A week after she was fatally shot in the head by an obsessed fan, several hundred friends, family and supporters gathered to remember 22-year-old Christian singer and former "Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie at her home church in New Jersey last Friday.
The public memorial service, which took place just a day after she was laid to rest at a private funeral last Thursday, was held at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford where Grimmie once served as a female lead vocalist, according to CNN.
Reuters reports that the memorial opened with a recording of the beloved singer's cover of the song "In Christ Alone," followed by a host of family members and friends sharing memories of her. more >>
Kevin James Loibl, the 27-year-old man who fatally shot 22-year-old Christian singer Christina Grimmie in the head in Orlando, Florida, last Friday, reportedly boasted to his co-workers that the singer would one day be his wife but got angry after he discovered she had a boyfriend.
A number of Loibl's colleagues at Best Buy told TMZ that he was so infatuated with the singer, he got hair transplants, Lasik eye surgery and even became a vegan to lose weight to improve his odds of starting a relationship with the singer, vowing even that he would one day make her his wife. He would also frequently listen to her music at work.
Loibl's colleagues say the gunman also claimed to have met with the singer at one of her shows he attended in March but a source close to the singer said it never happened. more >>
One NFL coach is inspiring perspective college football players with more than stories about how to break into the professional league.
During a training camp with high school prospects in New Jersey last week, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh joined his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan head coach, at a training camp where the elder brother decided to instill a competitive edge in players by sharing a biblical story with them.
While Jim, a former coach for the San Francisco 49ers, was looking for prospects, John asked the players a series of questions. more >>
A new report circulating online says murdered singer and popular contestant on NBC's "The Voice," Christina Grimmie, might have been killed because of her Christian faith.
According to the Santa Monica Observer, Orlando Police are investigating Grimmie's death as a hate crime after examining cell phone and computer records of her killer, Kevin James Loibl, 27. Loibl shot Grimmie on Friday night as she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida.
The Observer did not specify the exact source of the information from the Orlando Police Department. more >>
Marcus Grimmie, brother of budding singer and popular contestant on NBC's "The Voice" Christina Grimmie, revealed at a vigil for his sister who "loved the Lord" that she had her arms wide open to the man who took her life.
Christina, 22, died on Saturday after she was shot in an attack by Kevin James Loibl, 27, as she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida. Loibl fired at the singer before her brother was able to tackle him to the ground. The shooter killed himself during a struggle with Marcus. Christina was pronounced dead at a hospital.
At a vigil held in the singer's honor in her hometown of Evesham, New Jersey, on Monday, Marcus revealed to about 500 supporters that his sister offered her killer kindness and he rewarded her with death. more >>
Despite all the setbacks on her life over the past few years, Teresa Giudice seems to have overcome them all as she celebrated her 44th birthday on Wednesday, surrounded by her family and close friends.
According to E! News, a source said, "It was a small, loving family affair." All of Giudice's daughters that she shares with husband Joe were present: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" shared photos of her birthday celebration on Instagram.
Her mother, Antonia Gorga, also didn't miss the big day, along with brother Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa, who also stars in "RHONJ." more >>