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WHO RAN IT?! Evelyn Lozada VS. Teairra Mari


"Basketball Wives" chick Evelyn Lozada rocked a short and glittery dress with a touch of sheer to her birthday festivities Sunday night in Miami.  But singer Teairra Mari rocked the exact same dress just last week.


Decide who rocked it best inside....

Evelyn celebrated her 36th birthday all weekend in Miami.  And at Fontainebleau and b-day dinner at Prime 112 this past Sunday night, she made sure she glittered for the occasion in a silver sparkle and sheer minidress by Jovani.  And she paired it with nude tights and nude maryjane pumps with a high bun in her hair.

But just last week, "U Did That" singer Teairra Mari wore the same Jovani dress to her homie Rico Love's birthday bash also in Miami.  She wore her hair down and paired the dress with nude pumps.



WHAT'S BEEF: Rihanna Has Another Twitter BLOWOUT With Fan



Rihanna got into ANOTHER altercation on Twitter recently. Find out what had her and a"former" fan going at it inside....

Perhaps Rihanna should be like Alec Baldwin and Aston Kutcher and get off Twitter cause she stays in some ish.  Or not...because her rants like this make us like her more.

Recently, she got into a twitter war with a fan who misunderstood a tweet she put out. One thing led to another then the "B" words (chris "B"rown & "B"itch) were thrown around. SMH......

Watch it go down here:


A mess.  Funny as hell though...


The Randomness:

1.  Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams have an epic blowout and Shaunie's birthday party.  Purses and more thrown!  Story.

Kanye West And Jay-Z REVISIT Kanye's Chicago Birthplace+ The Throne SHOOT "Ni**as In Paris" At The Staples Center


We told you earlier about Kanye West taking Jay-Z back to the Chicago neighborhood where he was born, and now there is video documenting the visit. Watch the short film inside and find out about the next video from Watch The Throne.....

With a short film taped for VOYR, Kanye West took Jay-Z back to Chicago's southside....where it all began for him. While strolling through places he frequented as a child, he said,

“Always knew it was gonna happen like this. Where I’m at right now is where I’m at when I was like four years old.”

The clip also features spoken word from Chicago poet Malik Yusef and a backstage conversation between 'Ye and Spike Lee.

And in other Throne news, the duo are at the Staples Center today (ahead of their 3rd concert there tonight) shooting the video for "Ni**as In Paris." Guess they're not going back to the City of Lights for it afterall.


Watch the short film here:



The Randomness:

1.  Mystikal signs record deal with Cash Money Records.  Story

SIDEBAR:  It's ironic that Mystikal would link with Cash Money since they put out the CLASSIC Mystikal diss record "Drag 'Em To The River" by UNLV way back in the day.

CHANGE UP: Fantasia's Rep Confirms Baby Born In North Carolina


Even though Fantasia's rep says her baby was not officially born at the time many media outlets reported, it has been confirmed her baby boy is here now.


Deets on Fanny's newbie inside...

Fantasia's rep at The Chamber Group confirms she gave birth at a North Carolina hospital around 5:15p ET today (Tuesday) after going into labor yesterday.  Her baby boy, named Dallas Xavier Barrino, weighed in at 7lbs, 9 ounces and 21 inches long.

She commented:

"I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family.  I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support."


This will be the first child together for Fantasia and on-again-off-again married boyfriend Antwaun Cook, who was reportedly by her side during birth. But it will be Antwaun's third child and Fantasia's second.




TV FAB: June Ambrose's “Styled By June” Premieres February 2012 + Steve Stoute TALKS "The Tanning Effect" On "TODAY"



June Ambrose has announced the premiere date of her fabulous new reality show "Styled By June" which debuts in 2012.  Get deets on the show inside and watch Steve Stoute school America about hip hop and how it has impacted all of our lives on

Fashionistas get ready....June Ambrose is taking over the small screen on February 27, 2012.  Her new VH1 reality show "Styled By June" which features the fashion diva styling various celebrities around a particular fashion concept, is sure to be a hit with the fashion crowd. 


I'm freakin' excited about seeing June in all her fashion genius glory while juggling being a wife and mom to 2.  Don't know about you....



Also on tv.......


