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Remembering Haiti... please continue to pray and do what you can in donations. www.yele.org -- Here you will find a combination of entertainment news, current events, and video footage of my journey. Feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to know your thoughts as well. Thanks and enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Top 10 Signs He's Not For You

Normally I come across these "top 10" things and think... aahhh that was kind of basic lol. But this one I liked... I think its pretty on point so I wanted to share. Check it out ladies!

1. You have a list of things he needs to stop doing/saying/wearing if he wants your relationship to work. If you're fixating on his flaws, he's either not the one you want or you're not ready for a serious relationship. Cutting him loose allows you time to grow and gives you the opportunity to meet a guy whose flaws you can embrace -- or at least accept.
2. You don't trust him. A small dose of jealousy can be healthy, but if you're hacking into his email account, and going berserk when he goes out without you, something's wrong. If there's something about him that truly warrants your distrust, then perhaps he's not the right one for you.
3. You avoid conflict at any cost. Fighting is healthy. And, when done right (in the non-accusatory, rational sort of way), it can be a great way to air grievances, fix problems in your relationship, and come to a deeper understanding of each other. Ignoring problems is not the same as having no problems at all... even if it looks that way.
4. When you're sad, you don't turn to him for comfort. When you're a giant ball of tears and snot, do you lock yourself into the bathroom so he can't see you at your worst? If you're worried about scaring him away, one of you isn't ready for total commitment. Mr. Right should make you smile through your tears and be a calming, not stressful, presence.
5. One of you is struggling with an addiction. He's sweet. He's exciting. He loves you very much. But he loves his alcohol habit or his weekly gambling fix more. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you can change him or that your relationship will be strong enough to withstand the heartache that addiction will inevitably bring. An addict may be able to change, but he'll do so on his own terms.
6. You can't really imagine him as the father of your children. Ask yourself: Would he make a great parent? Is he financially responsible? Would he be an equal partner in your future together? If you have doubts, he's probably not the one.
7. Your long-term, non-negotiable goals in life are incompatible. You want kids; he doesn't. You go to church every week; he's an atheist. He lives in the country and doesn't want to move; you can't imagine ever leaving the city. Superficial differences can be overcome, but differences in basic values are harder to smooth over. Ask yourself: "Would I be willing to compromise on this?" If the answer is absolutely not, you may not be right for each other.
8. You don't respect each other. He puts you down in front of your friends and complains about you to his parents. You roll your eyes when he talks because there's just something about him that embarrasses you. A relationship without respect can't sustain itself.
9. You're not attracted to him. Physical intimacy is a hugely important component of a romantic relationship. If he doesn't do it for you, he's probably not your best long-term match.
10. On paper he seems great, but you have this strange feeling... Don't ignore your gut. You may get along on a superficial level, but if your instincts are telling you he's not the one for you, listen. That little voice inside your head does not lie.

Hope this helped! Courtest of www.yourtango.com

Rihanna States She Is Still Single

Pictures have been posted everywhere of Rihanna having a ball out and about with baseball player Matt Kemp. People speculating about their relationship and whether she is now with him. Rihanna sets the record straight according to US Weekly she was on 104.3FM in LA and she stated she is still single and will be attending the Grammy's alone this Sunday night. Well... I never even thought they were in a relationship.. she is a single gal and in her life style... going to an island or whatever is the norm... to me they seem like friends who are interested in eachother and time will tell. Do you Rihanna! Lol. And good luck as Rihanna is nominated for Best Rap/Song Collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West for the hit "Run This Town."
For more click below.
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/rihanna-im-still-single-going-to-grammys-alone-2010281

New Lyfe Jennings "Busy"


Lyfe Jennings working on his next album... I look forward to it! I will always love that raspy voice of his. Lol.
Sidebar: towards the end when he calls her and starts singing "if you don't wanna be here me let know, if you don't really love me let me go... " Wow, that touched my heart. Good job Lyfe!

Bizzle The Christian Rapper


Rapping over the Fugees Ready Or Not beat... Very nice... He is very brave. God bless.

