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Toya Wright opened up about recently losing her two brothers with PEOPLE magazine. Wright, who just recently filed for divorce from her husband Memphitz, recalled how she found out the devastating news, and said on the day of the shooting she knew something was wrong.

“I got a call from my sister-in-law and she was like, ‘Your brothers just got shot,'” recalls Wright, who was hosting a party in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the time of the call. “The music was loud and I’m [thinking], this can’t be real.” Screengrab of Toya Wright's Instagram post of her two brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, who were killed in New Orleans 8/1/16 Source: Toya Wright/Instagram

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On July 31, Wright’s brothers, Ryan “Rudy” Johnson, 24, and Joshua “Fish” Johnson, 31, were found shot to death inside a car in New Orleans’ seventh ward. Wright, 32, said on the night of the shooting, she started calling her relatives but no one would pick up the phone. “I guess they didn’t want to tell me what was really going on,” she says.

Eventually, she says she spoke with her sister-in-law again, who told her that her brothers were still inside the car, the crime scene was cordoned off and no one was allowed near the vehicle. “When she said that,” Wright explains, “I just knew.”

“It was the worst news ever,” she continued. “Murders happen every day and this is another dark night in New Orleans. You hear about stories like this all the time, but it doesn’t really hit you until you get that call. It hits so close to home.”



Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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