Coffee Talk: Wanda Sykes Has Double Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

Diagnosed with breast cancer, Sykes says she chose the best option.

Yolanda Sangweni Sep, 23, 2011

We’re kicking off the weekend with lots of hot topics:

  • Wanda Sykes surprised everyone with a double dose of shocking news. During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the 47-year-old comedienne said she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, and underwent a double mastectomy shortly after. “I had both breasts removed,” she said, “because now I have zero chance of having breast cancer.” Sykes added that her family had a history of breast cancer. [PEOPLE]

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  • It’s only been a few months after the release of her fourth album, “4,” but mommy-to-be Beyonce says she’s ready to get back into the studio. “I have so many songs in my head right now,” she told Access Hollywood. [That Grape Juice]

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  • Sean Kingston is being fined $180 for his near-fatal jet-ski accident in May. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, investigators are citing “inexperience” and “inattention” as the main causes of his accident. Kingston is being cited for “careless operation in an accident.” [TMZ]

  • Rihanna debuted a new single from her upcoming album yesterday. The song, “We Found Love,” is a mix of Euro-pop and techno that we’re sure Rihanna’s stans are going to L-O-V-E! [Necole Bitchie]

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  • John Legend is the latest celeb to enter the television market, but he won’t be in front of cameras. According to, the Grammy winner will be producing a sitcom for NBC called “Mixed Blessings,” about a well-to-do rapper who finds out he has a teenage son. This should be interesting. [EURWeb] 



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