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Tamar Braxton Drops Out Of Tour After Learning Health Complications Point To “More Serious” Issue

November 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week, Tamar Braxton was hospitalized and treated for what doctors believed was a case of pneumonia. To the surprise of many, the R&B singer pushed through her illness and returned to ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition. Despite, receiving a nearly perfect score, Braxton was later forced to withdraw.

As it turns out, Braxton was misdiagnosed. After further testing, doctors discovered that a pulmonary embolism is the cause of the 38-year-old’s ailments. Tuesday, she regretfully took to Instagram and announced her withdrawal from the race as well as Kem’s Promise to Love Tour.

With a heavy heart, I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem. After yesterday’s final #dwts performance, I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn’t want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don’t have pneumonia, but something way more serious, and that is having several P.E.’s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs). As you all know, I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one’s way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle. And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning, and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn’t the case. Take care of yourselves. I love you and thank you ALL for your support.

P.S. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner.

We are definitely wishing Tamar a speedy recovery.

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Tamar Gets Emotional Dancing In Tribute To Her Husband And Son On DWTS

October 6th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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If you haven’t been watching Tamar Braxton on “Dancing With The Stars,” you’ve been missing some pretty amazing performances. Tamar is a natural on the dance floor and with Val, last season’s champion, by her side the two are unstoppable.

Tamar impresses and entertains every week but yesterday there was something a bit more emotional and memorable about her performance.

Tamar and Val danced the Rumba to her song “King.”

It’s a tribute to her husband and in speaking about the motivation for the dance and almost losing Vince in 2012, there were some tears.

Here’s what she had to say about the

“2012 is my memorable year because I almost lost my husband Vince. Vince and I were on a trip to New York and he told me he wasn’t feeling well. We ended up in the emergency room and they tell us he has multiple blood clots in his lungs. Vince was induced into a coma and the only thing I could think about was ‘How am I going to live without the love of my life by my side?'” 

Vince: ” I was in the hospital for 40 days. Tamar was there, everyday by my side. And at that particular time in the hospital that’s when we decided to have a child.” 

Tamar was pregnant three months later.

“I will forever be grateful because I don’t even know what I did in my life to be blessed that much.”

They danced to “King” because Tamar says it examples they love and appreciation she has for both her husband and her son.

Vince accompanied Tamar and Val on the piano and when it was all over, there were water works from Tamar and even judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

You can watch the touching performance in the video below.

Tiffany Hines Cast In Toni Braxton’s Lifetime Biopic, Set To Play Tamar Braxton

October 4th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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There hasn’t been much news about Un-Break My Heart, the Toni Braxton Lifetime biopic, other than the fact that Toni herself will star in it.

However, ABC Family series Stitchers actress, Tiffany Hines, recently took to twitter to share the news that she was cast in the biopic.

While Hines, who previously had a reoccurring role in the FOX series Bones, didn’t share which character she’d be playing, The Grio is reporting that she’s filling the shoes of the baby of the Braxton sisters: Tamar Braxton.

Un-Break My Heart chronicles the personal and professional life of Toni, but from watching just one episode of Braxton Family Values, you’ll understand just how important Toni’s relationship with her three sisters. Therefore, the casting of his movie is crucial.

Not to mention, playing the character of the sassy, joke cracking Tamar is a task in itself, as she’s been candid about being a perfectionist. So, it’s a no-brainer that Tamar will be looking for Hines to bring her A-game and do her character justice.

The roles of Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton and  Trina Braxton have yet to be announced.

What do you all think of Tiffany playing Tamar?


Never Say Never: Tamar Braxton Talks Wanting More Children And Healing From Past Relationships

October 1st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Tamar Braxton is an interesting lady. And if nothing else, she’s candid and entertaining. She joined with her pal Wendy Williams on the purple couch to talk about her life, career and motherhood. See what she had to say about having more children, “Dancing With the Stars” and healing from past relationships.

On possibly wanting more children 

Well, at first I would be like ‘Girl, no!’ But I feel like–you know cuz I grew up with a big family– I feel like he needs a playmate or something. But when I ask him Wendy he’s like “No, no no, no, no, no!” So that’s what it is…I feel like he knows what he’s talking about.

He really likes it when it’s just the three of us. But I’m ok with it. I really don’t feel like being pregnant, at all!

