INSIDE EDITION reports that Alex Trebek (the one and only host of the very-popular gameshow called Jeopardy), had a heart-attack today. He is now resting comfortably at the Cedar-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. His publicist said he'll be ready to return to work as soon as January. Jeopardy receives about 39 million viewers daily... We LOOOOVE us some Alex, right?
I definitely love him and the show. I was shocked-- then relieved by the news. When I was 5, my parents bought me a teddy bear with a yellow bow tie for Christmas. I named him Alex Trebek because that same day, Trebek had on a yellow bow tie. I still own that bear, and it's the oldest and dearest thing I own. I hope to one day give it to my child. When I heard the news, I had to check and make sure my bear was ok... He was a lil' shook up, but he'll be 'ight... 'Til next time, kids!
December 11, 2007
December 10, 2007
Initially, I wasn't going to post this because it seems that every other week Diddy is about to propose to Kim Porter, or he is bedding a new model. But this news is all-the-buzz on the net, so I figured why not? So apparently, the NY Post's Page Six is reporting the following:
SEAN "Diddy" Combs is in love again. The hip-hop mogul made the decision to "cut off the various girls he has around the world" and settle down with on-and-off flame Cassie - at least for now. "She recently broke up with her boyfriend, and they're in Miami together now," our source said of the singer. Friends on both sides of the camp are whispering about their reunion. "They're holed up together in Miami, very low-key. He's really in love with her," said the insider.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I mean we all knew he was hittin' that for ages, but is he really going to make this thing public? I dunno, I'm a skeptic. I have a feeling by next week there will be a new story about Diddy's wedding proposal to his premiere baby-mama: Kim Porter. Damn Diddy! Wilt Chamberlin better watch out!
I for one am glad that Oprah has put her serious star-power under Barack Obama's presidential campaign. They have been touring the country spreading a message of hope, economic stability and change in our foreign policy, health care and elsewhere. This is by far one of the most historic campaigns in our country's history, and I'm not 100% on which way I want to go, but I'm just enjoying the ride... Barack has many critics-- especially those old school washed-up guys from the civil-rights movement, who are bitter that they didn't have this opportunity, and are taking every chance they get to bring Obama down and chastise him for being "too young and inexperienced". I'm glad Oprah is helping him during this campaign... I can't wait to see how this all pans out!
The following excerpt by Oprah was taken from People Magazine:
“This is very, very personal. I’m here because of my personal conviction about Barack Obama and what I know he can do for America. For the very first time in my life, I feel compelled to stand up and speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America. I understand the difference between a book club and free refrigerators. I understand the difference between that and this critical moment in our nation’s history. I believe that Barack Obama will bring statesmanship to the White House. I believe that he will lead with strength, conviction, honor and compassion.”
December 8, 2007
I know it took me about.... a month? But I'm not late. I was just in denial, and refused to come to terms with this awful news.... My favorite singer Kelis was dropped from her label last month. Apparently she did not fit the Jive "mold" (but I guess Britney Spears and her crazy ass does, LOL)... Reports claim that she will most likely sign to an indie label, and do a collaborative album with Cee-Lo. That should be... Interesting. I dunno how I feel about that though. That might be too much funk and flavor in one album! But we'll see.... She's also supposed to be starting an haute-couture shoe line with Ashanti called "Keshany"... Not loving the name, but if Kelis is behind it I'm sure it'll be fly!
In other disappointing news, the reality show that MTV was producing for Nas and Kelis got canned as well... I'm tight about that because I was looking forward to seeing it. However, I was also a little bit relieved. There's something about that reality tv thing that is a curse to couples! Just Ask Hulk Hogan & Linda, Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey or Carmen Electra & Dave Navarro.... Things that make ya go hmmmmmmmmm.
“That little boy better live me alone,” Remy said referring to Lil Kim. “ She was saying ‘I’m going at [Remy] hard, she go hard to me so I go hard back’. I feel like if that’s going at me hard, like seriously, I’m just gonna chill out. That’s crazy to me.”
“What did she say? ‘Put it on my lipstick, I was to be busy being conceited’. Like, how could you be conceited, you don’t even like your own face,” Remy continued. “ What are you talking about? Are you serious? How was I supposed to take that offensive.” “I don’t believe you,” stressed Remy. “ You don’t like your nose, you don’t like your cheek , you don’t like your chin, you don’t like your skin color, you don’t like your tits , you don’t like your stomach, you don’t like your teeth. What are you talking about?”
