It seems another one of the pretty black faces featured in Vogue Italia‘s Black issue is getting work: African-American model Sessillee Lopez has landed in the print ads of Calvin Klein’s CK One campaign, shot by Steven Meisel.

In her spot, she’s photographed canoodling a hot white model with the tag line, “We Are One,” serving us de ja vu: Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago that Blindie reported on Banana Republic featuring an interracial couple in its latest ad campaign?

The up-and-coming model of Dominican and Portuguese decent was bred in Philadelphia and Port St. Lucie, Florida, and just turned 20. She’s simply stunning!

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Grammy nominee Leona Lewis recently filmed a music video for the song “I Will Be” with Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford and then gushed on her official website that the scandalous prep show is her “new fave series.”

Even Paris Hilton’s former BFF Nicole Richie reportedlyloves Gossip Girl and…wants a really bitchy, juicy role.”

So, can we expect to see either one of these ladies on the Upper East Side?

According to the NY Daily News Richie is in talks to guest star on Gossip Girl. Can you say bitchfest? As for Ms. Lewis, maybe the new song will make it onto the GG soundtrack.

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A grieving Jennifer Hudson leads the pack with seven NAACP Image Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday (by hottie Corbin Bleu!) in both film and music categories.

Hudson faces off with Beyonce Knowles (who is up for six awards) and Alicia Keys in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and outstanding supporting actress categories.

Hudson, who starred with Keys and Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees, is nominated for her acting in the film with Keys, while Beyonce is up for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.

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Canadian R&B singer Keisha Chante has been chosen to play hip hop artist Aaliyah Haughton who died in 2001 in a tragic plane crash.

While Chante’s acting repertoire may not be as extensive as her music career – she has only appeared in a few independent films including the Canadian Cat’s Cradle, but has garnered “Best New Artist, “Rising Star of the Year” and “Video of the Year” awards at the Canadian Urban Music Awards for her 2004 self-titled debut album.

The Canadian singer is also a Ford model and has been awarded a Juno award (the equivalent of an American Grammy), but can she pull off playing a beloved Hip Hop star. Let the angry blog comments begin!

More importantly, who will play Aaliyah’s svengali R. Kelly, whom she reportedly wed in secret while still a minor?

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There’s nothing like a little sexy to go with your smarts and these CNN anchors deliver both as well as some color.

Here’s a roundup of Blindie’s favorite sexy CNN Anchors of color:

Don Lemon: the Louisiana native won an Edward R. Murow award and an Emmy before joining CNN and has since racked up three more Emmys (regional) for his reporting. We also love that Don is a Twitter user and responds to other followers’ tweets!

Amy Holmes: the Princeton educated journalist was born in her father’s homeland of Lusaka, Zambia and raised in her mother’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. Named one of PEOPLE magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” in 2000, Holmes adds lots of beauty and brains to CNN’s The Situation Room.

T.J. Holmes: the green-eyed 31 year-old Arkansas native is easy on our eyes as he delivers hard hitting news as a weekend anchor on the news channel. Holmes became gossip news when he briefly dated Chilli of the music group TLC.

Soledad O’Brien: the Harvard alum proved she had primetime appeal when she hosted CNN’s much talked about Black in America. We love that the half-Cuban journalist is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the National Association of Black Journalists. Embrace the heritage!

Sanjay Gupta: a board-certified neurosurgeon and one of PEOPLE magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” of 2003, Gupta has long been a mainstay of television news programs for his expert advice on any and all things medical. So, it did not surprise us that he was offered the position of U.S. Surgeon General by President-elect Barack Obama.

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J Records is releasing a deluxe edition of Leona Lewis’ Grammy nominated, best-selling debut album Spirit.

The limited edition CD/DVD package features four new songs to U.S. audiences, including a cover of Snow Patrol “Run,” and seven music videos, including “Bleeding Love,” “Forgive Me” and “Footprints in the Sand.”

The deluxe version of Spirit will be in stores February 3rd, 2009.

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President-elect Barack Obama has asked neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be U.S. surgeon general.

Traditionally the U.S. top spokesman on matters of public health, as Surgeon General, Gupta has the potential to be the highest-profile surgeon general in history, according to the Washington Post.

Gupta, now working at CNN, served as a White House fellow, where he was a special adviser to Hillary Clinton in the 90s, and is a practicing neurosurgeon and professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital.

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