Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hilary And Bill Celebrate Their Daughter At Rehearsal Dinner

Awwwww! Look at the proud parents.....FAB!
Hilary and Bill Clinton were spotted arriving at a pre-wedding dinner at Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, New York, and welcomed some of the 500 plus guests expected to be in attendance.

I don't think I've seen Hilary look soooooo fabulous, have you??? No more "sisterhood of the traveling pant-suits"....this look works for you!

Images: INF Daily

Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys Are MARRIED.....

......NO, for real this time!!! :)

Via MissInfo:
I’d like to be the first to congratulate Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys on their wedding celebration that happened today (Sat. July. 31st, 2010). Swizz hit me up about the festivities last week, but I promised to keep it under wraps until the big day. The couple brought together an intimate gathering of family and friends and celebrated their new marriage and their baby on the way, aboard a 260-foot yacht on the Mediterranean Sea, near Sardinia’s uber-exclusive Costa Smeralda enclave* (think St.Tropez-swag on 100-thousand-trillion, lol).
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CONGRATS to them!

UPDATED With Flix:
Alicia looked absolutely GORGE! Loving the hair piece!!!

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CONGRATS: T.I. And Tiny Tie The Knot!!!

He did it....he finally made an honest woman out of Tameka!
Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) and longtime girlfriend, singer and BET reality star Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, tied the knot at a Miami Beach court. They'll repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities, a rep for the couple tells exclusively. The couple will wed again Saturday in front of close family and friends (including Tiny's BET costar Antonia "Toya" Carter) on a small private island off the coast of Miami Saturday. Tiny will wear Valentino. They plan on returning to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception Saturday afternoon before jetting off to Las Vegas to celebrate with friends into the wee hours.They are returning to Atlanta early next week. The two have been dating since 2001.
CONGRATS to them both! Tiny has stayed by his side through all of the ups and downs. We wish them the best....



Boy's Night Out: Jay-Z And Kanye West!

Two of Hip Hop's greats Jay-Z and Kanye West decided to have a lil "bromance" dinner date at Italian eatery Nello on Manhattan’s Upper East Side last night.
Power moves are being made, I'm sure......

Do you guys follow Kanye West on Twitter? If you don't, then you are missing out on the best thing since sliced bread....his tweets are LEGENDARY! :)

Oh, and while you're at it, CLICK HERE to follow IAmFlashdance!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Dear Snooki Has Been ARRESTED!!!

What did you do Snooki???
Snooki from "Jersey Shore" was just arrested in Seaside Heights, NJ. Law enforcement sources tell us the Seaside Heights PD busted Snooki moments ago for disorderly conduct - public drunkenness. The details of that conduct are unclear. We're told Snooki -- real name Nicole Polizzi -- is currently in police custody.
More deets to come....

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SPLIT: Jaime Lynn-Sigler And Mark Sanchez

So soon, eh?

They've only been dating 3 months, but Jaime Lynn-Sigler and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez are DUNZO!
"They split because they were both just heading in very different directions," a source tells says. "He's 23 and wants to have fun and win football games. She's 29 and wants to date a nice, honest guy. I think he was a little young for her.
See Jaime, you and Turtle should've never broken up. You two were cute together! Oh well, now he's moved on to Brittny Gastineau.

Can't win 'em all......

Simon Cowell Reacts To Ellen's "Idol" Departure!

Everywhere is buzzing about the big mix-up over at American Idol, so it was only fitting that Simon Cowell gave his reaction to Ellen DeGeneres leaving the show:
"As I got to know Ellen, I grew to really, really like her. I have huge respect for her because she's always been in control of her own destiny."

At the end of the day, Ellen is not hard up for cash! She'll be just fine....

UPDATED - CONFIRMED: Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Are MARRIED!!!

Well Damn!!!
Alicia Keys has wed Swizz Beatz, her rep confirms to Wearing a Vera Wang gown and Christian Louboutin shoes, the singer, 29, who is pregnant, and the rapper, 31, exchanged vows in front of close family and friends during the intimate ceremony Sunday in TK.Keys announced she was engaged -- and expecting! -- in late May. "She is thrilled," a pal told Us at the time. "She is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her new album [The Element of Freedom]."

Apparently, there was a lil boo-boo on UsMagazine's part.
Alicia Keys hasn't wed. It was a technological error on our behalf -- and we apologize.


