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Tune-in Alert: BRAVO'S 'DON'T BE TARDY' RETURNS

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Kim , her hunky younger husband Kroy and their kids are back on Bravo and apparently fans wer happy to see them. 

BRAVO MEDIA WIGS OUT AS “DON’T BE TARDY…” EARNS HIGHEST-RATED SEASON PREMIERE IN SERIES HISTORY WITH 1.7 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS NEW YORK – Sunday night’s season four premiere of Bravo Media’s “Don’t Be Tardy…” earned 1.7 million total viewers, 1.1 million P25-54 and 904,000 P18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The episode was up 19 percent, 30 percent and seven percent, respectively, from the prior season premiere (7/17/14). This marked the highest-rated season premiere of the series among all key demos. Tune in this Sunday, August 23nd at 10p.m. ET/PT asthe Biermanns celebrate Brielle’s 18th birthday. With her graduation also on the horizon, Kim worries that she will need a therapist to get her through the next few months. Despite her anxiety, Kim is determined to give Brielle the birthday gift she’s been dreaming of, but Kroy wants her to earn i…
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MTP Delivers Biggest Total Viewer Win over CBS’s “Face the Nation” Half-Hour Since August 2012 MTP Tops ABC’s “This Week” in Total Viewers for 4th Consecutive Week In Demo, MTP Marks 10th Consecutive Win over “Face the Nation” Half-Hour AUGUST 20, 2015 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) was #1 across the board on August 16, delivering its biggest total viewer audience since February 9, 2014 and biggest A25-54 demo audience since March 1 of this year.  The program featured a Sunday exclusive interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and an interview with Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.   MTP averaged 3.612 million total viewers, +739,000 more than ABC’s “This Week”, +775,000 more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” half-hour, and +1.197 million more than CBS’s “Face the Nation” hour.  This marks MTP’s biggest total viewer win over the CBS half-hour since August 12, 2012 and best over ABC since February 22, 2015. With 1.005 million viewers in …

Donnie McClurkin pays tribute to Andrae Crouch at 2015 BET Awards

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RCA Records recording artist, Donnie McClurkin a trailblazer in the gospel music industry paid tribute to gospel legend, Andrae’ Crouch at the 15th Annual  BET Awards airing Sunday, June 28 5:00  An encore airing will premiere around the world on BET’s International Network on Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00pm BST/10:00pm CAT and will air live on MTV Australia for the very first time (check local listings).  Special Guests include: Janet Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar and others. This year’s show will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
While our nation will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, The Donnie McClurkin Show will also be celebrating its 9th year on the air.  To kick things off TDMS will be giving away one cabin for two on the upcoming Gospel Music Cruise March 6-13, 2016.  The winner will cruise the high seas with Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, Ta…

Oldest vet, Emma Didlake dies

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Emma Didlake, the nation's oldest veteran has died at the age of 110. Having served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp for 7months during WWII in 1943, she was a private and driver.  In July Didlake was invited to meet President Obama at the White House as an honor. The White House issued statement from Obama:
Statement by the President on the Passing of Emma Didlake Emma Didlake served her country with distinction and honor, a true trailblazer for generations of Americans who have sacrificed so much for their country.  I was humbled and grateful to welcome Emma to the White House last month, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to Emma’s family, friends, and everyone she inspired over her long and quintessentially American life.

Travis Greene releases 'Intentional' CD

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Gospel singer Travis Greene has released his debut EP on RCA Inspiration, titled INTENTIONAL. The 4 track EP includes the hit single “Intentional,” a song that keeps climbing the gospel charts. The track is currently at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and holds the #6 spot on the Mediabase Gospel chart.
INTENTIONAL is being released in anticipation of Travis’ debut album THE HILL, which is slated to be released in the fall on RCA Inspiration. THE HILL was recorded live in front of a packed house in his hometown of Charlotte, NC late last year. In addition to the new EP, be sure to catch Travis performing on BET’s Sunday Best Live Finale on Sunday, August 30th and at the New York Empowerment Summit on Saturday, September 5th. ABOUT TRAVIS GREENE For 31 year old singer/songwriter Travis Greene, destiny announced itself several times. Travis entered into this world with complications that threatened his survival. At the age of four, he was pronounced dead after fal…

