*A new lawsuit filed by Bishop T.D. Jakes has apparently slowed down an alleged stalker.
The woman, whose name is Karleisha Tarver, is on the receiving end of a new lawsuit filed by the religious leader last month. In addition, a judge extended a restraining order against Tarver’s actions last Friday because the former Potter’s House Of Dallas member’s actions “may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plaintiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff,” The Star-Telegram reports.
(Lamman Rucker, Luke James, Keith Sweat and Laz Alonzo talk love and the ladies on “T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul” airing Sundays at Noon ET/PT on BET)
*On this week’s “Man Talk” episode of “T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul,” actors Lamman Rucker (“Why Did I Get Married Too?”) and Laz Alonzo (“Jumping the Broom”), R&B legend Keith Sweat and rising soul superstar Luke James give the ladies a peek into the secret world of men.
Love, relationships, money and power – no topic is off limits with this group of opinionated gentlemen. This episode will feature a special performance by James.
Bestselling author, producer and philanthropist T. D. Jakes teams up with BET to empower, enlighten and uplift viewers in his new talk show – T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The hour long, weekly chat fest combines an entertaining mix of celebrity interviews, impassioned discussion and expert advice while shining a spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
“T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul” airs Sundays at NOON ET/PT on BET. Encores air at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT.
For video sneak peeks and first looks of the new season of T.D. JAKES PRESENTS: MIND, BODY & SOUL, visit their official pages respectively at BET.com/TDJakes. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan page at Facebook.com/BETGospel. Also, join the conversation about the show on Twitter by using hashtag: #TDJAKESMBS.
T.D. Jakes on the set of his new talk show with rapper LL Cool J
*With BET showcasing positive and spiritual content such as the reality singing competition “Sunday Best,” T.D. Jakes will find himself in good company as he launches his own talk show on the network entitled “Mind, Body and Soul.”
“I’m talking about everything and I’m talking to everybody. It’s a very open forum,” Jakes told “Access Hollywood” about the weekly program.
The show will feature celebrity guests, town hall meetings and discussions on vital topics like gun violence.
We would be wrong to assume that because Jakes is a well-known pastor who always imposes positive messages in his film releases, it means his show will only take on subjects from a Christian perspective.
“It’s not just faith-based. We will talk about faith, but we’re gonna talk about economics. We’re gonna to talk about weight loss. We’re going to talk about families—a lot about families and relationships. As you look into my ministry, you’ll see there’s a great emphasis put on relationships,” said T.D. who believes our relationships determine how happy we are.
“It’s not how long you live. It’s how well you life [sic],” he said.
T.D. talks more about his show and offers some parenting advice. Watch:
*Oprah Winfrey will be in Dallas next month to film an episode for her series “Oprah’s Lifeclass” during the three day Megafest Christian Festival with Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Jakes will sit down with Oprah in front of an audience at 9:30 a.m. CT Thursday, August 29 to kick off the Megafest at the American Airlines Center.
The Dallas based episode will be a continuation of the fatherless families issue that Oprah and Jakes first addressed in a two hour special back in May.
Their mission is to reach out to the sons and daughters who struggle growing up without a father and need healing.
Jakes has also appeared on “Oprah’s Lifeclass” before to discuss purposeful living and has been a guess on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” as well.
For the Megafest, organized by Jakes, a spokesperson estimated about 50,000 attendees, which would make it the city’s largest convention in 2013.
Tickets for the three-day men’s and women’s conferences are $50 per person, while youth’s and children’s conference tickets are $20 per person. That price does not include admission to the “Lifeclass” taping.
(L-R) Lisa Leslie, T.D. Jakes, Halle Berry, Clarence Avant and Chaka Khan onstage at BET Honors 2013 at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
*Chaka Khan and Halle Berry were among those getting the royal treatment at the 2013 BET Honors ceremony, held Saturday in Washington DC.
The Oscar winner was praised for her charity work with domestic violence victims at Los Angeles’ Jenesse Center, and she used her acceptance speech to call on women to speak up about problems at home.
“Many women don’t speak out and they don’t seek help,” she said. “By honoring the work we’re doing at the Jenesse Center, maybe it will encourage others to stand up and be strong and face the reality of what’s happening to them – and have the courage to make a change.”
Halle Berry and Phylicia Rashad onstage at BET Honors 2013 at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Berry’s appearance was followed by a performance from Alicia Keys, who dedicated her new single, “Brand New Me,” to the actress.
Chaka Khan and Kelly Rowland onstage BET Honors 2013 at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Khan was celebrated for her career achievements, while fellow honorees included music executive Clarence Avant, WNBA Lisa Leslie and pastor T.D. Jakes.
The annual ceremony was hosted by actress Gabrielle Union and also featured music from Brandy and Erykah Badu.
The ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 11 on BET. View more pics below.
Halle Berry (L) and Alicia Keys
(L-R) Gabrielle Union, Lisa Leslie, T.D. Jakes, Halle Berry, Clarence Avant and Chaka Khan onstage at BET Honors 2013 at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu
Wayne Brady serenades Chaka Khan
Halle Berry speaks with fellow honoree Lisa Leslie
*In a special addition of “Farrakhan Speaks,” during which he is asked a wide-range of questions from the staff of the Final Call, Minister Louis Farrakhan calls film-maker and humanitarian, Tyler Perry, one of the most brilliant young entrepreneurs of our time, and says that he is grateful to him for bringing Madea to the forefront of America’s consciousness, reports News One.
“I have never seen his portrayal of Madea as a man cross-dressing. I saw his wonderful portrayal of Madea as bringing to the forefront the strongest person in the history of our sojourn in America, and that is Madea,” he said. “That strong, black woman who was the cornerstone of her family. She always was that figure that guidance [of] correction, reprimand, discipline, and Tyler Perry brought her to the screen in funny ways, but what I was seeing was the greatness of the strong, black woman who saw us through, from yesterday until today.”
Minister Farrakhan goes on to compare Perry to Imam W. Deen Muhammad, the son of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad who helmed the Nation of Islam after his father’s death. Imam Muhammad, in addition to his spiritual leadership, combined psychology and art to heal the black community, notes News One. And Minister Farrakhan along the same line.
“When you look at Tyler Perry’s movies, you see the brilliance of T.D. Jakes, a spiritual giant. You see the majesty of human problems acted out,” said Farrakhan. “So you could sit in the theater and see yourself in your madness, in your gladness, in your goodness, in your evil, then come out of that experience, for a $15 ticket and some popcorn, and say, ‘Wow, I feel better.’
“So this New Year is a shout-out to the giant called Tyler Perry. A spiritual giant, a magnificent human being, and I pray that this year his art, his greatness, will shine even more in healing our people through mass projection of drama through films and plays.”
In the video interview below with the Final Call editors, watch Minister Farrakhan discuss Tyler Perry as well hear him share his opinion on the “superb” acting in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and more: