Morning Soul: I Can’t Pretend That I Don’t See

  • The Soul Train Music Awards nominations included a few surprises with Tamar Braxton, Joss Stone, Janelle Monáe and Fantasia scoring nods along with Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Chrisette Michelle and Robin Thicke. [GG
  • Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz rented a home in the Hamptons to party, which was no big deal -- except they entered the wrong house. [HP
  • Oklahoma City prosecutors charged Young Money president Mack Maine with aggravated assault and sexual battery for allegedly groping a woman and breaking her jaw. [EW
  • Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel posted the first photo of their newborn son Axl Jack sporting headphones during a doctor's visit. [BB]
  • In response to Jaden Smith encouraging his four million Twitter followers to drop out of school, many are saying what a lot of us have been thinking: #hushchild. [MMK
  • The film biopic about Fela Kuti found a director, but will it find its groove as easily as the popular Broadway musical? [VAR
  • Is The Queen Latifah Show really a talk show -- or just a really long commercial? [NYT]

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