There's another Obama email hoax making the rounds on the Internet. As you recall, last week I told you about an email instructing Obama supporters to wear blue on September 30 -- "Obama Blue Day".
Interestingly enough, Sen. Barack Obama's camp was totally unaware of "Obama Blue Day" when I contacted them.
Today, I received an email instructing the recipient to avoid wearing any campaign paraphernalia such as Obama t-shirts to the polls on Nov. 4 or they will be turned away. Here's an excerpt from the email:
Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!
This is totally false and may even be a trick by McCain supporters.
There is no law that restricts voters from wearing a t-shirt bearing the likeness of their candidate at or near a polling office.
Individual states have different statutes governing polling place activities. But the restriction of campaign paraphernalia such as buttons, stickers and hats, etc. usually applies to poll workers and poll watchers -- not voters.
Knuckle rings are everywhere! Rihanna was out & about in London today sporting a blinged out knuckle ring that spelled out 'BAD' in diamonds. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to what is the deal with the knuckle rings that we've seen Solange Knowles and now Rihanna wearing. Who started the trend?
In a hilarious guest appearance on Dave Letterman last night, comedian Chris Rock clowned Bill Clinton - who he followed on the show - for being more enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton than he was for Obama.
My favorite Chris Rock one liner about Sarah Palin, "You let a white lady shoot a moose, [but] black man kill a dog -- that's a crime!"
Toni Braxton and Kim Kardashian made their dance debuts on the season 7 premiere of Dancing With the Stars last night. Kim looked like a fish out of water. But I can't hate on her because at least she got out there and did her thing.
I was especially impressed with Toni Braxton who came back from the brink of death after being diagnosed with a killer heart valve infection. She still experiences angina - a painful heart condition brought on by overexertion and lack of oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle.
Here's the full episode of the Tyra Banks exposé on skin bleaching in the black community. Just a note to let you know that most chemicals used in skin bleaching creams were outlawed years ago by the FDA.
So if you're currently using skin bleaching creams, you're not getting the full on effect unless the product was smuggled in from a foreign country (like Africa) which still allows the use of said chemicals.
I have more info on Keyshia Cole's new boy toy with whom she was spotted leaving the very exclusive Villa club in Los Angeles. According to insiders, he may be one of Keyshia's producers working on her new album which is set to drop in December.
Keyshia is said to be "turning over a new leaf" in her life and establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
It's apparent that she's changed her style up and has taken on a new, more mature look.
One well-traveled insider that I spoke with last night expressed surprise that Keyco was able to get into the very exclusive Villa club. He said the club normally doesn't cater to "us" - even if one of us is an urban Superstar.
We both speculated on whether Keyco used her boy toy to get her in the door of the club which only allows bonafide A-listers inside.
Club Villa is housed in a former mansion. There is no sign outside and the club does not advertise.
Here's what Metromix had to say about the club last year:
Villa doesn’t have a velvet rope. Instead it has a big, heavy door, and you most likely won't get in—even if you name-drop. In fact, the valet won’t even park your car until the discerning doorman has given the thumbs-up.
It looks like our girl Keyshia is on her way to A-list status!
While Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin enjoy a bump in the polls, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Joe Biden show evidence of a camp divided.
In an interview on the "Today" show this morning, Obama appeared to chastise his running mate for disagreeing with him on the feds' AIG bailout plan.
Obama told NBC's Matt Lauer that he doesn’t expect the mortgage plan to cost the full $700 billion right away, and all the money won’t be lost.
"Does that mean that I can do everything that I've called for in this campaign right away?" Obama said. "Probably not. I think we're going to have to phase it in. And a lot of it's going to depend on what our tax revenues look like."
Obama then launched into an attack on McCain for initially opposing the government's bailout plan, saying, "I think what has been clear during this entire past 10 days is John McCain has not had clarity and a grasp on the situation."
But Lauer pointed out that Biden also opposed the bailout plan. To which Obama replied, "I think that in that situation, I think Joe should have waited, as well."
On Monday, Biden launched a critical blow of his own directed at Obama.
In an interview with "CBS Evening News," Biden said he objected to a television ad -- approved by Obama -- which depicted McCain as an out-of-touch, computer-illiterate old man.
Biden said he disapproved of the ad and appeared to criticize his running mate for the negative tone of the campaign.
"I thought that was terrible, by the way," Biden said. "I didn't know we did it and if I had anything to do with it, we'd have never done it."
Do we really need to hear the words, "I didn't know we did it," -- so close to the election? Don't they communicate with each other? Because if not, we don't need these guys in the White house. This country has enough problems.
Over the past couple of days I have received a lot of criticism from "concerned parents" who are upset that I posted the video of the two little girls cursing up a storm while their own mother urged them on.
They claim the little girls "didn't consent" to the videotaping. As if they weren't aware that they were being videotaped by their own mother for distribution on YouTube and other video outlets.
They demanded that I take the video down and sweep all evidence of the obvious child abuse under the rug,
This is how clueless and blind our own community is to the ongoing sexual exploitation of our own children by their own family members!
One loyal reader understood that what's happening on myspace is a growing problem that no one seems to be addressing.
