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Oprah’s OWN Network Ratings Reach All Time High in February

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When Oprah Winfrey stepped out and created OWN, there were many naysayers. Let’s face it – to create your own network is difficult, no matter who you are. With all of her accomplishments and money at her disposal, the question many people probably asked Oprah is why do this? However, anyone who knows Oprah and follows her will conclude that she is a pioneer and…

How Is Diddy’s REVOLT TV Comparing To BET?

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By David Bloodsaw Black Entertainment Television (BET) has enjoyed unbridled success in the urban market on cable TV for decades. However, there is now a new player on the block that is being rolled out by Sean “Puffy” Combs that could possibly be competition for BET according to Electronic Urban Report. Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming at BET commented that there is enough space for the two channels and…

What Happens To Soulja Boy Now That He’s Headed To Prison?

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By Lechette Walker DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy, has tweeted that he will be going to jail in 5 days. “5 more days until I go to jail. Appreciate everyone who was there for me while I needed y’all,” according to his twitter feed on February 15. The 23 year old rapper was pulled over in January for running a stop sign stated by multiple sources. When…

Tyler Perry’s New Show On OWN Still Dominates The Ratings

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert .84 million Viewers! That’s a way to set a record. Indiewire.com reports the Tyler Perry drama; The Haves and the Have Nots set a record this past Tuesday night (1/21/14) by drawing a record 2.84 million total viewers on the latest episode. ‘The Haves and the Have Nots, has seen a +2% increase in total viewers over the season premiere (01/07/14), and posted double digit growth compared…

Will.I.Am Raises $2.4 Million For Charity

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By April Taylor The Grio is reporting that Will.I.Am was able to raise $2.4 million at his annual pre-Grammy charity concert for his i.am.angel Foundation.  The event entitled Trans4m was held on Thursday and featured old school artists such as Bell Biv Devoe, Chaka Khan, and Sergio Mendez.  Rap stars Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh also performed.  Will.I.Am also did not disappoint and performed for the crowd.  In the…

Fallon’s First Tonight Show Guest? Will Smith

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By Connie K. Grier Will Smith is one of Hollywood’s trifectas, having the ability to share his gifts with the world through television, music and film.  So, he is definitely a safe bet on the inaugural evening of the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as host.  Fallon and Smith will be joined by the band U2 on Fallon’s first night leading the show. As reported in The Grio.com, Fallon…

A New Gig For The Hilarious Wanda Sykes

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Herlarious”, wholesome, and now a producing partner with Nickelodeon, the comedian Wanda Sykes is getting down to business! Sykes is teaming up with Page Hurwitz. Page Hurwitz, is a producer and writer known for such greats as Last Comic Standing (2003), The Rosie Show (2011) and Wisecrack (2005). The two power women join the cabler’s Nickmom. The unnamed project will join a slate of new series under…

Will.I.Am Criticizes The Voice

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April Taylor The Voice is a reality show that just completed it’s 5th season on NBC.  Contestants on the reality show compete for $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group.  While the show has generated a respectable number of viewers, it has yet to produce a singer who has successfully climbed the music charts to make a name for themselves in the industry. Recently, Will.i.am discussed this issue…

MC Hammer Says He Has Receipt for the $800,000 He Paid to IRS

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by Barry Burch Jr. His name is MC Hammer and he is still paid.  At least according to him, he is, anyway. There was a rumor going around that the rapper owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $800,000 in back taxes.  To that MC Hammer said no way. Hammer, 51, attempted to clear things up through way of his Twitter account for which he has 300 million followers. “I put…

Denzel Washington and Will Smith Still Set to Remake “Uptown Saturday Night”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Two of the most well-known actors in the world, Denzel Washington and Will Smith, are still expected to grace the big screen together, as reported by Variety. According to the The Grio, the remake of “Uptown Saturday Night,” a popular comedy being developed by Warner Brothers, has signed contracts with Nicholas Stoller and Adam McKay.  Stoller wrote the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and McKay directed “Anchorman.” The report by Variety reads,…

Former Reality Star Brings Message of Hope

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Known for his long flowing hair, inviting smile and charming personality, Ahmad Givens, better known as Real from Real Chance for Love became a household favorite as he and his brother sought for a chance at true love. As some of the earliest Black male reality stars, they set the path for others. Unfortunately, Real has endured a serious health scare. Earlier this year, he shared with the world that he was…

With Diabetes Diagnosis and After Leaving “Biggest Loser,” Ruben Studdard Sheds 104 Pounds

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by Liku K. American Idol fans will always remember the voice of Ruben Studdard who crooned his way to the top of the immensely popular show’s second season. Since then, Studdard, as a successful R&B, pop and gospel singer, has been a nominee for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards and has gone on to top various charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the…

Deion Sanders is Fighting in Court to Protect His Good Name

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Ex-NFL player Deion Sanders is making the news once again, but this time it has nothing to do with his football past. Recently, Sanders was fired from Prime Prep Academy. Surprisingly, Sanders is the co- founder of this hard working school. The firing  seemed to take place after Sanders got in a fight with one of the school officials during a faculty meeting where discussions about the school got way…

Flashback to 96: TLC Does the Interview Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Would Never Do

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The year 1996 was amazing for the legendary all-female group, TLC.  The group was at the height of their success,winning so many Grammy awards that all three ladies came to the post-show interview with two in each hand.   The reason this interview is so interesting is because it was an admittedly awkward, yet insightful conversation with the ladies that gives perspective on their success 17 years later. One really…

Five Things You Might Not Know about the Beautiful Sanaa Lathan

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You might already know that Sanaa Lathan is beautiful, famous and probably rich.  You also know that she is a talented and seasoned actress.  At the age of 42, she appears to have barely aged at all and is going strong as one of the most respected women in all of Hollywood.  But for those who’d like to know a little more about this talented beauty queen, here are a…