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?
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Sean Combs is capitalizing on Barack Obama's historic win to hustle his cologne "I Am King."
The fragrance hits stores next month and Sean is hoping that it will resonate with the same people who voted for Barack Obama. "When you see Barack Obama, you see a strong, elegant black man and when people see my ad, it's almost like that's the trend," he told The Wall Street Journal.
The paper adds that Diddy plans to promote the fragrance in a lunch he will hold in Los Angeles and on TV talk shows and link his new fragrance and Obama.
We're wondering if Obama will request a cut of the sales proceeds since Sean is pimping his name to sell the cologne.
Despite news to the contrary, there is nothing but love between Lisa Wu Hartwell and Kim Kolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
"All that talk of infighting and threatening voicemails is just part of a publicity stunt to promote the reunion show," said a source who knows both women intimately. "You know Bravo would have been all over that! Bravo had us sign so much sh*t! They would never let her release that!," said the source who is involved with the show.
According to TMZ.com, Kim played a threatening voicemail left by Lisa. On the voicemail, Lisa can be heard saying "I am not the one -- you need to call me. I might just be coming to your house."
But the source said the voicemail, like most of the show, was scripted for maximum effect.
"Right now, the ATL Housewives has the highest ratings of all the Housewives shows and they're just trying to capitalize on that," said the source.
Shout out to industry veteran April Love for offering an opportunity to interview Lisa Wu, but here at SR.com, we don't do prearranged interviews.
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This request was sent in by loyal reader Music Lover:
I was reading the comments for the MAD TV post and I saw somebody request a Morning Glory... I still nominate Tiara... She is in her 30s, 5'11, all natural down to her hair and she is BAD meaning GOOD
And she has her own forum
Her Show magazine cover is in stores... Tiara Harris for Morning Glory Please, auntie!
The fellas (and some ladies) will love her
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Songbird Janelle Monae teams up with actor Jon Heder to sing "Winter Wonderland" in a Christmas commercial for GAP. It's obvious that her stylist took my readers' advice and threw away Janelle's outdated black and white uniforms.
Janelle is a singer with incredible talent. But if she wants to be accepted by the masses, she will have to break out of her archaic style mold and get with the program, ala Rihanna.
This commercial is a pretty good step in the right direction for Janelle. I LOVE her argyle sweater.
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Controversial Christmas ads carrying atheist messages have cropped on buses all over Washington D.C. this week.
The ads proclaim, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake." Naturally, the $40,000 holiday ad campaign has sparked a firestorm of controversy. A spokesman for the religious right appeared on Hannity & Colmes last night to denounce the ads using fiery language.
But the man responsible for commissioning the ads says he's just trying to let other atheists know they are not alone this Christmas season: "We are trying to reach our audience, and sometimes in order to reach an audience, everybody has to hear you," said Fred Edwords, spokesman for the humanist group. "Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion."
Edwords said the purpose isn't to argue that God doesn't exist or change minds about a deity, although "we are trying to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people's minds."
The ads are set to run through December.
This is the official album cover for Keyshia's Cole's upcoming CD A Different Me. I have mixed feelings about this cover. On the one hand, I like the way the graphic artists made KeyCo's tattoo the central focus of the album and the way it seems to float off her arm and wrap around her body.
But on the other hand, why does she look like she's a contestant in the swimsuit competition of the Miss America Pageant? I would have loved to see Keyshia in something a little more classy.
Cover source: Rap-Up.com
Residents of Suffolk County, Long Island awoke to graffiti spray painted on their cars last week. The vandals spray painted racial slurs and threats targeted at president-elect Barack Obama. The Secret Service is investigating due to the nature of the threats against Obama.
The victims included blacks, whites and Latinos and the message was clear: Obama's election has failed to unite the races and bring this country together as some had hoped.
According to The NY Post, Obama advisers are floating Sen. Hillary Clinton's name as possible frontrunner for secretary of state.
Two Obama advisers confirmed Clinton is under serious consideration, according to NBC News' Andrea Mitchell
Washington Post gossip columnist Al Kamen wrote in his blog, "The pick of the former presidential contender and Senate Armed Services Committee member would go a long way toward healing any remaining divisions within the Democratic Party after the divisive primaries."
The New York senator was spotted on board a flight to Obama's hometown Chicago where he is working on his transition. But Clinton aides say she was in Chicago in business.
The Obama campaign has declined to discuss any of the positions that are not yet spoken for within his administration.
Meanwhile, others scoff at the notion that Obama will appoint Clinton in a position of power who might overshadow him. "It doesn't fit his personality type," wrote a blogger on the left wing Huffington Post blog. "Narcissists like to be the center of attention."
MAD's graphic artist captured the true essence of Li'l Wayne.