The reader emailed me a link to the mom's Myspace account. Her name is Tasha, she's only 23-years-old and she lives in Virginia.
Tasha has created at least 30 Myspace profiles to exploit her young daughters who use excessive profanity in videos posted on their Myspace pages. Tasha encourages her daughters to curse like sailors, dress provocatively and pose seductively in photos plastered all over their Myspace pages.
I'm posting Tasha's photo in the hopes that someone in Virginia knows who she is and reports her to social services there.
On Friday (9/19) someone at Myspace deleted one of the little girl's pages. But are they blind? They left intact at least 10 pages in her friend's list that appeared to exploit young children.
How difficult is it to scroll down and take a look at the other profiles on her friend's list? It's appalling to see profile after profile of prepubescent girls posing in a sexually suggestive manner.
The profile of the little girl pictured above has her age listed as 21!
Earlier this year, MySpace announced new safety measures to protect children from online predators.
But I see no evidence of that on the 2nd most popular social networking site in the world. None of the profiles of the children in the little girl's friend's list were deleted.
One little girl, who poses suggestively with a hand on her hip, urges viewers to "please comment" on her pictures. Her Myspace page boasts "more photos added" in a a new album in her gallery. She couldn't be more than 5-years-old.
Rihanna is seen leaving a television studio following a press conference in London, England today. RiRi stopped over in London after spending a few days in Paris, France.
Despite the rumors that she's broke (lol), Rihanna spent lavishly on herself while in Europe.
We love her crocheted sweater paired with the soft leather vest with the detachable faux shearling collar. The skinny leg jeans and open toe sandals hints at a more casual feel and sets the entire look off loverly!
Well, as promised, I reached out to Keyshia Cole's camp earlier today to inquire about the young man seen getting into Keyshia's Rolls Royce Phantom droptop outside an LA nightclub this morning.
And... well, it's not looking good for the brothas who thought they had a chance with the soulful vocalist.
A very credible source within Keyshia's camp -- who is normally quick to dismiss rumors -- asked me if there are any photos of the couple online. Yes, there are," I responded. "Clear pictures?," the source asked. "They couldn't get much clearer," I said.
The source promised to get back to me later with a confirmation. But a non-denial is just as good as a confirmation in this business. So Keyshia has herself a new boy toy? It seems Keyco may have given up on brothas after getting her heart broken by rapper Young Jeezy. Remember where you read it first.
Apparently there's a fake story going around alleging that Tiny put a hating female on blast on her Myspace page. The message -- allegedly composed by Tiny herself -- contains excessive profanity as well as crude references to the female anatomy.
The message is laughable and couldn't be more fake.
Some of my regulars already know this, but, Tiny does not update her own Myspace page.
A friend of hers updates it and sends her bulletins and messages to read. Tiny has children to raise and she's on the road constantly with her man, T.I. She doesn't have the time to respond to every hater on Myspace.
But since my readers sent me the fake story, I reached out to a Grand Hustle rep for confirmation. The answer: the story is completely bogus. Please don't believe it. Tiny is much too classy for that.
In an video blog posted at Rap-Up.com, producer Rodney Jerkins confirmed rumors that Janet Jackson has left Island/Def Jam Records.
Jackson, who is currently in the midst of a sold out concert tour, did not release a statement. But Jerkins, who produced tracks on Jackson's disappointing album, Discipline, did plenty of talking for her.
We didn’t get the support from the record company. Janet felt like it wasn’t pushed. I felt like it wasn’t pushed correctly. She just didn’t get her just due as an artist of that magnitude.
I could make an album with her, possibly me, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. Keep it real simple. They focus on what they’re great at, I focus on what I’m great at. We come together and make a classic Janet record. (Source)
...a reality show nobody like Tiffany Pollard would crawl back under whatever rock she came out from just as soon as her reality show run ended. Photo: Splash News Online
...real singers like Armani spokesmodel Solange would be Superstars instead of non-talents like her sister Beyonce. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
...wanna-be black chicks like Kim Kardashian would invest in a more realistic looking pair of butt pads. Photo: INF DAILY
...former America's Top Model contestant Nik Pace would never leave her house with a combover that barely covers her thinning hairline. Photo: Splash News Online
...Omar Epps and his lovely baby mama Keisha would not have the caption, "Actor Omar Epps and Guest," under their pictures on Wire Image. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
Talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey would come out of the closet already and drag her friend Tyler Perry out with her. That one unselfish act would greatly increase social tolerance for gay people in America. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
Singer Natalie Cole, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, was recently hospitalized due to complications related to chemotherapy treatments according to People magazine.
Cole was in NYC promoting her just-released new album, Still Unforgettable, when she experienced a "set back," and had to be hospitalized, according to a family member.
Last week, Cole visited the set of "Entertainment Tonight" where she talked about her disease, saying, "This is a virus that was dormant in my body for 25 years. I had no symptoms, was feeling great, working out like a crazy person --- and this just keeled me over, like a feather... What I have is treated with chemo... every week."
However, chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer, not Hepatitis C. So why would Cole be receiving chemotherapy treatments, you ask?
The answer is the antiviral medication she's taking can be referred to as chemotherapy, although technically, they aren't classified as chemotherapy drugs.