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MICHAEL & WHITNEY HAD A FLING!


 

Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matthew Fiddes claims the King of Pop once had a secret affair with Whitney Houston. The two-week tryst happened in 1991, six years after Whitney reportedly slept with Michael’s older brother Jermaine. “One of the many stories that has never been told about Michael is that he had an ultra-secret affair with Whitney Houston that he never got over,” claimed Fiddes, the same man who believes he’s the father of Michael’s son Blanket. “Whitney practically moved in to Michael’s ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her.”

 

 

GLADYS KNIGHT LOSES 60 POUNDS ON DANCING WITH THE STARS


Gladys' New Exercise!

 

 

Gladys Knight has a new exercise and it’s called dancing. Gladys says she lost 60lbs from dancing on the show and she owes most of it to her dancing partner, Tristan MacManus.

 

“He helped by wearing me out,” she told PEOPLE. Also, she attributed Freshology’s Getslim with the Stars program for achieving her slimmer frame. “You’ve got to eat healthy and you’ve got to put a little movement into it.”

 

Although she’s ready to flaunt her new body, there is one person who doesn’t like her weight loss, her husband. “My husband [William Mcdowell] was like, ‘I got the divorce papers ready. You know I don’t like no skinny women,” she joked.

 

Congrats to Gladys!

2012 TLC TOUR


TLC TOUR FEATURING 'LEFT EYE'

 

Today marks 10 years since the fatal car accident that took TLC member Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez’s life, but news about a TLC tour has emerged.

 

According to TMZ, the group’s rep says that they are planning a massive 2012 tour in the U.S. , that would take place later this year. ‘Left Eye’  will be making a special appearance as well.

 

The group plans to use a hologram, like the one used during the surprise Tupac appearance at Coachella this year. So far 5 major cities have already been booked and more are in the works.

 

 

BARACK OBAMA SLOW JAMS WITH JIMMY FALLON (VIDEO)


Barack Obama Slow Jams The News

 

Last night Barack Obama showed us once again how smooth he is by slow jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon.

 

Together, Barack Obama, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, slowed the tempo down and talked about the student loan crisis in America. According to the President, on July 1st, the interest rate for Stafford student loans are going to double.

 

“Some hard working students will be paying about $1000 extra just to get their education. So I’ve called on congress to prevent this from happening.” Said Barack Obama. “Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people.”

 

Check out the video below:

 

Tamera Mowry-Housley Is PREGNANT!


 

33-year-old actress Tamera Mowry-Housely isnt to behind her twin sister Tia. Tamera just announced she is indeed pregnant with the couple's first child In a statement, the upcoming Fox "Rebounding" actress revealed:

“Adam and I are excited about having and the blessing that he or she will bring to our lives and to our family and friends. We can’t wait to meet this little miracle!”

And it was all thanks to their "amazing" trip to South Africa that changed their minds about having babies so soon. 

Tamera told People/Celebrity Babies:

“[South Africa] is just so beautiful there and you get a whole new perspective on life, the things that really matter.  Adam and I looked at each other and said, ‘Why wait?’”

Beyoncé is named World's Most Beautiful Woman!!!


The new issue of People magazine features Beyoncé on the cover as the World's Most Beautiful Woman. As People editor Janet Mock notes, "It's the "first time in 9 years that a black woman lands this coveted cover." In 2003, Halle Berry was named World's Most Beautiful Woman; she and Beyoncé are the only two black women to hold the honor in 22 years.

 

 

 



 

MARIAH CAREY HITS THE STUDIO WITH RAP MUSIC'S FINEST


 

Mama Mariah is back in the studio! She was spotted in Miami kicking it in the studio with JDDJ Khaled and Rick Ross.  

Although nothing has been finalized according to theybf.com Rick Ross is expected to announce a new single and release date for his album God Forgives, I Don’t very soon...So maybe well will hear Mariah on the track.

And of course, whatever they created could appear on Mariah's follow-up to 2009’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

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DR. DRE SHUTS DOWN RUMORS ABOUT POSSIBLE "HOLOPAC" TOUR


Dr. Dre Talks About Coachella Performance

 

The hologram that has drawn so much attention worldwide, which is inaccurately titled Tupac Shakur, (A.k.a the “Holopac”)  may not be going on tour any time soon, at least according to Dr. Dre who spoke backstage at Coachella in Indio, Calif.

