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Last night I got to attend what had to be one of the best club experiences I have ever had in my entire life.

I have been to over 1000 clubs but last night it was so good to be out and kick it where some of the industry’s top movers and shakers were in the building at Monica’s concert, and Album party including her cousin Ludacris, his mother and his play cousin Keisha Knight Pullium. Luda was out celebrating the love of his life, Eudoxie, who was celebrating her birthday. Also in the building was the one and only Trina, Fat Joe and Floyd Mayweather, a few other celebrities and thousands of groupies. Diddy and Producer Rico Wade were also in the building.

On the main stage was the one and only Weezy F. Baby (please say the baby) who performed 3 songs and a freestyle. While on the mic, Wayne let everyone know how the “Baddest Bitch” needed to come back. You don’t have to take my word for it, there will be plenty of youtube videos out there. READ MORE

Usher and Will Ferrell Take On “SNL”

Usher’s working overtime to get the word out about his new album. One month ahead of its scheduled release date, the R&B star took to the “Saturday Night Live” stage this weekend to preview songs from “Looking 4 Myself” and serve up a little musical comedy.
In his third appearance on the NBC sketch comedy series, Usher also appeared in a raunchy Digital Short alongside protégé Justin Bieber and “SNL” guest host Will Ferrell. The star-packed short also included bits from Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton and Natalie Portman alongside “SNL” regulars. Usher also appeared as Mr. Galactic Fantastic in the “2012 Funkytown Debate” sketch with Ferrell. In more familiar form as the show’s musical guest he delivered the songs “Scream” and “Climax” to the “SNL” audience. READ MORE

Jennifer Hudson is extending a prayer to the man now convicted of killing her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.

 

In a statement released to E! Online after Friday’s verdict, the Oscar winner and her sister said they were grateful for the love and support they had received from people all over the world and offered prayers not only for their own family members still struggling with the loss, but for William Balfour and his family as well.

The statement read, in part,

“It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.”

Hudson broke down in tears in the court room Friday after a Chicago jury delivered a guilty verdict on all counts for Balfour. The 31-year-old faces life in prison when he is sentenced. His attorneys say they will appeal. READ MORE

For Vinny Curry this was more than a typical “Mother’s Day” weekend. It was the first of many firsts to come. It was his second day of his first time at Mini Camp with the Philadelphia Eagles.  This 2nd round Draft NFL pick also experienced his first mother’s day without his HERO “his mom ” (whom unfortunately he lost last year to cancer). It was his first mother’s day with a new beginning, New Team, Coach and  New teammate Fourth-round pick Brandon Boykin, from Fayetteville, GA.  (cornerback and return specialist, who already has his sights set on punt- and kick-return duties). Boykin, who left Georgia as the school’s all-time leader in kick return yards, is banking on these spring camps to bridge the gap.

More about VInny (Curry was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year after registering 11 sacks, seven forced fumbles and 22 tackles for a loss as a senior. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a junior in 2010, leading all defensive linemen in the nation with 94 total tackles and ranked fifth in the country with 12 sacks.) Vinny is a big fan of social media. “Twitter is the new updated news report” right at the click of a button on your iphone. “I’m just wondering why @wendywilliams won’t RT me or follow me back! Hey we are both from Jersey! I thought that would give me a heads up”. Well Wendy WIlliams! What are you waiting for? Where’s the Jersey love? SMH!

Rihanna Celebrates Mother’s Day

Rihanna used Intsagram to share  a pic of her mom and telling the world she loves her #Mama on Twitter:

 

Kim Kardashian and other celebs have also been sharing Mother’s Day wishes on FaceBook and Twitter. Check out our gallery with celebrities and their mom! READ MORE

More than 400 songwriters, publishers, industry professionals, and A-List stars attended the 16th annual SESAC Pop Awards.

 

The ceremony was held at New York’s Skylight SoHo and celebrated the organization‘s biggest talents. Producer/songwriter Rico Love named the big winner of Friday night’s event – winning Songwriter of the Year Award. Love has created several popular, chart-topping singles as Beyonce‘s “Sweet Dreams” and Usher‘s “There Goes My Baby” and many more. READ MORE

Sarah Chapman and Misa Hylton attend the Simone I. Smith Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus on May 10, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stylish celebs like Misa Hylton and Sarah Chapman (who both have children with Diddy), along with stylist Tameka Raymond, Bow Wow’s mother Teresa Caldwell and friends shopped and lent their support.

Jewelry Designer Simone I. Smith and radio personality Wanda Smith. READ MORE

Dr. Ian Smith’s Kicks Off Book Tour

 

While many women are still trying to figure out how to act like a lady — or a man — some women just want to know the truth about the men in their lives. Dr. Ian Smith recently put out a book which attempts to tackle that very subject. It’s entitled The Truth About Men – The Secret Side Of The Opposite Sex.

 

In addition, he’s going on a six city tour based on the book. Our photographer was on the scene when the tour kicked off last night, in Chicago at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event was hosted by Val Warner (co-host of Windy City Live in Chicago).

Attendees got a chance to watch a documentary created by Hill Harper about relationships. They also asked the panel – which included Dr. Ian Smith, Boris Kodjoe, Hill Harper, and Evan Shy — many of their burning relationship questions.

 

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