SOHH Whatcha Think: Dwight Howard Joins Kobe Bryant, T.I. Curses Out Teen Boy, Maliah Spreads Open For Ne-Yo?

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 11:27AM

Written by SOHH On The Spot

Fresh Friday. The Orlando Magic finally got Dwight Howard out of Disney World and placed him in Disney Land. Got Mickey? It must be time for "T.I. & Tiny" season two because the "King of the South" appears to be deep into some silly gossip beef...with a teenager though? And what better way to keep things steamy going into the weekend than seeing Ne-Yo showering Drake's ex-girlfriend with money? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

1. Welcome To Disney

A bit of basketball news is the topic of discussion today. It turns out Dwight Howard will not be kicking it with Jay-Z after those Nets games this upcoming season as the Magic have officially traded "Superman" to join Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Ron Artest on the Los Angeles Lakers. Bossip has the run-down on this blockbuster move:

The long-running Dwightmare of the Orlando Magic has reportedly become a dream come true for the Los Angeles Lakers. According to a report from ESPN, the Lakers have acquired the All-Star center from the Magic as part of a four-team deal also involving the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets. If the report is true and the deal is approved by the NBA, then expect to see a very happy Kobe Bryant when USA Basketball hits the floor against Argentina on Friday at the London Olympics. Per the ESPN report, the Lakers are sending Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers. Denver will ship Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington to Orlando and acquire Andre Iguodala from the Sixers, who are also getting Jason Richardson. Pau Gasol is reportedly not included in the deal. So, you may see a relieved Spaniard in the semifinal matchup that takes place before the USA-Argentina tilt. The Lakers already added two-time MVP Steve Nash earlier in the offseason. Once the latest Lakers' trade goes through, assuming commissioner David Stern doesn't come up with any basketball reasons why it shouldn't, the Lakers will have a starting lineup including Kobe, Nash, Gasol, World Peace and Howard.. (Bossip)

Needless to say, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are going to have to really defend their title next season if they are fortunate enough to meet the Lakers in the 2013 NBA Finals. Can anyone say fearless dynasty? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Family Ties

If there is one thing we have learned about T.I. over the years, it's that he loves his family. From Tiny to her kids to his kids to anyone in the Harris-Cottle circle. Well, Tip showed just how much of a family man he is by defending them this week. Media Take Out has the scoop on why T.I. is not one to take family jokes lightly.

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August 10, 2012: Rapper TI went on an INSTAGRAM WARPATH yesterday . . . cursing out people who talked CRAZY about his family. We will NOT REPEAT THE COMMENTS that the Instagram users made . . . but you can see them for yourself. One thing we don't understand . . . we read through TI's instagrams and MORE THAN 99 PERCENT of the comments were positive. But he's so CAUGHT UP one or two negative comment that he has to SPAZZ OUT LIKE THAT??? No wonder he's always ON PAPERS!! (Media Take Out)

Those were some pretty big words for T.I. You can understand his duty as a father to protect his daughter, but when it's a silly teenager posting a remark? We all remember T.I. used to be a little wild boy himself back in the day. Did he go over the top right here? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Love In This Club

Doesn't it seem like the R&B guys are being a little more loose and party-driven than ever before? You see Chris Brown balling in France, Omarion joining the whole Maybach Music Group camp and now Ne-Yo throwing out dollars on a little ol' thang named Maliah Michel? TMZ has all the proof you'd ever need:

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Ne-Yo dropped an AVALANCHE of singles on Drake's ex-girlfriend's naked body Wednesday night ... a chick who happens to be a VERY famous stripper ... and TMZ has the pics. Sources tell us, Ne-Yo burned roughly $5,000 at the famous Diamonds strip club in ATL -- a large portion of which was spent trying to impress a certain Maliah ... a famous stripper who dated both Drake AND Sean Kingston. Go ahead, Google her. We're told Ne-Yo had a great time -- but the fun ended in the club ... Ne-Yo's engaged ... and Maliah has taken a self-professed vow of celibacy. (TMZ)

Maliah is getting her money any way she can, but for someone that prides himself as a "gentleman," should we all be a little offended that Ne-Yo would scoop a bit low and throw dollars at her? Especially considering her past flings? Or maybe this is just all fun and games. No harm, no foul? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning buzz from your favorite gossip sites.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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