 

The virtual Tupac spectacular during Dr. Dre’s and Snoop’s Coachella performance last weekend led to speculation that the virtual hip-hop legend might soon be going on tour.

 

Dr. Dre said that “It was strictly for Coachella, get it right,” Dr. Dre said in a video interview posted on YouTube. Saying he wanted to “get rid of all the rumors out there.”

 

Check out the video below:

 

 

PILAR SANDERS RELEASED AND ANYWHERE NEAR DEION, IT'S BACK TO JAIL


 

 

Pilar is free, with restrictions!

 

Yesterday, Pilar Sanders, Deion Sanders' estranged wife, was arrested for domestic abuse. The misdemeanor followed after Deion filed domestic abuse charges against her.

 

Tuesday morning, Pilar was released from a Dallas jail with a protection order from Deion. Judge Paul Raleeh of Collin County told Pilar she is not allowed to go anywhere near the Sanders' Texas Mansion or be around Deion in public. Violation could send Pilar right back to jail, although her mug shot was nice.

 

Before leaving her temporary jail cell, Pilar told reporters, "I am innocent…I have a very little chance at beating a Hall of Fame, two-sport man that everyone seems to love and adore…I have just not gotten a fair shake."

 

Tracey Edmonds, infamous for her dating history and Babyface's ex-wife, seems like the one to blame. 

 

DENNIS RODMAN IS A WANTED MAN, THE CHARGE? BEING A DEADBEAT!


Rodman a Wanted Man

 

Dennis Rodman is the next wanted deadbeat! Cops are on the hunt for him because apparently Rodman owes $179,000 in back child support.

 

What’s worse for him is that he owes the money in Florida, who jails deadbeat dads. On a better note, after Rodman is arrested he can bail out for $4,949.95, but considering that he can’t afford to pay child support, he may be in jail a while.

 

Rodman is also wanted for failing to appear in court for his last child support hearing. According to TMZ, Rodman’s longtime lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Vanessa Prieto they are going to walk Dennis into court this AM to “Clear it all up.”

 

According to his lawyers he was never properly served with legal papers, so he was unaware of the hearing.

 

Dennis Rodman may be the one of the biggest deadbeats because he ALSO owes his ex-wife, Michelle Rodman more than $800,000 in back child support. Which he say’s he cannot afford.

JENNIFER HUDSON TESTIFIES AGAINST FAMILY MURDERER


 

The Jennifer Hudson family murder trial began Monday, April 23. William Balfour will be on trial after slaying Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in 2008.

 

From Associated P:

 

Balfour went back inside the three-story house around 9 a.m. and used a .45-caliber handgun to kill Hudson's mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, in the living room, and then shot her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, twice in the head as he lay in bed... Authorities say he shot the boy nicknamed Juice Box in the head as he lay behind a front seat. His body was found in the abandoned vehicle miles away after a three-day search.

 

Balfour could face a mandatory life sentence if convicted on at least two of the murders.

 

During the trial, Hudson broke down when the prosecutor asked her about her family. She answered that she last saw them before the slaughter. She broke down again when the prosecutor showed her a picture of her mother.

 

Hudson says that no one in her family wanted to see her sister date Balfour. 

LIL' KIM'S PREPARES FOR "RETURN OF THE QUEEN" TOUR


 

Lil' Kim is back on tour with an upcoming book and dicumentary

 

Lil' Kim is back with her new tour "Return of the Queen." She has also mentioned her upcoming book and documentary. During an interview on Chicago's "The Morning Riot" radio show, Kim dished about her upcoming projects.

 

"I got a bunch of singles that we're getting ready to throw out in a few seconds.  We're going to throw out a few singles first so we can get everybody familiar with my new sound. I have a documentary that I'm going to put out and that's going to explain a lot of things where people can stop asking me silly questions and stuff like that. When I put the documentary out, a lot of questions will be answered. I still have my book deal with St. Martin's Press which is solely about my stay in prison."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see Kim on the road, catch her at intimate venues around the country:

 

May 11 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 13 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 18 – Bronx, NY – Paradise Theater
May 19 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Club ONYX
May 22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 25 – Markham, IL – Adrianna’s Night Club
May 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
June 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
June 11 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
June 13 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club

"SINGLE LADIES"IS BACK WITH A NEW STAR!


