The Kanye West, Kim Kardashian publicity stunt gets weirder every day. According to the NY Post, Kanye is not pleased with "Saturday Night Live" for mocking his friendship with Kim Kardashian by repeating the quote, "She's my Beyonce." That quote first came to light when the NY Post claimed Kanye and Kim aspired to be the next Beyonce and Jay Z.
West refutes ever having uttered the line, saying, "That doesn't even sound like me."
In an "SNL" send-up that aired on Saturday night, comedian Nasim Pedrad played Kardashian while Jay Pharoah portrayed West. "I love this woman," Pharoah's West says. "As I said earlier this week, she's my Beyonce." Source
Grumpy rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, surfaced in London, England today, 2 days after causing a stir online by deleting her Twitter page. Nicki deleted her Twitter, which had millions of followers, after an online spat with the webmaster of an unofficial fansite evolved into a war involving Nicki's followers. Nicki is in London to promote her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
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Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles was seen arriving for the Tribeca Ball at the NY Academy of Art for an event in New York City today.
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LaLa Vazquez and her son Kiyan Anthony were seen leaving their hotel in NYC today. LaLa and Kim Kardashian are cut from the same mold. Who else would agree to live in a hotel just to shoot a reality show? No wonder Carmelo Anthony is tired of her.
Photo by: Jason Webber / Splash News
Loyal reader Charm wrote in asking why Jay Z has abandoned his black side of the family.
"This is NOT a knock on him," writes Charm, who is a fan of Jay Z's, "but my concern is where [are] HIS nephews and nieces?" She adds: "I have yet to see him spend time with, or take to an NBA game, his other nephews and nieces."
That's a very good question, Charm. I would like to tackle that question if I may.
Ever since Jay Z hooked up with singer Beyonce, he has only been seen in public with Beyonce's side of the family -- her mother, Tina Knowles, her sister, Solange Knowles and Solange's son Daniel Julez Smith. It would seem to me that Jay Z suffers from the same self-hate syndrome that afflicts other black male celebrities who cross over.
Suddenly he is better than the darker side of his family. Jay Z might not want to be seen in public with his darker nephews because, in his own warped mind, they don't equal success the way whites or light skinned people do. Jay Z also may not want to be reminded where he came from.
Jigga wants people to forget that he once sold crack to kids Julez's age. He wants them to believe that he has always been as successful as the fake businessman image he has carefully constructed in the media.
Read Charm's entire email after the break. The email has been edited for clarity.
Update: a loyal reader who begged to remain anonymous writes:
MAYBE CHARM NEED TO LOOK OVER THIS PHOTO....THESE ARE JAY'S NEPHEWS, AND HIS SISTER (MICKEY)
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As the Secret Service sex scandal continues to dominate the headlines, a top Pentagon official said, "We let the boss down."
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, spoke with CBS news about the growing Secret Service sex scandal.
11 Secret Service agents and at least 10 members of an elite counter-assault team were relieved of their duties in Colombia on Friday. The agents and service men are accused of partying with hookers in their 5 Star hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia, the day before the president was set to attend a Latin America Summit.
"We let the boss down," Gen. Dempsey said, "because nobody's talking about what went on in Colombia other than this incident."
More details have emerged about the hours leading up to Friday morning. The Secret Service agents, who arrived in Cartagena on Wednesday, were overheard bragging to hookers at a brothel.
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The Space shuttle Discovery was given a piggy back ride on the back of a Boeing 747 jet as it took off on its final flight today. The final destination is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia, where Discovery will be moth balled and put on display for future generations to view.
Discovery was the fleet leader of NASA's three surviving shuttles. Its last space flight was in March 2011.
President Barack Obama killed the space shuttle program last year after referring to the program as a waste of money.
Thanks to Ashley Miller for finally putting these videos up. Part 2 will air on Bravo this Thursday. Sorry I can't give you a recap because I don't watch women degrade each other on television for money and fame.
