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Rock Star Rollout: Cast of “Get On Up” Gets James Brown Treatment On Promo Tour

Posted  July 30, 2014  by  jmurray

“The Godfather of Soul” James Brown was an icon in music who’s career spanned six decades and spawned anthems like ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud,’ ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,’ ‘Living in America’ and ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,’ among countless others. The Toccoa, Georgia-bred entertainer [...]

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The Playmakers: Viral Stars Get Dramatic For New Web Series

Posted  July 29, 2014  by  jmurray

Viral video stars The Playmakers have premiered their first web series, “Flawed,” a faith-based drama produced by the trio and written and directed by one-third of the troop, Jason Fredericks. The series stars Nathaniel Scott (Pastor William Young) and Jor él Quinn (Kenny) and chronicles the story of an aspiring bishop of a popular church [...]

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Reality Rapture: Is “Preachers of L.A.” Taking A Turn For Good?

Posted  July 28, 2014  by  jmurray

Is the “Preachers of L.A.” taking a turn for the better? All five pastors – Noel Jones, Clarence McClendon, Jay Haizlip, Wayne Chaney and Ron Gibson – as well as Gospel singer/former pastor Deitrick Haddon, return for season two. When “Preachers of L.A.” premiered on Oxygen last fall, the show was marred with backlash from [...]

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Indie All-Star: Eric Roberson Readies New CD “The Box”

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer/songwriter Eric Roberson is readying her latest music release, “The Box.” A Grammy-nominated independent artist who has organically established a huge fan base, “The Box” is Roberson’s 10th release. Set to bow on Aug. 12, “The Box” pays homage to the place where the 37-year-old crooner first learned to appreciate music – at home.  Coming [...]

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Lifestyle

The Fixer Fashion: Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” Clothing Line On The Way

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember Olivia Pope’s white trench coat? Well, you can have that look and more because Pope’s signature look is coming to The Limited. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and the hit drama’s costume designer Lyn Paolo have developed a new fashion line for the retailer inspired by the Shonda Rhimes’ series. The collection is set to [...]

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Third Installment: Date Set For Next “The Best Man” Movie

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  jmurray

On Nov. 20, 2013, AlwaysAList.com reported that there were already talks of a third installment of “The Best Man” franchise because of the success of “Best Man Holiday.” Now, we can confirm that a date has been set for the franchise trilogy, “The Best Man Wedding.”  Universal Pictures has announced that the forthcoming feature starring [...]

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Move To Manhattan: American Black Film Festival Drove Into NYC With Cadillac

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded on Sunday, June 22 after five days of film screenings, industry panels, celebrity interviews, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, and soirees presented by its corporate sponsors. This year the festival, founded by Jeff Friday, had actors Morris Chestnut and Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike [...]

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D’Angelo: Finally Readying Album After 14-Year Delay?

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Is D’Angelo finally readying his new music? According to his manager Kevin Liles, the CD could finally hit stores this year. In an interview with Billboard, Liles claims that D’Angelo will drop his album “sooner than later.”  Though he couldn’t give a specific date or a working title of the album, he did assure that [...]

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Audra McDonald: Marvels As Billie Holliday In “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Want know why Audra McDonald is the most-celebrate performer in Tony Awards history? Well, just go see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and you will understand why! The six-time Tony Award winner is transfixing as Billie Holliday in the musical set in a seedy joint in North Philadelphia where the ‘God Bless the [...]

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Multitasking: Phaedra Parks Hosts Infomercial & Signs New Book

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks recently hosted an infomercial for the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute – a Washington, DC-based Med-Spa service, skin care and cosmetic surgery facility servicing the District of Columbia and patients who fly in from all over the world.  The infomercial was taped at Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute’s Fairfax, Virginia [...]

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Call Log: Cricket Wireless Dials Queen Latifah & Offers Tickets To BET Awards

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Talk show host Queen Latifah has partnered with Cricket Wireless. The Oscar nominee and her syndicated daytime talk show have signed on to help Cricket Wireless promote its simple, affordable nationwide no-annual contract wireless phone service. “I’m personally selective about the brands I associate with, and I couldn’t be more excited about Cricket’s goal to [...]

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Merry Clayton: “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Star Injured In Auto Accident

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Power vocalist Merry Clayton, who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” was recently injured in a serious car accident in Los Angeles. The 65-year-old singer, whose voice is featured on songs by Rolling Stones to Ray Charles, suffered severe injuries according to the artist’s official website. The full statement read: “It [...]

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Secret Crushes: Ladies Of “Think Like A Man Too” Talk Blow-Up Bachelors & Bell Biv DeVoe

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  jmurray

In the anticipated sequel to its money-making predecessor, “Think Like A Man Too” is back on June 20 with all of the original cast members. Kevin Hart, Terrence Jenkins, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Meagan Good, and Jenifer Lewis all return with help from a [...]

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Keke Palmer: Youngest TV Talk Show Host In U.S. History

Posted  June 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Former child star Keke Palmer will debut her talk show, “Just Keke” on Monday, June 30 on BET. The daytime talk show will air at 5pm ET five days a week in an initial four week test run. The Harvey, Illi.-bred talent’s chat show will combine social issues, pop culture, fashion, relationships, celebrity interviews and [...]

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Romeo Miller: Dancing For Dollars In “Chocolate City” Movie

Posted  June 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Rapper/actor Romeo Miller will play the lead role in Jean-Claude LaMarre’s upcoming “Chocolate City” film. In the “Magic Mike” type movie, the 24-year-old “Dancing with the Stars” contestant will play Devin, a young college student who’s lured into the world of male exotic dancing to pay the bills. The New Orleans-bred entertainer previously starred in [...]

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Her Story: BET Executive Tonya L. Moore Shares Trials & Triumphs In Memoir

Posted  June 18, 2014  by  jmurray

So many people are bound by their past and crippled by experiences that won’t allow them to move forward and live their best life. For Tonya L. Moore, the Event Productions and Corporate Relations Manager at BET Networks, she decided to own her truth and use her life experiences to help, heal and encourage others [...]

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