Tuesday, July 31, 2007

On and on ...

... now on to minorities on television. It seems that two of the funniest black (African-American, negro, colored) comediennes will be taking a little time to enjoy The View.
Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd have signed on to be the new hosts for the ABC morning show. Shepherd and Goldberg have been named to the posts after the abrupt departure of the ever-so-nutty Rosie O'Donnell and the unwarranted termination of Star Jones Reynolds.
The ladies will step into their full time roles at the beginning of the new season. Thank God America will finally see the view of someone other than a white woman. Honestly, I stopped watching the show when Star left.
I know the show is geared toward those "desperate" housewives but aren't there any housewives of color? How are they supposed to be able to turn on a daytime talk show and find people who look like them and that they can relate to? I don't want to play the race card but dang!
Speaking of daytime television, on the "Thank ya Jesus" side of TV, Drew Carey has signed on to become the next host of "The Price is Right."
Carey will take over for Bob Barker who spent an unprecedented 35 years as the host of the show. Earlier this month, it was rumored that Rosie O'Donnell was going to take over the show. Can I just say that my prayers have been answered? I just don't think I would have been able to sit through a whole hour of her and the Rockettes telling people to "come on down!"
I am anxious to see what Carey has in store, if it's anything like "Whose Line Is It Anyway" was then my DVR is going to be full of this and Oprah.
Ooooh, I can't wait, Oprah and Plinko!

Since I've been gone a minute ...

... this is the first in a series of posts that you all will receive from me today.
Because I am a self-proclaimed entertainment news hound, the following is a hodge-podge of celebrity mishaps and situations that I find hilarious, sad or downright disgusting. Since you all know me fairly well, I'm sure you'll be able to tell how I feel about what.
First of all, I would like to wish Robin Roberts a speedy recovery from her surgery. She announced earlier today that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will have a surgical procedure Friday.
Here's more information about her story. http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/31/tv.robinroberts.ap/index.html
Roberts is an anchor on ABC's Good Morning America. Before this job, Roberts was a sportscaster for CNN and has served as a commentator for several professional sports. I remember her most recently for her work in commentary for the WNBA.
For those of you who will probably not follow the link, she found a lump in her breast during a self-exam. Then she went to her physician.
I can not stress enough how important it is for us (women and men) to have regular check ups. By the grace of God, she caught it early and was able to do something about it. There are too many of us (black folks) who don't take care of our health. I say us because I too am included in this number.
Let's all pledge to take better care of our health so that we won't need sick care.
Speaking of sickly folks, anyone seen Star Jones Reynolds lately?
She recently "came out" saying that she had gastric bypass surgery. Well duh! What one fool in America believes that she hasn't had gastric bypass surgery?
She lost 160 pounds in a year. That's a whole person. Hell, that's two first graders and a midget (OK, a little person). All in one year people. She either had gastric bypass or a crack pipe.
Either way, she's starting to look just a little too sickly. I understand losing for health's sake, but what about stopping for the same reason?
I just hope she's going to be OK, after all, we have to see what she does next. I am looking forward to seeing her back in TV.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's been a minute ...

... I know, but, see what had happened was ... it's a long story. But you know I got some stuff for you.
In the words of the incomparable Mary J. Blige, "I've held my tongue too long ..." This Genarlow Wilson business is getting out of hand. I was hoping they would have handled it a couple of weeks ago, but seeing as how the story has disappeared, I think it is safe to ASS-ume that nobody cares except we "darker-hued" people.
This guy is locked up for doing something that almost every 17-year-old boy has done. He received fellatio from a 15-year-old girl. Apparently what he did is considered child molestation. There is a two-year difference between the two, we're talking a senior and a sophomore. How many seniors dated sophomores when you were in high school?
Apparently they were found out when a video tape was confiscated of the actual act happening. First off, if they were going to do this, the little Filthy McNasties should not have been in a position to have had this thing taped. And what about the girl? Has she been charged with something? Did anyone talk to her to find out if he coerced her?
I'm guessing no. Some girls these days don't have any kind of respect for themselves. They're not shy about the fact that they are getting their teenaged grooves on. But lets face it, this whole thing is ridiculous.
Granted they are teenagers and they shouldn't be engaging in any sort of sexual relations, oral or intercourse, but let's face it, it's happening. My advice to the law enforcement folks down in the Peach State, GROW UP!!!
The law that has Wilson in that cage was changed. Now instead of a 10-year prison sentence and having to register as a sex offender, like offenders will only have to spend a year in jail. The only problem is the change was not retroactive, which means Wilson won't be grandfathered into the new law.
Since Wilson was denied a bond at a hearing last month, his case won't come up again until October. He'll just have to sit in prison, with hardened, life-long criminals until then. But hey, maybe he should have lied to investigators and helped to out a CIA operative and then maybe he would have gotten a lighter sentence that would have later been commuted.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


If you have not yet seen the BET Awards, stop reading now. And for those of you who have, lemme just start by saying: oh - my - God!!!
It's not that it was that good, it's that it was that bad. I don't know about you, but I'm a lil' upset that I wasted three hours of my life that I will never get back.
OK, it started off really strong with the Jennifers (Hudson and Holiday), but then, I don't know what happened. The producers went a little over board with the "Main Event" theme. They even brought in Michael Buffer.
So the short of it is, the show sucked until the Destiny's Child semi-reunion. I say semi- because Beyonce did "Get Me Bodied," which by the way is my new favorite song, using Michelle and her lil' sister Solange as two of her background dancers. Anybody else see anything wrong with that?
The performance was pretty much a live version of the video. Then Kelly and Eve came out and brought it on home with Kelly's single "Like This."
In case you haven't seen it yet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-fW3fuW_a0. I would really like to hear what you guys think.
I am actually wondering what Michelle was thinking when Beyonce asked her to dance. I really don't care what Solange was thinking because she started out as a background dancer anyway. It was probably like her childhood. At any rate, the girls can still put on a great show.
I also thoroughly enjoyed Diana Ross' acceptance speech when she received her lifetime achievement award. She told the young performers to "keep it classy."
OK, I'm alright now. But really, how classy was she when she made her drunken journey to her neighborhood Blockbuster?
Don Cheadle made a very nice speech, but then again, he always does. That man is so underrated as an actor and a person, it is not even funny.
And last and least, somebody should have grabbed Patti LaBelle before she went out on that stage looking like a Chinese bridesmaid. Now we all know that Patti is the bomb, always has been. So why in the name of ALL that is holy, did she put on a kimono with her ta-tas hanging out and take me back to the mid-90s with that wrap with a bang?
Who wants to see 60-something ta-tas besides a 60-something man? I'm through with her now. She could have come out in one of those psychedelic body suits from her LaBelle days and it would have looked better. After that outfit, she's going to have to change the words to "Lady Marmalade."
"Hey sista, no sista, no sista, no sista. Hey sista, no sista, no sista, no sista. She bought that damn dress down in old Chinatown she said I hate red I want brown. Then she said, 'hey, hello Cho, I wanna give it a go. And Cho said, gitche, gitche na na da da, gitche, gitche na na, eeewwwwwwwwwww..."
Anyway, the show sucked. So for the rest of the 127 times that it airs this year, find something else to watch.