Monday, November 29, 2010

Lil Kim's Nicki Minaj Diss "Black Friday"

Now y'all KNOW I'm a Nicki Minaj fan but uhhhhh.... KIM BROUGHT THAT ONE, LMAO! While I love Nicki, I will never take anything away from Lil Kim.  She was the originator and that's that!! I'm still confused as to why she's mad tho.  I've heard old interviews where Nicki gave props to Kim.  I just wish these two would stop with the beef. It's comical but damn, can't we all just get along" (Rodney King voice)?

That woman said "you hot air azz bish, you shoulda been deflated" HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

SN: Kim needs not mention anything about fake body parts. #imjustsaying

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New Music Video: Keri Hilson Ft. Rick Ross "The Way You Love Me"

Seriously.... For those of you that have been sleepin on Miss Keri Baby, it's about time to wake ya azz up. This chick is BAD!!! Love this video and the song is HOT. Her 2nd album "No Boys Allowed" will be in stores December 21st.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In Case You Missed It.....Nicki Minaj Visits 106

If you haven't coped Nicki's debut CD "Pink Friday" you are playing wit yaself.  I was at Target at 8:07 a.m. to get my copy yesterday morning.  They were SO WTS cuz they didn't have any of the deluxe copies out front.  Me being me, I politely knocked on those swinging doors that read "Employees Only" and asked someone to bring me a deluxe copy cuz I knew they had one.  Of course, they then brought me "the last one."  Yea right, they thought they were slick and were gonna keep em for themselves, SMH.  Anywho, the album is AMAZING!! Nicki brought it for her fans and most definitely for her haters!! She stopped through 106 & Park to drop some words from the "Nick-tionary" and perform for the livest audience.  Check it out.

She looked really shocked and appreciative to her fans when she came out, awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I LOVE HER!!! Check MORE DISH for the performances.

Start at the 1:31 mark for her performance of "Right Through Me"

Make sure y'all go out and get that album, it's HOT!!

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Beyonce's "Nightline" Interview About Her "I Am" Tour DVD

Check out Beyonce's interview with "Nightline" about her upcoming "I Am" Tour DVD.

I can not WAIT for this DVD to drop. Check MORE DISH for the second part of the interview.

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Teen Mom Amber Charged With 2 Counts Of Felony Domestic Violence Battery

I knew it wouldn't be long before Amber was hit with some type of assault charge, chick is angry as HELL.  Last week Amber was charged with felony domestic violence against Gary, the father of her child.  This is a felony charge since the abuse took place in front of their daughter, Leah.  Currently, Gary has custody of Leah until everything is settled.  Thank GOD cuz Amber most def needed to take "Parenting 101."  I'll keep you all posted on what happens.


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Fantasia Aborted Antwuan's Baby....

As well all know, Fantasia is currently being sued by Paula Cooke for Alienation of Affection.  Well, according to Radar Online, Tasia was getting a LOT of affection from Paula's hubby.  Reports have surfaced that during her testimony,  Fantasia admitted to aborting Antwuan's baby.  She admitted that she and Antwuan were dating "on and off" for 11 months, but that she was told he was separated from his wife.  According to Cooke's lawyers, Tasia and Antwuan met at a hotel only days after they met.  The lawyers claim this was because she knew Antwuan was married.

I told y'all this was only gonna get worse before it got better, SMH. 

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Beyonce' Hosts Lorraine Schwartz's "2BHappy" Jewelry Collection

Beyonce' hosted the launch party for the "2BHappy" jewelry collection by Lorrain Schwartz in N.Y. Check out some of the pics from the event.

Kim K. looking uncomfortable as hell and Lorraine Schwartz

She has some nice items in the collection

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Mary J.


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Tip Writes Us From Jail....AGAIN!

I previously reported that Tip wasn't getting much love during his second stay at the Arkansas prison.  The inmates and guards (as well as some of his fans)  are obviously extremely disappointed in his return.  Tip is not only feeling the lack of love, but he's also realizing that he is seriously "sick and mf'ing tired of prison."  Check out this letter he sent to us, his fans...oh, and the haters.

This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for a n*gga who’s been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin’. The kind you don’t just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don’t come out of your room until it’s time to go to school.

I don’ t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I’m certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I’d have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life.

Even though it’s been a long road, I’m still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah… I got to do this shit for me!!! I’ll be God damned if I’ve come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F*ck that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f*ckin’ shades cause I’m ready to cash my darkest hours in…ASAP!!!

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A lot of folks had fathers or father figures in the house to raise them into manhood. I’m not trying to make any excuses for my situation but my father was a hustler that lived in New York. My uncle was a local big time dope boy turned 10 year federal inmate.

My mother and grandparents did the best they could but I found my manhood in the trap and in prison systems. But I found it. And nan one of mine will ever have to feel the cold tight grip of a handcuff or grace the presence of a jail cell if I can help it.

Over my dead body!

