Morning Soul: You Need To Sit Down, This May Take Awhile

  • Ice Cube's planned production of Straight Outta Compton is closer to the big screen, with F. Gary Gray set to direct and Jonathan Herman signed on to write the script. [THR]
  • Essence announced they will honor Emeli Sandé at their annual Black Women in Music event, which takes place during GRAMMY week in Los Angeles. [BB]
  • CNBC continued to deal with criticism after airing rap song that featured the n-word. [WE]
  • Usher and Shakira will return to The Voice for its sixth season, with
    Ceelo Green and Christina Aguilera taking a second hiatus from the show.
  • Erica Campbell of Mary Mary dismissed the controversy surrounding a portrait featuring her in a form-fitting dress,
    saying "I'm taking it in stride and I'm keeping it moving." [EM]
  • If the song "Feels Like Home" sounds familiar to you, it's likely thanks to the haunting vocals from former Ceelo Green backup singer Jetta. [HP]

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