of her baby daddy wearing negligee at any time. Some things should stay personal between a couple, whether she stars on a reality show or not.

Back in the '80s, before Chastity Bono thought she was a guy, she attended the same high school with a young Jennifer Aniston, who would later go on to achieve fame and glory as the star of a little TV show called Friends.

Both were students at the prestigious New York City High School Of Performing Arts in 1987, according to British tabloid The Daily Mail.

Aniston is now 42, with long blonde hair. And Bono, now 41, is no longer a lesbian after legally changing her gender to a male. Bono is one of the most controversial contestants on the 13th season ABC's Dancing With The Stars, which premieres Monday, Sept.19.

Just a few moments ago, Carmelo's wife La La Anthony tweeted this pic of herself and bestie Savannah Brinson (LeBron's fiancee) attending a fashion event in NYC. I'm quite surprised at the direction that Savannah's personal style has gone in. She's beautiful, but she's almost unrecognizable with all that makeup on. Clearly Savannah is hanging around Kim Kardashian too long. I wonder what leBron thinks...

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After rushing to a LA hospital in labor, former Spice Girls member Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, gave birth to a healthy baby girl early this morning, according to Mel herself via her Twitter page.

The 36-year-old checked into a Los Angeles hospital Thursday morning, and by Friday morning she made the official announcement on her Twitter account.

“Finally our baby arrives,Stephen nearly passed out,Phoenix screamed,I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!!” Mel wrote. “She is just sooo amazing!!”

Mel’s 12-year-old daughter Phoenix — from her previous marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar — was at the hospital for her little sister’s arrival, and it’s her first child with hubby of four years, Stephen Belafonte. Source

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In 1983, Steve Jobs, a 27-year-old multimillionaire, introduced the world's first personal home computer with a mouse driven gui, called the Apple Lisa.

According to TMZ.com, this photo of the Apple co-founder and former CEO was taken today -- two days after he resigned as the head honcho of Apple.

The post title refers to a Mark Twain quote that Jobs recited at a Apple keynote meeting after a media outlet mistakenly published his obituary in 2008.

In 2004, Jobs announced that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas -- one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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We know from that classic sex tape with her e-boyfriend Ray J that Kim Kardashian can easily handle a man of any size. But this photo of newlyweds Kris and Kim Kardashian dry humping near the pool of their hotel in Italy is totally confusing. Where are her legs?

As you know, Kim and Kris tied the knot on Saturday in an over-the-top wedding that was extravagant even by Hollywood standards. The lovebirds will wrap up their honeymoon this weekend and fly back to New York where they plan to attend another wedding reception for themselves thrown by a friend.

An emotional photo of a dog mourning his master at a funeral has captured hearts everywhere.

Petty Officer Jon Tumilson, 35, was one of 38 Americans killed in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan this month. He was remembered by around 1,500 mourners at his funeral Friday in his hometown of Rockford, Iowa, at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School.

Mr. Tumilnson's Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, led Tumilson's family into the school's gymnasium where the funeral was held. Hawkeye then stretched out on the floor below the casket and refused to leave his master's side.

The photo was taken by Mr. Tumilson's cousin, Lisa Pembleton, who then posted the touching image to her Facebook page.

Ms Pembleton wrote: "I felt compelled to take one photo to share with family members that couldn't make it or couldn't see what I could from the aisle.

In response to the outpouring of messages on Facebook about Hawkeye, Nikki Virgilio, a friend of Mr Tumilson wrote:

"I can happily report to you that Hawkeye was willed to one of J.T.'s good friends, the same one that took care of him whenever J.T. was deployed overseas. So he is assuredly in a loving home. J.T. was an amazing being and his dog is no different." Source

It's uncanny how dogs seem to sense when their owners are sick or have passed away. They go into mourning just like adults.

While some of the country was fixated on a wedding that is destined to end in divorce, U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama did nothing to diminish reports that their own marriage is on the rocks. For starters, the couple arrived on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts on Friday in separate jets -- sparking rumors of discord between the commander-in-chief and his wife. Then the media made much ado about this REUTERS photo showing Mrs. Obama icily shutting her husband out while listening to music on her iPod as they left their vacation home yesterday. It was one of the rare times the Obamas were seen together publicly on the well-to-do island.

What do you kids think of the Obamas' apparent marital problems?

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The chick performing at a Las Vegas gay club last night was not the real Kim Kardashian, but she was an impressive facsimile thereof! We can see why Kim K is so nervous about Melissa Molinaro using her striking likeness to make a name for herself. Studies have shown that White males prefer the less is more school of thought when it comes to a woman's assets. This would explain why there are so many Facebook pages for Britain's Pippa Middleton's derriere -- and none for Kim's artificially pumped up butt.

