• Rihanna is switching things up again, going from dark to dance. The first single from her upcoming new album is said to be “Cheers,” an upbeat dance song. Stay tuned! [Perez]
  • “Takers,” featuring Idris Elba, T.I., Michael Ealy and Chris Brown, closed out its opening weekend with $21 million. [Time]
  • Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh is soon to be off the market. He’s set to marry his girlfriend, Adrienne Williams. [Fox]
  • Adam Clayton Powell IV and Charles B. Rangel have had an interesting relationship for 40 years, since Rangel unseated Powell’s father in the House of Representatives. Now Powell is looking to take out Rangel. [NYTimes]
  • CNN’s “Black In America” is gearing up to feature gospel great CeCe Winans on the show. [EurWeb]
  • Hurricane Earl grew to a Category 2 this morning, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Northeastern Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami predicts that Earl could grow to a Category 4 by the middle of the week. [NYTimes]
  • A great deal of Americans still think President Obama is Muslim — 18 percent to be exact. What’s more, 27 percent think he was “probably” not born in the United States. [Gawker]
  • “Toy Story 3” is the highest-earning animated film ever, pulling in more than $1 billion. [WashPo]
  • On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Sandra Bullock attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new $700,000 health clinic she helped fund in New Orleans. [People]
  • Thousands of pounds of E. coli infected ground beef is being recalled. This follows the egg fallout from last week. The contaminated beef was distributed through BJ wholesalers in NY, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. [CNN]
  • The Urban Art Foundation is looking to make tagging legal. They are planning to gain a bank of attorneys and funds to save graffiti spots and landmarks. [WSJ]
  • Let the games begin. Drake and Nicki Minaj posted on their Twitter accounts that they are married. Drake’s rep says it isn’t so. [E!]

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