So if you can’t respect that you ain’t rocking with my movement then Fuck you dog! I know a bunch of mother f*ckers who are…..



From the looks of this letter, dude has clearly realized that jail is NOT the place for him.  I don't see him doing anything stupid after this, well I really hope he doesn't anyways.  He sounds dead azz serious this time.  The other letters he sent seemed like he was saying what he thought we wanted to hear.  This one HERE sounds like what it is... a ni**a that's SICK of getting locked up.  Especially about STUPID ISH!! Stay up Tip, we still love ya!!

Oh, in case you havent seen his "Get Back Up" video ft. Chris Brown you can check it out below.

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"For Colored Girls" Book vs. Movie Discussion... COME ON OUT!!

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For those of you that have seen the movie “For Colored Girls”, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s most definitely not a movie that you can watch and forget. The characters dealt with issues that we as a society deal with every day. The movie... was based off a novel by Ntozake Shange titled “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Please join me at Diva Dish Talk’s first event (with Risqué Café), a book vs. movie discussion of “For Colored Girls.” In addition to food, drinks (DRANKS), and fun…we’ll get to discuss these issues that might be kept on the hush, but most definitely exist. Admission is only $5 plus a canned good/non perishable item. No, the canned goods are not for me, LOL. They will go to a family in need during the holiday season. I’ve stated on several occasions that I love to hear/read your comments, so I’m really looking forward to the discussion. . Please go see the movie, read the book (it’s only 70 pages or so) and come support your girl. The event will be held this Saturday, November 20th from 1-3:30 p.m. at Risque Cafe (5959 Winchester). This is my first event and I would love to see you there. Thanks in advance!!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tony Parker & Eva Longoria Parker Divorce Details

Yesterday news broke that Eva Longoria Parker filed for a divorce from her baller hubby, Tony Parker.  The two have been married for 3 years (together for 7) and Eva is claiming "irreconcilable differences."  In this case (and most others) the irreconcilable difference was that somebody was dipping out on the marriage.  Supposedly, not only was Tony cheating on Eva, but he was doing so with a friend of theirs.

Above is Tony and Eva with their friends Erin and Brent Barry.  Barry was a former teammate of Tony's and the couples often partied and kicked it together.  Reports have surfaced that Eva found text messages in Tony's phone from  Erin that basically tipped her off that the two were having an affair.  I'm tired of asking the "when will they learn" question.  It's obvious, they will NEVER learn. They will continue to get caught up behind something as simple as a text message.  Eva showed us that although she might play a "Desperate Housewife" she is far from it.  I can understand her getting on down behind that one.  Not only did he cheat, he cheated with their FRIEND.  It would have pulled an Elin on that azz, sorries!! I sure hate that tho, I thought they made a cute couple.

 Both Eva and Tony have tweeted that they still love one another and wish each other happiness. 

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New Music Video: 50 Tyson (YES, 50 Tyson) Ft. Nerdy Star & Monique Mody "Diddie Dance"

Y'all gone let 50 Tyson be great!!! If Antoine Dodson can come up off his bull, I'm riding with 50 Tyson!! He was getting it boy, LMAO. My fave part was the 1:16 mark LOL.  Is it me or do y'all also feel some kinda way about these chicks using his name to get themselves seen?  They gave him that little azz part and took over the rest of the song.

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Chad Ochocinco And New Fiance Evelyn Lozada Offered VH1 Reality Show

Earlier this week news broke that Chad Ochocinco and "Basketball Wives" cast member Evelyn Lozada got engaged.  She twitpic'd this fabulous 10 karat ring that was given to her by the football star.  TMZ is reporting that VH1 has since offered the couple their own reality show.  So, who is shocked to hear this? Don't worry, I'll wait.......

I figured that a show might come behind this.  The two have only been dating for 4 months and they are now planning to say "I do?" Well "I don't"  buy it, SMH.  They have not agreed to do the show yet but supposedly will do so if  "the money and situation are right."

Although I can't really see this happening, I can only wish them the best. I wonder if she would switch to "Football Wives" if they actually went through with it?  She is too fabulous for those chicks, LOL.  Whatever happens, she betta keep that ring, tehehe.

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Nicki Minaj Visits The Wendy Williams Show *UPDATED: Full Interview

So how in THE HELL did I miss this? I LOVE both of these ladies!!! Unfortunately, I'm always knocked out when Wendy's show airs.  Oh well, check out a piece of their interview and Nicki's live performance.

Check MORE DISH to view the full interview and a clip from her hour long MTV documentary called "My Time Is Now" which airs on November 28th.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Music Videos: Rihanna Ft. Drake "Whats My Name", Jazmine Sullivan "10 Seconds"

I'm a little late.....but check em out!!

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Prince William Found His Princess!

