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Byron Pitts: New Anchor Of ABC’s “Nightline”

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  jmurray

Veteran news man Byron Pitts moved from CBS News to ABC News in 2013 to become chief national correspondent and anchor. Now, after being at the network for a year and half, Pitts has been promoted to the new anchor of ABC’s “Nightline.” Pitts replaces ABC News’ chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, who will no [...]

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Sequel: “Hollywood Divas” Renewed For Season Two

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

TV One has renewed its newest reality series “Hollywood Divas.” The ensemble series made up of actresses Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”), Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers”), Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”) and former reality star Lisa Wu (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) will return for a second season.  During the season, the cast [...]

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Reunited: Soul Duo Floetry Perform Together In London

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  jmurray

Remember the neo-soul duo Floetry? They’re the British-bred duo who garnered songwriting success in the late 90′s and early 2000′s after moving to the United States, before going on to have a successful run as artists. Signed to DreamWorks Records, the group rose to stardom with their debut singles ‘Floetic,’ ‘Say Yes’ and ‘Getting Late’ [...]

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Album Review: Was D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Worth The Wait?

Posted  December 16, 2014  by  jmurray

After nearly a 15-year wait, D’Angelo’s long-awaited and regularly-delayed third album (can you believe he’s only put out two others?) was unexpectedly released without promotion on Sunday night in a manner made famous a year ago by Beyoncé. While many at his music label RCA Records sat in a listening party in New York City [...]

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Maysa Leak: Talks Giving Fans Their Money’s Worth

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Grammy nominee Maysa Leak is a soulful jazz chanteuse doing music on her own terms. This former lead singer for the UK acid jazz band Incognito and background vocalist for Stevie Wonder has released 12 solo albums.  Her latest offering, “A Very Maysa Christmas,” is her first holiday record. “It was important to me, especially [...]

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Hot Shots: Roman Reigns, Sherri Shepherd, Joe Haden, Sunny Anderson, Kevin McCall, Claudia Jordan & more

Posted  December 10, 2014  by  jmurray

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Roman Reigns wed and his fiancée Galina Joelle Becker this past weekend. The two wed during a Caribbean ceremony on Castaway Cay, a private island owned by Walt Disney World in the Bahamas. The 29-year-old wrestling star’s daughter Joelle Anoa’i participated in the ceremony.  She is apparently from a previous [...]

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Halle Berry: Details On Baby’s Birth

Posted  October 7, 2013  by  jmurray

Oscar winner Halle Berry gave birth over the weekend to a baby boy. The 47-year-old actress delivered her second child on Saturday at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. This is Berry’s first child with current husband, Olivier Martinez. She has also has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. According to [...]

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Dad To Be: “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Jesse Williams Expecting

Posted  October 7, 2013  by  jmurray

“Grey’s Anatomy’s” star Jesse Williams is about to be a first time dad. The actor and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee are expecting their first child together. The couple, who had been dating five years, married in September 2012 during an intimate ceremony. Drake-Lee is a real estate broker who met Williams when he was a [...]

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LaLa Anthony: Talks Acting, Playing Matchmaker For Jill Scott & “Baggage Claim”

Posted  October 4, 2013  by  jmurray

She’s a TV host, entrepreneur, reality star and socialite, but LaLa Anthony is ready for folks to recognize her acting skills. The 34-year-old talent, who is married to NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony, has guest-starred on TV series like “Single Ladies,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “CSI: NY,” and “Let’s Stay Together.” She also had [...]

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Free At Last: Lauryn Hill Out Of Prison

Posted  October 4, 2013  by  jmurray

Lauryn Hill is out of prison. The singer/rapper has been released from federal prison after serving her three-month sentence for tax evasion. Hill was inmate #64600-050 while in federal prison, but was released early Friday morning from he minimum security Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. The 38-year-old former Fugees member was locked up on [...]

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Stellar Gospel Awards: Decides On City & Date

Posted  October 3, 2013  by  jmurray

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards is returning to Nashville, Tennessee after all! AlwaysAList.com has learned that despite a previous announcement that they were changing its date and moving to another city, the annual celebration of Gospel music will take place on Jan. 18, 2014 in Music City at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House Theatre. [...]

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More Mo’Nique: Readying A New Talk Show

Posted  October 2, 2013  by  jmurray

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique is readying a return to television with a talk show pilot for ABC/Disney. The 45-year-old comedienne currently had a daytime talk show being developed by Vicki Dummer, ABC’s Executive Vice President Current Series and Specials. A source at the the network tells AlwaysAList.com that even if Mo’Nique’s syndicated talk show is given [...]

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Splitsville: Outkast’s Big Boi Getting A Divorce

Posted  October 1, 2013  by  jmurray

Outkast rapper Big Boi is headed for a divorce. His wife, Sherlita Patton filed for divorce from the hip-hop star (whose real name is Antwan Patton) earlier this week. In the documents filed in a Georgia court, Sherlita said their marriage is “irretrievably broken.” The couple wed in February 2002 and has two kids – [...]

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Jenifer Lewis: Actress Talks “Baggage Claim,” “Jackie’s Back” & Bipolar Disorder

Posted  September 27, 2013  by  jmurray

She’s been in 63 films, 259 television shows and four Broadways shows and veteran actress Jenifer Lewis shows no signs of slowing down. At 56-years-old, Lewis said she’s finally learned to keep her career in perspective – celebrating the great times and not focusing on the missteps. “As you get older, you go back. You [...]

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Oprah Winfrey: Denies Nervous Breakdown Story

Posted  September 26, 2013  by  jmurray

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey is denying the reports that she nearly suffered a nervous breakdown sometime last year. During an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Winfrey discussed being stressed about her struggling OWN Network and the balancing shooting “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the same time. The 59-year-old billionaire said she was at a point where [...]

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Wynton Marsalis: Hitting The Road With Gospel Celebration

Posted  September 25, 2013  by  jmurray

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis is hitting the road with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau for the “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour.” The historic hand–clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ celebration scheduled to take place in performing arts centers and churches in the U.S. The tour will include songs from Marsalis’ composition [...]

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