Is a Reality Show Next for Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle?

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Is a Reality Show Next for Entertainment Legend Patti LaBelle?

R&B legend Patti LaBelle has been busy with her rebranded line of sauces and marinades, now available in Wal-Mart stores. She even has crab cakes, PattiCakes, coming to freezer sections. Miss Patti is doing her thing. Yes, there’s life after music.

The “New Attitude” singer has been busy indeed and now there’s talk of a reality show.  LaBelle said, “there are people begging me for one now, and nothing’s impossible. I’ll be classy with whatever I do.” She joked, “I’m not going to be a hood rat.” That’s best left up to the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast. We know, Miss Patti won’t go out like a Kardashian.

Patti LaBelle is a veteran in the entertainment industry, having a great recording career, her own sitcom, “Out All Night,” television special, making guest appearances on “A Diff’rent World,” and other sitcoms, as well as appearing in “A Soldier’s Story,” and “Five Heartbeats.” Her voice has graced many movie soundtracks such as “Beverly Hills Cops,” and James Bond’s “License to Kill.” She just wrapped up a stint on Broadway in “After Midnight.”

Patti LaBelle, the author of best-selling cookbooks and an autobiography, is getting ready to release her first jazz album. I really think she can compete with Rachel Ray and Paula Deen.

 

Rapper Mazaradi Fox, Former G-Unit Member, Gunned Down in Queens

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G-Unit Rapper Jamal Green, AKA Mazaradi Fox, Gunned Down in Queens

Another rapper has been gunned down. This time, Mazaradi Fox, whose real name is Jamal Green, and has ties to 50 Cent G-Unit rap group, was murdered by a thug wearing a ski mask Friday afternoon.

Mazaradi Fox, 42, was killed at the corner of Farmers Boulevard and 133rd Avenue about 4:10 p.m. Friday, when the shooter, wearing a black ski mask, rolled up to a white SUV and opened fire.

The NY Daily News reports Mazaradi Fox stumbled out of the SUV and collapsed in a nearby driveway. Three other people in the SUV were injured, including a woman in her 20s who suffered a graze wound to the neck. One male is in critical condition after being shot in the neck and shoulder. A second man suffered a wound to the arm.

Mazaradi Fox was a native of Queens. He was released from prison on December 20 after serving two years for attempted assault. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1998, the NY Daily News reports.

Beyoncé Posts Instagram Photo of Her Posing in Front of Jesus in “Last Supper” Reproduction

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Beyoncé Posts Instagram Photo of Her Posing in Front of Jesus in “Last Supper” Reproduction

Beyoncé is under fire yet another day….This time, she poses in front of a “Last Supper” reproduction, in which she sits in front of Jesus in a slinky green skirt. Damn girl. First the Challenger shuttle tragedy is exploited, now the “Last Supper?”

While visiting Miami’s South Beach, Queen Bey posted several Instagram photos, with one standing out among the rest. The 32-year-old singer sat centered in front of a painting that resembled Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper” depicting Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before the cruxifiction.

Sitting directly in front of Jesus at the center of the table, the “Bow Down” singer can be seen wearing a tight green pencil skirt and bustier as she looks over her shoulder and stares into the distance.

Critics immediately began commenting on the photo, with several calling her “Beysus.” Source: NY Daily News

Lil Wayne in Damage Control Over Alleged Flag Stomping in New Orleans

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Disgrace: Lil Wayne Walks All Over U.S. Flag While Filming “God Bless Amerika” Music Video


Rapper Lil Wayne is in damage control over his alleged flag trampling during the filming of his “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans. He said it was accidental. Do you believe him?

