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Tamar Braxton Explains Why She Added “She Can Have You” On Her Christmas Album

Tamar Braxton Explains Why She Added “She Can Have You” On Her Christmas Album

Tamar Braxton’s Christmas album, “Winter Loverland,” just dropped a few days ago. Of all the songs on the album, there are four original songs, including “She Can Have You,” which is a song she sings about a girl that’s alone on Christmas.

During a recent interview, Tamar dished on why she wrote that song and said she had to do something for the single women because that was here before she met her husband Vincent. She was always alone during the holidays and couldn’t figure out why.

I had to write a song for the single women who are alone on Christmas because that was me before I met Vince. I couldn’t figure out why I was always dateless and manless on Christmas. The name of the song is called “She Can Have You,” and I chose to write a song about that because I feel like most of the times we don’t want to be by ourselves, we tend to settle. Then on December 26th, he be acting the same damn fool that he was on December 23rd. 

Very thoughtful of her! Have you all picked up a copy of Winter Loverland?

Kanye West ADDED To “SNL” 38th SEASON Finale + Iggy Azalea’s “Bounce” (SINGLE) + Kelly Rowland’s “Talk A Good Game” RELEASE Date

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Kanye West is set to close out the 38th season of "SNL".  Get deets on his appearance inside and hear Iggy Azalea’s "Bounce" record and get Kelly Rowland’s official release date…


"SNL" just announced that Kanye West will join Ben Affleck on May 18 for the "SNL" season finale.  The show tweeted,

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It will be the rapper’s first appearance on the show since 2010.  Meanwhile, Ye is gearing up for a huge summer with new music, a headling gig  at the Met and he’ll become a father

And we’ll be tuning in to see if he debuts any new music on the show…..


And in new music:

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Rappy Iggy Azalea may be bubbling under in the US,  but she’s on fire in the UK!  Across the pond, she’s already pushing her next single "Bounce" from her upcoming disc The New Classic.  Newly signed to Island Def Jam, it looks like Iggy is making the most of her popularity in Europe and capitalizing on the popularity of electronic music.  And she’ll have them twerking on the dance floor with this one….

Listen to "Bounce" here:


And Kelly Rowland has made it official….

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After a name change and a few pushbacks, Kelly Rowland has an official release date for her fourth solo album, Talk A Good Game!

Republic Records will release the disc on June 18, the same week that Kelly’s scheduled to perform on ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Kelly told Billboard that the album "…feels like everything I wanted to make as far as music and R&B. I wanted to make sure my roots were really pronounced on this album.”

And fans will be pleased to learn that Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé and Michelle Williams appear on the disc’s song “You Changed.” 

Beyonce & Solange Caught On Video Dancing To BOUNCE Music At Afterparty, Solange Added To 2013 Essence Music Fest Lineup

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Everybody needs a Bounce break every now and then…especially when it’s Mardi Gras Day and Solange is on the 1′s and 2′s.  Check out little sis DJ’ing for Beyonce‘s "Life Is But A Dream" after party…and them dancing in their own world…inside…

Texas gals Beyonce and Solange put on DJ Jubilee’s classic New Orleans Bounce track "Get It Ready" last night at Bey’s HBO Documentary afterparty at Christie’s. 

Fashion designer Rubin Singer, who designed Mrs. Carter’s Superbowl halftime show look, caught the twosome on video dancing behind the DJ booth. Solo was on the turntables and Bey had her hubby Jay-Z‘s tie around her neck.

Fun times.


By the way, "Losing You" singer Solange–in addition to Trey Songz–just got added to the 2013 Essence Music Festival lineup’s main stage.  The announcement comes just days after her big sis was announced as a headliner.

It pays to keep it in the family as Solo is usually performing in one of the Superlounges during EMF.  Movin’ on up….

CONFIRMED: Angie Stone & LaTocha Scott ADDED To “R&B Divas” Cast!

