Celebrity friends Ne-Yo, Flo Rida and Busta Rhymes, and others, got together at a recording studio in LA to celebrate the life of pop icon Michael Jackson, who would have turned 53 yesterday.
Thad of ExclusiveAccess.net was there to capture the celebration of life.
We found many people paying homage to Michael Jackson in honor of his birthday. From die hard fans leaving flowers on Michael Jackson's star on Hollywood Blvd to stars like Flo Rida, Ne-Yo and their celebrity friends. Flo Rida explained he was in a festive mood due in part to the release of his latest single "Good Feeling" which was released on Michael Jackson's birthday and debut on top 100. We caught up with Flo Rida in the studio working on his Only One Rider Part II album. Source
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Actress Halle Berry enjoys the best of both worlds. When her actor boyfriend Olivier Martinez is out of the country, she slips between the sheets with her personal assistant/lover whom we first introduced you to here.
Halle celebrated her 45th birthday by frolicking in the surf with her girlfriend as they lapped up the gorgeous California sunshine on a beach outing yesterday in Malibu.
Halle, who looked stunning in a peach bikini and colourful sarong, stood no chance as her mischievous chum leapt on her back and dunked her in the cool Malibu sea.
The Monster's Ball star saw the funny side of things, though, and was seen roaring with laughter as her pal - who was fully dressed in jeans and a vest top - engaged her in a rough and tumble.
Also joining them was Halle's little daughter Nahla, who gave her mummy and affectionate birthday hug as they whiled away the afternoon on the beach. Source
Photos: Splash via Daily Mail
Artist manager and music executive Phillana Williams celebrated her birthday at Salon Millesime last night in New York City. As you know, Phillana started out as Ciara's manager. But before that she was an assistant at the now defunct LaFace Records in Atlanta. LaFace is responsible for establishing the careers of so many movers and shakers in the music industry! Many of whom came out last night to support Phillana!
WAIT, STOP THE PRESSES!
Phillana's artist Miguel chose last night as a coming out of sorts for his longtime girlfriend (whose name is being withheld for now). Isn't she pretty? We're told that the two lovebirds have been together for some years now, and my inside sources ASSURED us that she IS his real girlfriend. So this ends all specualtion about Miguel's sexuality once and for all.
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The Golden State Warriors' star guard Stephen "Steph" Curry is off the market. Well, he's been off the market for years now, but he finally made it official when he married his childhood sweetheart, Ayesha Alexander, this past Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to Jill, the star crossed couple met in a church youth group when they were teenagers (he was 15 and she, 14).
Ayesha, who carefully documented their decade long relationship on Twitter.com so the groupies would know he's taken -- couldn't contain her excitement as the big day approached.
You know it's true love because the Dopamine rush wore off years ago. Congrats to the happy couple!
Photos: Kristin Vining (engagement pics) and Twitter
The name on everyone's lips this past weekend was Alex Gidewon, the uber successful club promoter with a string of lucrative nightclubs in Atlanta. Tonight, Gidewon, who co-owns AG Entertainment with his brothers, will celebrate his 40th birthday at the newest jewel in his crown of nightclubs: Club Reign.
Most holders of invitations to Alex's private party at Reign believe they will gain admission to the Ultra private bash at Dubai Lounge next door to Reign, but unfortunately, they will not.
Please be clear: there are NO invitations to Alex Gidewon's Ultra private bash at the exquisitely appointed Dubai Lounge tonight. If you are an A-lister, a baller or a shot caller in Atlanta, your name speaks for itself. Your aura of sophistication is all you will need to get inside Dubai. If the doorman has to ask who you are, you will be pointed down the sidewalk to Club Reign.
But don't be embarrassed: you won't be alone -- you just won't be inside Dubai Lounge sipping champagne with the rest of the ballers.
The stunning Moroccan styled Dubai Lounge was designed by Michael Habachy of Habachy Designs, Inc.
Happy birthday, Alex! Have fun tonight!
We corrected this post to reflect the fact that Michael Habachy of Habachy Designs, Inc. designed both nightclubs.
According to Black Celeb Kids blog, R&B songstress Lauryn Hill, 36, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Saturday:
"Mother and baby are fine,” says the source, who adds that Hill and family “had a little scare because the baby came out the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. All is well now and everyone is happy.”
I guess the only question remains, who's the baby daddy? According to her other baby daddy, Rohan Marley, the baby isn't his. And just so you know Rohan isn't just making up lies to get attention, his girlfriend took to her Twitter page to profess her love for the Rastafarian womanizer.
