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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

New film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the New […]

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Sip & See: John Legend Showcases Debut Wine Collection

John Legend’s new LVE Wine Collection is now exclusively available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurants. The Grammy and Academy Award winner’s wine is being showcased for a limited time at the steakhouse, with special promotions being geared towards Valentine’s Day. The dining establishment will have the 37-year-old entertainer’s LVE Wine Collection on […]

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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]


 
 

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Tupac Movie: Oscar Nominee John Singleton Signs On

Posted  February 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Academy Award nominated director John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce the Tupac Shakur biofilm by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The long-discussed film project is about the late rapper (sometimes known as 2Pac) will begin production this summer. Singleton will work with Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft to revise their […]

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The Right Stuff: Vanessa L. Williams Joining “After Midnight”

Posted  February 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Vanessa L. Williams is gearing up for her latest turn on the Great White Way. The 11-time Grammy nominee will perform a five week run in the hit Broadway musical, “After Midnight.” Williams will begin her stint in “After Midnight” after Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds leave the show. She’ll headline alongside “After Midnight” […]

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Academy Awards: Black Actors Presenting On Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Posted  February 25, 2014  by  jmurray

As the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the complete lineup of stars who will present and multiple actors of color have been announced. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg and Sidney Poitier have been named as presenters, as have Academy Award nominees Viola Davis, Samuel L. […]

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Tamron Hall: First Black Woman To Co-Anchor “Today”

Posted  February 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Looks like MSNBC host Tamron Hall has made some Black History of her own during Black History Month. The 43-year-old news woman has been named the co-anchor of the 9am hour of NBC’s “Today,” where she’ll work alongside Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. Adding Hall to the lineup makes her the first African-American […]

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End Of The Road: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Split

Posted  February 24, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a done deal for Hollywood couple, musician Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton. The high school sweethearts, who have been married since 2005, have formally announced that they are separating in a statement given exclusively to People magazine. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to […]

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: “Tortured” Into Shape For “Pompeii”

Posted  February 21, 2014  by  jmurray

The 3-D film “Pompeii” is an action-packed drama that chronicles the events leading up to the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This volcano epic is also the story of gladiators and one in particular who falls in love. The visually tantalizing Paul W.S. Anderson-directed adventure stars Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Adewale […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Joins Off-Broadway Production About Sylvester As Producer

Posted  February 20, 2014  by  jmurray

TV actress and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph has signed on to become a producer of the off-Broadway production, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.” Ralph, the original star of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls” and TV shows “Moesha” and “Instant Mom,” joins as producer along with her The D.I.V.A. Foundation to partner with AnthonyKen, LLC on the […]

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Rough Ride: Liam Neeson & Julianne Moore Talk “Non-Stop”

Posted  February 20, 2014  by  jmurray

On Monday, news broke about a co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacking the airliner and flying it to Geneva, Switzerland in an attempt to seek asylum. Ultimately, the 30-something Ethiopian man flying the Boeing 767-300 was arrested and passengers were unharmed and completely unaware of what was happening at the time. […]

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I’m Booked: LeToya Luckett Lands Another TV Show

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer/actress LeToya Luckett has landed a new acting role. The original member of Destiny’s Child has been cast on a new HBO series executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The half-hour show, “Ballers,” focuses on the lives of both retired and active professional football athletes. Johnson will also star in the show, playing a […]

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Ladies First: Billboard’s Top 10 Girl Groups of All Time

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Billboard magazine has released a list of the Top 10 girl groups of all time. Motown legends The Supremes reign supreme on at the top of the list. Best known for hits like ‘Baby Love,’ ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love,’ ‘Come See About Me,’ ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On,’ and ‘Where Did Our Love […]

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Real Political: Reality Star Omarosa Is Running For Office

Posted  February 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Earlier this year, “American Idol” season two runner-up Clay Aiken announced he was running for political office. Now, Omarosa Manigault is the second reality TV superstar this year to reveal political pursuits. “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” star has formally announced that she is a candidate for the special election for Member of the Board […]

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