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New Addition: Dondre Whitfield Joins “Real Husbands Of Hollywood”

Posted  October 17, 2014  by  jmurray

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” may only be airing season three, but the show is already making adjustments for season four. Regular cast member J.B. Smoove has to limit his participation on the hit BET reality spoof due to his co-starring role on the CBS comedy “The Millers.” Because of Smoove’s new recurring status, “Real Husbands” [...]

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Dazzling At Disney: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Going 15-Years Strong

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  jmurray

If you can’t multitask, then Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is not the show for you. This festive, theatrical experience features dazzling acrobatics, unbelievable human stunts and some really breathtaking usage of simple things like bicycles and trampoline. This super-silly, but completely engaging circus-on-steroids has many elements—some of them you’ll see all happening at once. [...]

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Michael K. Williams: “Kill The Messenger” Star Feels “Drug Dealers Get A Bad Rap In Society”

Posted  October 9, 2014  by  jmurray

“Kill The Messenger” may just be one of the most important films to be released in 2014. It’s the story of a real-life investigative reporter named Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) and how this reporter at the small-time San Jose Mercury News blue the lid off the C.I.A.’s involvement in the 1980s drug epidemic. This gripping [...]

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Final Score: BET’s “The Game” Ending After Nine Seasons

Posted  October 7, 2014  by  jmurray

BET has announced that the long-running dramedy “The Game” will end after season nine. Earlier this year, BET revealed it would renew “The Game” for an eighth season. Now, the network has disclosed that the show will wrap after season nine. Production is already underway for both season eight and nine.  Season eight will premiere [...]

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The Real Cast
TV

Women Are Watching: “The Real” Is Strong With Target Audience

Posted  October 6, 2014  by  jmurray

On Sept. 16, 2014, AlwaysAList.com reported that the new syndicated talk show “The Real” had soft ratings with its debut. The daytime show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon landed a 0.9 rating on its first episode and was down 40-percent below its lead-in from the show’s it [...]

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Wendy Williams
TV

Wendy Williams: Hosting Soul Train Awards

Posted  October 6, 2014  by  jmurray

Last year she hosted a red carpet special from the Soul Train Awards for Centric and BET, but this year, Wendy Williams is hosting the entire show. On Monday, music legend Dionne Warwick and Tony Cornelius, the son of the late Soul Train founder Don Cornelius, appeared on Williams’ daytime talk show to make the [...]

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Family Matters: Anthony Anderson Talks Breaking Boundaries With New Sitcom “Black-ish”

Posted  September 24, 2014  by  jmurray

ABC’s new sitcom “Black-ish” is an edgy comedy in the vein of their established hit “Modern Family,” which is likely why they’re paired together at in the 9pm ET hour (“Black-ish at 9:30pm) on Wednesday nights. The show centers on a black family living in Los Angeles, the Johnsons, dealing with the negative impact of [...]

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Music

Double Date: Two “R&B Divas” Stars Dropping Music Same Week

Posted  September 23, 2014  by  jmurray

Two stars of TV One’s hit reality franchise “R&B Divas” are preparing to release new music on Oct. 28, 2014. “R&B Divas ATL” star Syleena Johnson will unveil her latest album, “Chapter 6: Couples Therapy” via Blakbyrd Music/eOne Entertainment. Led by the first single ‘My Love,’ which is currently no. 28 on the Urban Adult [...]

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Deitrick Haddon: Record Label Parts Ways With Singer

Posted  September 23, 2014  by  jmurray

“Preachers of LA” star Deitrick Haddon is no longer signed to RCA Inspiration. The leading recording company for Gospel music recently decided to dissolve their relationship with Haddon, culminating the 12-year relationship with a “Best of Deitrick Haddon” album on Sept. 2. The 41-year-old singer released six studio CDs for RCA Inspiration (previously Verity Records), [...]

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Demetria McKinney: Talks Tyler Perry, Music Moves & “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Attention

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Demetria McKinney became a household name playing Janine Payne on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” The 31-year-old actress said she can barely walk through the grocery store without someone asking: “Where’s CJ? Where are the twins?” After taping 240 episodes of the show that still airs daily in national syndication, its not [...]

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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  That demo is the coveted audience for advertisers and essential for talk show [...]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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Whitney Houston: Where Is The All-Star Tribute CD?

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After Luther Vandross suffered a severe stroke on April 16, 2003, jazz label Verve Music also released a tribute album to Vandross. The CD was mixed by Ray Bardani, who recorded and mixed most of Luther’s music over the years. Their collection, “Forever, For Always, For Luther” included the late crooner’s hits performed by Kirk [...]

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