Why she wanted to join “Dancing With The Stars”

I really wanted to do it because I can’t dance. The only thing I could do was twerk.  I was like ‘Ooo girl, you can’t put your hands on your knees every time you hear a record. It’s not age appropriate all the time. Every song?! Really, every song? Now I can do the cha-cha. Now I’m learning how to do the rhumba.

Singing about her past relationships…How does Vince feel about you singing about that? 

He know I got a past. He has one too. And to be honest, a part of growing up– and I feel like I kind of started to grow up in the past few years, finally– so I feel like it’s about accepting and knowing your past. A lot of people are like ‘Oh my God Tamar, we don’t want to hear another song about Vincent Herbert.’ Yes, and that’s great and I am in love and I’m really happy but there is a story behind Tamar. I didn’t just wake up one day and just meet the love of my life. I kissed old gruesome frogs and all the monsters and stuff. So it was important for me to talk about. And really honestly Wendy, I didn’t know that there was a lot I needed to let go.

Tamar also mentioned that she’s really looking for a brother-in-law (a husband for Toni) and a stepfather (a husband for Mama E.)

Check out the full interview on “The Wendy Williams Show” in the video below.

Mary J. Blige Announces The ‘MJB Live!’ Tour With Tamar Braxton

September 19th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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If you love real R&B music, then you’ll be in for a treat with this newest tour announcement.

Mary J. Blige a.k.a the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has called on soulful chanteuse Tamar Braxton to join her on her “MJB Live!” North American tour this fall.

The recently announced 12-date tour will start in Augusta, Ga. on Oct. 30 and stop through North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and more.

Mary’s classic catalog and funky dances moves paired with Braxton’s new hits, is bound to be a major success for both women and sounds like a show you won’t want to miss.

MJB Live! tickets are now on sale.

Pass Or Play? Tamar Braxton Calls Out Fronting Exes In New Single, “Catfish”

September 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month, Tamar Braxton revealed that unlike her last project, Love & War, her forthcoming album, Calling All Lovers, is a collection of tracks that were inspired by her past experiences with failed relationships and love gone awry. The reality star has dropped her second single from the new album–that is slated for an October 2 release.

On the track, which is titled “Catfish,” Braxton calls out an ex-boyfriend who has apparently been putting on for the city (and his new girlfriend) since their breakup.

She sings:

Baby, I know the real you
Baby, I know the real you
Baby, I know the real you
Baby, I know the real you

Don’t flex
Baby, I know the real you
Don’t flex
Baby, I know the real you
Don’t flex
Baby, I know the real you
Don’t flex

It’s a cute little song that has bit of a ‘90s feel to it. This one is a “play” for us, but check out “Catfish” below and let us know if you’re passing or playing.

Tamar Braxton Joins DWTS, Chummy Photo With Contender Paula Deen Fuels Backlash

September 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Hey y'all, Paula Deen & @tamarbraxtonher are putting on their dancing shoes for #DWTS! #DancingOnGMA

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Tamar Braxton is headed to ABC.

According to the network, the “Braxton Family Values” star has been added to the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” Joining Braxton will be fellow reality star Kim Zolciak, Paula Deen, Alek Skarlatos, Gary Busey, Bindi Irwin, Chaka Khan, Andy Grammer, Nick Carter, Hayes Grier, Victor Espinoza, and the competition’s first married contestants: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.

While most people seem fairly excited about being able to witness Braxton and Khan put their dancing skills to the test, the peanut gallery is also buzzing with criticism after ABC shared a cozy photo of Braxton and Deen—who has been repeatedly outed as a racist—on the DWTS Instagram page. Fans across social media platforms have accused the singer of “setting” Black people back by posing with the celebrity chef and are urging her to maintain a healthy distance from Deen.

Braxton has not responded to the backlash, but she did express excitement about joining the cast.

This is season will certainly be an interesting one.

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We’re Not Homies, We’re Cordial: Tamar Talks Performance With K. Michelle & More

July 21st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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That performance with Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle left many of us feeling a little strange. Something about it just wasn’t all the way authentic. And apparently, in a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Tamar explained the reason for that. She also spoke about Rihanna being nominated for an R&B Grammy and how “The Real” gets her in trouble sometimes.

Check out some of the excerpts below.

Angie Martinez: On the performance with K Michelle…have you made nice?

Let’s me just be honest about it. That weekend was the first time I’ve ever met her. So, we’re not homies. It’s not that. We’re just cordial. It’s no beef. Never really was no beef like that because I had to treat it like someone on Twitter because I never met her.

