• TV, radio host and reality TV star (“Let’s Talk About Pep”) Jacque Reid is set to co-host “The View” this month, as are celebrated sports journalist Bryant Gumbel and actress/comedian Yvette Nicole Brown. [AOLBV]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, is bailing out of Lilo’s case. The accomplished Black lawyer did say that Lohan’s 90-day sentence was “harsh and unfair,” before she resigned. [LATimes]
  • Former NFL player Ed Hartwell — ATL Housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell’s hubby — had his “Chiseled” calendar party night. Now we can lust after a married man all year long and not feel guilty about it. [Theybf]
  • Usher is cranking out another album in 2010. He’s set to drop the eight-song “Versus” on August 24. [Billboard]
  • “Sister Act” is coming to Broadway. Whoopi Goldberg, who will be producing the musical with Stage Entertainment UK, is set to play Mother Superior. [AOLBV]
  • Many Republicans have been calling for Michael Steele to step down. His response: “I ain’t going anywhere.” [Grio]
  • Need an extra opinion before you head out in that outfit? There’s a few new Websites — Fashism, Go Try It On — that allow users to rate your ensemble. [NYT]
  • Iran’s government says a woman who has been convicted of adultery will not be stoned to death, however, her death sentence may still be fulfilled through some other form of punishment. [CNN]
  • Gary Coleman left behind an estimated $150,000 to $200,000 in unpaid medical bills, says Shielia Erickson, spokesperson for Coleman’s ex-wife, Shannon Price. [Radar]
  • There’s a new line of condoms with Nintendo-inspired packaging and product names like Sextris and Bone Zone? Think this could get more teens to wrap it up, or just remind us of our Game Boy phase? [BF]
  • Rihanna canceled six of her North America tour dates. [WSJ]

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