After numerous live performances and months spent as an official single, Kelly Rowland's "Lay It On Me" finally has a full-length, official video, costarring Big Sean and a big elephant. Following "Motivation" and continuing her push as a solo artist, Kelly lounges on a bed of partially clothed male costars in a video that will potentially give her the recognition she deserves, though almost certainly boost Slinky sales. Together Kelly and Sean sip Remy Martin and compete over who looks better in gold—give the edge to Sean—while Kelly strikes poses in a series of drapes that somehow manage to all of her unspeakable parts. We're unsure what role the elephant has in Rowland's relationships with her many suitors—does it represent her poor memory about which one she's been out with before? A snake has already been done? We're reaching—but feel free to leave your ideas in the comments. Watch the video below.

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Not long ago, children had to buckle down with pen and paper to write to Santa. Now, they need only press "send."

sites that, of course, advertise the toys he can be begged to bring down the chimney.

At one site,, children can click on "naughty" or "nice" to notify the jolly old elf about their recent behavior.

The entrepreneurs behind these e-Santa innovations sound positively giddy about the gimmick's potential. Indeed, offering a letter-to-Santa service is really just another way of luring families to their Internet toy shops.

to Santa last year, and triple that is expected this season. Everyone reminder that Christmas "isn't just about receiving things or getting presents. It's also about giving." Hint, hint.

Is it a bit crass for cyber-marketers to exploit the touching children's tradition of scribbling earnest notes to St. Nick?

"In some ways, yes; in some ways, no," says Andy Lambros, a spokesman for "Technology is an easy tool for people to reach people, including Santa. If you consider all the paper and stamp money wasted sending letters to Santa, this is a good thing."

Bah, humbug!

Toy marketers figure that children young enough to believe in Santa are sitting at the computer with their parents, who can get a glimpse of their wish lists as they write. It's the electronic equivalent of sitting on Santa's lap at the mall, marketers say.

Just to make sure Mom and Dad get exactly the right stuff,'s form letter features a space where children can click on the specific brand-name items they want. (Lambros says the data

are used for market research, but are not sold to outsiders who might

Kimberly Maynard, whose official title at is "Santa's traffic is mounting this season. The tool is especially useful, she noted, for youngsters who need the immediate communication of last-minute requests on Christmas Eve.

Despite the ease of the Internet, hordes of children still painstakingly write Santa notes in longhand. By Thursday, about 70 such letters had landed at the central post office in South Hackensack. The Paterson post office reported about 150 from its area.

Some writers politely asked about Santa's reindeer or drew maps of their living rooms to show him where to find his cookies. One boy mentioned his own weight problem and noted that he would be putting out skim milk. Another boy didn't ask for any toys, but enclosed a Chinese food menu, with circles around his favorites. in our site chinese food menu

"I have been a good girl and pretty much listened to my mom," wrote a supplicant named Jenny. "Nobody's perfect."

"Thank you for giving me a nice baby borther [sic]," a girl named Lizzy scrawled on stationery dotted with roses. "I want you to give my baby borther a present please."

Hundreds of Dear Santa letters flood in to the South Hackensack post office every year, and about a dozen usually come from children worried that their parents are too poor to bring home any gifts.

Secretary Barbara Flynn said she gives those requests to a secret good Samaritan who rounds up friends to fulfill them. Unfortunately, that is impossible when the envelopes lack return addresses. (The mystery Santa, a grandmother in Ridgefield, asked not to be identified lest she sound like a self-promoter.)

Tom Reinhart, 46, the manager of distribution at the South Hackensack post office, said he couldn't help feeling nostalgic for the traditional pleas on paper.

"Here you have the kids' handwriting, and you get a feel for Not for mine."

Illustrations/Photos: 1 - COLOR PHOTO - PETER MONSEES / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER - Letters at South Hackensack post office sent the old-fashioned way. 2 - PHOTO - PETER MONSEES / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER - Nowadays, Web-savvy children have their

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