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First Look at Amber Riley in UK Production of ‘Dreamgirls’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the newest image of TV actress and singing sensation Amber Riley as “Effie White” in the upcoming UK version of “Dreamgirls”. The show opens next month at The Savoy Theatre and stars Riley along with Ibinabo Jack as “Lorell Robinson” and Liisi LaFontaine as “Deena Jones.”

As previously mentioned, “Dreamgirls” is being presented in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the original Broadway show that featured Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday as The Dreams. The production also includes the show stopping musical numbers “I Am Changing” and “One Night Only” as well as the classic “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, which Riley sung recently on “The Graham Norton Show.”

Click here for tickets and enjoy her performance below:

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https://youtu.be/pxZevYx6vcw

Photo Credits: DreamgirlsWestEnd.com

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FX’s ‘Atlanta’ featuring Donald Glover to air 9/6 at 10PM (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

FX has finally given a release date for their upcoming series, “ATLANTA” starring Donald Glover. The show will premiere on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 p.m. EST.

As previously reported, “ATLANTA” follows two cousins, with different views on art versus commerce, on their way up through the city’s rap scene; “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star. The show also features Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Zazie Beetz, Bret “E.” and Terry Abney.

Check out the latest trailer below:

https://youtu.be/N-KdOvyZlQo

Photo Credit: Independent.co.uk

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Recap

WATCH Tyler Perry in New Promo for Fox’s ‘The Passion’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the new promo for Fox’s upcoming musical event of the spring, “The Passion” hosted by Tyler Perry. The two-hour program will tell the 2000 year-old-story of the last hours of Jesus Christ‘s life on earth and will air live from New Orleans. Special musical guests include Trisha Yearwood as Mary, Chris Daughtry as Judas, Prince Royce as Peter and JenCarlos Canela as Jesus.

Set in modern day, “The Passion” will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from Champion Square outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.

“The Passion” airs on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Fox.

https://youtu.be/AoCdg70QtZg

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WATCH New Promo for ‘The Wiz Live’ + Full Cast announced

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

There’s no place like home…

NBC has released an exciting new promo for the highly-anticipated television special, The Wiz Live!  The clip features the musical’s four main characters—Dorothy (Shanice Williams), Lion (David Alan Grier), Tin Man (Ne-Yo), Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley)—along with pictures of the other celebrity cast members including Queen Latifah (The Wiz), Amber Riley (Addaperle), Mary J. Blige (Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West), Common (The Royal Gatekeeper), Stephanie Mills (Aunt Em) and Uzo Aduba (Glinda the Witch of the South).

In addition to the promo, the network has also announced 33 new ensemble cast members who will take on the roles of the Munchkins, the Crows, the infamous “Winged Monkeys” and the ultra sophisticated Citizens of Oz.

It has also being reported that some of the cast will be performing during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26 at 9 a.m.

The Wiz Live!  is an African-American adaptation of the L. Frank Baum classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The original Broadway show debuted in 1975 and was followed by a glitzy movie version in 1978 starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Lena Horne.

Check out the promo below and tell us what you think!

https://youtu.be/D3Z53V6x0KU

Photo Credit: BroadwayDirect.com

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New Promo for ‘THE REAL’ debuting September 15 (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A new promo has been released for Fox’s one-hour talk show, The Real.   The show airs nationwide this fall and features five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts — Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.

As previously reported, these women are all going through varied life experiences, including new motherhood, new marriages, dating or singledom, that relate to every woman’s own trials and tribulations. Unlike other talk shows, each of the five hosts is admittedly a “work in progress” and fearlessly invites the home audience into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion will turn the traditional talk show on its head.

Take a look at the first season preview below:

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The Real  airs on Monday, September 15 on Fox Television Stations, with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET.

Will you watch The Real  when it airs this fall?

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New Teaser for ‘Being Mary Jane’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Gabrielle Union is “drowning in a sea of her own thoughts” in a new promo for the upcoming BET drama, Being Mary Jane. The 40-something year old actress, who is rocking the December issue of ESSENCE, is sitting in a tub full of floating post-it notes inscribed with inspirational quotes and messages.

Union told US Weekly  in July that Being Mary Jane  was just the “pick-me-up” she needed after losing the role of Olivia Pope to Kerry Washington.

“I didn’t get Scandal, but I got something better — which is my own show,” Union added. “It’s all about building a legacy. This new opportunity is something I feel that can grow.”

Check out the promo below:

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Being Mary Jane  premieres on January 7, 2014 on BET.

Source and photo credit: TheYBF

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The Ladies of ‘The Real’ Dance to Their Theme Music (VIDEO)

Written by | Ray Cornelius

With less than a week left before the premiere of their new show, the hosts of The Real  are doing everything they can to be on point for the big day. With that thought in mind, check out the ladies as they try to figure out how to walk to the show’s opening theme music. From Adrienne’s fly dance moves to Tamar’s fierce runway stride, the ladies of The Real are definitely going to make a stunning entrance for their July 15 debut.

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As previously reportedThe Real  is led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts — Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.  These women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking.  Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships.

The Real  will be available on select FOX-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston and Tampa beginning Monday, July 15.

Photography Credit/TheRealTalkShow.com

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Rising - Fashion

Sneak Peek at Naomi Campbell’s ‘THE FACE’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Naomi Campbell is serving up fierceness and loads of attitude in this promo for her new reality show, “The Face” and we absolutely love it!

As mentioned recently, the show is hosted by former America’s Next Top Model  judge Nigel Barker and is looking for the next fresh face for cosmetic giant, Ulta Beauty. The competition also stars Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha as model coaches who mentor the girls.  The show debuts on Oxygen in February 2013.

Check out the promo and tell us what you think!

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