Here’s what we’ve got brewing this morning:
  • Kim Kardashian gave BFF Ciara a stellar surprise birthday party at NYC’s Greenhouse. People is reporting that Ciara rang in her 25th birthday with her girlfriends as they partied until 3 a.m. Word has it, Chris Brown even deejayed the soiree. Happy birthday, Ciara! [People]
  • Oprah bans to the word “bitch” from her forthcoming network, OWN. Add this to the list of words she won’t say. Years ago, she got into it about using the N-word. Can’t knock her for creating a clean channel — this might actually be a good thing. In other Oprah news, she has revealed the logo for her OWN network. It’s bright and beautiful and an interesting choice of colors. Take a look. [Gawker][Perez Hilton]
  • Michael Ealy is opening up about his role in “For Colored Girls.” He says that he tried to humanize his character — who is kind of a monster. He went on to say he doesn’t feel like this is a male-bashing film. Either way, word on the street is that he did an excellent job. We’ll be in theaters next week to catch the movie. [Black Voices]
  • Wendell Pierce, known for his work on “The Wire” as Detective Bunk Moreland, will be joining the cast of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.” This is a good look for him, especially since he just completed “Night Catches Us” with Kerry Washington. He was also in “Waiting to Exhale” and the critically acclaimed, “Treme.” [Black Voices]
  • T.I. may already be thin, but chances are he’ll get a lot smaller. TMZ has got the scoop on what he’ll be eating when he gets to prison next week. On the menu is a little something called “creamed beef.” If anyone knows what this is… let us know, please! Check out the rest of the OZ inspired menu. [TMZ]
  • You know the rule, loose lips sink ships! Thandie Newton may learn that lesson the hard way. Yesterday on “The View” she let Mariah Carey’s secret loose: “…she’s pregnant.” Oops! [Daily Mail]
  • Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber are buddies these days. These two were spotted courtside at an L.A. Lakers game. Looks like Bieber is getting in good with the Smith family. He brought Willow Smith on stage earlier this week to dance during his sold-out Staples Center concert. [L.A. Times Blog]

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