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Alonzo B. Slater scores his second lead on Lifetime Movie Network

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This November, rising star actor, Alonzo B. Slater will get the chance to shine in his second lead role on the Lifetime Movie Network. Alonzo plays the role of Calvin Christmas in ‘Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion’, alongside a stellar list including Michelle Argyris, Asia’h Epperson, Vanessa Williams and Wendy Raquel Robinson.

Plucky, perfectionist, event planner Amy Kessler has just lost her first big event design gig when she’s pushed out from her firm just before the holidays. Down on her luck and unsure what to do next, Amy suddenly runs into rising star songstress Tiffanie Christmas, the same person whose reunion event she was hoping to get hired on. Amy wins Tiffanie over with her love of design and holiday whimsy, and Tiffany decides Amy is in fact the only person for the impervious task of bringing her family’s ten-year holiday reunion to life. When Tiffanie’s cute but stubborn photographer cousin Calvin Christmas shows up at the first planning meeting instead of Tiffany, Amy worries that planning the reunion will be more complicated than she thought.

‘Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion’ is directed by Jake Helgren with the production company The Ninth House. The producers are Jake Helgren and Autumn Federici. It is set for release on November 29.

Last year, Alonzo B. Slater scored his first lead role in Oprah Winfrey Network  (OWN) holiday movie,  ‘A Christmas For Mary’.  He  played the role of Michael Payton alongside Vivica A. Fox, Jackee Harry and Morgan Dixon.

Alonzo B Slater knew he wanted to be an actor after auditioning for Lion King on Broadway at the tender age of 11. Years later, Alonzo followed his true passion and has become a well-accomplished actor, model, and comedian. He has been seen in several commercials and print ads including Asics, Verizon, American Express, Facebook, Stella Artois, Ford to name a few.

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Photos from Grammys 2023: Red Carpet Fashion

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The Grammy Awards red carpet is known for more risqué fashion than some of its silver screen counterparts, and the music industry’s biggest names delivered again on Sunday evening. (more…)

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Viola Davis reaches EGOT status with a Grammy win

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Viola Davis has earned the rare and coveted EGOT status — becoming the third Black woman in history to achieve the honor. (more…)

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British artists triumph at 2023 Grammy Awards

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Billed as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Sunday’s show was attended by Adele, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Lizzo, Steve Lacy and Brandi Carlile.

British artists had a good night, with indie duo Wet Leg winning two prizes, including best alternative album; and Sam Smith receiving best pop duo/group performance for Unholy, a duet with Kim Petras.

Smith’s prize was their first Grammy since 2015, when they won four trophies, including best new artist.

However, the singer let Petras take the microphone to mark another historical achievement.

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“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” said the German-born singer.

She went on to thank the late, transgender pop artist Sophie for “kicking these doors open”, and Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights”, before dedicating the award to her mother.

“I grew up next to nowhere in Germany and my mother believed me, that I was a girl,” she said, as Smith looked on with pride. “I wouldn’t be here without her and her support.”

The duo later gave a sultry, BDSM-inspired performance of their ode to infidelity, introduced by Madonna.

“If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative, or dangerous you’re definitely onto something,” said the star.

Adele also won best pop vocal performance for Easy On Me, dedicating the prize to her son Angelo. This was her 18 Grammy award.

The singer told the audience she had written the first verse “in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life”, by divorcing her then-husband, Simon Konecki.

She added: “I love a piano ballad winning any kind of award because it’s very old school and very brave.”

This year, Harry Styles took the crown, with Grammy voters recognising the slick, radio-friendly pop of his third record Harry’s House.

In his speech, the British star downplayed the importance of the prize.

“On nights like tonight, it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as best in music,” said the singer.

“I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these.”

However, he was visibly moved by the honour, adding: “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so, so nice.”

Earlier in the night, the star also won best pop album – receiving his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez.

“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life,” he said. “From making it with two of my best friends to playing for people has been the greatest joy I could have asked for.”

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Beyonce sets new record at Grammy Awards as first artist to win 32 nods

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Pop superstar Beyonce has broken the record for most career wins at the Grammy Awards. (more…)

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Beyoncé Becomes Top Grammy Winner of All Time

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Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time, with 32, after earning four awards from the Recording Academy in the 2023 proceedings. (more…)

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#GRAMMYs : Winners of 65th Annual Grammy Awards

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Winners of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards are being announced in to two separate ceremonies Los Angeles. The premiere ceremony precedes the main televised awards ceremony. (more…)

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