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Updated: July 9, 2012 6:07AM



THE KELLY FILE: R&B artist R. Kelly is not headlining or performing at the “‘Groovin’ In the Park” concert at Roy Wilkins Park in New York on July 1. This is for the folks in Chicago who might be planning to attend. His performance was never confirmed with promoters so don’t believe the hype!

Kelly, who has been playing to sellout crowds around the world, kicks off his “Write Me Back Tour” in conjunction with the release of his “Write Me Back” album on June 26 and his much anticipated memoir “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me” published by SmileyBooks is out on June 28. He’s also starting to write more chapters of his wildly popular “Trapped in the Closet” saga.

CONGRATS to celeb hairstylist AJ Johnson and his crew of fabulous fashionable stylists at his AJ’s of Chicago (formerly known as Ajes Salon), on their new reality show “Chicagolicious” debuting on the Style Network June 11. AJ is hosting a private premiere party that same evening.

TV’S LISA LING is appearing on WLS-Channel 7’s “Windy City Live” with Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner on June 13. Lisa is the host of “Our America” on the OWN network. Also on the show, the stars of ABC’s “Castle” - Elizabeth Banks and Seamus Dever.

CAR DEALER mogul Al Piemonte and Mayor Ron Serpico of Melrose Park will be the honorees at the JCCIA’s Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Humanitarian awards dinner Saturday at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

AS HAS been reported in the news, some folks(including Bill O’Reilly) areangry that filthy rich rapper/businessman Sean “P-Diddy” Comb’s son, Justin Combs, 18, was awarded a full football scholarship to UCLA worth $54,000. To shut up those haters, I suggest that P. Diddy do damage control by volunteering to bankroll full scholarships for 10 deserving students. After all, his son didn’t use daddy’s skinny legs to run those touchdowns! So he rightfully earned that scholarship!

PASTOR Charles Jenkins & his awesome Fellowship Chicago choir debut album “The Best of Both Worlds” will be in stores and digitally on June 12. However, at the House of Hope June 11, the Pastor and the choir will be giving a free concert starting at 7 p.m. The hit single on the album is titled “Awesome.”

BIRTHDAYS: Joan Rivers and Aaron Freeman . On Saturday: Irene Michaels, Joe Ahern, Wanda Taylor, Johnny Depp and golden sweetie June Gecan, 90. On Sunday: Lee Phillip Bell and anniversary wishes (65) to Harold & Thyra Clark.



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