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TLC star sets her sights on Chris Pine after Wayne Brady dating rumours

January 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
Chris Pine
Tlc star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas has set her sights on a date with actor Chris Pine following reports suggesting she was romancing U.S. comedian Wayne Brady.

The No Scrubs hitmaker was linked to the funnyman earlier this month (Jan13) when they were spotted together in Las Vegas, but both have dismissed the rumours they're an item and now Thomas has hinted she's after another celebrity - and she isn't averse to letting the media play matchmaker.

Further dismissing the Brady dating reports, the singer's representative tells E! News, "As a matter of fact, Chilli happens to be a 'Pine Nut', ...
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Wayne Brady denies Chilli dating rumours

January 7th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Wayne Brady
Comedian/actor Wayne Brady has cleared up reports suggesting he is dating Tlc star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, urging fans not to believe everything they read.

The Brady and Thomas romance hit the headlines on Monday (06Jan14) after editors at Us Weekly magazine reported they were an item after spending time together in Las Vegas over the weekend (begs03Jan14).

However, Brady has taken to Twitter.com to deny the reports, writing, "So, just clear it up @officialchilli are not dating. Who wouldn't want to though, right? Don't believe everything u (sic) read".

Chilli's representatives have a...
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TLC's Chilli is dating Wayne Brady

January 6th, 2014 10:20am EST
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TLC singer Chilli is dating comedian Wayne Brady.
The 'Waterfalls' hitmaker was spotted holding hands with her new beau on Friday night (01.03.13) as he supported the girl band at a concert at the MGM in Las Vegas.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "They were so cute, stopping to take pictures with fans. He kept her close to him the whole time."
Chilli, whose real name is Rozonda Thomas, also gave the star a special shout-out at the private party held for MGM employees, and even brought him onto the stage during the set.
The couple have only been seeing each other for a fortnight, but this ...
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TLC star Chilli strips for PETA's tiger abuse ad

November 25th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Tlc star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas has become the latest celebrity to strip for animal rights group Peta.

The Grammy Award-winning singer has bared all to raise awareness about the abuse of tigers in circuses.

Photographed crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped bodypaint, Chilli is urging fans to 'Boycott the Circus' in the ad.

PETA officials have learned that many big cats used by circuses are beaten into submission, and when they're not performing, they are locked away in cramped, filthy cages.

Tiger lover Chilli says, "There's so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is...
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TLC turned down ...Baby One More Time

October 21st, 2013 3:10am EDT
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R&B stars Tlc turned down the chance to record Britney Spears' breakout mega hit ...Baby One More Time because they were not comfortable with the lyrics.

Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins reveals the girl group was offered the Max Martin and Rami Yacoub song before it was snapped up by Spears as her debut single back in 1999, but the singers rejected the track because it didn't fit their sound.

Recalling the offer, she tells MTV News, "I was like, 'I like the song but do I think it's a hit? Do I think it's TLC? I'm not saying 'hit me baby'.' No disrespect to Britney. It's good for her. But was I goi...
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Chilli kicked out of group in early TLC days

October 17th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Rozanda 'Chilli' Thomas almost missed out on finding fame with Tlc after she was booted from the band early on in the R&B stars' careers.

The Waterfalls hitmakers' manager, Perri 'Pebbles' Reid, has long been rumoured to have dropped Chilli from the group's line-up after falling out over behavioural issues - and now the singer has confirmed the claims.

Usher's ex-girlfriend suggests she had been coming on too strong to producer Dallas Austin, who she went on to date, prompting Pebbles to take drastic action.

She tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I got kicked out. At first I was ...
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New TLC Album To Drop In October

July 26th, 2013 9:03am EDT
TLC
The two remaining members of TLC have announced their new album will be released on Oct. 15 through Epic Records/LaFace.

The currently untitled disc will include remastered versions of hits such as "Waterfalls", "Unpretty" and "No Scrubs." It will also contain new tunes featuring collaborations with stars such as Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga, Drake and J. Cole.

Member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras in early 2002, just before the release of the group's fourth album. Surviving members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas are performing at VH1's Mixtape Festival i...
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'Breaking Amish' Star Kate Stoltzfus Poses For Maxim Magazine!

July 2nd, 2013 2:21pm EDT
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TLC’s Kate Stoltzfus has a officially broken from her Amish heritage, and now she’s posing for Maxim magazine!

The Breaking Amish star shed her Amish apron and her rural ways as she shows off her sexy side in the July/August issue of Maxim.

Stoltzfus moved to New York City to pursue a modeling contract and tells the magazine, “There are definitely a lot of Amish women who have great bodies, because they work hard. They also eat really healthy, since they grow their own food.”

What does Kate miss most about home?  She says, “I miss being able to garden and take care of plants.”

Something...
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Surviving Members Of TLC Reuniting For Mixtape Festival, Posible Reunion Tour

April 29th, 2013 11:15pm EDT
TLC
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas and Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins -- the two surviving members of R&B trio TLC, are reuniting this summer for their first appearance in four years.

The duo, who lost third member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes to a car accident in 2002, are set to play this year's Mixtape Festival in July, held at Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania.

