Saturday, August 8, 2009

America's Next Top Model is going petite

America's Next Top Model will premiere on September 9th with model Chanel Iman followed by an appearance from 'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad. Conrad will debut her own fashion line on September 16th. Other famous models such as China Chow, Jessica White, Marisa Miller, Jaime Rishar, and Kirsty Hume will appear later in the series. This season marks the first time all the contestants are 5'7" or under. Who says Tyra doesn't give everyone a chance?

Model Eva has a new show

Look for model Eva (Pigford) Marcille on a new show hosted by Omarosa of "The Apprentice" fame. The show is titled "Life After" and will chronicle what happens to people after a life-changing event. Isn't that a stunning picture?

Rachel Roy needs a stylist

Damon Dash's soon-to-be-ex-wife, Rachel Roy, walked the red carpet at the Julie & Julia movie premiere dressed like she was doing house repairs. I know shredded jeans had their heyday in the 80's and are trying to make a comeback, BUT there is a time and a place for looking like you lost a fight with an alleycat in heat. The red carpet is not that place. I'm not sure where that jacket comes in (is it grandma's?) and that clutch purse is making me dizzy sooooo...I'll leave it alone. Cute shoes, though.

Lady Gaga is really Lord Gaga

Lady GaGa. Money Honey [Live HQ HD]
by weezy75

Rumors have been swirling around the blogosphere that Lady Gaga is really a man since video surfaced purportedly showing her peen in concert footage. I for one have seen the video several times. I tell ya, I can see something but it doesn't look like man parts to me. I'm not sure what it looks like. Skip to the 1:00 part and watch until she finishes getting off the motorcycle. Gaga released this shocking statement:

"Its not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that I go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life. The reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. Like come on. It's not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. I have both a poon and a peener. Big fucking deal."

So....yeah...apparently she has a Peter and can do both Paul and Mary. Honestly, Gaga is so fame hungry and since nothing's shocking in 2009, this was the one stunt she could pull to get people's attention--you know, since people don't seem to care about the whole no pants thing.

Mase is about to drop his Bible to become a Bad Boy again

Check out this video of Mase cheesing for the cameras and talking about tap dancing for Puffy again.

Rashard Lewis has been suspended

The Orlando Magic's Rashard Lewis has been suspended for the first 10 games of the season; Lewis was suspended for having an elevated testosterone level in routine drug testing . Lewis claims his levels were raised as a result of his taking a supplement that contained a substance that has been banned by the NBA. He will have to fork over $1.6 million of his $18 million salary in fines for his positive test.

Goapele- Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey - Goapele from goapele on Vimeo.

After a five-year layoff,the Bay Area songstress is back in the game and not a moment too soon...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bishop Weeks is moving on

PROPHETESS Juanita Bynum (I giggle every time I say that "prophetess") ex-husband Bishop Thomas Weeks, III has a new woman, PROPHETESS Christina Glenn (and curiously, a MySpace profile). You may or may not recall the furor caused when Weeks was accused of stomping and beating the tar out of Bynum in a hotel parking lot, choking her, and telling her he was going to kill her (he later plead guilty to aggravated assault). Last year Weeks launched an online show called "Who Will Be The Next Mrs. Weeks?" that garnered a huge response. Among other things, Weeks listed ability to sign documents with a $6,000 ink pen bear children, ability to take an ass-kicking sensuality, and ability to make herself unrecognizable with makeup "not ugly" as the qualifications to be his mate. Completely unconfirmed rumors at the time suggested the Atlanta-based Weeks became enraged when his then-wife confronted him about liaisons with men. Just like with O.J. Simpson, James Brown, and others, I find myself shaking my head asking, what was she thinking? That goes for the old Mrs. Weeks as well as the new one.

Kanye's Ex is engaged

Kanye's ex-girlfriend Brooke twittered this morning that she is engaged to her Harlem Heights co-star Christian.

Spoof on Drake and Young Money's "Best I Ever Had"

Rihanna is in deep

Star Magazine, that bastion of journalistic credibility, is reporting details of an alleged telephone conversation they had with Rihanna's mother. According to their article, Rihanna does not want to let Chris go even after all the negative publicity and court ordered separation:

"I’m devastated, but what can I do? We love her but can’t stand to see her play Russian roulette with her life. Chris has a bizarre power over her. She still loves him and he knows it. In her eyes, he’s a god. Even after what he did, it’s not diminished..."

