Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, can’t seem to stay out of the news lately. Just 2 weeks ago he made the news by being crowned king in some ridiculous ceremony performed by Ralph Messer. Now it is reported that his wife, Vanessa Long, has called off the divorce she previously filed.
This is the second time in three months that Vanessa Long has called off plans to divorce Bishop Eddie Long, who has battled accusations of improper sexual relationships with male members of his congregation. It has been reported that she and her husband have mutually decided to work things out.
If you haven’t seen footage of the ceremony where Bishop Eddie Long was crowned king by Ralph Messer, here is a clip below:
Whitney Houston’s funeral is currently being broadcasted live on TV. CNN started coverage as early as 11 am today. Despite earlier reports that Bobby Brown was not invited, he is did show up at the funeral. Several stars will be singing at the funeral such as R. Kelly and gospel great Cece Winans.
It just goes to show just how big of an influence Whitney Houston was on many lives since the funeral is being covered by a major news network such as CNN. Whitney Houston was truly loved and rightfully so.
Several sources are reporting that people connected to the Houston family are telling her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, not to attend the funeral services to be held for Whitney Houston.
Sources close to Bobby Brown say that he is extremely disappointed, and wants to be at the service to support his daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina previously had to be rushed to hospital for anxiety treatment upon hearing the news of her mom’s death.
Although nobody can compare to Whitney Houston’s voice, Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney by singing “I Will Always Love You” at the Grammys last night. It was a beautiful rendition and many were moved by the performance. Legendary singer Whitney Houston passed away on the night before the Grammys and the cause her death is still unknown at this time.
Whitney Houston had probably one of the most beautiful singing voices of all time. The legendary singer died yesterday and her body was found in a room at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. The cause of the Whitney Houston’s death is yet to be determined. It has been reported that she was found by her bodyguard, and that despite attempts to resuscitate her, Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55pm local time on Saturday February 11th 2012.
Whitney Houston was due to perform at a pre-Grammy award party in Los Angeles on the night of her death. At the time of her death, she had already sold over 170 million records. Whitney won multiple Grammys awards during her career including album and record of the year and her success carried her beyond music to movies like The Bodyguard. Whitney Houston was considered by many to be the Queen of Pop.
In my opinion, Whitney Houston was the best pure singer of all time. Nobody could hit notes like Whitney Houston when she was in her prime. In tribute to this legendary singer, here is a video of her performing her hit “I Will Always Love You”.
The legendary founder of “Soul Train”, Don Cornelius, was found dead as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot would to the head. Don Cornelius was 75 years old at the time of his death. He was responsible for giving numerous black entertainers exposure in a way that had never been done before.
His suicide reveals some of the personal problems he had been expericieng. He had health problems and had undergone brain surgery in 1982. In 2008, he was arrested for felony domestic violence against his estranged wife, Victoria Avila-Cornelius. Don Cornelius will be remembered for being a pioneer in the black music entertainment industry.