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HOT NEWS 14 Friday April 5 2024 


We Remember Groundbreaking Actor Lois Gossett Jr. Gossett died last week at the age of 87. 

Gossett was an amazing Actor who won an Emmy for his role in Roots as Fiddler and he made history when he was the first African American Male to win Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie An Officer and a Gentlemen. His last screen appearance was in the Movie Musical The Color Purple which came out late last year. 


Get ready for Lit in AC. The Hip Hop Show starring Jeezy, Remy Ma, Rick Ross, Fabulous, Freeway ,Lost Boyz and many More is happening at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Tickets are on sale now. Saturday April 6th 


Oscar Winner Monique will be joining Katt Williams on his current Dark Matters tour. Now speaking of Katt Willims he’s coming to Netflix May 4th in a brand-new comedy special. He is also coming to the Liacouras Center on Sunday April 7th. 


The Animated Version of Good Times is coming to Netflix April 12th featuring the voices of Jay Pharoah, JB Smoove and Yvette Nicole Brown. 


Basketball Great Allen Iverson will be honored at the Sixers Training Complex in Camden Friday April 12th. 


The 2024 WDAS Women of Excellence Luncheon is happening Saturday April 13th at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown 17th and Race. This year's honorees include Alex Holley Fox 29 Good Day Phila, City Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Dyana Williams CEO of Influence Entertainment, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, Paralee Knight Wells Fargo and our Women of Excellence Legend award to Grammy Award winning, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Fashionista Jody Watley. Get your tickets at wdasfm.com. Performers for the day include October London, Jon B, and Norristown Native Kenya Vaughn. 


Musiq Soulchild and Eric Benet are coming to the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City Saturday April 13th. 


Comedienne TK Kirkland is coming to Philly at the Punchline Comedy Club April 12th-14th 


The Rick James Story is coming to ‘Superfreak The Rick James Story is coming to the Met Broad and Poplar. Musician and Stokely from Mint Condition is playing Rick James. The show is happening April 20th. 


Mike Epps and Friends are coming to Atlantic City Saturday April 20th at the boardwalk Hall. 









Mark your calendars for Saturday May 18th a street is being named in honor of Frankie Beverly. All the festivities start at 12 noon on North Norwood Street in East Germantown. Between Church Lane and West Godfrey. The neighborhood where Frankie Grew up. 



Congratulations to Philly Native Kevin Hart. Hart received Comedy’s highest Honor with the Mark Twain Award. He’s in Good Company past recipients include Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, George Carlin Whoopi Goldberg. The ceremony Hart is airing on Netflix May 11th. 


A lot of exciting shows are coming to Philly next year at the Academy of Music Ensemble Arts Philly is presenting the Michael Jackson Musical “MJ” Jan. 8-19 

The Wiz June 3-15, this year it’s Hamilton Oct 29th-Nov 23 

Patti Labelle is coming to Atlantic City Friday June 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 




The Love Hard Tour with Keyshia Cole, Jaheim, Trey Songz and K Michelle is returning to the area Saturday June 22 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. 


The Queens of R&B tour is coming Saturday July 27th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Xscape ,SWV, Mya, Total and 702. 


Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan and October London Tuesday September 24th at Wells Fargo Center. The Serenade Tour. 


Production on the Michael Jackson Movie has started. Director Antoine Fugua (Training Day) is directing. Jemaine Jacksons son Jafaar will be playing to King of Pop. The movie will cover his triumphs, the Highs and Lows of his career and well as his creative genius side. Philly Native Colman Domingo will be playing Joe Jackson in the movie. Joe was the Patriarch of the Family. Actress Nia Long will be playing Mom Katherine Jackson. The movie is coming out in 2025.Actor Larenz Tate has also been added to the cast as Berry Gordy. And Actor Kendrick Patrick is playing Quincy Jones. The MJ Musical is on its way to Philly.at the Academy of Music in 2025. 



At the movies Ghostbusters is back! Ghostbusters Frozen Empire is in theatres with members of the original cast from 1984. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson and Actor Paul Rudd joining the cast in a new role because of the death of Actor Harold Ramis. The original Ghostbusters came out in 1984.  

Quinta Brunson is teaming up with Bill Hader, and Bowen Yang for an animated version of the Dr Seuss classic Cat in The Cat. The Emmy Winning Actress from Abott Elementary is also going to be the keynote Speaker at the upcoming Commencement address for Temple University. 