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After last night's grueling 101-98 win over the fast breaking NJ Nets, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, 27, greeted rap mogul Jay Z, 43, and Beyonce's nephew Daniel Julez Smith (Solange's son) at court side. LeBron gave the smiling 7-year-old his sweat soaked headband, armbands, bracelets -- and he even took off his new size 16 Nike LeBron James 9s and autographed the shoes for Julez. That was nice of him!
Miami struggled throughout the game without Dwayne Wade, who was on the bench resting his sore ankle. LeBron scored 17 straight points to give the Heat the victory over the Deron Williams-less Nets at the Prudential Center in Jersey. The Heat never led in the game until the last minute of the 4th quarter.
Also, yesterday a loyal reader wrote in to inquire whether Beyonce, 30, was drinking beer at the Miami Heat vs NY Knicks game on Sunday. Without having any knowledge of the contents of Beyonce's cup (under her seat) I can't pass judgment on her. But I will say that a lactating mom should not be drinking beer, which can easily be passed on to her infant in her breast milk.
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People magazine broke the news last week that veteran actor Ryan O'Neal was diagnosed with prostate cancer. O'Neal, 70, who battled leukemia in the 1990s, told the magazine that his prostate cancer was a stage 4 -- but that his doctor gave him a good prognosis.
Stage 4 cancer means the cancer has metastasized (or spread) elsewhere in the body. Stage 4 is the most difficult stage of cancer to treat, and the survival rate for Stage 4 cancer is usually very poor.
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Rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, flew into a rage on Sunday and deleted her Twitter page, leaving millions of her Stans steaming mad.
According to loyal reader Ashland, Nicki became enraged when the webmaster of www.nickidaily.com, "one of her biggest supports and fan sites," posted leaked a music sampler of Nicki's latest CD on the website -- "and Nicki went ape shit and had her followers bash her" on Twitter.com.
In response to the bashing, Ashland says the webmaster abruptly shut down her website and deleted her Twitter account. That's when Nikki's followers -- the sane ones -- started bashing Nicki for being an online bully.
An exasperated Nicki tweeted: "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye," -- before deleting her Twitter account.
This all goes to show you how immature and irresponsible some celebrities can be. I mean really, a superstar like Nicki should know that bullying -- whether online or in person -- can drive an unstable person to commit suicide.
And, let's face it, most celebrity Stans are a bit unstable.
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Steve Harvey's best-seller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, is now a big-screen movie with an all-star cast. The movie Think Like A Man will do well in theaters when it's released on April 20, because the one thing black women have in common is trifling black men.
But who raised men to be what they are today?
If women really want to better understand men, we need only to look inside ourselves since men sprang from our loins. The problem women have in relationships has more to do with our way of thinking than with theirs. Most women go into relationships with an unrealistic list of expectations and demands -- when all a man wants is sex and a hot meal when he comes home from work.
Women are quick to demand that men put a ring on it after the dating grace period is up. But what are women doing to earn that ring? Steve Harvey was right: men need loyalty and respect from women. And in return, women will get that protector and provider of their dreams. Thinking like a man won't solve your relationship problems if you refuse to act like a lady.
Beyonce, 30, finally convinced her aging rap star husband, Jay-Z, 43, to spend some quality time with her in public. The couple, who reside in SoHo, NY, were seen departing Bar Pitti in New York City on Sunday. Beyonce and Jay-Z also attended the New York Knicks vs Miami Heat basketball game in Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The Heat, led by Lebron and D. Wade, stuffed Carmelo Anthony and the NY Knicks by a score of 93-85. Beyonce was seen wearing leopard print genie pants and a sun hat as she made her way into the arena with Jay-Z.
You kids know how big I am on body language. What does Jay Z's body language tell you in the above photo?
Photos by: Thelonius and Jason Webber/Splash News
Sports Illustrated has a new cover boy for its shameful "Where's Daddy" feature on promiscuous pro athletes with children in every area code.
Over the weekend, the NY Post wrote an article about the NY Jets star cornerback Antonio Cromartie sowing his wild oats all across America. To date, Cromartie has 10 children -- 11 if you count his wife's daughter from a previous relationship.
