We wish this was untrue, but a second accuser has come forward in the Kevin Clash (voice of Elmo) underage sex scandal. The puppeteer has now officially resigned from “Sesame Street” with the company releasing a statement about the situation yesterday. (NY Times)

Alicia Keys Girl on Fire album drops next week. But what are the albums that built this soulful singer’s love of music? Keys shares her 25 favorite albums with the crew over at Complex. (Complex)

According to the folks across the pond, Lenny Kravitz is going to get it on as soul legend Marvin Gaye. The film, about the last years of the Motown singer’s life in London from 1981, would be the first lead role for Kravitz, though he did his thing in The Hunger Games. Are we feeling this casting? (London Evening Standard)

Known for their fashions for the younger set, Forever 21 scooped up Chanel Iman for their Holiday 2012 campaign, so it’s only fitting that Asos, the online-only curator of all clothes funky, hired edgy-glam rapper Azealia Banks for their Christmas campaign featuring her song “Fierce.” (Fashion Etc.)

Makeup artist and visionary Kabuki says this modern mod look—that he created for Mac Cosmetics during The Blonds fall/winter 2012 runway show—can work on any skin tone from the lightest to the darkest, with a few shade variations. (Beautylish)

 

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  • Is this where we start complaining because Lenny is too light skinned to play the incomparable Marvin Gaye?

    • LOL!!!!!

    • Courtney, I was going to write the same thing, but I thought I’d give it a day. Touche’ @myblackfriendsays.