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It’s official!  Singers Angie Stone & LaTocha Scott will be bringing their lives to the new season of "R&B Divas" in Atlanta.  Deets inside…

Network sources have exclusively confirmed to TheYBF.com that TVOne’s hit show "R&B Divas" has two new cast members that can bring it in the talent..and drama…departments.

It was previously reported that Angie would joining the cast of ladies (including Syleena Johnson, Faith Evans, Monifa, Nicci Gilert & KeKe Wyatt).  But the second addition has been confirmed as former Xscape member LaTocha Scott.

Filming for Season 2 has already begun with Angie performing at the 2012 Soul Train Awards and LaTocha popping up on the red carpet of the 2013 Trumpet Awards

What are we looking forward to?  Well, Angie is the mother of singer D’Angelo‘s child.  And they had a long term relationship before he blew up in the industry.  And since we still harbor our crush on the mysterious sexiness that is D’Angelo…we’re just hoping to get a little tea on that.

As for LaTocha, her baby’s daddy is her manager.  That’s drama in itself.  And now that she’s working on her own new music, we’re hoping she spills some secrets about former Xscape members Tiny & Kandi Burruss that we don’t already know.

The official announcement about the two new cast members will be made soon.  And the premiere of R&B Divas (Atlanta) kicks off in April.

By the way, the L.A. spinoff of "R&B Divas" is indeed happening–eight episodes have already been ordered.  But the five cast members for that show have yet to be announced.

Will you be watching?

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Christina Milian And Cee-Lo PROMOTE The Return Of “The Voice” + Babyface, Ne-Yo & Robin Thicke ADDED As Mentors

While new correspondent Christina Millian and judge Cee-Lo Green were out promoting the next season of "The Voice," Robin Thicke, Babyface and Ne-Yo were announced as musical mentors.  Get the deets inside…..

Singers Christina Milian, in some hot black and white zebra booties, and Cee-Lo Green were in California yesterday to promote the return of NBC’s "The Voice." And during the conference, Babyface, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke and Lionel Richie were announced as mentors for season 2.

Each celeb will be paired with one of the permanent judges and lend their skills and knowledge to their contestants. Christina Aguilera will pair with Lionel Richie, while Cee-Lo will work with Babyface and Adam Levine with Robin Thicke.

Paul Telegdy, President of Late Night and Alternative Programming at NBC commented saying,

“These renowned musicians will bring their unique and recognizable musical styles to the teams. They are well-respected singers whose invaluable experience will be a tremendous asset to Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s artists.”

“The Voice” returns after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. and will then air Mondays at 8 p.m. starting Feb. 6.

SIDEBAR:  Will.i.Am, who recently started a car company, will be a judge on the UK version of "The Voice."

Nicki Minaj, LMFAO + More Added to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve Special

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This might be the Rockin’est New Year’s Eve ever, now that Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and Florence + the Machine have joined an already-impressive lineup for Dick Clark’s annual Times Square bash.

Minaj, LMFAO and Florence will bring even more energy to a program that is not lacking for exciting musical acts. The lineup for the 2012 New Year’s special has been growing since Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were announced as performers back in October.

Entertainment Weekly reported the new additions, who join Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae, Gym Class Heroes, OneRepublic, Taio Cruz, Blink 182, will.i.am, Christina Perri and the Band Perry. A handful of the acts, including Bieber and Gaga, will perform in New York City, while the rest will be filmed from Los Angeles, according to Dick Clark Productions.

Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the event from ABC Studios in NYC, with Jenny McCarthy reports from Times Square itself and Fergie covering the L.A. portion of the show.

TV FAB: Brandy Joins “The Game” + Kyla Pratt Added To “Let’s Stay Together” Cast

When hit BET sitcoms "The Game" and "Let’s Stay Together" return in 2012, fans will find veteran actresses Brandy and Kyla Pratt have been added to the respective casts. Get the deets inside…..