Disgrace: Lil Wayne Stomps All Over U.S. Flag While Filming “God Bless Amerika” Music Video

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Disgrace: Lil Wayne Walks All Over U.S. Flag While Filming “God Bless Amerika” Music Video (ALICIAHMCCLAIN23 VIA YOUTUBE)

There is only one word for rapper Lil Wayne stomping on the U.S. flag — disgraceful. He walked all over the flag while filming a music video for his “God Bless Amerika” song in New Orleans last weekend. You will recall Lil Wayne came under fire for his despicable lyrics about Emmett Till, which led to him being dropped by a sponsor after public outcry from Till’s relatives. All Lil Wayne supporters are enabling his bad behavior. He is literally stomping all over those black Americans who were jailed, many died fighting for civil rights.

What’s equally disgraceful is that not one person who was standing behind Lil Wayne had the courage to pick up the flag or walk away from such denigration. Speaks volumes about the kind of depraved society we have become where anything goes. The continued dumbing-down of America.

Report: Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Gets Evicted from Alpharetta Apartment

REPORT:  Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is heading for trouble and I hope the people who claim they have her back will stop her. Bobbi Kristina Brown was reportedly kicked out of her Alpharetta apartment last month after months of noise complaints from her neighbors. She reportedly left a classless note defending herself and Nick Gordon as a successful couple. Um, define successful….

According to a Reddit user with inside information, Brown left behind a note “thanking” her downstairs neighbors for phoning in the complaints that eventually got her evicted.

“Thanks. You are shit at the bottom of our shoe,” Brown allegedly wrote. “Thank you for making a hard year harder. You are a miserable couple, and always will be. You were honored to have us living above you and you couldn’t stand such a young beautiful couple being far more successful than you ever will be. I pray your misery doesn’t rub off on your innocent little baby.”

According to the Redditor, a friend of the couple, the two share a one year old. Among their numerous complaints over the past six months: “Partying until 5 AM on a weekday.” Source:  Gawker

One thing I can say about Alpharetta and the surrounding cities of Milton and Johns Creek, is that the residents won’t tolerate bad behavior, not from anyone. The cops will be called and they do show up, quickly. So, Bobbi Kristina Brown was obviously living among decent people and just couldn’t conform.  I guess Tyler Perry and others aren’t doing such a good job mentoring this young lady because that note she allegedly wrote sounds a lot like something her mother would say.

UPDATE#1:  Bobbi Kristina Brown left the note for neighbor Joshua Morse. He told 11alive.com he and his wife had filed at least 10 noise complaints against her. Like I said, she chose the wrong city in Atlanta to engage in bad behavior.

Here’s the purported note left by Bobbi Kristina Brown:

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Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, evicted from Alpharetta apartment (Reddit)

Samuel L. Jackson to Appear in South African TV Series “Generations” for One Episode

 Samuel L. Jackson to Appear in South African TV Series Generations for One Episode

Samuel L. Jackson to Appear in South Africa’s “Generations” for One Episode Only (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel L. Jackson is set to appear in South African television series “Generations” for one episode only.

Jackson shares a scene with Winnie Ntshaba-Modise who plays Khethiwe. He is seen sitting on the opposite table in what seems to be a business meeting with Mfundi Vundla, the show’s creator.

Khethiwe downs a glass of whiskey as she waits for the shady murderer Khubone played by (Thabo Mnguni) to arrive at the downtown bar.

Khubone finally arrives to complain about her heavy drinking. After exchanging an envelope with R20 000 and a long dialogue Jackson turns to advise Khethiwe about heavy drinking. Nyagunda Ngwenya, Generations publicist said featuring Jackson was a scoop for the show.

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“He was excited to be part of the show. He knows that Generations is the biggest show and has known Mfundi for many years. He spent 45 minutes and the actors were happy to share the space with him and maybe a little bit starstruck. He is the man, the world’s best paid actor.” Source:  City Press

 Samuel L. Jackson to Appear in South African TV Series Generations for One Episode

HIV Group Demands Tyler Perry “Stop Stigmatizing People with HIV” in Latest Movie “Temptation”

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HIV Group Demands Tyler Perry “Stop Stigmatizing People with HIV” in Latest Movie “Temptation”

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has sparked another controversy with his newest movie, “Temptation,” in which the main character, Judith, contracts HIV after cheating on her husband and straying from her Christian faith.  The Positive Women’s Network of the United States is speaking out against Tyler Perry’s portrayal of HIV as punishment for the character’s sins.

