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December 21, 2015

R. Kelly Walks Off HuffPost Live Set

R. Kelly sat down with HuffPost Live for a 20-minute interview, in which he asked host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani if she drank, if she knew what a deposition was, and questioned her intelligence. He refused to address questions about his controversial past. Kelly was put off by the host's line of questioning regarding sexual abuse allegations and how that had impacted his album sales.

Read more at the Huff Post Live.  Watch the video here after the jump.

December 20, 2015

Steve Harvey Announces The WRONG Winner of Miss Universe Pageant 2015

Steve Harvey announced the first runner up as the winner in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant. Watch the video above. And of course Twitter went crazy over the mistake. Harvey declared Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the new Miss Universe -- but the host soon realized he misread his cue cards and apparently did not read what was printed on the envelope. So obviously he was supposed to read the first runner up first. But, Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the actual winner. Colombia's Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year's Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to the stage to apologize.

You think maybe Steve has too many jobs.

December 17, 2015

Radio One Replaces Tom Joyner with Russ Parr, and Shakes Up D.C. Morning Drive

http://thacelebritea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/tom.jpgIn a move that suggests preparing for life after Tom Joyner retires; The TJMS is moving to heritage AM radio station 1450 WOL in Washington, D.C. Russ Parr @RussParrShow is replacing him on Majic 102.3 (WMMJ) for morning drive. Meanwhile The FAM afternoon show on 92Q (WERQ) with Lil Mo and DJ Quicksilva will leave the Baltimore station and take over mornings on 93.3 WKYS. It all goes down on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

November 18, 2015

The Ed Lover Show with co-host Monie Love on Radio One's Boom Throwback Hip Hop Stations

Description: Description: Ed Lover - NY Salute 

Ed Lover Brings Throwback Hip Hop to His Biggest Audience Yet with New Morning Drive Radio Show Syndicated by Reach Media Inc. The Ed Lover Show will air nationally beginning January 11, 2016 from 6am - 10am ET with the Throwback Hip Hop format that launched the sound of a generation. MC and radio personality Monie Love will join Ed Lover as a co-host on The Ed Lover Show.

September 29, 2015

Bomani Jones Moves to 4-7pm ESPN Radio, Adds Jalen Rose and David Jacoby to Evenings

Bomani Jones in a snuggie
ESPN radio now airs "The Right Time with Bomani Jones" from 4-7pm (ET). Joining the ESPN Radio lineup is former NBA star Jalen Rose with co-host David Jacoby from 7-9p (ET).

Jones who is based in Miami, is also seen on the ESPN2's "Highly Questionable" show with Dan LeBatard and his father Gonzalo "Papi" LeBatard. Commenting on the move Bomani said, “Moving to an earlier time slot is certainly a show of confidence from ESPN that I appreciate. I look forward to sharing what we do at night with a larger audience. I’m also looking forward to getting off work at 7 rather than 11!”

We've been a big fan of Bomani Jones since he hosted his own Morning Sports Show from his home in Raleigh, NC in 2010. The show was heard on a Canadian sports station and was picked up by Sirius XM Radio. He has always had very strong opinions when it comes to sports and is guaranteed to question the status quo.

September 16, 2015

Misconceptions About Afternoons on 96.3 WHUR with Tony, Mo, and George

One urban radio blog out there speculated that the new afternoon show might feature Michael Baisden...??? Really? Well WHUR in Washington, D.C. has a new afternoon show with Tony Richards, Mo Ivory, & George Willborn. The new show is reminiscent of the "The Real DC Morning Show" which featured Richards and Willborn (along with Sharon "TC" Pitt & news anchor Herman Washington) but was replaced to much audience disapproval at the time by the Steve Harvey Morning Show in 2006.

The show promises to be informative, compelling, and entertaining. Tony Richards has shifted roles at the station. He had been doing community segments during The Steve Harvey Morning Show while also hosting Saturday afternoons at 'HUR. Chemistry and familiarity is something the show has right off the bat with listeners. Ivory, who is a regular contributor on CNN, most recently co-hosted on The Frank Ski Show, which ended it's run on WHUR on August 28th.

Ivory and Richards hosted mornings in Philadelphia at the former Philly 103.9 a few years back. Willborn returns to WHUR after co-hosting on the syndicated Doug Banks afternoon show. The 5 o'clock after work release mix will be handled by DJ Herb. He was also the Mix DJ with Frank Ski, and is one of the best in the country. 

The new show will compete in the DC radio ratings with recently hired Donnie Simpson over on Majic 102.3.

August 28, 2015

Frank Ski Makes It Official, He's Leaving 96.3 WHUR

The Frank Ski Show with Mo Ivory
After two years as the afternoon host at WHUR, Frank Ski is leaving the station. He made the announcement official on his show that today was his last show. In a press release he stated, “Working with the people at WHUR Radio has been one of the best experiences of my radio career. The DC listeners embraced me as soon as I hit the airwaves."

August 4, 2015

Donnie Simpson is Back on the Radio at Majic 102.3

There was a time when radio called the radio announcer a DJ (Dee-Jay, or Disc Jockey) and he or she was expected to have a personality, spin records, and create their own playlist. In other words--perform and do a show. Now that announcer is called an "on-air personality"-- and ironically they are expected to not have a personality, punch up tracks on a computer, and follow an over researched playlist. Now the DJ plays in a club, a bar-mitzvah, or stands in the background and plays music for a rapper. So with great expectation a radio "DJ" returns to the airwaves.

After five years Washington, D.C. radio legend Donnie Simpson is returning to the local DMV airwaves. Simpson is coming out of retirement and has signed a multi-year radio deal to host “The Donnie Simpson Show” on WMMJ Majic 102.3. [Check out the bank of Video Resources below and Donnie's thoughts about his return] He will also host a television program, that's in development, for the cable network TV One.

Simpson’s radio show will be on the air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting on August 17. Huggy Lowdown his one time sidekick at WPGC (Now with the Tom Joyner Morning Show) will join him on air at Majic 102.3. There is no word yet on whether his other one time partner comedian Chris Paul (also on the TJMS) will join him as well. As of now Paul has a gig at a local DC sports station.