"Single Ladies" joins VH1 lineup again this summer

 

VH1 is gearing up for the return of the season two "Single Ladies" this summer! The hit scripted series features a new star, Denise Vasi playing Raquel. Vasi played Randi Morgan on ABC's daytime soap opera "All My Children" from 2008-2011.

 

No more Val (played by Stacey Dash. )

 

Watch the new tv ad below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN BIEBER TAUNTS FALSE "BABY MAMA" VIA TWITTER


Justin Bieber Taunts false “Baby Mama” Through Twitter Message

 

It’s been months since the Mariah Yeater scandal, where 20 Year old Mariah Yeater filed a false paternity claim last year against 18 year old Justin Bieber.

 

Yeater claimed to have been impregnated by Bieber after the two allegedly had sex backstage at one of Bieber’s concerts.

 

Well on Saturday evening,  Bieber wrote on his Twitter page, “Dear mariah yeeter [sic]…. We have never met… so from the heart I just wanted you to say…” and then posted a link to a clip from the movie “Borat,” which say’s “You’ll never get this.”

 

His tweets just remind us that he is still just a teenage boy.

 

 

 

 

NICKI MINAJ CONTEMPLATING QUITTING THE RAP GAME?


Nicki Minaj Thinking about Quitting Rap?

 

Last week we reported about Nicki Minaj Deleting her Twitter account because a fansite leaked music from her latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Well I guess she is fed up because the “kid” is thinking about leaving the rap game.

 

While in England, Nicki sat down with popular radio host Tim Westwood to share some of her thoughts and feelings. During the interview Westwood said Roman Reloaded sounds like a mixtape and Minaj agreed.

 

However she stated that people are not giving her the respect she deserves. “This is my fourth mixtape really,” says Minaj. “The Kid (referring to herself) did it like that to feed her fans. But really, now the kid is thinking about maybe she should leave the game. All these other folks fittin’ to make the kid leave the game.”

 

Maybe Nicki Minaj is under a lot of stress, and will reconsider quitting considering she is hot right now. Roman Reloaded sold 253,000 copies in it’s opening week, debuting at number one on the billboard 200.

 

 

 

 

ZIMMERMAN RELEASED BUT UNDER WATCHFUL EYE


 

Last night,  George Zimmerman walked out of Seminole County Jail after posting $150K bond.  Though he is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting deatch of Trayvon Martin, the judge, Kenneth Lester,  determined he was not a flight risk since the whole world is watching his every move.  George's father indicated that he might have to take out a second mortage to pay for the bond.  And after posting payment, George was met at the door by a friend who drove him away in a white BMW. 

At his bail hearing last week, George apologized, as soon as he was sworn in, to Trayvon's parents saying,  ‘I am sorry for the loss of your son… I did not know if he was armed or not.  I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit older than I was.'

Source: theybf.com

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THINK LIKE A MAN TOPS THE BOX OFFICE OPENING WEEK WITH $33 MILLION DOLLARS


‘Think Like a Man’ Tops The Box Office This Weekend!

 

 

 

Beating the “Lucky One” and “Hunger Games” this weekend with $33 Million is the movie that adapted from Steve Harvey’s best-selling advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, “Think Like a Man.”

 

The film, whose cast includes Micheal Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, is about four men whose love lives are disrupted when their partners begin using advice from Harvey’s book and received an A CinemaScore.

 

Surprisingly males made up 63% of the audience for Think Like a Man and in terms of an African-American themed film, Think Like a Man’s opening exceeded many of Tyler Perry’s most recent films.

 

Sony’s president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer said that “It worked because it is so damn funny,” “it doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, you are going to have a great time.”

MIKE TYSON KNOCKS UP PRISON GUARD


 

Sex in prison between inmates is not unusual, but sex between inmate and prison guard, well that’s a different story.

