Traders on the floor at the NY Stock Exchange booed Barack Obama today as a red faced CNBC reporter yelled, "president Obama, are you listening?"
CNBC anchor Rick Santelli raged at Obama and his administration for what he feels is the government "promoting bad behavior" through its $75 billion mortgage plan.
How about this president and new administration, why don't you put up a website to have people vote on the Internet as a referendum to see if we really want to subsidize the losers mortgages or would we like to at least buy cars and buy houses in foreclosure and give them to people that might have a chance to actually prosper down the road and reward people that could carry the water instead of drink the water!
The traders booed lustily when Santelli asked, "How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? Raise [your] hand!"
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When it comes to gossip about who is kicking it with who, I'm usually the last to know.
That's mainly because the folks involved don't interest me. But today I received an email from a loyal reader that piqued my interest because it was about Taraji P. Henson.
It seems that an actress named Regina Hall and Taraji's BFF, Sanaa Lathan, used to kick it.
According to my loyal reader, that's why there is only one very awkward photo of Regina Hall with Taraji from last night's party.
In fact, my reader thinks that Sanaa is an opportunist who is using Taraji much like Amber Rose is using Kanye West - for their shine.
I sure hope not...
Here's the email:
Now I like Sanaa, don't get me wrong. I like her movies and I think she is a beautiful woman, but I am beginning to wonder if she is an opportunist. This is why I say this.........when Regina was hot is all the Scary Movies she and Sanaa were best friends, then when Gabby was hot Sanaa and Gabby were seen everywhere, now Taraji gets an Oscar nod and now she and Sanaa are best friends. It just seems suspect considering she and Taraji did Something new together but they didn't hang out after that movie or Tyler's movie but now they are best friends? It just seems like she is up with whomever the hot chick is...
it just seems strange to me that [Regina Hall] was your ace for the longest lived with you "while her house was being repaired", but ya'll haven't hung out in years.
And I don't buy that Sanaa and the football player story either... yeah she is prolly in Chi for appearances, but why don't you ever see them. You see Kim and Reggie so it' snot like he doesn't have time. I mean there wasn't one red carpet that he could have walked with her. I understand keeping your relationship private but hell B and J walked the carpets together.
The Rev. Al Sharpton kicked up a fuss outside the NY Post building today in protest of the monkey cartoon the paper ran yesterday.
In the past, a Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton-led protest meant corporations bent over backwards to give them what they wanted.
But a new day has dawned in America. A half black man occupies the White House for the first time in history (that we know of), which means no more white guilt.
No more accusing white folks of profiting from slavery or holding the black man down. The race is just about even now.
In the past, the national media took these protest marches seriously. But as I said, today is a new day:
There you have it! Hard to tell from the midday news tight shots, but it looks like they got at least a semi-respectable number of protesters out there, not that anyone at News Corp gives a fuck. Sharpton says if the Post doesn't "take some action" against Delonas and his editors, he'll lead a boycott of advertisers. To which Col Allan, we imagine, finished his Hot Pocket, licked his lips, turned to his editors, and said, "Fuck Al Sharpton." [LINK]
Tameka Foster-Raymond was spotted walking through the Airport of Guarulhos, heading back home to the United States, after recovering in Hospital Sirio Libanez in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I think she looks great though a little exhausted after such an ordeal.
But the fact that she and Usher left Brazil separately might be a bad signal that the marriage is doomed. Let's hope not for her sake and for the children's sake.
Photo: INF DAILY
Just to let you know that I am no longer responding to emails about the ape cartoon controversy.
If you want to get yourselves worked up over a satirical, political cartoon, then go right ahead. That's exactly what the NY Post wanted you to do. It means more revenue, sales and traffic for them.
My position on the cartoon is that the cartoonist thought the stimulus bill was so dumb that a monkey could have written it. And since we know that Obama didn't write the bill, I don't see what the furor is about.
Canadian governor general Michealle Jean reacts to something Barack Obama said as he arrived in Ottawa today.
