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Listen: Before continuing with this post, Da Boss Is Speakin does not condone domestic abuse in any way, shape, or form. PERIOD. I am not skeptical of whether she was badly hurt or if she may have provoked it. Simply put, there is never an excuse for domestic abuse. The skepticism comes from whether the event actually took place or not! Evelyn, I have a heart-felt apology on deck if it is revealed that this is not a ploy but until then… I am not buying it! Excuse me for being the skeptic here, but we ALL have seen this before (circa Fall 2009), when Rihanna gave her heart-felt interview with Diane Sawyer. What ever happened to battered and abused women seeking counseling not media attention? I am sorry but when has it ever been the case that the public eye will leave you to handle your personal matters by doing a public interview? To some extent, the scrutiny is justified. Evelyn is one of the biggest bullies on the show and her relationship with Chad seemed to ONLY blossom on television. We watched their first date, we watched their alone times, we even watched them before getting down… so, of course, there is going to be some backlash.
I’ll be honest, with Chad and Evelyn both keeping mum about this, I even SLIGHTLY considered that this may be real. The second Evelyn showed up on my screen on ABC… nope. Back to doubting. You just faced one of the hardest times of your life, your husband of 41 days (the “love of your life”) just physically assaults you… leaves you bloodied and embarrassed, and you go on NATIONAL TELEVISION and cry? I know what you’re thinking, Evelyn: “if Rihanna can do it, why can’t I?” Well, Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship was never in question. We knew they were openly dating and hadn’t rushed getting married. We didn’t watch their first date, or watch them before they …! To be fair, I did call out Rihanna’s publicity-hungry ways AFTER the incident.
In my opinion, this relationship was a joke but more of a joke was the fact that they think they had us played. I would love to read the police report. I mean, my goodness, we even watched Chad get fired! When has that ever happened? With all of this happening, I have one question: Was the “Ev and Ocho” show ever really real? I mean we HEARD about it, and we know it was “CANCELLED” but why have we not seen any promotions for the show before the incident. Promotion for “Chrissy and Mr. Jones” has begun almost a month before its premiere INCLUDING a clip from the show… why is it less than 20 days before the premiere (and before the incident) have we not even seen a commercial or a clip? Was it even going to happen? There is some conspiracy going on and I am not going to easily fall for it. You two HAVE to come harder than that!
Here is a clip from the interview:
And here’s Chad getting “Fired” (peep the dramatic music):
Last night was the premiere of the hyped-up Oprah Winfrey interview with Rihanna. Oprah visits Riri’s homeland Barbados to discuss life, love and fame with the star and is given a personal tour of the island. Well to begin with this commentary, I will say watching this interview did bore me half to death but, sadly, the most entertaining part of the interview was when Oprah started to get into some questions about Chris Brown.
While watching this interview I couldn’t help but think… This isn’t the potty-mouth nymphomaniac we are used to. It was like watching a stripper behave in church. Okay guys, I am going to try not to be so hard on her. Oprah began to ask Rihanna about her Gran Gran Dolly and in her responses, my heart went out to her because you could see that she was really hurt by the lost of her grandma. She actually broke down a couple of times in trying to recount stories about her Gran Gran Dolly. I guess the “Hard” singer is really actually soft. Her softness actually becomes pretty apparent when she gushes about Chris Brown…but we will get to that in a second.
Oprah’s next round of questions delved into who Rihanna really is. She asked how did Rihanna become so comfortable with being sexy and Rihanna’s response was that was “fakes” it. I almost booked my flight to Barbados and called that girl out myself. If Rihanna has been faking this “sexiness” the whole time… I will never believe another word that comes out of her mouth. I would possibly believe that if she was only provocative in videos and songs, but Rihanna’s twitter account lets us know that this raunchiness is not only because “sex sells.”
Now, the hard hitting questioning about CHRIS BROWN. To be honest, this whole part of the interview enraged me and pissed me off ridiculously. When Rihanna confessed that when the incident occurred, she was more concerned with how the media was going to treat Chris Brown and that Chris Brown just needed help, I thought one thing:
Hi, Rihanna?… Ummm, this was your face. If you were more concerned with yourself, maybe this could have been avoided. I am definitely not trying to minimize what happened to Rihanna and I understand someone being selfless but this girl was beaten senseless and her first thought was concern for her abuser? Let’s just attribute that confession to her being so young and not knowing any better. Moving on, Rihanna also admits that Chris Brown was the love of her life and that they are now “close” friends. This is another concept I am going to need some help with: people can forgive but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to be in your space. Things began to make more sense when Rihanna admitted that in order to forgive Chris Brown she had to fix her relationship with her father. All my judgement was pushed to the side because I understand how crucial it is for a young woman to have a great relationship with her dad and that relationship is fundamental to who the woman is as a person.
