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16 Sexiest Athletes of 2012

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Let's face it, watching sports is not most ladies' cup of tea. However, when you do sit down to catch a heated game, match or race, there's a heap of eye candy to keep any Vixens' eyes glued to the tube.

Check out our list of this year's most swoon-worthy athletes!

16. Shannon Brown

This traded-to-the-Suns baller has been a longtime beau to many (in their minds, at least!). But settling down and becoming a family man thanks to singer Monica only added several points for him on our scoreboard.

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Dwight Howard

15. Dwight Howard

We can’t decide which aspect of this All-Star Orlando basketball player is more attractive: his smile, his silly sense of humor or his chiseled Superman arms. Either way, we've taken notice.

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Ryan Lochte


14. Ryan Lochte

If we were ever drowning, having an Olympic gold medalist in swimming like Ryan Lochte to come save our lives would be very nice.

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Desean Jackson


13. Desean Jackson

What's not to love about the Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver? He's known as a bit of a bad boy, but then again, ladies love a little naughtiness.

Victor Cruz


12. Victor Cruz

He’s not only good on the field but also the dance floor. We’re not sure if we rather watch him score touchdowns or dip us while dancing salsa.

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11. Chris Paul

We would make Los Angeles Clippers starting PG a starter on our team any day. Add the fact that he seems to be the sweet, romantic type. No wonder we've been swooning all year.

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10. Dwyane Wade

He’s been in the media for more than just playing with the Miami Heat and it’s only made the ladies love him even more. Not only has he snagged Hollywood's beauty Gabrielle Union, but also he loves and takes care of his kids. Our hearts never stood a chance!

Adam Scott

9. Adam Scott

The PGA tours have never been this attractive. If all golf instructors look like handsome Mr. Scott, we'll sign us all up for lessons.

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8. Carmelo Anthony

Who doesn’t love Carmelo Anthony (especially Knicks fans). Not only does he put in time and work for his team and family, but he's a man of his community. If we didn’t love La La like we do, we would be jealous of her for keeping this beau all to herself.

Kerry Rhodes

7. Kerry Rhodes

Where have they been hiding this one? This Jets baller seems to be NY's best kept secret, but we're exposing it. Plus, we wouldn’t mind getting tackled  by him.

Matt Kemp

6. Matt Kemp

His smile is enough to make us thank Rihanna for putting him back on the market. This Dodgers outfielder could definitely make a homerun our way.

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Cristiano Ronaldo


5. Cristiano Ronaldo

This soccer sensation is so hot it should be illegal. Watching him kick a ball all day is something we're definitely into.

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Cam Newton

4. Cam Newton 

Let’s just name him “Million Dollar Smile.” Add in the fact that this Panthers QB is incredibly talented and... Yeah... Wow, that smile is captivating.

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3. Serge Ibaka

What’s the French word for “fine"? We wouldn’t mind learning Spanish and French just to communicate with this Oklahoma City Thunder hunk. As long as he plays for OKC, we will always be fans of the team.

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2. Derrick Rose

Recovering from a season-ending injury and welcoming a new baby, this MVP and point guard for Chicago Bulls understands how to hold things down. We can appreciate a fine man who's about his business, and we'll surely be awaiting his sweet return to the court.

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David Oliver

1. David Oliver

Just take a second to look at him. (Seriously). Not only is he gorgeous and very deserving of this top spot but he’s also an Olympic track star. Though, he wouldn’t have to jump over any hurdles to impress us.

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late...

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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