We're all excited about Michelle Obama's first tweet, and are loving that she referred to herself as "flotus" -- as in First Lady of the United States. We can't wait to pour a glass of wine and drink up Pam Grier's new memoir, "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts." Plus, we're gabbing about last night's "Just Wright" premiere and the possibility of a new scripted VH1 show with three "Single Ladies" whose real life relationships are always making headlines. Here's what you had to say: Buchanan Neicy commented via Facebook: "I really want that Pam Grier book." Michael Daniels wrote via Facebook: "I've read Pam Grier's autobiography. Very entertaining and motivating."  

Essence.com
May, 05, 2010

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  • Michelle Obama sent her first tweet on Saturday night while at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Using CNN's Ed Henry's iPhone and Twitter account, @edhenrycnn, The First Lady tweeted, "from flotus (First Lady of the United States): 'here at dinner this is official my first Tweet. I am looking forward to some good laughs from the potus and Jay,'" as comedian Jay Leno and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs peered over her shoulder. [CNN]
  • Pam Grier's just-released her new memoir, "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts," leaves no stone unturned in the dynamic 60-year-old actresses life -- from a sexual assault at age 6 to her relationships with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Freddie Prinze and Richard Pryor. [NYT]
  • Former fashion model Rosemary Kokuhilwa said it's about time Africa got a "Vogue" after seeing Paris-based Camaroonian photographer Mario Epanya's gorgeous "Vogue Africa" mock-ups. "Maybe in some way this will help bring us together as one, fashionably, I think Pan-Africanism)," Kokuhilwa wrote on her blog, striking a major online debate. Thoughts? [Jezebel]
  • Check out photos of Queen Latifah, Common, Phylicia Rashad, Nick Cannon, Dwayne Wade, Toccara Jones, Laz Alonzo and others at the "Just Wright" movie premiere.
  • The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater created a one of a kind experience with movement at last night's Ailey At The Apollo event that raised scholarship funds for the Ailey School.
  • The Time 100 Gala honored model/actvist Liya Kebede for her efforts to improve maternal health. Catch her on the red carpet. [TIME]
  • Plus, Lauren London, LisaRaye McCoy and Stacey Dash are slated to star in a scripted VH1 TV show called "Single Ladies." Think "Girlfrends" meets "Sex and the City" shaken up with "Living Single" or think prime time soap opera. [Vibe]

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