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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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Remote Shopping: Top Celebs Launch New Product Lines With Evine

Posted March 16, 2016 by jmurray

Are you familiar with Evine Live, the American cable channel formerly known as ShopNBC and ShopHQ? The Prairie, Minnesota-based home shopping channel is direct competition for the beacon of shopping channels, QVC, and hugely popular HSN (Home Shopping Network). TV shopping has always been big business and celebrity lines have been a major draw for […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Posted February 8, 2016 by jmurray

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]

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Cast of You Can't Hurry Love
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HOT SHOTS: Michelle Williams, Gizelle Bryant, Kenny Lattimore, Essence Atkins, PJ Morton & more

Posted February 2, 2016 by jmurray

Hollywood actors Essence Atkins (“Haunted House”), Richard Brooks (“Being Mary Jane”), Victoria Rowell (“The Young and The Restless”), Latarsha Rose (“Being Mary Jane”), and Joyful Drake (“Let’s Stay Together”) were all in Washington, DC to star in Patricia Cuffie-Jones’ new play, “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Also in the cast were newcomers Scott St. Patrick and Clinton […]

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Michelle Williams, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita NYoungo & Jennifer Hudson
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

Posted January 19, 2016 by jmurray

It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see the revival of “The Color Purple” at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The much-hyped Broadway musical — produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey and others — stars breakout British actress Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar and […]

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Ricky Dillard, Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams & Tasha Lockhart
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Stellar Awards: 2015 Nominees & New Hosts Announced

Posted January 13, 2015 by jmurray

Central City Productions announced the nominees for the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards and the hosts for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at its new location, the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. eOne Entertainment’s Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard dominated the categories with 10 nominations each. Campbell, the WE TV […]

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Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

Posted January 11, 2015 by jmurray

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let me get a little bit older,” Hudson said at the time.  “I’m always used to […]

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Will Packer, Iyanla Vanzant & Rev Al Sharpton
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McHonorees: Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant & Will Packer Among 365Black Awards Recipients

Posted July 11, 2014 by jmurray

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival in New Orleans. 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. Held at […]

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