Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59 following “a difficult recovery” from colon cancer surgery, his son has told the AP news agency.
Teddy Pendergrass II said his father had died at a hospital in Philadelphia.
He was paralysed from the waist down in a 1982 car accident. In 2001, he went on his first tour since the accident.
Pendergrass enjoyed early success with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, whose hits included If You Don’t Know Me By Now, before going solo in 1976.
He was the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums in the US.
Pendergrass, who has used a wheelchair since his accident, made a return to live performance at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in July 1985.
“To all his fans who loved his music, thank you,” his son said.
“He will live on through his music.”
Atlanta’s own Sheree Whitfield is starring in a new hit play called Â “Heaven I Need A Hug”, alongside Â Dave Hollister, in Dallas Texas… For the pass few weeks she has been working hard to let the world know that she has what it takes to get a “Tony Award”. I was told by my sources that she’s singing and acting her A$$ off in the play and that everyone in Dallas is in for a treat…
The play which starts next week runs from Jan 19-24 Â in Dallas, and will soon be hitting the road coming to a city near you… And just to let yall know she will be back for all the drama for season 3 of the “Real Atlanta Housewives” but someone else wont. I will tell yall about that in a few!!! Â I was sent over these pic’s by one of my homies that is working on the play… Check them out…
I never thought this day would come. Â www.krediblealerts.com posted that yes, those are Jay-Z’s hands you see sending out Twitter updates. Under whose account you ask? Jay-Z jumped on Angie Martinez Twitter account this afternoon, while stopping by Hot 97. He shouted out to all her followers that it was him and that he was having trouble “twitting” and needed help.
In Other news Â the homie Necolebitchie.com posted that earlier today Jay-z Â also spoke to Angie about claims that he is a â€œdevil worshipperâ€ and part of a secret society.
I donâ€™t know where it started. I donâ€™t know where it came from. I really think itâ€™s really silly. For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I donâ€™t believe in religion. I donâ€™t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think itâ€™s one God. I think itâ€™s all the same God, and I donâ€™t believe in Hell. But as far as God, of course I believe in God. Am I a part of some sect or cult? That sounds stupid to me. Itâ€™s like ignorant to even say, and ummâ€¦ I guess thatâ€™ll be the last time I address that. Itâ€™s ignorant to meâ€
The homies over at Toyaz-world.net posted these pic’s of Rihannaâ€™s who is in the February issue of â€˜Wâ€™ magazine, Rihanna did what Rihanna do best, by taking it off and posing it up in this stunning new fashion spread. But hey she’s trying to sell that album… Check out all the pic’s below:
The homies over at Concreteloop.com post these pics of the lovely Pauletta Washington and husband / boo Denzel arriving at the premiere of his new movie, â€˜The Book Of Eliâ€™, at Graumanâ€™s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. I must give them props where props are do, they really love each other or at least it comes off like that.. We never hear anything about them cheating on each other, or about Denzel wicked ways… I guess love really does exist…
Haitian-born recording artist Wyclef Jean is asking the public for their prayers and support for those affected by a powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday. In a statement sent to GlobalGrind.com Tuesday, the former Fugees rapper said, quote, “I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.” Wyclef is asking the public to donate through a text message campaign organized through his Yele foundation, established to assist his Haiti homeland.
Wyclef says five-dollars will be automatically donated to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund through those who use their cell phones to text “Yele” to 501501. The public can also visitÂ www.Yele.org to make a donation. The magnitude seven-point-oh earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. There were several strong aftershocks. President Obama has pledged U.S. assistance to Haiti. Here are some pictures from Haiti..
A big behind could mean a longer life. A new study reveals fat in the thighs and backside traps harmful fat particles and secretes helpful compounds. The new discovery complements earlier studies that have found people with accumulations of abdominal fat are more likely to die of heart disease than those who carry weight in the thighs and rear end.