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In the wake of her dramatic exit from “The Real,” Tamar Braxton has decided to do what any brilliant businesswoman would — capitalize on it. Instead of running to another daytime talk show host’s couch to spill tea, cry the blues, and throw the inevitable shade that we know is coming, Braxton has chosen to utilize one of her other television platforms to tell her side of the story.
Next Thursday on WE tv, Braxton will address her departure — and rumored firing — from “The Real” during a special episode of her reality show, “Braxton Family Values”. It is unclear how deeply the singer will delve into her apparent issues with producers and the network, but Tamar has very little chill, so we’re expecting her to drop a few bombs.
As you may recall, despite the fact that producers have expressed that Tamar’s exit was a mutual decision, just before the news broke, Tamar lashed out on Instagram about being betrayed by someone she believed was a friend — not to mention that she has been curving all of her former co-host Loni Love’s phone calls. Clearly, things were not as clean or amicable as production would like for us to believe.
Check out a clip from the upcoming episode below and let us know if you will be tuning in next Thursday.
H/t Love B. Scott
Is 2016 turning out to be the year of the dramatic professional exit?
First Melissa Harris-Perry let MSN know she was nobody’s mammy, then Kelly Ripa threw a bit of a tantrum over Michael Strahan’s departure, and just this week Tamar Braxton threw the greatest of shade toward Fox and her former co-hosts of The Real over the termination of her contract. But did the baby Braxton go out in a blaze of glory or simply stir up a bunch of unnecessary mess?
We’re discussing that tea plus the sad reaction to Keke Palmer’s bare-faced selfie and asking what you would do if someone slipped relaxer into your shampoo with image activist Michaela Angela Davis on this week’s episode of Did Y’all See?
Tuesday, comedian Loni Love took to Facebook with a lengthy video to address certain rumors surrounding Tamar Braxton’s departure from “The Real.” Specifically, she wanted fans to know that she had nothing to do with the singer’s termination.
“As hosts, we don’t have that kind of power,” the comedian explained. “If I had that kind of power, I’d have my own show. I don’t fire people.”
As for speculation that she knew Tamar would be let go before Tamar knew, Loni says that there’s no truth to those rumors either. According to the TV personality, she first got wind of the drama when Tamar sent out a group text to all of the hosts on Saturday afternoon telling them that she suspects she will be fired.
“I got a group text from Tamar. She said, ‘I heard I’m being fired,'” Loni explained.
After receiving the message, Loni attempted to reach out to Tamar; however, the singer has yet to respond or pick up her calls.
“Saturday was the first time I heard that she heard she might get fired. Then that’s when we got a phone call from Telepictures and they confirmed that was she let go.”
Loni went on to say that she will continue to offer support to her friend and that she will not stop reaching out to her until they speak.
Watch Loni’s full video below. Thoughts?
Things are going to look very different on the set of “The Real” next season as one of the show’s co-hosts, Tamar Braxton, will not be returning. News of Braxton’s departure came over the weekend after celebrity blogger B. Scott shared claims that the singer was fired from the daytime talk show.
“Tamar Braxton just got fired from ‘The Real.’ She wasn’t reading too well with the audience and sales people didn’t find her to be a good fit with advertisers,” a production source told Scott. ‘”Also, production found her too difficult to deal with.”
Hours later, representatives from “The Real” released a joint statement with Braxton sharing that they have mutually decided to part ways.
“The Real and Tamar Braxton have mutually decided that Tamar will not be continuing with the show for its upcoming third season. She will be leaving in order to concentrate on her solo career. Everyone associated with The Real appreciates Tamar’s efforts and the contributions she has made to the show’s success, and we wish her all the best for the future,” the statement reads.
