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This summer, TLC fans will be able to get crazy, sexy, cool, with the announcement of a comeback gig. Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas and Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, haveannounced their first show infour years, which will take place at the Mixtape Festival this July, in Hershey Pennsylvania, reports NME. According to NME, the girls were considering touring with a hologram of their late bandmate and friend, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. Chilli told Metro, "The hologram is something we talked about and thought about years ago, obviously timing is everything but we're definitely talking about it." Will they use a hologram Left Eye for their upcoming performance this summer? The Mixtape Festival will take place July 26-27 at Hersheypark Stadium. Other artsts expected to perform are New Kids on the Block, Hanson, and Boyz II Men.
Cher’s Kiss & Tell Entertainment LaToya Jackson says she has never met sister Janet's new husband Wissam Al Mana. Is Janet keeping her billionaire husband away from her family? Sources say yes! That's because she doesn’t want them asking him for money.....specially with LaToya facing a lawsuit and being accused of exploiting Michael Jackson's children? LaToya, 56, is the manager of her late brother's kids Prince, Paris and Blanket. The Jackson three are pursuing various careers in the public spotlight, and Auntie LaToya is managing them. LaToya, who is also a part of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, has a new reality show on Oprah's OWN cable station. LaToya's new show occasionally features Michael's children. LaToya's lawsuit came from her problems on Celebrity Apprentice. She leveled an accusation at Co-star Amarosa regarding the death of Actor Michael Clark Duncan. Amarosa is now suing LaToya. In more Jackson news, Paris speaks! The 15-year old daughter of Michael Jackson says she wants to restore her father's Neverland ranch, and she wants to become a heart surgeon. Paris recently established a relationship with her birth mother Debbie Rowe. The next few months are going to be hectic for Paris. Her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, is suing concert promoter AEG. She filed this wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live for negligent hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is currently serving 4 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. The trial is to established how much responsibility AEG must take for Jackson's death. Look for AEG to bring up a lot of negatives against Michael Jackson including that he hired Murray, drug and alcohol abuse and whether or not Jackson is the biological parent of Prince and Michael. It appears Michael's youngest son, Blanket, is his. Blanket looks just like Michael. Ratings for American Idol are going up, and Mariah Carey has been asked to turn on the mean. For the first time in seven years, a woman will win American Idol. I think It’s coming to down to Candace and Cree. Who is going to win? Some good news for the George brothers, best known for their work as writers/producers/singers in the legendary band Full Force. Paul Anthony has been battling the mantle cell lymphoma form of cancer for close to a full year. Paul's brother and Bandmate Bowlegged Lou donated his bone marrow to his brother. This is similar to Robin Roberts' sister donating to her. The brothers are making good progress, and Paul thanks his fans for their prayers. Paul has also set up the Paul Anthony Foundation, which is currently in the midst of a bone marrow drive. Congrats to Chaka Khan! She's getting inducted into the Apollo Theater Hall Of Fame in June. Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday and Mary J. Bilge will be among those paying tribute to Chaka and her 40 years in the music industry. Past inductees include Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin. VH1 has pulled the plug on Basketball Wives L.A. The show floundered in the ratings. A new season of Basketball Wives Miami with Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman is still on tap for this summer, and Producer Tracey Edmonds is moving full steam ahead with her movie version of Basketball Wives. The Marlon Wayans-Cedric The Entertainer movie Haunted House is coming out on DVD on April 23rd. The movie, also starring Essence Atkins, made over $40 million at the box office. There will be a sequel. Haunted House II is coming out next year. Speaking of sequels, get ready for Think Like A Man II. Steve Harvey will be back as executive producer along with Director Tim Story. I also hear the entire cast is close to signing on for this sequel. The first Think Like A Man starred Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Meagan Good and Taraji P. Henson. It made almost $100 million at the box office. Iron Man III with Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle hits theatres May 3rd. I hear Robert Downey, Jr. may be retiring from the role after this movie.
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*******Halle Berry had to break up a fight between her boyfriend Olivier Martinez and photographers at the L.A. International Airport. Martinez is tired of being hounded by photographers while he is out with Berry. Last Thanksgiving, he beat up Halle's baby daddy. The fight left Model Gabriel Aubry with a black eye, broken ribs and a police investigation. No charges filed in that case.
*********Sunny Anderson of The Food Network has a new cook book coming. Sunny Anderson: Easy Food For Real Life hits stores this August.
*********Smokey Robinson has signed with a new record label, Verve/Universal which is chaired by Musician/Producer David Foster, with plans to record a new duet album. Smokey has written classics for Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and The Temptaions, to name few. On his new CD Duets, Robinson will duet on classic songs he has written, performed or both. Smokey follows in the footsteps of fellow ex-Motowner Lionel Richie. Richie's duet album gave him a number one album after nearly 30 years. Smokey's CD is due out this fall.
********In addition to his TV Land show The Soul Man and his new hosting duties on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Cedric The Entertainer will be lending his voice to the animated movie Planes. The movie comes out Aug 9th. The award winning film Django Unchained comes out on DVD April 16th, The Quentin Tarantino movie stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for his role as the bounty hunter. Tarantino won an Oscar for his screenplay. Jock Chatter
********Having a morning cup of joe could be more than just a little pick-me-up to start the day. Studies show moderate amounts of coffee could be good for your heart and brain. Experts at the Cleveland Clinic say the way to reap the most benefits from coffee is to drink it black or with a little bit of skim milk. They say adding lots of sugar and cream only adds calories
********Miley Cyrus is making her return to music with the help of an interesting partner - rapper Snoop Dogg. The singer is featured on his new track, called "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks." Miley tweeted her fans the link, promising that her new music is "coming soon," and offering up "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" to tide them over. The song will be featured on Snoop's new album, "Reincarnated" due out on April 23rd. What do you think of it?
*********Good things are happening for Brian Banks. Banks, if you recall, unfortunately served 5 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. However, on Wednesday, 10 months after his release that followed a California judge throwing out his conviction, Banks learned he’ll be wearing an Atlanta Falcons uniform. As he signed the contract, he wore a sweatshirt that showed a California license plate that said “XONR8.” “