Steve Stoute's controversial book The Tanning Effect and his informative web series and the undeniable impact hip hop has had on "tanning" pop culture is still a topic of discussion. And this morning, the NY Times Bestselling author stopped by The "TODAY" Show to chat with Matt Lauer about the "tanning" of pop culture.

Watch the interview here:

Jay-Z & Beyonce Have Gone "Partially Vegan" Since Pregnancy + Lady Gaga DISHES To Steve Stoute About The Throne And Hip Hop's Impact On Her Music


Since the announcement of her pregnancy, it's been revealed that Jay-Z and Beyonce have gone partially vegan. Get the deets on their new lifestyle inside and hear Lady Gaga sing the praises of Watch The Throne while talking to Steve Stoute about The Tanning Effect and how it changed her music.

Jay-Z is clearly a "hands-on Dad" having adopted his wife Beyonce's eating habits since her pregnancy. 

A source close to the couple revealed to US Weekly that since Bey's pregnancy, the couple are maintaining a "partially vegan diet."  The source said,


"Jay's trying to be disciplined, and he needs the energy to support her."

Clearly the vegan diet is giving them a lot of energy as the couple were recently spotted "dancing up a storm" at The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt.  "They were loved up and sweet together [and] partied until 4 a.m." the source said.



Also in music...


In the latest edition of his series "The Tanning Effect" best-selling author Steve Stoute talks to Lady Gaga about the global impact of hip hop and how it has inspired her.


Lady Gaga on what’s on her iPod:

I listen to a lot of heavy metal and a lot of old rock & roll and glam music. But actually recently I’ve been listening to the new ‘Ye and Jay record [Watch The Throne] kind of on repeat. I love it. Not only do I love the music—and I’ve always felt that Jay-Z and Kanye [West] are ahead of their time…the video for “Otis” is just something so incredible about the fact that they took this car [and destroyed it]. Years ago they would’ve shined the Maybach up, waxed it, shined a beautiful light off of it, and would’ve heralded the newness, and expensiveness, and the luxury of the vehicle. And yet, they walk in, and they fuck this car up, and it’s all about saying, “Hip-hop has changed and we’re moving in a new direction.”

On hip-hop’s influence on her music:

I think it was always the lifestyle of hip-hop, the sort-of celebration of decadence is the cherry on top of success. After you eat shit in the industry for so long, once you make it to the top you bring all of your friends with you and you celebrate. That was always my favorite thing about my favorite hip-hop artists. In fact, it influenced me so much that when I would be interviewed early on in my career about my success&amdash;and I would be so confident about it, so forthright about it—people would say, “Well, she’s this female pop singer. She’s from New York. She’s [22 years old]. Why is she talking like that?” But I was raised through music watching and idolizing these people that come from the streets or worked from the ground up. I thought, “Well, if you really worked for it—which I did—you should emulate that sort of gratitude.”

On transcending race, age, and sexual orientation:

The most basic thing I can say is that there’s nothing exclusive about what I do; nothing exclusive about the music; nothing exclusive about the approach; nothing exclusive about who’s invited to the party. Everybody’s invited to our party. There’s really no group or lifestyle that I don’t sing about. In a way, it’s the inclusion of all types of people to come together and get to know one another that’s sort of the greatest thing about the Monster Ball.


The Randomness:

1. Etta James is terminally ill.  Story.

2. Britney Spears is engaged! Story. 

GUILTY!!!! Barry Bonds SENTENCED To 30 Days Of House Arrest For Lying About Steroid Use!


Remember when Barry Bonds was hitting home run after home run AND giving us the "BODY OF LIFE?" Well....turns out the baseball "legend" and his muscular swings at bat had a little "help." Now he's been convicted of lying to the feds about his "steroid" use. Deets inside.....

Earlier today, Barry Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest for lying to a federal grand jury during a 2003 investigation into steroid use. He was also sentenced to two years probation, 250 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

The baseball great was found guilty in April of felony obstruction of justice when a jury found he lied during a 2003 federal investigation into alleged steroid use in MLB. 

And though he won a record-setting seven MVP awards and holds the records for both most home runs in a season (73) and home runs in a career (762).....there will always be doubt.

Could he have done it on his own.......or was it the "help?"

SIDEBAR:  Barry was always a "big" guy but towards the end, those muscles did get a little outrageous.

