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Digital Dish: Misster Ray Takes On SWV & The Braxtons

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Social media socialite Misster Ray (real name: Ray Cunningham) has become the face of WeTV online. The former star of the BET reality series “College Hill” has been named WeTV’s Digital Correspondent after a successful run recapping the 12 episodes of season three of “LA Hair.” “I’m excited to be WeTV’s digital correspondent because now [...]

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I Feel For You: Chaka Khan Is Single & Sex-less

Posted  July 21, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy winner Chaka Khan has gone a long time without having sex. The ‘Tell Me Something Good’ singer was a guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” last Friday to perform for Wendy Williams’ 50th birthday celebration. During an interview on the couch, Williams asked Khan was she dating anyone or did she have “friends with [...]

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Black Bourgeoisie: Lifetime’s “BAPS” Has High-End Hoopla

Posted  July 18, 2014  by  jmurray

“Don’t judge us based on that clip,” Jason K. Wilson told a group of media professionals who gathered in a small room inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival in New Orleans to meet the cast of “BAPs.” This isn’t “B*A*P*S” the 1997 film starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau and Natalie [...]

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Lifestyle

Tech Talk: Lance Gross & Regina Hall Host Verizon Dinner

Posted  July 15, 2014  by  jmurray

Verizon Wireless returned as a sponsor for the 2014 Essence Festival. To culminate the 20th year of the festival in New Orleans, Verizon Wireless had an interactive booth activation at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where festival attendees could explore technology, dance to live music, participate in celebrity meet-and-greets with Kim Burrell, Tank, Jazmine [...]

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Lifestyle

The Braxtons: Reality Sisters Show Why Their Black Is Beautiful

Posted  July 14, 2014  by  jmurray

Procter & Gamble returned to the Essence Festival as a sponsor for its seventh year. The company returned with its My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) campaign, a program instituted by P&G as part of its long-standing commitment to touch and improve the lives of African-American women. This year, P&G expanded its MBIB campaign with “Beauty [...]

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Jennifer Holliday: Talks Health Challenges, Dream Duets & Broadway Revivals

Posted  July 14, 2014  by  jmurray

She’s Broadway royalty and Jennifer Holliday approaches the entertainment business on her own terms – recording when she wants to, how she wants to and whatever she wants to. Now, after a 23-year hiatus, this Tony Award-winning original member of the acclaimed musical “Dreamgirls” has released her first full-length mainstream CD, “The Song Is You.”  [...]

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“Power” Premiere: 50 Cent’s Starz Series Gets Second Season

Posted  June 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Apparently the Starz network is pleased with the early showings of 50 Cent’s new drama “Power.” Despite just premiering last Friday, the cable channel has announced that it is renewing the series for a second season.  The premiere episode on June 6 landed 462,000 viewers, and the weekend viewership after nine airings totaled an overall [...]

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Ruby Dee: Famed Actress Dead At 91

Posted  June 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Legendary stage, TV and film actress Rudy Dee has died at age 91. The SAG Award-winning actress died from natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by her family. A civil rights activist and pioneer for African-American equality in Hollywood, Dee and her late husband Ossie Davis were recipients of the National [...]

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Rhythm & Broadcast: Angie Stone Hosts Weekend Radio Show

Posted  June 11, 2014  by  jmurray

“R&B Divas” star Angie Stone has launched a new weekend radio show called “Stone Cold R&B.” The three-hour show airs on both Majic 107.5FM and 97.5FM in Atlanta. This is Stone’s first radio venture and the ‘More Than A Woman’ singer told AlwaysAList.com that she’s loving it so far. “The first show was amazing. I [...]

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Lifestyle

Dynamic Divas: Cynthia Bailey, Gloria Gaynor, Demetria Lucas, Lola Ogunnaike & More Saluted By Café Mocha

Posted  June 11, 2014  by  jmurray

Nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha will recognize dynamic Black and Latino women making contributions within the communities and breaking down barriers with their businesses at their upcoming Salute Her: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards. The June 21 brunch will celebrate women in the New York tri-state area and take place at the New Jersey [...]

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Gospel

Andraé Crouch: Gospel Great Facing Serious Health Challenges

Posted  June 11, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy-winning gospel legend Andraé Crouch is facing some “serious health challenges.” The 71-year-old’s twin sister Sandra Crouch has reached out to family, friends and fans of the iconic singer/songwriter soliciting prayers for her brother. Andraé, who is the Senior Pastor at Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ in Pacoima, Calif., was hospitalized recently and [...]

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Kelly Rowland: Newlywed Pregnant With First Child

Posted  June 11, 2014  by  jmurray

R&B star Kelly Rowland is pregnant. The 33-year-old vocalist revealed on Instagram that she and her husband/manager Tim Witherspoon expecting their first child. In a post on Tuesday, the former Destiny’s Child member posted a photo of her 40-year-old hubby’s Air Jordans with a matching infant pair and a caption that read: “I’ll be stuntin [...]

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Wess Morgan: Shocks Ex-Wife & Kids By Revealing Secret Marriage Online

Posted  June 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Gospel singer Wess Morgan not only shocked fans when he announced that he had remarried earlier this year and was expecting a child with his new wife, Danielle Walker, but apparently it was a surprise to his ex-wife and his children as well. Earlier this month, the ‘He Paid It All’ singer disclosed on Facebook [...]

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Royal Regime: Aretha Franklin’s Walmart Workout

Posted  June 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Wondering how Aretha Franklin maintains her girlish figure? Well, the Queen of Soul gets regular cardio in by speed walking in Walmart believe it or not. “I have a walking regimen — about three times a week, at least a mile or so. I walk the Super Walmart’s, the biggest ones. If people are in [...]

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Model Role: Yaya DaCosta Cast As Whitney Houston In TV Movie

Posted  June 9, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress and model Yaya DaCosta has landed the role in the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the life of Whitney Houston. AlwaysAList.com reported last month that the cable network was planning to produce a film that focused on the late singer’s life with ex-husband Bobby Brown. READ: Whitney Houston: Family Fuss Over Forthcoming Lifetime Movie Now [...]

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Lil’ Kim: Gives Birth To First Child

Posted  June 9, 2014  by  jmurray

Rapper veteran Lil’ Kim gave birth on Monday at 9:58am to a baby girl. The 39-year-old talent, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, named her daughter Royal Reign. READ: Baby On Board: Lil’ Kim Is Pregnant Lil’ Kim’s daughter was born at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and her first born weighed in [...]

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