As the credits roll at the conclusion of the movie, she is seen walking slowly and with a limp to church, possibly to atone for her sins. The PWN-USA has written an open letter demanding that Tyler Perry cease his stigmatization of people with HIV:

Dear Mr. Perry,

We write as people living with HIV and their allies to express our deep disappointment with your latest film, Temptation. This disappointment is made all the greater because you have done much that can be applauded. Audiences see your plays and films not simply as entertainment, but as opportunities for inspiration, spiritual healing, and unity.

In Temptation, however, you have done a great disservice to people with HIV, and particularly to the African American community, which, as you know, is disproportionately affected by HIV.

As you may be aware, one of the greatest barriers to addressing the HIV epidemic is the high level of stigma and misinformation attached to this simple virus. Stigma prevents people from getting tested for HIV, from protecting themselves during sex, from accessing care when they test positive, and from disclosing their HIV status to family, friends, and sexual partners. Myths and outdated perceptions about how HIV is transmitted and the implications of an HIV diagnosis have resulted in discriminatory treatment towards, and violence against, people living with HIV.

Unfortunately, Temptation can only serve to perpetuate stigma. Your film depicts people with HIV as untouchable and unlovable, doomed to a lifetime of loneliness, and unable to tell their own stories. It implies that men with HIV are sexually irresponsible and predatory. And the final image – that of a woman who has been infected with HIV due to an extramarital affair walking away alone and unhealthy – sends the message that HIV is a punishment for immoral behavior.

Mr. Perry, as a leader in the African American community, is this really the message you want to send in 2013, over three decades into this epidemic? Your impact on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in the community is not insignificant. And if you portray people with HIV as sinful, secretive monsters, unworthy of love and incapable of reproduction, what incentive do people have to learn their HIV status or for people with HIV to disclose their status?

HIV is not something that “guilty” people get. It is not a punishment for cheating, lying, using drugs or alcohol, having more than one partner, or not asking the right questions. It is a virus whose transmission is fueled by poverty, ignorance, racism, sexism, homophobia, fear, violence, and many other factors – not by people with HIV. In fact, studies show that the overwhelming majority of people with HIV fiercely protect their partners once they know their HIV status. Many of us are in long-term relationships with HIV-negative partners. And yes, we even have children!

We call on you to undo the damage that your film has undoubtedly already caused. We ask you to meet with people living with HIV and hear our stories. We know that you are deeply committed to the communities that have supported your work and we ask that you make a public statement and consult with us to develop storylines that will help end HIV stigma so we can get to the real business of ending this epidemic, together.

Your response is greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you in the very near future. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

We await your response.

 

Kanye West’s Controversial SNL Peformance Included Black Ku Klux Klan Hoods

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Kanye West’s Controversial SNL Peformance Included Black Ku Klux Klan Hoods (Photo credit: NBC)

Kanye West performed on Saturday Night Live and he didn’t disappoint his fans. He was his usual controversial self. He performed his latest song “Black Skin Head,” as images of barking doberman dogs, slogans including “Not for Sale” flashed behind him. He also sang another new song, “New Slave,” which laments the war on drugs and the overincarceration of black males. He also had images of black Ku Klux Klan hoods flashing behind him too. Is Kanye West planning on going through life angry at the world?

REPORT: Singer Beyoncé Pregnant with Her Second Child

REPORT Beyoncé Pregnant:  E! reports Beyoncé is pregnant with her second child with husband Jay-Z. Speculation was rampant after Beyoncé, canceled a show in Belgium because of dehydration and exhaustion. Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in January 2012, is going to have a sibling. Congrats to the couple.