The prosecution in the long-standing case against Singapore megachurch pastor Kong Hee and five other City Harvest Church members has claimed that the accused manipulated transactions and raised the church's budget deficit to $1.8 million in order to continue financing the popstar career of singer Ho Yeow Sun, Kong's wife.
"Essentially, you were prepared to increase the church's expenses by $630,000, causing the church deficit to rise to $1.8 million for 2007, to ensure that you were able to continue financing Sun Ho's music career. Correct?" Deputy Public Prosecutor Christopher Ong asked former CHC finance manager Serina Wee Gek Yin on Tuesday, The Straits Times reported.
Wee, Kong, and four other CHC members are being tried for misusing church money by secretly funneling funds by way of sham bond investments into a company called Xtron, which was in charge of Ho's career. more >>
With Mother's Day right around the corner, many artists like to release songs to show their love for their mother. Home Free's a cappella version of this song is beautiful and a must listen!
If you are a fan of Garth Brooks' son, then you have already had an idea of what this song sounds like. Home Free's version includes beautiful harmonies and lyrics that will touch your heart. It is one you will want to share with your mother on that special day. Mother's are very special to our lives, and we must not forget to appreciate them on this special day, and every day. God truly blesses us with amazing mothers!
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." - Proverbs 31:25-30 more >>
Following her hospitalization last month after being discovered unconscious in her home, a statement on Joni Mitchell's official website countered rumors that the artist is in a coma and is not responsive. The statement said that the Canadian singer-songwriter is "not in a coma."
The 71-year old artist is expected to fully recover soon. The statement added: "Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she's alert and she has her full senses."
This is contrary to earlier reports about the singer being unconscious and unresponsive. more >>
Mike Fisher, who welcomed his first child with wife Carrie Underwood in February, recently described fatherhood as "a miracle from God" before drawing a comparison between parental love and love from God.
The player for the Nashville Predators has been married to Underwood since 2010, and the couple is still adjusting to life with Isaiah Michael, born on Feb. 27. However, Fisher said fatherhood has already deepened his relationship with not only his own parents, but with God.
"It really, truly is a miracle from God that happens that is so cool," the NHL star told The Tennessean in early April. "The first thing you think about now after a month is how much more you appreciate your parents and their love for you. Ultimately, I believe [in] God the Father, His love for us changes the whole picture. It's a lot more vivid." more >>
The musical inspired by A&E's hit reality series "Duck Dynasty" is closing on May 17 due to poor ticket sales just one month after the Broadway production opened at the Crown Theater inside Las Vegas' Rio All-Suite Hotel on April 15.
Centered on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by "Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Korie Robertson, "The Duck Commander Musical: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built A Dynasty" tells the rags-to-riches story of the famed Robertson family, which also includes Phil and Si Robertson of West Monroe, Louisiana. Despite heavy discounts on each performance, the production is closing down early after weak ticket sales, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
"The Duck Commander Musical" boasts a contemporary score that blends country music with rock, pop, and gospel. Furthermore, the 90-minute show at the 680-seat Crown Theater features a multimedia set, bringing the backwoods of West Monroe to Las Vegas with cutting-edge technology. The production was originally scheduled to run through June. more >>
Prior to the premiere of the documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" on HBO, the documentary's director Brett Morgen revealed that a new Kurt Cobain album will be released later this year. Morgen said in an interview that the new album will not be what people will expect.
He told The Huffington Post "will feel like you're kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It's going to really surprise people."
The new album is said to be a compilation of songs from a recently discovered stash of previously recorded music that Morgen reportedly found in Cobain's storage facility. He discovered 107 cassettes with 200 hours of recorded music which has not been heard before. Morgen apparently had full access to Cobain's personal life while he was working on the documentary and he was able to "sift through boxes of home videos and cassettes." more >>