As you know, Chris Brown received a ton of positive press following his tear soaked performance during the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday.
While many in the audience were moved, I wasn’t because I knew his crocodile tears were not genuine.
Yesterday, I fielded calls from quite a few industry insiders who all believed in their hearts that Chris Brown’s tears were genuine and that he was suddenly overcome with grief and emotion because he was given the chance to perform the MJ tribute on BET.
Isn’t it funny how blind our people can be sometimes?
I guess you have to be a celebrity blogger to recognize bullsh*t when it’s being played out right in front of you. Everyone who praised Brown’s tearful antics on the show should be insulted now that they know the entire scene was staged.
In a post-awards interview with RapUp TV, singer Lloyd said that prior to Brown’s performance, he met with Brown backstage and encouraged him to cry on cue in order to garner sympathy from the masses who were tuned in to watch the MJ tribute on BET.
“I told him, man, you gotta go up there, you gotta cry. You gotta really, um, show your heart to the world, and, um, they’ll understand. I think time heals all wounds.”
That’s when Brown took to the stage and turned on the waterworks, complete with arms flailing and chest thumping. It was quite the performance, and the audience ate it up.
The fact that Brown’s tears were disingenuous and contrived is more evidence that Brown is a major manipulator — just like I told all those industry insiders who called me yesterday.
Rapper Jay Z returned with
a friend industry exec Steve Stout to the trendy upscale Nello restaurant to have lunch today. He showed off his new iPhone 4 which he doesn’t seem too thrilled with.
After playing with his toy at the table, Jay Z enjoyed his lunch at the Upper East Side eatery where the rich and famous go to canoodle over $65 asparagus shoots and $75 lobster salad.
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New pictures of former super model Naomi Campbell’s hair loss emerged on the Internet today. According to the Daily Mail, the pics were taken at a fashion photo shoot in New York.
Naomi often wears lacefront wigs to cover her bald spots caused by breakage due to years of wearing glue-in and sew-in hair extensions.
I’ve also seen this type of temporary hair loss caused by mental/nervous disorders (Alopecia nervosa).
What is alopecia areata?
Alopecia areata is a hair-loss condition which usually affects the scalp. It can, however, sometimes affect other areas of the body. Hair loss tends to be rather rapid and often involves one side of the head more than the other.
Alopecia areata affects both males and females. This type of hair loss is different than male-pattern baldness, an inherited condition.
What causes alopecia areata?
Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity. As a result, the immune system attacks particular tissues of the body. In alopecia areata, for unknown reasons, the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation. Biopsies of affected skin show immune cells inside of the hair follicles where they are not normally present. What causes this is unknown. Alopecia areata is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes, alopecia areata occurs within family members, suggesting a role of genes and heredity.
More Info On the Web
Alopecia Areata Causes, Treatments, Symptoms — WebMD
Alopecia — UMM
Is Beyonce on drugs? She hasn’t been looking like herself lately — which may or may not be a good thing. Yesterday, while dining with her husband Jay Z at Nello restaurant, Beyonce’s face looked haggard and drawn. I might also add that she has that wild, crazed look in her eyes, like she’s slowly coming down off of something, which isn’t entirely unusual for her. It doesn’t help that she continues to wear that awful, ratty, Nicki Minaj-inspired lacefront wig.
More BET Awards photos from Sunday night. These pics went online two days late for some odd reason. Here T.I., his fiancee Tiny, and Sean Combs pose with Dawn Richard, left, and Kaleenna, right, from Sean’s group Dirty Money.
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What can be more humiliating to a man, than to lose his woman to another chick? The rumors about former America’s Next Top Model alumni Eva Pigford being a lesbian were finally confirmed on Sunday night when Eva escorted her gorgeous girlfriend to a BET Awards after-party. Eva must really hate her former boyfriend, actor Lance Gross, to disgrace him by insinuating that she dumped him because he failed to perform sexually. No wonder he tried to redeem himself by approaching LisaRaye, who, in turn, rejected his advances. But what did Eva expect? She knew he was a gay fish when she picked him up.
