*Who needs Target when you can sell over 820,000 albums in 3 days?
Not Queen Bey!
It’s official! Beyonce is the first woman to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with her first five studio albums, says Billboard.com.
“Beyonce” is succeeded by the chart-topping “4″ (2011), “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008), “B’Day” (2006), and “Dangerously In Love” (2003). All five albums also debuted at No. 1.
The icon covertly released the fifth solo album via iTunes at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 13 and is shattering records as the fastest selling album ever.
*Let’s see … cold-blooded killer: check, perpetrator of domestic violence: check, unlicensed gun and ammunition possessor: check, artist…Whoa! George Zimmerman paints…who knew?
It seems he has a favorite type of art he likes to spend his time on, too, paintings that quote the Pledge of Allegiance…Never mind the fact that he doesn’t even do this correctly: It originally reads, “One Nation, Under God, (did he intentionally leave out ‘Indivisible’) With Liberty and Justice For All,” but still, we’ll chalk it up to ‘artistic license’…
Rapper DMX is 43 today
*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
Fall down seven times, get up eight. – Japanese Proverb
Dec. 18: Actor Roger Mosley (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 75. Country singer Cowboy Troy is 43. Rapper DMX is 43. Singer Christina Aguilera is 33.
Dec. 18, 1865: The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, ratified.
Chrisette Michele and Leela James
*The second season of “R&B Divas LA” will include new divas to make things interesting for returning cast members Chanté Moore, Lil’ Mo, Michel’le and Claudette Ortiz.
TV One has announced that singers Chrisette Michele and Leela James will join the hit show as it begins filming the new season this month on-location in Los Angeles. The network’s SVP of programming and production, D’Angela Proctor, assures that fans will not be disappointed with the newest divas.
*Some things just stump you, ya know? We are all so inundated with information.
So overwhelmed with social media, email, reality shows and such; then one day somebody reminds us about an extraordinary news item from long ago; something we recall was really important and we suddenly think: Oh yeah, what ever happened with that?
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Or we wonder wait!, did anything ever happen with that? And if the answer comes up “No” we scratch our heads in confusion and say, why not?
Of course, realizing what this story – from writer Jim DeRogatis – is all about, there will no doubt be those who will even ask why now?
Read more at EURthisNthat.
*I’m a huge fan of the first Anchorman, which came out about 10 years ago so I was a little skeptical because sequels usually are not as funny or good as the first. Let me assure you that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues lives up to its hype. Will Ferrell’s comedic timing is impeccable. Ferrell is supported by an amazing cast including: Steve Carrel, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate and Meagan Good who deliver stellar performances. Not only is this film hilarious, it sends an important message and is overflowing with amazing cameos. I recently sat down with the Director of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Adam McKay, to talk about the film and some behind the scenes fun.
*Hey, this is gonna be real short.
TMZ has a poll up asking black folk what they would prefer to be called: N*gga or African American?
Of course this poll is based on a statement made by Suge Knight (of all people!) the other day.
Suge Knight? Seriously?
Read more here.
Actor Kevin Hart attends the ‘Grudge Match’ screening benefiting the Tribeca Film Insititute at Ziegfeld Theater on December 16, 2013 in New York City
*Kevin Hart learned some valuable lessons during the early part of his career, when the bright light of his successful climb burned out rather quickly.
“I was young – 23, 24 years old – and thrown into a realm of, ‘Dude, I got my own show! I’m the executive producer and writer! Oh my God, I’m starring in “Soul Plane!”’ And then, ‘This is over! I’m outta here!’”
*Christmas trees talk.
Sure they do.
For a month or more, a Christmas tree stands in a corner, in a window or in the middle of a room, and without uttering a sound, speaks volumes about the person who decorated it.
We leave a little of us on every thing we touch. The clothes we wear, where we live, our job, our car, what we pursue in life and what we consider important. In everything we do, there is our footprint. A Christmas tree is no different. Doesn’t matter who or what you attempt to project yourself being. Doesn’t matter who you want to be. Your Christmas tree reveals who you really are.
President Barack Obama (R), with Vice President Joseph Biden (2ndR), meet with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (2nd-L) and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus (L), and other executives from leading technology companies, including Apple, Twitter, and Google in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on December 17, 2913 in Washington, DC.
*Netflix CEO Reed Hastings put his “cards” on the table with President Obama this morning.
According to Deadline, Hastings asked the President directly if he would appear on “House of Cards,” Netflix’s original series starring Kevin Spacey as a loquacious, ambitious and ruthless U.S. congressman.
Instagrammed a new pic of baby North
and folks immediately fixated on the child’s eyebrows.
The picture, posted Monday, showed the six-month-old gnawing on a fluffy white blanket, and was met with an initial rush of coos from her 11 million-plus followers.
Michael Jordan’s Chicago Home
*Michael Jordan has failed to sell his luxury mansion in Chicago after the property went under the hammer this week.
The NBA icon has been trying to sell the nine-bedroom home since last year, and even slashed the asking price from $29 million to $13 million.
*GSN has greenlit matchmaking series “It Takes A Church,” slating the competition program for a mid-2014 debut.
*R. Kelly hijacked a random dude’s cell phone this weekend in New York, then recorded a Christmas music video for the guy.