Janet Jackson attended a fundraising event for amfAR AIDS Research in Milan, Italy yesterday as part of the Milan Fashion Week. Isn't she glowing in her shimmering cobalt blue Versace dress designed by great and good friend Donatella versace?
The gala charity event for amfAR hosted by Janet raised more than a million dollars for AIDS research.
Other celebs in attendance were Rachel Bilson, Dita Von Teese, models Alek Wek and Chanel Iman, disgraced rapper Kaney west and his beard Amber Rose, and designer Giuseppe Zanotti.
Janet Jackson and african model Alex wek
Supermodel Chanel Iman
Hollywood's most comical couple: Kayne West and his lesbian beard Amber Hoes wearing a lip ring
Some of us are still reeling from the images of school children killing one of their own in Chicago last week. 16-year-old Derrion Albert died from brain injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head after being jumped by other students from his high school. Contrary to numerous erroneous media reports, there was no gang activity involved.
The confusion stems from civilized adults trying to make sense of uncivilized behavior.
There's a classic book written in the 1950's called "Lord of the Flies" about a group of British boys stranded on a deserted island in the Atlantic ocean following a plane crash. The adults didn't survive the crash so the children were left to govern themselves. Eventually, in the absence of adult supervision and with no social rules to conform to, they turn on each other like savages.
In this video found on What About Our Daughter's blog, Central City High School Principal Ras Baraka tried to make sense of an off-campus shooting involving a high school student from his Newark, New Jersey school.
"This is not normal!," he tells an audience of the injured student's peers.
"You're living this life like it's normal. This is abnormal to talk about your friends dying, to not be able to walk home safely from school... this is not normal to be wearing t-shirts that say 'Rest in Peace', to be writing 'Rest in Peace' on the wall. This is not normal! Nobody else's children do this!
Sadly, he's right. Only in the black community are our children killing each other off at alarming rates. What's wrong with our people?
At the end of the book "Lord of the Flies," the children who have already killed two of their own, are in the process of killing a third boy when a naval officer lands on the island, interrupting them. The naval officer's ship was attracted to the island by a fire the kids had set.
The officer expressed surprise at the children's behavior, telling them he expected better from them. The officer who was unaware of the two murdered boys assumed the children were playing a game.
His confusion stemmed from a civilized mind trying to make sense of uncivilized behavior.
I did a double take when I saw this magazine cover on another blog. I had to make sure that I was seeing the words "Life & Stye" instead of "OK! magazine", which reportedly shelled out $300,000 in cold cash to Khloe Kardashian and her mama for the exclusive rights to Khloe and Lamar Odom's wedding.
Yet there she is laughing it up on the cover of Life & Style magazine in her white Vera Wang wedding dress -- and OK! magazine's editors are not amused!
Not only did Life & Style get the wedding dress money shot, but so did X17online.com's paparazzi as well as numerous helicopter bound paparazzi in the skies above the Beverly Hills mansion where Khloe's quickie marriage to NBA star Lamar Odom took place on Sunday.
According to ContactMusic, the magazine bosses are furious at Khloe for allowing her wedding to turn into a 3-ring media circus. But that's what media whores DO, and OK! magazine should have already known that!
No doubt, the Kardashians made a few side deals in addition to the one they had with OK! mag. At this point, Khloe Kardashian needs to stack as much loot as she can because her sister Kim Kardashian -- the other media whore in the family -- wants her spotlight back.
In the meantime, OK! mag is out $300,000 and clear pictures of Khloe in her wedding dress are all over the Internets.
A guest at the wedding told OK! mag, "There were so many helicopters overhead, you couldn't hear the vows. The Kardashian family had assured OK! the ceremony would be at a secluded location, but in the end it was a circus."
Speaking of magazine covers, First Lady Michelle O covers Prevention magazine this month. Inside she says, "Life really gets good when you're 40 or 50." I bet she'll sing a different tune when she starts going through menopause!
Actress Essence Atkins joins a slew of Hollywood celebrities who tied the knot this weekend. Essence met her husband Jaime Mendez on the Internet dating site Match.com. The two tied the knot at the Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California on Saturday.
