nas_kel4Expectant Hip-Hop Couple Nas and Kelis Call It Quits
Kelis isn’t whipping up any more milkshakes for Nas. The pregnant R&B songstress is looking to divorce her hip-hop star hubby of more than four years, E! News confirmed Thursday. “I can confirm that she has filed for divorce,” said a rep for Kelis, whose full name is Kelis Rogers-Jones. “We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time.” She and Nas (full name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) tied the knot Jan. 8, 2005, in Atlanta after a two-year engagement. The pair are expecting their first child together—a son—this summer. Nas has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship. (Continue Reading…)

First Lady Joins People’s “Most Beautiful”
Breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate made the cover of People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people issue on Wednesday in a list that welcomed newcomers U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and “Twilight” heart-throb Robert Pattinson. Pattinson’s vampire-loving co-star Kristen Stewart, teen music idols Nick and Joe Jonas and “Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel also made the coveted list for the first time, in the celebrity magazine’s annual issue that hits newsstands on Friday. Applegate, 37, the star of the U.S. TV show “Samantha Who?,” won admiration for going public last year about her breast diagnosis and later underwent a double mastectomy. (Continue Reading…)

Study: Black Women Had Highest Voter Turnout of Any Demographic
The electorate in last year’s presidential election was the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, with nearly one-in-four votes cast by non-whites, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center.1 The nation’s three biggest minority groups — blacks, Hispanics and Asians — each accounted for unprecedented shares of the presidential vote in 2008. (Continue Reading…)

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