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Exclusive: How The Braxton Family Is Helping Tamar Through Split From Vincent Herbert



Tamar Braxton’s family is being a strong support system for the singer as she goes through a troubling time in her marriage.

Just one week ago, it was reported that the “Love & War” singer and her husband of nine years, Vincent Herbert, were calling off their marriage.

Despite the troubling reports, Braxton performed during Sunday night’s 2017 Soul Train Awards and left her heart on the stage. “As an artist you have to take that and you have to support your performance,” her sister, Trina, told HipHollywood on the red carpet. “You have to let all that other stuff go.”

Trina further admitted that “we’re spending a lot more time together. It’s sometime good, sometimes not so good. It’s been not so good lately.”

HipHollywood also caught up with Braxton’s mother, Evelyn, who unveiled that prayer is how she has been supporting her youngest daughter. “It’s all I know to do,” she told us. “If anything else, let me know.”

It was a huge night for the famous family — not only did Tamar perform, but her older sister, Toni, was the recipient of the Don Cornelius Legend Award. “To have her being paid homage to after over 20 years of being in the industry is amazing, Trina said of the special moment.

Mama Braxton added, “it’s about time.”

Other big performers from the night included 112, Sevyn Streeter and Luke James.

The show, hosted by Erykah Badu, airs on November 26 on BET at 8pm.


5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs



If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.


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