Friday, December 21, 2007
Please let me also give a sincere thanks to all of you who read and forward my blog site on. I am so grateful. I started this publication because of my music passion, and it has become one of my favorite favorite things to do. I love blogging.
I look forward to keeping people informed on all things entertainment, especially good music. If something blog worthy happens while I'm in the Nation's Capitol, I will for sure find a way to post it. LOL!
Its been real fun, y'all. Enjoy your celebrated holiday season!
Where Entertainment and Randomness Collide...Freely
Ok, I think by now, anyone I've ever encountered has an idea of how much I love me some Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny too. I've been a fan since '83. Well, now I consider myself a supporter since I'm a bit older, with a job in the music industry and I know a few of the members, and they are only allowed to see me go into "fan mode" at the concerts. LOL! Here are some photos from Ricky Bell's Surprise 40th Bday bash. My girl Monica, also a supporter, assisted Ricky's wife with arranging the surprise party plans and she invited me along with her for the experience. These guys rock. We gotta help them get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They will celebrate their 25th Anniversary next year. For more information on nominating N.E. for a Star on the BLVD click here.
Ricky & Tiff
Alicia (Bobby's girl) , Bobby & Tiffany
Brooke Payne, Tiffany, Monica K. & Ronnie DeVoe (smile Kim)
Atmosphere- Ricky shouting out his #1 supporter, Monica K.
Tiff & Monica
Additional photos by Dana Maria, thanks girrrrl!
Daniel in concert . Myspace him here
New Daniel supporters: Shannon, (Daniel) & Lashan
Another Amazing talent, Curt Chambers of Franklin Bridge. His guitar skills are sexy and scary. Myspace him here.
Check out the Kanye West remixed version of Michael Jackson's, Billy Jean. This version is slated to appear on the 25th Anniversary Thriller CD, scheduled for a February 2008 release.
Thanks to Showtime over at THA TALK of THE TOWN (www.thatott.blogspot.com) for providing the mp3.
Click here for the audio.
I attended a screening of this movie and I'm still in awe. My emotions have not returned to their proper state.
The Great Debaters, starring and directed by Denzel Washington is a story inspired by Wiley College Professor Melvin Tolson (Washington), who in the 1930's encouraged a group of African American students to start a debate team at their small southern African American College.
The team lead by Professor Tolson, in the film, went on to beat Harvard University ( it was University of Southern California who they actually defeated in 1935) all due to a professor going the extra mile and students willing to join him, they were able to turn potential into greatness.
Two of the things I enjoyed most about the film were the young students, despite the racism that was truly a blatant fact of life, it did not take them off of their journey. There weren't any "oh the white man is trying to hold us down", moments in the film, these students were in tune with their gifts and the power of words, which as a result, they left a legacy. I also enjoyed the awesome life changing quotes.
The acting in this film was beyond superb and the subtle acting was great.
The brilliant young actors:
Henry (Nate Parker) took a Denzel acting pill. He had sooo many Denzel moments. I didn't know who I was watching at times. Brilliant character delivery.
Samantha (Journee Smollet) she looked beautiful and delivered a moving and outstanding performance of Samantha.
James Jr (Denzel Whitaker- no relation to Forest) Two Words. Brilliant and Amazing. I so wanted to just squeeze his cheeks.
Movie in theaters Christmas Day!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Playwright/Director/Producer Tonia Bell launches her hit play, "Good Lord, What is this World Coming To?" a modern morality tale, featuring an all-star cast for the special limited two weekend engagement run in Los Angeles, CA
"Good Lord, What is this World Coming To?" is a contemporary drama set against the backdrop of life’s ups and downs. Ms. Bell's play centers around the daily lives of the colorful group of the characters who face the sometime grim, sometimes harrowing challenges that confront communities worldwide: alcohol and drug abuse, violence, pimps, emotional distress and youth void of guidance. Although Ms. Bell portrays the gritty realities that make up the world of her characters -- she infuses a message of Love, Hope and Change. Ultimately, this is a play about rising above, and conquering those demons that threaten to destroy us as a whole.
Saturday Dec. 15th 7:30 pm,
Sunday Dec. 16th 6:30 pm,
Friday Dec. 21st 7:30pm
Saturday Dec. 7:30 pm,
Sunday Dec. 23rd 6:30 pm
The Legacy Building, 425 S La Brea Inglewood, Ca 90301
Between Manchester and Hillcrest on the grounds of the Covenant Worship Center
W.ords A.nd R.hythm & KING Magazine presents GIRLS UNINTERRUPTED
WEEN's Pink Carpet Launch
Featuring Valeisha Butterfield, MYA, Ms. USA, Laurieann Gibson, Dr. Ben Chavis, Little X. Cocoa Channell, and Lauren Lake, Esq.
The Hip Hop Action Network's Executive Director, Valeisha Butterfield takes a high road by founding The Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network WEEN; an organization solely geared towards empowering women of all ages and races.
Check out footage of the organization's recent Pink Carpet Launch, produced by Melanie A. Winns and presented by KING MAGAZINE.
Shout out to Melanie of WAR and KING MAGAZINE for recognizing the efforts of this much needed movement.
For more information on the WEEN Movement, click here for their website.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.
