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Jesus Walks: Rapper Common Talks Putting Faith First

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  AlwaysAList.com

He’s an Oscar-winning music artist and a Hollywood actor, but rapper Common told AlwaysAList.com that without his faith, none of the accolades would mean anything. “I think that’s the foundation for me. That’s how I am able to exist in the industry,” he told us, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New [...]

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Fear Factor: S. Epatha Merkerson Is Scared of Snakes

Posted  April 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson has a case of ophidiophobia – that’s a severe fear of snakes! The former “Law & Order’ star admits that almost passed on the chance to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake in “Black Snake Moan” until she was assured there were no snakes in the film. “I [...]

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Denzel Washington: Actor Describes First Encounter With Holy Spirit

Posted  March 31, 2015  by  jmurray

Actor Denzel Washington has never been shy about being a man of faith. The Oscar winner is a member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles and even donated $2.5 million to help the church build its new sanctuary. In a interview with GQ magazine, Washington discussed his Christian values and [...]

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Killer Stories: Wendy Williams New Gig Deals With Deadly Dish

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  jmurray

Talk show host Wendy Williams is back in bed with the Investigation Discovery network. Williams has landed a new deal with the ID Channel to host and executive producer a new series called “Death by Gossip With Wendy Williams.” Premiering this fall, the show investigates how “idle chitchat turns dark and dangerous as ID uncovers [...]

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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of [...]

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Drama Queen: Angell Conwell Returning To “Y&R”

Posted  March 23, 2015  by  jmurray

She’s back! After a hiatus from CBS’s hit daytime drama, Angell Conwell is returning to “The Young and the Restless.” The 31-year-old actress will reprise her role of Leslie Michaelson, an attorney on the series. Conwell, who joined “Y&R” in 2010, spoke to Soap Opera Digest about heading back to Genoa City. “This is a [...]

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Full Circle: Joe Clair Hosting Hometown Morning Show

Posted  February 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Comedian Joe Clair will helm a new morning show in Washington, DC. The former host of BET’s “Rap City” will take over mornings on CBS Radio’s WPGC 95.5 FM in the nation’s capital starting on Feb. 9.  Clair will host alongside Tati, Guy Lambert and Poet. The new opportunity at WPGC is a full circle [...]

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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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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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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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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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Family Matters: David & Tamela Mann Star In “It’s A Mann’s World”

Posted  January 14, 2015  by  jmurray

On camera, David and Tamela Mann are best known as The Browns—two characters created by Tyler Perry in a touring play, where David plays Leroy Brown, the father of Tamela’s character Cora. In real life, the couple is happily married with children and two of the most humble, down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Last fall, [...]

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One On One: Bobby Brown Breaks Silence After “Whitney” Movie Premiere

Posted  January 14, 2015  by  jmurray

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown will be the subject of a Lifetime special called “Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney” after the premiere of the biopic “Whitney” on Saturday, Jan. 17. The film “Whitney” captures the five-year love story of Houston and Brown and debunks a lot of the media perception of the man Houston called “The [...]

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Radio Ro: Rolonda Watts Joins CBS Family

Posted  January 14, 2015  by  jmurray

Voiceover goddess and TV show host Rolonda Watts has landed a new deal for her “Sundays with Rolonda” radio show. Watts has partnered with CBS to house “Sundays with Rolonda” on their podcast network Play.It. “I’m absolutely thrilled and humbled that such a tremendous network as CBS would ask to partner with the Rolonda brand [...]

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