Yesterday  in London, the engagement of Prince William to his girlfriend Kate Middleton was announced!! William's Grandmama, Queen Elizabeth released this statement:
“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.”
So how fly is THIS wedding gonna be, hmph? The couple have been dating for several years and Prince William popped the question last month. I remember pics from his parent's wedding and they were beautiful. Princess Diana looked exactly how you would imagine a PRINCESS would! Prince William gave his soon to be bride the ring that his father gave his mother when they married in 1981.  William stated "It (the ring) is very special to me. “It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.The timing is right now, we are both very, very happy.”

Click here  to see their first interview since the engagement.

WOWWWWWWWWWWW, this chick is rocking Princess Diana's ring!! He obviously cares a great deal for Ms. Kate to give her one of the family's greatest heir looms.  He could have chosen any ring he wanted, but he wanted her to have that one.  It's beautiful!!! Congrats to the couple.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Music: Keri Hilson Ft. Lil Kim "By You"

It's a lot going on with this song but I think I like it.  What do you think?  Kim's mouth is so daggone smart,  "nope I ain't checking for you broke azz n****s." LOL.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Behind The Scenes Of Rasheeda Ft. Toya Carter & Jasper Cameron "Badder"

I like this lil song, I pretty much dig all of Rasheeda's music. I'm glad she let her hair down for this video, she looks gorgeous. Toya was bringing all the sexy, huh? LOL.  Check MORE DISH to hear the full song.

What do y'all think about the song? I'll be posting the video as soon as it hits the net.

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Let's Talk About It... Movie VS. Book Discussion Of "For Colored Girls"

For those of you that have seen the movie “For Colored Girls”, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s most definitely not a movie that you can watch and forget. The characters dealt with issues that we as a society deal with every day. The movie... was based off a novel by Ntozake Shange titled “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Please join me at Diva Dish Talk’s first event (with Risqué Café), a book vs. movie discussion of “For Colored Girls.” In addition to food, drinks (DRANKS), and fun…we’ll get to discuss these issues that might be kept on the hush, but most definitely exist. Admission is only $5 plus a canned good/non perishable item. No, the canned goods are not for me, LOL. They will go to a family in need during the holiday season.  I’ve stated on several occasions that I love to hear/read your comments, so I’m really looking forward to the discussion. . Please go see the movie, read the book (it’s only 70 pages or so) and come support your girl. The event will be held this Saturday, November 22nd from 1-3:30 p.m.  This is my first event and I would love to see you there. Thanks in advance!!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Fantasia Headed To Court...

This Fantasia and Antwaun/Paula Cook story is probably going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. According to Radar Online Fantasia is set to go to court on the 22nd following a  mediation between she and Paula earlier this month that went sour. 

A source close to the situation says the two women attempted to settle their dispute through private mediation but the ladies were unable to reach a settlement, propelling Cook to move forward with a civil lawsuit against the singer.

“Fantasia and Paula were in mediation for nearly 12 hours on November 1,” a source close to the situation told

“They didn’t settle because Fantasia refuses to acknowledge that she was aware of Paula’s marriage to Antwaun when she started dating him, and Paula is adamant that she knew.”

According to the source, Fantasia and Paula are set to meet in a North Carolina courthouse again on November 22. “Fantasia was prepared to pay Paula as much as $100,000 to settle during their mediation, but it fell through,” another source told“Paula plans on going all the way and is going to sue Fantasia for Alienation of Affection.”

Personally, I don't think Fantasia knew EXACTLY what she was getting herself into.  I don't know exactly HOW MUCH she knew, but I don't think Antwaun gave her the "truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."  As far as Paula is concerned, I think that once she realized who her husband was knocking off, she figured she'd take advantage of a jacked up situation.  I'll keep you updated on what happens after the court date.

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New Music Video: Keyshia Cole Ft. Nicki Minaj "I Ain't Thru"

This is Keyshia's first single off her new album titled, "Keyshia."

She sure is looking good, you can tell she's happy. I'm not really feeling the song, Nicki saved it from being just blah, and not even she could make it GOOD. The album drops on December 21st, the same day as Keri Hilson's. I'm already sold on Keri's album but Keyshia is gonna have to bring it on the next single cuz this one wasn't all that.  I like Keyshia so I'm rooting for her come back!!!

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Nicki Minaj On Hot 107.9

HAAAAAAAAA! When she hit that "I'll kick that ho, punt" line after dude mentioned Kim, I LMAO. I just love me some Nicki!!

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New Music Video: Keri Hilson "Pretty Girl Rock"

I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO love this video! The song is hot too, but the video was brilliant. She channeled all the "pretty girls" before her  (Diana, Janet, T-Boz and more) and did it fabulously. I still bump Keri's first album regularly and I can't WAIT for her next album "No Boys Allowed" to drop on December 21st. I see people on Twitter hating on Keri on a regular and I don't understand it.  She's a great writer, singer and entertainer. Now, let me go download this song as my new ringtone!!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Matt Lauer CLEARLY Ticked Kanye O-F-F!

