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Meeka and Craig Claxton Support Justin Tuck’s Charity Event

Meeka Claxton chats it up with What’s The 411 Crystal Lynn on the red carpet at Justin Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy fundraising event Photo Credit: Alexis Williams/What's The 411 Networks Meeka Claxton chats it up with What’s The 411 Crystal Lynn on the red carpet at Justin Tuck’s R.U.S.H for Literacy fundraising event

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Watching What's The 411 correspondent Crystal Lynn and Meeka Claxton, wife of Craig "Speedy" Claxton and former star of VH1's Basketball Wives, talk on the red carpet, is like eavesdropping on two girlfriends catching up.

They talk about everything from fashion to Meeka's upcoming book and e-book series to being engaged, to marriage, to careers, and Justin Tuck's R.U.S.H for Literacy Celebrity Billiards Charity Tournament.

New York Giants' Justin Tuck hosted his annual Tuck's Celebrity Billiard's Tournament presented by RXR, a leading New York Tri-State real estate operating company, on Thursday, May 30 at Slate NYC.

The event has been a popular fundraiser in Manhattan for the past four years. More than 35 celebrities were expected to take part in a single elimination 8 ball tournament, emceed by well-known actor Anthony Anderson, in which the winner will receive the Grand Prize Luxury Package that will benefit Tuck's R.U.S.H for Literacy and the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

Tuck, a Defensive End for the New York Giants, started his R.U.S.H for Literacy (Read. Understand. Succeed. Hope.) charity in 2008 in hopes of providing children with the necessary resources to improve their reading skills. Thus far, 10,000 students in the Tri-State and Central Alabama communities have received new books and other materials. The Tucks have donated over 55,000 books and raised over $1.5 million dollars since the charity's inception. They have also supported other non-profit organization by donating over $150,000 in grants. This year $25,000 of the Celebrity Billiards' net proceeds will be going to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund as well.

In addition to Meeka Claxton, other celebrities that What's The 411 caught up with at Justin Tuck's Celebrity Billiard's Tournament included: Justin Tuck; actress and television producer, Vivica A. Fox; former NBA Basketball Player, Jason Kidd; actor, comedian, and writer, Anthony Anderson; former New York Knicks Guard John Starks; professional pool player, Jeanette "Black Widow" Lee; and Jared Fogle (better known as Jared the subway guy).