Fantasia’s About That Paper

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With her success and rave reviews from her role as “Celie” in the broadway production of The Color Purple, Fantasia Barrino is in negotiations to star in another big musical based on the life of Ada (Bricktop) Smith. Bricktop rose to fame as an African-American nightlife queen in the 1920’s in Paris, France.

Via NY Daily News:

Bricktop’s is a great story. She rose from humble beginnings in Alderson, W. Va., to become the toast of Paris in the Roaring ’20s, where she was first employed overseas by Cole Porter to teach dances such as the Charleston at his parties. By 1929, she owned her own nightclubs such as The Music Box, Le Grand Duc and her famous Chez Bricktop, where she entertained Porter, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Porter wrote “Miss Otis Regrets” for her. She even worked with Josephine Baker and Mabel Mercer.

The 20’s are a good look for Fantasia, those Flappers rocked the finger waves and shimmy dresses tough. The negotitations are still in the works and the show hits Broadway in 2009. In the meantime, Fantasia is still on the roster for The Color Purple. Okay, Tasia, way to keep a steady job…keep up the good work!

Beyonce Burns Her Fans

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Two fans in the front row of Beyonce’s St. Louis concert were burned. With the wave of negative press, Beyonce was forced to go visit the fans. All that “stanning” can get you killed. Is this a sign of things to come? J LO……..

Quote of The Day: 10 Cent

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10 Cent discussing rival Cam’ron in the new issue of XXL:

XXL: Some of Cam’ron’s jabs are about your not being in the streets with the people.

What am I supposed to do, stand on the corner and smoke weed with him? I don’t smoke weed, and I’m not standing on the corner. For what? I stood on the corner when that was my hustle. I got a new hustle and a new concept of a corner to stand on. The same idiot that you just mentioned went on 60 Minutes and said he wouldn’t tell police about [the whereabouts of] a serial killer. Only thing missing from hip-hop is an IQ test. If you’re smart, you know that’s not the f*ckin’ place to say that. Then you gotta send a statement out and apologize. What does that mean? That he will snitch?

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Remy Ma’s Shesus Piece

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Remy Ma graces the cover of her mixtape as a crucified thick-thighed, big-breasted, blonde-banged “Shesus Khrist”. SMH. What is it with rappers and thinking they’re Jesus, at least Kanye West’s rendition wasn’t as boobielicious.

Speaking of Kanye, check him out talking about his new music and fashion in a roboho robot voice with a British interviewer:

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Fill In The Blank: Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson was at the ESPY Style Studio last night scoring some ESPY swag.

FILL IN THE BLANK: Mike Tyson is looking awfully ________________________ these days.

‘Roboho’ Revisited: Permed-Up Al Sharpton Says Beyonce Represents Black Women

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Al Sharpton has something to say about TMZ describing Beyonce’s BET Awards performance as a ‘Roboho performance':

“Calling any woman a “ho” is demeaning and abusive and it should not be tolerated on any level. It is intolerable to think that TMZ.com would find humor in calling Beyonce – someone who symbolizes the strength, dignity and uplifting of Black women — a “Roboho,” and they should be denounced by the entire community for glorifying the continued oppression of women with this derogatory term. Racism in America is perpetuated by ignorance and hate and using one’s airwaves or media entity to promote it is a blatant setback to civil rights and the advancement of equality. National Action Network has been in the forefront of protesting the word “ho” and will hold a 20-city tour featuring 100 women in each market on August 7th to protest the use of the word “ho” as well as the “N” and “B” words. We encourage TMZ.com to retract their misogynistic labeling of Beyonce and apologize immediately.”

Beyonce represents Black women? You mean the 400-pound blonde lacefront wig, not being able to pull two words together without ‘hmmmm’, or freakin’ the ground in some booty shorts to get paid? Which one Al? The PC Mafia is on the attack. SMH. Al’s time would be better spent on giving “Pastor Alleyne” some tips on a Duked-out perm.

How much money did Sharpton get paid by Knowles Inc. and the Beyonce stan club to put this release out? TMZ has responded with evidence that they call white celebrities ‘ho’s’ and point out they never called her a ‘roboho’ and described her performance. Discuss…..

Beyonce Stans Stand UP! Sit DOWN!

