Morning Coffee 8.19.08

Prayers go out to actress Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently under went a double mastectomy. Remember to do your self-breast-exams ladies, you’re most responsible for your health. [EWise]

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa suffered a stroke at an African Union summit in Egypt and was then flown to France, where he had remained in hospital. He passed today and Vice President Rupiah Banda will take over. Mwanawasa was 59. [BBC]

runs down their beauty and style awards…Mikki Taylor is FABULOUS! [E]

Essence also runs down the LisaRaye McCoy-Misick- Turks & Caicos leader Michael Misick rumble with PICTURES. Backstory: the gossip says that LisaRaye and Michael are hammering out their divorce and ended up in a scuffle during one of Michael’s business meetings. Here are her bruises, I wonder what his look like… [E]

Russia’s ignoring NATO’s plea for the country’s troops to pull out of Georgia, meanwhile news outlets are highlighting that Georgians are experiencing what some are describing as an ethnic cleansing. **tight face** [BBC]

Two things, I interviewed John Legend a minute ago and he says “hi ladies!” and that the video for “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000 is dropping Friday on FNMTV. Ironic that Dre shows up for “Green Light” but not for Big Boi’s “Royal Flush”…think on that for a sec. Also, this Wale (best line= “you deserve oral,” I think that’s supposed to be a compliment…) A Mixtape About Nothing is kinda great. Go-Go, Go-Go and more Go-Go!

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