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Lil Wayne gives back and Niki hits the American Music Awards

Florence Anthony | 11/23/2011, 2:56 p.m.
Lil Wayne and crew give back for Thanksgiving While getting a mani/pedi at the X-rated...
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Lil Wayne and crew give back for Thanksgiving

While getting a mani/pedi at the X-rated Fusion Liqueur sponsored event at Tenoverten spa in New York City recently, La La Anthony shared her Thanksgiving plans with a source. The star of "La La's Full Court" told reporters her family is going to Baltimore for Turkey Day, where her husband Carmelo's family resides. Said La La: "Baltimore has great food. It's known for crab cakes and seafood and I think it's going to be a great holiday."...........

Rapper Lil Wayne and his Young Money/Cash Money collective gave back in a major way the weekend before Thanksgiving by giving away turkeys. In addition to Lil Wayne, Bryan "Baby" Williams, Ronald "Slim" Williams and Lil Chuckie were also on hand for the cause in their hometown of New Orleans. This marks Cash Money's 17th year giving away birds for Thanksgiving........

If you don't feel like cooking and you're in the Big Apple, Neely's Barbecue Parlor's Thanksgiving Dinner Menu offers both dining at the restaurant and take-out. For $29.95 at the restaurant, the menu includes roasted pumpkin bisque, spinach leaves, slow-smoked tom turkey with cornbread dressing, cranberry relish, glazed yams, green beans with bacon and onions, and pumpkin pie. For $160, you can feed four people with Neely's Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner to go. Deep-fried turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing with country sausage and Gina's Collard Greens are some of the delectables on that menu.........

Nicki Minaj opened the 39th Annual 2011 American Music Awards with "Turn Me On" alongside David Guetta followed by her own hit single "Super Bass." The raptress had speakers implanted into her backside. Nicki started crying during her acceptance speech after she beat out Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-Z for Best Rap Album. She also took home the award for Best Hip Hop Artist. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige performed her new single, "Mr. Wrong," she then gave a quick tribute to the late Heavy D............

Common held a listening party for his latest album, "The Dreamer, The Believer" in Atlanta last week. Celebs on hand to celebrate with the rapper/actor/author included Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy and Towonda Braxton..........