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Watch Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Hilarious ‘First’ Meeting with Phaedra Parks

Shirley Caesar And Phaedra Parks

*Pastor Shirley Caesar met up with reality TV star Phaedra Parks during the homegoing services for the late Bishop Carlton Pearson in Atlanta on Dec. 18. According to Parks, however, the moment wasn’t the first time they met.  “You’ve met me a few times!” she told the 85-year-old queen of gospel, who admitted that she […]

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ and ‘Uncensored’ Profile Gospel’s Shirley Caesar and Le’Andria Johnson Mar 25

UNSUNG With more than 40 albums, 11 Grammys and 14 Stellar Awards, Shirley Caesar is the reigning Queen of Gospel Music. TV One’s signature, award-winning music biography series “Unsung” sits down with the vocal phenomenon on Sunday, March 25 at 9/8C. In this personal profile, she shares the triumphs and challenges of a life dedicated to spreading the good news. Beginning her career at 12-years-old, Shirley […]

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., Pastor Shirley Caesar to Headline CBC Prayer Breakfast

*Bishop Charles E. Blake and gospel powerhouse Pastor Shirley Caesar are headed to D.C. next month to headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Prayer Breakfast. Celebrating faith, freedom and resilience, this year’s event will introduce a creative worship experience with liturgical dancers Stacy J. & Unified Praise from Houston, Texas and will also feature […]

Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar, and More Show Out at 32nd Annual Stellar Awards

*Entertainment One (eOne) congratulates international award-winning icon Hezekiah Walker, who collects two wins across the choir categories at the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards this year, with top Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year honors for his chart-topping release, Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better (Azusa Inc./eOne). On this epic night […]

Shirley Caesar Makes Clarification of Her Kim Burrell Comments (WATCH)

*After receiving a lot of heat after she seemingly endorsed what Kim Burrell said about gays/LGBT, gospel singer and pastor, Shirley Caesar is making a strong attempt to clarify what she said and meant. Earlier this week, a video of Pastor Caesar at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden hit the net with her saying, […]

Shirley Caesar: Kim Burrell Should’ve Trashed Gays Sooner ‘When Obama Made That Stuff Alright’ (Watch)

*Amid the torrent of backlash against Kim Burrell over her anti-gay sermon, fellow pastor and gospel great Shirley Caesar has stepped forward in her defense, suggesting Burrell’s church should’ve collected cell phones at the door to avoid all the controversy. The 11-time Grammy winner and unwitting voice of the #YouNameItChallenge included a message about Burrell’s controversial words in her latest […]

The Pulse of Entertainment: The Year 2016 in Review

*The year 2016 for “The Pulse of Entertainment” was full of interviews and movie reviews. The year began with an interview with Mykel Jenkins (“Bold and the Beautiful”). We talked about his starring role in the movie The Masked Saint, based on the life of a professional wrestler with the same name who became a […]

Recording Academy to Honor Nina Simone, Shirley Caesar, Sly Stone, Ahmad Jamal

*In a long overdue move, the Recording Academy has announced it will honor legendary singer Nina Simone with a posthumous lifetime achievement award during its 2017 Special Merit Awards ceremony. Gospel great Shirley Caesar, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, experimental rockers the Velvet Underground, funk icon Sly Stone, country superstar Charley Pride, and seminal country singer […]

Shirley Caesar: Gospel Star/Preacher Denies ‘U Name It Challenge’ Lawsuit

*As we’ve reported, gospel great Shirley Caesar is not thrilled about her 2010 sermon that became the genesis , so to speak, for the “U Name it Challenge.” It had been reported that she was taking legal action against certain parties for unauthorized use of her sermon and song. Caesar, who is not only a […]

Why Shirley Caesar Filed an Injunction to Remove This Particular ‘#UNameItChallenge Video

*Scores of videos were created and posted as part of the Thanksgiving-themed #UNameItChallenge that recently dominated social media, but gospel legend and evangelist Shirley Caesar, whose song “Hold My Mule” was sampled for the phenomenon, has taken legal action to shut down only one of them. DJ Suede of Gwinnett County, Georgia posted this original #UNameItChallenge in […]