Over the weekend Toya & Tamar held one of the biggest in-stores I have ever seen. Saturday’s edition of the new Orleans Essence Festival, for me, was one of the best days ever. At first, it was rainy…and when I mean rainy, I mean that New Orleans rain where you couldn’t see more than 15ft in front of you. Soon after the rain cleared, I got a chance to experience New Orleans in it’s finest or should I say wettest. After walking around the convention center, I had a chance to kick it with the homie Toya Wright and Tamar Braxton. One of Toya’s and Tamar close friends, Shaunie O’Neal was also there to show support.

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Toya and Tamar held a meet and greet along with giving their fans an opportunity to purchase their products at Toya’s store Garb on Magazine Street. Over 2100 people came out after they announced on the radio that the two would be at the store.

Toya’s industry father ‘Baby’ was also in the building to support his family along side his baby girl Bria…

The lovely Reginae Baby Carter was in the building along with her best friend Lolo… Look at them taking pic’s with fans. Awww so sweet!!! LOL

After the event that was only suppose to last for 2 hours, Toya extended the event to make sure every fan who stood  in the rain and heat some for over 7 hours just to come in and meet the ladies took photos and got a autographed.

While there, Tamar and her husband Vince who was there to support his wife in her new business venture – clothing line called (gobuyit.com).  While at the event I got a chance to meet some of New Orleans finest and Toya’s loving family.

In the building, was Mama Cita(Lil Wayne’s Mother) who had to come out and support her baby girl buying hair and all she could, but get this, Toya’s mother who a few months ago had family drama like we all do has now come back around and looks great.

She’s also decided to take on an entrepreneurial spirit and working with her daughter and family members to sell a new hair line. But to get all those details, go down to the store to for the finest human hair.

Toya also signed autographs for those who purchased her book.   I also got to meet Toya’s father and brothers.

Toya is getting ready to make a major announcement that deals with Walmart. So, all you haters push back cause the homie is about to get that check! If you’re ever in New Orleans, stop by Garb. One of the top Reality/TV show producers James Dubois brought his family support Toya. James told me he has some big plans with some people in Atlanta. (Hint, Hint). So, stay tuned! (Hint, Hint). READ MORE

Kourtney Kardashian welcomed a baby girl, Penelope Scotland Disick, in Los Angeles on Sunday, Us Weekly has confirmed. Kardashian’s new arrival joins her 2-year-old son, Mason, with boyfriend of five years Scott Disick, 29. A source tells Us: “The entire Kardashian/Jenner clan was at the hospital and everyone was super excited!” READ MORE

Sad news…. Yesterday I told yall that Tameka and Ryan glover son was in a major accerent and now news broke todaay that he has been declared brain dead. Sources report Usher’s celebrity pals showed an outpour of support on Twitter following the singer’s terrible tragedy this past weekend.
The singer’s 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead after he and a 15-year-old gal pal were admitted to a hospital following a boating accident Friday, TMZ reports. READ MORE

Super Star manager Mathew Knowles recently announced that two Destiny’s Child albums featuring new material will be released this autumn. Knowles told the Huffington Post that the band members are still under contract with Sony, Music World Entertainment and two new releases are due this November.

During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the Fisk University graduate and former Xerox executive opened up on his latest foray into unscripted television, and offered some details on the release of two new Destiny’s Child albums and his love for his grandchildren, Juelz and Blue Ivy. Here’s the interview: READ MORE

WOW lost for words right now… The 11-year-old son of Tameka L Raymond and Ryan Glover was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, to an Atlanta hospital after he was struck by someone riding a jet ski … TMZ has learned. READ MORE

Yall let me say this it seems like every time I come to New Orleans it is funny drama, and hell at first, mostly cause I don’t handle my business but I think this years trip tops them all… Just thankful I am here and a live. Last night Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists making their way to the Big Easy this weekend for the Essence Music Festival.
The New Orleans event is under way now, with organizers kicking things off Thursday with “Youth Day.”

Last night featured performances from Wilson and D’Angelo, (WOW he had a great show) as well as Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and the Pointer Sisters.

On Saturday, Blige will top a bill that also includes Ledisi, Tank, Mary Mary and comedian Kevin Hart. Chaka Khan will close things out on Sunday, following performances from Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Kirk Franklin.
Look at the lovely Stephanie Mills  photoed above is currently working a new album and is about to hit the road as she prepares for new up to date virgin of the play “WIZ”… P.S. Aretha Franklin is also slated to receive the inaugural “Power Award” at this year’s Essence Music Festival. For a full list of performers and events, visit EssenceMusicFestival.com. READ MORE

Last week I posted Wezzy’s mom Sister2Sister Wedding cover and a few twitpics.

But now the official photographer’s photos are out and from the looks of the photos, Tunechi couldn’t look more proud of his moma.   Lloyd, Toya Wright, Nivea, Sarah Vivian, Reginae Carter, Semaj, Dwayne Carter III, Neal, Birdman, Slim, Bria Williams Mack Maine, Marley G, DJ Scoob Doo,  and many more …. Check out all the photos below… READ MORE

Wendy Williams is trying to get to that check. The talk show host is now about to become a movie producer and already set to film her first TV movie. Let me say this first, I am so pissed that one of my favorite morning shows, that I watch every morning, will be gone for the next 2 months on summer hiatus, and wont be back live with new shows until September… Damn damn damn… Now back to the story… READ MORE