It’s Monday. Check out why we’re dumping loads of sugar into our brew:

  • As the “Occupy” protests around the globe continue to pick up, things are getting heavy in Washington D.C. Yesterday, both Dr. Cornel West and Raheem DeVaughn were arrested for protesting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, along with many others. “Thanks ALL for your concern. Dr. West is OK. He’ll share his thoughts from today very soon. Stay tuned,” tweeted someone from his staff. [YBF]

  • Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw welcomed a baby last week, and we’re finally learning the gender and name of the baby. It’s a boy! Little Mason Evan Smith weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces! Congrats to the couple. [EURweb]

  • Thankfully, Rick Ross is putting his health first. The rapper is canceling more shows because of a recent health scare. There’s no word if shows in Greensboro, North Carolina and Memphis, Tennessee will be rescheduled. [Perez Hilton]

  • Carl Thomas, one of the most popular R&B stars of the late ’90s and early ’00s is coming out with a new album! “Conquer” is set to be released on December 6th — it’s his first album in four years. [EURweb]

  • Sure we all know Thandie Newton is a great actress, but how about her modeling skills? Apparently, she’s amazing! Girlfriend is the new face of Louis Vuitton, and she’s looking gorgeous! Check out the ads. [Bossip]

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