See why we're using instant coffee this morning: Tyrese is in the studio recording his next album. Jordin Sparks slims down. "SNL's" Maya Rudolph is expecting her third child, and Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Newark Mayor Cory Booker to create a mega theater...

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Mar, 21, 2011


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See why we're using instant coffee this morning:

  • Shaquille O'Neal is proving that his heart is as big as his body. He teamed up with Newark Mayor Cory Booker to announce the redevelopment and expansion of Newark Screens, which will bring jobs into the area. The new mega theater will have 12 screens, two of which will be 3-D. We love it when celebs dig deep to give back. [NJ.com] [The Most Requested]

  • Tyrese recently signed with Alicia Keys' former manager, Jeff Robinson. He's said to be in the studio working on a new album. The "Fast and Furious" actor is also planning to release a book on April 7th, titled, "How to Get Out of Your Own Way." [Eurweb]

  • After giving years of wonderful advice on her talk radio show, Gayle King is calling it quits. According to Perez Hilton, April 6th will be her end date, and from there she'll be focusing on her TV career. [Perez Hilton]

  • Jordin Sparks wowed the crowd on the red carpet of Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night X. The songbird debuted a slim and trim body — she looks amazing, just in time for summer! [That Grape Juice]

  • We have an update from the Wyclef Jean story we reported over the weekend. Authorities say Jean isn't cooperating in the investigation and police also so say he wasn't shot, he was cut by glass. Thankfully, he's doing alright. [Clutch Magazine]

  • "SNL" actress Maya Rudolph is expecting her third child! She already has two girls with director husband Paul Thomas Anderson. "It's nice to have this experience," she says. [People]

  • A team of people are already underway to produce a biopic on Tupac's life, but they're missing one key person — a star! They're currently holding auditions and accepting video submissions for the part. Who should play Tupac? [Perez Hilton]