From TMZ.com:

Melissa Molinaro -- that chick in the Old Navy commercial that looks just like Kim Kardashian -- brought her bootyful talents to the stage lit up table at Las Vegas gay club Piranha this weekend.

Last month, Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Old Navy because she claims they hired Melissa to dupe the public into thinking Kim is affiliated with the clothing giant.

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Troubled singer Chris Brown released the cover art for his upcoming mixtape titled Boy in Detention, dropping August 5th. The cover art depicts a young, brown skinned thug with a row of gold teeth and short cropped hair. It takes a minute for it to sink in that the 'boy' is Brown himself. But isn't Chris Brown light skinned?

Is this artwork an example of what psychologists refer to as a 'freudian slip'? -- an expression of his unconscious desires? Does Chris Brown really wish he was black?

From Rap-up.com:

Chris Brown shares his passions for fashion and women on the illustrated cover of his hip-hop mixtape Boy in Detention, dropping August 5. The artwork, designed by Mina Kwon, shows a hand-drawn Breezy wearing sunglasses with a skull, flames, sneakers, and a scantily-clad lady in the background.

Kelly Rowland's runaway train of success can not be stopped! She's on a roll! The "Motivation" singer snagged yet another magazine cover. Kelly covers the September 2011 issue of Fearless magazine. (Is it September already?)

Meanwhile, tongues are still wagging about how Kelly kicked the chair out from under former bandmate Beyoncé and ran off with her crown laughing! Bey was a guest on 'The View' yesterday. We didn't get a chance to watch the clip, but we're sure she talked about her hubby Jay Z and how she makes sure he keeps his Viagra prescription filled on time.

Watch Beyoncé's interview after the break!

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They were with her 'til the end: Amy Winehouse's five bodyguards took turns guarding her while she was alive. But they couldn't save her when Winehouse, 27, died of a drug overdose early Saturday in her $4 million London flat. Yesterday, the day of her funeral, the 5 men joined together one last time to accompany her body to the Golders Green crematorium where she was cremated, per Jewish custom. Afterwards, they posed with a box containing her ashes.

The man in the center of the photo is Andrew Morris, the bodyguard who found Amy's lifeless body in her bed on Saturday. He's the one who called for an ambulance, though no one could save her. An autopsy performed on Winehouse the day after her body was found was inconclusive.

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Kelly Rowland's CD, Here I Am, is in stores today, and the sexy siren covers the August/September issue of Vibe magazine! Inside, she discusses spicing up her sensual side by visiting sex shops, and and her split from her former manager, Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles.

When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment?
I did, but I also felt like, 'Oh my God, what have I done?!' I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label.

What about your personal relationship with Mathew Knowles. Do you still talk to him?
Mathew sent me flowers for my birthday!

But do you talk to him?
It’s... I respect him above anything.

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A loyal reader who shall remain anonymous writes:

Hi Sandra,

Not sure if you were aware, but Bu Thiam has a young daughter (maybe 2 or 3). Her mother is Ariel Hakim (@theeariel); a gorgeous Muslim woman, whom you may recognize as one of the cast members from season 2 of BET's Hell Date. She is a model, an aspiring actress & even does some work with Akon's Konfidence Foundation. Please see the attached photo of Bu & his daughter.

Sincerely,
A Loyal Reader

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Ebony magazine staff writer Lola Ogunnaike mentioned us in the August 2011 Ebony magazine featuring playwright/director Tyler Perry on the cover!


TUCKED AWAY IN A DIMLY LIT corner inside Manhattan's fabulously hip restaurant, Hotel Griffou, is where you'll find New York socialite and philanthropist Shelly B. Bronfman (née Brewer). Her three children--Hannah, Benjamin and Vanessa--surround her for a family portrait. As the cameraman dips and dodges about the space, insisting that they "smile" and give him "more energy," Ben lobs a knock-knock joke that bombs. "I'd laugh, but I can't breath," says Vanessa, who has wrapped herself in a chiffon skirt and lovely cream corset.

   They look like any other close-knit clan--and in most ways they are. But in one very major way they are not: Sherry's ex-husband and father of her brood is none other than Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, Seagram's heir and one of the wealthiest men in America. He also happens to be white and Jewish, facts that still manages to shock--at least in the blogosphere.

  In a post titled "Who Knew Edgar Bronfman's Kids Were Mixed?" the highly trafficked blogger Sandra Rose seemed utterly surprised to have unearthed "Black Bronfmans." Until now, not much has been written about the former Mrs. Bronfman, who is African American, or her biracial children. Long ago, she made the decision to shelter them from the limelight, and they've also shied away from publicity. "I wanted them to have a childhood," says Bronfman. "One of the greatest gifts you can give a kid is a childhood."

   Now that the kids are finding success as budding entrepreneurs, the glare of the spotlight has proven to be both unavoidable and inevitable. Rather than run from exposure, they've chosen to embrace it these days. Naturally it's good for business but it also offers them an opportunity to dispel the notion that all children are born into wealth and ambitionless trust fund brats who shop all day and party all night.

