Friday, July 21, 2017

Collapsing


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday morning after President Donald Trump named former New York hedge fund executive Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director.
Spicer, who had stepped back from most day-to-day press briefings in expectation of taking on a larger role in overseeing the communications shop, viewed his role diminished by Scaramucci’s hire and resigned. Scaramucci’s appointment was opposed by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and others in Trump’s inner circle, but Trump was adamant about bringing Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital, into the West Wing.

TGIF


Be the influence, weak ones can't forgive. Time is a healer, it dictates, educates us to Higher ground. #TGIF




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Family Ties


Beautifully Wonderful ...

Freedom Dummie


Get your crap together ...

Oooooh Noooooooo


Uh Oh- On No Usher, he could've gotten if from anywhere.  Sleeping with Old grits, Living with Puffy.  Cray Cray times.   Some not so positive allegations about Usher’s personal life have gone viral. According to Radar Online, there are legal documents detailing how the singer had unprotected sex without disclosing he had an STD, allegedly. The site reports,

 

Court papers also showed the former coach on NBC’s hit The Voice — whose divorce from first wife Tameka Foster was finalized in 2009 — was “exposed to herpes” in 2009 or 2010. In a disgusting revelation, a “greenish discharge” once oozed from the performer’s penis, but otherwise he had no signs of the infection and was labeled an “asymptomatic carrier” by doctors. After initially admitting concern to his partner, Usher — who’s worth a cool $180 million — later convinced her that an STD examination result was negative, and they continued to engage in unprotected sex.

 

“Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” a lawyer for the victim wrote in a legal complaint for damages. Their romps went without a hitch until three weeks after a passionate hookup when the victim — whose identity is being withheld by Radar — woke up “feeling very sick” with a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.” She “also developed lesions and blisters in her vagina,” and was so terrified she sought treatment at urgent care, where a doctor promptly diagnosed her with herpes.

According to the document, the “Yeah!” singer — going by the pseudonym “Papa Bear” in messages — posted a check covering her medical bills totaling $2,754.40.

Usher — now married to Grace Miguel, former executive chef on The Cosby Show — is accused of “consciously and purposefully” withholding his herpes diagnosis from the woman “and continued to have unprotected sex.”

 

The legal complaint was filed at the Superior Court in Los Angeles. California law requires a person who knows or should know they are infected with genital herpes to avoid sexual contact with an uninfected person — or to warn potential partners before sexual contact occurs.

After being confronted by his partner for infecting her, Usher called her two days later with his doctor, who confirmed he carries the herpes virus.

 

Her test results confirmed a first-time infection and a file in the settlement reads: “In a series of telephone conversations and online chat sessions, Usher has apologized for infecting her and told her he would take care of things.”

In a declaration, the celebrity fashionista said she “feels that her health and body have been ruined,” and she “has suffered severe emotional distress and has been extremely depressed … knowing there is no cure.”

 

Reportedly, he eventually settled with his ex on Dec. 28, 2012, paying a total of $1.1 million.

 

Usher has yet to comment publicly.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Anticipation



Idris Elba

Twisted Talented


Talented, Twisted and Troubled - Jerry Lee Lewis and Robert (R.Kelly) Kelly, the two Amen life parralled, both married teenagers.  Their sexual escapades haunted their careers, one key factor always was 'sex'.  Could be addiction. Could be Fame, Could be Entitlement, Could be Power.  Clearly much investigation needs addressing.  Behind the great body of work, from these two  men, is talent from twisted personalities.  Parents hide your babies.  New allegations suggest that R. Kelly is holding young women hostage as in a 'cult' first the Sex tape, that wasn't him ... OY VEY, now this.


Imitation ...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Simply Gorgeous


Happy Birthday - ICON and Trailblazer Diahann Carroll.


Remembering ...


Though Martin Landau was a two-time Oscar nominee when Tim Burton tabbed him to play Bela Legosi in 1994’s Ed Wood, he identified with the Hungarian horror has-been and the deliciously awful 1950s director. After all, Landau’s roller-coaster career included credits like The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.

Landau died Saturday in Los Angeles at the age of 89, his agent confirmed to EW. The Brooklyn-born actor became famous in 1959 when he battled Cary Grant atop Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest. But after a highly successful three-year run as master-of-disguise Rollin Hand on TV’s Mission: Impossible, the actor who’d crafted his art alongside James Dean and mentored Jack Nicholson discovered the movie business had lost interest in him. “Back then, movie directors felt that audiences wouldn’t pay to see somebody they could see for free on TV,” Landau said in 1994.


Friday, July 14, 2017

TGIF ...


We feel subconsciously.  The concept of desire and wanting, begins with Perspective.  The Universe will meet you in the middle. #TGIF

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Power People

Shining Star


Spotlight - NBC's loss is the Weinstein Production company gain.  Weinstein Television said it would work to develop a daytime talk show featuring Tamron  Hall, who worked for many years as an anchor at MSNBC and on NBC’s “Today” show. Hall will co-create the program with Weinstein and serve as host and executive producer of the series. Weinstein said Barry Wallach, a former president of domestic TV distribution for NBC, would consult.  Weinstein and Hall will also collaborate to develop other non-scripted programming under the terms of their pact.


