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Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated her 50th birthday milestone with a star-studded 70s-themed skating party at her home.

The A-list actress and her husband Will Smith built the skating rink at their Los Angeles home for the bash. They were joined by some of her showbiz pals, including MC Lyte, Toni Braxton and Charlie Mack.
 
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A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six: "It was the happiest I've ever seen them."

Guests were all asked to provide shoe and sock sizes before arriving for the party to be fitted for custom roller skates.

The insider shared:

"It was probably the best time anyone has ever had, and the DJ played the best music. It was mostly '70s... it was like a '70s party."

Will, 52, didn't take to the rink because he's currently in the middle of shooting a film.

However, Jada "skated the whole entire time, and her mom was out there skating the whole time too".

And although guests were required to take a Covid test before attending the bash, the event was staged in typical "Smith family style".

The source said:

"There was no product placement. It was in Smith family style. They paid for everything."

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Barack Obama's supporters are speaking out against him after he hosted his 60th birthday bash at his $14 million mansion during a pandemic.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a stinging opinion editorial slamming her former friend's birthday bash as an "orgy of the 1%."

Fashion critic André Leon Talley is also among Obama's allies who criticized the former president in the NY Times op-ed.

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Talley compared Obama to infamous French queen Marie-Antoinette who once told starving citizens to eat cake.

"I think the nouveaux riches Obamas are seriously tone-deaf," said Talley.

"We all love Beyonce. But people have so many things to worry about with Covid, voting rights, climate warming. People are afraid of being evicted from their homes. And the Obamas are in Marie-Antoinette, tacky, let-them-eat-cake mode. They need to remember their humble roots."

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Maureen Dowd stopped short of calling Obama a narcissist for hosting a party amid the surging coronavirus Delta variant:

"Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him...

It’s hard to stop thinking about the over-the-top fete the former president held at his Martha’s Vineyard manse for his 60th birthday. It is such a perfect taxonomy of the Obama arc."

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Former President Barack Obama proves there are two sets of rules for Americans -- one for the Haves and the other for the Have Nots.

Celebrities and other elites attended Obama's 60th birthday bash without face masks on Martha's Vineyard over the weekend.
 
READ ALSO: Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid surging Delta variant cases
 
The #ObamaVariant trended overnight online after guests leaked photos and videos from Obama's three day bash.

Obama, who turned 60 on August 4, promised to "scale back" his massive 500 guest list after critics slammed his birthday plans.

Your auntie would post the photos from the party, but Obama's people are snatching down photos and videos from the Internet.

Meanwhile, liberals are praising Obama for holding his party as the Delta variant surged across America.

New York Times reporter Annie Karni was dragged on Twitter for describing Obama's soiree as a "sophisticated vaccinated crowd".

Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted:

"A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited 'a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' is about as emblematic of liberal discourse as it gets. What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated? Yes, it's a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!"

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Barack Obama is scaling back his 60th birthday bash amid surging Coronavirus Delta variant cases around the country.

The former U.S. President sparked outrage over plans for his huge 60th birthday bash with a guest list of 500 people and 200 workers at his beachfront Martha's Vineyard estate.

READ ALSO: Michelle Obama: ‘I wanted to push Barack out of a window’

Original plans called for a guest list of over 500 celebrities, politicians, professional athletes.

AXIOS reports that all attendees must be tested for COVID and be fully vaccinated, but face masks are not required.

But politicians, public figures, and social media users expressed outrage over news of the private bash.

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Many pointed out the hypocrisy of elites like Obama operating under a different set of rules than average Americans.

Attendance is now limited to 200 hundred family and close friends, according to a press release from his office.

Obama spokesperson Hannah Hankins said in a statement:

"This outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with COVID safeguards in place. Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends."

Obama turned 60 on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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Carole Baskin ripped Atlanta stars Sean Combs (left) and Pierre "Pee" Thomas (right) for posing with a caged tiger at the Black Tie Affair for the Quality Control Records CEO on Wednesday night.

Baskin slammed Combs and several other celebs for posing with the caged tiger at Atlanta's Fox Theater.

Baskin is a big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary based near Tampa.

She is best known for her appearance in Netflix's documentary series Tiger King about Oklahoma-based private zoo operator Joe Exotic.

Even though she wasn't invited to the party, Baskin claims there are signs that the animal was stressed inside the cage. She says it was a horrible scene for the big cat, according to TMZ.

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Invited guests included Combs, Ray J, T.I. & Tiny, Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka'oir, Lil Baby, Teyana Taylor, 2 Chainz, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, City Girls, and more.

Baskin says the white tiger looked stressed by all the noise and chaos -- that's why it's pacing and mouth breathing -- both signs the cat was not comfortable in the small cage.

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Baskin couldn't fathom why folks would want to "demonstrate dominion over the world's most magnificent animal" at the party. She says it was clear exploitation and a slap in the face to mother nature.

Carole said the whole scene made partygoers look "impotent, clueless and cruel" to animals.

Baskin also wonders if the tiger was brought in illegally, and she's urging local authorities to investigate the party.

The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources would have to issue a permit for the tiger to be displayed.

TMZ reached out to the GDNR, and also to Quality Control Music for comment.

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson III (right) has been accused of thumbing his nose at the coronavirus outbreak. Florida officials slammed the semi-retired rapper as "stupid" for hosting a maskless pre-Super Bowl party over the weekend.

