LeBron "King" James graces the September issue of GQ Magazine. GQ editors bumped out Ryan Reynolds (whoever that is) to give LeBron the cover. Good move! I can't wait for the Miami Heat to go up against the LA Leakers.

Whitney Houston's drug problems continue to plague her. She now has a $6,300 a week drug habit, according to the National Enquirer. She also has medical problems that has caused her to gain a massive amount of weight in a short period of time. The speculation is that she's taking corticosteroids for a presumed autoimmune or respiratory disorder. Get well Whitney!

Pseudo-socialite and sometime model Amber Rose covers the September issue of Hip Hop Weekly :yawn:

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NFL star Chad Ochocinco was grilled by talk diva Wendy Williams on her show yesterday. She told Chad she watched a DVD of his dating show last weekend and she was "insulted and offended!" at the shortage of sistas on the show.

Ochocinco immediately jumped on the defensive, saying: "It's a funny issue for people to even question what I like." Ochocinco's narcissism reared its head when he said basically, damn what you like, it's my show and I'm going to appease ME! Well, good luck to Ochocinco because his show is garbage and I'm sure it will be cancelled soon.

By the way, a little birdie told me that Chad reached out to one of Twitter's rising stars last night. Word is Ochocinco got in contact with stripper-turned-blogger, Zeralyn Ford. I don't know what they chatted about because their conversation was private. But it's interesting to me that when men find out a woman is bisexual, they pursue her even more!

Chad isn't the only star taking an interest in our Zeralyn: 'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd started following Zee on Twitter.com out of the blue last week. Does that mean Zeralyn will soon be a guest on 'The View'?

Whoopi Goldberg, has come under fire for rushing to the defense of besieged actor Mel Gibson whose racist audio rants have made headlines.

"Being a black woman, you'd think you would give me a little bit of leeway to have some feelings if I was around a racist," said Whoopi on 'The View' yesterday.

But Whoopi suffers from that same social disorder that affected Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson: self hate.

Once certain black folk achieve a measure of success in the white man's world, they suddenly forget they are black.

Whoopi has a history of dating only white men, so why should we believe a word she says?

"There has been a lot of hassle ... in the media recently about moi because I had the audacity to say that I had some personal time with Mel that goes over years and years and said that I did not think of him as a racist," Whoopi began on 'The View' today.

"If you had actually watched the show, you would have heard us say, and you would have heard me specifically say, 'I don't condone this. I don't think this is right, I don't think this is smart. But here's the piece of information that I have. My experience tells me that this is not a racist,'" she continued.

"Being a black woman, you'd think you would give me a little bit of leeway to have some feelings if I was around a racist." Read More...

Meanwhile, Gibson, whose racist audio rants against his baby mama Oksana Grigorieva were caught on tape, continues to find work in Hollywood despite the claims that his career is over.

He's currently working on a Jodie Foster-directed film that is still in post-production even after the audio tapes began leaking. "Mel was in complete shock," an inside source tells the NY Post, who calls Foster a friend of Gibson's. "Everyone was walking on eggshells around him. It was the weirdest set ever."

By now we all know that rapper Nicki Minaj was the disoriented stud who boasted about sleeping with rapper Remy Ma in a now classic viral video on YouTube. That helps to explain Nicki Minaj's crazy rambling tweets about "alter egos" on her Twitter page.

On her Twitter page, Nicki claimed "Roman" was her "twin sister". So would we be wrong to assume that it was Nicki's butch alter ego "Roman" who appeared in this video?

Yesterday, Nicki denied teaming up with Trey Songz on his single "Bottoms Up". Instead, she said it was her alter ego named Roman Zolanski. If we didn't already know that Nicki has a few screws loose, we might think she was joking -- but she's serious.

Loyal reader Anthony questions whether Nicki is bipolar. It would certainly seem so judging from the video below.

