It’s Friday! And Friday the 13th no less, so let’s just get into it, shall we? 

Half of a Yellow Sun, starring Thandie Newton, ends filming in nigeria– Remember the controversy sparked by Thandie Newton’s casting as an Igbo in the film adaptation of the novel Half of A Yellow Sun? Well, the film recently wrapped. It’ll be interesting to see how audiences receive her performance. {AfriPop}

Feature film based on black & sexy TV web series The Couple in the works! Details – So happy this show will be hitting the big screen! More examples of black couples on screen? We love it. {Shadow & Act}

Riot police, Occupy protesters clash in Los Angeles – So far Occupy L.A. has been pretty tame, but Thursday’s riot during the monthly event ArtWalk could signal a change. {MSNBC}

Should Mitt Romney pick Condoleezza Rice as his running mate? – This probably won’t happen, but the Romney campaign floated Rice’s name in the Veepstakes. Perhaps it’s meant to distract from the Obama campaign’s Bain attacks. {Wall Street Journal}

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan in ICU after cardiac arrest – Let’s hope he makes a full recovery! {LA Times}

3 new rules make weight loss successful – I don’t know how “new” these rules are, but according to a new study, if you want to lose weight you should track your food intake, don’t skip meals, and avoid eating out. {Fox News}

Mariah Carey wins “American Idol” diva musical chairs – Looks like Mimi will be an “Idol” judge. Do we care? {Jezebel}

Kerry Washington does vintage glam in the July 2012 issue of Italian Vogue – She looks so fly! {theYBF}

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