From here, the interview gets a little boring as Rihanna takes Oprah around Barbados and shows Oprah the place she called home for all of her childhood until she was discovered. The interview ends with Rihanna surprising her mother with a large, BEAUTIFUL home in Barbados. Her mother was definitely more happy with the fact that her first house guest was Oprah rather than the fact that she just got a HUGE home courtesy of her daughter.
Conclusion: I definitely went to the interview skeptical about how it would turn out. I do still believe that Rihanna wasn’t being herself and she is a lot more provocative and raunchy than she made it seem. I still think that Rihanna’s comments about Chris Brown were completely asinine but considering that she has had such a rocky relationship with her father, it is understandable. She is just a lost and hurt individual. Despite anything I have said on this blog, though, the b*tch makes great music and she is an artist I hate to love!
R.I.P. Gran Gran Dolly.
WELP! That was quick! The football player formerly known as “Ochocinco” has been arrested today on domestic abuse charges. The story is that Evelyn went…. Evelyn (i.e. CRAZY) when she found a receipt for condoms in Chad’s car. The two got into an argument and Chad uses the biggest thing he could find in the car to hit Evelytn upside her head… HIS HEAD! Yup, ladies and gentleman, the football player with the biggest head (figuratively and maybe literally) HEAD-BUTT his wife.
Man, to think that this relationship was supposed to be a career booster… guess not. I mean I really hope that Evelyn doesn’t become a big nymphomaniac who can’t keep her clothes on now that she’s gotten beaten (refer to Rihanna)… but then again, how often was Evelyn ever clothed. Chad may have been using the “Chris Brown” technique to success; I mean, Chris Brown IS bigger now than he was before he laid hand on Rihanna.
Is this staged? Well, it has been noted that during the first episode of “Hard Knocks”, Chad Johnson “jokingly” told team officials: “I’m going to be arrested this weekend.” Hmm, you really can’t trust these two. The two tied the knot this July 4th and has been making waves ever since. They may be the new era Bonnie and Clyde, stealing the spotlight any chance they get! Well, of course I will keep you posted on this story!
If this promo picture is any type of clue as to what Mariah Carey will bring to “American Idol,” I am definitely not interested. Besides the fact that NO ONE watches American Idol anymore, Mariah Carey may or may not be exactly the cure that “American Idol” needs. Well, to be fair, the show does rake in a great amount of viewers but comparatively to its earlier seasons, the show is not doing so well.
In this photo to the left, Mariah Carey looks absolutely stunning: her face is beautiful, her skin is flawless and her post-baby bod is on point, however, the pose? How does this get me, as a consumer, interested in watching the show? Mariah Carey is an undeniably incredible talent and her music has always been a blessing to my ears. She is one of the very few artists who can fall off the face of the earth and make a great comeback. I do believe that she would be a great judge for the show (even though I would be too scared to sing in front of such a songstress) but her role of a judge may be too long overdue.
In these talent searching shows, there is always at least one judge who is completely unfit to judge! What exactly is Randy Jackson’s experience in actually making music? Who was Simon Cowell before “American Idol?” Was Paula Abdul the best choice? All of these could be argued, but one thing is for sure: Mariah Carey is definitely the best to judge. (In a perfect world, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Robin Thicke would be the judges of “American Idol” due to their experience). Hopefully, with Mariah Carey joining the team of judges, the show can bounce back in ratings. Mariah Carey needs to be the hard-a** of the show instead of the nice judge for the sake of ratings because Simon Cowell’s rudeness is why people tuned in each week.
This is such a GREAT picture, but this is not how Greek almost-Olympian jumper, Voula Papachristou, looks nowadays. Voula was recently kicked out of the Olympics for a racially insensitive tweet. Yeah, it may be one of the dumbest reasons to be kicked out of such a great event, and the Greeks are less than happy about it, but Voula is simply a victim of being charged for speaking her mind. Now before you tell me that I am condoning a racist remark, let’s consider exactly what it is that she said:
“With so many Africans in Greece… At least the mosquitoes of West Nile will eat homemade food.”
Although some may argue that this is a racially insensitive tweet (which I completely understand and agree with) you kind of have to consider how much work Voula has put into making it into the Olympics just to have it stripped from her for telling a corny joke on a social media site. I, personally, do not believe that removing her is at all justified but it has definitely left her distraught. She has even gone on record for saying that she is losing control and has not slept a wink.
I feel ya, girl. I think Voula Papachristou is more of a victim of social networking more than anything. For FALSELY believing that she could voice her thoughts on a social networking site without repercussions, she fell into the trap and is now suffering more than anything. One can’t help but feel sorry for her, I mean how many times have we all told a touchy joke or have heard of one? Hers just cost her more to tell.
