I love it when stuff like this happens and is covered by mainstream media channels. I saw this story on CNN a few mins ago. Harry Connick, Jr…I’m going to have to throw you some dollars on iTunes real soon. Your stock has gone up son.
Newsweek: Asked to appear on the Australian variety hour Hey Hey It’s Saturday as a guest judge, Harry Connick Jr. sputters in disbelief when a Jackson 5 impersonation group entirely in blackface appears onstage. He first gives the group a 0 scorecard for the performance while the audience boos; later, at about 4:40 into the clip, Connick launches into an impassioned race-relations lecture explaining why blackface is a bad thing. “If I knew that was going to be a part of the show, I definitely wouldn’t have done it,” Connick declares on live TV. The host appears genuinely surprised.
Jackson Jive, huh? Who says “jive” anymore? I don’t know any black people who use that term anymore. It’s amazing that some white people (most of them writers in Hollywood, it seems) still think we use that slang. OH, and…um…how about you use BROWN face paint instead of JET BLACK!!!! I mean…if you used actual flesh tones you might have gotten a pass. Just saying.
I usually don’t have a lot of positive things to say about Lil Kim. By the time I fix my mouth to say something positive about the sister…I see her is some Hooker uniform and I can’t remember what I was going to say. So you can imagine that I wasn’t the most optimistic person when I heard she would be on Dancing with the Stars, but she proved me wrong.
She did her thing on the episodes I saw. The girl can actually cut a rug. You wouldn’t know from her videos, but hey…she’s no Beyonce. That I know of, Kim didn’t cuss anyone out or make me think of any classic stereotypes (No old time Virginia pick-a-ninny costumes or banana skirts. Banana Skirt might have been ok, I take that back). She was so good that I almost saw past the damage and abuse that she’s poured on herself in the form of plastic surgery. Sad. Anyway…I thought she would make it to the final round. Sadly, she was voted off Monday night.
I think she got robbed. Really! I don’t know about yall, but I really think she did well on the show for the most part. We all know why TY is still on the show with his stiff self. We ALL know, America. You’re wrong, America. LOL. Give a girl from the BK a break, damn.
(Laughing at me defending Lil Kim. Wow.)
This just about made me cry. Enjoy and tell us what you think!
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Who: Dionne Warwick will host
When: Jan. 20; there will be two balls–the Legends Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and the Urban Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: Wardman Park Marriott, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: Legends Ball $450; Urban Ball $350; both $650. See Web site for more information.
Why You Want to Attend: Star-studded cast: Co-hosted by gospel star Yolanda Adams the “Legends Ball” will feature performances by Rodney Atkins, George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Marvin Sapp, The Temptations (Dennis Edwards), Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Kirk Franklin, the H.B. Barnum Orchestra, The Caravans and Smokie Norful.
The “Urban Ball”, co-hosted by Big Boi of Outkast, will feature performances by T-Pain, David Banner, Athena Cage, Cedric The Entertainer, The Cheetah Girls, Fantasia, Lil Jon, Monica, Bella Steez and Bobby Valentino.
Presenters include Isaiah Washington, former NBA stars Jalen Rose, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Reggie Miller, Tracey and Alonzo Mourning and current Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor who recently appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
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LOL LOL! My God this is too funny. I loved this skit. Beyonce was very good and Justin was too funny.
Note: I posted this with a DailyMotion link and it got shut down. Apparently the video is getting taken off of YouTube too…I don’t know why they didn’t post it to the NBC site. We’ll see how long this one stays up.
So far, this is the only clip I’ve found about the party in DC last night/this morning. The clip doesn’t really do justice to what happened out there. Yes, we were there early this morning like we didn’t have to go to work, but we HAD to be there. Obama’s win was way too big to go to bed and just be satisfied with reading about it the next day. There were fireworks, people in the streets, people beating on drums, lots of dancing with random strangers, and okay, I did a cartwheel in the middle of the street… Even the bus drivers were honking a funky beat as they drove down the streets. U Street in DC was like a parade. All I can say is that the Inauguration parties will be CRAZY…think mardi gras.
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The African American man in this “America’s Furniture” commercial is the House Negro of the Month. I want to say the Jiggaboo of the month…but I’m being nice.
This horrible mess has run 2 years in a row around tax time here in Washington DC. Why does he have his shirt off!! Does he know how ignorant he looks. “You got a big fine couch…!” What?!?! Ignorant!!!
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