Today’s Celebrity Sightings – Boris Kodjoe Goes Burgundy + Jada & Willow + Angela Bassett & More!

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Jada Pinkett Smitha nd Willow!

Spotted Beauty

Solange Knowles… Flawless for no reason!

Eye Candy

Boris Kodjoe takes a risk.

Happy Couple

Janet Jackson and her…. husband!

Pretty Casual

The lovely Angela Bassett

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[Celebrity Sightings] Janet + Kelly + Niecy & More!

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Ms. Angela Bassett!

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Niecy Nash and her husband, Jay Tucker!

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I love some Kim Coles!

Boys II Men…. Look like dads now! I’m old!

Malcom-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross!

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I have never been much of a fan of Kelly Rowland’s fashion choices but she always looks wonderful in the face! What else matters?

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Janet still doing her thing after all of these years! Go Janet!

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Zo is another I struggle with… but I like the color choice!

[Today’s Celebrity Sightings] Monday, August 21, 2011

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Mr. Will Smith out and about!

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Ray J night clubbing… is he losing weight?

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Christina Milian‘s beach body!

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Halle Berry picks up groceries!

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Keri Hilson can let this wig go now. Love her, though.

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What do you think about the President’s swing?

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Melinda Williams is super cute!

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Is Jasmine Guy body building now? She looks good, though!

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Is this a god look for Rihanna? Ostrich?

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Jay Z in Manhatan!

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Serena Williams.

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Trey Songz dressed like a gentlman.

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Love me some Angela Bassett!

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Monica and Shannon Brown!

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Usher!

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Terrell Owens!

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Maxwell has aged. Still love his music!

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Janet Jackson performs!

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Katherine Jackson runs to the market!

 

[The BIG RANT] Tips for Lay Members on the Pogram | Customer Service Terribleness | Facebook Annoynaces

[Throwback] I had over 130 posts that I started but never finished in my “draft” box. Instead of deleting them all, I copied and pasted most of them into one note. Of course, many of these were written over the last 18 months and I cannot be responsible for not using Spell-checker. I may or may not have cared that day! Anyways.. READ ON!

1. Stop taking these pictures at Wal-Mart with the spray painted stars in the background. So hood! Usually these pictures feature a female with her leg up, trying to look sexy! Not working.

2. I need these “Gideon-Bible” preachers to stop trying to “get me told” in my inbox when they don’t agree with what I say re: religion. If I am wrong and you are going to be the one to school me, I DON’T NEED  YOUR OPINION ABOUT MY OPINION! Take me to the Word or lose me!

3. I am tired of religious people doing too much on Facebook and twitter and then in the middle of the night, they are posting astrology!!

4. The customer service people are not the problem.. it’s the people who hire but fail to fire them! I think some of these people need to be laid off. I know that harsh to say because people have families and mortgages but to me, that ought to be an added incentive to do what you have been hired to do! SERVE THE CUSTOMER!

I have called the IKEA in West Sacramento 6 times and left several messages for the PR person. None of them have been returned. Each time that I have called, I have been transferred several times only to land at somebodies voice mail who doesn’t return calls!

5. Is it me or have black, female actors from 10 years ago not been landing rolls that make them relevant? The other day, I mentioned to a good friend that I thought Angela Bassett was one of the greatest actors of our time. She strongly disagreed. It made me think about other women who have CLASSIC movies but don’t have “Classic careers.” Remember when Whitney, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Loretta Divine, Brandy, Vivica Fox, Robin Givens, Whoopie Goldberg, AnnaMArie Horsford, Telma Hopkins…. were on their way to legendary status?

These are a few tips for lay members on the program…

6. If they ask you to read the scripture… no need to address the house. Tell pastor that you appreciate him later!

7. If the program says you are to speak for three minutes… keep pages 2-16 of your notes on the pew. You will not have time to review those!

8. If you are assisting with raising the offering, bring your offering with you when you come to the table. You will not have time to dig in your bag or the coin purse safety pinned to your bras.

9. If you are asked to M.C. service and you have very little personality, you need to drink a red bull and pack a candy bar in your purse! We have visitors!

10. If you are moody, ministries that require you to stand anywhere near the door are off-limits! You shouldn’t be the first person people see!

Back when I tried a series called #ForgetThatFridays… Didn’t work out. Forgot about it!

11. Is anybody really cute and sexy enough for you to forego the use of a condom? #ForgetThat! As financially beneficial as it would be for you ladies to make a baby with a superstar with lots of money, take some time to consider unwanted “friends they might also bring with them!

12. #ForgetThat! I am NOT going to spend my ENTIRE lunch break in line at the DMV! You ever have the days or instances where it’s not  the smartest choice but its the most convenient choice to just pay the fine rather than have your entire day ruined!

