Monica Brown

R&B singer Monica Brown sat down with Uptown magazine for an in-depth interview recently.

The 35-year-old mother-of-3 discussed her recently released eighth studio album, Code Red, and being labeled the underdog on today’s music scene.

Monica was styled by Shun Melson in a Donna Karan gown. Photography by Drexina Nelson; hair by Ray Dodson and face by Marsha Saintil.

Thanks to Uptown EIC Isoul Harris for the cover and Talkingwithtami.com for the additional pics.

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Gabrielle Union and Stacey Dash

No one respects anyone else’s opinion anymore. Republican conservative Stacey Dash, 49, was harassed unmercifully for offering her opinion on the Oscars black participation trophy debate.

Actress Gabrielle Union, 45, who is known to be opinionated herself, weighed in by calling Stacey “crazy” for having an opinion that she doesn’t agree with.

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Jay Z

Rap mogul Jay Z refused to promote his fragrance, Gold Jay Z, so says a $18 million lawsuit filed against him.

Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, refused to make appearances to promote the Gold Jay Z toilet water after pocketing $2 million, says the licensing company that filed the lawsuit.

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Blake Griffin

Mild mannered L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin fractured his hand punching out a CLippers staffer.

According to published reports, Griffin broke his hand after punching a member of the team’s equipment staff in the face during a fight in Toronto. Griffin immediately flew back to Los Angeles for treatment.

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Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suffered a prolonged coughing fit during her campaign stop in Iowa. The 68-year-old Democratic frontrunner was speaking in West Des Moines, Iowa, when she was suddenly seized with fits of coughing.

The coughing persisted even after Clinton took a sip of water and a cough lozenge. Afterwards, Mrs. Clinton struggled to speak with a raspy, weak voice as she gasped for breath.

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K. Michelle and Joseline Hernandez

K. Michelle and Joseline Hernandez made guest appearances on each other’s reality TV shows last night. And since the ratings for urban reality shows in general are tanking, the ladies made out like p0rn stars for the fellas (and for the grateful lesbian viewers) on the debut of “Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood”.

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