• Yes, we’ve had plenty of Idris Elba articles lately, but can you blame us? Our favorite Brit covers the November issue of Essence, and talks acting, fatherhood, and what he finds irresistible about a woman: “Skin, I love beautiful skin. I’m tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It’s always sexy.” {Necole Bitchie}
  • Would you pay an extra $5 for your Starbucks coffee to create jobs? Starting Nov. 1, the coffee giant will be accepting donations for their “Jobs for USA” program. Starbucks will partner with the Opportunity Finance Network and will give 100% of the donations to community-based businesses to create jobs. {The Huffington Post}
  • Attention Target Shoppers: Jason Wu is coming to an aisle near you! Wu, who designed Michelle O’s Inaugural Ball gown, says he’s excited to make his ‘60s-inspired collection affordable: “The exciting thing about this limited edition collection of affordable women’s wear and accessories is that it allows me to reach a wider audience and bring my designs to people who may not have been able to purchase them before.” {WWD}
  • Jay-Z and Beyonce raised $1 million for The Shawn Carter Foundation, which sends underprivileged kids to college. Jay told reporters: “I think it’s important to be prepared for this era and what’s to come, and I also think it’s important to give a person an opportunity.” We agree, Jay. {Essence}
  • LaTavia Roberson, former Destiny’s Child alum, dished about Kelly Rowland and Matthew Knowles. Roberson says she and LeToya Luckett were ousted from the group after sending Knowles an angry letter, which they later regretted. She also said Knowles was extremely demanding: “We used to call him Joe Jackson,” says Latavia. “It’s not like he beat us with his belt or anything, but he was very strict. Beyonce was the only one brave enough to stand up to him.” {That Grape Juice}


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