The Atlanta Hawks snuffed LeBron James and the Miami Heat 98-89 last night at the Philips Arena. Heat star Dwyane Wade, who was sidelined with a pulled hamstring, will participate in full practice with his Heat teammates on Sunday.
Celebs in the house included rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy, basketball legends, producer The Dream and socialite Ciara, who attended the game with Christina Milian's ex, The Dream. CiCi was described in the caption on the AJC website as an "American recording artist, dancer, actress, and fashion model." I had no idea she did all that!
What? Me? Worry?
T.I., who has a date with the Federal Bureau of Prisons on November 1st, sat courtside during the 2nd half.
On Wednesday, news analyst Juan Williams found himself without a job after airing his feelings about seeing Muslims on a plane. Yesterday, Williams signed a contract worth $2 million with Fox News cable network.
All's well that ends well? Not exactly.
Williams is still fuming that National Public Radio (NPR) fired him in the first place for simply expressing his feelings during an appearance on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor on Monday.
He is considering taking legal action against the network, and a prominent Republican is calling for Congress to defund NPR, meaning the network will no longer receive millions in public funding.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also a Fox News contributor, called the firing "an act of total censorship."
Even Whoopi Goldberg, host of 'The View', came out in defense of Williams. "I don't think he should have been fired, because, in fact ... lots of people have this idea," she said.
Williams, a frequent Fox contributor who has written a book on the civil rights movement, said on Monday:
"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot….But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
Bill O'Reilly who had Williams on as a guest again on The O'Reilly Factor last night vigorously defended Williams for expressing his fears -- not his opinion -- on Muslims.
O'Reilly, who noted NPR only had one black journalist -- Williams, said "It's the end of NPR."
He also called the CEO of NPR, Vivian Schiller, "a pinhead" for saying Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and “his psychiatrist or his publicist.”
Schiller later apologized on the NPR website for expressing her opinions about Williams. Should she be fired next?
What happened to free speech in this country? We are considered racist or bigoted for expressing our feelings now that we have a Muslim president in the White House?
In the 90s, while on board a flight to New York from Miami, I panicked when I saw a middle Eastern man in full Muslim garb get up out of his seat.
All the man did was stand up in the middle of the flight and I nearly had a heart attack. Why? Because Muslims were notorious for hijacking planes way before September 11, 2001.
Was I being racist to feel that way? Is it racist when the American news networks refer to Nigerians and Africans as Internet scammers?
We all know that a great majority of emails coming out of Nigeria today are sent by scammers. If I receive an email from someone with an African sounding name that begins with "Hello dear," I automatically know what's coming next.
Does that mean I'm being racist or bigoted against Africans? No. It simply means that we all react emotionally to a situation based on our prior experiences and knowledge of that situation.
Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment brought NBA superstar LeBron James to the Compound nightclub in Atlanta last night. Other celebs in the house included Socialite Ciara, actress Meagan Good, who is in town filming Fast & Furious; and actor Pooch Hall, who is in town shooting his TV show The Game.
I hear the turnout was better than expected. The line started forming around the building at 9:30 pm. By midnight it was a wrap. If you weren't inside by then, you didn't get in.
Heat star Dwyane Wade promised a Chicago judge that he would stop partying if granted full custody of his sons. Wade made good on his promise last night. The promoters thought in good faith that he would show up.
Ciara, who is forced to pay her own bills now that she's no longer with rapper 50 Cent, stayed close to LeBron in the VIP all night. She looked HAWT in a little black dress, faux fur and black pumps!
Thanks to Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for the Exclusive pics!
Actress Gabrielle Union invited the paparazzi into the medical clinic where she got Lasik Eye Surgery at Millennium Laser Eye Center in Sunrise, FL. yesterday. Lasik improves vision dramatically in qualified patients by reshaping the cornea using a laser.
Patients who have been diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism have seen dramatic improvements in their vision.
Will all procedures there are risks and complications involved. Gabby's costs were reduced in exchange for providing valuable advertising to the clinic.
Veteran journalist and political analyst Juan Williams was fired by National Public Radio yesterday for making what they called "anti-Muslim" remarks.
In reality, Williams was merely expressing the sentiments of many Americans in this post-9/11 era when he said that he gets "worried" and "nervous" when he sees people dressed in Muslim-style clothing on airplanes.
Williams, 56, made the comments Monday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor".
Bill O'Reilly, who made news himself when he told the ladies of 'The View' that Muslims caused 9/11, said, "The cold truth is that in the world today, jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet."
