The week in pop culture: Queen of Soul sued, 'Single Ladies' renewed

theGRIO REPORT - Welcome to the weekly wrap up. We've got all the black entertainment news from the week that was!...

Welcome to the weekly wrap up. We’ve got all the black entertainment news from the week that was!…

Publishing company of Aretha Franklin is sued over royalties. (Newsday)

Rick Ross Twitter account (@rickyrozay) was hacked by a 50 Cent impersonator. (Hip Hop DX)

Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in federal prison for not filing his income taxes. (LA Times)

Beyoncé reveals the insecurities she has when performing. (Hello Beautiful)

Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian tweets their sympathy for the victim of car crash with Odom in Queens, New York. (People)

Patti LaBelle wants Ledisi to succeed her as a R&B diva. (Urban Daily)

Betty White turns down Marine Corps Ball Invitation due to filming conflicts. (Huffington Post)

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DMX is released from an Arizona prison after his release was delayed due to a failed drug test. (MTV)

Maya Rudolph welcomes a baby boy with her longterm boyfriend There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson. (People)

Chris Brown cast in the film version of Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Man. (Hip-Hop Wired)

Bow Wow becomes a worldwide trending topic, #rappersturnedactorsbetterthanbowwow”, due to a fake tweet. (Hip-Hop Wired)

Leona Lewis new single brought accusations of plagiarism. (Entertainment Weekly)

R Kelly is released from hospital after undergoing throat surgery. (New York Times)

Jay-Z and Kanye West release their first single off their collaboration album. (MTV)

Samuel L. Jackson producing a film version of Afro Samurai. (All Hip Hop News)

Michelle Obama helps build home on “Extreme Makever: Home Edition”. (USA Today)

Audra McDonald is to sing at the first NY gay marriage. (Playbill)

Tami Roman is involved in a minor LA car crash. (Bleacher Report)

VH1’s Single Ladies is renewed for second season. (Hollywood Reporter)

Rihanna copyright claim lawsuit is heading to trial. (Toronto Sun)

Boyz II Men celebrate 20th anniversary with new CD. (UPI)

Michael Jackson and Barry Gibb collaboration surfaces. (Entertainment Tonight)