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VH1 may not know her as its darling diva anymore, but that definitely hasn’t stopped the hustle of a certain Tiffany Pollard.  Best known as the brazen beauty “New York” (‘Flava of Love’,‘I Love New York’), the once-aspiring actress will now see her name atop a colorful cast on LOGO‘s newest series ‘DTLA’.

A scripted series set to follow the lives of a variety of characters who live, work, and play in downtown L.A., the show (from the directors of ‘The L Word’) will also be starring Darryl Stephens (best known for his work as Noah on the channel’s hit “Noah’s Arc” series), Melanie Griffith, comedienne  Sandra Bernhard, and more.

See the trailer below for ‘DTLA‘ – making its debut October 24th at 11/10 CST…

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Move over Mary Mary!

For, after news that fellow gospel performers Marvin Sapp and Kim Burrell earning their own reality shows, BET now unveils news of plans to introduce their first gospel reality show – starring none other than famed gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard (one fourth of the legendary Clark Sisters).

Joined by daughter/Urban contemporary gospel songstress Kierra Sheard and son/proudcer J. Drew Sheard, the show is one of many new “spiritually themed” programs being added to the channel in the coming months.  Reportedly already a month into taping, no official news has been unveiled of the show’s premiere date.

As ever, you can keep it locked to That Grape Juice for the latest on this story as it develops.

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Much ado has been about Kim Zolciak‘s role in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Is she still on the show? Is show not?

Well, according to TMZ, the wigilicious star will indeed feature in the 5th season of the Bravo hi , but only as a recurring “character”. ‘Why’, you may ask? Well, according to reports, Zolciak has landed her own spin-off show.

Full story below…

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American Idol has got a new home!

Yes, before the airing of its twelfth season, it has emerged the show will no longer air in the UK’s ITV2 and has been snapped up by rival network Channel 5, in a bid to capitalize on its A List judging panel which boasts Pop icon Mariah Carey and chart topping Rapper Nicki Minaj.

Set to launch in January 2013, the show will now call Channel 5* home, billed as a ‘defining show’ in an official statement released today.

It will continue to air on the FOX network State side.

Unfamiliar with this year’s panel? check them out in ‘Press’ action below…

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The Queen’s take on a King?  Indeed, as reported here, Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has joined film diva Angela Bassett for ‘Betty & Coretta’ – a Lifetime Network film chronicling the lives of famed civil rights leaders Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.

The wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King (respectively), the movie specifically tells the tales of their lives post the death of their husbands.  And, while Bassett has already won acclaim for her 1992 portrayal of Shabazz, now Blige is ready to fill those big shoes for what may be her most challenging acting role yet.

Pulling double duty as the film’s star and producer, find out the latest on the film’s progress when Billboard caught up with Blige recently at the iHeartRadio Music Festival above.  To see Blige’s performance from the festival, however, click here.

‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington is hot on the promotional trail for the hit ABC show, which returns this Thursday. Her latest stop? Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Check out the talented actress dish on her career, the Emmy’s, Scandal season 2, and more.

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‘Jackie’s Back’ diva Jenifer Lewis is back and ready to take over your screens!  Already leaving her mark in movies and television, now the comedienne has her sights on the web in her new scripted web series ‘Jenifer Lewis & Shangela‘.

With co-star Shangela (of Rupaul’s Drag Race), Lewis is bringing the laughs to Youtube in the series already winning rave reviews from the critics.  As its fourth episode premiered today, get a glimpse at the action above.

For more information, visit the show’s web page here.

This Thursday brings with it episode 2 of  WE tv hit ‘Tamar & Vince’. And judging by these freshly released teasers, the fun-filled drama continues.

Check them out below…

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Tyler Perry continues to prove that there’s more to his brand than Madea.

The actor and media mogul has landed the role of Alex Cross in the aptly titled thriller ‘Alex Cross’.

Set to hit US theaters on October 19th, the movie relays the narrative of a Washington DC detective (Perry), who is told that a family member has been murdered. Vowing to track down the killer, he soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Exciting, if only to see how Perry fares in such a radically different role.

Peep the trailer above for more of  an inkling.

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Mercedes is back!

After having her world turn upside down by betrayals in both her professional and personal life in Episode 1 and 2, viewers can now find out what happens next in the third installment of her story.

We’re already glued to it, so get into Episode 3 and let us know what you think about it below…

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Mercedes is back!

After having her world turn upside down by betrayals in both her professional and personal life in Episode 1 and 2, viewers can now find out what happens next in the third installment of her story.

We’re already glued to it, so get into Episode 3 and let us know what you think about it below…

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‘Tamar & Vince’ may have had its big debut last week, yet that hasn’t stopped its stars from continuing along the promotional trail. The couple’s latest stop? The Wendy Williams Show.

Watch as the youngest of the Braxton clan and hubby Vincent Herbert chat it up with the former shock-jock below…

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