Monday, March 30, 2009

Let the Air Out!

Don't do it that way Jazzy Pha!

Ginuwine - Last Chance

Looking good, Ginuwine. The years have been kind...

LisaRaye looks great of course. And thanks to some excellent direction, she doesn't make a sound.

THROWBACK Ginuwine: "Stingy".... sounds like "Last Chance".

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making the Band: Que Needs a Man

I may be one of the last people alive who still faithfully tune in to Making the Band 4. Danity Kane isn't on it anymore, save for Dawn (zzzzz) and Aundrea (zzzzzzzzzzzzz) - and Que acts like his soul wants to fly out of the closet any second now.

Because the guys were so young when they began, I used to think they were all gay except for Willie. Now, I see that Mike is all man and Brian is too - just young, sensitive, and quick tempered (like little men can be :-)). I still haven't taken Robert off the gay list and I suspect that he doesn't need to be removed from it anyway.

Then there's Que. Lip smacking, head twirling, bitch fit having, crushin' on Willie... QUE. I need him to make Dawn man all the way up or get a REAL boyfriend so he can calm the heck down. Geez!

Watch a full episode here to see Que smacking lips, etc.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Courtship Pt. 2: Why Wait?

I know that someone wants to know, "Why do you make them wait??? That's just playing games!"

It's that kind of thinking that will have you giving up the good stuff to every man you meet. Didn't Karrin Steffans say you'll get stretched out that way...?

It's not a game to wait, and I'll tell you why.

I haven't been pure in a long time. I was never a ho, but I wasn't a nun either. But no new man ever had to know who I had been with. Believe it or not, I had guys thinking I was still in a virginal state until I had my son!

Even after I had living and walking proof that I wasn't a virgin, I still put on my Good Girl hat. Sometimes I considered throwing caution to the wind and giving it up to that tall, fine new guy, but I just couldn't do it -- if I wanted him to be my man. (If I didn't want him to be my man, whooo hooooo! but that's another post.)

Why couldn't I sleep with the new guy? Because by making a man wait, I gave him the idea that I made other men wait too. My value shot up because real men want real women, and won't be serious about a ho. There's but a small window of opportunity to influence a man not to put you in the "ho" category. Making him wait just gives him a little insurance that you're probably not a ho and place you in the "possible relationship" category. Oh he still wants it, but now he starts thinking in terms of sex with you within the confines of a relationship.

Of course, men marry hoes all the time, but as I said in an earlier post, the average woman doesn't know how to work the ho angle to her real advantage, so she's wasting her time being a ho. She's not going to ho her way up to a good man, but she's going to her ho way out of the running.

Waiting makes a man treat you with more respect. We "teach" men how to treat us by how we treat ourselves and by what we do not allow from Day 1. By waiting to have sex, you subconsciously tell a man, "I value my body. I don't make quick decisions concerning my body or my heart. I deserve to be talked to and treated respecfully. I don't associate with men who overstep my boundaries." He'll either kick rocks or act right. Period.

Waiting also reduces your chances of having a "he doesn't count" encounter. Many women get in denial about sleeping with somebody they wish they hadn't slept with for one reason or another. When a girlfriend reminds us about the mistake, we say, "Oh, he don't count." Yes he does. There's no other way to say this but...every peen stretches you out just a little bit. If not physically, then mentally.

You know that thing called a male ego? It's huge and it doesn't take much stroking to make a man feel special. After you've drilled it into a man's head that you only get down after you are damn near in love, when he finally does get it he can't help but feel 10 feet tall.

Waiting helps you clearly see the man without the cloud of Great Sex blocking your perception of reality. Remember this: UNTIL YOU GIVE IT UP, YOU ARE IN CONTROL! And if you play your cards right, you'll still be in control AFTER you give it up.

I must interrupt this to spit a little GAME: He's not your husband, so dole it out piece-by-piece. Please, ladies don't let a man milk the cow day and night. Let him know by your actions that he is renting the cow and rented cows aren't available 24x7. Until he puts a ring on it, he only gets girlfriend/boyfriend, fornicating sex....that is, sex when YOU want it. (Don't worry, you won't lose him. Calling it fornication does 3 things: 1) keeps the reality of what you are doing in the forefront 2) gives you an indisputable excuse not to have sex whenever you don't want to 3) plants it in his mind that it will be ON when he makes an honest woman out of you...and it also plants GOD smack dab in the middle of your relationship... which in turn guides his mind into "thinking right"). I'm not saying to be a prude in the bedroom. No, please put it down when you are "in the moment", just don't be "in the moment" 24x7.