Not for nothing, but Rihanna has been spotted around town sporting a ring on her ring finger.

Was Michael Jackson really a reincarnated Egyptian?

Was Michael Jackson really a reincarnated Egyptian? At least a few visitors to the Chicago Field Museum seem to think so. The museum's collection contains a limestone bust of an Egyptian woman that bears an uncanny likeness to the late King of Pop, including a disfigured nose. The bust was carved between 1550 B.C. and 1050 B.C. and has been on exhibit since 1988. Though he played an Egyptian courtier in the video for his smash hit "Remember the Time," it is doubtful Michael even knew of the statue's existence.

“I have no idea whether Jackson ever visited the museum,” a Field spokesperson said to the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed. “But the similarity between the limestone statue of a woman – which is about 3,000 years old — and Jackson is astounding.”

Crabtree is threatening to sit out

Number 10 draft pick San Francisco 49'ers rookie Michael Crabtree is threatening to sit out this season and re-enter the draft next year if the team does not agree to raise his salary above number 7 draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey's $23.5 million. Crabtree is basing his demands on hypothetical practice drafts which placed him ahead of Heyward-Bey. This is shaking up the world of the NFL because this type of stunt has never before been attempted by a rookie.

Live or Memorex?

Jamie Foxx's wax likeness at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood...I didn't know the negro had freckles...

Sandra Bullock Adopts 350 Pound Black Child in Upcoming Movie

"The Blind Side", a true story based on the book and life of Baltimore Raven first round draft choice Michael Oher is set to release around Thanksgiving....

Snoop, Vanessa Williams and Sherri Shepherd in Millionaire Hot Seat

Snoop Dogg, Vanessa Williams and Sherri Shepherd are among the stars booked for next month's 10th anniversary celebration of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" when host Regis Philbin returns to ABC for a two-week primetime event. As a special feature, each episode will conclude with a celebrity player taking the hot seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for his or her favorite charity.

Additional guest stars include Lauren Conrad, Patricia Heaton, Shawn Johnson, Steve Nash, Katy Perry, Rachael Ray, Wynonna and a "surprise guest."

The "Millionaire" event premieres Sunday (Aug. 9) from 8-9 p.m. and will air for 11 nights, Sunday-Thursday at 8 p.m., with the finale on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 8-9 p.m., ET

"GI Joe" is AWOL for Critics

It's the biggest movie of the summer that practically no one has seen. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" opens Friday, but Paramount Pictures isn't screening the blockbuster for critics beforehand.

Instead, the studio says it's intentionally aiming the movie at the heartland, at cities and audiences outside the entertainment vortexes of New York and Los Angeles. Paramount held a screening Friday for 1,000 military service members and their families at Andrews Air Force Base; it's also focusing marketing efforts in places like Kansas City, Charlotte, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

With a reported production budget of $175 million and a cast that includes Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "G.I. Joe" follows the adventures of an elite team using high-tech spy and military equipment to take down a corrupt arms dealer. It comes from director Stephen Sommers, whose previous films include "The Mummy" and "Van Helsing."

Automakers Give Rave Reviews to 'Cash for Clunkers'

With its awful name and convoluted rules, the cash-for-clunkers program might well have been a flop, yet it turned into a surprising success, even inspiring many of its critics to call for an additional $2 billion in funding. One big reason: the program boosted July 2009 sales of new cars and trucks, giving the economy a bit of a lift.

Most people are turning in their low-mileage SUV's for more fuel efficient, smaller vehicles. Do you plan to visit a car dealer to look into taking advantage of the program?

The Top Ten Cash for Clunkers Trade-Ins:
1. 1998 Ford Explorer
2. 1997 Ford Explorer
3. 1996 Ford Explorer
4. 1999 Ford Explorer
5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
6. Jeep Cherokee
7. 1995 Ford Explorer
8. 1994 Ford Explorer
9. 1997 Ford Windstar
10. 1999 Dodge Caravan

Top Ten New Cars Purchased:
1. Ford Focus
2. Honda Civic
3. Toyota Corolla
4. Toyota Prius
5. Ford Escape
6. Toyota Camry
7. Dodge Caliber
8. Hyundai Elantra
9. Honda Fit
10. Chevy Cobalt

This is for all the birthers out there

Any questions? Now let's see YOUR birth certificate all you naysayers.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


1980's cult film director John Hughes is Dead. John Hughes' coming-of-age films filled with teen angst defined the 80's for many Generation X'ers. He launched and/or solidified the careers of many stars including Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, and Anthony Michael Hall. His films included The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Home Alone.
Ben Stein, who said the iconic "Bueller, Bueller,...Anyone?" in Hughes' film Ferris Bueller's Day Off had this to say about his friend, "

He made a better connection with young people than anyone in Hollywood had
ever made before or since," Stein said on Fox Business Network. "It's incredibly
sad. He was a wonderful man, a genius, a poet. I don't think anyone has come
close to him as being the poet of the youth of America in the postwar period. He
was to them what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethan Age."