I wish they would leave Kanye the hell alone. This is why he took a break in the first daggone place, cuz of the media and their BS. He knows he was wrong, he's apologized and he's trying to move on. WHY are they constantly throwing this madness up in his face? If he goes away again, I'm gonna be hella upset.

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Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday" Snippets

OK..... I'm so ready for this freaking CD to drop.  I need it like NOW!!! Check out the 13 snippets from "Pink Friday" here.  I LMBO when she said if she had a d**k she'd pull it out and piss on em LOL.  I say that a lot, LOL.  Anywho, from the sounds of it... I'm gonna dig the album.  Out of the 13, there was only one that I wasn't feeling.  But hey, that's just from the snippet... I might love it when I hear the full version.  So, what do you think?

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Basketball Wives Season 2 Trailer

Whewwww honey, I can't wait for this. Although it looks like soon this show will consist of ZERO wives, I'm still ready for the new season. All of the original cast (with the exception of Gloria Govan) will return and Tami Roman will be the show newbie. You can see from the clip that she doesn't take much ish, LOL.  I can't wait for the new season to air on VH1 next month.  Will you be watching?

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Lil Wayne Hit With A Paternity Suit

Wayne just got home and is already dealing with more legal issues he was recently banned from drinking alcohol for the next three years and now a paternity suit.  That sucks cuz I'm sure he could use a drink after hearing this tidbit of info.  TMZ is reporting that Wayne has been asked to submit a DNA sample for a child that he possibly fathered in Missouri back in 2002.  The mother of the 8 year old child is not asking for the test, the grandmother is.  This leads me to believe that "Wayne, you are NOT the father."  I'll keep you updated.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beyonce "I Am" Footage

Well I'll be... I can't wait for November 26th!! I'll be in front of the television with my phone on vibrate LOL.  I don't need ANY distractions from my girl.

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Antoine Dodson On Lopez Tonight

I'm still tripping off this whole situation, LOL. Y'all can't hate on Antoine's hair honey, it is FLOWING!! I like Antoine, he's a sweetie (no pun intended).

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Oprah Visits The Jackson Family

Yesterday I skipped my workout (I think I've been doing something, LOL) to catch Oprah's show. She went to the Jackson estate to interview Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson and his family. I fell in love with Ms. Katherine during this interview. She seems to be such a sweet lady and obviously loved her son. Check out the interview below.

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I'm glad someone finally spoke to the children so that we could hear how they really felt about their father. I'm sure Michael was a great dad to those kids.   Anybody grown up that lived in Neverland HAD to be a good dad, LOL.  I'm glad that Ms. Katherine is helping them to lead more normal lives after such a tragic loss.

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My Boy Keenan Cahill Visits My Girl Chelsea Handler

Y'all know I love me some Chelsea and Keenan.... Check out his newest video!!

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, COMEDY!! I love it!!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Black Girls Rock Performances

Last night BET aired their BEST SHOW EVER!! "Black Girls Rock" was an absolutely AMAZING SHOW! Everything about it was fabulous, from beginning to end. They opened the show with a golden performance from Jill Scott.

Jill Scott "Golden".... She looked gorgeous!!! Jill was rocking those army fatigue pants, LOVED HER LOOK!!

Keri Hilson "Breaking Point." People can hate on Keri if they want to but I love her. She's a fab writer and performer.

Monica "Still Standing"... Nothing shocking about this performance, she ALWAYS KILLS IT!! She was sharp as all hell wit her lil narrow tail, LOL.

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V.V. Brown "Shark In The Water." Loved this song and the performance. Hated the hair, LOL.

Shontelle "Impossible', I've always LOVED this song!! She did very well!

Keyshia Cole "I Remember." I really wish she would have had a new single out that she could have performed. Glad to see her back at it tho!

The ABSOLUTE BEST PERFORMANCE of the night was Nina Simone's "Four Women" rendition by Kelly Price, Masha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi. It's crazy how these 4 women DEMOLISHED that damn stage. The notes and runs these chicks hit in this performance makes your nose go up like something stinks, LOL. It literally sent chills through my body.

The last performance of the night was Fantasia channeling The Wizard of Oz and sang "Brand New Day", then Ledisi, Kelly Price and Marsha Ambrosius joined her in singing "I'm Every Woman."

I LOVED THIS SHOW and what it represents. We have so many strong black women in our community and our young women need to see this. They celebrated Ruby Dee, Missy Elliot, Raven Symone, KeKe Palmer and others. They didn't only show celebrities that ROCK, they showed other black females (including young girls) that are making a difference in their communities. Please visit the Black Girls Rock website to learn more about this organization.

