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Shirley Caesar at Apollo 2:9:14

The mother of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, celebrated Black History Month at The Apollo Theatre on February 9th, 2014. The event was hosted by Liz Black of WLIB with performances from “Refining Faith” and Amateur Night Winner “Ryta.”

Apollo legend, Pastor. Shirley Ceasar is most noted for traditional African-American gospel music, and delivering Christian messages in electrifying songs and sermons. CelebsGotNews.com CEO and Reporter, Taikeya J mingled with visitors (waiting in line) for the Open House concert. When asked, “What is your favorite song by Shirley Caesar?” and “What was it that spoke to your Spirit and touched you?”

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One attendee stated, “What is my favorite…………… is how she came to Christ” and ” How she received Christ.” Another attendee talked about her brother being saved from Shirley Caesar’s ministry. The people of the New York City community were anxious and excited to be in the presence of Pastor Shirley Caesar.

“I just want to see her, I just want to see her because the anointing is up on her. And she is going to give outta her heart, and she loves God’s people.”

Shirley Caesar entered the stage singing, ‘I remember momma.’ Pastor Caesar mentioned suffering the last 3 weeks from a scattered nerve, but she said the Devil was not going to get the best of her. From the moment she took the stage, the attendees were blessed, inspired and entertained.


Amateur Night Winner Ryta and The Liberty singers sang Tasha Cobbs song ‘Break Every Chain’ and made it their own. “When you meet Jesus, you don’t have to be the same way you came. Later, she adds “because I am FREE, I’m Free………ain’t no more chains on me” as she poured her heart out when referring to The Lord.

As Ryta Fields sang lyrics to ‘Break Every Chain’ she interacted with the audience and asked, “what are you going to do?” And the Apollo audience responded “break every chain.”

Apollo’s Open House concert was a ground-breaking event that ministered to many souls, who entered the theatre looking to be set free.

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Beyonce & Jay Z Performs Drunk In Love at The 2014 Grammys Beyonce & Jay Z Performs Drunk In Love at The 2014 Grammys

For weeks there were rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z were schedule to perform together at the Grammy’s. On January 26th, 2014 Jay took the stage as Beyonce opened The Grammy’s  to “Drunk in love.” Bey wore a black seductive outfit while Jay wore a suit.

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What were your thoughts of the couples performance?

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CelebsGotNews.com is looking to expand our CGN Team and we are looking for Interns. Think you have what it takes to be a CelebsGotNews.com intern? Well, here’s your chance! We’re so excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for 2014 interns. CelebsGotNews.com internships are currently unpaid, but can lead to permanent placement within our company. Additionally, interns will also occasionally receive perks such as free movie passes, free event access and gift cards. Interns will help with producing editorial content, planning and executing special events and promotions, and assisting with daily operations.


Below is a list of available positions:

Advertising: As an advertising intern, you will be responsible for helping develop advertising programs and sponsorship opportunities for our partners. You will also help to secure ad placements on our site. We are looking for at least one candidate that resides in Philadelphia, New York or the Tri-State Area.

PR/Event Planning: As a PR/Event Planning Intern, you will be responsible for helping develop and execute strategic PR plans, manage social media accounts, brainstorm event ideas and work on all aspects of event production. We are looking for candidates that reside in Philadelphia, New York or the Tri-State Area but exceptions may be made based on your relevant experience.

CGN Editorial: As an Editorial Intern, you will be responsible for producing content for our site. The editorial department consists of several sections and you will be assigned to a section based on your interests and our needs. This position is virtual, therefore you may reside anywhere in the US.

Social Media Specialist: As a Social Media Specialist Intern, you will be responsible for helping develop and managing social media accounts; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or YouTube. You will be interacting with our CGN followers. Depending on your interests, experience and our needs is how you will be assigned to one of CGN’s Social Media websites . This position is virtual, therefore you may reside anywhere in the US.