Essence says his rugged good looks in his profile pic is what drew her to him. "I wrote him a quick little note that I had read his profile, and then I signed off, Happy SAD Day – that's Single Awareness Day," says Essence, 37, Essence tells People.com.
Now see, all this time I thought she was a lesbun. How desperate do you have to be to look for a husband on the Internet? Essence always did come across as a LSLH version of a dumb blond. Good look to both of them.
It must be nice to have a filthy rich daddy like Baby of Cash Money who gives you million-dollar gifts on your birthday.
Last year for his 26th birthday, Baby gave his "son" Weezy a suitcase stuffed with a million in cash. This year Lil Wayne received a custom jewel encrusted watch worth $1 million from his pops!
Baby, who gets a nice percentage of Weezy's music sales, can afford to give a little sumthin back! Wayne celebrated his 27th birthday in a Miami hotel room with a few family and friends over the weekend.
More Hope and Change for you Kool Aid drinkers who embrace Barack Obama's unconstitutional Socialist policies. Drink up kiddies!:
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.
Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."
According to the Chicago Tribune, 3 teens have been charged in the brutal beating death of 16-year-old honor roll student Derrion Albert as he walked home from school through the Roseland neighborhood of far South Side Chicago last Thursday (9/24).
The three teens charged with first-degree murder are Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office. All 3 will be tried as adults.
The three were caught on video wielding 2-by-4 wooden boards which they used to strike Albert repeatedly about the head causing massive head injuries during a melee involving students from Fenger Academy High School. Albert was pronounced dead three hours later at a local hospital.
Four others are being questioned in the assault. Joe Walker, Albert's grandfather who helped raise him from a baby, said police expect to arrest 6 or 7 people in the case.
WARNING: The following video contains graphic violence
Ratings for Tiny and Toya's reality TV show on BET were so good that they earned the title #1 original series in BET history. Tiny & Toya has been green lighted for a second season and cameras will follow Tiny's group the OMG Girlz and the eventual release of Tiny's man T.I. from prison at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.
The OMG Girlz performed in Fort Wayne, Indiana. over the weekend. This was the 1st out of town show for the OMG GIRLZ and the promoter Richie Rich went all out. They did billboards and radio and had the largest limo ever. Over 800 kids came out.
Tiny and Toya are really doing a great job with the goup along with Kiesha the manager. Richie Rich has done alot of shows in Indiana and he does a good job helping new acts get great exposure. He gave Soulja Boy one of his 1st shows wayyyyy before the deal and look at him now. OMG GIRLZ are on there way to the top. The kids really had a good time in Fort Wayne.
Beyonce showed out something terrible in Singapore this past weekend. She must have been PMSing, according to ContactMusic, which said Beyonce had A-list actress Lindsay Lohan tossed out of her own dressing room so she could have it.
And she also made the poor stage hands and crew sweat it out in 90 degree temps backstage because Bey's entourage commandeered the only fans for her. What an evil heifer.
Beyonce Knowles reportedly had Lindsay Lohan thrown out of her own dressing room because the singer wanted it for herself.
The former Destiny's Child star was performing at the F1 Rocks concert in Singapore over the weekend and had ordered her entourage to get her the largest dressing area backstage.
However, Lindsay - who was hosting the event for British TV network Channel 4 - had already claimed the room for herself as she arrived before and was left upset when she was told she would have to vacate it.
In the lead up to her performance, Beyonce made her support acts sweat as she wouldn't allow them to use her air conditioning.
Although temperatures backstage approached 90 degrees and people were passing out, Beyonce's entourage refused to switch on her personal air cooling fans as they were just for her.
British DJ Seb Fontaine - who suffered heatstroke - told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "We were told, 'No they are Beyonce's fans.' I wasn't asking to play her drum kit on stage. I just wanted to keep cool."
In her 139-page rider, Beyonce also demanded six beauty chambers, fitness equipment, an authentic fruit platter and tea and honey.