Power couple Russell and Ciara Wilson attended the first night of Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest / EA Sports Bowl Welcome to Atlanta party in Atlanta on Thursday. Live performances included Ludacris, Young Jeezy and T.I. performing together for the first time; Gucci Mane performing with Migos, and a special appearance by Jermaine Dupri and more.

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Naomi Osaka, the 2018 US Open Women's Singles champion, returned home to her native Japan, where she attended a press conference in Yokohama, Kanagawa on Thursday, September 13. Here she receives a flower bouquet from Koki Ando, president and chief executive officer of Nissin Foods Holdings Co.

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ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill bit off more than she could chew when she objected to a statement by Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones.

ESPNS says Hill, 41, crossed the line when she urged her followers to boycott Jones' sponsors after he said he wouldn't tolerate any of his players disrespecting the American flag.

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Delta

Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled sponsorship of New York's Public Theater on Sunday, citing the summer production of Julius Caesar featuring the assassination of the main character who bears a striking resemblance to President Trump.

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Ciara Amber Rose Sean Combs

Ciara, Amber Rose, and Sean Combs are among 100 celebrities and social media "influencers" who received FTC warning letters about disclosing paid endorsements on social media. The FTC is cracking down on A to Z-list celebrities who hawk products on social media without disclosing the posts are paid endorsements.

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Wendy Williams

Former shock jock Wendy Williams was stunned at the backlash to her statement on the NAACP and HBCUs. The talk show DIVA responded by apologizing to her audience, then she fired 3 Caucasian staff members who wrote her one-liners that day.

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Jazz Jennings

It's been quite a week for 14-year-old transgender Jazz Jennings. The TLC Network announced a new reality show documenting Jazz's life as a gender stereotypical girl. Then he landed a deal as the face of Clean & Clear acne treatment products.

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Adrian Peterson

After intense political and financial pressure, the Minnesota Vikings has suspended child abuser Adrian Peterson indefinitely. The Vikings reactivated Peterson on Monday after he was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse in Houston on Friday.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Phaedra Parks shows off her secret to shedding her baby weight by becoming an ambassador for Xenadrine

Embattled Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was spotted grocery shopping earlier today in Atlanta. Parks, a local attorney, was signed as an ambassador for Xenadrine. She will need the extra cash if she is named in the federal indictments in her husband's bank fraud case.

According to a press release from Xenadrine, Parks is "the epitome of today's motivated, driven, and goal oriented entrepreneurial female." Supposedly, Phaedra added Xenadrine to her diet and exercise routine after delivering her second son.

The press release claims Phaedra credits the weight loss formula with giving her "an extra boost of energy that not only helped her barrel through her busiest days, but left her with enough extra energy for her workouts, cardio sessions, or tougher yet, another Real Housewives reunion!"
Photo: Splash News

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Paula Deen Apology

In case you haven't heard, disgraced TV chef Paula Deen is back.

Deen, 67, is being given a second chance by corporate sponsors after she was unceremoniously dumped by the Food Network for being racially naive in these changing times.

"I've learned a lot," said Deen in a cover story of this week's People magazine.

"I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out," she said, referring to gay NFL draft prospect Michael Sam.

Deen continued: "He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying."

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DMX and George Zimmerman

That "celebrity" boxing match between child killer George Zimmerman and washed up rapper DMX is off.

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Christina Milian has lunch meeting

R&B singer Christina Milian was spotted smoking one of those e-cigarette Hookah thingies while lunching with actor Oskar Rivera at Clafoutis Restaurant on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, CA, on Wednesday. Word is Milian gets paid a pretty penny by an electronic cigarette sponsor to use their product in public.
Photo: Winston Burris/WENN.com

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Outrage As Giant M&M Substituted for Peach Drop

Atlantans are outraged that the New Year's Peach Drop organizers have apparently sold out to a corporate sponsor.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published this photo in today's online edition notifying "holiday purists" that the iconic peach has been replaced by a gigantic yellow M&M candy.

