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Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Celebrate Their Son, Kasseem Jr, Birthday; Usher, Tameka, & Naviyd

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Celebrity Birthday, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Exes, Celebrity Family, Celebrity Kids | 3 comments

I take back all the mean things I said about Swizz Beatz, well not all. But I will agree with him on one thing he may not be a “good man”, but he does seem to be a good father, and not just to his son Kasseem Jr, but his other son Prince. Here are some pictures from Kasseem Jr’s third birthday celebrated with both mommy (Mashonda) and daddy (Swizz Beatz). I hope everyone can get a long, because kids are always worth it. One big happy blended family!

Anyway, My girl Divine from Entertainment Rundown has the best family pictures from Kasseems’s birthday party. Check out a few pics below of the handsome three year old, Kasseem Jr. (oooh, don’t he look just like his Dad-dy)…

MaShonda Kaseem Jr Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Celebrate Their Son, Kasseem Jr, Birthday; Usher, Tameka, & Naviyd

MaShonda Kaseem Jr Swizz Beatz 2 Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Celebrate Their Son, Kasseem Jr, Birthday; Usher, Tameka, & Naviyd

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Speaking of reunions for the sake of the kids. Another high profile divorced couple celebrates their son’s birthday. Baby Naviyd turns one, and Tameka and Usher celebrated with an Egyptian style birthday that included camel rids. I agree with Tameka Raymond on one thing, Baby Naviyd does look like a cherub, a beautiful little angel boy. He is too cute!

Usher Tameka Naviyd Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Celebrate Their Son, Kasseem Jr, Birthday; Usher, Tameka, & Naviyd

Usher Tameka Naviyd2 Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Celebrate Their Son, Kasseem Jr, Birthday; Usher, Tameka, & Naviyd

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Brittany Murphy Dies From Cardiac Arrest; Alaina Reed Hall Loses Battle To Breast Cancer

Posted by on Dec 21, 2009 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity News | 2 comments

I made the comment on twitter last week that some famous always dies in December. A few days later we lost Chris Henry, and yesterday we found out that we also lost Brittany Murphy and Alaina Reed Hall.

Brittany Murphy was a talented actress and although she’s most famous for Clueless and 8 Mile, my favorite movie of hers was Girl Interrupted. She played a young woman in a psych ward abused by her father, and her character was obsessed with baked chicken. I don’t want to speculate on her death or spread rumors, so I will update everyone on what’s going on when official statements are released.

Brittany Murphy was only 32. She levaes behind a husband, Simon Montjack. The cause of death is reported as cardiac arrest, with some news source reporting a heart attack. My friend, Hope, pointed out on Facebook that heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different things, so hopefully the autopsy will reveal what really happened.

18825 Brittany Murphy Dies From Cardiac Arrest; Alaina Reed Hall Loses Battle To Breast Cancer

Alaina Reed Hall, 63, is best known to many as Rose Holloway on 227. In fact I never knew her real name. She is most famous to me as Olivia on Sesame Street. I know I’m probably telling my age, but I remember her beautiful voice singing to me during my early years. I also remember when she left Sesame Street to pursue other acting interests, which landed her a role on 227.  The sad thing is Alaina Reed Hall died last week from complications of breast cancer, and the news is just now surfacing. At times like this I appreciate black blogs, Ms. Alaina may gone, but she certainly will not be forgotten.

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