Jermaine Dupri and daughters

Music mogul Jermaine Dupri brought his daughters, Shaniah and Jalynn to the Atlanta screening of the upcoming family comedy Daddy's Home at Regal Atlantic Station Theaters. Outfitted in "ugly Christmas sweaters," JD and his lovely girls welcomed the invited guests, including Jagged Edge singer Wingo, singer RL (Next), gospel singer Micah Stampley, DJ Fadelf, Beautii J ("Cutting It: In the ATL"), Melissa Knowles (HLN), Jonica "Blu" Booth ("Bad Girls Club"), Bo Talley, Shay Johnson ("Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta") and more.

DADDY'S HOME opens Christmas Day. Watch the trailer at

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Sorry ladies, rapper Da Brat is off the market. A loyal reader spotted Brat making out with her current flame (for now) in the corner of the VIP at a strip club in Las Vegas. You know Brat loves the ladies and the strippers (there is a subtle difference).

Read the email after the break.

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Diageo Presents BET Hip Hop Awards Kick Off Powered By Samsung (104 of 124)

Last night Diageo powered by Samsung Kicked off the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend with a Live performance by rappers 2 Chainz (pictured above), Jermaine Dupri and and the world's greatest entertainer Doug E Fresh. DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were on the wheels.

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Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri part ways

Songbird Mariah Carey seems to be blaming her manager and producer Jermaine Dupri for the poor performance of her current album.

Mariah's unfortunately named album, Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse, sold a measly 83,000 total albums in the US. That wasn't good enough for the 45-year-old Diva who has 17 top ten albums to her credit.

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Not to be outdone by rappers T.I. (who is currently serving time in an Arkansas prison) and Ludacris who each donated $10,000 cash out of their own wallets for flood relief, rappers JD and Nelly plan to get other celebs to donate to flood victims.

Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, & V-103 join forces for a charity celebrity bowling tournament entitled, Atlanta Stand-Up. JD and Nelly have invited all their celebrity friends to come out and bowl (and hopefully open their wallets) tomorrow night (10/1) at Red Carpet Lanes located at 4500 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096.

Expected celebrity guests include: Big Boi, Bryan-Michael Cox, Zaytoven, Devyne Stephens, Polow Da Don, Lil’ Ronnie, Nitti, Mike Bigga (formerly Killer Mike), Sammie, Rozelle, NBA superstar Derric Anderson, Grand Hustle Records and many more celebrities, athletes and entertainment professionals.

Doors open at 8PM, and of course the Red Carpet begins at 9PM.

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Most of you know Janet Jackson confirmed to Harper's Bazaar magazine that she and producer mogul Jermaine Dupri had split after 7 years together.

Not surprisingly, no one seemed to care. That's probably because everyone knew it was just another publicity stunt cooked up by the duo whose stars are fading fast. Maybe that explains why they dropped the facade in Milan, Italy and attended Donatella Versace's afterparty together over the weekend.

The reality is that there is very little industry buzz concerning these two breaking up or staying together. Which does not bode well for either of them. As I told you in an earlier post, for years I heard rumors about JD stepping out on Janet and how she even moved into a condo here in Atlanta to be closer to him.

Industry folk often called me and after some small talk they would say something along the lines of, "Isn't it a shame that JD is dogging Janet out?" But there are certain rumors that I won't write about especially if they concern certain Atlanta celebs. But since Janet let the cat out of the bag in that Harper's Bazaar interview, I figured the coast was clear to spill the dirt. After viewing the pics in Milan, it seems I spoke too soon.

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Since the news broke about Janet Jackson's split from producer and longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, does she seem happier to you? I can't help but notice how youthful and content she seems in these pics taken in Milan, Italy yesterday.

I've always thought of Janet (and her older sister Rebbie) as the most stable Jacksons. So it seemed odd that she would want to be with a cheating dog like JD who obviously was using her to elevate his own status.

When Janet and JD were together she looked tired, old and wary in her pictures.. She also looked like she had reconciled herself to the fact that he just wasn't going to do right by her -- and she couldn't do any better. She displayed the same stoic resignation in her longterm relationship with her ex-husband Rene.

Suffering in silence while your man sows his wild oats is a learned behavior that she obviously picked up from her mom, Katherine.

The entire industry knows that it was JD who (along with MTV) helped ruined Janet's career by orchestrating that disastrous nipple stunt during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

But love, like alcohol and drugs, is a very unrelenting addiction. You really can't see the damage it causes until you kick the habit for good.

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The legendary Janet Jackson covers Harper's Bazaar magazine's October 2009 issue two times. I like the one cover in B&W. It's very tastefully done. And, for once, janet dresses age appropriately.

Inside, Janet confirms rumors of her break-up with longtime boyfriend, music mogul Jermaine Dupri:

Janet is also now single, recently breaking off her seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri. Does she still believe in marriage? "For [some] people, sure! I don't know if I'll get married again. [She's been married twice, as a teen to James DeBarge and to choreographer Rene Elizondo.] I'll put it like this: If God wants me to, then I will." Dating? "Yeah, I've had people ask me out. I haven't entertained any offers thus far, but I'm locking myself in my work right now." Some might say boys smell anyway. "Yeah, they stink," she chuckles, "and they're dirty." Read more...

I'm sure they will remain friends. But poor JD, whose coattail is he going to ride to keep him relevant now?

Thanks to loyal reader Joyketa for the tip!