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Harmony Samuels & Major

HOT SHOTS: Deon Cole, Sherri Shepherd, MAJOR., Shirley Murdock, Joel McHale & more

Posted August 1, 2016 by jmurray

R&B songstylist MAJOR. just dropped his anticipated EP, “I Am MAJOR” via B.O.E./Empire Music. MAJOR. kicked off the release of his nine-song, three interlude opus with a celebration party in Los Angeles where people like Niecy Nash (“Scream Queens”), Cornelius Smith (“Scandal”), singer La’Porsha Renae (“American Idol”), Kellee Stewart (“The Soul Man”), model Chasity Saunders […]

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Bishop Neil Ellis: Wraps Third Fellowship & Reveals 2017 Location

Posted July 21, 2016 by jmurray

“We are a Fellowship Mandated to Unite, Equip, Enhance, Resurrect and Build.” That’s the theme of Global United Fellowship (GUF) founded in 2013 by Presiding Prelate Bishop Neil C. Ellis, who is also Senior Pastor of Mount Tabor Church in Nassau, Bahamas. GUF held its annual convention, The Gathering, this month in Baltimore, Maryland. Prominent […]

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Chastity Garner, Sherri Shepherd & CeCe Olisa

Fully Fierce: The Curvy Con Redefines The Look Of Fashion

Posted June 21, 2016 by jmurray had the chance to attend The Curvy Con, a two-day fashion expo and empowerment seminar in New York City aimed at bringing together plus-sized style brands, celebrities, full-figured fashionistas, influencers, models, shopaholics, fashion media and bloggers. An immaculately-produced event, The Curvy Con is surprisingly only in its second year and attracted upwards of 500-plus […]

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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, Ruben Studdard, Case & more

Posted June 16, 2016 by jmurray

Oscar and Grammy Award winning superstar Common was in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Chicago’s Washington Park. The event was part of the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement. During the event, held in the South Side community of Chicago, the prolific hip-hop star […]

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Kairo & Sheree Whitfield

Model Behavior: Sheree Whitfield’s Son Releases Shirtless Model Shots

Posted June 14, 2016 by jmurray

Kairo Whitfield, son of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield and former NFL star Bob Whitfield, is embarking on a modeling career. The 19-year-old (he’ll turn 20 in July) aspiring model has released some images from a recent professional shoot. Kairo—who is six-foot, six inches tall—shocked viewers and cast members alike when he appeared […]

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JJ Hairston

First 15: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Record To Culminate Music Milestone

Posted June 7, 2016 by jmurray

Stellar Award winning Gospel star J.J. Hairston and his choir Youthful Praise recently culminated 15-years in gospel music with a live recording at City of Praise Ministries in Hyattsville, Maryland. Thousands were in attendance at the mid-week concert that featured J.J. and Youthful Praise revisiting classic songs like “Lord, You’re Mighty,” “Deliver,” “Awesome God,” “Resting […]

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NeNe Leakes: Shows Off Weight Loss In Sexy Swimsuits

Posted May 11, 2016 by jmurray

NeNe Leakes is looking good and letting it all hang out for the world to see. The 48-year-old reality TV superstar took to social media this week to show off her new slimmer and toned body in a revealing swimsuit and a sexy bikini. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been working out and […]

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Ray Chew, KiKi Shepard & Bruno Tonioli

HOT SHOTS: KiKi Shepard, Naturi Naughton, Gayle King, Carolyn Malachi, MAJOR, Jennifer Holliday, Damien Wayans & more

Posted May 3, 2016 by jmurray

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 was invited to visit “Dancing with the Stars” by the show’s musical director Ray Chew […]

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HOT SHOTS: Usher, Kandi Burruss, Godfrey, Bevy Smith, Flo Rida, Arthel Neville, Slick Rick & more

Posted April 20, 2016 by jmurray

R&B superstar Usher is among the U.S. delegation of cultural leaders and artists part of a four-day artistic exchange with Cuba. This week, the 37-year-old entertainer arrived in Havana, Cuba with a 33-person cultural delegation. The U.S. talent visited Cuba’s famous University of the Arts, where he and fellow musicians performed a concert with classical […]

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Michael Strahan, Cedric The Entertainer & Kelly Ripa

HOT SHOTS: Cedric The Entertainer, Ciara, Ludacris, Queen Latifah, Floetry, D’Angelo, Garcelle Beauvais & more

Posted April 11, 2016 by jmurray

The cast of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” have been in a full public relations blitz promoting the third installment of the film. Cedric The Entertainer was on “Live with Kelly and Michael” to talk to the show’s hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about the upcoming April 15 release of the movie. (Check out the […]

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