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Byron Pitts: New Anchor Of ABC’s “Nightline”

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Veteran news man Byron Pitts moved from CBS News to ABC News in 2013 to become chief national correspondent and anchor. Now, after being at the network for a year and half, Pitts has been promoted to the new anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.” Pitts replaces ABC News’ chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, who will no [...]

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Sequel: “Hollywood Divas” Renewed For Season Two

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

TV One has renewed its newest reality series “Hollywood Divas.” 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”) will return for a second season.  During the season, the cast [...]

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Reunited: Soul Duo Floetry Perform Together In London

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember the neo-soul duo Floetry? They’re the British-bred duo who garnered songwriting success in the late 90′s and early 2000′s after moving to the United States, before going on to have a successful run as artists. Signed to DreamWorks Records, the group rose to stardom with their debut singles ‘Floetic,’ ‘Say Yes’ and ‘Getting Late’ [...]

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Album Review: Was D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Worth The Wait?

Posted  December 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After nearly a 15-year wait, D’Angelo’s long-awaited and regularly-delayed third album (can you believe he’s only put out two others?) was unexpectedly released without promotion on Sunday night in a manner made famous a year ago by Beyoncé. While many at his music label RCA Records sat in a listening party in New York City [...]

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Maysa Leak: Talks Giving Fans Their Money’s Worth

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy nominee Maysa Leak is a soulful jazz chanteuse doing music on her own terms. This former lead singer for the UK acid jazz band Incognito and background vocalist for Stevie Wonder has released 12 solo albums.  Her latest offering, “A Very Maysa Christmas,” is her first holiday record. “It was important to me, especially [...]

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Hot Shots: Roman Reigns, Sherri Shepherd, Joe Haden, Sunny Anderson, Kevin McCall, Claudia Jordan & more

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Roman Reigns wed and his fiancée Galina Joelle Becker this past weekend. The two wed during a Caribbean ceremony on Castaway Cay, a private island owned by Walt Disney World in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old wrestling star’s daughter Joelle Anoa’i participated in the ceremony.  She is apparently from a previous [...]

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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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In With The New: Skip Murphy Show Replacing Michael Baisden

Posted  April 1, 2013  by  jmurray

On March 20, 2013, AlwaysAList.com reported that Michael Baisden’s syndicated afternoon radio show was ending. READ: Michael Baisden: Radio Show Ending Starting on Monday, April 1, Baiden’s former syndicator Cumulus Media Networks will debut a new afternoon drive show called “Skip Murphy in the Afternoon Show.” The show, which will air from 3pm to 7pm, [...]

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