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Kanye West Announces Release Date for Adidas Line

The streets have been buzzing about sports footwear giants Nike and Adidas signing rappers (Drake and Kanye West) to exclusive partnership deals. Neither Drake nor Kanye seem to be athletically inclined. In fact, both men lean toward the Metrosexual side of the fashion aisle. Kanye kept the buzz going last night by announcing a release date for his new Kanye West x Adidas shoe line.

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Adidas Signs Kanye West for $10 Million

The corporate sponsorships keep rolling in for troubled music producer Kanye West, despite his recent rant against corporate greed. Footwear giant Adidas announced a new sponsorship deal with West worth $10 million.

$10 million might not seem like a lot of money considering the hundreds of millions Adidas and NIKE throws at professional athletes for endorsements, but West will reportedly receive royalties on his products. The lack of royalties is the reason behind West's split with NIKE.

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Lebron James The 11 Experience

NBA superstar Lebron James, Crown Royal and NIKE presented the LeBron 11/11 Experience in Miami over the weekend. Crown Royal and NIKE took over a parking deck on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and turned it into a playground and more for the launch of Lebron's new basketball shoe. NIKE presented a history of LeBron's shoes and the evolution of the superstar himself.

King James, as his fans call him, took questions from kids and signed autographs. NIKE debuted the new commercial that was shot a few weeks ago on South Beach. Also in the house were LeBron's wife, Savannah James, and mother, Gloria James, Gloria's boyfriend Da Real Lambo, NBA veteran Kenny Smith, actor Terrence J, super producer Pharell Williams, and socialite Teyanna Taylor, who maintains homes in Miami and Atlanta.

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Josh Homme Jay Z

At least one A-lister hates aging rap mogul Jay Z.

Josh Homme, the Queens of the Stone Age singer/guitarist, played Jay Z's Made in America festival recently, but Homme says he was not impressed with the aging rapper, his festival or the champagne he is currently peddling for dollars.

In an interview with CBC Radio 2?s “Strombo Show”, Homme referred to Beyonce's husband as a "kook". Homme was perturbed because Jay Z's security frisked him and his bandmates and searched their bags, like they were former crack dealers from Brooklyn.

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La La seen leaving Good Morning America

Reality TV star La La Anthony was spotted arriving at the studio where ABC's 'Good Morning America' is taped in NYC on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Latin Times, La La said a woman's insecurity can lead to bad makeup choices. "You don't have to go overboard. Simple eyeliner, lip gloss and blush can go a long way," she said helpfully. On her exclusive deal as Caress Body Wash spokeswoman, La La said: "I'm so honored to be even looked at as a 'fabulista,' and to be using fragrances to inspire women. I specifically love Caress' 'Tempting Whisper' and what's great about it is that it's light, it smells good and it's a great scent. Anything I put my name behind, I really, truly believe in, and this is a product that I use, that I love and I'm always the kind of person that likes to share my beauty secrets with the people and this is definitely one of them."
Photo: JDH Images / Splash News

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Chris Brown

In a bid to repair his damaged image, troubled singer Chris Brown gave away new sneakers at the 'WE US: Walk Everywhere in Unity's Shoes' event at Crenshaw Senior High School on Saturday, July 6, in Los Angeles, California. Brown, 24, gave away free Reebok sneakers to children in need. Brown was recently charged with a hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging information, both misdemeanors.

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    Paula Deen dropped by Target Wal-Mart

    When it rains it pours. Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has been dropped by Target and Novo Nordisk following her admission that she uttered racial slurs in the past. The Food Network declined to renew Deen's contract on Friday. And on Wednesday, Wal-Mart announced it was dropping Deen as a sponsor. Deen's other sponsors, online shopping giant QVC and Smithfrield Foods are awaiting the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen's brother, Bubba Hiers.

    Deen, 66, could lose $17 million in endorsement revenue as a result of the controversy.

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