Whether you donated time, money, made a few phone calls or just hashtaged #Obama2012 on Twitter, it’s been a hard few months of political banter, backtalk, and slander. Yuck. Let’s shake it all off with some baby photos! Chicago Bulls baller Derrick Rose and his longtime Mieka Reese just had a sweet little boy and decided to flaunt him on Twitter. Cuteness abounds. Hold on to your uterus, ladies. (Necole Bitchie)

Black Girls Rock 2012 “Young Gifted & Black” honoree Janelle Monae knows what it’s like to “embrace what is unique even if it makes other uncomfortable,” but she’s still a CoverGirl—actually, she’s the Brand Ambassador. The musically gifted beauty rocks a slick cat eye and the makeup giant’s Lip Perfection #305 in a Ashunta Sheriff-instructed clip. (BET)

Rihanna and Chris Brown are messing around, we know that for sure. Who knows if they will appear on the Grammy red carpet together next years (as rumored), but we will hear Breezy on RiRi’s upcoming Unapologetic album, on the track “Nobodies Business.” We hear you Rihanna, loud and clear. (NY Daily News)

So, Lil Wayne just lost a major lawsuit against film producer Quincy Jones III, also known as QD3, son of legendary music producer Quincy Jones. Lil Wayne has lost his lawsuit against Quincy Jones III, resulting in the rapper forking over $2.2 million to the producer. A jury has ordered the multi-platinum MC to pay $2.2. million to QD3 based on Jones’ countersuit that argued Weezy blocked the release of the docu-flick, The Carter 3, leading to lost profits. (TMZ)

What did Michelle Obama wear for election night? A maroon Michael Kors dress (gasp) that she’s worn before! Accented with a black cardigan and kitten heels, the First Lady kept it simple in the knee-length frock that she also wore once, as far as we can see, in November 2010. Would you have liked her to wear something more wow, or did it even matter? (The Cut)

Bonus: Alicia Keys is about to release her fifth album, Girl On Fire, is a 14-time Grammy winner, a wife and mom, a philanthropist and is beginning to study martial arts. But would you ever guess that she Google’s herself and find out about her “illegitimate fathers”? Cray. (Details)


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