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It wasn't just another party for reality TV star Kim Kardashian last night at Tao in Las Vegas. It was a celebration to mark the end of her troubled history as a single woman who had problems keeping a man.
After running through half the eligible bachelors on both coasts, the 30-year-old silicone Queen decided New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries, 26, would do nicely.
Kim threw her Bachelorette shindig -- complete with midget exotic strippers -- at Club Tao in Vegas with her mom, Kris Jenner, sisters Khloe and Kourtney, and friends such as La La Vazquez-Anthony, 32, in attendance.
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According to TMZ.com, San Diego Charger tight end, Antonio Gates, married LaLa Vazquez... Well, not Lala, but he did marry an exact copy of her -- a model-turned-business owner, Sasha Dindayal, on July 9 during a lavish ceremony at the Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego.
The "model-turned-business owner" title is important to separate her from the other LSLH groupies who position themselves in team hotels and outside locker rooms in hopes of being the next Mrs. so and so. Hey, a chick has to eat and get her hair and nails did.
TMZ has more photos from the wedding. Click here to see the pics.
Speaking of wedding pics, did you see this photo of Monica's bridesmaids that she posted on her Twitter page? Aren't they beautiful? It's troublesome to my trained photography eye that the picture is so dark. I wonder why that is?
Deion “Primetime” Sanders, 43, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently. So the former Florida State alumni and Atlanta Falcons standout came to back to Atlanta, where it all started for him, to celebrate his milestone achievement.
According to Tami of Talkingwithtami.com, Primetime's wife, Pilar, reality star Chilli, and numerous football players, past and present, came out to support their friend. The gala was held at the 200 Peachtree venue in downtown Atlanta, where red and black attire (Falcons colors) were a "strict" dress code requirement.
Deion and his stunning wife Pilar were decked out in coordinating outfits. Deion wore a burgundy shirt, black pinstriped suit with red buttons and a red, paisley-print tie. Pilar wore a black, flowing, backless evening gown with black designer stilettos. The mother of 3 looked fabulous!
In keeping with Deion's infamous overinflated ego, a boxing announcer stood on the red carpet to (loudly) announce the arrival of Primetime and his large entourage of family, friends and staff, who showed up on a decked out custom bus. Also in attendance were former Atlanta Braves great, Brian Jordan, and his expectant wife; TLC singer Chilli and her latest catch; and R&B singer Keith Sweat, who performed at the event.
Photos by Talkingwithtami.com
The Insider and one other national media (I forget which) had the exclusive on singer Monica's wedding to NBA star Shannon Brown over the weekend! As you know, the happy couple renewed their vows in front of 300 family and friends in Los Angeles on Saturday (July 9). The couple previously said "I do" in a private ceremony at their home in November 2010.
When asked what Shannon whispered in her ear at the alter, Monica said, "he asked me was I his forever, and I answered.. a lot of good stuff." She added: "I'm glad you couldn't hear."
Among the invited guests were Shannon's best man, and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, and Kobe's wife Vanessa, who arrived early and helped out doing things as Mo's bridesmaid, since Khloe Kardashian dropped out at the last minute due to a death in the family.
Monica's good friend La La Vazquez told The Insider's Kevin Frazier, "Oh my God! Love was in the air. It was beautiful! I LOVE weddings!"
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As you know, Lil Wayne's baby mama and reality TV star Antonia Carter got married to her boyfriend, Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, over the weekend in Atlanta.
While most of you are talking about Lil Wayne's other baby mama, Nivea, getting arrested for a DUI after the reception -- the industry is wondering whether the wedding was even real.
According to my confidential informant -- an invited industry insider -- no one knew until they arrived that the wedding would be filmed for an upcoming episode of Carter's BET reality TV series, “A Family Affair”.
My informant said BET producers angered the guests by telling them they couldn't bring their cell phones into the wedding, and making them sign release forms. "People were pissed!" said my source. She said none of the guests knew the wedding was being filmed until they arrived. "The invitations said the wedding was in Alpharetta, but it was in Milton, Georgia," she said.
"The seating was staged to accommodate the TV cameras," she said. "Monica Brown came with her husband Shannon, and Tamar Braxton was there with her husband. Tameka [Tiny] was the maid of honor."
"It was raining. They made everyone huddle in a little guest house foyer for an hour until they got it together. We had to sign release forms."
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