Bishop Eddie Long Apologizes to Jewish Community

Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church issued an apology to the Anti-Defamation League for his role in a king-crowning ceremony last weekend. Long wrote a letter addressed to Bill Nigut, southeast regional director of the ADL — a Jewish group that fights anti-Semitism:

“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group,” Bishop Long wrote in an open letter to Bill Nigut, “Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord.”

“While I believe that Rabbi Ralph Messer has good intentions during his message at New Birth, I understand that the ceremony he performed on Sunday, January 29th, caused harm to the Jewish community, for which I am deeply sorry,”

Long wrote.

CNN reports Nigut acknowledged the apology and said he was grateful for it.  READ MORE

 There were no wardrobe malfunctions, but Madonna’s halftime act at Super Bowl XLVI didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. Some of hip-hop’s biggest acts joined Madonna, who promised no controversy in pre-show interviews. Cee Lo Green also took the stage at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium where he performed “Express Yourself” with Madonna during the Bridgestone Super Bowl 46 halftime show.
Cee-Lo also joined the pop star on her choir-backed rendition of “Like A Prayer.” Hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj also rocked the stage with Madonna on Sunday. Nicki and M.I.A. joined the pop icon for a performance of her latest single “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” Nicki was a little more behaved than M.I.A. who caused all the drama.

 M.I.A., 36, flipped the bird toward a camera just before a cutaway during the halftime show. It seemed a lil blip on yo TV screen, but it really was just where they cut out her finger of an otherwise successful production.

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Sad News : Bow Wow Wanted Over Civil Lawsuit

 Bow Wow’s failure to comply in an ongoing civil suit has him wanted by police in Georgia. According to TMZ.com, a judge granted a motion back in October ordering the rap star to be arrested and held until he produces the required documents in his legal battle with a tour bus company. READ MORE

 A woman claiming to be Drake’s ex-girlfriend is suing the rap star over his hit single “Marvin’s Room.” “Karencivil” says Ericka Lee filed a lawsuit last week in California federal court demanding that she be declared a co-writer of the song. Lee claims she and Drake had a romantic and business partnership in 2010 and 2011. During that time, she alleges that she helped create “Marvin’s Room” with Drake. Lee says she even has text messages from Drizzy in which he confirms that she helped write the track. Lee states that once “Marvin’s Room” was released, their relationship ended and got ugly in a hurry. Drake reportedly offered Lee two percent of “publishing royalties,” and then began making threatening phone calls once she hired a lawyer.

Along with being named a co-writer, Lee is also seeking damages and disgorgement of profits. Drake’s reps say Lee’s lawsuit is “entirely without merit,” and they look “forward to being vindicated in court.”

Here’s Drake – Marvins Room (Official Video)

One of the men who claims he was attacked by Ray J’s bodyguards says he plans to press charges. The man, who is identified only as Phil, tells TMZ that he was blindsided by the punch that left him lying on the sidewalk. Phil says his friend was punched by one of Ray J’s bodyguards last Friday morning after being told to get away from the R&B star’s vehicle. Phil claims he was just coming to help his friend when all of a sudden he was punched by another bodyguard. Phil says the next thing he knew he was waking up on the ground, adding that he had to go to the hospital for a mild concussion. Ray J has yet to comment on the alleged incident.

Word is on the street that Ray J 30 is back with Whitney Houston 48.

Whitney Houston and Ray J was spotted looking very boo up outside a restaurant in West Hollywood last night. TMZ Reports that Ray J was a PERFECT gentleman. READ MORE

Lil Kim and her legal team are working hard to reduce the rap diva’s debt to Uncle Sam. TMZ.com says Kim now owes the U.S. government more than one-million dollars in taxes from 2002 to 2009. The hip-hop star’s debt from 2009, which is more than 86-thousand dollars, was just recently added on, bringing her total to nearly one-million-27-thousand-dollars. A rep for Lil Kim says she’s “hired professional attorneys to handle this matter,” adding that they’re “working cooperatively and diligently with the IRS and federal authorities to amicably resolve the situation.”

Lil Kim’s last studio effort was 2005’s “The Naked Truth.” She’s reportedly working on new music that will be released later this year but her fan’s aren’t happy with all her delays.

Some of Lil Kim’s biggest fans have threatened to shut down their website dedicated to Kim if she doesn’t release new music. READ MORE

Simon Cowell  won’t be the only “X Factor” judge returning for the show’s second season. Music mogul L.A. Reid has agreed to come back for another year. According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” the Epic Records chairman signed on for a second season last Friday. News of Reid’s return comes just days after the show dropped fellow judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones.

U.S. weekly reports that Simon Cowell is also trying to add Beyonce to the cast of X factor as a full-time judge reportedly offering her an annual salary of $100 million to do the show.

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Kelly Clarkson didn’t miss a note while performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI. She was joined by a children’s choir. Watch the video below and tell me what you think? READ MORE