Posts Tagged ‘barack obama


The Knowles-Carters and Other A-Listers at Michelle Obamas Bday Bash!


First Lady Michelle Obama threw a huge bash for her birthday at the White House on Sat, Jan 18. So did it top Tina Knowles’ 60th bash the weekend before? Well, featured guests The Carter’s were the judge of that!


Beyonce performed her tunes Single Ladies and Irreplaceablein a skimpy gold dress we’re sure made Pres. Obamas eyebrows rise. Other guests included Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson. Stevie Wonder was also in attendance, and he reportedly gave an impromptu performance that included “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “Do I Do.” John Legend sang happy birthday.


But the list doesn’t stop there! Ledisi and fellow Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson performed. Former White House occupants Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah bestie Gayle King, legendary Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, Motown’s Smokey Robinson, former Olympic figure skater and current State Department senior adviser Michelle Kwan, TV host Rachel Ray, and singer James Taylor were all on hand to wish Mrs. Obama happy birthday.




Nelson Mandela Passes at 95

Nelson Mandela has died at age 95, South African President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.

The first black president of South Africa credited with ending apartheid, died in South Africa. He was 95 years old.

Sources say Pres. Obama will speak at Mandelas funeral. Celebratory and memorial events will take place for the next 7 to 10 says in South Africa.


Hollywood Goodies!!

Will Smith Working on Cain & Abel Movie?

Critics are sceptic that the movie will ever take place, by rumors are circulating that Will wants to direct the film of one of the Bible’s most known stories. Sources say The Redemption of Cain is in development at Sony Pictures. Maybe this movie is the reason Will pulled out of staring in Quentin Tarrantino’s last film Django Unchained.

Naomi Campbell Gets Reality Show; Casting Call Coming to Your Area

Notorious supermodel Naomi Campbell is  hosting two open calls in New York City and Los Angeles this month to find fresh new faces to compete in her new model competition reality show The Face. “… the winner will become the face of a “major national brand…” says Campbell. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old supermodel isn’t scheduled to be present at either of the auditions.

Rapper DMX Hospitalized After Accident

Celebrity Couples Therapy star DMX has suffered a concussion after he lost control of a four-wheeler he was riding outside his North Carolina home. TMZ reports he crashed downhill before flipping over.

Jimmie Walker is no Obama Fan

Good Timeslegeng Jimmie Walker has no problem with expressing his dislike of President Barack Obama. In an interview with Bill O’Reilly (of course) the comic admitted,

“Barack Obama is more like a Tony Roberts type of guy…”You feel real good and happy and everything and then you go home and there’s a foreclosure sign on your door,” Walker said. “And you just go, ‘Wait a minute. I just had this great meeting with this guy. He made me feel real good.’ And I don’t think he’s a bad guy. I don’t think he’s a good guy for the job we have to do.” When O’Reilly asked Walker if he gets backlash from African American fans he said, “Sometimes even a brother, you have to let him go.” As if we care, TMZ should hunt down Todd Bridges and get his two cents.


30,000 Troops Will Head to Afghanistan

1,500 troops from an infantry battalion task force at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina will head to Afghanistan later this month, the first percentage in the total deployment of 30,000 more troops that the president has just announced. Another 13,500 troops will to Afghanistan by the end of spring, including an additional 6,200 Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 at Camp Lejeune; 800 from I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California; 3,400 troops from a Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York; and 4,100 support forces, according to the Department of Defense.




Only a RuPaul lover (like me) could appreciate this. got hold of a copy of drag diva RuPaul’s gender bender’s holiday card featuring him as President-elect Barack Obama and the future First Lady Michelle Obama.

“RuPaul celebrates the holidays and the history-making Obamas in a commemorative holiday card of presidential proportions,” a spokesperson said.

The card is actually publicity for the drag sensations upcoming reality series.


Rupaul Andre Charles will smash the reality scene  as the host, adviser and judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which will be exclusively presented by Absolut Vodka when it premieres on Viacom’s LOGO network Feb. 2.

Playing a double role as the beautiful drag RuPaul, who will judge all eliminations and also as the dashing man himself, he will assist and steer the drag contestants as they train and execute each challenge.

Heidi and Tyra eat you heart out!

