Wayyy UP! Tamar Braxton Has Joined Forces With Steve Harvey For A New Talkshow

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Tamar Braxton has landed on her feet …Boo-yah! to the  haters!

 

Yes, you heard correctly. Girlfriend refused to stay down and out  and you can thank her right hand, that would be husband Vince, and the one and only  Steve Harvey  for  putting  girlfriend back in her namesake  strappy sandals and keeping it moving  upwards, no doubt.

 

 

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Shoes from the Tamar Braxton Collection

Braxton who stars alongside sisters  Toni, Traci, Trina and Towanda in the  WeTV reality  television  show,   Braxton Family Values stopped  by  Harvey’s  syndicated  radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning show, heard on WBLS-FM in New York  to update  Harvey  on how she was coping  since being fired as  a co-host  on the Warner Bros  talkshow  The Real .

 

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The Real host[L-R] Tamera Mowry, Tamar Braxton , Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mia during happier times………courtesy of The Real website

 

Braxton set the record straight  about the  firing telling about  how she found out . Keeping her poise Tamar   kept things classy even  speaking well of her former cohosts never once throwing any of them  under the bus for her axing.

 

After  Braxton’s interview Harvey made a huge announcement  to his radio listeners telling  them that  his  newly formed East 112 Productions  has signed Braxton  to produce and star in her own talk show  and other  productions for television.

 

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The Steve Harvey Morning Show team [L-R] Steve Harvey, Shirley, Nephew Tommy and Carla………………………………….photo courtesy of the Steve Harvey Morning show website

That’s right Ms Tamar Braxton is now  the  host of her OWN  talkshow. Talk about pouring on lemonade without  physically pouring it yourself.

Harvey  told his listeners that  he  found Braxton  to be poised and  classy . “Tamar [She ]has a reach in the millennials  space  that is not out there,” the  host of Little Big Shots stated  of  joining forces  with the  former talk show host.Adding, “she has so much to offer and she showed poise, and class when faced with adversity.”

For Braxton this big step up is huge and well deserved . When   news leaked  a week ago of the  reality star being axed  from The Real  most were shocked. The star,  well she  was, “devastated,” she says.

Tamar Braxton during happier times on The Real

Tamar Braxton during happier times on The Real

“I loved going to work and driving myself to work, ” she tells Harvey and listeners of working alongside  Loni Love,  Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

“My heart sunk to my shoes and I pretty much fell over,” she says  when she learned the  news  of her firing from her husband Vince. Adding,  “I did not get a call. I  was in my glam room and came downstair. I saw a look on Vince’s  face . He was distraught and he said to me, ‘I think you got fired.’  I said, fired from what?”

Granted the star and The Real released a joint statement on May 22  stating that the reality star and R&B singer was not returning for a third season in order to  concentrate on  her  solo career per  press reports and  PEOPLE.COM.

Tamar with her right hand, husband (Vince) Vincent Herbert

Tamar Braxton stands with with her right hand man, husband Vincent Herbert.

 

My heart sunk to my shoes.  I pretty much fell over.- says Tamar Braxton of  learning she was fired from The Real

 

Falls don’t mean you can’t get back up . For the multi-hyphenated  star whose accomplishments include— talkshow host, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, Reality Television star and  Fashion Designer  —staying down was not an option. Nor was it  part of God’s  plan for her.

 

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” I feel God is moving in my life more than ever now,” says  Braxton.  “Yes I was devastated  but   I do not feel like my future is not bright. I feel that it is brighter than ever. I did not see this[firing from The Real] is anything negative.”

In fact says the four-time Grammy-nominated  singer, “This whole situation has made me stronger. You have a choice to be positive or negative or to get up and keep it popping.”

The R&B singer is a 4-time Grammy nominee

The R&B singer is a 4-time Grammy nominee

The three-time Soul Train Award winner’s outlook on life  and career after the axing she says is   not wallow  in it.Instead she says turn to others  to hold you up.  “I had my sisters and my family to hold on to.” she  says.

Many look at the star,  a 2016 Daytime Emmy  nominee for  The Real as a celebrity and rightly so  but Braxton  tells  Harvey and his listeners, ” I do not see myself as a celebrity.” Well Tamar, I think your fans may  beg to differ on that.

Happier Times: Fun backstage antics on The Real with the co-host. ....courtesty of The Real website

Happier Times: Fun backstage antics on The Real with the co-hosts. ….courtesy of The Real website

Moving forward  with  friends and loved one in her corner   offers  a little advice to listeners  who may be  dealing  with a job firing, “You have to be positive and push yourself  to move forward .”  Moreso  says Braxton, “You should  speak positivity over your life or you will find yourself in a depression.”

Above all says Braxton, “I will not allow anyone to dim my star .”

