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YaYa DaCosta Alafia To Play Whitney Houston, B. Smith Battles Alzheimer’s Plus Audra McDonald Does It Again and Other Big Tony Winners

Greetings and Salutations! Here’s your daily dose of black entertainment news to get your week started: YaYa DaCosta Alafia is prepping to channel Whitney Houston in a Lifetime biopic, Lifestyle guru B. Smith shared that she has Alzheimer’s and Audra McDonald makes Tony Award history. Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Lil’ Kim is […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: Oprah Looks to Make Broadway Debut, Jill Scott Joins ‘The Voice,’ What’s Hot/Not & More

Oprah didn’t get an Oscar nod for her work in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” but maybe she’ll take home a Tony instead. The media maven’s hoping to make her Broadway debut in “Night Mother,” according to The New York Times.

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NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’ Adds Trio to Cast

By Tim Kenneally NBC’s live production of “The Sound of Music” has cast Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, the network said Monday. Five-time Tony winner McDonald (“Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) will play Mother Abbess in the production, which will air Dec. 5. Benanti, whose credits include “Law & Order: […]

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‘The Good Wife’: Lemond Bishop Is Back

Just when it seems like “The Good Wife” has exhausted the talent pool of New York based actors, the show comes up with one of its most ingenious guest roles yet: evil Wallace Shawn. Not only that, but this week’s episode, “Runnin’ With the Devil” features Will (Josh Charles) doing something you would never, ever […]

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Audra McDonald to Play ‘The Good Wife’s’ Old Nemesis

Broadway fave and former “Private Practice” star Audra McDonald has signed on as the latest guest star heading to “The Good Wife” McDonald will play the former nemesis of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) from their days as students at Georgetown Law School. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll return to “complicate” Alicia’s life when she […]

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The Tuesday Buzz: Jon Stewart Calls Rush Limbaugh ‘A Terrible Person’ and More

You knew that as soon as “The Daily Show” hit the air this week that they were going to address Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut.” And they did with full guns blazing; Jon Stewart even expressed that “he’s a terrible person” at some point during the show-opening bit about the incident.

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