AM: Did BET try to put you two together?

BET did put us together and it wasn’t awkward. …Well, yes it was a little bit at first. But then you know, she sang, I sang, we went home.

AM:There was no backstage conversation?

No. That’s why I decided to apologize on stage because it was weird.

AM: You didn’t have a conversation before the stage. 

No! I mean, ‘Hi, how you doing? God is good. Won’t He do it?’ We didn’t go out to dinner, we didn’t go have drinks. It’s just no beef. You know what I’m saying?

AM: At least that’s been put to bed. 


She also talked about some of the negative reaction fellow celebrities have had to the ladies of “The  Real,” talking about their personal lives.

AM:”The Real” is going to get you in trouble

A little bit. But you know what, guess what, you can’t get upset if you’re pop culture. What else are we supposed to talk about, yarning?

AM:What about you, can you take it because after the BET Awards they were meme-ing you up.

I loved it. I cracked up. I posted some of them. because I do make funny faces when I’m singing. That’s why I sing for real.

Then Angie brought up Tyrese’s campaign to bring R&B music back to the forefront . He even mentioned that artists like Sam Smith benefit from White privilege when singing Black music.

I definitely wouldn’t consider that R&B though. I had an issue with Rihanna being nominated, at the Grammys, for best R&B album. She doesn’t sing R&B music. She’s a pop star. And so I had an issue with that. I love her. Glad she won.

AM:What makes something R&B?

It’s called rhythm and blues. Ribs and barbecue. It’s not pop pop pop, *bee bops* . It’s not that music.  It’s soulful. That’s R&B music.

AM:I’m trying to think of a song that could be categorized as R&B

No. Every song of hers, I’ve gotten my complete and utter life to, twerking. I love her. I’m one of her biggest fans, period but that’s not R&B music.

Beyoncé for me is more R&B than what Rihanna’s music would be considered.

See what else she had to say, in the full interview.

You can watch her full interview in the video below. 

The Gift of Life: Did You Get A “Push Present” After Having A Baby?

July 11th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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The first time I ever heard of a “push present” was when Tamar Braxton was shading hubby Vincent Herbert on “The Real” after he neglected to give her one after birthing baby Logan. He later made up for his oversight by gifting her with a huge diamond ring. Then there’s the rumored $770,000 tiger-striped diamond ring Kanye blew on wife, Kim after delivering North West in addition to sparing no expense on a birthing suite complete with leather sofas, mani/pedis and blow outs at Kim’s command in between breastfeeding and burping (which I am going to assume she did herself).

After I gave birth to my daughter last fall, I barely got an Edible Arrangement let alone a tiger diamond, but the idea of getting a “push present” after having a lavish baby shower and having the world wait on you hand and foot for nine months just screams excessive greed to me. It makes a sad statement on a culture I feel is no longer appreciating moments for that sentimental value and using them as mere opportunities to “turn up and get stuff”.

Don’t get me wrong, milestones in life such as weddings, births, graduations should be celebrated. The problem for me is when people think these times are an excuse to have their hand out, especially when a side-eye is given to any gift that someone didn’t have to invest a whole year’s salary into. People are expecting more and more for less and less energy and effort. Don’t get me wrong, I feel like any woman who can endure pregnancy and birth deserves all the respect and love in the world, but at the end of the day you aren’t doing anything your body wasn’t already designed to do. You didn’t colonize another planet for humans to live on or invent an alternative energy source, you gave birth and women have been doing it for millions of years without a “push present” to look forward to.

I won’t feed you some Hallmark BS about how a beautiful, healthy baby should be all the gift you need after giving birth. After having a c-section I was nursing a mean set of staples and hadn’t bathed for at least two days. Not only was I being harassed by a nurse about if I had passed gas yet, but also by an annoying photographer that wanted to take pics of me and my newborn while I sat in a satin bonnet looking anything but “glowing”. Trust me, a push present may have took my self-esteem up a few notches (but I didn’t actually have to “push” so I guess that’s why my present wasn’t in sight). So I totally understand how a woman wants to feel appreciated and rewarded for getting that mini human into the world safely after a labor that might make you feel like you’re going to meet your maker. But if what Tiffany locket you’re going to get to makes or breaks your priorities as a new mom, I’m going to need you to get it together. And it’s one thing if you’re child’s father is Vincent Herbert who is worth a reported $10 million, but if you are parading a flashy push present and wondering how you are going to afford formula: Get your priorities straight, ASAP. This also applies if you’re hype about a getting a Birkin diaper bag from a guy who also impregnated his side chick at the same time.

