Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ring on It? Really?


Beyoncé has made it worldly famous that "...if you liked it, then you should've put a ring on it." ...Yes, how cocky of her, but besides the work it takes to get the ring, what about the girls that receive the intermediate step towards the engagement ring? ...Ya know, the Promise Ring, that every "good" girlfriend wishes she had.

Jennifer Hudson's Pregnant?!

A weekend baby shower in downtown Chicago confirmed what has long been rumored: Jennifer Hudson is pregnant.

“It was a baby shower, a quiet gathering of friends and mostly family,” singer/actress Felicia Fields, a longtime Hudson friend, said of Saturday’s get-together in a relative’s home. “They’re really trying to keep it kind of quiet.”

South Side native Hudson, the 27-year-old singing star who won the 2006 best supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” is engaged to former reality TV star David Otunga, who’s currently pursuing a pro wrestling career. Hudson has said she no longer would live in Chicago after her mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason and nephew Julian King were found murdered in October, with William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister Julia, charged with the crimes.

Hudson recently finished a co-headlining concert tour with singer Robin Thicke, with an April 25 show at the Arie Crown Theatre. Her manager and publicist previously denied that she is pregnant.

"It was a nice time that we had," Fields said of the shower. She didn’t want to get into when the baby is due, but speculation is that Hudson is many months along—an impression bolstered by her appearance of late.

As for whether Hudson received blue or pink gifts, Fields said, “They don’t know [the gender]. More yellow.”



Will Conan succeed on "The Tonight Show"?!

It will come down to this for Conan O’Brien, at about 5 p.m. West Coast time Monday:

His old friend Andy Richter will swing into the opening announcement, intoning for the first time the words “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” and the star will stand behind the curtains of his stylish new set feeling the thrill run up his (extra-long) spine.

“That will be there for sure,” Mr. O’Brien said. “I’ve had those moments already of seeing a crate go by and it says ‘The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien’ on it, and I remind myself it’s unbelievable that I got here. It’s a Catholic word, but it’s a sin not to acknowledge something for at least a minute: Hey, you got this far.”

After 16 years making a name with his distinctive brand of intellectually silly comedy on NBC’s “Late Night” show, Mr. O’Brien, 46, ascends to the seat behind late night’s desk of destiny, just the fifth man to lead “Tonight,” after Steve AllenJack PaarJohnny Carson andJay Leno.

Nervous? “You have to be,” Mr. O’Brien said in an interview in the show’s new offices on the Universal studio lot. “It’s a swirly cone of some nerves, excitement. You’ve got to sprinkle a little bit of dread in there. You’ve got to sprinkle a lot of stuff in there and mush it all together.” His executive producer, Jeff Ross, admitted to a sudden inability to sleep. “Usual nerves,” Mr. Ross said. “We’re feeling that thing where you’re confident, but you never really know.”

No one has to remind Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Ross how important this show is to NBC. It’s the flagship of late-night television, yes, but it has also been probably the biggest money machine ever in terms of network profits.

Things are different now, with so much competition in late night, fewer viewers available and tighter ad dollars. The business is changing rapidly; Mr. Leno is sliding to prime time in a move NBC expects will save millions in what it otherwise would spend on expensive scripted shows. And other shows now generate bigger annual profits than “Tonight,” among them NBC’s “Today” and Fox’s “American Idol.”

But “Tonight” still pumps an estimated $100 million into NBC every year, by far the most in late night.

“Late night has become even more important to NBC — and all the other networks — with the current economy and the changing business model of TV,” said Brad Adgate, the executive vice president for research at Horizon Media, a media-buying company.

He added that expectations for Mr. O’Brien were inevitably pitched extra high because of NBC’s heritage in late-night entertainment, a form that the network invented and still dominates, even with competitors like David Letterman on CBS.

“It would be a bitter pill if CBS began winning the time period or notably closing the ratings gap,” Mr. Adgate said. He added that he did not think that would happen, and that Mr. O’Brien would probably maintain NBC’s position in late night.

Mr. O’Brien isn’t taking the challenge lightly. He left his old show in February and has barely taken a deep breath since. “It’s the longest I’ve been off television, but it may be the hardest I’ve worked,” he said.

