Thursday, 29 August 2013

Zimbabwan Woman Set To Marry Her Own Son And She's Also 6 Months Pregnant

40-year-old woman Betty Mbereko and her son Farai Mbereko claim to be in love with each other and are getting set to tie the knot in Zimbabwe. Both are from Mwenezi in Masvingo and Betty is now six months pregnant and expecting her son’s child and her grand child. Mbereko, 40, has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her 23-years-old son Farai Mbereko. She confirms that she is six month pregnant and that she has decided it is better to “marry” her son because she does not want to marry her late husband’s young brothers, whom she says are coveting her. Betty stunned a village court last week when she said the affair with her son had begun three years earlier. CONTINUE

SMH: The Word "TWERK" Would Be Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

According to the NY Daily News, Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on the hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It's got the English dictionary entry to prove it. Britain's Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by pop starlet Miley Cyrus to bounce her way to the top of the charts had become increasingly visible in the past 12 months and would be added to its publications under the entry: "Twerk, verb." CONTINUE

Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's Father) Mistress Apologizes To Beyonce's Mom "Tina Knowles" After Wrecking Their Marriage.

Exactly 4 years ago, Beyonce’s father "Mathew Knowles" got caught in an affair that rocked the Knowles family, which resulted in a baby, and eventually ended his 31-year marriage to Tina Knowles when she filed for divorce shortly after news of the affair went public. The lady in question is Alexsandra Wright, and after so many court dates pertaining to the true paternity of the child, has issued a public statement to Sandra Rose where she puts Matthew Kowles on full blast, detailing everything from her child support struggles, to how their affair began, and even how sorry she is for destroying the Knowles’ three decade long marriage. See letter below:

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Pastor Arrested For Sexually Abusing His 14yr-old Foster Child.

Darryl Houston, 47, a Houston pastor, has been accused of sexually assaulting his foster daughter and charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child under 17. The 14-year-old victim said the first time she had sex with Houston was at his home on April 7. She said while she was doing her chores, Houston called her into the TV room and began kissing her neck. The two of them began to “make out” and then had sex, according to court documents. The two allegedly had sexual contact at least six times, even when others were in the home, up until April 24. Two days later, she told her therapist at the Children’s Assessment Center. The teen said she enjoyed being with Houston and that he allegedly told her the two of them would be together in the future. But when investigators questioned Houston, he denied the allegations and accused the teen of being “promiscuous.” However, a polygraph exam showed that Houston was being deceptive when asked about having sexual contact with the teen, investigators said. There were plenty of questions about the man at the center of this case. Prosecutors think that Darryl Houston is an alias for Christopher Miller who is a convicted sex offender in Michigan.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Fat Joe Turns Himself In To Prison For Tax Invasion

Fat Joe has reported just turned himself in to prison to serve his 4 month sentence for tax evasion. The rapper whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, is officially in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Miami.  Back in December, Joe pled guilty to owing over $1 million in taxes for the years 2007 and 2008. He originally faced up to two years in the slammer for the crime but was ultimately sentenced to just 4 months and a $15,000 fine, plus one-year supervised release.

MTV VMA: Taylor Swift Told One Direction To "Shut The F**K Up"

At the MTV Video Music Awards last night, after One Direction won the award for the "Best Pop Video", Taylor Swift as caught on camera whispering to Selena Gomez that they should "Shut the f**k up". See video below.

Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Allegedly Separated...

I've been trying so hard not to report on this story because for some reason, I felt it was a delicate matter between the couple and that until they finally come out to address the situation, i won't believe the hype. But it seems, it keeps getting worse by the day. First, there was the report of an affair, then the report of drugs and now apparent "separation". According to source close to the couple, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are separated, but there is no step towards divorce yet. The separation was evident when Khloe threw Lamar out of the house on Wednesday, after he refused her attempt at an intervention based on his addiction to crack for at least 2 years. Apparently, Khloe has made it clear if Lamar did not get help she wanted nothing to do with him anymore.
Call me "Thomas" but I'll only believe this story if and when Khloe or Lamar finally speak up.

