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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Homage: The George Jefferson Dance

No one could do it better!!!

Breaking News: Sherman Hemsley has passed away

The news of someone passing never gets any easier.  From The Jefferson to Amen, America fell in love with Sherman and his offbeat, crazy characters RIP Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the character George Jefferson famous in "The

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In "Can I just be great?" news: Michael Johnson doesn't think South Africa's Oscar Pistorius is qualified to race

Michael Johnson bucks courts findings, says 'friend' Pistorius shouldn't compete in London
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius has qualifed to run the individual 400 meter and the 4x400-meter relay in London.

Johnson, the former U.S. Olympic speed demon who now provides commentary for BBC, appears to be making a smooth transition from his days as Nike's "world's fastest man" to world's biggest mouth this summer.
Coming on the heels of curious statements about the descendants of slaves being athletically superior, Johnson is now saying it's "unfair" if Oscar Pistorius, aka Blade Runner, competes against able-bodied runners when it's not clear whether he has an advantage, according to the Telegraph in London.
The South African runner and his carbon fiber prosthetics are slated to compete in the individual 400 as well as the 4×400 relay in this summer's London Games.
"I consider Oscar a friend of mine, but he knows I am against him runningbecause this is not about Oscar. It’s not about him as an individual; it is about the rules you will make and put in place for the sport which will apply to anyone, and not just Oscar," said Johnson, who holds the world record in the 400 and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event.
The statement is in direct contention with scientists - and not just any scientists, but ones who actually monitored Pistorius as he ran the 400.
Pistorius was born without fibula bones and had his legs amputated below his knees before he turned 1. He still played several sports, including water polo, tennis and wrestling. After injuring his knee in a rugby match, Pistorius began running competitively in 2004 with the aid of the Flex-Foot Cheetah made by the Icelandic company, Össur.
The 25-year-old runner made headlines ahead of the 2008 Games in Beijing when the International Association of Athletics Federations handed down a January 2008 ruling saying Pistorius' prosthetics gave him an advantage over able-bodied runners.
The IAAF cited a rule it had established the previous year banning the "use of any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides the user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device." Supporters of the Paralympics champ claimed the rule targeted Pistorius, which the IAAF denied.

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ORLY?:Comedy great Fred Willard...caught masturbating in public

Fred Willard has been in to many movies to even count!! Not to mention he's been in some of the funniest movies ever!

Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources, LAPD undercover vice officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood and found the 78-year-old "Anchorman" star watching last night's feature ... with his penis exposed and in his hand -- aka, pulling a Pee-wee Herman.

We're told Willard was arrested around 8:45PM and booked for lewd conduct.

It was a quick release -- we're told he was out of police custody a short while later.

As for which movie Fred was watching -- there are 3 flicks in rotation at the theater ... "Follow Me 2," a XXX parody of "The Client List," and "Step Dad No. 2."

Willard is best known for his memorable roles in "Best in Show", "For Your Consideration", "American Wedding" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

According to IMDB, Fred is "rumored" to be in pre-production for a movie entitled ... "The Yank."


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OH WE WILL get in poppin for MJ!!! 3rd annual MJ Dance Party!!

DJ Dredd presents DC's biggest Michael Jackson party. Celebrate the life and music of Michael Joseph Jackson and the Jackson Family. 
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Hear ye hear ye!! Jimmie "J.J." Walker is NOT for the gays settling down!!

jimmie walker oreilly factor obama
Its interesting to see someone going against the grain in the mainstream media and speaking out AGAINST gay marriage. Especially when is so chic and IN to support it and be really super liberal about everything.  I wonder if Jimmie's going this route simply to sell books?

Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker has never been one to mince his words.
Currently promoting his new memoir "Dyn-o-mite," the former "Good Times" star is sounding off yet again -- this time, on his opposition to same-sex marriage on "moral grounds."
"There's just certain traditions that need to be upheld," the 65-year-old comedian told CNN. "I'm a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I'm totally against it."
He continued, "In 100 years from now, people are going to go, 'Who was against gay marriage?' And I'll be one of those idiots and say, 'That's me.' I'm just against it on moral grounds, that's it. I'm as much a heathen as anybody. I just don't believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don't like it, I don't accept it."
Currently promoting his memoir, Dyn-omite, Walker caused quite the stir when he appeared on FOX News and explained why he does not support President Barack Obama:
“Barack Obama is more like a Tony Roberts type of guy,” Walker told Bill O’Reilly. “You feel real good and happy and everything and then you go home and there’s a foreclosure sign on your door. 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.”
O’Reilly wasted no time fanning the inevitable flames caused by Walker’s response by asking him was he prepared for the backlash he was sure to receive from other Black Americans.
Walker’s response? “Sometimes even a brother, you have to let him go.”

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Some goodness for the fellas (and some of you ladies too): Brooke Bailey

I'm not sure where I first saw this chick but I remember a face very well (among other things)  Hit the cut for a few more eye pleasing shots.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Who Knew Tevin Campbell still had a bit!? "Can we talk" 2012 edition

Tevin Campbell Today!!
   Tevin Campbell popped up on Youtube a few days ago and let us know he still had those pipes!

Friday, July 13, 2012

INDIE TALENT TO KNOW: Re' Peoplez ft.The Last Element Tribe "Vapors"

RE.N.A.A.Z. PEOPLEZ, a native of Washington, D.C., is a professional
recording artist, pianist,composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, lyrical emcee, poet and teacher of the arts. He is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts (D.C. Public Schools) and studied contemporary songwriting and music production at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has traveled nationally and internationally on various musical tours such as Beats for Peace opening for Cee-lo Green, Slum Village, Erykah Badu, MosDef, Anwar Superstar, Supernatural and The Bay area’s own OG Queen emcee, Medusa. He has also been a musical director for Recording artist Afi Soul on the Seagram’s Gin tour opening for Raheem Davaughn and Lil Mo and performed on international tours in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua. Renaaz has performed at various venues in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well, such as the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, The Lincoln Theatre, Howard Univeristy’s Crampton Auditorium, U Street’s Bar Nun, Velvet Lounge, Bohemian Caverns, Black Cat, The Saloon, DC9, Carter Barron Amphitheater and Café Nema. Renaaz is also the former lead singer/emcee and associate musical director of The Last Element Tribe and a former band member of the cool jazz/neo-soul group Spontaneous Crew. He has produced & co-produced projects with well-known producer and music workshop facilitator Ricky Payton Jr., CEO of 7Yards Ent, DJ Nfinite, and the Bay area’s own child prodigy drummer, producer, and heatmaker Thomas Pridgen.


Converse DC Block Party
This should be a pretty thorough event. Free food, giveaways and a show from Stalley and The Dream, eh not bad.  Hopefully the weather works in everyone's favor and we can have a fun, peaceful time.  I plan to be down there with my baby girl getting my grub on and checking the scene!!   The event lasts from 12p -5p so there's plenty of time to get down to Banneker Park this Saturday!!
 World Basketball Festival officially takes over Washington, D.C., starting tomorrow. Nike and USA Basketball are bringing the 2012 Men’s and Women’s National Teams to D.C. for a four-day celebration of the performance and culture of the game.

WBF features the Nike family of brands – Converse, the Jordan Brand, and Nike Basketball – as well as elite youth players from around the world.
The piece of WBF that we’re most looking forward to is the Converse Block Party on Saturday. We will be at Banneker Community Center (2500 Georgia Avenue NW) all day Saturday for a celebration of basketball, art and music.
There are two full courts that have been refurbished for the event (and for the community to use hopefully for many years after), as well as food catered by local vendors and tons of activities and giveaways for attendees. To top it all off, partygoers will be treated to live performances from Stalley, followed by a closing set from The-Dream.
The best part is that the whole thing is FREE. Free entry, free food, free takeaways, and a free concert. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday, right?
The Converse D.C. Block Party goes from noon to 5 p.m. Come through if you’re in town…

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray expected to resign today

Sources are saying that Vincent Gray is about to resign as mayor of Washington, DC. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have been investigating Gray’s for possible campaign violations and three of Gray’s campaign aides have pleaded guilty to financial misconduct, including a public-relations executive who admitted this week that she facilitated the use of $650,000 in illicit funds from a district businessman. Three members of the D.C. Council called on the mayor to step down yesterday with one saying Gray is responsible for “massive election fraud.”


