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Toni Braxton Dismisses Affair Rumors

5/10/2010 1:30pm EDT
Toni Braxton
Soul star Toni Braxton has dismissed rumors her marriage fell apart because of an affair - putting the split down to "stress".

The Unbreak My Heart singer parted ways with her husband of eight years, Keri Lewis, last November, but Braxton is adamant the separation was amicable and there wasn't "a third party" involved. And the star admits the "stress" of working with her musician partner may have contributed to the breakdown of their relationship.

She says, "My heart is still broken - who knew a song about heartbreak would literally be my life? There wasn't a third party involved - noth...

Toni Braxton In Trouble Over Taxes

4/5/2010 11:00am EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton's financial woes are mounting after the R&B star allegedly fell behind with tax payments, according to a new report.

The Un-Break My Heart singer and her estranged husband Kierston Lewis have been hit with a demand from U.S. tax officials, who filed a $396,000 lien against the couple on March 26th, reports the Detroit News.

Braxton and Lewis, who separated last year, are said to owe income taxes from 2007 and 2008.

Braxton is facing a number of financial difficulties - she is being sued by bank officials who claim she owes them $900,000 in loan payments. She was also repo...

Rock Spawn Kelly Osbourne Looks Good In Latex

2/12/2010 11:16am EST
Kelly Osbourne at Fashion Week
Fashionistas and models hung out with rock queen Gwen Stefani to help her celebrate her new L.A.M.B. collection at fashion week last night. Kelly Osbourne joined the party, and she really rocks the black latex look, don't you think? See more pics from the party...

Kelly joined music legend Toni Braxton, Josh Hartnett, Jared Leto and other stars at Surf Lodge and Milk Studios in New York City. The stars sipped on Belvedere cocktails, including the Endless Summer, Citrus Kiss and Pear Crisp varieties. Later on in the evening at the downstairs gallery’s LnA party, 650 partygoers jammed to ...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

2/1/2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Celebrities In Financial Trouble

10/15/2009 9:24am EDT
Celebs in financial trouble
They may be famous, but it doesn't mean they're rich. It also doesn't mean the taxman will let them slide. The economy certainly is hard for us regular folk these days, but it's also affecting Tinseltown's finest. Check out our slideshow of celebrities that are facing foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other problems for failing to pay up.

Toni Braxton owes more than $12,500 on her mansion in Century City, California and officials at Bank of America are now looking to foreclose on the property.

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Pop-Soul Newcomer Priscilla Renea Releases Debut EP For Fans

6/13/2009 12:30pm EDT
Priscilla Renea
As a pop-music singer/songwriter whose styles unite like a teen's iPod on shuffle, Priscilla Renea is a true product of the Internet Generation. Having already showcased her musical talents to over a million viewers from the comforts of home, she has been self-promoting her musical craft on YouTube for a little over a year. Since then, Priscilla's songs have had over 1.6 million views, over 30,000 channel subscribers and scores of imitators. Now signed to Power/Capitol Records, fans can finally experience this YouTube-sensation beyond the webcam with the release of her debut EP "Hello My Ap...

Toni Braxton's Pretty Pink Dress

5/29/2009 9:17am EDT
Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton showed up at the Lupus LA Orange Ball yesterday wearing a lovely hot pink empire waist gown. What do you think of Toni's look? Let us know in the comments!

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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six

10/28/2008 9:57am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
It was a night filled with diversity on Dancing With The Stars. Almost everyone performed a different type of dance, Michael Flatly, the Lord of the Dance, took Len's position for the night as a guest judge, and all the stars joined together to coordinate a hip hop routine.

Maurice Greene and Cheryl Burke were the first to take the floor, performing a Viennese waltz. Maurice was skeptical on dancing a ballroom-esque number because he had not done so since week one of the competition. He claimed his mind was on overload. He didn't get too bad critiques, but he did wind up with t...

Donny, Marie Extend Las Vegas Strip Show To 2010

10/27/2008 2:40pm EDT
Donny Osmond
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Brother-and-sister entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are extending their variety show at the Flamingo Las Vegas for two more years.

The hotel made the announcement Monday. Flamingo President Don Marrandino cited the success of Donny and Marie's 90-minute greatest-hits multimedia show, which opened September 9.

They will continue to appear at the Flamingo Showroom through October 2010. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Donny and Marie took over as Flamingo headliners after Toni Braxton's show ended in April due to Braxton's health concerns.

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'Dancing With The Stars' Adds Four New Dances

10/21/2008 10:12am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Last night four new dances were added to the Dancing With The Stars competition: West Coast Swing, Salsa, Hustle and the Jitterbug. While these dances aren't officially new to the dancing world, some of the professionals had to resort to the internet for their own knowledge to be able to teach their star. A male and female celebrity each took a shot at the new dances back to back for the audience and the judges' comparisons.