Child Not Bride: Interview With Senator Yerima Ahmed Reeks of Ignorance

First of all, Nigeria is not govern by the Quran and the Islamic law does not cover the whole of Nigeria. Senator Yerima Ahmed, was the same Senator that got married to a 13yr-old girl and He is debating the fact that the maturity of a child depends on the fact that she has attained puberty. According to him, "Age is not the defining factor in determining if a child is ready for marriage or not". Meaning, if a girl at the age of 9yrs starts menstruating, she is in turn eligible for marriage. And for him to liken marriage a child to gay right, irks my blood cells. For the record, the Pope never agreed to gay rights but said they should not be condemned. See videos for more...

Sunday, 25 August 2013

MTV VMA 2013: Stars and Style At The Awards.

Left -Right : Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson, Ashanti, Ciara.
More pics after the cut...

Donald Trump Sued For Fraudulent Activities At His "Trump University"

Donald Trump is being sued by New York's attorney general for $40m (£26m) for his role as chairman of an allegedly fraudulent "Trump University" which promised to make students rich but ended up costing them a fortune. The American property mogul said Democrat Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit was false and politically motivated. Mr Schneiderman said many of the 5,000 students who each paid up to $35,000 (£23,000) for masterclasses thought they would at least meet Mr Trump, but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of The Apprentice star. CONTINUE

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Mike Tyson Admits He is a Vicious Alcoholic And on The Verge of Dying...

via TMZ
Mike Tyson has not been living the sober life ... not by a longshot ... in fact he says his alcohol addiction is so dire he's on the "verge of dying." Tyson dropped the bombshell at a press conference Friday in New York ... telling reporters he's been lying to everyone for years about staying sober. He confessed, "I wanna change my life, I wanna live a different life now. I wanna live my sober life. I don't wanna die. I'm on the verge of dying, because I'm a vicious alcoholic." Tyson -- who has been in and out of rehab over 3 times -- said he's been drug and alcohol free for 6 days now and never wants to drink again. The 47-year-old former champ was in New York to promote his upcoming fight card with Iron Mike Productions. See video below..

A Teenage Boy Allegedly Hid in the Tyre Hold of an Arik Aircraft From Benin to Lagos

According to a report on the daily Vanguard, a teenage boy caused quite a scare at the Lagos airport on Saturday and in what seems to be a serious security breach on a local flight, when people suspected he was stowed away allegedly in the tyre hold of an Arik Aircraft from Benin to Lagos. The Aircraft with registration number, 5N-MJG Flight 44, left Benin Airport at 9am for Lagos. Officials at the Benin airport still have not commented on this issue.

Bela's Corner: Signs That Your Boy/Girlfriend and Your BFF Are Too Close For Comfort.

1. They have one too many “inside jokes” I used to hate when people abused that “insider” hashtag on Facebook and Twitter. If the joke is so personal, get the heck off Google Chrome and chuckle it up in person. Now imagine, your boo and your best friend constantly giving each other side-eyes and getting their Def Comedy Jam on while you’re sitting there looking lost like, “What is so damn funny?” If your man cares about you, he won’t repeatedly risk your comfort level at the expense of a good punch line. If you find yourself like Drake outside of the Miami Heat locker room and never in on the joke, there’s a chance that’s not the only thing you’re not in on.

2. He/She is closer to his/her mom than you are. Remember when Patti Labelle would guest star as Dwayne Wayne’s mama on A Different World, and constantly mention how much she would’ve loved to see him get with Kimberly Reece and not Whitley Gilbert? You can’t control who his mom takes a liking to, but if they were friends long before he stopped his car in the middle of rush hour traffic to get your number, keep in mind that his mother’s opinion may matter more than you think and he could be affected by it. Be leery: His sandbox buddy may really be an unrequited crush waiting for her golden opportunity to get “chose.”

Meet Kim And Kanye's Bundle Of Joy "North West"...