Waiting gives you time to weed out the men who only want you for sex. And when you discover they do want you for sex - and you haven't given it to them - it's much easier to let them go -- and keep your dignity. (And if he wants to run game to the point of waiting, getting it, and leaving, he'll probably give you some kind of indication that he's TRIFE beforehand. Pay attention.)

Waiting gives you time to impress the RIGHT man with all of your Good Woman characteristics instead of your bedroom tricks.

And most importantly, waiting gives you time to 1) discuss your sexual pasts, 2) take THE TEST, 3) discuss protection, and 4) decipher if HE's a ho.

Now, there are those women and men who are just very sexual—they meet, do it, and tie the knot 6 months later. It can happen, but I really think that's almost a love at first sight situation -- or white people.

Do you wait? How long? Why?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Courtship Pt. 1: How Long?

Since the age of 14, I've had a few serious relationships. Each one has been "official" after 3 months or less. Well, I held one off for about 6 months... we almost reached that awkward point of no return: friends/friends who know all of the business. But for the most part, each boyfriend I've ever had has been the result of a very short courtship.

I've noticed that men aren't vague when they seriously want to be with a woman. I think that when they want you, they try to lock you down ASAP. That goes for the players as well as the non-players. The employed and unemployed. The good and bad.

The lead-up to Exclusivity usually goes something like this:

1 - Meet
2 - Date for about a month (no sex involved)
3 - Talk often, see each other often
4 - Then bam! anywhere from 2 weeks - 3 months later, he says one of these 5 things:

-- When are you going to be my woman?
-- You know we're a couple right?
-- I don't want you to see anybody else...and I don't want to see anybody else, either.
-- I'm falling in love with you...I want to be your man...
-- You got me, I don't want anybody else. I want us to be exclusive/exclusive.
-- Will you GO WITH ME?

The last one is usually spoken by the ever-so-playful man -- but he's serious and he soon makes it known that he is NOT joking.

Some people think it takes longer than 3 months to get to that point. But, if I'm still communicating with a man on a daily basis after 3 months he must be a good guy or one hell of an impostor. By the time 3 months rolls around, it's either ON or OFF. Not because I have some 3-month deadline, but because by that time he's probably tired of waiting on me to give up the Good Girl (LOL).

Then again, maybe because I'm a nurturing, yet elusive Cancer female, I attract sensitive guys who want to be in committed relationships...?

Women, how long do you "talk" to a guy before it gets serious? Why?

Men, how long do you "talk" to a woman before you want it to get serious? Why?

Trae the Truth - "No Help"

I've been trying my best to ignore this song because I'm not a big Trae or Z-Ro fan, but this is my jam. Tell em Trae.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sea of Men...

My husband, Bear, and my ex, Ray, met up at the Toyota Center early this morning for Day 1 of the Blacktop Basketball Tournament. I had no intention of being there at 7:30am just to watch the guys warm up and register, so me and my son pulled up right as they were finishing the first game. For me, that's called "on time."

A strange thing happened on my walk to the court. Before I could even get out of the car men were hollering, "What's uuuuup" and "Do you have a man? Do you want a man?" at me. I felt like I was walking on a red carpet lined with male athletes. I had almost reached Bear's side by the time the hisses and hollers stopped. Feeling like Beyonce on a greeeeat day, I smiled real smug like to myself and thought, I'm the iiiiish...

Then I looked around.

There had to be a 50:1 ratio of men to women for blocks and blocks. Boys, teenagers, young men, grown and sexy men, old men. Black, White, Hispanic, and a hand full of Asians. I have to wonder: do single women know about this gathering? All the sexy men are at sporting events! (Yes, there were some guts there, too.) Forget the clubs, church,, and MySpace.... just find out WHEN and WHERE the sporting events are — specifically basketball and football — then get cute and get your butt there! I told Bear that my being at the basketball tournament is like him being at a conference for King and Smooth models.

I took MANY pictures today, but in the glaring sun I failed to realize that my camera's batteries were weakening. So, most of my pictures look like lines of trash. I'll take better ones tomorrow... but for now...

Me, before the camera went south:

Bear, fed up with all the bad ref calls and hacking. (He's bent over; my man is 6 ft. 4 in... -- say it like Rochelle says, "My man got 3 jobs." on Everybody Hates Chris.)

Men everywhere...

More men....

Random man sleeping in white shades, hanging out of a truck. Can you see him in the door opening?

