dailyphoto090617Anika Noni Rose Talks Emmys and Hudson
Anika Noni Rose must have wished upon a star, because her dream really came true. Ms. Rose is the starring voice in Disney’s upcoming animated flick The Princess and the Frog. “It’s the most thrilling thing,” says Rose, the Tony Award winner who you’re likely to remember from her work as Lorrell opposite Jennifer Hudson and Beyoncé in Dreamgirls. “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a little itty-bitty person to be a Disney voice.” It’s also a history-making flick, with Disney’s first African-American princess… It must be a pretty intense feeling knowing you’re the first African-American princess. (Continue Reading…)

Chris Brown Attorney Seeks Delay in Assault Case
An attorney for R&B singer Chris Brown has asked the California Supreme Court to delay the assault case against the pop star until it can rule on the lawyer’s attempt to get information from police. Court records showed on Tuesday that the court has not ruled on the request by attorney Mark Geragos, who is defending the 20-year-old Brown against a charge that in February he beat former girlfriend Rihanna, who is also a pop star. Geragos’ appeal with the California Supreme Court seeks to delay a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing set for Monday. (Continue Reading…)

BBC: Inside Somalia’s Pirate Town
Somali pirates are currently holding 14 ships and more than 200 sailors captive, from the more than 30,000 ships that sail the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden every year. The BBC’s Andrew Harding has had rare access to the coastal village of Eyl, notorious as the centre of what has become a very lucrative business, and speaks to one of the country’s most infamous pirate leaders. (Continue Reading…)

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