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Watch Tamar Braxton’s new video for ‘The Makings of You’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Tamar Braxton is taking us back down memory lane in the new video for her single, “The Makings of You.” The award-winning songstress puts her spin on the old 1970s classic written and recording first by the late Curtis Mayfield and then re-recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips for the 1974 cinema classic Claudine.

In the video, Tamar is rocking a “Willona” from Good Times wig along with a “Thelma” from Good Times floral ensemble. She’s also reminiscing on the good love she is receiving from her new man. While the video says she is “some where in D.C.”  it was actually shot at the childhood home of Instagram star Lonnie Bee, who makes a grand appearance at the end of the video.

“The Makings of You” appears on Braxton’s current album, BlueBird of Happiness.

Check it out below and tell us what you think!

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Eric Benet, Demetria McKinney and more join ‘Redemption of Dogg’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

More star power has been added to Je’Caryous Johnson‘s new stage play Redemption of a Dogg featuring Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton.

The show chronicles a character built around the persona of the iconic rapper and examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family.

Redemption Of A Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop’s greatest hits, as well as, songs from his recently released chart-topping Gospel album, Bible Of Love. This will be the rapper’s theatrical debut while Braxton will star as “The Angel” who helps guide him through his life’s journey. 

New cast members include four-Time Grammy Award Nominee Eric Benet in the role of Terrence, Snoop Dogg’s manager who ultimately starts managing Snoop’s wife in more ways than one. Saints & Sinners star Demetria McKinney will take on the role of Shani, Snoop Dogg’s wife.  Family Time star Omar Gooding will appear as Ray Boogie, Snoop Dogg’s DJ and long-time friend and producer. Rounding out the cast is actor and comedian James “Lil JJ” Lewis in the role of Young Snoop + American Idol alum and original Color Purple Musical star LaTaya London

“Audiences will not be ready for what this show is going to give them,” said Johnson. “This will be unlike anything urban theatre audiences have seen. Think of merging some of the best moments of Cirque Du Soleil, Preacher’s Wife, Straight Outta Compton and Back to The Future all into one. It will be one of the most moving, visually stimulating, dramatic and musically charged shows they have seen with some of the most talented, iconic musical stars of our time. They can’t afford to miss this show.”

See the full schedule below:

October 5-7                          Houston, TX                    Hobby Center

October 11                           Newark, NJ                     NJPAC

October 12-13                      Philadelphia, PA             Tower Theater

October 14                           Brooklyn, NY                  Kings Theatre

October 19                           St. Louis, MO                  Stifel Theatre

October 20-21                      Chicago, IL                     Arie Crown

October 25-27                      Detroit, MI                      Music Hall

October 28                           Cleveland, OH                 KeyBank State Theatre

November 2                         Atlanta, GA                      Fox Theatre

November 8                         Norfolk, VA                       Chrysler Hall

November 9-11                    Washington, DC               Warner Theatre

November 16                       Los Angeles, CA                Microsoft Theater

November 17                       Long Beach, CA                  Terrace Theater

November 18                       Oakland, CA                       Paramount Theatre

*Dates Subject to Change Without Notice and More Cities To Be Added

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Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Toni Braxton is doing the “two-step” with her sisters Tamar and Towanda Braxton in the new music video for her latest single, “Long As I Live.” The stunning visual was released over the weekend and is directed by photographer Mike Ho.

“Long As I Live” comes from Braxton’s new album Sex and Cigarettes, which dropped on Friday.

“SexAndCigarettes is available EVERYWHERE! Special thank you to all my fans, thank you for taking this ride with me! This album means a lot to me, and I’m glad you guys are enjoying it! Are you ready for the #SexAndCigarettes tour!?”

In addition to the album, Braxton has signed a major TV production deal with Lifetime and will have a new movie out during the winter holidays.

Tell us what you think about the video below:

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WATCH Trailer for TV One’s New Docu-Series #UNCENSORED (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The other day, I posted a story about RHOA star NeNe Leakes being apart of a new TV One series and wasn’t sure about her role or any details. Well, TV One sent me an email late last night with all of the deets and I can’t be more excited.

The new docuseries is titled “UNCENSORED” and it explores the intimate lives of today’s stars and personalities. It premieres next month on Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. EST.