Denzel Washington and Spike Lee are joining forces again for the Apple TV Movie High/Low. 


Get ready for the Boyz to Men Bio pic. A movie is being made about the bestselling R&B Group of all time. 


BET’s Comic View is back on BET PLUS, after being absent for years the show is back. Kevin Hart is the executive Producer of the show and Mike Host is the Host. 


Another show happening on BET PLUS is Diarra from Detroit. The show is mysterious and funny, starring Deara Kilpatrick, Morris Chestnut and Phylicia Rashad. 


Power Book II: Ghost is ending. The show starring Michael J Rainey, Mary J Blige and Method Man is ending this year in two parts airing in June and September on STARZ. 


Megan Thee Stallion is coming to May 22nd at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Congratulations to the new inductees of the Grammy music Hall of Fame De La Soul, Donna Summer I feel Love and Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. 



Simon Cowell the Judge who brought us American Idol and Americas Got Talent is developing a new talent show for Netflix. 


Avery Sunshine coming to Atlantic City with Eric Roberson at Caesars Friday June 21 


SWV and Xscape are teaming up for season 2 of their reality Show on Bravo. 


Congrats to Tamron Hall The TV Talk Show is topping the best sellers list with her latest book ‘Watch where They Hide’. This Fall her first ever cookbook A Confident Cook: Recipes for Joyous N0-Pressure Fun in the kitchen. 


The 2024 Opening Ceremonies are happening July 26th live from Paris France and airing on NBC, the Peacock Network and IMAX Theaters across the country. 


Congratulations to Actress Viola Davis. She now has a Barbie Doll made in her honor. 


Oscar Winning Actress Regina King is back after dealing with the loss of her son. King is starring in the new movie ‘Chisolm about the groundbreaking Politician Shirley Chisolm. In 1968 she was the first Black Woman to be elected to congress. In 1972 she was the first black female candidate to run for President of the United States. She was a strong supported for Civil Rights and Womens Rights. Terrance Howard also Stars ‘Shirley starring Regina King is streaming on Netflix. Regina King is also featured in the latest issue of Harpers Bazaar. 


Freak Nik is streaming on HULU the wildest story ever told is being produced by Jermaine Dupri, Uncle Luke, and the founder of Freak Nik. The documentary covers the freak Nik party scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  


Don Lemon is back! The Former CNN Anchor was let go last year and now he is back with The Don Lemon Show, The show is airing on Youtube, and other social media outlets. 




Singer Gloria Gaynor is teaming up with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America and her production company to bring her Life story to the Lifetime Networks. 



Singer Tank is bringing his R&B Money Tour to Philly. Memorial Day Weekend Sunday May 26th at The Met Broad and Poplar. Special guests are Keri Hilson and Carl Thomas. 


Tennis Sensation Coco Gauff is the new Cover Girl for Vogue Magazine. 


Oscar Winning Actor Denzel Washington is headed back to Broadway to star in a new adaptation of Othello with Jake Gyllenhaal. Othello returns in 2025. 


Chris Brown is returning to Philly June 27th and 29th at the Wells Fargo Center 


For the first time in 35 Years the CBS Network is gearing up for a new Soap Opera “Gates featuring an all-black cast. 


Mike Tyson is returning to the boxing ring. July 20th the 57 year old Tyson is fighting 27 yar old social media star Jake Paul. The boxing event is airing on NETFLIX. 


Congratulations to Singer Bobby Brown. Dr. Brown recently got his Doctorate Degree from the Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University.  


Get Ready for the Return of Jamie Foxx. At a recent awards show Foxx stated he will all about his recent illness that left him hospitalized for months.  He says he is doing a comedy show to talk about it and he and his daughter Corinne are coming back for Season 7 of Shazam. Their game show on Fox. 


A new documentary capturing 60 years of the sound of Philadelphia Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Tho Bell is in production and is being produced by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Questlove.    


Eddie Murphy is teaming up with KeKe Palmer for his new Prime Movie ‘The Pickup. It's a heist comedy that they are currently filming in Atlanta. Tim Story from the Barber Shop Movies is directing. 



Congratulations to Actress Gabourey Sidibe. She and her husband are expecting twins later this year, 


Unsung the popular Music Biography show is back Sunday Nights on TV ONE. This years Lineup includes Bobby Caldwell, Chucki Booker, Rapper Chingy, Candi Staton and Gospel Great Donald Lawrence. 