The camera was really struggling to stay alive, but just know that past these two men, there's a sea of more men...

And finally, at the end of the day... my son, his dad, and Bear...

Ray's wife wasn't far behind. (She's on the left; my cousin is on the right; my son's face is blurred because he IS a minor and I don't really get down like that. And he needs a haircut.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Beyonce's Vogue Shoot

Beyonce looks absolutely fabulous!

There are 2 ways to look at this:

1 - Beyonce is dead wrong for having a young, black mava** striking a pose under her like he's her chosen protege.


2 - Beyonce is open to diversity and realizes that there are a bunch of boys his age (too many) who were wearing high heels at 2 years old and never identified with being a boy. She's accepting HIM for who he is and encouraging him to be himself.

How do you see it?

** male diva

Slow Down, Obama

This morning I was watching one of my favorite shows, Golden Girls (whatever), when Bear raced from the bedroom to tell me that Obama was on Sports Center picking the NCAA tournament winner. At first I said, "He needs to be WORKING on America right now" - THEN I realized that the brotha has been working hard as hell, so I said, "That's good... Work hard, play hard. I hope they don't complain that the President's goofing off."

Then I read this:
President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.
When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend.

"The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said. "He thinks the Special Olympics is a wonderful program that gives an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world."

My advice: Go take a nap, Prez. Just get some sleep, wake up refreshed, and don't say any more RETARDED ish like that. And, I can say "retarded" because I'm not the POTUS, but you Sir, you most definitely can't make fun of those disabled constituents who voted you in office.

I'm so afraid that the southside of Chicago within Obama will take over and say and do all kinds of n*ggafied ish. I'm terrified that Obama will be overtaken by that "familiarity gene" that WE can bring to any office. I pray he doesn't slack up on his being professional and politically correct. I pray he doesn't get too laid back and gully with it in the next few years. I pray he never ends up on Dancing with the Stars...

Natasha Richardson: 1 Question

Let me preface this question by saying that I feel very saddened at the passing of Natasha Richardson. She was a gracious actress. Only 45 years old. Her boys are only 12 and 13! Then there's her mother, family, friends, ugh... heartbreaking. I caught myself shedding a few tears today as I read this story about her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, playing the part of a mother whose daughter passed away.

Actress Natasha Richardson died from bleeding in her skull caused by the fall she took on a ski slope, an autopsy found Thursday. The medical examiner ruled her death an accident, and doctors said she might have survived had she received immediate treatment. source
How is it that her autopsy report was ready the day after she died, but we had to wait a quarter of a year for Pimp C's and Gerald Leverts...?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Idol, Season 8: Top 11

It's no secret that I'm a huge American Idol fan — I am LOVING this season!

My Top 5:

Lil Rounds, 23, Memphis Tennessee
I assume her name is Lil Rounds because she's packing a Buffy the Body booty, but ya girl is the only black chic on the show and she can sing. She kinda reminds me of a calmer Fantasia. I like her and I wish we were homegirls (lol). I'm still waiting for Lil to give us her "Summertime".

Adam Lambert, 26, Hollywood, CA
Adam is one of the best performers I have ever seen on AI. He's going to be in the top 3 for sure. Actually, I don't see why he wouldn't win the contest all together. Adam hasn't sang a bad note yet. This gender bender is a star and I looooove him!

Danny Gokey, 28, Milwaukee, WI
Aw man!! Danny is the bomb. This is the most soulful and on point white boy I've heard in a long minute! His voice rides the notes like the most seasoned R&B singer. Justin Timberlake wish he could! I can't adequately express how impressed I am with Danny. He's like Micheal Bolten without all the extra stuff in his throat.

Anoop Desai, 21, Chapel Hill, NC
PLEASE don't sleep on Anoop. Yeah, he sang and "danced" to a Bobby Brown song, and it was funny -- but Anoop can SANG. Close your eyes and just listen. He has an absolutely beautiful voice, full of rich soul and emotion. If he keeps on performing like he did tonight, it's going to be real hard not to vote for Anoop.

Allison Iraheta, 16, Los Angeles, CA
Maaaan, this girl is 16 and she can blow any woman out the water! I love Allison. She's a rocker, country singer, soul singer... hell I bet she can sing classical. She's the only 16 year old singer who doesn't look funny singing grown woman songs. Allison can sing about taking your man and it wouldn't even cross your mind that she's a "lil girl". Brilliant.