I CAN’T be the only one who was thinking this! I refuse to believe that this girl did not think the media wasn’t going to catch on… I mean does this picture look like the picture of a couple who wants to keep things on the low? Plus, I have come across some pretty interesting details that may suggest that this whole thing may be a ploy! If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what I am talking about… it was revealed this week by Us Weekly that Kristen Stewart has been doing the dirty with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
I have come to the conclusion that many of these girls that we watch grow up in front of our eyes in Movies and on TV either turn to drugs or promiscuity… you can take a guess what Kristen Stewart chose. But in a recent interview with Elle Magazine, Kristen Stewart said: “I can’t wait for something crazy to f*cking happen to me.” Guess impulse got the best of Kristen and the Twilight star went bed hopping.
I cannot even imagine how much disdain Team Edward has for Kristen Stewart but really… no one saw this coming? She is the star of a movie in which she stuck between loving two men. Anywho, with her shocking pseudo-confession to Elle Magazine and the plenty of photos that have surfaced of the two lovers out and about, I have concluded: SHE WANTED TO GET CAUGHT! Twilight is one the biggest films ever made, how does Kristen figure she can move around with a married man without being spotted?
That apology though…. save it Kristen. Apologies after being caught are apologies for being caught. If you were genuinely concerned about
Edward’s Robert Pattinson’s heart, you would have kept your legs closed or broke up with him before bed hopping. I may get some harsh comments for this, but if she’s gonna act like an adult she needs to take it like an adult (sexual innuendo intended). Robert Pattinson has been completely quiet about the whole incident, most likely due to embarrassment, and has even moved out of his home that he shared with Kristen.Rupert Sanders’s wife, however, has been speaking out about some of the hardships in their marriage before the affair, specifically, her loneliness while Sander’s is at “work.”
Sadly, this most likely won’t mean career suicide for Kristen Stewart; it may mean the exact opposite. We live in an era where domestic violence, exhibitionism, and other scandals may be the extra push your career needs. This scandal may or may not be a publicity stunt for the “last” (there may be more) of the Twilight series that is due out in November. However, is it too far-fetched to wonder if the whole Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson romance may have been a publicity stunt in itself?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Someone PLEASE tell me they caught the interview J. Lo recently did about her tour with Enrique Inglesias and her new boyfriend, “Casper” Smart. Not only was J. Lo shameless enough to promote her tour in the same breath as speaking about her boyfriend, but she also had no shame going on television with those eyebrows!
Oh, and get this: her new man/tour choreographer, is 18 years her junior! Didn’t J. Lo learn her lesson about dating her dancers? Also, how is she suppose to explain to her kids that she is dating their baby-sitter. Well, in her defense, by the time that they’re old enough to know what a baby-sitter is… he’ll be LONG gone. J. Lo… I was a big fan when you was “Jenny from the Block” and even though you are becoming a victim of what is happening to music, I still listen to your music… But if I have to hear this “love at first sight” schtick from you again, I am going to lose it! We all see through this and even though I thought that Marc Anthony was another publicity stunt, I was beginning to think that it was real and you got this out your system… guess not….
Unfortunately, the world received some devastating news concerning Usher’s stepson, Kyle Glover, who was involved in a tragic jetski accident early July. Today, Kyle has passed away after being removed off of life support which he was on for the past three weeks. Kyle was declared brain dead shortly after being admitted to the hospital. To read more about the details of the incident, click here.
A family friend, who was believed to be driving the jetski, has been under deep investigation concerning the events of the tragedy. Usher has already [rightfully] cancelled shows during this tragedy. My heart really does go out to Usher and his family and it really is sad to see such a young life taken. May Usher and his family be in your prayers and hopefully the media will respect the privacy of the family through this trying time!
There are some new updates in the Trayvon Martin case. As I said in the last post, I have found a great site for my readers to catch up on the case and I will be here to provide the new updates. Click here for my previous update, which includes the link to catch up on previous details on the case.
Judge Lester, the presiding judge over the case, has granted George Zimmerman a $1 million dollar bond, in which he would have to pay $100,000 to be released from jail. As of now, George Zimmerman has posted bail and is being kept in a “safe house” being guarded by his own security.
Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, is currently fighting to keep statements from a witness known as “Witness 9” from ever reaching court. The statement: “George Zimmerman is a racist.” Also, it was made known last week that, according to doctor’s reports, George Zimmerman was advised to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor the day after the incident, but declined. This, personally, strikes me as odd seeing as Zimmerman claimed to have had a broken nose because of the incident. This may be because, as the Boston Herald reports, newly released doctor’s reports showed that Zimmerman did not require any x-rays to be done or any head trama. Translation: No broken nose.
We are all patiently waiting for this case to come to a close and hope that justice is served for the Martin/ Fulton family.
Justice for Trayvon.