The Quick Read: Toni Braxton May Tour Solo After Booting Tamar

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Sydney Scott Apr, 16, 2018

Here’s all the news you may have missed over the weekend:

Things are getting sticky between the Braxton sisters. Toni Braxton has decided to boot her sister, Tamar, from her upcoming tour, which comes shortly after news broke that Traci had been given the boot too. Sources say Traci got the axe after going head-to-head with Tamar’s estranged husband, Vincent Herbert. Now, it seems he’s also the reason Tamar’s getting the boot with reports adding that promoters don’t want to deal with Tamar and Vincent’s drama. (TMZ)

Gabrielle Union’s Bad Boys spin-off has a name. Now titled L.A.’s Finest, the series will see Union reprising her role as Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett. The series will also star Jessica Alba. (Shadow and Act)

California police chiefs have denounced a bill that would limit the use of deadly force. Law enforcement says the new legislation, which seeks to change the standard from “reasonable force” to “necessary force” would endanger the public. As it stands now, officers are allowed to use deadly force when they believe there is a reasonable threat. And, we all know how that usually turns out. (KTVU)

Rain Pryor’s Fried Chicken and Latkes is headed to the small screen. Norman Lear has teamed up with Pryor to adapt the play into a TV comedy. The semi-autobiographical play looks at Pryor’s life as a pre-teen in 70s Beverly Hills as she deals with being the daughter of a comedian. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Chance the Rapper is turning his 25th birthday bash into a fundraiser. The rapper will celebrate his special day at the LiqrBox in Chicago with proceeds going to SocialWorks. Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite. (Twitter)

Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy is the number one album in the country. The album is the second-highest selling album of the year behind Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods. (Billboard)

Towanda Braxton is planning to sue Tamar Braxton’s estranged husband Vincent Herbert. Towanda revealed the news on Braxton Family Values. In a clip from the upcoming episode, she says, “I’ve decided to sue Vince. [My lawyer] did a lot of research the theme song for Braxton Family Values, Traci and I co-wrote the song and we never got compensated and we never got compensated for singing the song. And the research found that Vincent was the publishing company and his name is all over it.” Yikes. (YouTube)

Michael Brown, the amazing student who got accepted into 20 colleges, has something to say to local news anchors who called his acceptances “obnoxious.” Brown says he sat down for an interview with one of the anchors, Holly Morris, and while he says the interview was respectful, he still hasn’t received an apology from Fox5DC. (MadameNoire)

Kanye West is writing a book about philosophy. The rapper said in a recent interview, “I’m writing a philosophy book right now called Break the Simulation. And I’ve got this philosophy — or let’s say it’s just a concept because sometimes philosophy sounds too heavy-handed. I’ve got a concept about photographs, and I’m on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories. People always wanna hear the history of something, which is important, but I think it there’s too much of an importance put on history.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Donald Glover is set to host and perform on Saturday Night Live next month. On May 5, Glover will make audiences laugh, while his alter ego, Childish Gambino, provides the music. (Instagram)