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"For Colored Girls" Movie Review (Movie Spoilers Included In Post)

If you didn't take the time this weekend to check out Tyler Perry's newest production, For Colored Girls, you most definitely need to be making plans to do so SOON AND VERY SOON!  According to The Internet Movie Database  the movie ranked number 3 this weekend and brought in $20,100,000, it was written surrounding poems from the book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.  Saturday morning I attended an event called "Breakfast and a Movie" hosted by C Jay Risque. At 8:30 a.m. a group of women (and 2 males) gathered to have breakfast in a theater prior to viewing the movie.  As we all got acquainted we shared our thoughts about what Tyler Perry would do with this film.  While I knew that this would possibly be one of his best productions yet, I don't think ANY of us were prepared for what we saw. 

PLEASE READ:  If you haven't seen the movie and/or do not want to know details, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW.  This is a discussion post and will include spoilers.

Check MORE DISH to read my take on the film (SPOILERS, SPOILIERS, SPOILERS)

First let me say that I have NEVER been in a movie theater and heard as many sobs and sniffling as I did while watching For Colored Girls. I loved the way he actually incorporated the poems from the book into the movie.  This was most definitely the "realist ish he ever wrote" (Jeezy voice). Tyler not only went there with the film, he went beyond what I ever imagined he would. The film touched on SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many things that we, as black women have to deal with... rape, incest, promiscuity, and more.  Yes, I understand that these issues are universal, but...this was for us, by us, and of us, so that's how this review will be written.  Every woman in the film dealt with something that was real and hit home with someone. Let's talk about each woman individually.

Let's start with my absolute favorite character of the movie, Ms. Gilda. Ms. Gilda was played by the lovely and talented Phylicia Rashad.  Mannnnnnnnn, if Tyler didn't pick the perfect person for this role I'll pay ya.  As the apartment manager, Ms. Gilda knew a lot of what happened in the building.  Her presence in the movie was beautiful.  She had one of the strongest, yet most simple lines in the movie.  She told Kimberly Elise's character to "accept responsibility for your part in this."  Although we can not change the actions of others, we most definitely have to hold ourselves accountable for our actions and what we allow to happen to us.  I'll talk more about Ms. Gilda when mentioning the other characters.

Loretta Devine played the role of Juanita/Green.  Although Juanita dealt with the least serious situation of the women, it's still a real issue within our community.  As a nurse, she spoke with women about the importance of practicing safe sex.  She was involved with a man that was basically using her.  He would come and go (literally) from her home and their relationship whenever he pleased.  She spoke of how if we're not careful, women can allow a man to walk away with ALL OF OUR STUFF! Stuff as in our heart, our joy, our sorrow.. she said dude almost walked away with the scare on her arm, hmph.  It's hard being a woman and giving our love to someone that doesn't reciprocate.  Naturally, we love hard and unfortunately sometimes a hard love can make a soft azz. 

Whoopi Goldberg played Alice/White.  This woman HERE was crazy, scary and somebody should've called Child Protective Services on that azz.  She was the mother of two of the characters (Thandie/Tangie and Tessa/Nyla) and involved in some sort of religious group.  I'm not gonna go all into the religious situation because that wasn't her biggest issue.  Alice was clearly crazy as hell because of the incestuous relationship between she and her father.  Her father not only molested her, but eventually gave her to a Caucasian man so that she would bear children that weren't ugly like he had continuously told her she was.  She had two daughters by this man and her father then molested the eldest daughter.  This film showed that the actions of one sick person can possibly destroy generations of people.

Tessa Thompson played Nyla/Purple.  Nyla was a teenage girl that upon graduation found out that she was pregnant after her first sexual encounter (aint that some mess, SMH).  She was the daughter of Alice and was naturally scared to admit that she was pregnant to her mother, and her mom's mental illness and religious beliefs didn't make it any easier to talk to her.  Nyla was a dancer and headed to college but knew it would be difficult to do so with a child.  Since neither Nyla or her mother could come up with the money for an abortion (she lied to her mother about what the money was for), Nyla went to an alley doctor to have her pregnancy terminated.  You already know how this goes, right? Nyla didn't simply abort a child, she almost killed herself in the process.  I know how hard it is being a teenager and I know that it's hard to believe that adults understand what you're going through.  However, since I've become an adult that "been there, done that" saying means SO much more to me.  It's important to know that there is always someone you can go to.  Please let's not jump on a filty table and get an abortion with garden tools sterilized in liquor and mint leaves.  Please and thank you.

Thandie Newton played Tangie/Orange.  It's like I knew her character personally, I've seen people behave like this one too many times.  Being born from an evil situation and into more evil, she was forced to find some way to get love.  Her mother was a mentally ill, religious nut and her grandfather sexually abused her.  She thought that she would find love in random men.  Her character was beyond promiscuous and didn't seem to have any friends.  It seems as though she didn't feel like she was worthy of being loved.  What shocked me most about her story was the situation with her sister (Nyla) and her abortion.  Tangie was the one that told her younger sister about the alley doctor and where to go to have this done.  After Nyla was hospitalized and her mother Alice found out what happened she went to Tangie's apartment.  Alice was actually angry with Tangie for sending Nyla there, BUT ONLY because she sent her alone.  Alice (the mother) had taken Tangie to that same alley doctor when she was 16.  Alice felt it was okay that Tangie had gone there simply because she went with her.  It's crazy how nobody steps in to help these children when they are being raised by people who are clearly incapable of being a parent.