Over two months after her early birth, North West, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s little girl made her debut on grandmother Kris Jenner’s talk show Friday, Aug. 23. Rapper West, 36, sat down with Jenner, 56, to chat about his enduring romance with Kardashian, 32, and fatherhood — sharing a snapshot of his little girl.
The sought-after photo was then posted on via the syndicated talk show’s Twitter account, @krisjennershow.

Speaking about being a dad, the “Black Skinhead” rapper said “it takes time to understand” the enormity of the transition. “You’ve made a brand-new person. The thing I think about as a dad is just protection. That’s my only goal — to protect my daughter. That’s my instinct.” One hilarious admission: “I’m embarrassed when I can’t work a car seat!”
After his mother Donda West’s 2007 death, the Grammy winner admitted he was at an all-time low. “I would put my life at risk. I didn’t have something to live for. Now I have two very special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for.”

“[Kim is] my joy. She brought my new joy into the world,” he added.
During the hour-long chat, West also spoke about meeting Kardashian for the very first time, years ago, shooting a comedy video. “I was so in awe of her, she was my dream girl. I was in love with her before I could ever talk to her.”

“I just dreamed about being next to her,” he said later on during the show. “I keep saying it, I don’t wanna start jumping up and down on the coach!”

US Weekly reports.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bela's Corner: Things A Man Never Wants His Woman To Pay For

You may be one of those girls that like to play boss with your man, by footing the bills sometimes but this discussion shows that there are some things that, when you pay for them, make your man feel emasculated. Personally, i can argue on some of the things but it usually depends on the guy you are dating. Below are some of the instances where your guy wouldn't want you paying;


It’s deeply embedded in a man’s genes to be “the protector”—for centuries men have been the ones building the roofs, and eventually paying for them. Something just doesn’t sit right with a man about his girlfriend paying for the accommodations. It’s his job to make sure you have a comfortable place to sleep. If you’re traveling together, pick up the meals or activities, but leave the hotel to him.


He does not want gas money from you. There’s something about driving a woman around that makes a man feel on top of the world…and there’s something about her trying to hand him a wad of cash at the gas station that makes him feel at the bottom of it. Pay for the snacks inside the gas station, but let him handle the actual mode of transportation. If you really want to pay for gas, then just offer to take your car in the first place.

Allen Iverson Set To Retire And Named The Greatest NBA Point Guard.

Allen Iverson will go down as one of the greatest NBA point guards of all time. However, the conclusion of his career did not go as ideally as anyone would have planned. Reportedly, A.I. will officially retire from the pro game in a matter of days. Continue

Outrage: If A Girl Is Drunk, Is It Ok To Have Sex With Her?!

That was the question posed by TV personality "Dr Phil" on Twitter.  Phil McGraw, got the bitter side of the media after posting: “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teenaccused,” McGraw’s official account tweeted to his 1.2 million followers Tuesday afternoon".

As even the most oblivious person may have expected the tweet wasn't well received. The hash-tag #DrPhil!questions started trending almost immediately, incensed users venting their anger and disgust at the former Oprah crony. Sensing they had made a mistake, whoever handles McGraw’s account quickly deleted the tweet, but the damage was already done.Producers attempted to explain the tweet in a statement released earlier today, reports Deadline, claiming the tweet was just a poll question and nothing else.
“This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke. As he has maintained over many years, Dr. Phil believes that the position of those incapacitated in any fashion; be it drugs, alcohol, age or mental illness can not and do not have the capacity to give their consent to anything, especially sex, which could have life changing repercussions. This was a research post in preparation for a show, not a personal post and Dr. Phil deleted it the second he saw it. It was clearly ill-advised. We sincerely apologize that it suggested anything other than what was intended, data gathering. As you can imagine, Dr. Phil is very upset that this happened.”

It’s unlikely that the statement will make the tweet any less embarrassing for the talk show host, but as large as the backlash may be, the episode the poll was for still reportedly filmed earlier today. It’s set to air at an unknown time next season.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Music Star "Brandy" Embarrassed in South Africa As 40 People Turned Up For An Event Estimated At 90,000 People

Ewoooo....Music Superstar, Brandy, was scheduled for an event in South Africa to perform as part of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at the country’s FNB Stadium. She was to perform at a 90,000 capacity stadium, only to be greeted by 40 people. The superstar was embarrased as well as angry over the poor turnout for the event which was as a result of lack of proper planning of both the US and South African event promoter/organizers who put this event together. Someone would be fired definitely...

