Check out why we're laying off the caffeine this morning: Jay-Z and Sade are teaming up for a collabo, Dr. Maya Angelou is getting her own show, Gabrielle Union is speaking out about Planned Parenthood, and Chris Brown is apologizing for his "Good Morning America" outburst and his mother says she's disappointed in him... Here's what you had to say: Heather commented via Facebook: "I think he just needs some better media training." Laleta wrote via Facebook: "What [Chris Brown] doesn't understand is that the media will never let you forget anything."

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Mar, 24, 2011


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Check out why we're laying off the caffeine this morning:

  • Chris Brown took to "106 & Park" to explain what happened on "GMA" and ultimately apologized for his actions. He says he's disappointed in himself. He explains that he wasn't aware of the direction of the interview and was told it would remain positive. He says he went backstage to let off steam and got very emotional. Joyce Hawkin, Brown's mother and manager, are reportedly disturbed and upset by his behavior. Though she wasn't present at the interview, she spoke with him afterward and reminded him of how hard he worked on his album and advised him not to lose his cool. On the flip side of it all, he's been asked back to "GMA." Let's wait and see what round two yields. Check out Brown's full apology below. [TGJ][Grio]

  • Gabrielle Union is speaking out about Planned Parenthood. She thinks the media is doing a poor job at discussing the other services the program provides besides abortion. She takes a strong stance on the issue. It's a great read this morning. [Black Voices]

  • Funeral plans for Nate Dogg have been announced. A public viewing is set for this Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Long Beach, California. A public funeral will be held the next day at 10 a.m. [Bossip]

  • Anyone surprised that Dr. Maya Angelou is set to get her own show on the Hallmark Channel and not OWN? We are! "The Spirit Table" will be a lifestyle series where she interviews various guests. [Eurweb]

  • Jay-Z is set to collaborate with Sade on the remix of "The Moon and Sky" for her upcoming "Ultimate Collection" CD. The 28 track double disc album will hit stores on May 3rd. [Urban Daily]

  • Dwayne Johnson's acting career is taking off. He's set to star in "Snitch," an action movie based on a "Frontline" documentary. [Eurweb]

  • Hill Harper will host the Pink Diamond Ball and silent auction! It's a breast cancer event tied to the Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation. Yolanda Adams is said to be performing as well. [Eurweb]


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