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Porsha Williams: “Real Housewives” Star Gives Glamour In Mugshot

Posted April 17, 2014 by jmurray

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams turned herself into authorities on Wednesday day after an arrest warrant was issued by police for a fight that took place with co-star Kenya Moore at the reunion taping two weeks ago. While most were shocked that a reality show star was able to actually file a police [...]

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Jill Scott: See Her New Weight Loss

Posted March 13, 2014 by jmurray

Soul siren Jill Scott has lost a tremendous amount of weight. The Philly-bred R&B star has lost almost 65 pounds on a quest to get fit and redefine her body. In addition to taking ‘A Long Walk,’ the singer works out three times a week for an hour with a trainer named Scott Parker, who [...]

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Full Coverage: Vanity Fair Gets Diverse For Hollywood Issue

Posted February 3, 2014 by jmurray

In 2010, I wrote an open letter in my former column at AOL Black Voices to Vanity Fair harshly criticizing them for their lack of diversity. At the time, the famed glossy had unveiled its 16th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue and completely overlooked any actresses of color on its all-female cover story. At the [...]

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Celebration CD: BMI Releases Exclusive Award Show Album

Posted October 28, 2013 by jmurray

BMI’s Trailblazers Awards is hottest ticket to land during the Stellar Awards weekend and often likened to Clive Davis’ infamous pre-Grammy dinner. Held the day before the Stellar Awards, invite-only affair honors typically two gospel luminaries and attracts gospel music’s top artists, songwriters, and a who’s who of industry executives and influencers. This year, the U.S. music [...]

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Style Matters: Tyson Beckford Covers Uptown’s Fashion Issue

Posted September 16, 2013 by jmurray

Supermodel Tyson Beckford is featured on the September Fashion Issue of Uptown magazine. The world’s most famous male model was shot by photographer Kah Poon in New York’s famed 110-year-old Mansfield Hotel and shows off some dapper fall fashions for the sophisticated gentleman. Uptown’s Editor in Chief, Isoul Harris told that choosing Beckford was [...]

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Dancing with the Stars: New Cast Revealed

Posted September 4, 2013 by jmurray

ABC revealed the latest cast for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars” today on “Good Morning America.” There will be 12 new celebrities vying for the coveted mirrorball trophy when the show returns for its two-hour premiere on Monday, Sept. 16 at pm ET. The cast for the new season for “DWTS” includes [...]

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Carmelo Anthony: Honored By Hennessy With Privilège Award

Posted August 22, 2013 by jmurray

NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony was honored by Hennessy in New York City last night with the Hennessy Privilège Award. Held at the Big Apple hotspot The Griffin, the New York Knicks forward was recognized for philanthropic work and ongoing community service through his Carmelo Anthony Foundation. The 29-year-old hoops star was presented his award by [...]

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Party With A Purpose: WWE’s Beverly Hills Bash

Posted August 20, 2013 by jmurray

Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars joined many of the biggest WWE names at the “Superstars for Hope” event on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The party is a partnership with WWE and E! Entertainment done as a fundraising initiative to support Make-A-Wish. Stars like actress Vanessa Hudgens, CNN’s Piers Morgan, drummer Travis [...]

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New View: ABC Unveils New Cast Photo With Jenny McCarthy

Posted August 14, 2013 by jmurray

ABC has released the first photo of the new quartet of hosts that will be in place when “The View” returns this fall. Whoopi Goldberg, new co-host Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters are all featured in the newly released image. 40-year-old McCarthy joins season 17 when “The View” returns on Sept. 9 as [...]

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Hot Shots: Estelle, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, LaTavia Roberson, Bevy Smith & more

Posted June 28, 2013 by jmurray

On April 29, 2013, reported that Magic Johnson’s new cable network ASPiRE has greenlit a new ensemble talk show of Black women called “Exhale.” The show premiered on Thursday on ASPiRE, but not before hosting a screening and reception in Atlanta to celebrate the launch of the series. Co-hosts Malinda Williams, Rene Syler, Angela [...]

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