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Road Reunion: Ford Focused On Families During Essence Festival Weekend

In 2009, following the exit of Chevrolet, Ford drove into New Orleans and became a premiere brand sponsor of the Essence Festival.  Seven years later, they’re going strong as a partner of what’s now become one the largest consumer live events in America. This year, the company known for vehicles like the Taurus, Fiesta, Expedition, […]

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Fully Fierce: The Curvy Con Redefines The Look Of Fashion

AlwaysAList.com had the chance to attend The Curvy Con, a two-day fashion expo and empowerment seminar in New York City aimed at bringing together plus-sized style brands, celebrities, full-figured fashionistas, influencers, models, shopaholics, fashion media and bloggers. An immaculately-produced event, The Curvy Con is surprisingly only in its second year and attracted upwards of 500-plus […]

Shaun Robinson Lifestyle

Formation: Shaun Robinson Developing Girls To Run The World

Almost a year to the date that she announced she was leaving “Access Hollywood,” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV Host, Shaun Robinson has announced the formation of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls. The non-profit organization will work to empower young women in five areas derived from Robinson’s name: (S)tem, (H)ealth (A)arts (U)nity and (N)eighborhoods. “I […]

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Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music in 2010 to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia. Jordan, […]

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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, Ruben Studdard, Case & more

Oscar and Grammy Award winning superstar Common was in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Chicago’s Washington Park. The event was part of the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement. During the event, held in the South Side community of Chicago, the prolific hip-hop star […]


 
 

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Jussie Smollett: Is Actor Really Leaving Lee Daniels’ “Empire?”

Posted  May 12, 2016  by  jmurray

Is Jussie Smollett leaving Fox’s hit drama “Empire?” Sources close to the network tell AlwaysAList.com that “things aren’t as they seem,” when probed on the matter. On Wednesday’s episode of the Lee Daniels-produced series, Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon is shot by Freda Gatz in what was a bullet intended for his father, Lucious Lyon (Terrence […]

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NeNe Leakes: Shows Off Weight Loss In Sexy Swimsuits

Posted  May 11, 2016  by  jmurray

NeNe Leakes is looking good and letting it all hang out for the world to see. The 48-year-old reality TV superstar took to social media this week to show off her new slimmer and toned body in a revealing swimsuit and a sexy bikini. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been working out and […]

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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Posted  May 10, 2016  by  jmurray

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]

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Audra McDonald: Pregnant With Second Child At 45

Posted  May 10, 2016  by  jmurray

Actress Audra McDonald may not win a Tony this year, but she may give birth to one. The six-time Tony Award winner is pregnant with her second child at age 45. This will be the first child for McDonald and second husband, Will Swenson. McDonald has a daughter, Zoe, from her previous marriage to first […]

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Get Ready, Get Ready: Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Talk Show Set For September

Posted  May 10, 2016  by  jmurray

Renowned televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes new self-titled daytime talk show will premiere on September 12, 2016. The one-hour series had a test run last summer from Aug. 17 to Sept. 11 on TEGNA stations in Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Cleveland. An episode from last summer’s test run that featured an exclusive interview with R&B superstar […]

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Rickey Smith: “American Idol” Favorite Dead At 36

Posted  May 6, 2016  by  jmurray

Former “American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith has died in a car accident. The singer was 36 and would have turned 37 on his birthday May 10. Smith, who appeared on season two of the long-running Fox competition series, was killed when an alleged drunk driver was headed the wrong way on a freeway outside of […]

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New Edition: Back On Top With Hit Single & Summer Tour Dates

Posted  May 5, 2016  by  jmurray

After more than 30 years in the business, veteran R&B group New Edition is back on the top of the charts courtesy of group member Johnny Gill. The iconic boy band—made up of Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Gill—has the number one single at Urban Adult Contemporary Radio this week with […]

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Joshua Rogers: “Sunday Best” Winner Finally Free From Mathew Knowles

Posted  May 4, 2016  by  jmurray

One of the last remaining Gospel artists signed to Beyoncé’s father, former music mogul Mathew Knowles is finally free from his contract with the floundering Music World record label. Joshua Rogers, season five winner of BET’s competition series “Sunday Best,” has been released from his contract with Knowles. AlwaysAList.com has previously reported on the challenges […]

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HOT SHOTS: KiKi Shepard, Naturi Naughton, Gayle King, Carolyn Malachi, MAJOR, Jennifer Holliday, Damien Wayans & more

Posted  May 3, 2016  by  jmurray

Former “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” co-host KiKi Shepard attended this week’s live show of “Dancing with the Stars.” The Tyler, Texas-bred personality is a trained dancer and would actually be a great contestant on the ABC competition series. Shepard was invited to visit “Dancing with the Stars” by the show’s musical director Ray Chew […]

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Media Massacre: Juicy, XXL, SLAM, Rides & Other Magazines Ending

Posted  May 3, 2016  by  jmurray

More than a dozen or so magazines just became casualties of the digital era, as Harris Publications abruptly announced it was closing last week. The latest digital disruption brings an end to urban print titles like Juicy, XXL, SLAM and Rides; as well as Celebrity Hairstyles, Guitar World, Revolver, Who’s Who in Baseball, and Guns […]

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Baby On Board: Kerry Washington Confirms She’s Pregnant

Posted  May 2, 2016  by  jmurray

Kerry Washington has confirmed she is pregnant. The Emmy-nominated star of “Scandal” is expecting her second child with her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. The 39-year-old actress acknowledged her pregnancy on the red carpet of the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening. Speculation that Washington was pregnant began weeks ago after […]

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