Toni Braxton Honored in the ATL+ Grammy Nod

TONI BRAXTON WOMAN OF EMPOWERMENT

Singer Toni Braxton was honored over the weekend at the 53rd Annual Urban League of Greater Atlanta Equal Opportunity Day Gala, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The R&B diva turned reality star was bestowed with the Woman of Empowerment Award, which recognized Toni for her work with the Autism and Lupus Foundations of America.
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Toni Braxton to Be Honored by the NAACP

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Singer Toni Braxton will be honored with the prestigious Spirit Award by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood chapter of the NAACP for her work in the theatre.

Tony’s longtime collaborator and “After Midnight” co-star Babyface will present the R&B diva with the award at this year’s 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, set to go down Monday, November 17 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
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Toni Braxton Returns to Acting with ‘OWN’ Role

TONI BRAXTON TO PLAY DARLENE LOVE

Singer Toni Braxton is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network to bring us the life story of 60’s soul singer Darlene Love.

“My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story,” will be the network’s first scripted TV film and is expected to debut in the fall.

For those of you not in the know, Darlene Love was signed by music guru Phil Spector right after high school and went on to record the 1962 hit single “He’s a Rebel.”
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Toni Braxton & Babyface Hit the Promo Trail

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With their Love, Marriage & Divorce album set to hit Itunes today, Babyface and Toni Braxton have officially hit the promo trail to support the much anticipated project.

One of the pair’s first stops was the Highline Ballroom in New York City where they gave an intimate performance of their Adult Contemporary hit “Hurt You” as part of the Hello Beautiful Interludes music series.
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Toni Braxton Talks Depression in New Interview

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Though she says she wasn’t suicidal, in the new issue of Uptown magazine, singer Toni Braxton does admit to being depressed about the state of her career and “in a very bad place” in general.

“I was in a small place in my life,” says Toni. “I was tired of fighting and was feeling very sorry for myself. I was depressed over where my career was going and I was also down about my health.”

According to Toni, she developed blood clots earlier this year as a result of her lupus, and found herself once again hospitalized and having to put her career on hold.
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Toni Braxton Vying for “Orange is the New Black” Role

TONI BRAXTON WANT TO PLAY A LESBIAN ON ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

With her musical career officially back on track, singer Toni Braxton is now looking to start dabbling in acting a bit more.

Earlier this year, after appearing in the Lifetime movie “Twist of Faith,” Toni said she specifically wanted her next role to be that of a lesbian.

It appears she may be one step closer to that goal, telling the Grio in a recent interview that she was actively vying for a role on Netflix’s freshman comedy “Orange is the New Black.”

Toni had talked about her adoration of the show quite a bit, telling Billboard it was the only TV she watched besides the news and her own reality show “Braxton Family Values.”
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Toni Braxton & Babyface Delay New Album

LOVE MARRIAGE DIVORCE DELAYED

In a sudden turn of events, Toni Braxton and Babyface have decided to delay their ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’ album until 2014.

Once scheduled for release on December 3rd, the album will now be released on February 4th, just in time for the Valentine’s Day gift-giving season.

‘Hurt You’, the pair’s first duet together in almost 20 years, is a bonafide Adult Contemporary radio hit according to Billboard, peaking at #3, and marking Babyface’s return to the charts after an almost eight year hiatus.
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