New Beyonce Music is Coming Soon

When she’s not wowing crowds on her sold out Mrs. Carter World Tour, Beyonce is busy shooting videos and putting the finishing touches on her fifth solo album, reportedly set for a December 2013 release.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Columbia CEO Rob Stringer alluded to two big albums being released in December by women. Because her new single is already out, he readily admitted one of those albums was by Celine Dion. When asked if the other was Beyonce, Stringer declined to comment, but said new music from the unnaned album/artist would most likely arrive in December.

Now, because new music from the singer has been rumored to arrive any day now, for almost a year, fans should probably take this news with a grain of salt.

In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on some newly released shots of the singer taken by photographers Herring & Herring. Several are featured in Beyonce’s official 2014 calendar.


Actress Keke Palmer Grows Up

Actress Keke Palmer is covering the latest issue of RollingOut magazine, and just in time for October 21st premiere of CrazySexyCool, the TLC biopic she stars in alongside Drew Sidora and rapper Lil Mama.

Keke exudes classy sexiness on the cover which finds the young star showing a bit more skin than usual. Keke talked about her cover look via Instagram, saying she wasn’t looking to do a complete 180, but did want to show off her “softer sexier side.”

Aside from CrazySexyCool, fans can also look forward to seeing Keke in the upcoming films Animal with Jeremy Sumpter and Curdled, which co-stars fellow Brown Sistas Robinne Lee (Being Mary Jane, Hav Plenty) and Chenoa Maxwell (Hav Plenty, Girlfreinds).


Tamar Performs New Single on Arsenio

Singer Tamar Braxton hit up the Arsenio Hall Show earlier this week to perform All the Way Home, the third single to be released from her #1 R&B album Love and War.

Tamar will continue to promote the CD when she hits the road on October 20th as part of John Legend’s Made for Love Tour.

In a recent interview Tamar also disclosed plans to re-release Love and War sometime next year. According to Tamar, fans can expect full length versions of She Did that and One on One, as well as several rap collaborations.

In the meantime, enjoy Tamar’s performance below, as well as her upcoming performance on the Soul Trains Awards.

Toni Braxton’s New Album Cover

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Toni Braxton and Babyface’s new Love, Marriage & Divorce CD has officially gotten a cover image and new release date.

Once scheduled to be unveiled on December 3rd, the pair have now moved the release date up by a week to November 25th. They have also revealed the cover, which I have posted up top. The album title, which was rumored to undergo a name change, only got an “&” added to it, which I think is pretty sad. I believe a more upbeat title would have been a better choice.

Toni was asked about the title in a recent interview with Rollingstone and had this to say: “I think because Babyface and I have both gone through divorces, we can relate and we can collaborate together on this topic and make it so others who have gone through this situation can relate as well.”

Sevyn Streeter’s New Video

R&B singer Sevyn Streeter has finally released the visuals for her new single It Won’t Stop. The track features Sevyn’s longtime mentor Chris Brown and is the first single to be released from the singer/songwriter’s eagerly awaited debut EP Call Me Crazy, But…, which arrives digitally on November 5th.

Chris makes a brief appearance in the video, which he also directs, before stepping aside and letting Sevyn do her thing.

Check it out below.


FYI: Sevyn will celebrate the release of Call Me Crazy, But… by hitching a ride to K. Michelle’s upcoming Rebellious Soul Tour, which is being sponsored by BET’s Music Matters campaign.

The tour kicks off on November 4th and wraps up on December 3rd. Click here to see is the pair will be stopping by a city near you.

Toni Braxton Writes Her Memoirs

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Remember back in August when Tamar Braxton told the world she and husband Vince were working on a book together?

Well, it looks like Tamar was once again following in big sister Toni’s footsteps.

Word on the curb, and Amazon, is that Toni has finished a book herself- a memoir titled Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir.

The book is due to hit store shelves and Kindles all across the country when it is released on February 11, 2014.

I believe the date will just about coincide with the second half of season 4’s Braxton Family Values.

To date Toni has not mentioned the book, and evaded all questions thrown at her about it via social media.

However, with a new album and reality show to promote in the coming weeks, I’m sure Toni will be more forthcoming with her fans.

Tamar Braxton’s New Xmas Album

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Singer Mary J. Blige isn’t the only R&B diva planning on releasing a Christmas album this year. Tamar Braxton officially threw her hat in the ring a few weeks ago and has just unveiled the cover and title for her new project.

With a release date of November 11th, Tamar’s Winter Loverland will arrive just in time for the Christmas buying season, which officially kicks off on Black Friday.

Winter Loverland is currently available for pre-order via Amazon and will feature Christmas classics like Santa Baby, Silent Night, plus original tunes She Can Have You and No Gift.

Sounds like Tamar’s offering may have a little sass to it.

Can’t wait.

New BFV Trailer

Hurray!

My favorite family TV reality series is almost ready to make its return.

The third season of Braxton Family Values is due to return in November and WeTV promises it will be the most exciting to date.

Toni is officially un-retired. Tamar is learning to balance motherhood and work. Trina is still contemplating divorcing Gabe. Towanda is celebrating turning 40 by taking it all off and poor Traci is just learning that her husband may have fathered a child she knew nothing about.

All that and more is featured in the newly released clip below.

Check it out.

Kerry Washington Covers Essence

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With her hit show Scandal set to return to the airwaves tonight, what better time could there be for actress Kerry Washington to cover Essence magazine?

Kerry is gracing the November edition and looking super sultry in the process. I must give it to Miss Kerry, she really brought her a-game with this one.

Kerry’s cover was styled by June Ambrose, who decked her out in a gold Rafael Cennamo dress and if you look closely, you’ll see the gold-tipped nails to match.

Ambrose tweeted about the cover earlier today, saying she wanted to give Kerry a look she knew her famous character Olivia Pope would never go for.

The November issue is on newsstands now; don’t forget to pick up your copy.

A Day in the Life of Miss Kelly

Singer Kelly Rowland teamed up with Creative Director Joe Zee to break down twenty-four hours of her fashionable life for the October issue of Elle magazine. From catching the red-eye at 5am to walking the red carpet at 5pm, Kelly shows you how she stays fashion forward no matter the time or occasion.

For those of you more interested in Kelly’s singing than fashion sense, you still have a chance to catch her live when she heads back out on the road this weekend.

Kelly is scheduled to play the State Fair at Texas Fairground on Saturday, the Houston Arena Theatre on Sunday, Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City on October 18th, The Scope in Norfolk, Virginia on November 1st and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 2nd.

Toni Braxton Plans Tour Surprise

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Singer Toni Braxton used her Instagram account over the weekend to unveil another promo shot from her upcoming duets album with longtime collaborator Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmomds.

The project, tentatively titled Love, Marriage, Divorce, is expected to be released December 3rd and features the new Adult Contemporary smash Hurt You.

Toni recently wrapped up the first leg of her theatre tour and is expected to announce new dates in the coming weeks, include several oversees in the Canada, Germany and the U.K.

During a Grammy Q&A session over the weekend, Toni talked about touring again; saying future dates will include quite a few surprises. When pressed for details, Toni admitted her sisters, including Tamar, may join her for a few “special performances.”