Coffee Talk: Queen Latifah to Sing National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

There's a lot to talk about over our coffee this morning: Laverne Cox's new role on CBS, LeBron James' advice to his sons about police and more!

Jolie A. Doggett Feb, 12, 2015

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"The Star Spangled Banner" is going to get the royal treatment. Queen Latifah is set to sing the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game on February 15. R&B songstress Tamia will also be performing, singing the Canadian National Anthem live before the game at 8pm on TNT. 

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Laverne Cox is leaving the prison and headed for the courtroom. The Orange is the New Black star is set to play a lead role in Doubta new legal drama on CBS. Cox will play Cameron Wirth, a competitive, transgender Ivy League-educated attorney. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Even Kanye West isn't immune to peer pressure. The rapper said 'the voices' in his head compelled him to walk on stage after Beck won the Grammy for Album of the Year. 

"You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, 'Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!' Okay, that didn't really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage," he said. [Huffington Post]

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The underdog Little League team from Chicago got some bad news yesterday. The Jackie Robinson West team was stripped of their recent World Series win after Little League officials learned that the team used players who were outside of their district. 

"This is a heartbreaking decision," said Little League International CEO Stephen D. Keener. "What these players accomplished on the field and the memories and lessons they have learned during the Little League World Series tournament is something the kids can be proud of, but it is unfortunate that the actions of adults have led to this outcome." [Complex]