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Tyler Perry: Is There A Baby On The Way?

Posted September 24, 2014 by jmurray

Apparently Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry is about to be a dad. The 45-year-old TV and filmmaker held a private birthday party at his estate in Los Angeles that featured performances by Stephanie Mills, Rachelle Ferrell, Monica, Tevin Campbell, Mary Mary, Ledisi, Desiree Coleman, Jennifer Holliday, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, and Stevie Wonder. During the […]

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BET Launches Festival: Should Essence Be Worried?

Posted February 14, 2013 by jmurray

Black Entertainment Television recently announced its inaugural BET Experience in Los Angeles—a three-day “music, entertainment and Black culture” festival nearly identical to the Essence Festival. The idea that BET would be expanding into the festival business doesn’t really raise eyebrows! Some wonder why they hadn’t tried their hand at it a long time ago. What […]

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Deya Direct: Former Pageant Queen Tells Women To “Touch Yourself”

Posted November 13, 2012 by jmurray

She’s a former Miss Black USA turned radio producer for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, but now Deya Smith is an author releasing her first tome, “Touch Yourself: 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go!.” Smith, who also hosts the digital shows “Girlfriend FM” and “Beyond the Studio” on Joyner’s site […]

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Throwback Thursday: My Conversation With Beyonce Knowles

Posted October 4, 2012 by jmurray

I first met Beyonce Knowles in May of 1999, during the height of Destiny’s Child’s sophomore solo CD, “The Writing’s On The Wall.”  The first major story I broke as a journalist was that original members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were ousted from the group. But I knew even then that Knowles would be a […]

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Hot Shots: Sherri Shepherd, Steve Harvey, Melanie Fiona, Ne-Yo, Tamia, Brian McKnight & more

Posted August 31, 2012 by jmurray

“The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd is gearing up for an online comedy special and has been working out her new material at comedy clubs in New York City and Los Angeles. The talk show host, who has starred in films like “Precious,” “Beauty Shop,” “One for the Money” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” began performing […]

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365Black Awards: McDonald’s Celebrates Community Contributions During The Essence Music Festival

Posted July 6, 2012 by jmurray

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2012 Essence Music Festival. 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. This year’s honorees included 10-time Grammy-winning recording […]

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