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Tamar Braxton files for divorce

Singer and reality-show personality Tamar Braxton has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly nine years, music producer Vincent Herbert. Her rep confirmed the “extremely difficult decision” to People magazine in a statement this week. They have a 4-year-old son together, as fans of their WE tv reality show “Tamar & Vince” know. The show debuted in 2012 and the fifth season is set to start in November. The pair started dating in 2003 after being introduced by Tamar’s sister, Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Toni Braxton. Recently, the singer announced she would no longer record music so she could focus on her marriage and family in general. Tamar Braxton will perform at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 21 as support for R&B group Xscape along with Monica.

Carmen Harlan and Big Sean set as parade Grand Marshals

Detroit television icon Carmen Harlan and Grammy-nominated rapper Big Sean will serve as Grand Marshals for the city’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade. The theme of the 91st parade is “Woodward! Avenue of Dreams!” The former WDIV-TV anchor Harlan and Cass Tech grad Big Sean, will lead the 91st parade on Thanksgiving Day. This year’s theme is “Woodward! Avenue of Dreams!” to celebrate the thoroughfare’s recent transformation and the debut of the QLine. “Big Sean and Carmen represent the incredible spirit of our city and we are thrilled to have them celebrate with us in Detroit and with the millions who view The Parade across the country,” said Parade Company president and CEO Tony Michaels in a press release. America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, which marches down Woodward through downtown Detroit on Nov. 23, is broadcast not only on WDIV-TV Local 4, but an hour-long national broadcast also reaches 190 cities across the country. Grandstand tickets, $40 and up, can be purchased at theparade.org.

Detroit musician Larry Ray died

Larry Ray Piekutowski, guitarist for Detroit rock band Outrageous Cherry died Tuesday. The psych/pop band confirmed the news on social media, stating that the guitarist had been battling lung cancer. “Larry was one of a kind, and we miss him already,” the band’s statement read. Formed in 1991, Outrageous Cheery released 14 albums and EPs on a variety of indie labels.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Thursday’s Birthdays

Hillary Clinton, 70

Dylan McDermott, 56

Keith Urban, 50

Seth MacFarlane, 44

Phaedra Parks, 44

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