Was J.R. Smith twittering gang messages?

Denver Nuggets guard, J.R. Smith, has deleted his Twitter page after The Denver Post questioned his use of known gang symbols in his tweets. Apparently fans noticed he would occasionally change the "c" in certain words to a "k" which is supposedly a Bloods gang practice. He posted this parting message before he took his page down Tuesday:

"ok people i love all of my fans im sorry but this will be my last tweet you know why but it is what it is love all an tke Care"

Notice he wanted to make sure you all caught that last C in care. Really, if they wanted to know what he's been up to all they would have to do is read his body.

Vanity Fair covers: Michael Jackson and Farrah

Vanity Fair produced a double cover for their September issue. The covers memorialize Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett who died on the same day. In today's Michael news, it was reported the Jackson family is considering a third autopsy to look for evidence of foul play. Knowing in graphic detail what is invovled in an autopsy, I think this is a mistake. I know Michael's body is just a shell, but I think the mutilation needs to stop and they should look to lay him to rest. They can still launch a private investigation; they should certainly look at a lot of those other doctors who interacted with and prescribed for Michael.

You might recall, Michael Jackson and Tatum O'Neal dated for a time during their teenage years. Well, more on that later. Anyway, the Vanity Fair story contains an interview with Ryan O'Neal, Tatum's father and Farrah's longtime boyfriend, where he confessed he tried to hit on a hot blonde at Farrah's funeral. He says he saw this stunning woman come up to him at the funeral right after he finished putting Farrah's casket in the hearse, and he asked her for a drink (and more). He was shocked when that woman said, 'Daddy, it's me--Tatum!' Apparently Ryan had not seen his daughter in years and did not recognize her. Disgusting, isn't it? It is also worth noting, Ryan was allegedly livid Michael Jackson's death eclipsed Farrah's in the media.

Now back to Michael and Tatum. Michael was reportedly smitten with Tatum, but their relationship had problems because he refused to have sex with her. Michael wanted to remain a virgin until he married or until he was at least deeply in love with someone who would be there for the long term. Tatum reportedly tried to seduce him on a regular basis and cheated on him while they were together. Michael knew she wasn't the one; in her autobiography, Tatum admits to smoking opium and participating in orgies when she was only 13.

Eva Mendes got the cover of Marie Claire

Eva Mendes looks great for having been in rehab on the cover of Marie Claire.

Did you know Big Pun's wife was living in a shelter?

Maybe she should have taken a few notes from these golddiggers out here...

Jay Z and Spike Lee Shoot Rocawear Ads

Jay-Z and director Spike Lee are in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY filming and shooting for Rocawear’s 10th Anniversary adverstising campaign.

Vanessa Williams: Botox Queen

Vanessa Williams not only admits to using Botox, she’s signed on to promote it. The Ugly Betty star has teamed up with pharmaceutical company Allergan to launch the Botox Cosmetic Express Success Campaign to educate people about the treatment.

She tells Jet magazine, “The purpose for me is to maintain looking like myself. I am not trying to look like anybody else. I am not trying to change anything; I just want to maintain looking like who I am.”

Where is this man's mama?

Stephon Marbury seems desperate for a reality show. Watch him make a fool of himself to "Barbie Girl." Bonus points for skipping to 0:45

Ice Cube will direct a new installment of ESPN's new series "30 for 30". The series celebrate's the network's 30th anniversary and will include 30 one hour sports documentaries. Cube's film will follow the L.A. Raiders and examine the influence they had over their host city as well as Ice Cube's own life and professional career starting with N.W.A. His installment will be titled "Straight Outta L.A."

"30 for 30" will include profiles of Allen Iverson by Hoop Dreams director Steve James and Olympic track star Marion Jones by director John Singleton. Look for the series to air starting in October 2009.

