Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kelly Finally Has New People

So either pigs are flying or Kelly has finally realized that she'll never have the solo career she wants as long as her manager is Yonce's father.

"After a very positive meeting between Kelly Rowland and myself, we have amicably agreed to end our professional relationship. My company, Music World, will continue to manage Destiny's Child as a group. As an artist Kelly has incredible talent and I only wish her the best. We will always be family first and foremost, and as a dad I only have love for Kelly." ----Mathew Knowles"

Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career. I have had great success under his guidance — both as a member of Destiny’s Child and with my solo projects. Although we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family." ---Kelly Rowland

It's about damn time! Maybe now she may actually get the promotion and marketing she deserves....but now she's gonna have to step her game up and put her swagga on a hundred thousand trillion. Good luck Kelly!


Eva & Lance Keep It Spicy

Eva and Lance do Rolling Out Magazine for their V-day issue....I can't with these two. The hotness is just ReeDickUlous!!!! They are sooo gorgeous. You would think all they have to do is stare at each other, but even they need to add a lil spice to keep it hot...they have a pole.

Rolling Out: So how do you keep things spicy in your relationship?

Eva: We work hard to keep things spicy in our relationship. We role-play a lot.

Lance: (laughs) She’s got a couple of outfits …I’m not gonna tell you everything though.

Eva: We have a pole…

Lance: (smiling) We do have a pole. It’s a nice pole too.

Eva: WE don’t have a pole. YOU have a pole.

Lance: Hey, that is our pole. We are in this thing together … the pole is removable too. And it comes with all of these accessories. You can order a stage and get lights too.

Eva: We are not getting a stage … But yeah, that’s how we keep things fresh in our relationship.

Lance: So after she cooks dinner, she gets on the pole. Tacos and the pole! Yeah!!!

Eva: We sound like a real west coast couple … Tacos and the pole.

Lance: I'm just playing with you …but we do have a pole.

Eva: (laughs) Yeah we do.

Tacos and a pole never sounded so zexy....


New Muziq: Lions, Tigers & Bears

Jazmine Sullivan has a new video for one of the best songs on her album, 'Lions, Tigers & Bears'....I like it.

Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kimora Lee: Fabulously Preggers

I was hoping that Kimora would confirm her pregnancy with People mag or something but I guess she's letting people come to their own conclusions....and since she was out and about belly out, I just had to post. I cannot wait to see this baby! I really hope it's a boy so it can be an Adonis like his daddy. Anyhooo, congrats Kimora!!!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Swagga On a Hundred Thousand Trillion

Oh and his name is Martin Louis The King Jr. How can you NOT 'preciate him?! Just for giggles...

A message from kwest on Vimeo.

Celebs Are Just Like Us...

Kind of. They get excited too! Only for Barack, but still, they get excited AND they can't stand still.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

United States of Tara

My new favorite show!! Please tell me you have Showtime. United States of Tara stars Toni Collette, whom has been one of my all time favorites ever since Muriel's Wedding and then of course, Sixth Sense, In Her Shoes, and Little Miss Sunshine.

Anyway, Toni now stars as Tara in the new Showtime series United States of Tara as a married mother of two who suffers from multiple personality disorder. The personalities are hilarious AND what's even better is how the family has just gotten used to each of them. For example, "T", her teenage alter is a HOT MESS and gives her daughter "Tara's" credit cards and gets her the Morning After Pill and tries to have sex with her husband....even tho technically it is her husband. Then there is Buck, who is a southern country bumpkin kind of man, who spits, sniffs and scratches, drinks beer, and fights. And Alice who is just straight out of the 1950's and bakes, sews, irons and speaks like Betty Crocker.

It is more than amazing. Toni Collette is fantastic! The way she is able to change between her alters and then just be Tara takes major skill. She'll be walking home with a Golden Globe and/or Emmy for sure. Between this show and Weeds, Showtime is really tryna give HBO a run for its money. (But as long as True Blood stays great, HBO may still hold the crown.) It is just great to have something really new and interesting and very well acted on. Had to spread the word.

