Beyonce Gone Into Labor?

It’s official! Beyonce has gone into labor. Sources are saying that Beyonce has been admitted into St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

We reported the rumor that Beyonce checked into the hopsital earlier this week, but last night she officially checked in and is set to deliver the baby. Beyonce’s entire family is in New York, ready for the big event. They were spotted yesterday leaving a vintage store.
Boy has the world been waiting on this baby arrival!
Good Luck J and Bey!

Coroner's Reveal Cause of Death for Heavy D!

Just a  little over a month ago we lost a very prominent figure in the African American music community. Heavy D can be known as a legend, he contributed alot to the music industry although he may not have received his full credit for it. Upon the time of death it was not revealed how Heavy actually died. According to Black Media Scoop:

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs most often caused by blood clots which travel in from other parts of he body. In Heavy’s case, the clot was formed in his legs. Officials say Heavy also suffered from heart disease, which could have been a contributing factor in his death. The Coroner’s Office has classified the death as “natural.”
Often times a pulmonary embolism can be caused by prolonged immobility such as taking a flight on a plane. Before his death, Heavy had just recently returned from Europe after performing at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales.
R.I.P. Waterbed Hev....we miss and love you!

#SMH-Young Buck Gotta Sell His Own Damn Name!

You know it's gotten bad when you have to sell your own name! Seems that Young Buck, a multi-platinum rapper, has to sell his trademarked name in order to pay off debts. That's definitely "bad" business. 
Our sources reveal that:
Young Buck could lose his name and other assets in a bankruptcy case that the rapper says is frustrating his attempts to sign with a new record label.
Davidson County Bankruptcy Judge George Paine converted the rapper’s bankruptcy from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation this week. To date, creditors have submitted 22 claims totaling $11.5 million in Buck’s bankruptcy case, including $10 million that the record label G-Unit Records says Buck owes them over a contract dispute.

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#SMH-Floyd Mayweather sentenced to 90 days in jail

So the judge sentenced Pretty Boy Floyd to 90 days in jail, 100 hours of community service, and to pay a $2,500 fine. Wow! I love me some Mayweather, however I just can't respect a man that puts his weapons on a woman. That's a definite no, no. 

Floyd took a plea deal with prosecutors in the case in which he pled guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence in exchange for getting a pass on the felony battery charge.
Floyd also pled no contest to two misdemeanor harassment charges after allegedly threatening to beat his kids too during the incident. Floyd has to report to jail January 6, 2012.

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Spotlight on Professional Black Women- Interview With Chef Tracey Williams

Interview with Chef Tracey Williams

Chef Tracey E. Williams, a resident in Atlanta, GA, has made her name well known. Tracey who is originally from New Jersey, says she enjoys cooking both Northern and southern style cuisines. Chef started her cooking career while serving in the US military at the age of 20. Even as a child, Tracey also loved cooking with her favorite teacher, her mother. After serving in the military, she opened Tracey’s Smack Ya Momma Desserts and Blessed & Highly Flavored Catering and DJ Services . Although Tracey has not had any "formal" training she is still by far a phenomenal chef and her work speaks for itself. Tracey refers to herself as "self-trained" and she makes loving and going after your passion a "piece of cake".

In addition to her catering businesses, Tracey is a personal chef and also owns and operates Eye on the Prize resume' development firm and she's also the Head Chef at Taste of S.U.T. which is a social and community networking organization with a strong emphasis on community service goals and objectives.

Recently AGTR sat down with Chef Tracey for a brief interview and this is what she had to say:

AGTR: Did you grow up cooking? What made you decide to get started in this industry?

Chef Tracey: I started cooking while serving in the military. I would cook for my battalion and this is where the bulk of my training came from. I decided to go into this industry because I simply have a passion for cooking.

AGTR: Did you have any formal training or attend culinary school?

Chef Tracey: Actually no, I received the bulk of my training in the military and I'm what you call a self-trained chef. I'm just very good at what I do and my work speaks for itself.

AGTR: What's the best piece of advice you'd give to a novice?

Chef Tracey: Create simple recipes and use note cards. The internet also has a wealth of knowledge and a great resource for quick and easy cooking tips.

AGTR: What was the largest event you have to cater? Was it challenging?

Chef Tracey: Well get ready for an ear-full...One day a woman called me out of the blue and said she needed an emergency caterer because her's had miraculously disappeared. So I told the woman that I would be more than happy to help her. After getting all the details about the event initially the woman had failed to tell me that the event was for 350 people and it was the very next day. So, with no help beside my 11 year old daughter, I made it happen and everyone at the event seemed really pleased. I pulled it off! 

