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Stevie Wonder files for divorce

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According to New York Daily News, Stevie Wonder is filing for divorce from his fashion designer wife, Kai Millard Morris.

July 26, Wonder filed for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and is requesting joint custody of the couple's two children, Kailand and Mandia.

People Magazine
reports Wonder and Morris had been separated since late 2009, according to Los Angeles Superior Court filings. The couple had been married for 11 years.

Usain Bolt wins the gold again

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Jamaican runner and Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, takes the gold in the 100-meter dash in the London 2012 Olympics.

USA Today reported Bolt, 25, came into the games saying he wanted "to become a legend." After winning the gold with the second-fastest time in history, a 9.63 seconds, Bolt said, "It means I'm one step closer to being a legend. I have the 200 (meters) to go, so I'm looking forward to that. The 100 is just one step in the door."

As reported by the Washington Post, Jamaican Yohan Blake follows closely behind Bolt for the silver at 9.75 seconds and Justin Gatlin of the U.S. won the bronze with a time of 9.79.

Amazon CEO gives $2.5 million to same-sex campaign

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Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced Friday their plans to donate $2.5 million to a campaign defending Washington's same-sex marriage law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Chronicle also reports the money will support a defense to a challenge to the existing law, while a referendum seeks to overturn the law, signed in February, remains on hold.

The Washington Post reported the Washington United for marriage has now raised over $5 million for the Referendum 74 campaign.

Referendum 74 is certified for a November ballot this year, and a "yes" vote to the referendum will uphold the law and a "no" will overturn it.

Robin Roberts temporarily leaving 'Good Morning America'

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After being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes, a disease of bone marrow, Robin Roberts, Good Morning America host, will be leaving the show next month to receive treatments, E News reports.

Roberts, 51 and a breast cancer survivor, said this condition was a complication of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments she received during her fight against canver.

Entertainment Tonight reports Roberts absence will begin late August or early September.

Roberts told reporters during a press tour, "It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this."

Usher's stepson dies after being taken off life support

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Usher's 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, died Saturday morning after being declared brain dead and taken off of life support.

According to Rolling Stone, doctors determined Glover's injuries from a jet ski accident earlier this month were too severe to overcome, and after being brain dead for nearly three weeks, removed him from life support.

The Huffington Post reports, Usher's ex-wife and Glover's mother, Tameka Foster, made the decision to remove her son from life support.

Savannah Dietrich, 17-year-old assault victim, took to Twitter after being displeased with the plea bargain the teens that plead guilty to her case received.

According to the Courier-Journal, Dietrich faces a potential jail sentence for tweeting the name of her attackers, violating the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing and the court's order to not speak about the case.

The Washington Post reports Dietrich's attorneys want her contempt hearing open, exercising her First Amendment right to speak about her case and to a public hearing. The defendants' attorneys asked to keep the hearings closed.

A contempt charge can carry a $500 fine or a sentence of 180 days in jail.

Serena Williams takes victory in Stanford

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Fourth-ranked Serena Williams defeated Nicole Gibbs, reigning NCAA champion, in Stanford Wednesday.

According to Sports Illustrated, Williams beat Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Bank of the West, four days after winning the singles' title at Wimbledon.

"I couldn't quite believe I was playing today," Williams told the San Francisco Chronicle. "But I'm healthy and I have a heartbeat so I didn't have a reason not to. I could have felt better."

Retail-giant Target decided against selling Frank Ocean's highly anticpated debut album 'Channel Orange'

Billboard reports this decision was in response to the labels decision to sell the album on

iTunes before its release date, despite many rumors that the Minneapolis-based fortune 500 refused because of Ocean's sexual orientation and homosexual song lyrics.
iTunes is the sole digital seller of Ocean's new album until it's physical release July 17.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Target released a statement to MTV News, "At Target, we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, so our selection of new releases is dedicated to physical CDs rather than titles that are released digitally in advance of the street date."

The Times also reported Ocean's manager, Christian Clancy, tweeted "Target has refused to carry Frank's album because of iTunes exclusive. Interesting sing they also donate to non-equal rights organizations." Clancy later deleted his original tweet and later tweeted, "Note to self: Take your own advice. Emotional knee-jerk reacting isn't the move."

Up and coming Def Jam artist, Frank Ocean, has created quite a buzz around his highly anticipated debut album that shares personal details of his love life.

The Los Angeles Times reports the debut album "Channel Orange" isn't due for a few weeks, but it has captured attention after the artist confessed his sexuality in his lyrics. A blogger briefly mentioned, while listening to the album for press, Ocean sings about love using "him" instead of "her."

Following Ocean's decision to publicly come out, Def Jam co-founder, Russell Simmons, told MTV, "Today is a big day for hip-hop. It is a day that will define who we really are. How compassionate will we be?"

Justin Bieber pulled over for reckless driving

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The California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times Justin Bieber was pulled over Friday morning and cited for driving in a "reckless manner" on the 101 freeway.

CHP officer also told the Times Bieber at "speed in excess of 65 mph," but Bieber's actual speed was not available.

USA Today reported Bieber was weaving in and out of traffic in a silver Fisker Karma sports car.

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