Have you seen United States of Tara? Who is your favorite alter? You might think mines would be "T" but it's actually "Buck". I love a good titty bar too!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just For Giggles....

This dude is prolly gonna end up on SNL.

Black People.....SERIOUSLY?!

Sooooooooo, during this historic moment in which all the world has celebrated, and most specifically this moment that has been celebrated and absorbed by Black people in ways that I don't believe any other race can fully understand, there are Black people who are MAD. WHY, WHY, WHY??? When your president is Black and hasn't even been in office for a full week yet, WHY is there anger? seems the The Black Artists Association is not happy that Michelle Obama did not wear any designs by an African American designer. Seriously?? We can't just be happy that we have a beautiful Black woman runnin shit in the White House?! We can't just be happy that no matter who she wore, she looked absolutely stunning?! We can't just be happy, can we?

Per New York Magazine:
BAA Cofounder Amnau Eele, who was a runway model for Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, and Bill Blass, told WWD, “It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘We Are the World’ by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?” Eele plans to make a formal appeal to Michelle's office. WWD adds:

Asked if perhaps the First Lady isn’t looking at the world colorlessly, Eele said, “It’s one thing to look at the world without color but she had seven slots to wear designer clothes. Why wasn’t she wearing the clothes of a black designer? That was our moment.”

Did she really say we could be all "Kumbaya" if we want to? You know what, I can't. Hell yeah I'm all Kumbaya right about now! Michelle could have easily chosen any of the more recognized designers, but she went with lesser known designers and she clearly went with what SHE LIKED! In the same way that her husband got elected, I think she chose her outfits going with what worked best for her and the special occasion and not by whether or not the designer was black, green, or yellow. And she chose two minority designers at that.

As you said, this is our moment Amnau Eele and you're ruining it with this bullshit. Of course it would have been spectacular for a Black designer to get the recognition that Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo have gotten, but the fact is, that just isn't the case and it is disgustingly petty for this to be an issue. I mean is it not bad enough that Mariah is mad cuz she didn't get better seats at the inauguration? Couldn't just be happy that she was there and that she got to perform. Really people, come da fluff on!

Our president is Black so I understand that we all have this great sense of entitlement but let us keep in mind that the new First Family is all about one love, man. I know it is hard for many of us to be of that mind-set, of course, but can we at least try not to focus on the dumb shit and finding ways to create negative drama for no reason? Let us just be thrilled that we finally have people on our side who actually care about us and our issues, mkay? Thanks.

Jill Scott Is Having A Boy!

Come this April, Jill is going to be singing love songs to the newest man in her life...her son. As you all know, Jill is engaged to her cute lil drummer man Lil Jon Roberts and the now she's going to be a mother....and the best part is that Jill thought she could never have children. She found love again and he helped her conceive a miracle. Proving to us as always, that she's the real thing in stereo and if you live your life like it's golden, there won't be nothing gettin in the way of what's destined to be yours.

Essence took time out to chat with Jill and get her thoughts on becoming a new mom.

ESSENCE.COM: Congrats, Ms. Scott! We are so happy for you. What was your gut reaction when you learned you were pregnant?
JILL SCOTT: Shock. I didn't think it was possible for me to have kids because I was told I couldn't conceive. I had given up hope of becoming a mother one day.

ESSENCE.COM: What a blessing—a miracle baby! After you got over the shock where did you stand emotionally?
SCOTT: I had to slow down because after I found out, I was supposed to leave for Africa the next day. I called my doctor and talked about what I needed to do, what I couldn't do and what I could do. I was just trying to take as many precautions and be as knowledgeable as I possibly could. Quite frankly, I was freaked out and everyone was asking me, "What are you going to do?" My agent was distraught, but it wasn't about anybody else other than me finding out if the baby was going to be okay, so that's what I did first—slow down.

