There’s a new controversy brewing for the Democrats down in Florida — and it may involve racism.
According to Hotair.com, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, who is black, was given a talking to by former president Bill Clinton about dropping out of the Senate race so his friend, independent Governor Charlie Crist, could win.
Clinton himself confirmed that he spoke with Meek about dropping out of the race — twice.
“He was trying to determine what was the best thing for him to do,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Susan Candiotti Thursday. “I knew it was being discussed, people had discussed it on and off… it was no secret.”
Clinton allegedly told Meek to do “what he thought was right” because he thought Meek didn’t have a chance of winning.
Meek supposedly agreed on three occasions to drop out of the race, but he changed his mind after his wife convinced him that he could win.
So why is Meek now saying Clinton never asked him to quit? “[Clinton] didn’t ask me to drop out of the race,” Meek told Fox & Friends. “Kendrick Meek was never dropping out of this race, is never dropping out of this race, and will never drop out of this race.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has already raised the issue of race in the matter. Mr. Steele, who is African-American, said the effort to persuade Mr. Meek, who is African-American, to quit sends a “chilling signal to all voters, but especially African Americans.” [link]
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Quick! Where do wanna-be celebrities go to stay relevant? You guessed it: drug rehab.
According to online reports, Montana Fishburne, the seed of Matrix star Laurence Fshburne, has checked herself into a drug rehab facility.
Montana, who famously promoted a sex tape that never quite lived up to her expectations, dropped out of sight last month soon after the blogs lost interest in her.
Even if it involves bad lighting and cheesy dialogue, the future is looking bright for Montana Fishburne.
The aspiring porn actress and daughter of Laurence Fishburne is “in a treatment facility and doing incredibly well,” attorney Shawn Chapman Holley exclusively tells E! News.
Last month, Fishburne checked herself into a 30-day inpatient program specializing in anger management and other behavioral issues—a course of action perhaps inspired by her latest arrest.
Yesterday I posted pics of troubled singer chris brown wearing a hawt pair of Winter boots. Allen over at Upscale Hype identified the boots as Dolce & Gabbana leather heavy duty boots (approx. $688). These black heavy duty boots are from the Fall/Winter 2010 Collection and feature lace fastening with a round cap toe.
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Pop legend Janet Jackson appeared on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday to promote Tyler Perry’s new movie ‘Colored Girls’. Janet talks about a new book she has coming out in which she admits having low self esteem. She also talks about being an early developer and having her breasts bound on ‘Good Times’ because she was too mature looking for an 11-year-old.
The audience went crazy when Janet walked out wearing her favorite butt pads. Co-host Terrence J couldn’t contain his excitement. Too bad Janet still can’t act to save her life. And don’t you wish Janet could be genuine and drop that fake voice and just be herself?
In case you missed it: the entire cast of the classic 60s musical ‘The Sound of Music’ reunited for the first time in 45 years on Oprah yesterday.
The reason the cast never reunited before was due to the narcissism of actor Christopher Plummer who famously hated on the movie and assumed it was great only because he was in it.
Plummer, 80, stubbornly refused to reunite with the cast in 45 years. So it’s a testament to the respect that Oprah commands that she was able to convince him to participate.
You couldn’t be a child growing up in London and not be familiar this movie. We learned the words to every song in school a few years after the movie came out. ‘The Sound of Music’ earned 5 Oscar Awards and a slew of Oscar nominations.
‘The Sound of Music’ merged the beautiful sounds of the Von Trapp children singers (a real family) with the horrors of Hitler’s World War II. It remains the greatest musical ever.
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Rapper Jay Z was sported arriving at London’s Heathrow airport in London, England today where he’s promoting his new book “Decoded”. The book was written 2 years ago by former VIBE magazine writer Dream Hampton. It’s about his life and the lyrics in his rap songs translated through footnotes, poetry and prose.
Jay Z teamed up with Bing.com search engine to formulate an ingenious marketing plan disguised as a scavenger hunt. They took all 300+ pages of his book and plastered them on common items all over NYC, such as bus benches, pool tables and walls. Fans who log onto Bing are given clues to the locations of the pages. So far, 87 pages of Jay’s book have been found. The book is set for release on November 16.
Rihanna signed copies of her coffee table photo book “Rihanna: Rihanna” at Barnes & Noble in NYC yesterday. The book contains photos taken by a photographer who accompanied the pop star on tour last year.
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Earlier this month, teen singing sensation Justin Bieber announced his new line of nail polish — presumably for girls. And now he’s on the cover of a Brazilian magazine sporting eyeliner and pink lip gloss.
Naturally, Bieber’s feverishly loyal Stans are up in arms accusing the editors of TodaTeen Star magazine of Photoshopping Justin’s picture. But the magazine denies airbrushing the Bieb’s face to make him look more effeminate.