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Ming Lee Simmons celebrated her 12th birthday over the weekend. Mom Kimora Lee Simmons hosted a spa-themed birthday party in which guests received facials, manicures, pedicures, and everything else pertaining to relaxation. All attendees were surrounded by pink and treated like tween princesses.

Chance Combs celebrated her 5th birthday in style at Pink Pastry Parlor in Alpharetta, Ga this past year. Miss Combs arrived to her tea party in a stretched out pink Hummer with her parents Sarah Chapman and Sean “Diddy” Combs  in tow.  Chance and her friends enjoyed a ‘Dazzling Diva Spa Party’ consisting of a private tea party, hair and make-up sessions, a manicure & pedicure session, a fashion show, dress-up sessions and more!  See the photos below and a video slideshow of the birthday bash.


After seven years of marriage and four adorable children, Heidi Klum and Seal have decided to separate. The couple told People magazine,

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.

We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.

We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Klum and Seal were married in 2005 after several months of courtship. Seal adopted Leni,7, in 2009 after desiring that she have the same last name as the couple’s three other children. As the Grammy winner explains, “It doesn’t make her any more or less my daughter. She always has been. All it means is that both Heidi and I wanted her to have the same last name as the rest of us.”  Henry,6, Johan,5, and Lou,2, are also Heidi and Seal’s children.


Jennifer Hudson promotes the new book I Got This How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down at Barnes & Noble, Old Orchard on January 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Weight Watchers’ spokeswoman was joined by her 2-year-old son David Daniel and fiance David Otunga.

During a recent visit to the Rachael Ray Show Jennifer opened up about her special food craving. Hudson said, “My favorite is chocolate, chocolate is like my cigarette. You know if somebody wants to go out and have a cigarette break when they get that down time? That’s what I do when I have chocolate and so chocolate is what it is. I like milk chocolate.”

Jennifer also talked about her son who is quite the wrestler. As Hudson explains, “He’s adorable, he’s two years old now and all he wants to do is sit and watch ‘WW-Dada’ or he wants to watch Elmo. And so it’s like ok, we’re watching ‘WW-Dada’ and Elmo, but what I don’t understand is he likes to sing to Daddy and wrestle Mommy. It’s like no we should be singing and y’all wrestle. He just comes and knocks me upside the head and he’ll say ‘1,2,3’ and it’s like ‘ding! ding! ding!’



Jacob Latimore,15, recently sat down with YouKnowIGotSoul to talk about his singing and acting careers. The teen star addressed everything from his upcoming album to working with various artists in the music industry.

On the new album.

“My debut I’m working on now, I’ve just been in the studio with a lot of great producers and writers and just having fun. I can’t wait for it. The new single will be coming out this year too. I just can’t wait, it’s going to be amazing, and it’s going to be different.”

Artists that he has collaborated with.

“R. Kelly, Claude Kelly, Rico Love. It’s been a lot of great artists so I’m just happy that I got the chance to work with them.”

On working with Diggy Simmons.

“A few months before I even met Diggy, Diggy was one of my favorite young rappers out right now so it’s a person I really wanted to work with at the time. I was in New York recording at the time and a friend of mine named Walter was like ‘I know Diggy, he’s down the street, I’m going to go say what’s up to him.’ So I said ‘Wait a minute, let me go with you!’ So I took a break from my session and went to his session and came to find out he already knew about me and saw some of my YouTube videos. I was pumped because I was a fan and I told him I wanted to do a song with him. I was actually getting ready to leave the next day, but he called and asked me to come down to the studio that day, so we cancelled our flight and stayed an extra day in New York. I recorded on one of his songs called ‘You Got Me Now’ off of his mixtape and he kinda just returned the favor with ‘Like Em All.’ He recorded the song and then a few months later we shot the video for it. It was a lot of fun.”

The Scream Tour.

“The Scream Tour was amazing, it was dope just to be carrying on that legacy. When I was younger I watched my favorite artists on there like B2K and Omarion and Bow Wow. So it was fun that I got a chance to go on that tour especially with kids around my own age. I’m also going on Diggy’s tour as well next month.”

A career in acting underway?

“Definitely. I just guest starred in ‘Read Between the Lines,’ a new BET show with Malcolm Jamal Warner and Tracy Ellis Ross. That recently just aired. It’s kind of a spin off from my own show that BET created called ‘Young Man on Campus.’ That’s about a 15 year old boy in college and he’s kinda dealing with the obstacles of that and dealing with the big boys.”

Read the full interview here.


Tina Campbell and Erica Campbell are pictured at WE TVs ‘Family Affair’ 2012 Winter TCA event at Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California on Friday, January 13, 2012. The sisters will embark on their first reality television show on March 29, 2012.


Connor Cruise, son of  Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, celebrated his 17th birthday in style on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The teen hosted a bash in Los Angeles that was attended by several celebrities. Connor received many well wishes and gifts from guests, including a turntable set from actor Jaime Foxx.


Diggy Simmons,16, recently revealed his album title to anticipating fans. Named Unexpected Arrival, the project will feature some of Diggy’s most celebrated songs including “Copy, Paste” and “Do It Like You.” When discussing his new album with RapUp Simmons said, “It has a lot of shock value to it and it’s definitely just a great project. Sonically it’s just something that you can listen to from top to bottom. Each song is different, but they all just feel great.”

Diggy will begin his “Life of the Jetsetter” tour in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, February 6, 2012 to promote his new album. The project will be available in music stores this Spring.


Eric Benet and wife Manuela Testolini introduced their 1-month-old daughter to the world via US Weekly this week. The couple expressed pure pride when talking about baby Lucia Bella.

When commenting on the newest family addition Benet says, “Manuela and I are overjoyed with baby Lucia! She is perfect in every way, and as expected, Manuela is truly proving to be the world’s best mother. She is so attentive, nurturing and loving. Little Lucia gets a doting big sister in India, and an older, wiser daddy this time around.”

Baby Lucia is Manuela and Eric’s first child together. The couple wed on July 31, 2011.