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411 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 18TH, 2009Good news for Natalie Cole. She received a kidney transplant this week. Cole had been on dialysis three times a week after her kidneys failed following her treatment for Hepatitis C. Cole's publicist says she'll postpone her summer tour while she recovers. The King family drama continues. Why can't Dexter, Martin, III and Bernice get along, and why are they fighting in the first place? The children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott... (continue reading)
411 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 4TH, 2009Michael Jackson is being sued. Remember his Thriller video? Remember the lady who played his girlfriend in the video? Well Ola Ray is back. The former Playboy beauty is suing The King Of Pop saying she is owed money royalties from the video. In the meantime, how is Jackson preparing for his London shows which start in July? He's been spotted getting hair plugs and minor plastic surgery. He has also been shopping, which has a lot of people concerned.... (continue reading)
URINE THERAPY FEEDBACK 27 YEA 3 NAY 1 QUESTION QUESTION 02282009 Pamela from Groveland, FL writes I'm curious why my urine smells like coffee after i drink enough of it? I guess where i'm getting at is; if urine is not your body waste,than why does it smell of the things we intake? Really curious! Also i've been hooked on this site the minute i laid eyes on it last week! Just as grateful to God and the rest of the world that has published on this site! Thanks a quadrillion! Millions means... (continue reading)
411 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23rd, 2009The dress stays on! Tyler Perry wants to let go of his onscreen alter ego. But after raking in over 43 million at the box office, the dress and wig will stay on. Filming starts next month on a new Madea movie, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. It's based on his 1999 hit play. Tyler has a lot of projects coming up a role in the new Star Trek movie; a 1940's period piece, Jazz Man's Blues; and a movie project designed for Jennifer Hudson. Despite all... (continue reading)
411 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2ND, 2009LIAR, LIAR Pants on fire! What's up with Vivica A. Fox? Is she the new spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network? Auntie Viv says this is all a big misunderstanding, but new prints ads and infomercials rolled out this week starring Vivica as the new spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network. Move over Miss Cleo! Move over Dionne Warwick! Auntie Viv is featured in the commercials urging you to call to find out what your future holds. I... (continue reading)
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The Costco Chain is selling a
Black Doll called Lil' Monkey-
WHAT? Are they Serious?
Look at the pictures
Make a phone call or send a letter to COSTCO, EXPOSE THEM Racism and ugly stereotypes continue to rear its ugly head. John Taylor and his wife, Donna who live in North Carolina , recently went in to COSTCO in Greensboro and could not believe what they saw perched on the shelf for sale. As the photos show, the baby doll is being hugged by a monkey and the doll has a cap on its head that says " lil ' monkey" ! The taylor's have lodged complaints with the COSTCO Corporate HQS and while their efforts succeeded in getting the doll pulled from the Greensboro store, the doll is still on sale in Winston Salem and likely in other locations. These dolls are in insult to us all and need to be pulled from all COSTCO stores or wherever they are being sold. COSTCO also owes their Customers an apology. I hope you are as outraged as I am and if so,
call COSTCO HQs and demand that this product be removed from their shelves without delay. It is the "Cuddle Baby" product #404860 and the corporate headquarters number is 800-774-2678..
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Tyler Perry's Open Letter
know I've been a little quiet lately but I've been in silent reflection, quiet meditation, and prayer. Turning 40 is such a blessing. Especially because as I child I always thought I would die before I grew up. If life begins at 40, then I owe the little boy that I was my life. Case in point, not long ago, I was brought a film to watch to see what I thought of it. It's called PRECIOUS, based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire. I sat at home watching this movie not knowing what to expect. After the movie was over, I sat there for a long time just thinking about what I had just witnessed. I watched all the things that Precious, a 16-year-old girl in the film, went through. I watched her mother be unusually cruel to her and I realized at that moment that a large part of my childhood had just played out before my eyes. It hit me so hard, I sat there in tears realizing that somehow, by the grace of God, I made it through. My tears were tears of joy, being thankful that I made it. Believe me when I tell you, PRECIOUS is a powerful film. After seeing it, I had to be involved. I didn't write it or direct it, nor am I making any money from it. Oprah and I both are giving any proceeds we would make to charity. I just wanted to get as many people to see it as I can. It gave me so much hope after watching it. For everyone who has been a Precious, male or female, this movie will make you so glad you made it through. It took me through some raw emotions and brought me to some things and places in my life that I needed to deal with but had long forgotten. It brought back memories so strong that I can smell and taste them. Like, when I was very young, my mother decided to leave my father...she had had enough of his insanity. She loaded me and my two sisters up in an old Cadillac that he had bought for her, and drove to California. When he realized she