13. I am curious to know how much God thinks I love him. Aside from all of the jokes and laughter, I REALLY do want to find favor in his sight.

14. Aside from loving God, I am falling in love with shoes again. I used to be crazy. I slowed down but now I am back! Since Black Friday, I have bought 4 pairs.

15. I am an avid apricot scrub and Jergens Natural Glow user! Taking care of your face shouldn’t just be a woman’s thing! It should be a people thing! I am not one to use lotion anywhere else but I love a moisturized face! I’m recommending it to all the fellas! [Update: Since posting this, I learned that apricot scrub was not good for the face.]

16. I am very moody.

17. I don’t like when people do a lot of complaining to people they don’t know and people who cannot help them! I have to remind my mother that it only causes greater stress to the both of us when she chooses to review all of her ailments to me. What would serve us both is if she told the nurse!

Laz Alonzo Dating Video Girl, Bria Myles

Laz Alonso has been allegedly dating Bria Myles since 209. Ever heard of her? I am not sure what her profession is but when I googled her, lots of trampy pictures came up where she was bending over in bikinis. I also noted that on Wendy, he said he was single. Sources say that 2 weeks ago, he and Bria left a party she was hosting HAND in HAND. Whatever works, right?

I dare not post some of her “professional” pictures but I wouldn’t have seen hiom with a video chick…

[Celebrity Sightings] Kentucky Derby + Obama Date Night + Halle Play Date & Much More!

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The president delivers Cinco De Mayo Address at Whitehouse!

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Lady Michelle Obama Cha chas!

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Queen Latifah enjoys some sun!

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Ms. Eva Marcelle, Ladies and gents!

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Good to see Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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Chris goes blonde again.

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Yolonda Adams sung beautifully at John Cossette’s Celebration of Life at the Staples Center!

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Baby Face‘s face isn’t too babyish anymore. Still looks great for his age… although, I don’t know his age. I know he was an adult when I wasnt!

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Is that you Raven? all grown up!

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Paula Patton at the Kentucky Derby!

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Chili was there!

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The president and first lady enjoy a date night!

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Kellis rocking the black and gold!

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Love this look for Kelly!

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Angela Bassett with her children!

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Halle must have been making runs!

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No appropriate Romeo!

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I love the way Lauren Hill looks! I am just not sure how all this will work in the summer!

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Garcelle B. and Halle B. do a play date!

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Jamie Foxx looking like a dad!

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Ah!

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Star Jones is out promoting her new book!

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Ursh!

[Celebrity Hotlinks] Waiting Exhale Sequel + Oprah Already Firing Folks! +

Somenobe thought Paula Patton (actress married to Robin thicke) was her baby’s nanny! hear what she has to say about that HERE!

Uh Oh! Trouble in paradise. Oprah has let the OWN CEO go! Heres the story!

Angela Bassett confirms Waiting to Exhale Sequel! CLICK HERE! I already knew this… Because Terri McMillan has been telling folks on her book tour! I DID hear that Whitney was a GO! We’ll see!

Are you keeping up with Ms. Jill Scott? Check out her performance on the Mo’Nique Show! CLICK HERE!

People in Detroit can’t read? according to a study conducted, 47% of the people living in detroit are “functionally illiterate!” READ MORE HERE!

[Today’s Celebrity Sightings] Celebs at the Jumping the Broom Premiere

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Laz and Paula…. who would know Paula just had some babies! She looks great!

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Angela Bassett.. so flawless!

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Boris!

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Eva!

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Georgous!

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Megan. She fell off to me but she looks nice.

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The Thickes!

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More caqst members!

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The legendary Tasha Smith!

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Bishop and Mother Jakes!

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Pooch Hall!

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Teyana Taylor … Whats on your feet?

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Wendy plays herself in everything movie, too.

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Michael Jai White needs a stylist.

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Elise Neal.

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Mother Loretta Devine!

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Niecy Nash and beau, Jay Tucker. Jay and those square toes.

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Tamela.

[7 Facts] Black People and the Academy Awards (Oscars)

People have been complaining about their being no Black people nominated for Oscars this year. I took it upon myself to do a little research. If the Academy is the authority on all things Film… plus a few more facts. (as of 2010)

1. The Best Black actresses (in leading roles) of all time are Dorothy Dandrige, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry and Gabourey Sidibe. These women were all nominated for the top actress trophy. Only Halle won. Don’t get me started on the film that got Halle the trophy.

2. For the fellas… Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Paul Winfield, Dexter Gordon, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Lawrence Fishburne, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard, and Forest Whitaker are the best male actors of all times in leading roles. Of them, Sidney, Denzel, Jamie and Forest are Oscar winners.

