Ice Cube in New York City

Ice Cube, NBPA executive Roger Mason Jr., and entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz hosted a press conference in New York City to officially announce the launch of the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 basketball league featuring retired NBA players.

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R Kelly and girlfriend at Gold Room

Last night, singer R Kelly was spotted partying at the Gold Room in Atlanta with his barely legal girlfriend, 18-year-old Halle Calhoun. The 49-year-old singer/songwriter’s career was nearly decapitated by pedophile rumors in the early 2000s. A star-struck Chicago jury found Kelly not guilty of urinating on a 14-year-old girl in 2008. His career never fully recovered after that.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Omar "Slimm" White, Bobby V, and Lil Scrappy

Stars such as Lil Scrappy (Love and Hip Hop Atlanta), R&B singer Bobby V, Diana Ross’s son Evan Ross, basketball star Allen Iverson and more packed Metro Fuxion Club to celebrate the Life and Birthday of local club promoter and entrepreneur Omar “Slim” White.

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I know I’m late with this. Thanks to loyal reader Tanya for this tip! NBA star Josh Howard’s words stirred controversy when he was caught on a cell phone video disrespecting Senator Barack Obama and the National Anthem.

The comments were made during Allen Iverson’s Celebrity Flag football game in Baltimore in July. Howard said, “The Star Spangled banner going on right now. I don’t even celebrate that shit. But I’m black got dammit. Obama, all that shit.”

So far there’s been no apology issued from Howard’s camp which probably means he meant what he said. Not every black person is an Obama bandwagon rider.

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