Plus: Dear White People's box office results, Serena Williams slams bullying, President Obama speaks on Ebola, and Mariah Carey shows off her vocal skills.
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Nick Cannon finally has something to say about the rumors surrounding his relationship with Amber Rose. On the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Cannon insisted that the model-recording artist is not his new boo, just "someone that I'm managing." He adds that he has no plans to move on to a new relationship in the near future. "I think the wound's too fresh to even be thinking about that right now," Cannon said referring to his recent separation from Mariah Carey. [Dish Nation]
During his weekly address to the nation, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to overreact to the presence of Ebola in America. "What we're seeing now is not an 'outbreak' or 'epidemic' of Ebola in America," he said, "This is a serious disease but we can't give into hysteria and fear—because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need." [The Root]
Dear White People had an impressive opening weekend at the box office. The satirical comedy raked in over $344,000 after its limited release in only 11 theaters nationwide. Not bad for an indie flick. [Box Office Mojo]
Don't come for Serena Williams. Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev referred to Serena and her sister Venus Williams as "the Williams brothers" on a Russian talk show. Tarpischev has since been suspended from the Women's Tennis Association and fined $25,000 for his comments. Yesterday, Serena Williams spoke to press in Singapore about the incident saying: "I think the WTA did a great job of taking initiative and taking action to his comments. I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time." Tarpischev apologized in a statement saying his words were not meant in malice but Serena still thinks his behavior was unacceptable. "I think in this age, 2014 for someone with his power, it's really unacceptable to make such bullying remarks," she said. You go, girl! [ET Online]
Mariah Carey slays with her vocals while cleaning up her hotel room. Watch her effortlessly hit some impressive high notes in the video below: