Swimmer Ryan Lochte wears Paul Wall grill: He showed it off during one of London 2012’s more bizarre moments. The Texas rapper-designer said, “Of course, I was excited he won anyway, but when I saw him wearing our product. Of course we felt a strong connection for Houston, for Texas, but also for the grills in general.”
Stevie Wonder files for divorce: Reuters reports that the 62-year-old singer cited irreconcilable differences and listed the date of his separation from singer Kai Millard Morris as October 2009. He asked for joint custody of the couple’s two boys, 10-year-old Kailand and 7-year-old Mandla.
Lupe Fiasco to feed Chicago’s poor during Ramadan: The Inner City Muslim Action Network is behind the campaign, called “Muslim Run,” which aims to push corner stores like Payless to stock more nutritious foods on their shelves. Fifteen other corner stores have signed a letter of intent to offer healthier foods, limit alcohol and become more aesthetically pleasing.
Smiley and West launch ‘Poverty Tour 2.0’: Determined that the issue of poverty not be ignored as the presidential election approaches, the two will be on the road Sept. 12–15, 2012, visiting four battleground states: Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida. They say the tour will be a “clarion call to President Obama and Gov. Romney as the race for the White House heats up.”
Tameka Raymond’s open letter: In an open letter to fans and supporters, Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, expresses gratitude for prayers and well wishes in the last week of her son Kyle’s life, writing, “Again, thank you for your concern, positive energy and hope for my family during this surreal time. There have been times when just the right words, at the right time, have provided me shelter through this storm and I appreciate you all.”