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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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Back For More: “The Arsenio Hall Show” Renewed

Posted  February 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Congratulations are in store for Arsenio Hall. The legendary late night host relaunched his iconic “Arsenio Hall Show” in the fall of 2013 to stellar ratings. On Wednesday, Hall’s good friend, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno made a surprise appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” to break the news that CBS Television Distribution has […]

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Fierce Footwork: Is NeNe Leakes Joining “Dancing With The Stars?”

Posted  February 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Usually when NeNe Leakes talks about her fancy feet, she’s typically referencing some high-end designer shoes. Now comes reports from E! Online that the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star may be competing on the new season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The 46-year-old reality star is rumored to be a contender on the 18th […]

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Tupac Movie: Oscar Nominee John Singleton Signs On

Posted  February 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Academy Award nominated director John Singleton has signed on to direct, re-write, and produce the Tupac Shakur biofilm by Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. The long-discussed film project is about the late rapper (sometimes known as 2Pac) will begin production this summer. Singleton will work with Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft to revise their […]

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The Right Stuff: Vanessa L. Williams Joining “After Midnight”

Posted  February 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Vanessa L. Williams is gearing up for her latest turn on the Great White Way. The 11-time Grammy nominee will perform a five week run in the hit Broadway musical, “After Midnight.” Williams will begin her stint in “After Midnight” after Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds leave the show. She’ll headline alongside “After Midnight” […]

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Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Fox, Gabourey Sidibe & Will Smith
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Academy Awards: Black Actors Presenting On Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Posted  February 25, 2014  by  jmurray

As the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the complete lineup of stars who will present and multiple actors of color have been announced. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg and Sidney Poitier have been named as presenters, as have Academy Award nominees Viola Davis, Samuel L. […]

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Tamron Hall: First Black Woman To Co-Anchor “Today”

Posted  February 24, 2014  by  jmurray

Looks like MSNBC host Tamron Hall has made some Black History of her own during Black History Month. The 43-year-old news woman has been named the co-anchor of the 9am hour of NBC’s “Today,” where she’ll work alongside Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. Adding Hall to the lineup makes her the first African-American […]

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End Of The Road: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Split

Posted  February 24, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a done deal for Hollywood couple, musician Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton. The high school sweethearts, who have been married since 2005, have formally announced that they are separating in a statement given exclusively to People magazine. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to […]

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: “Tortured” Into Shape For “Pompeii”

Posted  February 21, 2014  by  jmurray

The 3-D film “Pompeii” is an action-packed drama that chronicles the events leading up to the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This volcano epic is also the story of gladiators and one in particular who falls in love. The visually tantalizing Paul W.S. Anderson-directed adventure stars Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Adewale […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Joins Off-Broadway Production About Sylvester As Producer

Posted  February 20, 2014  by  jmurray

TV actress and Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph has signed on to become a producer of the off-Broadway production, “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.” Ralph, the original star of Broadway’s “Dreamgirls” and TV shows “Moesha” and “Instant Mom,” joins as producer along with her The D.I.V.A. Foundation to partner with AnthonyKen, LLC on the […]

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Liam Neesom & Julianne Moore in Non-Stop
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Rough Ride: Liam Neeson & Julianne Moore Talk “Non-Stop”

Posted  February 20, 2014  by  jmurray

On Monday, news broke about a co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacking the airliner and flying it to Geneva, Switzerland in an attempt to seek asylum. Ultimately, the 30-something Ethiopian man flying the Boeing 767-300 was arrested and passengers were unharmed and completely unaware of what was happening at the time. […]

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I’m Booked: LeToya Luckett Lands Another TV Show

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer/actress LeToya Luckett has landed a new acting role. The original member of Destiny’s Child has been cast on a new HBO series executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The half-hour show, “Ballers,” focuses on the lives of both retired and active professional football athletes. Johnson will also star in the show, playing a […]

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