Award-winning gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp's latest CD, a feel-good album titled Christmas Card, reminds listeners of the reason for the season and includes a "thank you" from the Sapp kids to all who have supported them since their mother's passing. Sapp recently spoke with The Christian Post about his new LP, celebrating the holidays without his late wife, and how he manages being a single dad, pastor, and recording artist.
Sapp's Christmas Card, opening with the track "Feels Real Good," a bouncy, bass-heavy cut, and closing with the doo-wop track "Don't Get It Twisted" that calls for keeping Christ in Christmas, also offers two traditional tracks, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Joseph's Song."
The family- and dance-friendly album is Sapp's first-ever Christmas-themed LP, which is just one of a few recent firsts for the Michigan artist and minister. more >>
Kelly Rowland, the 32-year-old singer formerly of the R&B group Destiny's Child and X Factor judge who recently got engaged, is not inviting anyone to her wedding other than her pastor.
Rowland is engaged to her manager Tim Witherspoon who, as Bossip.com has reported, she has dated for years. After flashing the diamond sparkler on social media and in recent pictures, the singer is finally speaking out about her engagement and future wedding plans.
"I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That's it," she told People. "I mean, we are the only two that's going to be in the marriage." more >>
Kanye West is explaining comparing his line of work to that of police officers and military soldiers - comments that many deemed offensive.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, has spoken about the dangers of performing on high moving objects during his "Yeezus" tour recently. However, his decision to compare the dangers to those who protect and serve their community has outraged people like David Oliver, the Brimfield, Ohio chief of police.
However, West recently appeared in his hometown of Chicago for the "Yeezus" tour where he spoke to B96's Stylz and Roman about the comments. more >>
1. Keira Knightly
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star tied the knot with James Righton in France on May 4. See a photo here.
2. Kristin Cavallari more >>
Rumor has it, teenage pop star Justin Bieber might be retiring from music, two days before Christmas. But not everyone believes the teen icon's announcement.
"I'm retiring man, I'm just going to take some time, I think I'm going to probably quit music," Bieber said in an interview with Power 106 FM, a Los Angeles radio station, on Tuesday. The news has exploded that, after his newest album, Believe, releases on iTunes Dec. 23rd, the pop star plans to fade from the public scene.
Signs to the contrary abound, however. Sources "in Bieber's camp" told TMZ the young star was joking. "As one source put it, 'the kid's got ambition.'" TMZ also reported on Bieber's surprise appearance at the comedy show "Laugh Factory" on Friday, where he was "ROASTED" for his "ridiculous fashion choices." After that performance, this "news" is a joke – "apparently he thinks he's on a comedy roll." more >>
Multiple Dove Award winner Natalie Grant will be the host of new Christian themed dating show called, "It Takes A Church," which was just green-lighted for full production by GSN.
"I am absolutely thrilled to join GSN and the great folks I'll meet as host of 'It Takes A Church,'" said Grant to CP. "Church has always played such a vital role in my life, and I'm really excited to watch these congregations help their fellow parishioners find love!"
The show will revolve around the members of a church going on a mission to find love for "one lucky, single, parishioner ... without his or her knowledge," the release said. more >>