Mediocre Contestants

Meghan Joy, 21, Sandy, UT
Meghan is very likable. She's quirky, cute, and looks like a star. She's a cleaner and sliiightly less talented version of Amy Winehouse. I like her, but I don't love her. Yet.

Alexis Grace, 21, Memphis, TN
Alexis isn't a great singer, but I have really liked her spunky song choices. I enjoy her stage presence and really, she's not that bad. She shouldn't win, but she's fun to watch and her voice is OK.

Scott McIntyre, 22, Scottsdale, AZ
I refuse to be swayed by the fact that Scott is blind. He's a fantastic piano player but only a so-so singer. Keeping it all too real, I'll have to say that Scott is boring and he needs to punch up everything. Or just be a piano player.

Kris Allen, 23, Conway, AZ
Good looking guy with a smooth, controlled, lovely voice. I may need to move him to the top 5. (Swap out Lil Rounds.)

The Forgettables

These contestants might be able to sing, but I want them Gone gone gone.

Michael Sarver, 27, Jasper, TX
Micheal's a nice guy. He works at a steel place or on a big ship or something manual and manly. He's short, stocky, and his mouth only opens so much. Hate him. The facial expressions and limp vocals are just not working. UGHHH. I'm ready for him to go back home to his wife and kid.

Matt Giraud, 27, Kalamazoo, MI
Please wake me when he leaves the stage.

**A few notes about tonight's show**
1 - Lil Rounds SANG that song. She rocked that country song and I thought it was very unfair and RACIST of each of the judges to question her choice of song and to comment that she looked uncomfortable singing it. She didn't look uncomfortable. She sang "Independance Day" from the heart. I think that each of the judges, Randy included, had a hard time seeing a black girl from the hood singing a country song. Period.

2 - I really dislike the new judge. She judges with too much authority. Who are you?

[Googles Kara Dioguardi and is now very impressed. ;-)]

Do you watch American Idol? Who's your favorite?

Friday, March 13, 2009

People and Places: TANZANIA

When I was a little girl, there used to be a school field trip called "People and Places". The teachers would travel with a select group of students (a few students per school) to some magical place that had been re-created with the sights, sounds, and foods of a foreign country. If you were lucky, you were chosen for the field trip 3 times between kindergarten and the 5th grade. I was chosen twice. And although I don't remember the first Place that I "experienced", I do remember the nasty bite of the food and that it wasn't a land that I was at all curious about.

The second place will be the feature of my new line of Posts.... People and Places!

I am so ready to travel the world and see everybody from the Amish to the wild ones in Amsterdam. I've traveled, but I haven't been eeeverywhere. My soul craves (don't laugh) Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Africa, The Netherlands, Russia, France, Italy, China, Japan...the list goes on and on.


Tanzania is one one of the few places in Africa that's not consumed with war. It's a peaceful land that remains remarkably untouched by the tribal rivalries and political upheavals that plague many of its neighbours. It’s large enough to travel for hours without seeing another traveller, it’s ideal for exploring in combination with other African countries, and yet it has more than enough attractions to be a journey on its own.

Background: Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964.

Lying just south of the equator, Tanzania is East Africa's largest country, and an immensely rewarding place to visit. Tanzania has the world-famous attractions; the plains of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, snow­capped Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain) and Zanzibar, with its idyllic palm-fringed beaches and historic Stone Town. Yet there's a whole lot more to Tanzania than these obvious highlights.


For all its natural diversity, Tanza­nia's best asset is its people: friend­ly, welcoming, unassumingly proud and yet reserved - you'll be treated with uncommon warmth and courtesy wherever you go, and genuine friendships are easily made.

Home to approximately 120 tribal groups, most of these comprise small communities that are gradually being assimilated into the larger population due to changes in land use and the economic draw of city life. Tribal diversity is prized and far from being a source of division, Tanzanians place a high value on their country’s multicultural heritage. Over the past few years, cultural tourism has become an increasing attraction for visitors from around the world and visits to tribal villages are often a highlight of safari itineraries.

The ‘Spice Islands’ of the Zanzibar Archipelago, Pemba, Mafia, and the entire Tanzanian coast is home to the Swahili people, a vibrant mix of Arab, Indian and Bantu origins who historically based their livelihoods around Indian Ocean trade.

The Swahili Coast, as the region is called, is a predominantly Islamic region with old mosques and coral palaces found throughout the area. Swahili culture centres around the dhow, a wooden sailing boat powered by the seasonal wind. Historically, the boats connected the Swahili Coast with Arabia and India and allowed trade between the regions to flourish. Fishing remains a mainstay of coastal income in small villages throughout the area, and coconut and spice plantations continue to form an important source of export.

