Take a look at why we're begging for more steaming hot coffee today: President Obama stepped in to coach his daughter Sasha's basketball team. Wendy Williams lands first interview with Aretha Franklin, Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday with a star-studded party in Beverly Hills, and Carmelo Anthony is officially a New York Knick! Here's what you said: Teresa commented via Facebook: "I'm excited. I'm a native New Yorker and the championship needs to head back to NY." Daphne said via Facebook: "I thought he was going to be a Laker?"

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Feb, 22, 2011



Take a look at why we're begging for more steaming hot coffee today:

  • After months of agonizing speculation, Caremlo Anthony is officially a New York Knick! Word broke last night that Anthony's 8-year career with the Denver Nuggets was over and he was traded to the East Coast team. This certainly thrills New York fans! We look forward to seeing LaLa around town a lot more! [Huff Po]

  • Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday with a star-studded bash at a private home in Beverly Hills. Ryan Phillippe, Zac Efron, Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Joel Madden, Christina Milian were a few of the celebs who came to celebrate her big day. [People]

  • Wendy Williams is one lucky journo. She recently announced she will conduct Aretha Franklin's first post-op interview! Franklin reportedly hand-picked Wendy for the job. The interview, which will take place in Franklin's Detroit home, will include Wendy enjoying "high tea" with the Queen of Soul. [The YBF]

  • Word is surfacing today that Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Nike Clash of Champions Exhibition. No word on why, but we're probably going to go with her recent injury that's kept her from numerous competitions. [Huff Po]

  • Jay-Z has been in a 5-year legal limbo with British chef Terry Miller over rights of the "Rockafella." Jay-Z won the latest round of court proceedings claiming the chef cannot use the name because it would lead people to think it was associated with Rocafella Records. [NY Post]

  • Foxy Brown is denying rumors that she showed up drunk at a New York Fashion Week event and was escorted out the building. "That's a lie," said Brown. "There was no intoxication, there was no drama, and I was never physically escorted out by security." [Urban Daily]

  • Last week Sasha Obama's basketball team needed a stand-in coach and guess who stepped up to the plate? President Obama! Although Sasha wasn't on hand to play in the game — she was in Colorado skiing with Mrs. Obama — POTUS coached the group of 3rd-graders. No word if the team won. [Gawker]