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The Real Cast
TV

Soft Start: “The Real” Lands Low Ratings

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start. The new ensemble daytime talk show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon earned less-than-stellar ratings with its debut episode. The syndicated chat show premiered on Monday and only landed a 0.9 rating.  Those numbers put the show [...]

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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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Whitney Houston
Music

Whitney Houston: New Live Album Being Released

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

New music from Whitney Houston will hit stores this fall. Music mogul Clive Davis is readying the release of a new Houston CD/DVD, “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.” Davis, who is credited with discovering the late diva, announced on the “Today” show on Tuesday that the disc and DVD will showcase the best of [...]

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Gladys Knight & Elise Neal
Movies

Gladys Knight: Actress Cast To Play Her In Aaliyah Movie

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

“The Hughley’s” star Elise Neal has landed the role of Gladys Knight in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The controversial film, that had received backlash from the late singer’s family, stars Alexandra Shipp as the ‘Rock the Boat’ singer. Neal will play the Empress of Soul in film. Knight was married to [...]

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Kym Whitley
Theater

The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will take place at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. at 6pm. [...]

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News

Tommy Talks: “Martin” Star Addresses Domestic Violence Accusations

Posted  September 11, 2014  by  jmurray

Former “Martin” star Tommy Ford is embroiled in a nasty battle with the mother of his child. There are reports that the comedic actor has had a restraining order filed against him by Vanessa Simmons, mother of his 12-year-old son. Simmons filed documents in Fulton County, Georgia seeking generous child support and full custody of [...]

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Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams & Claudia Jordan
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Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Lifestyle

The Right Move: Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Makes Atlanta Debut

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and one that celebrates the community, this year the Ford Neighborhood Awards held its 12th award show weekend for the first time in Atlanta.  Formerly called The Hoodie Awards, the weekend was previously held in Las Vegas. Moving the Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta increased attendance for the weekend, [...]

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Big Break: “Let’s Stay Together” Coming Back

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Good news for the BET sitcom “Let’s Stay Together.”  The Jacque Edmonds Cofer/Queen Latifah-produced show will return on BET thanks to a new tax initiative for film and television productions in Los Angeles. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 29, 2014 that the series had been cancelled by BET after 51 episodes. The 30-minute sitcom stars Bert [...]

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Sherri Shepherd & Keke Palmer
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Theater

Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History With “Cinderella”

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title character in the stage show. Outgoing “The View” host Sherri Shepherd will also star in [...]

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Cedric The Entertainer & Niecy Nash
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Renewed: “The Soul Man” Gets Season Four Order

Posted  August 4, 2014  by  jmurray

TV Land wants more of its hit sitcom “The Soul Man.” The show, which stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has received a 12-episode order for a fourth season; up from the eight-episode order it had for season three. “The Soul Man” has a large African-American viewing audience, something that prompted TV [...]

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Cadillac Conversations: Susan L. Taylor Hosts Luncheon At Hamptons Home

Posted  August 4, 2014  by  jmurray

Cadillac was a sponsor for Russell Simmons’ 15th Annual Art For Life Gale in The Hamptons. Guests of the American automotive manufacturer drove their various vehicles like the Escalade, ELR and CTS from New York City to The Hamptons. While in The Hamptons, famed journalist and philanthropist Susan L. Taylor, who lives in the famous [...]

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End Of The Road: Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy Split

Posted  August 4, 2014  by  jmurray

Michael Strahan, 42, and Nicole Murphy, 46, have ended their relationship. The couple has called off their five-year engagement in a statement issued late Friday night to People magazine. “They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,” his rep told the celebrity [...]

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Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons & Star Jones
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Cadillac Cool: Road Trip To The Hamptons For Russell Simmons Gala

Posted  August 1, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and that’s why Cadillac is involved – Russell Simmons held his 15th Annual Art For Life Gala at Fairview Farms in The Hamptons and AlwaysAList.com traveled with the luxury automotive manufacture to Bridghampton, New York for the festivities. Russell’s Art For Life Gala benefits his Rush Kids & Rush [...]

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Movies

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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Faith

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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