Jay Leno On Oprah Show Snippet


Check out Oprah for the full interview today on ABC 4pm eastern time. Jay Leno will return on the Tonight Show March 1st. This was such a crazy situation all over the news... but Jay is right... jokes are what they do for a living. People were making Jay out to be the bad guy in this but this is the nature of the business. If the network weren't going to get Jay back it would have been someone else. Good luck to both Jay and Conan.

ABC Cancels Ugly Betty

ABC has announced the cancellation of Ugly Betty. Premiering in 2006 starring America Ferrera, Ugly Betty will air their last show in April. Ratings for the show have dropped in recent years. ABC does confirm there are eight episodes left. I wasn't a dedicated viewer of the show however, did enjoy it when I did get the chance and I was proud of America Ferrera having the success she has had with the show. Best of luck in her future endeavors!
For more click below.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35108322/ns/entertainment-access_hollywood/

Mos Def "White Drapes"


Seriously... I could listen to Mos Def flow all day. His sound is classic.

New Mariah Carey Ft. Neyo "Angels Cry"


I think this song is cute :)

New Monica "Everything To Me"


Have so say I loved Monica "Still Standing" on BET. This is Monica's new single "Everything To Me" off her upcoming album Still Standing. Very nice. Current release date set for March 2010. WE LOVE YOU MONICA!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pink Imitates Beyonce


I love Pink and Beyonce... but wow she is boldly calling Beyonce stupid. I wonder what brought this on???? Did I miss something?

Tina Turner Spotted At Fashion Week in Paris

It's been a while since I've Tina out so I wanted to share. Tina was out enjoying Fashion Week at the Armani show in Paris. Nice.

New Keke Wyatt - Without You


Keke will release her new album titled "Without You' on February 23rd.

ABC Offers Paula Abdul $1,000,000

It's going around that ABC has made Paula Abdul a very sweet deal! They want her to compete on Dancing With The Stars and even will allow to her appear on Simon's Ex-Factor which will be on FOX at the amount of $1,000,000. Normally in contracts you can not appear on another show on a different network. So ABC must really want her on Dancing With The Stars. Now do I think it's fair to have Paula on the show... NO. I mean come on, she is a choreographer??!! She has taught some of the best... umm... Janet Jackson. So is it fair? No... and don't even argue the Mya point because she may have had some dance classes but nothing in comparison to Paula Abdul. So with that said, if Paula decided to take this deal... will I watch her on Dancing With The Stars... Absolutely! LOL.
For more click below.
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/2010/01/26/abc-makes-a-generous-offer-to-paula-abdul

Top 10 Favorite Actors Of The Year

The top 10 in this year's "America's Favorite Movie Star" Harris Poll (with last year's rank in parenthesis) is as follows:

1. Clint Eastwood (2)
2. Johnny Depp (8)
3. Denzel Washington (1)
4. Sandra Bullock (not ranked)
5. Tom Hanks (7)
6. George Clooney (not ranked)
7. John Wayne (3)
8. Meryl Streep (not ranked)
9. Morgan Freeman (9)
10. Julia Roberts (6)
For more click below.
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movie-talk-johnny-depp-no-2.html

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wyclef Jean - Hold On Video (Haiti Dedication)








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Ciara Covers JACK Magazine


Jack Magazine is the most famous technology magazine in Italy. Ciara's covers the February 2010 issue. It is being reported that these are actually photos taken in 2008 and maybe magazines are struggling so much that they are reusing photos??? Hmm. Either way... you look good Ciara!
For more click below.
http://concreteloop.com/2010/01/mag-covers-ciara-covers-jack

Gary Coleman Arrested Again


Ok I love Different Strokes... really I do... but I need Gary Coleman to just go sit down! Ugh.... lol.

Weatherman Compares Snow Inches To His Inches SMH


Ok he can not be serious!! LOL... outta control. SMH. Who does that?! Haha.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys

Happy Birhtday to our girl Alicia! She turns 29 today. Hope you have a very happy birhtday and yall know me... some yummy cake! LOL. That cake in the pic looks good! Lol... that was from a few years back.