Caribana Parade This Past Saturday in Toronto, Canada

Jump up and stand back.
That was the plan.
It worked, too, until about 3 p.m., when the gyrating masses at the 42nd Caribana parade decided they'd had enough. It was time to celebrate in true Caribana style. Up the street, thousands of plumed masqueraders danced with heroic stamina, while bass-heavy soca music rattled the peripheral vision of anyone who got close enough to one of 37 bands. Organizers estimated more than a million revellers attended the parade along the 3 mile route. The annual festival ended on Sunday.

IRS Now After Diddy?

The IRS is focused on Sean "Diddy" Combs' Atlanta spot Justin's Restaurant, claiming it owes $7,373 in federal taxes, reports the Detroit News, citing public records. The restaurant, named in honor of his son, opened in 1998 and specializes in upscale Southern and Caribbean cuisine. An identically named restaurant in New York City closed a few years ago. The Internal Revenue Service filed the tax lien against Diddy's ATL joint on May 18. They must have gotten a bad meal there. A source close to the issue says, "The check is in the mail"....

Steve Harvey's "Hoodie Awards" at Mandalay Bay

Actor/comedian/author Steve Harvey returns to Las Vegas for the 7th Annual Hoodie Awards, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The Hoodie Awards is an inspirational award show that honors small business owners and community leaders who continuously exude excellence and have an impact in the lives of those around them.

This award show, best described as the Oscars with an urban beat features a diverse and ultra talented group of celebrities, actors, athletes, and recording artists presenting 12 non-traditional awards to the stars of the community.

The star-studded weekend will take place August 14-16, 2009 with another jam-packed roster full of exciting events! With such celebrities as Mo'Nique, Jazmine Sullivan, Tyler Perry, Teena Marie, and many others in attendance, this year's Hoodie Awards promises to be a memorable event!

Platinum-selling artist Musiq Soulchild will be performing live at this year's award show and will also be a presenter in a key category.

Pitbull's video "Hotel Room Service"

Hotel Room Service

Pitbull's album Rebelution drops September 1st.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Birthday Sex" Singer Encourages School Attendance

Chicago Public Schools raised some eyebrows by asking R&B singer Jeremih Felton to use Twitter to encourage students to return to school.Every year at this time, Chicago public school officials pull out all the stops trying to get kids back in class for the fall term. This year, they put aside any prudish notions and called on the "Birthday Sex" man to get the job done. Felton, 21, is a Morgan Park High School alumnus. The singer, whose best known for his hit song "Birthday Sex," has 75,000 followers on Twitter. "He's agreed to help Twitter our students back to school," said Ron Huberman, Chicago Public Schools CEO.

Felton wants every CPS student to read his tweets on Monday, September 7th, the day before classes begin. "Make sure y'all stay tuned on that day for the message I be puttin' out," said Felton. CPS officials hope his Labor Day messages are nothing like "Birthday Sex," which is racy and in some versions pornographic. The song has soared to Number 1 on the R&B charts.

"It's just a song. I'm a writer and I write a lot on experiences I've heard other people go through," said Felton. Huberman said he's heard the song "Birthday Sex" and so has Mayor Daley and he has proclaimed, "That is my JAM!" While the song and video might not be appropriate for a CPS classroom, the CEO and the mayor would not second guess the choice of a pitchman for the back to school effort. "We think he's a great role model," said Huberman. "It's freedom of speech. Why not? You can be a wonderful engineer or whatever you want to do in life. Do something. Let him do it." ,said Mayor Daley.

Keri Hilson on Complex Magazine

...sometimes it's better to be seen and not heard singing...

Supermodel Naomi Sims Dead at 61

Naomi Sims, the fashion model who in 1968 became the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, has died. She was 61.

Sims, said by some to be the first black supermodel, died Saturday of cancer in Newark, N.J., her son Bob Findlay told The New York Times. It had been decades since she left the runway to become an author and launch her own wig empire.

The Billionaire Boy has a new venture

Skateboard P held a press conference monday to announce a new partnership between Element Skateboards and Brooklyn Machine Works. Johnny Schillereff,founder of Element Skateboards, and Joe Avedisian, founder of Brooklyn Machine Works, will be releasing a new bike and some men's apparell, presumably influenced by Pharrell's skateboard style.

For all you ladies of the pink and green...

This is part 2 of the movie. What do you think about it? The entire part 2 is available online.

