TGIF! See what’s got our coffee pots boiling over:

  • Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw welcomed a baby on Monday, October 10th! “Fatherhood has been a ride, but I’m loving every minute of it,” said Ne-Yo. The couple welcomed a daughter less than a year ago. [People]

  • Russell Simmons is digging into this wallet to help those protesting on Occupy Wall Street. Simmons tweeted he would pay for the cleanup mandated by Mayor Bloomberg and even said he would join protestors in jail if need be. [Gawker]

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  • Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show is on its way to being broadcast nationally. Ten NBC-owned TV stations have picked it up around the country. It’s not set to air until the fall of 2012. [EURweb]

  • Beyonce is preparing to release yet another music video. Just a week after releasing “Countdown,” the singer will premiere her “Love on Top” video this coming Monday. [Bossip]

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  • News is circulating that if Dr. Conrad Murray is convicted he might spend his sentence on house arrest instead of going to the slammer. A new California law states that people convicted of non-violent felonies can’t be sent to prison… because of overcrowding. [TMZ]

  • It’s nearly that time again! “Braxton Family Values” is gearing up for season two and we’ve got a sneak peek of what to expect. It all starts on Thursday, November 10th.