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"Lisa is our sister," said Chilli. "You never get over losing a family member."
See what flavor brew we’ve got bubbling over this morning:
• In honor of Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes’ untimely death 10 years ago, the remaining members of TLC, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have announced plans for a reunion tour and a new album. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the group will use projected video of Left-Eye during their performances—like Dr. Dre used video performances of Tupac Shakur during Coachella last year. “The word anniversary means a celebration,” says T-Boz. “For us her death will never be a celebration, it’s still something that hurts.” Chilli followed up, “Lisa is our sister. You never get over losing a family member. We love her and we miss her and that isn’t ever going to change.” There’s no word on when the album will be available. [Hollywood Reporter]
• Jamie Foxx has entered talks to play Oliver Warbucks in the remake of Annie. Foxx’s character will be renamed Benjamin Stacks in this updated version that also features Black Women in Hollywood honoree Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie. The musical isn’t slated to be released until Christmas 2014. [SlashFilm]
• Tamar Braxton says she’s willing to allow reality show cameras into the delivery room. She told Hip-Hollywood it’s only fare to bring fans along for the journey. “My husband’s not comfortable with any of this,” said Braxton. “I think we’re going to let them in as much as we can. You don’t want to bring your viewer all the way to the point where you went through in vitro, then it didn’t happen like that and it happened naturally. I just think it’s a story to tell and not to tell the whole story is kind of unfair.” [Hip Hollywood]
• Will Deception, starring Meagan Good and Laz Alonzo, be returning for a second season? It’s questionable given the crime drama wasn’t listed among the network’s 2013-2014 renewal list. Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, announced the return of five different shows in a press release. “On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up,” said Salke. It’s unclear if the network is finished announcing renewals. One could only hold out hope that Deception will be a last minute addition. [Clutch]
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