Former UCLA Medical Center employee Lawanda Jackson pleaded guilty Monday to selling confidential information about Farrah Fawcett’s cancer battle to the National Enquirer and using her boss’ password to access records belonging to dozens of patients, including Britney Spears and Maria Shriver. The single charge of violating medical privacy law for commercial purposes carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing has been scheduled for May, reports E! Online.
*All five original members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performed in Los Angeles Monday night for the first time in 10 years, reports Allhiphop.com. Officials at Club Nokia were forced to turn away hundreds of fans, while those lucky enough to get in heard the rap group perform such tracks as “1st of Tha Month,” “I Tried,” “Notorious Thugs,” and the Grammy-winning “Crossroads.” The group is preparing to release a new album on Jan. 30 titled “Uni 5.”
*In her new book “Isaac and the Bah Family Tree,” Tampa author Adrienne C. Wilson tracks the title character on a journey to find his family tree. The adventure seeks to spark questions about family structure, ancestry, and history. The book is currently available in nationwide bookstores or can be ordered through the publisher atwww.tatepublishing.com/bookstore. “Isaac and the Bah Family Tree” is also an eLIVE title, meaning each copy contains a code redeemable for a free audio download of the book from the publisher’s Web site.