The sorority may not like this movie, but at the moment, it has bigger problems. International AKA president, Barbara McKinzie, is being sued by the sorority for misuse of funds. The lawsuit claims she spent $90,000 of the sorority's money on lifesized wax figurines of herself and the sorority's founder, as well as charged designer clothing, lingerie, and jewelry on the sorority credit card. McKinzie then allegedly redeemed the points earned by the purchases to buy gym equipment and a big screen TV. In addition, McKinzie's cronies on the board of directors signed off on a $1 million life insurance policy and a $4000 a month stipend for four years after she leaves office all without the approval of the group's membership. The lawsuit demands return of the money and the resignation of McKinzie.

Suspect arrested in Vernon Forrest's murder

Police have arrested a suspect in the killing of boxing champion Vernon Forrest. Demario Ware, 20, turned himself in to police on Tuesday and is being held in the Fulton County jail on charges of murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault, according to an Atlanta Police spokesperson.

Forrest, 38, was shot in July after being robbed at a gas station by a man who asked him for money then snatched his wallet.

Shyne still has to do parole

After serving eight-and-a-half years of a 10 year sentence for his participation in the Club New York shooting on December 27, 1999, rapper Shyne finally become a free man on October 6, 2009. Now he has to go back to court because they forgot to structure his parole.
“What happened was when they sentenced him [in March of 2001 to ten years] they didn’t sentence him to any parole – post release supervision, which was mandatory. So the Correction Department has asked the court to re-sentence him – under the law they can do that,” explained Shyne’s attorney, Oscar Michelen, to HipHopDX. “And so the judge will decide whether to give him the maximum parole, which is five years, or the minimum parole, which is two-and-a-half years. Shyne will automatically have to do at least a year-and-a-half,

Why won't this story go away?

Chris Brown's sentencing for his assault on ex-girlfriend Robyn Rihanna Fenty will be made official today in a Los Angeles courtroom. The judge is expected to impose five years of probation, 1,400 hours community service, and domestic violence counseling. Chris cannot have contact with Rihanna again until that is completed. Rihanna will not attend the sentencing.

Living the Life: Love, Sex, and Religion Part 2 (Ocean's 7)

Breaking news: Of Course Bill got those women

Of course Bill Clinton was successful in getting Euna Lee and Laura Ling released from prison in North Korea. Word is Kim Jong Il told the women months ago he would let them free if they got a high ranking government official like Bill Clinton to fly halfway across the world to meet with him. For his part, the former president refused to go unless he could guarantee he would successfully negotiate their release. This whole trip was cooked from the beginning. The Obama Administration keeps stressing that this was a private trip, but it is obvious private citizens cannot enter North Korea without harsh consequences. Things that make you go hmmm.

Question: both women admitted in a phone call with Lisa Ling they knowingly crossed illegally. Skiers who knowingly go into avalanche zones then have to get rescued have to reimburse certain municipalities for the costs associated with their rescue. Should these two women be responsible for the costs associated with obtaining their release? If they made that statement of their own free will and it is true, should they have to apologize to the United States for all the trouble they caused? Should the same hold true for those backpackers who recently crossed into Iran?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Eat a piece of cake in Obama's honor today

Happy Birthday to the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Pres. Obama turns 48 today.

You know you're jealous....

I received my very own advanced copy of Beyonce's (and Idris Elba's) blockbuster comedy movie Obsessed on Saturday. I need your help in deciding what to do with it. I saw the movie when it was in the theaters, and well...I want you all to decide the fate of the DVD.
(I had to remove the poll because it was messing up the page layout and loading time. Anyway, so far, most of you who voted think I should burn it in effigy. LOL!)

What took them so long?

Mark Wahlberg, a.k.a. Marky Mark, tied the knot this past weekend with his longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham. The couple have three children together.
I'm just curious. How can you link yourself to another person not once, but three times yet still not feel you are ready for marriage to this person? How does that happen?
Anywho, mazel tov to them!

Trina Thompson Sues College

This story is starting to turn some heads. Bronx resident, Trina Thompson is suing her school, Monroe College for the $70,000 she paid in tuition. Thompson sites failure to find gainful employment as her reason, and blames the school's career service department for not holding up their end of the bargain to provide job leads and career advice. She received a information technology degree in April 2009.

Why are people so interested? Right now, half of America is crippled by student loan payments. Accepting the concept that what we put into our education is what we get out of it as one that's generally true. In all likelihood, Thompson won't win this case, but it seems her action is fulfilling a certain curiosity for the lot of us: With the amount of money each student pays, how responsible should an educational institute be held for their lack of success...?