3. No Black person has ever won for costume design although 3 Black designers have been nominated twice. Joe I. Tompkins (Cross Creek, Harlem Nights), Ruth E. Carter (Malcolm X, Amistad) and Sharen Davis (Ray, Dream Girls)

4. Only 3 Black documentaries have been nominated for “Best Documentary Feature.” They are Adam Clayton Powell, 4 Little Girls and Tupac:Resurrection.

5. Only Prince and Herbie Hancock have been nominated for “Best Original Score” and won. Six others have been nominated but none since 1987.

6. For “Best Original Song,” African-Americans have been nominated 18 times and won 5 times. Winners were Isaac Hayes, Irene Cara, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and Three Six Mafia.

7. Willie D. Burton has been nominated for “Best Sound Mixing” 7 times and won twice. Only one other Black mixer was nominated. Russell Williams was nominated in 1989 and 1990 and won in both years for Dances with Wolves and Glory.

 Source

[The BIG RANT] Tips for Lay Members on the Pogram | Customer Service Terribleness | Facebook Annoynaces

I had over 130 posts that I started but never finished in my “draft” box. Instead of deleting them all, I copied and pasted most of them into one note. Of course, many of these were written over the last 18 months and I cannot be responsible for not Spell-checker. I may or may not have cared that day! Anyways.. READ ON!

1. Stop taking these pictures at Wal-Mart with the spray painted stars in the background. So hood! Usually these pictures feature a female with her leg up, trying to look sexy! Not working.

2. I need these “Gideon-Bible” preachers to stop trying to “get me told” in my inbox when they don’t agree with what I say re: religion. If I am wrong and you are going to be the one to school me, I DON’T NEED  YOUR OPINION ABOUT MY OPINION! Take me to the Word or lose me!

3. I am tired of religious people doing too much on Facebook and twitter and then in the middle of the night, they are posting astrology!!

4. The customer service people are not the problem.. it’s the people who hire but fail to fire them! I think some of these people need to be laid off. I know that harsh to say because people have families and mortgages but to me, that ought to be an added incentive to do what you have been hired to do! SERVE THE CUSTOMER!

I have called the IKEA in West Sacramento 6 times and left several messages for the PR person. None of them have been returned. Each time that I have called, I have been transferred several times only to land at somebodies voice mail who doesn’t return calls!

5. Is it me or have black, female actors from 10 years ago not been landing rolls that make them relevant? The other day, I mentioned to a good friend that I thought Angela Bassett was one of the greatest actors of our time. She strongly disagreed. It made me think about other women who have CLASSIC movies but don’t have “Classic careers.” Remember when Whitney, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Loretta Divine, Brandy, Vivica Fox, Robin Givens, Whoopie Goldberg, AnnaMArie Horsford, Telma Hopkins…. were on their way to legendary status?

These are a few tips for lay members on the program…

6. If they ask you to read the scripture… no need to address the house. Tell pastor that you appreciate him later!

7. If the program says you are to speak for three minutes… keep pages 2-16 of your notes on the pew. You will not have time to review those!

8. If you are assisting with raising the offering, bring your offering with you when you come to the table. You will not have time to dig in your bag or the coin purse safety pinned to your bras.

9. If you are asked to M.C. service and you have very little personality, you need to drink a red bull and pack a candy bar in your purse! We have visitors!

10. If you are moody, ministries that require you to stand anywhere near the door are off-limits! You shouldn’t be the first person people see!

Back when I tried a series called #ForgetThatFridays… Didn’t work out. Forgot about it!

11. Is anybody really cute and sexy enough for you to forego the use of a condom? #ForgetThat! As financially beneficial as it would be for you ladies to make a baby with a superstar with lots of money, take some time to consider unwanted “friends they might also bring with them!

12. #ForgetThat! I am NOT going to spend my ENTIRE lunch break in line at the DMV! You ever have the days or instances where it’s not  the smartest choice but its the most convenient choice to just pay the fine rather than have your entire day ruined!

13. I am curious to know how much God thinks I love him. Aside from all of the jokes and laughter, I REALLY do want to find favor in his sight.

14. Aside from loving God, I am falling in love with shoes again. I used to be crazy. I slowed down but now I am back! Since Black Friday, I have bought 4 pairs.

15. I am an avid apricot scrub and Jergens Natural Glow user! Taking care of your face shouldn’t just be a woman’s thing! It should be a people thing! I am not one to use lotion anywhere else but I love a moisturized face! I’m recommending it to all the fellas! [Update: Since posting this, I learned that apricot scrub was not good for the face.]

16. I am very moody.

17. I don’t like when people do a lot of complaining to people they don’t know and people who cannot help them! I have to remind my mother that it only causes greater stress to the both of us when she chooses to review all of her ailments to me. What would serve us both is if she told the nurse!