Yesterday, pop singer Rihanna was among several celebrities who used social networking to bring awareness to a viral video that was created by a charity group calling themselves Invisible Children. The charity's goal is to bring notoriety to the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its leader Joseph Kony, who allegedly abducts children from their villages and forces them to become soldiers for the LRA.
The charity calls upon celebrities and politicians to help publicize the plight of the child soldiers so that President Obama will continue to fund U.S. troops who are "advising" Ugandan troops on how to capture Kony.
But timing is everything, and the timing of this KONY "movement" has skeptics speaking out about the group's tactics. In November, Foreignaffairs.com published an article criticizing the Invisible Children charity for manipulating the facts and for "exaggerating the scale of LRA abductions and murders" of children.
Another theory floating around is that the KONY movement is just a smokescreen for a grassroots effort to register young voters for the upcoming elections. They say Joseph Kony is already in U.S. custody, and that the Obama administration is waiting for the opportune moment to parade him in front of the cameras.
A loyal reader, who asked not to be identified, thinks this movement is really about the U.S. gaining control of Uganda's rich oil resources.
The Internet is buzzing about Kim Kardashian's generous $200,000 "donation" to charity, which is supposedly double the value of the wedding gifts she received.
But anyone who runs a business knows that charitable donations can be deducted from your income tax. So she really didn't lose a penny.
Kardashian's soon-to-be ex-husband, NBA star Kris Humphries, says Kim's charitable donation is not good enough. He thinks she should give the gifts back too. Humphries was duped by Kim into marrying her for a made-for-TV wedding. The marriage ended 72 days later -- after the taping of her reality show wrapped.
Now we know why Beyonce was in the hospital for so long in January after her surrogate allegedly gave birth to her baby, Blue Ivy. Last night, Beyonce stepped out in public for the first time to attend her husband Jay Z's concert at Carnegie Hall. It was her first public appearance since the baby's birth. No one outside of the Metropolitan New York area even knew Jay Z had a concert last night. Which is a strong indication of the media's decreasing interest in him.
It is obvious from these pics that Beyonce had recent breast enhancement surgery. Beyonce wore a red dress with a plunging neckline so the paparazzi could get good shots of her padding, in a desperate attempt to fool the public into believing she's breast feeding. How pitiful is Beyonce? Well, you won't have time to come up with an answer because the attention whore will be in our faces every day for the next few months -- until the paparazzi grows tired of seeing her.
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.
Music producer Swizz Beatz, who is married to musician Alicia Keys, is on the run from federal prosecutors, according to the Associated Press. Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, 33, is listed as the CEO on the website of the Hong Kong-based file sharing website, Megaupload.com, which was shut down by feds today.
The indictment accuses the company of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed Thursday, one day after websites shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.
Yesterday, Swizz Beatz was unmasked as the CEO/owner of the world's largest file sharing website by the NY Post, which alleged that Beatz got some of his celebrity friends to appear in a star-studded promotional vehicle for Megaupload.com.
High powered celebrities such as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Kanye West, Floyd Mayweather, Serena Williams and others are seen happily promoting the illegal service in the video.
If you thought Beyonce was going to give us a break after having that baby, you thought wrong. Beyonce was recently tapped to appear in L'Oreal's "Find Your True Match" makeup commercial.
"Today was all about being honest," says one of the most dishonest celebrity's in entertainment history. "There's a story behind my skin; it's a Mosaic of all the faces before it," she says as the words 'African American, Native American and French' appear on the screen.
In the ad, Beyonce pretends to be mixed with Black, Indian and French -- and the L'Oreal marketing people fell for her blatant lies! If Beyonce had any French or Indian in her why would would she need a walk-in closet full of custom made lacefronts?
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As most of you know (unless you've been living under a rock) Beyonce's surrogate mother gave birth to the singer's first baby at an upper East side hospital in NY over the weekend.
The baby, named Blue Ivy (after Jay Z's album Blueprint and Beyonce's album, '4'), was born by c-section on Saturday afternoon at Lenox Hill hospital. A hospital source dismissed rumors that Beyonce and Jay rented an entire hospital floor for $1.3 million.
