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Go With The Flo: Monica engaged to Lakers beau

4/12/2011, 5:23 p.m.

Word is Michelle Obama had a "girls night out" recently in Chicago at Spiaggia after fund raising for Alexi Giannoulias. The first lady reportedly had a bunch of Giordana's pizzas delivered to the hungry Secret Service detail waiting outside on Oak Street.

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as not only "the best comedy on TV this year," NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy "30 Rock" is told through the comedic voices of among others, Tracy Morgan (or Tracy Jordan, as his character on the show) as the unpredictable star of a network's hot variety show. Bonus features include two extended episodes on DVD now.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the strongest voice for the 47 public historically Black colleges and universities and six law schools across the nation, has announced that actors Niecy Nash and Anthony Anderson will host its 23rd anniversary awards dinner on Monday, November 1 in the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

Highlights of the event will include a special tribute to the late Dr. Dorothy I. Height. Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

Said Anthony Anderson: "As a graduate of Howard University--a historically Black university--I am proud to serve as the co-host of this year's TMCF dinner."

R&B singer Monica and Los Angeles Lakers player Shannon Brown are engaged. The handsome hunk gave the songbird a 10-carat diamond ring, which she wore during the taping of the fifth annual Black Girls Rock Awards, which will air on BET.

According to sources, Shannon proposed to Monica last week in front of both sets of their parents in an "intimate setting." The couple met in June on the set of Monica's "Love All Over Me" video.

Owner of Advanced Derma Laser Tech Inc., Jennifer Kandemir, a New York beauty industry veteran, held a special event at her swanky New York City location on October 14. Invited guests were treated to Oriel wines and yummy hors d'oeurves, as well as a VIP gift bag with goodies from sponsors Latisse, Philippe New York, Angelo David Salon and Kiss Nails. Guests got an exclusive look at the latest treatments for cellulite reduction and laser hair removal, as well as eyelash rejuvenation from Latisse, a celebrity favorite with fans and spokespersons such as Claire Danes and Brooke Shields.