Bobby Brown has always been my favorite New Edition member. Not only was he the most charismatic, but he was the most unpredictable of them all. Yeah, Ralph may have had a soft sexy voice, Mike had that northern swagga on lock, Ricky had a nice smile and Ronnie had… well he had a nice juicy curl…But it was Bobby who kept MY attention on lock.
When Bobby and Whitney hit Atlanta back in the 90’s it was even more evident that he was the one to watch. Bombarded by legal issues concerning child support cases, D.U.I.’s, and whatever else…Bobby never left the spotlight even when he wasn’t performing. I dunno what it was about him, but I was always silently rooting for his return. While the media bashed him for ruining Whitney, I always knew in my heart that Whitney shared responsibility in that downfall.
When Whitney appeared on Oprah she seemed to blame Bobby for all her setbacks. It got me to thinking about all the times I could have blamed my ex *cough* ex(es) for the things that have gone wrong in my life. It wouldn’t have mattered. I still had to take responsibility for my own actions. I’m of the belief that the first step to moving forward is admitting that you made your own decisions and I see Whitney as seeking someone to blame.
Bobby, during his episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, didn’t blame Whitney at all for his failures. In fact, he seemed quite content in his current situation. From being flat broke after his separation Continue Reading…
Lil Wayne turned 27 this weekend and celebrated his birthday alongside his *cough* daddy, Birdman, and several friends and family members in Miami. I don’t know if you recall, but last year Birdman gave Wayne a milli in cash in a briefcasem well this year was no different, as Wayne’s surrogate daddy presented him with a million dollar watch as they all popped bottles and ate from a cake adorned with real diamonds.
Lil Wayne and his $1,000,000,000 birthday watch.
Lil Wayne’s Diamond Birthday Cake
Birdman also proudly revealed a new tatt he’d recently gotten in honor of his “son.” Check out more photos + a video clip of their festivities below: Continue Reading…
Best known for her role as Judy Winslow on Family Matters, Jaimee Foxworth was abruptly written out of the show with no further mention when the show’s producers got fed up dealing with Jaimee’s mom/manager, who wanted larger speaking roles for Jaimee. In subsequent seasons, the Winslows refer to their two children, rather than three after Jamiee was booted from the cast. Acting roles became scarce after the show and eventually Jaimee turned to porn to make ends meet. She appeared in approximately nine adult films over 2 years under the name “Crave” <~~ NSFW! Click at your own risk!
TVOne’s Life After recently featured former child star Jaimee Foxworth, who discussed her dissent from a popular TV series to the sex industry. She seemed genuine in her plight to clean up her act and move on with her life.
In Jamee’s episode, the 29 year old shared a few of her secrets to getting her life back in order, which included her unexpected pregnancy along with the love and support of her fiance/baby daddy, Michael Shaw. In a surprise twist, Foxworth was recently Continue Reading…
Recent rumors have Kanye West hitting rehab soon for alcohol addition but he was spotted minus the Hennessey bottle Saturday night as he took the stage for his first performance since the VMA debacle with Taylor Swith. Mr. West graced the stage during the Common & Friends Benefit Concert at the Hollywood Palladium Saturday night (9 /26) and ran through “Good Life,” “Run This Town,” “Flashing Lights,” “Make Her Say,” and “Get ’Em High” with Common, Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
Meet Plaxico Burress. The former New York Giants receiver posed this week for the below New York State Department of Correctional Services mug shot after he began serving a two-year prison sentence. Burress, 32, pleaded guilty last month to felony charges stemming from an accidental shooting last year at a Manhattan nightclub.
The “accidental shooting” involved Plaxico carrying a concealed weapon in the club which slid out of his waistband and down his leg. In an attempt to secure the weapon, Plaxico inadvertently grabbed the trigger, causing the gun to fire and subsequently shooting himself in the leg. I believe that it was the events that followed the shooting and not the shooting itself that actually led to his 2 year prison sentence.
Plaxico was treated and released from a New York hospital and turned himself in to authorities the following day. Once it was noted that the Police hadn’t been notified by neither the club or the hospital that treated Plaxico’s injuries, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so outraged that he urged that Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, saying that any punishment short of the minimum 3½ years for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be “a mockery of the law”. (via Plaxico’s Wikipedia)
Fast forward to today and you have Plaxico Burress in jail for shooting himself in the leg. Was justice served? I dunno. I just hate to see another Black athlete jailed over some bullsh*t.
Jay-Z hit up the Oprah Winfrey Show today and almost everyone I know, including myself, rushed home to see it. Oprah visisted Jay’s childhood home in the Marcy projects in New York and also followed him around as CEO of Rockafella. What I found most interesting about the show was Oprah & Jay-Z’s discussion about the use of the “N” word in rap songs. As we know, O is not real tolerant of rappers (ask Ludacris) but she allowed Jay-Z to have his say on the matter. In the end, they agreed to disagree with both making valid points on the subject.