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Role Play: Vivica Fox Out, New Diva In On “Hollywood Divas”

Posted  May 7, 2015  by  jmurray

TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” is gearing up for season two. The ensemble series made up of actresses Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers”), Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”) and former reality star Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is already in production on its second season. AlwaysAList.com spotted some [...]

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Debbie Allen: Lands Huge Promotion On “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

McDreamy may be dead, but McAllen just got a promotion!  Debbie Allen’s role on Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” has been expanded in a significant way. The celebrated actress/choreographer will serve as executive producer and director of medical drama’s upcoming 12th season.  Though the show has not been officially renewed for season 12 by ABC, the [...]

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Profiting Prophetesses: Does Lifetime’s New Show “Preach” Cross The Line?

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

Social media is already abuzz with backlash over Lifetime’s upcoming reality series “Preach.” Premiering June 5, this show focuses on female ministers who identify as prophetesses. The Bible explains the work of the prophet in 1 Corinthians 14:3: “the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.” On “Preach,” four [...]

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Lifestyle

Back In Stride Again: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Returning To Essence Festival

Posted  May 5, 2015  by  jmurray

After a five-year hiatus, the iconic Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival where they will headline the Friday, July 3 tribute to New Orleans. As a celebration of The Big Easy for the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, Essence’s July 3 concert will feature special moments of tribute to the city [...]

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Jonathan Nelson: Gospel Star Challenging Everyone To Be “Fearless”

Posted  April 29, 2015  by  jmurray

Four-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson has great anticipation for his fifth album, “Fearless.” Captured live during a live CD/DVD recording called “Fearless Experience” at this home church The Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida earlier this year, the disc marks Nelson’s first release on his new label home eOne Music. The singer/songwriter has dismantled his [...]

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Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Posted  April 29, 2015  by  jmurray

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road. The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014. “Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint [...]

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Splitsville: “Law & Order” Star Getting A Divorce

Posted  February 3, 2015  by  jmurray

“Law & Order SVU” star Tamara Tunie is getting a divorce. The Tony Award winner is planning to end her marriage of 23 years according to TMZ. While Tunie has not filed the divorce documents yet, she’s made it clear that her union to musician Gregory Generet is over and they plan to go their [...]

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Hold On: En Vogue Singer Hits Hard Times

Posted  February 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Original En Vogue member Maxine Jones has hit tough times, with a federal judge recently declaring her bank could start foreclosure proceedings for the singer’s failure to make mortgage payments. The 53-year-old singer filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Dec. 18, 2014 in Virginia.  She cites $298,900 in debt and claims to have only $172,000 in [...]

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Full Circle: Joe Clair Hosting Hometown Morning Show

Posted  February 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Comedian Joe Clair will helm a new morning show in Washington, DC. The former host of BET’s “Rap City” will take over mornings on CBS Radio’s WPGC 95.5 FM in the nation’s capital starting on Feb. 9.  Clair will host alongside Tati, Guy Lambert and Poet. The new opportunity at WPGC is a full circle [...]

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Headline News: Rocsi Diaz Lands New Network Gig

Posted  January 22, 2015  by  jmurray

Former “Entertainment Tonight” daily correspondent and weekend co-anchor Rocsi Diaz has landed a new network job. The 31-year-old host has inked a gig with CNN’s ratings-plagued sister network HLN, which is the home of Nancy Grace. Diaz will she will work on their show “The Daily Share” as an anchor, covering entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and [...]

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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  [...]

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Relocation: Roland Martin Finds New Partner For Radio Show

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  jmurray

TV newsman and political pundit Roland Martin is moving his syndicated radio show “The Roland Martin Show” to a new network. Martin’s Nu Vision Media has inked a deal with the Empowerment Radio Network for his talk radio show that was previously distributed by Radio One’s Reach Media. “The Roland Martin Show” is a daily [...]

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The Gospel of Reality: Omarosa Talks St. Jude, Plus “Real Housewives” Claudia Jordan & Bethenny Frankel

Posted  January 16, 2015  by  jmurray

Many have come and gone, but reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault celebrated a decade of working in the entertainment business in 2014. “The key to my longevity in this industry is that I approach it as a business. I have always been a good business woman and so being successful in ‘show business’ comes naturally. [...]

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Best Man: Kevin Hart Is Groomsman For Hire In “Wedding Ringer”

Posted  January 16, 2015  by  jmurray

He may be a little guy, but Kevin Hart makes a big entrance. “The Chocolate Drop himself! I’m right here, guys,” he announced, walking into a room full of journalists at the swanky SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The red-hot comic—who appears to be starring in a Hollywood film every other month—stars next in what [...]

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Reality Drama: Breaking Down The “R&B Divas Atlanta” Dilemma

Posted  January 15, 2015  by  jmurray

There’s a lot of dispute over the AlwaysAList.com report that “R&B Divas Atlanta” has been cancelled by TV One. On January 13, 2015, we reported that the original “R&B Divas” city was ending because members of the cast were alerted on Tuesday.  That is a fact! Despite our claim, TV One provided us with a [...]

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Family Matters: David & Tamela Mann Star In “It’s A Mann’s World”

Posted  January 14, 2015  by  jmurray

On camera, David and Tamela Mann are best known as The Browns—two characters created by Tyler Perry in a touring play, where David plays Leroy Brown, the father of Tamela’s character Cora. In real life, the couple is happily married with children and two of the most humble, down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Last fall, [...]

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