ESSENCE.COM: Is that the sole reason that you chose to prolong the news?
SCOTT: Well, yes, that was a large part of it. Because I'm 36 and considered a high risk for pregnancy, I wanted to make sure that everything was okay. My closest friends and family knew and that was enough for me. Oddly enough, as pregnant as I am, I didn't have time to enjoy my pregnancy because I was working in Botswana for four and a half months playing someone else. It was a lot of hard work, and I'm not tripping about it because it was a wonderful opportunity and experience. So right now I'm chillin'— enjoying looking at cribs, mobiles, growing and finding maternity clothes and sleeping (laughs.)

ESSENCE.COM: So have you chosen a name yet?
SCOTT: (Chuckles.) Yes, but we want the baby to be the first to hear it.

ESSENCE.COM: We can respect that. Are you having a boy or a girl?
SCOTT: A boy. He will make his grand entrance mid-April.

ESSENCE.COM: Now you'll have two men around the house to take care of you. Your fiancé and drummer, Lil Jon Roberts, must be thinking, "I'm the Man!"
SCOTT: (Laughs.)We're in the same place as far as just the initial shock and just feeling so blessed to be having this child. But yeah, that would make him "The Man" to do what can be done. It's funny because I remember one day I was feeling a little down and I said to my girlfriend, "I guess I've missed my opportunity to be a mom," and she responded, "No, you just haven't met the right man yet." I've always believed that everything on this earth has a rightful key that fits and he was mine.

ESSENCE.COM: Now, Ms. Jill, that's another song right there—"Right Key" or maybe the new version to "Padlock to My Heart." So what kind of cravings are you having and which of your favorite foods can you no longer stomach?
SCOTT: (Laughs.) I craved salty foods. I used to eat mustard, olives and pickles all together in a sandwich. Now I don't want anything. I'm having a hard time building an appetite. I have to force myself to eat. I just can't figure out what I want. I'll have a taste for something, make it and then be like, Nah, I don't think so. I'm real difficult right now.

ESSENCE.COM: So do you and Mr. Roberts plan to get hitched after the baby arrives?
SCOTT: No, there's just so much happening. We didn't plan for this, but God obviously had other plans. We planned to enjoy ourselves and maybe try the endometriosis treatment thing [which can enhance fertility] and try to start a family.

ESSENCE.COM: They say if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. What have you enjoyed most about wearing motherhood?
SCOTT: You know, I've had to take a dose of the "big girl" pill in many different areas. What I mean by that is, for so long I've been able to be carefree—frolicking in my life. I didn't have to be responsible for anyone else but myself, my mother and my grandmother. I've been free to do what I want, when I want. Now I have to watch what I eat, how I eat, make sure I get enough rest. Before I was just running and now, I'm so much more responsible and thoughtful and that's a good thing.

ESSENCE.COM: So do you think you'll be a good mom?
SCOTT: I hope so. It might sound odd but I'm parenting now even though my son hasn't arrived yet. I have to be aware that I'm someone's mom and in three months he'll be here. Therefore, I have to be aware of my energy and my attitude. I don't want to be the funky, pregnant lady just because I can. I really have to make an effort to be conscious of everything about me because it's no longer about me, but my child. I don't feel like talking or anything now. I just want to be silent and experience all of this. There are so many amazing things happening at once.

ESSENCE.COM: So how did you survive nearly five months in Botswana for your HBO Series "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency?"
SCOTT: Girl, I almost didn't. It was so hot in Botswana. I wanted to go home but the reality was that it was a dream job; I worked really hard to get it, and more importantly, I really didn't want my son to see me as a quitter. In the meantime, it's still difficult to remain calm. I have to acknowledge the fact that I wasn't and learn not to be so hype about the job, rushing and forcing myself. I had to be patient and others had to learn to be patient with me even if they didn't want to. Because, you know, when you're filming, folks are ready to go.

ESSENCE.COM: You sound like you're glowing. All we can think about is the wonderful influence motherhood will have on you musically.
SCOTT: Yes, I've been writing. A lot of things are on my mind. As a woman, I hear better, I smell better, my taste buds are different and I feel so much more like a sexual being than I ever have. I've learned a lot about men and mothers. I've never appreciated mothers this much, or even my mother, until now as I sit in a room with my grandmother, my mother and now my son. It's truly amazing what's happened to me and there's a lot to say and I can't wait to say it.