Aaron Hall: Trey Songz, The Dream & R Kelly Are Wack!

Well those weren't his EXACT words, but he definitely tried to "come" for the aforementioned trio!

Aaron, how dare you??? To your credit, YES you were hot in the 80 and 90's, but you haven't seen a hit since inflicting one on your baby momma Gloria Valez (allegedly! oooooh, that was shade....I admit).

Mr. "Just Chill", please rest yourself in a corner somewhere.......

Did Levi Johnston Get His Ex-Girlfriend Pregnant???

My Heavens! I know Sarah & Co. are about to blow a gasket!!!

It is being reported that Bristol Palin's fiance, Levi Johnston, may have fathered a baby with his ex-girlfriend (Lanesia Garcia) while him and Bristol were on hiatus!
“Levi insists the baby isn’t his, but no one really knows for sure,” a source says. “Levi is one of three possible fathers who were with Lanesia during the probable week of conception.”
Damn, 3 fathers??? I say take it to Maury so we all can be a part of the news!

According to friends, Bristol, 19, is devastated by the news and is thinking twice about moving forward with the engagement.

Honey, if you had half a brain you would run (not walk)! This is the ONLY time I would agree with Sarah Palin....homeboy is NO BUENO!

Lady GaGa Covers "Vanity Fair" Magazine

YAAAASSSSSS to that wind machine!

Lady Gaga is pictured on the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine naked as usual, wearing only a fancy cat collar.....Legendary!!!

Flash's Ladies!

Jada Pinkett-Smith outside the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ studios in L.A. - LOVE her!

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Foxy Brown Gets Into ANOTHER All Out Brawl!

My Heavens! Rendered speechless.....

Via TMZ:

Foxy Brown was in the middle of massive brawl tonight (July 29th) in the lobby of a New York City apartment building -- and she narrowly missed her second run-in with cops in just over a week. Witnesses say Foxy was visiting someone at a luxury high-rise on 43rd Street when the fight broke out. A source tells us that Foxy was throwing down with several people in the lobby. It's unclear at this point what sparked the brawl. We're told it took more than 10 people to break up the fight, and the NYPD eventually showed up on the scene -- but Foxy fled before the officers arrived. No arrests were made. According to a source, one of the people Foxy fought with was her manager. When we called her manager she would only say, "No comment."
Foxy, I'm REALLY trying to be on your side....

*walks away with my head down*

Stephen Colbert & Andy Cohen As "Bethenny" vs "Kelly"

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Dancers, you already know I LIVE for all things Housewives, so when I was sent this video of Andy Cohen as a guest on Stephen Colbert's popular show The Colbert Report, I had to watch!

Please feast your eyes on the very funny clip of Colbert and Cohen's reenactment of the first time that RHONY's Bethenny and Kelly had their first major blow-up.


Justin Timberlake Brings His Designs To Target!

all the cool kids are doing it, so why not I
Justin Timberlake will likely bring more than just a little sexy back when he and co-founder Trace Ayala launch a limited edition William Rast collection for Target this December. Designed as an affordable alternative to the star-favorite denim line, the new assortment is set to hit the mass retailer December 19 and stay on store floors as well as through January 22. Sure to boast the brand’s signature mix of rocker attitude and laid-back appeal, which has already made fans of starlets like Jessica Simpson and JT’s girlfriend Jessica Biel, we can’t wait to see the jeans, denim jackets and more that this famous designing duo whips up for the retailer come December. And while price points for the William Rast for Target collection have yet to be released, expect them to be significantly less than the label’s designer jeans, which range from $165 to $229, and leather jackets, which cost up to $595.
The rich continue to get richer! I ain't mad.....

UPDATED: Who You Fooling? Speidi Is Still Together.....

These two bore me...SERIOUSLY!!!

Heidi Montag's good friend Laura Stone reports that she stopped by Heidi's house to visit her, and guess who was there??? YEP, you guessed right......SPENCER (the evil one).
“I saw Spencer, he seems really normal. He actually showed us his new project he’s working on,” Stone told “He showed us a clip of the movie. I thought it was really funny. I think it’s about a lifeguard that’s trying to get girls. And the lifeguard is kinda of like a douche-bag type of guy, not too cool.”

