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The outspoken Braxton will open for Legend during his Made to Love Tour.
Guess what flavor coffee we’ve got brewing today:
• Tamar Braxton has yet another job on the horizon. Despite being one of the funniest hosts on The Real, Braxton will hit the road with John Legend this fall for his Made to Love Tour. Together, Legend and Braxton will kick off the massive tour in Connecticut on October 20th and will wrap it up on December 1st in Los Angeles. This spring, Braxton released two singles from her upcoming album, Love & War. However, she has yet to pin down a release date. She also recently gave birth to healthy baby boy in June. [YBF]
• Drake and Chris Brown are officially off the hook in their nightclub brawl. A New York judge tossed out the case filed by Entertainment Enterprises citing the two artists don’t owe the company any money. EE sued Drake and Brown for $16 million, claiming their nightclub suffered in the aftermath. [NY Post]
• Spike Lee is turning to his fans to finance his new film. Recently, the director launched his very own Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million. “With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it’s not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers,” writes Lee. “I’m not hating, just stating the facts. Super heroes, comic books, 3D special effects, blowing up the planet nine times and fly through the air while transforming is not my thang…” To date, Lee has raised $74,163. The campaign closes on August 21st. [Huffington Post]
• Katherine Jackson said she didn’t know her son, the late King of Pop, was abusing pills before his death. Yesterday, Jackson resumed her testimony on the stand during the AEG trial. “I knew he was taking them [pain pills] but I didn’t know he was abusing them,” she told the court. Jackson also revealed that her other children showed concern over Michael’s drug usage, which Michael later denied. [E! Online]
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