was gone, he called the police and reported the car stolen, as it was in his name. My mother was arrested and my two sisters and I were put in the cell with her. He and my uncle drove from Louisiana to California to get us. We spent several days in jail waiting for him. He bailed her out and couldn't wait to get her into the car. He got into the back seat with us and beat her black and blue from California to Louisiana, as me and my sisters watched. Even though I was only two or three, I know that this had to have some effect on me. I'm tired of holding this in. I don't know what to do with it anymore, so, I've decided to give some of it away... Memories at 40: Not long ago, I was asked to speak at an engagement. I walked in and I was told that they had assigned a person to take care of me while I was there. She walked up to me, all of 5'2” of her, and asked if I needed anything. I looked at her and started to sweat. It took me back thirty-something years to her apartment. I couldn't have been more than 10 years old when I went over to play with her son and Matchbox cars. She opened the door in skimpy lingerie. There was a man sitting on the couch, smoking. She told me that her son was in the bedroom. I was there playing with him about 20 minutes when I heard the man arguing with her. He said he was leaving and slammed the door. She came into the bedroom and told me that I had to go home. She told her son to take a bath and she locked him in the bathroom. I was at the front door trying to get out, when she came in and laid on the sofa and asked me if I wanted the key. I told her I had to go home as it was getting dark. She put the key inside of herself and told me to come get it, pulling me on top of her. Memories at 40: “What the f*#K are you reading books for?! That's bull*#*T!" "You F*#*ing jackass! You got book sense but you ain't got no mothaf*#*en common sense! You ain't sh*t and ain't never gonna be sh*t!” I heard this every day of my childhood. As my father would beat and belittle me, he played all kinds of mind games with me. He knew I loved cookies as a kid, most kids do. So he would buy them and put them on top of the fridge and when I would eat them he would beat me mercilessly. My mother was out one night, as she loved to play bingo, and my father came home...mad at the world. He was drunk, as he was most of the time. He got the vacuum cleaner extension cord and trapped me in a room and beat me until the skin was coming off my back. To this day, I don't know what would make a person do something like that to a child. But thank God that in my mind, I left. I didn't feel it anymore, just like in PRECIOUS. How this girl would leave in her mind. I learned to use my gift, as it was my imagination that let me escape. After he was done with his rant he passed out. Since my aunt lived two doors down, I ran to her. She saw me and was horrified. She loaded her 357 and went to kill him. Holding a gun to his head, her husband came and stopped her. Memories at 40: I got a call not long ago from a friend. He told me that a man that I knew from church when I was a kid had died and he didn't have any insurance. His family was trying to reach out to me to see if I would pay for his funeral. I quickly said no, but I wish I would have said yes. There is something so powerful to me in burying the man that molested me. I wish I would have dug the grave myself. Memories at 40: I was about 8 or 9 years old. I had a crush on a little girl across the street. She would come over to my house and we'd play. She was about 12 or 13. One day she stopped coming and when I asked her why, she told me that my father was touching her. I didn't believe her, so I talked her into staying one night. We were both asleep -- she was in one bed and I was in another. I opened my eyes to see my father trying to touch her and her pushing him away. I moved in my bed trying to make him think I was waking up. He looked over at me and left out of the room. Not long after that, he beat me mercilessly for something again. Another mind game set up, so I told my mother what he had done. The blood drained from her face. We left that day. We were at my Aunt's house and he came there about 1am. Not long after that we were back at home. Nothing would compare to the random, drunken, violent beatings I would receive from then until I was 19. Memories at 40: We would spend the summers in the country, with my father's adoptive mother. As a kid I was always sick. I had asthma and he hated it. He hated that I wasn't strong and viral like him. He hated that I couldn't be in the sawdust, pollen and the raw lumber like him. He hated that I liked to read and write and draw. He hated that me and my middle sister were darker-skinned than him. He didn't think he could make a dark baby. He just hated everything about me I guess. Anyway, I had to go to the doctor every Tuesday to get shots to control my allergies. When his mother found out she said, “Ain't nothing wrong with that damn boy...he just got germs on him. Stop wasting all that money.” When my mother left to visit some friends I heard what sounded like water running in a tub but it was sporadic. She came and got me out of the living room leaving my Matchbox cars on the floor. She said she was going to kill these germs on me once and for all. She gave me a bath in ammonia. Grateful at 40: I was asked recently how I made it through all of this, (half has not even been told) and my answer to that is..I know for a fact that there is a GOD. When my father would say or do those things to me, I would hear this voice inside of me say, “That's not true” or, “Don't believe that” or, “You're going to make it through this”. I didn't know at the time what “it” was, but today I surely have no doubt that “it” was GOD. That voice always gave me comfort. It allowed me to hold on. It kept me from being strung out on drugs, from dying when I wanted to commit