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Jose James
Jazz

Up All Night: Details On José James’ New CD

Posted  April 14, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer José James has announced a June 10 release date for his new album, “While You Were Sleeping.” This will be the young jazz artist’s fifth studio album and his second album for Blue Note Records. “While You Were Sleeping” is the follow-up to his widely acclaimed jazz/soul CD, “No Beginning No End.” James, a [...]

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Carl Anthony Payne & wife
News

Splitsville: “Martin” Star Carl Payne Getting Divorced

Posted  April 11, 2014  by  jmurray

“Martin” star Carl Anthony Payne is getting a divorce. The 44-year-old’s wife Melika Payne has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable difference last month in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The couple wed in December 1992 and has one son together. Carl also raised Melika’s older son Landon Brown, biological son of New Edition member [...]

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Karrine Steffans & Montana Fishburne
News

Starting Over: Karrine Steffans Providing Guidance For Montana Fishburne

Posted  April 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Adult film star Montana Fishburne has found a mentor in former video vixen-turned New York Times best-selling author, Karrine Steffans. The 22-year-old daughter of Hollywood superstar Laurence Fishburne shocked the entertainment industry back in 2010 when she declared she wanted to launch a career in porn and become the next Kim Kardashian. Fishburne filmed an x-rated [...]

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Corey P. Smith
Books

Credit Conspiracy: Corey P. Smith Talks Suzie Orman & Myths About Your Credit Score

Posted  April 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Author Corey P. Smith wants to dispel the many myths about your credit. This Memphis-native a penned a tome called “Conspiracy of Credit” to provide readers with the shocking answers to the questions of why the credit bureaus want you to have bad credit and why credit is assumedly for poor people. Smith also shares [...]

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Michelle Williams
Theater

Michelle Williams: Touring With Pop Powerhouses In “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Posted  April 9, 2014  by  jmurray

Michelle Williams has been cast as Mary Magdalene in the long-running global musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The Grammy-winning member of Destiny’s Child will hit the road this summer for an arena tour of the acclaimed show. Williams will tour alongside fellow musicians including N’Sync’s JC Chasez (Pontius Pilate); Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd (Judas Iscariot); [...]

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Single Ladies
Exclusive

Life After: “Single Ladies” Lands New Network

Posted  April 8, 2014  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com reported on April 1 that the recently canceled VH1 drama “Singles Ladies” was in discussions with BET to possibly move that channel. At the time of our report, BET Networks did not deny our story and sent a comment via a network publicist saying: “We can not comment at this time.” Now, AlwaysAList.com can report [...]

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Marvin Sapp
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Marvin Sapp: Not A Suspect In Missing Woman Case

Posted  March 12, 2014  by  jmurray

The internet has been abuzz with speculation that award-winning Gospel star Marvin Sapp was a primary suspect in the disappearance of his former church member, Teleka Patrick. Some arbitrary blog created a story that referenced an alleged conversation with investigating officers claiming that Sapp, who pastors the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, [...]

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Real Housewives of Atlanta season six cast
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EXCLUSIVE: Details On Which “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Cast Members Will Return

Posted  March 11, 2014  by  jmurray

There’s always a lot of speculation about cast changes on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” each season. Just like last year, AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that Bravo intends to keep the entire cast of primary cast members for the reality series. A source close to the network tells us that NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra [...]

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Isaiah Washington
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TV

Doctor Do Over: Isaiah Washington Returning To “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted  March 6, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s been seven years since actor Isaiah Washington was terminated from his gig on ABC’s hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” but now the actor will return for a multi-episode story arc in May. Washington, who played the role of surgeon Dr. Preston Burke on the medical series, was axed from the show following controversy surrounding him [...]

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Kerry Washington with husband in Vanity Fair booth
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Exclusive

Kerry Washington: Publicly Private & Proud About It

Posted  March 6, 2014  by  jmurray

Let’s face it, we live in a culture that’s obsessed with knowing every aspect of an entertainer’s life. The digital age has made it so that most fans feel it’s their right to be able to have access to the innermost personal secrets of the celebrities that they love and adore. Pop superstar Beyoncé has [...]

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Singles Ladies Cast
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Done Deal: VH1 Has Canceled “Single Ladies”

Posted  March 6, 2014  by  jmurray

VH1 has opted to cancel “Single Ladies” after three seasons. The drama, which stars LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi, will end on March 24, with its season finale serving as the series farewell. Produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, “Single Ladies” originally aired as a movie special on VH1 on May 30, [...]

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Columbus Short: “Scandal” Star Sings Live On “Arsenio Hall Show”

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Did you know “Scandal” star Columbus Short was also an aspiring singer? The 31-year-old actor recently appeared on the “Arsenio Hall Show” to promote “Scandal” and ended up singing live on television. During the interview, Short told Hall that his late night show needed a theme song with lyrics to sing along to like sitcoms [...]

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Dwele
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Urban Inspiration: Dwele Crafting Community-Minded Music

Posted  March 4, 2014  by  jmurray

Detroit-bred soul star Dwele fell in love with music at an early age and now he’s ready to inspire other young people. The 36-year-old entertainer (real name: Andwele Gardner) is putting his talent to work for the next generation through a text-to-give initiative developed by the Making It Happen Foundation (MIHF) in support of the [...]

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NeNe Leakes, Billy Dee Williams & Drew Carey
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Cast Confirmed: “Dancing with the Stars” Reveals New Lineup

Posted  March 4, 2014  by  jmurray

On Tuesday, ABC revealed the confirmed contestants for season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars” during a live presentation on “Good Morning America.” Premiering later this month, the show will include celebrities like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, Emmy nominee Billy Dee Williams, “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure, “The Price is Right” [...]

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Kierra Sheard, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams & Donnie McClurkin
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Gospel

Kierra Sheard: New Judge On BET’s “Sunday Best”

Posted  March 4, 2014  by  jmurray

When BET’s “Sunday Best” returns for season seven there will be a new face at the judges’ table. Gospel music darling Kierra Sheard has joined the competition series as the third judge, replacing CeCe Winans who vacates the show after two seasons. The Detroit-bred Grammy nominee will judge alongside returning judges Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda [...]

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Viola Davis & Shonda Rhimes
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Perfect Pairing: Viola Davis Starring In Shonda Rhimes Pilot

Posted  March 3, 2014  by  jmurray

It could very well be a match made in heaven!  ”Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes has tapped Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis to star in her upcoming ABC pilot, “How to Get Away With Murder.” This will be Rhimes’ second TV drama starring a Black woman. Rhimes is the creator and executive producer of “Scandal,” which [...]

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