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Tyler Perry Launches New Site + Get Details on New TBS Sitcom

It's been in the works for quite some time now and finally, the all new is available to the public. The new site launch comes on the heels of the DVD release of "Madea's Big Happy Family," which is available in stores now. Also featured on Perry's new site, is a funny trailer for his new sitcom, For Better or Worse starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White, who play Marcus and Angela in Tyler Perry's blockbuster hit feature films, "Why Did I Get Married", and "Why Did I Get Married Too."

Watching the constant drama between these two play out on the small screen is sure to be equally entertaining. And we love Tyler Perry in the role of the level-headed therapist. He plays both serious and silly roles equally well.

Get more details about the new dramedy For Better Or Worse when you pop the hood!

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MUSIC BUZZ: Fred Hammond to Release Romantic Album in 2012

By EEW BUZZ contributor, Kennisha Hill

We all know and love him for hits like "No Weapon," "We're Blessed, and "You are the Living Word." But  Hammond is switching gears and tapping into his more romantic side for his next album. "Though many of his fans wait in eager anticipation for the more secular rendering, others view the shift in the focus of Hammond's music as controversial, calling it far-fetched and off-focus for the multi-award winning artist and sought-after producer.

Fred recently tweeted:

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Michelle Obama Covers ESSENCE October "Power" Issue 

By Kwaku Alston, Essence

Though we're just now about to head into September, EEW BUZZ editors are already receiving October news about First Lady Michelle Obama. She will be covering the October 2011 issue of ESSENCE Magazine. This marks her 5th time appearing on the magazine's cover since her husband, President Barack Obama was elected back in 2008.

The issue is unveling its "Power List," featuring 28 ladies the magazine is calling "the most influential black women." Pop the hood to get a few highlights from the interview where Lady O talks about needing girlfriends, finding balance, raising her daughters and more!

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WE LOVE IT! "Gospel for Teens" Program Uplifts Harlem Kids 

Executive Director Vy Higginson started  program to preserve the art form of gospel music in a generation where kids are unduly influenced by Hip Hop. Now the program has grown into so much more--a vehicle to keep at-risk kids off the streets and help them grow, develop, and flourish even in the worst circumstances.


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Kim Cash Tate Talks "Cherished" with Christian Rapper Da' T.R.U.T.H. 

One of EEW Magazine's favorite Thomas Nelson authors, Kim Cash Tate, interviews one
of our favorite Christian rappers, Stellar & Dove Award winner and GRAMMY®  nominated artist Da’
T.R.U.T.H. (also one of EEW Magazine's 10 Men Leading the Way).

a' T.R.U.T.H. who is gearing up to release his new CD, The Whole Truth on September 13, shares how God restored his marriage after he got entangled in an adulterous affair. Out of the painful situation came a beautiful song, “Cherished,"-- a song of love and redemption
dedicated to his lovely wife Nicole Lambert, inspired by Kim Cash Tate's new book, Cherished, which is  out today.

The tear-jerking video reminds us all of 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us  from all unrighteousness." (NIV)

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PHOTO BUZZ: T.D. & Serita Jakes' Cute Grandbaby McKenzie Ann

Cute! Cute! Cute! EEW BUZZ editors just love kids so we let out a collective "awww" when we saw this black and white instagram shot of the Jakes' sweet little gran, McKenzie Ann.


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WOW! '150 Souls Were Saved' Tweets CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans poses for a photograph with Executive Pastor Matthew Hagee and wife Kendall at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas

This is what ministry is all about! An excited CeCe Winans tweeted about "a powerful move of the Holy Spirit" that took place yesterday at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas where John Hagee is pastor.


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Juanita Bynum Taking "FacebookTongues" to a New Level?


Many of us have seen "saints" joke around on social networks by adding "Shondo" or some other form of "e-tongues" as a light-hearted way of expressing approval of something spiritual. But Bynum seems to be intermittently typing tongues as she writes out prayers on her Facebook page. And a sister is not playing. Clearly, folks don't know what to think!

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Eddie Long: "People Are Wondering What I'm Going to Say"

Bishop Eddie Long, who has been mum about the scandal surrounding the young men who claim the pastor coerced them into homosexual acts, broke his silence. Of course his commentary has nothing to do with pleading guilty or innocent. See the New Birth pastor's response to the explosive news that the young men are writing a tell-all book.

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TWITTER BUZZ: Bishop T.D. Jakes Explains Zachery Tims Eulogy

After Bishop Jakes was called upon to deliver the Eulogy of 42-year-old megapastor Zachery Tims who died suddenly in a New York Hotel August 12, some could not grasp the full context of his message from media snippets. One point Jakes made, left some confused. When you pop the hood, see the Bishop's explaination of this statement: "I don't know what happened in that room in New York, but I can only hope that as Zach was dying, Dr. Tims stood up."

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Christian Artist Shei Atkins Abandons Gospel for R&B, Blames Church


EEW BUZZ editors are so over this right now. According to Christian Post, Grammy-Nominated Gospel Artist turned R &B artist, Shei Atkins, blames the church for her decision to switch over to secular music. Girl, stop. Pop the hood to see what the artist told our friends over at about why she is stripping the Gospel label from her tunes.

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SAFETY FIRST: Michelle Obama Spotted Bike-Riding In Her Helmet

How many adults do you know who choose to be cute rather than safe? Well, not Mrs. Obama. The lovely Lady O was snapped on Martha's Vineyard yesterday going bike-riding in her safety helmet around Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in Chilmark. She was with her family (not pictured) and her security detail.

So that's how she stays in such great shape, huh?


TWITTER BUZZ: Marvin Sapp's Vacay with the Kids 

We all know the disparaging statistic that says 72% of all black children are raised in single parent homes. But some of those homes are headed up by loving dads like Pastor Marvin Sapp, whose wife died of colon cancer last fall. He's holding it down and shared his plans to hang out with the kids and do a bit of school shopping via Twitter. More after the jump!

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