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Great Prognosis: “Grey’s Anatomy” Doctor Promoted

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  jmurray

“Grey’s Anatomy” newcomer Kelly McCreary has been promoted to series regular on the long-running hit ABC medical drama. McCreary appeared on two episodes last season on the Shonda Rhimes-produced series, and all four during the new 11th season. The 33-year-old actress plays Dr. Maggie Pierce, the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and half-sister to Meredith [...]

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Stripped Down: Halle Berry Gets Into Lingerie

Posted  October 23, 2014  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Halle Berry is helping women get undressed. The 48-year-old actress has invested in the iconic French lingerie label Scandale Paris.  Berry is now co-owner of the 80-year-old company and will be partners with Erik Ryd, owner of the Hong Kong-based manufacturer Hop Lun, to re-launch the luxury label. “I fell in love with [...]

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Tyler Perry: Gets Animated For New Madea Film

Posted  October 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Tyler Perry is gearing up for the release of his first animated feature, “Madea’s Tough Love.” The movie will release straight-to-DVD via Lionsgate on January 13, 2015 and be available on Video On Demand on January 20, 2015. Perry’s first foray into animation features the characters voiced by Cassi Davis, Rolonda Watts, Avery Kidd Waddell, [...]

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New Addition: Dondre Whitfield Joins “Real Husbands Of Hollywood”

Posted  October 17, 2014  by  jmurray

“Real Husbands of Hollywood” may only be airing season three, but the show is already making adjustments for season four. Regular cast member J.B. Smoove has to limit his participation on the hit BET reality spoof due to his co-starring role on the CBS comedy “The Millers.” Because of Smoove’s new recurring status, “Real Husbands” [...]

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Dazzling At Disney: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Going 15-Years Strong

Posted  October 16, 2014  by  jmurray

If you can’t multitask, then Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is not the show for you. This festive, theatrical experience features dazzling acrobatics, unbelievable human stunts and some really breathtaking usage of simple things like bicycles and trampoline. This super-silly, but completely engaging circus-on-steroids has many elements—some of them you’ll see all happening at once. [...]

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Michael K. Williams: “Kill The Messenger” Star Feels “Drug Dealers Get A Bad Rap In Society”

Posted  October 9, 2014  by  jmurray

“Kill The Messenger” may just be one of the most important films to be released in 2014. It’s the story of a real-life investigative reporter named Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) and how this reporter at the small-time San Jose Mercury News blue the lid off the C.I.A.’s involvement in the 1980s drug epidemic. This gripping [...]

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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress [...]

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TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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Whitney Houston: Where Is The All-Star Tribute CD?

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After Luther Vandross suffered a severe stroke on April 16, 2003, jazz label Verve Music also released a tribute album to Vandross. The CD was mixed by Ray Bardani, who recorded and mixed most of Luther’s music over the years. Their collection, “Forever, For Always, For Luther” included the late crooner’s hits performed by Kirk [...]

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Soft Start: “The Real” Lands Low Ratings

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start. The new ensemble daytime talk show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon earned less-than-stellar ratings with its debut episode. The syndicated chat show premiered on Monday and only landed a 0.9 rating.  Those numbers put the show [...]

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Whitney Houston: New Live Album Being Released

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  jmurray

New music from Whitney Houston will hit stores this fall. Music mogul Clive Davis is readying the release of a new Houston CD/DVD, “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.” Davis, who is credited with discovering the late diva, announced on the “Today” show on Tuesday that the disc and DVD will showcase the best of [...]

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Gladys Knight: Actress Cast To Play Her In Aaliyah Movie

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

“The Hughley’s” star Elise Neal has landed the role of Gladys Knight in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The controversial film, that had received backlash from the late singer’s family, stars Alexandra Shipp as the ‘Rock the Boat’ singer. Neal will play the Empress of Soul in film. Knight was married to [...]

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The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Posted  September 15, 2014  by  jmurray

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will take place at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. at 6pm. [...]

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Tommy Talks: “Martin” Star Addresses Domestic Violence Accusations

Posted  September 11, 2014  by  jmurray

Former “Martin” star Tommy Ford is embroiled in a nasty battle with the mother of his child. There are reports that the comedic actor has had a restraining order filed against him by Vanessa Simmons, mother of his 12-year-old son. Simmons filed documents in Fulton County, Georgia seeking generous child support and full custody of [...]

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Chocolate Change: Romeo Miller Out, “Meet The Browns” Star In

Posted  September 9, 2014  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com previously reported that actor/rapper Romeo Miller had landed the lead role in Jean-Claude LaMarre’s upcoming film  “Chocolate City.” Now we can report that Miller is no longer attached to the film and actor Robert Ri’chard will play the lead role. Ri’chard, who previously starred on the sitcoms “One on One” and “Tyler Perry’s Meet [...]

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Harry Connick Jr: Talks “Dolphin Tale 2,” “American Idol” & Gospel Singer Nikki Ross

Posted  September 8, 2014  by  jmurray

New Orleans-bred jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr. is a man of many talents – singer, musician, actor and reality TV judge to name a few. The 46-year-old talent finds himself back at the box office this Friday (Sept. 12) in his first sequel, the follow-up to successful 2011 film “Dolphin Tale 2.” AlwaysAList.com traveled to [...]

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