Saturday, December 31, 2016


Ms Natalie Cole


MISSING YOU - Phife Dawg, Florence Henderson, Leonard Cohen and Shawty Lo.  Gone too Soon.  I happy to see 2016 leave, it was a very brutal year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Cray Cray - Any publicity will due I guess.  Trey let's talk about record sales, love life etc.., Call your Agent, Manager, Publicist.  Trey Songz was arrested in Detroit Wednesday night for an onstage outburst following his performance at “The Big Show at The Joe” concert, according to the Detroit News.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, was arrested for malicious destruction of property and resisting and obstructing arrest, Officer Dan Donakowski, a spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department, told the newspaper.


Agnes Nixon legendary writer and producer and soap opera queen.  She was married to Robert Henry Adolphus Nixon from April 6, 1951, until his death in 1996, and had four children. Nixon died in Haverford, Pennsylvania, on September 28, 2016, at age 93. The New York Times reported the cause of death to be "pneumonia resulting from Parkinson's disease".

Remembering - Garry Marshall, a legendary figure in TV and film who created such hit shows as Happy Days and directed movies including Pretty Woman, died at age 81 on Tuesday, July 19. He died from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, California, according to his rep.Jul 19, 2016


Remembering - Morley Safer, the CBS newsman who changed war reporting forever when he showed U.S. Marines burning the huts of Vietnamese villagers and went on to become the iconic 60 Minutes correspondent whose stylish stories on America's most-watched news program made him one of television's most enduring stars, died today in Manhattan. He was 84. He had homes in Manhattan and Chester, Conn.  one of the great journalist that 2016 took from us.  Morley is one of the reasons that I quested for journalism and writing.


Nice - Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira returning to guest host the Today show.

Couric was a big part of TODAY from 1989 to 2006, starting out as a special correspondent and then stepping up to a co-anchor slot in 1991. She's occasionally made returns to TODAY for special visits and reports, but never as a co-host. Well, now we've got her back starting the week of January 2nd.

Then the following week (starting January 9), as we count down to TODAY's 65th anniversary, Vieira will co-host! Vieira joined TODAY in 2006 when Couric departed, and left in 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Me and You

Debbie and Carrie ...

Damnit 2016

Sooo Long Debbie Reynolds ...

Free Again

Lucky Lucky T.I.

The Graduate

Smashing - Drake seems to have the answer for every starlet, young and old.

Laughter and

Remembering - Ron Glass, Tommie Ford, Garry Shandling, Ricky Harris ... laughter resounds. 2016 ...

Fix it

Man down - Usher on Dancing With The Stars??? Why Son Why?  Hire yourself a new Manager, Publicist etc  ... clearly it's time for a retooling!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sooooo Long

Rest In Peace - Damn 2016 ...George Michael 

George Michael passed away at his home in England at the age of 53 … his rep confirms. 

A rep for the pop star says, "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period."

Details surrounding Michael's death have not been released. 

Police say there's nothing suspicious about the death, according to the BBC. 

George was a music legend -- and sold more than 100 MILLION albums during his career. 

Michael launched his career with WHAM! in the'80s -- churning out hits like "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Careless Whisper."

He went on to have a monster solo career with hits like,"I Want Your Sex" and"Faith."

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace George

Open Open

Love Love

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Grub

Lets Grub ..


Remembering - 'I'm In Love', 'Love Come Down', You Give Good Love', 'Love The One I'm With',So Fine' were just some of the hits credited to Kashif, who was the hot go to Producer, everything that he touched was GOLDEN!  

Kashif Saleem, previously known as Michael Jones was born December 26, 1956 – September 25, 2016,  He was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, composer, author, director and educator from New York City. Kashif first taught himself to play a $3 song flute at age seven and later the piano in the basement of his church. At age 15, Kashif joined B. T. Express and performed on stages around the world. He studied Islam and changed his name from Michael Jones to Kashif, which means discoverer and inventor. He crafted his own distinctive sound and later signed with Arista Records enjoying success as a solo artist.  

The 59-year-old passed away in his Playa del Rey, Calif. home on Sunday (Sept. 25) of undetermined causes.

Friday, December 23, 2016


One of the great lover affairs of the 20th Century was Ronald and Nancy Reagan, seemingly newlyweds their entire marriage, their love for one another continued to endure.  

Born in New York City on July 6, 1921, Nancy Reagan was a former first lady of the United States and the widow of President Ronald Reagan. She was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s and '50s and married then-actor Reagan in 1952. Acting as a significant adviser to her husband, she served as first lady of California before eventually moving into the White House. Her major initiative was the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign. After her husband contracted Alzheimer's disease, she became a strong advocate for finding a cure. Nancy Reagan died on March 6, 2016 at the age of 94.


Test, Tried and True, Life will have Obstacles, Consequences and Redemption.  GOD gives no more than you bear. #TGIF

Thursday, December 22, 2016


A true ladies man .... Remembering - Country great Merle Haggard, born April 6 1937 also passed on April 6 2016, talk about completion to the evolution.  2016 brutality continued ... Merle Ronald Haggard was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

He died on his 79th birthday — at his ranch in Northern California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

Daddy's Baby

Bianka Bryant ... Kobe's baby

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Hey Remembering - Billy Paul, Sharon Jones, Bernie Worrell and Attrell Cordes.  Music touches us all, 2016 was brutal, as we are still reeling in the losses of some great masters of music and their artistry 

Billy Paul, jazz and soul singer best known for his hit singles "Philadelphia Soul" and "Me and Mrs. Jones," has passed away April 24.

The 80-year-old musician died at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, his co-manager, Beverly Gay, told The Associated Press. Billy had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer.

He was drafted into the army, stationed in Germany where he served with Elvis Presley and Gary Crosby.  Paul and Crosby formed a band to avoid hard work, the duo tried to enlist Presley, who chose to be a Jeep Driver instead.  Years later Paul found his way to the TSOP record label.

Billy will be truly missed, but his signature 'Me and Mrs. Jones plays on.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016


36 - Happy Birthday to Jacob Benjamin "Jake" was born December 19, 1980 is an American actor. A member of the Gyllenhaal family and the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting as a child with a screen debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough performance was as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and he garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the title character in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001), in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. He subsequently appeared in another indie film, The Good Girl (2002) and the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event.

In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony "Swoff" Swofford in Jarhead, Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Happy Birthday Keith Carlos


If you leave me now ..

Remembering - The Eagles were Golden, with etched songs in our hearts and memory banks forever.  Two weeks into January, 2016 wreaked havoc once again.  Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," died.

Frey was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments. He died Monday. The band's website says he died in New York.

Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound. 

An Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and "Hotel California" are among the best-selling albums in history.

Frey's solo hits include "The Heat Is On" and "Smuggler's Blues."  One of the greatest of the modern era, Frey's memory lives on and on.

Whitney's Holiday Glow

Whitney Houston was the template for any Singer entering the record business, she set the bar for anyone to achieve, though few ever attained her status and stature.  At the height of her success she had no peer.  In her career she is the most awarded female in the history of music, over 418 awards.  Houston's Holiday album is for the true Houston fan, though not at her peak vocally, she eased her vocal chops over some standards, making them her own.  That's what a Singer does, ad-lib, phrase and color the canvas.