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He eats it and even sleeps with it.  In fact, Marquise Jackson,14, can do  just about anything with his dad’s money.  In a series of  Twitter pictures, proud papa 50 Cent shows us exactly what his son is capable of doing with his money(check out the photos with captions below).

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Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and his family are in St Barts for the holidays.  Yesterday( December 23, 2010) Diddy and his sons Justin6,16, Christian,12, and Quincy, 19, were spotted at the beach.  The trio had fun rafting on a banana boat, racing, and much more.

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Actress Holly Robinson Peete and her family enjoyed a tour of the White House last week. The Talk host and her family even got to meet  “First Dog” Bo Obama!

Pictured are Holly, former NFL player Rodney Peete, and their kids Rodney Jr.(white hat),13, Ryan(pink hat), 13, Roman,5, and Robinson,8.

More pictures below!

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“We love it here,” Paul Pierce tweeted while spending some quality time with his daughter Prianna at Disney World yesterday(December 23rd). The NBA player and his family are currently in Orlando, Florida where Paul’s team(the Boston Celtics) will go up  against the Orlando Magic on Christmas Day.

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) back off the boob milk. I’m not sure if I want my breast milk sliding through your radioactive x-ray scanning device anyway.

After being away from our youngest son for three days, I had to pump in order to maintain my milk supply. I had never carried breast milk through an airport security checkpoint before, and was a little apprehensive that security would ask me to throw away my precious cargo.

I prepared myself for the worst. I couldn’t imagine them trashing my containers of breast milk out like heavy scented body lotion, perfume, or hairspray, let alone insulting me and putting them in the same category as those products. Tossing out breast milk would be like trashing platinum or gold!

I stood in line holding my bags of milk and a printout copy of TSA’s guidelines for “traveling with formula, breast milk, and juice.” One of my storage bags was black and the other bag stood out, a deep red color with bright fuchsia stripes. I have no idea where my sister, Malaika, got that bag.

I approached the first guard and handed her my ticket and ID. Automatically stating, “I’m carrying breast milk,” as I recalled that the guidelines suggest that you tell the guards you are armed with milk. The guard directed me to two other guards who were waiting to examine the liquid.

“Open the bags, ma’am,” said two young, chubby men surrounding me with wands and New York accents. The shorter one quoted the TSA website, “You are encouraged to travel with only as much formula, breast milk, or juice in your carry-on needed to reach your destination.” I had milk for days, so I became even more nervous and prepared to defend my milk, in case my 5 ounces didn’t clear through security.

One of the guards then stated, “Breast milk is good for two hours.” I said, “It’s actually good for four to eight hours.” “Really?” He replied. “Yes!” I said, smiling. The other guard was in full TSA mode waving his wand inside and along the sides of my bags. “You’re clear to go, ma’am,” He said. My deodorant had kicked in and I sighed with relief. Thinking to myself, that this is way too much work to bring breast milk in the sky.

The following are some general breast milk storage guidelines from FamilyDoctor.org:

  • At room temperature (less than 77°F) for four to eight hours
  • At the back of a refrigerator for three to eight days
  • At the back of a freezer for up to three months

For more details on navigating the TSA screening process with your children, please read information on traveling with children. Nursing moms be prepared to defend your milk and good luck!

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Sojourner Marable Grimmett is an Atlanta-based writer who is recognized for writing about the joys and challenges of being a “stay-at-work” mom and connects with moms, both new and experienced, who have the responsibility of raising a family and maintaining a full-time job. In 2009, Grimmett was awarded the first SACRAO President’s Outstanding Presenter Award for her presentation, “Calling All Stay-At-Work Moms: Finding A Balance Between Work and Motherhood.” She is happily married to her husband, Roland and they have two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua Palmer.  Visit her blog sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com follow her on twitter and like her on Facebook.

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Diggy’s  has released his much anticipated mixtape  called “Past Presents Future”.

“The title is a play on words, specifically in the ‘presents’ part,” Diggy tells Billboard.com’s The Juice. “It’s not just presents as in gifts, but also presents as in introduction. On this tape I’m covering 80s and 90s classics, there are scratches on there and it’s hosted by none other than DJ Premier.”

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Jamie Foxx says he owes his musical success to his 16-year-old daughter Corinne Bishop.

“When I first started I was doing this little slow music, you know, just R&B … and my daughter walked in and said, ‘What you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m working on the album.’   She said, ‘I hope you don’t put that on there because you going to put everybody to sleep,’” Jamie says.

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