RIHANNA SAYS NEW ALBUM IS COMING 'SOON': Rihanna has revealed that her long-awaited ninth album will be released sooner than her fans think. She told Access Hollywood, “Music is still my first love. I can’t wait to put something out that I’m really proud of and excited about.” When asked when the album will be out, she said, “It’s probably gonna be sooner than my fans think, but I’m just gonna leave that alone. They don’t leave me alone, but I haven’t neglected ’em. I still got you. Music is still my baby.” She later told Entertainment Tonight, “I am always working on music. I am always working on music and when I’m ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it’s gonna come out. And you’re not gonna be disappointed when it happens. It’s going to be worth it.”She added, “I’m not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting. It’s taken this long, I’m gonna make it worth it.”

TAMAR BRAXTON BREAKS SILENCE AFTER SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Tamar Braxton broke her silence after attempting to take her life earlier this month. Braxton wrote via Instagram, “First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support.” Braxton then revealed that she has felt “betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid” by We TV over the past 11 years. She explained, “I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me.” She added, “Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. It was only God’s grace and his mercy on my attempt to end my pain and my life that I am here to utilize my voice.”