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Coffee Talk: Beyoncé's World Humanitarian Day Campaign Reaches 1 Billion

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  • Beyoncé and the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day campaign reached its goal of moving 1 billion people around the globe to do an act of kindness. According to a press release, the U.N.'s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos says, "There are seven billion people in the world and we reached hundreds of millions of them with our message. People really care. Thanks to the amazing work of Beyoncé and our partners, we now have a global commitment to humanitarian action." As of this morning, a stunning 1,132,204,110 people shared their message on social media. [TGJ][World Humanitarian Day]

  • Despite the glitz and the glamour surrounding the Sparkle opening this past weekend, it wasn't enough to get people into theaters. The highly anticipated film starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston landed in fifth at the box office. The film, which took $14M to produce, ranked in $12M. [NBC]

  • Evelyn Lozada canceled all of her upcoming appearances. The Basketball Wives star, who filed for divorce last week from Chad Johnson, pulled the plug on several appointments and media opportunities for the rest of the month and through out December. [TMZ]

  • Famed director Tony Scott took his own life yesterday. The man behind Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. He was 68. [CNN]

  • Nicki Minaj backed out of several performances over the weekend in the UK. The rapping diva says her vocal cords are "strained" and require rest. She was slated to perform at this weekend's V Festival along side The Killers, David Guetta, LMFAO and more. [Fox News]

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