The Today Show recently asked viewers how they felt about push presents with 45% saying they weren’t fans, 28% responding that they were great and the remaining 27% who were clueless about the whole process like me thinking, “Does you partner pop up with a Tiffany bracelet before or after cutting the cord?”.

Look, I’m not hard to please. After 8 months of motherhood , I’ll take a good six hours of sleep and a bottle of Yellowtail Big Bold Red as push presents. But in all honesty I must say there are sweet simple moments in motherhood that money just can’t buy. And if your partner wants to get you a little something for harboring another human being over your bladder for almost a whole year, that’s awesome. But it matters not if that same person is pulling a no show during every 3 AM feeding. At the same time if he blanks on the push present, but spends the next year covered in spit up and swaddling mid REM, you’ve probably got a winner even if you don’t have a new piece of jewelry to show for it.

Most importantly, giving birth should your first and most important lesson in motherhood: It’s no longer only about you. If you’re more concerned about flossing your gifts for the ‘Gram and getting a pat on the back, you might need to nip that narcissism in the bud before baby takes his first steps.

How do you feel about “push presents”? Here’s how other women felt about the business of getting gifts for giving life:

“I have no idea what that is. I’ve never heard of it. But in regards to presents, I think that American culture is constantly inventing new reason to receive presents and it’s shallow and unnecessary.”

“I never heard about ‘push presents’ until a friend asked was my child’s father getting me one when I was pregnant earlier this year. I knew he wasn’t, so she ended up getting him one to give it to me. Apparently, I definitely deserved one.”

“It’s cute.  Like a ‘thank you for sacrificing your abs to bring my baby into the world.'”

“People hype about a ‘push gift’ and got a trifling behind baby’s dad.  Explain how that makes sense?”

“I thought gifts were just for the baby. Damn, the mom gets a gift too?  Does dad get anything? I mean he showed up at least once for this whole process.”


Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a  passion for helping  young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.  She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about  everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.

“Have Several Seats” Tamar Braxton Doesn’t Approve Of Jeannie Mai’s Decision To Host Miss USA

July 6th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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There has been plenty of drama with Donald Trump and his recent comments about Mexican immigrants, right before the Miss USA pageant. Roselyn Sanchez canceled her participation as a co-host. And NBC has decided that they will not air the show on their network.

But there is one person who’s still down to ride.

And that’s “The Real’s” Jeannie Mai.

Over the weekend, Mai, whose own parents are immigrants, announced that after much consideration, she decided that she would still serve a co-host for the Miss USA pageant.

She posted her decision on Instagram.

While I absolutely do not condone Mr. Trump's statements, after careful deliberation I have decided to continue my role as co-host of the upcoming Miss USA Pageant. For the past several years, I have been co-hosting both Miss USA and Miss Universe aligned to support President Paula Shugart. I can't abandon these women when they need our support now more than ever. The mission of the Miss Universe organization has always been to unite women from all over the world and celebrate different cultures. They empower women to become role models in their communities in order to build self-esteem and advance philanthropic initiatives. It is truly unfortunate that recent events have overshadowed the amazing work these women have been doing, but the goals of their organization have not changed. Through the years I've experienced a wide variety of inspiring stories. I've met women who used the pageant to help fund their education. I got to know winners like Miss Universe Leila Lopes who used the platform to bring so much positive attention to emerging countries like Angola. There are countless stories of real women working hard to impact social change. My entire career has been driven by my inspiration to celebrate women and their potential. I hope everyone can transcend this controversy so we don’t lose sight of that. As long as there is one woman standing there on that stage, I intend to be standing there beside her.

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Well, her co-host on “The Real,” Tamar Braxton had something to say about that.

The Shade Room captured her response.

Well, this is a little awkward considering Tamar and Jeannie seem to not only be coworkers but friends even off the set. When people starting questioning Tamar’s response to Jeannie’s Instagram post, she had some words for them as well.

#TamarBraxton clears up what she said about #JeannieMai — view prior post

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You’ll also notice that she liked the picture afterward.

Ooh Tamar.

What do you think about all of this here? Should Jeannie Mai have taken the job? Should Tamar have expressed her concerns in this way?