He said, however, that he was feeling more than ready. “It’s hard for people to contemplate,” he said. “They think of starting ‘The Tonight Show,’ and it’s natural they put themselves in the situation: ‘Oh jeez, I’d be so scared.’ But they’re a truck driver or a gynecologist. And the thing they seem to forget is Sept. 13, 1993, was a much bigger challenge.”

That was the day Mr. O’Brien emerged from being a self-described “complete unknown” to host of a national television show. “We have some stuff planned that I think is really good, and I’m excited to show it to people,” he said.

So what about Night 1? Is Joke 1 of the Conan era set in stone?

“We’ve been preparing a bunch of possible first jokes,” he said. “You can’t really do a topical monologue on the first night. It’s about this event, and we’re going to ease into that.”

He also said he was conscious of having a loaded lineup, with Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam. “We don’t want to choke the show with so much stuff,” Mr. O’Brien said.

But things will surely look different, starting with the set, which is big, blue, expansive — Johnny-like. The location is radically different from the Midtown Manhattan address Mr. O’Brien had when he was host of “Late Night,” but there is a touch of the classic 30 Rockefeller Center building in the Deco mural running along the set’s rim.

When he walks out, Mr. O’Brien said, his fans may be surprised. “I think the overwhelming feeling at first will be: ‘Oh, he’s got real lighting now.’ ” He said he had one word for what he wanted in a new set (besides better lighting): elegant.

“And they did that,” he said. “It’s very elegant.” But his fans shouldn’t worry: “You can still be a jackass in an elegant space.”

Mr. O’Brien expects to mine his personal dislocation for comedy. “I can’t go anywhere without people saying, ‘Good luck in L.A.’ Or, ‘What’s it like in L.A.?’ Osama Bin Laden is in a cave somewhere saying, ‘I wonder how Conan will be in L.A.’ ”

Mr. O’Brien said the move would definitely affect the show. “It should be different,” he said. “The only way to survive in television is to reinvent yourself.”

He added, “I can’t radically remake my personality, but this should change me in ways that I changed during the ‘Late Night’ show — in ’93, and ’96 and ’98. What’s nice is there does seem to be something funny about me being in L.A. It’s almost like a sight gag that I’m in L.A.”

As for how he hopes to fare in the densely crowded late-night (with a touch of prime time) solar system, Mr. O’Brien said: “There is a period of realignment now. These things aren’t decided in a night; they’re not decided in a week. It’s a marathon. We’re going to bring some people with us to the show, and we’re going to have to find some new people, and it’s not all going to happen right away. But I’m interested in getting to that part. Let’s go do that part.”



Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rihanna shows no fear


It's Kanye's video, but Rihanna stole the show. ...I'm glad Kanye let her do her thang!!!! (Sorry about the video...all of the other ones are copyrighted)

What is iJump?!

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Music Playlist at

I love to put my 1st generation iPod on random and literally jump around my living room to each new song. ...Here's a few songs that I jam to every night... :-)

Mandy Moore has an alter-ego?!

Review: Moore returns with folksy `Amanda Leigh'

By SOLVEJ SCHOU – 2 days ago 

Mandy Moore, "Amanda Leigh" (Storefront)

Sure, Mandy Moore has grown up. She's 25, married to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams and pushing past the teen-pop territory of her younger days, as she did on 2007's decidedly adult "Wild Hope."

But while her new album, "Amanda Leigh," sparkles in places, it also shows where Moore needs to grow. The record's tunes about love and soul-searching, co-written by Moore and Mike Viola, leader of the Candy Butchers, with help from Inara George of the Bird and the Bee, range from country-tinged folk to straight-up alt-country to songs so steeped in harpsichord and harmony, they verge on musical theater.

The songs are recorded with crisp, precise instrumentation, but the lyrics tend to rhyme too much. "I could handle your tortured heart/ Even piece it together whenever you ripped it apart," she sings on "Love to Love Me Back."

"I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week," the album's main single, is saccharine mixed with saltiness. The chorus of the up-tempo and cheesy blowoff to a guy is catchy, but silly.