She also added 
“I’m actually not sure what’s going on. She didn’t really go into details about anything but the way she was acting it just seemed like she was really happy and free and just living life."

I feel really bad for Heidi's family. They have no idea where she is, but you continue to surround yourself with the likes of SPENCER? Heidi, wake up.....

Our prayers have been answered! Heidi has finally filed for divorce from Spencer Pratt citing the usual irreconcilable differences in the divorce petition filed in Santa Monica, Calif., Superior Court.
"Heidi has amended her petition for separation and today has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from Spencer Pratt. The couple has agreed they would like their divorce to be finalized in a timely manner in an out of court settlement. Both parties are amicable with each other and over the possibility of finalizing their divorce."
There IS a GOD! Now, call your mother.....

Solange And Her Very Innnneresting Performance On Jimmy Fallon

Solange Knowles hit the stage for a duet with indie rock band Montreal on Jimmy Fallon last night in a very "interesting" performance equipped with "stage mimes".

The song performed was titled “Sex Karma”, and provided a feel good melody that had Solange bouncing on the stage. I can dig it....

And before people start on their tangents about Solange and how "different" she is, ask yourself if you would be saying the same things if she wasn't Beyonce's sister. Think about it....

I enjoyed the performance!

Girl's Night: Kim Kardashian And LaLa Anthony!

BFFs Kim Kardashian and LaLa Vazquez or Anthony (which one is she going by?) were spotted exiting Katsuya restaurant in Hollywood last night when they were pretty much mauled by the paps and fans alike trying to take pics!

The two friends looked super chic, as always!

More flix of the ladies under the break....

Laurence Fishburne's Daughter: A Porn Star!

I think this is probably the WORST news a father would EVER want to hear in his lifetime!!!

Laurence Fishburne's 19 year old daughter, Montana Fishburne, so desperately wants to "make it" in Hollywood that she is making a hardcore sex tape to break into the industry!


"I've watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape."

*someone, please slit my wrists RIGHT NOW* I'm convinced that Kim Kardashian is can't tell me differently!!!

Laurence, I blame you. YEP......YOU!!!

To paraphrase Chris Rock in his stand-up special: Fathers, your main purpose in life is to keep your daughter off the pole (or in this case, off the TV screen having sex).

Good Day......

Ellen Says Bye-Bye To "American Idol"!

Yep.....knew this was coming!
Filling Simon Cowell‘s seat on American Idol was already a tough task –- now another chair is there for the taking. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who became a full-time judge on the show during its ninth season, is bowing out of the series. “A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” she says in a statement. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.” DeGeneres adds, “I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had, I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.” In the same statement, Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller says, “I loved Ellen’s passion for the artists and her nurturing skills. She brought honesty and optimism to our judging panel and I will miss her greatly.” Peter Rice, the FOX entertainment chairman, says, “We love Ellen and understand and support her decision to bow out of Idol. We were fortunate to receive the humor, energy and love for talent that she brought to the show.”
IMO, this is probably for the best! As much as I LIIIIVE for Ellen, American Idol wasn't the correct fit for her.

The the rumor mill is churning, and highly placed sources are reporting the my love Jennifer Lopez will be joining the popular show as a judge. Hmmmmm, don't know about this one either!

Also, TMZ is reporting that Kara Dioguardi is OUT as well! DAMN...musical chairs, eh?

We'll have to see when the confirmed reports come out.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mark Wahlberg Receives A "Hollywood Walk Of Fame" Star!

*clap for 'em* I LOVE this guy......

Mark Wahlberg was honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles today, and in my opinion, it was long overdue! The man who created Entourage deserves more than a STAR!

He was joined by his beautiful family - wife Rhea Durham and 4 children: Ella Rae, Grace Margaret, Michael and Brendan Joseph. ADORABLE!

During his speech, Wahlberg thanked “all the people gutsy enough to put me in movies.”


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Spotted: Mel Gibson.....

WELL, WELL,'ve finally decided to join us humans, Mel?

Mel Gibson was spotted on earth (or Santa Monica rather), even though he was trying to cover his face with the baseball cap!

We see you, Mel!!!!!!!!!!! Come out and play now. We've already heard the tapes.....

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Justin Bieber: The Girls Show Up Naked!

