• Rihanna channels her inner Marylyn Monroe on the November cover of British Vogue. In the cover story RiRi talks candidly about her controversial videos and growing up with a drug addicted parent. She says: “I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age.” [Just Jared]
  • It’s hard out here for a baller? Apparently the NBA lockout is affecting some of the league’s stars more than others. While players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James field offers to make millions overseas, Boston Centics player Delonte West has been applying for jobs around his way. Apparently, West caught a case that prevents him from playing overseas, so to make extra cash he took a gig with a local furniture store. I guess he’s moving on up? Hmm, maybe not. [TheYBF]
  • New York’s finest now includes its first transgender firefighter. While the fire department can be notoriously prejudice, Brooke–the city’s first transgender firefighter–has a long family history of working with the department. So far she’s received props for her bravery, and who knows, maybe she’ll encourage more gay, lesbian, and transgender firefighters to serve openly. Kuddos, Brooke! [Jezebel]
  • Diddy Gets Dirty. If you don’t know, now you know Diddy is serious about his money. While hosting an afterparty for the BET hip hop awards, it seems like Puff got a little upset when some in the crowd were drinking Grey Goose intead of his liquor brand Ciroc. After yelling at clubgoers to “put that sh*t down,” a near fight broke out. Luckily, T.I. was in the building to calm things down. He grabbed the mic from Diddy and told the crowd: “I’ve done enough time. Ain’t nobody else in this muthaf–ka talking about fighting and have did time. I ain’t trying to do it. Puff you got too much money for that sh-t nicca. Let that nicca drink what the f–k he wanna drink, f–k that s–t.  They ain’t getting money for drinking that sh-t, they paid to drink that sh-t. I love you and will go to war for you but come on man!” [Necole Bitchie]
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