June 1st and 2nd its the Roots Picnic at the Mann Center for the Performing arts. Check out the Line up Jill Scott, Lil Wayne with the Roots , NAS, Victoria Monet, Adam Blackstone, Babyface, Muni Long, Robert Glasper, Tyla, Fantasia,Tasha Cobbs Leonard, October London, DJ Diamond Kuts, DJ Aktive, DJ DocB, DJRL, Andre 3000 with his Flute just to name a few. For more info go to RootsPicnic.com 



The New James Brown documentary Say it Loud Produced by Rocker Mick Jagger, QuestLove, and Tariq Black Thought is streaming on the A&E channel. It’s a two part documentary that  follows Brown who was a 7th grade dropout who became a Cultural Icon. 




Author Terry McMillan is coming to the Lifetime network with a series of movies 



Maiah Carey is the latest Artist to open a Las Vegas Residency she’s playing the MGM Grand in April. 


Singer Toni Braxton is teaming up with Cedric The Entertainer for a new Las Vegas Residency Love and Laughter. It's opening this Spring. 


It’s Gospel Sensation Tye Tribbet and Friends Thursday May 16th at The Met Broad and Poplar, 

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic May 23rd at The Queen in Wilmington Delaware. 


Chris Brown is coming to Philly June 27  June 29th at The Wells Fargo Center 


Tony award Winner and Philly Native Leslie Odom Jr. Is returning home May 1st at the Academy of Music, An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr. His latest Broadway Production ‘Purlie Victorius is coming to PBS part of their Great Performances series Friday May 24th at 9PM 


Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago are coming to the Freedom Mortgage Pavillion in Camden Wednesday July 31st. 


Usher is also coming to Philly! Friday August 30 and August 31st at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets are on sale now. 

June 21st it’s an evening with John Legend at the Borgata in Atlantic City. 


Steve Harveys daughter Laurie Harvey will be featured in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. It's coming out in May. 


Actor Idris Elba has been named the new spokesperson for Clavin Klein. His Apple TV show ‘Hijack has also been renewed for a second season, He is also returning as Sonic The Hedgehog in the new spinoff series on Paramount Plus.  


Tariji P Henson, Terrance Howard and Don Cheadle have joined the cast of the new Kevin Hart Peacock movie ‘Fight Night. The story is set in 1970 Muhammad Ali makes a return to boxing after being banned and it's the biggest fight night of the year. At the same time the elite and rich of Atlanta come together for a big party where they are robbed. Kevin Hart is producing this movie which also stars Samuel L Jackson and South Jersey native Dexter Darden (Maze Runner) is playing Muhammad Ali. In other Tariji P Henson news she has written her first Childrens Book ‘You can be a Good Friend, No Matter What’ the book is coming out June 18th 


Rapper, Actress, Talk Show Host and Philly Native Eve is writing a book about her life ‘Who’s That Girl” is coming out this Spring. 


Ge ready for the return of The Braxtons on WE TV. Tamar, Toni, Towanda, Trina and Mom Evelyn. Will be starring in the Braxtons on WE TV. This season will focus on Love, success, heartbreak and the dynamics dealing with the death of sister Traci. Private never before seen moments.  


Congratulation Emmy Winner Quinta Brunson and Abbott Elementary is being renewed for a 4th season. 


The Color Purple is streaming on HBO Max.   


The Nominees have been announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Who is going into the Hall. We will find out in the few weeks. The nominees include Mariah Carey, Cher, Sinead O’Conner, Mary J Blige, The Dave Matthews Band, Éric B and Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool and the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Sade, A Tribe called Quest and Ozzy Osborne. The ceremony will air later this year on Disney Plus and ABC. 



The Story of Celine Dion and her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome is coming to Prime. I won’t let this define me I am Celine. The 55-year-old Singing sensation is battling a rare Auto Immune Neurological Disorder that causes Muscle Stiffness and Painful Spasms, only 330 suffer from this in the US. 



Actress Sanaa Lathan is joining Season the Hit HBO Show Curb your Enthusiasm. The Show stars Larry David and JB Smoove. One of the funniest shows on TV. No word on what character Lathan would play. Curb your enthusiasm is airing now on HBO. This will be the final season of the show. Sanaa is also working on a new project about famed Psychic Miss Cleo. Miss Cleo was everywhere with the Physic network in the 90’s. The network was later discovered to be a fraud and because she was so well known as Miss Cleo, she took the fall. Miss Cleo was an actress who was just playing a role. She died in 2016 at the age of 54 after battle with Cancer. 


