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Terry McMillan Brings Waiting To Exhale Squeal To Shelves In September

The Headline Reads: Terry McMillan: Still telling the story

Wow folks. This weekend is already starting off with a BANG thanks to this news article on Terry McMillan (one of my FAVORITE authors). McMillan's set to be the 'guest speaker at a fundraiser [in Providence] for Community Preparatory School, a charter school where 80 percent of students are of color, and 90 percent receive scholarships' but it's the news of her latest book that has me in a tizzy:

Soon, McMillan will have “Getting to Happy,” to be published by Viking in September, for which movie rights have already been sold.

She devoted herself to writing — fictional works drawn from her own life: “Mama” in 1993 about her upbringing as the eldest of five children; “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” in 1998 about meeting and marrying a much younger man; and “The Interruption of Everything” in 2005 about the upheaval of her divorce.

In September, her newest book, “Getting to Happy,” picks up the story of the four female characters in her “Waiting to Exhale.”

“I don’t like to think of it as a sequel but my publisher insisted. After 15 years I’d like to think of it as a revisit. Okay, I guess it’s a sequel.”

Yesss!! I can not wait!

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Erykah Badu Fined $500 + 'Window Seat' Parody

Over the last few weeks, much has been said and written about Erykah Badu's new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, however it is the video for her first official single "Window Seat" that has the internet a buzz.

The video, which was filmed on March 17 and has been pulled from several sites, shows Badu stripping as she walks along a sidewalk in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, now a popular tourist attraction. After Badu removes all of her clothing, she feigns being shot in the head, falling to the ground near where [President] Kennedy was fatally wounded on Nov. 22, 1963. [source]

If you've been hiding under a rock, you can see Badu strip down in the original video over here. Yesterday, Badu (@fatbellybella) was fined $500 dollars for disorderly conduct and with any viral video, there's only a matter of time before the internet spawns a parody. Now there are multiple parodies popping up on YouTube, but this one video below was the funniest. Check it out.

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