These days, life on the Swahili coast is tranquil and even-paced. Women cloaked in long robes called bui bui walk through meandering streets to the local market, stopping to chat outside tall houses hewn from coral and limestone rock. In the villages, the call to prayer rings out clearly over the palm trees and once they have finished their religious duties, the men gather in the square to drink spiced coffee from brass braziers. From the warrior moran of the fierce Masaai to the tranquil rhythms of Swahili town, Tanzania offers a unique glimpse into African life as it has remained for centuries.

Food in Tanzania

Throughout the country people wash their hands before eating. Tanzanians eat grains, fruits, and vegetables. Meat is served less often. The most common being chicken, goat, and lamb. Kitumba is a popular snack of food for energy. Sugar cane is also another good food for energy.

Nationality: Noun and adjective--Tanzanian(s); Zanzibari(s).
Population: Mainland--39.3 million. Zanzibar--1 million (est.).
Religions: Muslim 35%, Christian 63%, other (traditional, Sikh, Hindu, Baha'i) 2%.
Language: Kiswahili (official), English.
Education: Attendance--73.2% Mainland (primary); 71.4% Zanzibar.
Literacy: Females 67% Mainland; 76.8% Zanzibar.
Literacy: Males 79.9% Mainland; 86% Zanzibar.
Health: Infant mortality rate--68/1,000. Life expectancy--50 years.
Work force: Agriculture--80%; industry, commerce, government--20%.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Music and Drama

The Making of Ginuwine’s Last Chance

Why does this video look like a throwback? Ginuwine, LisaRaye...I'm waiting on an Ananda Lewis cameo. Anyhoo… LisaRaye is on some, “I’m an actress and being a video ho is so 7 years ago” ish. So ok, Diamond is determined to classify herself as an actress. Cool.

Ginuwine is a nice looking man; I won’t lie about that, but hey what’s up with the v-mustache and v-eyebrows? I’m not really feeling the whole devilish grooming.

As a side note, I don’t know what to believe about Ginuwine and LisaRaye fooling around. I mean, it’s possible, but let’s hope he’s not doing Sole like that while she’s at home birthing babies and running from a career.



Text Message from Chris Brown's Manager/Lover?

TMZ is reporting that the 3 page text message that set Rihanna OFF came from Tina Davis, CB's 40 year old manager. This is the same woman who SandraRose insists molested CB when he was 16. I say molested because at that time, ole Tina was 37 and she didn't need to be laying down with a 16 year old boy.

I don't condone or even understand why Chris Brown beat the ish out of Rihanna, but let's keep it real: between Tina stealing his youth - allegedly - and his mother sticking with an abusive husband for years, I can see why CB may be disturbed and damaged. He's not that damaged, but still.

Tina's dad says that this is an "old" rumor (fa sho) and has absolutely no merit.
Story here.

And oh yeah, there's this: Chris Brown and Rihanna are supposedly recording a love song together that's "full of emotion". I'd like to think it's full of something else. Story here.


LeToya Luckett's New Video - Not Anymore

Love it.

Her new CD drops May 19th. I hope it propels her into real stardom.


Diddy speaks out about why he let Rihanna and Chris stay at his crib in Miami.

(I'm paraphrasing only slightly. Don't feel like transcribing.)

Ellen: Why would you let them stay at your house?

P. Diddy: It's my house...I can have whoever I want in my house. I don't judge... blah blah blah...
I may not agree with what he did, but I do agree with his logic. It IS his house and his business. He's allowed to live his life according to his moral and ethical code. HIS life. HIS codes.

Common Launches 1st National Online Book Club for Youth

The Corner book club is an interactive way for 8th-12th grade students to learn and to talk about reading materials that are relevant to their life.

Each month, The Corner educational team chooses a book-of-the-month that conveys messages of tolerance, compassion and non-violent expressions of achieving social justice. Through lively discussions about the world of books through “Let’s Talk,” The Corner book club blog, members are encouraged to discuss, debate, critique, and comment on the selected material. A monthly spotlight of celebrity interviews focus on artists’ favorite books, why reading is important to them and issues that teens face today. The questions come right from The Corner youth members. In addition, members have the opportunity to participate in a live online chat with the author of the monthly book selection, which further strengthens relationship between young people and reading.