At her best, Moore shows that her sweetly tinged voice can be both throaty and twangy. Songs such as "Bug" have a pleasant Joni Mitchell vibe, all clear-eyed '70s folk.

Moore, though, could use some pointers from her hubby Adams, whose music skillfully straddles country, rock and pop without trying too hard.

CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: "Everblue," the album's best song, and co-written by Lori McKenna, has the kind of slow-paced groove that rolls along beautifully, letting Moore sing in a sultry croon.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



Eminem + Jay-Z = DJ Hero Game?!

Like the battle between Rock Band and Guitar Hero, the competition is heating up between upcoming music video games DJ Hero and Scratch: The Ultimate DJ to stake dominance in the genre. Today, DJ Hero made a major move by hooking up with a pair of the biggest rappers around, Jay-Z and Eminem, to release exclusive content for their game, due out this autumn. (That is, if DJ Hero can brush off that lawsuit Scratch filed against them.)

Under the deal, DJ Hero will collaborate the rappers on a special branded version of the game that will include an advanced version of the game’s turntable controller, a performance-ready DJ stand, and two exclusive CD compilations featuring greatest hits and new mixes from each artist. The CDs mark the first time an artist has released an album of music exclusively for these music video games. Additionally, both Em and Jigga will provide “fresh mixes” and other downloadable content later in the year.

“A DJ has the ability to use music to control people’s emotions and is responsible for the entire vibe of a room, a club or a party,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “DJ Hero is the first video game that allows everyone to enjoy the unique experience of creating that environment.” DJ Hero is one of many games Activision is pumping out by year’s end, including Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: Van Halen and Band Hero.

So far, Scratch has announced it will feature tracks by Kanye West, Beastie Boys, OutKast, Dr. Dre and Run-DMC, while DJ Hero will reportedly boast over 100 master recordings broken down into two-song mixes. An added bonus of DJ Hero is that gamers can hook up their Guitar Hero guitar for exclusive DJ/guitar mixes, with Nirvana, Tears for Fears and David Bowie among the artists than will get mashed-up, according to the game’s official Website.



Friday, May 29, 2009

Is this where the iPhone is headed??

iphoneIt's humor, of course, but has the iPhone gone too far?! ...Leave your comments!!!

You're Just a Boy....

You're not even my man...
...but I regarded you as such
A man with dignity,
And someone I thought highly of.

You were the sole of my shoe...
...supporting it all
through the downpours
And the snow
You never left sight of your call.

Then, you up and left
and "surprise" wasn't the word
...How you used to be the sole
and now
you're just another brand.

Where did we go astray?
How'd you lose your way?
I thought 'best friends' was enough
but you swore I didn't know your name.

I thought looks couldn't kill,
but mine killed what we had...
a strong friendship for 2 years
and my face destroyed the bond we had;
I'm sorry for being cute...
being the vulnerable girl you've wanted...
but I'm in love with someone else
and I can't help you with needs today...
...nor ever.

I wish you didn't feel like this...
I wish we'd never dated...
but I'd had never met you
or made the the friendship that we used to have;
I wish there were no former feelings...
I wish you were a n*gga off the street...
then, I wouldn't feel so bad
...being "friends" wouldn't hurt you so bad.

I don't know what I did...
make you regard me as **Her**
But the **Her** is someone else
...I want to meet **Her** but not be.

...I..just...I can't change what happened
but I can pray for what comes.
I hope God helps you along the way;
Recover well and I will help the hurt .

...God, I miss my friend :(

Love at 6

What in the hell was that...
...that just ran across my stomach?"
...A quick shift of the eyes, reveals it's only Jae,
moving for the one-millionth time, in his sleep.
He has his hands wrapped around my stomach,
like a bar clutching me
into my roller coaster seat.
"...I'm set. Ready to go. Not gettin' lose
from this spot."

I grab his hand and feel his fingers grasp the interlocks
of my right--
a grip soft enough to reveal his sleepiness, but strong enough
to tell me that I'm not going anywhere.

