Monthly Archives April 2020

‘Redeeming Love’ Cast Announced. In Theaters 2021.

Producers Roma Downey and Cindy Bond announced the cast for their movie adaptation of Francine Rivers’ allegorical novel Redeeming Love.

The movie is described to be a powerful retelling of the biblical book of Hosea against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850.

It follows the protagonist, Angel (Abigail Cowen) who gets sold into prostitution as a child. Years later as an adult, Angel marries a man named Michael Hosea (Tom Lewis), who trusts in God’s direction to cultivate a life with Angel.

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The film also stars Nina Dobrev, Eric Dane and Logan Marshall Green.

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Julie Andrews Launches Podcast Where She Reads Children’s Books

Legendary actress Julie Andrews has launched a new podcast “Julie’s Library” with her daughter, children’s author Emma Walton Hamilton. Listeners can join the ladies every Wednesday to hear them read a new children’s book.

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“When I became a parent, I passed the love of reading on to my children. My daughter and I have co-authored over 30 books for children and young adults, and our shared passion for the power of storytelling, literacy, and the arts remains fervent,” Andrews told American Public Media (APM).

Russell Wilson and Ciara Throw Daughter A Frozen Themed B-Day Party

Russell Wilson and Ciara didn’t let a #StayAtHome order stop them from celebrating their daughter Princess Sienna’s 3rd birthday.

CiCi, Russell and Future sang Happy Birthday to Sienna as she blew out the candles on her Frozen themed layered birthday cake.

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The couple spared no expense on their babygirl, turning their home into all things Frozen, from the blue, purple and silver balloons which read “Sienna, 3”, and a small toy “Arendelle” castle. She truly had a party fit for a Princess.

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Baby girl is 3. ❤️

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Pure Joy. Pure Love. Baby girl is 3! ❤️

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Princess Sienna turned 3 on Tuesday.

Kierra Sheard Stops Kanye West’s 6-Month Reign on Top Gospel Albums Chart

Kierra Sheard brings Kanye West’s reign with the #1 Gospel album for the last 6 months to a halt with her latest “KIERRA.”

Her latest album marks the first new No. 1 on Top Gospel Albums since Kanye West’s first entry in the genre, Jesus Is King, which debuted atop the list dated Nov. 9, 2019, and governed the chart for 25 frames.

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Sheard earns her fifth Top Gospel Albums No. 1, all of which have arrived at the summit. She last led with Graceland, her most recent LP before Kierra, in August 2014.

“It’s been several years since my last album, so I’m thankful that the music and the messages are resonating with people,” the award winning singer told Billboard. “I pray that Kierra inspires everyone that hears it to rely on their faith. The response has been amazing and I’m excited and truly grateful.”

Watch: Erica Campbell “A Little More Jesus” Quarantine Life Music Video

Erica Campbell didn’t let a little quarantine stop her from celebrating her birthday.

Erica celebrated her birthday on Wednesday by releasing a music video (quarantine style) for “A Little More Jesus” that features her adorable family.

Thank you for staying home and celebrating my birthday with me, she wrote as she surprised fans with the video. We never shot a video for my song “A Little More Jesus,” so we maximized our time of quarantine to shoot this just for you!

Her husband, music producer Warryn Campbell showered her with 8 bouquets of red and white roses and a special birthday message on Instagram:

God has graced her with so many gifts and talents. He has given her the energy of 20 people to accomplish many things in small amounts of time…. Her heart is golden…. All that being said, she is not perfect and nobody on this planet is…. But she is perfect for me…. She’s a MADE woman!!! God MADE her just for me!!!! Love you baby!!! Happy Birthday!!!

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Babyface Announces ‘Waiting To Exhale’ Instagram Live Mother’s Day Special

Babyface just took care of Mother’s Day for most of us!

The singer/songwriter announced on The View that he’s going to play the entire Waiting To Exhale album on Instagram Live for Mother’s Day.

