It's a boy!

Congrats to Usher and Tameka! They welcomed a brand new baby boy yesterday in Atlanta.

"Usher and his wife, Tameka Foster, welcomed a baby boy at 9:55 p.m. Monday night, a representative for the singer has confirmed to MTV News. The baby weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and has been named Usher Raymond V.

Usher said in a statement released Wednesday (November 28), "We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son. What a blessing!"

Usher was with his wife and new son Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, and the family is expected to head home on Wednesday, according to"

So, I was browsing the web...stumbled on, when I noticed something that surprised me--shocked, actually: a picture of Jay-Z, the "untouchable", Mr.Big Pimpin' sporting a hot pink hoodie at a recent concert. :straight face:

"American Gangster" and Beyonce's boo, Jay-Z is on the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He looks ok on the cover... Also, be sure to check out Jigga in the new issue of BLENDER.

As you all have heard, hip-hop superstar Kanye West's mother passed last Saturday, November 10 at the age of 58 years-old due to a malfunction during a cosmetic procedure. "Dr. Donda West spent 31 years as an educator, 24 of those years at Chicago State University, before retiring to become her son's manager."


I know that there's a lot of fingers being pointed at the hip-hip community right now for various reasons. However, I was kind of surprised to hear that a Christian group out of the UK called out gangsta rapper 50 Cent "satanic", and demanded his retirement from rapping.

"London, Nov 8 - The Resistance, a Christian group, is asking rapper 50 Cent to retire because he is 'satanic'.

The group, which doesn't agree with the rapper's lifestyle and his lyrics, wants him to quit because he had said that he would do so himself if Kanye West's album 'Graduation' beat his album 'Curtis' on the album charts, reports. The group is urging people to send requests to 50 Cent's asking him to quit music.

Mark Dice, group's spokesperson, said: 'It is time for 50 Cent to be a man of his word, and retire. The world will be a better place when this satanic piece of filth retires and stops making music." (UK)

I was really rooting for Britney Spears to come in at #1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 albums chart, but unfortunately, legendary band The Eagles beat her out, landing the top spot. Do you think she deserved second place?

Graphic: MsL

Melanie Brown (also known as 'Scary Spice' from the 90's pop group the Spice Girls) recently revealed that she wants to have "Two more" kids in an interview with Newsweek. Eddie Murphy is the father of Brown's newest bundle of joy, Angel. The "If U Wanna Be My Lover" singer who's 32 years-old is currently gearing up for a Spice Girls reunion tour.

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Hip Hop heavyweight Kanye West is scheduled to perform live on New Year’s Eve at the Pearl theater at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The anti-Bush rapper who killed 50 Cent in first week record sales of the already Platinum album, Graduation is bound to rock the mic and bring in the new year right! To ring in the New Year jammin' to Kanye in Sin City, tickets are available for purchase this Friday (11/9) at, and other all Ticketmaster outlets.

According to popular gossip blog, pop star Rihanna has been "bi-curious" for quite awhile. This photo definitely makes you raise an eyebrow... Looks like Ms. RiRi wants to stay true to her album title 'cause this is definitely a different side of her that we haven't seen... I can't wait to see what she has to say in defense of getting touchy-feely with the hot girl in the photo!

R&B superstar Alicia Keys is confirmed to perform at New York radio station Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on December 14th, just in time for Christmas. The lineup for the annual event includes American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks, Timbaland (with proteges OneRepublic and Keri Hilson,)Avril Lavigne, Backstreet Boys, Boys Like Girls and others. For ticket information, visit

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