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December 22, 2014

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Around The Web: Robin Givens' Hard-On for Tyson, Dupri Dissed & Gabby Wants Sugar Daddy



CAN'T LET GO


Just when you thought Robin Givens faded into the sunset with her bad blood towards ex-husband Mike Tyson, think again!

Following her lack of enthusiasm over Tyson's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show last year, the former 'Head of the Class' actress is now said to be livid over his appearance on ABC's 'The View.'

"When Robin got word that Mike would be on the show, she reacted immediately," a insider told the New York Daily News. "She'd rather not have Mike rehash their rather tumultuous relationship. That was a bad time for her, and she's moved on."

"Mike certainly discusses his relationship with Robin but keeps it short and sweet," confirms an onset rep. "The way they split up was so public that it can't be ignored. But for the most part, Mike did the interview because he wanted to re-establish his relationship with Barbara."

However a rep for Givens firmly insisted that the actress never contacted the network, stating, "Robin wishes Mike only the best." (NY Daily News)

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NOT ON USHER BOARD


Despite Usher's latest studio album 'Raymond v. Raymond' debuting at the top of the charts, not everyone was pleased with the finished product.

In what appears to be a miscommunication of sorts, super-producer Jermaine Dupri has called the award-winning crooner "disrespectful" for not dialing up his number to participate in the project.

"Me as a producer, it's kind of hard for me to go back into people's projects when I gave you your biggest album ever," Dupri vented to Vibe. "You sold more records than any other artist in this decade based on that album and now I have to ask you am I the executive producer of your next album?"

"That seems disrespectful to me," he added. "What part of the game makes y'all not call me? But I'm not going to keep sticking my neck out. But I don't feel like I'm supposed to ask to produce anymore. People are supposed to come to me and tell me that I'm the executive producer. That's why I get more kicks working with younger artists."

Maybe Jermaine will get a call from Usher's younger brother turned producer, James "JLack" Lackey. (VIBE)

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DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT

Who said Oprah Winfrey didn't have love for the hip hop generation?

Apparently the media mogul had enough rhythm to keep up with the likes Diddy, Pharrell, and Usher into the wee hours of the morning following this week's Met Costume Institute Gala.

Winfrey joined the chart toppers for the exclusive Anna Winour after party which took place at New York's Mark Hotel.

From the look of the photos posted on Pharrell's BBC blog, DJ Cassidy and N.E.R.D. kept Oprah and company on their toes in celebration of the annual event.

As for Stedman Graham, he was no where in sight. (BBC Ice Cream)

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HIGH LIFE

Speaking of Diddy, he sure knows how to shoot a public service announcement for his Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka brand. The ubiquitous rap mogul took advantage of the online video network Ustream to dismiss recent rumors on managing the careers of Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj.

Judging from Diddy's slurred dialogue, it was quite evident Ciroc approved of his message.

"Don't believe the rumors, I have not made no announcement yet," he said while sitting next to rapper Fabolous and new Bad Boy signee Red Café. "Don't believe no rumors about anything yall hear. Nic [Minaj], I like her style. Rick Ross that's my brother, there's no management announcements or none of that."

"But I will be making some big announcements in a couple of weeks on some things though," he added. "But right now, everybody chill out, be cool, and stay focus on being positive. And worry about what you doing, ya dig!"

Diddy wasn't the only person in the room feeling the "spirits." Apparently, Fab was a bit tipsy when he stated the three were staying at New York's "Trump Soho" hotel before the camera panned outside the window to Central Park. (The YBF)

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BILLION DOLLAR BABY

This year has been quite an impressive one for Gabourey Sidibe.

The 'Precious' star not only landed a Oscar nod for her performance in the Lee Daniels-directed drama, but she also managed to land on People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful list.

And this week, she celebrated her 27th birthday.

With the world at her finger tips, everyone's probably wondering what Ms. Sidibe has planned for her big day.

"I'm going to get my nails done!" she told People. "It's fun to get a little pampered on your birthday."

And speaking of being "pampered," the big screen starlet is also looking for a eligible sugar daddy to spring a big investment on her.

"I want an apartment," she says. "I want an eccentric billionaire to buy me a Manhattan apartment!"

In the words of Luther Vandross' 1982 hit 'Bad Boy/Having a Party,' "Well ALRIGHT!" (People)

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FOR COLORED GIRLS

Coming off the heels of the much talked about topic on why successful black women can't find a man, actress Regina King has a possible solution for the so called "epidemic": Date outside your race!

"I have about five black friends who date outside of their race," she told Vibe. "But all the other friends of mine, it's either they vocally say that they won't or every time an opportunity comes up for them to date outside of their race, there's some excuse why it's not going to work."

"It's more common here on the West Coast. I think in New York, you find more Black women that date outside of their race. But in L.A. not as many. I think Black women need to open up. A lot of black women still carry a lot of pain when they see Black men with women who aren't black and that's really unfortunate that that could make us so upset."

"It has to do with self esteem. With women on a whole, what a man thinks about us means so much to us. Does he think my hair is right? Does he think I look right? Does he think my ass is big enough? Does he think my titties are big enough?" (Vibe)

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