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Theater

Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show ...

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – ...
TV

TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, ...
ExclusiveMusic

Whitney Houston: Where Is The All-Star Tribute CD?

After Luther Vandross suffered a severe stroke on April 16, 2003, jazz label Verve Music also released a tribute album to Vandross. The CD was mixed by Ray Bardani, who recorded and mixed most of Luther’s music over the years. ...
TV

Soft Start: “The Real” Lands Low Ratings

The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start. The new ensemble daytime talk show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon earned less-than-stellar ratings with its debut episode. The syndicated chat ...
Music

Whitney Houston: New Live Album Being Released

New music from Whitney Houston will hit stores this fall. Music mogul Clive Davis is readying the release of a new Houston CD/DVD, “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.” Davis, who is credited with discovering the late diva, announced on ...
Movies

Gladys Knight: Actress Cast To Play Her In Aaliyah Movie

“The Hughley’s” star Elise Neal has landed the role of Gladys Knight in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The controversial film, that had received backlash from the late singer’s family, stars Alexandra Shipp as the ‘Rock the ...
Theater

The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre ...
News

Tommy Talks: “Martin” Star Addresses Domestic Violence Accusations

Former “Martin” star Tommy Ford is embroiled in a nasty battle with the mother of his child. There are reports that the comedic actor has had a restraining order filed against him by Vanessa Simmons, mother of his 12-year-old son. ...
Movies

Harry Connick Jr: Talks “Dolphin Tale 2,” “American Idol” & ...

New Orleans-bred jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr. is a man of many talents – singer, musician, actor and reality TV judge to name a few. The 46-year-old talent finds himself back at the box office this Friday (Sept. 12) in ...
ExclusiveJazz

Lil John Roberts: Remembering George Duke, Co-Parenting With Jill Scott ...

He’s one of the industry’s most sought-after drummers, having worked with the likes of Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg to name a few.  Now, after 20-years of supporting the who’s who of music’s finest, Lil ...