Somebody is afraid Whitney can't pull it together

Somebody is afraid Whit Whit can't pull it together for a live performance on Good Morning America. Instead, Whitney will pre-record her segment which is scheduled to air this September.

Nevada Supreme Court Considers Simpson Appeal

A trio of Nevada Supreme Court justices focused Monday on whether O.J. Simpson received a fair trial in a gunpoint hotel room heist and whether the case was so unique that he should be freed from prison while his appeal is considered.

"This is post-conviction. That's what concerns me," Justice Michael Cherry declared during rare oral arguments by lawyers about whether the former football star should be allowed to post bond while his appeal is pending. Cherry, the chairman of the three-judge panel considering the bond request, didn't say how long he and the justices might take to decide. It appeared unlikely a ruling would come before an Aug. 12 deadline for Clark County District Attorney to file a written answer to Simpson's appeal.

It is unusual for the Nevada Supreme Court, the state's only appeals court, to hear oral arguments about bond, and it would be even more unusual for Simpson to be released. The justices are weighing whether Simpson might flee, whether he poses a danger to the community, and if they have a good chance of winning their appeals.

If I stole my own shit, you must acquit!

You've seen the Chris Brown wedding song video, now meet the divorce video

Chris Rock's "Good Hair" official trailer

Sundance Film Festival Award Winning documentary coming to theatres in October...

I'm going to jump in here WMS and ask our readers a few questions.

Be honest: do you ever make reference to someone having "good hair" or "bad hair"? Do you use the word "nappy"? Have you ever wished you could change the texture of your hair? Have you ever looked at a potential date/mate and evaluated what their hair might mean for your children? Hmmmmm?

Fat Joe has a new sneaker

I like these better than most of Kanye's designs. These are understated. I'm sure they are still overpriced.

Wayne Brady to Host "Let's Make A Deal"

The game show "Let's Make a Deal" is coming back to daytime television.

CBS says that an updated version of the show will debut Oct. 5, with Wayne Brady as host. The network says that the premise of audience members trying to win cash and prizes by making "wacky deals" will be intact.

Monty Hall, longtime host of the original "Let's Make a Deal," is a consultant on the new show. It will replace "Guiding Light," the soap opera that's ending its more than five-decade run Sept. 21.
CBS programming chief Nina Tassler told the Television Critics Association that the change represents a "very tough transition" for the network, and that three game show pilots were scrutinized before "Let's Make a Deal" won out.

They shoulda kept Guiding Light.

The Pussycat Dolls have split up

The Pussycat Dolls have split up. Considering I haven't paid attention since "Don'tcha", I can't say I'm at all surprised.

Weezy stay starting some mess

Drake goes down with a knee injury or whooping cough or whatever he claims, and surprise,surprise,surprise, singer Chris Brown jumped on stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach Sunday night for Lil' Wayne's America's Most Wanted Tour. The Young Money gig was Brown's first public appearance since releasing a video on July 20 in which he apologized to Rihanna for the assault on the eve of the Grammys. It is unclear if Brown who lives in Virginia, will be performing on other dates on the tour, which is scheduled to last through August 23.

Lil' Wayne brought Chris Brown out as the surprise guest and Chris sang his "Every Girl" duet with Weezy. He then broke out into an impromptu tribute to Michael Jackson including a dance set to "Billie Jean." Weezy hailed him as a great performer and crowned Chris the "New King of Pop."

Bwoy stop!

You see what a firestorm Kanye started with that mess...

Wylie Coyote Allowed to Perform Implosion

...of a factory building in Cankiri, Turkey

Monday, August 3, 2009

Breaking News: Pres. Bill Clinton will go to Korea

President Obama is sending former President Bill Clinton to North Korea to negotiate the release of two journalists who were detained for "hostile acts" and illegally entering the country at the border with China. The journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have admitted they illegally crossed the border and have been sentenced to 12 years' hard labor. Laura Ling is actress Lisa Ling's sister. It is expected Pres. Clinton will also discuss North Korea's universally condemned long-range nuclear testing carried out in recent months.
Lighten it up: Hello! Isn't Hillary the Secretary of State? I think she's just trying to get Bill away from another woman by sending him half-way around the world. I guess Bill was having a little too much fun up in Harlem.

Note: this story is so new, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea is still verifying it.