One Direction Star "Zayn Malik" Engaged To Little Mix Star "Perrie Edwards"

Congratulations is in order for this two...One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik is engaged to girlfriend Perrie Edwards, The Mirror can reveal. The Little Mix star debuted an engagement ring at her fiancĂ©s premiere in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday. Proudly holding her hand on her hip, the blonde singer, 20, showed off a three stone sparkler at the This Is Us screening, immediately prompting online speculation that the pair were to wed. Now sources confirm that the couple, who have been dating since 2011, have agreed to tie the knot. One said: "It was so romantic - Zayn popped the question over the weekend when they were alone together. "It's one of the first weekends they've spent with each other, as they've both been on tours with their bands. He wanted to wait for the perfect moment. "All her bandmates were at V Festival, and she couldn't wait to tell them. They're all really excited for her, as the rest of One Direction are for Zayn."

UK News: London Heathrow Airport on High Alert For Bombs Hidden in Breast Implants

According to a report on the Mirror UK, Heathrow Airport is on high terror alert amid fears women suicide bombers are ready to strike with ­explosives concealed in breast implants. Security checks have been beefed up after “credible” intelligence that al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on airlines flying out of London. One staff member said: “There are genuine fears over this. “We have been told to pay particular attention to females who may have concealed hidden explosives in their breasts.“This is particularly difficult for us to pick up but we are on a very high state of alert.

Al-Qaeda’s chief bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri is understood to have developed the method of foiling airport scanners by concealing ­explosives in an implant or bodily cavity. It is also feared there is no shortage of ­volunteers willing to take part in an atrocity after hundreds of extremists recently escaped from prison in Pakistan. Explosives expert Andy Oppenheimer said: “There is a great fear that al-Qaeda are planning on using internal devices to try and get through airport scanners. “These explosives could be in breast implants.”

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Pastor Bans Women From Wearing Hair Weaves To His Church...

Pastor A.J. Aamir in Waco, Texas has banned women of the church's leadership from wearing weaves inside his church, "Resurrecting Faith". 
 "Pastor A.J. Aamir spoke on about why he told his parishioners that weaves are simply unacceptable in the eyes of the Lord. The pastor at Resurrecting Faith believes that the devices present a false image of women. He also says that they are reflective of low self-esteem coming from women who are trying to be something that they are not. “Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying” said Pastor Aamir. It's easy to see why the preacher would come up with such a rule, when you consider his upbringing. The pastor grew up in a strict Islamic household, one that didn't mess around. The pastor says that women should focus more on developing their minds, not just focusing on their appearance. “Long hair don't care. What kind of mess is that? I don't want my members so focused on what's on their heads and not IN their heads” he told Pastor Aamir cited members of his congregation having financial troubles yet still managing to get $300 weaves as a problem". 

Apple Set To Launch The Gold Version Of The iPhone 5s Next Month

After several developing stories over the weekend teased the announcement of a gold-colored iPhone 5s, it has been confirmed that the color scheme will be unveiled in a special launch event next month. Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog got the scoop on the confirmation after sources told them that during +Apple's launch event on September 10, the gold or champagne-colored iPhone will make its debut. Continue

Medical Mystery: A Man With 132 Pound Scrotum...

Guys check yourself....Wesley Warren, 49, spent more than four years with this extra burden before having surgery to repair the damage from a rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema. The mass was likened to the weight of a bowling ball between his legs that weighs close to 200 pounds. When doctors placed the swollen mass they had cut from Warren's scrotum on the scale, it weighed 132 pounds. That's not counting the fluid or smaller pieces of tissue the surgeons had also removed from the Las Vegas man. For more on this story click here

Saturday, 17 August 2013

German Studies Reveals People Who Have Regular Sex Make More Money..