Challenges will vary from photo shoots, to fashion designing, to real woman makeovers, to performing with RuPaul in the first music video from RuPaul’s upcoming album, Faster! Faster

The winner will have the title of “America’s Next Drag Queen Superstar,” and a prize package that consists of  a nationally sponsored Absolut Vodka “Real Fruit” tour, a cash prize of $20,000,a  supply of M.A.C. Cosmetics, a feature photo spread in Paper  magazine and a photo taken by renowned photographer Greg Gorman to be used in an l.a. Eyeworks famous designer eyewear campaign.

Upon researching this topic, I ran across something else that at first, I thought was totally uncool. But after thinking about it maybe it’s a good thing for some confused teen out there.





— Singer Brandy Norwood on romance



“I want to be with a man. A man. Like seriously, someone I can learn from, somebody that I can be inspired by and just look up to and just be in awe. He’s a good example for my daughter, all of these things. It has to be that or I’m going to be single forever.” (Jet Magazine)

— Media mogul Oprah Winfrey on accepting a position in President Elect Barack Obama‘s new administration.


if I was offered, I still have contractual commitments and what could I do? I do what I do best on TV every day.”
 (Associated Press)

— Motown Records legend Smokey Robinson on Michael Jackson.



“He is the best who ever did it. The singing and the dancing and the records-the whole package. But somewhere … he just got lost. It’s easy to do.” (Vanity Fair)

— Platinum-selling rapper 50 Cent revealing details of his tumultuous child support case with his ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tomkins. 50cent_performingshaniqua-tomkins-50

“She took bad information to heart. At one point I was providing her a half a million dollars a year with out any court being involved…I’m really only responsible for him and that is what she found out after I was taken to court. Her friend told her in New York state law you’re entitled to 17% but that’s up until $80,000…She looked at the Forbes and goes, ‘You robbing me.'” (‘The Tyra Banks Show’)

Singer Estelle on Grammys… and


“I don’t like pain… I’m such a wuss. I’ve decided to get them (braces) because I figure that I’ll try and get some Grammys next year, and I want to smile and not be like, ‘Oh God, my teeth!'” — Singer Estelle tells British talk show GMTV.

Prince on Politics and Religion


“Here’s how it is: you’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this (the Bible). But there’s the problem of interpretation, and you’ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn’t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, ‘You can do whatever you want’. Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right.” — Prince shares his views on politics and religion with the New Yorker magazine.

Snoop on the Paparazzi


“I go to the areas where the paparazzi are kind of scared to go in. I’ve got some security guards (who are) kind of big so those little cameras – they just scoop them up with one hand.” — Snoop Dogg, on his clever way to outrun the paparazzi – he ducks into unsavory neighborhoods.

President-Elect Barack Obama on his new Life



“There seem to be more people hovering around me. On the other hand, I’m sleeping in my own bed.”




U.S. President-elect Barack Obama neglected  giving a direct reply when the question was posed on a U.S. talkshow on Sunday whether he had managed to give up his smoking habit.

Obama has been compelled and advised by his team to become a model of non-smoking, after smoking, however for 20 twenty years.

As seen on NBC’s Meet the Press program, interviewer Tom Brokaw informed Obama on how he had avoided responding to the query during an interview last month with ABC’s Barbara Walters.

Taking notice  that the White House now was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?”

“I have,” Obama replied, smiling broadly. “What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon.”

“Wait a minute,” Brokaw interjected, “that means you haven’t stopped.”

“Fair enough,” Obama said. “What I would say is that I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. You will not see any violations of these rules in the White House.”

Obama was often observed on the presidential campaign trail chewing Nicorette gum, which supposedly eases the desire for nicotine. He has attempted several times to quit.

His doctor said in May, 47-year-old president-elect, who acquires office on January 20, is in outstanding health and fit to serve as U.S. president. He was works out daily at the gym, plays basketball and jogs 3 miles a day.

Gerald Ford, who served from 1974-77, was the last U.S. president to use tobacco on a regular basis. The White House no-smoking rule was imposed by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, now Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.


BEST DRESSED! Bette Midler in Reem Acra



Sometimes, you gotta take the kids to work: Here's Beyonce wrapping up a sexy lingerie photoshoot, with Blue Ivy close by. We're glad to see Blue is tech savvy. lol

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