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The industry was thick at last night's ATL LIVE ON THE PARK monthly music showcase produced by Shanti Das & Marlon Nichols. Devyne Stephens' Upfront Megatainment hosted the night, which saw the likes of Akon, Jermaine Dupri, Steve Rifkind, Jazze Pha, Q. Parker (112), and so many more. Hundreds of Atlanta's key influencers and business professionals packed the Piedmont Tent at Park Tavern to witness performances by RL (NEXT); Dave Hollister, Rock City and R&B newcomers Majic Massey and Cassandra Batie. Kenny Burns and Def Comedy Jam's Vanessa Fraction emcee'd while DJ Salah Ananse and the Teddy White Band kept the energy high. Special thanks to our sponsors Orange Crush (Experience Crush, Experience Flavor) and Lincoln (who displayed the new Lincoln MKS)!

Additional attendees included: Roger Bobb (EVP, Tyler Perry Studios); Jamal Lewis (Fmr Baltimore Ravens running back); Ceasar Mitchell (Atlanta City Council President); Hurricane Dave (Radio One); Keiona Johnson (CNN); Shante Paige (Tyler Perry Studios); Sheree Whitfield (Real Housewives of Atlanta); actress Natasha Henstridge (Species), Tameka Raymond (Estella Boutique); Dwight Eubanks (Real Housewives of Atlanta); Brianna Jenkins (Next Food Network Star); rapper Pastor Troy, Danielle Crawley (E!/Candy Girls); J Carter (Sol Fusion); publicist Tresa Sanders, Shawn "Tubby" Holiday (Interscope Records); and R&B veteran Tony Terry who surprised the crowd with a throwback rendition of "When I'm With You." Good music is definitely alive and well.

Written by Saptosa Foster | The 135th Street Agency
Photo Credit: James Pray

Singer Akon, record exec Steve Rifkind (Sanaa Lathan's boy toy); music mogul DeVyne Stephens (Upfront Megatainment)

Akon performing

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Those of you who don't frequent adult entertainment establishments may be surprised to know that over 50% of the exotic dancers inside are either lesbian or bisexual.

The real reason behind the disparity between the sexual orientation of strippers and their line of work (stripping for men) remains an enigma.

But it might have something to do with the fact that most exotic dancers are victims of past abuse at the hands of men, including being molested by male family members as children. It's common knowledge that some dancers secretly loathe their male customers.

Stripper-turned-blogger, Zeralyn, is one of the few exotic dancers outside of the strip club who is willing to speak up about being bisexual. She was interviewed recently by Studology 101 TV

Now we know why Levi Johnston apologized to former Republican VP candidate, Sarah Palin, for all the dirt he spilled about her: he wanted to get back in good with her daughter now that his aspirations for fame & fortune have fizzled.

You see, Levi Johnston stands to make more money if he is back in the good graces of Palin's family.

If you recall, Johnston made an azz of himself posing for Playgirl magazine. The issue sold poorly and Johnston became a laughing stock for, shall we say... his shortcomings?

Now Johnston has announced his engagement to his baby mama in an US Weekly exclusive. But Sarah Palin does not approve of her daughter marrying a man who publicly disrespected her entire family.

Bristol Palin, 19, and Levi Johnston, 20, are engaged again, Us Weekly exclusively reveals.

"We got engaged two weeks ago," Bristol tells the magazine. "It felt right, even though we don't have the approval of our parents."

That's right -- Sarah Palin doesn't approve. But the couple says they reconnected three months ago, while hashing out the custody details for their 18-month-old son, Tripp. Bristol and Levi were engaged once before, but called it off just weeks before she gave birth.

"I really thought we were over," Levi tells Us Weekly. "So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking -- and then we took Tripp for a walk."

Bristol finishes the tale: "When he left that night, we didn't hug or kiss, but I was thinking how different it was. He texted me: 'I miss you. I love you. I want to be with you again' ... I was in shock."

Desperate women make desperate choices. Can you blame Sarah Palin for not approving of this idiot marrying her daughter? A mother knows...

Former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning is obviously elated over the LeBron James addition to the team, but talent isn't the only thing he's excited about. Tomorrow marks the 14th annual Summer Groove, a week's worth of charity events sponsored by Mourning and current Heat guard Dwyane Wade. With the star power of a Wade, James and Chris Bosh combo, it'll attract more charitable donations.

"Knowing the economics here in South Florida, it's going to be a huge plus for so many," Mourning said. "A lot of people are going to benefit from this in the community. From a philanthropic standpoint, we have to utilize it. We have to continue to change more lives. D-Wade and I understand the impact this could have."

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