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Demetria McKinney: Talks Tyler Perry, Music Moves & “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Attention

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Demetria McKinney became a household name playing Janine Payne on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” The 31-year-old actress said she can barely walk through the grocery store without someone asking: “Where’s CJ? Where are the twins?” After taping 240 episodes of the show that still airs daily in national syndication, its not [...]

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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted  September 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  That demo is the coveted audience for advertisers and essential for talk show [...]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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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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NeNe Leakes: Vows Never To Return To Wendy Williams’ Show

Posted  July 31, 2013  by  jmurray

Looks like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes is on the outs with talk show host Wendy Williams. The Bravo TV star was answering Twitter messages from fans, when one inquired whether she will “ever go on Wendy’s show again?” Leakes replied to the fan: “No.” Apparently, the latest riff stems from a message [...]

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Victoria Rowell: Soap Siren’s Kickstarter Campaign

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  jmurray

Former “The Young and The Restless” star Victoria Rowell is readying a return to TV with a self-produced project called “The Rich & The Ruthless.” The 54-year-old actress, whose stint on the hit CBS daytime drama ended on a sour note and spawned a whirlwind media campaign, is ready to sore in the soap space [...]

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Traci Braxton: From Reality TV To Real Talk Radio

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  jmurray

“Braxton Family Values” star Traci Braxton launched her debut radio show, “The Traci Braxton Show” this weekend in Washington, DC. The reality TV star will host a weekly show each Saturday with co-hosts Suge and “The Fabulous” Rodney Foster on the digital radio platform BLIS.fm. Traci’s show is one of BLIS.fm’s 29 other programs, two [...]

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Weight Woes: Comedienne Vows To Stop Flying Until She Drops Pounds

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  jmurray

Actress and comedienne Erica Watson has appeared in films like “Precious” and “Dirty Laundry.” She also tours in a one-woman show called “Fat Bitch!,” which deals with America’s obsession with weight and stereotypes of African-American women. This week, Watson took to Facebook to lament about the challenges of flying as an overweight woman. “I must [...]

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Ring Rage: Professional Wrestler Arrested For Alleged Murder

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  jmurray

On the heels of a movie being developed about the late wrestler Chris Benoit, a former World Heavyweight champion who murdered his wife and son at the family’s home in Atlanta before committing suicide in June 2007, former professional wrestler Brian McGhee will be charged with first degree murder for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to [...]

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Baby On Board: Kim Fields Is Pregnant

Posted  July 26, 2013  by  jmurray

Actress Kim Fields is pregnant! The star of sitcoms like “Living Single” and “The Facts of Life” announced during an appearance on the summer talk show “The Real” that she is expecting her second child. “I’ve been in the lab working on a few different things, both personally and professionally, and one of the projects [...]

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Reality Return: Oprah Nabs Deion Sanders For OWN

Posted  July 25, 2013  by  jmurray

Deion Sanders is gearing up for a return to reality television. The retired NFL great has just landed a deal with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network for his new series, “It’s Prime Time.” The reality series will Sanders’ life as a sports broadcaster, businessman, educator and father raising five children. The show will include the sport [...]

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Flight Fallout: Wale Put Off American Airlines Plane

Posted  July 25, 2013  by  jmurray

Rap star Wale has major beef with American Airlines and has vowed never to fly the carrier again. The Washington, DC-bred entertainer was put off a New York-bound American flight on Tuesday night after a flight attendant accused him of having his cell phone on. Wale sounded off on Twitter following the incident and shared [...]

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A-List Rides: 2013 Mazda3 Grand Touring

Posted  July 23, 2013  by  jmurray

After several days of driving the Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring four-door vehicle, I decided to take a few friends and head out to the Annapolis, Maryland for brunch at the amazing restaurant, Miss Shirley’s. Having three friends ride along in this vehicle, listen to music and have conversation would allow me to get some additional [...]

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Donald Lawrence: One Magical Night Creates Two Volumes Of Music

Posted  July 23, 2013  by  jmurray

In June, Grammy Award winning Gospel superstar Donald Lawrence culminated 20 years in the recording industry with live concert and DVD taping in Chicago that flowed like a master’s class in music. Held at his church, Living Word Christian Center, Lawrence reinterpreted signature hits, recorded new material and was joined by Gospel and R&B all-stars [...]

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