Williams, who is a frequent contributor to Fox News, agreed, and added:
"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country," he said. "But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
In a statement released by NPR, the company said Williams' comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR."
NPR needs to get in touch with reality. All of a sudden it's considered politically incorrect to express realistic fears now that we have a Muslim president in office?
Beyone's mom Tina Knowles appeared on 'The Ellen Show' yesterday to hawk her clothing line. She also took the opportunity to deny rampant rumors that her daughter is once again pregnant by Jay Z.
"The truth is that it's not Beyonce that's pregnant, it's me," Knowles joked. "I'm kidding y'all. I'm 56. No, it's not true" she said in reference to the rumor that seems to pop up whenever someone in the Knowles family has something to promote, such as an album or clothing line.
US Weeklybroke the fake news yesterday on its website. The magazine (probably with the blessings of the Knowles) manufactured a blatant lie, and even added an old quote from Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles to add legitimacy.
Every reliable major news outlet picked up the story and reported on it as fact, because US Weekly was once considered a legitimate news source.
"With all the rumors, I should have about 5 or 6 grandchildren by now," said Knowles. The segment will air today. Check your local listings for times.
The man ran onto the field to confront A-Rod out of crazed jealousy over the star infielder's romantic relationship with Cameron Diaz, police sources told The Post last night. Grim LeRogue, who legally changed his name from Joe Rogan, was carrying five pictures when he made his mad dash -- including one of Rodriguez with an X scrawled across his face and a gun pointed at his head.
An apparent threat was scribbled across the picture: "You have to go bud, you've ruined too many of our white queens." LeRogue, who was tackled by security just a few feet from the stands (Jay Z can be seen on the left of the first frame), apparently is in love with the "There's Something About Mary" star. He also carried a picture of Diaz with the message: "We will be together soon," the police sources added.
Christina Aguilera's impending divorce from her husband Jordan Bratman prompted a few rumors including one that she is involved in a lesbian affair with Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson.
Christina cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce papers, leading some to speculate that Bratman cheated on her.
Not true says a loyal reader, who wrote this comment alleging Christina was cheating on Bratman with her hunky co-star Cam Gigandet:
Christina is getting divorced for cheating, yes, but not with Samantha Ronson, but with her co-star in her new movie coming out – “Burlesque”. His name is Cam Gigandet. The whole cast & crew know this… not sure why the blogs aren’t reporting the correct info…but, there it is folks. Look him up.
2010/10/20 at 7:33am
Christina and her handsome new beau Cam Gigandet were spotted boarding a private jet after enjoying the sun and surf in Oahu, Hawaii earlier this week. No word on where the 2 were headed next.
Earlier I mentioned the fact that Will Smith's daughter Willow Smith said she didn't have much time for studying due to her busy schedule. As a result, she readily admits that, although her parents can afford to hire the best tutors, she is still lagging far behind the rest of the students.
How can a 9-year-old be too busy to attend to her schoolwork? And why aren't her parents stepping in to make sure that her schoolwork takes priority over everything else she's got going in her young life?
According to a loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, Willow appeared to struggle with the word 'Congratulates' while reading a plaque given to her on BET's 106 & Park recently.
A loyal reader writes:
Can young Willow Smith read at grade level?
I love the Smiths. I LOVE their children. They're a very blessed family. However since I saw Willow on BET's 106 and Park it made me wonder if she was reading at her grade level.
Willow is stunning, I am a fan of her music and her family...but while reading her very first plaque she struggled with the word "congratulates". The host had to finish reading that word for her. I'm unsure what grade level "congratulates" is under but I'm at work while sneaking this email to you. I've found the Scholastic website. Perhaps its on there.
According to NewsOXY.com, Beyonce is not pregnant for the 20th time with Jay Z's 2nd child, as reported first by US Weekly magazine this morning. Are some magazines that desperate sell issues?
Beyonce pregnant report with Jay-Z false. A pregnant story about Beyonce and how her and Jay-Z are expecting their first child is false. Sources say Beyonce is not pregnant and that the report is totally "misleading and false."
It's a shame that there are so many mistrusted Web sites that report such inaccuracy in an attempt to get traffic on the Internet. We've seen these pregnant rumors before. They have been fabricated time and time again.
Sources close to the couple say Beyonce "is not planning to have a baby anytime soon." There is truth that the singer does want to have children. When that happens, we'll be on it like hotcakes on the griddle.