ESSENCE.COM: What parting words do you have for those sisters who might have given up on becoming mothers?
SCOTT: It's so hard to believe, it's hard to have faith, especially when things aren't working out. It's difficult and a challenge when you continuously ask for what you want and need in your life or at least what you think you want and need in your life, but that's when you have to believe and have faith the most. Who knows how the blessings will flow or at what time or what hour those lessons are going to come. So I'd simply share to learn to be grateful for everything. When you give up, when you start to believe again, when you're crying, when it hurts so bad, when you're too embarrassed to face anybody— whatever—just be thankful because I believe that's all God really wants from us is to be appreciative. It's been my way of thinking and I'm hoping to teach this lil' one these things.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dwayne Wade Is A Dead Beat?

Gabrielle Union may want to know her status (Star Jones may have had a taste too). It seems Dwayne Wade's wife has filed claim that Dwayne has abandoned his children AND he gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Siovaughn Wade, wife of Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade, is claiming in divorce legal papers filed yesterday, that the NBA star has abandoned his children Zaire,7, and Zion,1. Siovaughn says although Dwayne was named a ”Father of the Year” in 2007 by the National Father’s Day Committee, he has gone ”months” without seeing his boys. Siovaughn says, his ”failure to spend time with them . . . has resulted in the children at times being afraid of him; in fact, Zion . . . does not recognize or know Dwayne.” Siovaughn also alleges that Dwayne has committed adultery, and infected her with an unspecified sexually transmitted disease(not HIV), from which she has suffered ”grievous physical, emotional and mental injury”. However, she has petitioned that “Dwyane must disclose the identity of all of his sexual partners during the parties’ marriage”.

Dwayne petitioned for a divorce from Siovaughn last May. Dwayne’s attorney, James Pritikin, issued a statement: “These malicious allegations are absolutely false and we look forward to the opportunity to dispute them in court.”

Siovaughn’s lawyer counters, ”A person’s public persona does not necessarily reflect his behavior in private,” Marcus adds. “Mrs. Wade is prepared to prove everything she alleges. And, medical records don’t lie.”

Siovaughn is prolly really traumatized because she's been with Dwayne forever and prolly never imagined that he would leave her - even for the gorgeousness that is Gabrielle Union (I'm guessing not too many would be able to resist Gabby). And he was once prolly the nicest guy ever and now that he's rich and famous, he's prolly a complete asshole. She kinda had to know that would happen. I mean, it is rare when rich and famous people decide that they are still normal and that they are actually accountable for their actions and they aren't immune to real life. But as Siovaughn's lawyer's say....medical records don't lie and at least she'll be paid for her distress. Altho I bet she would rather just have her husband back. Sad, but such is life, eh?


Good Hair....

That's the name of Chris Rock's new film which was just in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Chris decided to make the documentary for his daughter who asked him how come she didn't have "good hair". Chris thought that girls who don't grow up with love are the ones who have self esteem issues and believe that such things as "good hair" make you beautiful. And his daughter, whom he tells he loves all day, is essentially asking why she isn't good enough. So Chris decided to make this movie for his daughter and black women which looks at the history and cultural impact of Black hair. He said:

“[Good Hair] is kind of a love letter to black women, and it’s definitely a love letter to my daughter.”

I can't wait to see this movie. It is just a reminder that many Black girls and women still fixate on what is portrayed as beautiful in this country and hair is still a major issue. I love that a black man loves his daughters enough to use a platform that he has access to, not only to educate but to instill in them that black is beautiful no matter what shade or grade it comes in. Good job Chris!


Clair Does Jenny Craig

The gorgeous Phylicia Rashad has just signed on to be the newest spokesperson for Jenny Craig. At 60 years of age, Phylicia is as beautiful as ever and doesn't look like she needs Jenny's help to me. She's hot. (Note to Madonna....)


