In an earlier post, I told you that actors Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith pretty much allow their children, Jaden and Willow, to raise themselves without much input from the adults. This is in keeping with the beliefs of their Scientology religion.
In an interview with PopDash.com, Jada said her 10-year-old daughter, Willow, basically rules her at home.
"Willow goes in my closet and tells me the things to get rid of that are old. So I pretty much listen to that.
"[Willow] says, 'You should let me have this and I can cut it up,' and I just go, 'OK! Go ahead, take it, do what you want.' So she pretty much takes my stuff and sees what it can do for her. So she doesn't do anything for me besides just taking it."
At least Willow asks before taking what isn't hers. But it does make you wonder what would happen if Jada told her spoiled brat daughter "no" for once.
Sandra Bullock, 46, was all smiles as she watched her adopted son Louis Bardo, 1, while he played at Thompson Playground in NYC yesterday. As far as I know, these are the first pics ever published of Louis Bardo standing and walking under his own power. Every other published photo we've ever seen was of Bullock carrying the tot. Bullock had the day off from the Brooklyn set of her film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Most heterosexual Americans don't care about two men kissing -- as long as they don't have to see it played out in their living rooms. According to former Saturday Night Live veteran, Victoria Jackson, the gay kiss between two male characters on TV's 'Glee' last week stretched and then snapped her limits of tolerance.
"Did you see 'Glee' this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians -- again!," she wrote in her column on WorldNetDaily. "I wonder what their agenda is?," she continued, "Hey, producers of 'Glee' -- what's your agenda? One-way tolerance?"
Jackson, who is known for her controversial rants, added: "And I don't care what is politically correct. Everyone knows that two men on a wedding cake is a comedy skit, not an 'alternate lifestyle!' There I said it! Ridiculous!"
"'Glee' has raised the bar of what it means to be inclusive on TV, and viewers are tuning in by the millions, sending a clear message to networks that Americans not only accept gay and lesbian characters, but they are beginning to expect them. It's stories like Kurt and Blaine's that continue to remind gay youth everywhere that there's nothing wrong with being who you are."
A heterosexual friend told me that she thinks homosexuality and bisexuality will overtake heterosexuality as the predominant sexual orientation in America within the next 20 years.
Like Jackson, she also thinks the networks and the mainstream media have an agenda to glamorize the homosexual lifestyle and make it more appealing to kids -- especially those youth who are already confused about which way to go.
Not long after news broke early Saturday that Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean had been shot in Haiti, Twitter.com users began expressing doubts about the story.
Details were sketchy at first, but then Wyclef released photos of himself reclining on a bed in a Haiti clinic, his left hand resting dramatically on his forehead while his right hand was wrapped in a bandage.
Another photo shows Jean sitting on the side of a bed, a blood soaked gauze covers his right palm -- hardly a spot that is normally grazed by a bullet.
Always the attention whore, Wyclef spoke to the AP and other media outlets before casting his vote in the presidential election. He said he was stepping out of a car with his entourage, which included the rapper Busta Rhymes, when suddenly a shooter opened fire on him.
He said: "The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand. I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand."
But Haitian police accuse Wyclef of fabricating his story to bering attention to his candidate.
"We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass," said Vanel Lacroix, police chief in Petionville where Jean is staying.
Jean has been in his native Haiti campaigning with his friend and musician, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly. Some insiders say Jean personally financed the political new-comer's campaign since his own bid for president was denied when it was determined that he wasn't a full-time resident of the island.
Many in the industry know that Wyclef is the worst type of narcissist -- one who has shamelessly taken millions in past donations meant for the needy and pocketed the cash for himself -- all the while taking credit for his false benevolence.
Hopefully, when the truth comes out people will see Wyclef for the sleaze ball that he is.
Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean just got shot in Delmas Haiti. This news just came in from Haiti, armed gunmen opened fire at Wyclef’s car. Jean was in the car with Busta Rhymes, Jimmy Rosemond and other members of his entourage. No other passengers in the vehicle were injured.
Rapper Drake, 24, was spotted leaving his Beverly Hills hotel yesterday with a few hard legs. He reads the blog, so let him know if you ladies like his full beard and his nappy 'fro.
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, 46, was all smiles on the set of her latest movie, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" in Brooklyn, NY today. Ms. Bullock donated about 1% of her entire net worth -- $1 million -- to the Japan relief effort this week. It is the largest cash donation by any celebrity -- and it didn't even put a dent in her bank account. She is the highest paid actress in Hollywood right now.
Troubled singer Chris Brown was seen leaving his NY hotel yesterday. According to MTV, Brown, 21, hasn't spoken to his mom about leaking that naked photo of himself to Worldstar Hip Hop. "I haven't talked to my mother about that yet, so I'm a little nervous," he told Toby Knapp of radio station Hot 99.5.
