Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
More consequences for Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants: NBC dumped his beauty pageants and reiterated he will not be in The Apprentice anymore.The network, which has been under pressure to fire Trump since last week when Univision announced it would not air Trump's Miss USA pageant in Spanish, said in a statement that "respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
"Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the statement said.
"To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Apprentice on NBC," because he is an announced Republican candidate for president.
"Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue," the network added.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Songs like "Superstition" ('72), the R&B standard "I Wish" ('76) and the reggae-bopping "Master Blaster (Jammin')," from 1980. In retrospect it's clear that when Wonder sang, "Music is a world within itself with a language that we all understand" on "Sir Duke," his '76 tribute to Duke Ellington, his kaleidoscopic, pancultural musical philosophy was already firmly in place. Listening to his wordless, soaring East-meets-West vocal gymnastics on "Love's In Need Today". All illustrate the seamless, eclectic genius of Stevie Wonder.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Even Lester Holt didn't know what was going on while the Brian Williams scandal nearly burned down NBC News.
The NBC brass kept Holt uniformed during the nearly five months he filled in for the disgraced anchor. Finally, last week, the 55-year-old network news journeyman became NBC’s new news star as he was officially anointed the anchor of the flagship program, “Nightly News.”
Ultimately, the embattled Williams lost his prestigious perch behind the anchor desk after an internal investigation revealed that he had spent years exaggerating his role in world events on talk shows, speaking engagements and at parties.
The two newsmen had traded some emails during Williams’ suspension, but they spoke last Thursday for the first time since the scandal.
Holt describes the conversation as “personal,” so he declined to give the details, but he did reveal that he and Williams are on solid ground as colleagues.
“It was a conversation that we both had been craving but didn't know how to initiate,” Holt says. “The bottom line is that we expressed our friendship to each other. We acknowledged that while some might see this as awkward, nothing that has transpired was between the two of us. We are friends and the best way to characterize it is that Brian and I are good.”
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
All good things come to an end, same can be said, when ego's get the better of you. Interestingly enough titled 'The Love Movement' is a 1998 album by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Unfortunately little 'Love' was left between the trio. It was the group's fifth and final album of original material. Musically, it followed in the same vein as Beats, Rhymes and Life, featuring the smooth, and jazz-oriented beats of The Ummah. Critical reaction was mostly positive, for the album was a return to the original positive sound of their first three albums. The lead single, "Find a Way" secured major airplay on mainstream radio stations, even in the UK and was a particularly good example of the relaxed vibe which defined this farewell album. Despite their odds with each other Tribe Called Quest were innovators, and will always being viewed by rap loyalists as trendsetting Rap political poets. 'Love Movement' was certified the album gold on November 1, 1998.