Kanye, I Just Don't Like Da Mullet. That's All I Wuz Sayin!

Kanye's mad at me and er'body else who has been talkin bout him. I never said he wanted to do porn or anything and I haven't hacked into his accounts BUT I did say the nappy dug out mullet was not the move and I thought that he might be ill. But after reading his message, I've decided I'm going to let Kanye be great. It's not fun talkin bout the sensitive ones. Oh who am I kidding! Kanye, get over it!!! Who cares what people say bout you?! YOU are the one rockin afro mullets while performing for the first black president. YOU are the one debuting your specialty line of sneakers for Louie. But WE are the ones who have to love it and if we don't, we're gonna - maybe I should speak for myself here....I have to love it and if I don't, I'm gonna say some shit about it. Sorry you have to deal with hackers and bloggers and such....but even still....Kanye West's world doesn't seem so bad.


Obsessed - Da Movie

Idris....I mean, isn't he just enough? Then they go and throw some Yonce in the mix and I think you have yourself a must-see. Yes?

Lil Kim Is Not Happy....And She Might Have A Point

"I feel like I was not portrayed how I should have been in this movie. I was in love with BIG and he was in love with me. I was never a JUMP-OFF, I know this and BIG knew this. I wasn’t even able to choose who I wanted to portray me in this movie. I would have never picked Naturi, she doesn’t have a Lil Kim aura at all! She looks nothing like I looked back then. We have NO similarities. Watching her on-screen was so “dreadful” as Simon Cowell would say. She is tasteless and talentless. Never once did she contact me for input or to get a feel of me for the character. A “TRUE” actress would contact the source to be the best they can be in portaying someone. That told me right there, she wasn’t right for the part and not to mention, Naturi has got to be one of THE worst actresses I’ve ever seen and I can’t believe they chose her. I really can’t!

Another thing is, I have been dealing with legal matters as far as them not wanting to pay me and shit for this movie, got a lawyer involved, so everything is cool with that, but it still doesn’t change my views and feelings. This is truly Faith and Ms. Wallace’s movie. And Ms. Wallace is right, this isn’t a Lil’ Kim movie and it’s not about me. I didn’t want it to be about me, I wanted it to be REAL though. And that it is NOT. I take no part in this movie and have nothing to do with it. I love BIG and will never stop reppin him. There is NOTHING anyone can do about it. The world will see the Lil Kim story, THE REAL ME! Not some made up bullshit portrayed by a talentless has-been back up singer."

Now here is the thing....I absolutely believe that Kim was in love with BIG. How could she not be? He was a huge factor in her becoming Lil Kim, they were fuckin, and he was larger than life. NOTORIOUS is a movie that had input from all kinds of people who were there but its also real easy to put a spin on some shit when you still feel a certain type a way about things. I can understand how it must feel to watch yourself portrayed on screen without having any say in how your part of the story is being told. That is some bullshit so I think she has a right to be all kinds of pissed about it.

On the other hand, I don't think Kim needed to really go at Naturi like that because for one, she was the LEAD singer of 3LW and she's actually quite talented and for two, she was just playing the role that was written. AND you have been bitter about this movie from day one and said you didn't want no parts of it and was mad when Naturi was selected to play the how in da hell was she gonna contact the source when you know damn well you wouldn't have helped her?

And really Kim, you don't even look like how you looked back then so ummm in terms of looks, does it really matter who played you?


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fabulosity Of The Day: Taraji and Viola Oscar Nods!

CONGRATULATIONS to Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis for their Supporting Actress Oscar nominations!!!! Taraji received her nomination for Benjamin Buttons and Viola for Doubt.

I love that Viola is only in the movie for like eight minutes but is dope enough to handle her own against Meryl. And as she said this morning on GMA "There aren't any small roles, only small actors"....Viola has proven that she's a major actor and I love it. And no matter what role Taraji plays she smashes it. So proud of her. Love it!!! Fabulous indeed! You betta work ladies!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ummmm, Kanye?

