Archive for the ‘celebrity news’ category

Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Palin both seem pleased after interview taping

November 12, 2009

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How Did You Learn About Michael Jackson’s Death?

July 2, 2009

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In the hours and days that followed the death of Michael Jackson there has been a lot of talk and some controversy about which news source first reported the death of Michael Jackson?  The website TMZ.com has been given the credit for being the first to officially say that Michael had died.

I know that people get their news from a variety of sources.  My question to the public is: Which news source told you about the death of Michael Jackson.  Please be specific.  Don’t just say the Internet or radio, I would like to know the specific site or call letters of the station.

Personally, I first learned that Michael had been rushed to the hospital from the CNN.com website.  Shortly after then I had to drive across town and I was listening in my car to WBBM-AM when a news journalist said that he was getting an unconfirmed report from TMZ.com that Michael had passed.  It was kind of interesting because the more reputable LA Times website was still saying that Michael was in a coma.  So they really didn’t want to make it official, but as we have now learned, TMZ.com had it right.

So again, my question for you is what news source told you about the death of Michael Jackson first?  Please tell by leaving a comment.

DeaconDavid

Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor dies at 80

June 3, 2009

The Chicago blues queen, Koko Taylor, has passed at the age of 80.  She was recovering from surgery at Northwestern Hospital when she passed today.

According to the Chicago Tribune, she was born Cora Walton in 1928 in Memphis, Tenn., she was orphaned by the time she was 11, and had to work the cotton fields to support herself. She came to Chicago in 1952 with her future husband, Robert “Pops” Taylor, to escape the plantation life and “look for work, start a new life, get married and have a family.”

She had no intention of becoming a singer. But she was inspired by the blues songs of Memphis Minnie and Big Mama Thornton at an early age, and had sung gospel in church. When she came to Chicago, she was thrilled by the music she encountered in the South Side clubs, amplified and raucous, a harder incarnation of the backporch brand of blues she had heard in the South.

You can read the full story HERE.

Susan Boyle Finishes Second On ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

May 30, 2009

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Susan Boyle who became a YouTube sensation almost overnight and has been under scrutiny like never before finished second on ‘Britan’s Got Talent’ reality television show.  Susan became an international video star after blowing the judges away with her outstanding voice during the initial tryouts for the show.  That performance went on to become one of the most watched YouTube videos in recent history.  You can see that video HERE.

Once you see her, you realize what all the fuss is about.  Susan doesn’t fit the “normal” look of a singing star.  So over the past few weeks she has undergone a few makeovers, but she has kept most of her natural charm.  She has even been stalked by the local paparazzi.  Through it all Susan kept singing and kept wowing the audience.

In the end she finished second in the competition, but she is the real winner in this because she desired to show her talent and now the world knows that Susan Boyle is one outstanding singer.  I’m going to go out on a short limb and say that you have not heard the last of Susan Boyle.  You can read the full story of her finishing second HERE.

Congratulations Susan.  Your trip to stardom is just beginning.

DeaconDavid

Miss California USA can retain crown despite questioned photos

May 12, 2009
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One of the more interesting stories of the day is the announcement by Donald Trump that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, can keep her crown.  I know there are a lot of people on both sides of this one, but I believe that the Donald made a wise decision today.  Now lets pray that Carries uses the platform that she has been given to not only advance her career, but to glorify God in the process.

You can read the full story HERE.

Las Vegas Strip performer Danny Gans dies at 52

May 1, 2009

LAS VEGAS — Danny Gans, a singer, actor and impressionist who for nearly two decades was one of the most popular entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip, died suddenly in his sleep today. He was 52.

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Timothy Wright, Grammy-nominated gospel singer, dies at 61

April 25, 2009

Grammy-nominated gospel singer and composer the Rev. Timothy Wright died yesterday at Bronx Veterans Hospital at the age of 61. The Brooklyn-born singer was critically injured in a three-vehicle car accident last summer that claimed the lives of his wife and grandson and put the singer on a respirator.  You can read the full story by clicking HERE.

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