The blogs are a buzzing this week with news that Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has been nominated for an NAACP Image award. I agree with Bossip, someone should be fired. I didn’t believe it a first. I had to check the facts for myself on the NAACP website. There it was:
Outstanding Reality Series
- “American Idol 8” (FOX)
- “America’s Next Top Model” (CW)
- “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
- “Extreme Makeover” (ABC)
- “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo)
Someone please tell me this is a hoax. Next they will be giving Kisha Cole’s momma an Image Award. Hell, I know Mr. Brown is bound to get nominated in the “Step n’ Fetch it” category. This tops their nomination of R. Kelly…
…well, maybe not. Where am I? Someone please tell me this is just a dream.
Props to DCist for Twittering this…lol. I need tickets people. I’m going to be on Oprah’s website day and night looking for those tickets. Oh my goodness I will be getting no sleep from Jan 19-20…good Lord.
Access Hollywood gets the credit for the big scoop that Oprah Winfrey has announced she will bring her wildly popular television show to Washington for the presidential inauguration. The media magnate said she will broadcast from the Kennedy Center’s Opera House during the week of Jan. 20.
Washington is “the place to be,” she told the entertainment program.
The New York Times says Oprah will tape one show here for sure on Jan. 19, and then likely one more show that week, though the date is not yet confirmed. We’d put our money on Jan. 21.
We can almost hear her introducing her first show broadcast from our fair city now …
Information about how to get tickets will be posted on Oprah.com next week.
Note: This post was quoted by the Wash Post Express. YAY!
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“You’re Not The Voice Of A Generation. With All That Auto-Tuning, You’re Not Even The Voice Of Your Own Album”
[I can’t get this to embed so here is the link]
Umm…Wow! That electronic voice crack…that had to hurt. I have to agree the FreeCreditReport.com guys really do say alot about this generation. My question though…are Kanye and Stephen in the same generation?? Are they talking about the same generation? I’m not too sure of that.
I didn’t know they had beef. Interesting.
CNET is reporting – Will Colbert’s ‘Operation Humble Kanye’ work?
If you caught his show on Monday or Tuesday you know he is asking for the Colbert Nation to go on iTunes today at exactly 5 p.m. EST to purchase his album, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All. Currently, Kanye West has the No. 1 album on iTunes and Colbert is peeved. (His is No. 15.) Thus, he wants us all, at one moment, to collectively catapult his album to the top. It’s not to help Colbert, he insists, but to humble Kanye.
He said, “I want boots on the ground, and do your Twitter blogging to each other and get it all together–whatever you kids do. It’s important.”
I’m sorry…I really, really didn’t want to speak on the Real Housewives of Atlanta at all. Sure, like a lot of folks out there I watched the show as a guilty little pleasure. You have to admit, it is entertaining television.
I watched the reunion show last night and I must say…they were in rare form. Rare! Oh my goodness. I really thought someone’s weave or wig was going to fly across the screen. Here are my thoughts:
- Ne Ne saying that the rumors of her bring an ex-stripper are false because she currently strips, but only strips for her husband was one of the best lines of the night.
- Lisa should have let Ne Ne loose. I would have been ok with her getting one good slap in on Kim. lol
- Kim, why would you elude to the fact that you are wearing a wig because you have cancer and then take it back in the next few sentences. You sound crazy? I was sitting there thinking…ok…do you have some other terrible disease? Sexually transmitted maybe (I only say that because that was my reaction to the fact she said she didn’t want to talk about it. If you’ll mention cancer but not another disease…what do you have to hide?) Oh, and let me not forget to mention that Dallas Austin has publicly said that he and Kim are not working together and that he was just working with her for TV on his Myspace blog.
- I love Dwight!!! He is fierce! Note to Bravo: He needs his own show!
- What was up with the hole in Sheree’s sweater? Did a fight breakout before the taping?
- Was it just me or was DeShawn a little less perky now she’s gone through the after-show drama and commenting/gossip (online and otherwise) that has surely taken her through the ringer for her extravagance, her servants, and the failed fundraiser?
- Lisa??? You were the good one, right? What in the world did Kim do to push her buttons. She looked like she was about to take her earrings off and whop Kim’s a**.
Like Flavor Flav’s reality show dating journey, I knew this show was going to be a general train wreck Continue reading
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Um…I think this from TV ad John McCain is great (video below). It will run tonight before and after Obama’s historic speech at the DNC. It’s good that McCain recognizes the significance of this day, but McCain voted against the MLK holiday in Arizona in 1983! Right?!?! Yes!!! That is so ironic! Do you really understand the significance of this day when you had an issue with giving the most significant man in this equation his own day?!?!? Oh yes, he’s changed his mind now…sure, sure, he understands he was wrong. OK, but it’s still ironic. Don’t you think?
Spin Cycle has the details – “McCain will attempt to be make nice before he performs the widely speculated act of naming his vice president running mate some time Friday to counteract any boost in the polls for Obama.”
Good Lord! Somebody say CHURCH!!! I think Craig Lewis myspace.com/craiglewisband1 would tear a church house down with that voice. That’s right…follow your dreams son. I like this a little more than the Jamie Foxx verison.
MAUREEN DOWD did a wonderful piece recently for the NY Times about the challenge some white comedians and comic writers are facing when coming up with jokes and jabs about Barack Obama. I was wondering just what monologue writers were going to do myself. With so many of the people behind the pens being white and the public being well aware of that, it’s no surprise that there is increased sensitivity. Who want’s to be labeled a racist? Who hasn’t learned from the infamous New Yorker cover that satire is in the eye of the beholder?
I have a suggestion. Hire some black writers. That will do away with the double standard. Black people have been trashing each other through comedy routines for decades…but we do it in love. I mean, we have limits too, of course. However, we know what a fine line there is between meaningless mockery and comedy.
My favorite quotes from the article:
– “It seems like a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys,” I said.
“Are you kidding me?” Stewart scoffed.
Then he and Colbert both said at the same time: “His dad was a goat-herder!”
– Many of the late-night comics and their writers — nearly all white — now admit to The New York Times’s Bill Carter that because of race and because there is nothing “buffoonish” about Obama — and because many in their audiences are intoxicated by him and resistant to seeing him skewered — he has not been flayed by the sort of ridicule that diminished Dukakis, Gore and Kerry.
“There’s a weird reverse racism going on,” Jimmy Kimmel said.
– On Tuesday, Andy Borowitz satirized on that subject. He said that Obama, sympathetic to comics’ attempts to find jokes to make about him, had put out a list of official ones, including this:
“A traveling salesman knocks on the door of a farmhouse, and much to his surprise, Barack Obama answers the door. The salesman says, ‘I was expecting the farmer’s daughter.’ Barack Obama replies, ‘She’s not here. The farm was foreclosed on because of subprime loans that are making a mockery of the American dream.’ ”
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