This week saw R&B soulstress India.Arie emerge from a 4 year hiatus from the spotlight with ‘Songversation’ – her fifth studio album.  With promo gears in full swing, the ‘Brown Skin’ beauty took to OWN TV’s ‘Super Soul Sunday’ (hosted by Oprah Winfrey) to dish on her absence, as well as recent rumors of skin bleaching, new album, and so much more.

Set to air Sunday, June 30th, see previews of the forthcoming sit down with the talk show queen in the clips above.

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Contemporary gospel’s brightest newcomers Livre’ will make their network television debut aboard tonight’s episode of VH1’s hit reality series ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ .

The Alicia Keys-founded group will see their visit to the VH1 docu-soap serve as yet another triumph as their newest single ‘I Will Be Alright’ has blasted back onto Billboard’s Top Gospel Singles Chart‘s top 20!

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Sunday, June 23rd will see a specially themed episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ air to tackle the topic of “dark girls in Hollywood”.  With top African American actresses Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, and Viola Davis amongst a panel assembled by host Oprah Winfrey, the ladies dish in detail about the obstacles many actresses of color face in the industry.

See clips above:

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8-time Grammy winner Usher may still be in the middle of taping his first season of NBC‘s top rated singing competition ‘The Voice’, but that didn’t stop him from dropping by ‘Ellen’ today with the official announcement of his return to the show for another season.

While there, Ush also dished on his protege Justin Bieber – who has won his fair share of unfavorable reviews in the media as of late.  See the singer weigh in on these topics and more above:

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12 years have passed since John Schulian‘s ‘Xena Warrior Princess‘ came to an end after a lengthy six seasons.

Now, after its star Lucy Lawless took DeKnight’s ‘Spartacus‘ to ratings heaven, she has hinted at a possible revival of the hit show.

She shared:

As long time fans of the show, here’s hoping serious plans are in place to resurrect the series with well executed new seasons…strong enough to pull back its old audience while winning over those glued  to the likes of ‘Game Of Thrones‘.

If not, it’d be better if the whole thing was left to rest.

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May 28th is the day ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ fans have been waiting for since its season finale.

Indeed, the full cast – including Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, J.B. Smoov, Duane Martin, Robin Thicke, Nelly, and Nick Cannon – are set to reunite via a Lala Anthony-hosted reunion show.

Airing out dirty laundry and giving us a sneak peek of what’s to come, 10/9c is the time to tune into BET for the madness.  Beforehand, look above for a sneak peek of tomorrow’s action:

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Late 2012 saw ‘Confessions‘ crooner Usher invite unveil just that in an intimate, tell-all interview with Oprah for OWN TV’s hit ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’.

Now, it seems the two are reuniting for a redo – this time with Ush and his fellow ‘The Voice’ castmates Shakira, Blake Shelton, Adam Levin, Carson Daly, and Christina Milian.  O goes behind the scenes of NBC‘s juggernaut reality talent show to get the scoop on each of the judge’s professional and personal lives.

Looks like you won’t want to miss this one! Peep the teaser below…

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After being deemed a ratings winner for BET, faith-based reality show ‘The Sheards’ is set to return for a season 2!

Starring gospel family The Sheards (including Grammy winner Karen Clark Sheard of the Clark Sisters and daughter Kierra Sheard), the series saw its season 1 finale Sunday night – bringing to close weeks worth of an intimate look at the talented musical family.

Now, amidst anticipation, BET took to Twitter to confirm the show’s return:

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As of time reporting, no official dates have been released.

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The second search for ‘The Voice UK’ is underway!

Already a smash in the US (and its original home of Holland), the show has arrived on British shores by way of the BBC last year and takes its place prime-time for another year running. Coaches this side of the pond are Jessie J, will.i.am, Danny O’ Donoghue, and the legendary Tom Jones.

Billed as the definitive talent-search, many are predicting it to serve as a true contender to The X Factor‘s strong hold.

Judge for yourself below with highlights from episode 8 / series 2 (the third of the battle rounds) below…

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It’s official!

Fans of  ‘Scream’ singer Usher may do just that now that reports have surfaced the Grammy winning crooner has signed on for yet another season of NBC‘s hit singing competition ‘The Voice’.

The singer is in the middle of season 4 where he and Shakira came on to temporarily replace singers Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.  Now, reports indicate Ush and Shakira will go on hiatus for the show’s fall season (as Xtina and Cee Lo return), but both are due to return for Spring 2014!

The break will certainly give the R&B heartthrob time to not only finish up his forthcoming new album, but also put the finishing touches on a highly anticipated Sugar Ray Leonard biopic that he has been reported to be portraying the boxing legend (source).

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In hot promotion of their newest flick ‘After Earth’, father/son duo Will & Jaden Smith took to the U.K.’s ‘Graham Norton Show’ to fill in audiences on what they could expect from the film, etc.  What viewers were not expecting, however, were the slew of surprise guests – specifically cast members of Will’s hit 90s series ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’.

Watch the music, fun, and laughs above!

Alan Ball’s ‘True Blood’ returns for its sixth season on June 16th, hitting fans via HBO!

Now, in the event you need a little something to tide you over until then, peep the latest preview to emerge from the season– named ‘Governor Burnell’s Address’.

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