Chris Bosh's imaginary sperm bath: Shit is too too funny!!


The top 20 TV moments of all times!!!!

There was no way in the world you could miss coverage of this royal wedding, not unless you lived under a rock!!  Hit the cut and see if the moments YOU have in mind are on the list

Target Refusing To Sell Frank Ocean Album

Retailer Target has refused to sell "Channel Orange" according to a tweet from Ocean's representative Christian Clancy.

"Target has refused to carry Franks album because of Itunes esclusive.  Interesting since they also donate to non equal rights organization."
It is very understandable for Target to deny sales of “Channel Orange,” via their outlet seeing that iTunes was given the ultimate exclusive, but we find it quite convenient that Target, who also supports Tom Emmer who DOES NOT support gay rights, won’t offer the project to their customers.
Target allegedly gave Far Right Republican Tom Emmer $150,000 in 2010. Emmer feels “homosexuality is an abomination.”
ThatGrapeJuice reports, that in 2011 “Lady GaGa revoked an exclusive version of her LP ‘Born This Way‘ originally given to the company once she caught wind of their affiliations with Emmer.”


Wedding Bells are about to chime for Anderson Cooper

NOW that he’s out of the closet, newshound Anderson Cooper is headed down the aisle! The 45-year-old CNN anchor plans to wed hunky club owner Ben Maisani in the Big Apple, pals say, and the nuptials could take place as soon as Labor Day!

Cooper announced his not-so-secret sexuality recently, saying: “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
A source close to Coop – who also hosts the syndicated daytime talk show “Anderson” – told The ENQUIRER: “Anderson finally decided the time was right for him to come out.

“He’d been considering breaking the news ever since same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York last summer. It’s been about a year now and he wants to get married to Ben. They’re totally committed to one another.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cheaters: I know its fake, but damn this is FUNNY! "Bitch I'll whoop yo ass too!"

Lol at the 3:06 mark!!! She goes BEzerk!!

Pics & Vid Kate Upton in GQ, because I like you and you deserve it

7th Annual DC Loves Dilla is happening at The Fillmore

The 7th Annual J Dilla Tribute will be at The Fillmore Silver Spring this Saturday night! Featuring Wes Felton, YahZarahMaimouna YoussefJavier Starks and many more! Secure your tickets for the show now at LiveNation

Maryland's marriage equality web ad speaks to the common man and women. MARYLAND is really trying to be progressive!!

“As an African-American male, I know what it’s like to be discriminated against,” says LeVar Michael, one of the featured voices in the three-minute video produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality."

Maryland really surprised me when I saw this ad online.  I guess I wasn't ready for actual real AND relatable lesbian and gay couples  as well as straight men and women as well to be featured in the ad and for them to look as though they are from all walks of life. The folks in the ad looked down to earth and just like you or I, and I think that's what made the ad hit home for me.  I'm not really sure what image MD has if any, but in my opinion this ad is a step in a very progressive direction.

This ad was put together in order to uphold the states decision to make same sex marriage legal for all couples, straight and gay.  The law scheduled to go into affect in January will be put on hold because opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot for a statewide vote.

Endgame: AIDS in the Black Community} More of the same, but some NEED to watch!!

Watch ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

I watched this program last night and was again saddened by what I was watching.   Its more of the same that they show EVERY year, but please dont let that discourage those that have not been educated thus far.  D.C. was profiled in the show since we in DC have one of the highest rates of HIV infection per capita in the world.  The program really shitted on DC if you ask me, but maybe thats what needed to happen.  Ward 8 was shitted on, but hey like I said; it likely needed to be shown.

For those that are interested please take a moment to watch.