Media: Our media interns are broken into groups (photography, graphic design and video) based on experience, and will help with producing audio and visual content for our site that could range from assisting The Celebs Got News Team at events to creating logos and event flyers. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position must reside in either Philadelphia, New York or the Tri-State Area.

Here’s how our program works:
1. Complete the online application before the deadline – no exceptions will be made to this for any reasons.

2. If you are selected to move forward in the process, you will participate in a video/phone interview.

3. If you are selected to move forward in the process after the Video/phone interview, you will be notified via email and will need to complete your internship agreement and participate in an orientation session.

Important Information:
- Application deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at midnight (no exceptions).
- ALL interns are expected to participate in a monthly conference call.
- The internship will begin on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and end on Thursday, Febraury 19, 2015. Depending on your experience, your internship can start sooner.

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For years, members of the CelebsGotNews.com Team watched the New Years Eve, Times Square ball drop from home. For the second time consecutively , Celebs Got News Team CEO Taikeya J and Semaye Guy ringed in the New Year with Times Square (New Years Eve 2014) hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy.

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With an estimate of one million revelers from all over the world, New Years Eve 2014 was by far colder than last years celebration with a sub of 30 degrees temperatures. However, revelers endured the bitter weather for the opportunity to party with stars Miley Cyrus, Rodney Atkins, Blondie, Melissa Etheridge, Icona Pop, Ryan Lewis, and Macklemore. New Years Eve 2014 was the first year in decades that New York’s mayor did not attend the event. Instead, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor did the honors and led the 60-second countdown to the ball drop.

Screen Shot 2014-01-04 at 4.24.09 AM CELEBSGOTNEWS.COM Host Semaye Guy and contestants of CGN’s “Celebrity Trivia.”

As tourist and New York natives waited for the famous ball drop, CelebsGotNews.com interacted with revelers and played “Celebrity Trivia” based on the Celebrities who attended the New Years Eve 2014 event. The objective of Celebsgotnews.com “Celebrity Trivia” was to find New Years Eve’ Celebrities biggest fans. To watch CGN’s New Years Eve “Celebrity Trivia:” Click Here Among the contestants of Celebsgotnews.com “Celebrity Trivia” there were die-hard fans who were sharp with Celebrity facts and left Host Semaye Guy with thoughts that the questions were way too easy. Next year, CGN Host plans to make more complex questions.

Times Square NYE 2014 Taikeya J (CEO) and Semaye Guy (Host) of CELEBSGOTNEWS.COM, Anthony Anderson, Ryan Seacrest, Spider-Man from The ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Miley Cyrus, Blondie, Lil. Mama, Mac Wilds and The NYPD officers at Times Square, NYE 2014 Celebration.

In addition to Times Square performing acts, Anthony Anderson, Jane Lynch, Carson Daly, Natasha Leggero, Trisant “Mack” Wilds, Lil. Mama, Spider-Man and Director Marc Webb of the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ also attended the event to wish viewers a Happy New Year. Celebsgotnews.com caught-up with Mac Wilds for an exclusive interview on plans and changes for 2014.

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To view the Exclusive Interview with Mack Wilds: Click Here The top 3 most crowd engaging performances of the event was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Icona Pop and Miley Cyrus. The kiss of the year goes to Jenny McCarthy and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg as they made out at the 12-clock hour with fireworks and revelers blowing horns, yelling “Happy New Year!” Watch behind the scene clips of Host Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy at Times Square, New years Eve 2014: Click Here. Twitter @Celebsgotnews , Email: Celebsgotnews@gmail.com

Celebsgotnews.com talks with Tristan “Mack” Wilds  on New Years Eve (December 31, 2013) for the Times Square event. Wilds discusses the changes he will make in 2014 and new projects for 2014.

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Check out more activities from the Times Square, New Years Eve 2014, event with Celebsgotnews.com here.


It’s Taikeya J the CEO of CELEBSGOTNEWS.COM. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.


I appreciate you for being a loyal viewer of Celebsgotnews. I do not take for granted your views, and comments.