"She's gonna be like, 'What is wrong? Why is your d*ck all out?' She'll probably just tell me to watch who I be sending the pictures to -- if you gonna do that, don't be sending them to no . . . Girls be reckless."
These are not my words. These words were written by Blind Items Exposed, a blog that is relunctant to name the stars that they dish about. This particular Blind Item is obviously about Beyoncé. I'm not sure why they didn't simply name her since everyone knows her attitude is legendary.
She’s long had a reputation for being absolute hell to work with. I mean like straight up crazy. Leaves her shit, sometimes literally, everywhere, specifies exact times when people can or cannot talk to her, is foaming at the mouth insane one minute, calm and collected the next. Lately her opportunities have dried up. And this is a good example of why.
Press junket. A handler has to make sure she wakes up in the morning. Because she’s not a proper adult? She finds her completely out of it. Has to put her in the shower and HOLD HER UP. Picture that please. A grown woman having to be physically SUPPORTED in the shower to make sure she can go and do her JOB. She then had to be spoon fed her breakfast. And she had to be dressed. Like, let’s put on your socks! Finally they get her to the point where she can be seen in public. A journalist is soon expected for an interview. Through it all she’s still a fucking zombie.
Soon as the reporter comes into the room though, a switch goes off. She’s alive. She’s engaging. She can speak in proper sentences. And you can imagine, for the people who’ve experienced this, who’ve had to work with her, who have to manage the unpredictability of this, how scary it must be, how utterly unsettling, even more unsettling than most of her peers. And in her business, that’s a pretty high standard.
Singer Keri Hilson attended the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don, left, for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.
And look who else was there: Singer/Songwriter Timothy Bloom and Lawrence Washington's sister. Okay, I'm kidding. She's not Lawrence's sister. She's singer V. Bozeman. The two performed at the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.
Troubled singer Chris Brown was a guest on Hot 99.5's Kane Show, this morning. Kane and his morning crew were surprised to learn that Brown had never heard of the YouTube sensation, Rebecca Black's "Friday" video. As of this morning, "Friday" has garnered over 17 million views on YouTube, and it's leaping up the chart on iTunes.
According to Popeater.com, Rebecca's parents shelled out the thousand or so dollars to Ark Music Factory, a company out of LA that pairs aspiring young singers with talented musicians, producers and songwriters to make music videos.
It's a great concept when you really think about it: no record companies to put your album on the shelf for years while they hassle you with reams of paperwork to sign your life away so they can make millions of dollars off of you while you end up broke and toothless like 50 Cent and other rappers will soon be.
Anyway, Chris claimed he'd never heard of Rebecca or her catchy viral video hit, "Friday", even though she's been trending on Twitter for the past 3 days. So Kane played it for him.
"I'm never a hater. I thought it was great." Brown told Kane. "I'll be jammin' to it on Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday."
Meanwhile, Rebecca -- if that's even her real name -- was a guest on 'Good Morning America' this morning. She's only 13-years-old, and she's not at all impressed with her first taste of fame. The budding singer, who seems like a nice kid, has just discovered that not everyone is going to like her or her song.
She said it doesn't bother her that people think "Friday" is the worst song ever. It's the harsh YouTube comments telling her to go "cut herself" and "get an eating disorder" that crossed the line in her book.
Actress Sandra Bullock has opened her heart and wallet in response to last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan, killing over 10,000 people.
According to CNN, Bullock sent a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross to help fund disaster relief efforts on the ground.
"This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan," the relief organization said.
It was the largest celebrity donation to be announced since the tsunami struck last weekend. Other celebrities donating to the Japan disaster relief include Charlie Sheen and singers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "heartbroken" over the events unfolding in Japan. He offered his full support to the Japanese people and he reiterated his call for U.S. citizens to evacuate to beyond a 50-mile radius of the broken nuclear reactors.
"Whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. territories in the Pacific, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation," he said. "That's the judgment of our Nuclear Regulatory Commission and many other experts."
To correct an earlier comment, there is a big difference between nuclear weapons and a nuclear reactor used for power generation. The main fission products that have already likely been released from this accident are Cesium and Iodine, which based on my professional judgement as a nuclear engineer, would likely be so diluted by the time they reach the US, there wouldn’t be a concern. Remember also that everyone gets a certain amount of radiation every day from natural sources (the sun, etc), and medical procedures (i.e. x-rays).
The main problem here is that the US government is relying on information from the Japanese electric company (TEPCO) and there have been some doubts about their transparency. Which is why yesterday, the US recommended a wider evacuation area…my suspicion is the US was finally able to get solid information from US experts sent there to assist with the response.
