EXCLUSIVE: Queen Latifah and girlfriend Eboni Nichols

Television and movie mogul Queen Latifah and her lesbian lover, Eboni Nichols were spotted on a romantic evening stroll in the Tribeca neighborhood of NYC on Monday. If it wasn't for Eboni, Queen Latifah could classify as chronically single. The 45-year-old New Jersey native can't seem to maintain a stable relationship for longer than a couple of years.
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Idris Elba and Naomie Harris attend Mandela screening

Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris posed on the red carpet prior to the Royal film performance screening of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" at The Odeon Leicester Square in London on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event organizers waited until the film ended to inform the guests that Nelson Mandela had passed away at his home in South Africa. Some people in the audience -- which included Mandela's family members and Prince William and Kate -- gasped, screamed and wailed after the announcement.

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Brandy flashes her ring

Brandy Norwood flashed her engagement ring on The Wendy Williams Show. The R&B singer, who finally found a man to agree to marry her, is engaged to music executive Ryan Press. Brandy told Wendy that Press popped the question after Christmas dinner at her parents' house. Prior to that, the couple dated for 2 years. Brandy cleared up a rumor that Press is an ordained minister. "No, he's not a pastor. He's far from that," said Brandy. The 34-year-old mother-of-one also revealed who she chose to be her maid of honor.

Watch the video after the break.

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Brandy and Beyonce R&B singer Brandy, who hasn't had a hit record in years, opened up about her new role in Tyler Perry's movie, 'Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.'

The 34-year-old mother-of-one also gave her opinion on Beyonce's controversial single "Bow Down (B*tches)" which struck a negative chord with Beyonce's Stans and music critics alike.

In an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, Brandy said Beyonce should be given the artistic freedom to express herself in her lyrics, even if her lyrics make her look ignorant.

“I think art is freedom. You should be able to express yourself the way you choose to express yourself. Of course people are gonna have their own opinion, but opinion is opinion. I think art should be expressed the way it should,” she said.

But when asked if she liked the song, Brandy agreed with the majority consensus that the song was garbage.

“I don’t love the song. I just have to be honest. You know," she said.

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    Thanks to loyal reader Fairley M. of UMusic for the video link!

    TMZ.com reports Brandy and Ray J's mom Sonja Norwood is suing Kim Kardashian for making unauthorized charges on her American Express card.

    According to a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Sonja Norwood, the mom of Brandy and Ray J, claims in 2004, when Kim K was a stylist, she was given permission to use Sonja's American Express card to make "one (and only one)" purchase on behalf of Sonja.

    According to the suit, Kim allegedly gave the card to other members of her family -- Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr. The suit claims in 2006, the Ks racked up $62,793.83 in unauthorized charges. And, in 2007, they blew another $57,841.82. The total: $120,635.65!

    And get this for audacity: the suit claims the Kardashians charged thousands of dollars in their own stores, Dash and Smooch.

    It's unclear why Sonja didn't just cancel the card. (Source)

    Rihanna wearing her Louis Vuitton Love bag at LAX


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    Pharrell Williams attended the Louis Vuitton Mens 2008/2009 Show in Paris, France over the weekend. Traditionally, LV doesn't gift stars with pieces so maybe Pharrell is just modeling this black Damier Keepall for the cameras.

    Kim Kardashian keeps her LV monogram pouchette within her sights while she scarfs down lunch

    Fat Joe and his wife

    Brandy wearing the same Louis Vuitton as Jay Z's. Word is two baby bear cubs were killed so she could keep her feet warm in 70 degree weather