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Reality Rapture: Is “Preachers of L.A.” Taking A Turn For Good?

Posted  July 28, 2014  by  jmurray

Is the “Preachers of L.A.” taking a turn for the better? All five pastors – Noel Jones, Clarence McClendon, Jay Haizlip, Wayne Chaney and Ron Gibson – as well as Gospel singer/former pastor Deitrick Haddon, return for season two. When “Preachers of L.A.” premiered on Oxygen last fall, the show was marred with backlash from [...]

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Indie All-Star: Eric Roberson Readies New CD “The Box”

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Singer/songwriter Eric Roberson is readying her latest music release, “The Box.” A Grammy-nominated independent artist who has organically established a huge fan base, “The Box” is Roberson’s 10th release. Set to bow on Aug. 12, “The Box” pays homage to the place where the 37-year-old crooner first learned to appreciate music – at home.  Coming [...]

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Lifestyle

The Fixer Fashion: Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” Clothing Line On The Way

Posted  July 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember Olivia Pope’s white trench coat? Well, you can have that look and more because Pope’s signature look is coming to The Limited. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and the hit drama’s costume designer Lyn Paolo have developed a new fashion line for the retailer inspired by the Shonda Rhimes’ series. The collection is set to [...]

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Third Installment: Date Set For Next “The Best Man” Movie

Posted  July 24, 2014  by  jmurray

On Nov. 20, 2013, AlwaysAList.com reported that there were already talks of a third installment of “The Best Man” franchise because of the success of “Best Man Holiday.” Now, we can confirm that a date has been set for the franchise trilogy, “The Best Man Wedding.”  Universal Pictures has announced that the forthcoming feature starring [...]

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On Her Own: Trin-I-Tee 5:7′s Chanel Talks Tina Turner, PJ Morton & Solo Debut

Posted  July 23, 2014  by  jmurray

She made her debut in 1997 as one-third of the top-selling gospel trio Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Now, Chanel Haynes-Schwartz is making her own mark with the debut of her solo CD, “Trin-i-tee 5:7: According to Chanel.” Despite having shared the spotlight with group members Angel Taylor, Terri Brown Britton and lastly Adrian Anderson—who replaced Britton in [...]

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Digital Dish: Misster Ray Takes On SWV & The Braxtons

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  jmurray

Social media socialite Misster Ray (real name: Ray Cunningham) has become the face of WeTV online. The former star of the BET reality series “College Hill” has been named WeTV’s Digital Correspondent after a successful run recapping the 12 episodes of season three of “LA Hair.” “I’m excited to be WeTV’s digital correspondent because now [...]

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Evelyn Lozada: Talks Rehabbing Her “Basketball Wives” Image

Posted  July 2, 2013  by  jmurray

“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada covers the August issue of Latina magazine. In the glossy, the VH1 reality star opens up about wanting to change the bag girl image she displayed on “Basketball Wives” and how her life was affected after becoming the victim of domestic violence. When asked about the night when her husband, [...]

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Tag Team: Oprah Winfrey Joining Bishop T.D. Jakes At MegaFest

Posted  July 2, 2013  by  jmurray

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey will be headed to Dallas in August to tape her “Oprah’s Lifeclass” series on her OWN Network in front of a live audience at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference. Winfrey will kick off the three-day Christian conference by taping her “Lifeclass” at 9:30 am on August 29. She will be joined [...]

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Soledad O’Brien: Lands Second Job Following CNN

Posted  July 2, 2013  by  jmurray

It appears as though one gig wasn’t enough for former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien. AlwaysAList.com reported on June 12 that the former host of CNN’s “Starting Point” had inked an overall content development deal with HBO and also would join the network’s sports news magazine show, “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Now, it is confirmed [...]

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India.Arie: Addresses Skin-Lightening Drama

Posted  July 2, 2013  by  jmurray

Soul singer India.Arie has broken her silence regarding the backlash she received from fans who suspected she lightened her skin for the image of her latest radio single, “Cocoa Butter.” On Arie’s biggest hit song, ‘Video,’ she sang: “When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me/Every freckle on my face [...]

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Ruben Studdard: Ready To Be “The Biggest Loser”

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  jmurray

“American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard is gearing up for a new run on reality TV, this time on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” The 34-year-old vocalist has battled with his weight all of his life. In 2010, he lost more than 80 pounds after becoming a vegetarian and regularly exercising. Now, the man dubbed “The Velvet [...]

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Percy Watson: Talks Release From WWE

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  jmurray

In May, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) cut seven of its development wrestlers currently working for its “NXT” brand. One of the budding superstars released from his contract was Percy Watson (real name: Nick McNeil), a 31-year-old former NFL star who had been a development wrestler since 2009. Watson, a former defensive end for both the [...]

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Whitney Houston: Broadway-Bound In “The Bodyguard”

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  jmurray

Heather Headley is currently the ‘Queen of the Night,’ starring as Whitney Houston in the U.K. musical production, “The Bodyguard.” Launched last fall on London’s West End, the big-budget show is gearing up to launch on Broadway in 2014. Headley will play her final performance after nearly a year of working in the U.K. on [...]

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Beyoncé: Taps Luke James For U.S. Tour Run

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  jmurray

Fresh off his run with Beyoncé on the international leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” it’s been announced that Luke James will now join her on the U.S. leg of the tour. “Luke James is pure talent. He is a gifted singer and songwriter. I am excited to have him continue on the [...]

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Oprah Winfrey: Changes Her Mind On Daytime Soap Operas

Posted  June 28, 2013  by  jmurray

Back in 2011, fans of daytime soap operas “One Life To Live” and “All My Children” begged Oprah Winfrey to pick up “One Life To Live” and “All My Children” for her OWN Network following the announcement by ABC that both shows would be cancelled. At the time, Winfrey announced via a YouTube video that [...]

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Stevie Wonder: Readying His Gospel Debut

Posted  June 28, 2013  by  jmurray

R&B superstar Stevie Wonder is preparing his first gospel CD, “Gospel Inspired By Lula.” The 63-year-old Grammy winner does not have a release date for his long-awaited gospel offering, but told Rolling Stone that his gospel debut is “coming out relatively soon.” “I never put a time on things, because the most important thing is [...]

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