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Psyche Terry and husband, Vantoba, showcase Urban Intimates' designs

Shining Star: ‘Fortitude,’ ‘Magic’ of Macy’s Turned Plus Size Lingerie Maker into Retail Titan

Workshop at Macy's helps Urban Intimates beat all odds on long, arduous Journey to success

It is often said, “The Road to Success is never easy.”
Psyche Terry, Owner and Founder…

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Jennifer Hudson Returns to American Idol to Judge

Producers are trying to recruit former contestants to judge in attempt to revamp the show

Who should be the other 2 American Idol former contestants to bring back as judges?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Is ‘American Idol’ Getting Rid of All 4 Judges?

Rumored makeover includes getting rid of overpaid celebrity judges

Will a new judging panel lure you back to the show?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Fantasia Loses Her House After Failing to Sell at Preferred Price

Reports are surfacing that after being unable to sell her home, she relinquishes it to the bank

Will the problems keep mounting for the American Idol winner, Fantasia, who just recently lost…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Did American Idol Try to Replace Mariah Carey?

The rumor mill is saying that Jennifer Lopez was on deck to jumpstart ratings

Would you have watched American Idol if Jennifer Lopez replaced Mariah Carey as a judge?

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Nicki Minaj is Officially a Comic Book Character

The colorful artist is now in color!

Bluewater Comics partners with Nicki Minaj to create a comic book based on her life

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Jennifer Hudson: “American Idol Should go out on Top”

The former contestant thinks it's time for the show to end

Do you agree?

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Nicki Minaj Says Steven Tyler Comment ‘Racist’

Minaj has a problem with Aerosmith's frontman's comment

Do you think the comment was racist?

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Most Ridiculous Reality TV Moments of 2012

What is your favorite moment?

The year is not quite over, but BET.com has put together a gallery of 2012′s…

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Jennifer Hudson Says “No” to More Weight Loss

How do you like Jen's new look?

The svelte singer, who dropped to a size 6 from a size 16, is still…

By Demetria Irwin

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Self Proclaimed Republican Kelly Clarkson To Vote Obama 2012

Singer says Romney's stances on gay and women's rights have deterred her

Singer says Romney’s stances on gay and women’s rights have deterred her

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Nicki Minaj: Talent Evaulator or Marketing Strategy?

American Idol's Nicki Minaj says this is a big milestone

American Idol’s Nicki Minaj says this is a big milestone

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Randy Jackson Back on American Idol as Judge

Show's producers are in desperate need to fill judge seats

Show’s producers are in desperate need to fill judge seats

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Randy Jackson is Out as ‘American Idol’ Judge

Show's favorite is set to leave judge's seat to serve as mentor

Show’s favorite is set to leave judge’s seat to serve as mentor

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Kanye West, Nicki Minaj to Judge American Idol?

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

More rumored acts to judge singing competition

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Reality television is a complicated business. Some shows get immensely popular and springboard everyday people into celebrity stardom, but that fast track to Hollywood isn’t for everyone. However, there are those lucky ones who manage to build their brands, or expand their existing empires, based on their participation in America’s guilty pleasures. While some reality stars make little to no money at all—the average is about $5,000 a month—personalities who appear on popular shows like The Real Housewives franchise can make $8,000 and up per episode, and millions of dollars beyond their TV presence alone. It’s reported that the Real Housewives of New York racked in $75,000 per episode last season, while the Kim Kardashian and her family recently signed a deal worth an estimated $40 million for three more seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. With millions of dollars floating around in the “real worlds,” BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the financial gain of some of reality TV’s most notable personas.  —Starrene Rhett Rocque

Reality TV Decoded: 10 Reality Stars Who Earn Millions

More than just memorable personalities, these reality TV stars figured how to make a living off of you watching

Reality TV has become a multi-million dollar business for a select few individuals who manage…

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Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd on Sparkle, Jordin Sparks & Success

From music videos to major films, the New York casting director has always had an eye for future stars

Sparkle casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd shares her techniques on grooming stars like Jordin Sparks,…

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UBR Spotlight: Search Is On For America’s Best Small Businesses

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Bryant Monteilh sits down with Harvey…

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Ruben Studdard on Weight Loss, Vegetarianism, Music and Marathon

The former American Idol champ brings health awareness to his hometown with a weekend-long celebration

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard celebrates comeback with new look, album and healthy lifestyle at…

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L.A. Reid’s 4 Tips for Being a Successful Executive in Music

The music mogul and 'X Factor' judge shares personal trade secrets for success in the music business

The X Factor judge and longtime music veteran shares a few business tips for the…

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2011 Fall TV Preview: 13 Shows Worth Watching this Season

With a batch of new and returning programs here's a guide of what needs your support

Every fall the networks release their fall TV lineups, which include a slew of new…

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Top 20 Prime-time TV Programs

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Jan. 11-17. Listings include the week’s…

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