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Coffee Talk: Toni Braxton Reveals She Has Lupus

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There's lots to talk about over coffee this morning:
  • Yesterday at the 8th Annual Lupus Bag Ladies Luncheon, Toni Braxton revealed that she has lupus. Upon receiving the Humanitarian Award, she said, "Take a look, this is what lupus looks like." She later went to her Twitter to say that it was tough to share her secret, but "it was such a relief!" Though Braxton has attended many of these lupus luncheons and has worked tirelessly with charities to fight the disease, she never revealed that she was battling the disease. It's been a tough few years for Braxton with her heart condition and bankruptcy this year, but she continues to stand tall and we applaud her! [Black Voices]
  • Reports are out this morning that Toni Parker allegedly slept with former teammate Brent Barry's wife. According to sources, Eva Longoria found numerous text messages indicating his infidelity. [YBF]
  • Swizz Beatz is getting into the shoe business. He recently tweeted some photos of some Reeboks he helped design. They're kind of cute. Check them out -- they could make great gifts for the fellows. [Vibe]
  • Chad Ochocinco has handed out another diamond ring! TMZ is reporting that he proposed to "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada with a 10-carat engagement ring. Let's hope this marriage lasts. If you remember, just last year he gave a diamond ring to his "DWTS" partner, though he claimed it was just a gift.  [TMZ]
  • Sherri Shepherd says she can't wear reading glasses because she hasn't landed her husband yet. "I went to Jay-Z's club, and it's just not sexy when you're dropping it like it's hot and your reading glasses fall out." Are you ready to embrace the fact about getting older? [Page Six]
  • Sarah Palin has revealed that she is "seriously considering" running for president in 2012. In an recent interview with Barbara Walters that will air Dec. 9th, Palin says she thinks she can beat Obama. Pump the breaks! Did she just reveal she's running for the Oval Office in 2012? Comments, anyone? [Gawker]
  • The Brits can't handle Beyonce's sexy moves. The commercial for her fragrance "Heat" has been yanked off British TV after the Advertising Standards Authority said Beyonce's exposed breasts "created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children." Be the judge and let us know if this Beyonce's ad is too racy for kids to watch. [Clutch Magazine]
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