 

In a recent TV interview with ESPN’s SportsCenter, Tyson revealed that he had sex with a female prison official and got her pregnant.

 

He shared the news with host Rick Reilly, who asked what stories he had left out for his Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth one-man show in Las Vegas. The show is written and directed by Tyson tells the story of his troubled childhood and success as a boxer.

 

"I didn't talk about getting a jail official, a prison official pregnant and stuff. Yeah, it's just what happened.

 

"In prison, stuff happens. But she had no baby."

 

Mike served three years behind bars for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman. He was released in 1995. He's the father of eight children.

 

KANYE WEST DENIES CALLING KIM KARDASHIAN HIS BEYONCE


Kanye is quickly shutting down all accusation that he compared his new boo Kim K to Lady Beyonce' last week.

 

The rapper reached out directly to US Weekly, the magazine that started all the talk in the first place to clear up the rumors:

 

“…of course there are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the ‘She’s my Beyonce’ quote. I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife,” West tells Us Weekly exclusively.

(After a source told Us that the rapper “thinks [Kim] is his Beyonce,” a subsequent Saturday Night Live sketch April 14 riffed off that quote, putting the words directly in West’s mouth.)

“Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me,” says West, who is a longtime pal and collaborator of Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z. “If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true,” the “Otis” rapper tells Us."

Read full story at usmagazine.com

TYLER PERRY RELEASES MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION TEASER!


The first official teaser trailer for Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Witness Protection' starring Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Denise Richards. An investment banker and his family are placed in the witness protection program, finding themselves relocated from their posh Connecticut neighborhood to Madea's southern home.

 

Check out teaser trailer below:

 

DIDDY, JAY-Z AND DR. DRE HIT THE TOP OF FORBES CHARTS


Check out why these Hip-Hop moguls are excited! Well we'd be cheesin' this hard too if we were worth over a billion dollars combined!

 

FORBES just released the 5 wealthiest hip hop artists. While the names are no surprises, their worth may be.

 

 

1. Sean "Diddy" Combs is the king of the list...having an estimated net worth of $550 million. 

 

2. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has a reported networth of $460 mill.  Rocawear and a strand of 40/40 clubs. and much more!

 

3. Dr. Dre is #3 with a $260 mill net worth.  The price on his lifestyle doubled due to the $300 mill sale of his BEATS headphones to HTC.

 

4. Birdman takes the spot with $125 mill.  Mainly thanks to his $30 mill deal he twerked with Universal Records for them to house his  Cash Money Records label.

 

5. 50 Cent.  He's got a $110 mill net worth....with $100 mill stemming from that HUGE Vitaminwater deal where the company and his stakes were sold to the Coca-Cola company.

 

Read more at theybf.com

 

Sources:

FORBES

theybf.com

THE BEATS AND THE CANNONS GO ON A PLAY DATE


Celeb play date

 

Swizz  Beats and girlfriend Alica Keys kids' had a play date with Nick Cannon and wife Mariah Carey twins.

 

 

NEW MUSIC FROM JADEN SMITH "FLAME (JUST CUZ)"


 Jaden Smith Releases New Song

"Flame (Just Cuz)"

 

CISSY HOUSTON IS APPALLED THAT RIHANNA EVEN CONSIDERED PLAYING WHITNEY


 

Rihanna was completely over her head to think she could play Whitney in her biopic

 

Cissy Houston is furious that Rihanna would event want to play Whitney Houston in her biopic and she ain't having it!

 

"Over my dead body!” declared the 78-year-old, according to a source. "Cissy believes Rihanna celebrates everything she hated about Whitney’s life — the drugging, the boxing, the abusive relationship. Cissy does not think Whitney should be represented by someone like Rihanna,” the source continued. "In spite of what anyone thought about Whitney, she sees her as a God-fearing Christian who loved the Lord."

 

"Cissy is also dead-set against a movie being made about Whitney without family involvement because she fears outsiders would focus too much on the negative aspects of her daughter’s troubled life. Cissy said IF there is a movie made about Whitney, she would insist on approving the actress,” added the source.

 

“And Rihanna certainly would NOT be on the list.”