Although this statement paints the portrait of an amicable split, an emotionally-charged Instagram message from Braxton shared hours before the news broke suggests otherwise. Her message reads:
“I love u all but I have been stabbed in the back by someone I stupidly trusted ( not my man or my sisters) I am not about to be tried and tested to snitch (👀) and it’s not in good taste to tell you who…… but as #tamartians you are very smart and can figure things out on your own. But know that everyone who smiles in your face is NOT your friend and is NOT cheering for you and will LIE and try and tear u down to TRY and dim your light. Thank GOD HE HOLDS MY FUTURE AND MY HAND! (Remember who u are)….I am Tamar Braxton. And if you thought for 1 sec u played me…..In the late great prince and the amazing Beyoncé voice you PLAYED yourself to God be the Glory and I will be taking a short break from ALL social media…until then yourself and WATCH YOUR BACK ( I put this picture up cause this is the embrace I got from my sister and best friend that she ALWAYS gives when she knows I’ve been had).”
At this point, it’s unclear who Braxton is referring to specifically; however, some outlets have reported that the singer has unfollowed all of her co-stars except Tamera Mowry.
We will continue to keep you posted as new details emerge.
The Real celebrates Mother’s Day! A few of the co-hosts’ mothers join the show, including Adrienne Bailon’s mom, Nilda; Tamar Braxton’s mom, Ms. Evelyn; and Jeannie Mai’s mom, Mama Mai, for a Mother’s Day salute.
During Girl Chat with the ladies, the moms have a chance to “clap back” at their daughter’s remarks, including Ms. Evelyn’s reaction to Tamar’s plea for her mom to get her a boyfriend! That’s not all – there are a few surprises in store for the entire audience, which is made up of well-deserving moms and an expecting couple that is down on their luck. Plus, the co-hosts’ mothers offer up their advice on love and life and Ms. Evelyn bakes up Tamar’s favorite mayonnaise biscuit…
Here’s a look at what Ms. Evelyn is looking for in a man…
Ms. Evelyn: And Tamar needs to stop pushing me.
Ms. Evelyn: She says…
Tamar: You’re moving too slow.
Ms. Evelyn [continuing]: She says I’m too picky.
Tamera: Tamar, do you know what she’s looking for?
Tamar: I don’t know, honey.
What is it about certain celebrities that draw us in? It’s not just their work on the big and small screens though that plays a significant role. Is it their likability factor? The way they conduct themselves on the red carpet, during interviews or on social media? For me, I think it’s their demeanor and candor outside of the work we associate them with that makes us feel like certain celebrities are our friends – at least, like Wendy Williams always says, in our heads. Who would you add to this short list of celebrity friends in our heads?
Taraji P. Henson
We’ve known and loved Taraji P. Henson for years, but the success of Empire catapulted her into superstar celebrity status. And yet, she still seems unaffected and exactly the same: cool, grateful, honest and down to earth. Henson seems like she’d be the ultimate ride-or-die friend who will always have your back through thick and thin. Who didn’t want to be friends with her (as well as Kerry Washington and Mary J. Blige) after seeing that Ava DuVernay-directed Apple Music commercial?
Michelle Obama inspires us from our living room or our television screens. So it comes as no surprise that meeting her in person might just change your life. That’s what happened with “The Real” host Tamar Braxton when she sat down with FLOTUS for a special episode where the co-hosts made their way to the White House.
By the time Braxton left the building, she decided she was ready for a life altering change. She posted this message on her Instagram.
If you have been inspired like Tamar or have been making plans to go back to school for a while now, here are some things you need to know.
It’s scary for everybody
Whether you’re entering college as a pimply faced 17-year-old or a the 57-year-old who has college aged kids of her own, going to school for the first time or returning is often a daunting task. But that should never keep you from accomplishing your goals. The point is to know that you’re not alone in your fear. But the desire for knowledge and self improvement should be greater than the doubts in your head.
Hone your focus
One advantage you might have over the younger students, as you return to college–or go for the first time– is that you might have already experienced all the partying that will enthrall and entrap the young ones. I’m not saying don’t turn up or get it poppin’, but remember why you came. Make sure you’re majoring in something you actually enjoy and will utilize once you leave school so you don’t waste time or money.
Your real world experiences can work for you
The experience you have in “the real world,” in the workforce, with varying personality types are all tools you can use while working toward your degree. As the saying goes, nothing from your life will be wasted. Use your experiences to not only give you a leg up in academia but also as a way to help other students who may not have had those same experiences.