I shift my body around, completely, and stare at
that baby face with a man's mustache--
...Hah, so young, at heart...
...not an ounce of alcohol or drug in him.
...I look for that soft spot, near his cheek--I swear,
it feels like a pillow; he knows I'm
on the hunt for it, so he just pushes
his face closer, while I press my face in.
I rub my nose against that soft site and wonder,
"Did God put too much fluff in this spot? Did he make this too soft? Did he know
I was 'gonna find it?"
I press my nose closer in his face, but he disrupts
me, grabbing my jawbone and pulling my face closer to
his lips
(what incredibly clammy hands); he gives
a small peck, but
my eyes open...he's so beautiful
when he's passionate; his eyelids gather wrinkles as he
presses his lips upon mine and loosen up as my
lips confirm the kiss.

...He, unfortunately, lays his head on the pillow, but wraps the
bar around my waist--Mmm...feels like
those warm, heat blankets my great-grandmother used to have; my body,
blindly, falls into a trance--an overwhelmingly
good--while the mind falls
into a deep state of sleep--into dreams unreal,
better than the spot
on his face;
Right as Jae and I are relaxing on Bahamian beaches and sipping the sweetest
wine, my face warms with the
breath and gentle kiss of
my divine.
"Babe, you want some breakfast?" I nod my head "yes," as if I'm too
tired to express coherent sentences. That way, another kiss can
befall the embrace of my face.

...I watch as he walks into the kitchen, pours the
grits from the can. ...Funny how those hands that grip
the bottle tend to run across
my body, in the morning--my bar,
my security from ill-intentioned hazards, ill-intentioned people, and ill-intentioned
love that remains unwanted.

Who am I living for? Is this my limit?

Crashin' on bed, after a long day of classes,
"Let's log onto the facebook," I say, "let's see what's new; what's good?"
Lookin' at the red notifications bar, I realize, "Dayum: 20 notifications!
Let's go check 'em out." I'm viewing all the comments, thinking, "Yea, I know him," and,
"Haha, that's funny," but, I wonder, looking hard at the thumbnail, "Who the hell is this?
Let's click on the profile and see." ...Ya know, slow internet...waitin'
for the sh*t to load and...OMG!
"Who's that," I demand, "God dayum! Wait...lemme check the other pics." ...Slow *ss internet,
I wanna see if.... "There it is: fly! Dayum: sexii! Woooo: gorgeous! I can't
...I...interested?! Am I curious?" Wow!
"I can't believe it! Oooo, she all on me, on me!" I wish
she was. I gotta see her, GOTTA SEE her, "...and she so nice," I admit,
"Convo' is so basic. I can't approach her, though," I realize. "Does she like girls?,"
I question, "Do I like girls? ...Sh*t, I dunno, but I like this one."

...For days and days, I try to find an excuse to meet thee. "Where you go to school?,"
I ask, "Where you shop at? Coming to the mall, anytime soon?"
...And somethin' makes me resort to the most desperate of questions:
Me: Where do you play at?
She: Here.
5 minutes before I coherently digest: HERE?! Gotta make sure
my hair looks nice and the outfit looks right 'cause tonight,
I'll be there!

...I gather the gang, talk a bunch of nothing in the car.
I'm lookin' around, lookin' around, and
..."Here you are, baby," I recite (in my head), "and even better in person....
Good god, her temple is blessed with so many many." I pondering a switch to
the other side...of her XD; I wanna recalculate
my frame of thinking; adjust it to: I love the d*ck and thy man, but solely one female of them all. **sigh** ...I am not fully aware of her sexual-orientation and I know
dogs constantly hound at this fox, but lemme talk to this femme...lemme take a chance...& see what
I can get ;-)

Child Services to Remove 8 from Jon and Kate?!

