See why we’re dipping donuts into our brew:

  • Queen Latifah is working on a plan to become a mother in the near future. The actress told the ladies of The View, “I’m actually kind of working on that. I just always wanted to bring home a child. I’m totally serious, so if you got a kid you don’t [want]… just give me a year – let me set up camp and send me the kid. But no, no [I’m] totally [serious about adopting].” [People]


  • U.S. Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is being treated for mood disorder. Over the last several weeks rumors have been swirling as to the condition that’s left him missing in action. “The congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility,” said his staff in a statement. “He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.” His staff continues to deny the treatment is related to drug or alcohol abuse. [The Root]



  • Target is responding to claims that they’re not carrying Frank Ocean’s new album because he is bisexual. The company released a statement to clear up rumors. “The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false,” read the statement. “Our assortment decisions are based on a number of factors, including guest demand.” The company reportedly won’t be carrying the album because it went digital first. [TGJ]



  • F.A.M.U. President James Ammons has resigned. The news comes a day after the parents of Robert Champion, a drum major who died in a hazing incident, included the university in their wrongful death lawsuit. His resignation takes effect on October 11. [The Root]



  • Nicki Minaj’s single “Starship” has made Billboard history. It’s now the longest running song in the U.S. Top Ten with 21 weeks. The Black Eyed Peas previously held the record with 20 weeks for their 2009 smash single, “I Gotta Feeling.” [TGJ]