• With Michelle and Sasha vacationing in Spain, and Malia away at camp, President Obama called on buddies Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King to celebrate his 49th birthday with him. [CNN]
  • Jordin Sparks will take over the role of Nina in the Broadway musical “In the Heights” starting August 19. [JJ]
  • Michelle Obama is urging everyone to eat their veggies. In the September issue of “Ladies Home Journal” FLOTUS explained the concept behind the Let’s Move campaign and revealed that she recently went on a vegetable cleanse. [People]
  • Wyclef announced that he is running for president of Haiti. Actor Sean Penn is “very suspicious.” [CNN]
  • Justin Timberlake has proved himself to be quite the comedian. Now he’s lending his voice to a character in FOX’s “Family Guy” spinoff “The Cleveland Show.” [Vulture]
  • Congress confirmed Elena Kagan as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. [CNN]
  • Want to know who Reggie Bush is getting close to now that Kim Kardashian has moved on? It’s not Amber Rose. Apparently, he’s got eyes for Latina singer Mayra Veronica. [RO]
  • is set to receive BMI’s President’s Award on September 10 at the BMI Urban Music Awards. [EURWeb]
  • The guest list for NY Representative Charlie Rangel’s Birthday celebration has gotten a little shorter due to the current Congressional investigation. [NYTimes]
  • Check out Kanye West’s new “Power” video. The Marco Brambilla-directed video looks like a painting illustrating the end of an empire. [PE]

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