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Album Review: Was D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Worth The Wait?

Posted  December 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After nearly a 15-year wait, D’Angelo’s long-awaited and regularly-delayed third album (can you believe he’s only put out two others?) was unexpectedly released without promotion on Sunday night in a manner made famous a year ago by Beyoncé. While many at his music label RCA Records sat in a listening party in New York City [...]

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Maysa Leak: Talks Giving Fans Their Money’s Worth

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy nominee Maysa Leak is a soulful jazz chanteuse doing music on her own terms. This former lead singer for the UK acid jazz band Incognito and background vocalist for Stevie Wonder has released 12 solo albums.  Her latest offering, “A Very Maysa Christmas,” is her first holiday record. “It was important to me, especially [...]

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Hot Shots: Roman Reigns, Sherri Shepherd, Joe Haden, Sunny Anderson, Kevin McCall, Claudia Jordan & more

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Roman Reigns wed and his fiancée Galina Joelle Becker this past weekend. The two wed during a Caribbean ceremony on Castaway Cay, a private island owned by Walt Disney World in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old wrestling star’s daughter Joelle Anoa’i participated in the ceremony.  She is apparently from a previous [...]

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Tika Sumpter: Playing Michelle Obama In Film About First Couple

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  jmurray

There’s a movie about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s romance headed to the big screen. Titled “Southside With You,” the love story will chronicle the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. [...]

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Oprah Winfrey: Honors Civil Rights Legends In Santa Barbara

Posted  December 9, 2014  by  jmurray

Oprah Winfrey loves to host parties with iconic themes and the billionaire decided to she wanted to use the promotion of her upcoming film “Selma” to celebrate the lives of some iconic civil rights pioneers. Last weekend, Winfrey presented her “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gala at the Bacara Resort & [...]

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It’s No Joke: David Otunga Talks Comedy Debut, New Legal Venture & WWE Future

Posted  December 8, 2014  by  jmurray

David Otunga, 34, is a Harvard Law School graduate, a professional wrestler, motivational speaker and now, a standup comic. How’s that for an unconventional career path? The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, who made his comedy debut at the Chicago Improv on Friday, Dec. 5, said he’s always been in the business of making the [...]

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Mo’Nique: Hosting “Love & Hip Hop” Reunion Special

Posted  December 27, 2013  by  jmurray

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique is hosting the reunion special for “Love & Hip Hop.” While no formal announcement has been made, cast members of the controversial VH1 reality show posted photos with the comedienne from the taping on Instagram. Mo’Nique would likely be the first Oscar winner to host a reality show reunion special. Prior [...]

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Bride To Be: Evelyn Lozada Gets Engaged

Posted  December 26, 2013  by  jmurray

Looks like Santa Claus was especially nice to Evelyn Lozada on Christmas. The star of VH1′s “Basketball Wives” got engaged to Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford on Christmas day. The baseball star proposed with a 14.5 carat diamond engagement ring worth $1.4 million by Jason of Beverly Hills. The 37-year reality star is six-months [...]

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Ruben Studdard: Dropping Pounds & New Music Too

Posted  December 26, 2013  by  jmurray

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard has dropped over 115 pounds since appearing on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Now the soul singer has signed with Verve Records and under the direction of David Foster will release a new CD of classic songs, in addition to two new ones. The CD, “Unconditional Love” will be Studdard’s first [...]

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Love Out Loud: Keshia Knight Pulliam & Big Tigger Dating

Posted  December 24, 2013  by  jmurray

Back in August, the gossip blog TheYBF.com reported that “House of Payne” star Keshia Knight Pulliam and radio personality Big Tigger were dating. Tigger (real name Darian Morgan) denied the report at the time, claiming the two were “just friends.” Now the star of “The Cosby Show” has publicly professed her love for the former BET [...]

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Reality Diva: Sneak Peak Of Gladys Knight’s New OWN Show

Posted  December 23, 2013  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com was the first to break news back in July that Gladys Knight was gearing up for reality show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. (READ: Gladys Knight: Gearing Up For OWN Show) Now OWN has released a five-minute teaser of the premiere of “Knight Life with Gladys,” which will debut on Sat. December 28 at [...]

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Kevin Hart: Hollywood’s Little Man Talks Big Role In “Grudge Match”

Posted  December 23, 2013  by  jmurray

If Kevin Hart has been in a battle with Hollywood, it appears that he’s winning the fight as 2013 has been a banner year for the comic with several films (“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain”/”This Is the End”) and a hit TV show, “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” under his belt. The 34-year-old comedian is gearing [...]

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Popped The Question: Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union Engaged

Posted  December 22, 2013  by  jmurray

She said, “Yes!” That’s what NBA superstar Dwyane Wade revealed last night on social media after he proposed to longtime girlfriend Gabrielle Union and she accepted. The Miami Heat guard and the Hollywood actress got engaged the same night that the two-time defending NBA champions were gathering for a team Christmas party. Wade proposed to [...]

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Fresh Voices: New Singers Added To Both “R&B Divas” Casts

Posted  December 17, 2013  by  jmurray

The “R&B Divas” franchise has finalized its new cast members for both its Atlanta and Los Angeles ensembles. Now that Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert and LaTocha Scott are no longer on the Atlanta cast, former 702 lead singer Meelah Williams and original Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson have joined that cast. Returning to the flagship [...]

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Richard Pryor: Confessions Of Gay Sex

Posted  December 17, 2013  by  jmurray

Comedy legend Richard Pryor lived a colorful life. The late funnyman was married seven times – he married two of the same women twice – but confessed in his autobiography, “Pryor Convictions” that he once had a two-week love affair with a transgendered man. In the tome, he disclosed: “I never kept him a secret. [...]

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Beyoncé: Target Won’t Carry New Music

Posted  December 17, 2013  by  jmurray

Superstar Beyoncé may have a record-breaking hit on her hands with her unannounced self-titled release last Friday at midnight, but one major retails is opting not to sell the CD. Target has decided it will not offer the ” Beyoncé” CD to its consumers because they feel snubbed by its advance digital availability. “At Target, [...]

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