Director George Lucas’ corny, fictionalized account of the heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II finished a respectable #2 at the box office this weekend.

According to Box Office Mojo, Red Tails took in more than $19 million over the 3-day weekend. The #1 box office hit this weekend was ‘Underworld Awakening,’ which raked in $25.4 million.

Lucas, who financed Red Tails with $6 million of his own money, could have made a more realistic movie rather than the romanticized Star Wars remake that it became. But he chose to go with the bells and whistles rather than the harsh realities of flying escort for heavy bombers in Hitler’s cold war in 1944-45.

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Yesterday, one of my Twitter.com followers informed me that comedienne Roseanne Barr went IN on Beyonce and President Obama for disrespecting Etta James while she was alive. It seems Miss Barr took offense to Obama giving Beyonce the honor of performing Etta’s classic “At Last” for his first dance.

Miss James herself expressed outrage at the snub. Particularly since Beyonce did such a horrible job of singing. Everyone agreed that Miss James would have done the song more justice than fame whore Beyonce.

But Roseanne Barr settled the score for Etta on Saturday when she tweeted:

“i have not listened to anything beyonce or jay z has said or recorded since they did that to Etta. Their arrogance was disgusting.”

Roseanne also dissed Beyonce’s singing, her lacefronts and her fake azz all in one classic tweet!

Naturally, Beyonce’s deranged Stans, who have nothing else to do with their boring lives, came for Miss Barr on Twitter with all the ferocity and venom of a pitbull with rabies.

And Roseanne pushed back!

She didn’t mince her words either! She let those fools have it with blasts from both barrels of her B*tch Be Gone shotgun! I wish I could have gotten in on the fun on Saturday. But it’s never too late to show Beyonce’s Stans for the desperate, lonely, psycho losers that they all are.

After the break, I have compiled more of my favorite Roseanne Barr tweets for your entertainment pleasure. Enjoy! :D

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Seal with Heidi Klum and two of their children were seen together in a compilation photo dated Jan. 7, 2012.

On Saturday, gossip website TMZ broke the story that supermodel Heidi Klum would file for divorce from singer Seal. 24 hours later, the couple released a statement to the Associated Press announcing their intention to separate.

The announcement was conveniently timed to coincide with the U.S. release of Seal’s album of 70s Soul classics remakes, Soul 2, which drops tomorrow (Jan. 24).

This “separation” has all the earmarks of a well-orchestrated publicity stunt. Complete with a convenient leak to a popular gossip website. Sources “directly connected” with Heidi tell TMZ that the couple are separating due to Seal’s temper — not because of a third party. Of course narcissists wouldn’t dare cheat on each other, right?

Furthermore, the source tells TMZ that Heidi has become “a mega-entrepreneur and extremely rich”, which doesn’t sit well with Seal. Oh, and did I mention that they still live together under the same roof?

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How ironic that Jay Z once said “I’m not a businessman/ I’m a business, man.” How right he was.

Rap mogul Jay Z, 42, is a former crack dealing rapper turned businessman who doesn’t have a clue what it takes to run a business.

The majority of Jay Z’s business holdings were acquired to boost his image and increase his visibility in the corporate world. That explains why his businesses often fail.

Take for instance his 40/40 sports bar in New York city. Jay Z threw a splashy Grand reopening bash for the restaurant/lounge earlier this week. But it was more of a show to make himself the center of attention. It’s hard to say who is the biggest fame whore: Jay Z or his wife Beyonce.

Photos of Jay Z schmoozing with billionaire Warren Buffet were splashed all over the media on Wednesday. But within 48 hours, Club 40/40 was shut down by the city’s health department for violating a number of health code violations.

Apparently, 40/40 wasn’t expecting a visit from the health inspectors so soon.

If Jay was really an astute businessman he would have made sure his establishment was prepared to open to the public, rather than using the reopening as a vehicle to flaunt his wealthy friends to the media.

I’m embarrassed for him.

