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Jesus Walks: Rapper Common Talks Putting Faith First

Posted  April 3, 2015  by  AlwaysAList.com

He’s an Oscar-winning music artist and a Hollywood actor, but rapper Common told AlwaysAList.com that without his faith, none of the accolades would mean anything. “I think that’s the foundation for me. That’s how I am able to exist in the industry,” he told us, during an interview at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New [...]

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Fear Factor: S. Epatha Merkerson Is Scared of Snakes

Posted  April 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson has a case of ophidiophobia – that’s a severe fear of snakes! The former “Law & Order’ star admits that almost passed on the chance to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake in “Black Snake Moan” until she was assured there were no snakes in the film. “I [...]

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Denzel Washington: Actor Describes First Encounter With Holy Spirit

Posted  March 31, 2015  by  jmurray

Actor Denzel Washington has never been shy about being a man of faith. The Oscar winner is a member of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles and even donated $2.5 million to help the church build its new sanctuary. In a interview with GQ magazine, Washington discussed his Christian values and [...]

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Killer Stories: Wendy Williams New Gig Deals With Deadly Dish

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  jmurray

Talk show host Wendy Williams is back in bed with the Investigation Discovery network. Williams has landed a new deal with the ID Channel to host and executive producer a new series called “Death by Gossip With Wendy Williams.” Premiering this fall, the show investigates how “idle chitchat turns dark and dangerous as ID uncovers [...]

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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of [...]

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Drama Queen: Angell Conwell Returning To “Y&R”

Posted  March 23, 2015  by  jmurray

She’s back! After a hiatus from CBS’s hit daytime drama, Angell Conwell is returning to “The Young and the Restless.” The 31-year-old actress will reprise her role of Leslie Michaelson, an attorney on the series. Conwell, who joined “Y&R” in 2010, spoke to Soap Opera Digest about heading back to Genoa City. “This is a [...]

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Reality Wrap: “R&B Divas Atlanta” Cancelled By TV One

Posted  January 13, 2015  by  jmurray

TV One’s reality series “R&B Divas Atlanta” has officially been cancelled. AlwaysAList.com reported on October 1, 2014 that the series was in question.  At the time, TV One’s D’Angela Proctor, Senior Vice President of Programming & Production was coy on the matter when pressed for a comment. But last week, TV One’s new President, Brad [...]

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Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted  January 13, 2015  by  jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV [...]

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REVIEW: Whitney Houston’s Love Story Depicted In Lifetime Movie

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  jmurray

After Lifetime’s disastrous attempt at telling the story of the late R&B singer Aaliyah with the biopic, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” its no wonder that fans of late Whitney Houston shuddered with fear at the idea of the network depicting her life in a made-for-TV movie. Fortunately for Whitney fans, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett [...]

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Radio Silent: Oprah Winfrey Goes Off Air

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  jmurray

After eight year, the Oprah Winfrey’s channel on SiriusXM is no more as of January 1. The satellite radio channel launched in February 2006 originally on XM Radio before their merger with Sirius.  The deal was worth a reported $55 million for the “Oprah and Friends” platform.  Once Sirius and XM merged, the station was [...]

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Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

Posted  January 11, 2015  by  jmurray

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let me get a little bit older,” Hudson said at the time.  “I’m always used to [...]

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Lakisha Jones: “American Idol” Finalist Ordered To Jail Over Unpaid Bills

Posted  January 10, 2015  by  jmurray

Season six “American Idol” Lakisha Jones has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail by a Michigan judge found her in civil contempt for failing to pay for her father’s nursing home bills. The ruling came down by Genesee County Probate Judge Jennie Barkey on Friday, who has given the fourth runner up “Idol” [...]

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Andraé Crouch: Music Legend Dead At Age 72

Posted  January 8, 2015  by  jmurray

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch has died at age 72. The Grammy-winning artist was an accomplished singer, songwriter and arranger passed after being hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, Calif. on Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 3 after suffering a heart attack. It was announced that Crouch would go out [...]

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Cuba Gooding Jr.: Takes On O.J. Simpson In FX Series

Posted  January 6, 2015  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. will play infamous sport legend O.J. Simpson in the FX series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Sarah Paulson will play the famed prosecutor Marcia Clark in the series. The TV anthology from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book “The Run of [...]

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Daddy Duty: Stevie Wonder & Tank Have Holiday Babies

Posted  January 5, 2015  by  jmurray

Soul legend Stevie Wonder welcomed his ninth child just before the Christmas holiday. The 64-year-old entertainer had his ninth child, the second with girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy. The couple named their daughter Nia, which means purpose, “one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa,” according to his rep. It was originally reported that Wonder was expecting [...]

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Permanent Placement: T.J. Holmes Staying At ABC

Posted  January 5, 2015  by  jmurray

Back on September 30, 2014, AlwaysAList.com reported that popular news anchor T.J. Holmes had entered a temporary agreement with ABC to fill in on their overnight program “World News Now” and do contributing segments for “Good Morning America.” In December, ABC News revealed that the 37-year-old TV journalist had signed on to be a full-time [...]

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