News Bites: Venus Kicks Off the Open; Drinkers Less Depressed; RHOA’s Lisa on Keith Sweat; Chris Brown Forgets then Remembers; Miss Cali Taking Em to Court


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Venus Williams overcome a broken knee and beat 47th-ranked Vera Dushevina of Russia at the U.S. Open yesterday. [New York Times]

According to a recent Norwegian study, people who abstain from drinking are at a higher risk of suffering from depression than those who have a sip from time to time.  [Jezebel]

We all knew about it.. Now Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Lisa Wu Hartwell finally speaks out about her two kids by Keith Sweat and her plans to win back custody.  [Clutch]

Yesterday’s video of Chris Brown admitting that he didn’t remember that infamous night in LA on Larry King prompted him to release a response, and in the words of Hillary R. Clinton, apparently he “misspoke.”  [The YBF]

Former Miss California Carrie Prejean has filed a lawsuit against the officials who stripped her of her title, accusing them of libel and religious discrimination for her views on same-sex marriage.  Aw.. poor thing..Now she’s about to take them to the bank.  Gotta love this country.  [CNN]

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