Archive for the 'Celebrities' Category

12
Aug
08

What’s Goin On?

Damn first Bernie and then Isaac Hayes…They say it happens in threes and I don’t even wanna think about who may be next. I did not know that Mac and Isaac had a movie coming out this year with Samuel L called Soul Men. Interesting.

I just spent the past hour looking at different tributes for Bernie Mac on Youtube. That man was really loved by black people and white people alike. Isaac has always been a legend…a living one. Now Bernie Mac is a legend that will never be forgotten. RIP to the both of ya.

I am fed up with them damn sweepstakes lol. I get bored quickly. I don’t know how people do it. It is not fun. It gets tiring after awhile just filling in your information on form after form. I have read on several sweepstakes forums people are entering into over 700+ sweepstakes a day. I had my list of about 100 that took me a couple of hours to do each day (yes and my house was in shambles) so I can imagine how long 700 entries can take.

I started getting mad right after I won that 100 dollar gift card from Sprite because I didn’t win anything else after that lol. Beginners luck I guess. And I guess I should have just been grateful that I got something out of this whole sweepstakes shenanigans but man some people are lucky. I am jealous! Winning shit everyday like Xbox’s, Wii’s, Computers, Money etc. They got the secret and they are not sharing it with me. I am surprised because my timing is pretty good. My bf says that I am very intuitive but I guess It doesn’t count for nothing when money is involved lmao. I was even told the best time to try and win something on one of the instant win games is between 12 am and 4 am. I actually stayed up one night trying to win. I WAAAAAAAANNA WIN!!! Waaaaaaah!!! LOL. Money is my motivation. If I was winning I would be entering. Now I am like I will just enter when I have time. I haven’t entered in about a week now.

Oh well. That shit is for the birds but if I can win you can too. Try the Sprite Bring Home The Green sweepstakes. Register or log in if you already have an account to http://www.mycokerewards.com. That one is really really easy to win on because supposedly they are giving away 1 gift card every 8 minutes so the odds are pretty good that someone(not me) will win. If you decide to register for an account and need to know how to play the sweepstakes game let me know. Almost everyone that has tried on that sweepstakes has won one of the gift cards. You get 10 tries a day. You just have to try at the right time. When I won mine. It was on the second try. Also have a chance to win 2 gift cards but I have not been able to win that second gift card. It keeps eluding me. Fuck! I might keep trying on that one since I won on it before. It doesn’t end until the 22nd.

I got soo caught up in my little winny win. I was going to make a big deal about my 100th post like everyone else does but instead my 100th post was about the 100 dollar gift card I won lol. Oh well. Happy 100 Post to me!!!! This post makes 102.

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09
Aug
08

R.I.P. Bernie Mac (1 of the Original Kings Of Comedy)

“The World Just Got A Little Less Funny” – George Clooney, Bernie Mac co-star in Ocean Eleven movie.

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Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper “Ocean’s Eleven” and his acclaimed sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show.

Though his comedy drew on tough experiences as a black man, he had mainstream appeal — befitting inspiration he found in a wide range of humorists: Harpo Marx as well as Moms Mabley; squeaky-clean Red Skelton, but also the raw Redd Foxx.

Mac died Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital, his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles. She said no other details were available.

“The world just got a little less funny,” said “Oceans” co-star George Clooney.

Don Cheadle, another member of the “Oceans” gang, concurred: “This is a very sad day for many of us who knew and loved Bernie. He brought so much joy to so many. He will be missed, but heaven just got funnier.”

Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Recently, Mac’s brand of comedy caught him flack when he was heckled during a surprise appearance at a July fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama.

Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine, Mac joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language. Obama took the stage about 15 minutes later, implored Mac to “clean up your act next time,” then let him off the hook, adding: “By the way, I’m just messing with you, man.”

Even so, Obama’s campaign later issued a rebuke, saying the senator “doesn’t condone these statements and believes what was said was inappropriate.”

But despite controversy or difficulties, in his words, Mac was always a performer.

“Wherever I am, I have to play,” he said in 2002. “I have to put on a good show.”

Mac worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago’s South Side. He began doing standup as a child, telling jokes for spare change on subways, and his film career started with a small role as a club doorman in the Damon Wayans comedyMo’ Money” in 1992. In 1996, he appeared in the Spike Lee drama “Get on the Bus.”

He was one of “The Original Kings of Comedy” in the 2000 documentary of that title that brought a new generation of black standup comedy stars to a wider audience.

“The majority of his core fan base will remember that when they paid their money to see Bernie Mac … he gave them their money’s worth,” Steve Harvey, one of his co-stars in “Original Kings,” told CNN on Saturday.

Mac went on to star in the hugely popular “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise with Brad Pitt and George Clooney, playing a gaming-table dealer who was in on the heist. Carl Reiner, who also appeared in the “Ocean’s” films, said Saturday he was “in utter shock” because he thought Mac’s health was improving.

