Afternoon Links: Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer, Madonna Joins Twitter

● On his Facebook today, Bootsy Collins bears the bad news that 68-year-old soul singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer. "He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up," writes Collins, adding that, "Thxs Funkateers, we will get him Back on the One!" [Billboard]

● Russell Brand is literally scrubbing himself clean of Katy Perry by removing his half of their his and hers Sanskrit tattoo. [HollywoodLife]

● For her next big project, Angelina Jolie is pitching a movie about Afghanistan because, she says, "I’ve been there a few times in the last 11 years, and it’s a part of the world we’re all quite aware of now, but… I’m not sure." Okay! [EW]

● Universal and Focus Features have won the much sought-after screen rights to E.L. James’s hugely popular "mommy porn" novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. [Deadline]

● In promotion of her new album MDNA, Madonna has joined Twitter for one day, and, well, just one day only. [CNN]

● In the case that you are not too burned out from The Hunger Games (or maybe because you are burned out from The Hunger Games) here is the first teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. [Vulture]

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