Jay Z, Rihanna and Bono Hope For Haiti Perfomance


Again thank you to George Clooney for organzing the Hope for Haiti Telethon. Our prayers continue to go out to the people of Haiti. I just wanted to post this because I felt so proud of Hip Hop at this moment. This is Hip Hop at its best... motivational. Shout out to Jay Z, Rihanna and Bono. To everyone that was a part of the Telethon... I absolutely love you! XOXOXO

Lauryn Hill Performs At Raggamuffin Festival 2010 In New Zealand


Wow how we miss her!! We need a positive female in Hip Hop to really talk to our your females.

Sandra Bullock Takes Home Sag Award 2010

Congrats to Sandra Bullock! Taking home a Sag Award Saturday night in LA for Outstanding Performance bya Female in a Leading Role in a film for Blind Side. This really was a good movie and she did a great job. I like her.
For more click below.
http://www.thedailyinquirer.net/sandra-bullock-wins-big-at-sag-awards-2010/018717

Monique Takes Home Sag Awards & Speaks On Personal Abuse

Congrats to Monique once again! She took home a Sag Award for her role in Precious. The Sag Awards took place in LA Saturday night.
Monique discussed her personal struggle with abuse in a People interview last month, she said, “I know Mary Jones. I know that monster - that character for me, in my life, was my older brother.” Her brother molested her four times over the course
of four years. “When I confronted him and told my parents, he said I was lying, and nothing was really done,” Her brother later served 15 years in prison for sexually abusing another girl, and although he has never apologized to Mo’Nique, Precious helped her to forgive him: “I’m angry. I’m mad. I’m hurt. I’m crying, but doing this movie made me say, ‘You know what? I forgive.’ I forgive and I wish he would get the help that he needs, so no one else will go through it. It’s my obligation to let people know, and to tell them to watch their children.”
Wow... as hard as it must be, I am so happy Monique is at a place of forgiveness with her brother... that is a place of true happiness and growth.
For more click below.
http://concreteloop.com/2010/01/roundup-beyonce-named-artist-of-the-decade-at-nrj-music-awards-monique-wins-a-sag-award

Friday, January 22, 2010

George Clooney Urges Viewer To Help Haiti Tonight


PLEASE WATCH TONIGHT!!! 8pm on every Network you can think of... whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated.
For more click below.
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630204/20100121/index.jhtml

Ray J And Brandy In LA.


Aww brother and sister love! Lol... Ray J turned 29 last Sunday and Ray J and Brandy were spotted celebrating Wednesday night in LA. They look like they were about to have a ball. Nice.

T.I. Already Working On New Album


I don't think any of us are surprised at this but according to producer Jim Jonsin, T.I. is already working on his next album. Jonsin, who produced T.I.'s hit "Whatever You Like" said, “He’s back in the studio. I sent him some music via e-mail,” and continues, “He can work during the week and not on the weekend, I believe. He’s definitely working on an album for this year right now.” Nice! Also, the movie "Takers" that T.I. is starring along side Chris Brown, Matt Dillan and Idris Elba was set to release in February but has been pushed back to May 14th.
For more click below.
http://www.rap-up.com/category/artist/ti/

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steve Harvey To Host Family Fued

Steve Harvey will now add host of Family Fued to his resume. Congrats! He is going to be hilarious doing this. Lol. Producer FremantleMedia North America decided to have Steve take over for current host John O"Hurley. O'Hurley has hosted for the past four seasons and now wants to focus on his role in the production of the musical Chicago. The company said Harvey was chosen for his ability to connect with viewers and his "one-of-a-kind" personality. Nice.
For more click below.
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/entertainment&id=7231337

Remaking "We Are The World" For Haiti


We all love this song and it is definately inspiring. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a remake for "We Are The World" as it is the 25th Anniversary of the song. They are having all proceeds go to support Haiti. As of now, Usher, Natilie Cole, and John Legend have confirmed being a part of this. I can not wait to hear the finished song!