Lmbo...Having sex often not only impacts your personal life, but your work life as well. A new report found that employees who have sex frequently have significantly higher salaries than those who don't. The study, done by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany, concluded that people who have sex more than four times a week have a 3.2 percent higher paycheck than those who have sex once a week. The link between sexual activity and wages is the highest among employees between the ages of 26 and 50. The report analyzed data was from about 7,500 households in Germany. Participants were asked how often they had sex, how much they make, their age, sexual orientation, if they have any health problems, and about their religion.

People who have sex often seem to be happier and healthier, too. "Sexual activity allows distinct predictions to be made regarding labor market success, since economists consider health status, mental health, and dietary habits/obesity to be crucial variables that influence employees’ wages," the report said. Personality traits also seem to influence salary. "Wages are higher for those with extraversion and openness traits who are sexually active," the study found. Sexual orientation, education, and type of job showed no link between wages and sex life.

Toni Braxton's Wardrobe Malfunction On Stage...Yikes!

Toni Braxton's dress did the world a favor and slid right off while she was performing -- exposing her voluptuous ass -- and TMZ has the glorious moment. It went down during Toni's concert this week in New Brunswick, NJ. In the middle of a song, Toni's ensemble -- which resembled a loin cloth dipped in glitter -- just plum fell off. Best part ... Toni just kept singing, until a guy on stage handed her his suit jacket to cover up the goods. Take a peek. It's definitely worth it. See the video below

Friday, 16 August 2013

Kim Kardashian Throws Shade At Her Media Friend Katie Couric on Instagram

Kim Kardashian is reeling after Katie Couric slammed her in an interview Thursday -- despite sending her a baby gift for North West -- telling Katie not to "talk s**t" if she's going to pretend to be nice. Kim just responded on Instagram to Katie's In Touch interview, in which Katie said she doesn't understand why Kim and the rest of the Kardashians are famous. Katie said, "I think it's mostly teenage girls that are interested." And Kim isn't happy, posting an image of the gift Katie sent to her for baby North West, including hashtags that say "I hate fake media friends" and "May I humbly suggest you not send gifts then talk s**t." see the message below

Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Set To Tie The Knot This Weekend

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are already husband and wife in the law’s eyes, having made it “official” earlier this summer. The couple, which have been doing things in their own way –having son Sebastian in February, getting married in July and saving the ceremony for a later date — are planning to hold the festivities this weekend. A source exclusively told PopCrush that the crazy in love couple – cue the Beyonce song — will host the nuptials at a country club in his native Pittsburgh, a city that is clearly near and dear to the ‘Black and Yellow’ rapper’s heart.

The rapper had said that the couple would have the ceremony, party and reception in the fall, taking care of the official and legal stuff ahead of time. But it appears that either they’ve moved things up or that they were just throwing people off the scent of their plans. Either way, we wish Wiz, Amber and little Sebastian a wonderful weekend wedding. We hope it goes off without a hitch and is a beautiful ritual. Earlier today, Amber shared a picture of her wedding dress held in a “fragile” box with the following caption: “My wedding dress… Yea, it’s that serious.” See photos after the cut...

Ophrah Winfrey Admits To Being on The Verge of Nervous Breakdown Due to Failure of Her "Own" Network

According to the Toronto SunMedia mogul Oprah Winfrey forced herself to take a step back from her heavy workload last summer after realizing she was on the brink of a nervous breakdown as she struggled to turn her TV network into a success. The TV icon walked away from her hit talk show in May, 2011, after 25 years at the top, to focus on the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) with bosses from cable company Discovery Communications.

However, the channel struggled to attract viewers in its first year on air and Winfrey was forced to take a serious look at reshuffling its programming line-up in order to appeal to audiences. The superstar admits she was really feeling the pressure to turn OWN’s fortunes around, but it was only when she interviewed Jason Russell, the man behind the high-profile KONY 2012 campaign, about his emotional breakdown which led to his bizarre naked rant and arrest last year, that she recognized she was experiencing similar mental issues.