Unlike other dumb jocks who have to be forced by the courts to handle their business, Cromartie, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Saturday, is at least financially responsible for his 10 children.
Even though he forgot their names -- and how many kids he had -- during a notorious interview on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in 2010, Cromartie loves his seeds.
Cromartie and his wife Terricka have 4 children at home. Their new son, Jagger, his 2-year-old sister Jurzie, Cromartie's first son, T.J., 7, as well as his stepdaughter.
Cromartie is in the news not because of his prolific sexual appetite, but because his other baby mama's -- all 7 of them (except for his wife) -- have banded together in a type of camaraderie that is highly unusual even for gold diggers.
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The late, great Tupac Shakur rose up from the dead to perform with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at the Coachella Music Festical 2012 in Los Angeles Sunday.
Actually, it was an unrealistic 3D hologram of Tupac that stalked the stage, performing hits like "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" alongside Dre and Snoop. The audience ate it up. But not all the critics were as amused. The LA Times music blogger called Tupac's hologram "a red herring, unnecessary and ill advised." But, she added, "His abs still looked great."
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They say that employees look to their boss to determine their behavior and actions. If employees have a lax boss who often breaks the rules in front of them, employee morale and work output will be very low.
As if he doesn't have enough problems, President Barack Obama must now deal with a sex scandal of worldwide proportions which threatens to blow President Nixon's Watergate scandal out of the water.
President Obama spoke on Sunday for the first time about allegations that 11 Secret Service agents cavorted with prostitutes and got liquored up in wild parties at the luxury hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia -- all on the taxpayer's dime.
The 11 agents were relieved of their duties and sent home. Many, if not all, of the 11 agents were married men.
Mr. Obama said he would be "angry" if the allegations turned out to be true.
Reportedly, the Secret Service sex parties were so wild that hotel employees (or the U.S. State Department) issued a curfew to clear the hotel of all the prostitutes by 7a.m.
All visitors going up to the agents' rooms were required to sign in and leave their identification at the front desk.
But one prostitute either refused -- or forgot -- to leave her ID at the front desk.
A search of the hotel discovered the missing prostitute in a room of one of the agents. An argument broke out over whether the agent should pay the prostitute for services rendered before she was ejected from the hotel for breaking the curfew.
The media, on Saturday, reported 2 different scenarios about what happened next.
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If you build it, they will come, goes the often misquoted line from the Kevin Costner film Field Of Dreams. 9-year-old Caine Monroy built an elaborate arcade out of discarded cardboard and old toys -- and they came to play, by the hundreds.
Caine spent his Summer vacation hanging around his dad's autoparts shop, Smart Parts, in East LA. The precocious boy was restless, so his dad gave him a space of his own in the shop. There, Caine let his imagination run wild. He built a penny arcade out of discarded cardboard. Due to inflation, Caine charged $1 to play two turns. A $2 fun pass allows 500 turns.
Smart Parts, located in an industrial part of East LA, gets almost no foot traffic. So business was slow for Caine at first. Actually, business was non-existent. Until one day, Caine's dad spotted someone on his shop's surveillance camera playing one of Caine's arcade games.
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A 19-year-old Hispanic male was killed in a hail of gunfire following a police chase on L.A.'s 101 freeway Thursday night. The wild police chase -- and its tragic outcome -- was captured on live television.
Cops fired more than 90 rounds at Abdul Ariel as squad cars hemmed in his Crown Victoria on the 101 freeway after the police chase. Evidence tags dot the highway to indicate where shells fell from the point where Arian exited the car to the shoulder of the roadway where Arian died of multiple gunshot wounds.
As he jumped out of his car, Arian wheeled around repeatedly to show police that he only had a cell phone in his hand. But police began firing wildly at him, missing Arian as he ran backwards across the highway.
The teen's uncle told the media, "He was a nice kid. He was working. He was such a sweet kid, respectful to others."
"He wanted to be a cop and like I said before, during the chase last night, he was calling 911," said the uncle. "He was afraid of cops. You know, he told me he wants to be a good cop, not a crooked cop."
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New viral video puts a spin on the teen gay "It gets better" campaign.