BET announced recently that Brandy will be joining the cast of "The Game" while fellow actress Kyla Pratt has been added to "Let’s Stay Together."

On season 5 of "The Game,"

"Melanie (Tia Mowry Hardrict) contends with Derwin’s (Pooch Hall) abortion accusation; Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) struggle to wrangle an intoxicated Jenna (Tika Sumpter); and Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is still off in the world trying to find herself, leaving Jason (Coby Bell) forced to come to terms with his feelings towards Black women."

The network also revealed that in addition to Brandy, we can expect guest apperances by Shawn Marion, Estelle, Selita Ebanks, DeRay Davis, NeNe Leakes, Rockmond Dunbar, and the Emmy-award winning Loretta Devine among others.

And on season 2 of "Let’s Stay Together,"

"The first episode will answer the big question of what happened at Stacy (Nadine Ellis) and Charles’ (Bert Belasco) wedding from the cliffhanger in last season’s finale, and why he left her standing at the altar. Additionally, Tasha (Joyful Drake) and Jamal (RonReaco Lee) will have their marriage tested by former relationships and other temptations while Charles and Stacy continue to explore the ups and downs of making coupledom work. In season two, life becomes even more complex when Kita (Erica Hubbard) is inspired to go on a reality show a la Survivor and asks her cousin Crystal (Kyla Pratt) to house sit in her absence."

It’s going to be great to see Kyla Pratt back on the small screen….love her as an actress.  And no wonder NeNe Leakes is so rich….she stay’s cashing "guest appearance" checks!

Both shows return on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10pmET.


The Randomness:

1.  Singer Tweet is going to be a grandma! Story.

Shaquille O’Neal Writes Tell-All About His Money, HATING Kobe & LOVING Halle Berry + Brandy Added To “The Marriage Counselor” Cast

Shaquille O’Neal may not play professional basketball anymore, but with the release of his upcoming tell-all Shaq Uncut: My Story, he proves he can still unleash a "Shaq Attack." Get the deets on what he had to say about Kobe Bryant and LeBron James inside. Also, find out what movie Brandy started shooting today.


Shaquille O’Neal just released a "Shaq Attack" in the form of a new autobiography called Shaq Uncut: My Story. Co-written with author Jackie MacMullan, the book (due Nov. 15) is raising eyebrows thanks to Shaq’s candid talk about certain NBA players.  Here are some snippets:

On what really kicked off the Kobe Bryant feud

So I’m on edge because I don’t have a new deal, and Kobe is on edge because he might be going to jail, so we’re taking it out on each other. Just before the start of the ’03-’04 season the coaching staff called us in and said, "No more public sparring or you’ll get fined." … Phil was tired of it. Karl Malone and Gary Payton were sick of it. … So what happens? Immediately after that Kobe runs right out to Jim Gray and does this interview where he lets me have it. He said I was fat and out of shape. He said I was milking my toe injury for more time off, and the injury wasn’t even that serious. (Yeah, right. It only ended my damn career.) He said I was "lobbying for a contract extension when we have two Hall of Famers playing pretty much for free." I’m sitting there watching this interview and I’m gonna explode. Hours earlier we had just promised our coach we’d stop. It was a truce broken. I let the guys know, "I’m going to kill him."

On LeBron James being allowed to do WHATEVER he wanted in Cleveland

LeBron was a huge star. He was as big as I was in 2000 in L.A. when I was dominating the league. … Our coach, Mike Brown, was a nice guy, but he had to live on edge because nobody was supposed to be confrontational with LeBron. Nobody wanted him to leave Cleveland, so he was allowed to do whatever he wanted to do.

I remember one day in a film session LeBron didn’t get back on defense after a missed shot. Mike Brown didn’t say anything about it. He went to the next clip and it was Mo Williams not getting back and Mike was saying, “Yo, Mo, we can’t have that. You’ve got to hustle a little more.”  

