Archive for October, 2010

MARVIN SAPP: “LIFE AFTER MALINDA SAPP” »

T wo weeks ago and just a month and a day after the memorial service of his wife MaLinda, Marvin Sapp was back in the pulpit addressing his congregation at Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, MI. “I’m not saying it’s been easy, it’s been very difficult for me and for my [...]

ALICIA KEYS: SPEAKS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD »

This is hands down is the best canvas I ever painted on! Its my best work ever, wow! Painting on this skin is amazing. I am looking forward to the next art session. -Swizz Beatz
A fter giving birth to her first child earlier this month, Alicia Keys, or shall we say Mrs. Dean, posted [...]

NO HAPPY HOLIDAYS FOR RAPPER T.I. »

L ooks like T.I. won’t be celebrating the holiday’s at home for the second year in a row. The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., was recently sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating the terms of his federal probation. T.I. has until this coming Monday (Nov01), to turn his [...]

BOBBY JONES REFLECTS ON 30 YEARS OF THE BOBBY JONES GOSPEL SHOW »

F or Bobby Jones, keeping it real isn’t just a slogan — he believes it’s the reason behind the remarkable, three-decade run of his BET inspirational show, “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “When we were able to express ourselves as gospel artists and the people who were on camera responded to it, praising God and the [...]

CELEBRITY EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS »

President Barack Obama laughs during the taping of Comedy Central’s “Indecision 2010″ – “When Grizzlies Attack: A Daily Show Midterm Teapartyganza” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC.

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Janet Jackson at the taping of 106 and Park at BET Studios in New York, New York.

MARIAH CAREY CONFIRMS PREGNANCY »

F inally, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, Mariah Carey has confirmed that she is pregnant on the “Today” show this morning (Oct28). “Well, we’re here in New York; yes, we are pregnant,” Mariah said during a pre-taped interview segment with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “This is true.”

Mariah opened [...]

WILLOW AND JADEN SMITH BUY LIFE »

W illow and Jaden Smith strikes-a-pose for a worthy cause. They have joined the likes of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Usher, Serena Williams and others in support of the “Keep A Child Alive” Buy Life campaign. The “Keep a Child Alive” charity was co-founded by Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz in an effort to [...]

RANCE ALLEN GROUP – “YOU THAT I TRUST” »

F or forty years The Rance Allen Group has influenced gospel stars ranging from BeBe & CeCe Winans and Fred Hammond to Kirk Franklin. They are preparing the world for their forthcoming CD/DVD project “The Live Experience II: Celebrating 40 Years of Music & Ministry” that boasts cameos from Shirley Caesar, Vanessa Bell [...]

RARE MICHAEL JACKSON PHOTOS RELEASED »

M ichael Jackson, who reportedly earned $275 million posthumously over the past year, which is more than Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Madonna pulled in combined, doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Hundreds of previously “unseen” images of Michael Jackson have been unearthed and will be release in a 208-page book titled, Michael [...]

BEBE WINANS JOINS SIRIUS RADIO »

S irius XM Radio announced yesterday (Oct26) that it will launch a new weekly show hosted by Gospel artist, BeBe Winans called “The BeBe Experience” on this Sunday, October 31. The program will air on Praise channel 68 on Sirius and channel 33 on XM every SUNDAY at 2p (ET) and rebroadcast on TUESDAYS [...]

CELEBRITY EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS »

Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige and First Lady Michelle Obama attended Day 3 of Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

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“FOR COLORED GIRLS” PREMIERE IN NEW YORK »

J anet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Patti LaBelle, Lass Gross, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, and Loretta Devine were among the stars, who made their way along the red carpet for the world premiere for the movie, “For Colored Girls,” last night, at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.
Tyler Perry–the man behind the movie–isn’t known [...]

JANET JACKSON COVERS JET MAGAZINE »

S uperstar, Janet Jackson covers the latest issue of JET magazine, looking very radiant and flawless. According to Jet, she talks about her new movie “For Colored Girl,” music and her rumored engagement, with her younger beau, Wissam Al Mana. The issue hits news stands next week.

TYE TRIBBETT OPENS UP ABOUT HIS INFIDELITY »

G ospel sensation, Tye Tribbett went against the beliefs he was taught as a kid, had an affair with a woman from his choir, Greater Anointing — known as G.A. Tye said it was with a woman he and his wife had counseled, but the relationship became “her and I more than the three [...]

ON SET OF FANTASIA NEW VIDEO “I’M DOIN’ ME” »

I t’s been a tumultuous year for Fantasia Barrino, but she is keeping it moving with her life and career these days, she shot a new music video for her new single, “I’m Doin’ Me” in New York City.

“After all the stuff that I’ve been through, there comes a time where you either continue [...]

MONICA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION »

M onica, her fiance’, Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated her 30th birthday at Phillipe Chow in Los Angeles over the weekend. The newly engaged couple was joined by celebrity friends, Ludacris, Lamar Odom, Derrick Fisher, Raven Symone, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, Tamala Jones, Amber Riley and other family and friends to [...]

CELEBRITY EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS »

Chris Brown poses before the start of the Chris Brown Youth Fun Run at the the inaugural Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge presented by Audi at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Olympian Carl Lewis was also in attendance.

QUICK CALL HOWARD STERN, GABOUREY SIDIBE BOOKED ANOTHER MOVIE! »

S eems Howard Stern was wrong about Gabourey Sidibe, “everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business,” he said back in March, “and she’s never going to be in another movie.” But as of last Wednesday, the Oscar-nominated star of “Precious” has joined the cast of “Tower Heist,” a comedy starring industry Eddie Murphy [...]

WE REMEMBER BISHOP ARTHUR BRAZIER »

C ivil Rights Leader, Arthur M. Brazier, known as Bishop Brazier to the many members of Chicago’s Apostolic Church of God, has passed away at age 89.

Bishop Brazier was a leader in the civil rights movement, he helped found The Woodlawn Organization in 1960, that championed for affordable housing and fought against public school [...]

RAPPER BUN B BECOMES A PROFESSOR »

H ouston rapper, Bun B is taking his rap act into classroom. Next spring Bun B, birth name Bernard Freeman will take charge of a course at Houston’s about hip-hop and religion. The course will discuss the history of rap music and explore the parallels and correlations between religion and hip-hop. Bun B says, [...]