SHERYL UNDERWOOD AND A BEVY OF COMEDIANS BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE THURSDAY, AUG. 20 AT THE 2015 MEGAFEST COMEDY SHOW: "A TIME TO LAUGH"

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Dallas, Texas(Aug. 21, 2015) - Comedian Sheryl Underwood hosted the 2015 MegaFest“A Time to Laugh” comedy show on Aug. 20 at the Dallas Convention Center Arena.  Bringing the comedy was actor/comedian Brandon T. Jackson along with a special appearance/performance by Grammy-nominated singer, song­writer, and television superstar Tamar Braxton. Guests enjoying the show and getting their laugh on included celebrity couple Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Eureka”)andDondre Whitfield (“The Bill Cosby Show,” “All My Children”).  “A Time to Laugh” also featured Akintunde (“No Joke”), Lavell Crawford (“Breaking Bad”) Tony T. Roberts (“Def Comedy Jam”/“It’s Showtime at The Apollo”), Aida Rodriguez (NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”) and Marcus Wiley (“Yolanda Adams Morning Show”) -see attached tip sheet and high res images.
About MegaFest Since its inception in 2004, MegaFest has been a meeting place for diverse audiences from Atlanta, Ga., to Johannesburg, South Africa, and has reached n…

Karrueche Tran and Chantel Jeffries Land Roles in Upcoming Comedy 'Dinner with the Stankershets'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy Award-winning actress Karrueche Tran and model/actress Chantel Jeffries will star in the upcoming romantic comedy Dinner with the Stankershets directed by Chris Stokes. The movie tells the hilarious story of a newly-engaged couple introducing their families to each other for the first time. Tran will play the lead female role opposite her on-screen fiancé Marques Houston. Jeffries will play Tran's half sister in the film alongside other notable castmates including Dorien Wilson, Suzanne Whang, Clifton Powell, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Black.
Dinner with the Stankershets tells the story of a high-powered attorney (Houston) who has been keeping secrets about his family from his well-to-do fiancé (Tran). The comedy ensues when his fiancé secretly invites his family to dinner and all truths begin to unravel. Both managed by Electric Republic, Karrueche Tran and Chantel Jeffries are two multifaceted talents who have been hard at work in H…

STILL WINNING: Pres. Obama gives Steph Curry a lift on the green

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When the POTUS invites you to golf and drives the cart, you got serious game!  

NBA, MVP Steph Curry is still winning in the off season. He golfed a  round while hanging out with President Obama who humbly gave him a lift on the green during the first family's annual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard. 

Beating out LeBron James, Tom Brady and Cristiano Ronaldo, Curry also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Athlete! Curry once told a CBS sports reporter he practices golf during the off season and if he was  not a b-baller he would take at swing at the PGA. #winning

Other VIP's joining the president for golf on his two-week trip  include Alonzo Mourning, Ray Allen, "Seinfeld” creator Larry David, former President Bill Clinton, UBS chairman of the Americas Robert Wolf and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. 

Prince to release upcoming album exclusively on TIDAL on September 7

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Multi-platinum music icon Prince, and global music and entertainment platform TIDAL, today confirmed that the next release from the entertainer will be exclusively on TIDAL on September 7, 2015. The upcoming release, the experimental, HITNRUN, was first announced by his band, 3RDEYEGIRL, on BBC radio late last month, following the release of the critically praised first single, “HARDROCKLOVER”.Minutes after the song was released on July 1st, critics raved with The Guardiansaying, “Prince is back to his old sensual self ‘ripping jeans’ and ‘making women scream’ on this minimal slow jam.”  Billboardcalled the single “A dreamy rock song”, and Rolling Stonedescribed it as simply “Wild”. “Super hardcore Prince fans that know every song he’s ever recorded – we refer to them as ‘The Purple Collective’ or ‘The Purple Army’ – this album is absolutely for them, because it’s super funky,” reported 3RDEYEGIRL.  “There are a lot of experimental sounds.  It’s just hit after hit an…

'War Room' movie debuts on August 28

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CULVER CITY, Calif. -- War Room, the highly-anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel) will debut in theaters nationwide on August 28, 2015. Sony Pictures Entertainment's TriStar Pictures, distributor of Soul Surfer, Courageous and last summer's faith-based sensation Heaven is For Real, will release the film, which is rated PG, perfectly positioning it to entertain families of all ages. The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family.  "We made this film to inspire, challenge and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible," said Director and Co-Writer Alex Kendrick. Filled with heart, wit & humor, War Room follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In…

