TV personality Nene Leakes, wearing a Dolce & Gabanna red dress, walks the runway at the Go Red For Woman fashion show at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2015 in New York City

Reality TV personality Nene Leakes has come a long way from the stripper pole to strutting the runway wearing a Dolce & Gabanna red dress at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Woman fashion show. The annual event which benefits heart disease in women was held at Lincoln Center on Thursday, February 6, in New York City.
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Gabrielle Union at the Clippers game

Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union, 41, expressed her Love and devotion for her fiancé Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat teammates, who defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in a nail biter last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rejuvenated Miami Heat beat the LA Clippers 116-112 to remain undefeated in February. While in town, Wade visited with his 2-month-old son, Xavier Zachariah Wade, whose mother is a longtime friend.
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Shawn Tubby Holiday and Tip Harris

Congratulations to friend of the blog Shawn “Tubby” Holiday who was promoted to Senior Vice President of Urban A&R at Columbia Records! Shawn will oversee the recording projects of celebrities such as T.I. “Tip” Harris (who signed a new record deal with Shawn at Columbia), Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, and rapper J. Cole, among others. Shawn previously held the position of SVP of A&R at RCA Records since 2011.

Shawn, pictured above left with T.I. Harris, has worked with superstars such as Akon, Keyshia Cole, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke, among others.

Follow Shawn on Twitter.com if you believe you have what it takes to make it in the music business.

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Lauryn Hill released from prison

Singer Lauryn Hill, 38, celebrated her release from prison today with a new song entitled “Consumerism”. Like most of Hill’s songs, the single covers Hill’s obsession with a materialistic society.

Hill was convicted of income tax evasion in May. She served three months in federal prison after paying paid $900,000 in back taxes.

“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side,” Hill said in a press release. “Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level”.

Lauryn Hill pays her taxes to avoid prison

Troubled singer Lauryn Hill paid her overdue tax bill today, but that didn’t save her from doing a time in the federal pen.

USA Today reports that Hill was sentenced to 3 months in prison for failing to pay $1 million in overdue taxes.

Prior to the hearing, Hill’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, said in an email to TIME magazine Monday that Hill paid $970,000 to satisfy state and federal back taxes. Hill, but apparently that wasn’t enough for the judge.

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