TV FAB: Timbaland REVEALS "I Loved Aaliyah" On "E! True Hollywood Story"


Super innovative producer Timbaland gets the E! True Hollywood treatment next week, and among the shocking truths, we find out he really LOVED Aaliyah. Get the deets and watch the trailer inside.....

Next week, Timbaland appear on his our E! True Hollywood biography and we learn a lot about the uber producer.  See the highlights and trailer below:

On Aaliyah:

“When I first met Aaliyah—it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give up a little secret—I was in love with her. I said, But I’m not… She just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother.’ Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot—a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

On Justin Timberlake:

“Me and Justin, it’s the weirdest thing. We just say we’re gonna kill them and then we kill them…We get together, we break bread and we spill out music. That’s what we do.”

On Missy Elliott:

“She was just super dope…she was God-sent; that was my sister.”

On his weight gain:

“I was almost 400 pounds. Who wants to be a 400-pound black man? I’m looking in the mirror, my breast is bigger than a girl breast. And I was saying, ‘That ain’t cool.’ So I got very depressed, like suicidal depressed.”

On his marriage to wife Monique:

“It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy. I’m a musical genius. I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm. But I’m a loving guy.”


Timbaland's “True Hollywood Story: Timbaland” airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on E! Watch the trailer here:

NeNe Leakes EXPLAINS What It Means To Be "Very Rich"


We all remember when NeNe Leakes coined "I'm very rich bi*ch," and now she is breaking down the meaning. And it's not all superficial.  Get the true message inside.....

During a recent interview with ESSENCE.com, NeNe Leakes broke down her "I'm very rich bi**h" statement.

She revealed that she’s rich in many more ways than just financially.

"I think that everyone is saying all kinds of things about 'rich.' Not only am I rich from doing some of things I've been able to do, but I'm rich in spirit. I'm rich in health. I'm rich in every way possible,"

Watch the interview here:

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"Love & Hip Hop" Star Emily B SHOWS OFF Her ENVIOUS Shoe Collection In "PYNK" Magazine


"Love & Hip Hop" star Emily B shows off her Christian Louboutin collection in the new issue of PYNK Magazine. It will make your jaws drop....

VH1's "Love and Hip Hop " cast member Emily B shows off her hot shoe collection in the new issue of PYNK Magazine and reveals deets about her shoe habit.  See the highlights:

What’s the most you’ve spent on one pair of shoes?

$5000. And they were special edition – crystallized, but I would never do it again. It would have to be a very special occasion. Other than that, I don’t want to spend over $3000. Never again.

Do you find that your passion for shoes influences you as a stylist?

It’s just a part of being a stylist. I love to shop, I love fashion, and I love girly things. Shoes are definitely an inspiration for me. I start off with the shoes and work my way up and around it.

Tell us about some of your entrepreneurial pursuits.

I’m actually starting my own clothing line, called Emily B. It’s going to be feminine, chic, trendy, and of course, affordable. I want to start a line that all women and young girls of all ages can wear and afford.

What’s the perfect PYNK girl shoe?

Every girl should own a good black pump, even if it’s just an open-toed pump. It’s versatile — she can wear it with anything, she can wear it with jeans, she can dress it up and wear it out with a cocktail dress...

See the collection here:

Are you mad?


BREAKING: Vanessa Bryant WALKS OUT On Kobe!!!!! Seeks DIVORCE Over His CHEATING??!


Kobe Bryant's "cheating" has caused his wife Vanessa Bryant to leave him! Get the DIVORCE deets inside....

Earlier this afternoon, it was revealed that Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, has filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences.

Turns out, Vanessa, who is repped by Laura Wasser and attorney Samantha Klein, signed the divorce petition on December 1.

Kobe's response was signed on December 7.  Kobe is paying spousal support and has visitation with his daughters.  SIDEBAR:  Vanessa asked for joint custody of their daughters with Kobe having full visitation rights.

Also, the Bryants have released a joint statement saying they have "resolved all issues" privately, with the assistance of counsel.

But guess what.....NO PRENUP!!!!!

So that means 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half of the kingdom, likely put her in a league of her own amongst "Basketball Wives."  QUICK Shaunie....call her!

And remember that $4M dollar ring he gave her the last time he was caught cheating?  She gets to keep that as a gift!

But what brought this on?