It’s definitely a serious situation with events unfolding and changing by the hour. I just don’t like to see and hear all this fear mongering, that is based on a lack of understanding. There isn’t a need to panic…yet. LOL
I had my suspicions about Mr. Shaunie O'Neal but they weren't confirmed until I spotted this cover on that other blog:
On Basketball Wives
“Every season we need to do something different…whether it’s someone leaving [or] someone coming, but I can’t tell you.[...]I didn’t put myself out there and on TV just to be on a reality show. I have a plan and a vision, and as it continues to grow, my vision and my plan get bigger. It’s to build a legacy for my kids and…[to] have something that I’m proud of, outside of being mommy. It’s just [about] trying to be smart. That window is cracked, and I’m trying to open it all the way.”
On Leaving a Legacy For Her Children
“They’re definitely [the] motivation to continue to do what I do. I want them to be proud of me, and [I want to] leave them something. Ours is a generation where our parents were not able to leave us
Our good friend Ciara was spotted strolling in Beverly Hills near her home today. She looked hawt in an oversized white t-shirt printed with huge red lips, and cut off jeans. Nice!
What? Me? Worry?
Socialite LaLa Vazquez was seen leaving Cafe Entourage in Hollywood last night. As you know, one of her husband's former groupies has come forward to talk about her fling with Carmelo Anthony which resulted in his secret love child. So far, Lala has not commented on her Twitter page.
Former stripper E-V-E was spotted leaving Koi restaurant in LA last night. Her style game is always on point!
According to Bossip (via TerezOwens), NY Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony had a good reason to want to be traded to New York, he has a love child there.
While I applaud all men who at least acknowledge their out of wedlock children, Carmelo is a dirty dog for doing this to Lala. He knows how insecure she is as evidenced by her increasing dependence on plastic surgery. This will only send her spiraling deeper into depression. Poor thing.
Supposedly there was a hidden reason behind Melo getting shipped to the Knicks…My source tells me that a big perk of his trade to the New York is he can now have more quality time with his side baby, by a woman in the New York area. My Sources say that the child is 11 months old and that when his then girlfriend (now wife) LaLa Vazquez found out about the pregnancy she gave him the ultimatum of marriage or a very messy break up. My source goes on to say…”People don’t even know the half of it. Just because her life is in the limelight, LaLa thinks Carmelo wouldn’t do anything to ruin there image in the public eye…which is not the case. I know for a FACT, he’s not faithful. Melo is a sweet talker and his sex game is on point…I’m not proud of what I did, but I’m not the first and certainly not the last”
There's yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing Usher/Tameka Foster sex tape scandal. According to TMZ.com, pr0n king Steve Hirsch, who owns Vivid Entertainment, is contemplating purchasing the sex tape to conceal it's contents from the public.
As I told you, a confidential source informed me that the tape contained a graphic scene involving a sex toy that is usually secured to a female's pelvic area by the use of straps. I can't go into more detail because this is a family-oriented blog.
But according to TMZ, Hirsch is willing to save Usher the embarrassment by purchasing the tape to prevent that scene from ever going public. What a great guy.
TMZ has obtained a copy of a letter Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent to Usher -- and shockingly ... Hirsch offers to help Usher STOP distribution of the tape.
Mind you ... Hirsch is the guy who put out Kim K, Kendra Wilkinson and Montana Fishburne's sex tapes -- but in the letter to Ush he says, "As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution."
Hirsch goes on to say he's shut down "many celebrity sex tapes" ... and claims he's willing to do the same for Usher.
As you know, there was a series of explosions at several nuclear reactors in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disasters.
One (or more) of the nuclear reactors is badly damaged and deadly radiation has escaped into the atmosphere.
If you're watching the news, then you know the the U.S. government is evacuating U.S. citizens to the United States from Japan. But there is more ominous news coming out of Japan that brings to mind the nuclear disaster that occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear plant inside Russia in 1986.
Technicians inside the plant were conducting tests on reactor #4 when a series of explosions rocked the building, exposing the reactor's core and sending radioactive dust and smoke spewing into the air. The fallout eventually spread all over Russia and Europe.
Neighboring countries had no idea what had occurred until their sensitive instruments began detecting high levels of radiation in the air above their cities. They knew that a nuclear accident had occurred somewhere, but they had no idea where because the Russians weren't talking.
On the other side of the globe, alarmed United States gov. officials asked NASA scientists to point their powerful satellite telescopes at Russia, whereupon they spied the giant plume of radiation smoke and debris rising into the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear reactor inside Russia. Only then did the Russians finally admit there had been an accident.
Thousands of people eventually died from radiation sickness, including 200,000 Russian civilians and soldiers who risked their lives to go into the nuclear plant to plug up the leaking reactor and decontaminate the site.
An entire town near the plant was evacuated and to this day it remains uninhabited. Wild animals and stray dogs and cats near the reactor and in the town were ordered shot and killed to prevent the spread of radiation.
I'm telling you this because there is a giant plume of radiation fallout from Japan drifting toward the west coast of the United States.