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I can already tell by the YouTube comments that OWN’s new series Love Is ____. will be that show that everyone will be talking about this summer besides Queen Sugar and Insecure. If the acting and the obvious chemistry between the lead actors doesn’t pull you in, then maybe the soulful throwback sounds will. (Come through Nicci Gilbert and Brownstone).

OWN has dropped the official trailer for TV’s biggest phenomenon, QUEEN SUGAR and I am so ready for it. The one-hour dramatic series returns for a two night premiere – May 29 & 30 at 10 p.m. EST.

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This week’s UPFRONT features Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Angie Stone. The R&B Diva opens up about her recurring role on Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners plus her other TV and film projects. 

Dr. Iyanla Vanzant was in town this week promoting her new book Get Over it and her new promotional tour.  She also opens up about the inspiration behind the project and what fans can expect from her live show. 

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Get your praise on during today's UPFRONT! It features interviews with Pastor John Gray and First Lady Aventer Gray of OWN's hit docu-series The Book of John Gray. I attended a press dinner this week where I got a chance to chat with them about their show's new season and more. 

NBC Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development & Inclusion Karen Horne chats with UPFRONT about her role at the network and their initiatives to help aspiring female writers and directors and more. 

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OWN & Lionsgate are reporting that music legend Patti LaBelle will have a recurring role on the upcoming third season of the popular dramatic series Greenleaf.

Ms. LaBelle will portray Maxine Patterson, a famous Christian motivational speaker and the CEO of a global Christian self-help empire. She is also an old friend of Lady Mae’s from college days and will serve as her sounding board and greatest ally as she attempts to consolidate her power at Calvary.

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