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Marvin Sapp:Fatal Attraction?

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Grammy-nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp claimed he was forced to file a protection order against missing doctor Teleka Patrick after she showed up at his church, sent him scores of letters and contacted his children. But now the authorities confirmed that he’s their primary suspect, and he’s officially being investigated due to lies and inconsistencies in his statement. Authorities are confidant that Sapp had an affair with Patrick.  They also believe that when they find “the body” they’ll have enough evidence to bring officially charges against Sapp.

Investigators find it ‘interesting’ that Sapp claims to have been stalked by Patrick for over a year, but never made any 911 calls to police, prior to filing the order of protection. Authorities believe there’s  ”foul play” on the part of Sapp, but need to find the body to “strengthen” their case.

Teleka Patrick of Kalamazoo, Mich., went missing on Dec. 5 (just three months after Sapp filed his order of protection) and hasn’t been seen since.

The search for the missing Michigan doctor took a bizarre twist after the chart-topping gospel singer claimed that the woman stalked him, prompting him to file an protection order against her. Sapp, a Grammy-nominated gospel crooner and Grand Rapids pastor, claimed that Teleka Patrick sent him more than 400 love letters, joined his congregation, contacted his children and even moved to Michigan from California to be closer to him, local WOOD-TV reported. However, several witnesses claim to have seen Sapp with Patrick on more than one occasion.     Sapp, 46, filed the protection order in September, some three months before the 30-year-old doctor vanished, the station reported.

The stalking had gone on for at least a year, Sapp said. In at least one instance, Patrick even professed that Sapp was her husband, according to the order. In a statement to the station Thursday, Sapp said, “As a father of three and pastor of one of the largest congregations in west Michigan, I cannot take this kind of obsessive attention lightly.” Gospel singer Marvin Sapp, who serves as a pastor at a church in Grand Rapids, says Patrick stalked him, prompting him to file a protection order.

Patrick’s her abandoned 2012 Lexus was found with a flat tire by a highway in Portage, Ind., about 100 miles away. Authorities in Kalamazoo and Indiana are searching for her, and, so far, the case was being treated as a missing person.

In one video, titled “Surprise! Final Video,” she shows off a breakfast table set for two. Pointing to a plate of veggie bacon, tomatoes and an omelet, she says, “If you were here, this would be your plate.”

Patrick posted a YouTube video in which she lovingly prepared breakfast for her ‘baby’ — but friends and family says she was referring to an ongoing affair she was having with Sapp.

On the night she was last seen, Patrick tried to check into a hotel only a few miles from her apartment, but left without getting a room.  Authorities believe Sapp had arranged to meet her there.

In a statement on Thursday, Patrick’s parents said they believed “wholeheartedly” that their daughter “had encountered some harm or danger” and strongly believe Sapp is complicit.  “Teleka is missing and we want whoever has her or has harmed her in any way to come forward,” the statement to the station said. “Teleka is our eldest child. One of three bright stars in our lives, and we won’t be whole again.”

Thomas Keith Debarge:byThere’ll Never Be, A Story of Forgiveness

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DeBarge – songwriter, singer, and eldest brother of the music industry’s DeBarge family. Thomas “Tommy” DeBarge once saw the sky as the limit. As part of Motown’s hot funk and soul band era, Thomas felt life would be good for him there on out. A prideful turning away from God’s principles changed his dreams into a nightmare. Poverty and addiction were in the pot at the end of his rainbow. Now, Thomas is a man recovering from the decisions he made. He learned, through the process of people entering and exiting his heart at various stages of growth, that the road of sobriety was one he had to walk alone; just him and God.

 

Della Reese: Happy Birthday!

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Darcel Wynn Leonard

darcelglowingA compelling story of love, dreams, hopes, religion, betrayal, abuse, living on the edge and her incredible comeback.”

Beauty, talent, star of hit TV show “Solid Gold” and   married to a legendary Temptation. Darcel danced her  way  into our homes every Saturday afternoon for four  seasons  between 1980 and 1986. We idolized her, we  tried to move  like her and groove like her. She made sexy  look easy,  wonderful, fabulous…but behind that shining  star  everything that glittered wasn’t solid gold.

“…when I pulled into the subterranean parking  structure of  my house and got out of the car, one guy  grabbed me  around my neck, held a knife to my throat and  demanded  my wallet…”

“Darcel Solid  Gold”  written by Darcel with Dr. Claiborne

As dynamic, powerful and captivating as she was on  screen  this is her real life story.

Tamela Mann: Happy Birthday!

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Tina & Teddy Campbell: Heart Broken

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Tina Campbell admits that she almost resorted to physical violence when she found out that her husband had cheated on her.

Today, Tina and her husband Teddy are the proud parents in a happy household, but that wasn’t always so. The singer revealed in Ebony‘s June 2013 issue that she and Teddy almost got a divorce when after she learned that he’d been unfaithful to her.

Tina felt so betrayed that she initially looked for a way to restructure some provisions for her family in the event of her passing. “Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,” she admitted. “I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff.”

But Tina revealed that she almost took just a step further. “I did physically try to stab him. Several times,” Tina said. “I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt

Celebrity Sex Club: The Devil In Hollywood

peachesForget Scientology, celebs are now falling for an even more sinister ‘religion’: Introducing the Satanic sex cult that’s snaring stars such as Peaches Geldof Founder Aleister Crowley dubbed ‘the wickedest man in the world’ Crowley was born in 1875 and styled himself ‘the Great Beast, 666’ Other stars linked to the cult include Jimmy Page and Jay-Z By RICHARD PRICE PUBLISHED

Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore ‘a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness’. But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her ‘religious’ convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first impressions would suggest. The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.

