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Melba Moore: From Welfare To Working More Than Ever Before

Posted  June 1, 2015  by  jmurray

Tony Award winner Melba Moore has seen highs and lows in her music career. She’s topped the charts, hosted TV shows and starred in films before seeing it all end at the hands of her husband, music producer Charles Huggins. Moore claimed Huggins sabotaged her career and took all of her money, resulting in her […]

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Role Play: Vivica Fox Out, New Diva In On “Hollywood Divas”

Posted  May 7, 2015  by  jmurray

TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” is gearing up for season two. The ensemble series made up of actresses Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers”), Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”) and former reality star Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is already in production on its second season. AlwaysAList.com spotted some […]

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Debbie Allen: Lands Huge Promotion On “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

McDreamy may be dead, but McAllen just got a promotion!  Debbie Allen’s role on Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” has been expanded in a significant way. The celebrated actress/choreographer will serve as executive producer and director of medical drama’s upcoming 12th season.  Though the show has not been officially renewed for season 12 by ABC, the […]

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Profiting Prophetesses: Does Lifetime’s New Show “Preach” Cross The Line?

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

Social media is already abuzz with backlash over Lifetime’s upcoming reality series “Preach.” Premiering June 5, this show focuses on female ministers who identify as prophetesses. The Bible explains the work of the prophet in 1 Corinthians 14:3: “the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.” On “Preach,” four […]

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Back In Stride Again: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Returning To Essence Festival

Posted  May 5, 2015  by  jmurray

After a five-year hiatus, the iconic Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival where they will headline the Friday, July 3 tribute to New Orleans. As a celebration of The Big Easy for the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, Essence’s July 3 concert will feature special moments of tribute to the city […]

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Jonathan Nelson: Gospel Star Challenging Everyone To Be “Fearless”

Posted  April 29, 2015  by  jmurray

Four-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson has great anticipation for his fifth album, “Fearless.” Captured live during a live CD/DVD recording called “Fearless Experience” at this home church The Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida earlier this year, the disc marks Nelson’s first release on his new label home eOne Music. The singer/songwriter has dismantled his […]

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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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