A source told TMZ that Vanessa was fed up with Kobe and felt he may have been unfaithful.

"She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough.  This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

But the source also added that Kobe "desperately" wants to win Vanessa back.  

We will keep you posted.....this is when you need a reality show!


Read the DIVORCE DOCS here.

More DEETS Revealed In The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant DIVORCE


We told you yesterday about the shocking divorce between Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. Now details about their divorce settlement are leaking. Find out who gets to keep the estate inside....

Showing there are no hard feelings, on Friday, Kobe and his soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa (above) attended a Christmas recital for their kids. A source said the two sat next to each other during the show and left together in the same car. 

This all makes sense because the Bryants don't have anything to fight over.

We told you yesterday that Kobe and Vanessa have already struck a financial settlement.....and it's deets are being kept under wraps.

However, it is being reported that Vanessa received their Newport Coast mansion and Kobe moved into other digs.

Sources are also saying that financial records indicate that Kobe is worth about $150 million.  Not bad, but its a far cry from news reports that set Kobe's fortune at $400 million.  

And though we may have to wait for a dishy sit-down "tell all" interview, sources say Vanessa recently caught Kobe being unfaithful and that he's had "multiple women" over the years.  SMH....

Since they had no-prenup, I can't wait until we find out how much Vanessa walked away with.....





SWV have released their first studio single in 15 years, "Co-Sign," and we have it for you inside.....

It's been 15 years too long, but SWV are back with the Cainon Lamb-produced track "Co-Sign."

The midtempo beat does take you back to the 90s.....when R&B girl groups ruled!  And the ladies are sounding as lovely as ever....

And while discussing the tune, Coko exclusively told TheYBF.com,

Ok so we're so excited to be back on the scene after a long hiatus. The song was written & produced by Lamb. We loved the song the 1st time    we heard it & we're extra happy about the positive responses we've been receiving about the song. We'll be shooting a video real soon!     

Listen to the old-school flavored track here:



CANDIDS: Keri Hilson & Tracee Ellis Ross OUT AND ABOUT In LA


Fab chicks Keri Hilson and Tracee Ellis Ross were spotted out and about in LA recently. See the candids inside...

Keri Hilson was spotted leaving BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood were she celebrated her 29th birthday recently.


Also, Keri made headlines this weel after a video of her dissing pop star Ke$ha surfaced online.

But last night, dinner was all about fun and she even got her groove on outside with Ne-Yo.

And in Beverly Hills.....

Tracee Ellis Ross was spotting out running errands and looking fabulous!

And it looks like she picked up a few home and beauty items.



Photos via KPX/WENN.com

BABY FAB: J.R. Martinez And Diana Gonzalez-Jones Are EXPECTING!


"DWTS" winner J.R. Martinez has announced that he and longtime girlfriend, Diana Gonzalez-Jones, are expecting their first child next spring! Deets inside.....

Fab actor, J. R. Martinez recently dished to PEOPLE about becoming a father for the first time.

"We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon.  Diana has a little baby bump now and it's the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get."

J.R. and Diana met on the set of  "All My Children" in 2008 when Diana was working as an assistant to the executive producer. The two became good friends but only decided to take their friendship to the next level last year. 

Diana said,

"We were so good as friends that romantically, we just clicked right away. There was no adjustment period."

So "DWTS" and now a baby.....how does J.R. feel about his fab year?

"2011 has been full of a lot of surprises and opportunities and ultimately, a lot of blessings.  Diana and I were just asking ourselves, 'how is 2012 going to top 2011?' Well, we have our answer!"

GAME OVER! Deion & Pilar Sanders ANNOUNCE Divorce! Pilar FOCUSING On Own Career!


Though rumors of their split have been circulating for months, Deion Sanders has officially confirmed that he and Pilar Sanders are going their separate ways. Deets inside....

Add Deion & Pilar Sanders to the list of high-profile sports couples going their separate ways.   

The NFL Hall of Famer recently told TMZ, 

"Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children.  We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests."

Though the Sanders have decided to go public with their split, insiders say the couple close the door on their romance a few months ago.  So with nearly 12 years of marriage and three children together, it's over.

Meanwhile, Pilar isn't letting any grass grow under her feet.  She's already appeared on LOGO's "The A-List" and is expected to make a few more reality tv appearances this season.  Now that Deion is gone, the beauty plans to focus on her own modeling and tv career.

