- Remember that rumor about Bobby Brown being dead? Not true. The pop singer is very much alive, in love and engaged. Brown popped the question to his manager/girlfriend Alicia Etheridge while on stage at a concert at Metro Park in Jacksonville, Florida. And the crowd went wild with enthusiasm. [People]
- We’re finding it hard to say farewell to the talented, dynamic and beautiful Lena Horne. Leave your love and condolences here.
- Summer blockbuster season is officially here with the opening of “Iron Man 2,” starring Don Cheadle, which grossed more than $130 million this weekend, making it the fifth most successful opening in history. [NYTimes]
- Speaking of blockbusters, Will Smith has signed on for a third “Men in Black.” The film is set to drop in 2010. [CNN]
- This weekend’s highly successful “Saturday Night Live” show, with celebrity host Betty White, featured musical guest Jay-Z. The hip hop star dedicated his song “Young Forever” to the Golden Girl. [MTV]
- Actress Regina King is calling for Black women to date outside of their race. “Of all groups of people, Black women are the least likely group of women that will date outside of their race,” she told Vibe. Do you agree? [Vibe]
- At a press conference for Sean Jean, Diddy announced his new album drops on June 28. He also said he’s doing some pretty interesting things with his vocal chords for the LP. Are you curious? [NYMag]
- There’s some confusion over the living will and last days of prominent Harlem-born Black millionaire, Bruce Llewellyn. It seems his wife differed from his friends on how he should have been cared for. [NYTimes]
- Still following the ’80s trend, lace is still all the rage. [WWD]
- Nine Alabama State University students who were expelled for organizing a civil rights sit-in finally got their diplomas after 50 years. Watch the video below. [CNN]
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