Actor Colman Domingo has to be the Hottest Actor in Hollywood. The west Philly Native is starring in the Netflix Movie on Rustin, about Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin. Rustin was the Orchestrator of the March on Washington but never got the credit because he was an openly Gay Man. He has signed to play Joe Jackson in the Michael Jackson movie ‘MJ’ Directed by Antione Fuqua (Training Day) and he will Star and Direct in a movie about Nat King Cole) . 


Whoopi Goldberg has a new memoir coming out dedicated to Love. The 68-year-old Moderator of The View dedicated this book to her late Mother and Brother. The book My Mother, My Brother and me talks about her life before fame and it’s coming out this May. 


The Dionne Warwick movie is finally happening. Actress Singer Teyanna Taylor is playing the Legendary Singer. 


Vivica A. Fox keeps a gig. She is going to be hosting a food competition show where families compete with their recipes. 10 thousand dollars is up for grabs. 


The RUN DMC Docuseries Kings from Queens is streaming now on the Peacock Network. The Hip Hop Legends started with two turntables and a microphone. Rev Run, Darryl McDaniel, and the Late Jam Master Jay. The group is known for their hits It’s Tricky, My Adidas, Walk this Way and Peter Piper. The docuseries will feature special appearances by Mc Lyte, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ed Lover, The Beasties Boys Ice Cube and Doug E Fresh. 


Actor Anthony Anderson and Marsai Martin from Black ish fame are joining forces with Oscar Winner Viola Davis for the Thriller G20. The is about Terrorist who take over the G20 Summitt and Davis plays the President of the United States. 


Rapper/Actor Ludacris is coming to BET Plus he’s going to star in a dramedy about his life. 


Actor Jaleel White (Urkel Family Matters) has a new game show. Flipside will air on CBS stations. The game show is about whoever has the best Intuition on Human Behavior. 



Snoop Dogg the Actor? Yes, The Rapper is starring in a new movie for Prime Video about a disgraced former football player (Snoop) who must Coach a Youth football team to avoid prison time. It’s a story of redemption. The Underdogs also stars Mike Epps, George Lopez and Tika Sumpter. The Movie is streaming now on Prime. 


Congrats to Master Funkateer George Clinton he got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week. A documentary is being planned on his life and an upcoming movie with Eddie Murphy on Prime with Murphy playing Clinton. 



Congrats to Producer and Songwriter Timbaland, Rapper Snoop Dogg and The 70’s Super Duo Steely Dan they are being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 


Look out for Janet Jackson she is returning to Philly with Rapper Nelly at the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday June 26th. 





Morris Chestnut is returning to TV in the Fox ‘Watson’. Chestnut is starring and producing the show about Dr Watson the longtime Partner of Sherlock Holmes solving Mystery's. 

Congrats to Actress Angela Bassett she was recently awarded an Honorary Oscar for her years of outstanding work. 


Upcoming Events 


Kem, SWV, Dru Hill, and Silk at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City The Mothers Day Festival Saturday May 11th 


Donnie Mcclurken Mother's Day show May 12th at the Liacouras Center 


The Wiz is returning to Broadway. Singer Avery Wilson who was season 3 of the Voice will be laying the scarecrow. Singer Deborah Cox is playing Glenda the good Witch and Wayne Brady is playing oz. Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is producing the show along with her husband Todd. Singer Nichelle Lewis a Singer and Songwriter from Virginia will be playing Dorothy. She was discovered on Tik Tok. The revival hits Broadway next Spring. 


Get ready for Bad Boys 4 with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hitting Theatres June 7 2024 . Also coming out Next Summer. Eddie Murphy Axel Foley Beverly Hills Cop 4 on Netflix.                                                                                                                                                            




I am now part of the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. My bronze plague is on Broad Street. Broad and Pine in front of The University of The Arts. 



Judge Greg Mathis is joining The Byron Allen TV Network with a new court show Judge Mathis debuts this Fall. 



The man behind The Marvel Classics Spiderman, Black Panther, The Avengers, The X-MEN ,The Hulk and Fantastic four Stan Lee is going to be the subject of a new documentary that will air on Disney Plus next year. 


The Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes Netflix comedy The Upshaw's has been renewed for a third season. It is airing now on Netflix. 


HBO is making a documentary about the STAX music label founded by Al Bell. The documentary will focus on the stars of the label including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T’s and The MG’s The Emotions, Isaac Hayes and the Stape Singers. 



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