“He was just so alive,” Reiner said. “I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Mac and Ashton Kutcher topped the box office in 2005’s “Guess Who,” a comedy remake of the classic Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Mac played the dad who’s shocked that his daughter is marrying a white man.

Mac also had starring roles in “Bad Santa,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Transformers.”

But his career and comic identity were forged in television.

In the late 1990s, he had a recurring role in “Moesha,” the UPN network comedy starring pop star Brandy. The critical and popular acclaim came after he landed his own Fox television series “The Bernie Mac Show,” about a child-averse couple who suddenly are saddled with three children.

Mac mined laughs from the universal frustrations of parenting, often breaking the “fourth wall” to address the camera throughout the series that aired from 2001 to 2006. “C’mon, America,” implored Mac, in character as the put-upon dad. “When I say I wanna kill those kids, YOU know what I mean.”

The series won a Peabody Award in 2002, and Mac was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy. In real life, he was “the king of his household” — very much like his character on that series, his daughter, Je’niece Childress, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

“But television handcuffs you, man,” he said in a 2001 Associated Press interview before the show had premiered. “Now everyone telling me what I CAN’T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, `Are blacks gonna be mad at you? Are whites gonna accept you?'”

He also was nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album in 2001 along with his “The Original Kings of Comedy” co-stars Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric The Entertainer.

Chicago music producer Carolyn Albritton said she was Bernie Mac‘s first manager, having met him in 1991 at Chicago’s Cotton Club where she hosted an open-mike night. He was an immediate hit, Albritton said Saturday, and he asked her to help guide his career.

“From very early on I thought he was destined for success,” Albritton said. “He never lost track of where he came from, and he’d often use real life experiences, his family, his friends, in his routine. After he made it, he stayed a very humble man. His family was the most important thing in the world to him.”

In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show” that he planned to retire soon.

“I’m going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit,” Mac told Letterman. “I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977.”

Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on Oct. 5, 1957, in Chicago. He grew up on the city’s South Side, living with his mother and grandparents. His grandfather was the deacon of a Baptist church.

In his 2004 memoir, “Maybe You Never Cry Again,” Mac wrote about having a poor childhood — eating bologna for dinner — and a strict, no-nonsense upbringing.

“I came from a place where there wasn’t a lot of joy,” Mac told the AP in 2001. “I decided to try to make other people laugh when there wasn’t a lot of things to laugh about.”

Mac’s mother died of cancer when he was 16. In his book, Mac said she was a support for him and told him he would surprise everyone when he grew up.

“Woman believed in me,” he wrote. “She believed in me long before I believed.”

Mac’s death Saturday coincided with the annual Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago, a major event in the predominantly black South Side that the comedian had previously attended.

“It’s truly the passing of one of our favorite sons,” said Paula Robinson, president of the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area. “He was extremely innovative in putting his life experiences in comedic form and doing it without vulgarity.

“He was an ambassador of Chicago’s black community, and the national black community at large.”

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Associated Press writers F.N. D’Alessio, Daniel J. Yovich, Caryn Rousseau and Carla K. Johnson in Chicago contributed to this report.

22
Mar
08

Beyonce Photos

It has been awhile since I have posted some pictures of our girl Beyonce hasn’t it?

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Even tho I love love love Beyonce I am not feeling this blonde contraption she has on her head. She just goes blonder and blonder and blonder. I soo want her to do something different with her hair one day like cut it, braid it, corn row it, bob it, sumthin. I do love her makeup tho. It looks like mine haha.

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Her outfit is cute and soo is her bag!!!!

22
Mar
08

Top Ten Celebrity Crushes

I always wanted to do one of these post. Funny thing is I don’t really have any new celebrity crushes at the moment. Ha Ha. There is like NO ONE that I can think of that I have just been fawning over in a long long while to where I am like “He can get it!!” All my crushes are from back in the day. It’s too many bitch made (i’mma say the nice word) negroes in this world for me at the moment.

But over the years, since I was in lets say….. elementary, I have had quite a few crushes. This list may surprise you, because it’s quite a few white guys on here who are rather old now but still looking good I hafta say. In real life, I probably wouldn’t give a white guy the time of day (sry just my preference). I mean I have just never been attracted to an everyday normal white guy….EVER. I love my brothers….BLACK POWER <*insert fist here*lol>But I also never say never…oops I just said it hunh lol. But yea I am also in love with older guys ( I am 26 and and my ex is 39 ..starting dating him when I was 18) and I always hated younger guys and guys my age and here I am dating BJ who is a year and a couple of months younger. Better believe that little one year was a HUGE issue for me back when he was chasing me too. Also I’m a big girl, but I don’t really like the big guys, but damn if I ain’t never came across some big guys that could have easily locked my azz down. I mean a preference is just that ….a preference. But here goes, in no particular order:

1. Michael Jackson

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OMG! Wha? Who’s bad. I loved’ed me some Michael when I was a young girl. I love to watch him perform. It was magical. Dats really sums it up “Michael is Majic” Just forgetting all the other stuff that has tarnished his reputation for a moment…ain’t no otha like this mutha….. I used to be terribly shy and quiet when I was younger. Still quiet not soo much shy these days. But when my parents would have their get togethers, they would put on MJ to get me to dance. The ole folks loved to see us youngin’s get down and put on a show and I just could not pass up an opportunity to thrill when they put on Mike!

