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Coffee Talk: Jay Z and Beyoncé Going Vegan for 22 Days

The rapper says the idea originated from a friend who encouraged him to have a plant-based breakfast.
Coffee Talk: Jay Z and Beyoncé Going Vegan for 22 Days
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• Jay Z and Beyoncé are switching things up for the month of December. According to the rapper’s Life + Times blog, the couple will go vegan for 22 days. “Psychologist have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit,” wrote Jay Z. “On the 22nd day you’ve found the way. On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 day challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant based!” He says the idea originated months ago when a friend encouraged him to have a plant-based breakfast. Despite his new diet for the coming weeks, Jay Z is unsure if he’ll stick to it in 2014. “I don’t know what happens after Christmas,” he wrote. “A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? We’ll see.” [Life + Times]

• Chris Brown is being sued for $3 million by Frank Ocean’s cousin. The relative was part of the alleged brawl outside a recording studio between the two parties back in January. According to documents, Sha’Keir Duarte suffered quite a bit at the hands of Brown’s bodyguard. Duarte seeks $1 million for pain and suffering, $1 million for emotional distress, $1 million in punitive damages and another $60k in hospital bills. Months ago, Brown filed a countersuit against Duarte alleging he is responsible for provoking the attack and throwing punches. [TMZ]

• Pharrell plans to follow up 2013 with a new album. The super producer told Complex magazine that he’s approaching the new project differently. “That’s the difference between 30 and 40,” he explained. “Cause I was 30, and now I’m 40—and I’m not rapping. On top of that, he’s also working on new material for Usher. [Complex]

• Katherine Jackson wants another day in court. The Jackson family matriarch filed papers asking for a retrial in the wrongful death suit against AEG Live. Weeks ago, the court ruled against the Jackson estate claiming AEG was not negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of killing Michael Jackson. Katherine says she wants a new shot because of jury misconduct, general procedural errors and new evidence. [TMZ]