Wise words Tamar…..wise words

by Debra Lewis-Boothman

 

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GRAMMY NOMINATED SOUL SINGER LEON BRIDGES TALKS ABOUT LOVING YOURSELF, HAVING PATIENCE AND HIS MOM’S YUMMY GUMBO -by Debra Lewis-Boothman

Want to know who inspires newest singing sensation Leon Bridges? CrownHeightsMom did so I sat down to listen to   Coming Home  the debut album from the newcomer who’s nominated for a 2016 Grammy in the Best R&B Album category  alongside  acts like  D’Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day and  legend Charlie Wilson.

Pumping through my beatsbydre pill was that  deep 50s and 60s’ soul  sound harkening back  to  the height of the civil rights era when R&B  music had a major significance on the movement and integration across the country. Bridges’  throwback singing style puts one in mind  of   Otis Redding and  Sam Cooke . I pumped the volume up on high and noted to myself that a chat  with this young  star was in order . I   wanted to meet  him to  find out more  about his Grammy nod  and his inspiration for this album.

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A throwback in time. Bridges is this and more and what a year he had in 2015 — releasing  his debut album  Coming Home, to performing on Saturday Night Live,  touring across the UK and contributing music to  the  Concussion Movie sound track –these are just a few of the highlights that  kept him busy.

I met the 26-year old  when he  made a stop in New York   just before the Christmas holiday. The newcomer was in town  attending  the Concussion Movie  premiere along with  lead star, Will Smith.   Spotting Bridges  ahead of Smith as they  walked the red carpet  outside  AMC Lincoln Center movie theater I snagged  the opportunity  to get a few questions answered .

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So whom does the humble Bridges look up to musically? “I like a lot of 1950’s and 1960’s gospel and country,” the 26-year old  tells CrownHeightsMom exclusively  as Will Smith, Liam Neeson, Kevin Lyles, Elew  and others  descend the red carpet to the screams and flashes of photographers begging them to “turn this way”. Adds the newcomer  who is quickly  becoming a household. “I love Bobby Womack, Townes Van Zandt, Jesse Belvin, and Johnnie Taylor. “All that different type of stuff.” 

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The late soul legend Bobby Womack

 

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R&B singer Jesse Belvin died at 27 in a car crash

 

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Taylor was known as the “Philosopher of Soul”

 

I did not think that my album would be worthy enough to be nominated in the R&B category—-Leon Bridges

 

The singer counts  his mother Lisa Sawyer  as his biggest cheerleader. “Even when I was  playing at open mics with five people in the crowd, she was  supportive,” he tells me . The soul and gospel crooner even dedicates the  track  “Lisa Sawyer ” on the album to his dear mom.

I wonder what  mom thinks of his current success. “Says the former dishwasher from Fort Worth Texas, “She said to me, ‘ It is all God ‘ and she  is just  totally blown away by the Grammy nomination and  with everything that has been happening,” he adds.

Not just his music reminds one  of the 50s and 60’s. So does his fashion style. He’s a  sharp dresser who loves   1950’s  style suits and putting together a look that is smart and GQ-ed out to the max.

 

With the  new success  and the new gear  Bridges says he does not forget from  whence he came. As he says   to me  he knows a thing or two of living the “struggling artist” life.  Before success hit he  made ends meet being a dishwasher but he never gave up on his music and making it. “You have to be in love with yourself and in love with your art,” Bridges tells  tell   CrownHeightsMom is one of the messages he wants  to share with struggling artists out there.

If you always think about making it, then you are going to get disappointed…………—-Leon Bridges

 

 

 

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Leon Bridges and actor Will Smith at the Concussion Movie NYC premiere.

The main thing, Bridges says artist should remember is,  “If you always think about making it, then you are going to get disappointed and you are going to get impatient .” He says, “It is all about patience,  being in love with yourself and using that time and the small platform for the better.”

 

With  the holidays now over the young artist is preparing for  a busy 2016. He was looking forward seeing  him mom over the Christmas holiday  exclaiming,  “I am going home! I am going to see my momma and to eat her gumbo for sure. My momma is from New Orleans.”

 

 

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Leon Bridges performs at SXSW

So how does the  future look  for Leon Bridges ? The blueprint so far looks great for this young recording artist and   Crownheightsmom  plans on following his progress . He hits the road in March, heading overseas  on a  tour that will last  through mid-June . This may seem quite a busy schedule so soon for a newcomer, but  Bridges says, he loves performing and this  is a “life long dream.”

 

Dreams do become reality  and Bridges says that he isn’t quite  finished yet on achieving his. One  dream  he has  his heart set on achieving  he says is a life  goal of helping others. “I want to provide ways for kids to go to college, ”  he shares,  adding “and  I  also want to provide ways to help out single mothers.”

Way to go Leon Bridges!……Way to go! We  here at Crownheightsmom.com have no doubts  that you will achieve these dreams and more.