Michelle Williams recently received some encouragement from legendary singer Gladys Knight following some social media scrutiny.
Williams, the 33-year-old former Destiny's child member, became a trending topic on the social media network when people created the phrase "#poormichelle." With the hashtag came a plethora of people who pointed out moments when group members Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland seemed to treat Williams in an inferior manner.
While Rowland and Knowles have previously called Williams their "sister," the latter seemed to rise above the scrutiny. Knight, the legendary veteran singer, took to her own Twitter account to honor Williams with kind words. more >>
The BET Celebration of Gospel is not a new affair, but actress Taraji P. Henson is bringing a new twist to the show that she promises will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.
Henson, the 43-year-old actress, is hosting the 14th annual Celebration of Gospel which is an opportunity previously reserved for comedians like Steve Harvey. However, the Christian award-winning actress was more than excited when BET asked her to bring her own flavor to the longstanding televised gospel celebration.
"I'm funny but a lot of times they get comedians or personalities. So I was just very very honored," she told The Christian Post. "And then when I met with the executives I got goosebumps. We all did because it just felt like the perfect marriage." more >>
IRVINE, Calif., – Recording artist and worship leader Phil Wickham had to cancel his performance at Catalyst West and additional concerts it was announced at the event Thursday evening because of a vocal cord irregularity most likely caused from overuse.
In a letter from Wickham read to those attending, he wrote, "Thankfully, they believe we caught this early on enough that it can most likely be reversed without surgery. The only way to reverse it is total silence. No singing. No talking. The silence could be two weeks, two months, or longer."
Wickham did appear on stage after the letter was read for a time of prayer with all inside the Mariners Church worship center where the main sessions are being held. more >>
Pat Houston, manager of the late Whitney Houston and aunt to her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, recently filed a restraining order against her niece's husband Nick Gordon.
Pat, the wife of the late singer's brother Gary Houston, has been on the receiving end of Gordon's hostile tweets recently.
According to celebrity news website TMZ: "Nick Gordon -- who grew up in Whitney's house and married Whitney's daughter -- has been ordered to stay 200 yards away from Pat Houston -- Whitney's sister-in-law and executor of her estate. Pat got the order after claiming she feared for her safety after Nick made threatening comments and posted photos of guns." more >>
Kanye West reportedly spent time in a Los Angeles jail on Thursday.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, turned himself in to jail where he was booked on a misdemeanor battery charge, according to TMZ. However, the rapper was reportedly released in under 50 minutes after he got his mugshot and fingerprints taken.
West has been sentenced to probation, anger management and community service stemming from the misdemeanor battery charge against a photographer that took place last July. West's lawyer entered a no contest plea earlier this month on behalf of the 36-year-old rapper who did not attend the hearing. The rap mogul was given two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions, ordered to pay restitution to the victim and serve 250 hours of community service, CNN reports. more >>
Selena Gomez is going to be deposed in connection to a civil lawsuit filed against her on-and-off again boyfriend Justin Bieber
Gomez, the 21-year-old singer and actress, was served papers mandating her to appear in Los Angeles to recall what took place during an alleged May 2012 altercation between Bieber,20, and a paparazzo named Jose Duran. Duran is alleging that Bieber attacked him in the presence of his girlfriend at the time, Gomez.
Bieber, Gomez and Duran were in the parking lot of a Calabasas, Calif. shopping mall when the Canadian singer reportedly attacked the photographer for following the pair. Although, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department did not file criminal charges against Bieber in the case, Duran decided to file a civil suit against Bieber last year. more >>