From Press Release:

"Over the weekend (Saturday 2/25), Braxton sisters Toni, Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci along with mom Evelyn ("Miss E") gathered in L.A. for the Season 2 Reunion Show taping of their hit WE tv show "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES." Hosted by talk show queen Wendy Williams, the Reunion Special addressed issues such as the tension and jealousy between Toni and Tamar; Trina's marital woes with cheating hubby Gabe; Tamar's hubby Vince's hospitalization; Traci's struggle to find her true calling; and Evelyn's recent engagement (and did she go through with the wedding?)."

Toni Braxton with Autistic son Diezel. Toni is a spokeswoman for Autism Speaks and the American Heart Association.

The "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES" season finale airs Thursday, March 22 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. The "Braxton Family Values" reunion special airs Thursday, March 29 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv.

Visit the show at Braxton Family Values.

Photos by: Chris Ragazzo/WE tv

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Pop icon Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11, but her legacy lives on in her classic recordings and movie roles. Whitney's latest movie -- a remake of 'Sparkle' -- is set to hit theaters in August 2012. But her fans can get a taste of her former Glory in this video clip from ET.

Starring as "Effie" in the film, Sparkle, Whitney performs a rousing rendition of the gospel classic "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". Whitney makes liars out of those who said the drugs and alcohol robbed her of her beautiful voice.

Watch the video after the break!

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Shopping an tearing up the mall can be tiring. Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, was spotted doing some high end, pre-Grammy shopping in Beverly Hills, CA, yesterday. The Pink Friday rapper did some heavy retail therapy at Chanel and Giuseppe Zanotti shoe stores. She was seen wearing a pink wig carrying shopping bags to her matching pink Bentley. Nicki paused to make sure the paparazzi snapped pics of her handing out stacks of cash to a valet attendant and a homeless man as well.
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Brandy's brother Ray J was seen at The Grove in West Hollywood yesterday promoting his new semi-autobiographical book titled Death Of The Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray. Ray J, who didn't actually pen the book himself, follows in the footsteps of comedian Steve Harvey, whose self-help manual on cheating men was a best-seller.
Photos by: Marcus / Zodiac / Splash News

The Super Bowl 46 festivities are in high gear, and everybody who thinks they're somebody have flooded Indianapolis this weekend just to be seen. Celebs spotted gracing the red carpet at ESPN and Radio Row's events include: rapper Drake (pictured above), former NBA superstar-turned sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal and his intrepid fiancee, Hoopz (pictured below); TV talk show host Sherri Shepherd, NFL stars Plaxico Burruss, Cam Newton, Jermichael Finley and more!

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Rap mogul T.I., center, was spotted at Reign nightclub yesterday doing a walk through for his upcoming AKOO fashion show hosted by T.I. and Kevin Hart. That's AKOO Creative Director Ralph Reynolds on the far left; T.I.'s mother, and T.I.'s sons Domani and Messiah on the right. If you follow Grand Hustle general manager Hannah Kang on, then you were probably one of the hundred or so hopefuls who showed up yesterday to audition for the AKOO fashion show, which is tomorrow. The walk through was filmed by VH1 camera crew for the final episode of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.
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The excitement is building as football fans await the kickoff of Super Bowl 46 on Sunday. Songstress Ciara was given the enviable job of interviewing the New England Patriots players on the field during the 2012 Super Bowl Media Day in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ciara conducted interviews with the Patriots players for 'The Insider' sports show with Kevin Frazier. Ciara got real friendly with NE safety Sergio Brown (#31). You can tell Ciara took her job very seriously. She wore quarterback Tom Brady's jersey number. Isn't she cute? Unfortunately, NE doesn't have a chance against the odds-on favorites, the NY Giants. But it should be a good game for NE fans. It's not who wins or loses, but how they play the game.

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R&B Diva Monica will headline the annual Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28 at the Georgia Dome.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: "eight college marching bands from historically black colleges and universities will showcase their music and showmanship at this annual invitational event, but it will also spotlight the talents of Grammy-winning Atlanta singer and songwriter Monica."

Monica will perform at the Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28, just weeks before the scheduled release of her seventh album, New Life. You can get a taste of the new album on the Georgia native’s website, which features the video for the track “Until It’s Gone.” You can pre-order the album there, too.

Tickets for the event, which begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 28, are available at Ticketmaster or at the Georgia Dome Box Office. Tickets are $10-$12.

The bands participating in this year’s Honda Battle of the Bands are:

Albany State University’s Marching Rams Show Band

Bethune Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats

Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South

Prairie View A&M University’s Marching Storm

South Carolina State University’s Marching 101

Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands

Virginia State University’s Marching Trojan Explosion

Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound

All week VH1 has been teasing the Basketball Wives Facebook followers about a special event coming Thursday involving the cast of the 'Basketball Wives' (the boring Miami crew, not the LA cast).

And, maybe due to that fact, VH1 didn't get much of a response to the teasers on facebook.

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Troubled musician Kanye West leads the Grammy Award nominations with 7, but the bad boy producer was a no-show at last night's live concert warmup to the 2012 Grammy's in February.

While Kanye's hit all-star single, "All of the Lights," was nominated for Song of the Year, his critically acclaimed album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which featured 'Lights', was snubbed in the Best Album category.

But Bon Iver, who was a complete stranger to many of us before collaborating with Kanye on MBDTF, was nominated for 4 Grammy's, including Song of the Year -- which Kanye is also nominated for -- and Record of the Year, which we assume is different from Song of the Year.

Fading rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, 43, (pictured above) attended the concert after party with his long-suffering buxom wife, Simone Smith. I bet she has a lot of stories to tell, such as why LL Cool J is bleaching his skin when he's already a light alabaster color. Or why he still calls himself "Ladies Love" Cool J, when they don't.

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Attention whore Beyonce recently sat down with Katie Couric for an interview on ABC's 20/20 where she basically rehashes what she's already talked about in every other appearance that she's made. It isn't clear why Beyonce hungers for so much attention lately.

Every move Beyonce has made over the past 3 months has been orchestrated to put her front and center, in the national spotlight. This kind of attention-seeking behavior can't be healthy for her.

The rumors must be true that Jay Z ignores Beyonce when they're out of the public eye. And that he spends most of his time in the studio just to get away from her. Can you blame him?

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If you didn't know the Soul Train Awards 2011 was being held tomorrow night at the Fox Theatre, don't worry, you're not alone.

Vivica's former boy toy Slimm, right, and his business partner Mr Plush, left, of Plush Blue Entertainment, along with Upper Echelon Entertainment brought socialite Amber Rose and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather to Atlanta to kick off the Soul Train Awards weekend at Havana nightclub last night. Yes, former RHOA cast member, Lisa Wu, is still considered somewhat of a celeb around these parts.

Photos courtesy: Slimm of Plush Blue