Toni Braxton waved to fans as she made her way on stage for an appearance on ‘Extra’ with Mario Lopez at The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday (January 31).
The mother of two, who rocked a figure hugging LBD, stars in a new Lifetime original movie ‘Twist of Faith.’ In the made for television flick Toni portray Nina, a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir who comes across Jacob (played by David Julian Hirsh) an Orthodox Jewish Cantor who denounces his faith and leaves his home after witnessing the senseless murder of his wife and children. Well, hallelu.
Mykelti Williamson, best known for his roles as Benjamin Buford Blue in ‘Forrest Gump’ and Uncle George in ‘ATL’ (for the kids born after 1990), also appears in the film. ‘Twist of Faith’ premieres on Lifetime February 9 at 8/7c.
Serving sunkissed curls goodness for the kids, Diezel Braxton-Lewis (who recently celebrated a birthday) was photographed with his famous mom Toni Braxton leaving Wendell Williams’ lair of lies today in New York City.
Wearing the distinctive blue puzzle piece lapel pin, mom and son showed their support for Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of the growing autism epidemic — 1 in 166 children is now diagnosed with autism — and to raising money to fund scientists who are searching for a cure. Toni has been a spokeswoman for the organization after Diezel was diagnosed with autism in October 2006.
“He wasn’t developing like his brother was,” said Toni about the little red flags when comparing Diezel to his older brother, Denim. “I know you’re not supposed to compare, but things were drastically different. I became determined to join Autism Speaks in its battle against this devastating disorder when autism became a part of my family’s reality.”
Toni Braxton’s sons, Diesel Ky and Denim Cole, joined their mom on the set of her new video “I Heart You” on Sunday (March 18) at the Civic Center Studios in Los Angeles.
During the video shoot for her first single in two years, Toni showed off her toned legs in a revealing pink cutaway leotard and black suspender tights. Her natural hair (which makes the singer look less like a ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ competitor in comparison with the bargain bin wigs Towanda is responsible for maintaining) perfectly framed her face.
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