Another Dopamine-fueled relationship bites the dust. Gossip website TMZ.com is reporting that the fairy tale wedding between singer Seal and supermodel Heidi Klum might be over.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Heidi will file divorce papers in L.A. County Superior Court as early as next week. We’re told Heidi will cite “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for the divorce.

The couple married May 10, 2005. They have 3 biological kids. Seal adopted Heidi’s eldest girl from a prior relationship.

The couple is famous for renewing their vows every year on their anniversary … in a lavish ceremony.

As for splitting up the goodies, there’s a lot on the line. According to Forbes, in the last year alone, Klum raked in $20 million. It’s unclear how much Seal made.

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From the NY Times:

Etta James, whose powerful, versatile and emotionally direct voice could enliven the raunchiest blues as well as the subtlest love songs, most indelibly in her signature hit, “At Last,” died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. She was 73.

Her manager, Lupe De Leon, said that the cause was complications of leukemia. Ms. James, who died at Riverside Community Hospital, had been undergoing treatment for some time for a number of conditions, including leukemia and dementia. She also lived in Riverside.

Ms. James was not easy to pigeonhole. She is most often referred to as a rhythm and blues singer, and that is how she made her name in the 1950s with records like “Good Rockin’ Daddy.” She is in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame.

She was also comfortable, and convincing, singing pop standards, as she did in 1961 with “At Last,” which was written in 1941 and originally recorded by Glenn Miller’s orchestra. And among her four Grammy Awards (including a lifetime-achievement honor in 2003) was one for best jazz vocal performance, which she won in 1995 for the album “Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday.”

Hmmm. This would explain the sudden urgency to have a baby to bring the romance back into a stale marriage…

From Gawker.com via CDaN:

This hip-hopper is going to revive the career of the singer he’s been sleeping with on the sly. This celebrity divorce will go very smoothly because the husband knows some scandalous secrets about his soon-to-be-ex-wife’s family. Now that’s better than a pre-nup.

This former almost A list singer who is still gorgeous, but has not had a hit in awhile … has been the go to person for when this married A+ rapper … has needed to relax for the past few months because his celebrity wife does not want to help him relax. Is it any surprise that everyone thinks her next album will do really well. I guess she is taking very good care of him.

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‘Cosby kid’ Keshia Knight Pulliam was spotted hanging out with her bff, former Destiny Child Letoya Luckett, at The Grove in Los Angeles yesterday. Where is Keshia getting all this money to afford expensive handbags like a Hermès?

Actress Sandra Bullock was spotted picking her son, Louis Bardo Bullock, up from his private school yesterday in Los Angeles. In other pics, the 2-year-old tyke had a big smile on his face as he and Sandra left the school. I bet he has a ball playing with children his age all day. It has to be boring growing up the only kid in a gigantic mansion.
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Now I can see why Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard went ballistic on his crazy baby mama and took her to court. She is very disrespectful! No man — not even Superman — would be happy with the idea of his seed in bed with another man.

Royce Reed had the Internet buzzing yesterday when she tweeted the above photo of her current man, Dezmon Briscoe, wide receiver for the Tampa Buccaneers, curled up in bed with her son, Braylon Howard.

Even if Royce is crazy — Dezmon should know better than to disrespect another man like that. I’m sure Braylon has his own bed to sleep in. And even if Dezmon does occasionally curl up with the kid, he shouldn’t let his girl tweet photos of him. Am I wrong?

Dwight Howard and Braylon when he was a baby.

Last night I received a phone call from a very credible source who had information pertaining to the sale of certain X-rated photos.

The photos reportedly show Sean “Diddy” Combs’ baby mama, Sarah Chapman, in uncompromising positions with deceased rap legend Tupac Shakur. One of the photos shows Tupac between Sarah’s legs. But this is a family-oriented blog so I won’t go into more details.

As I said, my source is very credible. You may not know him by name but you’ve seen his work.

