Here's what's got us talking this morning -- Your next negligee could be designed by Usher. Whoopi Goldberg defends Mel Gibson, saying he is not a racist. The NBA fined the Cavaliers owner for his remarks about LeBron James. And Kitty Kelly's Oprah biography is being turned into a biopic. Here's what you had to say: LaShaunda commented via Facebook: "Just because [Mel Gibson] said the word does not make him a racist. I am sure everyone on here has said a word that is considered racist but does that make you one? No." Elaine wrote via Facebook: "Just because someone does not do something in your presence doesn't mean they don't do it. It's called hidden racism."

Essence.com
Jul, 13, 2010

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  • Usher has something that'll make your man go "OMG." The singer, dancer announced that he'd love to create a line of lingerie. [CP]
  • Michelle Obama will engage in a live chat at 10 a.m. ET today, to discuss her Let's Move campaign. [LM]
  • Whoopi Goldberg says Mel Gibson, "may be a bonehead... but I can't sit and say that he's a racist." [PH]
  • Halle Berry and Nahla were seen out and about in Los Angeles in matching white tees and cuffed Jeans. Too cute. [SG] [Stylist]
  • Sandra Bullock took her newly adopted six-month-old, Louis Bardo, with her to Austin Texas on Saturday. He is too cute. We just can't take it. [People]
  • The NBA fined Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, $100,000 for his comments about LeBron James. [CNN]
  • Mos Def is set to star in an upcoming HBO comedy series "Enlightened." [NYMag]
  • The NAACP is likely to approve a resolution to accuse the Tea Party of nurturing "racist elements." [Fox4]
  • Biographical author Kitty Kelly's latest book on Oprah Winfrey is being tuned into a biopic. Who will play the media queen? [DH]
  • White rapper Asher Roth has a new song called "Toni Braxton." But we're not sure she'll be too flattered by the tune. Hey, didn't he resurrect the Don Imus term "Nappy-headed hos?" Yep, that was him. [AS]
  • Tyrese and Ludacris tweeted that they'll be starring in a 5th "The Fast and The Furious," based on a Vibe magazine article about street drag racing. Vin Diesel will return to "Fast Five" and Dwayne "The Rock "Johnson" is joining the cast. [AOLBV]
  • The White House is releasing a new domestic AIDS policy that looks for new ways to educate people about the disease via social media and "scientifically sound" school programs. [Reuters]