By Maria E. Andreu
Friday May 29, 2009, 2:22 PM


The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is investigating whether "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with child labor laws, according to AP. And one has to wonder what took so long. Sure, it may seem like it's a case of kicking people when they're down. After all, Jon and Kate Gosselin have had their share of hardship in the last several weeks: allegations that Jon cheated with a 23-year-old schoolteacher and that Kate is everything from a money-hungry power freak to a manipulative schemer and a cheater herself. Amidst reports of their disintegrating marriage, the fifth season of their increasingly popular TLC reality show aired, and the strain on them was clearly evident: paparazzi stood at a distance and photographed their sextuplets' outdoor birthday party while Jon and Kate barely exchanged a word. It was all so riveting, 10 million of us tuned in to watch. But today's AP story brings up another point: what about the kids? Underage performers have long been protected by child labor laws that regulated how long they were allowed to work. But if it's a "reality" show and cameras are just hanging around (and kids aren't performing, just living their lives), is that work? While we'll have to wait and see what the investigation uncovers, it brings up the murkiness of issues that "reality" t.v. raises. We all know that reality television is that often more in name than in fact. Reports have long surfaced about "missed" scenes re-shot for the cameras or scenarios set up for the benefit of the audience. At this point, it is unknown just how much of that goes on in this particular show. But as with the old scientific maxim - the very act of observing something changes it - so too do I wonder if the very act of observing these kids' lives has changed them. They certainly seem busier than my family. And what are the ethics of profiting from the story of these minors who are too young to consent to be filmed? Reportedly, the family is paid between $50,000 to $75,000 per episode. Is any of this money being set aside for them? Jon and Kate Plus 8 used to be a guilty little pleasure I watched when I wanted to unwind, take a breather from my own two-kid life and think, "See, my life's not so hectic after all." But as with all escapism, when you look behind the curtain, the reality may not always be so dreamy.



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photos of Rihanna in Kanye's "Paranoid" Video


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rihanna in kanye video 2

Rihanna to testify against Chris Brown

Prosecutors plan to call Rihanna as a witnesses during a hearing in Chris Brown's assault case, her attorney said Thursday. Donald Etra told reporters that prosecutors have told him the Barbados-born singer will receive a subpoena to testify at a preliminary hearing June 22. The hearing will focus on whether there is enough evidence to continue the case against Brown.

Brown was arrested in February on suspicion of hitting and choking Rihanna, then his girlfriend, in a rented car hours before the couple were scheduled to appear at the Grammys. Rihanna has not been formally been named as the victimn in police or prosecutors' reports.

Etra said Thursday Rihanna will comply with the order. If she is called to testify, the 21-year-old singer would be subject to cross-examination by Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos.

A judge on Thursday rejected as premature a motion by Geragos to receive police and investigative records related to the case and the apparent leak of a photo of a beaten and bruised Rihanna.

Brown wasn't in court Thursday, but he's required to attend the preliminary hearing.

Meanwhile, Brown came as close as he has come yet on commenting on the caser this week. In a YouTube video posted Tuesday, Brown, accompanied by rapper/actor Bow Wow, chats about his forthcoming album and tells viewers, "Everybody that's haters, they just been haters. All my real fans, I love you all. I ain't a monster."



Making Streams....

What's so special 'bout tonight
that you got you all
anxious and ready
to pull my
dick out?
just lay down
on the bed
and watch as
...Better yet
close your eyes
and I'll
hold your waist
as spasm
from the lips
I know
ain't it?
But tell me
how it is
creamy shots
out of
'til I ask you to
let go of my
it's pulled out
...Gripped up all
Sweaty face
Dazed expression
Pressed against the
...Sweaty lips
grab hold of my
...Shaky hands
press against my
...Turn to look at
...Can't speak
'fo you
thrust in;
barging through
closed gates
of the enemy
'cept this door
solely opened for
...Viva la Vida
we shout
arms tangled
'round another
...Dazed looks
call for more
...Water runs
down the
...the heavier the current
the more one wants
...Fall in exhaustion
his sweat
dripping down
my face
entices the
...The two
become one
'fo either
wishes it
...Two streams
become one
the streams
with the lips
'fo slurped
& swallowed
into existence