suicide. It kept me from being a gang banger or drug dealer. Worse than all of those things put together, it kept me from being him. It brought angels to comfort me after every foul, harsh word or every welt on my legs or back. GOD, only GOD. To know that the little boy that I was went through all that -- he went through and made it. Then me, as a man...I have to take on the responsibility of forgiving all of those people. I owe it to that little boy that I was and, more than that, I owe it to the man that I am. Think about it, as a child we have no recourse. We have nowhere to go. We have to endure it. But as adults, we have choices. I choose to forgive with all my might. Forgiveness has been my weapon of choice. It has helped to free me. If you're having a hard time getting over something in your life, maybe you can try forgiveness too. It's not easy, but it does bring forth healing. I know that there are a lot of people out there with stories far worse than mine but you, too, can make it. To those of you who have, welcome to life. I celebrate you. We're all PRECIOUS in His sight. TP To respond to this message, please go to http://www.tylerperry.com/messageboard
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4-1-1 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27TH, 2009 An arrest could come any minute involving the death of Michael Jackson. All fingers point to Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician at the time of his death. Authorities believed Dr. Murray administered the powerful anesthesia Propofol to Jackson. When someone is under this drug, they have to be monitored at all times. Authorities think Dr. Murray fell asleep, and when he woke up, The King Of Pop was dead. If and when Murray is arrested, what about the others doctors? Dr. Murray came aboard in May, so who were the other doctors before him who were doing the same thing by giving Jackson powerful drugs. Meanwhile, Katherine Jackson's words could back to haunt her. In her 1990 memoir, My Family: The Jacksons, she talked about approving of parental spankings. Will this hurt in her custody case to get Jackson's kids? Mom Katherine is also bumping heads with the lawyers who are in charge of Michael's estate. According to her lawyer, she doesn't want to rewrite the will, but she is tired of being kept in the dark. Michael's estate was left in the hand of Attorneys John McClain and John Branca. They claim they will make sure Katherine Jackson is able to take care for her family. The words of Jermaine Jackson could come back to haunt him too. In 2003, Jermaine was shopping around a manuscript titled Word To The Bad. During this period, he was on the outs with his brother. In the manuscript, Jackson was described as an out of control drug and alcohol abuser with a mean streak. Jermaine allegedly accused Michael of stalling his solo career. Is it really over between Kim Kardashian and Football Player Reggie Bush? The two had been dating for three years. Kim, 28, and Reggie, 24, were a popular couple. So what went wrong? Sources say Bush was tired of being "Mr. Kardashian," but my sources say Bush loved the strippers, especially the ones in Atlanta. Kim was devastated, but she has been putting on a brave face. Kim wanted to get married and have a baby, but Bush's football career has never really taken off. Bush plays for the New Orleans Saints, and while he was good in college, he has been mediocre, at best, in the NFL. What will Kim do now? Do you go back to dating Ray J? No! You Aim High! You set your sights on another high profile African American male (she loves the brothers). Even though he is still married, don't be surprised if you see her and Usher out on the town. They are both publicity hogs who loved the cameras. But Usher, be careful! You are still married to crazy Tameka. I see Reggie crawling back to Kim....yes crawling! In time, he will get tired of spending his money, and he'll want to go back to spending hers. Eddie Murphy needs to salvage his career, and is doing so by trying to clean up his personal life. His harsh reaction to the news that Spice Girl Mel B was having his baby left a bad taste in the mouths of many people. His constant denials and refusing to take responsibility made him come across as a jerk. Now, he is paying for it at the box office. Despite his good intentions, Murphy can't get a break. Murphy has told pals he is ready to be a part of his daughter's life. In addition to giving Mel B $50,000 a month in child support, he wants to have visitation rights and be a part of Angel Iris' life. He probably saw a picture of his little girl with a Mohawk and decided to step in. Mel got their daughter's hair in a Mohawk style. Friends say she did it to get back at Eddie. Little girls under three-years old should not get Mohawks! C'mon Mel! Author E. Lynne Harris died last week from a massive stroke. Harris, 54, was the gay activist and popular author of the books Invisible Life, Just As I Am, Basketball Jones and What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted. I had a chance to interview him several times. He loved Philadelphia, and he had a great spirit. I loved interviewing him. His first book scared the heck out of me. Invisible Life really opened up the eyes of people regarding black gay men who lead double lives. His books were not afraid to go there, and he explored relationships between men in a loving way. I loved our conversations because I would always have a ton of questions. Harris was on a business trip in Los Angeles. He had just completed a deal with Producer Tracey Edmonds. Edmonds used to be married to Babyface and Eddie Murphy. She was the producer of the Soul Food TV show and movie. Edmonds bought the rights to several of his stories. Fans are expressing their thoughts on the site elynnharris.com. He will be missed. Mariah Carey is getting out of the way of the Whitney Houston juggernaut. Carey