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LiLo gets a light sentence

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Actress Lindsay Lohan is the luckiest woman in Hollywood.  She has been to court on various charges over 20 times and couldn’t tell you what it is like to have an extended stay on lock down.   “LiLo” dodged prolonged jail time once again Monday (March 18) when she appeared in a Los Angeles court. The 26-year-old star pled  no contest to reckless driving and lying to cops in relation to a 2012 car accident in the City of Angels. 
For the misdemeanor charges she faced the judge sentenced Lohan to a mere  5 days of jail time, 90 days of lock down rehab (which only exists on Dr. Drew as far as we know),  30 days of community service and 18 months of psychotherapy. She will be allowed to complete the community service in New York, where she and her family reside  and is expected to serve the brief prison stint after a May 2 hearing.  At the hearing she must show proof of enrollment into rehab, a community service program and psychotherapy. Arriving in Los Angeles by private…

Happy birthday Joshua Rogers

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(NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22ND 2013) - Affectionately known as "Young Buck" to fans across the world, singer Joshua Rogers is celebrating his 19th birthday today. Rogers has had an incredible year, making a name for himself as the first male and youngest winner of BET's Sunday Best last season. Newly signed to Mathew Knowles' Music World Gospel, Rogers' debut album Well Done shot to #1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts in its first week of sales and has remained in the top 10 over the past few months. To the delight of his fans, Joshua Rogers participated in the star-studded James Cleveland tribute for the 2013 BET Celebration of Gospel set to air on Sunday, April 7th. The singer wowed audiences with his delivery of the James Cleveland classic and Rogers' current single "Peace Be Still." 
Joshua Rogers is set to have an interview with BET Lift Every Voice to air soon and is currently touring across the country. To stay up to date on the la…

Author Chinua Achebe dies at 82

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Chinua Achebe, the author credited with bringing African literature into the global spotlight, passed away today.  His most noted work, "Things Fall Apart" (written in 1958), shed light on British colonialism in his native Nigeria.
Also an essayist, the University of London educated writer taught in America.

Achebe died of a short, undisclosed illness.  He was 82.




Beyonce becomes face of H&M for Summer collection

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Beyonce is the new face of the H&M.

Attracted to the appeal of the entertainer's global brand, the Swedish retailer chose Beyonce as the featured model for their summer collection.  Beyonce will appear in all ads with the print and outdoor billboards introducing her as  "Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M.”  She will represent the idea that all women can be all things: strong, vulnerable, sensual, maternal, fun, flirtatious.  Here is more on the "fashionable" collaboration via press release:


“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial,” says Beyoncé. “H&M’s summer campaign starring Beyoncé is an epic fantasy, with glamour, drama and also a sense of paradise. It was amazing to w…

VINCENT THARPE And KENOSIS Announce 22-City FAITH TOUR

EPM Music Group Recording Artist VINCENT THARPE And KENOSIS Announce 22-City FAITH TOUR To Promote New Single "Let's Praise Him"
Memphis, TN – Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis have become known for their dynamism in worship, exuberant stage presence, eclectic stylish fashion and fearless musical message about Christ.  In October, VTK released their national debut CD VINCENT THARPE AND KENOSIS LIVE IN MEMPHIS on EPM Music Group which landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart.  VTK also had one of the most popular gospel songs of last year “Thank You Lord”.  Now, the Memphis based super-group of young anointed singers and their talented songwriting front man have hit the road on an aggressive tour that was put together by faith.  VTK are setting out on their first National and International Tour – THE FAITH TOUR which will impact 22 cities over the next three months.  VTK will be promoting their new single "Let's Praise Him". “The Faith Tour is a tour bu…

VIDEO: "Mirror" by Justin Timberlake

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Upon his return Timberlake is ready to re-dominate the Pop world and has definitely brought sexy back -- this time is a more grown up sultry way.

On Tuesday (March 19) Justin Timberlake released "the 20/20 Experience," his first recording since 2006.  JT wore the stage out in  a preview of the material at the Grammys in a collaboration with Jay Z on the "Suit and Tie" single, which was a throwback to his last album and 1970s showmanship.  In this performance he was able to show he still had vocal ability and that his swag had not dissolved during the hiatus, as well as capture our interest in the new album.  That plan worked. An early forecast  indicates the record is going to surpass his previous record sales with Nielson BDS projecting over 750,000 by the end of this week according to Billboard.  The marketing and promotions plans for 20/20 were in full focus, offering the record exclusively at Target stacked with the new music video for "M…

Celebration of Gospel 2013 Rehearsal Pics

2013 Celebration of Gospel Rehearsal  Photos by Mona Austin

 I had an opportunity to go behind the scenes a the Celebration of Gospel rehearsals.  The taping for the 13th Annual Show was held on March 16. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the show will air on BET on April 7. Here are a few photos of the stars before they lit up the stage at the Orpheum Theater.


James Fortune, EJ Gaines, Isaac Carree, Jessica Reedy, Canton Jones.


Pastor Donnie McClurkin rehearses "God Is"  for the James Cleveland Tribute at the Celebration of Gospel on March 15, 2013






Michael Baisden issues a " farewell letter"

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UPDATE: In a commentary Michael Baisden confirmed that his show is being cancelled,  saying he  is leaving radio involuntarily. In his post script the nationally syndicated radio star tells fans to "save a spot for me on the radio dial, I’ll be back sooner than you think."

Last week the Michael Baisden Show was dropped from WBLS in New York.  A petition was started on change.org to get the show back on air.  Over 25,000 supporters signed the online petition. Baisden stated on Facebook on March 20 that he and his staff were locked out of the Cunulus studio where they worked for nearly 10 years. 

"In the words of Rodney King, "Can't we all get along?" Just because we couldn't come to an agreement is no reason to deprive the listeners, our affiliates, and our advertisers of only 9 days to say goodbye and show our appreciation. All their action does is make me more determined than ever to come back! And next time there will be no middlemen …

Bye Bye Baisden: The Michael Baisden show is being canelled

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Dallas - Nationally syndicated radio personality Michael Baisden announced a hiatus from his radio show today on his Facebook page this morning that will begin on April 1, 2013. Baisden, who commands a daily audience of over seven million listeners, states he is unable to discuss the particulars but concluded that a deal could not be made on mutually agreeable terms. Recognized as one of the most influential men in radio, his "Michael Baisden Show" is one of the top rated afternoon drive radio programs heard in the top urban markets.  He is also a TV talk show host, film-maker and New York Times best-selling author with nearly two million books in print. 
Now in his tenth year on the air, Baisden wants his radio family to know he did everything in his power to continue his "Michael Baisden Show" without interruption. "We're already planning to return to the air as soon as possible in a way that will give the 'Michael Baisden Show' …