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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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Dame Judi Dench: Ready For Her Love Scene With Johnny Depp

Posted  March 4, 2015  by  jmurray

She may be 80-years-old, but Dame Judi Dench’s libido has shown no signs of slowing down! Wondering how I know? Well, she’s got a thing for Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp. AlwaysAList.com flew to London to interview the British-bred thespian about her newest film “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – the sequel to Fox [...]

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Road Trip: Tyler Perry Takes Madea On The Road

Posted  March 3, 2015  by  jmurray

Tyler Perry is returning to the genre that first made him successful – touring plays. The Hollywood mogul is gearing up to hit the road in a new play called “Madea On The Run.” Perry’s new production is only slated for a six week limited run initially. The theatrical tour will kick off in Columbus, [...]

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Baby On Board: Ludacris Expecting New Child

Posted  March 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Rap superstar Ludacris is expecting a new baby with his wife Eudoxie. The announcement came when the entertainer, who’s real name is Christopher Bridges, and his bride of two months posted a photo on Instagram showing him kissing her baby bump while at the beach. This will be the couple’s first child together.  Ludacris has [...]

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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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Jump In Da Line: Junkanoo CD Showcases Masters Of Bahamian Music

Posted  January 2, 2015  by  jmurray

Music is a focal point of the Junkanoo celebration in The Bahamas. In anticipation of the first ever Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival this Spring, The Bahamas kicked off a nationwide Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition. The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) invited musicians from all over the Bahamas to enter the competition.  Both established artists and [...]

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Freedom Festival: Bahamian Celebration Junkanoo Has Deep History

Posted  January 2, 2015  by  jmurray

The Bahamas are a place where people from all over the world retreat to for a portion of paradise.  While most jet there for fun in the sun, basking on the beaches and a swim in their wonderful waters; most don’t take time to recognize a native tradition steeped in African heritage called Junkanoo. Junkanoo [...]

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Byron Pitts: New Anchor Of ABC’s “Nightline”

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Veteran news man Byron Pitts moved from CBS News to ABC News in 2013 to become chief national correspondent and anchor. Now, after being at the network for a year and half, Pitts has been promoted to the new anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.” Pitts replaces ABC News’ chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, who will no [...]

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