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Deborah Cox: Makes Her Debut As Josephine Baker

Deborah Cox has started her run as the legendary Josephine Baker in the new musical “Josephine,” which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Flor. on May 6 and will play through May 29. The long-in-the-works show about Baker explores the life of the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol and how a […]

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Rush Hour: Comedian Rudy Rush Replacing Doug Banks

Comedian Rudy Rush has been tapped to replace the late Doug Banks on afternoon radio. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 11 that Banks died from after a long battle with Diabetes at age 57. Now Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take over the time period for the syndication company American Urban […]

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Jussie Smollett: Is Actor Really Leaving Lee Daniels’ “Empire?”

Is Jussie Smollett leaving Fox’s hit drama “Empire?” Sources close to the network tell AlwaysAList.com that “things aren’t as they seem,” when probed on the matter. On Wednesday’s episode of the Lee Daniels-produced series, Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon is shot by Freda Gatz in what was a bullet intended for his father, Lucious Lyon (Terrence […]

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NeNe Leakes: Shows Off Weight Loss In Sexy Swimsuits

NeNe Leakes is looking good and letting it all hang out for the world to see. The 48-year-old reality TV superstar took to social media this week to show off her new slimmer and toned body in a revealing swimsuit and a sexy bikini. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been working out and […]

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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]


 
 

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Isaac Carree: Singer Addresses The Deitrick Haddon Accusations

Posted  January 22, 2013  by  jmurray

FULL DISCLOSURE: I know all of the parties involved in this story personally. I’ve even spent intimate time with Deitrick Haddon and his ex-wife Damita. Typically I would have refrained from reporting on a story where all three of the subjects happen to be friends of mine, however, over the weekend I was contacted by […]

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Not So Funny: Christian Group Wants Cedric The Entertainer’s “The Soul Man” Canceled

Posted  August 2, 2012  by  jmurray

Is TV Land’s “The Soul Man” blasphemeth? A Christian conservative watchdog group called One Million Moms sure thinks the Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash fronted sitcom is! The 30 minute comedy, which became TV Land’s second-highest rated series premiere behind only the series launch of “Hot In Cleveland” with its June 20th premiere, “blasphemes […]

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Black & Republican: 9 Celebrities Down With The GOP

Posted  August 28, 2012  by  jmurray

After being postponed a day due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Republican National Convention is officially in full swing in Tampa, Florida. A who’s who roster of Republican leaders and politicians will be giving speeches at the convention this week. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, House Speaker John Boehner, New Hampshire […]

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Mary Mary: Reality Show Promo Clips Spark Controversy

Posted  August 29, 2012  by  jmurray

The second season of gospel duo Mary Mary’s self-titled WE TV reality series doesn’t premiere until Dec. 13, however two promotional clips for the forthcoming season have already been released. Looks as though things will be a little racier on the sophomore season of “Mary Mary,” as the first clip features Erica and Tina Campbell’s […]

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Throwback Thursday: Interview With R&B Star Tevin Campbell

Posted  August 9, 2012  by  jmurray

R&B singer Tevin Campbell was a bonafide child star with numerous hits under his belt in the early 1990’s. A protégé of the great Quincy Jones, Campbell was signed to Warner Bros. Records at 13-years-old and quickly became a star after Jones released his single “Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me),” which reached number one on […]

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George Willborn: Former Michael Baisden Co-Host Back On Radio

Posted  April 24, 2013  by  jmurray

Comedian George Willborn is coming back to radio. The Chicago-based funnyman is returning to afternoons as the new co-host of “The Doug Banks Radio Show” starting on Thursday, April 25. On “The Doug Banks Radio Show,” Willborn replaces comedian Rudy Rush.  The former “Showtime at the Apollo” host, who co-hosted with Doug Banks and sidekick […]

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“Sunday Best:” BET Competition Show Renewed For Another Season

Posted  June 24, 2012  by  AlwaysAList.com

Season five of Black Entertainment Television’s hit faith-based competition series “Sunday Best” doesn’t premiere until July, but fans of the show were excited to learn that BET has already renewed the show through season six. During the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers inLos Angelesin April, BET revealed that “Sunday Best” would be returning in 2013 […]

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Evelyn Lozada: Working With Iyanla Vanzant To Change Her Life

Posted  July 17, 2012  by  jmurray

Evelyn Lozada Johnson has faced tremendous backlash in recent months over some of her actions on the hit VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives.” Acknowledging the wrong of her ways and meeting with “Basketball Wives” detractor, TV host Star Jones to address the matter, Johnson is now working with author and motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant on […]

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The Benediction: BET Cancels “Celebration Of Gospel”

Posted  May 1, 2014  by  jmurray

More than 2.6 million total viewers tuned in to BET’s annual special “Celebration of Gospel” when it premiered on April 6, making it the number one gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years. A celebration of faith through music, this year’s special featured an all-star roster of performances including Tamela Mann, Kem, Yolanda Adams, […]

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T.J. Holmes: Popular Anchor Joins ABC News

Posted  September 30, 2014  by  jmurray

TV journalist T.J. Holmes has joined the team at ABC News. The former CNN anchor and BET host made his official debut with ABC on “Good Morning America” on Friday, Sept. 26 doing a voiceover news package about an actress hiding on her roof from a stalker. “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts introduced him as “ABC’s […]

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Testimonial: Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Daughter Talks Struggling With Divorce

Posted  October 3, 2012  by  jmurray

Sarah Jakes, daughter of the renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes, announced this past August that she and her husband, former Washington Redskins linebacker Robert Henson were getting a divorce. “I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through […]

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