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Fully Fierce: The Curvy Con Redefines The Look Of Fashion

AlwaysAList.com had the chance to attend The Curvy Con, a two-day fashion expo and empowerment seminar in New York City aimed at bringing together plus-sized style brands, celebrities, full-figured fashionistas, influencers, models, shopaholics, fashion media and bloggers. An immaculately-produced event, The Curvy Con is surprisingly only in its second year and attracted upwards of 500-plus […]

Shaun Robinson Lifestyle

Formation: Shaun Robinson Developing Girls To Run The World

Almost a year to the date that she announced she was leaving “Access Hollywood,” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV Host, Shaun Robinson has announced the formation of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls. The non-profit organization will work to empower young women in five areas derived from Robinson’s name: (S)tem, (H)ealth (A)arts (U)nity and (N)eighborhoods. “I […]

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Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music in 2010 to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia. Jordan, […]

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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, Ruben Studdard, Case & more

Oscar and Grammy Award winning superstar Common was in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Chicago’s Washington Park. The event was part of the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement. During the event, held in the South Side community of Chicago, the prolific hip-hop star […]

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Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar Odom, Prince & Essence Festival

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider it an honor to be asked back. I consider it a service to the community,” […]


 
 

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Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head Prestigious Hollywood Caucus

Posted  April 29, 2016  by  jmurray

Emmy Award-winning producer and syndicated radio personality Tanya Hart has been elected as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (www.Caucus.org), making her the first African-American and first woman to head up the 40-year-old entertainment industry trade organization. The TV host and pop culture expert will co-chair alongside veteran television producer Robert Papazian […]

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Run On: Will “Underground” Return On WGN For Season Two?

Posted  April 26, 2016  by  jmurray

WGN America has renewed its record-breaking series “Underground” for a second season. The critically-acclaimed drama that focuses on the Underground Railroad has been a hit with viewers, drawing three-million viewers on Wednesday nights. “Underground” has been the highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. “Underground” was also the number one original scripted […]

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Erica Campbell: Replacing Yolanda Adams With New Morning Radio Show

Posted  April 25, 2016  by  jmurray

On the heels of AlwaysAList.com breaking the news that “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” had been canceled by Reach Media/Radio One, the company has formally announced the show that will replace the syndicated Gospel radio program. Starting on May 10, Reach Media/Radio One will premiere “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell,” a new daily radio […]

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Marcus D. Wiley, Yolanda Adams & A.V.
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Yolanda Adams: Morning Radio Show Comes To An End

Posted  April 22, 2016  by  jmurray

Reach Media, the syndication arm of Radio One, has decided to end “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” after more than nine years. AlwaysAList.com learned on Thursday that Yolanda Adams and her co-hosts, comedian Marcus D. Wiley and minister Anthony “A.V.” Valary, were made aware that the very successful radio program was being canceled after their broadcast […]

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BeBe Winans, Oprah Winfrey & Charles Randolph Wright
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BeBe Winans: Celebrity Friends Come See Musical About His Life

Posted  April 20, 2016  by  jmurray

BeBe Winans has premiered his debut musical, “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. The production, which BeBe is producing alongside “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph-Wright, is a “hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery.” The musical is a bio piece, showcasing the rise of siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans […]

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HOT SHOTS: Usher, Kandi Burruss, Godfrey, Bevy Smith, Flo Rida, Arthel Neville, Slick Rick & more

Posted  April 20, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B superstar Usher is among the U.S. delegation of cultural leaders and artists part of a four-day artistic exchange with Cuba. This week, the 37-year-old entertainer arrived in Havana, Cuba with a 33-person cultural delegation. The U.S. talent visited Cuba’s famous University of the Arts, where he and fellow musicians performed a concert with classical […]

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Capital Drama: Tyler Perry Developing Washington, DC-Based TV Series

Posted  April 19, 2016  by  jmurray

Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry is branching out from Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network and launching a new dramatic series for the TLC channel. TLC, like OWN, is owned by Discovery Networks. Perry’s new show has a working title of “Too Close To Home” and is set in Washington, DC. The show will center on a young woman […]

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Born Again: “The Color Purple” On Broadway Is Nostalgically New

Posted  April 19, 2016  by  jmurray

“The Color Purple” is back on Broadway and this revival is a refashioned, minimalized interpretation of its predecessor. Starring British import Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery), “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Kyle Scatliffe (Harpo) and Joaquina Kalukango (Nettie); the John Doyle-directed reimagined musical comes to Broadway after making […]

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Legendary Birth: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Welcome First Child

Posted  April 18, 2016  by  jmurray

Hollywood couple John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen welcomed their first child on Thursday, April 14, they revealed on social media Sunday. The Oscar and Grammy winning entertainer wrote on his Twitter page: “Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn’t be happier!” Teigen, a model and […]

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HOT HEADLINES: Aisha Tyler, Kanye West, Eve & Fred Hammond

Posted  April 18, 2016  by  jmurray

Comedienne Aisha Tyler is headed for divorce. Jeff Tietjens, the husband of “The Talk” co-hosts, has filed for divorce from his wife citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple met in college while teenagers and has been married for 22 years. Tietjens isn’t seeking spousal support, but according to documents, reserves the right to ask for it […]

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More Drama: Is “Saints & Sinners” Returning On Bounce TV?

Posted  April 15, 2016  by  jmurray

Bounce TV has announced that it has renewed its highest-rated show, “Saints & Sinners” for a second season. The urban cable network’s first-ever scripted drama pulled in 1.3 million viewers across two airings when it debuted on Sunday, March 6. Its ratings made “Saints & Sinners” the most-watched program in Bounce TV history. “Saints & Sinners” […]

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