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HOT SHOTS: KiKi Shepard, Naturi Naughton, Gayle King, Carolyn Malachi, ...

Former “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” co-host KiKi Shepard attended this week’s live show of “Dancing with the Stars.” The Tyler, Texas-bred personality is a trained dancer and would actually be a great contestant on the ABC competition series. Shepard ...
Theater

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 ...
Theater

Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let ...
Music

Center Stage: Broadway Star Billy Porter Releasing New CD

Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran Billy Porter is gearing up for the release of his new CD, “Billy’s Back on Broadway” (Concord Records). The album, Porter’s first solo offering since his 2005 independent release, “At the Corner of Broadway + Soul,” ...
Theater

Sheryl Lee Ralph: Joins Off-Broadway Production About Sylvester As Producer

TV actress and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph has signed on to become a producer of the off-Broadway production, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.” Ralph, the original star of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls” and TV shows “Moesha” and “Instant Mom,” joins ...
Movies

Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of ...
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Jenifer Lewis: Actress Talks “Baggage Claim,” “Jackie’s Back” & Bipolar ...

She’s been in 63 films, 259 television shows and four Broadways shows and veteran actress Jenifer Lewis shows no signs of slowing down. At 56-years-old, Lewis said she’s finally learned to keep her career in perspective – celebrating the great ...
Theater

Tony Awards: Black Is Back On The Great White Way

It was the second-most diverse night in Tony Awards history, as four African-American actors won statues in major categories from the American Theatre Wing.  Not since 1982 – the year that “Dreamgirls” reigned supreme – have four Black thespians won ...
TV

Loretta Devine: Talks “Client List,” “Grey’s Anatomy” & “Dreamgirls”

Loretta Devine is one of Hollywood’s hardest working actresses and now she’s talking to AARP The Magazine about some of her most iconic roles. The 63-year-old actress currently stars on the hit Lifetime series, “The Client List,” which returns this ...
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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Actress Talks Playing Jennifer Hudson’s Mother On ...

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is currently guest starring on the second season of NBC’s Broadway drama, “Smash.” Ralph plays a character named Cynthia – mother of Jennifer Hudson’s character Veronica Moore – on the musical-based drama. “I am thrilled to be ...