Morning Soul: Silence Can Seem So Loud

  • Prince will headline the 2014 Essence Festival, which will mark its 20th anniversary. [EM
  • Rita Ora joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey and will play Mia, adopted sister to Christian Grey. [VRTY]
  • Following their nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Daryl Hall and John Oates announced they will record new music together.  [BB]
  • Trina Braxton's husband Gabriel Adrian-Solis contested her recent divorce filing, stating in court documents he "thinks his marriage can be saved." [TMZ]
  • RZA joined the long list of starts paying tribute to actor Paul Walker and recorded a new song in his honor, "Destiny Bends." [HP]

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