She tells People magazine, “Jason was talking about having a nervous breakdown, and I was thinking, ‘I have those symptoms’.” Winfrey’s breaking point came just days later as she headed into the OWN headquarters in Los Angeles to record voice-overs for her shows: “I remember closing my eyes while I was reading. I thought, ‘I cannot have another thing enter my brain.’ I needed to pull back.”

She confesses the harsh press criticism of her network hit her hard, and she credits her longterm partner, Stedman Graham, with helping her soldier on to overcome the disappointing start. She says, “After 25 years of being number one, I had become accustomed to success. I didn’t expect failure. I was tested and I had to dig deep. The schadenfreude (pleasure from misfortune of others) was very painful for me, because I had never experienced it. “(Graham) was amazing. He said, ‘You can’t eve think about quitting. You have been in cruise control. It’s gonna turn around, but you’ve gotta do the work.’”

Thursday, 15 August 2013

WWE Superstar Darren Young Admits To Being Gay...(Video)

WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he’s gay … and no, this isn’t part of the act. Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, saying, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.” For the record, Darren is now the first openly gay wrestler ever at WWE … and the first headlining wrestler ever to come out while still signed to a major promotion. Other pro wrestlers have been rumored to be gay, but that’s it … just rumors. Bottom line: this is big, big news. For all its chauvinism and testosterone-driven bravado, coming out in WWE is tantamount to coming out in the NFL. See video below....

A Texas Man Tries To Withdraw Money From Michelle Obama's Account Claiming He Is Her Adopted Son

Via Ny Daily News

A Texas man has been arrested after claiming to be the newly adopted son of first lady Michelle Obama and asking a bank teller to give him access to her account. Police were called to Chase Bank in Bryan, Texas, to reports of a suspicious customer, who was “attempting to access and account under Michelle Obama.” The bank teller quickly determined Johnnie Fletcher Gooden Jr. was not who he said he was and asked him to leave. He refused despite being told that Mrs. Obama doesn't have an account there.
When the police arrived to question the man, the Houston Chronicle reported he had told them that “Mrs. Obama contacted him through Facebook and adopted him and he was now trying to get money out of her bank account.” But the 29-year-old suspect stopped talking when he was challenged by officers. He was arrested and is now in the Brazos County Jail. Bryan Police Department spokeswoman Kelley McKethan said that a criminal background check revealed that Gooden had outstanding warrants for resisting arrest and assault on a public servant. He also ended up with a new pot possession charge after police found a bag of marijuana in the pocket of his shorts.

Kim Kardashian Finally Steps Out With Baby North West And Kanye (Photos)

via TMZ
Kim Kardashian finally showed her face in public after birthing baby North West -- surfacing at an L.A. medical facility Wednesday -- and giving us a glimpse at her post pregnancy bod ... sorta.These are the FIRST photos of Kim and Kanye West with their daughter since KK popped back in June, and everyone looks happy and healthy. Hell, even Yeezy was smiling as they walked into the doc's office ... with a nanny-assist, naturally. No shot of North's face though ... she was fully covered in a car seat. Mama K was all top secret too -- concealing her figure under a baggy button-down with another shirt tied around her waist and famous cheeks ... for extra coverage. Hey, Kim knows her body is a cash cow -- and she ain't giving away the milk for free.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Dropped From Civil Right Concert Based On Homophobic Beliefs

Ex-gay Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, who said God delivered him from “the curse” of homosexuality, was scheduled to appear on a Saturday evening concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, but didn't, after several gay rights activists objected to his participation in the event.

