Yesterday the Internet was buzzing with the rumor that Usher had filed divorce papers to end his marriage to Tameka Foster. However, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that no such filing can be found in court records. I guess the elation will have to wait for another day, since many people seemed quite happy that Usher was apparently ending his marriage. Usher's always been able to play the media, perhaps the recent sitings with other women, and rumors of a divorce filing are being used to promote his upcoming album reportedly titled "Monster."
Friday, June 12, 2009
If there's a happening event, black folks will travel around the world to attend, and right now the NBA Championship series is the place to be for at the least 2 more days. Chris Brown and Dwyane Wade took a moment to pose for pics during last nights Lakers/Magic game in Orlando, FL. Brown's ex, Rihanna also attended the game, but the two were not together. I wonder how many of us will attend Game 7 of the hockey championship tonight.
The Orlando Magic had a perfect chance to tie the NBA Championship series with the Los Angeles Lakers when they choked at the end, missing free throw after free throw, and inexplicably allowing Derek Fisher to hit a three point shot to force overtime, in which of course led to them losing the game. This is completely a team loss and they wasted a potential chance to win the championship. As it stands now, the Lakers should close this series out on Sunday, unless the Magic shows some heart.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I'm sure that when Stephen T. Johns went to work yesterday as a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. he never thought that it would be his last day of life on earth. Johns was the lone murder victim yesterday as James W. von Brunn went on a shooting rampage at the museum in the early afternoon. It's a shame that in 2009, hate is still alive and well, and that Johns family has to cope with the loss of a loved one in a worthless display of violence.
Although he's reported to now be single, Kanye West is still finding time to spend with his ex, Amber Rose. Page Six reports that Ms. Rose attended Kanye's birthday party at the Spotted Pig on Monday in New York, and the two were seen shopping on Tuesday. Unfortunately for Kanye and Amber, celebrity doesn't equate to having a private life.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
USC basketball coach Tim Floyd resigned yesterday amid allegations that he paid money to an associate of former basketball standout O.J. Mayo who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Of course everyone involved is denying the allegations, but why would Floyd resign if wrong doing wasn't involved. So let's review this, the lure of recruiting a basketball standout to your school has essentially ruined Tim Floyd's career and lost him millions of dollars in potential income. Must be some kind of drug to cause a coach to risk everything for a player who he knew was only staying a year, and is now a millionaire himself.
This is one of the reasons that the age requirement in the NBA is a joke. Player's receiving money, having other people take SATs so that they can qualify for school, and surely other outlandish infractions just so that these players can stay for one year. David Stern let these players who have no interest in attending college take their chances on the pros, so that coaches like Tim Floyd don't get addicted to the drug of the high school standout. Surely, O.J. Mayo is somewhere laughing about how he got over on the system, and Floyd's wife is probably calling him a couple of unmentionable names.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Superstar music producer Jermaine Dupri appears to always be looking for the next opportunity as he continues to get his hustle on as a mogul. If anyone follows him on Twitter (LTLline) you know that he's constantly roviding updates on his "Oceans 7" crew comprised of him, Nelly, Johnta Austin, Bow Wow, Brian-Michael Cox and Trey Songz. Dupri is constantly updating music and video on his blog global14.com. Dupri tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution that plans for a stage show and moving are in the works as the pay homage to the days of "The Rat Pack" paying homage to Sinatra, Martin and Sammy.
Monday, June 8, 2009
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife's Seletha quarantine in Shanghai as a swine flu precautionary measure could last up to a week according to The Times-Picayune. Fortunately neither Nagin or his wife are showing any signs of the flu.
Alysa Stanton was formally ordained yesterday as America's first female African-American rabbi. She will will be the first non-white rabbi of Congregation Bayt Shalom, a 60-family synagogue in Greenville, N.C. TIME Magazine profiles Rabbi Stanton.