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There are new reports that mediation sessions could be close to an agreement in the sexual misconduct case of Bishop Eddie Long. Four young men have sued Long, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and the LongFellows Youth Academy, alleging Long coerced them into having sexual relations.

Last year all parties agreed to mediation. An agreement would avoid a lengthy and costly trial. If an agreement isn’t reached, the case could go to trial this summer. Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday that mediation efforts to reach an agreement may be in the final stages, but none of the parties would confirm.

“We don’t have anything to comment about the status of the cases,”

Art Franklin, a spokesman for Long, said Thursday. READ MORE

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Bobbi Kristina daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston and Montana Fishburne daughter of Lawrence Fishburne are rumored new Bff’s. And word on the street is Whitney is pissed.  Can you say train wreck?

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Today Wendy Williams revealed on her show that in hopes of cleaning up her daughters act, Whitney moved from Atlanta to LA. Upon moving Bobbi made new friends one of which was adult film Star Montana Fishburne also known as Chippie D. Did we mention Montana recently did time in jail for going into someones house and beating them up. READ MORE

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My man Tyler Perry showed us how he really felt about your boy Spike Lee’s negative comments towards his films. Spike has been known to make a few derogatory comments about the “quality” of Tyler’s films. Perry has remained a gentleman and professional thus far but evidently he is now fed up. When recently asked about the comments, Tyler had this to say: “Spike can go straight to hell!” SN: I wonder if he said it in his Tyler or Madea voice LOL

Tyler also had this to say:


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Kid Cudi Explains Why He Quit Smoking Weed {Video}

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Rapper Kid Cudi was known for lighting up at his live shows, videos, studio sessions…just about anywhere. He recently took some time out between songs during a live show to explain his decision to quit smoking weed.

“You know how some people can take a smoke and they’re good, they do it for recreational purposes, sh*t like that. People that go to bars or drink at their house with their friends casually. I was the motherf**ker who was doing that sh*t all the time, recreationally, every day, wake up, needed it, all those things. While I was in that state of mind I just was missing a lot of sh*t that was going on in my circle. I just felt like I needed to just take a step back, clear my dome and focus on some real important sh*t. Like my daughter for one, my family, my business, things that are important. But you know, don’t be sad, I had a good run right? We got high together a lot right?”

Kid Cudi isn’t the only rapper to speak openly about releasing some habits; Young Money CEO and rapper Lil Wayne spoke with MTV News about no longer smoking the green, stating:

“Yeah it’s a big difference. I almost jumped in the crowd. I’m like I’m sober, I’m sweating. I’m tasting my sweat. My sweat taste different. My sweat used to taste like weed. But now it’s just, I’m like I don’t know what it is. I’m out there, my eyes big, my eyes all wide. I had threw my glasses, I don’t even need these. I could see everything right now. But yeah man, it’s a great feeling.”

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Steve Harvey Robbed By AUC Intern!

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A Clark Atlanta intern who allegedly pilfered $10,000 in cash from a bag inside Steve Harvey’s Piedmont Road office told the
comedian he’d return the money despite insisting he didn’t steal it.

As of last week, when Atlanta police filed an incident report, 22-year-old Kyle Reynolds had not made good on his word. According to the report, a security video showed Reynolds entering Harvey’s office earlier this month. READ MORE

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A lawsuit is being filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs as of April 15,by a man who claims to have been beaten by Diddy’s bodyguards last October at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. The Alleged victim Jabari Tilgham has accused four of Puffy’s bodyguards of assaulting him at an after party at Club Mansion where Tilgham worked as a photographer. Despite their being 12 other photographers present at the party, Tilgham believes he was singled out. READ MORE

Gucci Mane’s Lawyer Say His Battery Charge is False

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Last week we heard that the homie Gucci got locked up for allegedly pushing a prostitute out of his car for not taking his $150 sexual advance. Now the Atlanta rapper’s lawyer says accusations the musician pushed a woman out of his Hummer as he drove down a suburban Atlanta street are false.

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Gucci’s Attorney Ashutosh Joshi said will be pleading NOT guilty to the heinous act and that Radic “Gucci” Delantic looks forward to fighting the charges in the court of law. DeKalb County prosecutors on Tuesday announced formal charges of battery, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct against Mane, also known as Radric Delantic Davis, 31. READ MORE

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There is a lot of blogging about some comments actress LisaRaye made on her “The Real McCoy” reality show that just premiered in its second season.

In describing to a dating service what she wanted in a man she said she’s looking for a man that’s powerful because if he’s powerful that means he’s got money.

Commenting on a man’s penis size she also said,

“…if you’re too big that hurts … he’s thrusting in you, and you backin’ up! Just find my ‘G’ spot; let’s hit it; let’s make love.”

LisaRaye has to be concerned that some bloggers associate another comment she made –

“I think it’s easier for a man to eat sushi because y’all so used to eating p***y”

– with her having problems (alluding to a ‘fishy’ smell) with her own personal hygiene.

Wow! Now I don’t think anyone would argue that Lisa Raye is about as fine as they come – she’s drop-dead gorgeous! So in as much as she is supposedly on her so-called road to redemption, the only reason I can figure that she would make such comments is for ratings. She and the network surely had time to re-think how audiences would react to such remarks, and do some editing.

While I applaud LisaRaye for not apologizing for her beauty (“it’s a good thing I’m a pretty girl”), at times she comes across as a beautiful house but ain’t nobody home! Television’s unrelenting ratings war seems to be causing women to say and do things to perpetuate acceptance of ideals of beauty and behavior trumpeted by society that encourage women who don’t have half the looks of a Lisa Raye, to contort their body language and conversation, and make them even less attractive than they really are. Could it be that LisaRaye intends to use her beauty to take women viewers down their own path to a wholesome self-discovery? We’ll stay tuned for that from the “runaway diva.” READ MORE