Is that a nappy dug out mullet? What's the matter boo? Are you ill? Somethin ain't right here. Call me. Seriously. This can't continue.


Mkay, listen here. Stop it. Immejetly. Not sexy. At all. How many years have you been showin your cooch now? I know you want to show it even more now that you're like 50 years old and your marriage is over, but seriously, let your coochie rot in peace. I don't think it likes being visble. And really, could you not have chosen a cuter pair of draws?


Alicia Keys....Really Boo?

Am I the only one who refuses to believe that Alicia Keys is a home wrecker? I mean for one, AK is hot and can have anybody she wants....WHY IN DA HOT LAVA HELL would she want skinny ass Swizz Beatz and even more importantly a married man with a new baby? I just don't think Alicia is that desperate or that silly or that tacky or that pressed. I mean seriously, is Swizz Beatz even worth this drama? I think not. HOWEVER, it seems Mashonda (da wife) knows more than I do and prolly doesn't give a fuck what I think. She is confirming that Alicia has been having relations with her husband.

Take a listen to Mashonda on Angela Yee's Shade 45 Lip Service show....

Just damn! While I need more proof, this is prolly all the proof necessary for most. Seriously, should this really, really, really be true....big ups to Mashonda for keepin it classy. And you can do better boo!

I'm Back....And Yes I Did!

I witnessed history....and had the nerve to be closer than I ever imagined I would be to the First Family watchin Retha SANG and of course, President Obama take his oath and become the 44th president of the United States. We braved the cold...its called layers and toe warmers...and while there were some over zealous people pushing on the line that caused me to throw a bow or two and count to 10, it was literally one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever had or may ever have in my lifetime. I can't even express to you the joy, the elation, the honor I felt to breathe the same air as President Obama. It was such a privilege and a memory that I will cherish forever and always.

And of course there has been nothing else on TV but Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha, so I don't have anything new to share, but gorgeous did Michelle look at the balls (all ten of them)? Did you not stare at them in awe and amazement as they took their first dance (ten times)? How cute was Sasha giving her daddy the thumbs on a job well done? How beautiful is Malia? How special do YOU feel knowing that you are alive to see a young, extraordinary, yet fabulously normal BLACK family take up residence in the White House and run this country? I feel BLESSED and inspired and ready to see what the world holds for me.

And with that, I want to leave you with one of my favorite portions of Da Prez's speech.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

Friday, January 16, 2009

For Da Luh Of Miracles....

On this beyond freezing cold day, I've decided not talk ish about anybody. While I would like to share my thoughts about my god-mother Oprah's supposed ex-boyfriend and how he and Oprah used to smoke crack together - he's writing a book about it - I'm not gonna discuss it cuz for one, who cares? O done obviously found her way. And for two, Oprah done already talked about the time in her life when she dabbled with "a drug" but who knows if this guy is even really the boyfriend? See, and I'm gonna stop now cuz I'm bout to get ugly on this loser.

Anyhoo, I've decided to simma down for three reasons:

1. I'm just cold and I don't feel like it. One would think that since I live in a place that experiences all four seasons that I'd be used to a lil winter. But I'm not and I can't! Thank all that is mighty for hot toddies and brown juice. Seriously.

2. After learning that EVERYBODY who was on the plane that crashed into the Hudson River survived, who feels like talkin ish after witnessing a true miracle? I don't.

3. And speaking of miracles, I'm on my way to D.C. to witness history live and in person. So in the spirit of ridiculous joy, I'm gonna keep it on simma.

With that said, you also won't hear from me until after Inauguration. So have a fantabulous weekend and a Happy Inauguration!!

Luh u,


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you've both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn't have let you have. But I also know that it hasn't always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn't make up for all the time we've been apart. I know how much I've missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential-schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college-even if their parents aren't rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.

I want us to push the boundaries of discovery so that you'll live to see new technologies and inventions that improve our lives and make our planet cleaner and safer. And I want us to push our own human boundaries to reach beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other.