So Delonte West is sitting there and he’s seen enough and he stands up and says, “Hold up, now. You can’t be pussyfooting around like that. Everyone has to be accountable for what they do, not just some us.” Mike Brown said, “I know, Delonte. I know.” Mike knew Delonte was right. …

On Loving Halle Berry

I remember being in the dorm room one night and we were watching the movie Jungle Fever with Halle Berry in it, and I thought she was so stunning, so I wrote her a letter. I was just kind of kidding around, telling her I was a big fan and I’d love to meet her sometime. The guys totally goofed on me for doing it, but I didn’t care. A few weeks later, no lie, Halle Berry wrote me back. She sent me a signed picture that I still have hanging in my office. Turns out she’s a basketball fan. She wrote, "I’m a big fan of yours, too. I can’t wait until you get to the NBA."

On stacking his money as a retired baller

"They’ve already got some things cooking in Hollywood for me. Adam Sandler called me in June 2011 and said, "I want you to be in some of my movies."

I’ve stayed fairly low-key about what I own. For instance, out of the fifteen twenty-four-hour fitness places I own, only three have my name on it. None of the Five Guys I own have my name on it. None of the clubs I own in Vegas, either.


But I wonder will he address Shaunie, Laura Govan, and all that drama.  That’s all we really want to know more about anyway.


And look who has a new job:

Brandy, who is currently guest starring on "90210," has been added to the cast of Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor. Earlier today, she tweeted,

First day on the set of Tyler Perry’s new movie "The Marriage Counselor"!!! God is sooooooo Good!!!

Hmmm…..with Kim Kardashian also appearing in the film, I wonder if Tyler fixed the schedules so that the two don’t run into each other?  We ALL know the Norwood family isn’t a big fan of the Kardashians…especially after a few lawsuits got tossed around between the two of them….

MUSIC FAB: “Watch The Throne” Goes Platinum + Bow Wow Added To Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. Tour

It took them a month, but The Throne’s disc Watch The Throne has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Get the deets inside and find out which one of Chris Brown’s besties will be going on tour with him next month.


The days are long gone when Jay-Z or Kanye West could drop a disc and go platinum in a week. However, it’s better to reach platinum over time….than to never see it at all.

Although it took them a month, Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne collab has been certified platinum by the RIAA.  And I’m sure the sales will increase once the tour starts rolling through various US cities.   Could double or triple platinum be in their future?



Also in music….

Bow Wow has been added to Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. tour and will hit the road with the "Kiss Kiss" singer next month on October 7 in Tampa, FL.

When asked about the tour Bow Wow said,

“It’s gon’ be fun. Me and Breezy are brothers, man. Our fans know that.  It’s just a different energy when we are on the same bill together or in the same arena. The fans know what to expect, and that’s a hell of a show.”

Bow Wow is set to release his 8th album, Underrated, on December 6, which will be followed by a tour in Japan later this year.  Hmm….wonder if he has any song’s about his "ex" Angela Simmons on there?


Here’s The Dream‘s new vid for "Long Gone" with video vixen Sophia Marie.

Beyonce Added to the List of Performers for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards!

The 2011 VMAs just turned into a must-see event … because MTV has confirmed that Beyonce will be performing!

“We are thrilled to have Beyonce return to her rightful musical home at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards,” Amy Doyle, executive producer of the 2011 VMAs said in a statement. “Her performances at the VMAs are legendary — leaving everyone breathless and talking for days. We can’t wait to see her set the stage on fire once again!”

Beyonce, who is up for 3 awards this year, joins a growing list of A-list performers for the event, including opener Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and more, while newcomer Jessie J will serve as a house performer.

Beyonce’s last showing at the VMAs was 2 years ago when she brought the house down with an exciting rendition of her hit song “Single Ladies.”

Presenters for this year’s VMAs include Selena Gomez, Taylor Lautner, Kim Kardashian, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Zoe Saldana, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Rick Ross and many more.

The 2011 Video Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater in L.A. this coming Sunday (Aug 28) at 9 pm.