Coffee Talk: Shaquille O’Neal Is Getting His Own Sitcom

Plus: John Legend plans to mentor aspiring artists, Chris Brown postpones his upcoming tour due to legal issues, Yandy Smith welcomes a baby girl, and more!

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Shaq is back and he’s trying his hand at comedy (again). The NBA All-Star and TruTV are starting a new comedy series, Shaq Inq., based on Shaquille O’Neal’s business ventures. The workplace comedy will focus on O’Neil and how he and his team deal with the chaotic world of endorsements, closing deals and other workplace calamities. Shaq Inq. will feature 30-minute scripted episodes. No word yet on when production will begin. [Deadline]

Ever dream about getting singing lessons from your favorite superstar? Now you have the chance. John Legend and Axe announced the launch of a competition for all aspiring artists to win a chance to be mentored by Legend himself. “I know what it’s like to start out and how intimidating the journey can be,” the Grammy Award-winning singer said. “I learned hard work, a few key mentors and the confidence to take action when opportunities arise can propel your life in ways you always dreamed. Now I’m excited to pay it forward.” [The Source]

More bad news for Chris Brown and his fans. Brown was scheduled to kick off a tour today, January 27, but has been forced to postpone shows because his probation has been revoked and he’s not allowed to leave the state of California. “The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish the last 100 hours of community service,” Brown wrote on his Instagram. “I’m sorry for the delay. I love y’all! It’s not cancelled. Just moved around a couple weeks.” [E! Online]

It’s a girl! Love & Hip Hop star Yandy Smith welcomed her newborn daughter into the world last night. No pics of the beautiful baby girl yet but her husband and fellow LHH star, Mendeecees, post pics on Instagram of his wife in labor and after the birth, smiling and happy. Congratulations to your growing family, Yandy! [Reality Tea]

Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music producer Quincy Jones, needs reporters to get her ethnicity right. On the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jones corrected a reporter who commented on her ‘very tan’ look. Take a look below:

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