This year T-Boz admitted to having a brain tumor removed. The singer, who also suffers from sickle cell anemia, is a prime example of strong woman overcoming unfortunate circumstances.
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TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has landed her own reality series. The show, called Totally T-Boz, will follow the singer-songwriter has she balances motherhood, her career and recovering from a brain tumor she was diagnosed with in 2006. The TLC network has ordered four episodes of the show, which is scheduled to air in 2013. [TMZ]
Jay-Z had a busy weekend. Not only did he open Brooklyn's new sports and entertainment arena, the Barclay Center, but he performed two sold out shows and opened the doors to the arena's new 40/40 club. The 19,000-seat arena is scheduled to be the new home of the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012-2013 NBA season. [PunchBowl Blog]
Singer Sean Kingston has been ordered by a Maimi judge to pay $77,000 for a mansion he reportedly trashed. Kingston was sued by his former landlord, who claimed he broke his lease two months early and left the $25,000-a-month mansion a mess. TMZ is reporting that Kingston left over $20,000 in damages. [TMZ]
BET has released a statement in light of the brawl that allegedly took place between rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross at the 2012 BET Hip Hip Awards this weekend. "BET Networks works very hard to bring the best in entertainment to the city of Atlanta. For the past 7 years BET has celebrated the true art form of Hip Hop. Due to some misjudgment of select attendees, it is unfortunate that certain incidents took place. BET Networks does not condone any type of violence. Local authorities are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible." According to the Atlanta police, the fight broke out around 7:15 p.m. in the venue's parking lot. [The YBF]
Hip-hop mogul Diddy says he's not raising his children like typical celebrity kids. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the father of six said he goes to his son Justin's college football games as just a parent. "I tell people like, ‘I’m off today. I’m really here to support my son. It’s about my son,'" he said. "That’s one of the things that I think that raising my kids – myself and the mothers of my children – we don’t raise them as celebrity children." [Necole Bitchie]