Morning Links: Outkast Readying New Album, Nicki Minaj’s Cousin Murdered in Brooklyn

● Impassioned scribbler Cy Twombly, who’s career “slyly subverted Abstract Expressionism, toyed briefly with Minimalism, seemed barely to acknowledge Pop Art and anticipated some of the concerns of Conceptualism,” lost his battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 83. [NYT] ● “WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I AM SPEECHLESS!!!” tweeted Kim Kardashian as the Casey Anthony verdict was read, recalling for many the role her father played in O.J. Simpson’s acquittal. [KimKardashian/Twitter] ● Someone who knows says that, along with solo projects from Big Boi and Three Stacks, Outkast is gearing up to release a new album next year. Even one of the three would be a win. [HipHopWired]

● Joseph Gordon-Levitt is working alongside It Books, a HarperCollins imprint, to produce a series of books featuring short stories submitted by the public called The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories. [NYDN] ● Nicki Minaj was left devastated by the death of her cousin, Nicholas Telemanque, who was shot outside his home in Brooklyn. [RS] ● Five-year-old Kingston Rossdale looks extra-fly with his new blue mohawk. [Us]

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