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Chrisette Michele will release new album

Grammy winning artist Chrisette Michele will release her sophomore album, “Epiphany” March 31 on Def Jam Records.  Ne-Yo wrote the title track that recently entered the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart at No. 78.

“I heard the song that Ne-Yo had written titled ‘Epiphany,’ and the word just stood out to me,” Michele tells Billboard.com. “It stood out to me because I’d been through a lot in my last relationship, and the word ‘epiphany’ exemplified exactly what happened in the end when I realized I didn’t have to put myself through it anymore.”

Michele is referring to the lawsuit she filed against her former manager, Douglas “Biggs” Ellison, accusing him of embezzlement and harassment last year. Ellison has countersued for breach of exclusive management agreement. The lawsuit is still pending.

Death Row Records Auctioned off for $18 million

Death Row Records was sold for $18 million to Wide Awake Entertainment, according to Variety.  The record label filed for Chapter 11 protection three years ago.  The sale encompasses Death Row’s music catalog, which includes Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Tupac’s All Eyes on Me and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle.

On Jan.25, Death Row’s electric chair, Suge Knight’s cigars and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Source awards will be auctioned.

Can’t we all get along? YES, we can

For the second time, an interracial couple in Great Britain gave birth to a set of Black and White twins.  Doctors said it is an extremely rare for this to occur once, not alone twice.

“I was blown away as the rest of them, you know,” father Dean Durrant told WPEC. “There’s no easy way to explain it all. I feel like I’m still in shocked myself, even though the first ones were seven years ago. It’s amazing but we love them just the same.”

 

African American college students who live with a white roommate have better grades, according to a study by Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  The research, which studied African-American freshmen, also stated that it also helped them to adjust to a new environment.

Eva Engaged and Stevie Wonder Dancing

Eva Marcille, previous winner of America’s Next Top Model is engaged.  Her fiancé, Lance Gross, star of “House of Payne,” proposed Christmas Eve with a 3.36 carat diamond ring while celebrating the holidays with their families at the Big Bear ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains located outside of Los Angeles.

Stevie Wonder is in talks to be a contestant on the ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Men Can’t Lie Anymore about their Size; Beyonce is Obsessed

Men will no longer be able to exaggerate the size of their manhood. European company, Condometric, has created a condom with a ruler printed on its side, which is available in centimeters and inches. The prophylactic is also available in cherry, lime and banana flavors.

Check out the trailer for the new thriller movie Obsessed starring Beyonce and Idris Elba scheduled to be released next summer.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Speaks at Northwestern University

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Barack Obama and the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, spoke Friday at Northwestern University.  He expressed joy in the election of Obama and criticized the media for their unfair treatment of him.

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