It's the first day of autumn and we have some well-spiced coffee talk to go along with the new season. Naturi Naughton, who played Lil' Kim in "Notorious" and recently co-starred with Bow Wow in the "Lottery Ticket," will be on this week's episode of "Mad Men." After much speculation, Jennifer Lopez is officially the newest judge to join "American Idol." We're expecting her to bring her star power to the judge's panel. Also, Jay-Z graces the cover of Forbes' richest people in America issue, in addition to releasing the cover of his highly anticipated book, "Decoded." And, Rihanna singing Christmas tunes? Yes, that's right. She's adding a little island flavor to a holiday classic. Are you feeling an island style Christmas or picking up Jay-Z's new book this fall?

Essence.com
Sep, 23, 2010

naturi-naughton-coffee-talk-300-1.jpg It's the first day of autumn and we have some well-spiced coffee talk to go along with the new season.

  • Naturi Naughton will be the guest star on this week's episode of "Mad Men." It's the first time an African-American will appear on the show in a non-domestic role. "Mad Men" is one of the hottest shows on TV right now, we can't wait to watch it. Tune in this Sunday at 10/9c on AMC. [Just Jared]
  • Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are the latest "American Idol" judges to be announced. After much speculation, it's now confirmed and finalized. We're expecting J.Lo to teach them all how to be stars on stage. [Extra]
  • Interested in having an island style Christmas? Rihanna will be singing "A Child is Born" for the NOW Christmas Vol. 4 disc. It'll bring a little warmth to the chilly season. Let us know if you're feeling it. [Just Jared]
  • The man who claims he's LeBron James' father won't quit. He's taking more legal action to force a new paternity test because he believes the last one was "fraudulent.' Sadly, he's also asking for cash that he would have received from LeBron had the test proven he was his father. Sir, please move on. [TMZ]
  • Two of the greatest powers in the world, Jay-Z and Warren Buffett, are on the cover of Forbes' richest people in America issue. No surprise there. [YBF]
    • Check out a video of Jay-Z and Buffett's conversation on "the power of luck."[Observer]
  • If that's not enough Jay-Z for you, his book cover has been released. It's a picture of Andy Warhol's Rorschach tests. Can you decode it? You can pick up Jay-Z's "Decoded" on Nov. 16th. [Perez Hilton]
  • Janet Jackson's love life seems to be heating up these days. She's been spotted with billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana. Do your thing, Janet! [Page Six]
  • Kanye West has commented on the President calling him a "jackass." Check out what he had to say, pretty interesting.[Rap Radar>]
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