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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

New film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the New […]

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Sip & See: John Legend Showcases Debut Wine Collection

John Legend’s new LVE Wine Collection is now exclusively available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurants. The Grammy and Academy Award winner’s wine is being showcased for a limited time at the steakhouse, with special promotions being geared towards Valentine’s Day. The dining establishment will have the 37-year-old entertainer’s LVE Wine Collection on […]

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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]


 
 

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More Talk: Wendy Williams Gets Big Renewal

Posted  January 19, 2016  by  jmurray

Talk show host Wendy Williams was nearly in tears on Wednesday, Jan. 13 when she came out at the top of her show for her infamous Hot Topics. She told the applauding crowd she was emotional because she “got a telegram with good news” and “these are happy tears.” We now know that the 52-year-old […]

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Mogul Moves: Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Launches Hair Line

Posted  January 19, 2016  by  jmurray

Grammy Award winner Erica Campbell is flexing her entrepreneurial muscle by launching a new line of hair products called Erica by Erica Campbell.  The line will include hair extensions for weaves, wigs, hair closures and clip-ins. Known for her well-maintained mane, the decision to venture into the hair business was a natural extension—pun intended—for Campbell. […]

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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

Posted  January 19, 2016  by  jmurray

It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see the revival of “The Color Purple” at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The much-hyped Broadway musical — produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey and others — stars breakout British actress Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar and […]

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Deadly Sequel: Gossip Maven Flo Anthony Readying New Book

Posted  January 19, 2016  by  jmurray

Celebrity journalist Flo Anthony is readying the sequel to her popular 2013 novel “Deadly Stuff Players” (Strebor Books). Her follow-up tome, “One Last Deadly Play” will be released via Wahida Clark Publishing Inc. this spring. In the sequel, the story still centers around Anthony’s alter-ego Valerie Rollins, America’s most popular Black Gossip Columnist, and her […]

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Major Move: Lil’ Mo & QuickSilva Jump To Mornings

Posted  January 18, 2016  by  jmurray

Radio One is rolling out a new morning show starting on January 19, 2015. “The Fam with Lil Mo and DJ QuickSilva” will premiere on Washington DC’s WKYS 93.9 FM (KISS-FM) and air from 6am to 10am ET. Once an afternoon show on Radio One’s Baltimore hip-hop station WERQ 92.3 FM (92Q), the new morning […]

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Sounding Off: Maysa Says The Music Business “Is Not Dying”

Posted  January 12, 2016  by  jmurray

Soulful jazz chanteuse Maysa Leak said she’s tired of the talk that the music business is dead. “It’s not dying. We have to reconfigure it. We have to rework it,” the vocalist explained to AlwaysAList.com. Maysa believes that because of the troubles consumers face daily and the tragedies happening all over the world; folks need […]

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All Access: Former WWE Superstar JTG Talks WWE, Black Wrestlers, Lucha Underground & more

Posted  January 11, 2016  by  jmurray

Professional wrestler JTG (real name: Jayson Paul) is a former WWE superstar and one-half of the popular tag team, Cryme Tyme. JTG, which is short for Just That Gangsta, began working for WWE in 2006 but was released from the contract in 2007. After a year on the independent wrestling circuit, he returned to WWE […]

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Airborne: Aretha Franklin To Tackle Fear Of Flying

Posted  January 11, 2016  by  jmurray

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin is preparing to fly again after not having flown in an airplane since 1983. The 73-year-old music legend is preparing to conquer her phobia of traveling by air, which began after a bad experience on a flight over 30 years ago. During a recent interview with talk show host […]

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Pastor Marlon Lock: Talks Music & How Reality TV Has Affected Church Attendance

Posted  January 11, 2016  by  jmurray

Marlon Lock is the pastor of the Unity Gospel House of Prayer Church and an independent recording artist making his name for himself in Gospel music. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the 39-year-old minister released his album “Good Seed Project” in June 2015. Led by the first single, “He Delivered Me,” Pastor Lock is generating significant […]

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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

Posted  December 28, 2015  by  jmurray

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions. “Harlem on My Plate” explores the Great Migration of African-Americans from the […]

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Blessed Brunch: “War Room” Hosts DVD Launch In Harlem

Posted  December 21, 2015  by  jmurray

To kick off the DVD/Blu-ray release of the hit Christian film “War Room,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hosted a brunch at the swanky Ginny’s Supper Club inside of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. Hosted by New York radio personality Liz Black, the brunch included a Q&A with “War Room” filmmakers Alex […]

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