Music producer Swizz Beatz narrowly missed doing federal time on piracy charges two weeks ago. The 33-year-old deadbeat dad flossed like he was making millions off the now defunct Megaupload.com content storage website. But as it turns out, Swizz allowed the website’s real owner to use his name and likeness on the website — for free… or so his lawyer says. Of course the truth will be revealed in due time.
Yesterday, a grateful Swizz and his gorgeous wife, Alicia Keys jetted to the sandy beaches of Hawaii with their adorable 15-month-old son, Egypt, for a little relaxation.
Photos: Splash News via Daily Mail
Rihanna, 23, is still on holiday in her native Barbados. She was spotted yesterday splashing in the surf with her family and friends at the beach. Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, raised eyebrows yesterday when they expressed their undying love for each other on the social networking website Twitter.com. Rihanna is typical of an abused woman who forms an unhealthy attachment to her abuser, even after he has rearranged her face, because she lacks the self esteem to move on.
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Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s baby sister, Solange Knowles, has finally found a man willing to stick around for more than a month. Okay, that was harsh. My apologies for that. But Solange has had difficulty keeping a man in the past. According to BlogXilla, Solange and her boyfriend, Allen, spent a month in Paris, France with Jules, her son from a previous relationship.
Solange posted photos from her French vacation on her blog. Since this is a gossip blog where speculation runs rampant, we wonder if Allan has a job, or if he’s sponging off of Solange
who is sponging off of her sister Beyonce?
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Yesterday we posted pics of Gabrielle Union, 39, in a string bikini playing in the surf on Miami Beach with Dwyane Wade’s sons, Zion and Zaire. What we didn’t know at the time was that LeBron James’ baby mama, Savannah Brinson, 25, and her sons, were with Gabby on the beach.
The reason being is that Savannah was covered from head to toe in a grey hoodie with black jogging pants in 80 degree weather.
According to sources in Miami, Savannah took offense at people criticizing her for trying to keep up with her more promiscuous friends who don’t care how they dress in public (such as La La Anthony). Friends say the disapproval stung Savannah and she made a vow never to show her skin in public again — or at least until her sons are fully grown with wives of their own.
We don’t know how true that is, but it does seem that Savannah is dressing more respectfully these days. Good for her!
Photos: Splash News Online
R&B Diva Monica and NBA star Shannon Brown celebrated their 1st year together as man and wife yesterday at the upscale
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, famed for its bucolic setting on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia.
In a series of tweets on their Twitter.com accounts yesterday, Shannon and Monica expressed their love and affection for each other.
Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah, 26, was spotted splashing in the surf on Miami Beach yesterday. Unlike some of the league’s bench players — such as Matt Barnes of the Lakers — the NBA lockout isn’t hurting Noah financially. As you know, Noah is the son of tennis great Yannick Noah.
This is not the first time that Lisa Bonet’s sexy actor husband Jason Momoa has made our Morning Wood section. The 6 ft former model turned heads while vacationing in his native Hawaii with his 43-year-old wife over the weekend. Jason spent the day paddle boarding in the waves off Hawaii’s beautiful beaches. Once out of the water, he carried the large paddle board over his shoulder like it weighed a feather. Jason and Lisa have two children together, a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, 4, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, who turns 3 in December. Lisa has a grown daughter, Zoe Kravitz, by singer Lenny Kravitz.
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Beyonce was spotted on a beach in Croatia poking her tummy out for the paparazzi. I’ve never seen a supposedly 4 months pregnant woman who looks like she swallowed a belly full of air. Give it up, Bey!
A loyal reader wrote in to inquire about Beyoncé’s disappearing baby bump:
I came across a picture on Bossip.com of beyonce for her birthday in Italy this past weekend. I find it funny that her bump doesn’t show in this picture. Is she really preggers…?
Good morning! Today we decided to combine Morning Wood & Morning Glory posts for you ladies and gents. We hope you and your family are enjoying your Labor Day weekend. Here in Atlanta it’s a cloudy 75 degrees with a 60% chance of thunderstorms. It’s not a good day for BBQs or hitting the beach. Fortunately, the weather in Miami was beautiful for 38-year-old Cougar Gabrielle Union, who spent quality time with her boy toy, NBA star Dwayne Wade, 29, and his two sons, Zaire, 9, and Zion, 4, along with their young friends during a family outing on Miami beach on Sunday. Wade won full custody of his sons following a bitter child custody battle with his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. The couple divorced in 2007.
Gabby wore a string bikini with the word HEAT emblazoned on her backside. Wade plays for the struggling Miami Heat who suffered an embarrassing loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the lowly Dallas Mavericks. But things will be much different in 2012 if the owners ever come to an agreement and lift the NBA lockout.
Ladies, watch your girlfriends around your men. Especially if she can never keep a man for herself. Always remember — unless she is a lesbian — she is your competition. She is paying close attention to your every move. She’s taking notes and positioning herself to take advantage of your mistakes. Watch her!
Update: according to a loyal reader, the woman pictured above with D. Wade and Gabby is actress Essence Atkins, who was accompanied by her husband, Jaime Mendez, whom she met on Match.com (thanks blkmiami!). But my advice still stands: watch those thirsty chicks around your man.