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Nia Crooks Cops Plea in Jennifer Williams Pimp-Slap Case

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Basketball Wives star Nia Crooks copped a plea deal for her infamous battery case, and won’t spend any time in jail for wailing on Jennifer Williams . The sort-of-aptly-named Crooks was charged with misdemeanor battery by the Broward County State Attorney’s Office after she pimp slapped her co-star. VH1’s cameras caught the incident on film, as you may recall: Basketball Wives FIGHT: Jennifer Williams Slapped! Because Jennifer Williams pressed charges and the hit looked pretty real, Nia faced a year in jail, but cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded no contest.

Yunel Escobar Eye Black Scandal: Shortstop Apologizes for Gay Slur

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Yunel Escobar has issued an apology for one of the stranger scandals we’ve seen recently in the world of sports. The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop donned eye black for his team’s game against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, scribbling Spanish words across the outside that translate roughly to “faggot.” The ball player was suspended three games for the action. “I feel bad,” he told the media this afternoon in response to the incident

Mitt Romney on Obama Voters: Entitled Losers!

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A secretly recorded video has emerged in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can be heard apparently disparaging voters – specifically those who support President Barack Obama – at a private dinner with donors. The GOP nominee can be heard (and seen, albeit far away) positing that “47 percent” of Americans do not pay any income taxes, consider themselves victims, feel entitled to handouts and would never even think about voting for him anyway.

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Confirmed as American Idol Judges

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The rumor mill can finally stop churning: American Idol has announced its four-person judging panel for Season 12. Fox announced via press release this morning that Randy Jackson will return again to the ratings juggernaut, joining previously-confirmed Mariah Carey and the two leading contenders over the past few weeks: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. “Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop.

The Real Housewives of Miami: A Tale of Two Miamis

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The Real Housewives of Miami returned with a  “A Tale of Two Miamis.”  I’m not sure even one was necessary but let’s recap all of the plastic faces and sleazy boyfriends in our THG +/- review. Admittedly, I never watched season one of The Real Housewives of Miami .  Apparently I’m not the only one.  I believe it was one of the lowest rated Housewives premieres ever.  And yet, we are blessed with a revamped season two.  Minus 8 .