The West Coast Swing was performed by Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer along with Toni Braxton and Alec Mazo. Lance was up first, but most of his critiques were not ...

Guy & Madge Blame It On The Horse In... Today's Links

10/17/2008 8:11pm EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Collapse of Madonna's marriage blamed on Sarah Jessica Parker - dlisted

The Danbury Mint targets the pious Christian following of... Playboy magazine? - Derober

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Nonpartisan Nipples - City Rag

Mila Kunis has two different colored eyes - Mikey Mars

Saving Abel will premiere the video for "18 Days" Oct. 27 on MTV2. Check out the so...

Recap: 'Dancing With The Stars'

10/14/2008 10:30am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
After Misty May's painful farewell, no one was eliminated last week on Dancing With The Stars. However, the competition wasn't going to take last week's votes and scores lightly. Everything carried over from last week, making people like Rocco DiSpirito work even harder for a chance to dance another day.

This week the stars were assigned to dance either the tango or the samba and were judged accordingly. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was cracking down this week claiming that by week four of the competition, people needed to start taking critiques and the dances seriously.

Up first, Maur...

Misty May-Treanor Leaves 'Dancing With The Stars;' Brooke Burke Scores Big

10/7/2008 8:29am EDT
Misty May-Treanor
Everyone got misty-eyed for Misty May-Treanor this week on Dancing With The Stars as she unexpectedly ended her run in this season's competition. During rehearsal Friday, Misty and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were practicing their jive when she tore her Achilles tendon in her ankle. She told the audience that she thought she had hit the judges' podium, but in fact it was the sound of her tendon snapping. She was rushed to the hospital, and after thorough evaluation she cannot dance again anytime soon. She was sure to be a top competitor (she was definitely a favorite of mine) and it is a re...

Slideshow: 'Dancing With The Stars' - Who Should Win?

10/6/2008 3:10pm EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Millions of people are tuning in to Dancing With The Stars (over 20 million during the first week alone!) Only a handful of stars have been eliminated thus far, but favorites are already making their way to the top. Which one of the remaining stars do you think will take home the coveted trophy? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know in the comments!

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Recap: 'Dancing With The Stars': Season 7 Week 2

9/30/2008 9:52am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
After booting funny-men Jeffrey Ross and Ted McGinley from Dancing With The Stars, the remaining eleven stars only had four days to prepare this week's routine. Stars were asked to dance either the Rumba or the Pasodoble, the two most "theatrical" dances in the competition. Guess that's the consequence to suffer when you have a long, drawn-out three-night premiere event.

First up to dance was singer Toni Braxton and partner Alec Mazo. During practice this week, Alec decided to show Toni how dedicated he was to her by singing an awful rendition of her song, "Un-break My Heart." But the ...

Recap: 'Dancing With The Stars': Season 7 First Night

9/23/2008 11:15am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Thirteen stars graced the ballroom floor with their presence on Dancing With The Stars' Season Seven premiere event. Monday marked the first of the three night event. Each of the stars danced either the Cha Cha Cha or the Foxtrot with their professional partners and were judged by ballroom professionals, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Up first, the youngest competitor Dancing With The Stars has ever seen, 18-year-old Cody Linley. The Hannah Montana star got paired with golden girl and two-time champ Julianne Hough. In his pre-dance interview, Linley said he would have...

Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

1/8/2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 7

10/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Simon Cowell
Happy Birthday to Notebook star Rachel McAdams (1976), singer Toni Braxton (1968), American Idol nice-guy Simon Cowell (1959), Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith (1957), Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (1956), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955), singer/songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp (1951).

Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

9/5/2007 6:00pm EDT
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...

Check Out Johnta Austin's New Single, 'Video,' From His Debut Album, In Stores Sept. 4

8/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
His name is already familiar to record buyers who make note of the songwriting credits on major hit records by such superstar artists as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning 'go-to' writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, global multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on forthcoming projects by this unassuming Atlanta native. While he may have spent the last eight years behind the scenes, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Ginuwine, Aaliyah,...

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Returns With 11th Album, 'Playlist,' In Stores September 18

7/29/2007 9:00am EDT
(New York, NY) 10-time Grammy award-winning megastar Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, an icon figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 11th album, Playlist, which will arrive in stores September 18th as the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group and David Massey, President, Mercury Records.

Playlist will be Babyface's first album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of...

Johnta Austin To Release Debut Album, 'Ocean Drive,' September 4

7/4/2007 4:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
(New York, NY) - As the singular most successful songwriter at work today-– whose tunes have been brought to the top of the charts by Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and at least 50 more artists over the last decade, including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Usher, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Aaliyah, Faith Evans, B2K, Ciara, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, and Mario – what do you deliver for an encore, after winning the Best R&B Song Grammy Award for the past two consecutive years?

