Rapper Ludacris cut a dashing figure at the at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event in West Hollywood last nght.

Actress Gabrielle Union showed off her small curves at the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday.

Actress Taraji P. Henson (L) and recording artist/actress Mary J. Blige attended the ESSENCE Black Women in Music event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last night.

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Hollywood's most boring couple, Rihanna and Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, attended the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA game at the Staples Center on Saturday.

Kamber (Kanye and Amber) were spotted leaving a midtown Manhattan recording studio on Saturday night. Amber was in Atlanta Friday night where she pocketed about 10 Gs to appear at lesbian and gay men events as part of the MLK weekend.

'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe looked glamorous in emerald green on the red carpet at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood last night.

Angelina Jolie took her daughters Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt shopping over the weekend. It's good to see Zahara Marley, who just turned 5 on Jan. 8, so happy. But the Jolie-Pitts' biological daughter, the gender confused Shiloh, 3, rarely ever smiles.

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Singer Alicia Keys performed at the world famous Apollo theater last night. Her long extensions were flowing and her makeup was on point for once. Ak's fans were able to interact with each other online as they watched the concert live on various blogs. I noticed that the urban blogs were once again shut out of the massive marketing promo while the "mainstream" blogs were given access to stream her concert.

Singer Usher hosted a party last night at the Aria nightclub in Las Vegas. He doesn't seem to be bothered by the news that ALL the tracks off his album has leaked. No one I know downloaded the tracks or even bothered to search for it online. That can't be good for his official release in March.

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Pseudo singer Keri Hilson attended the party for the Grammy nominees last night at the W hotel in Buckhead. She tweeted about it before she went. Keri and Musiq Soulchild (pictured below) were the only big name artists there (if you can call Keri a big name artist). Sorry, but I don't consider producers to be celebrities unless they can sing and dance. If that's the case, songwriters and studio engineers need to be walking red carpets too. The word 'celebrity' is so overused these days. It's ridiculous.

TV personality Khloe Kardashian flashed her obnoxiously huge 10 carat ring at the Kid Rock concert held at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas last night.

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'Precious' star and Golden Globe-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe is featured in the current issue of Harper's Bazaar with teenager Miley Cyrus on the cover. Isn't she HAWT! Do it big gurl! Give those skinny chicks a reason to hate! She is such a cutie. LOVES her.

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and her singer boyfriend Steph Jones called the paparazzi to let them know that Rihanna isn't the only celebrity in San Cabos, Mexico. Steph is still struggling to make a name for himself in the music biz. But at least he has Jordin's cash to spend if need be. Jordin is caking off that "No Air" duet she did with convicted woman beater Chris Brown.  Photo: INF DAILY

Socialite Kimora Lee has that satisfied glow on her face as she and baby daddy Djimon Hounsou stepped out last night for a bite to eat at the trendy Boa restaurant in Beverly Hills.

I realize U.S. president Barack Hussein Obama is not a celebrity, but people sure treat him like he's one. Obama already has a musical named after him. Everyone's singing his praises and he hasn't done a thing to deserve it. When is he going to do something for black people like he promised? We're still waiting. Too bad we don't own banks or we aren't terrorist prisoners, then maybe we could get some love from Obama.

Jimmie Wilson plays Barack Obama and Della Miles plays Michelle Obama "The Obama Musical Story' held at Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The musical, which celebrates its world premiere on January 17, 2010 is about US President Barack Obama on his successful way to the White House.

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Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson looked stunning in a floor length gown at the 2010 People's Choice Awards held in L.A. last night. You'll be happy to know I've finally gotten over my obsession with her. But it wasn't easy.

Mary J Blige and her husband Kendu prove that a little squabbling is healthy in your marriage. The happy couple attended the 2010 People's Choice Awards together last night.

Country music sensation Taylor Swift won a People's Choice award last night. But she lost the honor of most albums sold in 2009 to deceased pop legend Michael Jackson. Jackson sold over 8 million albums in 2009 to Swift's 4 million. Susan Boyle was a close third with almost 4 million albums sold. Boyle went over the 4 million mark in the first week of January 2010. An awesome feat for a newcomer.

Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend Taylor Lauter, 17, won a PCA award last night.

Actor Ashton Kutcher took home a PCA award for most followers on Twitter.com. He's such a narcissist. That's actress Jessica Alba posing with him. She needs to wash her hair.

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Singer Mariah Carey got a lot of mileage out of her drunken acceptance speech Tuesday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala. Too bad she didn't do a repeat last night at the People's Choice Awards. We would all have something to talk about since the awards itself was so blah.

