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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Alleged Deitrick Haddon nude photos surface

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What do Anthony Weiner, a politician and Deitrick Haddon, a preacher have in common? Allegedly, sexting.

Nude photos and text messages from the gospel artist and co-star of Oxygen's new hot reality show "Preachers of LA" (POLA) have surfaced.  According to the Funky Deniva blog, an ex-lover of Haddon's has supplied incriminating shots of the  "God Didn't Give Up on Me" singer dating back to 2008.  If there is any truth to this  allegation, this may be an extreme example of what critics of the show were afraid of -- exposing the frailties of men of the cloth.

The story was posted on October 17, which was the last time Haddon tweeted.

Funky Deniva says he received a text from a woman (who could be using an alias), who identified herself as "Simone the woman he cheated on his first wife with." Even though the affair would have occurred five years ago when Haddon was married to his ex-wife, gospel singer Damita Haddon, it is highly questionable as to why this dirt was not unearth until his name started blowing up on the show.

BACKSTORY: Earlier this year Haddon confessed about the details of his failed marriage online. He claimed that Damita had been involved in an extra-marital affair with gospel singer Isaac Carree and if he was that powerful of a man of God their union would have lasted.  Shortly thereafter he admitted to having a child out of wedlock.  On July 20 of this year Haddon married the mother of his child, Dominique.  Like Damita, Dominique works with Deitrick as a part of his choir, League of Extraordinary Worshippers and she appears on POLA with him. The Detroit bred artist appears to be in a restorative phase of his life currently.

Haddon said in the POLA promo, "It's all about truth for me from now on. . .the truth about my baby out of wedlock, the truth about my divorce, it happened, there's nothing I can do about it."

The show has wrapped so there's no chance this scandal will be addressed during  POLA, but perhaps Haddon's camp will release a statement since he's into being totally transparent these day.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Tune-in Alert: LL Cool J chats with Bishop T.D. Jakes on MIND, BODY & SOUL

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Hip hop icon and actor LL Cool J (R) and Bishop T.D. Jakes on the set of
"T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" 

On this week's episode of "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul", the topic of "Living Without Limits" is explored with hip hop icon turned superstar actor and family man LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) who shares how fame, family and God play a role in his life in an intimate, one-on-one chat with T.D. Jakes.

Guest Star: LL Cool J

Air Date: Sunday, October 20 

Time: Set your DVR or tune in at Noon ET/PT on BET. Encore airing at 
11:00 PM ET/PT.  

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pope Francis and Marvin Winans have differing opinions on christening children born out of wedlock



Detroit singer/Pastor Marvin Winans allegedly turned a young mom away from participating in a baby dedication ceremony because the child was born out of wedlock.  Charity Grace recently started attending the church and even though the marquee at Perfecting Church reads "You Belong Here" the church's policy made her feel unwelcome. The 39-year-old mother of one felt so .degraded she took the story to the news and said she  would not step foot back into that church because Winans shuns unwed mothers. Winan's  policy is not to bless babies of unmarried mothers before the congregation, a church administrator told her.  She said she would have been open to having  her 2-year-old son blessed by an elder of her choice on a weekday, but was not given that option. 

Winans, a Pentacostal, has not commented publicly on the allegation.

Rev. W.J. Rideout, III of All God's People Church said as it relates to scripture he feels rejecting single women is judgmental and wrong.

The Pope's views on the matter also differ from Winans.

Here's what  Pope Francis thinks about Christening children who are born out of wedlock.

“'Look at this girl who had had the courage to carry her pregnancy to term. ... "What does she find? A closed door," he said, according to Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. "This is not good pastoral zeal, it distances people from the Lord and does not open doors."
He said  in May that the Catholic Church should bless children born out of wedlock, because their mothers chose life over abortion.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2013 Soul Train Awards

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The nominees for the 2013 Soul Train Awards are:
2013 Soul Train Awards – Nominees & Categories
Best New ArtistBridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
Centric Certified AwardJoss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli
Best Gospel/Inspirational PerformanceBreak Every Chain - Tasha Cobbs
Confessions - Lecrae
Every Praise - Hezekiah Walker
God Will Make Away - Shirley Caesar
If He Did It Before...Same God - Tye Tribbett
Life & Favor - John P. Kee & New Life
Best Hip-Hop Song of the YearBad - Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
High School - Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Power Trip - J. Cole feat. Miguel
Started From the Bottom - Drake
The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female ArtistAlicia Keys
Chrisette Michele
Janelle Monae
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton
Best R&B/Soul Male ArtistBruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Robin Thicke
Album of the Year20/20 Experience, The - Justin Timberlake
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City - Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Jay Z
The Side Effects of You - Fantasia
Unapologetic - Rihanna
Song of the YearBlurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
Diamonds - Rihanna
Fine China - Chris Brown
Love and War - Tamar Braxton
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's AwardCrooked Smile - J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
Fire We Make - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
Lose to Win - Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
Love & War - Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monae Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)
Best Dance PerformanceBlurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Body Party - Ciara
Fine China - Chris Brown
Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Video of the YearBlurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
Fine China - Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
Love & War - Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
Started from the Bottom - Drake (Director X)
Best Collaboration Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell - Fire We Make
Brandy feat. Chris Brown - Put It Down
J.Cole feat. Miguel - Power Trip
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar - How Many Drinks
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. - Blurred Lines
Wale feat. Sam Dew - LoveHate Thing
Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)Differentology - Bunji Garlin
The Fog - Machel Montano
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Personally - P-Square
Ur Waist - Iyanya
Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis - Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan - Baby it's Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony - For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry - Waiting In Vain
Terence Blanchard - Pet Step Sister's Theme Song
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)Jose James - Trouble
Boney James feat. Rick Braun - Batucada (The Beat)
Michael Buble - It's A Beautiful Day
Dave Koz - Got To Get You Into My Life
George Duke - Missing You
Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com) Ashanti - Never Should Have
Brian McKnight - Sweeter
Kenny Lattimore - Find A Way
Maysa - Love Me Good
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Connection
Ronald Isley - Dinner And A Movie
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Andrae Crouch rushed to the hospital

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Famed singer/songwriter Andrae Crouch was  rushed to the hospital on Sunday, but is now at home feeling better. 

Crouch told TMZ that he got overheated  while showering and cried for his assistant and twin sister Sandra to help.  They called an ambulance and the "Let the Church Say Amen" singer was transported the to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released on the same day.  

Crouch is diabetic and has struggled with the condition and respiratory issues over the years.

The artist told  TMZ the recent health scare was diabetes related and  he feels better now, but adds, "Diabetes is no fun."

He adds, "Thanks to all my fans for all your prayers and support."

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