Via Washington Post reports:
McClurkin was scheduled to perform in the D.C.-government-sponsored concert with other singers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during the “Reflections on Peace: From Gandhi to King” event. But at the request of Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), who fielded concerns from activists Friday, the Grammy-winning singer decided not to perform, according to the mayor’s office.
McClurkin disputed that account, saying he was “asked not to attend” the concert. In a lengthy video statement posted online Saturday, McClurkin said Gray “uninvited me from a concert

Bela's Corner: I've Been Sleeping With My Colleague For 2yrs Now But I Want To Tell His Girl-Friend But Not My Boy-Friend

Dear Belarich,
I’m a long time reader of your advice column and I used to always laugh at how silly some of the people who wrote you were to me. I swore they were either fake or just plain old fools. Used to. Now, I guess I’m no better than they are. This letter is 100% real, from the heart, and I really need you to tell me what to do next because I’m at the end of my rope.
I’ve started dating a colleague about two years ago. We’re both in separate relationships. He is the first and only man I’ve ever cheated with and will never again for the rest of my life deal with a man in a relationship, or cheat on my partner, EVER!
At first, I felt so guilty because we were just friends. But, to be honest, I had so many problems in my relationship that at the time we crossed the line and became more than friends it just seemed a lot easier to start sleeping with him than actually work on my relationship.

Hugh Douglas Fired From ESPN For Racial Comments To Co-Host Michael Smith

via TMZ
Former NFL superstar Hugh Douglas has just been FIRED from his gig on an ESPN show in the wake of reports he called his co-host an “Uncle Tom.” Douglas — a former Philadelphia Eagles defensive stud — had co-hosted ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” … along with Michael Smith. But according to several reports, Douglas and Smith got into a heated altercation at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Orlando last Tuesday …with Douglas allegedly hurling the racially charged insult at Smith, who is black. Douglas never confirmed the incident … but ESPN had previously told media outlets they were “aware there was a disagreement” between the two men. Moments ago, ESPN took action — 86′ing Douglas from the network, effective immediately.

Ladies: A Woman In Florida Invents A Vending Machine For Weavons

via TheManeVendor
Sorry guys, the bills just keep coming....Virginia business woman Marcella Ellis, CEO and founder of The Mane Vendor, Marcella Ellis Hair Studio and Marcella Ellis School of Cosmetic Arts has unveiled her unique hair extension vending machine which will change the playing field for hair salons around the country.

Black hair care is a nine billion dollar industry within the United States, which is set to increase year on year for the foreseeable future. For many years the industry has received a lot of criticism in the way in which hair extensions are being supplied. Korean hair supply businesses dominate the market space, earning revenue which many believe should be retained within the black community.

“Having been in the hair extension industry for over twenty years, my goal in creating The Mane Vendor was to empower hair salon owners nationwide, bringing the supply of hair extensions back into the salon,” said Ellis. “In addition to keeping the revenues earned from hair extensions within our local communities, it will also improve the customers’ experience. No longer will they need to travel to a hair supply store to purchase their extensions before coming to the salon.”

Ellis has created a vending machine which can be placed in salons nationwide, offering hair extensions and hair care products to be sold within the salon itself. The opportunity to own one of these machines is open to both salon owners and savvy business people looking to not only generate income but also support and revolutionize the black hair industry.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sad News: Man Commits Suicide In His Wife's Hospital Room Barely After She Gave Birth.

via Chicago Tribune.

A Houston man shot himself to death in his wife’s hospital room on Sunday, 3 1/2 hours after she had given birth to their baby, police said. “Family members said he has been distraught recently,” Houston police spokesman John Cannon said on Monday. The man, whose identity has not been released, shot himself in a private room at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Northwest Houston on Sunday afternoon, Cannon said. He died shortly after being transported to another hospital, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. His wife, who gave birth earlier on Sunday, was not injured, and Cannon said the baby was not in the room at the time.


Celebs Gone Wrong...A Cry For Help!

It's a normal trend for people to report on celebrity happenings and all the drama they go through while they go about their lives but as we spend time searching and digging for dirt on these celebrities, I really do wonder if we still spend that same time in understanding why they do certain things. Some days I try not to blog because I feel the news is really not that important but I've come to realize that people would rather spend their whole day obsessing over their icon than focus on their own life.
I read a story of a Nigerian Celebrity "Tonto Dikeh" on how she attempted suicide and though I was one of those that usually complain about her behavior, but I have come to realize that she is more humane than we give her credit for. She is just as lost as Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan. They are all crying for help. Help that none but God can give. All they really want is to live life free just like you and I; unfortunately, their everyday life is our entertainment.
Money and Fame won't guarantee happiness...knowing Jesus Christ would!