Anika Noni Rose played Yasmine/Yellow.  This character's story was extremely scary for me cuz it made me think that I could have been in that situation on several occasions.  Yasmine was a dance teacher, very sweet, reserved, conservative and trusting.  She met a guy that seemed extremely nice and after 2 weeks of declining his offers to take her to dinner, she finally agreed.  The two had dinner at a restaurant and after walking her home he got her to agree to cook dinner at her home on their next date.  This guy sent flowers after their date and was an all out gentleman, this caused Yasmine to take her guards down.  When the guy came over to her home, he raped her.  She was not dressed provocatively, she was not leading him on, she simply wanted to have dinner with a friend.  As she spoke with the police about what happened, the poem she recited mentioned that he was there "by invitation."  That's so very scary to me!! Rapist aren't just people snatching you up on the streets anymore, they are people you trust, people you invite into your home.  He showed us that you don't have to "put yourself in a situation" to be taken advantage of, it can happen to anyone.

Kerry Washington played Kelly/Blue.  Her character was a married social worker that was having problems conceiving.  Her character seemed to be very sweet and reserved.  As a social worker, she had to encounter individuals on a daily basis that were possibly harming children, yet, she wanted one so badly and was unable to have one.  Her character recited a poem explaining how she ended up with a condition that prevented her from conceiving.  In the poem she spoke of how she and her friends met a handsome man that all of them thought was attractive and charming.  She considered herself the lucky one because she ended up with him.  She eventually found out that he was cheating on her and broke up with him.  8 months later she found out she had contracted an STD from him, she got it treated but it left her unable to have children.  People often think that STD's are caused by promiscuity, this character showed that this is not always the case.  It's possible to contract something after having only one sex partner, the bottom line is this... Keep your glory to yourself and if you find somebody that you feel is really worthy of sharing in your glory, WRAP IT UP!!

Janet Jackson played the role of the shitty sharp Jo/Red.  Sorry, but that heffa was SHARP the entire daggone movie, whew.  Anyways, she played a professional woman with boocoos of money and a DL husband  (who happened to be down right gawgous).  She was extremely mean and I gathered that she behaved this way because she couldn't control what was going on within her own home.  Jo loved her husband and although she noticed how he would look at men when they walked by, she ignored it and "loved him on purpose."  Loving a man that she suspected as being gay, "on purpose", caused her to contract the HIV virus.  I felt bad for her character, yet I couldn't help but wonder why a person would continue to have sex with her husband if she questioned his sexuality and his commitment to her!  Well, it's like I said above.  You don't have to be promiscuous to contract these diseases.  We might not want to admit it, but these diseases can come from love just as quickly as they can come from a one night stand.

I wanted to save Kimberly Elise's character for last cuz it was the hardest to deal with. Kimberly played Crystal/Brown.  Crystal was a mother of two, a little boy and a little girl and involved with Beau Willie (Michael Ealy), a military veteran.  Although Beau and Crystal were not married, they lived together next door to Ms. Gilda.  Beau not only laid the smack down on Crystal, but he also abused thier two young children.  Beau was a drunk and it was clear that Crystal was not capable of protecting herself or her children.  Being that Ms. Gilda could hear everything through the walls, she knew what was going on within their home and called Child Protective Services. While Beau was drunk, he and Crystal had an incident that caused him to beat her then he began to question rather or not the two children were his.  This is the part of the movie that took me by surprise.  Beau grabbed the children and held them out of their 5th story apartment window by their arms.  I (along with others) thought that he would have pulled them back in.  The writer knew we would expect that and did just the opposite, dropped the babies and killed them.  Crystal tried to kill herself but was unsuccessful, she questioned Ms. Gilda and asked her "how could he do this?"  I was SO HAPPY when Ms. Gilda told her that he didn't do it alone.  Since she wasn't the one that that killed them, she didn't feel responsible.  The responsibility of a mother is to protect and provide for her child, she let the protection slip.  I understand that getting out of a relationship is hard but I bet it's not as hard as that pavement those babies got dropped on.  GET THE HELL OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!

Okay, well that's all the girls/colors and their stories.  I absolutely LOVED the movie, on a scale of 1-10, I give it a 10+.  The way he incorporated the poems was amazing.  He did not give us a normal Tyler Perry production, he took us beyond that.  When he dropped those babies, I almost jumped out of my seat but I was SO GLAD HE DROPPED THEM.  I would have loved to see him pull the babies back in, but the fact of the matter is these mfs are really out here dropping babies, rapping babies, abusing babies and some more.  This madness is real and it needs to be shown.  This movie is Oscar worthy and I'm gonna be mad as hell if they don't get one.  Whoever did the casting did their job perfectly.  Every woman connected with her role and performed extremely well.  If you haven't seen the movie please do so. I wouldn't advise you to take young children, but it's a definite must see.  While this movie was full of horrible situations, I still left feeling proud.  Through all of the things they went through, they were all still standing at the end.  After seeing this movie Saturday then watching "Black Girls Rock" last night, I'm starting the week prouder than ever to be a strong black woman!

