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Friday, January 31, 2014

Kandi Burruss Mama still ragging on Todd

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss' mom, Joyce, has made it clear that she doesn't want her daughter to marry fiancé Todd Tucker. And in the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, she makes another dig at the production manager, saying he's more in love with himself than her daughter!

“Kandi’s on one page, and Todd is on his page,” Joyce tells In Touch, noting that her daughter had originally wanted a Valentine’s Day ceremony. “Kandi is in love — and Todd is in love with Todd. He could love Kandi, but he loves Todd more.”

Kandi’s Mother Thinks Her Daughter’s Fiancé Todd Is a Cheater!

Kandi has been in full wedding-planning mode on the Bravo show, so it must have come as a shock when Todd recently told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, “We’re taking it day-by-day,” when asked on Jan. 19 about the nuptials.

VHI Super Bowl Blitz brings out the heavy hitters

VH1 has pulled out all the heavy hitters as they present "VH1's Super Bowl Blitz" TBoz and Chilli did that thing singing their classics:

Gabrielle Union was on Chelsea Handlers show recently promoting her new series Being Mary Jane and the launch of her new lux wine.  During the convesation the two shared girl talk about everything from dating younger men to weddings and even farts, with Gabrielle Union noting:
“From jump. There’s none of that ‘I don’t fart, I don’t poop.’ I have a high fiber diet. You’re gonna… this is happening. We’re doing this right from jump,” Union said.
Union added: “Oh by the way, I go three times a day and I leave the door open! And I don’t light a match.” 
Having a bowel movement 3 times a day is unusual for anyone other than infants. But Union did say she stays in shape with regular exercise and adherence to a high fiber, vegan diet regimen called the “Porn Diet.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

India Arie puts the Grammy's on Blast

The Grammy's is getting a lot of heat this year with complaints ranging from the Mass Wedding Ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah to throwing shade on Gospel Musicians by not only failing to acknowledge the winners of this categories but also not allowing gospel artist to sing.

Well it appears tht India Arie, who was completely shut out of the Grammy's 2002 has had ENOUGH noting on her blog:

@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.

Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone – the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation. Too much to go into here.

The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity – the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.

If the hip hop community voted on hip hop – r&b COMMUNITY the same – same for each category – we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes.

NOW the BIGGER losers, are ALL of black music. Where was the black music community represented in last nights #Grammy show? Performers and Winners (or not) … Where were the black artists?

And this isn’t the first time the #Grammy’s has had a show all but excluding young black America and black artists in general, although we set the worlds musical trends. Why NOT televise the lifetime achievement awards of the Isley Brothers? SURELY they deserved to be on televised stage LAST NIGHT! While other artists were on stage TWICE?

The truth is in a perfect world diversity would matter, and respect would be rampant, but the TRUTH is, The #Grammys is a television show, and in THAT world ratings reign supreme. So, in general, bigger names take the stage, and sadly the biggest names often times ARE BIGGER drawn along racial lines from the release of an album. i.e. marketing dollars, and just general support. It’s unfortunate.

I don’t even get surprised any more, but, it still hits my sense of fairness, because I KNOW many of the artists who are overlooked. I LIVE in that world. We keep showing up and subjecting ourselves to the game, hoping MAYBE we’ll win. I was so HAPPY to see @Kendricklamar take that stage – because it is a FORM of winning, at LEAST, he was SEEN.

Speaking of diversity, congratulations to my PERSONAL favorite albums of the year – @I_GregoryPorter #LiquidSpirit @Realsnarkypuppy and @lalahhathaway on your win and THANK YOU! @pharrell for acting RIGHT in the presence of the greatness that is @Nilerodgers and #StevieWonder

Love to all #SoulBirdsWorldWide


P.S. No mention of Nelson Mandela at ALL? … and THIS is why we NEED the Image Awards AND the BET awards.

Atlanta's Snow Jam: Mayor and Govenor in Hot Seat

Atlanta's Mayor, Kasim Reed and Governor, Nathan Deal, clearly had a Failure to Communicate regarding metro Atlanta's recent snow storm that caused an Atlanta Snow Jam for sure!

Atlantans were stranded on Georgia Highways for hours after government and school officials failed to close down the city and state BEFORE the Storm!

Mind you, Atlanta has more than 6 million residents living in the metro area, so,why in the world would  the Mayor, County Commissioners, School Superintendent and Governor think that it would be OK to  have business as usual until the snow start actually falling. Chile Pleeze!  I think Al Roker said it best this morning on the Today Show:

With less than 3 inches of snow falling over the entire metro area, from looking at photos,  it makes you think these people were re-living a scene from "Day After Tomorrow"

Causing over 1,200 traffic accidents, 300 injuries and one fatality, officials said, as traffic backed up on Atlanta highways and held up motorists overnight. In addition, the Superintendent of APS did NOT close schools for the day even though they knew this snow was coming for more than five days, as a result of this action, several hundred students were stuck on school buses or had to spend the night  in  Atlanta schools. 