"We don't have entire floors sitting empty at Lenox Hill," scoffed the source. Our source told us Beyonce and Jay Z were charged the same amount for services as any other patient. If anything, they spent that amount just on security," she said.
Our source confirmed that the narcissistic couple actually shared the maternity ward with other expectant mothers.
According to the NY Daily News, Beyonce and her entourage occupied a vast area of the maternity wing, which caused problems for visitors attempting to see their newborns in the Neonatal ICU unit on the same floor.
Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn (pictured at right) said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé’s bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub.
Coulon griped that he’s been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple’s private security.
He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out.
“Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit) and it happened once on Friday — just because they wanted to use the hallway,” said Coulon, a contractor from Bedford-Stuyvesant.
“They should have been more strategic about it,” he said. “These are children with problems in intensive care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology. Source
Twitter.com was all abuzz with news of Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy's arrival on Saturday. Many of my followers tweeted the link to this video showing E! Television footage of Beyonce (at around 10 months gestation) hopping into her custom SUV with very little effort -- as if she had already dropped her load the day before!
After viewing the video myself, I agree with my followers: she does not look pregnant, nor does she move like a pregnant woman who is about to deliver her precious cargo in less than 48 hours.
Beyonce and Jay Z have managed to pull the wool over the gullible national media's eyes, but my readers were never fooled!
We have more information for you on the birth of Beyonce's first child from TMZ.com, and our Lenox Hill hospital source.
According to our source, Beyonce and her surrogate were admitted to the upper East side hospital on the same maternity floor. Other women in labor were also admitted to the floor despite rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z rented the entire floor for an absurd $1.3 million.
Our source said, "Lenox Hill does not turn away expectant mothers to cater to the needs of celebrities."
The NY Daily News confirmed that Beyonce was admitted to the hospital under the name Ingrid Jackson. But we're told the surrogate mother was also admitted to Lenox Hill under an assumed alias.
According to TMZ.com, hospital brass held a meeting leading up to the delivery to discuss a security plan for the birth. The meeting between execs and security was held Friday afternoon and strict security was in place almost immediately, preparing for the Saturday delivery.
Such an elaborate security plan was required to conceal the fact that Beyonce was not the one giving birth. Security cameras were taped over, or turned off -- which is a violation of hospital policies.
Our source said the baby girl was delivered via c-section while the mother was given an epidural to block the pain. The birth mother was allowed to briefly hold the baby and then the baby was handed off to Beyonce who waited in an adjoining room.
Rumors continue to run rampant as Beyonce fans, and even members of the once-respected national media, wonder if Beyonce is in labor and about to give birth.
One gossip blog, which has zero credibility, claims Beyonce is giving birth any minute now at Manhattan's St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital. In fact, if you rely on the shaky word of that unreliable gossip blog, Beyonce has been in labor at St. Luke's-Roosevelt for 4 days now.
I was a young nurse in 1989 when I took a traveling assignment to NY to work at New York Cornell Medical Center for 6 months. At the end of my assignment -- as I packed my bags to leave the harsh, inhospitable environment of New York forever -- I received a phone call from my travel agency asking if I would be willing to cross the picket line at St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital where the nurses had gone on strike.
Just as we suspected: those pics of a bloated, baby whale Beyonce shopping at Bergdorf Goodman were not her. As you can see from the pics below of Bey shopping at Curve in NYC, her nose is not spread across her face, and she hasn't picked up a pound anywhere other than her midsection.
In her shameless, never-ending campaign to stay relevant, Beyonce covers this month's issue of Jones Magazine. Her baby bump is not visible in this cover shot, meaning she removed her prosthetic -- or she knew she was going to be pregnant when these pics were taken. It's interesting that she's talking about motherhood when she isn't even pregnant in these pics!
“I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they’re on their own: at this point, I am taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I’m able to do things my way,” she says.
The cover was shot on the terrace of the Maurice in Paris, France by photographer Greg Gex.