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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

New film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the New […]

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Sip & See: John Legend Showcases Debut Wine Collection

John Legend’s new LVE Wine Collection is now exclusively available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurants. The Grammy and Academy Award winner’s wine is being showcased for a limited time at the steakhouse, with special promotions being geared towards Valentine’s Day. The dining establishment will have the 37-year-old entertainer’s LVE Wine Collection on […]

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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]


 
 

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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

Posted  February 9, 2016  by  jmurray

New film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the New […]

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Sip & See: John Legend Showcases Debut Wine Collection

Posted  February 9, 2016  by  jmurray

John Legend’s new LVE Wine Collection is now exclusively available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurants. The Grammy and Academy Award winner’s wine is being showcased for a limited time at the steakhouse, with special promotions being geared towards Valentine’s Day. The dining establishment will have the 37-year-old entertainer’s LVE Wine Collection on […]

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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Posted  February 9, 2016  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Posted  February 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Posted  February 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]

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Beyoncé: Tour Announcement, Management Shakeup & Flint Water Crisis Aide

Posted  February 7, 2016  by  jmurray

Immediately after performing alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars at Super Bowl 50, Beyoncé announced she’s going on a world tour in a surprise ad immediately following halftime. The Formation World Tour is named after a brand new single “Formation” and music video that the 34-year-old unveiled on Saturday, the day before her anticipated return for […]

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Revamped: “Hollywood Today Live” Returning With Garcelle Beauvais

Posted  February 5, 2016  by  jmurray

Fox’s entertainment news talk show “Hollywood Today Live” will return for a second season. The revamped news magazine daytime series has just snagged actress/model Garcelle Beauvais to be one-fourth of its hosting team. The former star of “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “NYPD Blue” joins the already announced Ross Mathews, who officially joined the show […]

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HOT SHOTS: Michelle Williams, Gizelle Bryant, Kenny Lattimore, Essence Atkins, PJ Morton & more

Posted  February 2, 2016  by  jmurray

Hollywood actors Essence Atkins (“Haunted House”), Richard Brooks (“Being Mary Jane”), Victoria Rowell (“The Young and The Restless”), Latarsha Rose (“Being Mary Jane”), and Joyful Drake (“Let’s Stay Together”) were all in Washington, DC to star in Patricia Cuffie-Jones’ new play, “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Also in the cast were newcomers Scott St. Patrick and Clinton […]

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Major Milestone: Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” Approaching Syndication Numbers

Posted  February 1, 2016  by  jmurray

Fans watch iconic sitcoms like “Martin,” “Good Times,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “The Jefferson’s,” “227” and “Girlfriends” in repeat episodes that air in syndication, but get ready to add Tyler Perry’s comedy “Love They Neighbor” to that mix. Since its launch in 2013 on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel, “Love They Neighbor” has taped over 90 […]

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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted  February 1, 2016  by  jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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Dottie Peoples: Gospel Great’s Mother Dies

Posted  January 28, 2016  by  jmurray

The “Songbird of the South” Dottie Peoples is coping with the loss of her mother, Althea Milton. Milton died on Jan. 21 at the age of 85 after battling a brief undisclosed illness. The mother of eight children, she leaves behind her husband Robert Milton Sr. and host of other friends and family members. The […]

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