The paps caught singers Tyrese and Brandy out & about together in Century City, CA on Sunday.
I suspected they might be kicking it when I heard rumors to that effect not too long ago. But I dismissed the rumors because Tyrese just got married, didn’t he?
Anyway, I wish I had a pitt bull and about a thousand pairs of old jeans. I would throw the jeans to my dog and let him rip them to shreds. Then I would put the jeans on eBay and sell them for about a thousand bucks a piece.
Since Nov. 4, when Barack Obama became the first biracial president of the United States, the prevailing sentiment has been: if Barack Obama can make it, so can you.
I’ve heard from many of my loyal readers who say that while they are happy Obama won the election, they resent the media’s implication that now we blacks should be motivated to achieve our dreams, or that we shouldn’t have any excuse not to excel.
Li’l Bankhead is adding his voice to the mantra that most of us didn’t wait around for Obama to motivate us to accomplish our dreams.
Bankhead said that while he supported Obama and saw him as a symbol of success he did not need him or anyone else to provide motivation for his dream of a career in the music industry.
Bankhead, real name Jerome Strickland, a D.J. on the V-103 urban music station in Atlanta, said he networked relentlessly, made personal sacrifices and worked long days and nights to teach himself the skills he needed for his career.
“They (his black friends) can’t sit back and say only a white man can be president. You can be anything you want to be — don’t let anybody tell you you can’t,” Bankhead said.
Johnny Gill recorded this classic love ballad when he was only 18-years-old. This song has been remade by various artists over the years. But only Johnny Gill can sing it with such raw emotion and make us feel it.
Of course we already knew comedian Wanda Sykes was a lesbian, but the rest of the world played catch up on Saturday when Sykes surprised organizers of a Prop 8 rally in Las vegas by coming out officially.
What I didn’t know was that Wanda married her lady friend on October 25th in a private ceremony.
So now Sykes is fighting mad because, as she puts it: “When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage also recognized in Nevada, in Arizona, all the way to New York!”
Then Sykes goes on to compare a lifestyle choice with God’s natural selection and intelligent design of the sexes.
“Being gay is not a choice,” argues Sykes. “That’s like telling me I chose to be a woman, I chose to be black! Are we saying that if being gay is a choice… people are straight because they chose not to be gay?”
Of course Sykes’ argument is flawed since she chose to be married to a man once (they divorced in 1998).
Here’s a clip from Beyonce and Justin Timberlake’s hilarious “Single Ladies” skit on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Beyonce displayed her usual wooden non-acting skills. Bey also performed the song live, but it is this skit that will long be remembered. Tooooo funny! 🙂
As predicted, Barack Obama named Valerie Jarrett as his senior adviser to the White House. I have no clue who Jarrett is other than she was senior adviser to Obama while he campaigned for president, and she co-chaired his transition team.
The mainstream media has already dug up dirt on Jarrett, but dirt doesn’t seem to stick to the Teflon Dems these days:
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.
(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was “riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.”) Source
Now Rezko’s cooling his heels in the federal pen, while the ones who got away scott free will be running Washington in 67 days.
On Greta’s blog today, a reader asked what’s the deal with Obama’s mother-in-law moving into the White House when Obama gets the keys from Bush on January 20.
I love Greta’s answer:
I think – if President elect and Mrs. Obama want this- it is a great idea for President Elect Obama’s mother-in-law to move to the White House. The job of President and First Lady is non stop…. 24/7… and if having another family member in the White House can help make it easier for the children and their parents, it is smart to do. Their family is going to be turned upside down in the next 4 years and to the extent it can be made easier, more “normal” and less pressure for them, the better it is for the country. By the way, it is common for family members to visit at the White House.
I totally agree. What’s the point in hiring a nanny when you can get the same service at a fraction of the cost by asking a family member to do it?