Yuup… you read right! Media mogul Tyler Perry is now the proud owner of the phrase ‘What Would Jesus Do?’
Perry won the war for ownership but not the battle now that he’s being accused of intellectual property theft. Oddly enough, the other side in this bout is Kimberly Kearney, aka “Poprah” from the VH1 series, ‘I Want to Work for Diddy’.
[FLASHBACK: Poprah’s 90’s Music Videos + Life After ‘I Wanna Work For Diddy’...]
In May 2008, Perry registered the mark in the category of entertainment services, mentioning in his filing live concerts, a TV program and motion pictures. He included a disclaimer that he wasn’t attempting ownership on the exclusive right to use “Jesus” apart from “What Would Jesus Do.”
In essence, Perry beat Poprah to the punch and he now owns the phrase she created.
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You may remember Kim Kearney as the loud mouthed contestant who considered herself a hybrid of Puffy & Oprah (PoPrah) on the first season of VH1’s “I Want To Work For Diddy.” Not long after her elimination from the show, I revealed a video montage of Poprah’s thin moments
on the site.
In addition to Kim hosting a short-lived talk show, she was also an aspiring recording artist in the 90’s who performed under the moniker “Tempest.” Fortunately for us…that moment was captured in time with the emergence of music videos. I dunno if “Tempest” ever made it to MTV but her videos were definitely worthy of a shot.
Check out two vintage music videos from Kim/Poprah/Tempest below as well as a brief update on what she’s doing now: Continue Reading…
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Last week on “I Want To Work For Diddy,” Kim Kearney aka “PoPrah” and Laverne (the Transexual) were both up for elimination. If you recall, PoPrah, who was spared this time, spewed a tear-filled tirade about how she gained weight because she was tired of dudes in the industry trying to have sex with her…and how the weight makes people take her more seriously. When I watched it…all I was thinking was…’that heffa is workin it…get em girl!’ How bout PoPrah really was telling the truth last week. Well, at least about once being thin. I just saw a few old clips of chick and all I can say is wooow! There’s old footage of her interviewing Usher, Lil Jon, Pharrell and more. Check out a montage of a bunch of her “skinny” moments caught on tape: