Yesterday at Essence magazine's sixth annual Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon, tears flowed as honorees took the stage.
- You know how a ball drops in Times Square at midnight on New Year's Eve? This year, Snooki will be INSIDE.
- Amanda Bynes has retired from acting — via Twitter.
- Lindsay Lohan's debut Ungaro collection was critically panned, and so unpopular that the brand lost its only U.S. retailers besides its own boutique. Now that boutique is calling customers to tell them the store is closing on February 27. [TheAwl]