Sinister: Peaches Geldof has an ‘OTO’ tattoo (left) which is an acronym for the creepy Ordo Templi Orientis Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation. More…My brother Ben vanished 22 years ago on a Greek holiday island. My mother left me to drink her pain away. At 11, I found her suicide note. Now we need a miracle
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roundly turned ‘But a closer look at OTO — and Aleister Crowley, its founding ‘prophet’ — gives the lie to that assumption.Crowley, who was born into an upper-class British family in 1875, styled himself as ‘the Great Beast 666’. He was an unabashed occultist who, prior to his death in 1947, reveled in his infamy as ‘the wickedest man in the world’.His form of worship involved sadomasochistic sex rituals with men and women, spells which he claimed could raise malevolent gods and the use of hard drugs, including opium, cocaine, heroin and mescaline.

Crowley’s motto — perpetuated by OTO — was ‘do what thou wilt’. And it is this individualistic approach that has led to a lasting fascination among artists and celebrities, of whom Peaches is the latest in a long line.Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, for example, routinely took part in occult magical rituals and was so intrigued by Crowley he bought his former home, Boleskine House, on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland.And there are now OTO lodges scattered around the country practing the same ceremonial rituals and spreading the word of Crowley.While membership is secret, Peaches is said to have been initiated into it, raising the prospect that many of her impressionable fans could try to do the same.

Converts: Rapper Jay-Z (left) and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page are believed to be involved with OTO Indeed, when one of her Twitter followers asked how she could find out more about Thelema, another word for Crowley’s teachings, Peaches directed her to read his books, which she described as ‘super interesting’.
Other celebrities linked to OTO include the rapper Jay-Z, who has repeatedly purloined imagery and quotations from Crowley’s work.Whether wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with ‘Do what thou wilt’ or hiring Rihanna to hold aloft a flaming torch in his music videos (a reference to the Illuminati, an outlawed secret society whose name supposedly derives from Lucifer, or ‘light bringer’), he has given the sect priceless publicity.

His clothing line, Rocawear, is shot through with OTO imagery such as the ‘all seeing eye’ in a triangle, the ‘eye of Horus’ (an ancient Egyptian symbol frequently referenced in occult texts) and the head of Baphomet (the horned, androgynous idol of Western occultism).Some conspiracy theorists have seized on this as evidence that he is a member of a secret Masonic movement which they believe permeates the highest levels of business and government.

Others take a more pragmatic view: that it is commercial opportunism, cashing in on impressionable teens’ attraction to the ‘edginess’ of occult symbolism.Yet OTO is much more than a marketing opportunity for attention-seeking celebs. It is a living religion, with adherents still practising occult rituals set out by Crowley in his books.This week I tracked down John Bonner, 62, the head of OTO in the UK, to his home in East Sussex. He told me: ‘We are not a mass-appeal sort of Organisation  — in the UK we number in our hundreds. Worldwide it’s thousands.

Malevolent: OTO was set up by Aleister Crowley, who revelled in the title of ‘the wickedest man in the world’Celebrities are not always a boon or a benefit. ‘We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, like people saying he filed his teeth down into fangs, are nonsense.You could call us a sex cult in a way, because we recongnise, accept and adore the whole process which goes towards making tangible the previously intangible.’

According to adherents of OTO it takes years of study before you can begin to understand what the religion is about — much like the equally controversial Church of Scientology.Bonner takes issue with the comparison, saying it is ‘extremely expensive’ to study Scientology, yet  OTO demands no financial contributions.Given her own dabbling in heroin and casual sex, particularly during a rootless period when she lived in Los Angeles a few years ago, it is perhaps natural that the

Troubled offspring of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates should be attracted to such a liberal school of thought.And if Peaches’ own interest is so shallow, heaven knows what her impressionable — and mostly very young — fans will take from it.
A former FBI agent, Ted Gundersen, who investigated Satanic circles in LA, found that Crowley’s teachings about ‘raising demons to do one’s bidding’ suggested human sacrifice, preferably of ‘an intelligent young boy’.

John Bonner is dismissive of any idea that he and his fellow believers would even begin to countenance such excesses, pointing out that his is the only religion that sends people a letter of congratulations when they decide to leave (‘because they are exercising free will, which is what we’re all about’).But he accepts many people may not be able to deal with Crowley’s complex teachings.

‘You’re not supposed to just jump straight in to it. It takes time and study, but our rituals are not for public consumption. You need to join us and go through the initiation process before you can begin to understand.But according to our beliefs we can’t turn anyone away. So if you are over 18, are passably sane and are free to attend initiations, then you have an undeniable right of membership.’
 

Peaches Geldof is playing with fire. One can only hope her fans treat this latest pose with the scorn it deserves.

Kurtis Blow: The First

Kurtis-Blow-Adler-ArchivesIn 1979, Kurtis Blow became the first rapper to be signed by a major label, (Mercury) which released “Christmas Rappin”. It sold over 400,000 copies. Its follow-up, “The Breaks”, sold over half a million copies. He was also the first rapper to perform overseas.

DEINN SANDERS: 10 Million Dollar Fool….

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Primetime may have won a percentage of the battle, but divorcing wife Pilar  cost him at minimum $10  million After a judge ruled in his favor, Sanders’  lawyer quit because his client failed to pay his attorney bills. Yikes.

 

KIMBERLY LaMarque Orman: Pastor and ex-mistress?

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BOBBY WOMACK: Happy Birthday!

Happy 69th Birthday  Mr. Bobby Womack

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