Here’s what we’re chatting about this morning:
  • Ashanti is now speaking out about Nelly’s claims that they were never a couple. “Me and Nelly are good friends. I never said I was his girl, I never quote, unquote, ‘claimed him.’ I never said we were an item and neither has he, so there you have it. We’re good friends. The whole, ‘Oh he’s denying and she’s denying,’ no claiming. Come on, son!” We’re not sure if we’re buying this… this sounds premeditated… or reminiscent of another power couple…[Vibe]
  • Nicki Minaj is proving that she’s one of the baddest chicks in 2010 — she has seven songs listed on Nielsen/SoundScan’s 200 best-selling songs of 2010. Selling more than 4 million copies of those singles, she’s laughing all the way to the bank, even without a debut album. [Perez Hilton]
  • Dwayne Johnson and Tyler Perry are gearing up for a comedy called, “Take My Wife,” about a recently divorced man (Perry) who needs to find his wife a new husband (Johnson) to avoid paying alimony, but things don’t go as planned. [BV]
  • Jay-Z treated his grandmother to a great 85th birthday. He and Beyonce picked her up in a Rolls-Royce and dined at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He’s turning into quite the family man these days. [NY Post]
  • Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry will be in a new movie together. Alongside Martin Lawerence, the two will star in “The Skank Robbers.” Martin and Jamie will reprise their “In Living Color” roles of Shenene and Wanda. Oh, this is going to be the funniest movie of the year!! [Extra]
  • Details of the soundtrack for Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” have been released. It’s a must-have. Nina Simone, Estelle, Lalah Hathaway, Janelle Monae, Gladys Knight and Ledisi are all lending their vocals to the project. Having songs that coincide with the lives of these women may be hard, but it seems like the right voices have been picked. [BV]
  • Kanye West premiered his short film “Runaway” in Paris and London. He says Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” were all inspirations. You can expect to see it within the next two weeks and it’ll also be available with his album on Nov. 22. [EURweb]

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