Morning Soul: It’s Been A Long Time Coming

  • Billboard announced Janelle Monáe will be named "Rising New Star" at its 2013 Women in Music bash. [BB]
  • Lost footage of 50 Cent's audition for American Gangster have emerged, showing the rapper "attempting to cry on cue." [MTV]
  • TLC's Chilli confessed Usher never cheated on her and that his 2004 album Confessions was actually about "Jermaine Dupri's situation." [US]
  • Kanye West went over the top in his marriage proposal to Kim Kardashian. What's the wedding going to look like? [HP]
  • Ja Rule will release a cookbook of "meals using only the microwave," sharing recipes he created while serving time in prison. [EM]
  • Doctors diagnosed former American Idol Ruben Studdard with type 2 diabetes as he continues to battle his weight on The Biggest Loser. [AHT]

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