For years Edward Long, son of the late Bishop Eddie Long, dropped by the downtown Atlanta office of "Hurricane" Dave Smith, vice president of programming and operations at Radio One. He often left his phone number, flyers, demos and notes requesting a meeting with Smith.

Last year, his persistence finally paid off.

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Kim Burrell Ellen Degeneres

Kim Burrell Ellen Degeneres

Daytime talk Guru Ellen Degeneres has canceled gospel singer Kim Burrell's appearance on her popular show in the wake of controversial statements made by the pastor.

Degeneres tweeted: "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.".

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