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Divas Who Need To Make A Comeback

12/27/2015 3:34pm EST
14 Divas Who Need To Make A Comeback
Pop culture swiped the term “diva” from the opera, where it was used to note iconic greats like Maria Callas and Kathleen Battle. Nowadays we use it to tag the ladies who have become pop goddesses. These are the gals who sing and dance their way to first-name recognition, hugely anticipated records, and their every action becoming a headline. Unfortunately, not every diva has the longevity of your Madonnas, Beyonces, Adeles, and Taylors. Let’s take a look at 14 divas who have fallen by the pop culture wayside. They burned so brightly, but the light of fame eventually dimmed. Bear in mind - ...

Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton

10/7/2015 7:00pm EDT
R&B Divas Go Head To Head: Tamar Braxton Vs. Toni Braxton
38-year old Tamar Braxton-Herbert, best known as Tamar Braxton recently dropped her new studio album Calling All Angels. While the rollout for Calling All Angels hasn’t been the smoothest thanks to a delayed release, the final product was nothing short of well-rounded, enjoyable R&B album. Arguably, Tamar’s third album trumps her Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Love and War. Love and War was more high profile particularly given its phenomenal title track, but Calling All Angels shows tremendous artistic growth for Tamar.

What’s most impressive about Calling All Angels is Tamar’s voic...

Celebs Who Lived In Cults

1/19/2015 3:45pm EST
Celebrities Who Escaped From Cults
Michelle Pfeiffer stunned fans in 2013 when she confessed she once belonged to a cult that discouraged its members from eating and drinking.

Followers of Breatharianism believe food is unnecessary and sunlight can provide all the nourishment the body needs. The belief has attracted wide criticism and has been linked to a number of deaths.

The actress told Britain's Sunday Telegraph: "They were very controlling. I wasn't living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very drainin...

16 Celebrities With Issues - Bankruptcies, Rehab, And Much More

3/16/2014 6:03pm EDT
16 Celebrities With Issues - Bankruptcies, Rehab, And Much More
We understand that celebrities aren't perfect, but some of them have made a second career out of doing dumb things. Here are 16 celebrities with issues:

Justin Bieber - Bieber has been a menace for the past few years, irritating his neighbors in Calabasas (including an alleged egging incident), having his home searched by police, peeing in a mop bucket at a restaurant, drag racing, a DUI, and the infamous disposition video. Bieber has been so uneven people are beginning to think he's on steroids.

Selena Gomez - Selena went to rehab for "exhaustion" and allegedly left early, then hooke...

Music Wrap-Up: Drake & Bruno Mars Added To VMAs And More

8/23/2013 1:30pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Welcome to Friday! At the request of a reader via Twitter who asked me politely for posts on Pop music news, I’ve decided not to treat the genre like an evil stepchild. Mainly because I love Pop so much. So, without further delay, here is the Hip Hop, R&B, AND Pop music news you may have missed while placing bets on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s singles outshining each other.

Drake and Bruno Mars added to VMA performance lineup

The VMA’s are set to kickoff live from New York this coming Sunday and the list of performers keeps growing causing anticipation to bubble like a pot of hot water on ...

Toni Braxton: 'I Would Like To Play A Lesbian & Do A Whole Make-Out Scene'

2/19/2013 9:35am EST
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has a dream - she wants to play a lesbian onscreen. The singer recently shocked fans after revealing she was quitting music because she wants to concentrate on acting.
Earlier this month she kicked off her screen career as a leading lady with favorable reviews as the star of TV movie "Twist of Faith," and now she wants to make out with another actress.
Braxton told, "I would like to play a lesbian... and do a whole make-out scene and the whole thing, just something completely different than people would expect from me. Not a lipstick lesbian, either."

Braxton h...

Toni Braxton Retiring From Music

2/8/2013 7:08am EST
Toni Braxton
Singer Toni Braxton is hanging up her microphone after realizing she no longer has a love for music.

The Un-Break My Heart hit-maker has won eight Grammy Awards and sold over 66 million records worldwide, but over the last few years she has been hit with a number of health scares and financial problems that have forced her to rethink her career.

In 2011, she teamed up with her mother and sisters for reality TV show Braxton Family Values, which is currently approaching its third season, and now she has decided to retire from recording altogether and focus on acting and other projects.