2. Patrick Swayze

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OMG! Would you just look at him?…LOOK AT HIM…I SAID!! Let’s get a moment of silence for his sexy azz!! My momma definitely had something to do with me falling in love with him at what 8 or 9 because me and her wore out Roadhouse( ummm did you catch the azz shot in that movie) and Ghost. I am not a person that watches movies over and over again but I can never pass up a Patrick movie when it’s on. Officer And a GentlemanDirty Dancing…..damn it you just kno he knows what he’s doing by the way he was moving them hips in that movie. Plus he’s a good ‘ole Texas boi. Houston at that. Yea we breed ’em good down hurr!!

I really hope he gets thru this Pancreatic Cancer thang. Same cancer my father had. I am rooting for you baby!!

3. Richard Gere

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Pretty Woman walking down the street. Pretty woman..the kind I like to meet. Yea Pretty Woman is the movie and Richard Gere is tha man. My mom I am sure has something to do with this crush too because she liked Richard. Just Pure Sexiness that gets better with time. That man still looks good!

4. Matthew Mcconaughey

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What ya kno ’bout dem Texas Boi’s? I love that little twinkle in his eyes.

5. Sean Connery

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OMG! Yea I kno he is pushing 80, but Sean Connery is the shiit. I fell in love with him I don’t know when…maybe The Rock. I love that quiet confidence, arrogance, and take control attitude. He just commands your attention. MissChriss would give ole Sean a heart attack. I would put it on him. I understand he maybe have some dingaling issues right about now but  I would get him right on back together. (Last white boi I promise)

6. Morris Chestnut

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Getting my black card back. I don’t care lol. I don’t know 1 Black woman in her right mind that don’t love this smooth chocolate brother. Fell in love with him from Boyz In The Hood and it was a rap from there. Where are you now?????

7. R. Kelly

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This was my boi back in the day before he did what he did that he say he did not do. You know what I’m talking about. Still love all his music but he’s just an ill person to me now.

8. Jodeci (betcha can’t guess which one)


Yes K-Ci *covering face* whatever I know for a fact I wasn’t the only one in love with ugmo. Just goes to show looks aint everythang…charisma, attitude, and all that other good stuff can get you far. Not only was I in love with everything K-Ci but the whole group and K-Ci girlfriend Mary J …thought she was soo fly. Crack is whack!! Boys bring it back!!

9. Wanye Morrison

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Yes Boyz II Men was the group but Wanya Morris was my man and couldn’t nobody tell me differently. The first concert I ever went to was a Boyz II Men Concert. It was just something about him and his voice and his prescence as if he was putting his whole heart and soul into every word!

10. Gerald Levert R.I.P.

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Oh remember the big guy that I said can get it . Yea he definitely one of them. I love you big guy!!

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Now these young cats today I am not really feeling. I had a short “thing” for T.I. -Chris Brown-Lil Wayne-Tyrese and othas but they just don’t do it for me half as much as these otha guys once did and still do. There are others I could add to the 10 but I’mma stick with dat. Ok.




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Image Hosted by ImageShack.usBorn in Houston in the fall of 1981, Beyonce Giselle Knowles started performing at age seven. From dance classes to singing in the church choir, Beyonce was a natural. She and cousin Kelly Rowland met Latavia Roberson during this time, and the trio formed a group with Letoya Luckett. Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and Rowland's legal guardian, signed on to be the girls' manager. This situation would ultimately lead to the formation of one of the most popular female R&B groups of all time -- Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child made its debut 1990 and within ten years, the vocal act had experienced personal and political highs and lows that fueled the group's desire to make it big. Destiny's Child sold 33 million albums worldwide by 2002 and earned a slew of Grammys and additional music awards. "Jumpin' Jumpin'," "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Say My Name," and "Survivor" were smash hits, and the group appeared unstoppable. In 2001, Beyoncé, Rowland, and Michelle Williams allowed themselves a break from the singing group and tried their hands at individual solo careers. Before landing several movie roles, Beyoncé became the first African-American female artist and second woman ever to win the annual ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award. An appearance in the MTV drama Carmen: A Hip Hopera quickly followed, but it was her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002 that eventually moved Beyoncé from the stage to the screen. Her first single, "Work It Out," coincided with the release of the Mike Myers comedy and cemented her celebrity status. A guest spot on Jay-Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" was equally popular when it appeared in October. In 2003, she rejoined Jay-Z for her proper debut single, the funkadelic "Crazy in Love," as the press and fans christened her a bona fide star. Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love, which appeared in June 2003, featured collaborations with Sean Paul, Missy Elliott, and OutKast's Big Boi. The multi-platinum album spawned a total of four Top Ten singles. Nearly two years after another Destiny's Child album (Destiny Fulfilled), Beyoncé released her second album, B'day. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide... website statistics