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Coffee Talk: Lupita Nyong'o May Join Idris Elba in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

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Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to star in the Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book alongside Idris Elba, who is already onboard. Nyong'o is said to be in the final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf that adopts Mowgli. Scarlett Johansson is said to be joining the cast. [HollywoodReporter]

Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Nicole Beharie, and Garcelle Beauvais have also nabbed spots on People's 50 Most Beautiful list. The starlets join Lupita Nyong'o in the special issue as they discuss confidence, beauty regimens, and true beauty. [People]

Scandal star Columbus Short has been denied permission to move back into his home following an alleged altercation with his wife Tanee McCall-Short. Short was hit with a restraining order from his estranged wife and ordered to move out of their California home. He appealed the order but it has been denied. Short has been granted brief access to the home Monday to gather his things. [TMZ]

It seems that everyone has taken sides when it comes to the Real Housewives of Atlanta brawl between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. Nicki Minaj gave her opinion in a recent interview saying that she loves Kenya but that she had the attack coming to her, "I mean, I wouldn’t have sat there and let nobody do that to me," said Minaj. She also said that she empathetic to Porsha, calling the situation a "learning experience." [TheYBF]

Chris Brown's latest bid for release from jail has been denied and he will stay behind bars until June. Brown has been awaiting his trail in a DC jail and will be flown back to Los Angeles where he will remain in jail until his court date. [TMZ]

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