I have to support Tyler and the cast by purchasing the movie on DVD when it comes out.  I'm either gonna throw it away, or maybe I'll give it away on here because although I loved it... it's was rough and I'm not sure I can watch that again LOL.  If you saw the movie please comment and tell me what you thought about it and what you took from it.  I've heard mixed reviews about it so I'm interested to see what my readers thought about it.  Thanks for reading!!

Oh AND.. I just wanted to mention that I believe the only reason this movie didn't hit at number one is because it was not shown in as many theaters as the movies that hit number 1 and 2.  But that's just my opinion.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

T.I. Writes To His Fans

Tip started serving his 11 month sentence in an Arkansas prison earlier this week. In addition to writing a song about his latest run-in with the law before going in, once he got there Tip also wrote a letter to his fans. Check it out below.

The wait is almost over. My 7th album entitled No Mercy will be out on December 7th. This album represents some of my best work inspired by my most recent best and worst life experiences. They say adversity brings forth inspiration so y’all can imagine how inspired I’ve been during the recording process for this album. I’ve been taking stock of myself and digesting eveyone’s comments and criticisms. Now it’s my turn to express myself and take you into my mind. The real won’t hate and the truth won’t wait! If God is with me who can be against me.

Thank you to all that took the time to check out my new video GET BACK UP with my homie Chris Brown. And a bigger thanks to those of you who decided to comment (good & bad). To all of you who say “He should practice what he preaches” and “How could he do something so stupid…AGAIN?” You’re absolutely right and I couldn’t agree with you more. But you know what? As history has shown us before, I find my greatest inspiration during my darkest hours.

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So all fans of music, T.I. or not, should be able to agree that NO MERCY will surely be my best work yet. After all isn’t that what it’s all about? If I never went to prison, never did drugs, never f’ed up again, did everything right and never made great music….would you even care enough to comment on T.I.? Doubt it, so bear that in mind while you jump to your conclusions guys. Martin Luther King once said “Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends.”

So although I’m still in touch…watching, reading and listening, I’m not concerned with what negative people say more than I am with what positive people don’t. Guess that’s enough for now… Love you all still, whether you still love me or not. REAL TALK!!! And I would like to give a special I LOVE U to @star_omg and @tinymajormama. – Tip

I heard from sources in the jail that Tip has not been receiving the same type of treatment from his cell mates or the guards that he received during his last stay at the prison. Looks like they havent been very accepting of the fact that he is RIGHT BACK where he said he wouldnt be. I know we are all disappointed in him but hey, we all do dumb ish. Some more than others, but we all mess up. So, Tip...stay prayed up, don't drop the soap and your fans will be here when you return.

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Mother And Daughter Sentenced For Easter Sunday Crash

This is a sad story!! Pictured above is 24 year old Aimee Michael and her mother Shelia.  The two have just been sentenced for their roles in an accident last Easter that killed 5 people including 3 children.  Aimee caused an accident in Georgia on Easter Sunday and fled the scene.  Shelia helped her daughter to repair the car and hide evidence of the crash.  A neighbor called police when they saw someone making repairs to the car, this tip helped lead to Aimee and Shelia's arrest.   Although the judge did not allow the jurors to hear that there was a marijuana joint found in the BMW Aimee was driving (which had her DNA on it),  she was sentenced to 36 years in prison and her mother, Sheilia was sentenced to 8 years. 

This situation could have gone a totally different way.  It's scary to think that one bad move can literally destroy the lives of others as well as your own.  Had she stopped, the jury may have had a totally different reaction and verdict.  The fact that her mother did not have enough sense to call the police is crazy.  I understand wanting to protect your child, but she couldn't have thought that was the best way to do it. They'll have time to talk about what they could have done differently since they'll be serving their time in the same jail, SMH.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

BowWow Says "Stop Doing Dumb Sh*t"

Hmph, you betta say that!! I know we all make mistakes but come the hell on folks, COME ON!! Stop doing DUMB SH*T! While this message is especially important for our male celebrities, it's just as important for "regular" folks. Get yourselves together people.

Oh and Wayne was officially freed from jail today. He's probably headed to Arizona where he has to take care of more legal issues. I'll keep you updated.

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New Music Video: Fantasia "I'm Doin' Me"

I love her "Back To Me" album, this was a cute lil video for the 3rd single. What do you guys think about it?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

T-Pain & Robin Thicke "PYT" Remake... Say It Ain't So, SMH!!