Puffy’s baby mama, Sarah Chapman, center, abandoned her dreams of becoming a top fashion blogger after Puff dropped the hammer. She was seen partying with him and friends at Mr. Chow’s in LA on Sunday night.
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Yesterday, R&B Diva, Monica, lashed out at actress Vivica A. Fox’s “nasty” critique of her BET Awards attire. Mo wrote a “tweet” calling Vivica an “old lady” and ridiculing her fashion sense. Mo apologized for her outburst in a series of tweets on her Twitter page today.
3 days ago, Monica took to her Twitter page to scold others for basically doing the same thing she did: she wrote “If it’s illegal, mean, disrespectful or just plain stupid. Don’t post. Grown talk.”
Public forums, such as Twitter and Facebook, gives the public unprecedented access to their idols. At the same time, celebrities can bypass their publicists and handlers to instantly post their thoughts and opinions.
There was a time when celebrities posted to public forums anonymously to protect their image. But not anymore.
Twitter proves time and time again that celebrities — most of whom are narcissists with poor impulse control, such as Chris Brown — have a difficult time adhering to their own lofty standards, and (sometimes unrealistic) expectations of others.
Twitter removes that barrier of protection between a celebrity’s fragile ego and the public. It opens celebrities up to harsh public criticism, which is something that narcissists simply can’t tolerate.
So the question is: should celebrities delete their Twitter pages?
Mo posted these tweets earlier today:
A late-night potty training session proved fatal for a 20-month-old Chicago boy, who was beaten to death by his mom’s boyfriend.
According to CBN, Darnell Thomas, 21, of Chicago, is being held without bond in the death of Jamar Harris. Police say Jamar was beaten so severely that his lungs were bruised.
Thomas was also charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery for beating Jamar’s 3-year-old brother.
Jamar’s mother, Kemelle Howell, 22, told police she left her two boys in Thomas’ care on Friday while she worked an evening shift at her job. Sometime after midnight, while riding home on the train, Howell received a call from Thomas who told her Jamar fell down some stairs. Thomas told her he had “whipped” Jamar after he had wet himself.
Thomas told the boys’ mother he was going to call an ambulance. Howell briefly lost phone reception, but when she spoke to Thomas by phone again, he told her that he spanked Jamar with a backscratcher and punched the boy, Conklin said.
Paramedics arrived and took both Jamar, whose heart had stopped by the time they arrived, and the 3-year-old boy to Comer Children’s Hospital. At the hospital, doctors found that the older boy had a blackened right eye, numerous bruises and scratches on his body and a recent break in his left arm. The boy told them Thomas “did it to me,” Conklin said.
Jamar was pronounced dead at the hospital just after 2 a.m. Saturday. He suffered bruises to his chest, abdomen and left arm, and an autopsy showed he suffered massive internal injuries, including bruised lungs, authorities said.
Thomas was arrested at the hospital and charged with first-degree murder. He told police in a videotaped statement that he was potty-training Jamar when he hit the boy “seven or eight times.” Thomas told police he was not the boys’ father, though he felt like their father because they called him “Daddy.”
Moral of the story: ladies, stop leaving your children with men who aren’t their fathers.
Earlier today, BET aired footage of actress Vivica A. Fox critiquing the fashions displayed by celebrities on the red carpet at the 2010 BET Awards last night.
Vivica wasn’t very flattering when it came to her assessment of Monica’s avant garde gown. Mo responded to the perceived insult by taking to her Twitter page this evening, and ever so politely, slammed Vivica’s age and fashion sense.
I reached out to Vivica for her response to Mo’s diss, but she is on a flight to Atlanta at this moment. Vivica will be landing at Hartsfield airport shortly. As soon as she lands, I hope to bring you her response to Monica’s diss exclusively!