My source said he saw the photos and he confirmed that the woman “busting it wide open” in the pictures with Tupac was Sarah Chapman, who is the mother of Combs’ first daughter, Chance.

The way he was talking, it seemed that the copyright owner of the photos wanted a lot of money for them. A lot more money than I would be willing to spend for some pictures of Sarah Chapman — even if she was butt nekkid.

No, there isn’t a sex tape (that was my first question). But apparently, the source of the photos was someone close to Puffy’s camp at one time, because my source saw other photos of Sean Combs, LA Reid and Pebbles all vacationing together back in the 90s. In fact, the source has many similar photos of Puffy in his private collection.

I’m sure there’s a buyer out there who is willing to fork over some serious dough to get those photos of Sarah cavorting with Tupac!

Last night I was unwinding on social networking website Twitter.com when I decided to have a little fun with reality TV personality, Evelyn Lozada. You see, me, Evelyn and her (very annoying) publicist were cool back when nobody ever heard of her.

It was me who they came to to put out the first rumors about her and Chad Ochocinco being in a relationship. At the time when I started the rumor about them dating, they had only seen each other once (she lived in Florida and Chad was on the west coast filming his show).

Then we fell out over another issue that I won’t get into.

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Did you guys see the Miami Heat hammer the helpless LA Lakers last night? Once again the blazing Heat won a game without ball hog Dwyane Wade, who’s out with a sprained ankle. Kobe Bryant was a non-factor in last night’s loss to Miami. I didn’t even realize he was in the game until the last 4 minutes of the 4th quarter.

But this post is not about D. Wade and whether the Heat should trade him. It’s about the halftime antics of retired NBA player Kenny Smith, who is now a sports analyst for TNT. During a discussion about Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, Smith aired a video montage of the superstars backed with a music video that was so lame I thought it was a comedy skit.

It turns out the girl singing in the video is Smith’s daughter, Kayla Brianna, who just signed a record deal with Interscope Records. Tamar Braxton’s husband, Vince Herbert, had a hand in bringing this kid to the label.

It really matters who you know in this music industry. You don’t have to have an ounce of talent. Kayla is a pretty girl though. But pretty girls with long weaves comes a dime a dozen in a music biz that has a severe shortage of talent.

The 20-year-old maintenance man who pleaded guilty to killing 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera last month was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide.

Ryun Brunn was arrested on Dec. 7, 2011 and charged with murdering Jorelys who was reported missing by her mother on Dec. 2.

Jorelys was last seen playing with other children in the playground of the apartment complex where she lived. Brunn was hired as a maintenance man at the apartment complex in Nov. 2011. He bragged on facebook about living rent free at the complex.

A Georgia Department of Corrections spokesman said Brunn was found unresponsive in his cell at 4:15 pm, reports Channel 2 Action News. It isn’t clear if Brunn was on suicide watch at the time.

Brunn appeared in a Cherokee County courtroom on Tuesday and coldly recounted how he committed the crime. Brunn said after he molested the child, he slashed the girl’s throat with a knife and beat her in the head with her own roller skate. Brunn wrapped the girl’s body and dumped her in a trash compactor.

“I never had an idea of killing a child in my life … I was just so terrified and scared. I didn’t want her to tell her mom and dad on me and I just … I cut her,” Brunn said. Source

Brunn pleaded guilty to murder and child molestation charges, among other offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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NeNe Leakes made her professional acting debut on FOX TV’s ‘Glee’. But her skills as an actress are non-existent. In fact, NeNe’s role as a high school swim coach earned the distinction of being the Beyonce of acting. NeNe’s overacting is just as atrocious as Beyonce’s oversinging. You get the point.

Clearly the Real Housewives of Atlanta star didn’t practice her lines before she taped the scene. This is classic NeNe – fake as a $2 bill.

Keep your day job NeNe! Oh, I forgot, she doesn’t have a day job…

Watch NeNe’s first big scene after the break.

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