Sydney Scott
Oct, 18, 2017

Chocolate fans this day is for you! Wednesday is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, so head to your nearest bakery and pick some chocolate-y goodness. And, while you're on your way, here's all the news you need to know this morning:

Marriage rumors are swirling around Toni Braxton and Birdman. According to theJasmineBrand, the pair have been secretly married for two months. However, Braxton's rep tells US Weekly the reports aren't true. “Toni is dating,” said the rep.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia during Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to ESPN's Michael Wilbon, Hayward will have surgery for the injury on Wednesday. Hayward received a standing ovation as he was taken from the court. 

Activist Tamika Mallory says she was kicked off an American Airlines flight over a seat dispute. Mallory says she was traveling home when the pilot approached her over an argument she'd had with a gate agent. She told the New York Daily News, "It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was discriminated against."

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's latest travel ban hours before it was set to take effect. Time reports that the bans latest restrictions would affect citizens and families in Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen as well as some Venezuelan government officials.  

Kerry Washington's new drama is headed to Facebook. The social network is amping up its scripted programming with an order from the Scandal star. Five Points will examine the lives of five high school students from the south side of Chicago.

Solange leads the 2017 Soul Train Award nominations, landing seven nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Video of the Year. Bruno Mars, SZA, DJ Khaled, Kalid, and Rihanna also landed multiple nominations. You can check out the full list of nominees here.