Thursday, July 28, 2011

Man… hold up!-CELEB EDITION-“Really Bruh?”

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Straight from one of my favorite blog sites, Sandra Rose, check out these “out and about” pics of Katt Williams and Carmelo Anthony…


People this is why you need to leave drugs and alcohol alone!!!


Really bruh? Was this supposed to be hard? Give it up Melo, we know you are a family man, and its OKAY TO NOT BE HOOD ANYMORE!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keep Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See!


My favorite show of this season is ABC Family’s Switched at Birth!  It chronicles the aftermath of two families who find out that their teenage daughters are not their biological children.  The interesting twist to the show is that one of the girls is hearing impaired as a result of a viral infection as a toddler.


This show has spurned an interest in learning American Sign Language (ASL).  I have always loved this language and I have friends who are hearing impaired and others who speak ASL as a second language.

To find out more information on how to learn the basics of ASL, please check out these free websites below!  It’s a fun way to learn more about the deaf community and their culture!  Also be sure to check out ABC Family’s Switched at Birth – Mondays @ 9/8 central.

Free ASL Websites & Resources:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” In Stores Now!


In honor of the release of Kelly Rowland’s new album “Here I Am” dropping today, 07/26/2011, has featured her Live Q & A interview, where she gives her own run down of what inspired the album, what fans can look forward to in the future and the meaning behind the title “Here I Am”…

And of course  be sure to purchase your own copy online or in store today!!! #TEAMKELLY

MP3 Download:

Standard & Deluxe CD Version:

Monday, July 25, 2011

Can the UK’s JLS bring back Boy Bands?


The question of the hour is, can the UK’s JLS bring back the Boy Band era?  And the answer… Yes, it appears so!  The groups single “She Makes Me Wanna" is set to be #1 on ITunes and is expected to climb the Billboard charts just the same.  If you don’t know who this group is, be sure to check out their official website for more info.


The guys of JLS(Aston Merrygold, Jonathan “JB” Gill”, Ortise Williams and Marvin Humes)themselves are kinda corny and very stereotypically pop, which are the quintessential elements of a successful Pop boy band is not?  They are like an urban Nsync with better clothes and no bad 90’s hairdos!  So look out NKOTBSB (FYI - that’s the combined bands of New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys) who have joined for a reunion tour, these “new kids” are ready to take over!

Da Brat’s New Feminine VIBE Photo Shoot!


Just in case you forgot, the newly free Shawntae Harris, better known to the world as the Da Brat tat tat, IS infact a woman!  She flaunts her new sexy summer look in her VIBE magazine photo shoot!


I gotta tell ya, Da Brat has always been beautiful to me.  Behind that Tomboy shell I could always see the lovely lady hiding underneath.  Some say she is just doing this for publicity or that she’s trying to gloss over rumors about her personal life.  In reality, her life has always been open, and those who choose to focus on certain aspects other than what she is internationally known for, that is her music need to stop and get their own business to worry about.  Who says you can’t be Tomboy by day and Glamazon by night?


Remember back in day, I think it was the late 90’s\early 00’s when she surprised everyone at the Source awards in that skin tight white cat suit and Aaliyah weave???  She did that!  And she’s doing it again!  I gotta tell you, I like the look.  She’s giving her big sister Lisa Raye a run for her money! Get it ‘Brat!


Say what ya’ll wanna say but you can’t deny  this woman is beautiful!  Check out more pics and her comments to the haters straight from….

“Braxton Family Values” returns this Fall!


I am so .net .org .edu to report that my favorite celebrity family is returning to TV sooner than expected!  The new season of “Braxton Family Values”, showcasing the life and times of superstar Toni Braxton and her younger sisters Traci, Towanda, Tamar & Trina, along with their Mother, Ms. E, will be back this Fall, November 8, 2011.

Already a sensation, the Braxtons have become household names again.  So will the finally make the Braxton family album as promised?  Did Trina really stop dranking?  Is Tamar still a hot mess, well, we already know that answer!  Is Traci still pouting? It’s gonna be okay boo!  And did Towanda and her “husband”, yes I’m being messy and put that in parenthesis, did they finally dissolve their marriage or did they work it out?  And of course what happened with Toni moving to LA?  And is Ms. E still looking for a snowman? 

