WEDNESDAY'S RUNDOWN!

MEL B, AMONG OTHERS, TO “DANCE WITH THE STARS!”
MELANIE BROWN TO APPEAR ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS” // SCREENGRAB FROM ABC

NEW DANCING WITH THE “STARS” ON THE HORIZON! » Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown has been announced as one of the twelve celebrity contestants who will participate in the fifth season of ABC’s popular “Dancing with the Stars” show. The pop star will be joined on the show by British actress Jane Seymour, singer Marie Osmond, Las Vegas performer Wayne Newton, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and model Josie Maran, among others. She will be paired on the show with ballroom dance champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is returning for his fourth season. The show is scheduled to premiere on Sept 25. Check your local listings for more details. Peep the entire list of “stars” below. Honestly I can only pick out two people that I know, and that’s Floyd and Melanie!

01. Jennie Garth
02. Marie Osmond
03. Albert Reed
04. Scary Spice
05. Helio Castronetes
06. Jane Seymour
07. Jose Maran
08. Sabrina Bryan
09. Mark Cuban
10. Cameron Mathison
11. Floyd Maywather
12. Wayne Newton

Don’t know who these people are? Reader, meet GOOGLE. Google, meet reader! Google’s your best friend =)

TONI BRAXTON DOES NOT HAVE BREAST CANCER!
TONI BRAXTON AT THE 2007 NBA ALL-STAR GAME // PHOTO BY ETHAN MILLER FOR GETTY IMAGES

TONI BRAXTON DOES NOT HAVE BREAST CANCER! » In complete contrast to what we posted Monday, Toni Braxton is denying the reports that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an August 28 statement to Access Hollywood, the 39-year-old R&B singer said:

“There has been a rumor circulating that I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. After feeling something uncomfortable in my left breast, I went in for a screening. I was very fortunate that they did not find anything and I am in great health. However, I encourage women to take their annual tests and suggested precautions to prevent this disease that continues to affect so many women.”

Well, that’s good news!

BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL’S DAD WANTS US TO BOYCOTT WINO’S MUSIC!
AMY AND BLAKE CANOODLING IN THE BAHAMAS RECENTLY // IMAGE VIA SPLASH NEWS

MR. FIELDER-CIVIL WANTS US TO HELP AMY … BY NOT BUYING HER RECORDS! » Soul sensation Amy Winehouse’s father-in-law is encouraging fans to stop buying the singer’s records in an effort to force her to get help for what he describes as a drug addiction. Giles Fielder-Civil, father of Winehouse’s newly wed husband Blake Fielder-Civil, admitted that he believes that the couple had used cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin and were in “abject denial” about their problem. “I think they believe they are recreational users of drugs and they are in control,” Fielder-Civil told British Broadcasting Corp. radio Tuesday. “Clearly they are addicts. Perhaps it is time to stop buying records. It’s a possibility, to send that message.”

But Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, feels that a boycott of his daughter’s records will do little to no good at all. “It’s all clutching at straws,” he told the BBC. “There’s only one way out of this, and anybody with any drug experience will tell you… that the only way out of this is not sectioning them, not locking them up. At some point they are going to reach rock bottom … and at that point they will say, ‘Listen, I don’t want to do this anymore.'”

Fielder-Civil feels that Winehouse’s record label, Island Records, isn’t doing enough to help the singer and thinks they should be taking more of a pro-active approach in “helping the couple to get better.” Island Records refutes those claims saying, “[We’ve done] everything we can to help with Amy’s personal problems over the past few weeks. She has our full support professionally, emotionally and financially,” the label said in a statement. “We’ve advised her to take complete rest during this difficult period and have put all her promotional commitments on hold.”

FOXY BROWN IS LOSING HER MIND IN JAIL!
FOXY BROWN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE BACK IN FEBRUARY // PHOTO BY BRYAN BEDDER FOR GETTY IMAGES

FOXY BROWN, SHUT UP AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN! » Former inmates of Rikers Island, where a pregnant Foxy Brown is currently being held, claim that the Brooklyn bred rapper is kept isolated and is desperate for human contact. According to reports from The New York Post, ex-inmates Teresa Pandolfo and Donalay Thomas revealed that they were threatened by jail guards not to look or talk to Brown, who spends her days in a cell reading the bible and complaining about her hair weave. “Everyone who passes by looks at her, she’s usually sleeping or reading her books,” said Pandolfo, who was housed in a cellblock near Brown. “Her hair looks like whoever did it ran. That’s how much the weave is coming apart.” Thomas divulged that when her and other inmates passed by Brown’s cell while heading for recreation time, Brown would bang on the door saying, “I want to go to rec, too!” “She’s alone all day, every day,” Thomas explained. “They’re just keeping her away from everybody.”

Thomas also added that Foxy B waves to other inmates when they yell out to her. “She’s friendly, she’s not uppity,” Thomas said. The former inmates also revealed that Brown heats up Ramen noodles on a hot plate in her room and washes them down with orange soda bought from the jail commissary. A spokesman for the City Correction Department told The Post that Brown is forced to take her meals and recreation time by herself because of security reasons. It pays to be a celebrity I guess!