Music's power couple is also the 2nd highest-paid, according to Forbes.

Essence.com
Aug, 22, 2011

Are you singing the Monday blues? Here's some news to perk you up:

  • Music's royal couple is also the 2nd highest-paid. According to Forbes, hip-hop cash king Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce were the 2nd highest-paid celebrity couple in 2011, earning an estimated $72 million between May 2010 and ay 2011. This, thanks to Bey's endorsements deals with L'Oreal and others, and Jay's investments in Live Nation and the New Jersey Nets. [Forbes]

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  • Could Toni Braxton be returning to Broadway? A source tells That Grape Juice that she'll be making her way back to The Great White Way to play Roxy in a new adaptation of "Chicago." If true, this would be Toni's 3rd run -- she once starred in "Aida" and "Beauty and the Beast." [That Grape Juice]

PHOTOS: Girl About Town: Toni Braxton

  • Nick Cannon is trying to spread the love. The new daddy teamed up with New York's 92.3 NOW to break the world record for the most hugs given in one hour. Unfortunately, Mr. Mariah Carey Cannon fell 52 short of the world record of 1,698 hugs. [Rap-Up]

  • "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada and NFL hottie Chad Ochocinco are ready to make it official. The two have made a tentative date for their nuptials. “There’s nothing set in stone, but either way we’re going to get married in 2012 whether it’s televised or not,” Evelyn says. [EURWeb]