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TV

Headline News: Rocsi Diaz Lands New Network Gig

Posted  January 22, 2015  by  jmurray

Former “Entertainment Tonight” daily correspondent and weekend co-anchor Rocsi Diaz has landed a new network job. The 31-year-old host has inked a gig with CNN’s ratings-plagued sister network HLN, which is the home of Nancy Grace. Diaz will she will work on their show “The Daily Share” as an anchor, covering entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and [...]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
Theater

All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  [...]

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Roland Martin
Radio

Relocation: Roland Martin Finds New Partner For Radio Show

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  jmurray

TV newsman and political pundit Roland Martin is moving his syndicated radio show “The Roland Martin Show” to a new network. Martin’s Nu Vision Media has inked a deal with the Empowerment Radio Network for his talk radio show that was previously distributed by Radio One’s Reach Media. “The Roland Martin Show” is a daily [...]

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The Gospel of Reality: Omarosa Talks St. Jude, Plus “Real Housewives” Claudia Jordan & Bethenny Frankel

Posted  January 16, 2015  by  jmurray

Many have come and gone, but reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault celebrated a decade of working in the entertainment business in 2014. “The key to my longevity in this industry is that I approach it as a business. I have always been a good business woman and so being successful in ‘show business’ comes naturally. [...]

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Kevin Hart
Movies

Best Man: Kevin Hart Is Groomsman For Hire In “Wedding Ringer”

Posted  January 16, 2015  by  jmurray

He may be a little guy, but Kevin Hart makes a big entrance. “The Chocolate Drop himself! I’m right here, guys,” he announced, walking into a room full of journalists at the swanky SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The red-hot comic—who appears to be starring in a Hollywood film every other month—stars next in what [...]

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Reality Drama: Breaking Down The “R&B Divas Atlanta” Dilemma

Posted  January 15, 2015  by  jmurray

There’s a lot of dispute over the AlwaysAList.com report that “R&B Divas Atlanta” has been cancelled by TV One. On January 13, 2015, we reported that the original “R&B Divas” city was ending because members of the cast were alerted on Tuesday.  That is a fact! Despite our claim, TV One provided us with a [...]

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Ricky Dillard, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams & Tasha Lockhart
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Gospel

Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted  January 13, 2015  by  jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV [...]

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Movies

REVIEW: Whitney Houston’s Love Story Depicted In Lifetime Movie

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  jmurray

After Lifetime’s disastrous attempt at telling the story of the late R&B singer Aaliyah with the biopic, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” its no wonder that fans of late Whitney Houston shuddered with fear at the idea of the network depicting her life in a made-for-TV movie. Fortunately for Whitney fans, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett [...]

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Radio

Radio Silent: Oprah Winfrey Goes Off Air

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  jmurray

After eight year, the Oprah Winfrey’s channel on SiriusXM is no more as of January 1. The satellite radio channel launched in February 2006 originally on XM Radio before their merger with Sirius.  The deal was worth a reported $55 million for the “Oprah and Friends” platform.  Once Sirius and XM merged, the station was [...]

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Theater

Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  jmurray

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let me get a little bit older,” Hudson said at the time.  “I’m always used to [...]

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Lakisha Jones: “American Idol” Finalist Ordered To Jail Over Unpaid Bills

Posted  January 10, 2015  by  jmurray

Season six “American Idol” Lakisha Jones has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail by a Michigan judge found her in civil contempt for failing to pay for her father’s nursing home bills. The ruling came down by Genesee County Probate Judge Jennie Barkey on Friday, who has given the fourth runner up “Idol” [...]

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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Posted  January 8, 2015  by  jmurray

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 3 after suffering a heart attack. It was announced that Crouch would go out [...]

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TV

Cuba Gooding Jr.: Takes On O.J. Simpson In FX Series

Posted  January 6, 2015  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will play infamous sport legend O.J. Simpson in the FX series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Sarah Paulson will play the famed prosecutor Marcia Clark in the series. The TV anthology from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “The Run of [...]

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Stevie Wonder & Tank
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Daddy Duty: Stevie Wonder & Tank Have Holiday Babies

Posted  January 5, 2015  by  jmurray

Soul legend Stevie Wonder welcomed his ninth child just before the Christmas holiday. The 64-year-old entertainer had his ninth child, the second with girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy. The couple named their daughter Nia, which means purpose, “one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa,” according to his rep. It was originally reported that Wonder was expecting [...]

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Permanent Placement: T.J. Holmes Staying At ABC

Posted  January 5, 2015  by  jmurray

Back on September 30, 2014, AlwaysAList.com reported that popular news anchor T.J. Holmes had entered a temporary agreement with ABC to fill in on their overnight program “World News Now” and do contributing segments for “Good Morning America.” In December, ABC News revealed that the 37-year-old TV journalist had signed on to be a full-time [...]

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Lifestyle

Jump In Da Line: Junkanoo CD Showcases Masters Of Bahamian Music

Posted  January 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Music is a focal point of the Junkanoo celebration in The Bahamas. In anticipation of the first ever Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival this Spring, The Bahamas kicked off a nationwide Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition. The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) invited musicians from all over the Bahamas to enter the competition.  Both established artists and [...]

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