The "Waterfalls" singers have reportedly been working on new material for a comeback album, but no details have been released. They'll play alongside fellow 90s artists 98 Degrees, Hanson and Boyz II Men.

The two singers have also been considering br...
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Keke Palmer To Portray Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas In TLC Movie

February 18th, 2013 11:24am EST
Keke Palmer
Singer/actress Keke Palmer has signed up to play Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas in an upcoming biopic about TLC.

Palmer joins rapper Lil' Mama, who will play Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, in the full-length TV movie about how the R&B superstars became one of the most successful girl groups in history.

Nineteen-year-old Palmer admits it is a huge honor to be involved in the TLC movie because she was a huge fan of the trio growing up.

She tells Vibe.com, "I would sing No Scrubs over and over again to the point my parents would have to tell me to stop, but I never did, I had my little hairbrush as my ...
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Queen's Roger Taylor Says He Won't Perform With Freddie Mercury Hologram

May 1st, 2012 8:05am EDT
Roger Taylor
Queen's drummer Roger Taylor has no plans to follow the holographic craze by performing with an image of late singer Freddie Mercury, insisting, "It's the real one or no hologram for me."

Since deceased rapper Tupac Shakur sensationally appeared as a hologram at last month's Coachella festival, there have been reports of other late music stars set to receive the same technological treatment - including TLC star Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.

However, drummer Taylor isn't resurrecting his flamboyant former frontman, who died in 1991.

Taylor tells Billboard, "I don't think I want to. Were someb...
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T-Boz Has Been Trying To Get A Hologram Of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes 'For Years'

April 28th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
TLC
TLC star Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins is seriously considering bringing her late bandmate Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes back from the grave for an upcoming anniversary tour, insisting she thought up the idea years before rapper Dr. Dre 'resurrected' Tupac Shakur for the Coachella music festivals.

Surviving TLC members T-Boz and Rozanda 'Chilli' Thomas announced plans for their first U.S. tour in nine years on Wednesday - exactly 10 years after rapper Left Eye was killed in a car accident.

A report on TMZ.com suggested the singers were interested in using the same holographic technology which made Tupac...
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TLC To Bring Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Hologram On 20th Anniversary Tour?

April 25th, 2012 9:10pm EDT
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Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas - the surviving members of R&B trio TLC - announced on Wednesday that they plan to hit the road in 2012 for the group's 20th anniversary.

The news comes on the 10th anniversary of the death of group member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, who was tragically killed in a car accident in Honduras.

T-Boz and Chilli are currently in negotiations for a tour, their first in nine years, with music producer Antonio 'L.A.' Reid.

"We're going on tour; we are in negotiations now with L.A. Reid, so we'll see what happens. A lot of cool things are coming up," T...
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Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Remembered On 10th Anniversary Of Her Death

April 25th, 2012 12:33am EDT
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
A previously unreleased track featuring late TLC star Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes has been made available to purchase online to mark the 10-year anniversary of her death.

The tune, "Fantasies", by rapper Bootleg, initially began circulating on the internet in late February, but on Tuesday, record executives at German label Block Starz Music released it as a charity download to honor the TLC star.

Proceeds from the single will benefit the late rapper's youth organization, the Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Foundation.

Meanwhile, Lopes' TLC bandmates Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas rev...
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'Glee' Recap: Just Be A Queen

April 27th, 2011 10:20am EDT
GLEE Born This Way
In just a few weeks, the glee club is going to Nationals, prom royalty will be crowned, and Lady Gaga will release a new album. It’s a trifecta of amazing events that deserve to be brought together in a super sparkly, extra-long ‘Glee’ that’s all about self-acceptance.

Rather than hit us over the head with the theme of this episode, Finn clocks Rachel in the nose. In under a minute, rhinoplasty is on the table and New Directions is debating the merits of surgically enhanced vs unconditional self-acceptance. Miss Pillsbury is brought in to help Mr. Schue drive home the message that this we...
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Hot Legs: Sugababes Singer Jade Ewan Struts Her Stuff

August 15th, 2010 2:41pm EDT
Sugababes
They're called the Sugababes, but as far as we can tell there's only one babe.

Maybe they should rethink their name? New member Jade Ewan recently showed off her long, lean legs at a music festival in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal.

Bandmates Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah also took the stage, but leggy Jade definitely outshone her singing partners.

The band just revealed they will start work on a new album next week. The disc will be the first with new member Jade, who rerecorded Keisha Buchanan's vocals on their previous release "Sweet 7" after being drafted into the band in September.
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
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Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Music Review: Posthumous Left Eye CD Shows Talent

January 26th, 2009 4:36pm EST
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Lisa Lopes / Tupac Shakur Duet To Be Released

October 16th, 2008 7:35am EDT
Lisa Lopes
An eerie new duet between dead stars Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Tupac Shakur is to feature on the TLC star's posthumous solo album. Lopes, who lost her life in a tragic 2002 car crash in Honduras, recorded a series of solo and collaborative tunes before she died - and the finished tracks will appear on new album, Eye Legacy, which hits stores in January.

Guests include Shakur and Missy Elliott.