Don’t be scared to ask for help
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you know everything. No one does. And as much as we all know and understand this universal fact, it can be difficult to humble yourself when you’re the one who doesn’t know something. But now is not the time for pride to take over, love. Put it to the side. Remember the ultimate goal is graduating. Let nothing stand in the way of that. When you cross that stage, then you can let pride cook for a little bit.
Know what you want your degree to do for you
Do you want to earn your degree just to prove that you can do it and then go back to the status quo once you’ve crossed that stage? Do you want to completely change your career path or just pick up a few more skills so there is more opportunity for advancement? Whatever your goal, be very clear about it when you enter. Things might change along the way but then you should shift accordingly. The point is, if you go in unsure, it’s easy to look at all the money you’re spending, the difficulties and all the effort you’re exerting and become discouraged. Be clear with yourself about why you’re there.
Those of you who have returned to school as an adult, chime in! What lessons or pieces of advice would you give to those trying to get their education at a later age?
If you’re an avid watcher of Braxton Family Values, then you know the talented sisters have been anxious to put out an album together – a first since their 1990 debut, chart-topping single, “Good Life.”
25 years later, the singing sisters are finally making good on their promise and harmonizing in unity for the holiday season this year. Titled, Braxton Family Christmas, the LP features the pure, soulful sounds of Toni, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar.
Earlier this week on Tamar’s hit daytime show, The Real, the ladies reunited, debuting “Mary Did You Know” from the highly-anticipated album. Press play and watch this amazing video as the sisters bring down the house with their impressive octaves.
You can purchase Braxton Family Christmas now on iTunes.
Earlier this month, we showed you a cast photo from Lifetime’s Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart. We honestly thought casting directors did a decent job with this project, but what do the Braxton sisters think about a the women who were cast to play them?
During a recent taping of “The Real,” which features the Braxton family, Tamar saw a photo of the actress who will be playing her for the first time—and her reaction was quite interesting.
“I haven’t seen anything about the movie yet,” Tamar told her cast members, prompting producers to pull up the photo.
Y’all know that Tay Tay is rarely at a loss for words, but she seemed speechless when she saw the photo. She did, however, manage to make one of her signature faces. We still can’t tell whether this means she approves or disapproves, but it’s hilarious to watch.
“You found somebody that acts like me? she asked Toni.
“Yes Lord,” Toni replied.
“You tried it,” Tamar shot back.
We must see this character in action.
Tamar’s health condition was far more serious than it originally appeared. What doctors initially diagnosed as pneumonia turned out to be pulmonary embolism. She had blood clots in both of her lungs. The blood clots led to a series of other health issues.
Thankfully, the story has a happy ending.
Tamar is not only out of the hospital, she’s back to work on “The Real.” And since the show is all about transparency, the ladies talked about her tumultuous and presumably scary health past few months. In a video montage, narrated by Tamera Mowry-Housley, the show detailed Braxton’s journey to health.
“Tamar’s medical tests reveal she isn’t suffering from pneumonia but instead, a much more serious medical condition: pulmonary embolism. Tamar has blood clots in both of her lungs. The very next day, Tamar announces she is leaving “Dancing With The Stars” and must take time away from “The Real,” which is the beginning of what will become a long, often harrowing medical journey.
Doctors prescribe blood thinners to treat the blood clots but are concerned that the pain in her upper chest is most likely due to a blockage in a vein. Further medical tests reveal Tamar suffers from a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. Due to strenuous activity, the muscles around her rib have become enlarged, blocking the blood from flowing to major veins and arteries in the arm and causing blood clots to form.
The blood thinners doctors prescribe clear the blood clots in Tamar’s lungs. She’s released from the hospital.
Following one week of bed rest, doctors, determined to get at the cause of the problem, decide major surgery is in order. Tamar undergoes a procedure to remove her rib and remove the pressure.
When her co-host Jeannie Mai asked Tamar if it was ok if they ask her questions about the procedure and how she took everything, she said:
Child, I expect y’all to be all up in my business, of course.
You can see the full story today on “The Real.” Find out when it’s on in your area, here.
In the meantime, you can watch a bit of the story unfold in the video below.