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Run-D.M.C. rapper Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons may have to start sharing the hip-hop spotlight with another member of his family. Rap-Up.com is reporting that Run’s son, Daniel “Diggy” Simmons, has signed a recording deal with Atlantic Records. The 15-year-old released a mixtape titled “The First Flight,” but really started gaining notoriety when he appeared in an online video rapping over Nas’ hit track “Made You Look.” Diggy took to his Twitter account after inking his deal and stated, quote, “Taking a tour of the Atlantic offices…This is real surreal right now, its official!” He adds, quote, “Real thankful just takin it all in!” Diggy’s brother, JoJo, also expressed his excitement tweeting, quote, “Diggy is gon take over and I’m there to support him! Family don’t compete with each other we complete each other.” A release date for Diggy’s debut album has not been reported.

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PETA is concerned over Mike Tyson’s upcoming Animal Planet reality show, Taking on Tyson. It would chronicle Tyson’s quest to become a champion pigeon racer. According to Animal Planet, Tyson loves birds, and has been raising them his whole life. But PETA says pigeon racing is cruel, and profiting from it by making it into a reality show might break New York’s anti-gambling laws.

PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told New York Daily News “Animal Planet needs more programs like Whale Wars and Animal Cops, in which people go to bat for animals, and fewer programs that showcase cruelty and profiteering at animals’ expense.”

But an Animal Planet spokesperson said there would be no betting on the races. Still, according to PETA, paying Tyson to appear on the show could be in breach of current law. While PETA may have a case, it doesn’t look like Animal Planet will slow down production on the program.

What yall think?

Brooklyn Teen Gets Face Slashed Over Boy

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People what are we doing to each other? Bossip is reporting  that every time Shantayah Lewis looks in the mirror she will see a reminder of violence. She  has dozens of stitches on the left side of her face.   Shantayah and her cousin Shakeena were followed by a 17 year old girl who is dating the exboyfriend of her sister. READ MORE

Darius McCrary Filed For Divorce

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Young & The Restless new comer Darius McCrary, BETTER known as Eddie Winslow from the 90’s hit sitcom Family Matters has filed for divorce. Just a year ago he tied the knot with model/author Karrine Steffans, also known to many by the name Superhead. I can only imagine the REAL reason he married her. Last month he filed for separation from Karrine, citing irreconcilable differences ( possibly due to the fact that he knew majority of the men she slept with; just a guess). Sources say this is MCrary’s second short-lived marriage. He was previously married to a woman to Juliette Merrill Vann for a year, before divorcing in 2006.

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The homie Necolebitchie posted a story that I was lost for words as I read it. This is what she said. A few weeks ago, I spotted a photo of a fan with a tattoo of Lil Wayne and I thought I had just about seen it all but this doesn’t come close to what I just read on myspace. Some random chick is claiming that she is Lil Wayne’s real wife and she’s accusing Toya Carter of putting roots on her and stealing her identity. (What are roots?) READ MORE

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People we need to wake up. The NAACP is helping to get the word out about the census. In Florida on Wednesday, NAACP members joined state Governor Charlie Crist at news conference to remind Floridians to fill out the forms. Historically, minority residents participate in the census in lower percentages than whites. The ethnicity question on the census form is a sensitive subject for some African-Americans. One of the boxes is labeled Black/African American/Negro. READ MORE

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I really dont know how I feel about about this new bill that they are trying to pass. A Toccoa legislator is sponsoring a bill to require random drug testing of recipients of unemployment compensation benefits and other government assistance. READ MORE

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In 2002, Khia entered the hip hop world with her sexually assertive “My Neck, My Back (Lick It).” Since then, her name has been synonymous with pure, unadulterated freaky music and she has been regarded as an artist who is bold and unapologetic. Florida’s own Khia is now currently working on a new reality show although the name has not been set in stone she keeps it really and lets all you haters know who’s really the baddest Bit*h. And from the look of these pictures, she has been in the gym and her juices seem to be flowing better than ever. As Khia told Porsha Fox, “let your haters be your motivators cause yall are only giving her press.”

Slated to be released in spring 2010, “Khia Shamone| Motor Mouf,” She looks forward to performing the songs in front of a live audience and TV and adds that even though she hopes her music will inspire her peers to step up their game. Khia is happy to know that she has achieved what she set out to achieve: total creative and personal freedom.

Here is that throwback song “My Neck, My Back…” my mama wouldn’t let me say the rest, so I’ll just leave that to you all’s imagination