Common explains, "My mom was a teacher, and growing up she always stressed the importance of education. So when I look back it's not a surprise for me to use words as a tool to make change, and to inspire children for the future."

For March, War Child by Emmanuel Jal, is the featured “book-of-the-month”. War Child is the true story of Emmanuel Jal’s experiences as a child soldier in Sudan, before being rescued by a British aid worker, and his near-miraculous rise to international stardom as an African hip-hop artist. The book was released by St. Martin’s Press in February 2009 and Jal’s interview can be read in Chloe’s Corner on The Corner website.

The Corner book club reaches out to parents, educators, librarians and youth providers, through a dedicated email list where ideas and suggestions can be submitted and discussed in regards to reading promotions, ideas and books. Visit the website here.

I think this is so cool. I wish my son was jumping up and down to join.

Regardless, he's joining.

(Just posted this because of the sexiness factor. Who cares if the eyes aint equal.)

Keri Hilson is Wack

I used to like her; then she backtracked like this. Pitiful.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Get it from her mama

Doesn't Beyonce look like Miss Tina?

I love Bey. I'm not ready to address the waist/hip area in the picture on the left.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Attack of the Chris Brown

So, TMZ live streamed Chris Brown's arraignment. And, as we all know, he didn't plead and the case was postponed to April 6th. Bummer.

TMZ is the business! Better than any other blog out there when it comes to getting the story right and quick. Cameras in the courtroom? That's what I'm talking about. Straight O.J. coverage. The commenters in TMZ can be way more racist than the red headed bundle of Joy on Everybody Hates Chris, but I don't read the comments on TMZ.

Here's the full scoop on what went on that night:
"Brown was driving a vehicle with Robyn F. as the front passenger on an unknown street in Los Angeles. Robyn F. picked up Brown's cellular phone and observed a three-page text message from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with.

"A verbal argument ensued and Brown pulled the vehicle over on an unknown street, reached over Robyn F. with his right hand, opened the car door and attempted to force her out. Brown was unable to force Robyn F. out of the vehicle because she was wearing a seat belt. When he could not force her to exit, he took his right hand and shoved her head against he passenger window of the vehicle, causing an approximate one-inch raised circular contusion.

"Robyn F. turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F.'s mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle.

"Brown looked at Robyn F. and stated, 'I'm going to beat the s--t out of you when we get home! You wait and see!' "

The detective said "Robyn F." then used her cell phone to call her personal assistant Jennifer Rosales, who did not answer.

"Robyn F. pretended to talk to her and stated, 'I'm on my way home. Make sure the police are there when I get there.'

"After Robyn F. faked the call, Brown looked at her and stated, 'You just did the stupidest thing ever! Now I'm really going to kill you!'

"Brown resumed punching Robyn F. and she interlocked her fingers behind her head and brought her elbows forward to protect her face. She then bent over at the waist, placing her elbows and face near her lap in [an] attempt to protect her face and head from the barrage of punches being levied upon her by Brown.

"Brown continued to punch Robyn F. on her left arm and hand, causing her to suffer a contusion on her left triceps (sic) that was approximately two inches in diameter and numerous contusions on her left hand.

"Robyn F. then attempted to send a text message to her other personal assistant, Melissa Ford. Brown snatched the cellular telephone out of her hand and threw it out of the window onto an unknown street.

"Brown continued driving and Robyn F. observed his cellular telephone sitting in his lap. She picked up the cellular telephone with her left hand and before she could make a call he placed her in a head lock with his right hand and continued to drive the vehicle with his left hand.

"Brown pulled Robyn F. close to him and bit her on her left ear. She was able to feel the vehicle swerving from right to left as Brown sped away. He stopped the vehicle in front of 333 North June Street and Robyn F. turned off the car, removed the key from the ignition and sat on it.

"Brown did not know what she did with the key and began punching her in the face and arms. He then placed her in a head lock positioning the front of her throat between his bicep and forearm. Brown began applying pressure to Robyn F.'s left and right carotid arteries, causing her to be unable to breathe and she began to lose consciousness.

"She reached up with her left hand and began attempting to gouge his eyes in an attempt to free herself. Brown bit her left ring and middle fingers and then released her. While Brown continued to punch her, she turned around and placed her back against the passenger door. She brought her knees to her chest, placed her feet against Brown's body and began pushing him away. Brown continued to punch her on the legs and feet, causing several contusions.

"Robyn F. began screaming for help and Brown exited the vehicle and walked away. A resident in the neighborhood heard Robyn F.'s plea for help and called 911, causing a police response. An investigation was conducted and Robyn F. was issued a Domestic Violence Emergency Protective Order."

