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Kim Burrell, Famed Gospel Singer, Issues Apology After Calling Churchgoers ‘Broke’ and ‘Ugly’

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Gospel singer Kim Burrell is apologizing after a clip from a recent sermon, in which she insulted churchgoers at one of Brian Carn’s Kingdom City Church locations went viral.

In the clip, Burrell commented on churchgoers’ appearances, financial statuses and praised them for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or wearing a face mask. The singer joked about crowd members being “broke” and asked personal questions about their utility bills and living conditions.

“Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview: How long you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin’s name? Do you live in a trailer home or a house?” Burrell said while laughing. “You understand. It’s not about status or material things. It’s just about choices.”

She then moved on to the COVID-19 pandemic and referenced Paycheck Protection Program loans, also known as PPP loans.

We’re at church… those of us that are walking by faith without a mask and no vaccine,” she continued. “Hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet each other when y’all invite me to come to your church. I’m not as expensive as I seem! I don’t know, maybe you got a little left from your PPP loan. Prayer, Praise and Power, you understand. Amen.”

Elsewhere in the clip, she discusses congregation members’ appearances, calling them “ugly.”

“Who likes to be told you’re just ugly? No one likes to be told that,” Burrell said. “Most don’t get offended until they know the bad thing about themselves… I haven’t chosen anyone to be ugly yet. God is good. God is great. You all look great. Most of you have on hats covering most of that anyway. Here’s to you.”

“I have a great personality,” she declared before breaking into song.

On Tuesday, after receiving plenty of backlash online, Burrell shared a written apology on Instagram, but later deleted it, after that too was criticized. The following day, she released a video apologizing for her actions, explaining that her initial post was written by an “attorney” who “asked” her to do it.

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“Hello everybody. This is Kim Burrell. I’m sorry. I mean it. I mean that. Not from the letter, from my heart,” Burrell said in the clip. “I released a letter two days ago. It did not convey right at all, and I must tell you this — it was from an attorney that asked me to do it.”

She continued, “The latter part, y’all know I know, it was offensive… It was not my intent for it to be but it was her wording to say, ‘They need to be aware.’ I said, ‘Nah.’ My friends called me and said, ‘No, there are still people who are hurt from the part of them they love about you.'”

Later on in the clip, the 49-year-old musician said she wasn’t going to issue another statement but instead decided to make this video out of “love” for her fans.

“I’m really truly sorry. I didn’t want to hurt you. I don’t want to hurt you. I don’t plan on hurting you, and I pray that you will heal from this,” she said, concluding the clip.

For more on Burrell, check out the video below.

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Michael Bublé shares adorable pics of himself as a kid: The ‘80s ‘were the best!’

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Michael Bublé is taking a stand on the best decade debate, and posted some adorable childhood photos to prove his case.

“The 80’s were the best! Change my mind,” Bublé said in the caption of his Feb. 1 Instagram post, which included four photos of the singer as a child.

The first showed Bublé on top of a playground with his arm raised, and another showed the singer in a black-and-yellow jacket in front of a Christmas tree and a fireplace decked out with stockings.

Younger Bublé poses for the camera with holiday decorations in the background.@michaelbuble via Instagram

The last two pictures featured a smile and a pout, and many fans in the comments agreed about the best decade.

“Won’t even try to…” one commenter wrote about trying to change Bublé’s mind.

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Michael Bublé shared a photo of his younger self looking as cute as can be.@michaelbuble via Instagram

“Maybe some 80’s music covers on the way?” another fan asked.

“That first photo could be an album cover,” one person wrote in a comment.

Bublé gives a pout as he lounges in an all-white outfit.
Bublé gives a pout as he lounges in an all-white outfit. @michaelbuble via Instagram

Bublé shares four children with Argentinian actor Luisana Lopilato: Noah, 9, Elias, 7, Vida, 4, and 5-month-old Cielo.

Lopilato shared a photo of Cielo’s tiny foot when she announced her birth in August.

“From love comes life, light and her… our baby Cielo Yoli Rose Bublé. You finally arrived to our lives with your 3,8 kg!!! Thanks God for this infinite blessing, we love you!! Noah, Elias, Vida and your mom and dad,” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram photo.

Cielo means “sky” in both Spanish and Italian, and Bublé shared in December he got his daughter’s name tattooed on his arm, rounding out the names of all of his children.

Bublé, 47, revealed during an episode of “That Gaby Roslin Podcast” in September that he has thought about leaving music behind to focus on his family, but admitted it is a “tricky” situation.

“I think I’m not loving it as much. I think I’m getting close to thinking maybe I can just go and be a dad,” he shared.



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Pamela Anderson Reveals When She Realized Kid Rock Was Not the One — and Where She Stands With Ex Tommy Lee

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Pamela Anderson knew right away that things weren’t going to work out with Kid Rock. Ahead of the release of her memoir, the 55-year-old actress appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show and revealed how she knew her marriage to the 52-year-old singer wouldn’t last.

Kid Rock was Anderson’s second husband. She was first wed to Tommy Lee, with whom she shares two sons, Dylan, 25, and Brandon, 26. After Lee and Anderson called it quits in 1998, she married Kid Rock in 2006. The pair split the next year. Anderson noted that she knew things wouldn’t work out with Kid Rock “right when I got married.”

“Tommy and I… had this incredible connection. But then you jump into something and it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s not this incredible connection, it’s just something else,'” Anderson said. “Then I slowly try to find my way out.”

As for why she decided to go ahead with the marriage anyway, Anderson explained, “I was putting people in my life to kind of numb some of the pain and be with someone.”

“I don’t think I ever gave myself a chance to have another relationship after that that was of any value,” she said of life after her divorce from Lee. “It was more trying to put a family unit back together, but I wasn’t really in love. I just was going through the motions and then realizing… there’s just nothing like I had with Tommy.”

When it comes to what she had with Lee, Anderson described it as “really a heightened kind of romantic beginning.”

“That’s every girl’s fantasy — to be worshipped like that,” she said. “I always felt like romantic love might not be sustainable, so if you want to have that kind of love affair, it’s just going to have a season. It’s not going to last forever.”

Though their marriage didn’t work out, Anderson said her relationship with Lee had “more good times than bad.”

“I wouldn’t do it any other way,” she said. “It was just this wild, wild ride and I made it home in one piece.”

Today, Lee is married to Brittany Furlan, with whom he tied the knot in 2019.

“He’s married and happy and she’s good to him and I totally support that and think that’s great,” Anderson said. “I respect their relationship and [am] just glad he’s happy and he has somebody in his life.”

As for her romantic life, Anderson has been married to five men, most recently to Dan Hayhurst.

“This last year I’ve been alone, and it’s been a really incredible year for me. Just kind of going through, looking back, and reflecting on everything… it’s been good,” she said. “… You have to be able to be alone too before you can be with somebody else, so I feel like I’m just kind of growing up right now. It’s taken a long time.”

All of that and more will be explored in Anderson’s memoir, Love, Pamela, and her Netflix documentary, Pamela, a love story, both of which are due out Jan. 31. Watch the video below for more on Anderson.

 

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“80 For Brady” Is A Fun, Heart-Felt Romp That’s Actually More About Female Friendship Than Tom Brady

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Between them, the film’s stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field have 5 Oscars wins and 12 nominations. So, it should come as no surprise that they’re fantastic in the movie and prove that you can still do what you love at any age (and still be really good at it, too).


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