has delayed the release of her album until late September. Her first single, Obsessed about former flame Eminem, didn't take off, so now she is working the project another way. Whitney's album, I Look To You, comes out on August 31st, just in time to be considered for the Grammy's. Look for Houston to be the Queen of the Grammy's in February. The title track was written by R Kelly. Mariah, on the other hand, can't afford another flop album, and she doesn't want to be compared to Whitney Houston. This is a good time for Actor/Comedian Tracy Morgan. He's nominated for an Emmy on a hot TV show, 30 Rock. He's got a number one movie, the animated 3-D picture G-Force, and he's been sober for a year and a half. Morgan has had past arrests for being drunk in 2005 and 2006. He even had to wear an alcohol monitoring device. Morgan says he has a clear head, and it's good being sober. He's also returning as host of The Hip Hop Honors, and it will air on Oct 12th on VH1.This year's VH-1 Hip Hop Honors will pay homage to Def Jam Records. The famed label celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In addition to honoring the labels founders, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, they will pay tribute to the great Def Jam artists such as Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, DMX, Ludacris and Kanye West. Anita Baker is working on a new Live CD, which is coming out next year. Mary J. Blige has changed the title of her new album to Stronger, and it's coming out in November. And, Toni Braxton is coming out with a new CD this fall. Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, U2 and Bruce Springsteen are all scheduled to take part in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame's 25th anniversary. Congrats to Funk Pioneer George Clinton. He's getting honored at The Urban Music Awards with The BMI Icon Award. This award is given to those who have had a major influence on generations of music makers. Past awardees include The Jacksons, Carlos Santana, James Brown and Isaac Hayes. Tyra Banks is losing weight. So far, Banks has lost 30 pounds eating all natural foods, but she is driving everyone around her crazy with her demands. Her motto is, If I Can't Eat It, You Can't Eat It Either! The VH1 network will be producing a documentary on the legendary Soul Train TV show. The O'Jays will be one of the groups featured. The Brian McKnight talk show is set to debut this Fall on the CW network. The TBS network is loving the Paynes. The popular Tyler Perry comedy House Of Payne has been given and additional order for 46 more episodes. The Real Housewives of Atlanta are back. Season number two airs on Thursday nights at 10pm. Nene, Sheree, Lisa, and Kim will be joined by a newcomer, Grammy Award winning Singer/Songwriter/Producer Kandi Burruss. Look for lots of fights this season and also the mystery behind "Big Poppa." Chris Tucker owes the tax man lots of money. Tucker has been keeping a low profile, and it could be because he owes the state of California over $3 million in back taxes. Paula Abdul wants more money, and the producers of American Idol are dragging their feet. Contract negotiations are still on going with Abdul rejecting all offers. The bottom line is she wants more money. She sees what Host Ryan Seacrest is getting: a 3 year, $45 million deal. Plus, Simon is getting over $100 million for his new deal. Abdul wants someone to Show Her The Money before she signs on for a new season. Actress Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of the ABC drama Flash Forward. Actor Courtney B. Vance also stars. Union is currently dating Miami Heat Basketball Star Dwayne Wade. Michael Strahan is gearing up for his new Fox TV Show Brothers. The show also stars Darryl "Chill" Mitchell and Carl Weathers, and debuts September 18th. This is a good time for Strahan. In addition to his new show, he is getting ready to marry Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy's ex. Tennis Sensation Serena Williams is also coming out with something new as well. Williams will debut her new line of beauty products next month on the Home Shopping Network. Tyler Perry is gearing up a busy fall. The promos have already started for his new Madea movie, I Can Do Bad All By Myself. The movie hits theaters on September 11th, and will star Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight. Of course, Perry returns as "Madea." He's also has his new project with Oprah Winfrey, the Lee Daniel film Precious. Precious hits theatres on November 6th, and is based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Precious stars Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd and newcomer Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe. Actor Hill Harper (CSI-New York) is back with a new book. Harper's previous books (Letters To A Young Brother and Letters To A Young Sister) topped the New York Times Best Sellers List. Harper's new book, The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Trusting Relationships, is available in stores now. Harper says the dynamics of being in a relationship can be so complex, but dialogue can bring together a better understanding between men and women. This Diva is always being guided by her husband. Is it because she has a drinking problem, and needs help keeping balanced? This Hip Hop Mogul is so full of himself he doesn't mind dining alone as long as he has a picture of himself to look at.
90 people get the Swine Flu and everybody wants to wear a mask. A million people have AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom.
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These are pictures of the OBAMA RALLY Held in St. Louis October 18, 2008
I got to see a living legend Chuck Berry performing Live~ It was FABULOUS!
My favorite song and video! Kanye West "Love Lockdown"
Beyonce "Flaws and All"
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