See why we’re splashing a little vanilla extract in our morning brew:

  • Michelle Obama wants to share her gardening secrets with us and we’re delighted to know how the First Lady keeps her thumbs green. She’s reportedly signed a deal with Crown Publishing Group to write a book about her garden on the South Lawn of the White House and she will also tackle the wonders of healthy eating. According to AP, the garden has produced more 2,000 lbs of fresh fruit and veggies. Wow! The book is set to release in April 2012 with all proceeds going to a charity of her choice. [Eurweb]

  • The NFL lockout has some athletes searching for other sports to play. Chad Ochocinco is set to try out for the Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer next Tuesday. Really? Good luck! [Bossip]

  • The fire continues to burn between Star Jones and Lisa Rinna. Rinna allegedly sent Jones threatening emails and tweets this week causing Jones to become alarmed over her safety. She reportedly contacted NBC lawyers and attorneys from Trump’s camp. When is enough, enough ladies? [NY Post]

  • Rihanna says she loves her curves. The red headed beauty covers the April issue of Vogue and she tells the fashion book, “Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that i actually like my body, even if it’s no perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy.” We love a girl with confidence. [People]

  • Steve Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment has reached out to Usher regarding his sex tape. Hirsch said he’s willing to help him stop distribution of the tape because, “As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution.” Now, what exactly is on this tape everyone’s hiding? [TMZ]

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown took to her Twitter account to clear up rumors that she isn’t going to rehab. The National Enquirer reported that Whitney staged an intervention of sorts and was putting her into rehab. “Excuse me, but I’d like to say that I am NOT going to rehab? I’m perfectly healthy and I am not addicted to anything but life,” she tweeted. [Eurweb]

  • A couple weeks ago we reported that Taraji P. Henson recently filmed a new movie with Tom Hanks called “Larry Crowne.” Today, a trailer has been released. Check out her work and let us know if you’ll be going to see this in theaters when it opens July 1st. [Black Voices]

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