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Deal Done: Ebony Magazine & Jet Website Sold To New Owners

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

After 71 years in the media business, the iconic Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The financially-strapped business founded by the late media mogul, John H. Johnson has sold its iconic magazine Ebony and its digital-only publication Jet magazine to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, Clear View Group. The deal was finalized in […]

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No Laughing Matter: Kevin Hart’s Robbed For $500K

Posted June 14, 2016 by jmurray

While Kevin Hart has been on a whirlwind promotional tour promoting his upcoming film, “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his home was burglarized. The Hollywood funnyman returned home from Miami on Monday to discover that the backdoor to his home in Tarzana, Calif. had been pried open over the weekend while his family […]

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Muhammad Ali: My Two Unforgettable Encounters With “The Greatest of All Time”

Posted June 4, 2016 by jmurray

More than a decade ago, I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California in a red Cadillac on loan from General Motors. I had the windows down, as it was a beautiful sunny day in L.A., and I was blasting my Syleena Johnson CD, “Chapter 2: The Voice.”  I was on my way […]

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Audra McDonald
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Audra McDonald: Pregnant With Second Child At 45

Posted May 10, 2016 by jmurray

Actress Audra McDonald may not win a Tony this year, but she may give birth to one. The six-time Tony Award winner is pregnant with her second child at age 45. This will be the first child for McDonald and second husband, Will Swenson. McDonald has a daughter, Zoe, from her previous marriage to first […]

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Ricky Smith
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Rickey Smith: “American Idol” Favorite Dead At 36

Posted May 6, 2016 by jmurray

Former “American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith has died in a car accident. The singer was 36 and would have turned 37 on his birthday May 10. Smith, who appeared on season two of the long-running Fox competition series, was killed when an alleged drunk driver was headed the wrong way on a freeway outside of […]

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Juicy & XXL
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Media Massacre: Juicy, XXL, SLAM, Rides & Other Magazines Ending

Posted May 3, 2016 by jmurray

More than a dozen or so magazines just became casualties of the digital era, as Harris Publications abruptly announced it was closing last week. The latest digital disruption brings an end to urban print titles like Juicy, XXL, SLAM and Rides; as well as Celebrity Hairstyles, Guitar World, Revolver, Who’s Who in Baseball, and Guns […]

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Baby On Board: Kerry Washington Confirms She’s Pregnant

Posted May 2, 2016 by jmurray

Kerry Washington has confirmed she is pregnant. The Emmy-nominated star of “Scandal” is expecting her second child with her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The 39-year-old actress acknowledged her pregnancy on the red carpet of the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening. Speculation that Washington was pregnant began weeks ago after […]

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Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head Prestigious Hollywood Caucus

Posted April 29, 2016 by jmurray

Emmy Award-winning producer and syndicated radio personality Tanya Hart has been elected as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (www.Caucus.org), making her the first African-American and first woman to head up the 40-year-old entertainment industry trade organization. The TV host and pop culture expert will co-chair alongside veteran television producer Robert Papazian […]

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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
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Legendary Birth: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Welcome First Child

Posted April 18, 2016 by jmurray

Hollywood couple John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen welcomed their first child on Thursday, April 14, they revealed on social media Sunday. The Oscar and Grammy winning entertainer wrote on his Twitter page: “Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn’t be happier!” Teigen, a model and […]

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HOT HEADLINES: Aisha Tyler, Kanye West, Eve & Fred Hammond

Posted April 18, 2016 by jmurray

Comedienne Aisha Tyler is headed for divorce. Jeff Tietjens, the husband of “The Talk” co-hosts, has filed for divorce from his wife citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple met in college while teenagers and has been married for 22 years. Tietjens isn’t seeking spousal support, but according to documents, reserves the right to ask for it […]

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