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Deborah Cox: Makes Her Debut As Josephine Baker

Deborah Cox has started her run as the legendary Josephine Baker in the new musical “Josephine,” which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Flor. on May 6 and will play through May 29. The long-in-the-works show about Baker explores the life of the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol and how a […]

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Rush Hour: Comedian Rudy Rush Replacing Doug Banks

Comedian Rudy Rush has been tapped to replace the late Doug Banks on afternoon radio. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 11 that Banks died from after a long battle with Diabetes at age 57. Now Rush, the former host of “Showtime at the Apollo,” will take over the time period for the syndication company American Urban […]

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Jussie Smollett: Is Actor Really Leaving Lee Daniels’ “Empire?”

Is Jussie Smollett leaving Fox’s hit drama “Empire?” Sources close to the network tell AlwaysAList.com that “things aren’t as they seem,” when probed on the matter. On Wednesday’s episode of the Lee Daniels-produced series, Smollett’s character Jamal Lyon is shot by Freda Gatz in what was a bullet intended for his father, Lucious Lyon (Terrence […]

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NeNe Leakes: Shows Off Weight Loss In Sexy Swimsuits

NeNe Leakes is looking good and letting it all hang out for the world to see. The 48-year-old reality TV superstar took to social media this week to show off her new slimmer and toned body in a revealing swimsuit and a sexy bikini. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been working out and […]

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Miss Independent: Kierra Sheard Readying Solo Tour, Girl Band & New App

Grammy-nominated music artist Kierra Sheard is preparing hit the road this summer with her first solo tour and a new all-girl band. Kierra is currently scouting female band members for her “Kierra” tour through online auditions; in addition to finding female acts to open up her shows. Her tour run will kick off on July […]


 
 

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Doug Banks: Syndicated Radio Veteran Dead At 57

Posted  April 11, 2016  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com is saddened to report that syndicated radio host Doug Banks has passed after a long battle with Diabetes. The 57-year-old talent was in Miami when he passed. A radio veteran; the married, father of two daughters had continued to host his national afternoon drive show despite serious health setbacks over the last year. Banks […]

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Daisy Lewellyn: “Blood, Sweat & Heels” Star Dead At 36

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Daisy Lewellyn, who starred for two seasons on Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” has died from cancer, the network confirmed in a statement on Friday. “We are devastated to learn that Daisy Lewellyn has passed away this morning after a battle with a rare form of cancer. Daisy passed on in peace and filled with […]

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La’Porsha Power: “American Idol” Runner-Up Signed To Legendary Record Label

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Many fans of “American Idol” were disappointed season 15 favorite La’Porsha Renae didn’t take home the top prize when the Fox competition aired its final episode on Thursday, April 7. Renae placed second to country singer Trent Harmon, who won “American Idol” in an upset victory. Despite her loss, “American Idol” has secured a recording […]

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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted  April 8, 2016  by  jmurray

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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In Recovery: “SWV Reunited” Star Cory Taylor Rehabbing After Stroke

Posted  April 7, 2016  by  jmurray

Entertainment executive Cory Taylor is recovering after having a stroke back in February. The 42-year-old talent manager, a featured personality on WE TV’s “SWV Reunited” during his time managing the R&B trio SWV, told AlwaysAList.com that the health crisis was the result of unnecessary stress. Taylor had been planning the kickoff of season seven of […]

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Black & Republican: 12 Celebrities That Are Down With The GOP

Posted  April 6, 2016  by  jmurray

When you think of African-Americans who are affiliated with the Grand Old Party (GOP), political figures like Condoleezza Rice (former United States Secretary of State), Colin Powell (former United States Secretary of State), Herman Cain (2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate), Ben Carson (2016 U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate), and Clarence Thomas (Associate Justice of the […]

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Bride To Be: “Welcome To Sweetie Pies” Star Gets Engaged

Posted  April 5, 2016  by  jmurray

“Welcome To Sweetie Pies” star Jenae Wallick is engaged. The ex-fiancé of Tim Norman—son of Sweetie Pies proprietor Robbie Montgomery—said “yes” when her boyfriend Arthur Shivers popped the question. Arthur, a personal fitness trainer, proposed to Jenae during a live appearance on Fox Channel 2 in St. Louis. Back in February, the two were appearing in […]

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Brandy Norwood: Suing Record Label & Returning To “Chicago”

Posted  April 5, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B singer Brandy Norwood has filed suit against her record company and its president for blocking her from releasing new music and attempting to force her into signing a new contract. In legal documents filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court and first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Brandy alleged that Chameleon Entertainment and company […]

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Wrestlemania 32: Shaquille O’Neal, Snoop Dogg, The Rock, Fifth Harmony & More Joined Wrestling’s Biggest Night

Posted  April 4, 2016  by  jmurray

It was the Super Bowl of professional wrestling as WWE took over AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Wrestlemania 32 this past weekend. AlwaysAList.com traveled to Texas for Wrestlemania with Cricket Wireless, the affordable cell phone carrier owned by AT&T, who was a principle sponsor for the biggest night in sports entertainment. Commercials for Cricket Wireless […]

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Real Chemistry: Kenny Lattimore & Nadine Ellis Are A Match Made In Music

Posted  April 1, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore has just released a new music video for his latest single “You’re My Girl,” the third release from his “Anatomy of a Love Song” (eOne Music) album. The latest video features actress Nadine Ellis as Lattimore’s love interest. The former star of BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” was also the leading lady […]

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Dwyane Wade: Launches Wine Label & Partners With Wife Gabrielle Union For HGTV Series

Posted  March 31, 2016  by  jmurray

NBA superstar Dwayne Wade continues to expand his enterprise outside the NBA. The Miami Heats shooting guard already has a shoe line (Way of Wade Basketball Shoes by Li-Ning), has a brand of socks (Wade by Stance Socks), and he is Creative Director and spokesmodel for Naked Underwear. Now, the fashion-forward sports star is expanding […]

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