Jill Scott To Star In Lifetime Movie

Philly's own Jill Scott will be starring in a Lifetime Movie Network original movie titled, Sins of a Mother. The movie is based on the novel Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice. Jill plays the role of Nona, a reformed alcoholic. So make down February 21st on your calendar and check out Jill Scott in Sins of a MOther at 8pm eastern time.
For more click below.
http://entertainmentrundown.com/23776/jill-scott-to-star-in-lifetime-movie/

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jennifer Lopez Opens For George Lopez Show



I love what she is wearing... This was cute to see her do. Lol.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BET Honors 2010

BET Honors will air on BET on February 1st at 9pm. This year BET will honor Whitney Houston, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Queen Latifah, and Dr. Keith Black.
For more click below.
http://www.bet.com/specials/bethonors10/tbh10_honorees/bethonors10_honorees_drkeithblack

Wyclef, Rihanna And Maxwell To Appear On Oprah Show


Make sure you check out the Oprah Show tomorrow (Wed) on ABC. In efforts to raise support for Haiti, Oprah is having Wyclef, Rihanna and Maxwell on the show. This is going to be such a good show... I'm mad I will be at work at the time it airs but I will be watching the repeat at 1am! Lol. Wyclef will discuss allegations made about his Yele organization. Maxwell is Haitian and Puerto Rican and will be performing as well as Rihanna. We all know the affect of the Oprah Show... thank you, Oprah.
For more click on link below.
http://www.bet.com/Music/news/msc_wycleftalkshaitionoprah_01.19.10.htm

Alicia Keys Performs In Spain


Alicia Keys performed in Madrid, Spain Monday night. I hope to visit Spain one day!

Wyclef Responds To Accusations




All I can say is... it is up to you to decide what you believe. I personally believe in Wyclef and do support www.yele.org.

Kelly's Alter Ego Photoshoot


Some pics from Kelly Rowlands recent Alter Ego Photoshoot. Photos done by Derek Blanks. Kelly posed as the World War II "We Can Do It" lady. She looks good... nice job.

Monday, January 18, 2010

George Clooney Organizes Telethon For Haiti

I LOVE GEORGE FOR DOING THIS!!! Make sure you tune in this friday 8pm for a two hour telethon to encourage people to pledge funds to Haiti. Rep for Clooney says, “He's been on the phone for three days straight with almost no sleep,” “George knows how to do this well. It's his third one.” If you remember he was a part of organizing the Sept. 11 and the South Asia tsunami telethons. The telethon will be broadcasted across various MTV networks and will include a lineup of musician, actors and celebrities to assist in encouraging viewing to pledge. SO WONDERFUL. I would love to be a part of this someone... answer phones... whatever.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember such a great man today... you may want to take some time and listen to Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech". I posted it below. Sometimes no matter how many times you hear something... you still find inspiration in it. I hope you are inspired today!

Golden Globe Highlights





Golden Globe Photos


Friday, January 15, 2010

Lady Gaga On Oprah Show


I will admit I don't get everything about Lady Gaga and her style of doing things... but I think she spoke well on the Oprah show and I specifically posted this portion of the show because what Lady Gaga and Oprah said about the situation in Haiti is so important for all of us the understand and really sink into our minds. Days from now... weeks from now... months from now when we are all going on with our day to day lives... Haiti will still be dealing with this tragedy. Let us not forget them.

Wyclef Video In Haiti on Fox


You can hear the urgency in Wyclef's voice... please visit www.yele.org and donate.

Mystikal Released From Jail

If you don't remember rapper Mystikal was sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2004 for sexual battery. He was charged with forcing a female to perform oral sex on him and two bodyguards in Baton Rouge. Mystikal was sent to Louisiana's Elayn Hunt Correctional Center and has now been released. He did his first radio interview with New Orleans Q93. “Man it’s been a long time!” Mystikal says, adding that he kept his sanity in prison because of his religious faith. “It had to be God,” he said. “I couldn’t have done that. Going through it? It was tough. He had His arms wrapped around me tight.”
For more click below.
http://www.vibe.com/posts/mystikal-released-jail

Michelle Obama Celebrates Her Bday Sunday

I may not be able to blog this weekend so I wanted to post this now just in case. On sunday January 17th our lovely First Lady, Michelle Obama will be turning 46. Looking good lady!!! Lol. And she even is rockin' a new Bob Style Haircut! Nice. May you enjoy your birthday and have a yummy bday cake!