The talk show is currently untitled, and is expected to focus on current events, human-interest stories and interviews with celebrities and newsmakers. The daily series is slated to be shot in front of a live studio audience. Weinstein said the program “will fill the current void in daytime for viewers looking for a blend of heart, humor and information.”

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

STILL Coooooool


Brims - For the early 1930's Brims Hats has always been viewed as the Sexy Sophisticated head Gear for men!  Cool points about Classic Looks, they never grow out of Style.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Paid ...


The Houston Rockets and star James Harden are progressing toward a deal on the biggest contract extension in NBA history, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.

The new contract will keep Harden in Houston through the 2022-23 season, the team announced. ESPN reports the four-year extension starts in 2019-20 with annual salaries of $37.8 million, $40.8 million, $43.8 million and $46.8 million. It could be worth $228 million through the 2022-23 season.

"It's my pleasure to announce we've reached agreement with James Harden on a long term contract extension. Since he arrived in Houston, James has exhibited the incredible work ethic, desire to win, and passion to be the best that has made him one of the most unique and talented superstars in the history of the game," owner Leslie Alexander said in a press release. "Additionally, the commitment he has shown to our organization, the City of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world makes him a perfect leader in our pursuit of another championship. I'm very happy for James, his mother Monja, and their family on this exciting day."

Last summer Harden signed a contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 season that was reportedly worth $118.1 million. He had two years remaining on his original deal. Under his current contract, Harden is expected to earn $28.3 million for the 2017-18 season.

Semi's Baby


Venus Williams at Wimbledon 



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Revisited ...

TIMELESS - Growing up 'Good Times' by Chic was the summer anthem of 79. My parents were grooving and in turn, I learned how to get my groove on.  'My Feet Keep Dancing', 'My Forbidden Lover' 'A Warm Summer Night' were my cuts. Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards were the big time producers everything they touched turned Platinum for Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, David Bowie and Sisters Sledge.

'Risque' was pack deep with delicious bangers and sexy seduction.  Lucy Martin and Alfa Anderson were the eye candy that captivated our visuals.



The American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. Its commercially successful disco songs include "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (1977), "Everybody Dance" (1977), "Le Freak" (1978), "I Want Your Love" (1978), "Good Times" (1979), and "My Forbidden Lover" (1979). The group regarded themselves as a rock band for the disco movement "that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom".  In 2017, Chic was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the eleventh time.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Justice Venus


Legally - Tennis Legend Venus Williams always shows grace and dignity.  Last week she issued a press release, showing remorse and condolences. The media loves to paint pictures, often times it's just for sensationalism.  Here are the FACTS ... Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to Ballenisles Drive," the police said in a statement. "As Williams was traveling through the intersection, a Nissan Altima entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of Williams' vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision.


"The traffic signal then cycled to green, at which time Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection. The front end of Barson's vehicle collided the right front of Williams' vehicle." 

An auto negligence lawsuit filed by the estate of Jerome Barson was filed against Williams last week in Palm Beach County seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

“The update from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department and video released today show that Venus lawfully entered the intersection on a green light and was impeded in her progress through the intersection,” Malcolm Cunningham, Williams' lawyer, said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. “As the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department points out, once Ms. Williams entered the intersection lawfully, she had the right to proceed through the intersection and other vehicles including those with a red light changing to green, were obligated to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Williams

“Ms. Williams is grateful for the continued diligence and efforts of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in its investigation. At the same time, as this process moves forward, she remains deeply saddened by the loss suffered by the Barson family and continues to keep them in her thoughts and prayers.”

TGIF


The mirror is your competition,  it holds the naked truth. #TGIF

Friday, June 30, 2017

Elegant Lena


Lena Horne ... 100

TGIF


Keep smiling, through the pain, breaking isn't an option. Growth comes from planting seeds. Utilize the Power that lives within you.  #TGIF

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At One

Remembering Phyllis


Timeless - Its hard to believe that Phyllis Hyman took her life 22 years ago.  The troubled vibrant beauty, had vocal range for the GODS.  Hyman sang of pain, love, loss, desperation and depression.  Battling Record companies executives, booze, drugs and food dependency.   She attempted suicide several times in her life, but on June 30, 1995 a week before her 46th Birthday, she succeeded.  The world mourned her life, seemingly on upswing, of conquering her depression, she relapsed.  She always felt that her life was hers to take.


Phyllis Linda Hyman born July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995, was an American singer and actress. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: "You Know How to Love Me", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Wanna Change the World". Hyman also performed on Broadway in the 1981 musical based on the music of Duke Ellington, Sophisticated Ladies, which ran from 1981 to 1983. The musical earned her a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.


The 'You Know How To Love Me' project is one of my all time favorites, by Hyman, that long extended note that producer James Mtume,  forced her to hold,  gets me HIGH, It's STILL makes me smile and feel good.  I was fortunate to see her perform LIVE on many occasions, her wit, charm, sense of humor, charisma, crass and class, are things that I will always remember about her.  The vocals were always the featured delight, with and occasional whistle here and there.