BEYONCE AND JAY Z SHOW A LITTLE PDA AT KNICKS GAME!


Love is in the Air

 

Beyonce attended the Knicks game with Jay-Z wearing a pair of billowy trousers -- from faraway they looked like leopard print but seem to be some other geometric pattern up close.
 
Either way, they look insanely comfortable, which is probably a high priority for the recent mommy.
 
She also had her nails painted a metallic blue, which she showed off while grabbing at her hubby's smiling face.
 
 
 
 
 
 

MICHELLE OBAMA TWEETS BEYONCE AFTER HER HEARTFELT LETTER


 

Beyonce's praises receive a heartfelt response from First Lady

 

 To show her admiration for the First Lady, Beyonce wrote an open letter praising Michelle Obama.

 

beyonce-obama-letter

 

Michelle responded:

 

Role models: Michelle Obama tweeted her gratitude for Beyonce's gushing letter and praised the singer as an inspiration

KANYE WEST CHANGES SONG NAME


"Theraflu" to "Way Too Cold"

 

After last week's premiere of the track "TheraFlu" on New York radio station Hot 97, Kanye West has announced that he's changing the name of the song to "Way Too Cold."
 
The company which produces the over the counter cold and flu remedy took issue with West's use of the brand telling TMZ, "We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner."
 
Not only is Kanye stirring up drama with the Theraflu company, he has PETA mad too. In the song Kanye says "Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor," the organization responded by saying, "Whats dragging on the floor is Kanye's reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings."
 
"Way Too Cold" is a precursor to "Mercy," the first track off of West's forthcoming G.O.O.D. music project. A full album is expected to be released this summer.

NICKI MINAJ DELETES TWITTER ACCOUNT AFTER FANS LEAK NEW MUSIC!


Bye Bye Birdie!

 

Some of Nicki Minaj's fans have pissed her off so much that she deleted her Twitter account after one of her fan sites leaked her new music. 
 
The rapper wished her 11 million followers goodbye on sunday night after engaging in a battle with fan site Nicki Daily,which started to leak her songs online.
 
She lashed out at a few of her followers, calling them "very mean,"
she also simply blocked certain members. Then she just deleted the whole account!
 
Nicki said this just before deleting her account, "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f-cking bye."
 
She has 30 days to come back to twitter before permanent deletion. With the release of her new album; Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, I think it's safe to say show we will be back to her 11 million members.
 

QUEEN MARY J. BLIGE TREATS A LUCKY FAN TO A SHOPPING SPREE IN BEVERLY HILLS


 

Mary J. Blige treats a fan to Rodeo Drive, lobster and shrimp!

 

Mary J. Blige treats fans to a shopping spree in Beverly Hills.Cleveland radio station Z107.9 recently held a contest where the winners would get the chance to hang out with the Queen of Hip Hop & Soul. Fans registered for a trip to Los Angeles and as well as a $2,500 shopping spree n Beverly Hills.

 

The lucky winner was a young lady by the name of Candis. She had a heart to heart conversation with Mary while dining on lobster and shrimp during lunch at Mr. Chow. They then hit Rodeo drive for shopping and enjoyed the Beverly Hills lifestyle for a day.

 

 

 

 

WE KNOW YOU'RE WORTH $200 MIL, BUT LIONEL RICHIE YOU OWE US $1.1 MIL


Lionel, give us our money!

 

It seems some celebrities just can't pay the IRS when they're suppose to. Linoel Richie, who's worth $200 million, owes $1, 130,609.11 million dollars in unpaid income tax for 2010.

 

If Richie doesn't pay, Uncle Sam can start repossessing his belongings. 

GUESS WHO'S PREGNANT!!


Congrats Yandy!

 

Love and Hip Hop star Yandy Smith just showed the world her baby bump and confirmed that she is pregnant.

 

Yandy was spotted with a baby bump over a month ago but denied it, until now.

 

The feisty chick toned it down when she posted a cute picture on Instagram revealing her bump.

 

 

Surprisingly Yandy’s co-star Kimbella Vanderhee is also expecting. I guess you can expect the next season of Love and Hip Hop to be “Calm.”

 

She hasn’t confirmed who the father is, but congrats to Yandy!

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