Wow! Sean Penn Still Looking Ripped At 52

Guys, please take notes and ignore the cigarette sha...More than THREE DECADES after he went topless in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," Sean Penn struck a Spicoli pose in Spain ... and proved he's more JACKED than ever. The 52-year-old actor exposed his ripped physique while smokin' a cigarette in Ibiza, Spain this weekend during a vacation with model Cristina Piaget -- but this post ain't about her.

Ma$e and P Diddy Reunite On Stage At OVO Fest( Photo and Video)

After Nine years of separation, Ma$e and P Diddy finally reunite on stage at Drake's OVO Fest performance this weekend. It seems it's a season of men acting like grown men, first it was Jay-z reuniting with Dame Dash, now Diddy and Ma$e? who is next???. Continue to the video...

Michelle Obama Set To Release Hip-Hop Album To Promote Her "Let's Move" Campaign

+Michelle Obama will release a hip-hop-inspired album. Although she probably won’t rhyme or sing on any songs, it will be the first time that a first lady has delved into hip-hop for a greater cause. The album will promote +Obama’s “+Let’s Move” campaign in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Obama enlisted +DMC, +Doug E. Fresh, +Ashanti, +Monifah and other artists to create songs on the 19-track album. The project, sponsored by Partnership For A Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, will seek to raise awareness through entertainment. Continue to view the track list

Judge Denied Mum of Calling Her Son "Messiah"

 According to a report on , Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew, a judge from Newport, Tenn., has changed the name of a seven-month-old boy called "Messiah" to "Martin." Her reasoning? Someone pretty important is already using the name Messiah, and that person is ... well, the Messiah. "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ," Ballew ruled. Although "Messiah" was one of the fastest rising baby names in 2012, Ballew said it could cause problems for the boy if he grows up in Cocke County, which has a large Christian population. Martin/Messiah's mom, Jaleesa Martin, plans to appeal the decision. "I think I should be able to name my child what I want to name him," she said.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Random: Man Pays Insurance Company $500k in Coins After Losing Court Battle Over Son's Death

An Illinois businessman outraged by a court order that he return more than $500,000 in insurance money related to a 2001 wreck that killed his teenage son wanted to pay the money back in pennies in protest. But he soon recognized that was unfeasible.

So, Roger Herrin settled on quarters — four tons of them.

Packed in 150 transparent sacks each weighing about 50 pounds, the $150,000 in coins were nearly one-third of the money an appellate court required Herrin to pay back to resolve years-long legal feuding among the crash's survivors over how $800,000 in insurance proceeds were apportioned.

Obtained from the Federal Reserve in St. Louis, the backbreaking load of quarters were brought in Wednesday by an armored vehicle and delivered on a flatbed truck to two law firms that represented other victims of the wreck. Continue

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Raven Symone From "That's So Raven" Admits to Being Gay And Ready To Marry Her Partner.

Raven-Symone appears to have put a long-held rumors about her sexual orientation to rest when she tweeted that she can “finally get married” and thanked the government for it. Of course, it’s a safe assumption that the 27-year-old actress is referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act back in June, which will allow same same-sex marriages to be recognized by the Federal government. In the past, Symone has been much more private about her personal life. The last time the Internet lit up with rumors that she was gay was when she tweeted:
“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life,”
The representative for Raven-Symonè was reached but they declined to comment on the tweet. See her recent tweet below;

Jay Z Gives His Roc Nation Employees $50,000 Bonus

Rapper Jay-Z is one generous dude. The star — who recently released his 12th solo album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, gave all of his employees a $50,000 bonus. “Earlier this year he handed out $50,000 bonuses to everyone in his company, which includes assistants and very low-level people,” a Jay-Z employee tells Star. “He even promised another bonus for Christmas. “He’s extremely generous — most celebrities are supercheap when it comes to running their businesses. “He knows if his employees are happy, it will benefit him in the long run. His only demand was for everyone to have fun with the money.”
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