PRAYERS FOR BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN!

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, is fighting for her life, a representative for Whitney Houston’s family said Monday. The family’s representative also said in the statement that Bobbi Kris is surrounded by immediate family and that the family was requesting privacy. No more details were provided.

Her father, Bobby Brown had already confirmed his daughter’s hospitalization earlier, “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time,” Bobby said in the statement.

The statements came as the Roswell police department released the incident report from Saturday. The report revealed that the mystery man who Read the rest

ANDRAE CROUCH CELEBRATION OF LIFE (PHOTOS)

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Andrae Crouch was remembered at his funeral in Los Angeles for writing songs that made the whole world sing. The Grammy-winning gospel performer, songwriter and pastor were honored Wednesday during a service at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Read the rest

2015 BMI TRAILBLAZERS OF GOSPEL AWARDS

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BMI, brought the Gospel music community together to celebrate 2015 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. Honoring the year’s best in gospel music, the 16th annual event honored Israel Houghton as well as LaShun Pace and the Anointed Pace Sisters. The event, held at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, were hosted by Kim Burrell and VaShawn Mitchell, along with Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO and Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta.

The BMI Awards recognized BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of the Year: “The Gift,” written and performed by Donald Lawrence. BMI also recognized five additional opuses as Top-Performed Gospel Songs of the Year (2014): “1 On 1,” written by Lucius B. Hoskins and performed by Zacardi Cortez; “Clean This House,” co-written by Philip Cornish and Isaac Carree, who is the performer; “God Will Make a Way,” written by Ay’Ron Lewis and performed by Shirley Caesar; “Here in Our Praise,” co-written by Michael Bethany and Fred Hammond, who is the performer; and “It’s Working,” co-written by Aaron Lindsey and William Murphy, who is the performer.

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KEVIN HART: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER PHOTOS

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Kevin Hart is all over the place these days, appearing on the big screen in The Wedding Ringer, hitting the small screen as host of Saturday Night Live! this weekend, and now he has shown up on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter (THR). How he keeps up with his busy schedule, we’ll never understand, but his cover shoot on THR is something of a wonder. Going shirtless, the comedian dons a huge white afro instead of his usually short mane. It’s definitely a different look! Check out the rest of the photo shoot, after the click: Read the rest

JENNIFER HUDSON HEADED FOR BROADWAY

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Jennifer Hudson will be singing and shimmying on Broadway this fall. The Oscar winner will star as juke-joint singer Shug Avery in a New York revival of The Color Purple. The show’s revival will be backed by Oprah Winfrey, who reached out to Jennifer personally to invite her to join the cast. The new production is a stripped-down version of the splashy original $10 million show, which debuted a decade ago and ran for a little over two years. Exact dates, theater and complete casting for The Color Purple are to be announced.

STELLAR AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

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Hailed as “Gospel music’s biggest night,” this year’s Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominees were unveiled — with Gospel superstar and WEtv personality Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard and New G sharing the top spot as the most nominated artists with ten nominations each. Kirk Franklin’s The Walls Group earned eight; Deitrick Haddon’s LXW, Michelle Williams, Smokie Norful, Tasha Page-Lockhart, and Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir, also scored multiple nominations. For a complete list of nominations Read the rest

WATCH: JOHN LEGEND & COMMON – GLORY

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On Sunday night, John Legend and Common took home the Best Original Song Golden Globe for “Glory,” their song contribution to the film, “Selma.” Now the two have released the official video for the powerful piano ballad. The song plays during the final credits of “Selma,” therefore viewers haven’t had a chance to see how it sounds with actual images from the movie until now. Take a look after the click: Read the rest

2015 GOLDEN GLOBES AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

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The Golden Globes kicked off the award season last night — Hollywood’s big night of glitz and glamour was presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-industry group of some 100 foreign journalists. John Legend and Common took home the award for Best Original Song for their track “Glory” from the film Selma. Even more exciting may have been the fact that they received the award from Prince who made a surprise appearance at the awards. Read the rest

ANDRAÉ CROUCH: LEGENDARY ARTIST

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Andraé Crouch, was a gospel crooner with a keen sense of melody and a voice both velvety and powerful. Mr. Crouch’s recordings range from reverent hymns, to traditional gospel sounds, to contemporary light rock and pop-oriented songs backed by jazz musicians, to African/world-music influences.

