Preachers deal with the same struggles as the rest of the world once they step away from the pulpit, and the BET premiere of the new movie "Let the Church Say Amen" showcases many of those challenges with the help of an all-star cast.
The film is adapted from the novel written by ReShonda Tate Billingsley that bears the same name, and features "Waiting to Exhale" actress Lela Rochon, who plays the film's first lady "Loretta," of the fictitious Zion Hill Church.
Rochon, who portrays the reverend's wife who's working hard to keep her household and the church together, describes "Let the Church Say Amen" as the type of faith-based film that will appeal to Christian as well as secular audiences. more >>
Gospel singer Kierra Sheard recently remade Beyoncé Knowles' 2008 hit single "If I Were a Boy" from the perspective of a single Christian woman.
Sheard, the 28-year-old singer, "Sunday Best" judge and fashion designer, took to Instagram to admit that she has made some dating mistakes, which inspired her to remake Knowles' song.
"As a Christian single woman dating, I've been hurt and not wise on my dating journey. However, I've learned what's best for me and what I would do differently if I dated myself," Sheard wrote on Instagram. more >>
Taylor Swift fans know that the star has always had a track record for being incredibly friendly, but apparently, she took her friendliness even on stage, as her five-day show engagement in LA's Staple Center for her "1989" tour was joined by big stars on stage.
According to Time, Swift ended her stint with three surprise guests. First up was her bff Selena Gomez. Selena wore a pair of black hot pants, while Swift wore a set of white. The two were seen on a video tweeted by a fan, walking down the runway, singing Swift's new single "Good for You," which she proclaims "the song of the summer." more >>
One Direction fans everywhere probably know by now that their all-time favorite boyband is taking an extended hiatus. This news was not received well, as Twitter exploded with worried posts that this "break" is just a prequel to the actual one. However, members of the band immediately spoke out about the issue.
According to US Today, Niall Horan posted on his Twitter, "Ok so Lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year." This is followed by Louis Tomlison tweeting "Your support is truly indescribable! It's just a break. We're not going anywhere!!" Liam Payne then expressed how happy he was that the rumors had already been cleared out and proceeded to thank the fans, as he went, "So glad everything has been cleared up today and ur support with it is amazing not that we could ever expect anything less your amazing So much more to come." Although there are still no words from one member of the group, Harry Styles, it's expected that he will sooner or later reassure fans, as well.
The hiatus is said to have been triggered by the crazy schedule the band has had. E! reports that after Zayn Malik's sudden departure earlier this year, the band has been shaken a bit, which led to a closed-door meeting about the band's future. It's no surprise that fans would be concerned that the remaining four members would also call it quits. An insider for One Direction, however, insists that this is a good time for the band to recollect themselves. If there would be no break, the boys being under extreme pressure with back-to-back commitments may become the reason for their ultimate split. more >>
Iggy Azalea's new album is set to hit the shelves in 2016, and her fans are excited to see the fruits of the Australian singer's labor.
The young singer reportedly threw out her first draft recordings and "started from scratch" in making her album. Now, the album is halfway done and six tracks have already been finished, according to Kpop Starz.
There are reports saying her final recording sessions will be completed by October. Iggy Azalea's album is expected to be released in stores early next year, the report details. more >>
Grammy-nominated singer Angie Stone, who made headlines earlier this year for getting into a vicious physical altercation with her 30-year-old daughter, Diamond, in March appeared on Bishop T.D. Jakes' new talk show to discuss the incident on Thursday.
"We are talking to Grammy-nominated singer and actress Angie Stone who is here today to rekindle her relationship with her daughter Diamond," said Bishop Jakes in a preview for the episode which airs today. "This is the first time they have spoken publicly since the altercation that tore them apart."
Stone and her daughter are brought to tears during the episode in which the bishop offered them spiritual counseling. more >>