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Friday morning Vanessa Long, the wife of Bishop Eddie Long announced in a statement that she was filing for a divorce. Hours later she recanted the filing in another statement released by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. She blamed that filing on years of attack from the media. It read, "Upon prayerful reflection, I have reconsidered and plan to withdraw my petition for divorce from my husband, Bishop Eddie L. Long. I love my husband." Making matters more confusing and curious, in yet another statement, Mrs. Longs attorneys said her original statement still stands. The Longs have been legally separated the most recent statement indicated and according to a 12-page divorce petition Mrs. Long "is entitled to a divorce upon grounds that the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken, there being no hope of reconciliation of the parties, and it being in the best interest of all parties concerned that this marriage be terminated by divorce."
The 2012 Grammy Award nominations were announced Wednesday night in a live telecast on CBS hosted by LL Cool J. Kanye West lead the list of nominees with seven nods, followed by Bruno Mars, Foos and "Rolling in the Deep" Star Adele with 6.
In R&B, Ledisi was nominated for 3 Grammys including R&B Song of the Year.
As usual there were some shockers that made the list, but the media was all a chatter about who did not get nominated. "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga was not nominated for song of the year, after she debuted it in such a massive way at last year's Grammys. However, Gaga did make the Album of the YEar category fro Even thought Kanye West has the most nods, his name is incognito in the Song of the Year" category. Taylor Swift was also denied a spot for "Song of the Year." In Gospel, Sunday Best newbie Leandria Johnson was nominated for Best Performance, surprisongly because her album has been out less than si…
Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Set to Present on CBS Entertainment Special Announcing Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Nov. 30 Telecast Will Feature a Special Live Announcement Regarding a Historic Band Reunion Set to Take Place on the GRAMMY Stage in February 2012
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Valerie Simpson (of the hit songwriting/performing duo Ashford and Simpson) and Mike Stoller (of the GRAMMY®-winning songwriting team Leiber & Stoller) — both of whom lost their longtime songwriting partners (Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber) this past year — will join previously announced seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher in a moving tribute to songwriters on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" (www.grammy.com). R&B/rap star Nicki Minaj and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry are the first presenters announced for the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 3…