I wish you and your family much warmth and happiness this Christmas.

Take care.

Taikeya J


Celebs Got News- CEO

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Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson

During the last few years, we have witnessed the dramatic weight loss of Jennifer Hudson.  Hudson, who is representing the Weight Watchers, recently revealed her slim figure as she posed in bra and jeans.  There were a variety of reactions from her fans.  Some say that she is too thin.

It’s a fact that Hudson looks a little bit slimmer now.  Well, this is because she will be playing the character of a heroin addict on her new film entitled “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.”

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Last October, Hudson revealed in her interview:

“They did request that I lose about 10 pounds for [the movie.] I don’t know that I did. [Laughs] But for “Winnie,” I did. But for this one, it was just like, “Oh, if you could lose a little more weight.” But I did learn eventually that with heroin addicts, in doing our research, that it’s not necessarily like a physical thing where you’re too thin or too heavy.  [Director George Tillman Jr.] had this thing where Gloria was so into her drugs that she sacrificed the food, like, “I don’t want to eat, I just want to get high.” So that’s what stemmed her to look like she’s lost weight or she wasn’t eating or taking care of herself.”

What can you say about her new figure now?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

Danity Kane Danity Kane

A lot of their fans became excited when Danity Kane announced their reunion this year.  However, there is one member that was missing, D. Woods.  According to Woods its fine with her since she is busy with other projects.  However, after Danity Kane made their first performance, D. Woods revealed her interest in joining the reunion.  She said:

“I found out about the Danity Kane reunion the same way everyone else did, on line and on TMZ. I was in rehearsal for a major production in Atlanta and heard they had a lunch in LA and I wasn’t invited. As you know its been 5 years and we all have been involved with projects to continue our careers when there was no communication or desire to reunite during that time. But when trying to explore options on how to reunite with them and honor prior commitments I was met with resistance and they chose to move on without me. I have always left the door open to considering the reunion.”

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Did she have any regrets?  Woods said:

“Based off of the information I was given, or lack there of, there’s nothing to regret when a decision is being made for me.”

Is there anything that she wanted to say to the girls?  Woods replied:

“Our fans don’t have to pick sides. I’ve always wished you well and would love you to support me the same way. Thanks for your time and interest.”

Was it unfair for D. Woods?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie

Lil Kim covers Rolling Out Lil Kim covers Rolling Out

Lil’ Kim covers the latest issue of Rolling Out Magazine.  On the photo, Lil’ is showing full control as she proved that she is the blueprint of the hip hop community.  Inside the magazine, she explained why she has not dropped any album.  She also chatted about her recent relationship with Diddy.

What can she say about media’s fixation with regards to her appearance?  She replied:

“No disrespect, no shade, but I’m not going to answer [that] question because I think that’s kinda corny. I don’t know how to answer that. That’s not a question I would answer,” she says regarding the media’s ongoing fixation with her. “I’m blessed. That’s all I can say. And I am who I am.”

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What prevented her from releasing new songs?  Lil’ revealed:

“It really wasn’t about taking my time — I had legality situations where legally I could not record because I was in situations where I couldn’t.”

“Being so behind the scenes and taking on this boss lady role, I’ve come to know that you don’t announce your album. They can definitely look forward to singles from me this summer, for sure. But the album will come as soon as it’s ready and the time is right.”

When it comes to her relationship with Diddy, she said:

“Puffy called me one day and he tracked me down through some people I knew,” she says of how this latest endeavor together came about. “[He said] ‘No matter what, you’re going to always be my sister.’ We always go through things like that. At the end of the day, we’re tied to each other through B.I.G.’s estate and B.I.G.’s iconic, historic legacy.”

She also shared her thoughts about doing reality TV, Lil admitted:

“I never say ‘never,’ but I don’t look at television shows or reality shows and say ‘I want to be on this show. Not really. I’m more so into just watching them for entertainment purposes.”

Will she be having a reality show in the future?

Photo Credits: Necole Bitchie