I’m Skipping the Oscars, But…

If you are reading this, you’re not likely going to be attending the 2016 Oscars. In fact, only half of the 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be there because Kodak Theatre has a seating capacity of 3,400.

I know that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have begun a movement to get folks to not pay attention to the Oscars because of the lack of diversity but the reality for me is this… I didn’t see most of the films. I don’t go to the movies. I don’t even have a television! I am usually enveloped in the fashions that you can’t really escape if you have any kind of social media account.

But… I want to draw attention to a few things I’ve been thinking about…

Is it realistic for actors like Tyrese Gibson and 50 Cent to ask Chris Rock not to host the Oscars? Isn’t Chris Rock a part of the diversity that the show needs? Would they like for Chris Rock to be replaced by a white man?

b2e918cb544423c4041d0ae3fd010d81d6467c1438e0e2adabbfc6e0636cfae0I didn’t see many of the films but I did see a wonderful documentary about Nina Simone that has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary by Liz Garbus.

Here are a few other nominees that tell stories you may care about…

Best Documentary Short – Body Team 12

Best Documentary Short – Last Day of Freedom

Writing/Origin Screenplay – Straight out of Compton



Stacy Dash Talks 3 Marriages, 6 Engagements With Heart & Soul Magazine

On having sex with all three of her husbands on the 1st night and not being single since 17A lot of it was me needing a man to define me. Ifm finally at a point where I want to define myself.

What part of your life today carries with it lessons for other women?The most important thing is knowing yourself and loving yourself and loving yourself by you, not by anyone else. What Ive realized after being married so many times is that I dont need a man to be happy. That has been my greatest lesson and thats why I try to teach my children-to love themselves. They dont need someone elses approval or definition. They can do that themselves.

I was looking for love. I was looking for someone to love me in order fro me to love myself. Thats why my choices never resonated with who I was, because I didnt know who I was. Continue reading “Stacy Dash Talks 3 Marriages, 6 Engagements With Heart & Soul Magazine”

[Today’s Celebrity Sightings] The Carters, Smiths & Washingtons + Usher Takes Bike Ride + More!


Stevie performs in Tennessee at Bonnaroo!


So did Jay-Z!


Beyonce enjoyed the show!


Tony Winner Denzel Washington and Wife after the Awards!


The Carters, SMiths and Kerri Washington!


I think what is different about Vivica is her hair color. It got darker!


Kelly Rowland performs at LA Pride.


Kelis performed at LA Pride as well.


Usher takes a bike ride!


Eva and Stacy Dash!


Solange was spited at Tao in Vegas!

Brandy to Perform LIVE Tonight in L.A., Streaming Live @ 10 p.m PST


http://www.Swaggmedia.com will stream the live event from the Sunset Strip’s Famed key Club

( Los Angeles , CA ) Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 – SwaggMedia, the technology division of SMI, continues its partnership the RnB Live Hollywood showcase to stream their weekly Wednesday events at their new home, The Key Club featuring weekly Master Of Ceremonies – TANK.  This week features R&B artist and Actress, Brandy Norwood.

Looking to introduce her old and new fans alike to her current ventures, Brandy will be performing all of the songs that made us fall in love with her.  Showtime starts at 10pm with invited celebrities including:  Ray J, Stacey Dash, Laz Alonzo, Rueben Studdard, Stan Lathan, and a host of others.

Located at 9039 Sunset Blvd, the new venue will takes the excitement and spirit of RnB Live Hollywood and matches it by providing a newly-remodeled live performance stage and sound system unparalleled to any sight in Los Angeles while also featuring a full restaurant that will remain open until the venue closes at 2:00am.  Some of the talent to grace the RnB Live Hollywood stage have include Jamie Foxx , Akon, Colby O’Donis, Keyshia Cole, Bobby Brown, Ginuwine, Eric Benet, Denise Williams, Queen Latifah, Brian McKnight, Amerie, Avant, Omarion, Tyrese, Faith Evans and many more.  Log on to SwaggMedia.com!

SwaggMedia is a media company founded to create a new global communications infrastructure for the delivery of the world’s information and communication services (i.e. voice, audio, video, data, streaming media).  SwaggMedia has built proprietary technology that will be the one-stop destination for news, commerce, social networking, original content, and live streaming video.

Log on to SwaggMedia.com to watch the stream live!

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