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Coffee Talk: Kirk Franklin to Host and Perform at 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Fantasia, Lecrae, Donnie McClurkin and others will perform at the 14th annual event.
Coffee Talk: Kirk Franklin to Host and Perform at 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
Kirk Franklin

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• Get set to praise at this year’s Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. Kirk Franklin will host and perform at the league’s annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. In addition, Bishop Morton, Fantasia, Lecrae and Donnie McClurkin are slated to perform. This is the 14th year for the concert, which will also showcase the NFL Players Choir. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charities. [Singersroom]

•Naomi Campbell broke her silence regarding her alleged Parisian attack. While promoting her new TV show The Face, she said, “I had an injury of my knee and I am on the mend. I cannot discuss any further as there is an investigation.” She has been recently spotted wearing flats instead of pumps. [NY Post]

• Al Roker had a major accident at the White House in 2002. Promoting his new book Never Goin’ Back, a candid look at his struggles with weight, he told Dateline he accidentally pooped on himself one month after gastric bypass surgery. “I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to,” said Roker. “And as I’m walking to the press room, [I’m thinking] well, I gotta pass a little gas here. I’m walking by myself. Who’s gonna know? Only a little something extra came out. I pooped my pants.” In a panic, the NBC weatherman excused himself to the restroom, tossed out the underwear and went commando. [TMZ]

• Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are the proud owners of an $11 million mansion in Bel Air, California. The couple, according to TMZ, gutted the 10,000-square-foot home and are preparing to expand it to 14,000 square feet. The home will be decorated as an Italian-style villa. [TMZ]

• Nicki Minaj will reportedly expand her empire to include fashion and houseware. According to Page Six, the rap princess is in the process of striking a deal that will allow her to distribute several lines of goods through a mass retailer. A source says expect to see the lines launch near the holiday season 2013. [NY Post]