T-Pain and Robin Thicke thought it would be a good idea to remake M.J.'s PYT.  How in the HELL did Quicy Jones okay this madness? PYT is NO doubt a classic, it should not have been destroyed like this. Come on now, Pain and that damned auto tune machine, SMH. Take a listen below.

I'm a fan of Robin Thicke and I think almost everyone has bumped to some of Pain's music, but OMG...this is so not the business. I know poor Mike would not have stood for this, SMH.

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Nicki Minaj In YRB Magazine

How many of you are ready for NOVEMBER 22nd?  I can't wait to see what Nicki's debut album, Pink Friday has to offer.  I know I'll be buying mine the day of!  Anywho, check out these shots and excerpts from her interview with YRB Magazine..

On her fears of putting out her first album
"I was so afraid to put out an album for fear of failure,” she later admits, stretched across a dressing room couch in a yellow Harajuku Lovers tee and flowing sweatpants. “I wanted to put my album out on Valentine’s Day of 2011. And my label was like, are you fucking crazy?”

On her different identities
"I’m going to talk about my family and a little bit of dysfunction – or I should say, lots of dysfunction. And I’m just going to talk about me and self-searching and why I made the choices [I did],” she says, differentiating between her aliases and Onika Tonya Maraj – her birth name. “Onika is not Nicki is not Roman. People will never be able to figure me out. I can tell you my whole life story from beginning to end, and then tomorrow, I’ll be just a different person.”

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On Pink Friday
“I know that Pink Friday is a classic album. I have never been this proud of anything in my life,” she says. “I just think that it’s such a dynamic body of work. I’m no longer afraid to drop it. Now, I know it’s time.”

It's funny to read that she was scared to release her album.  The way she's been dominating the female rap game right now, you'd think she'd be fearless.  Well, I'm sure she has nothing to worry about.  Be sure to cop the album on November 22.  Check here to read the full interview.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Willow Smith Perfroms LIVE On Ellen

GO WILLOW, she did very well !! I'm proud of the kid.  Looks like the youngest memberof  "The 2nd Family" (my new name for the Smith's) is well on her way with this music thing.

This video shows another view so I thought I'd add it for ya.

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Eddie Long Breaks His Silence About Sex Allegations

The good Bitchup Eddie Long is finally breaking his silence about the sexual allegations that shocked his congregation and SOME of the world.  Long says that it was not uncommon for him to share rooms with members of his congregation.  He also stated that he did give the plaintiffs gifts (cars, money, etc.), but it was not in exchange for sex.  Uhhhhh, I'm not a jury but that most DEF gets a side eye from me.  What pastor shares rooms with his young male members of his congregation? Check out his response to each of the plaintiffs below.

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Willow Smith Performs On Ellen

Well, you'll have to wait a little bit for the performance but here's a piece of her interview with Ellen.

I'm anxious to see how she did. Y'all know I've been waiting to see her perform this song since it dropped. Anywho... I love the Smith kids, they have so much personality.

SN: She's gonna need that neck brace forreal if they add ONE MORE TRACK to her daggone head!!

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Today is the day y'all, PLEASE get out and vote!!! Memphis, don't let the rain stop you from getting out there, make it happen.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Video Dish: Kid Cudi Gets WASTED!!

Wowwww, that was bad.  Did dude really have to throw his feet over like that? People, it's not cute or fly to get this messed up (especially in public).

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MC Hammer's JayZ "Diss" Video "Better Run Run"

So in addition to losing millions, Hammer also obviously lost his DAMN MIND!! Check out his "diss" record to JayZ.

I'm seriously waiting on y'alls comments to this cuz I couldn't even watch it all the way through. Is dude serious?

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Tip Headed Back To Jail... Tiny Headed To Court!

Well, this is a jacked up day for the Harris family, SMH.  Today, Tip is headed back to an Arkansas prison to serve 11 months for violating his probation while his wife Tiny is due to be arraigned in L.A. for a misdemeanor drug possession charge.  Although the police did find 4 ecstasy pills on Tip, he will not face any drug charges.  This is a messed up situation for their family and I hope everything works out for them. 

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Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2010

This weekend Twitter and FB were overloaded with pics of Halloween costumes.   Above you see Kimora with her little ones (who are growing up so fast) trick or treating. Check out some of the looks from some of our fav celebs.
 Gabby and D.Wade as Justin Timberlake and Brittany (this is horrible, LOL)

Ashanti as a kitty

Boobie and Keyshia Cole as Cleopatra and The Joker

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Diddy and his son clowned around

LaLa and Ciara as a sailor and Storm from X-Men

Dwight Howard is exta silly and will DANCE for food! LOL

Keri Hilson as Big Bird... I never would have guessed this as her costume, LOL

Kim as a Kitty

Kim Porter as an Avatar

Shaq and his boo thang, Hoopz. Shaq is "Shaquetta" and IDK who Hoopz is.. Check this video out tho, PURE COMEDY!!

LaLa in a second costume as Batgirl

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