Sometimes we have to send our young men and women into war and other dangerous situations to protect our country-but when we do, I want to make sure that it is only for a very good reason, that we try our best to settle our differences with others peacefully, and that we do everything possible to keep our servicemen and women safe. And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free-that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

That was the lesson your grandmother tried to teach me when I was your age, reading me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and telling me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something.

She helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It's a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you've had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.

Love, Dad


I Guess We Can Really Forget About The SWV Reunion

Taj is gonna be busy on Survivor. And no, its not a celebrity version of the show either. It's just regula schmegula Survivor. Interesting....


Bravo Throws Lockjaw Da Dueces

So Lockjaw aka Deshawn Snow (the one nobody gives a fuck about...but she's nice tho) has NOT been asked to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was a waste of space so um, good. Oh and word is that Sheree (the one who has a fashion line and has been waiting to live off of her settlement) has withdrawn her extra divorce settlement suit and is prolly only gonna get one million and a kick in her ass. She's prolly gonna be off the show too...I mean, what will she have to talk to about now that her divorce will be final and she ain't got shit?

Anyhoo, Deshawn spoke to Essence about gettin kicked off the show....

ESSENCE.COM: We hear that you are no longer returning to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Is that true?
DESHAWN SHOW: Yes, one of the producers called me yesterday and said that they wouldn't take my option.

ESSENCE.COM: What reason did they give for not inviting you back for the second season?
SNOW: [One of the producers] called and said that I was "too human for a circus show" and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn't think that I would fit in. He gave me an example, saying that during the reunion when I found out what a few of the other ladies said about me, they were expecting me to say more, but I'm not the type to go "television" and start acting crazy because somebody's talking about me. I'm fine with the decision. It wasn't my decision. They let me go and there are no hard feelings. I am thankful for the opportunity.

ESSENCE.COM: So were you at all shocked by the decision?
SNOW: I didn't see it coming. I was shocked because I just talked to them in December about the new season. It's not like they came to me and gave me an option by saying, "We're going to take a new direction and we want to know if you could be more like this." I was a little hurt, but I just look at it like I am what I am. [My personality] didn't seem to be a problem before, but I suppose the show took a different direction and they no longer see me as the right fit. If you look at all the other housewives, they are all different. I believe God moves people out of your way. It's about God having his hand upon you and doing things for you. I'm not judging my situation. I look at the show as just a shutter-glimpse of what God has in store for me. I enjoyed being on the show and hanging with the girls. At the end of the day, I was the same person throughout the show. I never changed. I was authentic and true to myself and I can't control what other people do.

ESSENCE.COM: There are rumors that Tameka Foster might replace you. Is that true?
SNOW: Yes, I heard that, but I don't know. I wouldn't say that they are replacing me because they didn't think I was real enough or too real enough for the show, so I doubt they are going to bring in someone who has a similar personality as mine.

Mkay seriously....Jelly Belly (Ursher's wife) to be a Housewife? Seriously? HA! I'll believe that when I see it and even if I see it I won't believe it. Do we really think Usher is gonna play any part in this mess? His album ain't do that bad....did it?

Who Gives A High Five To A Blind Man?

Other than the black guy with the ridiculously deep voice and prolly the most tone deaf person ever born (no wait, that's Hannah Montana), watching Ryan try to high five a blind guy was prolly the funniest part of American Idol last night. I also have to say that I was fine with just three judges and I don't need to see more of the people who make it to Hollywood CUZ WE SEE THEM IN HOLLYWOOD! The best part of the audition shows are the people who are the worst! Why must people always fuck up a good thing?

This is just for giggles...

Cornball of the Day Award Goes To....

