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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  That demo is the coveted audience for advertisers and essential for talk show [...]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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Nischelle Turner, Kevin Frazier & Rocsi Diaz
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TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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Whitney Houston: Where Is The All-Star Tribute CD?

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After Luther Vandross suffered a severe stroke on April 16, 2003, jazz label Verve Music also released a tribute album to Vandross. The CD was mixed by Ray Bardani, who recorded and mixed most of Luther’s music over the years. Their collection, “Forever, For Always, For Luther” included the late crooner’s hits performed by Kirk [...]

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12 Years a Slave
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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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Wendy Williams
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“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  That demo is the coveted audience for advertisers and essential for talk show [...]

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TD Jakes
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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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Vanessa Bell Calloway
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Theater

Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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Nischelle Turner, Kevin Frazier & Rocsi Diaz
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TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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Whitney Houston: Where Is The All-Star Tribute CD?

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After Luther Vandross suffered a severe stroke on April 16, 2003, jazz label Verve Music also released a tribute album to Vandross. The CD was mixed by Ray Bardani, who recorded and mixed most of Luther’s music over the years. Their collection, “Forever, For Always, For Luther” included the late crooner’s hits performed by Kirk [...]

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Soft Start: “The Real” Lands Low Ratings

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start. The new ensemble daytime talk show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon earned less-than-stellar ratings with its debut episode. The syndicated chat show premiered on Monday and only landed a 0.9 rating.  Those numbers put the show [...]

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Whitney Houston: New Live Album Being Released

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

New music from Whitney Houston will hit stores this fall. Music mogul Clive Davis is readying the release of a new Houston CD/DVD, “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.” Davis, who is credited with discovering the late diva, announced on the “Today” show on Tuesday that the disc and DVD will showcase the best of [...]

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Gladys Knight: Actress Cast To Play Her In Aaliyah Movie

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

“The Hughley’s” star Elise Neal has landed the role of Gladys Knight in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The controversial film, that had received backlash from the late singer’s family, stars Alexandra Shipp as the ‘Rock the Boat’ singer. Neal will play the Empress of Soul in film. Knight was married to [...]

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The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will take place at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. at 6pm. [...]

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