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Idris Elba Hooking Up With K. Michelle?

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K. Michelle has announced plans to turn her album, Rebellious Soul, into a musical … and Idris Elba will be directing.

No word on how these two hooked up, but Michelle told WGCI’s “Morning Riot” radio show that the Golden Globe winner will helm the project. “I took every song on Rebellious Soul and turned it into a conversation, kind of like a female trapped in the closet,” she said. “Idris heard and we decided to team up on it, me and him”

Michelle also revealed that she will star in the musical and that it will air on Vh1.  No word on when, but she did  confirm that she will not be on the upcoming reunion special of Love & Hip Hop.  The singer said she didn’t have time for all the drama, since she’ll be busy getting ready to tour with Robin Thicke.

We understand K.

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Exclusive: Sorry Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract

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Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.

Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four  and clarified what really happened.

“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained.  “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”

H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.

They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.

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