“At the end of the day it’s funny to me. When I really feel like it’s amusing, when I feel like someone’s getting at me, then I’ll drag them all over the first spot that I see them of course,” Remy continu ed. “ But in the meantime, in between time…like this chic has more ghostwriters than Foxy [Brown]. I just feel like right now she’s reaching”.....
Now, I love Kim and I like Remy too! Both are talented rappers with promising careers... HOWEVER.... I gotta side on Remy with this one. Kim is about one surgery away from looking like Michael Jackson, and I resent her for that because she was beautiful just the way she was. She might have been a product of her environment, but I don't care. She shouldn't have taken it there if she was so confident and "conceited" as she proclaims.... Sorry Kim, but WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU, YA NEED MORE PEOPLE!!!! What do y'all think???
The Grammy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning and Amy Winehouse and Kanye West lead the field with the most nominations. Kanye scored 8 while Wino, oops, I mean Winehouse held down 6.
Five acts received five nominations each — the Foo Fighters (yay!), Jay-Z (huh?), Timbaland (yay!), Justin Timberlake (hmmmm....ok!) , and T-Pain (booooooo!).
I gotta tell ya-- this disappoints me.... Did Jay-Z get 5 nods for Kingdom Come???? Because if so, that's ridiculous-- that album was trash. And American Gangster was ight, but it was nooooooo Black Album! And to be honest, Jay Z is no Frank Lucas either.... And what's this about T-Pain scoring 5 nods? That fool can't sing without a synthesizer, and all he "sings" about are "skrippers" rubbin their stank coochies on poles, and falling in love with them.... Yeesh!
I'm not exactly what you would call a fan, but I think Fergie is cool, and definiately talented. She eventually won me over, because I couldn't STAND her when she first came out with BEP... But I'm sorry, it just sucks that Fergie only scored one nomination - Best Pop Vocal Performance for Big Girls Don’t Cry. This chick had 5-- yes 5-- hit singles this year. How is it that T-Pain can get 5 nods, and can't even sing, and this girl gets one? I'm telling you people, music is officially on a serious decline.... Save your souls now!!!!!!!!
December 7, 2007
December 4, 2007
Early this morning in Los Angeles, the fire department responded to a 911 call from the Mandarin Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. When authorities got to Chad Butler's (aka Pimp C) hotel room on the 6th floor, they found him dead.....
Pimp C is one half of the famed Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kings). For those of you that might not be familiar with their music, they have done notable collaborations with many of raps superstars. They were featured on 3-6 mafia's classic "Sippin on some Sysurp", Outkasts " International Player's Anthem" and possibly most notable the Jay-Z classic, "Big Pimpin".
(UGK's Bun B and Pimp C on tour)
Barry Weiss, CEO of their record label, Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kind-hearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."
Wow. What a sad and untimely loss for hip hop. Surely Pimp c will be missed dearly, as he was one of the pioneers of contemporary Southern hip-hop. Although the cause of death was natural.... How devastating for a young man of 33 to go so soon....Our prayers go out to Pimp c, his friends, and his family.
December 3, 2007
The 14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America" was published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. It is based on the FBI's Sept. 24 crime statistics report. The report looked at 378 cities with at least 75,000 people based on per-capita rates for homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. Each crime category was considered separately and weighted based on its seriousness, CQ Press said.
Last year's crime leader, St. Louis, fell to No. 2. Another Michigan city, Flint, ranked third, followed by Oakland Calif.; Camden, N.J.; Birmingham, Ala.; North Charleston, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Richmond, Calif.; and Cleveland. The study ranked Mission Viejo, Calif., as the safest U.S. city, followed by Clarkstown, N.Y.; Brick Township, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; and Sugar Land, Texas.
Britney Jean Spears turned 26 last night, and had an intimate dinner with friends, Sam Lufti, Alli Simms and Paris Hilton at the 4 seasons hotel. Before that, she had attended Sharon Stone's event that she threw for hot haute couture Swedish designer Katja Berglund. For the big day, Brit received $30,000 worth of fur coats from the brand, as well as $4,000 worth of eyewear... and that fabulous cake! Must be nice to be queen B-- hehe