‘SHERRI’ Talk Show To Start Tomorrow in Same Time Slot Previously Held by Wendy Williams…

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As one of Sherri Shepherd’s biggest fans (I interviewed her for my first book After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship With God), I’m very much excited to see Sherri have her own talk show SHERRI, which debuts TOMORROW! However, I cannot lie: It’s going to be hard to see a new show in the time slot that was previously held by the Queen of All Media Wendy Williams. That being said, although in various articles, blogs, posts, tweets, etc., it has been insinuated or even flat out said that Sherri stole Wendy Williams’ spot, that is not true. As I’m also a Wendy Williams fan, I’ve had many months to ponder the downfall of The Wendy Williams show and its host Wendy. I truly believe that many factors contributed including but not limited to her divorce, the death of her mother and her empty nest after her son left for college. These factors most likely triggered her to relapse into what appears to be an alcohol addiction. Still, despite what it’s looking like now, I believe that with God, all things are possible. I hope and pray that Wendy develops a personal relationship with God  if she doesn’t have one right now (as Sherri does have a personal relationship with God) and even if she never has a talk show again, she will regain her health and peace of mind. And let’s be clear: no amount of success, personally and professionally, matters if you don’t have a personal relationship with God as your foundation. As the children song states, you’re building your house on sand (personally and professionally) if you don’t have one. Because when the storms arise in life, as they most certainly will (and Sherri has weathered storms), your house will collapse…

And now that I have said that, I can properly celebrate a new chapter in the career of Sherri Shepherd! Check out what she has lined up in the first season of SHERRI because we’re claiming that her new talk show lasts for many seasons ahead…

ABOUT SHERRI

The Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, actor, and best-selling author Sherri Shepherd brings her inimitable, authentic and comedic perspective to daytime on Monday, September 12 with her own nationally-syndicated talk show, SHERRI.

Sherri’s warm, relatable and engaging personality will shine through as she offers her comedic take on the day’s entertainment news, pop culture, and trending topics with the daytime audience. As America’s favorite girl next door, her comedy-driven show will feature celebrity interviews, informative experts, moments of inspiration and amazing everyday people to create an hour of entertainment escapism.

Taped live in New York City in front of a live studio audience, SHERRI is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

Tickets are still available for September shows! Click HERE for more information…

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Watch TV One’s ‘Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story’ TONIGHT at 9/8c on TV One!

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I’m truly excited about TV One’s  “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” based on the life of gospel legend Marvin Sapp, which comes on tonight at 9 P.M. ET/8C! TV One recently hosted the official red-carpet premiere for the biopic at the Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta. The event was packed with star power including the icon himself, Marvin Sapp alongside film stars Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Ambre Anderson, Stormy Merriweather, Zoe Greene and Jayden Griffin. Other notable attendees included director, Russ Parr, Executive Producers Phil Thornton and Keith Neal and President of TV One Michelle Rice. Check out some of the pics below!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: Ambre Anderson, Marvin Sapp and Chaz Lamar Shepherd attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: (L-R) Vonii Bristow, Kevin Saunders, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Ambre Anderson, Marvin Sapp, Charmin Lee, Seth Schenall, and Josué Charles attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: o, Marvin Sapp, Russ Parr, Ambre Anderson, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Dawn Raven, and Phil Thornton attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: Michelle Rice and Marvin Sapp attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: Phil Thornton, Willie Moore Jr. and Marvin Sapp attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: Singer Keyondra Lockett attends the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 17: Sheree Whitfield and Lisa Wu attend the TV One Atlanta screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story” at Regal Atlantic Station on August 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for TV One)

In the days leading up to the premiere of the film, Sapp has much to celebrate. He was surprised by the Pandora team with the Billionaire Award celebrating more than one billion streams on the platform on Thursday at the National Museum of African American Music. There is also a re-release of his classic hit “Never Would Have Made It” out today. The impassioned unplugged version of the song continues to bring people to their feet 16 years after it was first released. The song is available for purchase and on all streaming platforms now.

Buzz has reached a fever pitch since the world premiere of the trailer exclusively within the Stellar Awards last month. Fans and industry insiders alike have been waiting to see the retelling of this legendary journey told through the lens of the man who lived it. From an intimate screening in his home state of Michigan to a prestigious showing during the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and a special premiere at his home church The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas, “Never Would Have Made It” has resonated with audiences through its powerful storytelling and dynamic cast. In Nashville this week, the film will wrap up its movie premiere run with a special screening at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.

Marvin Sapp‘s biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for his wife MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry and growth in his faith. Sapp came into prominence more than 30 years ago as a member of the iconic gospel group Commissioned and is widely known for his award-winning, chart-topping crossover hit “Never Would Have Made It.” Currently, he is an author, radio show host and senior pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas and pastor emeritus of Lighthouse Full Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan – the church he founded with his late wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp.

The film is directed by Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick and Keith Neal serving as Executive Producers. Additionally, Marvin Sapp and Phil Thornton are Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Susan Henry is Senior Director of Original Programming and Production.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at http://www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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DeVon Franklin’s Ex-Wife Meagan Good Says She Wants A Child Following Divorce…

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I’m going to go on record and state that I thought DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good divorced because they weren’t on the same page about children i.e. that he wanted children and she did not want children…However, during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier at the premiere of her new Netflix film, Day Shift, she said that she hopes to have a child at some point in the future…See below…

I will note that although she said she wants to have a child, she didn’t seem to have a definite plan regarding when so maybe there is a bit of ambivalence around the issue or maybe what she said is all she wants to reveal about the matter…

Meagan turned 41 years old this month (so her age is a factor in her quest to have children) and posted it about it below…

Anwho, what do you think about what the former Mrs. Franklin had to say about wanting a child…

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