I ain't nasty
You wish
you could do
could have
the shit we've


Blue Screen

what you feel
in your stomach
is angst
...wanting to know
that person
you texted
is eager to answer
he just might be
he just might be
ignoring you
but what he's
some of your
of your
start watching the
stupidest shows
or movies
you've seen
10 times over;
maybe distraction
by the dumb
will produce a
response from
give anything
for that
screen to turn blue
for that
cell to vibrate
for that
ringtone to sound off.
constant, constant, constant wants
of him to answer his phone
constant, constant, constant desires
of acknowledgment from the main hope.
constant demands of someone else is
enough to drive you
but it's not
stir crazy
it's "love,"
it's wanting to be
wanted by someone
other than
your mother
and yourself

the above is where
so many females
go sooo wrong
...the response of the man
the touch of the man
is more important than
the hang-out you and your mother planned
more important than
handling your business for class
more important than
attending church on Sunday
hoping not to miss a certain from the
"almighty one."
the man becomes the center of
your center

and if he leaves
you're left with
what the fuck?!
...i know this from experience
i know every situation is different
but i know i felt like this
i know many other females that have felt like this
i know family members and friends that are declared insane from situations like this
...all for what
so a boy can say hi?
so you can feel special?
...if you and your God
aren't enough to
inspire thanks
every morning
then you aren't sure
of who
you are.
re-examine who you were
before men
re-examine who you were
when it was just you
your Grandma
and your Bible
re-examine who you were
before you
needed that cell

you have to love yourself
before you love a man
all the hate in you
will reflect upon the Mister
and although no one's perfect
how can you grow up...white-pickett fence
without growing up...hole of the soul

lovin yourself is wayyy better
dying for a blue screen

"relax. relate. release."
find the bitch-ass and conquer




Just a great clip of Game Show Bloopers !!!

(Provided by

Growth Is....

Alarm sounds off....
Reach to grab it
with no glasses on
Grab the first pair I see
and she shouts
"Dammit, you'rs are over there!"
...That voice was my Mom's
and this is our ongoing argument
for the past
10 years.
...Daddy left when I was 10
so that would mean
that my 20-year-old self
just awoke from that alarm.

...I haven't had my own room
since his departure
'cept for the one year I stayed on campus
but Daddy yanked me outta there
'cause his pockets were screaming.

...Not too social
Who wants to hang out with someone
that lives 2 hours away?
My Mom moved us around every 3 years
'cause each job wasn't stable.

...There's been times when I wasn't sure
if I could attend school the next day
'cause you either paid rent or
paid for classes.

...Daddy used me as a "show-and-tell"
as in
"Show people your good poetry"
"Tell them that I'm your father."
...The only father he's been is
the one with the purse
and even that
I have to beg for.

...So, with family life f*cked up
and a forced residence hours away from society
I dug into my books
I've always had straight A's
and it wasn't for material rewards.
...Quetta was always so proud
but whe the cancer took her
I worked even harder
in her memory.

...I wasn't surprised when
I made NHS
but I couldn't celebrate with friends
...I had to celebrate with My Mom
(they weren't trying to travel
and I wasn't trying to leave early).

...When I graduated high school
I thought
"Yay! College!"
but Daddy's purse was screaming
so, I had to stay local
and I had to go to "the best school for the best price"
and I had to studyi his major.

When it came to wanting to transfer
I thought
"What's the best school
for my major
that's far away
in which I could pay off, eventually?"
Ummm...New York University!
...I conquered its high standards
and was
...But even THAT
came with
Bitching and Moaning.
...Dangling his purse
in my face
deciding whether to aid the
Deposit on NYU
'cause He doesn't like
the major
the distance
the cost.

...He gave up his part, nonetheless
and I cut him off
and I am soon
to sleep in my own bed
to pay my own phone bill
to fund my own life.

...I know Imma be
book-tired, stressed, & hungry
but the tiny mattress
and unreasonable opinions
won't be the reason.
...Growth is.
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Hello world!

Hello, Everyone!!! ...Please, bear with me. This is only my second blog and I barely know what I'm doing...LOL. Nonetheless, I will be posting my published poetry, as well as recent works. I also am a huge fan of The Phantom of the Opera (film and play), as well as of the very controversial singer Rihanna, so random info of those two subjects might appear, as well.

Once again, I hope to have new info up for you soon, and I hope you enjoy what you see.





(The above is a picture of Meeeee!!!)