Here's a strong cup of joe to get you back into the groove this morning: President Obama has signed a 9/11 health bill, Lil' Kim has pulled Keyshia Cole into her feud with Nicki Minaj, and the Discovery Channel will not air their MJ autopsy documentary. Also, Jazmine Sullivan has announced that she's taking a break from music... Here's what you had to say: Ebonie commented via Facebook: "Nothing wrong with that I say for for it!" S. Dionne wrote via Facebook: "What?! Say it ain't so! No, we need that voice and humble spirit. Don't do it Jazzy! "

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Jan, 03, 2011


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Here's a strong cup of joe to get you back into the groove this morning:

  • R&B superstar Jazmine Sullivan announced via Twitter that she indeed is taking a "break" from music. She tweeted, "I'm trying to figure out who I am... w/out a mike paper or pen. I promised myself when it wasn't fun anymore I wouldn't do it and here I am." This comes as a surprise to everyone, as she's had much success in the past few years and is even nominated for two Grammy awards this year. We've got a feeling that Ms. Sullivan won't stay away too long. [BV]

  • The Discovery Channel has decided to pull the plug on the Michael Jackson autopsy documentary. After thousands of people signed a petition against it, and MJ's estate objected, the show will not air. No word if it will be rescheduled for a later date. [NY Mag]

  • Chuck Berry is reportedly doing "fine" after suffering exhaustion, making him unable to complete a Chicago performance on Saturday. His rep confirmed that Berry has returned to his St. Louis home and "sounds good and energetic." [CNN]

  • Word on the street has it that Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow are working on a collaboration. Green told E! Online that they've been considering a "few things..." This comes on the heels of Paltrow's rendition of Green's popular "F**k You" song on "Glee." [E Online!]

  • President Obama has signed a 9/11 Health Care bill that will give federal health options to the 9/11 first responders. The President reportedly interrupted his vacation to sign the bill into law. That's fantastic news to all of those who need continuing medical attention. [NY Post]

  • Naomi Campbell and billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin spent New Year's together — but he spent the Christmas holiday with his wife and child in Beverly Hills. This is one of the most interesting relationships — he has a wife and a girlfriend and each knows about the other. [NY Post]

  • Lil' Kim is spitting fire at Keyshia Cole — because Cole worked with Nicki Minaj on a song. She said onstage "I think this other bitch got a song with Keyshia Cole, right? Coming at me and the motha**** other queen, Mary J. Blige. Me and my girl Mary J. Blige about to eat these bitches alive where they wont even f**king exist no more and erase their f**king social security number!" Wow. This is too much for us already!" [Vibe]