To find out, tune in for the latest drama, laughs and hopefully some good music this Fall only on  WeTV!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

RIP Amy Winehouse 09/14/1983 - 07/23/2011


Instead of reflecting on the negative, I would like to report what Amy Winehouse meant to me.  Her voice soothed me through painful relationship issues, calmed me when my depression felt like a pain only I bared and made me feel good with her transcendent voice.  Amy Winehouse was a force to be reckoned with, unfortunately she had her own demons that often seemed to overwhelm her but yet she would rise back from the ashes like the mighty Phoenix.  This time however, it was all too much. 07/23/2011 is truly a sad day for the Winehouse family.  Just think how her parents must feel, so before you judge or make nasty comments, just remember, she was someone’s beloved child & sibling and she was fighting something she was not strong enough to battle.  Rest in peace Amy Winehouse, you will be missed… 


If you are undergoing any negativity in your life, please find a positive source to outlet that bad energy.  If you need help, talk to a friend, someone you can trust and/or seek professional help.  It’s sad when speaking of someone who had so much potential and talent, what she will be forever famous for was her lows instead of the highs of life, but the highs of illegal drug usage.

If you would like to receive free and confidential drug and alcohol abuse counseling, please consult the National 1-800 Crisis hotlines @ 1-800-521-7128.  And for more crisis counseling information, please be sure to check out their official website…


Friday, July 22, 2011

Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” July 26, 2011

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If you haven’t already done so, please pre-order Kelly Rowland’s new album “Here I Am”, or wait with the rest of the masses till next Tuesday, July 26, 2011 for the official release date!  3 years in the making, critics are saying this is the album that will finally put Kelly on the map stateside.  She has already received international success and is a UK favorite, but here in the US not so much until now with the success of “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne. 

I’ve had the opportunity to preview the album, and I agree with some of the music critics, this album does not have the lyrical content we’ve enjoyed from her previous 2 albums, but this is album will have commercial success based on it’s trendy beats and production. 


Contemporary R&B is nothing new for Kelly, she is of course an original “child of destiny”, founding member of Destiny’s Child that is, but this album holds true to those roots.  You won’t hear much of the Pop or Euro Dance styles you may come accustomed to, fans will  have to wait for the International release version to hear tracks like “Forever and a Day”, which is my personal favorite.  So please, support Team Kelly Rowland and purchase your official album via your favorite retailers!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jonathan aka “Russ Parr’s Really White Friend” is at it again with his “Fall For Your Type” parody, “Forget I’m White”…

JonathanRPMS‘s “Forget I’m White” parody of Jamie Foxx\Drake’s “Fall For Your Type”!

Be sure to check out Jonathan’s official YouTube page @

Fashion Frenzy: Justus’ Louboutin Shoe Envy



It’s official, I have Louboutin shoe envy!  If there is one inanimate, non-breathing thing I can say I truly love, it would be shoes!  If I had all the money in the world, I would buy every pair I could and wear change them throughout the day! 


Yes, people, it is that serious!  I would even trade wearing the same outfit everyday, in exchange for having the shoes of my hearts desire!


It seems like the hottest shoes in Hollywood for men, are Louboutins!  Yes, indeed, if you didn’t know they do make “red bottoms” for men as well!  And they are exactly my style – edgy but still classic.


The latest Louboutin trend amongst celebrities like Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Mika & Pharrell Williams has been the brands Rollerball Spike Loafers and the Freddy Man’s Flat – both showcasing black leather and spikes mixed with the simple styling of a dressy man’s shoe.   These shoes can be dressed up or worn casual, no matter which way, one thing is sure, everyone will be looking at your “red bottoms”!  Unfortunately for me they do no make past size European shoe size 46.5 /US size 11.5, which sucks for me because I wear a size 13!  So I won’t be “throwing on my Louboutins” like JLO anytime soon then!  Thus, the reason why I have shoe envy!


Patti LaBelle + Ledisi = Musical Euphoria!


The incomparable Patti LaBelle recently sat down for an interview where she both praised and passed the musical torch to soul singer Ledisi!  If you haven’t checked out Ledisi’s music you are really missing a treat.  My favorite song from her 2009 album “Turn Me Loose” has to be “Goin' Thru Changes”.  Her voice just melts over the melody like fresh honey from the honeycomb. 

Most people think Ledisi is a new artist, but she’s actually been making records since 2000.  Her latest single “Pieces of Me” from her the album of the same name, is making moves in the industry.  Check out this interview straight from Sister 2 Sister Magazine’s website and tune into Patti and Ledisi singing together towards the end!  #BLISS


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brandy’s Derek Blanks Alter Ego Photo shoot


Brandy is bringing the hotness in her new Derek Blanks alter ego photo shoot.  I like seeing this side of Brandy, sexy, but still classy and very lady-like!  Hey, Brandy!?  When we gon’ get some new music ma?  The game is definitely missing ya!


Lil’ Mama Interview on “The Breakfast Club”

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Wow… Charlemagne the God from NYC’s Power 105.1 really has some nerve!  Everyone has always made remarks about Lil’ Mama looking older than her years, even so far to flat out call her unattractive, but it is a low blow to call your featured guest ugly and to exploit that negativity during an interview!  I was not impressed, nor did I find it funny that he went hard on this young lady. 

