• Isaiah Mustafah, better known as the Old Spice Guy, confirmed that he landed a lead role in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” [Grio]
  • Kanye West released a new song, “See Me Now,” featuring Beyonce — on Hot 97’s “Angie Martinez Show.” [Vulture]
  • TMZ obtained the 911 call concerning Fantasia’s overdose. The caller told the emergency operator that the singer was “losing consciousness.” [TMZ]
  • Fantasia’s manager says the singer wasn’t trying to kill herself, although North Carolina police thought they were responding to a suicide attempt. [WTOP]
  • Rihanna has some new ink. It’s in purple and reads “rebelle fleur,” which means “rebel flower” in French. [PE]
  • Montana Fishburne says she’s “exploring her sexuality” through porn. [E!]
  • Despite the controversy surrounding Representative Charlie Rangel, the Harlem native’s 80th birthday celebration and fundraiser still drew quite a crowd. [NYTimes]
  • Indiana Pacers point guard Earl Watson accused his wife Jennifer Freeman (“My Wife and Kids”) of attacking him. Watson claims Freeman, “grabbed my wrist and butt … breaking the skin, leaving teeth marks and drawing blood.” [TMZ]
  • Jay-Z says he doesn’t know where the illuminati controversy came from. He says, “I really think it’s really silly.” The rap mogul told Angie Martinez during an interview. “…I believe in one God. …I don’t believe in religion, I think all that separates people …and I don’t believe in hell. …I think there’s clicks of friends that control things. I don’t know if it’s devil worship. I think that’s a little Tom Hanks.” [B]
  • Jay is set to perform tonight at the World Basketball Festival at Radio City Music Hall in New York. [SI]
  • Hairtech International, Inc., a company that makes hair weaves, is suing Paris Hilton $35 million, claiming that the socialite breached her contract with them when she wore a competitor’s weave. [AP]
  • David Wolper, who produced “Roots” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” has passed away. [Gawker]
  • Isaiah Thomas will not be consulting for the Knicks, as the agreement violated NBA bylaws. [NYTimes]
  • “106 & Park” host Terrence J recently went down to Haiti to do some relief work. “There’s so much to be done,” J wrote in a letter. He’s taking some time off from the show to head back to Haiti and meet with UN leaders and ambassadors to learn more about how to help the island nation. [YBF]
  • Wyclef Jean says he would govern Haiti in English and Creole instead of French and Creole, as other leaders have done. [Metro]
  • The director of the Diamond Information Center said that jewelers could consider working with Naomi Campbell after the Charles Taylor diamond debacle a “step backwards.” [Telegraph]

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