Minka Kelly, Kylie & Kendall Jenner & More Celebs Are Ret Hot At The Heart Truth Runway Show

2/7/2013 1:00pm EST
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection
Stars including singer Toni Braxton, "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne, and actress Brenda Strong (above) strutted their stuff modeling the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Wednesday.

The Heart Truth campaign raises awareness about heart disease in women, and ladies such as actress Minka Kelly, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and fitness guru Jillian Michaels wore crimson to show their support for the cause.

Reality stars Kylie, Kendall and Kris Jenner also made their way down the catwalk in slinky red dresses.

Check out tons of pics from the show!


Toni Braxton Hospitalized With Blood Clots Related To Lupus

12/8/2012 9:30am EST
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton is in the hospital to treat blood clots related to her lupus condition.

Last year the singer opened up about her struggle with the disease, and now the auto-immune condition, which attacks healthy body tissue, forced her to seek medical attention.

On Friday Braxton posted on Twitter: "Hey guys, I'm in the hospital for health issues related to lupus & blood clots, I will be home soon...Thanks for all the love & support!"

In January the singer was admitted to a clinic after her immune system started to shut down. In addition, Braxton also suffers from heart condition microvasc...

Toni Braxton: 'Oprah Winfrey Was Mean To Me'

10/29/2012 6:18pm EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has taken aim at Oprah Winfrey in a new TV expose, alleging the TV titan was mean to her during a 1998 interview about the singer's financial problems.

The R&B star insists the TV chat severely damaged her reputation after the host made some choice remarks about her over-spending which led Braxton to declare bankruptcy.

In a taped interview with VH1 for a Behind The Music special, which will air in America on Monday, the singer says, "She was so frickin' mean to me, I was in shock.

"She said, 'I hear you have Gucci flatware; I'm Oprah Winfrey and I don't have Gucci flatware....

Toni Braxton Accused Of Shirking Bankruptcy Payment

10/29/2012 10:16am EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has been accused of transferring $53,490 to her estranged husband to avoid paying creditors in her bankruptcy case.

The Unbreak My Heart hit-maker's estranged husband Keri Lewis received the money after it had already been earmarked to repay creditors, according to new documents filed in the ongoing case.

Now, the appointed bankruptcy trustee who originally made the accusation is suing Lewis for the money.

Braxton filed for bankruptcy in 2010, claiming she was between $10 million and $50 million in debt but was only worth between $1 million and $10 million at the time.

A re...

Toni Braxton Admits Grammy Award-Winning Song Was About Marijuana

10/27/2012 3:00pm EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has confessed her 1996 Grammy Award-winning tune You're Making Me High is all about the joys of marijuana use.

Fans and the singer's family have always thought the song is a sexy and sensual ode to new love, but the singer herself admits it's all about getting high.

In a new interview for an upcoming VH1 Behind The Music expose, she reveals, "A week before (writing the song with Babyface and Bryce Wilson), I was introduced to marijuana, and I got high for the first time and so I added that in the song.

"In the bridge, I'm singing, 'I want to feel your heart and soul inside o...

Toni Braxton Entangled In TV Advertising Legal Battle

8/3/2012 8:20am EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has become embroiled in a lawsuit over her reality TV project amid allegations an advertising bill went unpaid.

The singer is an executive producer on fly-on-the-wall WEtv show Braxton Family Values, which follows the Un-Break My Heart star and her siblings, as well as their mother.

Braxton has now been named in a lawsuit filed by bosses of National Promotions & Advertising (NPA), who claim they were hired by producers of the show to promote the second season.

The lawsuit, filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims the company put up more than 4,000 posters adverti...

Stars Show Support For Usher After Stepson Is Declared Brain Dead

7/9/2012 9:00am EDT
Doctors have declared Usher's 11-year-old stepson brain dead after a jet ski accident on Saturday, and officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

Kyle Glover, son of the R&B star's estranged wife Tameka Foster, was hit while sitting on an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia.

Glover suffered a head injury and has shown no brain activity since the accident, according to At press time, it wasn't determined whether the boy would be taken off life support.

The Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Response Team plans on recreating the acci...

Celebrity Dating Rumors: Tim Tebow And Taylor Swift? Ashton Kutcher And Lorene Scafaria? And More

3/1/2012 12:00pm EST
Tim Tebow Taylor Swift
All of the attention may have been on the Oscars for the past week, but we still got the news on some possible celebrity couples trying to stay under the radar.

Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift were spotted at a pre-Oscars party, which made for tons of buzz. "After dinner, he walked her out," a source told ClevverNews. "Then he walked back in to join two other people. I think they may both have been with their agents." Swift also had to refute rumors she was dating Lorax co-star Zac Efron. "He’s awesome, we are not a couple though," Swift said. "You hear people get together when they’re shooting...

Toni Braxton Dating Eddie Murphy?

2/29/2012 11:25am EST
Toni Braxton
A representative for Toni Braxton has downplayed reports linking the singer to funnyman Eddie Murphy.

The Unbreak My Heart hit-maker is said to have started dating the actor four months ago, according to a new Us Weekly report.

A source tells the publication the stars "are seeing each other and very into it," and adds, "Their kids have met and everything. It's getting very serious."

Murphy fueled the speculation when he was spotted backstage at Braxton's Los Angeles concert on February 19th, but her spokesperson insists their relationship is strictly platonic.

The rep says, "Toni an...

Toni Braxton Hospitalized; Assures Fans She'll Be 'Fine'

1/13/2012 9:29am EST
Toni Braxton
Soul star Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after her immune system started to shut down.

The singer suffered some painful "flare ups" stemming from her Lupus condition, which attacks the body's healthy tissue.

But Braxton tells she'll be fine after a little rest.

She tells the website, "I wanted to say thanks to all my fans for their support, as I have been experiencing some flare ups with my Lupus which has me in the hospital for a few days.

"I wanted to clear the record before rumors started, and I will totally be fine as I'm blessed to having an amazing famil...

Toni Braxton Drops Brother-In-Law As Manager

10/26/2011 2:13pm EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has parted ways with her longtime manager and brother-in-law Vince Herbert.

The Unbreak My Heart hit-maker is no longer working with Herbert, who is married to her sister, Tamar, and has represented Lady Gaga and worked on several tracks for Destiny's Child.

Braxton's rep confirms the split to New York Post gossip column PageSix, but adds the pair still remains good friends.

The spokesperson says, "(Toni) has a great personal and professional relationship with Vince... (They are) still very close."

Toni Braxton Considers Posing Nude For Playboy

5/7/2011 3:30pm EDT
Toni Braxton
Financially-strapped Toni Braxton is still contemplating an offer to pose nude for Playboy magazine because she's concerned the spread will have a negative impact on her two sons.

The "Un-Break My Heart" hitmaker was approached by editors of the men's publication to strip off in January, three months after filing for bankruptcy.

But the star is hesitant to agree to the lucrative deal because she worries her young boys Denim and Diezel will get teased about the sexy spread at school.

Speaking on talk show "The View" on Friday, she says, "I'm thinking about it. I haven't said yes. One of t...

Toni Braxton Completes Court Ordered Finance Course

4/26/2011 8:14am EDT
Toni Braxton
R&B star Toni Braxton has moved to end her money woes by completing a court ordered course on financial management.

The singer filed for bankruptcy for a second time last year amid allegations her debts spiraled to between $10 million and $50 million.

She was ordered to enroll on a course about money matters as part of her case, and she passed on April 15th.

Braxton's pass certificate, obtained by, reveals she completed an "internet instruction course concerning personal financial management."

Braxton, who previously filed for bankruptcy in 1998, has blamed her cash flow issu...

Toni Braxton Isn't Divorcing Yet Because Of Her Kids

4/21/2011 9:15am EDT
Toni Braxton
Singer Toni Braxton has no plans to legally end her marriage to estranged husband Keri Lewis because she can't bear to break the news to the couple's two young sons.

The star split from Lewis, a former member of R&B band Mint Condition, in late 2009 but the pair has remained close for the sake of their boys Denim, nine, and Diezel, eight.

And Braxton admits she can't see herself filing for divorce to finalize their split for fear of upsetting her children.

She tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "We co-parent together. Sometimes he stays over with the kids; he's very involved with his kids.....

Toni Braxton: 'I'm Much Bigger In Europe'

4/20/2011 3:11pm EDT
Toni Braxton
R&B star Toni Braxton has to rely on lucrative tour dates in Europe to boost her bank balance, because her family's reality TV show is not profitable enough for her to live on.

