Here’s a little dash of news for your cup of joe:
  • Fantasia has met with Antwaun Cook’s wife, Paula Cook. Perez Hilton is reporting that the two met in private to discuss the details of what happened, with the help of a mediator. After 12 hours of talking, the two were unable to reach a settlement. According to Perez, it didn’t go well because Fantasia would not acknowledge that she knew Cook was married when they started dating. Paula will now move ahead with plans to sue Fantasia. And look here, Fantasia reportedly offered her 100K to keep her silent… apparently, that isn’t enough! [Perez Hilton]
  • “Hold My Hand,” a Michael Jackson duet with Akon, will be released and available to purchase this coming Monday. The song will be featured on Jackson’s upcoming CD, “Michael,” due December 14th. [Clutch Magazine]
  • In other Jackson family news, Katherine Jackson has been complaining that she wasn’t getting enough money from MJ’s estate. To supplement her income, she struck a deal with Vintage Pop Media to write a book, which she already released, and to participate in a documentary, “The Katherine Jackson Story.” For her agreement, she will receive $10K a month for the rest of her life. [TMZ]
  • Stevie Wonder was the center of attention at Prime 112 the other night. Stars like Shaquille O’Neal, Drake and others greeted Wonder. On the flip side, Stevie was saddened that he missed Chris Brown. He went so far as to ask Drake if he was doing okay. [NY Post]
  • Reports are swirling that supermodel Naomi Campbell will marry billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin at an ancient Egyptian temple. Say what? The NY Post is reporting that a ceremony will be held at the Temple of Luxor on the Nile. What do you think? Will this marriage last? [NY Post]
  • Chrisette Michele is pissed at Rick Ross for throwing a tantrum at the Soul Train Awards this week. He reportedly stormed out of the event when he lost the award for Best Hip Hop song to Eminem. “If this is the way hip-hop is, then I denounce it. Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being ‘stuck in a category.’ Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else,” she said. She makes a good point… no need to have a tantrum when you’re a grown-ass man. [Urban Daily]
  • Alicia Keys is giving her best top-model pose in the new issue of Vogue Italia. She’s even doing some sexy poses this time around. Check out the photos and let us know if you like the sexy-seductive side of Alicia? It really looks good on her… get it, girl! [That Grape Juice]
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