In the video, guys (and a girl) assure socially awkward teenage boys that a certain part of their anatomy will get bigger. "If there's one thing that we need to pass along to these young boys in the most difficult point of their lives, it's this: it's gonna get bigger."
Watch the video after the break. Caution: video contains profane language.
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We all know that Beyonce didn't handwrite that open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama. But Mrs. Obama responded anyway.
In a brief Twitter.com message which didn't use up her allotted 140 characters, Mrs. Obama tweeted:
In the handwritten letter posted on her personal website, Beyonce, 30, praised Mrs. Obama, calling her "the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman."
Read Beyonce's open letter to Michelle after the break.
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Today I received an email from a loyal reader named Melissa. Melissa wanted to share her concern about Florida State Attorney Angela Corey possibly sabotaging the Trayvon Martin murder case by charging his killer with 2nd degree murder.
Melissa accused Corey of taking on the Trayvon case for political reasons -- to gain back Republican support after she charged 12-year-old Christian Fernandez as an adult for sexually assaulting (and murdering) his 2-year-old brother in March 2011.
If convicted, Christian, now 13, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Melissa wanted me to spread the word about this great injustice done to a 12-year-old kid.
Like most people with an agenda, Melissa conveniently left out the fact that Christian also sexually assaulted his 5-year-old brother on a number of occasions.
In my opinion, that makes him a sexual predator and a future pedophile. As I told Melissa in my response to her, Christian can not be rehabilitated. Some kids are born with a lack of empathy for the suffering of others. I believe Christian is one of those kids that you can't teach to have empathy for others.
It's better to lock people like him away from society for the public's safety. I just feel sorry for the ones he is locked up with.
I am sure Melissa means well, but Christian Fernandez is a sick kid. Read an excerpt from her email after the break.
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I just received a tip that Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, is in fact Blue Ivy's biological mother. I can't confirm this new information. So please do not quote me. But, according to my source, Beyonce visited a fertility doctor in her futile attempts to have a baby. Sadly, the fertility treatments failed and Beyonce was forced to solicit the assistance of a professional surrogate.
Solange, who has one son of her own, offered her uterus to her beloved sister. But Beyonce declined the generous offer. Bey did, however, agree to use Solange's eggs which were fertilized by Jay Z's sperm in a lab and implanted into the surrogate.
As you can see from these grainy photos that were taken from a great distance in St. Barths, Solange and Blue Ivy are practically twins.
Ever since the Trayvon Martin vigilante murder case burst into the nation's headlines, media outlets such as CNN, FOX, and ABC News have gone out of their way to twist and distort the facts in the case.
George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer had a history of prowling his gated community, stalking black males and calling 911 to report black males walking.
Last night, while viewing a video of George Zimmerman's 911 call, which originally aired on CNN, I noticed the CNN graphic credited the dispatcher with saying, "And he's a black male?"
Actually, that is Zimmerman's voice heard on the tape identifying Trayvon as a black male.
But the media continues to distort the evidence to diminish the fact that Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon on Feb. 26.
Click the image above, or CLICK HERE to hear the audio of the 911 call.
Nothing gets my attention faster than an arrogant celebrity threatening a lawsuit over something he did wrong.
This morning, while perusing my Twitter timeline, I stumbled upon a Twitter rant by Gina, owner of What About Our Daughters blog. It seems that Kevin Hart, star of Think Like A Man, posted an offensive, anti black woman cartoon on his facebook page and then threatened to sue anyone who re-posted it.
It seems that Hart has a history of making ignorant comments about black women on social websites. And when I say black women, I'm referring to women two shades darker than Rihanna -- the only type that Hart will date nowadays.
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Trayvon Martin's killer will remain behind bars for at least another month with no bond. George Zimmerman, 28, appeared in a Seminole County courtroom for his bond hearing today wearing a gray prison issue jumpsuit. He remained calm as the judge read instructions to his attorney Mark O'Mara. After the hearing, O'Mara said bond will be set "in the next few weeks."
