Hot Press: Rocsi Rocks LisaRaye’s Man? Cassie Handles A "Complex" Situation, Lauryn Hill Pens Looney Tunes For Comeback

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008 12:00AM

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Hot off the press this week LisaRaye's husband replaces her with Rocsi, Cassie denies "f*cking for checks," the writing's on the wall for Lauryn Hill's comeback and health issues won't keep Toni Braxton from "Dancing With The Stars."

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Trouble In Paradise

As if 50 Cent and Terrence hadn't dogged her out enough, BET "106 and Park" host Rocsi is now getting side-eyed for moving in on Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick, who is married to "All of Us" actress LisaRaye.  Word on the streets is that Rocsi was seen getting up close and personal with the T&C Premier – who is currently under investigation for allegations of corruption as well as a rape that took place at the Misick's house (another incident Rosci's name has also been linked to)  -- while LisaRaye was in the US. Sources have even reported that while LisaRaye hit up parties for So So Def in Atlanta and Lil' Kim in New York, Rocsi stayed at the Misick home and hosted guests as if she was the lady of the house.

Rebel Talking… I'd say 50 was right about Rocsi, but I am having trouble believing that a man who married LisaRaye, can't get a cuter sidepiece than Rocsi.

Cover Girls

This month Michelle Obama faces the nation from the cover of EBONY magazine, while Tyra Banks swaggerjacks the possible First Lady's steez for Harper's BAZAAR and R&B hot girls Fantasia, Cassie and Keri Hilson land covers for Sister 2 Sister, Complex and the Black Girls Rule edition of TRACE magazine respectively.

While Michelle Obama keeps it classy as always in her interview, speaking on style, motherhood and marriage, Cassie proves her Bad Girl status, revealing tattoos, nipple piercings and her ability to embrace the internet hate, while also giving entirely new meaning to "Coconut Milk" in her steamy spread for the men's mag.  Peep some interesting quotes below.

Michelle Obama on motherhood:

"My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief," she says, "making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls…that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe."

Cassie on being an "official girl":

"I might be. [Laughs.] I'm not in a relationship right now, but I'm 22. I'm dating people. I'm not one to be like, "I'm dating that guy and that guy." I don't want it to be about who I'm dating. I want people to take my career more seriously."

Cassie on f*cking for checks:

"I don't fuck for checks—I'd rather live on the street."

Cassie on acting in Step Up 2: The Streets

"I don't think I took enough classes. Reacting to five other people is completely different than being with an acting coach, which can become comfortable. I'm a horrible driver, and my first day on set I had to drive a car and act at the same time. I was thinking about too many things at once. I had to hit the gas and hit the brakes, and I almost ran over the girl that I was talking to. It was just a mess."

Rebel Talking… Black CoverGirls Rule, especially Michelle Obama, but with Cassie's inability to sing and dance at the same time why is it no surprise she can't drive and act all at once either?

Lyrical Lunacy

Aside from some recent touring, Lauryn Hill has been out of the spotlight for years, but  longtime partner Rohan Marley claims the mother of his children has still been productive on the songwriting front, claiming, "She writes music in the bathroom, on toilet paper, on the wall. She writes it in the mirror if the mirror smokes up. She writes constantly. This woman does not sleep."

Rebel Talking… Not sleeping? Spending lots of time in the bathroom? Smoke on the mirror?  Sounds like Lauryn has got plenty of lines alright. She might just be the new Whitney.

Un-Break My Heart

After stepping down from her Las Vegas show due to heart complications, Toni Braxton seems to be doing better. According to TMZ sources the sultry singer is slated to step up to the plate for the next season of "Dancing With The Stars." While a rep for the show says they don't comment on casting rumors, Braxton seems like a good fit for the show that's helped boost the lagging careers of stars like Mel B. and Mario Lopez.

Rebel Talking… Toni's going to do just fine, but based on some of her past wardrobe choices, I definitely have some concerns about the heart attacks she may set off when the "Dancing with the Stars" viewing audience catches a glimpse of her dancing costumes.

But while you were away buying gum from Ne-Yo and Chris Brown, I was busy listening to Lloyd's new album, peeping Aubrey O'Day Of Danity Kane's lesbian moment, and getting amped up for Ghostface's upcoming R&B album.

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