Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Beauty Gifts She'll Love, from Stocking Stuffer to Splurge
- Read the Cover Story: Adele’s Triumphant Return: How Love Changed Her Life
- Two 19-Year-Old Guys Create 'The PMS Package' to Comfort Girls on Their Periods
- Florida Police Launch Investigation After Woman Shares Photo of Dog With Muzzle Duct-Taped Shut
- Police Officer Slain in Planned Parenthood Shooting Volunteered to Respond to the Scene, Was a Competitive Ice Dancer
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- November 25, 2002
- Vol. 58
- No. 22
Picks and Pans Review: More Than a Woman
Some might accuse Toni Braxton of nepotism on this, her fifth album. Her husband of 19 months, former Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis, cowrote and had a hand in producing four tracks, while her younger sister Tamar Braxton cowrote six songs and sings backup on the entire CD. Keeping it in the family, though, brings out the best in Braxton here. Lewis crafted this disc's stunning highlight, "Lies, Lies, Lies," a dramatic, he-done-me-wrong ballad with mostly live instrumentation (including rock-charged guitar) and a terrific background vocal arrangement featuring the Braxton sisters. It's an instant Toni classic, right up there with "Breathe Again," "Let It Flow" and "Un-Break My Heart."
Although the rest of the album doesn't quite match that quality, it's still easily More than your average R&B-pop fare. Braxton smoothly shifts from lush, romantic slow jams, such as the dreamy "Rock Me, Roll Me," to trendy, hip-hop-conscious numbers like the Spanish-guitar-laced "Me & My Boyfriend" (featuring a sample from the late Tupac Shakur's 1996 cut "Me and My Girlfriend"). Through it all, her sultry, husky alto shines as she bends and jazzily twists notes with that special Toni touch.
BOTTOM LINE: A worthy Woman
- Chuck Arnold,
- Ralph Novak.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!