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Deborah Cox: Makes Her Debut As Josephine Baker

Deborah Cox has started her run as the legendary Josephine Baker in the new musical “Josephine,” which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Flor. on May 6 and will play through May 29. The long-in-the-works show about Baker explores the life of the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol and how a […]

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Rush Hour: Comedian Rudy Rush Replacing Doug Banks

Comedian Rudy Rush has been tapped to replace the late Doug Banks on afternoon radio. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 11 that Banks died from after a long battle with Diabetes at age 57. Now Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take over the time period for the syndication company American Urban […]

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

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

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

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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Maya Angelou: American Treasure Dead At Age 86

Posted  May 28, 2014  by  jmurray

Renowned poet, novelist, educator and actress Maya Angelou has died. She passed at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. her publicist, Helen Brann has confirmed. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson, Angelou is best known for famed literary works like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “And Still I Rise.” Prior to becoming a civil rights activist, […]

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Whitney Houston: Family Fuss Over Forthcoming Lifetime Movie

Posted  May 27, 2014  by  jmurray

Just before Memorial Day Weekend the Lifetime Network revealed that they have a Whitney Houston biofilm in the works. The cable network is developing the movie about the late singer’s life that will focus on the time in her life that she was with R&B star Bobby Brown – the couple’s courtship, tumultuous marriage and breakup. […]

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Patti LaBelle: Why She Regrets Having Plastic Surgery

Posted  May 27, 2014  by  jmurray

Patti LaBelle admits to having one real regret in life – and no, it’s not the bucket hair! The Philadelphia-bred songstress told “Access Hollywood” if she could do anything over again in her life, it would be the decision to get plastic surgery. The ‘New Attitude’ singer admitted during her interview with the news magazine […]

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Viva Las Vegas: Stellar Gospel Awards Finds A New Home

Posted  May 23, 2014  by  jmurray

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is planning to move again. AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that the annual awards show that salutes the best in Black gospel music is headed to Las Vegas for its 30th anniversary. The Stellar Awards will be held in Vegas on March 28, 2015. The venue has not yet been finalized. […]

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Major Movie: Mo’Nique Books Part In Bessie Smith Film

Posted  May 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Mo’Nique has finally landed a part in a major Hollywood film. It was just announced that Mo’Nique has signed on to star opposite Queen Latifah in HBO’s film about Bessie Smith. Actress Khandi Alexander (“Scandal“) will also star in the feature. The former star of “The Parkers” role in the HBO movie about […]

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Kyla Jade: Stepping Into Her Own Spotlight

Posted  May 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Sunday after Sunday, Nashville-based vocalist Kyla Jade has been a star attraction on BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” as part of Dr. Bobby Jones’ Nashville Super Choir. Now, Jade is branching out with her first solo endeavor, led by a remake of the Rev. Maceo Woods classic, ‘Hello Sunshine.’ “It is such a classic song with […]

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Black Magic: Tyson Beckford & Michael Jai White To Star In Male Stripper Movie

Posted  May 21, 2014  by  jmurray

Filmmaker Jean-Claude LaMarre is gearing up for his new film, “Chocolate City” – a “Magic Mike” type of film that features African-American actors. Both Michael Jai White and supermodel Tyson Beckford are slated to star in the feature, set in male strip club. The story centers on Devin, a college student struggling to make ends […]

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One Night Only: Wendy Williams Headed To Vegas For Comedy Debut

Posted  May 21, 2014  by  jmurray

Talk show host Wendy Williams is trying her hand at standup comedy for one night only. As part of The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas’ “Lipshtick: The Perfect Shade of Stand Up” series, Williams will headline a 70 minute standup show on Friday, July 11 at 10pm. The 49-year-old former radio shock jock has never […]

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Terry Crews: Addiction To Porn Almost Ruined His Marriage

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  jmurray

Actor Terry Crews has released a new memoir called “Manhood: How to Be a Better Man — or Just Live with One.” The star of Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the newly named host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” is a self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male” who for many years was keeping a secret […]

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Family Matters: Flex Alexander & Shanice Get OWN Series

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  jmurray

Actor Flex Alexander and his wife, R&B/Pop singer Shanice are starring in a reality series for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. Their show, “Flex & Shanice” will premiere as a primetime special on Saturday, May 31 at 10pm. The one-hour sneak peak will give viewers a look into the forthcoming series on the Hollywood couple. “I’m […]

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Born Again: BET Bringing Back “Celebration Of Gospel”

Posted  May 20, 2014  by  jmurray

The people have spoken and their voices were apparently heard! AlwaysAList.com is happy to report that BET has had a change of heart as it pertains to their annual special “Celebration of Gospel.“ After being bombarded with calls to its main phone line and emails to its website, in addition to high-ranking executives at the […]

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