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Do you think Tiger Woods was trying to be his Caddie?

Tiger Woods’ caddie Steve Williams has dedicated his New Zealand stock car championship to his embattled friend and employer.

“I realize Tiger’s going through a difficult time and I hope my success on the track cheers him up a bit,” Williams said.

In an interview with FOXSports.com from his Home in Auckland, Williams also said he had “no idea“ when Woods would return to competitive Golf.

He said he‘d spoken with Woods by telephone — their birthdays last week were a day apart — but declined to discuss those conversations.

Williams, who turned 47 the day before Woods turned 34, beat 60 drivers on Saturday night to win his country’s Saloon Car championship at Maunganui’s Baypark Speedway.

It was his first national championship in the saloon class and came on the heels of his victory in the North Island Saloon Championship.

On Friday night, Williams will again get behind the wheel of his Mustang as he attempts to sweep the treble with a win in the Super Saloon class, a title he won in 2006.

“It’s been a great run and for sure it’s helped in keeping my mind off what’s going on (with Tiger),” he said.

“I work in a high-pressure environment as a caddie so racing’s a great release for me and always has been.”

Williams, whose team, Caddyshack Racing, is named after Tiger’s favorite movie, said he treated stock car racing as “more than a hobby.”

“People recognize me as a caddie, but I treat my racing equally as seriously as my career as a caddie,” he said.

Woods said in a statement issued on his Web site last month that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf after admitting to marital infidelity. A string of women have gone public with claims of having affairs with the world’s no. 1 golfer, who is married to Elin Nordegren, with whom he has two young children.

I knew this was going to happen, SMH!!!!

Just when you thought you’d have to wait till March of 2010 for the ‘King of the South’ to make his return, think again.

T.I.’s release date from prison is March 23 but rumors were swirling Tuesday that the king was already out of the bing and had quietly retreated to his Atlanta home.

The speculation was cleared however after a prison official told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that while TIP is still locked up, he could be out very shortly.

Bureau of Prisons spokesman Edmond Ross told the AJC that it was customary for an inmate to transition from prison to freedom by spending time in a halfway house if there is no danger to the community and if there is space at a facility near where he lives.

He also told the publication,

“Usually that process begins when there are 18 months remaining on a sentence, but in this case it would have to start sooner. It’s not uncommon for inmates to be placed in community corrections for the last portion of their confinement to help with his transition.”

Ross also mentioned to the AJC that TIP could serve the final month of his sentence out of the halfway house and in his home in Atlanta.

Wow! Talk about good lawyers….or maybe it’s just good behavior…..or maybe it’s just good money.

Either way, get ready…The king’s baaack!

TYLER PERRY MOTHER DIES

ATLANTA (AP) — Movie producer Tyler Perry says his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, has died.

His mother was 64. Tyler Perry announced the news of the Tuesday death on his Web site, where he thanked fans for their prayers. He did not say where his mother died or anything about the cause.

Perry’s publicist did not immediately respond to a phone call.

Year in Review: In Memoriam 2009

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted a 2006 interview with Perry in which he said his mother was the basis for his most popular character, Madea.

The newspaper said Maxine Perry was a preschool teacher who worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for most of her life.

TIGER STOP LYING YOU KNOW YOUR WIFE BEAT YOU!!!!!

The Windemere Police Department says Tiger’s wife went outside, saw that her husband had struck a fire hydrant and a tree, and then went back inside the house for a golf club to use to try and extricate him from the vehicle. But we’ve learned Nordegren told a very different story to the Florida Highway Patrol, and it does not involve going back in the house for a club. Our sources will not allow us to be more specific.

And we’ve learned there was no blood found on the steering wheel of Tiger’s SUV — putting into serious doubt that Tiger sustained his injuries from the crash.

As we first reported, Tiger had a conversation with a friend yesterday, in which he said his wife had confronted him over reports he was involved with another woman … and that his wife scratched his face up during the argument. Tiger told the friend he then left the house, started driving off and his wife then came out with a golf club, striking the vehicle. Tiger then became distracted and hit the hydrant and then a nearby tree.

We’re told cops will interview Tiger and his wife later today.

