Monday's intriguing people
November 29th, 2010
11:06 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

The singer, known for his chart-topping song "This is how we do it," is announcing his retirement from the music industry and his plans to become a licensed minister in January.

After New Year's, Jordan intends to serve only one audience, as a worship pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia.

"It's just been an amazing career. And it has been great," Jordan told WXIA-TV. "But it's a calling that's probably been with me all my life, since I was a child. And I've known it. A lot of people in the business know it and have the same calling, but that leap of faith is difficult."

Pierre Le Guennec

You may never have heard this man's name before. But we bet you've heard of the person he worked for - Pablo Picasso.

And their relationship is getting a lot of attention, now that the retired electrician in southern France claims to have hundreds of previously unknown works done by the famous artist - 271 pieces, he says, including cubist paintings, lithographs, notebooks and a watercolor that were all given as gifts. The Associated Press reports  Picasso's estate estimates the "treasure trove" may be worth 60 million euros, almost $80 million.

Le Guennec is said to have installed burglar alarm systems at several of Picasso's homes in France, and through their friendship, he acquired the works, the BBC reported.

Christian Fraser, reporting for BBC, said a multimillion-dollar legal battle will likely ensue over who is the legal owner of  the paintings.

Hugo Chavez

Venezuela’s president is offering space in his downtown Caracas palace to 25 families left homeless in storms that have been pounding the country.

Quarters for the families will include the kitchen used by Chavez’s security staff and some of the president’s personal space, according to a Reuters report.

"The security personnel have a huge kitchen which about 20 families can use," Chavez said on state TV, according to the Reuters report. "I have three offices; the second one can be turned into three little apartments. They're going to start moving in."

At least seven people have died in the storms, which have caused 45 mudslides in the Caracas area, according to a report in the Latin American Herald Tribune. Some of the more than 500 people left homeless by the weather are also being housed at a military base in the capital.

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Andreas Moser

    Media-savvy and headline-producing he certainly is, this Hugo Chavez.

    November 29, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe Smith

      How would you consider this headline grabbing? The news of Ecuador's weather problems have been over shadowed by N Korea, Haiti and Palin. What Chavez did is admirable to open his home for those in need. Figures a dolt like you would try to see an alterier motive in that. What have you done for the homeless lately. You don't have to write back to appease us. Just look into your heart. When you feel the hate and contempt you'll know you're heartless.

      November 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. go team

    I know the govenors of mississippi and louisiana didn't open their doors to the homeless.

    November 29, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lean

    I like how entertainers hear the "calliing" only after they've either bankrupted themselves or can't sell any more records. That testimony is more useful in my opinion.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hollywood

    Of course they didn't. B/c Kanye had it backwards. No one likes white people. Everyone always talks about whites being racist, but there's a lot of racism towards whites too.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Retired Military in San Antonio

      It's a matter of 'What goes around, comes around', I suppose.

      November 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • DW

      There may be prejudice against whites, but not racism. You must hold power to be racist, and minorities does not have the power.

      November 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      When will all this "minority" talk stop? Racism isn't going to stop until minorities stop calling themselves minorities and the rest of us stop acting like we're all big and bad. We are all PEOPLE, unique and worthy enough to lead a happy life.

      November 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. N/A

    This guy was still in the music industry...I thought he got out back in 1999.... after his one hit wonder song

    November 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • dtboy

      Yes, he never left the industry. He's been writing songs ever since, with many going top 10.

      November 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Erin

    Guess he's back to being a lower-case G. Girls see he ain't got the money, no more hundred dolla billz, ya'll.

    It's still one of my favorite songs from my childhood, though. Not gonna lie.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lewis

    "It's Friday night and the Lord's alright" hahaha!

    November 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    MC Hammer, Al Green did the same now both are back in the music business. This is just more proof that just like God gives you wealth he can take it away.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Veritas

    @Whiteandproud white history is always celebrated every day where do you live?

    November 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Big Giant Horsee

    Baby Jesus is going to smote some of you Ć’uckers right to hell. If I was you I would be sh!ttin' in my britches!

    November 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mr.

    Im sick of everyone blaming racism on other people get over it and find something else to do I bet every room in your house is filthy

    November 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mr.

    I hate white people

    November 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. annoyed

    how does an article about a one hit wonder, an artist and a commie turn into an argument about my race is better than your race? Who cares if you're proud of your race, being white isn't an achievement, its luck of the draw and if you hate all white well then good for you we hate you too...god people are stupid...

    November 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bensky

    I saw him preaching the other night ... commercial asking you to let him lend you $800-1,000, no strings attached. Is this another scam.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Juan González

    You see a lot of Chavez talking and a little of him doing. If he does end up taking 25 families at his presidential residence I'll applaud him.

    Btw, he's not a communist, he's a democratic socialist. I know that in the US it means almost te same but it's not.

    I've been always against him, I've never votes for him but you gotta call everything by the right name.

    November 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
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