Often times called, “The Father of the Modern Gospel” – Mr. Crouch was credited as a key figure in helping to bring contemporary Gospel sound into the church. As well, he was Read the rest

PATTI LABELLE’S 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH

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Patti LaBelle celebrated her 70th birthday Monday night among close friends and family at Cara Mia restaurant in New Jersey. Whoopi Goldberg and fashion icon André Leon Talley were among some of the celebrities in attendance for the bash. Ms. LaBelle’s actual birthday was May 24th, but due Read the rest

2014 BET AWARDS (PHOTOS)

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BET Awards After nearly four hours of rewards, performances and the occasional bleeped expletive, the 2014 BET Awards came to a close. Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments that emerged from Sunday night’s ceremony, broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre. Check out the photos – after the click: Read the rest

SUNDAY BEST SEASON SEVEN RETURNS

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Sunday Best is back! The hit gospel singing competition is back for a seventh season, this coming Sunday, July 6th. Hosted by Kirk Franklin and with celebrity judges Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and new addition Kierra Sheard, aspiring gospel singers compete for America’s vote — and a major recording contract. Watch a teaser after the click: Read the rest

INTERVIEW WITH: JACKY CLARK CHISHOLM

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As a fan of the Clark Sisters and the legacy started by their mother Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, there is one that always caught my eye and peek my curiosity. Often in the background I knew Jacky Clark Chisholm was a favorite of mines. I am a softy for those who represent the foundation for others to flourish and are often overlooked. Jacky dropped a bomb via social media here recently that none of us saw, and it clearly shows that it is her season. So as a fan trying to settle his nerves, I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jacky about this space in time she is living right now…. HER SEASON!!! Read the interview, after the click: Read the rest

MICHELLE WILLIAMS’ “SAY YES” HITS #1!

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Michelle Williams’new single, “Say Yes,” soars to number one on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs. Michelle teamed up with her girl group counterparts Beyoncé and mom-to-be Kelly Rowland for the latest single. Michelle holds her own on the track, hitting her stride as a solo artist, while her Destiny’s Child girls – in their second reunion since they regrouped at the 2013 Super Bowl – take turns on verses. Check out the video – after the click: Read the rest

ACTOR MESHACH TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

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Actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as deliveryman Anthony Bouvier in the hit 1980s sitcom “Designing Women,” died Saturday at his home in Altadena. He was 67.The cause of his death was Read the rest

ICE-T GRANDSON ARRESTED FOR MURDER

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Rapper Ice-T’s grandson is in police custody after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate, according to reports. Elyjah Marrow, 19, was arrested last Tuesday in Marietta, Georgia, and charged in the shooting death of Daryus Johnson, 19. Elyjah Marrow was allegedly handling a gun when Read the rest

NEW VIDEO: JENNIFER HUDSON – WALK IT OUT

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She’s atalented singer and actress that have won a Grammy and an Oscar. Now Jennifer Hudson is showing off a brand new; fresher style in the premiered of her new video. The video is for the sassy single Walk it Out, produced by Timberland. The 32-year-old flaunts her bare midriff in a crop top while grooving down the street alongside a shirtless David McIntosh, a British TV actor. Check out the video after the click: Read the rest

BLACK ACTRESS RUN HOLLYWOOD

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A secret society of Hollywood actresses reveal just how powerful black women really are. It turns out that all these years that black women were left on the sidelines in Hollywood, it was not because of discrimination. But it was because of a secret organization of black women that actually run Hollywood. Funny or Die has posted a parody video starring actresses such as Alfre Woodard, Jurnee Smollett, Jurnee Smollet, Loretta Devine, Tracee Ellis Ross, Meagan Good, Nicole Byer, and Retta; that shows how black women secretly run everything in Hollywood. Check out the video – after the click (Viewer Discretion Is Advised): Read the rest

CLIVE DAVIS ANNUAL PRE-GRAMMY GALA

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Every year, it is the biggest party before music’s biggest night — Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala. Sure, you got to parties all the time. But trust us, you’ve never been, and probably never will be, at a blowout like music legend Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala. The usual assortment of amazing celebrities were there, including Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, R. Kelly, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Steve Wonder, and the list just goes on.

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ROC NATION PRE-GRAMMY BRUNCH

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Jay-Zhosted his annual Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch this year at a secluded gated mansion in Beverly Hills. Donning a rather sharp 3-piece suit, Hov was joined by a slew of celebrity friends and clients, including Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Kevin Hart, T.I., Willow and Jaden Smith and J. Cole.

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