The "In Da Club" rapper performed in front of a large crowd of maskless attendees inside a hangar at Albert Whitted Airport on Friday night, just two days before the sporting extravaganza was held in nearby Tampa.

St. Petersburg, Florida Mayor Rick Kriseman expressed his disbelief at the news via Twitter.

"This isn't how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl. It's not safe or smart. It's stupid," he wrote, before vowing to launch an investigation into the party.

"We're going to take a very close look at this, and it may end up costing someone a lot more than 50 cents."

Ironically, 50 was among the stars who urged fans to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing and face coverings at the start of the pandemic last March.

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Other celebrities holding maskless parties in the Tampa area ahead of Super Bowl Sunday include superstar DJs Diplo and Steve Aoki, who made sure to keep their masks on, while rappers Migos were bare faced as they attended a Bounce pop-up party.

Rick Ross and French Montana co-hosted a bash at The Ritz Ybor attended by Flavor Flav and hip-hop stars Tory Lanez who joined hundreds of maskless guests.

According to the CDC, Black and brown people are among the groups disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. They are also the groups least likely to roll up their sleeves for the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
 

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Mark Cuban is "disgusted" by the images of well-dressed Congress members attending the White House Christmas party on Thursday.

Cuban was upset by images of Congress members attending the White House Christmas party in designer ballgowns and tuxedos, while millions of Americans are homeless, starving and unemployed.

The "Shark Tank" star was irate when he saw TMZ's video of tuxedoed lawmakers Steve King, Jim Jordan, Doug Lamborn and others entering the White House on Thursday night.

Many frustrated Americans note that politicians used a virus as a political weapon to destroy small businesses while Congress members party on the American taxpayers' dime.

"I mean, it's shameful, it's stomach turning," said Cuban. "Look, no one's against someone celebrating Christmas and the holidays -- more power to them. But the timing, the circumstances, you know, do your job ...get stimulus to the people -- we need it desperately!"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday rejected a $900 billion Covid-19 aid relief package that would have sent at least $600 to Americans whose unemployment benefits will run out on Dec. 26.

"Right now people are hungry. We have food lines in Dallas miles long," said Cuban, who added that his foundation and the Dallas Mavericks gave 10,000 meals away.

Cuban called on politicians to put aside their selfish differences and approve a stimulus package for Americans who put them in office.
 

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Over the weekend, the King of the South, Tip "T.I." Harris celebrated his 40th birthday at a private dinner in Atlanta.

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T.I. celebrated with his faithful wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris. pictured with her pregnant daughter Zonnique.

According to Talkingwithtami.com, Tiny, 45, wore an off white Alex Perry satin crepe portrait twist cape sleeve dress from the Spring 2020 Collection.

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Tiny, pictured here with La La Anthony, accessorized her outfit with Rene Caovilla sandals and a bejeweled Rich And Delicious Candy Bar Clutch by Judith Leiber Couture, which retails for $3,995 at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Party planner Hannah Kang (left) poses with Tameka "Tiny" Harris. Hannah, co-founder of event planning firm MusicBusinessPolitics, organized the event and designed the decor.

Family and close friends who attended the party were tested for COVID-19. Most partygoers declined to wear face masks.

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Atlanta is wide open as the coronavirus fades after the city achieved herd immunity before any other city. Atlantans simply refused to stay locked indoors until after the elections. They know that herd immunity cannot be achieved successfully if they wear masks and stay locked inside.

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Teyana Taylor and her hubby Iman Shumpert celebrated her star-studded baby shower at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta on Saturday night.

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Invited guests included LaLa Anthony, Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz, Lori Harvey and her new beau Ben Da Donn; Karen Civil, Ming Lee, and more!

Kanye West dipped in and out so quickly that few guests spotted him at the bash.

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Atlanta is wide open during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Atlanta is a Democratic stronghold but the clubs here are popping with club patrons not socially distancing or wearing face masks. Everyone feels safe because the coronavirus pandemic is over - at least in Atlanta!

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Socialite Lori Harvey introduced her new man, Ben Da Donn, to her friends. Ben is a music producer and aspiring rapper. He is very tight friends with NFL star Odell Beckham Jr.

Other than that, Ben is a mystery. Check out his Instagram page.

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Hannah Kang, co-owner of event planning firm MusicBusinessPolitics, designed the beautiful decor for Teyana's baby shower.

View more photos from the baby shower below. Photos courtesy of Thaddaeus McAdams @KeepitExclusive on Instagram.

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Rapper Mulatto, aka Big Latto, first made a name for herself as a kiddie rapper selling her mixtapes out of the trunk of her mom's car.

After releasing a series of mixtapes and collaborating with other well-known rappers, she dropped out of Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Ga. to pursue a recording career.

Mulatto is best known for winning the inaugural season of the Lifetime reality series The Rap Game. She signed to RCA Records after dropping her hit single "B*tch From Da Souf," which peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Mulatto was offered a recording contract from Jermaine Dupri on his So So Def Records imprint, but she turned it down to go independent.
 

The shapely rapper boasts a huge following on social media (4.3 million followers on IG alone).

Her debut album, Queen of Da Souf, is set to drop next week, Aug. 21. She will celebrate with a private album release party on Aug. 20 at Atlanta's #1 gentlemen's club. (Visit queenofdasouf.com to RSVP).
 

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