Michelle Williams. Seriously, shut da hell up. You sound like a real jackass. Of all the shit that people say about you. OF ALL THE SHIT THAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU, this is what you choose to respond to. Somebody said you look a hot mess and you gotta make a video about it? And YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE...who the fuck is the wack ass guy you give air time to? Really boo? Please do better. You wasted 5 mins of your life. And maybe I did to by even posting this.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Golden Globes: Fun Times

While I absolutely believe that Neil Patrick Harris was robbed, I was more than pleased with the Golden Globes last night. I actually enjoyed watching and was happy at many of the surprise wins and the fun moments like that of the short stand-up routine done by Ricky Gervais (he's so silly!). I think Kate Winslet absolutely deserved to be a double winner (she won both Lead actress and Supporting actress) because Kate is dope when it comes to this acting shizz. I'm also happy that the underdogs were big winners - Mickey Rourke and the Indian film Slumdog Millionaire. Oh and I don't like Don Cheadle with a baldy. I really hope that is just for a new role.

Anyway, I think what everybody really cares about is who wore what. Totally not doing a fashion review but I had some faves and then there were of course, those who were fugtastic. And just for fun, I'll start with them.

Renee stays on my fug list. I mean, ya'll do memba her at the Bee Movie premiere right? Well at least this time her face wasn't literally bee stung, but that messy bee hive she's rockin on top of her Morticia Adams frock is the worst. Oh Renee. Just why?

Marisa! Now I loves me some Marisa. I REALLY DO. She's one of my favorites and she's been my one of my favorites since she was Maggie on Different World (gotta love a white girl who can hold her own at an all black institution) and she was the best in two of my all time favorite movies - My Cousin Vinny and Untamed Heart. However, I cannot accept that she chose to show up to the Globes looking like she was auditioning for Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

I'm sure there are people who liked Maggie's blue cheetah look, but I didn't and I don't and I won't. And are those crocs she's wearin?

Laura Dern. First of all, Laura is one of the fugliest bitches in Hollywood. She can't even help it. It's just her face. However, while you can't see it in this pic, Laura had a black scrunchie holdin up the side ponytail situation she had goin on. And that dress...just no. Congrats on your win tho.

Taraji....I just can't say yes to the dress.

Now for the fabulous!

I'm sorry but of all the Golden Girls (aka old bitches) Sally Field was the fiercest of them all. For her age, she looks amazing! Maybe its because of that Boniva she takes? Anyway, I just loves me some Sally Field.

Yonce looked stunning. Seriously. That dress fit her curves ridiculously and her Lorraine Schwartz jewl-elz were magnificent. She was perfection.

Two time winner Kate looked great. And winning makes you hotter too.

Jenny from the block tried to shut it all down with her plunging back out gold stunner. Bitch just had twins. She's hot. That's all.

I think I have a new girlfriend. Freida Pinto, the beauty from Slumdog Millionaire is gorgeous. She looked so pretty in her dress and she's just pretty and I think I'm in love. Watch out for this one....she's about to be Hollywood's new it girl. I saw her first tho!

Eva wore red just like my Sally did and she wore it well. This dress made her look a lot taller than her 4 foot 11 stature and it fit her very nicely. Good work outta you Eva.

Angelina can kinda do no wrong in my book. I liked that she wasn't over the top wit it. Her dress was simple elegant but she was still makin it do wut it do. She's Angelina.

And for my belle of the ball...

My gorgeous love, Eva M. Tell me she does not look friggin beautiforous!!! Her skin with the white and the turquoise it, love it, love it! She's perfection. Luh u boo!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hands Up, Hands Up!!!

That's what was being yelled at me while my back was being harshly patted after I almost choked to death on my Cheerios. I was minding my own bidness and then I dared to scroll down and saw this shit...

Ya'll know I hate to talk about people...sorry, I can't type and lie. Let me rephrase that. Ya'll know I hate a bitch who looks a mess. I have no clue who she is and I don't care. Just look at her choice of shoe, knee highs, and ankle warmers (?) with that dress. She's like a 5th grade Cowgirl Flash Dancin Zebra. Hideous. Why?

Derek Blanks Does It Again

Derek Blanks is just off da chain! How is it that he manages to make everybody and anybody look gorgeous?! He's proved himself to be one of the best in the photog game and he's done it again with this photo shoot of NeNe. She looks fab! Her styling and make-up are perfect for her (her clothes fit!) and how some lighting, special flash and an extra special camera can work miracles! I love it!