UPDATE: Saturday afternoon, Keke Palmer jumped on to Twitter to confirm that she will not be replacing Tamar Braxton on The Real. She said, “I’m not hosting the real. But I am still doing my talk show.”
There has still been no confirmation from Fox if or who will be replacing Braxton on the daytime talk show.
ORIGINAL STORY: It’s been a solid week since the news of Tamar Braxton being fired from The Real was confirmed. But despite a statement from the network and Braxton herself, it’s still very unclear what exactly happened and who will be replacing her.
Rumors of behind-the-scenes drama had been swirling for months, specifically with Braxton’s absence from the show late 2015. While her co-hosts denied issues on their end, it was speculated that producers were “happier” with Braxton gone on sick leave because it was “easier for them to book guests because celebrities don’t want to book the show if they have to be interviewed by her.”
When the news initially broke, Braxton made a statement on Instagram, directed to one person in particular who she felt had “stabbed [her] in the back.” Bossip is now reporting that that person is allegedly Rachel Miskowiec, The Real‘s executive producer.
“[Miskowiec] is the person who is behind Tamar getting fired,” a source told Bossip. “She is who Tamar was talking about.”
In a new teaser clip from Braxton Family Values, we see Tamar’s reaction to being let go. “I was basically fired,” Tamar tells sister, Toni Braxton in the upcoming episode clip. “Why? What’d they say?” Toni asked. “I don’t know what I did,” she says through tears.
In addition to pinpointing Miskowiec, Bossip‘s source claims that they’re looking at Keke Palmer to replace Tamar. “The person who’s going to replace Tamar is Keke Palmer,” says the source. “Rachel produced the pilot for Telepictures with Keke Palmer last summer. She likes Keke and Keke of course wants to do another talk show. She’s on the fast track to being in that role.”
It’s all so much at one time.
Nonetheless, Braxton’s “short break from social media” will probably do her some good, especially with all these rumors swirling.