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Nov 5, 2008

Rapper in Kelis Sex-Tape Scandal Confirms 'Encounter' With Her

R&B singer
Kelis is the next victim of a sex tape scandal. The man alleged to have filmed her naked has confirmed he once slept with the star.

New York radio host Wendy Williams first sparked rumors of a tape, claiming on her show that she has a copy of the explicit footage. Other sources claim it shows a man - identified as rapper/songwriter Infared - filming Kelis as she slept after they had a sexual encounter.

The man is even said to incite Nas - who married Kelis in 2005 - boasting into the camera, "Handle your mother f**king business. I got your b**ch here, she (sic) getting naked."

Infared, who has worked with a number of stars including Jadakiss and Eve, confirms in an interview with Hip Hop Weekly that he enjoyed an "encounter" with Kelis.

Rumored to have taken place in January 2007, the New Yorker refuses to confirm he videotaped his meeting with the star, but he claims it could have happened before she married Nas. He tells the magazine, "I knew Kelis in the hip-hop world, and from clubbin', hanging out. I heard that (sex tape) rumor. I don't know (if she was married). She wasn't wearing a wedding ring."

Jennifer Hudson Kisses Her Mother Goodbye at Funeral

During a heartfelt homegoing celebration for her slain family, Jennifer Hudson kissed her mother goodbye in Chicago
on Monday.

The Oscar-winning actress spent a few moments at the caskets of her brother and nephew, and gently touched the body of her mother before leaning down to kiss her, reports the Chicago Tribune reports.

Toward the end of the service, "American Idol's" season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino sang a rousing rendition of the gospel classic "Your Grace and Mercy." During the song, she walked into the aisle where she took Hudson's hand and sang directly to her.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley both spoke at the service, according to People magazine.

The private service comes a day after a public service was held for Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, at the Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church near their Chicago home.

After the funeral, a horse-drawn carriage led the procession to the cemetery. The Hudson family members were buried at Oak Woods Cemetery on the South Side of Chicago.

Jay-Z and Diddy Told to 'Stay Away' From Obama Rally

Unfortunately, some of Barack Obama's biggest backers won't be in attendance tonight for his historical celebratory meeting. The Obama campaign has reportedly asked some of his famous supporters to stay away from his rally Tuesday night in Chicago’s Grant Park, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Although the campaign is reportedly grateful for the high-profile support, several prominent celebs have reportedly been asked "politely but very firmly" to skip the rally and focus on attending the Obama inauguration in January, should that occur, as reported by

An Obama insider reportedly told the newspaper’s Bill Zwecker that Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ben Affleck were among those asked to stay away from tonight’s festivities.

"There really only needs to be one star in Grant Park, and that’s Barack," the insider reportedly said. "There will be plenty of time for a new President Obama to be surrounded by famous fans, all hopeful about a new administration."

However, the paper reported that early Obama supporter Oprah Winfrey is confirmed to make an appearance at the rally in Grant Park. It is also expected that Winfrey will be with Obama as well as his family and inner circle throughout the night at their hotel in Chicago.

As the paper said, "No one says no to Oprah!"

Barack Obama Wins Presidency

In an extraordinary moment in America's history, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has won the 2008 presidential election and will become the 44th president of the United States and the country's first African-American leader.

"Because of what we did on this day, in this election, in this defining moment, change has come to America," Obama told 125,000 supporters gathered in Chicago's Grant Park to celebrate his victory.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer," he added.

"A new dawn of American leadership is at hand," Obama said.

Obama's victory comes on the strength of projected wins in battleground states that went to President George W. Bush four years ago - among them Ohio, Florida, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Iowa - as well as a victory in Pennsylvania, a state that John McCain had hoped to turn blue to buoy his bid for an upset victory.

Lindsay Lohan Makes Her Political Picks

With Samantha Ronson nowhere to be seen, Lindsay Lohan was all smiles as she voted in the general election in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 4).

Dressed casually in knee-high boots and her signature leggings, LiLo smiled for the cameras as she exited the polling station after her ten minute voting session.

As previously reported by Gossip Girls, the “Mean Girls” starlet hit up her MySpace Celebrity blog last night, writing, “Sorry I haven’t blogged in a minute. I’ve been traveling and trying to catch up on sleep! I thought it was important to just put a message out there tonight for anyone that is on MySpace at the moment.”

She continued, “So, here goes.. I cannot say how important it is for everyone to get out there and vote tomorrow… The future of our country depends on it. Just one vote can make such a difference… Vote - because your thoughts are worth it..VOTE - because YOU can make this country a better place… VOTE - because you can.”

She also urged fans to “vote no” on two pieces of California legislature - Proposition 4 (which would require doctors to notify a parent/guardian before performing an abortion on an underage girl) and Proposition 8 (which would end marriage rights for gay couples).

Hilary and Haylie Duff: Election Day Outing

Putting her best fashion foot forward on this historic election day, Hilary Duff was spotted out and about with her sister Haylie in Los Angeles, California this afternoon (November 4).

The “War, Inc.” cutie was turning heads left and right as she ran errands in a sexy yellow blouse teamed with a high-waisted black miniskirt and black heels. And she proudly displayed an “I’ve Voted” sticker on her shirt.

Over the weekend, Miss Duff and her boyfriend Mike Comrie made the most of the Halloween holiday by dressing up as Brangelina - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Up next for Hilary is a greatest hits record titled “Best of Hilary Duff” scheduled to hit stores November 11th. She just released the video for her new single “Reach Out.”