January 15

Making The Band 4 Trailer – Scripted Reality TV

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Trivia: Name two songs that you know from all three seasons of Making The Band with Diddy? You may have to sleep on that one!

Well, the Fourth Season is about to get started and as I watch the trailer I have to believe that this is scripted(like many reality shows). How can people possibly always want to fight every time when making an album? I don’t knock Diddy for his hustle, but can we at least get a hit song! I don’t even need a whole album, just one good song.

To see the best clip of previous seasons, go here.

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January 14

BET Founder Robert Johnson Throws Jab At Obama

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Robert Johnson

It is a fairly simple script that everyone seems to be following: Say some ridiculously offensive comment and then say you were either misquoted or totally deny the whole thing. Add BET Founder Robert Johnson to the list.

Whole campaigning with Hilary Clinton over the weekend in South Carolina, Bob had this to say about Obama:

 He then added: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood – and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book – when they have been involved.”

Moments later, he added: “That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life.

Now I am not saying that he has to arbitrarily support Obama if he truly believes Hilary is a better candidate, but he damn sure should not be the person throwing Obama under the bus. Just don’t talk about him if you have nothing to say, but for Johnson to being up Obama’s drug use, that he admitted to, is a bit low. At least Obama admitted to it rather than lying about it like most others.

It’s funny that he would bring up that point as he supports the wife of the man that said “I didn’t inhale.” If he wants to talk about insulting, that is pretty much playing you for a fool. Johnson later says that his comments were taken out of context, but not sure what else he could have meant. It’s okay to just say nothing sometimes.


January 14

Alicia Keys Honored At 1st Annual BET Honors Awards

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Alicia Keys

BET held their 1st annual BET Honors awards over the weekend and the winners were:

-Entrepreneur. Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO, ACT*1 Personnel Services

-Corporate citizen. Richard D. Parsons, chairman, Time Warner

-Education. Cornel West, professor of religion and African-American Studies, Princeton University

-Media. Tyra Banks, executive producer, America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show

-Public service. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

-Entertainment. Alicia Keys, singer/songwriter

Alicia Key’s said “For me, I’m just a girl still from Harlem, and here I am, It’s a tremendous feeling to do what you love and for people to love what you do. … People are honoring me for doing what my heart tells me to do, (and that is) so fulfilling.”

As far as I know, Richard Parsons is the last remaining Black Chairman of a Fortune 100 compnay. He was previously CEO as well, but stepped down from that post at the beginning of the month.

 This will be one of the few decent shows that you can tolerate on BET.

Vivica FoxIdris ElbaTyra BanksAlicia Keys Read the rest of this entry »

January 14

Is Everybody Juicing?

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 Timbaland and 50 Cent

I am sure this is being blown out of proportion, but it is a good story anyway. Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean, and award-winning author and producer Tyler Perry have all been named in a steroids and Human Growth Hormone trafficking investigation.

“Records shared with the Times Union and information from several cooperating witnesses on Long Island indicate Blige and other stars were shipped prescribed human growth hormone or steroids — sometimes under fictitious names — at hotels, production studios, private residences, an upscale Manhattan fitness club and through the Long Island office of Michael Diamond, a chiropractor affiliated with the celebrities, sources said.”

Mary J. Blige: Between August 2005 and January 2007 Blige allegedly received multiple shipments from an Orlando pharmacy of Jentropin, a human growth hormone, and Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, in orders sent to her at the Beverly Hills Hotel, MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and Clay Gym in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

January 14

Halle Berry Wants To Be Pregnant Forever

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Halle Berry

This is the first time I have heard any women say this, but Halle Berry has said that she wants to stay pregnant forever. In an interview with InStyle Magazine she says:

““My skin is aglow from all the hormones. I want to stay pregnant forever. Right now I just have so much joy and energy that I feel like I’ve already done 12 things today. I can just go and go and go.”

Although there are not many women that I hear say things like this, I guess that’s better than the pregnant women that gets mad somewhere around day five. More importantly, I wonder if Halle is taking new applications and where can I sign up.


January 3

Are Reggie Bush And Kim Kardashian Engaged?

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Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush

 This definitely seems like Reggie Bush is being used for a publicity stunt, but reports have it that he is engaged to Kim Kardashian. Or he might just be whipped.

Although her reps are denying that they are engaged, it is clear that Kim knows how to get her hustle on. In 2007, she posed for Playboy, had a , and a reality show with her mom and sisters, so grabbing Reggie and that $56 million contract he signed is just part of the hustle. 

Reggiebetter get his mind right this off season because he looking like a bust so far. Hope he doesn’t get taking to the cleaners on this one or made to look like a fool. You know how Reggie gets around the ladies!