Admin • May 17, 2013 • Appearances, Photos • 0 Replies
Admin • May 14, 2013 • Appearances, Photos • 0 Replies
Tamar was at the BET Awards Press conference today where she along side Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar announced the nominees! Tamar is nominated in two categories! Best R&B/Pop Female and Centric Award. Congratulations Tamar!
When Tamar Braxton walks into the New York office of EBONY.com, she’s a quiet star. She’s by no means shy or unapproachable, but the Tamar we’re used to seeing on her two hit reality shows, Braxton Family Values and its spin-off, Tamar & Vince — the one who’s usually turned-up to 10–isn’t there. In a bright yellow A-line dress, a black blazer, perfectly-snatched blonde waves in her hair and a baby bump for days, the Tamar we meet is, no doubt, self-assured. But something is different about the singer, who often refers to herself in the third person (as “she-me-her”). Her confidence is strikingly more subtle and unannounced, like a woman who has accepted she’s finally arrived–and doesn’t even have to tell everybody.
She’s completely unfazed as Tamar & Vince producers and cameramen swarm her and prep our office for shooting. Her all-star producer husband and manager Vincent Herbert is in his usual place, Velcroed to her side, and they make eyes at each other in a way that says they’re at home together, wherever they are, in front of the cameras or not.
“We forget they’re even there,” she says, an old pro now that she’s been a reality TV star for the past three years. “We just go about our life, and they follow” — everywhere but in the bedroom, she clarifies.
It’s unnerving. As a producer mics me up, I get a quick nose-powdering and the cameras start rolling. I can’t stop thinking about how my hair will look if this interview makes it onto the second season of Tamar & Vince, and I’m wondering why (oh why!) didn’t I splurge on high-definition make-up in preparation for this interview. Since my questions have flown out of our conference room window in a self-absorbed panic, Tamar, Vince, a couple of EBONY.com and Jet employees and I sit around the table, spread with fruit and desserts, and just chat.
Immediately, we talk about the bump in the room: their baby—a boy, if you let Tamar’s best friend, Tiny Harris, accidentally (and hilariously) tell it. But they play it cool, denying that Tiny ever admitted, “I’ve seen his little face.” She’s having crazy Dunkin Donuts’ apple fritters cravings, but Vince won’t get them for her, she says. “He’s like, ‘Nope. Don’t do it. You’re gonna be mad.” Vince chimes in, “Even before the pregnancy, she was very conscious about her weight, so I’m just helping her to be a better person.” Continue?
Admin • May 14, 2013 • Nominations • 0 Replies
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Fantasia – Lose To Win
Miguel – Adorn
Nas – Daughters
Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have
Who saw the RuPaul’s Drag Race finale on Logo TV last May 6? If you did, then you probably saw our favorite Braxton family member in the show. In one of the segments, finalists Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska, and Roxxxy Andrews each received a short video message from the celebrities (or the celebrities’ family) that they impersonated in an earlier challenge. In the case of pageant queen Roxxxy Andrews, she was surprised to see Tamar Braxton giving her a shoutout, and then singing her famous “Where My People At” tunes.
The connection between Tamar and Roxxxy started in the Snatch Game episode. The Snatch Game is an annual challenge in RuPaul’s Drag Race in which the competing queens must impersonate a celebrity and act it out in a game show scenario a la The Match Game. When Tamar heard about the news that one of the contestants will impersonate her, she enthusiastically shared it on the popular social networking site Twitter. She tweeted, “I hear @RoxxxyAndrews on @RuPaul drag race was impersonating me tonight!! I cant WAIT to see it!! #wooooorrrkkk”.
During the Snatch Game, Roxxxy Andrews went with a loud, obnoxious impression of Tamar. It was so spot on that Roxxxy Andrews was called out as one of the top three performers, alongside Jinkx Monsoon and Alaska, the partner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 winner Sharon Needles. Unfortunately, both Roxxxy Andrews and Alaska fell short to Jinkx Monsoon’s legendary performance as Grey Gardens’ Edith Bouvier Beale or Little Eddie to many, making her the winner of the Snatch Game challenge.
For those who have missed the finale show and earlier episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5, visit the Logo TV site and go through their video section tab to watch them. Each video comes with a community section, inadvertently similar to the ones that can be found at social gaming sites like Foxybingo, that you can use to connect with other members and talk about the video that you have just seen.