Something tells me we are going to be seeing and hearing a lot from Pilar!


SNEAK PEEK: Rihanna RELEASES "You Da One" Still + Runs OFF STAGE To THROW UP In Portugal!!! (VIDEO)


Rihanna has released a still from her upcoming Melina-directed clip for "You Da One." See the photo inside and find out why Rihanna had to run off stage during a recent concert....

Rihanna recently released a still from the set off her Melina-directed "You Da One" video...and it's probably going to upset a few people.

In the photo, it shows the pop star exhaling smoke....implying she might have been smoking!

She recently tweeted,

you know im already in trouble 4 this but, i like to keep yall in the loop

RiRi sure knows how to upset folks!


Also in RiRi news,

On Friday, the starlet got sick on stage....though you would not have known it until a fan OUTED on Twitter!

Kay (@SuchAF_cKnLADY) said,

LMFAOOOOOO RIHANNA WAS LIKE YALL SOUND SOO GOOOD *runs* Rihanna - What's My Name? - Live Portugal

RiRi answered back saying,

yep! i ran off stage to throw up, halfway thru Whats My Name...made it back juuuust in time for RudeBoy

Watch the video (without the actual "vomit") here:



The Randomness:

1. The Tupac "Sex Tape" has been sold to a private collector.  Story.

DATE FOR THE BALL!? Brave U.S Marine ASKS First Lady Michelle Obama To ACCOMPANY Him To The Marine Corps Ball


During a recently stop for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign, one of the Marines boldly asked FLOTUS Michelle Obama to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball! First out what Mrs. Obama's response inside...........

While passing out hundreds of Christmas gifts for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign, Michelle Obama scooped up an admirer AND a possible date to the Marine Corps Ball.

While the First Lady was leaning over a toy bin, Lance Cpl. Aaron Leeks, 20, asked Mrs. Obama to accompany to the Marine Corps Ball because he admires her work to support the military.  SIDEBAR:  He's a cutie right!  

So what was Mrs. Obama's response?  Aaron said, 

"She said she'd love to go.  Actually, she said I'd need to speak to her husband, too, but she said she'd love to."

Aaron revealed that he will be deployed to Afghanistan in January but plans to attend the ball when he returns next year.

Hmmm.....what do you think President Obama will say?


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1. Grammy-winning singer Cesaria Evora dies at 70.  Story.  


Photos via AP

IT'S FINALLY OVER! President Obama REVEALS The Last American Convoy Has EXITED Iraq!


Earlier today, President Obama issued a statement revealing that the last American convoy has exited Iraq, effectively ending the Iraq war.  Get the deets inside.....

On Thursday, U.S. soldiers were photographed rolling up the flag of American forces in Iraq and slipping it into a camouflage-colored sleeve, symbolically ending the Iraq war. 

And in a statement on his website today, President Obama said, 

Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq. As we honor and reflect on the sacrifices that millions of men and women made for this war, I wanted to make sure you heard the news. Bringing this war to a responsible end was a cause that sparked many Americans to get involved in the political process for the first time. Today's outcome is a reminder that we all have a stake in our country's future, and a say in the direction we choose.

Thank you.


Although nearly 170,000 American soldiers were on the 500 bases across the country, only around 150 U.S. soldiers will remain after Dec. 31 at the U.S. Embassy near the Tigris River.

Our thanks go out to all of our soldiers for their hardwork and dedication. 

WHO RAN IT?! Keri Hilson vs. Rihanna vs. Kourtney Kardashian



It's the battle of the Hollywood stars rocking an Egyptian inspired Mara Hoffman gown. Read on to decide who rocked it best...

Keri Hilson was spotted wearing this Mara Hoffman dress while celebrating her 29th birthday in Hollywood this weekend.

We first caught Rihanna wearing the full-length Mara Hoffman gown in 2008 while she attended the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party.

Also in 2008,  Kourtney Kardashian wore the mini dress version by the designer to the Victoria's Secret Fashion in Miami and combined it with a Chanel clutch and YSL pumps.

Hated the dress then and still dislike it now. So..........






** BONUS *** 

In 2008, Tyra Banks was also spotted wearing the blouse version by the designer while shopping with pop icon Janet Jackson.


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