Erykah Badu is the new face of Givenchy, Kanye West sounds off on his Grammy snub and Forbes names the 10 highest earning women in music.
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• Taye Diggs and wife Idina Menzel have called it quits after 10 years of marriage. A representative for Menzel told US Weekly, “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time.” In 1995, the pair met while co-starring in the Broadway production Rent. They have one son together, Walker, 4. [People]
• Erykah Badu is the new face of Givenchy. Riccardo Tisci released a sneak peek of his Spring 2014 campaign featuring the singer and several other models of color. The designer said he had Badu in mind when designing the collection. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life,” said Tisci. [Jezebel]
• Kanye West expressed frustration with this year’s Grammy nominations. During a show in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday the rapper expressed his disappointment in not being nominated for the Album of the Year category. “I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys—that’s the most Grammys of any 36 year old,” he said. “Out of all those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist.” [Hollywood Reporter]
• Forbes released its ’10 Highest Paid Women in Music’ list for 2013. The roundup includes Beyoncé ($53 million), Rihanna ($43 million), Mariah Carey ($29 million) and Nicki Minaj ($29 million). The totals were gathered from income earned from June 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013. The list compiles data sources, ticket sales, music royalties, publishing endorsement deals and business ventures. Madonna topped the list with a whopping $125 million. Congratulations ladies! [Forbes]
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