Mimi Rocks a Kini

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Mimi was spotted getting her vacation on in Italy recently. She looks good in that kini, whether she got knifed up or not, pancake backs and all.

We don’t think Denzel passed on a chance to hit that.

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Is 10 Cent Hittin’ Ciara???

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Confirming recent rumors, 10 Cent was spotted having a romantic dinner with Ciara last week at Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in LA. This smells like some “couple publicity”, a publicity stunt. 10 Cent is pretty smart and we believe he is desperate to make his next album a hit.

Well, ‘The Salad Tosser’ could like the fact that Ciara’s rack is kinda small and she looks like a dude at times.

Where is Kim Porter? Part 10: Sienna Miller Denies Relationship

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Actress Sienna Miller (Jessica Biel pictured above) is denying that Diddy is ‘swimmin’ in her at the moment. She recently mentioned Kim Porter to the London press:

“It’s true that I am in love with someone but not with Puff Daddy. He’s just a good friend and he has a beautiful girlfriend.”

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What this really means is Diddy is hittin’ that but she can’t put it on blast. Here is a picture of Diddy sneaking out Sienna’s crib back in April.

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Who Looked More Bangin??

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Banger Rihanna poses for cameras in the Live Earth Tokyo Pressroom, Mother-of-Five Nicole Murphy attended her new boy-toy’s Michael Strahan Charity Golf Tournament and Auction party, and Redbull thief Bre from America’s Next Top Model cycle 5 was at the Live Earth After Party in NYC.

We must ask, Who Looked More Bangin??

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Gyrating Basehead

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While his ex is living the wholesome family life, K-Ci gets his Bobby Brown wind n’ grind on for the fans at the 2007 Ice Cream Summerfest in Toronto. You already know what fund these Ice Cream Summerfest checks are going…

Mary J. Blige’s Family Affair

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Mary J. Blige signing autographs with her family (husband Kendu, step-daughter Jordan, and step-son Nasir) at the Carol’s Daughter store at the Essence Festival on Saturday. It’s good to see some good clean wholesomeness from time to time. Cute family!!

Mya’s Next Single Might Actually Be A Hit Now

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SOHH is reporting that Mya was seen arm-in-arm with the “King of White Girls” producer Polow Da Don at T.I.’s Louis Vuitton “T.I. vs. T.I.P.” album release party at Lenox Square in Atlanta. Yeah, that sounds about right…Mya’s Liberation album has an unknown release date and probably needs some tweeking and Polow is definitely one of the hottest producers right now.

We hate to speculate, but with that reputation (her sex “problem” and his “white girl head game”) this probably is just another case of “Fu*kin for Tracks” or a match made in heaven…either or, they would actually make a cute couple.

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The Last ‘Artist’ Standing

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The talented Alicia Keys performed at the Live Earth concert in New York yesterday. We love to see a ‘real artist’ with some passion, character, and talent. She is beautiful inside and out.

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The Kennedy’s, The Obama’s????

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Barack Obama graces the cover of the current issue of Newsweek. The article talks about Obama challenging what it means in America to be Black and White. Some quotes in the article:

At the end of a NEWSWEEK interview in his Senate office, Obama offered an unprompted statement about “post-racial” politics: “That term I reject because it implies that somehow my campaign represents an easy shortcut to racial reconciliation. I just want to be very clear on this so there’s no confusion. We’re going to have a lot of work to do to overcome the long legacy of Jim Crow and slavery. It can’t be purchased on the cheap.”

“There are a lot of folks, a lot of brothers, who are walking around and they look like men,” Obama said. “They’ve got whiskers, they might even have sired a child, but it’s not clear to me that they are full-grown men.” The senator urged them not just to get a job, but to start a business; not just to stay at home, but to turn off the TV. Above all, he urged the community to aim high for its kids. “Sometimes,” he said, “I go to an eighth-grade graduation and there’s all that pomp and circumstance and gowns and flowers. It’s just eighth grade, people. Just give them a handshake. Congratulations. Now get your butt in the library.”

We are ridin’ with Obama for 08! Does he have to wear some gold, a FUBU sweater, and listen to Jeezy to be considered Black? All the ignorance is going to have to fall back in 08′ because we are bringin’ it for Team Obama. STFU about what someone can or can’t do. Let’s test it. More to come…

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