Happy Birthday John Landis

Happy Birthday to John Landis, the director of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time in the world.

Breaking News: Katherine Jackson Gets Permanent Custody

A Los Angeles judge has awarded permanent custody of Michael Jackson's three children, Prince Michael, Paris Michael, and Prince Michael II, to Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson thus accepting the custody agreement brokered between Katherine and Michael's ex-wife Debbie Rowe. Under the agreement, Katherine would retain permanent custody while Debbie would retain her parental rights and get visitation rights, but no monetary compensation and no say over the Jackson estate.

Katherine Jackson holds her first interview since Michael's death

Mrs. Katherine Jackson held a phone interview with Fox News' "Geraldo At Large" marking her first public statements since the death of her son, Michael Jackson. 79-year-old Jackson denied rumors that her husband, Joe, is exiled from the family compound and not permitted to see Michael's children.
"I don't know why they're saying he's not being allowed in the house," Katherine says. "My husband's never done nothing of the sort that they trying to say he did 39 years ago. I don't understand that, and I just believe it's something that they cooked up."
When asked if Joe was a good grandfather she replied, "Of course he is. And the children will tell you that he is."
Katherine also touched on the circumstances surrounding Michael's death saying, "All I know is that my son is dead, and I don't think he just died of natural causes or whatever," she says. "He's too young for that. Something happened, I don't know what it was and I can't say."
Frankly, I think Katherine is reluctant to admit Joe abused his children because that might point fingers at her as well. As for Joe not being in the home or seeing his grandchildren, that is more than evident. He does not live with her, he has his own thing going on, and he is not consulted with the majority of family decisions regarding Michael and his children. That does not sound like he is still the respected patriarch.

By the way, Michael should have gone to her surgeon because girlfriend looks fabulous for her age!

Corazon Aquino passed away this weekend

Tens of thousands of Filipinos lines the streets to bid farewell to the Phillippines' first female president, Corazon Aquino. Pres. Aquino passed away Saturday after a long battle with colon cancer. Mrs. Aquino came to power in 1986 following in the shoes of her slain husband, Benigno "Noy Noy" Aquino. Mrs. Aquino ran against dictator Ferdinand Marcos but lost amid voting irregularities and widespead cheating. A military coup then overthrew Marcos and sent him into exile, installing Aquino amongst widespread support from the Filipino population. The street demonstrations in which ordinary people formed a live blockade to protect the military mutineers and nuns knelt in front of tanks clutching the rosary began a wave of grassroots activism which spread across the globe; The Aquino-inspired uprising is credited as one of the inspirations behind the toppling of the Berlin Wall and the end of Communist isolation of East Germany, as well as serving as the model for other popular uprisings throughout Asia and the Soviet Union.

The Game sued for getting his Jerry Springer on

Remember when The Game made the news last year for beating down his own cousin at a relative's funeral? Robert Kirkwood claims The Game agreed to pay for a portion of his sister's funeral then reneged. Kirkwood approached him at the funeral and caught a whooping right then and there. Well, he and four others are being sued by that cousin for medical expenses, loss of income, and general damages. Too bad The Game's career has taken a long nosedive and that paper ain't stackin' like it used to. Kirkwood might end up with a half-empty can of Axe body spray and some used gold fronts.

NeNe Chokes Kim, Pardons Wig

After a successful premiere last Thursday night, reports are surfacing that the Atlanta housewives are still taking shots at each other. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” premiered to 2.7 million viewers and its rerun later that night attracted 4 million, easily making it the most watched show in the Bravo franchise. It seems that the reason these housewives are ratings gold is the real drama that keeps escalating to new levels.

Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmember Kim Zolciak spoke out to Entertainment Tonight about filing a police report against NeNe Leakes, who allegedly strangled Kim during a heated exchange (IN APRIL)-see police report here.

Kim's publicist tells ET: "The police report that has went public pertaining to my client Kim Zolciak and a serious physical altercation that was started by fellow housewife NeNe Leakes is a very serious matter that is still under investigation.

"Mrs. Leakes has now proven to the world that she is not the woman she claims. She has spoken publicly of being a former victim of domestic violence and her charity work to help others that have suffered the same. And then she would have such anger to choke my client instead of acting like a REAL woman and talking their personal conflicts out or simply walking away. Violence is a very serious issue and we are not going to be taking this incident lightly."

"Mrs. Leakes needs obvious therapy for her apparent anger management issues."