UPDATE: A neighbor tells TMZ they saw cops show up at Tiger’s house this morning — only to get turned away again. Tiger’s wife, Elin, was spotted (below) driving out of the Isleworth subdivision in Windermere earlier today.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0YCP8PMRR

Keyshia Cole is Knocked Up

Keyshia Cole was spotted in Cleveland with her boyfriend Cleveland Cavalier Daniel “Boobie” Gibson for a charity event. She was spotted rocking a baby bump and according to sources, she was unmistakably about 7 months pregnant. Keyshia denied pregnancy rumors back in September.

Keyshia and her boyfriend were at Bethany Baptist Church to give out a bag of groceries and turkeys to those less fortunate. Keyshia has been MIA lately and now we see why.  Congrats to them, we can’t wait to see what the baby looks like.

So what do you think family?  I pray that she is!!!  I love her.

Khloe & Lamar

Everybody is not in a recession.  Some are still spending really good money.  What do you think of this story?

Newlyweds Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have bought their first home together, a multimillion-dollar pad!

People.com reports that the 25-year-old reality TV star and the 30-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player bought a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in a gated community in Tarzana, Calif. Their new digs came with a $4 million price tag, according to People.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Lambert’s racy American Music Awards performance cost him a gig on “Good Morning America,” but he will perform live instead on ABC’s morning rivals at CBS.

Lambert was to sing Wednesday on “GMA,” but the network said Tuesday it was canceling the openly gay singer because “we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.”

While singing his new song, “For Your Entertainment,” at the awards program on Sunday, Lambert kissed a male keyboardist, fondled a dancer and had another dancer briefly stuff his face in Lambert’s crotch. The performance prompted many complaints to ABC, and the network cut out the brief oral sex simulation for its West Coast broadcasts.

“Obviously, I respect their decision — they gotta do what they gotta do,” Lambert said Tuesday in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. “It’s too bad — I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me.

“They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren’t happy about it,” he said.

ABC News’ top management made the decision to cancel Lambert, spokeswoman Cathie Levine said. She said there was no pressure from the parent Walt Disney Co.

While women have often crossed the threshold regarding sexually provocative appearances on television — think Madonna kissing Britney Spears — Lambert’s performance was perhaps the first time it has been done by an openly gay man. The singer said before Sunday’s show that he was hoping to accomplish just that.

“There are a lot of double standards as far as that goes,” Lambert said backstage, a few days before the awards show. “We’ve seen female pop and rock performers do that for the last 10 years. They’ve been very provocative, owning their power and sexuality. You just don’t see men doing it very often. And I’m hoping to break down that double standard with this number.”

Said Alicia Keys when asked about Lambert’s performance, “I don’t know. You make different choices as a performer. It’s all about opinion. It’s all about what works for the performer.”

ABC said it felt burned because Lambert went further on the air with sexuality than he did in rehearsals — including the kiss. But the man putting his face to Lambert’s crotch was included in a rehearsal, according to an Associated Press reporter who attended the rehearsal. It was that sort of unpredictability that bothered ABC, particularly on a morning show with many young viewers watching.

Shortly after ABC’s cancellation, CBS quickly announced Tuesday that Lambert would appear on “The Early Show” Wednesday morning both to perform and discuss the reaction to Sunday’s appearance. Lambert is also appearing on David Letterman’s “Late Show” Wednesday, which was scheduled weeks ago.

The morning news ratings leader, NBC’s “Today” show, did not consider Lambert because it already has a Bon Jovi concert scheduled for Wednesday, said its executive producer, Jim Bell.

The “Good Morning America” Web site was flooded with comments from viewers about the Lambert cancellation. Some applauded ABC for taking a stand against vulgarity, while others suggested the network was being homophobic.

The glam rocker finished second on “American Idol” this spring. His performances on the reality singing contest were not as provocative, but he was among the show’s most colorful competitors with a voice compared to Queen’s Freddie Mercury. After the competition, he came out publicly as gay.

“For Your Entertainment” is the first single from Lambert’s new album, which went on sale Monday.

The “Good Morning America” cancellation was first reported on TVNewser and Hollywood Life Web sites.

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