Join us for our WDAS’ Women Of Excellence event happening Saturday, April 6. This year’s honorees include: Jenice Armstrong, metro columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer; Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia; Facetta Greene, operations manager of The Dell Music Center; Amber Hikes, executive director, Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs; Renee Chenault-Fattah, iconic Philadelphia anchorwoman. Our Special Trailblazing Woman of Excellence honor will be presented to Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter, actress, co-host of the CBS’ The Talk and West Philly native Eve. Plus, musical performances by Brian McKnight, Pastor Marvin Sapp and Raheem DeVaughn! Log onto WDASFM.com for tickets and information.

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Wendy Williams says she’s living in a sober house and hadn’t told her audience her addiction problem in the past. Is this why Wendy hasn’t left her husband/manager Kevin Hunter? Wendy told her audience she’s spent time in a facility to deal with her issues, and only her husband and son knew. She also said don’t let the glam she displays on her show fool you because she’s only human. Naturally, her critics are coming for her hard for the timing of this revelation. Is this an attempt not to talk about the possibility of losing half her career earnings if she leaves Hunter? How about all the potential husband and wife secrets that could be exposed as well? This week, Williams and Howard Stern, another controversial media figure, went toe to toe on their respective shows. That feud began when Williams critiqued Stern’s softer tone in his new book. He retaliated by calling Williams a jealous bch and saying she’d never be him. At press time Williams hasn’t returned fire to Stern.

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Singer Tevin Campbell is poised for a comeback. The singer enjoyed a string of hits in the 90s when he collaborated with the likes of “Quincy Jones, Babyface and Prince to name a few on songs like “Tomorrow,” “Round And Round” and “Can We Talk.” Now, after getting some unsolicited dragging on social media about his relevance, Campbell is set to return to acting as he did early in his career. Superstar filmmaker Ava DuVernay responded to the backlash by promising to feature Campbell in her OWN series Queen Sugar. True to her word, OWN released photos and a press release celebrating welcoming Campbell to the show. Queen Sugar returns to OWN on Wednesday, June 12.

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The Being Mary Jane two-hour series finale just confirmed a big reveal: Morris Chestnut versus Michael Ealy! The BET drama that stars Gabrielle Union will return to close out the series in April. Union’s character, the very successful journalist Mary Jane Paul, finds herself in a love triangle. When Mary Jane’s romance with Jason (Michael Ealy) goes south, enter a brand new love interest (Morris Chestnut). How will Mary Jane move forward especially after Jason decides he wants her back? Being Mary Jane’s series finale airs Tuesday, April 16 at 9 p.m. on BET.

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Blackish is developing another spin-off, and one of our favorites, Tika Sumpter, is involved. This will be a prequel where Tracee Ellis Ross’ character Rainbow Johnson is shown in her formative years. The child of an interracial marriage, her mom will be played by Sumpter (Ride Along; The Haves And The Have Nots; Southside With You), her dad by Anderson Holm (Champions), her grandfather by Gary Cole (Veep; Fam; Brady Bunch movies) and Young Bow is played by Arica Himmel. The spin-off will begin as a flashback episode of Black-ish and if all goes well, the as of yet untitled Rainbow show will air on ABC’s Freeform cable channel.

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How’s Paris Jackson holding up? Published reports say the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson attempted suicide after being triggered by the HBO documentary on her late father. The controversial Leaving Neverland documentary features two Michael Jackson accusers who recant their earlier sworn testimony and accused the late singer of child molestation. This was followed by another report that she fell asleep at the wheel of her car. Paris refutes both stories. The model and socialite called the reporters fliars and asked when will it end? Lately, Paris has been seen out and about at premieres.

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Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26, are the two days in which The Young And The Restless will pay tribute to the late Kristoff St. John. The actor, who set a record as the longest running black character on a daytime soap, won multiple Emmys for his portrayal as Neil Winters. St. John died last month, and many attributed it to alcohol poisoning. The autopsy results were released and St. John died of heart disease triggered by alcohol poisoning. Reportedly, the actor had been struggling with his mental health and just got out of rehab. It had been a year since the death of his son Julian, who died by suicide. The actor had been struggling with that loss. Reports are that St. John’s eldest daughter, Paris, had to file for control of his estate because the actor didn’t have a will. Meanwhile, the CBS tribute will have past and present Y&R castmembers. It will include Shemar Moore, who got his start playing St. John’s TV brother Malcolm, and Victoria Rowell, who played St. John’s TV wife Drusilla.

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Diana Ross is on the cover of Ebony magazine, but unfortunately had to re-earn her name as The Boss. She’s celebrating her 75th birthday this month and Motown’s 60th anniversary, the legendary music label that started her career. Miss Ross has been doing her Diamond Diana tour, and she had to check a fan the old-fashioned way at a recent concert. While performing in Times Square, a man in the audience poked her in the stomach, tried to push her over and grab her boa. The Boss slapped the man’s hand and had security escort him out. She never missed a beat and kept performing for her audience. Meanwhile, Diana Ross: Her Life, Love And Legacy, the documentary and film of her 1983 Central Park Concert will premiere in theaters on her birthday, Tuesday, March 26.

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Ciara is on the cover of InStyle magazine’s April edition. Mrs. Russell Wilson talks about motherhood, finding unconditional love and her latest release Greatest Love. This is her first release in three years on a new label and her first time being in charge of her album.

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Dionne Warwick will release her first album in five years. It will be produced by her son, Damon Elliot and is simply entitled She’s Back. The album consists of remakes and new songs, and Warwick will duet with Kenny Latimore, Musiq Soulchild, and Krayzie Bone from Bone, Thugs & Harmony. YES, Krayzie Bone and Auntie Dionne! It’s a big year for legendary songstress as she’ll receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Grammys in a special celebration in May, and she begins her Las Vegas residency April 4–27 at Bally’s. Her album will be released May 10.

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Check out Essence magazine digital as actress and Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green graces the cover. Currently, Martin-Green can be seen on the CBS All Access streaming network in Star Trek Discovery as the first African-American lead in the franchise’s 53-year history.

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Anthony Anderson of black-ish will return to host the 50th Anniversary of The NAACP Image Awards on TV One airing Saturday, March 30.

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Smokey Robinson and Cedric The Entertainer (CBS’ The Neighborhood) will host a Grammy special entitled Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration. Performers include Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ne-Yo and Thelma Houston. The 60th Anniversary Motown special airs Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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Issa Rae is on the cover of Women’s Health magazine and next month her movie Little hits the big screen. Rae plays the assistant of high powered and super mean business executive Regina Hall (from Girls’ Trip) who is transformed back into her 13-year-old self with her present day mind (Marsai Martin, who plays Diane in black-ish). Rae’s character is the only one who knows the truth, and must keep her boss’ business going until they can make her normal again. Rae talked to Women’s Health about money weight. She says when she began her web series, she was broke. By the time she created HBO’s super hit Insecure, she began to gain that money weight. That’s what success does, so she made time to work out. Rae graces the cover of the April edition of Women’s Health, and her movie Little, co-starring Tone Bell (CBS’ Fam) and Justin Hartley (NBC’s This Is Us), opens in theaters April 12.

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