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Michael Jordan, The Worst Strip Club Tipper? (Video)

Former Magic City dancer, Gigi Maguire, recently sat down with Baller Alert to discuss her days working at the famous strip club. In the interview, Maguire took the time to reveal some of the best & worst celebrity tippers that came through the club during her tenure. You may be surprised by some of her answers…

Watch below:

Being a Charlotte resident, I’m more than familiar with stories regarding some of Michael Jordan’s ways. From the days of him picking up women in bars (while he was still married) to never tipping in restaurants — even when his meal is on the house. You would think he had enough money to spare, right?

Flix: Kandi Burruss Hosts Private Adult Toy Party With RHOA Cast

Kandi Burruss is quite the Renaissance woman, eh? Not only is she a reality television star, but she’s also a Grammy award winner & successful entrepreneur.

 The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star recently  hosted a private dinner for a premiere group of Bedroom Kandi Boutique Party Consultants at the Georgia Freight Depot. Over 150 excited consultants for her popular adult toy line embarked on Atlanta for a lavish evening of dining, awards, & a women empowerment session.

 Kandi’s RHOA cast mates, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Stewart, & Kenya Moore were on hand as well to receive the first ever Bedroom Kandi Luminary Awards; The Luminary Award is presented to women who have made brilliant achievements in their respective fields of humanitarianism, law, modeling, entertainment, sexual education & the continuous empowerment of women.

 Thanks to Tremedia & Sheldon Williams for photos!

Flix: Kim Kardashian & NeNe Leakes’ Atlanta Dinner Date

NeNe Leakes has to be the most popular girl in the reality television crowd. For instance, she’s been seen on dinner or lunch dates with everyone from Patti Stanger of “Millionaire Matchmaker” to Kyle Richards of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” to Jennifer Williams of “Basketball Wives” — I think it’s fair to say that she’s well connected.

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s latest buddy appears to be Kim Kardashian, with whom she dined with at Atlanta eatery, S.T.K steak house.

Needless to say, the two detailed all of their moves via Twitter:

Just wrapped my first day on set in Atlanta shooting ‘Drop Dead Diva!’ Getting ready for dinner with my favorite housewife,” Kim tweeted Wednesday evening. NeNe responded, “On my way.”

…& later:

“At dinner with my favorite Dash Doll Kim Kardashian; she is so sweet,” NeNe tweeted around 11:30 p.m.

“I’m still laughing out loud! Too much fun!” Kim responded. I can only imagine what their conversation entailed.

Check out more flix of Kim & NeNe out & about in their designer ensembles below:


Watch The Throne Tour Kicks Off In Atlanta: Best Moments, Flix & Video

Jay-Z & Kanye West’s highly anticipated “Watch The Throne” tour kicked off last night at the Phillips arena in Atlanta to a sold-out crowd.

Though jealous that I was not in attendance, I was grateful to the many Twitter users at the show, who kept a running recap of the concert’s many high points.

According to many, though Beyonce did not join Kanye & Jay for their collaborative single, “Lift Off”, she was in the audience jamming along. 

Here are some of the highlights of the show, via USA Today:

Stage setting: This show was visually spectacular. There was a main, T-shaped stage where both entertainers performed together, and also two cube-shaped mini stages, one at each end of the arena, that rose and lowered at various points during the show. West and Jay-Z performed separately on these cubes, which showed various images (a snarling pitbull, a swimming shark) at different points of the show. Fireballs the size of car tires shot from the floor toward the ceiling during some performances. Two large video screens behind the main stage showed appropriate images during the performances; a virtually non-stop laser light show added to the oomph factor.

Moving Performance: When West sang his hit, Runaway, about a man who always finds fault with the women in his life, he seemed to really pour himself into the song, and appeared to be in tears at the end of it.

Memorable moment: Toward the end of the show, they performed Made in America from the new CD. Jay-Z ordered the house lights turned down and told the audience to hold up their lights in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and their wives, whom the song honors. As thousands of cigarette lighters and cell phones lit the darkness, a video of King giving his “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech — his last — appeared on the screens behind the performers. Very, very powerful.

Check out some of last night’s performances:

Kanye West’s “Heartless” Performance

The Throne’s “H.A.M.” & “Who Gon’ Stop Me?”:

Jay-Z Performs “On To The Next One”:

The Throne Performs “Otis”:


Photos via Twitter

Cam Newton Talks Fashion, His Favorite Rappers & Iconic Status For Interview Magazine

Being a Charlotte resident, I hear Cam Newton’s name rather frequently. Ironically, every time Newton’s name is stated, at least one or two ladies in the vicinity nearly pass out at the thought of the 22-year-old, Carolina Panthers QB. 

Though I don’t watch sports, I do think that he is handsome, without a doubt. 

His recent feature with Interview Magazine caught my eye (not only for the sexy black & white photos) due to his statements regarding fashion, music & his potentially iconic status.

Q: But is that how you see yourself? As an icon and entertainer?

NEWTON: No, man. My number one goal right now is being a football player. A wise man once told me, “If you take care of your number one goal, then everything else will take care of itself.” Control what you can control. Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them.

Q: You were raised in Atlanta, right? What was that like?

NEWTON: Growing up in Atlanta was big for me. It will always be a city that I love and I will always call it home. My parents didn’t make a lot of money, but I never went to sleep hungry. Nowadays, I sacrifice the time I need to look back and know that those are my humble beginnings. Those are my roots, and if you don’t know your roots, man, there’s no telling what you’re returning to.

Q: Atlanta is a good town for music. What do you listen to?

NEWTON: I like so many genres. The top of my list is Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and a lot of Atlanta rappers, like Gucci Mane, but I also listen to The Fray, Beyoncé. Listening to music is big in my life. From Marvin Gaye to the Jackson 5 to Stevie Wonder—all those guys, man. I mean, you look at my iTunes list, and the number of songs that I have, it’s well over 8,000 songs.

Q: Whose style do you admire?

NEWTON: The most successful people I admire don’t carry their jobs with them off the field. I don’t want to dress like a football player. I don’t want a person to look at me and say, “Oh, that’s tacky. You dress like a football player—you don’t care.” I want to dress, you know, relatively nice and clean, you know? Not baggy, not loose. I want everything to be flush and neat.

Love it! Check out the full interview HERE.