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Role Play: Vivica Fox Out, New Diva In On “Hollywood Divas”

Posted  May 7, 2015  by  jmurray

TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” is gearing up for season two. 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”) is already in production on its second season. AlwaysAList.com spotted some [...]

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Debbie Allen: Lands Huge Promotion On “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

McDreamy may be dead, but McAllen just got a promotion!  Debbie Allen’s role on Shonda Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” has been expanded in a significant way. The celebrated actress/choreographer will serve as executive producer and director of medical drama’s upcoming 12th season.  Though the show has not been officially renewed for season 12 by ABC, the [...]

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Profiting Prophetesses: Does Lifetime’s New Show “Preach” Cross The Line?

Posted  May 6, 2015  by  jmurray

Social media is already abuzz with backlash over Lifetime’s upcoming reality series “Preach.” Premiering June 5, this show focuses on female ministers who identify as prophetesses. The Bible explains the work of the prophet in 1 Corinthians 14:3: “the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.” On “Preach,” four [...]

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Lifestyle

Back In Stride Again: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Returning To Essence Festival

Posted  May 5, 2015  by  jmurray

After a five-year hiatus, the iconic Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival where they will headline the Friday, July 3 tribute to New Orleans. As a celebration of The Big Easy for the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, Essence’s July 3 concert will feature special moments of tribute to the city [...]

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Gospel

Jonathan Nelson: Gospel Star Challenging Everyone To Be “Fearless”

Posted  April 29, 2015  by  jmurray

Four-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan Nelson has great anticipation for his fifth album, “Fearless.” Captured live during a live CD/DVD recording called “Fearless Experience” at this home church The Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida earlier this year, the disc marks Nelson’s first release on his new label home eOne Music. The singer/songwriter has dismantled his [...]

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Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Posted  April 29, 2015  by  jmurray

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road. The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014. “Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint [...]

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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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Movies

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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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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Jennifer Hudson: Back To Her Beginnings In “Black Nativity”

Posted  November 25, 2013  by  jmurray

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson hits the big screen again on November 27 in the holiday musical, “Black Nativity.” A contemporary film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated Christmas play, Hudson stars as Naima in the film, the young mother of Langston (played by Jacob Latimore). Directed by Kasi Lemmons, “Black Nativity” also stars Forest Whitaker, [...]

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A-List Rides: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Posted  November 22, 2013  by  jmurray

I had been trying to get into the Chevrolet Camaro since spring and by the time the agency that schedules the vehicles finally put me in one, let’s just say it was already Daylight savings time and they booked me for the convertible. Well, lucky me. I spent seven days in the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro [...]

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