Steve Harvey Tribute At Celebration Of Gospel


I had heard about this moment... I was so mad I missed the Celebration of Gospel. I am waiting for BET to replay it. He is telling the truth... I used to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show out of CT when I was doing mid days and yes... Steve's opening prayer daily was such a blessing to me! Thanks Steve... God bless.

Alicia Keys Performs Un-Thinkable



Alicia performs Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready). I love the song and I'm loving what she has on!! I need an outfit like that. Lol

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Teddy P Viewing and Funeral Info

To pay your respects to Teddy Pendergrass the Viewing and Funeral Information is as follows:

Public Viewing: Friday, January 22nd 12pm-8pm
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
2800 Cheltenham Ave, Phila., PA

Memorial Service
Saturday, January 23rd
9am-10am Private Family Service
10am Public Service
You are asked to bring NO CAMERAS. Please respect the families wishes.

Interview With Mr. Haiti



He has a wonderful attitude towards this situation... God Bless.

Brad and Angelina Donate 1 Million To Haiti

I was s happy to read this... Angelina and Brad's foundation is contributing $1 million to the emergency medical operation to assist in the devastating 7.0-magnitude quake in Haiti. They are quooted...
“It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades,” says Jolie.
“We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care.” says Brad.
So wonderful... thank you Brad and Angelina! http://globalgrind.com/source/www.pynkcelebrity.com/1295720/brad-and-angelina-donate-1-million-to-haiti-rescue/

Haiti

I know it is all over the news about the earthquake in Haiti. I just want to say my prayer do go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Find the time to stop whatever your doing and donate! Wyclef's organization Yele is taking donations. You can text Yele to 501501 to give $5 or visit www.yele.org I posted a map to give you a visual of how small Haiti is with a population of over 9 million at the time of the earthquake... you can give.

Teddy Pendergrass Passes At 59

Legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass passed away late Wednesday in Philadelphia. According to his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, he underwent colon cancer surgery 8 months ago and had a difficult recovery. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends. He passed away in Bryn Mawr Hospital, suburban Philadelphia. Below are a few of the songs we get to continue to enjoy because of his talent.
For more click below.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100114/ap_en_mu/us_obit_pendergrass
Turn Off The Lights:

Come Go With Me:

I had to post this when I saw it... he is singing such a fitting song. JOY... look at the Joy in his face as he is singing. Nice.

Teddy sure did know exactly what a lady wanted to hear! LOL... RIP Teddy P.

Jay Z Speaks to Angie Martinez About His Beliefs

Yesterday Angie Martinez interviewed Jay Z on her show on Hot 97. He was there promoting his tour along with Jeezy and Trey Songz. Angie asked Jay to speak on the rumors going around about his beliefs and people calling him a devil worshiper.

“I don’t know where it started. I don’t know where it came from. I really think it’s really silly. For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I don’t believe in religion. I don’t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think it’s one God. I think it’s all the same God, and I don’t believe in Hell. But as far as God, of course I believe in God. Am I a part of some sect or cult? That sounds stupid to me. It’s like ignorant to even say, and umm… I guess that’ll be the last time I address that. It’s ignorant to me”
Do you believe that those sort of organizations exist?
I think there are cliques of friends that control things. I don’t if there is a devil worshipping sect. That’s a little Tom hanks. I believe there are cliques of people that control the world…but that’s just natural process. I’m sure Obama has his people and everything is good but as far as how far people are taking it…
So you don’t intentionally do this to put people in a frenzy?
I’m an entertainer at the end of the day. Maybe I’ll push your buttons but you know…

Ha! He's such a comedian. Shout out to Angie for asking about this and to Jay for clarifying.
For more click link below.
http://necolebitchie.com/2010/01/13/jay-z-speaks-on-the-illuminati-and-his-religious-beliefs

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Conan O'Brien Issues Statement

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.
Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.
But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.
Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.
So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.
There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.
Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.

Yours,

Conan


My first reaction to Conan's statement is... wow... he is taking a big risk saying no. But I think I like that in him! However this may turn out... Good luck Conan.