Our Prayers go out to Bishop T.D. Jakes whose son Jermaine Jakes has brought shame into their family.
The younger Jakes was arrested last month during an undercover sex sting in a Dallas, Texas park known as a spot where homosexuals solicit each other for sexual favors.
The arresting officer noted in his report that Jakes exposed himself and began masturbating in front of him.
The arrest took place just a few short blocks from The Potter's House Church, where Bishop Jakes preaches his masterful sermons.
Call or text your picney and let them know...
Now that Barack Obama has succeeded in getting his wasteful stimulus bill passed by both the House and Senate, analysts say the benefit to tax payers will amount to an extra $13 a week in your paychecks.
Meanwhile, Obama's campaign contributors and ACORN co-conspirators will be living large off your money.
The $500-per-worker credit for lower- and middle-income taxpayers that Obama outlined during his presidential campaign was scaled back to $400 during bargaining by the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House. Couples would receive $800 instead of $1,000. Over two years, that move would pump about $25 billion less into the economy than had been previously planned.
Officials estimated it would mean about $13 a week more in people's paychecks this year when withholding tables are adjusted in late spring. Next year, the measure could yield workers about $8 a week. Critics say that's unlikely to do much to boost consumption. [LINK]
The worst part is, a large chunk of the stimulus bill won't even take effect until at least 2011 -- right around the time Obama starts campaigning for re-election.
If you thought things couldn't get any crazier for the woman who turned herself into a walking incubator for 8 implanted embryos -- think again.
According to her publicist, death threats caused Nadya Suleman and her 14 artificially inseminated kids to move out of the house they shared with her parents and into a rented home last week.
No word on if the death threats are from California residents who will be forced to foot the bill to feed and clothe Nadya's 14 kids until they turn 18.
"Because of the death threats to Nadya and her family, as well as the death threats to me and my agency, we were in a secure location last week,” Killeen says on Thursday’s Dr. Phil show. “When the risk was determined, it was no longer a high threat, we were able to leave that location." [LINK]
Asian Pacific Islanders who live in LA have filed a $4 billion lawsuit against teen star Miley Cyrus for their pain and suffering after seeing this picture of Cyrus slanting her eyes.
Attorney Lucie J. Kim, who filed the suit in L.A. county, says she represents 1 million Asian Pacific Islanders who feel their civil rights have been violated, and they want $4,000 apiece from Miley.
There's no word on if they are also suing the guy on the left who is also making an offensive gesture, or the third guy from the right -- who is really insulting.
I have no clue why Faith Evans was giving Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson the evil eye at Tichina Arnold's birthday party last night in Hollywood. Maybe because she knows Taraji stepped her style game up? Faith gets an 'F' for that hat, that loud neon blouse and that faux fur vest. But the Christian Louboutin boots are the biz!
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We LOVE those leopard skin boots on LisaRaye, who is going through some trials and tribulations with her ex-husband. We know she has some of the Premier's assets stashed in off-shore accounts so we're not worried about sista girl.
Speaking of assets, the birthday girl Tichina Arnold showed hers off as she strolled past the paps into her party. Tichina's look is hawt! I LOVE the shimmering over the shoulder dress, those suede pumps and even the clutch that's dyed to match her weave. As Jazze Pha would say, 'WHOA!"
Other guests at the party included Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jalen Rose, Wesley Snipes (when is he going to jail?) and celebrity gossip columnist Jawn Murray.
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Police always caution robbery victims to comply with muggers and give them what they want to avoid injury or death.
But a quick think Asian man decided to fight for what was his when a black dude jumped him at a train station.
After struggling with the crook for what seemed like hours, the Asian man finally applied the Vulcan nerve pinch -- made famous by officer Spock on "Star Trek" -- to put the fool to sleep.
The action was all caught on video, including the aftermath when the thug's friend tries to wake him up.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, actress Angelina Jolie is "totally creeped out" by reports that Nadya "Octopussy" Suleman had plastic surgery to look like her.
The woman who made news for giving birth to octuplets through artificial insemination, denies wanting to be Jolie.
But friends say Suleman is lying and there are indications that Suleman may have been stalking Jolie:
Though Suleman categorically denies she's undergone any plastic surgery to make her look like Jolie, neighbors, friends and family members of the unemployed single mom of 14 challenge those denials -- as do earlier photographs of Suleman clearly indicating thinner lips and a different-looking nose.
Apparently, over the past year or so, Suleman has made attempts to reach out the the actress -- sending her admiring letters and extolling her talent and humanitarian efforts on behalf of children's issues around the world.
"At least she wasn't a total crazy ... like the stalkers who try to actually meet Angelina and follow along with the paparazzi,'' added the source, who also said, ''It is clear this woman needs psychological help. It's one thing to clip out a celebrity's photo from a magazine and ask your [hair] stylist to copy that cut. Who hasn't done that? But to have a nose job, have collagen injections in your lips and start talking like Angelina -- that's over the top.'' [LINK]
Page Six has a story about a celebrity publicist named Amanda Silverman who, like other publicists, makes a fabulous living fabricating lies for their clients.
They write that when news broke of a woman being assaulted by Chris Brown, Silverman was asked how Rihanna was doing:
Silverman claimed Rihanna, her client, had only been in a traffic mishap, and said she was "fine." She told another reporter the "Umbrella" singer was "well. Thank you for your concern and support." [LINK]
The fact of the matter is, some publicists are paid ridiculous fees ($6,000 and up per month) to basically lie their asses off and keep the public in the dark about their clients. The more money they make, the bigger the lies they tell and the happier their clients are.
The tide began to change for publicists when shock jocks like Wendy Williams and celebrity bloggers like Perez Hilton came along.
Purveyors of truth like Wendy and Perez are the anti-publicists. The public is hungry for the real low down on celebrities and that's what drives millions of listeners and viewers to Wendy and Perez daily.
It would be wise for publicists to recognize that fact because some in the mainstream media are already bypassing publicists and going directly to the blogs to pull information for their stories.
Pretty soon, lying publicists will be a thing of the past and the blogs will be in total control of disseminating celebrity information.
Despite reports to the contrary that Chris Brown is hiding out at his mother's place in Virginia, and Rihanna has returned to Barbados, FOX 411 reports that both Rihanna and CB are still in the LA area.
The battling lovebirds were ordered to remain in LA by the LAPD until the investigation into their dust up last week is completed.
And so the couple waits, in separate accommodations, to see if the police or district attorney need to do more questioning about their wild ride on Saturday night that left Rihanna bruised and beaten, and Brown the object of much derision.
A source says, "Can you believe that Chris hasn’t even issued an apology? Three days and nothing." Of course, a public apology might be thought of as admission of guilt. But still: Brown so far has not made wise decisions. [LINK]
But that's not all, according to one industry insider, there won't be enough security to protect CB when he shows up for court on March 5th.
The industry insider, who normally keeps his emotions in check, told me that Rihanna has made many friends on the west coast -- mostly male -- who are "sick to death" about what Chris did to Rihanna.
"Some of these industry cats have ties with the bloods... the Crips," said the insider. "They wish they had been passing by at that exact moment when he attacked her. The outcome would have been much different!"
The insider dismissed my speech about violence begetting violence. He told me Chris Brown has already been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.
"Watch the news coming out of LA on March 5th, he said. "Somebody's going to f*ck him up, no doubt about it."