Here's what's brewing in today's Coffee Talk: Serena Williams says she used to want to look just like her big sister Venus, and tells why she and rapper Common broke up in April. Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are working on a Richard Pryor biopic. Guess who's playing Pryor. Hint: it's not Rock. Plus, Diddy's party gets shut down and the Obamas watch 4th of July fireworks on Capitol Hill.

Essence.com
Jul, 06, 2010

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  • Four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams confessed to Harper's Bazaar that she used to want her sister Venus' modelesque body. She has since embraced her curves and muscles. Williams also explained why she and Common split up in April. "His schedule is actually worse than mine," she said. [People]
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama cuddled up and watched Fourth of July fireworks in Washington D.C. this past Sunday. [HP]
  • Beyonce and Jay Z were spotted catching up with Gwenyth Paltrow in London's Hyde Park on Sunday, July 4th. Jay was performing at the Wireless Festival. Paltrow and her husband, Cold Play lead singer Chris Martin, attended Jay and Bey's very private wedding back in 2008. [HP]
  • Diddy knows how to throw a party. Maybe he's too good at it. The music mogul had so many guests show up to his 4th of July celebration at Harrah's in Atlantic City that it was shut down. [P6]
  • Another biopic announced. Comedians Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are producing a film called "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?" Marlon Wayans is set to play Pryor. [Grio]
  • Another Michael Jackson auction is coming up in October. The owner says he traded with Jackson for his possessions. [TMZ]
  • Missy Elliot put her thing down, flipped it and reversed it and then got kicked off stage during the London Wireless Music Festival this weekend when she went over her allotted time. [Eurweb]
  • The Knicks just added Amar'e Stoudemire to the team. It's a start, sports critics say, but they'll need to get fellow Olympians Lebron James or Dwayne Wade to make a solid team. [NYDN]
  • Tiger Woods admits that he feels "awful" and "frustrated" as he tries to get his game back after his sex scandal, a neck injury and losing his coach. [People]
  • A Washington D.C. woman is suing her church for $250,000 in back tithes that she's made over the past 27 years. Why? The church started performing gay marriages. [HP]

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