R&B Diva Fantasia blew kisses to he BET 16 & Park audience. Home wrecking is her specialty now and she isn't ashamed of it. I hear she's still huggin' and kissin' on another woman's husband despite all her denials. She also conveniently covers up the tattoo that bears evidence of her sins. When she was here in Atlanta this weekend, she hired huge burly bodyguards to make sure no one got close enough to see her tatt.

Fantasia should own stock in MAC makeup since it does wonders for her.

Rapper-turned actress/singer Queen Latifah and actress Dania Ramirez attended the Covergirl Clean Makeup For Clean Water Campaign Announcement at Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California. Lah looks like she's thinking dirty thoughts about Dania. Can you blame her? (Getty Images)

Music mogul Russell Simmons (L) looks odd and out of place standing next to a black woman, doesn't he? Simmons and model Georgianna Robertson attended the premiere of "Leap Year" in New York City yesterday -- obviously not together.

Actors Christopher Meloni and Ice-T on the set of their popular TV show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", currently filming in New York City.

Pregnant reality TV personality and author Bethenny Frankel signed copies of her book "The Skinnygirl Dish" at Borders Books & Music in NYC yesterday.

I had no clue not that I really cared that rapper Nelly outsold Jay Z, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Lil wayne and others to be named the biggest selling rapper of the decade.

This, according to Nelly himself who performed a New Year's Eve concert in Las Vegas along with his home boy Jermaine Dupri.

“Actual factual. It’s a lot of n****z talkin’ on it ’cause I just don’t scream on it. I am the biggest selling rap artist of the decade!," said Nelly to the sold out crowd of revelers.

Well, good for him.


Nick Cannon searched for the biggest Big Boy shoes he could find to attend the second day of the 14th Annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival with his wife Mariah in Capri, Italy. If you recall, there was a small dispute over the size of Nick Cannon's shoes, prompting the entertainment mogul to take to his Twitter page in response.

It looks like Ice-T's wife CoCo got her breasts redone over. It's a necessity when your breasts are larger than 700cc like CoCo's. The seams just don't last and the breast begins to leak, which is not a good look when you're running on the beach with your mammary glands bouncing and jiggling.

UK singer Susan Boyle has a million reasons to be happy as she arrived in Narita New Tokyo International Airport early this morning. The 46-year-old Boyle is a worldwide sensation, not for her good looks, but for her undeniable talent. For the first time since 'Napster' became a household word, the record industry is forced to accept the fact that looks and image no longer moves records, talent does. Boyle racked up another 659,000 in sales last week pushing her total sales over 2 million and giving Taylor Swift Fearless a serious run as the year’s top-selling album. Good for her!

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No question, this was not a good year to be pop singer Chris Brown. He started off the year with a bang with a world tour that sold out everywhere. Brown and his then girlfriend Rihanna were considered royalty to the paparazzi who couldn't get enough of them. The cute couple were set to perform their hits on the Grammy Awards in February when tragedy struck.

Brown was accused of beating, punching and kicking Rihanna in the pre-dawn hours of February 9, 2009 following a pre-Grammy party. Then TMZ.com "acquired" a police evidence photo of a bruised and bleeding Rihanna. The public backlash against Chris Brown was immediate and the course of Brown's career was altered forever

Both artists released albums late in the year and Rihanna's album, Rated R, topped Chris' album 'Graffiti' in sales almost 2-1. Graffiti debuted at #7 selling a meager 107,000 copies -- a total flop by todays industry standards.

Rihanna's 'Rated R' came in at #3 with robust sales of 181,000 in the first week. Brown was expected to best Rihanna's sales as he rode a groundswell of sympathy from his fans who believed that cock and bull story about Rihanna hitting him first (a man should never hit a female under any circumstance).

Additionally, Brown received nearly unprecedented pre-sales national network press coverage following appearances on CNN's Larry King Live and Good Morning America. As a result, Brown was expected to best Rihanna's first week sales by at least 200,000 copies.

Brown's numbers were so shocking that the "Run It" singer went into a tailspin. His poor impulse control got the best of him and he experienced a melt down on social micro-blogging site Twitter.com, blaming his poor sales on WalMart not stocking his album (a complete lie).

Brown's record label had no choice but to force him to shut down his Twitter page. His reputation is so irreparably damaged that rumor has it Brown will be dropped from his record label after the first of the year.


The Nobel prize committee displayed hypocrisy at its highest today when presenting US president Barack Obama with his Nobel peace prize. Obama accepted the peace prize a week after ordering 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to fight a war that nobody cares about.

“I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great hypocrisy humility,” said Obama in Oslo, Norway today. “It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations – that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.”