  "I really hate the current perception of rich kids," says Ben, 28, a musician and eco-friendly entrepreneur. "People think Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie. But we're not into being famous for fame's sake. We want to be known for our accomplishments, the things that we've achieved. I've avoided that other stuff like the plague."

READ MORE in the current issue of Ebony magazine on newsstands now!

Bronfman family portrait by ANTHONY BARBOZA / KENBARBOZA.COM

Rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, has come full circle. Bow Weezy was a toddler barely out of diapers when he grabbed a mic to spit a few bars for rapper Snoop Dogg.

Now he's a grown man, at 24, with a baby of his own. In an emotional open letter to his fans, Bow Wow gushed about the new love of his life, his daughter, Shai, whom he affectionately refers to as "boo boo."

"God gave me the illest gift," he wrote on his blog, "she inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night."

The baby's mom is video model @Miss_Joie.

Let me start off by saying i love my fans. With out yall i wudda been left the game. For the past 3 years i been batteling life. Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid i did everything and saw everything too fast which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if i had no purpose to live(Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no blk card nuffn ammounts to my lil girl. I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me. Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything i do. I wanted to be 1st n let yall know the real. My lil girl is getting BIG fast. i love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night. Never been a fan of posting pix of my daughter. Reason is because i want my boo boo to have everything i didnt. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends with out some asshole sticking his camera all in my lil girl face. I know how fame is. I missed out on so much that i now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life. Yes! I change diapers. Aint as bad as i thought hahaha. I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my i phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes i tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional.

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Actress Tichina Arnold ("Everybody Hates Chris") came flying out of the closet this weekend when she posted pics of herself and her cutie pie lover on her Facebook page.

Wait, you didn't know Tichina was a lesbian? I thought I told you that she lived with rapper MC Lyte for at least 5 years in Atlanta in the 90s? Tichina, who has a daughter, turned 40 on June 28. Happy birthday to her!

I bumped into rap mogul Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, his girlfriend, Fab, and her friend yesterday at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. We had a long conversation about blogs fabricating stories about Luda and Fab. More specifically, about how my blog influences the things other blogs write about.

Luda made it clear that he expected way more from me because he and I go way back to the days when I was a photographer and he was DJ Chris Lova Lova on Hot 97.5 (now 107.9).

Eudoxie Fabiola

The bottom line is, Luda and Fab are not ready to marry just yet -- and when they do get married, everyone will know. They simply refuse to allow outside forces to influence their decisions. Luda stressed to me that he LOVES Eudoxie very much, and he would do anything for her.

I was happy to meet Eudoxie for the first time. She cleared up a few things, such as her name: she goes by "Fab" because her middle name is Fabiola; and the fake Facebook page that everyone, including me, thought was her. She said "Agnan" is not her last name, and she has no idea who created the fake page.


Fab's real Facebook page is in French, and it is private. She only has about 200 Facebook friends who are friends and family.

She was so sweet! She took out her cell phone to show me pictures of her childhood. Fab proudly showed me pics of her mom, Jermaine, holding her as a toddler in Gabon, in Africa! I asked her if she would send it to me, and I was surprised when she agreed.

Check out the picture she sent us Exclusively after the break!

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Willow Sage Hart had her first photo shoot on June 9, a week after her birth. That same week, she enjoyed her first stroll on the beach with her parents, singer Pink, 31, and racer Carey Hart, 35.

"Willow is a pro!" Pink, 31, tells PEOPLE. "Or else she is borderline narcoleptic like her daddy – she slept the whole time." She's probably sleeping all the time because she's a newborn?

Pink said her first experience as a mother includes snot, tears and poop.

"My life was once whiskey, tears, and cigarettes... now it's snot, tears, and the color of poop. #bliss," she tweeted last Tuesday. She added, "I do miss the whiskey though."

"You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child," Pink told People magazine.

Willow is the first child for Pink and Carey who have been married 5 years.

WSBTV.com has the story behind Atlanta's dumbest burglar who was found dangling from razor wire atop a fence in Buckhead on Monday:

Officers told Channel 2 Action News two men broke into a home on Peachtree Battle Avenue in Buckhead, raced from the scene and wrecked their car a short distance away on Chattahoochee Avenue.

News Chopper 2 showed a red vehicle wedged between a pair of trees in a northwest Atlanta warehouse district and a man in handcuffs.

Police said they found a second suspect hanging in upside down from the fence about a block from where the car crashed. The man had wriggled out of his pants and was caught wearing just boxer shorts.

The bumbling burglar was placed in an ambulance but his injuries are unknown, according to WSBTV.

I'm just glad somebody got a picture of the fool. I'll update this post later with his mugshot.