In the case of 26-year old Atlanta native Johnta (pronounced "John-...

Toni Braxton Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Manager

2/14/2007 10:49am EST
Toni Braxton
Attorneys for Toni Braxton, the Grammy Award-winning recording artist, announced today that Braxton successfully settled her lawsuit against her former manager, Barry Hankerson, and her former label, Blackground Records, LLC. Under the terms of the settlement, Braxton will no longer have recording obligations to Hankerson or to Blackground Records and is free to pursue agreements with other labels.

"This settlement allows Ms. Braxton immediately to start new projects of her choice," said Peter L. Haviland, her trial lawyer. "She wanted to end her relationship with Blackground and Barry...

Aguilera, Braxton & Blige To Headline NBA All-Star Game & Entertainment This Weekend

2/13/2007 10:25am EST
Christina Aguilera
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Christina Aguilera, winner of Sunday night's Grammy for best female pop vocal performance, six-time Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Toni Braxton, and six-time Grammy Award-winning artist Mary J. Blige, who took home three Grammys Sunday night, will headline the entertainment for NBA All-Star 2007 in Las Vegas.

Aguilera and Braxton will headline the halftime show of the 56th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game will air live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in 215 countries and territories.

Braxton, cur...

Stars Ring 2007 In With Style

1/2/2007 4:01pm EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, My Chemical Romance, country trio Rascal Flatts, Toni Braxton and rap group Three 6 Mafia were among the celebrities who performed to over a million attendees on a chilly New York night in Times Square to mark the new year.

The Times Square party set new litter records with city workers picking up more than 3.5 tons of confetti from the streets around New York's party central.

But New York wasn't the only place for celebrity parties staged to welcome in 2007 - Las Vegas also staged a series of starry bashes. Former couple Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson hosted riv...

Toni Braxton, Daughtry To Perform on FOX's New Year's Eve Special

12/12/2006 10:48am EST
Toni Braxton
Cat Deeley, host of “So You Think You Can Dance,” returns to FOX as host of the New Year’s Eve Special airing live from New York City’s Times Square, the center of the country’s largest New Year’s countdown celebration, Sunday, Dec. 31 on FOX. Toni Braxton and the rock band Daughtry will perform live.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning artist Toni Braxton will perform from the Times Square stage. Currently, Braxton is appearing at The Flamingo in Las Vegas. Additionally, American Idol alumnus Chris Daughtry will perform his new hit single “It’s Not Over” from his new already platinum CD, li...

Jeremiah Drops Debut Album, "Chasing Forever"

11/3/2006 12:42pm EST
On his debut album, Chasing Forever, Jeremiah delivers an odyssey of original compositions. Jeremiah held a deep desire to create a classic album. He also wanted to tell stories about the most powerful universal force – love. Music gave Jeremiah the inner strength to overcome not only his physical challenges but to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.

Born in Rochester, N.Y. , Jeremiah, one of 12 children, was influenced by classical, gospel, jazz and R&B music. It was the discovery of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita Baker and Daryl Coley that solidified Jeremiah's love af...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 7

10/7/2006 3:00am EDT
Simon Cowell
Happy Birthday to Notebook star Rachel McAdams (1976), singer Toni Braxton (1968), American Idol nice-guy Simon Cowell (1959), Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith (1957), Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (1956), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955), singer/songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp (1951).

Now Is Songwriter Johnta Austin's Time To Shine

8/7/2006 4:13pm EDT
Johnta Austin
Before music was all about overnight pop stars and monster-selling albums, there was an unwritten rule in the record business that true artistry takes time to cultivate. You pay your dues, hone your craft, and weather the inevitable storms. Such was the formula for career longevity. Nowadays, real artist development seems virtually extinct, but there are some new-school purists – like singer/songwriter Johnta Austin – who are reverting back to the industry's original mantra: just make good music.

An accomplished songwriter, Austin is the pen behind such hits as Toni Braxton's "Just Be ...

Luke & Q Aim To Bring Soul Back To Music With Debut Disc Due Later This Year

6/15/2006 4:04pm EDT
Luke & Q
With a bold, urban edge and rich, dynamic vocals, the duo Luke & Q are poised to bring the soul back to music, with an uniqueness that’s distinctively their own. As natives of the musical haven New Orleans, Luke & Q proudly represent the soulful charm and depth of their city. Gospel, blues, jazz, country, and hip-hop have all played a profound role in their diverse musical upbringing.

One half of the duo is Luke Boyd, a vocal powerhouse with fire and intensity stemming from his upbringing in New Orleans’ tough downtown neighborhood known as the 7th Ward. His raw, bad-boy appeal and str...