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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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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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I Feel For You: Chaka Khan Is Single & Sex-less

Posted July 21, 2014 by jmurray

Grammy winner Chaka Khan has gone a long time without having sex. The ‘Tell Me Something Good’ singer was a guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” last Friday to perform for Wendy Williams’ 50th birthday celebration. During an interview on the couch, Williams asked Khan was she dating anyone or did she have “friends with [...]

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Black Bourgeoisie: Lifetime’s “BAPS” Has High-End Hoopla

Posted July 18, 2014 by jmurray

“Don’t judge us based on that clip,” Jason K. Wilson told a group of media professionals who gathered in a small room inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival in New Orleans to meet the cast of “BAPs.” This isn’t “B*A*P*S” the 1997 film starring Halle Berry, Martin Landau and Natalie [...]

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Tech Talk: Lance Gross & Regina Hall Host Verizon Dinner

Posted July 15, 2014 by jmurray

Verizon Wireless returned as a sponsor for the 2014 Essence Festival. To culminate the 20th year of the festival in New Orleans, Verizon Wireless had an interactive booth activation at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where festival attendees could explore technology, dance to live music, participate in celebrity meet-and-greets with Kim Burrell, Tank, Jazmine [...]

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The Braxtons: Reality Sisters Show Why Their Black Is Beautiful

Posted July 14, 2014 by jmurray

Procter & Gamble returned to the Essence Festival as a sponsor for its seventh year. The company returned with its My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) campaign, a program instituted by P&G as part of its long-standing commitment to touch and improve the lives of African-American women. This year, P&G expanded its MBIB campaign with “Beauty [...]

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