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Coffee Talk: Aretha Hospitalized, Cancels Shows

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TGIF! Here's what got our coffee bubbling over this Friday morning:
  • The Queen of Soul was hospitlized. Under doctor's orders, the 68-year-old legend is canceling all personal appearances and concerts through May. No official word on what her caused her illness. [EURWeb]
  • Rumors are swirling that Kim Zolciak is allegedly pregnant by NFL boyfriend Kroy Biermann. Her ex-girl friend, Tracy Young, let the cat out of the bag this week when she said Kim was expecting. Despite the rumors, Kim was recently seen partying in Vegas. What a mess that would be if she is pregnant. [EURWeb]
  • Naomi Campbell is being sued for allegedly lying under oath. Over the summer, the supermodel was sued by fragrance company Moodform for backing out of a contract to start a perfume line called "Cat Deluxe with Kisses." This issue is more than 12 years old... the juice is that she allegedly lied to get out of the contract. [Vulture]
  • This may make for the best stocking stuffer of them all! Sony Records and MJ's estate have shared details that they will release "Michael" on Dec. 14th, an album of new songs. The first single is called "Breaking News" (recorded in 2007) and it will debut this coming Monday on Michaeljackson.com. Can't wait to hear what this will sound like. [Vulture]
  • Fashionista Iman has called Victoria Beckham "one of the best designers." Would you agree? She did dress Oprah for her award ceremony in Cali? Check out what else Iman had to say about the Spice Girl turned fashion designer. [People Style Watch]
  • Despite T.I. being incarcerated for violating his probation, his new album "No Mercy" will still come out on Dec. 7th. Sounds like he's continuing plans to promote the record. Should he pocket the material for his 2011 release?
  • The "Jumping the Broom" trailer is out! In case you've forgotten, it features Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Meagan Good and more. Check it out... this looks like it'll be perfect for Mother's Day 2011. [Black Voices]
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