Katy Perry is reportedly in a legal battle with a pair of nuns over a convent. The dispute involves a hilltop LA property that was once home to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The details are a little murky and will ultimately be decided in court, but two of the remaining nuns say they own the convent, while the archdiocese says the property actually belongs to the diocese. The nuns agreed to sell the convent to a prominent restaurateur who plans on turning it into an upscale hotel, while the diocese wants to sell it as a home to an interested buyer—a buyer the nuns claim is pop megastar Katy Perry.
Evidently, after discovering Perry’s music, the nuns were not impressed. Sister Rita Callanan told the Los Angeles Times, "Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and ... if it's all right to say, I wasn't happy with any of it.” However, Callanan did add an interesting wrinkle to the story. Evidently, some of the other nuns changed their mind about Perry after she paid them a visit and sang them a gospel song. After the performance, three of the five sisters told the archbishop that the convent should be sold to the singer. Discuss
During last weekend's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, hip-hop producer Timbaland revealed that new music from Missy Elliott could be dropping soon after a long hiatus. Timbaland, who’s collaborated with Elliott on previous albums, told reporters,
I love my sister to death. I know the tabloids love to talk, and I’ma say it now: Her first single is from my cousin—and yes we are family—Pharrell. And one thing about VA, we stick together.
All three of the artist hail from the Virginia Beach area. In February, Elliott tweeted a picture of herself in the studio with Pharrell, though despite Timbaland hinting that a new Missy Elliot single could be debuting in the coming weeks, no official release date has been set. It’s been 10 years since Missy Elliot last released an album, 2005’s The Cookbook. Discuss
On the episode this week, we talk with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot about his new solo music “The Wonderlands” and hear from Misfit NYC pastor, Chris Durso. Also, Joy does what she does best and gives advice to listeners on how to take a normal patriotic party and "crank it to 11." This episode is sponsored by Fracture and Stamps.com. Read More