Michelle Obama: "As a mother, my heart aches": The first lady penned an emotional letter to those affected by the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn. "As a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. Like so many Americans, I wish there were something — anything — I could do or say to ease your anguish," she said in a statement of support and condolences published in the Hartford Current.
Fat Joe pleads guilty to tax evasion: How do you fail to pay taxes on $3 million worth of income? The 42-year-old Miami Beach, Fla., resident entered pleas to two counts covering years 2007 and 2008.
BET announces 2012 honorees: Halle Berry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan, Clarence Avant and Lisa Leslie are among the big names that will be saluted at this year's BET Honors.
Tobacco companies targeting Africa? Smoking rates are declining or are flat in much of the world. But they're rising in Africa, where even a child can afford the cost of a single cigarette, the Los Angeles Times reports.