Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Can you believe there's something else Will Smith can do?

He can fit his whole foot in his mouth. The Fresh Prince has managed to offend a lot of people with a seemingly harmless comment.
Smith was quoted in a story the Scottish newspaper, The Daily Record, saying, "Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'let me do the most evil thing I can do today.' I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was good."
Now obviously, I get it. He's basically saying that people generally do what they think is right. That most people usually don't wake up with the premise of seeing how much pain they can cause that day.
The sad thing is these pseudo journalists (gossips rags and paparazzi) took the comment and blew it completely out of proportion. Under most circumstances, Smith is usually a squeaky-clean kinda guy. You never hear about him losing his mind or running around on his wife so they took something like this to try to make him seem anti-Semitic.
Puh-lease!!! Now you've got Jewish people calling for his movie "I Am Legend" to be pulled form theaters. I tell you man, some of my counterparts really make me question why I got into this business in the first place.
I don't think this man hates Jewish people or loves Hitler. He was simply using an example of a bad person who thought he was doing good. Obviously people have nothing better to do with their time than to comb foreign newspapers for celebrity news.
Speaking of someone else who needs to find something to do. Young Joc was arrested in Cleveland on a concealed weapons possession charge. According to various media reports, the Atlanta-bred rapper was caught trying to carry a loaded gun onto a Delta Airlines flight.
Is it just me or has this dude been asleep since September 2001? Who told this Bama that he could take any kind of weapon on an airplane?
They are jacking people up for nail clippers and baby oil, why is hells name would he think he could get a gun through security? Shoot, I got pulled off to the side for having too many zippers so I know that dang detector started going crazy when he walked through with that gun.
Then, this dude had the nerve to miss court today - on a felony charge. I mean really. He's got some humongous balls ain't he?
Who does he think he is - R. Kelly?
And speaking of Kells, a Chicago judge forced him to cancel his Hampton, Va., concert to make sure that he is in court the following day. The man still hasn't been to court for when he got arrested for kiddie porn in 2002.
Maybe it's just me but I thought the Bill of Rights guaranteed a speedy trial. In what world is five years speedy? If he was any other neighborhood pervert, he would already been in prison. It didn't take 'em this long to get Michael Jackson in court.
Anyway, the concert is scheduled for Jan. 13, he has a court date on the 14th. He failed to appear at another court date because he was out of town on tour. I think the judge is saying "that'll never happen again." I guess with 869 miles between Chi-town and Hampton, the judge didn't want to take any chances.
Let's hope that he goes to court sometime soon before everybody forgets what he's been charged with. It's not like they need a jury anyway. His music is going to convict him.
Think about it:
"Bump & Grind" - "My mind's telling me noooooooooooo! But your bod-y, your bod-y's telling me yessssssssssssssssss!"
"It Seems Like You're Ready" - "It seems like you're ready, girl are you ready to go all the way? It seems like you're ready, I could have sworn you were ready ..."
"Down Low" - "Keep it on the down low. Nobody has to know."
Shall I go on? I mean really, it does not take an Algebra teacher to realize that this equation does not compute. He is obviously dealing with some young girls in these songs.
I say if his mind is telling him no, I am guessing he shouldn't do it. If he's telling the girl that it seems like she's ready, obviously she's not. And what grown a-- woman needs needs to be told she's ready to go "all the way" with a man? And that "down low" crap? That song sounds like it belongs on an episode of Barney and Friends.
Don't be like that, I am not the only one who thought Barney was a child molester. You do all this stuff with this big purple freak and you can't tell anybody about it? I don't care where you're from - That's a child molester.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

There's another Spears baby on the way ...