AGTR: What made you choose catering vs. becoming a chef?

Chef Tracey: In catering I like the feel of being right there with my customers and to see the look on their faces when they bite into my food, their smiles are priceless to me and makes all my efforts worthwhile. 

AGTR: What do you look for in your partners or employees?

Chef Tracey: They have to have basic life skills and common sense. Experience is also very important and they must have a car!

AGTR:What kinds of challenges have you faced being an African American woman in this industry?

Chef Tracey: Well actually I haven't had any real challenges in that sense. I cater to all people and I get the same respect and treatment as I give out. 

AGTR: Chef if anyone wants to reach you, how can they go about doing so?

Chef Tracey: Well I'm on Facebook SweetsChef Tracey Williams and my website will be coming shortly.

In 2008, she created a cake masterpiece called "Tracey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Chocolate Cake." This cake has become her best seller among family, friends and colleagues. Other flavors include her Lavender Velvet Cupcake, Sweet Potato Cupcake and Oreo Cookie Cupcake. "My Orange Crush & Vanilla Cream Cupcake pairs up beautifully with the likes of Orange Muscat," says Chef Williams. Chef has also made her cupcake bouquets a huge hit.

Chef Tracey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Baking time- 35 minutes
Pan- 9 inch pan        
The Cake
 2 cups All Purpose flour or Cake Flour
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
¼ tsp Salt
1 cup Butter
1/3 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
½ cup Whole Milk
1 ½ tsp Vanilla  
6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (for assembly of cake)               
Directions for Cake
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa, and water.
3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
4. Remove from heat.
5. With an electric mixer, on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended.
6. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla.
7. Beat for 1 minute, pour batter into the prepared pans.
8. Place chocolate cake in oven to bake for suggested time or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.      
Peanut Butter Frosting
1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions for Frosting
1. Cream butter and peanut butter together.
2. Add half the powdered sugar and blend.
3. Blend in milk and vanilla.
4. Add remaining powdered sugar.
5. Stir until smooth and well blended.      
Chocolate Sauce (to be poured over cake)
6 Peanut Butter Cups
3 TBSP whole milk
Directions for chocolate sauce
Melt peanut butter cups in a saucepan along with the milk
Stir vigorously until you get a smooth texture-set aside
Caramel Sauce (to be poured over cake)
1 Cup of Caramel pieces
3 TBSP whole milk
Directions for caramel sauce
Melt peanut butter cups in a saucepan along with the milk
Stir vigorously until you get a smooth texture-set aside
Assembling the Cake
Frost the 2-3 layer cake with the Peanut Butter Frosting
Cut the 6 peanut butter cups into small pieces
Place pieces on top of the cake-covering the cake completely
Pour the prepared chocolate sauce over the cake allowing the sauce to run down the sides of the cake
Pour the caramel sauce over the cake allowing the sauce to run down the sides of the cake making an alternate design-SEE PHOTO
Decorate the bottom of the cake with chocolate frosting for design factor
Place cake in the freezer for about a half hour for “setting”

Tracey's Famous Cupcake Bouquets

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Tonight's Show: Sleepin' With The EX!

Tonight's Monday Madness Topic: Sleepin' With The Ex!
Now if you've done it or thinkin about doin it, you need to call in and be a part of the show.
We always love to hear from our listeners! It's Monday so even if you need to get sumthin' off your chest please feel free to tune in...Hey It's Like FREE Therapy!

IT'S NOT JUST TALK, IT'S ALL GIRL TALK.: Atlanta Pitch Summit Presented By AllGirlTalkRadio...

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Gone Too Soon!: Heavy D Dies at 44

  So sad to hear that we have lost another great entertainer in the African American community. Dwight Arrington Myers, aka Heavy D colleaped Tuesday as a result from respiratory problems. Heavy was born in Jamaica and raised in Queens, New York. Heavy D was wel known for embracing himself and showing everyone that he was indeed the 'overweight' lover. Heavy will definitely be leaving his mark on this industry and will truly be missed. Although he was the "overweight" lover you couldn't tell in his dance moves. Our hearts go out to his family. One of the songs I hear ringing in my head now is, "We Got Our Own Thang" a timeless classic, I've posted the video below as well as the colab he did with the late MJ, "Jam":

Our sources reveal that it will be a while before exact cause of death will be determined.
The L.A. County coroner's office said it probably will be six weeks before officials determine the cause of rapper Heavy D's death.Ed Winter, a coroner's spokesman, said no illegal drugs were found at Heavy D's Beverly Hills home, but a doctor had prescribed him a drug after the rapper, 44, experienced a cough.The coroner plans toxicology tests, which are common in cases when a relatively young, healthy person dies unexpectedly. An autopsy was expected to occur in the next two days.
"We need to see what's in his system," Winter said.
Winter said Heavy had recently returned from a trip to London.
Heavy D was stricken Tuesday returning to his Beverly Hills condominium after a shopping trip and died a short time later at a hospital, authorities said.
Heavy D experienced breathing problems at his condo complex on Maple Drive and then collapsed.