The 10-episode semi-autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to our favorite faces including Leakes as well as Tiffany Haddish, LaLa Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Le’Andria Johnson, Nia Long, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg. It features them in their own stories, in their own words, in the places where their stories unfolded.  The show is also the first project to be greenlit by general manager Michelle Rice, who also developed the concept.

UNCENSORED is an edgier, in-depth docu-series where the subjects get to talk the audience in first person about the moments in their lives that helped make them who they are today,” said Rice. “TV One is about telling authentic stories and this show will chronicle people of influence in pop culture, music and entertainment that captivate people of all ages.”

In its first season, “UNCENSORED” dives deep into the lives of these celebrated individuals with first-hand accounts of their road to stardom from the stars themselves. They speak directly and candidly about their personal triumphs and successes, the obstacles and challenges they have faced, and the pivotal moments that have shaped their lives and careers. No topic is off limits as they discuss issues relevant to today’s national dialogue such as race relations, drugs and violence, and sexual harassment.

In addition to first-person interviews, “UNCENSORED” uncovers little known facts with an expansive and impressive list of friends and family who know them best.

Watch the trailer below:

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Tamar Braxton, SWV, Tank, Kirk Franklin + more to perform at ‘Soul Train Awards’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

BET recently tweeted that the “hippest trip in America” aka “The Soul Train Awards” will be hosted by multi-award winning vocalist Erykah Badu. She’ll be returning for the third consecutive year as the “hostess with the mostest.”

Confirmed performers include Don Cornelius Living Legend Award honoree Toni Braxton, Lady of Soul honorees SWV as well as Tank, Kirk Franklin, Tamar Braxton and 112.

As previously reported, Solange is in the lead with seven nominations followed by Bruno Mars with six including Song of the Year and Album/Mixtape of the Year. Other nominees include DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson TillerChris BrownUsher, Childish Gambino, Lalah Hathaway, Beyoncé and a host of others.

The “Soul Train Awards” recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. The show will be filmed on November 5 at the Orleans Arena and will air on November 26 at 8 p.m. on BET and BET HER.

Stay close as more performers and presenters will be announced!

Will you be watching this year?

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‘BET Awards’ announces first round of presenters + performers

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton are just a few of the big named stars set to perform at this year’s “BET Awards.” The show airs live on Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. EST from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.  According to the press release, the above mentioned names are just the first round of performers and more acts are to be announced in the coming weeks.

The evening will also feature a number of television, film, sports, comedy and music stars who will serve as presenters including “black-ish” star Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany HaddishJada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and “All Eyez on Me” star—Demetrius Shipp Jr.

Previously announced nominees this year include Mars and Migos plus Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper and many more. This year’s show is also hosted by comedienne and actress Leslie Jones.

Click here to see the rest of the nominees!

Hey RC fans! Whose performance are you looking forward to seeing the most?

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BTS of Centric TV’s ‘Hair Battle 2016’ hosted by Tamar Braxton [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius

CENTRIC TV aired the “Hair Battle 2016” on Saturday night and I can tell you it was just as exciting being there in person as it was watching it unfold on television. The event was actually taped in August during Atlanta’s Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show and yours truly was in the mix to get some exclusive shots of all the glitz and glamour that only these stylists could bring.


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The evening was hosted by R&B superstar, reality show diva and former Real host Tamar Braxton and featured appearances by hair and fashion maven Dwight Eubanks and celebrity judges—Shekinah Jo, Miss Lawrence and Razor Chic of Atlanta. Each presenter was judged on theme, creativity and styling technique.


The Judges

This year’s competitors were aiming for a chance to win $10,000 as well as a trophy, a scooter bike from RayTroniks and the coveted Hair Battle Belt. The fierce stylists included Toni Campbell aka Texas T, razor extraordinaire Que Barnes Jackson, newcomer Keon Brunson, former Hair Battle winner Angela Stucky and acclaimed wigmaster Terrence Davidson, who ultimately walked away with the evening’s grand prize. There were also appearances by Beyoncé‘s stylist Neal Farinah, the cast of Centric’s “My Current Situation” and the Queen of Bounce—Big Freedia.

Check out all of the pics below and tell us what you think!