... don't be alarmed, it's not Britney's. It's her little sister Jamie Lynn is preggors and the child is only 16 years old. I am not standing in judgement of this situation nor am I surprised.
For those of you who don't know, Jamie Lynn has starred in Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101" since 2005. Before landing that show, she was a regular cast member on Nick's sketch comedy show "All That."
Until today, the teen starlet has managed to avoid negative press unlike her sissy Brit and her counterparts. I heard about this when I turned on my girl Robin on Morning Express this morning.
My initial thought was, "another one bites the dust." Then I started to really think about that thing. I think she had to go to drastic measures to get the attention she needed. It is one thing to be a younger child, it is completely another to be the sibling that is not getting any attention.
I'm sure her parents are too busy being concerned about their grandchildren and their elder wayward child and she got lost in the shuffle. What better way to get her parents attention than to give them another grandbaby?
I really wish her the best. The good thing about this set up is Jamie Lynn has the money to take care of herself and her child but no amount of money can make up for piss poor parenting and I think that Jamie and Brit are victims of that.
Granted parents can not be responsible for their children once they are adults making their own decisions but it is the parents job to make sure that their children are equipped to make good decisions. I think Mrs. Spears dropped the ball on that one.
Speaking of dropping the ball, whose turn is it to suggest to Amy Winehouse that she actually go to rehab and stop singing about it?
I mean dang, how much more does she have to endure? How much further to the bottom? I really hate what she's going through because she is super talented. My heart really goes out to her and her family.
Winehouse, 24, is a London-bred soul singer who burst onto the American music scene with her "Back to Black" CD that features the hits "Tears Dry on Their Own" and "Rehab." The girl is so talented it's not even funny. "Back to Black" has done so well that her first CD "Frank" is being re-released in the states.
Now of course, with so much talent and so many accolades, Winehouse has been classified as a basket case. The woman has been arrested for assault and drug possession. She was also photographed roaming outside her house barefoot wearing a bra and jeans. Even if she was looking for an intruder, why wouldn't she put on a T-shirt or something?
Either way, I made the comment the other day that she and her husband like a British Bobby and Whitney. But hey, at least Whitney wised up and got out of that situation. I just hope that Winehouse will see the light and eventually change her situation and she looks good too.
When will people learn that "crack is whack" and rehab is a good thing?
I'll tell you someone who else is going to need rehab (and physical therapy too), the next paparazzi photog who tries to take Julia Roberts' picture.
Roberts has been stalked by those pseudo-pressmen outside her homes in NYC and LA and even her kids' school. What is that about? Is there nothing off limits?
I swear, they need to leave those people alone. I mean dang, I love celebrity news as much as the next person but good grief, do they have nothing that belongs only to them? How would you guys like it if people followed you and bugged the hell out of you snapping pictures while you try to live your life?
Have we created this monster? I mean dang, why should these artists and entertainers have to suffer just because they are good at what they do? That's crap! Nobody wants to be isolated but that is what they've had to do to try to shield themselves from these crazies with the cameras. I don't know what's worse, the people who break their necks to take the pictures or the "media" outlets that publish them.
I'll tell you what though, there wouldn't be so many of these lowlifes if the law didn't protect them as much. Granted if you are on a public street, I guess that means you are fair game. But when it comes to a school and photographing people with their children, something should be done about that.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It is official ...

Lil' Mikey Vick will be going away for a long time. Vick was sentenced to 23 months in jail. And to tell the truth, I'm not all that surprised. After all, he is (or used to be) a rich black man who had a moderate amount of influence on a lot of people.
Come on now, ya'll know they had to get him. They let OJ get away the first time, now look what happened. That Bama came back for another taste of criminal law and I hate to say it, but this time, they're going to get him.
You know they can't let that happen to Mike Vick, who knows what he'll do the next time. You know "they" never learn. The next time, he might jaywalk or get caught doing 42 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Then again, speaking as a dog lover, I can understand the need to see him be put into jail. I mean, what if somebody did black men the way he did those dogs. You know, toss 'em into an arena and make them beat on each other until they're a pulp just to be treated half way decently. And then if they don't win consistently, we throw them away.
No, wait, they already do that. It's called boxing and it is recognized as a legitimate sport. The only difference here is the dogs can't spend millions and millions of dollars and marry white women and that makes it 'inhumane.'
Am I condoning illegal dogfighting? No, I don't condone illegal fighting of any sort, but I am still going to maintain my position that had it been Brett Farve or Tom Brady or even Kurt Warner fighting dogs, this case would have never seen the light of day.
Now, I'm not going to debate this any further but there are other repercussions that warrant mention. Since Vick is now a convicted felon, he can't own a weapon, serve on a jury (but who really wants to) and more important than that, he can't vote. But I'll bet my rent check they're going to tax him to high hell!
If he decides to maintain residence in the Commonwealth of Virginia, he will not be able to vote again until the law there has been ratified to allow ex-felon restoration. Virginia is one of only 13 of the countries states/commonwealths that do not allow for restoration.
On the other hand, if the Falcons agree to take him back and he changes his information to become a legal Georgia resident, then he will be eligible for restoration.
I don't remember much about U.S. History class, I mean, that was eight years ago. But I do remember a little catch phrase called "taxation without representation" and I think that is illegal. Now granted the citizens of that Hellhole they call Washington, D.C. (I hate that city) has been without representation for years, they are doing the same thing to Vick.
Vick is not by any stretch of the imagination comparable to a city but it is the same principle. Because he is in a high tax bracket, he already loses a substantial amount of his income. At the same time, he won't be able to vote for his candidate of choice thereby relieving him of any representation.
For the lack of a better term, that sucks!!! As if enough of us weren't already disenfranchised they gotta do it to the folks who mess up a time or two. Granted he messed up BIG, one could even say he F'd up, but was it so bad that they take away his right to vote? Gah!
Speaking of voting, I still don't have my candidate yet, not that I'm in a rush or anything. But I'll tell you what, if they accept write-in votes, put me down for Michelle Obama as president and Oprah for the vice president. Go ahead, chuckle if you want to but I'm serious. I just think that would be a power house team.
Quite frankly, I think Michelle should be running anyway. Sure Barack has more experience and he knows how the big dogs roll in Washington, but Michelle looks like she will get some things done. I think she would get up there and roll up into House and Senate sessions like, "I told you not to send me this or I was going to veto it! But you sent it anyway and now look, I vetoed it. I tell you one thing, it had better not pass in the second vote or else!"
Then Oprah would come behind her and smooth things over. "I know you guys have been working hard and things haven't been going your way, but ***singing in that annoying voice*** I've got a surprise for yooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! You get a car! ***pointing*** You get a car! ***pointing*** You get a car!"
Couldn't you just imagine it? ***smiling with my head cocked to the right***