LOS ANGELES – Author and pastor Erwin McManus ushered in a new chapter in his ministry, that includes encouraging and nurturing creativity within the Christian community, when he introduced his daughter and core members of Mosaic L.A. church's worship team to record their first album in front of 1,400 people at the historic Wiltern theater Saturday evening.
"This is not simply a concert, it's an act of worship to the creator of the universe," McManus, who is the lead pastor of the church that includes locations in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, told the enthusiastic crowd.
McManus explained during a recent sermon on the importance of worship, that when the church launched more than 20 years ago, he was also the worship leader and was admittedly "not very good." However, during his first experiences with listening to old hymnal music, although sometimes difficult to comprehend, he realized that music was a powerful method that God used to move people, he said. The event on Saturday was the culmination of a dream he's had for more than two decades, McManus explained. more >>
Beyonce was reportedly not in attendance for Kim Kardashian's wedding, but the singer ended any speculation of a feud with a heartfelt message for the new bride.
Kardashian, the 33-year-old reality television star, married the father of her child and rap mogul Kanye West,36, on Saturday. Beyonce, the 32-year-old singer, is good friends with West's friend and longtime collaborator Jay Z, but the couple seems to have missed the highly publicized wedding that took place in Florence, Italy.
While Beyonce posted an Instagram selfie on the day of the famed wedding ceremony, it seemed to be away from the festivities, causing many to speculate about why she and West's longtime friend missed the reception. However, Beyonce did make sure to post a heartfelt message on her Instagram to wish the newly married couple well. more >>
Aaliyah fans may be surprised with a biopic in the form of a VH1 film in the near future.
Aaliyah died over 12 years ago in a plane crash at the age of 22. While XXL.com reported that her former manager and uncle, Barry Hankerson, spoke about his niece being featured in VH! bopic last year, an actress seems to be confirming the news.
Tristin Mays, the 23-year-old actress, took to her Instagram to speak about the arduous process in trying out for the role. more >>
Kandi Burruss is admitting that her mother's issues with her husband almost got in the way of her marrying television producer Todd Tucker.
Burruss has been documenting her relationship with Tucker on the Bravo series "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and now fans will see all of the highs and lows that led up to her wedding day in her spinoff series, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding Special."
Joyce Jones, known as "Mama Joyce" on the Bravo reality television show, has vehemently disagreed with her singer-songwriter daughter's decision to marry Tucker. more >>
Justin Bieber seems to have gained two new fans in the form of high profile entertainers.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Christian Canadian singer, was the recent topic of conversation for some well known women in and around the entertainment industry. Jennifer Lawrence, the 23-year-old Academy Award winning actress, was reportedly excited to meet Bieber at Vanity Fair's 100-guest dinner during the Cannes film festival earlier this month.
At the event, Lawrence reportedly exclaimed, "I want to meet Bieber," Vanity Fair reports. more >>
Whitney Houston's biopic is coming to the small screen next year. Houston, the 48-year-old recording artist and actress, died in 2012. Now Lifetime is ready to release a film based on her life, which will be directed by actress Angela Bassett.
"Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown - from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage," a statement released by Lifetime reads. "Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both."
Bassett, Houston's co-star in the 1995 film "Waiting To Exhale" spoke about her plans to direct the film which is tentatively titled "Whitney Houston." more >>