Heavy And MJ "Jammin" together now!

RIP Heavy D!

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Congratulations Tyrese! #1 R&B Album

  Singer, songer, actor, and all around hustler, Tyrese Gibson, is bringing sexy as well as real R&B music back with his new #1 album entitled, 'Open Invitation'. His opening song on the album entitled, 'I'm Home' feat, Jay Rock, speaks about how his fans missed him so much and now he's back like he neva left. Tyrese worked with artists such as Rick Ross, Candace and R. Kelly on the album, so that alone makes it FIRE!! Be sure to also check out Tyrese's book, Moving Out Of Your Own Way, talks about how to succeed in your personal and professional career. Very empowering and motivational. Check out Tyrese's New Video feat. Luda! "Too Easy"

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This Just In!: Emergency Plane Landing After Rick Ross Passes Out!

Our sources reveal that:
Emergency workers tell us the call came in at 12:55 PM ET ... the caller reported a seizure.

Ross is currently on a gurney at the airport, and an eyewitness tells us EMT workers are administering CPR.  Members of Rick's entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset.

11:05 AM PST:
 It appears Rick Ross is now tweeting, claiming he is okay.

10:57 AM PST: Police confirm Ross has been transported to a nearby hospital.

A family member tells TMZ, Rick is currently under close supervision and is doing fine. We're told drugs and alcohol were not involved.

10:50 AM PST: Rapper Wale -- one of Rick's closest friends -- just tweeted, "I just talked to Ross...he's 100 pct ok.." Another member of Rick's entourage DJ Sam Sneaker also says the rapper is okay.

10:36 AM PST: A witness tells TMZ, Rick fell unconscious right after take-off.

We're told his entourage jumped out of their seats to alert plane personnel -- at which point a doctor on board administered CPR on the rapper.

The plane made an emergency landing right away -- and we're told, as Rick was being wheeled off the aircraft, he appeared to show signs of life.

Damn Ricky I sure hope you're okay...Keeping you in our prayers!

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Pillow Talk Live Tonight! Topic: 5 Years and Still No Ring???

Join us for tonight's show! Tonight we'll be discussing: 5 Years and still no ring...SMH! Log on @ 9:00p and join us for tonight's HOTT's gonna be Liveso you won't wanna miss this one!

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Royce Reed Leaving Basketball Wives?

 Royce Reed of VH1's Basketball Wive's Miami, stated on Twitter recently that due to "artistic differences" she may not be returning for the show's 4th season. Wow does that surprise you at all? I thought she would have left the show a long time ago. Apparently "artistic differences" may be nothing more than "money differences". Tami Roman of the show also tweeted that she (Royce) may not be the only one. Well damn....seems that once these "reality" stars get famous they want more money and if that's not the case....then they walk. As the ole saying goes..."Money talks, bull**** walks.

Royce's Tweet
Royce Reed Twet

Tami's Follow-up Tweet
Tami Roman Tweet

If you watch the show will you still be watching with Royce gone?

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My job as a blogger is to bring you the news, normally celebrity gossip so to speak but in this case this is a subject that needs to be publicized and people need to be educated about this. So do your homework and educate yourselves but in the meantime JUSTICE must be served and soon. This is a very important matter and I encourage YOU to get involved.

According to an article in the NYTimes:
“Compelling cases that make us second-guess our justice system have always struck a chord with the American public,” said Benjamin T. Jealous, president of the N.A.A.C.P. “Some are simply more compelling in that they seem to tap deeply into the psyche of this country. A case like this suggests that our justice system is flawed.”

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Monica's New Album "New Life" Drops Oct. 8th

Although Monica's now Happily Married to the love of her life, Shannon Brown, she still knows the pain of heartbreak. Her new album due to drop October 8th brings us some beautiful ballads speaking about new love and no longer dwelling on the old stuff but embracing the new possibilities. She speaks about how he'll only realize what he had after it's already gone. Monica's fan site called MonicaSoul had a live chat stream a few weeks back and Monica revealed some details about her new album:

I talk about a lot of different subjects, whether it’s love, heartache, happiness, family.

