New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby takes us back to the household of Rev. Curtis and Charlotte Black in her latest title A House Divided (Grand Central Publishing; $24.99). In the book, which releases May 7, the Black family prepares for the coming of a new grandbaby—a baby from their unwed son. But instead of all joy and excitement, the baby's arrival means drama for the grandmothers. And to make matters worse, the reverend is struggling with a deep secret and the anonymous person who is threatening to expose him.  Once again, Roby delves into the life of the “so-called” righteous and chaste and explores the dirty deeds that go on behind closed doors.

Fantasia Barrino Cover Shoot

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Behind the Scenes at Fantasia’s Upscale Photo Shoot

Fiesty and fun, Fantasia lit up the room during her cover photo shoot in Atlanta with celebrity photographer Derek Blanks for Upscale’s May issue. Check out this exclusive behind the scenes footage.

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Erica Ash Brings Her Versatility to Scary Movie 5


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Erica Ash is all about keeping it moving. Currently lending her versatility to the newest installment of the cult-classic franchise Scary Movie 5, she shows no signs of slowing down.

“I am not going to be okay with ‘no’ and the door closed,” she insists.


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