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Michael Jackson & Alvester Martin
Music

Michael Jackson: New Music Video Stars Alvester Martin

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  jmurray

A new music video for the second posthumous single from Michael Jackson has been released. Epic Records unveiled the video for ‘A Place with No Name’ last night on Twitter, after offering an official sneak peak on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Wednesday night. ‘A Place with No Name’ is featured on [...]

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TV

Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  jmurray

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals. The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013. Earlier this year, [...]

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Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams & Claudia Jordan
Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Steve Harvey
Lifestyle

The Right Move: Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Makes Atlanta Debut

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and one that celebrates the community, this year the Ford Neighborhood Awards held its 12th award show weekend for the first time in Atlanta.  Formerly called The Hoodie Awards, the weekend was previously held in Las Vegas. Moving the Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta increased attendance for the weekend, [...]

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Let's Stay Together
TV

Big Break: “Let’s Stay Together” Coming Back

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Good news for the BET sitcom “Let’s Stay Together.”  The Jacque Edmonds Cofer/Queen Latifah-produced show will return on BET thanks to a new tax initiative for film and television productions in Los Angeles. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 29, 2014 that the series had been cancelled by BET after 51 episodes. The 30-minute sitcom stars Bert [...]

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Sherri Shepherd & Keke Palmer
Theater

Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History With “Cinderella”

Posted  August 5, 2014  by  jmurray

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title character in the stage show. Outgoing “The View” host Sherri Shepherd will also star in [...]

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TV

Richelle Carey: Former HLN Anchor Joins Al Jazeera America

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

On June 18, AlwaysAList.com reported the popular HLN anchor Richelle Carey had left the CNN sister channel. On Thursday, Al Jazeera America announced that Carey was one the first four new anchors hired by the channel. Carey will join other Al Jazeera America anchors Del Walters, Jonathan Betz and Morgan Fogarty to present live new [...]

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Tatyana Ali
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Lifestyle

Girl Power: Black Girls Rock In “Imagine A Future” Documentary

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) returned to the Essence Festival as a sponsor for its sixth year. This year, the beauty campaign was presenting their documentary “Imagine a Future” for the Essence Festival audience, only one year after introducing the “Image a Future” initiative. This program, a partnership with Black Girls Rock, [...]

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Exclusive

Gladys Knight: Gearing Up For OWN Show

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

R&B icon Gladys Knight is preparing for her reality TV debut. AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that the “Empress of Soul” is currently shooting a show that is expected to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The 69-year-old vocalist was shooting scenes for her as-yet-untitled series while in New Orleans receiving her 365Black Award. Knight arrived [...]

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Mary Mary & Kirk Franklin
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Gospel

Stellar Gospel Awards: Making Big Moves

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com has confirmed that the 2014 Stellar Gospel Music Awards is moving from its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend taping in January to April 5, 2014. A rep for Central City Productions, Inc. told us on Thursday that the annual gospel music award ceremony has definitely switched dates, however it is yet undetermined if [...]

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Ford Ride & Drive
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Ford Fusion: Automaker Rides Through Essence Festival

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  jmurray

Since 2009, Ford has been the premiere brand sponsors of the Essence Festival. This year, the iconic automotive company best known for vehicles like the Taurus, Flex, Mustang, Expedition, Focus, Explorer and Edge was on hand for the festivities in New Orleans and was showcasing their new Ford Fusion – a vehicle that has become [...]

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Bobbi Kristina & Nick Gordon
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News

Bobbi Kristina: Engaged To Former Play Brother Nick Gordon

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  jmurray

Bobbi Kristina Brown is getting married! The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston got engaged to Nick Gordon, her once-play brother and best friend. The 20-year-old aspiring singer shared news of her engagement on Facebook on Wednesday. She also took time to clarify her and Nick’s prior relationship. “Yes, me and Nick [...]

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LeToya Luckett, Gladys Knight & Brandy
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Lifestyle

McTelevision: McDonald’s 365Black Awards To Air On BET

Posted  July 9, 2013  by  jmurray

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2013 Essence Festival. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round. For its 10th anniversary, the 365Black Awards honored [...]

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Roland Martin
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TV

Roland Martin: To Host TV One News Show

Posted  July 9, 2013  by  jmurray

Former CNN commentator Roland Martin will host TV One‘s first morning news program, “News One Now.” The one-hour live weekday telecast is set to launch in September and will focus on African-American news, current affairs and will feature experts, newsmakers and celebrities. The show will be culled from the third hour of a three-hour radio [...]

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Hip Hop

Flo Rida: He’s Not The Baby’s Daddy

Posted  July 8, 2013  by  jmurray

On June 24, AlwaysAList.com reported that rapper Flo Rida had fathered a two-year-old child by a woman named Gloria Holloway because the Florida Department of Revenue had filed legal documents requesting the hip-hop star’s financial records in an effort to determine his child support payments. Typically, a state requesting financial records is indication that they [...]

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Music

Un-retired: Toni Braxton Announces New Album & Tour

Posted  July 3, 2013  by  jmurray

Grammy winner Toni Braxton announced earlier this year that she was quitting the music business because she did not “feel the love for music anymore.” Now, the 45-year-old ‘Un-Break My Heart’ singer has had a change of heart and just announced plans for a tour late summer. Braxton will kick off her tour in Las [...]

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