During a press conference that was most upsetting and just downright embarrassing for both the Mayor, Kasim Reed and the Governor, Nathan Deal as both appeared to be playing the blame game  and dodging reporters questions.  As a result of their botched presentation, people started blasting them on twitter and facebook.

To make matters worse, Mayor Reed joined CNN anchor Carol Costello for a hostile interview in which the mayor repeatedly insisted that “independent” entities were responsible for the lack of preparedness and the outrage aimed at him was misdirected.

“You know how angry people are at you,” Costello asked.

“I don’t feel that people angry at me,” Reed replied.

“There are plenty of people who say the school children should never have been placed in that position,” Costello shot back, “that schools should have been closed before the weather hit.”

“Let me say this: if you’re being fair, you would point out that the Atlanta public school system makes the call on when the system is closed,” Reed replied.

“You ought to be fair with the interview,” he continued. “The Atlanta public school system calls and the school systems independently call when they close.”

Watch May Kasim Reed go on the defense with Carol Costello who was not trying to hear after being stuck herself for several hours.

Bottom line, all Georgia governement officialsl failed to do their jobs in this instance and as a result of their miscommunication, thousands if not millions of people were left stranded.

Thank God for stores such as CVS, Walgreens, Gas Stations and Home Depot that allowed the stranded to bunk in their facilities overnight and throughout the course of the day.

NY Post Writer writes Scathing Review of Beyonc'e and Jay Z's  performance at Grammy's

Naomi Schaefer Riley


"What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation? I’m certain if I look through enough Jay Z song titles, I’ll come up with the right name for his role in Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. Rhymes with Goodyear. . . ? Well, how about I just call him a poor excuse for a husband.
"For years, these award ceremonies have pushed the envelope; Beyoncé’s booty-shaking was certainly no worse than Miley Cyrus’s twerking or any number of other performances by Madonna, for instance. But there’s something particularly icky about doing it while your husband looks on approvingly."
I persnally liked the performance myself, what do you think?

RHOA-Kenya Moore goes in on Apollo and Phaedra Parks

Photo courtesy of Bossip

RHOA-Kenya Moore just could not let this moment Pass!

There was some very real drama brewing among the Real Housewives of Atlanta this weekend. Following news that Phaedra Parks's husband, Apollo Nida, was arrested and charged for bank fraud and identity theft on Friday, Parks's RHOA co-star Kenya Moore took to Twitter to blast the couple.

“Losers never win. I have always seen through ppl and I was the first to tell you last season about these ppl and who they really are,” she tweeted on Saturday. Way to kick someone while they're down, Moore.

Parks, for her end, isn't letting a little thing like her husband's indictment interfere with her hustle. The lawyer-turned-reality star was promoting a book signing for her upcoming memoir Southern Belle.

Meanwhile, Nida was released on $25,000 bond and has his first court date on February 12.

Jusitin Bieber May be getting kicked out of US

Justin Bieber may be moving sooner -- and way farther -- than he planned .. because THE WHITE HOUSE will now consider whether Bieber's ass gets deported back to Canada.

The Biebs' lawless streak is now on Pres. Obama's agenda ... 'cause tens of thousands of fed-up Americans have signed an online petition on the OFFICIAL White House website ...demanding Biebs be deported and his green card revoked.

And here's the thing -- the White House has PROMISED to review any petition that gathers more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days ... the Bieber petition already has more than 102K in just 6 days.

The petition calls JB a dangerous and reckless drug abuser who is "not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth."

Here's the thing -- none of Bieber's alleged crimes would get him deported under current immigration law. So this is an extreme long shot at best.


TI and Tiny NOT Getting a Divorce!

Ti and Tiny Rumor Control

T.I. and his wife Tiny are NOT calling it quits after 3 years of marriage … despite reports to the contrary … the rapper tells TMZ.

Rumors circulated like crazy after T.I. was a no-show at the Grammys and he and Tiny partied separately afterward.

T.I. tells us yeah, there was a big argument, but it was over something pretty stupid. Tiny wanted to walk the Grammy red carpet and watch the show but T.I. wanted none of it. He says they angrily challenged each other on who would end up having more fun that night.

T.I. says the next morning … they mended fences.

Preachers of LA is coming to a town near you!

Oxygen Network released news that its hit reality show, Preachers of LA will be returning for a second season and all six pastors are back for season two. In addition, Oxygen is now casting for new editins in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.

Preachers of LA follows Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson, and gives viewers a candid, yet revealing look at the dynamic lives of these mega-pastors in Southern California.

The series proved to be a hit right out the gate for Oxygen, it is first season, the series was most watched freshman series in network history among key demos, averaging over one million total viewers.

Preachers of LA is Oxygen’s most watched freshman series in network history among key demos, averaging over one million total viewers. Delivering digital success as well, the series averaged more full episode streams per week in season than any other Oxygen original series and was the #10 most social cable reality program in October and November.

Kudos to the producers of Preachers of LA which is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, with Lemuel Plummer and Holly Carter serving as Executive Producers.