At the end of his statement, Andrews said Brown sent a text message nine days later apologizing.

"In the text message, Brown apologized for what he had done to Robyn F. and advised [Rihanna's assistant] Ford that he was going to get help."

More here.

Did he put his pimp hand down or what?! Chris Brown is looking more like a budding OJ than an Ike Turner. I can't believe she's actually going back with him after such a savage beat down/attempted murder! Chris Brown is crazy. And I think Rihanna must be mildly retarded or just a little slow herself. Something is definitely dimly lit behind that forehead. Her dad and her brothers are punks too. They should be making bond right now for rushing and beating the ish out of Chris Brown at the courthouse.

Chris Brown Goes to Court

I've decided to post the picture of Rihanna's beaten face because I want to make sure that we don't forget exactly why Chris Brown is in court today.

I wonder if his Boo (wife?), Rihanna will be by his side.

According to TMZ:
FOX 11 in L.A. obtained LAPD detectives notes from a search warrant in the case. According to the notes, Rihanna read a three-page text message on Brown's phone from a woman. An argument ensued and Brown allegedly tried forcing Rihanna out of the car but couldn't because she was wearing her seat belt.

Brown then allegedly shoved Rihanna's head against the passenger window. When Rihanna turned to face him, Brown punched her, then continued punching her while driving, according to the detective's notes.

Blood spattered all over Rihanna's clothing and in the interior of the car. Her mouth was filled with blood.

Brown allegedly told Rihanna, "I'm going to beat the **** out of you when we get home. You wait and see."

Rihanna called her assistant and left a message saying, "I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there."

Brown then replied, "You just did the stupidest thing ever. I'm going to kill you."

According to the report, Brown continued to punch Rihanna, bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock -- she almost lost consciousness.

If she doesn't testify against him after all of this and if she's done MARRIED the boy, I'm convinced that they are both crazy and too dysfunctional. If Puffy co-signed and arranged this reconcilliation he needs to be pistol whipped.

One of my readers (yeah, I have more than one!) bought up the fact that if they are married, then Chris Brown will have to take care of Rihanna when her career takes a nose dive. Yeah, I guess he will. But she'll earn that money with blood, sweat, and tears cuz if he put it on her like THAT for real for real... he aint stopping.

Update: Or well, just more info.

LAPD cops interviewed Rihanna after the attack and she told them Brown had been violent toward her in the past and that the attacks were getting "more violent" as time went on. The interview is potent evidence if the L.A. County D.A. charges Brown with felony domestic battery, and that could happen as early as today.

And there's something else. The photo that TMZ obtained showing Rihanna battered, bloody and bruised is mild compared to other photos. We've learned additional pics were taken on February 9, the day after the attack, and they are far more gruesome -- the bruises and swelling far more pronounced. We're told these photos show injuries that could be devastating in a case against Brown.
I want to see those photos. AND I want to see any photos of Chris Brown bloodied and bruised **crickets**.

If there were pics of him with his lip swole, I'm sure we would have seen them by now. Chris Brown did NOT get his azz whipped. Robin Fently did.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crazy A-- Nivea

My #1 requirement from celebs is that they entertain me. If you can sing and dance that's a plus, but please entertain me somehow, someway. I should preface this whole post by saying that I just had 3 Swamp Things at Pappadeaux and that fact might influence my impression of Nivea in the following video.

Yeah, she was drunk or hi or just real real real real goofy, but she kept my attention the whole video. Man, talk about falling off. Nivea know she's wrong for letting Rolling Out film her looking like that. I like her personality though. She's probably cool when she's sober. And please believe she does look like a female The Dream without money.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dear Rihanna: An Open Letter

What's up, Ri Ri?

I could offer you encouragement, tell you that you're a role model for young girls, and beg you to re-think your reconciliation with Chris Brown, but I won't. I'm not concerned with the message you're sending young girls; pain ought to be enough to convince an abuse victim not to go back to their abuser. I don't think you signed up to do anything but entertain and give us something to dance to. Which brings me to the point of my letter -- I need to appeal to your business sense.

It's true that you have some hits under your belt (no pun intended), but your career soared only after you cut your hair, got "edgy", hooked up with a squeaky clean, adorable Chris Brown and morphed into this strong, beautiful bad girl. We love you because you LOOK fierce and we thought you WERE fierce. You photograph well. We love your image.