A young boy attempts to take a picture of the First Daughters in the East Room of the White House as their mother Michelle gave a speech about Black History Month yesterday. By the way, did you know that the current issue of Vogue magazine featuring Michelle on the cover is Vogue's biggest selling issue of the year?
Performance artists in Athens, Greece display a likeness of Barack Obama (or Abraham Lincoln) on their naked bodies in remembrance of Presidents Day on Monday.
In Touch magazine has confirmed what some of us in the industry already suspected, that Usher didn't know his wife was in Brazil undergoing a liposuction procedure. [LINK]
According to In Touch, Usher learned about the surgery the same day we all did. This explains why Tameka suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday (2/6), but Usher didn't rush to her side until Saturday afternoon (2/7).
Tameka went to Brazil rather than having the simple lipo procedure performed here in Atlanta, because she didn't want anyone to know.
Brazilian plastic surgery clinics and resorts offer absolute privacy for celebs and the well-to-do.
In the hours following news of Tameka's botched surgery, one of Tameka's friends told Sandrarose.com that Usher did not accompany his wife to Brazil because he didn't approve of plastic surgery. He was happy with her the way she was.
Unfortunately, women like Tameka, who suffer from Body Image Disturbance issues are never satisfied with the way they look.
In their minds there's always room for improvement.
Kids say the darnedest things sometimes. Students at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona, were not at a loss for words when asked their opinions on Barack Obama's speech at their school yesterday.
Some students were flat out not impressed with Obama's plan to jump start the economy.
"Overall I think it's a good idea, but he's not addressing the issues of the economic crisis," said Senior Syna Daudfar. "The spending bill he just passed is just progressing the Democratic agenda rather than addressing the economic issues in the country."
At one point, when Obama talked about some of the spending in his pork-filled bill, senior Maaike Albach and Daudfar looked at each other and said, "uh-oh."
"This puts us more into debt," said Albach, 18. "It's a horrible situation we're in."
Other students thought the former junior Senator from Illinois -- who voted "present" 130 times -- was in way over his head.
"I just don't believe all the things he's telling us. His goal is just too big and broad," said Senior Brandon Miller, 18, who wore a t-shirt with the words, "Hitler gave great speeches, too" above a picture of Obama.
[LINK via Drudge]
Yesterday a loyal reader, who shall remain anonymous, emailed me a link to an online photo album that she said belonged to Kanye West's new arm trophy, bisexual "model" Amber Rose.
Initially, I thought she was punking me, so I dismissed the email. But she emailed me back last night and urged me to take a closer look at the pics on all 9 pages in the album, which I did.
Among the numerous lesbo-erotic pictures were some of a woman who closely resembles Amber in various erotic poses with a cute Dom. The pics look like they were taken before Amber cut her hair off.
What do you think? The other pictures of Amber with Luda, Rihanna and Chris Brown are from the same album.
Rapper Lil Kim was picture perfect at the LuxuryFashion.com's Faces of Fashion Week birthday celebration for Aubrey O'Day and Eli Mizrahi.
Monica was cute from head to toe in this black and white ensemble at the MCM unveiling in NYC yesterday. I like how she matched her jeans with that white blouse with ruffled collar. And I LOVE the splash of color with the lemon yellow gloves and belt!
Mary J Blige attended last night's NY screening of Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes To Jail". Mary was decked out in a lamb wool coat with faux fur collar.
Actress Vivica A. Fox tiptoed out to the Swarovski Oscars Celebration party at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. She lost a little weight but she looks hawt.
Former reality star Eva Pigford attended Day 1 of the Starbucks Oscar Gifting Suite in Hollywood yesterday (2/18). The Oscars air on Feb. 22.
Awww, Diggy's got a girlfriend! Diggy Simmons, star of "Run's House" sat in the front row with Kimora's precocious daughters, Aoki Lee and Ming Lee. Kimora won't be able to handle these two when they get older.