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Hollywood stars have gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the annual Costume Institute Gala Benefit.

This year’s theme was “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”.

Those attending included Oprah Winfrey, Janet Jackson, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Jessica Parker, MIA, and Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, who co-chaired the event with Gap creative director Patrick Robinson. Here are some of the pictures…

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Times got to be hard if a woman is facing insurance fraud charges after authorities say she worked as a stripper while collecting worker’s compensation payments. The state Attorney General’s office said 43-year-old Christina Gamble, of Quakertown, collected stacks in insurance payments while working at a Pennsylvania strip club. READ MORE

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Sharing an alleged secret about the life of the late Michael Jackson is apparently earning the pop star’s former dermatologist death threats. On Friday, Dr. Arnold Klein told TMZ.com that Jackson had a brief homosexual affair with his office manager, Jason Pfeiffer. Klein’s READ MORE

Diddy Visits Lil Wayne At Rikers Island

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Sean “Diddy” Combs took a few moments from his day last Wednesday to pay a visit to an incarcerated emcee. The “New York Daily News” is reporting that Bad Boy’s head man went to Rikers Island to see Lil Wayne. Diddy, who was on a pre-approved list of visitors, had to take a public bus to the Eric M. Taylor correctional facility, just like everyone else visiting inmates. READ MORE

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A relative of rap star Nelly has been killed. St. Louis’ KPLR is reporting that Michael Johnson was shot several times while either entering or exiting a home last Wednesday. St. Louis police reportedly don’t have any leads in the case. It has been reported that Johnson, 36, was a bodyguard for the rapper, but Nelly describes him as a “cousin and friend.” Nelly is upset with St. Louis’ KTVI’s coverage of the story writing on his Twitter account, quote,

“Channel 2 stl don’t Ever have 2worry about another interview from me or a stlunatic ever again!! There not invited 2any of my functions!! Why would you channel 2 mix me giving away scholarships 2students with the murder of my cuzzen after I told u I didn’t want 2talk about it.”

He adds, quote,

“I’m NEVER WATCHING CHANNEL 2 news in stl ever again!!! STLOUIS SPREAD THE WORD!!!”

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Here is the video.. But I have to give it to him he stayed cool the whole time they tried to interview him… READ MORE

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R&B diva Erykah Badu is challenging the disorderly conduct charge stemming from the filming of her “Window Seat” video. “The Dallas Morning News” is reporting that the singer entered a plea of not guilty last Wednesday. Badu shot her controversial “Window Seat” video back in March at Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. READ MORE

New Video: Bow Wow “Big Time”

A brand new track titled “Big Time”, where Bow Wow joins forces with Nelly and Ron Browz, has come out. It will reportedly appear in Bow Wow’s upcoming sixth solo studio album “New Jack City Part 2″.

Becoming his first album to receive Parental Advisory label, “New Jack City Part 2″ is slated for U.S. release on March 31. Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, T.I. and Trey Songz are also recruited as featured guests in the record in addition to Nelly and Ron Browz.

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Nick Cannon made sure his wife Mariah Carey got plenty of “ice” for their second wedding anniversary. Missjia.com and TheYBF.com are reporting that the “America’s Got Talent” host gave his bride a “Ring Pop” that was custom made by the jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills. The candy ring pop replica is coated in white diamonds and pink sapphires. It is engraved with the words, “Nick + Mariah April 30, 2008.” Jason of Beverly Hills CEO Jason Arasheben says, quote, “It also comes in a box complete with a spinner so that you can see it sparkle under the lights inside.”

It’s a ring that comes with heavy symbolism because Cannon first proposed to his wife with a diamond ring that was hidden within a ring pop candy wrapper. One of Carey’s songs off of her “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,” album is called “Candy Bling,” where the singer explores her love of old-fashioned candy rings.