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER LIONEL RICHIE TO BE HONORED AS MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Confirmed Performers To Date Include Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, and Pharrell Williams
Annual Gala Benefiting The MusiCares Foundation® and Its Vital Safety Net of Health and Human Services Programs for Music People Will Be Held During GRAMMY® Week
on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif. Lionel Richie will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 26th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

To date, confirmed tribute concert performers include multi-GRAMMY winners Lady Ante…

Sheehan and Streep back together again

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After 44 years on the Southern California airwaves at KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV, movie reviewer and interviewer David Sheehan has declared Meryl Streep to be Hollywood's leading leading lady. "It's her incredible versatility that strikes me," Sheehan says, "and her willingness to try anything, like her current 'Ricki & The Flash' role, to deliver a humanizing characterization." Sheehan's new weekly web series "Sheehan & The Stars" is devoting 3 episodes (what Sheehan calls 'Streepisodes') to Meryl Streep.
It will be the first 3-part feature in the show's brief history, which has so far included episodes with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, and a special edition of never-seen-before chats with the late Robin Williams.
WHY THREE PARTS WITH MERYL "Meryl is monumental," Sheehan explains. "As a role model and an achiever, Me…

News One Now to air in earlier time slot

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Los Angeles, CA -- August 10, 2015 -- As part of the 2015 Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards, Roland Martin joined the "Black Lives Matter" forum on Saturday, August 8 with a diverse panel of journalists and public figures who have been on the front lines of the issue. Moderated by show host Ed Gordon, the panel also included Benjamin Crump, lead attorney for the Trayvon Martin family during the controversial George Zimmerman case; and Mo Ivory, TV personality and host for WHUR 96.3 FM. During the seminar, Martin and the panel of distinguished thought leaders discussed the current condition of the black community and next steps to strengthen and protect black lives. The Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards is a star-studded, annual celebration of the best leaders and organizations in local neighborhoods across the nation. Sponsored by Ford, the award show is the cornerstone event of the four-day Neighborhood Awards Weekend which brings hundreds of families and fri…

JONATHAN MCREYNOLDS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WHOLE” FEATURING INDIA.ARIE TO RADIO TODAY

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Remember the blazing collaboration between India Arie and Jonathan McReynolds  on BET's "Celebration of Gospel" last year? Their energy together was kinetic. The strumming pair could not leave it there. McReynolds dropped a new single featuring Arie today entitled, "Whole" released one full month ahead of the debut of his second album, "Life Music: Stage Two."  "Whole" is currently only available on the full length album. "Limp," "Pressure," "Maintain" and the catchy 'Gotta Have You" are available for purchase as singles on iTunes.







NASHVILLE, TN (August 18, 2015) – “Whole” is the latest single from Entertainment One Music singer-songwriter Jonathan McReynolds and is being released to Urban AC radio today, August 18, 2015!  This new song has him teaming up with GRAMMY® Award winning singer-songwriter India.Arie, following his first collaboration with her in an acclaimed live performance t…

Statement by the President on the Passing of Julian Bond

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Julian Bond was a hero and, I’m privileged to say, a friend. Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life – from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP. Michelle and I have benefited from his example, his counsel, and his friendship – and we offer our prayers and sympathies to his wife, Pamela, and his children.

Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.

Comedy Dynamics Presents Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional streaming exclusively on Netflix

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2015 -- From executive producer Jerry Seinfeld, now streaming exclusively on Netflix is Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional.
The Trainwreck star's historically themed, Unconstitutional, covers the creation of the United States Constitution and its effect on the American psyche. Quinn examines how the three branches of government are similar to people in a bar, why most U.S. presidents are unattractive, and how the Kardashians reflect on our country.
Colin Quinn recently played Amy Schumer's father, Gordon, in the popular romantic comedy Trainwreck. Other film credits include Grown Ups, Grown Ups2, and A Night at the Roxbury. He has also appeared multiple times on the television series Inside Amy Schumer, Girls, and was a regular on Saturday Night Live from 1995-2000. Quinn and Seinfeld previously worked together on Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, a one-man show about world history that was presented on Broadway in 2010.
"Nothing is off-lim…