Q&A: Mike Epps—The After Dark Tour

Mike Epps has definitely carved out his lane in Hollywood; the comedian and actor, who first made noise with his stand-up comedy and later gained national attention starring alongside Ice Cube in the hit comedy Next Friday, has become a […]

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Ashford and Simpson’s 15 Best Songs

From the mid '60s  Nick Ashford's death in 2011, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson were one of music's most enduring songwriting teams. Here's a list


Sparkle’s Significance: Key Beginnings and Endings

Sparkle (2012) is a musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by several prominent figures, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and Whitney Houston, who also stars in the

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Q&A: The Legendary Lonette McKee

Lonette McKee is an accomplished actress, writer, singer, musician, producer and director. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years and is in no

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Q&A: Dwan Smith of the Original Sparkle

Editor’s Note: Actress Dwan Smith originated the role of Delores in the 1976 version of the newly remade hit film Sparkle.  Co-starring alongside Irene Cara and Lonette McKee,


SoulTrain.com Review: Sparkle

The recent remake of the film Sparkle has some big shoes to fill, not to mention the elephant in the room: It’s the last film that Whitney Houston


Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo “Sparkle” on Ebony Cover

The promotions for the upcoming Sparkle film is in full swing with a week to go before it hits theaters. Ebony Magazine is the latest victim with singer/actress Jordin


Five Reasons Why Jordin Spark(les)!

R&B/Pop recording artist, songwriter and actress Jordin Brianna Sparks aka Jordin Sparks has won the hearts of Americans. She has been a winner of the coveted American Idol


Jordin Sparks Announces ‘Sparkle’ Singing Contest

"Sparkle" actress Jordin Sparks, Sony and Myspace have just announced a 15-city search for amateur talent kicking off this Saturday, July 14.
In video below, Sparks confirms


Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – Celebrate

A new music video for the single "Celebrate," a duet with the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, from the Motion Picture "Sparkle," has arrived. In the tribute

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