Referring to his client as "indigent," O'Mara told the media he was not charging Zimmerman a dime for his services. Earlier this week Zimmerman set up a Paypal account on his personal website to receive donations from the public.
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Celebrity photographer Thad McAdams of ExclusiveAccess.net sent in these pics from the set of DJ Drama's "We In This B*tch". The video was shot earlier this week in Atlanta, and features rappers T.I, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Future, and more.
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A loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, writes:
DO YOU REALLY THINK ALL THESE PEOPLE WOULD KEEP UP THE CHARADE OF HER REALLY CARRYING AROUND A DOLL? JUST A QUESTION.
What do you guys think? I'm going to say that the child Beyonce is holding in the left pic doesn't look like the well-nourished baby/doll she's been carrying around. These pics only add to the mystery.
President Obama isn't apologizing for calling rapper Kanye West a "jackass" in 2009. In fact, the president still considers West to be a jackass, albeit a talented one.
Back in 2009, an off-the-record comment by Obama, was tweeted by an ABC reporter, who wrote: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”
The reporter quickly deleted the tweet, but it was retweeted by thousands of Twitter users, prompting an ABC spokesman to release a statement apologizing to the White House and CNBC.
But apparently, President Obama still doesn't think much of Kanye.
From E! Online:
When asked which hip-hop artist he prefers—Kanye or Jay-Z—Obama offered up a further presidential assessment of the former.
"Jay-Z," he replied with a smile. "Although I like Kanye. He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."
After being reminded of the slam heard around the world, however, the president stuck to his guns regarding the outspoken performer.
"He is a jackass," he added. "But he's talented."
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The national media has seized upon the words of a grieving mother who called the shooting death of her son "an accident."
This morning's headlines -- such as the one on the NY Daily News website reads: Trayvon Martin case: Slain teen’s mom, Sybrina Fulton, says killing was ‘an accident'.
The NY Daily News article goes on to quote Trayvon's mom, Sybrina Fulton, who said Thursday, "I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control, and [Zimmerman] couldn't turn the clock back."
Fulton and Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, were guests on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday, the morning after the announcement that George Zimmerman would be charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of their son.
In case you're wondering, an accident does not fall under the category of second-degree murder.
Update: Headline News host Nancy Grace just tweeted this statement from Sybrina Fulton: "The 'accident' I was referring to was the fact that George Zimmerman and my son ever crossed paths."
Loyal reader Razan writes:
I just wanted to comment on your Zimmerman post. I actually disagree with your assessment, and have since seeing this picture on the news last night lost my confidence in where this process is going. In my opinion, and I have not studied body language at all, this look is one of calm contempt. I was quite surprised to see how he has tanned and lost a few pounds, just enough to look healthier not gaunt or worried at all. There is a glimmer of contempt and smirk in his eyes, and his lips are pursed in silence as if hiding something.
In reflecting on the fact that they made sure to tell us that he turned himself in, I believe that this is the look of a man that has been told that this is just a formality, it does not mean we think you are guilty, this is for your protection and the protection of the public, etc, etc, etc. I think that they are pulling the wool over many people's eyes.
The choice to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder was just to make the burden of proof that much more difficult, and if anyone took the time to really listen to the comments made by everyone, they would understand that this was far from a victory (Sharpton: don't start celebrating yet, we haven't won anything; Traeyvon's mother: we only wanted an arrest, just an arrest; Atty Crump: take a lesson from these people [the parents] and how peaceful they have been), etc.
Yes, although you could be very right and this man could very well have some mental issues, based on his facial expression he doesn't seem worried about a thing. Very interesting indeed...
If former boxing champ Mike Tyson had his way, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman would have been dragged out of his house, chained to a car and taken away to be shot. But this is not a perfect world.
Zimmerman was arrested Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It's a charge that legal experts are already saying will be difficult for the prosecution to prove.
In an interview with Yahoo News, Tyson compared Zimmerman to a bully who prowled his gated community, stalking young black men.
"My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, 'Stop following the kid.' That tells you everything right there," he said.
Tyson added: "It's a disgrace that man hasn't been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested--the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace. That's how I feel personally about it."
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