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Lupita Nyong’o: Her Broadway Show Is Making History

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is part of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production “Eclipsed,” an intense play about a five extraordinary women being held captive in Liberia. The show, which started as an off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, also stars Saycon Sengbloh (“The Color Purple“), Pascale Armand (“The Trip to Bountiful”), Akosua Busia (“Mule Bone”) […]

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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

The new film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the […]

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Sip & See: John Legend Showcases Debut Wine Collection

John Legend’s new LVE Wine Collection is now exclusively available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Restaurants. The Grammy and Academy Award winner’s wine is being showcased for a limited time at the steakhouse, with special promotions being geared towards Valentine’s Day. The dining establishment will have the 37-year-old entertainer’s LVE Wine Collection on […]

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Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]


 
 

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Rita Ora: Cast In “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Film

Posted  December 4, 2013  by  jmurray

British-bred superstar Rita Ora has been cast in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The 23-year-old entertainer will play Mia, Christian Grey’s adopted younger sister in the Universal Pictures/Focus Features film. Ora, best known for her breakout single ‘Hot Right Now,’ had a cameo in “Fast & Furious 6.” The […]

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“The Soul Man” cast: Wesley Jonathan, Niecy Nash, Cedric the Entertainer, Jazz Raycole & John Beasley
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The Trinity: “The Soul Man” Gets Grace For Third Season

Posted  December 4, 2013  by  jmurray

TV Land has given the green light to its sitcom “The Soul Man.” The show, which stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has received an eight-episode order for a third season. “The Soul Man” just wrapped its second season three months ago. In addition to airing on TV Land, “The Soul Man” […]

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Kim Fields: Gives Birth To Second Child

Posted  December 3, 2013  by  jmurray

Actress Kim Fields has given birth to her second child. The star of sitcoms like “Living Single” and “Facts of Life” revealed on Twitter that her new son, Quincy Xavier Morgan was born on Tuesday at 10:30am in Atlanta. “Praise the Lord Quincy is here! 8 lbs. 8 oz. 20 inches long we are all […]

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He’s Still In Love: Trina Braxton’s Husband Challenges Her Divorce Petition

Posted  December 2, 2013  by  jmurray

Cue Lenny Williams’ ‘Cause I Love You,’ because that’s the song Trina Braxton’s estranged husband Gabriel Adrian-Solis is now singing. The “Braxton Family Values” star filed for divorce from her husband in June 2013 citing their marriage was “irretrievably broken.” In the legal documents, she revealed the pair had been separated since March 2013. Gabe, […]

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JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise: Rounds Up Superstars For Seventh CD Recording

Posted  December 2, 2013  by  jmurray

He’s become one of he premiere Praise & Worship leaders in the gospel music genre and James “J.J.” Hairston and his choir, Youthful Praise were among the first to fuse worship music with a traditional gospel sound. For his latest recording, “I See Victory,” the Connecticut-based gospel star has evolved his sound yet again by […]

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A-List Accommodations: The NYLO New York City

Posted  November 29, 2013  by  jmurray

Southern charm and innovative industrial design greet you once you enter the new NYLO New York City. This trendy boutique hotel, located on 77th and Broadway (formerly On The Ave Hotel), pays tribute to the Roaring 1920’s with its Jazz Age-themed decor. The lobby of the NYLO New York City has engaging ambience that effectively […]

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Baby On Board: Evelyn Lozada Is Pregnant

Posted  November 29, 2013  by  jmurray

“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada is expecting her second child. The VH1 reality star is six months pregnant. The 37-year-old talent has not revealed the identity of the child’s father, however her reps have emphasized that it is not her ex-husband, former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. Apparently, Lozada has been quietly dating a new […]

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Jacob Latimore: Teenage Star Turns Leading Man In “Black Nativity”

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  jmurray

He’s an R&B superstar in the making and just may be a household name after audiences see him in the film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity.” Jacob Latimore is only 17-years-old, but on screen he possesses the skill and delivery of an industry pro. In the Kasi Lemmons-directed film, Latimore plays Langston, a troubled […]

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All That Jazz: Fantasia & Dulé Hill Dazzle In “After Midnight”

Posted  November 27, 2013  by  jmurray

“After Midnight” is an alluring new Broadway production that shines bright like the mid-day sun! Set in the 1930’s in Harlem, this finger-snapping, foot-tapping trip through the Renaissance era is a seductively joyous jazz journey. Repackaged from the 2011 and 2012 “Cotton Club Parade” production, which was a partnership between City Center and Jazz at […]

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Getting Hitched: Kelly Rowland Engaged To Her Manager

Posted  November 26, 2013  by  jmurray

R&B star Kelly Rowland is getting married. The ‘Kisses Down Low’ singer was recently engaged to her manager, Tim Weatherspoon, whom she has been dating for several years now.  News of them dating was first reported by SandraRose.com when Rowland parted ways with former manager Devyne Stephens back in 2011. Weatherspoon and Rowland have been […]

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Carla Hall, Sherri Shepherd & Jawn Murray with the cast of Motown the Musical
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New York City: An A-List Itinerary In The Big Apple

Posted  November 25, 2013  by  jmurray

WHAT TO SEE: We kicked off our trip checking out the hot-like-fire Broadway production, “Motown: The Musical.” Joined by friends Sherri Shepherd of “The View” and Carla Hall from “The Chew,” we danced and sang along to the trip down memory lane through the glory days Motown. Set in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, the […]

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