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Coffee Talk: Toni B. Thought She'd Never Work Again

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  • Toni Braxton thought her career was over when she was diagnosed with microvascular angina in 2008.
"I got ill and had the heart situation two years ago, and I got scared. I didn't think I'd ever be able to work again," she revealed. [MAC]
  • Ever the fashionista, Michelle Obama returned to the White House from her family trip to Maine in a flirty, knee-length, patterned Tracy Reese dress. [FLD]
  • Talk about brand obsessions. There is a house south of the border that features a Louis Vuitton monogram design paint job. We're dead serious. [Stylite]
  • A new vaginal gel tested on women in South Africa has been found to reduce a woman's chance of contracting HIV from an infected partner by 10 percent. [BG]
  • Whoopi Goldberg spent an entire episode of "The View" drugged from medication she had taken on a transatlantic flight. She giggled like a schoolgirl and fumbled over the words on the teleprompter all through out the show. [Jez]
  • Sherri Shepherd has just joined the cast of "One for the Money." She's playing a prostitute with a good heart. [PH]
  • Facebook is expected to surpass 500 million members this week. [MSNBC]
  • Incarcerated pregnant women are often forced to give birth in shackles or handcuffs, even though it's against the law in 10 states. [NPR]
  • Remember watching "Clueless" in 1995 and wanting to be Stacey Dash? The movie that coined the word "ragin'" is fifteen years old today. [EW]
  • Michael Jordan chimed in on LeBron James' move to the Miami Heat, saying,
"There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, 'Hey look, let's get together and play on one team,'" he said. "But that's ... things are different. ...In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys." [Atlantic]
  • Isaiah Mustafa aka "The Old Spice Guy" is ending his viral YouTube video reign. He recently posted the last of his videos, thanking fans for all of their questions and signing off. [YT]
  • Check out model Joan Smalls in the Gucci Fall 2010 ad campaign. [FBD]
  • Congratulations to Julie Landrum and Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce on their recent nuptials! [Z]
  • Keyshia Cole's mother, Frankie Lons, is not leaving reality TV just yet. She's set to star on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." Also slated to be on the show: Tiger Woods mistress number one, Rachel Uchitel, and former supermodel and "ANTM" judge Janice Dickinson. [BVBuzz]
  • The Kardashian sisters revealed their swimwear line this weekend in Miami. [MAC]
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