All that talk about "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington (pictured above) sleeping with President Barack Obama apparently hasn't fazed Michelle Obama. The first lady admits to binge watching the popular ABC TV series that is based on a Washington, D.C. "fixer" who handles crises for the president of the United States.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
With their better days behind them, TLC's T-Boz and Chilli struggle to keep pace with the yougsters dancing behind them during VH1's Super Bowl event: Six Nights and Six Concerts, at Beacon Theater in NY on Friday.
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Rutgers University is contributing to the dumbing down of society by offering a course on Beyonce. The academic standards at Rutgers must not be very high. How embarrassing for any student enrolled there who believed they were getting a quality education. There are no reports yet of parents withdrawing their children from Rutgers.
The Internet is buzzing about a viral photo of a woman whose knee bears a striking resemblance to rapper and music producer Kanye West.
A Maine judge says a school was wrong to bar a boy dressed up as a girl from using the girl's restroom.
Nicole Maines, now 16, was in the fifth grade when school administrators ordered him to use a unisex restroom after another student objected.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that transgender persons (not just school kids) should have access to any public accommodations of their choosing.
This means that any male who believes he is a female has the right to share the women's restroom at a restaurant even if he is not wearing female attire.
A Boston Red Sox sideline reporter was reassigned to a desk position after her affair with Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks went public.
This precious baby girl grew up to be a self-absorbed, self-centered, delusional pop singer who can't get enough of the spotlight. This woman will do anything for attention -- even fake giving birth to her daughter. Millions of gullible young girls look up to her for guidance and advice, but she is no role model. Can you guess who she is?
Aging rap mogul Jay-Z, 44, was spotted out in NYC dressed like a bum on Thursday. The father of 2 went unnoticed by New Yorkers who brushed past him thinking he was a vagrant. Jay Z wore a grey sweatshirt, light colored jeans, Timberland boots and carried a black alligator skin backpack over his shoulder.
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General Mills is set to air a new Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family during the 2014 Super Bowl. The first ad resulted in such racist vitriol that YouTube closed the comments under the video, and General Mills pulled the video from the site.
R&B songbird Kelly Rowland, 32, was seen leaving her hotel in New York City wrapped up in a warm fur jacket. She waved to the adoring paparazzi as she walked by. Don't you love it when a woman dresses casually? When a woman dresses casually she is telling the world that she is comfortable enough in her own skin not to show any skin (I SEE YOU Beyonce).
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The illegitimate son of actor and bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger successfully passed a driving test to earn his California driver's license on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Joseph Baena, 16, was spotted jumping for joy and showing off his new driver's license to his mother, Mildred Baena, after passing his driving test at the DMV in Bakersfield, California. Baena took his driving test in the brand new Jeep Rubicon given to him as a Christmas gift by his father.
Gabrielle Union made a guest appearance on Chelsea Handler's late-night TV show, Chelsea Lately, where she promoted her scripted BET TV series, Being Mary Jane. Union's fiancé, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, 32, recently admitted to fathering a baby boy with a groupie. So, naturally, Handler's questions turned to the 41-year-old actress' relationship with her cheating man.
NFL player Desean Jackson is hosting Super Bowl Week on BET’s 106 & Park all this week. So he's making sure his wardrobe is tight for his TV gig. The 27-year-old Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver wore a Ron Bass Graffiti leather jacket featuring B&W graffiti on the front and sleeves and colorful graffiti on the back. One thing you won't see Jackson wearing is a lot of expensive bling. The nimble receiver was robbed of over $325,000 in cash and jewelry when his South Philadelphia home was burglarized 2 weeks ago.
R&B singer Christina Milian was spotted smoking one of those e-cigarette Hookah thingies while lunching with actor Oskar Rivera at Clafoutis Restaurant on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, CA, on Wednesday. Word is Milian gets paid a pretty penny by an electronic cigarette sponsor to use their product in public.
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Ex-convict Apollo Nida seems to be taking his latest brush with the law lightly.
Nida, 35, who is married to local attorney and reality TV star Pheadra Parks, 44, was arrested last week and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Nida spent 5 years in state prison -- from 2004 through 2009 -- for his role in an auto title theft ring.
Facing multiple serious federal charges that could land him in federal prison, Nida seems to be taking it all in stride.
