Wednesday, September 26, 2012
President Barack Obama and wife First Lady Michelle Obama recently made their first joint appearance on ABC's "The View" while in Manhattan. The interview was actually very intriguing as all of the co-hosts (Barbara, Joy, Sheree, Whoopi & Elizabeth), all had good questions for the couple.
When Barbara Walters asked the President if it would be disastrous if Romney won the upcoming election, he replied that Americans can survive anything. "But," he said, "we don't want to just survive, we want to thrive." Good answer!!
Viola Davis was born on August 11, 1965 on her grandmother’s farm in St. Matthews, South Carolina, but raised by her parents in Central Falls, Rhode Island. After earning a degree in theater from Rhode Island College in 1988, she went on to do post-graduate work at the prestigious Juilliard School prior to embarking on a critically-acclaimed professional career.
Ms. Davis made a memorable mark on Broadway, winning Tonys for stellar performances as Tonya in King Hedley II and as Rose in the revival of Fences. She’s also been nominated twice for an Academy Award, for her powerful portrayal of stoic Aibileen in The Help and for her equally-sterling interpretation of Mrs. Miller in Doubt.
Controversial singer Chris Brown appeared in court yesterday with his attorney for a probation progress report in Los Angeles, after he reportedly failed a drug test, testing positive for marijuana. But according to USA Today, Brown has a legal medicinal marijuana prescription. The judge, however, did warn Brown that while his marijuana use may be legal, he needed to be mindful of his public image as a role model to young fans. Meanwhile, Rihanna tweeted: "@chrisbrown I'm praying for you and wishing u the best today!"
Here's a video clip of the interview:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
NYC Public Schools Now Giving Away Morning-After Pills To 14-Year Old Girls, Without Parental Consent
In addition to distributing free condoms to students, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is now making the morning-after-pill available to girls at more than 10 different public high schools in the city. The pills are available to girls as young as 14, and they do not need parental consent.
A city council representative says she supports the program because high school students are sexually active and getting pregnant. According to city statistics, about 7,000 girls are pregnant by the time they reach the age of 17, and more than half end up getting abortions.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 35th congressional district, and previously the 29th district, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
The officer, for some reason, wanted to inspect her purse, and that's when he found prescription pills for HIV treatment. He then made some insensitive remarks about the pills, and then says he wonders what would’ve happened had he been punctured by any sharp objects in her purse. Afterwards, he issues her a ticket.
Just one problem with all of this: No state law requires individuals to disclose their HIV-positive status during a routine traffic stop.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Valerie Spruill, 60, of Doylestown, Ohio, was in for the shock of her life when DNA test results confirmed that her late husband, Percy, was also her father. She is now seeing a therapist to deal with the emotional repercussions of finally knowing the truth about biological roots.
Oprah Winfrey is on the cover of the Forbes 400 Issue of Forbes Magazine with billionaire investor Warren Buffet, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The special 30th anniversary issue highlights the 12 Titans of Philanthropy for the 30th annual Forbes 400 issue, and ranks the richest people in the world who have given the most money away.
Monday, September 17, 2012
During a recent interview at his house with Oprah, singer Usher opened up with confessions and tears. He talked extensively about his marriage, his custody battle, and his relationship with his mom. He even confessed to having intimate relationships with women while he and ex-wife Tameka Foster were still married, but separated.
Watch the Full Interview Below:
According to USA Today, the Chicago Teachers Union continues its strike now in to its second week. Chicago, the country's third-largest city, is dealing with a devastating standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions. About 350,000 students have been in limbo since the strike began.
The teachers are hoping to preserve pay increases based on their seniority and level of education, and wanted to ensure recall rights for laid-off teachers who want to work in other schools. They also want to be reimbursed for up to $250 of what they spend out of their own pockets.
PHOTO: Tameka Raymond's Re-Trial Request Denied; Ex-Husband Usher Remains Parent With Primary Custody
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Kimberly-Clark Corp., the Dallas-based company that makes Kotex® tampons, are cautioning women to beware. Apparently, thousands of their Kotex® Natural Balance Security tampons failed final inspection and were sent to an outside company to be destroyed. But at an unknown point they were stolen and the defective products were then sold to the public. Some of the tampons have increased levels of bacteria, the presence of metallic particles and imperfect raw materials.
Singer Usher sits down for an exclusive interview with Oprah on her new show - "Oprah's Next Chapter". During the exclusive interview, the Grammy award-winning artist speaks publicly for the first time about his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, their marriage that ended in a nasty divorce, and the custody battle over their two kids (which he won). The episode will air Sunday, September 16, at 9/8c on the OWN Network.
Singer Chris Brown's new tattoo on his neck is causing a lot of controversy because it looks a lot like Rihanna's battered face after he assaulted her three years ago. The singer insists though that it's actually a Mexican-themed skull in commemoration of Dia de los Muertos.
Here's what his publicist had to say: "His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported." What do you think?
Monday, September 10, 2012
According to WTSP-10 News in Tampa, Florida, police have shot and killed, Gregory Johns, a 42-year old man who was on the run after his girlfriend’s daughter was reported pregnant and sexually assaulted.
Just a week before, his girlfriend brought her 11-year-old daughter to the hospital after she complained of stomach pains and doctors discovered that the child was pregnant. Johns ditched the girlfriend and her daughter at the hospital, and fled to a motel in Treasure Island, Florida, where he was later found and killed because he threatened police with a knife.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Based on pics and video, singer Rihanna indeed exchanged a kiss and hug with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown out in the audience. Live cameras didn't show it on TV, but some others cameras caught the exchange. Of course, many are upset claiming that she has reunited with him and that this sends a bad message to young girls.
President Obama's campaign has apparently received some inspiration from the 1980's rap group, Run-DMC. A photo posted on President Obama's Tumblr page uses imagery from Run-DMC, but converts it to "Run DNC". Already shared millions of times on Facebook and Twitter, the image includes a photo of President Obama, Vice President Biden and former President Clinton. The acronym DNC could mean either the Democratic National Committee or the Democratic National Convention.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama is the newest speech-maker being heralded at the White House. She opened the Democratic National Convention last night with the message that her husband President Obama understands the middle class and their concerns better than his Republican rival Mitt Romney. According to USA Today, by the time she finished telling stories of the couple's own struggles with money and their shared dreams for their daughters, Twitter had exploded.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Clarke died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault.
The muscular, 6-foot-4 Duncan, a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s, "suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered," the statement said. "Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."
Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts, died over the weekend - just one day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. Her 88-year-old mom died in Gulfport, Mississippi by her side.
Over the years, Lucimarian Roberts made numerous appearances with her daughter on "Good Morning America". She was a Gulf Coast icon for more than four decades, best known as the first African American to serve as chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Education in the 1980's.
Controversial homemade billboards in Hanson, Massachusetts have caught the attention of many, and are sparking a debate over whether they're inappropriate or protected free speech. One sign has says "Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot" and features Communist symbols on Obama's collar. Another sign features a young girl calling the president a jerk and flashing her middle finger. What do you think? Is that going too far?