Even though he is known to be a “shock jock”, there is still a level of professionalism that needs to be handled.  I am so glad Wendy Williams severed ties with him, and he should learn from her that it doesn’t require someone to be so brash and in your face, but still be can be edgy.  Check out the interview for yourself!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Born to Dance:Laurieann Gibson #BOOMKACK


Random thing #205 that you should know about me, I was born to dance!  My life is movement, movement gives me life!  Wow, I should really trademark that!  There is not a moment in my life that I am not constantly moving!  I am motivated by the great dancers & choreographers of our modern era like Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, Debbie Allen and the amazing Laurieann Gibson.

You don’t have to be a dancer to know that Laurieann is more than just a teacher, choreographer, performer or director; she’s a life coach!  Laurieann takes a simple dance move and gives her students, artists and clients a certain edge that can not be compared.  Whether she is working with groups (Danity Kane, Day26) solo artists(Lady Gaga, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Cassie, Keri Hilson. JoJo) or professional dancers, she always brings out the best in them.  That’s why I am so excited about her new show on BET – “Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson” on August 2, 2011! Be sure to check it and get ready to “boomkack”!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Leave Chris Brown Alone! #TEAMBREEZY


So over the weekend, Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham ranted over Chris Brown being “allowed to perform” on the Today show to a massive record-breaking crowd.  She created a panel to discuss her topic of “Rewarding Bad Behavior” to slam Chris Brown and his supporters.  Without going into detail, you probably already know what she said, you can only imagine.  Let me just say this, “leave that young man alone”!

I in no way endorse violence of any sort, nor do I think this issue showed be pacified and swept under the table, but let Chris Brown live!  I mean really, it’s been over 3 and 1/2 years since the incident!  I do believe Chris Brown has some anger management and also likely some mental health issues.  I also do believe he is remorseful and regrets the incident, but has serious trouble expressing that without going into a rant either via his Twitter or during interviews like when Robin Roberts questioned him.  But I  just cant stand when people get super judgmental like he’s a wanted murderer. 

Unfortunately, we imperfect humans do bad things, so does that mean we have to make him carry a torture stake for the rest of his life?  Some of the same people judging him are the same ones who have likely done something to hurt someone else like gossiping, spreading rumors, making offensive remarks or even committed a crime that never got reported.  So does your wrongdoing equal less than his, just because his was reported in the news?  If anyone of us have down anything wrong in our life, none of us have the right to judge or attack anyone else for the wrongdoing they have done.

It is in the best interest of Chris Brown, Rihanna, and their fans if everybody could just move this along and stop making it more an issue than it already is.  In a country where hate groups are legally allowed to exist, none of us should be hounding down a young person who obviously needs some love and professional help! #TEAMBREEZY


Friday, July 15, 2011

Man, Hold Up!–Hot Mess Edition!!!

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…we are truly living in the last days!  The infamous Antoine Dodson, made famous by having his bed intruder interview auto tuned into a popular song, is given an extra few minutes to his 15 minutes of fame, that seems more like half and hour!  He song is now available to play in Rock Band 3. SMH!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Real Talk, Real Food…blogs, recipes & more!

Check out the hot new blog, “Real Talk, Real Food”, brought to you by the lovely KayTee.  Be sure to check out her blog, cool recipes and witty banter over at her blogspot…

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Also be sure to tune in to the both of us when we officially launch our YouTube series, “The Diva & The Dude”, videos coming soon!


Man Hold Up–“Get Yo Cuzzins!” Edition!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

If You Ain’t Got Nothing Nice to Say *PAUSE*

Mama always said, if you ain’t got nothing to say, then don’t say it! So what I will say is, I love Monica, she was the first concert I went to see back when I was about 16, I love her music, love her attitude, love her ability to be a good mother to her two children.  I also think Shannon Brown is a stand up dude and a great basketball player.  For your viewing pleasure, take a look at a picture from the couples second wedding\renewal of vows.  They got legally married last November, after meeting and shooting Monica’s “Love All Over Me” video where their “characters” also got married.  NOTE: I love this video, but I wanted her to choose Maino! *epic eye roll*



P.S. – Yes, the dress was WHITE…  Yes, it was a 20 foot train…  Yes, she had a 24” #27 color yacky weave… Yes, I am being nice, cause YOU KNOW, I want to really go in...  Yes, I am the King of messy…  Yes, you love this blog!!!


…I’m Starting to Feel Like a Dungeon Dragon!

