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Music

Michael Jackson: New Music Video Stars Alvester Martin

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  jmurray

A new music video for the second posthumous single from Michael Jackson has been released. Epic Records unveiled the video for ‘A Place with No Name’ last night on Twitter, after offering an official sneak peak on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Wednesday night. ‘A Place with No Name’ is featured on [...]

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Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  jmurray

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals. The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013. Earlier this year, [...]

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Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Steve Harvey
Lifestyle

The Right Move: Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Makes Atlanta Debut

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and one that celebrates the community, this year the Ford Neighborhood Awards held its 12th award show weekend for the first time in Atlanta.  Formerly called The Hoodie Awards, the weekend was previously held in Las Vegas. Moving the Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta increased attendance for the weekend, [...]

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Let's Stay Together
TV

Big Break: “Let’s Stay Together” Coming Back

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Good news for the BET sitcom “Let’s Stay Together.”  The Jacque Edmonds Cofer/Queen Latifah-produced show will return on BET thanks to a new tax initiative for film and television productions in Los Angeles. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 29, 2014 that the series had been cancelled by BET after 51 episodes. The 30-minute sitcom stars Bert [...]

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Sherri Shepherd & Keke Palmer
Theater

Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History With “Cinderella”

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title character in the stage show. Outgoing “The View” host Sherri Shepherd will also star in [...]

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Movies

Rock Star Rollout: Cast of “Get On Up” Gets James Brown Treatment On Promo Tour

Posted  July 30, 2014  by  jmurray

“The Godfather of Soul” James Brown was an icon in music who’s career spanned six decades and spawned anthems like ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud,’ ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,’ ‘Living in America’ and ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,’ among countless others. The Toccoa, Georgia-bred entertainer [...]

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Faith

The Playmakers: Viral Stars Get Dramatic For New Web Series

Posted  July 29, 2014  by  jmurray

Viral video stars The Playmakers have premiered their first web series, “Flawed,” a faith-based drama produced by the trio and written and directed by one-third of the troop, Jason Fredericks. The series stars Nathaniel Scott (Pastor William Young) and Jor él Quinn (Kenny) and chronicles the story of an aspiring bishop of a popular church [...]

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Reality Rapture: Is “Preachers of L.A.” Taking A Turn For Good?

Posted  July 28, 2014  by  jmurray

Is the “Preachers of L.A.” taking a turn for the better? All five pastors – Noel Jones, Clarence McClendon, Jay Haizlip, Wayne Chaney and Ron Gibson – as well as Gospel singer/former pastor Deitrick Haddon, return for season two. When “Preachers of L.A.” premiered on Oxygen last fall, the show was marred with backlash from [...]

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Indie All-Star: Eric Roberson Readies New CD “The Box”

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer/songwriter Eric Roberson is readying her latest music release, “The Box.” A Grammy-nominated independent artist who has organically established a huge fan base, “The Box” is Roberson’s 10th release. Set to bow on Aug. 12, “The Box” pays homage to the place where the 37-year-old crooner first learned to appreciate music – at home.  Coming [...]

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Lifestyle

The Fixer Fashion: Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” Clothing Line On The Way

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember Olivia Pope’s white trench coat? Well, you can have that look and more because Pope’s signature look is coming to The Limited. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and the hit drama’s costume designer Lyn Paolo have developed a new fashion line for the retailer inspired by the Shonda Rhimes’ series. The collection is set to [...]

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Movies

Third Installment: Date Set For Next “The Best Man” Movie

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  jmurray

On Nov. 20, 2013, AlwaysAList.com reported that there were already talks of a third installment of “The Best Man” franchise because of the success of “Best Man Holiday.” Now, we can confirm that a date has been set for the franchise trilogy, “The Best Man Wedding.”  Universal Pictures has announced that the forthcoming feature starring [...]

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On Her Own: Trin-I-Tee 5:7′s Chanel Talks Tina Turner, PJ Morton & Solo Debut

Posted  July 23, 2014  by  jmurray

She made her debut in 1997 as one-third of the top-selling gospel trio Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Now, Chanel Haynes-Schwartz is making her own mark with the debut of her solo CD, “Trin-i-tee 5:7: According to Chanel.” Despite having shared the spotlight with group members Angel Taylor, Terri Brown Britton and lastly Adrian Anderson—who replaced Britton in [...]

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Digital Dish: Misster Ray Takes On SWV & The Braxtons

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Social media socialite Misster Ray (real name: Ray Cunningham) has become the face of WeTV online. The former star of the BET reality series “College Hill” has been named WeTV’s Digital Correspondent after a successful run recapping the 12 episodes of season three of “LA Hair.” “I’m excited to be WeTV’s digital correspondent because now [...]

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I Feel For You: Chaka Khan Is Single & Sex-less

Posted  July 21, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy winner Chaka Khan has gone a long time without having sex. The ‘Tell Me Something Good’ singer was a guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” last Friday to perform for Wendy Williams’ 50th birthday celebration. During an interview on the couch, Williams asked Khan was she dating anyone or did she have “friends with [...]

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Black Bourgeoisie: Lifetime’s “BAPS” Has High-End Hoopla

Posted  July 18, 2014  by  jmurray

“Don’t judge us based on that clip,” Jason K. Wilson told a group of media professionals who gathered in a small room inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival in New Orleans to meet the cast of “BAPs.” This isn’t “B*A*P*S” the 1997 film starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau and Natalie [...]

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