DeVon Franklin, the Seventh-day Adventist preacher and Hollywood executive, is defending his wife, actress Meagan Good, against critics who've disapproved of her clothing choices throughout the years.
The couple appeared as speakers at the ESSENCE Festival empowerment panel on July 3 where they spoke about overcoming harsh criticism from the church. Good, 33, has not shied away from choosing clothing options with a plunging neckline or exposed skin and admitted to being upset with her critics from the church after receiving their negative feedback.
Rumors have emerged around the upcoming iPhone 6S, including a release date, and leaked schematics showing a wider dimension, and fewer motherboard chips.
Alleged leaked images showing the iPhone 6S to be thicker than the iPhone 6, and featuring fewer motherboard chips have emerged online, with a rumored September release date for Apple's next flagship phone.
The leaked schematics feature the iPhone 6S as slightly thicker compared to its predecessor's 6.9mm width, supposedly due to a larger battery, or the incorporation of Force Touch technology previously seen on the Apple Watch. more >>
Sarah Jakes Roberts, daughter of popular megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, who wed Touré Roberts, senior pastor of One Church International in Hollywood, California, last fall, recently revealed that she was "nearly arrested" after showing her "tail" during her previous marriage to former Redskins linebacker Robert Henson.
"In my previous marriage I was nearly arrested," Jakes Roberts explained in a discussion with ESSENCE about identifying your soul mate, along with her husband. "I mean, I showed my tail, okay? So being vulnerable and being treated like a lady wasn't something that I had really become accustomed to because I was so used to being tough and taking care of myself."
Jakes revealed in 2012 that she chose to end her marriage to Henson after four years because of "multiple infractions" and "safety" concerns. more >>
Christian actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, FOX News correspondent Adam Housley, are expressing their gratitude after being blessed with the delivery of a healthy baby girl on Wednesday.
The Housleys named the new addition to their family Ariah Talea Housley, according to People magazine. The baby was born at 2:54 p.m. on July 1 with a weight of 10 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.5 inches.
The parents of 2 ½ year old son, Aden John Tanner Housley, spoke to People about how blessed they felt to welcome their second healthy child into the word. more >>
Christian basketball star Jeremy Lin of the LA Lakers answered questions about his plans for marriage during a worship service at a Hong Kong university on Sunday where he spoke about the challenges he faced throughout his past basketball season to a student audience of over 1,400 people.
As part of his Asia tour, Lin, 26, spoke at The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he opened up about how his Christian faith helped him through what he described as "possibly the toughest year of my life."
The Taiwanese-American's fans were also allowed to participate in the discussion by asking questions, which one young woman used as an opportunity to inquire about Lin's expectations for marriage and when his nuptials might take place. more >>
International pop star Katy Perry is at the center of a legal battle between a Los Angeles Archbishop, who's trying to sell a Catholic convent, and two nuns who've decided to sell their former home to a buyer whose bid is $1 million higher than Perry's offer.
Perry, the entertainer who was named No. 3 on Forbes' recent list of the highest paid celebrities in the world, said she's prepared to pay Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez $14.5 million for the former Catholic convent in the the Los Feliz neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles that she wants to turn into her home, according to The Los Angeles Times. Perry's plans, however, are being thwarted by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who believe the convent is theirs to sell and already struck a $15.5 million deal with restaurateur Dana Hollister.
While 52 Immaculate Heart sisters once lived on the property that Perry has reportedly been eyeing for three years, Sister Catherine Rose told the Times that many were moved out of the property "against their will" in 2011. The nuns said they gathered their money collectively to purchase the property at a discounted rate from a benefactor decades ago and worry that if the diocese completes the sale with Perry, the sisters will not see any of the money which is needed to cover their living expenses. more >>