Dwight Eubanks served as this year’s commentator and backstage correspondent


Tamar was in full “Tamar” mode as host and kept the crowd in stitches


Big Freedia made an appearance during Toni Campbell‘s show


Toni Campbell‘s show also included a inflatable Zorb Ball


Toni Campbell aka Texas T whipping that hair into shape


Candid shot of Miss Lawrence, Tamar Braxton and Shekinah Jo


Miss Lawrence getting his life with that fan


Over-the-top styles from Angela Stucky


Angela Stucky‘s theme was inspired by Disney’s Maleficent 


Bedazzled “Hair Petals” by Angela Stucky


This collage of color is made of real hair


Terrence Davidson‘s show opened up with a salute to Beyoncé and New Orleans


These Beyoncés were fierce and fabulous with their synchronized dance moves


The girls opened to a medley of song’s from Beyoncé‘s Lemonade CD


Simply Stunning!


Davidson’s theme transitioned from Beyoncé to The Addams Family


Keon Brunson‘s presentation was a look at hair in the future


This was Brunson‘s first time in the competition


Shekinah Jo and Razor Chic dancing and enjoying the music between presentations


Que Barnes Jackson using her infamous razor technique on her model


Tah Dah!


Tamar Braxton and Dwight Eubanks with the competing stylists


The stylists getting their final critiques from the judges


James Bronner getting ready to announce the winner


And the winner is…TERRENCE DAVIDSON!


Terrence Davidson sharing the victory with his son

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BMI R&B HIP HOP Awards honors Toni Braxton and others [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton was all smiles last night on the red carpet of BMI R&B Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA. The “Un-Break My Heart” vocalist was honored with this year’s coveted President’s Award for her 25 years in the entertainment industry. Other honorees included fellow Atlantan Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges and  The annual award ceremony recognizes the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs during the 2016 and took place at the prestigious Symphony Hall of The Woodruff Art Center.

IMG_5773Joining Braxton on the red carpet were her famous sisters—-Trina, Towanda and Traci—along with her not so little sons, Denim and Diezel. Her mother, father and brother were also in attendance while Tamar Braxton and Toni’s boyfriend, Birdman, joined them inside the auditorium.

The show was hosted by comedian Chris Tucker alongside BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations in Atlanta, Catherine Brewton and featured performances by some of the hottest talent in the music industry. Hip-hop heavyweight and mega producer DJ Khaled kicked off the show with his smash hit “All I Do Is Win” featuring Ludacris. Kent Jones, one of the year’s most buzzed about new artists, lived up to the hype when he rocked the mic with his smash single “Don’t Mind.” The momentum kept building when Rich Homie Quan hit the stage to perform his recent singles, “Type of Way” and “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” while Rae Sremmurd got the crowd moving with “No Type” and brand new single, “Black Beatles.”

IMG_5229The second half of the evening included an array of outstanding tribute performances honoring Toni Braxton beginning with Donald Lawrence & Company performing “You Mean the World to Me” and vocal powerhouse Yolanda Adams received a standing ovation with her moving rendition of “Un-Break My Heart.” Three of the Braxton sisters, Towanda, Traci, and Trina paid homage to their sister showcasing their incredible talent on “Breathe Again” and R&B chanteuse Ledisi wowed the audience with “Seven Whole Days.” After a moving introduction by L.A. Reid, Ms. Braxton took center stage for a spectacular performance of fan favorite, “He Wasn’t Man Enough” with her sisters on backing vocals.
Throughout the evening, the 35 best-performing R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the U.S. from BMI’s repertoire of over 10.5 million musical works were named along with Top Producers Awards going to Ben “Billions” Diehl and Southside. Top honors went to Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa for “See You Again” which claimed Song of the Year, Universal Music Publishing Group took home Publisher of the Year, and Metro Boomin was awarded Producer of the Year.
 Check out all of the red carpet photos below:
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David “DDS” Smith and guest


Kandi and Todd Tucker


Frank Ski 


VaShawn Mitchell


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Pastor Troy


Rae Sremmurd

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Rich Homie Quan 


Heather and Isaac Hayes III


Ben Billion$ with DJ Khaled and BMI’s Catherine Brewton 


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Brandon “Donut” Bell 


Angel McCoughtry and guest


Chris Tucker and Ludacris 


Big K.R.I.T


Yolanda Adams, Darryl Simmons and Catherine Brewton


Jasmine Burke 


Chris Tucker. Ludacris and Mike O’Neill


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Catherine Brewton with Stevie J and Marlo Hampton


