More details have been revealed regarding songstress Janet Jackson’s health condition. Just days after she announced the postponement of her ‘Unbreakable’ tour, source are now saying that Jackson is undergoing tests for throat cancer. According to reports, doctors came across a tumor on her vocal cords. “Doctors found a growth on Janet’s vocal chords that could be serious,” said a source. “It’s a medical condition that has to be taken care of immediately. Janet said she knows that with prayers and her will, she’ll be back out on the road in the spring or early summer.” Jackson canceled shows back in October to make her health issues a priority. The ‘Unbreakable’ Tour was slated to kick off on January 9th. Despite the setback, Jackson seems to be in good spirits. She recently posted a message on her website that read, “Hey you guys…Happy Holidays to each and every one of you! I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the ‘Unbreakable Tour’ until the spring. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time.” According to doctors, if she does have ‘cancer of the larynx,’ she’ll never be able to sing again. Read more.
You Now Can Use Samuel L. Jackson’s Voice as Your Voicemail Greeting
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is well-known for his distinct voice, and now fans will have the opportunity to use it as their outgoing voicemail message. During a recent appearance on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked Jackson to record a voicemail greeting for his phone. After Jackson did the message, CBS decided to include the recording on their website, so that fans can download it too. “When he stopped by The Late Show to talk about his new film “The Hateful Eight,” Samuel L. Jackson made one of Stephen’s dreams come true by recording an outgoing message for his voicemail,” reads the site. “But since it’s a brand new year and we’re in a giving mood, we decided to make it available for you to download as well.” Read more.
Joe Dillard Makes History as the Youngest Branch President in NAACP
Joe Dillard, President of the Norfolk NAACP, made history within the organization as the youngest branch president. Dillard, who hails from Richmond, is a graduate of the Norfolk State University and began working with the NAACP in college. Four years ago, he was selected as Chairman of Housing and Community Planning for Norfolk State University’s NAACP Chapter, where he ensured that students and staff had the opportunity to live in campus controlled housing despite their race. Dillard then worked his way up to becoming Chairman of the NAACP’s Economic Development Committee. Two years ago, he was elected President of the Norfolk Branch NAACP. “I want to be in a position to influence and change policy for the betterment of my community,” said Dillard during a recent interview. He also said he strives to get the younger generation involved in social movements. “We (all organizations) need to empower the youth to make decisions about the world they want to see.” Read more.
Patti LaBelle Expands Her Dessert Collection
Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies became a hit over the holidays after a review by fan James Wright Chanel went viral. LaBelle is continuing to ride this wave by adding two new desserts to her collection. She took to Twitter to share that she has added Vanilla Pound Cake and Caramel Cake to her line. “Who’s ready for #PattiCake? My new vanilla pound cake is making its way to stores!” she posted. The vanilla cake is being sold at Walmart stores for $6.98. The caramel cake, which features yellow cake with caramel icing, is slated to hit stores on January 18th and will be sold for $13.94. Read more.
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