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While discussing his IG battle with Teddy Riley, Babyface explained how fans were waiting for him to play the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack (which he wrote and produced), but he never did…

“There were so many people on the Instagram Live who wanted to hear music from the Waiting to Exhale [soundtrack] so I thought this would be great, Mother’s Day, to play the Waiting to Exhale album, tell stories, tell how it all happened and talk about the artists. Because that was half the fun of it all in doing the Instagram Live was being able to tell stories. People were so interested in that. So I thought it would be fun to do as well.”

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Octavia Spencer Donates Respiratory Monitors To Alabama & NYC Hospitals

Octavia Spencer is doing her part to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The actress shared on Instagram that she’s partnered with Mike Care to donate respiratory monitors to both Baptist Health and the Montefiore Health System locations in Alabama and New York.

The monitors are contactless, and offers medical personnel a method to communicate safely with those who have contracted the virus.

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SIBLING GROUP TRILOGY HITS GOSPEL RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE!

Sibling group Trilogy, formerly known as STL3 has released a new single “Jesus Loves Me” to gospel radio.

Consisting of siblings Stephen, Sierra and Shante Leslie, the group took some time off to pursue higher education, learn more about the music business and further hone their craft. Now, they emerge with a new name – TRILOGY – and a reverent sound reflective of their flawless harmonies and deep roots in Gospel music.

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Trilogy’s luminous new single “Jesus Loves Me” was recently serviced to radio and is seeing early adds that has quickly broken Billboard’s Top-100 chart position.  “Jesus Loves Me” will be available for download from all digital outlets on May 15th through a joint venture with the Leslies’ PGK Music and United Alliance Music Group.

“The song is very heartfelt and authentic,” says Stephen. “It is a reflection on imperfection and the idea that you may be imperfect but you don’t have to beat yourself up because you have someone who loves you in spite of yourself. There is a strong sense of peace in the harmonies and instrumentation of the song.”

“Jesus Loves Me” is the first song released from the group’s upcoming EP project titled Blank Script. 

Oprah, Simone Biles & More: #Graduation2020 Virtual Ceremony On FaceBook

FaceBook is hosting a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 and Oprah will be one of the commencement speakers!

The tech giant on Tuesday announced that it will host a virtual graduation ceremony for college seniors unable to partake in a traditional ceremony due to coronavirus.

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On May 15, starting at 11 a.m. ET, Facebook will begin a multi-hour streaming event on Facebook Watch called “#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020.”

Joining Lady O’ to dish out some words of wisdom are Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles and more that are to be announced.Miley Cyrus is the special musical guest for the event.

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DUCK DYNASTY Family “Grateful” After Shooting at Their Property

The DUCK DYNASTY family is grateful to God that they’re all okay after a drive by shooting at their Louisiana property over the weekend.

According to the head of the Dynasty, Willie Robertson, eight-to-10 shots were fired at their property, and two homes were hit.

“We were pretty shook up,” he also shared with Monroe news.

Willie’s wife Korie confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing that the family is grateful that nobody was hurt.

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We are all safe and sound and feeling profoundly grateful for God’s protection over us! Yes, the news reports are true, we had a drive-by shooting at our home on Friday, it was scary and dangerously close, but thanks to God no one was hurt 

Daniel King Jr. was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault by drive by shooting and one count of criminal neglect of family.

Russell Wilson & Ciara’s Daughter Princess Sienna Turns 3!

Gorgeous little Princess Sienna is celebrating her 3rd birthday today.

Ciara sent her baby girl some love on social media while in quarantine.

Our Princess Sienna turns 3 today! I’m so happy. Never imagined I could have a bond like what we have with my little girl. She lights up the world! #HappyBirthday Mommy’s little Princess, CiCi wrote on Instagram.

The older she gets the more she’s looking like her daddy. With her cute self!

Ciara, who is expecting her 2nd child with Russell Wilson, just announced with Russel and the kids (Future and Sienna) that they’re expecting a baby boy later this year.

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