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  • Former Spice Girl Mel. B. (real name: Melanie Brown) has been named Creative Director of Bravada Women's Athletica, a sports apparel company specializing in yoga and fitness gear. [The Street]
  • A 59-year-old Black woman gave "Jackass" star Bam Margera a lashing he won't soon forget, after he allegedly called her the n-word. Elizabeth Ray was arrested in Philadelphia after witnesses say she struck the 30-year-old reality star with a baseball bat. [Philly]
  • Rapper Kid Cudi was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance (liquid cocaine) after police say he knocked a woman's apartment door off the hinges and broke her cellphone. [People]
  • Children living near violence are likely to experience cognitive problems and acute stress disorder, according to a new study conducted in Chicago and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which says the best way to counter this is to bolster a child's sense of protection through strong support systems. [CNN]
  • Some 12.3 million adults and children are living in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution, according to the latest human trafficking report by the U.S. government. Only 4,166 trafficking prosecutions were successful last year. [CNN]
  • Gary Coleman's former agent, Victor Perillo, has come to his late client's defense by setting up a Twitter account, @GColemanTruth to address negative stories about the former child star and his family. [CNN]
  • First they pioneered the VJs in the '80s; now MTV is looking for the world's first Twitter jockey. [NY Times]
  • Singer Kelly Rowland says she'll never swim with dolphins again after getting pooped on during a sightseeing trip to see mammals. [Contact Music]
  • BET will honor Prince with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 10th annual BET Awards airing June 27th. [AP]
  • Former "Family Matters" star Kellie S. Williams aka "Laura Winslow" has given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Hannah Belle. [BV Buzz]
  • Comedian Aziz Ansari twitpic'd a photo of himself, Beyonce and Jay-Z at the Bonaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. "Me, My Mom, and My Dad" read his caption. [Aziz is Bored]
  • Dr. Conrad Murray can keep his medical license while he awaits trial in the death of Michael Jackson. [TMZ]
  • A six-foot statue of Jesus in Monroe, Ohio was struck down by lightening. The fallen statue is now affectionately known as "Touchdown Jesus" because its arms look like a referee making the symbol for a touchdown. [TIME]
  • Shopping for an engagement ring just got easier, thanks to an app from Tiffany & Co. which allows you to scroll through for the perfect diamond shape, design and setting. [Boston]
  • Tiger Woods? Love child? A woman calling herself a "porn queen" claims she and Woods had an "erotic two-and-a-half-year" affair that resulted in the birth of a son. [Huffington Post]
  • A new Michael Jackson video game will allow users to mimic the singer's moves through a motion-detecting camera system. The yet-to-be-named game will be available for Xbox 360 and Playstation this coming holiday season. [EURWeb]
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