I have to wonder what will happen to your image after TMZ spots you out and about with Chris Brown. What do you think your fans think when we see how ready you are to accept Chris Brown back into your life? Tell me if I'm wrong, but I don't think he was digging you the night of the fight, and he damn sure aint doing nothing but disrespecting you now by play boxing, jet skiing, and smiling for the cameras only 3 weeks after man-handling that face. 2 lumps? A split lip? You forgot...? You think it can't happen again? You're OK if it does?

I'm mad at you, Rihanna. I'm disappointed like a Jehovah's Witness kid on Christmas morning. Don't you realize that if you take him back now your career will tank and his will level out and he'll be just fine? Let us not forget that Chris Brown is a TRIPPLE threat and he's handsome as hell too. But you're coasting on your image alone and you better preserve that thing like a precious artifact. You just can't afford to be this weak behind Chris Brown.

For your career's sake, can you just tell Chris Brown to Take a Bow? If it's meant to be, he'll get it together and you can hook up again in a few years. But now - now it's time to Beyoncefy your career and stop making all these dumb, passionate, career killing moves. (Beyonce would have put some make up on it and been at the Grammy's :-)).

So, the next time you want to cry about Chris Brown or take him back (or beg him to come back), try rehearsing a complicated dance move; take a vocal lesson; work on getting rid of your accent so you can act. You can't just let your delicate little career slip away, baby girl.

Take care of your BUSINESS, dammit.

In love,

50 Cent Discusses Chris Brown, Keri Don't Want It

50 Cent talks about new video game (zzz), Chris Brown, and refuses to freestyle. I just love/hate how she keeps calling him Fiddy Cent.

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Is Keri Hilson calling out Beyonce?
From "Turning Me on Remix":

I ain’t trying to start no mess / but there’s something on my chest that I need to get off / cause you turning me off / your vision cloudy if you think you the best / you can dance/ you can sing / but need to move it to the le - - [don't do it to em shawty!]”

She also calls somebody a ho (Bey? Ciara?), and tells that ho to check the credits and go have some babies. I'm gonna say this is directed towards the Queen. And it's real, real foul (love it!)

Keri don't want it with Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Michael Steele vs. Rush Limbaugh

It all started because Micheal Steele just had to have his HNIC moment against Rush Limbaugh.
Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele took umbrage Saturday night when CNN's D.L. Hughley referred to radio host Rush Limbaugh as "the de facto leader of the Republican party."

"No he's not. I'm the de facto leader of the Republican party," Steele said. The RNC chief went on to call Limbaugh, who that very day delivered the keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, a mere "entertainer" whose show is "incendiary" and "ugly."

Say what? Of course, Rush couldn't go out like that. He checked Micheal Steele right quick.

On his radio show today, Limbaugh fired back, calling the RNC and Michael Steele "so-called Republicans" and saying that they "need a little leadership."

"So I am an entertainer and I have 20 million listeners because of my great song and dance routine," Limbaugh said. "Michael Steele, you are head of the Republican National Committee. You are not head of the Republican party. Tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans have nothing to do with the Republican National Committee...and when you call them asking for money, they hang up on you."

He continued...
"I'm not in charge of the Republican Party, and I don't want to be," he said. "I would be embarrassed to say that I'm in charge of the Republican Party in a sad-sack state that it's in. If I were chairman of the Republican Party, given the state that it's in, I would quit."

Rush then mocked those who have criticized him for saying he wants Obama to fail, and directly challenged them to choose: You either want Obama to succeed or fail at his goal of dismantling conservatism.

"So send those fundraising requests out," Rush said in a sneering tone, in an apparent reference to Steele, adding: "Make sure you say, `We want Obama to succeed.' So people understand your compassion."

I'm amazed that Rush managed not to say "monkey", "nigga", or "step 'n fetchit" one time. He came real close though.

Then, how did Micheal Steele respond?
"My intent was not to go after Rush -- I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele told Politico's Mike Allen. "I went back at that tape and I realized words that I said weren’t what I was thinking,” Steele said. "It was one of those things where I thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently. What I was trying to say was a lot of people… want to make Rush the scapegoat, the bogeyman, and he’s not."

Translation: "I's sorry Mista! I don't know what I wuz thinking, talking all crazy bouts you! You knows us colored peoples can't learns nothing, Suh! You knows I looks up to you and I didn't knows what I was saying, Suh!"

Now that I think about it, Micheal Steele always looks like he's in black face.

For the love of God, leave my news channel, DL!