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Member of the Byrdgang May Be Flying Out the Coop

Max B, who is currently doing 75 years in prison on robbery and murder charges, may be getting bail courtesy of G-unit.

The Harlem Rapper was a co-writer on J.Cole's popular song 'We Fly High,' and has also had affiliation with The Diplomats including rappers, Jim Jones and Cam'Ron. Before the release of Max's debut album, Vigilante Season, he was sentenced in Bergen County Jail for related charges, including 9 of the 11 counts in the ongoing trial. He was granted an appeal with a new trial and a new lawyer on March 19, 2010. There hasn't been word about the case or the rapper until yesterday, when a very close source to the artist revealed his possible break from the pen.

PEANUT GALLERY
Weston Cage Continues With Strange Behavior

Weston Cage announced on Facebook that he is splitting from his pregnant wife of 3 months, Nikki Williams, after a domestic dispute had them both wearing cuffs on July 4th.

Wes posted,"Made my choice. Filing for divorce."

However, earlier this week he wrote, “Never hit my wife. Why would I start abusing after she was positive after taking a pregnant-c test.”

Oh Wes. You are just getting more and more Kray as time goes on. Can't wait to see how this one turns out. Someone get this man a seroquel before there's another incident ...

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Let 'm Eat Cake!

Rapper Fiddy Cent was pre-gaming for his birthday this weekend with new chick, Daphne Joy Navarez. The festivities were held at the Circus Circus Hotel in Vegas, with a lovely 'gangsta' cake. Five-o's best friend, Floyd Mayweather, attended to help celebrate the artists 36th Birthday. Happy Birfdaysesz, half a buck!

HMMM he can have his cake and eat it too ;) ...

If you too wanna get on Fiddy's level, let Joonbug fix you up with some Birthday treats...

STAR STRUCK
Russell Brand Channeling Agent Orange

Could it be? Husband to 'firework' pop tart, Russell Brand, going astray with a new red-headed lady?

Not a chance! It's just Katy...sheesh...

The newly weds were spotted in Soho together today, enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the town. In recent events, Katy Perry is attempting to return her dyed black hair to its original blonde hue. She's been documenting the transformation via Twitter stating that the ginger tone is only temporary.

“So I didn’t get to the exact color (sic) I wanted from being black for so long! 2get to goal I have 2b GINGER for 3WKS. If I don’t wait 3wks, I’ll end up w/no hair or a #pixie90scutw/abarretteinthefront It’s okay, I’ll get to my secret color(s) soon! #patience.”

BLIND FATE
Kray-C Anthony: Not Guilty

The most shocking verdict since the O.J. Simpson trial is dominating the headlines, not only in the world abroad, but Hollywood and celebrity life as well. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder charges related to the murder of her two- year old daughter Caylee. ( This means she will not be tried again if new evidence should surface.)

The former mother was all smiles in the court room yesterday as the verdict came in, leaving her make-believe world of working at Universal Studios, having a baby sitter, boyfriend named Jeff, (all the above) apparently allowed to continue; as she walked away a free woman. Stars took to twitter, outraged of Kray-c Anthony's verdict.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Alicia Keys Making History

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut CD, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys threw a ground shaking show at the Beacon Theatre appropriately titled, Piano and I. Alicia looked wonderful as always up on the stage alongside candles and her baby grand piano; with such exceptional talent, she didn't need much else.

The evening showcased a few cover numbers, which the songstress made her own, including Mary J. Blige's 'Real Love.' Alicia's powerful vocals and star studded performance engaged the audience as everyone sang along. She also included covers from Billy Joel, Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, and a prelude of the Beatles' song, 'Blackbird.'

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Double the Fun, 'Situation' style!

What could all of this be about?!

...July 4th Birthdays of course. Let's celebrate!

Bill Withers An American Songwriter and Grammy Winner was born on this day in 1938, made famous by songs 'Lean On Me', 'Just The Two Of Us', and 'Ain't No Sunshine.'

Neil Simon (1927) Playwrite of The Odd Couple, winner of several awards including the Golden Globe, Writers Guild, and Academy Award.

Malia Obama (1998) Oldest Daughter of the Obama Family.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino-(1981) Made famous by the reality show,The Jersey shore, will also be celebrating in Italy as they film another season.

TSK TSK
Amber Rose and Nicki Minaj Feud

Nicki Minaj and former best friend, Amber Rose, have had it with with each other ever since a night in Vegas and illicit photos. In claims by a 'super reliable' Young Money source (and long-time boyfriend), Safaree, lthe rapper was involved in a deceptive Minaj-e-twa with the girls.

Allegedly, Safaree was caught in Rose's bedroom after Nicki threw a birthday bash in Vegas on December 9th; the G.I. Jane was said to have seduced Minaj's boyfriend through naked BBM photos of herself in compromising positions. After Minaj confronted her fiance boyfriend best friend then boyfriend, his only defense was the most typical, 'Baby, she was throwing herself at me, I didn't do nuthin.' Minaj and Rose have ceased friendship ever since the incident. Amber took to Twitter last night saying, @darealAmberRose "... I DID NOT send pics to anyone's boyfriend."

STAR STRUCK
Maino at the MLB Fan Cave

Last night, rapper Maino showed up for a skee.TV interview at the Major League Baseball Fan Cave event to save the music. The evening featured Scott "DJ Skee" Keeney on the turntables , and a musical performance by a local high school. All efforts were made to keep music alive and raise awareness about the importance of music education in America's public schools.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Daniel Radcliffe: A Trevor Hero

It's all pride this week as NYC celebrates the marriage equality law Friday. The Trevor Project, a LGBT organization, threw a fundraiser last night with high profile attendance. On the A-list were Kelly Rippa, Daniel Radcliffe, Marc Consuelo, and a surprise visit from Robin Williams. The organization was founded to raise awareness about suicide prevention amongst lesbian, transgender, gay, and bisexual teens. Last night it was all the hype as Daniel Radcliffe, star of Harry Potter, was presented with The Trevor Hero award.

The award is honored to the individual who increases visibility and support of the LGBT community. The actor has been involved in the community since 2009, appearing in public service announcements and numerous support efforts. Upon receiving the award he commented,"I've worked with the Trevor Project for a few years now and I think out of everything I've done in my career so far, my association with Trevor is the thing I'm proudest of, so to be honored tonight, it's tremendous."