"He did pass away this morning" at his home in San Marcos, in northern San Diego County, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's musical career.
There was no immediate word on the cause of death
(LINK & STORY UPDATE)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Attended church on Friday night, I had to leave a few things at the altar for the Lord. I am just not equipped to handle everything, so I thought I'd take my Father's advice and just leave a few thangs on the altar to be worked out with some higher power AMEN....AMEN!
Worked out this weekend. While working out at the gym, I ran into Tocarra from America's Next Top Model and BET. She looked great! Wait until you all see her new body. She is really "doing it" in the area of fitness.
I posted some new videos that made me feel good and excited about music, so I wanted to share them. If you don't get a chance to watch all of them, please atleast watch the Snoop Dogg one. LOL. Hilarious!
Ok, this chil' is killing me with his version of Donny Hathaway's, This Christmas. I bet Donny wouldn't be mad at him for this version. His runs and vocal styling are A-PLUS. I wish he would record more of this style on his CD's though.
I'm one of Chris's grown fans and when I attended the screening of the film, I walked away more impressed with his singing ability.
...Wait, is he of legal likeable age? Just wanted to make sure.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Ahh, I love me some Snoop. Check out this chil's latest video for his single, Sensual Seduction.
I swear I want to break out my Flashdance gear and Latoya Jackson headband.
I so wish I could've added this video to my "video girl" reel. :)
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Awww shucks, some feel good music has been released into the marketplace.
My baby Jah is back with the first single, Never from his The Makings of a Man project. The project is scheduled to be released December 18th in stores and online.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Check out Urban Network's VP, Managing Editor, Tosha "TT" Thomas on the Biography of Denzel Washington on the Biography Channel. She is one of the featured journalists on the special set to air on Wednesday, December 5 @ 9PM EST. Check her out, she so knows her stuff.
Check out new music from Mary J. featuring Usher and Ludacris. Mary's Growing Pains project will be available Tues. December 18th.
Shakedown feat. Usher and Luda
Grown Woman feat. Luda
Music links made available by Showtime over at Talk of the Town Blog. Thanks.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Rapper Pimp C was found dead this morning at an upscale hotel on Sunset Strip.
L.A. County Fire Department paramedics, responding to a 911 call, found him in his bed at the Mondrian Hotel. Pimp C, whose real name is Chad Butler, was a member of UGK, a rap duo that had a No. 1 album in August.
The hotel released the following statement: "Mondrian received calls this morning from the family of Chad Butler inquiring about his whereabouts. Mr. Butler had checked into the hotel on 28 November and, according to the callers, was to have checked out yesterday. Security personnel went to Mr. Butler's room and found him in bed, apparently expired. A 911 call was placed at about 9:20 a.m. and paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mr. Butler dead."
It's unclear how Butler, 33, died. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating. (LINK CONTINUED)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Kanye breaks down as he attempts to perform "Hey Mama", a tribute song for his mom, Donda West.
My heart so hurts for him.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Donda West, the mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, passed away Saturday from undisclosed causes, according to a spokesman for the family. She was 58.
According to multiple sources, West was in Los Angeles and her death may have been the result of complications from a surgical procedure; more specific information was unavailable at press time. SOURCE-UPDATED
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Mone't, thanks for bringing David to my attention.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
And last but not least, I finally got the chance to do the Soulja Boy Crank Dat dance. Wow, watching the tutorial on You Tube really helped me out. Y Me Uuuuuuu (flying away now)
Me, Steph, Jamie & his girl.
Coby Bell (The Game), Myself, Pooch (The Game)-Lovin' the show
These guys are certified gentlemen.
Me, Eric aka "Twan (R.Kelly's Trapped in the Closet 13-22) & Lashan
Photos courtesy of my girls, Lashan & Stephanie...thanks ladies
Monday, October 29, 2007
Had a New Edition siting- Ricky & Ronnie. It's always good to have an N.E. siting.
Ricky informed us that BBD were going to perform for Gabrielle Union's bday bash (I'm still trying to find photos from that party) he also informed us that Bobby, Ralph and Johnny were performing that same night at a Barry Bonds party. Always good to see the best boy band since the Jacksons.
I did a 5mile walk over the weekend. I think I'm gonna add walking to my workout routine. It's really refreshing to be outside than in the boring gym.Yesterday, I hung out with my oldest nephew. He's my 6 year old road dog. It was day 2 of him teaching me how to the the Soulja Boy dance. I'll have the video footage of that soon. I'm trying to get the first half of the dance down first and then I'll post.
I love creative writing. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with y'all.
Everybody's Favorite (wink)
Friday, October 5, 2007
"After years of angry denials, Marion Jones is ready to admit she doped.The three-time Olympic gold medalist is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press."(SOURCE-READ MORE)
L.A. Reid & Ms. Jackson
My new play boyfriend- for the week.
His Fine-ss is against the law-just plain ole' illegal.
Trust me, he's about to become the next sought after leading man...Amen!
Michael Jai White & date
Tasha Smith- an amazing thespian
Click here to read my review of the film
All photos courtesy of Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage
Keyshia Cole & Ne-Yo (New Jack Swing Tribute)
Above photos courtesy of Stephen Lovekin