The New York Post’s Page Six says Lauryn Hill and four of her five children were spotted in New Jersey recently at Martha Stewart’s book-signing for her newest title, “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School,” at Williams-Sonoma at Short Hills Mall.
*The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has tapped Laila Ali as the spokesperson for the new promotion Kiss Diabetes Goodbye, developed to reinforce its outreach efforts to raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes throughout American Diabetes Month. The effort invites consumers to help raise a total of $1 million in one month for diabetes research, advocacy, and education programs in the community. “With the help of Laila Ali, we hope to involve a large audience of adults and children throughout the country,” says Stewart Perry, Chair of the Board of the Association.
*Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s new world champion, has been speaking about the thrilling moment when he grabbed the title with just seconds to go – making history as the sport’s youngest and first black world champion. Speaking to the BBC’s Adam Parsons, the 23-year-old from Stevenage said he wanted to win again next year but does not plan to wait until “the last corner of the last lap to do it.” Listen to entire interview here:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7707337.stm
*A prequel to the film “Smokin’ Aces” has been greenlit by Universal, reports ComingSoon.net. The original 2007 action flick featured Taraji Henson, Common and Alicia Keys among its all-star cast. No announcements were made regarding returning actors. “Smokin’ Aces” writer/director Joe Carnahan broke the news on his official Web site on Oct. 30.
*People.com is reporting that Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte stopped at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City en route to Egypt to renew their vows. “They were holding hands the entire time,” a source says of the two, who wed in June 2007. The couple reportedly danced and sipped champagne throughout the night.