Disgraced singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter covers US Weekly magazine's annual 'The Grammy Issue'. The 33-year-old singer was slammed by outraged readers of UK's Metro newspaper who objected to her raunchy strip tease performance during the 2014 Grammy Awards. The newspaper's headline referred to Beyonce as a 'whore,' which angered Beyonce's Stans stateside.
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has apologized for uttering the word "retarded" during a pre-game interview. James, 29, used the offensive word during a pre-game interview prior to taking on Kevin Durant and the blazing hot Oklahoma City Thunder.
Uninformed sources are reporting that local attorney Phaedra Creonta Parks, 44, is due to appear at an upcoming disciplinary hearing to determine the status of her law license. According to my source at the Georgia bar there is no disciplinary hearing set for Ms. Parks, whose law license remains in good standing with the bar.
It's a boy for C-list reality TV star Evelyn Lozada and whoever her sperm donor is.
I totally agree with a NY Post writer who slammed Jay Z for greenlighting his wife Beyonce's disgraceful strip tease routine during the 2014 Grammy Awards. Beyonce is a grown woman who should have known better. If she really is such a talented performer, she failed to convince millions of viewers who tuned in to see a show, not a lap dance. Then Jay Z comes out onstage wearing a tuxedo to dance with his wife who is barely dressed. They both looked like idiots.
NY Post writer Naomi Schaefer Riley summed it up best when she wrote: "What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?"
Karaoke singer Beyonce updated her personal blog with more family pictures. My apologies if Beyonce posts bore you. It's a slow news day.
As usual, the city of Atlanta was unprepared for a light snowstorm that blanketed highways and surface roads with sheets of black ice. The storm (if you can call it that) swept into Atlanta around 12 noon on Tuesday. Around 1 p.m., the first reports of school closings were announced. By 2 p.m., the roads were jammed with frantic Atlantans who left work early to go pick up their children. Scores of motorists are still stranded in their vehicles more than 24 hours later. Hundreds of students spent the night in their schools. A few lucky motorists were given warm shelter, food and drinks by staff at CVS and Walgreens stores. Chik-fil-A also helped out by offering free food and hot beverages to stranded motorists.
All of this could have been avoided if Mayor Kasim Reed and the governor's office had only heeded the weather reports.
Kelly Rowland joined socialite, reality TV star, entrepreneur and now noted book author La La Anthony on stage at La La's book signing and discussion of her new book, 'The Love Playbook' at Barnes & Noble book store in NYC on Tuesday. La La's book landed in Barnes & Noble top 100 bestsellers list -- an outstanding literary achievement for a new author. But some critics are slamming La La for dispensing bad advice in her book.
Troubled singer Rihanna was seen arriving and departing "Good Morning America" today wearing a fur coat over grey sweatpants and New Balance sneakers. She departed the studios wearing a fashionable skirt and high heels.
Photos: North Woods, Jackson Lee and 247PapsTV for Splash News
Pot head rapper Wiz Khalifa, 26, was seen on a stroll with his wife Amber Rose, 30, and their son Sebastian in Runyon Canyon in California on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The couple began dating in 2011 after Rose was unceremoniously dumped by music producer Kanye West, whom Amber dated from 2008 until 2010. Little Sebastian will turn 1 on February 21.
Metrosexual singer Maxwell and TV personality Julissa Bermudez make an odd couple. Maxwell and Julissa spent the day frolicking at the beach in Miami, Florida. Julissa is a former BET 106 & Park co-host.
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Socialite and reality TV star La La Anthony stopped by the Good Morning America studios in NYC's Times Square today to promote her new relationship book, "The Love Playbook". La La is uniquely qualified to dispense relationship advice by virtue of the fact that she is still married to one of the NBA's most prolific womanizers. If you're purchasing the book expecting La La to spill the details on Carmelo Anthony's lecherous behavior with other women, you will be sorely disappointed.
But La La does touch on that embarrassing Honey Nut Cheerios incident.
A British newspaper shocked readers with a headline that referred to lounge singer Beyonce as a whore'. The UK's Metro newspaper quoted outraged parents who dubbed Beyonce a 'whore' for her disrespectful performance during the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Loyal reader Cam Montgomery, Jr. writes:
Denzel Watkins is 22 years old and was raised in Detroit, MI on 7 Mile, just a mile down from where Eminem filmed his classic movie, 8 Mile. An only child, DENZEL has relocated to Hollywood to break into acting, but lately spends more time in Miami and Vegas for modeling assignments.
Denzel's Instagram: @Denzelmwatkins
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