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Original ‘Dreamgirl’ Sheryl Lee Ralph Was Kept Away From Beyoncé

Sheryl Lee Ralph was the first actress to portray Deena Jones in the Dreamgirls. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in the 1981 Broadway hit. In 2005, Beyoncé Knowles reprised the role for the big screen, going on the garner a Golden Globe nomination. Surely, advice from the original Deena could’ve come in

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AAFCA Oscar Viewing Party Flexes Black Star Power [PHOTOS]

The African American Film Critics Association, the premiere organization of African-American film media professionals, and Mercedes-Benz USA celebrated diversity with an Academy Awards viewing party this weekend at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The night honored some of the most influential names in entertainment and attracted a diverse group of celebrities and industry executives. Notable attendees included Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Wesley

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AAFCA + Mercedes-Benz Cap Awards Season w/Oscar Viewing Party [PHOTOS]

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the premiere organization of film media professionals, set a goal last year to expand its industry presence during awards season with a collection of distinctive events. With awards season now coming to a close, by all accounts AAFCA has succeeded on all levels in honoring and presenting some

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Sheryl Lee Ralph: Sexiest Mom Alive? [INTERVIEW]

Sheryl Lee Ralph is standing her ground. You may see the 56-year-old actress on Nickelodeon or Showtime where she plays the mother of all mothers on both networks—on Instant Mom and Ray Donovan, respectively—or you may see her speaking out against social injustices on news networks like CNN or HLN. Ralph, a Tony Award winner

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Sheryl Lee Ralph and Adina Howard share personal stories on “Life After”

Before Sheryl Lee Ralph sat down to film her episode of TV One’s hit docu-series, Life After she wasn’t sure where life would take her next. This surprising confession comes from a woman who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway classic Dreamgirls; won over TV audiences


BLACK CELEB STYLE: The Red Carpet at the Bet 2013 Upfronts

This week in fashion, some of your favorite celebs on the small screen took to the BET’s 2013 Upfronts. Our Look of the Week, Gabrielle Union was a sight to see in her red Bec & Bridge jumper. Selita E. Banks dared to be different rocking an Azzedine Alaïa dress with a fur trim, and it worked. Chaka Khan

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