HUH???? *ear muffs*

Justin Bieber spoke to Vibe magazine recently about the 'groupies' (among other things).
My mom has me on a tight leash and [she's] being real protective. The girls show up wearing nothing. I can’t lie, I’m 16, I don’t hate it. I don’t have a girlfriend.
Mommas and Daddy's, where are your children?!?!?!?!?!

Coupled Up: Victoria And David Beckham!

Power couple Victoria and David Beckham were spotted arriving to their friend Kelly Hoppen's birthday party looking tres chic!

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President Obama Will NOT Be Attending Chelsea Clinton's Wedding!

President Barack Obama appeared on The View today, and spoke about a host of topic ranging from the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Shirley Sherrod and also if he would attend Chelsea Clinton's wedding:
"I was not invited to the wedding, because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband. You don't want two presidents at one wedding!" Obama said. "All the secret service, guests going through [metal detectors], all the gifts being torn apart."

He also mentioned that when Sasha and Malia wed, we will not be invited!

I ain't mad....

Nicki Minaj, What In The PHUCK Are You Talkin' Bout?

In *blank stare* news, Nicki Minaj gave a small "interview" (if you wanna call it that) on set of a promo for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

And Dancers, I have NO IDEA what this gal is talking about???

Lady Minaj is channeling Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in the promo, but all of a sudden she busts out in a British accent......*long sigh*.

And people ask me WHY I can't get with her. PRIME EXAMPLE!

Foxy Brown Speaks On Nicki Minaj!

"What's funny, I actually applaud Nicki for it. I think she's doing an incredible job of branding herself. When you're a boss bitch, you give it up. Send her a Chanel bag or something," she laughed. "If you're winning, you're wining. That's just how I see it." 
YAAAAASSSSSS, Foxy! I kinda miss her.....


Family Time!

Christina Milian and baby Violet! CUTENESS.....

More after the jump.....

Heidi Klum Hosts "Project Runway" Premiere Party

Heidi Klum hosted the Season 8 premiere party for "Project Runway" in New York City last night at the Empire Hotel.

"Project Runway" returns to the Lifetime network at 9pm (EST) tonight (July 29) and will show off the new cast of designing hopefuls.

I'll be watching!

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Anderson Cooper Discusses "Essence" Mag White Hire On CNN

As we previously reported, Essence magazine (a "black woman's" magazine) is under some scrutiny for hiring a WHITE fashion director in a new position on the publication's staff.

Now, this story is gaining wings as CNNs Anderson Cooper discusses whether people are right in their opposition of hiring the white, QUALIFIED, fashion director, or is this a form of racism?

I repeat: I honestly feel that this is reverse racism!!! WHO CARES what race a person is, provided they are qualified? This only proves to me that as much as we think we are moving forward in terms of race, hearing stories like this only reminds me of how far away we truly are (especially from our own people)!

BLACK PEOPLE....we have to do better! The shackles have been broken a long time ago. While not forgetting all that we have and continue to go through, we must MOVE FORWARD.

Sidebar - How cute is Anderson Cooper???

Britney Spears And Keri Hilson Hock Their Perfumes!

*rubbing my eyes* Is That Britney??? My My we clean up!

Britney Spears released this sneak peak ad for her new fragrance Radiance.

Brit-Brit, as much as I DIIIE for you, this ad is further example of how much airbrushing and makeup is used in the industry!

Keri Hilson's Avon  ad under the cut.....

Celebs Do The "Twelve" Premiere

Last night, celebs showed up to the premiere of “Twelve” in New York City at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre.

The film stars rapper 50 Cent and Chace Crawford, and some of Chace’s CW costars like Blake Lively, Jessica Szohr, Michelle Trachtenberg along with the beautiful Irina Shayk came to show their support.

Twelve hits theaters August 6th.

More flix along with the film's trailer under the break......

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Foxy Brown Speaks With MTVs Sway About Arrest (VIDEO)

Foxy Brown and her lawyer sat down with MTV's Sway to plead her case about her recent arrest, and how if her name was "Kesha Brown", she would've never been arrested (AGREED).

I am DYING laughing with all of the dramatics that Foxy is giving in this interview (flipping of the wig and all YAAAASSSSS). I remember how much I used to like her (and I think I still do.....).

Come back!

