Over the weekend, one of my loyal readers emailed me audio of Power 105′s The Breakfast Club poking fun at boxer Floyd Mayweather’s alleged illiteracy. It wasn’t easy ignoring the trending topic of 50 Cent’s ignorant public humiliation of Mayweather on social media platform Twitter.com. But I managed to ignore it — until I received emails from loyal readers who gave me a different perspective on the ignorance.
For instance, did you know that nearly half of all black people can’t read? The irony is that half of the people who laughed at Mayweather can’t read above a 4th grade level themselves.
Tongues are wagging about actress Halle Berry‘s worrisome unexplained weight loss after giving birth to her son Maceo Robert Martinez 6 months ago. The wafer thin 47-year-old was spotted filming her new tv drama series “Extant” in Beverly Hills Ca on Tuesday. Rumor has it that Halle and her hubby, French actor Olivier Martinez are living separately. Poor thing. Her run of bad luck with men continues.
Lupita Nyong’o was seen arriving at tThe Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills. Magic Johnson’s flamboyant son, EJ Johnson, credited Lupita as his fashion inspiration during a guest appearance on the Wendy Williams Show yesterday. “I have to give it to Lupita Nyong’o,” he said. “Like, I’m obsessed with her!” he gushed.
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Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris posed on the red carpet prior to the Royal film performance screening of “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at The Odeon Leicester Square in London on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event organizers waited until the film ended to inform the guests that Nelson Mandela had passed away at his home in South Africa. Some people in the audience — which included Mandela’s family members and Prince William and Kate — gasped, screamed and wailed after the announcement.
Metrosexual rapper A$AP Rocky and model girlfriend Chanel Iman attended the NYC premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ on Monday night. Later, the couple were spotted holding hands as they left Nobu Restaurant in NYC after a romantic dinner date. Chanel wore a feathered white long gown while A$AP wore a hooded jacket and leather pants.
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‘Scandal’ fan Gabrielle Union posted this photo of herself and NBA star Dwyane Wade on her Instagram page yesterday. She wrote in the caption: “Best part of date night … Racing home to watch #Scandal #Gladiatorsstandup #MamaPopeLives #HesSeriousAboutHisScandalTime” Wade is a good man. Men don’t like being rushed through dinner so their fiancées can get home to watch a TV show.