Coffee Talk: Mariah Carey Launches Lollipop Bling Site
Here's a little sweetener for your coffee this morning -- Mariah Carey launches a website for her Lollipop Bling fragrances. Mike Tyson talks about being a vegan, and losing his daughter. Target draws a crowd. And Ice-T gets arrested.
Mariah Carey launched a Lollipop Bling website. There’s lots of pink and rainbow colors and well, bling. [Stylist]
Publisher Conde Naste turned down Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya’s bid for a “Vogue Africa.” Epanya recently released his final mock cover. [AOLBV]
Scientists have identified a gene in African Americans that’s associated with kidney disease. AAs suffer from kidney failure at four times the rate of Whites. [ML] As of last night, there’s a new Target in Harlem. Tyson Beckford, Kelly Rowland, Selita Ebanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ruben Studdard, Islabel Toledo and Marcus Samuelsson were all there to welcome it to the neighborhood.
“I don’t even recognize myself sometimes,” Mike Tyson said in an in-depth interview with Details. The former Heavyweight Champion also talks about being a vegan, helping and “feeling dirty.” [D]
A new study is linking household cleaning products to breast cancer because they contain “endocrine disrupting chemicals” or “mammary gland carcinogens.” [FOX]
Marion Jones’ relay teammates from 2000 Olympic games will get their medals back. [BG]
NAACP said it had been “snookered” into thinking Shirley Sherrod had acted out of bias. The organization apologized to the former USDA head. [NYTimes]
BET’s “Tiny and Toya” is over. You won’t miss this duo too much, though. Toya is getting her own spin off show and Tiny will be making appearances. [EurWeb]
Ice-T was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license. He later called the police officer who cuffed him a “punk b**** rookie cop,” on Twitter, saying the officer told him, “I know who you are and I don’t give a f***.” The former rapper plays a detective on “Law and Order: SVU.” [TMZ]
According to a new study, more Americans are blaming it on the alcohol. [CNN]
Dermatologists always say, ‘don’t think because you have dark skin, you’re immune to melanoma.” Now new research shows that melanoma is increasing among darker-skinned Floridians. [Reuters]
It ain’t easy being gay in the NFL, ESP commentator Marcellus Wiley. [HP]
The director of the Ailey School, Denise Jefferson, died of ovarian cancer. She was 65. [NYTimes]