Sidebar - Did Foxy say "pause"??? hahahaha

Kathy Griffin Visits The Chelsea Lately Show (VIDEO)!

OMG....has HELL frozen over??? Because there is no way that two of my favorite women comedians are in the same place *pinches myself*.

The very funny Kathy Griffin was a guest on the Chelsea Lately nightly talk show, and when you put two women like these on the same stage, they are bound to PHUCK SHYT UP!!!

LOVE them.....enjoy!

Tamera Mowry Is ENGAGED!!!

Awwwww....good for her!
It's rerun season for Sister, Sister's Tamera Mowry. The 32-year-old actress is engaged to Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, 38. "Adam proposed to Tamera last week in Italy," a source close to the couple tells E! News. And Housley knows all about getting down on one knee for his ladylove. "They were engaged a few years ago, but broke it off," the insider says. "They have been dating on and off for the past year and now he has put a ring on her finger once again." But Mowry, who starred alongside identical twin Tia on Sister, Sister, may have to convince her family that Housley is good husband material. "Her family is not crazy about him," the source says. "Tia and Adam don't always get along, but the couple are happy together and giving it another try." The couple are currently living apart but will soon move in together. As for the wedding? "They haven't started planning the wedding," our insider says, "but it will most likely be at his family's vineyard in Napa."
Ut Oh! If her family doesn't care for him too much, I foresee DRAMA!


Image: Getty Images

RHOA Star Kim Zolciak Has A New Man......

......has she finally ditched Big Poppa??? I don't believe it.

But according to reports, Kim Zolciak is now dating 24-year-old Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann.

24??? Heeey, now!

“They’ve been dating for about two months,” a source reports. And was also seen “laughing, kissing and have a great time together” at the wedding of new RHOA cast member Cynthia Bailey.

Well, good for her! I guess she "closed her legs to married men - NeNe's voice".

As for Big Poppa (Lee Najjar), he is back with his wife (figures!!!). He tweeted a couple of days ago:
i love my wife and kids i got the best
Yeah, okay! And then he followed up with this message yesterday:
don't get a mate because you cannot stay alone do it for the right reason it's called love and commitment and it does not come over night
Who you talkin' about, BP??? THEEEEE nerve....

Even adults are messy....carry on!

Diddy And The Bad Boy Fam Covers "Vibe" Magazine

I'm not trying to take anything away from anyone else on this cover, but can we feast our eyes on the FIERCE-NESS that is Cassie for the new Vibe cover???


That face is STAMPED, dahhhhhhling!!!!!!!! Now....ONLY if she could sing and dance, I would get my LIFE.

Oh yeah, everybody else looks great too. *no shade*

Chris Tucker....You Owe The IRS How Much?????????

It is being reported that actor Chris Tucker owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $11 MILLION in back taxes for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006!!!!!!!!!!!

Huh? *collapses*

Here is a breakdown:
2001 -- $4,007,794.34
2002 -- $5,060,074.23
2004 -- $55,544.84
2005 -- $660,414.94
2006 -- $1,788,080.91

I'm just totally confused as to how he will get this settled?!?! Have YOU guys heard of any upcoming movies he's starring in? Me either....

He is better than me, because my respose would be: I AIN'T GOT IT!

Katy Perry In A Rubber Bikini!

Check out Katy Perry in a rubber 'kini for some promotional shots for the new album!

She looks like a big 'ole piece of candy....I dig!

More shots under the break.....

Rick Ross Can't Knock Eminem From The Top!

Damn, you almost had him Rozay.....
Rick Ross new CD Teflon Don couldn’t move Eminem’s Recovery CD from the #1 spot, but still moved a nice amount of units (176,295) for its first week in stores.  We’ve been enjoying the album over here at the.LIFE Files since it came out.  Congrats ROZAY!
I agree.....good look!


Dru Hill Visits 106 & Park!

There are so many questions that I need answered in this picture, but I don't think we have enough hours in the day.

Is that Jazz or...........nevermind.

*blank stare*

I'm sorry, Dancers...I don't have the energy to finish this post. Good day......

Zoe Saldana's New Calvin Klein Ad

The beautiful Zoe Saldana is featured in her first campaign for Calvin Klein promoting the brand's fall women’s Envy line.

