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Gossip Mag Gone: Sister 2 Sister To Stop Publishing

Posted  October 29, 2014  by  jmurray

After 26 years of being in business, Sister 2 Sister magazine will stop publishing and has filed for bankruptcy protection. In a story first broken by Richard Prince’s Journal-isms column, Sister 2 Sister publisher Jamie Foster Brown confirmed that the monthly magazine would halt printing to focus on its website.  The move has shocked many [...]

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Porsha Power: “Dish Nation” Sees Ratings Spike With “Real Housewives” Star

Posted  October 28, 2014  by  jmurray

She may no longer be a full-time cast member on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but reality star Porsha Williams has created a ratings spike on her main gig “Dish Nation.” The 33-year-old socialite joined the news magazine show as a part of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” crew this summer after weeks of guest-hosting [...]

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Gospel

James Fortune: Taking Hiatus From Syndicated Radio Show

Posted  October 27, 2014  by  jmurray

Gospel artist James Fortune is taking a hiatus from his syndicated radio show “The James Fortune Show.” Fortune’s time off comes in the wake of his arrest last week for aggravated assault. The 35-year-old talent spoke exclusively to AlwaysAList.com about his arrest over the weekend. Filling in for Fortune will be Gospel singer Isaac Carree. [...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Gospel Star James Fortune Comments On Recent Arrest

Posted  October 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Late Friday evening, Houston’s Fox affiliate Channel 26 broke news that Stellar Award-winning gospel artist James Fortune had been arrested and charged with aggravated assault to a family member.  His arrest was confirmed by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office and the 35-year-old songwriter-producer was released on $20,000 bond. Details on what exactly caused the [...]

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TV

Great Prognosis: “Grey’s Anatomy” Doctor Promoted

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  jmurray

“Grey’s Anatomy” newcomer Kelly McCreary has been promoted to series regular on the long-running hit ABC medical drama. McCreary appeared on two episodes last season on the Shonda Rhimes-produced series, and all four during the new 11th season. The 33-year-old actress plays Dr. Maggie Pierce, the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and half-sister to Meredith [...]

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Lifestyle

Stripped Down: Halle Berry Gets Into Lingerie

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Halle Berry is helping women get undressed. The 48-year-old actress has invested in the iconic French lingerie label Scandale Paris.  Berry is now co-owner of the 80-year-old company and will be partners with Erik Ryd, owner of the Hong Kong-based manufacturer Hop Lun, to re-launch the luxury label. “I fell in love with [...]

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Demetria McKinney: Talks Tyler Perry, Music Moves & “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Attention

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Demetria McKinney became a household name playing Janine Payne on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” The 31-year-old actress said she can barely walk through the grocery store without someone asking: “Where’s CJ? Where are the twins?” After taping 240 episodes of the show that still airs daily in national syndication, its not [...]

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Lifestyle

Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  Williams was number on in that demographic, a season high for the show. [...]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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Theater

Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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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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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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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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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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