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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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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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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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Lifestyle

Freedom Festival: Bahamian Celebration Junkanoo Has Deep History

Posted  January 2, 2015  by  jmurray

The Bahamas are a place where people from all over the world retreat to for a portion of paradise.  While most jet there for fun in the sun, basking on the beaches and a swim in their wonderful waters; most don’t take time to recognize a native tradition steeped in African heritage called Junkanoo. Junkanoo [...]

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Byron Pitts: New Anchor Of ABC’s “Nightline”

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Veteran news man Byron Pitts moved from CBS News to ABC News in 2013 to become chief national correspondent and anchor. Now, after being at the network for a year and half, Pitts has been promoted to the new anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.” Pitts replaces ABC News’ chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, who will no [...]

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TV

Sequel: “Hollywood Divas” Renewed For Season Two

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

TV One has renewed its newest reality series “Hollywood Divas.” The ensemble series made up of actresses Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers”), Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”) and former reality star Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) will return for a second season.  During the season, the cast [...]

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Music

Reunited: Soul Duo Floetry Perform Together In London

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember the neo-soul duo Floetry? They’re the British-bred duo who garnered songwriting success in the late 90′s and early 2000′s after moving to the United States, before going on to have a successful run as artists. Signed to DreamWorks Records, the group rose to stardom with their debut singles ‘Floetic,’ ‘Say Yes’ and ‘Getting Late’ [...]

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Album Review: Was D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Worth The Wait?

Posted  December 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After nearly a 15-year wait, D’Angelo’s long-awaited and regularly-delayed third album (can you believe he’s only put out two others?) was unexpectedly released without promotion on Sunday night in a manner made famous a year ago by Beyoncé. While many at his music label RCA Records sat in a listening party in New York City [...]

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Maysa Leak: Talks Giving Fans Their Money’s Worth

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy nominee Maysa Leak is a soulful jazz chanteuse doing music on her own terms. This former lead singer for the UK acid jazz band Incognito and background vocalist for Stevie Wonder has released 12 solo albums.  Her latest offering, “A Very Maysa Christmas,” is her first holiday record. “It was important to me, especially [...]

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Hot Shots: Roman Reigns, Sherri Shepherd, Joe Haden, Sunny Anderson, Kevin McCall, Claudia Jordan & more

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Roman Reigns wed and his fiancée Galina Joelle Becker this past weekend. The two wed during a Caribbean ceremony on Castaway Cay, a private island owned by Walt Disney World in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old wrestling star’s daughter Joelle Anoa’i participated in the ceremony.  She is apparently from a previous [...]

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Movies

Tika Sumpter: Playing Michelle Obama In Film About First Couple

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  jmurray

There’s a movie about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s romance headed to the big screen. Titled “Southside With You,” the love story will chronicle the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. [...]

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Oprah Winfrey: Honors Civil Rights Legends In Santa Barbara

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  jmurray

Oprah Winfrey loves to host parties with iconic themes and the billionaire decided to she wanted to use the promotion of her upcoming film “Selma” to celebrate the lives of some iconic civil rights pioneers. Last weekend, Winfrey presented her “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gala at the Bacara Resort & [...]

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It’s No Joke: David Otunga Talks Comedy Debut, New Legal Venture & WWE Future

Posted  December 8, 2014  by  jmurray

David Otunga, 34, is a Harvard Law School graduate, a professional wrestler, motivational speaker and now, a standup comic. How’s that for an unconventional career path? The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, who made his comedy debut at the Chicago Improv on Friday, Dec. 5, said he’s always been in the business of making the [...]

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