While I was sleeping, my boo Twan hit up Atlanta morning show Good Day Atlanta to discuss his newly released project, Sir Lucious Leftfoot:Son of Chico Dusty (in stores NOW!) and also to speak about something even more important…. the kids!
Big Boi’s Big Kidz Foundation is a? non-profit organization dedicated to developing socially conscious youth. It is his hope to create culturally enlightening experiences for kids who normally wouldn’t have those opportunities.
Their vision is to positively affect literacy, mathematics, public speaking, and artistic inclination through use of humanities.
On July 17th, Big will host a celebrity art event — Art of Life/Canvas for Kidz — to raise funds for Big Kidz Foundation.? Participants will have the opportunity to bid on art from several of Big Boi’s celebrity friends, including Idris Elba, T.I., Ludacris, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, The Atlanta Housewives and many more.
I’ll be there front row center laughing my “A”zz off. I can’t wait to see what Tip painted! Seriously it should be a fun time for all.
CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets to Art of Life/Canvas for Kidz.
Keyshia Cole?s bio-mom, Frankie Lons, made an appearance on the Rickey Smiley radio show recently.
Frankie, who once gave a “shout out to Hennessey” while in court, candidly discussed her estranged relationship with Keyshia and also revealed she will be headed to rehab soon to appropriately address her addiction to alcohol. Continue Reading…
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson faced severe heartache after the triple-murder of her family members but she didn?t let the tragedy allow her to lose focus.? Successful singer and actress, happily married and mother to a gorgeous toddler, J-Hud recounts the tragedy and for the first time publicly she broke down.
“It’s all a blur. It was surreal,” she said Monday during an episode of VH1’s documentary series “Behind the Music.” “It was like I was outside of myself.”
Jennifer lost her 57-year-old mother Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew Julian King. Hudson?s mother and brother were found dead in the house, her nephew was found dead in a vehicle.
All three family members were shot in a triple homicide which put the R&B singer into a deep depression. William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, has been charged with the murders.
Soon after the murders, Hudson disappeared from public view. Recounting her days at the time that she spent with family and friends, Hudson said, “I prayed when I’d get up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night,” she said. Later, she got engaged to David Otunga and has a son born last August.
In case you missed it, check out the full episode of VH1’s Behind the Music: Jennifer Hudson: Continue Reading…
Aaron McGruder, the mastermind behind the Boondocks cartoon series is not only the creator/writer, he’s said to actually BE one of the shows most popular characters in real life.
McGruder, who’s show pushes the envelope on racial matters weekly, once made this statement about President Barack Obama:
Obama is not black because he is not a descendant of a slave. The person who is one of us in the White House is Michelle Obama and her momma. (source)
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll quickly recognize that mentality as Uncle Ruckus, who is described on the show as“a self-hating black man, who disassociates himself from other African Americans as much as possible, and is outspoken in his support of what Huey calls the “white supremacist power structure.”
Yeah.. that about sums it up. Apparently McGruder’s similarities to Uncle Ruckus don’t stop with his political beliefs, at least that’s what one of his jump-offs is saying: Continue Reading…
This has gots to be the most hilarious reality show dupe EVER! The boys from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” go shirtless (as they often do) for what they thought was a harmless cover… the joke was on them when they discovered they’d been duped into posing for “The Queer Issue” of a well known gay tabloid! Continue Reading…