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Prima J Opening For Danity Kane Through July

June 27th, 2008 7:00am EDT
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The name of their debut single may be "Rock Star," but the two cousins that make up Prima J are everything but. In fact, Jessica and Janelle Martinez are so down-to-earth, it seems just as odd that their song is the lead track from the Bratz™ Motion Picture Soundtrack (released by Geffen Records July 31st, with the movie following August 3). Far from precocious and everything but bratty, the pair are actually a real-life version of the comradarie and competitive edge captured in the movie.

Their recent discovery and success aside, Jessica and Janelle still can't believe that they've n...
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Timbaland Takes Top Prizes At ASCAP Awards

June 25th, 2008 6:30am EDT
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Superproducer Timbaland scooped a double win at the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards on Monday night, taking two top prizes including Songwriter of the Year. The "Apologize" beatmaker, who has scored chart success with artists like Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and OneRepublic, was also honored for his work on rapper Fabolous' song "Make Me Better."

Timbaland's latest win comes just months after he was named Songwriter of the Year at the 25th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in April.

However, the biggest accolade of the night went to Bobby Brown's former boyband New Editi...
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Marriage Changed Usher

May 27th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
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R&B superstar Usher credits his wife Tameka Foster with changing his playboy ways - because he was never able to remain faithful to his partners before the pair met. The "Yeah!" hitmaker married stylist Foster last September and welcomed a son, Usher Raymond V, two months later.

But the 29-year-old singer romanced a string of beauties before walking down the aisle - including TLC star Rozonda 'Chili' Thomas - and detailed his struggle with monogamy on 2004 hit Confessions.

However, he claims to have left his bachelor days well behind him since meeting Foster.

He says, "When ...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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TLC's Chilli Reveals Crush On Will Smith

April 15th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith has a little celebrity competition over her man - TLC star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas is smitten with Will Smith after checking out his body in I Am Legend. Thomas, who previously dated Usher and producer Dallas Austin, admits she was stunned by Smith's physique in the hit film - and she envies her actress pal.

Thomas tells Sister2Sister magazine, "I want her man. No, that's my girl. We cool. But I can admire... His body is off the chain. I was like, 'Man, when this comes on DVD I'm gonna press pause. He's doing, like, these little push-ups, these pull-ups."

And S...
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Chilli Speaks Out Over Usher Breakup

April 10th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
TLC
TLC star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas has finally spoken out about her split from ex-boyfriend Usher, insisting the much-hyped break-up had nothing to do with revelations the singer made on his Confessions album. Both Usher and Thomas refused to speak about the 2003 split, despite speculation suggesting the clues to the break-up were literally written all over his album.

Songs about cheating led fans to believe the "Waterfalls" singer had dumped the R&B stud after learning he had been unfaithful, and in the song "Burn," he sang about ending a relationship he no longer wanted to be in.

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Chilli Turned Down Movie Roles For Her Son

April 10th, 2008 11:25am EDT
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TLC star Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas has revealed she gave up a huge movie role to concentrate on motherhood. The R&B singer, a single mom, admits she has been forced to turn down a lucrative acting career because she can't leave her son Tron behind and head off on location.

She explains, "Tron is first. I put him before I put myself. I've never had a nanny... I don't do that because I want to do everything myself. It's a lot of things that I've turned down because I chose to put my baby first." But she can't talk about the films she turned down, or who took the roles she was offered.

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Outkast: In a Class of Their Own

March 27th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
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As one of the hottest rap groups out today, Outkast has etched a mark in hip-hop history as perhaps the best rap group ever. They're in fair competition, however, with groups like A Tribe Called Quest and EPMD riding dutch. These groups, by coincidence, never took to transforming the perceptions of what many outside the South considered as nothing special into worthy rhyme sayers, putting Atlanta on its back and giving listeners something to nod to.

Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi came together as a group in 1991 and signed to Laface Records in 1992. They were the label's first hip-h...
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Are You Ready For...Brit & Alex? Check Out Their Debut Single 'Let It Go'

March 12th, 2008 6:07pm EDT
Brit & Alex
Production legend Dallas Austin calls them "my new TLC." They're stopped in the street on a daily basis. Labels have been trying to get them for years; Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Records, heard two songs and signed them on the spot. There's nothing overnight about the imminent success of 22-year-old identical twins Brit and Alex Smith (Brit's the platinum blonde) and the release of their first single 'Let It Go' is the culmination of six years' hard work.

'Let It Go' is the perfect first taste of what the singing, songwriting duo have in offer: its bridge tells the story of a...
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Cherish Returns With Yung Joc On New Single, 'Killa'; New CD Due April 29

February 18th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Cherish
Most people are not ready for the truth.

But, Cherish is.

In fact, these four singing sisters who hit it big in 2006 with the dance hit "Do It To It" from the Gold-certified album, Unappreciated, are positive that you are ready as well. "Our new album is named The Truth, and it basically delves into the different aspects of our lives," says an excited Fallon, 20. "The entire album reflects our lives and our situations."

Their sophomore project introduces young women who have found their unique place in a field full of duplicates and manufactured stars.

The potent fir...
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