See why we’re getting a few croissants with our morning brew:

  • We learned a few days ago that Tyler Perry was bringing a new sitcom to TV entitled, “For Better or Worse,” but today we’re learning one of his longtime favorites, “House of Payne,” is leaving the air after seven seasons and five years. “Working on ‘House of Payne’ taught me a lot about what it takes to make a successful television series and I’m looking forward to applying that experience to ‘For Better or Worse’,” said Perry. [Urban Daily]

  • The Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, says she’ll never retire from music. “I’ve considered retiring before, but I’d get so emotional about it. And people were like, ‘you kidding — you can’t’ So there isn’t going to be any retirement,” she said. [Boom Box]

  • Jennifer Hudson says she now sees how she was discriminated against in her heavier days. She tells Grazia Magazine, “But in this slim world, I do realize I was being discriminated against. I’m offered more parts. There is much more excitement about me now.” [Necole Bitchie]

  • Rihanna says that on her days off she likes to lounge around and watch TV over shopping. Girlfriend fooled us, she’s on the street every single day… [Just Jared]

  • Jamie Foxx says he’s getting protective over his 17-year-old daughter. “I have to be careful having a 17-year-old daughter… She’s walking down the street in Beverly Hills, people are blowing horns. I’m literally in the street ‘You stop it! Walk past me! Hide ya butt! I’m so overprotective,” he told Ellen. [Black Celeb Kids]

  • Cartoon voiceovers is where the cash is in Hollywood. Just ask Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez and Drake — they’ve been tapped to star in the newest installment of “Ice Age.” [Eurweb]

  • Lakers player Ron Artest received the Citizenship Award on Tuesday night from the Professional Writers Basketball Association. In recent months, Artest was a guest editor on ESPN, received the key to the city of Las Vegas and so much more. He’s a great example of a fantastic NBA player. [Black Voices]

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