I will admit that I was a bit skeptical when first hearing that Zoe would be the new face of CK because she is so rail thin, but I must say she pulled this off effortlessly!


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GaGa Gets A Lil Kissy Face From New Boyfriend!

Awwwwww, well ain't that cute!

Lady GaGa was spotted getting her smooch on with rumored boyfriend Luc Carl at a pool in Texas.

Hey Hey Hey....get him girl!

Image: TMZ/NPG

Hulk Hogan's 50 Yr Old Ex -Wife Engaed To Her 21 Yr Old Lover!

Uh, SUUUUURE he'll stick around!

Hulk Hogan's (Terry Bollea) ex-wife Linda (50) is engaged to her 21-year old lover Charlie Hill.


Keep in mind, this relationship is the same one that caused a rift between their daughter Brooke Hogan and her mom. SMH!

Hulk Hogan says, “I'm ecstatic for her, I'm very happy for them. I think they're perfect for each other. I wish them the best."

LIAR!!! Now give us the non-PC answer....

Hill is one year younger than Hulk and Linda's daughter Brooke and was pals with their son Nick. Charlie started dating Linda when he was 19; around the same time she split from the famed wrestler in 2007.

OMG...I think I'm gonna be sick! Ewwwwww.

They'll last until her $$$ runs out....TRUST!

Over $7 MILLION Settlement In Sean Bell Murder!

The 2006 shooting of Sean Bell, the unarmed black man shot in his car and killed by police officers early on the morning of his wedding day, is one of the most controversial in recent New York City history. On Tuesday, the city agreed to pay more than $7 million to his two children and two of his friends; the friends were in the vehicle and were wounded when the police opened fire. The federal lawsuit set off a debate over the use of deadly force and prompted the city to change some of its policing procedures, including alcohol testing for officers in any shooting in which someone is injured, as well as improved firearms training. The settlement ranks among the biggest in recent years involving the city’s police. Mr. Bell’s children, whom he had with his fiancĂ©e, Nicole Paultre Bell, will receive $3.25 million. Mr. Bell’s two friends Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, who were injured in the shooting, will receive $3 million and $900,000, respectively.
This story still makes me extremely nauseous. We all know that those children and his "wife" can never get Mr. Bell back, but hopefully the money will allow them to live a fruitful life in his absence.



Rihanna Speaks On Controversial Song With Eminem

Eminem's new hit song with Rihanna, Love The Way You Lie,  has received a lot of backlash from critics that feel the message of the song is really intense and promotes domestic violence. But many others (as myself) have taken a strong liking to the song. I mean, it's pretty much all you hear on the radio now and has stayed high on the singles chart.

Have you ever listed to the lyrics? Em raps: “I laid hands on her/I’ll never stoop so low again/I guess I don’t know my own strength” and Rihanna singing, “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that’s alright because I like the way it hurts.”

Now, Rihanna is speaking about why she felt is was necessary for her to record the tune:
“I knew if he sent me a record there must be something to it,” Rihanna explained of how she was brought on board. “It couldn’t just be, ‘Oh, Duh! She was in that relationship so we have to get her.’ “The lyrics were so deep, so beautiful and intense. It’s something that I understood, something I connected with. It’s something that, you know, we’ve both experienced, you know, on different sides, different ends of the table. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence and it’s something that people don’t have a lot of insight on.”
I really appreciate the song, and felt it was done in a way that makes people think. Remember, these two are artists and this is their for  of expression.

Aretha Franklin And Condoleeza Rice Duet In Philly!

And unlikely pairing, eh? Not really......

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice took to the stage Tuesday evening at Philadelphia's Mann Music Center for a rare duet, aimed to raise money for urban children and awareness for music and the arts.


People forget (lawwd knows I did) Rice is a classically trained pianist and of course Franklin is know for her stellar voice and musical longevity. So it was only natural for the two to link up for a wonderful cause.

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Kim And Kourtney Out & About On Both Coasts

Kimmy K was spotted on Melrose enjoying a little "ME" time as she hit up Mouawad Boutique. As always, the famous Kardashian looked GORGE and walked like a wind machine was in front of her. That hair is outta this world....what type of weave is that???
Kourtney decided to spend a little "mommy and son" time in NYC as her and baby Mason made their way to meet up with an old friend at Battery Park.

More Kim and Kourtney under the break.....