Tina Campbell's position in the award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary is in jeopardy in the fifth season of her WEtv hit show with her sister and fellow group member, Erica Campbell.
"How about we just cast another Mary Mary," Erica Campbell's husband and the group's producer, Warryn, asks in an upcoming trailer for the show provided by WEtv.
Warryn's threat to fire Tina comes after the singer refuses to cooperate in expediting the process of creating another Mary Mary album. For over two years, both Erica and Tina took a hiatus from the group to focus on their solo music efforts. more >>
Gospel singer Tina Campbell says she's grateful to God for bringing her out of public marital struggles with her husband, Teddy, to create a body of work that led her to win an NAACP Image Award as a solo artist.
"I never knew that when my life was falling apart a couple of years ago on my reality show that God would use those challenges to birth a body of work that you all would be recognizing today," Campbell said during her acceptance speech at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards. "So thank you. I can't believe y'all got me up here crying."
After close to two decades in the music industry where she has received numerous accolades with her sister and co-star of the WEtv reality show "Mary Mary," Campbell said the award is just as affirming as the first one she ever received. more >>
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — At Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Dolly Parton was awarded the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for her NBC TV movie "Coat of Many Colors," a story about her upbringing in rural Tennessee around the time she was 9 years old.
"I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I'm so blessed and thankful for a great cast, producers, director, and for everyone who watched and I'm extremely thankful to the Movieguide Awards for this honor," Parton said.
During an evening celebrating family-friendly entertainment, "War Room" came away with the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2015. The event, held at the Universal Hilton last Friday, will be telecast Monday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 on the REELZChannel. more >>
Churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were mostly individual assemblies that were disconnected from one another. However, the Transforming the Bay With Christ initiative hopes to change all that and usher in a gospel movement to improve the quality of life for area residents.
"There was no collective sense of what each other was doing," said Mark Labberton, Fuller Seminary President and advocate for Transforming the Bay With Christ, to The Christian Post in late January.
Not only were churches acting as disjointed, individual assemblies that were diconnected from one another, but residents of the Bay Area mirrored that spiritual disconnect. According to a 2014 report from Barna Group, a research organization that studies faith and culture, the San Francisco metro area was considered America's most "churchless" city. more >>
After winning his second Super Bowl title on Sunday evening, star quarterback Peyton Manning said he planned to drink "a lot of Budweiser," adding that he was grateful and planned to thank "the man upstairs" following the big game against the Carolina Panthers.
"I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family," Manning told CBS' Tracy Wolfson while explaining his plans in his first post-game interview.
"I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I promise you that," the Denver Broncos quarterback continued, adding, "I'm going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity." more >>
After gospel music star Kirk Franklin was pictured in a studio with rap mogul Kanye West, the rapper is revealing what the entertainment industry veterans spoke about.
The 38-year-old "Yeezus" rapper said he and Franklin, 46, were discussing West's upcoming yet-to-be officially titled eighth studio album. West explained why he was referring to it as a gospel record.
"When I was sitting in the studio with Kirk, Kirk Franklin, and we're just going through it. I said this is a gospel album, with a whole lot of cursing on it, but it's still a gospel album," West said in an interview on Big Boy Radio. "The gospel according to Ye. It's not exactly what happened in the Bible, but it's this story idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary." more >>