POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 9/18
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Grace Jones, who once vowed she’d never write a memoir, has changed her mind. The model, actress, singer and Studio 54 legend has an agreement with Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out next fall. Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book is currently untitled.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his “I Have a Dream” speech, what the auction house calls an unprecedented historical trove. Maude Ballou, who turned 88 Friday, is selling the items Oct. 17 in New York through Texas-based Heritage Auctions, and a portion of the proceeds will be used to establish an education fund at Alabama State University.
President Judy Bonner mandated that white sororities that belong to a campus association begin using a recruitment process where new members can be added at any time. She also expanded the maximum allowable size of the groups to 360 people to increase the chances for prospective members. “While we will not tell any group who they must pledge, the University of Alabama will not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” she said in a video statement.
The “Scandal” star has topped yet another best dressed list. This time, she landed the number one spot on People’s magazine’s round-up. Washington, 36, has proven to be a red-carpet risk-taker, wearing up-and-coming designers and making atypical choices. We can’t wait to see what she steps out in next!
The NFL has fined the Titans safety $42,000 for his hit on Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. The organization confirmed the punishment Wednesday, saying Pollard was penalized for striking the defenseless receiver in the head or neck area with his shoulder, which left the player with a concussion.
The movie director will receive the 20th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, which carries a reward of $300,000. The Gish Prize Trust announced the selection Wednesday. Selection committee chairman Darren Walker said Lee was chosen “for his brilliance and unwavering courage in using film to challenge conventional thinking.”
Remember the hero turned Internet sensation who made the line “hide ya kids, hide ya wife” famous? Well, he just revealed on Twitter that he’s having a child of his own. You heard it right. The YouTube celebrity became a “True Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah” earlier this year, renouncing his homosexuality and announcing his plans to start a family.