“By the way…I am NOT ‘Billie Jean!’”
*It’s the story everyone is talking about. Or should we say It’s the question everyone is asking: is singer Brandon Howard the son of Michael Jackson?
So far a DNA test, which came out positive, has been mostly debunked and some are saying the father is Joe Jackson or someone in the Jackson family. However, the Jackson brothers recently stated there was no truth to that rumor as well.
Finally, this past Friday, musician Augie Johnson, whose vocal group Side Effect featured Brandon’s mother, singer Miki Howard (pictured), said that he’s Brandon’s father. Interestingly, based on the response we’ve seen on our messageboards, most people don’t believe him. it’s as if they want to believe that Brandon Howard really is Michael’s son or at least a Jackson. Continue reading
Jason Weaver & Lil Boosie
*Now this is some real country-fied, ratchet mess here.
We’re talking about the so-called “celebrations” via social media of the release of rapper Lil Boosie from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this past Wednesday, which has drawn the ire of Jason Weaver. Via Instagram, the actor/singer took exception to the over the top “reaction” by Lil Boosie’s fans and family, calling it “coon sh*t.” Yes, he did.
Weaver, rightfully so in a lot of folks’ opinion, is concerned because the rapper – who was already serving a four-year sentence for drugs and gun possession when he was found guilty of conspiring to smuggle codeine, marijuana and ecstasy into prison – is being glorified like he’s a hero. Here’s what he wrote:
*Well, surprise! No one knew! Did anyone?
Kyla Pratt is a mother… twice! And she managed to keep it on the low forever.
Pratt gave birth to her second child (a baby girl) in August 2013.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hopeful Michael Vick will make the Vikings cut!
Peterson wants to be on the same team as Philadelphia Eagles Vick.
*”Scandal” actor Jeff Perry joined Arsenio Hall on the couch Friday night and spilled details about what’s in store for his character, Cyrus.
Perry, who described Cyrus as “Dick Cheney meets Iago,” dug into the grave miscalculation his character made that now endangers those around him.
*Looks like Jennette McCurdy is the latest celebrity to join the “ratchet ho” club. At least that’s what Charlamagne tha God says.
According to the Charlamagne, the “iCarly” star earned her new label by simply playing NBA star Andre Drummond like a fiddle to boost her celebrity status.
Charlamagne’s declaration comes amid McCurdy publicly engaging Drummond on Twitter after he named her his “Woman Crush Wednesday.”
*A University of Maryland East Shore beauty queen has been forced to relinquish her crown. Porsha Simone Harvey was an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin when she first gained recognition in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest.
Now, she has been charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
But as Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and tells university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader, it appears that the choice to step down may not necessarily have been all hers.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson
*Earlier we told you about the reboot of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Well, we just found out that President Obama will help with the launch of the show with a video message at the beginning of the broadcast which is happening tonight, Sunday at 9/8c on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo.
The president, according to a release, will be inviting “a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.”
*If it’s Friday, it must be skit-day on MSNBC‘s “The Cycle.”
Ok, so what to do? What to do? Well, it looks like they decided to recycle a skit from a decade-old “Dave Chappelle Show.”
Yep, we’re talking about the classic “racial draft” that Chappelle and company came up with back in the day. On Friday, it came back to life with Toure’ as the host along with MSNBC personalities Krystal Ball and Joy Reid who drafted various celebrities into their respective races.
*With Oxygen committing to a second season of the controversial reality series, “Preachers of L.A.,” one of the show’s stars, Bishop Noel Jones, spoke to EURweb associate TheJasmineBrand.com about his participation in the show.
The show centers around the lives of pastors Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Pastor Jay Haizlip and former pastor Deitrick Haddon.
In the interview, Jones – the brother of pop icon Grace Jones - also revealed to the entertainment blog that he’s contemplating retiring from the pulpit. Continue reading
*Earlier this week budding comedienne, Khloe Kardashian was on “Chelsea Lately” and went in on some recent tabloid stories.
If you missed it, here’s what she said during a monologue:
“In case you’ve never been to the checkout line in a grocery store, my family and I tend to appear in a lot of magazines. I know this might be shocking, but all the stories are 100% false,” the ex-wife of Lamar Odom, who guest hosted for Chelsea Handler, explained.
“If you do the tabloid math, I am currently carrying three different mens babies, but I can confirm that I am not pregnant. If I was, my boobies would actually exist,” she joked.
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*She’s left the drama behind her!
And now K. Michelle is happier than ever with own spinoff to the drama-filled “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
But don’t expect her to act a fool on her new reality series VH1 has confirmed.
She’s focusing on her brand.
*This news item shocked some. Two unnamed Academy members said they picked “12 Years a Slave” as their choice for best picture of the year. It subsequently got the award.
The shock, though, was that the unnamed members candidly admitted that they did not see the film. They minced no words why. It was just too painful and disturbing to watch this kind of film. But this really shouldn’t be much of a shock.
Facing the horror of slavery is a tough nut to crack not simply because it entails facing an inconvenient truth about past racial dehumanization, but because it entails facing the real truth that slavery still corrodes in big and little ways American life. This starts with the truth of why and how slavery became a respected and legitimate part of American life in the first place. Continue reading
*She’s known for her unique fashion, visual and musical styles.
Kelis‘ signature and evolving styles were apparent on everything she did from debut female empowered hit, “Caught Out There“ and to talking about how good is her “Milkshake.”
And she’s back with a new conceptual album, “Food.”
And she dished to the Guardian about the album, cooking and the juiciness of not only food, but her relationship with ex-husband Nas.
*OK, here’s a little Saturday afternoon/evening sumthin’ sumthin’ for ya.
It’s actor/singer Darius McCrary performing Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder music along with Corney Mims & TheKnowItAllz.
It was for a special tribute to legendary songwriters Holland, Dozier, Holland at Motown Monday in Beverly Hills, CA at H.O.M.E (House of Music and Entertainment) last Monday, March 3rd. Continue reading