Troy Taylor 


Toni Braxton


Toni Braxton and her sons 


Toni Braxton and her family

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Toni Braxton, Wendy Raquel Robinson and more honored at ‘365Black Awards’ [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congratulations to Grammy winning-superstar Toni Braxton and accomplished television and film actress Wendy Raquel Robinson. The two divas were honored over the holiday weekend in New Orleans at the 13th Annual McDonald’s 365BlackAwards. The ceremony was held during the ESSENCE Festival and was presented by Coca Cola and hosted by Amber Riley and Lance Gross.

McDonald’s 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. The program launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round.

Actress and singer Amber Riley and actor Lance Gross co-hosts the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

This year’s other honorees included football cornerback Charles Tillman; educator and historian Lonnie Bunch; and McDonald’s owner/operator Larry Triplett. Additionally, teen philanthropist Lauren Seroyer and teen social-entrepreneur Donovan Smith were recognized alongside this lineup with the third McDonald’s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award, facilitated by Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Singing siblings and reality television co-stars The Braxton Sisters performed a show-stopping tribute to their sister, who received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Vocal powerhouse Kelly Price, along with recording artists Kenny Lattimore, V. Bozeman and Eric Benet also joined the sisters in the tribute to Toni. Other performers included Anthony Hamilton and the Hamiltones, Chrisette Michele, Ro James and Canton Jones.

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Celebrities in attendance included actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Erica Ash and Gabrielle Dennis, along with actors Cornelius Smith Jr., Ronreaco Lee and Jay Ellis, were among this year’s presenters. Other stars spotted on the red carpet included recording artists Jordin Sparks, Avery Wilson and Guordan Banks, as well as music producer Sean Garrett and comedian/philanthropist Ricky Smith. Actor, comedian and popular internet personality King Bach.

Christian Rapper and reality television personality Canton Jones performs at the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

“We salute this year’s honorees for all of their achievements and for positively contributing to their communities,” said William Rhodes, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “It is important to acknowledge people who are making a real difference. We at McDonald’s are proud to be able to honor this group with this form of recognition. We hope it inspires them and others to continue to make positive impact.”

Those who missed the live awards ceremony can share in the experience by watching the broadcast on BET® Networks and CENTRIC later this summer.

Check out more photos below:

Actress and Recording Artist Jordin Sparks attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Jordin Sparks

Recording Artist and Reality Television Personality Tamar Braxton attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Tamar Braxton

Actor Cornelius Smith, Jr. attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Cornelius Smith Jr.

Recording Artist Kelly Price attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Anthony Hamilton

Recording artist V. Bozeman performs at the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

V. Bozeman

Recording Artist Kenny Lattimore attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Kenny Lattimore 

Actress and comedienne Erica Ash attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Erica Ash

Recording artist Eric Benet performs at the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Eric Benet

Recording Artist Avery Wilson attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Avery Wilson

Singer Chrisette Michele performs at the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Chrisette Michele

Actress and honoree Wendy Raquel Robinson attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Wendy Raquel Robinson accepting her award

Singer and honoree Toni Braxton attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365 Black Awards at the Ernest Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Toni Braxton accepting her award

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Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton, Stevie J and more attend Kelly Price’s Birthday Party [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius 

R&B diva Kelly Price kicked off her birthday weekend Friday night at Atlanta’s Gold Room. The six-time Grammy nominated singer and former reality star was all smiles when she arrived in her fitted leather dress with a splash of green in her cropped curls.


Tamar and Trina Braxton

A number of Kelly’s close friends and industry associates came out to support her including singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Dave HollisterTamar and Trina Braxton, hip-hop icons MC Lyte and Yo-Yo as well as LeLee from SWV. Atlanta’s own soul music stars Algebra Blessett and Anthony David were also spotted along with philanthropist Bo Talley, actor Carl Payne and media personality Juicy.


 James Wright Chanel admiring Kelly Price’s green hair

Kelly’s “Saints & Sinners” castmates Jasmine Burke and Clifton Powell were in attendance along with Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J, who is also one of the producers for her upcoming album. Actresses Kayla Pratt, Kellita Smith and Vanessa Williams, who are in town shooting a film for TV One, also stopped by to show their support as well as actor Mel Chude, music artist KiNG EDward and Patti’s Pies singer James Wright Chanel.

Check out all of the photos below:

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Faith Evans 


Kelly Price taking a selfie with Algebra Blessett


Kayla Pratt and Kellita Smith


James Wright Chanel


Kelly Price enjoying the party

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MC Lyte giving Kelly greetings from the DJ booth

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Carl Payne




Nicci Gilbert with Stevie J and his son


Vanessa Williams 


Bo Talley



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Jasmine Burke / Kelly’s sister


KiNG EDward


Mel Chude


Happy Birthday Kelly Price!!!!!!!

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Take a Look: New Photos from ‘Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out these new images from Lifetime’s upcoming biopic Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart. The two-hour made-for-television film, which airs next month, chronicles the meteoric rise of Multi-Grammy winning singer, songwriter, Broadway actress, philanthropist, and reality star Toni Braxton.

Un-Break My Heart, Day 1 of 19, October 13th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

As previously mentioned, the project is inspired by Braxton’s published memoir Unbreak My Heart and features Alexis “Lex” Scott Davis as Toni along with Gavin Houston as Braxton’s longtime musical collaborator Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Veteran actress Debbie Morgan will star as Evelyn Braxton along with Courtney Scott Wright, Skye P. Marshall, LaToya Franklyn and Tiffany Hines as Toni’s sisters—Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar.

“Unbreak My Heart” airs on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. followed by a one-hour special Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton at 10 p.m. EST.  Check out images below:

Un-Break My Heart, Day 1 of 19, October 13th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Un-Break My Heart, Day 1 of 19, October 13th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Un-Break My Heart, Day 3 of 19, October 15th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

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Un-Break My Heart, Day 2 of 19, October 14th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Un-Break My Heart, Day 2 of 19, October 14th, 2015, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

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Lifetime’s ‘Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart’ to air January 23!

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

S&A is reporting that Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart will air on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. followed by a one-hour special Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton at 10 p.m. EST.

As previously reported, Alexis “Lex” Scott Davis will portray the multi-Grammy winning-music star along with TV veteran Debbie Morgan as Evelyn Braxton and The Haves and the Have Nots heartthrob Gavin Houston as Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Actresses Courtney Scott Wright, Skye P. Marshall, LaToya Franklyn and Tiffany Hines round out the cast as Toni’s sisters—Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar.

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart is inspired by Toni’s published memoir Unbreak My Heart and will focus on her meteoric rise to superstardom in the 1990’s as well as the challenges she faced in her marriage, health, and finances. The two-hour project is being executive produced by Braxton and Edmonds and is directed by Vondi Curtis Hall.

Stay tuned…

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Kendrick Lamar leads in Grammy Nominations + Full List of Nominees

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The Recording Academy announced nominations earlier today for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards airing on February 15, 2016 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

A big congratulations goes out to hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar, who picked up 11 nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Music Video,’ and ‘Best Rap Song.’ Trailing behind him is The Weekend, who earned seven nominations including ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best R&B Song,’ and ‘Best R&B Performance.’

Other contenders include R&B vocalists Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day and D’Angelo, who all scored three nominations while Tyrese and Charlie Wilson are up for two categories including ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance.’

Additional nominees include DrakeTamar Braxton, Nicki Minaj, Lalah Hathaway, Fetty Wap, Robert Glasper and more. Artists that were surprisingly not included amongst this year’s nominees are Janet Jackson and Jill Scott. Both released new projects earlier this year to a lot of fanfare but received no love from the Academy.

“The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it’s gratifying to see the vibrancy of today’s artistic landscape reflected in this year’s nominations — a testament to The Academy’s voting members,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music.”

Click here to see the full list of nominees!

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FIRST LOOK at ‘Tamar and Vince’ Season 4 (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Being Tamar Braxton is not what it’s cracked up to be! Check out a brand new WEtv teaser of the singer, talk show host and Dancing With the Stars contestant as she tries to juggle it all during Season 4 of Tamar and Vince. Will she survive?

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