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2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Marks 30th Anniversary Milestone With New Date And Location In Las Vegas, Nevada

By Savoy Staff     July 25th, 2014

The biggest night in Gospel music, The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone. The show’s producer announced that the telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new Spring production [...]

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Beyoncé Re-Records ‘Crazy In Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack

By D. Janell Perry     July 24th, 2014

The racy teaser for “Fifty Shades of Grey” singer Beyoncé uploaded to her Instagram page is confirmation the singer is involved with the upcoming film’s soundtrack. Exclusive news of the singer’s re-recording of the 2003 hit “Crazy In Love” was announced earlier today on the TODAY show right after the first trailer for the movie [...]

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Larenz Tate talks ‘Love Jones’ sequel and discusses new show ‘Rush’

By D. Janell Perry     July 24th, 2014

Larenz Tate has joined the growing list of Hollywood actors moving from the big screen to the small screen. The 38-year-old stars on USA Network’s medical drama, Rush, as Dr. Alex Burke. His character is the “straight-laced” family man best friend to the lead character of the show. Tate opened up to reporter Chris Witherspoon [...]

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Zoe Saldana is Pregnant with Her First Child

By D. Janell Perry     July 24th, 2014

Zoe Saldana and Marci Perego are expecting their first child. The Guardians of the Galaxy actress’ publicist confirmed the pregnancy earlier this week. Saldana’s been on bump watch for weeks and she made no attempt to hide her tiny baby bump at the film’s recent premiere. The 36-year-old actress wore a Louis Vuitton dress that [...]

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“Hit the Floor’s” Jonathan McDaniel Releases Two New Singles

By Savoy Staff     July 23rd, 2014

Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel continues to inspire fans with his two new singles, “Like Me” featuring Bobby Luv, and “Dance Is on the House,” which debuted on the June 30 episode of “Hit the Floor” to 3.9 million listeners/viewers. McDaniel plays German Vega in the VH1 series currently in its second season. The rap artist/actor’s latest album “Born a S.T.A.R.” [...]

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JUST CONFIRMED: NE-YO Performing At Fenway Park July 27th

By Savoy Staff     July 18th, 2014

 GRAMMY Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter NE-YO will bring the hits to Fenway Park on July 27th for a benefit to kick-off a $1 millionfundraising campaign launched by HealthBridge and CareOne Management to support employees and their families in fighting cancer. The campaign was developed after HealthBridge executive Dan Grimes, 42, ofCarver, MA, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. [...]

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Wendy Williams Executive Producer for Aaliyah Biopic

By D. Janell Perry     July 18th, 2014

Talk show host Wendy Williams revealed to fans through her Twitter account that she will be an executive producer for Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic, alongside Debra Martin Chase. Williams also announced that Alexandra Shipp will replace teen actress and singer Zendaya, who was originally cast for in the starring role of the late singer. Shipp, [...]

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Unlocking The Truth Gets Big Break

By D. Janell Perry     July 18th, 2014

A Brooklyn heavy metal band consisting of three teens from Flatbush just caught their big break. Unlocking The Truth, reportedly signed a recording contract with Sony. The group consists of 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins and 13-year-old Alec Atkins on bass. According to the NY Daily News, Unlocking The Truth’s Sony contract [...]

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Phi Beta Sigma Announces Centennial Week Activities July 16-20, 2014

By Savoy Staff     July 16th, 2014

Jonathan A. Mason, International President of Phi Beta Sigma, one of the country’s largest African American men’s organizations, kicked off the organization’s Centennial Week activities with the unveiling of the organization’s “I Am My Brother’s Keeper,” a 2014-2015 program to address issues impacting men of color, inspired by President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, a [...]

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Yaya DaCosta Re-Creates Whitney Houston’s 1987 Album Cover

By D. Janell Perry     July 11th, 2014

Lifetime’s upcoming biopic depicting legendary singer Whitney Houston is finally coming to life. Thirty-one-year-old Yaya Da Costa, who was cast in the leading role as the late singer, recently began shooting. Entertainment Weekly received the first image of Da Costa in all of her glory; she recreated the iconic cover of the singer’s 1982 album, [...]

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