The music will be a lot like ‘Still Standing’ in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place. The greatest thing that happened to me is to learn forgiveness and acceptance. In this state of mind it’s easy for me to make music about where I’ve been and where I’m going and do it in a positive manner.
This will be Mo's 7th album and I'm sure it will be HOTT. She's been working with her usual crew on the album such as producers Polo Da Don, Missy and Jermaine Dupri. In case you haven't seen the new video "Anything (To Find You)" take a peek now! This video was shot by none other than the great Chris Robinson and it gives a 90's feel to it, she's gettin her MJB on in this one, I love it!!

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"Oh No She Didn't" Edition: Fantasia Plans Her Baby Shower Same Day As Her Baby Daddy's Wedding Anniversary!

Fantasia Knocked Up!

Well Damn Tasia's been on the low low with this one. Fantasia Barrino confirmed that she was pregnant less than a month ago and I learned from one of my close sources that she's planning her baby shower on the exact same day as her married baby daddy's anniversary to his estranged wife, Paula Cook. I actually thought that Fanny was done with that married man in  her song entitled "Doin Me" well I guess she was still doin him. Fantasia's baby shower is scheduled for October 1st and she's due the end of December, I'll be sure to keep you posted on the latest.

Seems like Fantasia wants to get Paula any way she can, hasn't that women endured enough?

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Beyonce's Baby Bump Playing Hide N Seek During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!

Be sure to keep in mind that all these pics were taken the same day! This is what you call a Peek A Boo Belly!

This Black dress was very clevor! Gives a great slimming effect!

Now you see me again!

Now you don't!

Can't really tell here either!

Peek A Boo! I see you!

Jay-Z's "Secret Son"?!

According to the latest rumor mill, Jay-Z has a son already by an ex-girlfriend named  Shanelle Scott from Trinidad. Now my sources have revealed that Jigga has been paying some major figgas in child support over the last few years. Now I don't know about you but I was definitely unaware that Jay Z had any children but in my latest research I found that this "secret baby" scandal has been going on for quite some time now. Since about 2007 it all came out that he had a son but it was still kept under wraps. Well then again in 2009 the rumors resurfaced and it was reported from my sources that:
… the fiercely private rapper – who’s worth an estimated $400 million – reportedly has a secret 7-year-old son who he’s amazingly managed to hide from the limelight all this time. The boy apparently bears a striking resemblance to his father and is the result of Jay-Z’s romance with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott which ended in 2001, before he met BeyoncĂ©.
Jay-Z has gone to great lengths to distance himself from the claims, despite reports that he’s privately admitted paternity. BeyoncĂ©, whom he married in April 2008, is now apparently accepting of the boy and is even said to have gone on holiday with her stepson in the South of France.
Although Jay-Z’s spokesman denied that there was any truth in ‘these ridiculous rumours’, the rebuttal falls short of a denial that the rap star is the boy’s father. Despite approaching Jay-Z’s representatives repeatedly last week, they refused to comment.

Well you tell me, it was also stated that when Jigga initially found out that he was the father he cashed Shanelle out with a nice $1,000,000 to keep her mouth shut.  She bought a home in Trinidad and Jay has been paying her hefty child support payments ever since.  Shanelle's exboyfriend, Malik Sayeed, told sources that he believed that the baby was his in the beginning, but when the baby came his family told him that he needed to get a dna test. So after the test came back that it was Jay's baby he apparently took financial responsibility if nothing else. Shanelle now lives in a $2.5 million dollar home in Trinidad with her entire family.

“Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival,” the source said. “However, after the baby was born, friends and family told him he needed to get a DNA test.

“Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” the source said. “There was a good chance it was his.”

Not sure why Jay would hide his son from the world but as we know both him and his wife are very private people. Now how does Beyonce feel about all of this?  She had to have found out or knew about it because it's reported that she took the little guy on family vacations to Venice. But when did she find out is the question if Pre-marraige okay but if not Jay's got 99 problems and Beyonce's all of them!

Latest Update just in!!: Now the guy that was spilling all the juicy gossip about Jay's secret love child has went back on his story stating that:
“I know Shenelle, but I’ve never spoken to her or my son about this. They’re very private people. The stuff about the DNA test was on the Internet. It’s all from an old article on the Internet,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s true.”
“The house wasn’t purchased by Jay-Z. It was paid for by her present husband.”
Umm Hmm we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled about this one.

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