The Un-break My Heart hit-maker was forced to file for bankruptcy last year amid reports she owed between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts after cancelling a series of Las Vegas shows due to heart problems.

She recently assured fans her financial woes were not as bad as had been reported and claimed she just had an outstanding tax debt with U.S. authorities amounting to $500,000.

However the star, wh...

Toni Braxton Blames Bankruptcy On Lupus

4/11/2011 10:05pm EDT
Toni Braxton
R&B singer Toni Braxton had no choice but to file for bankruptcy because she refused to tell debt collectors she had lupus.

The singer's financial troubles first came to light in October when she admitted to owing between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts after canceling a series of Las Vegas shows due to heart problems.

However Braxton's woes grew more and more complicated after attempts to strike a deal with creditors failed because she didn't want to reveal she was struggling with a debilitating disorder.

During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, she says, "...

Toni Braxton Boasts About Her Lavish Lifestyle On Reality TV Show

3/26/2011 11:13am EDT
Toni Braxton
R&B star Toni Braxton is set to spark controversy after boasting about her lavish lifestyle on her upcoming reality TV show, just months after filing for bankruptcy.

The Un-Break My Heart hit-maker's latest financial troubles came to light in October, when she admitted to owing between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts.

However, the star appears to have shrugged off her legal woes for the filming of Braxton Family Values, according to the New York Post.

On the program, which premieres on April 12th, Braxton says, "I have a big-a** house, three cars, and I fly first class all...

Fashion At The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Who Looked The Best?

2/14/2011 8:43am EST
Grammy Awards fashion
As we previously reported, the ladies ruled the Grammy Awards last night. And several stars stood out on the red carpet with their fashionable attire.

Katy Perry showed up with her grandmother wearing angel wings, while Lady Gaga made an appearance in an egg.

Cee Lo Green performed with muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow in a bird-like costume, while Rihanna teased with a ruffled number that strategically hid her softer parts.

Check out the fashion below, and tell us who your favorites are. (See the list of winners here!)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arriving in an egg

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bi...

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

2/13/2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...

Toni Braxton Considering Playboy Offer

1/5/2011 7:00pm EST
Cash-strapped singer Toni Braxton is considering stripping off for a Playboy magazine shoot in a bid to boost her finances.

The Unbreak My Heart hitmaker filed for bankruptcy in October and is said to be more than $10 million in debt.

She recently signed a deal to feature her family in a new reality TV show, and now she's revealed she's been offered a lucrative spread with Playboy Magazine.

In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "New Year, New opportunities. So I have been considering taking up Playboy's offer to feature me on their cover this year. What you think?... ...

Toni Braxton Opens Up About Her Lupus Battle

11/17/2010 10:44am EST
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton has opened up about her secret struggle with lupus, revealing the health battle during a speech at a benefit lunch to raise awareness of the illness.

The Unbreak my Heart singer stunned guests at the 8th Annual Lupus Bag Ladies Luncheon in Los Angeles on Tuesday by admitting she too had to deal with the autoimmune disease on a daily basis. She told the audience, "Take a look, this is what lupus looks like."

Braxton later expressed her relief about finally going public with her illness in a post on her page, writing, "Had a great time... A big moment for me. It w...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Lady Gaga And Toni Braxton

10/8/2010 10:15am EDT
Lady Gaga meat dress
Shining Star – Lady Gaga: She’s got the power! Lady Gaga electrified the folks at Forbes Magazine this week, landing in the top ten on the mag’s annual “World’s Most Powerful Women” list.

Coming in at number seven, Miss Gaga beat out some ladies in very high places, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and even Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!

In fact, besides Oprah Winfrey (who came in at number three), the meat dress-wearing singer was the most powerful entertainer on the list. Forbes says its power ranking list is, “based less on ...

Toni Braxton Files For Bankruptcy

10/7/2010 8:20am EDT
Toni Braxton
R&B star Toni Braxton's financial woes continue to spiral - the singer has filed for bankruptcy again.

The Un-Break My Heart hit-maker has filed papers in California, claiming she owes between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts. Braxton alleges she's unable to cover the costs because she is only worth between $1 million and $10 million.

In the filing, the star lists a number of her creditors, including the City of Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau and the Department of Motor Vehicles in California and Nevada.

Braxton previously filed for bankruptcy in 1998 and she was hit...