*Tamar Braxton loves to speak her mind. That’s for sure.
And when she and her sisters appeared on “Bethenny,” this was no exception.
She’s disapproving, but with good (visual) reason.
*Months after closing the chapter on her bankruptcy case, Toni Braxton is not having trouble putting her funds into something new.
According to reports, the singer reportedly purchased a $3 million mansion next door to Justin Beiber, in an exclusive gated community in Calabasas, Calif.
*Though the Braxton sisters are close, they often get in each other’s way.
Trina Braxton admitted that she does love her family, even though they don’t always give good advice.
She told Sister 2 Sister that her sisters gave some bad tips on what to do about her troubled marriage.
Braxton opened up about her return during an interview with Hello Beautiful. According to songstress, it was earlier this year that she announced the end of her 20-year career in music as she revealed that she had fallen out of love with music and was officially done recording.
*Mariah Carey sported two festive dresses to perform at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York on Tuesday.
The recorded performance will air tonight on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center”special, which also features performances by Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grande, Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kelly Clarkson, the Goo Goo Dolls and Jewel.
The tree lighting goes back to when Rockefeller Center opened, during the Depression. The first tree had 700 lights, and this one will feature some 45,000 LED lights.
The 12-ton, 80-foot tall Norway spruce from Shelton, Conn., will take center stage as it is lit up at 8 p.m. It will be topped with a Swarovski crystal adding another 9 1/2 feet to the tree.
“Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales host the special, which airs tonight (Dec. 4) at 8 p.m. ET.
The tree will be on display until Jan. 7.
Watch footage of Carey’s performance below.
*Their chart drought is officially over.
R&B staples Toni Braxton and Babyface each end lengthy absences from the top of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Adult R&B radio airplay chart, as their duet “Hurt You” moves from No. 2 to No. 1 this week.
The song is Braxton’s first chart-topper since “Just Be a Man About It” led for two weeks in 2000, while Babyface hadn’t reached the summit since “Every Time I Close My Eyes” resided at the apex for two weeks in 1997. “Hurt” is Braxton’s seventh No. 1 on the ranking and Babyface’s fifth.
“Hurt You” is the lead single from Braxton and Babyface’s upcoming duets album “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” due Feb. 4 on Motown/Island Def Jam. The set was originally slated for a Nov. 25 release, but was postponed to more closely align with Valentine’s Day.
“Hurt You” halts the 17-week reign of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell. In the Adult R&B chart’s 20-year history, only two songs have led longer: Jill Scott’s “So in Love,” featuring Anthony Hamilton (2011), and Maxwell’s “Fortunate” (1999), each for 18 weeks. Miguel’s “Adorn” (2012-13) and Kenny Lattimore’s “For You” (1997) also each spent 17 weeks at No. 1.