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  • T.I. was released from prison, again! According to reports, he was released yesterday morning and currently resides at an Atlanta half-way house. The rapper will officially be released from custody on September 29th and then he will begin serving his one-year probation sentence. [EURweb]

  • Catwalk goddess Naomi Campbell will be honored alongside her Russian beau Vladislav Doronin at New York’s Angel Ball for raising awareness of cancer research. She’s raised more than $7M for charity. [EURweb]

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  • Wyclef Jean is a Sarah Palin supporter? Yes, it’s true. “I have to tell you this; I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin. She’s rad. She’s shrewd. She’s cool,” he said. Are you surprised? [EW]

  • Jennifer Hudson was honored this week for her charity work. The 4th Annual Women Doing Good Awards celebrated the EMF headliner’s relentless and selfless work for those in need. She was officially recognized for her Julian D. King Gift Foundation. [EURweb]

Photos: Eye Candy: Men of “Takers”

  • Rihanna is prepping for another album! The reigning queen of pop has scrapped plans for a “Loud” relaunch in favor of a 6th album. Though it’s confirmed, she’s keeping her lips sealed! [YBF]

  • Ashanti is back in the music game! After years of being absent in the industry, the former Murder Inc. singer is releasing new music. Check out “Never Too Far Away” below.