…so rumor has it that Nicki Minaj’s on-again, off-again boyfriend S.B. chunked her in the throat the other day at a Dallas hotel, and what was my girl’s response via Twitter?


To a certain degree I believe her AND the rumor mill! I think she and S.B. really did get into, but she probably provoked him!  I am not at all implying that she deserved it or that he had the right to do it. However Nicki, we all know you and Rhi-Rhi are gal pals, si let’s not have any more of this Tom-Foolery… kay? #TEAMMINAJ


Bad Waiters\Waitresses & Yo Cuzzins!


…so I’m sure you all have heard the reports that two of Lil Wayne’s dancers got into a fight with a waitress recently, because she refused to split their bill as requested.  First of all, is it wrong that I think this is funny?  I mean who does that?  Who beats down their waitress because she didn’t want to split the bill?

Trust me, I’ve had bad service in my day, but I’ve never thought I’d go so far as to want to beat some one down over it, let alone actually doing it.  So these dancers were eating at P.F. Chang’s and when the waitress brought the bill, they asked for her to split it, in turn she said they needed to tell her that before she brought the bill and this started the fight incident.  Now I’ve been told this before at a restaurant and I just don’t understand it, how can you NOT split a bill that hasn’t been paid for yet? I mean it would be different if they were like, “Okay, I want to be 60% minus the drink and she pays the rest”, but why is that such a hard request?  I have been totally P.O.’d  by this type of response before and I refused to pay, and guess what, I got my bill split.

Sometimes I think that waiters and waitresses take their jobs too seriously, like they just feel like they own the restaurant and don’t feel obligated to please the customer, when they should!  My motto, “no service, no tip”!  SIDE NOTE: It would be advisable to keep your attitude and comments in check, lest you open yourself up for the possibility for your food or drinking have some “extra” ingredients in them.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Classic Movies That Should NOT be REMADE


Rumor has it that actress Paula Patton, has been offered a role in the remake of “Sparkle”.  Honestly, why do we need to see yet another “Diana Ross & the Supremes” – inspired production remade yet again?  After the Oscar-winning performance of Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls”, all other similar projects need to cease and desist.  The original was a classic and made Irene Cara and Philip Michael Thomas household names and helped bridge them out of the Black cinema genre to mainstream productions.  Remaking making it now is basically redundant and really can’t offer much, unless it will showcase a modern format.  But the question I want  you all to answer is -- do you really see Paula Patton playing “Sparkle”? 

Perhaps she is being considered for another role like “Sister” originally played by Lonette McKee, who was the brash older sibling of the title character.  …I guess!  They really need to leave well enough alone… I love Paula, but as beautiful as she is, she is too old to be playing teenagers! I’m just saying! *side eye*


Another movie that has been in the works for the last couple of years is Clint Eastwood’s remake of “A Star is Born” starring Beyoncé.  Again, I love her, but this movie will just end up being ghetto with her in it.  I mean really Bey-to-the-yonce as the infamous Esther?  I’m sorry, but she doesn’t have the class to follow Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand!  I mean really people!  Even Kanye wouldn’t protest me saying that!  That’s the worst idea since making “Howard the Duck” into a movie! Now that’s a blast from the past!  Shame on you Lea Thompson! And I am not even going to say anything about that hair, it was the 80’s after all!  And I have Hammer pants with suspenders pictures to prove it, so I can’t talk too badly about cha!





Oh Latoya, When Will You Just Let it Go?


I am so tired of the Jackson family leech, Latoya, capitalizing over her brother’s death.  I do honestly believe she loved her brother, but she is harboring on this way too  much and it is make me nauseous.  Yes, he had individuals around him that didn’t have his best interests, which lead to his untimely death, but what did you do? Or rather what did you NOT do?! 

This is NOT an attack on Latoya, but quit showing up on every daytime talk show, writing books & putting out music recordings in memoriam, doing news special interviews and the like talking about the same old sad story.  Let Michael rest in peace, so that everyone involved (Katherine, his kids, his other siblings and HIS FANS) can try to move on and stop having to relive this horrible incident everyday for the last year!  I just… I can’t! *storms out the room*




Hello all! …my partner in crime KayTee and I and starting our own YouTube series.  We are in the process of deciding on a name and format.  If you have any ideas, please let us know!  We are basically giving our point of view on hot topics, movies and any other random silliness we can come up with.  Proposed show names include…

“Hey Say, She Say…” OR “He Said, She Said…”

“The Diva & the Dude”

“That’s What We Said…”

“Mindless Chatter”

“Speak! …with The Diva & The Dude”

So let us know what you all think and what topics would you like for us to talk about!? Thanks for the feedback!

[PICTURE SOURCE: Justus, so don’t steal or just ask first! Thanks!]

Friday, July 8, 2011

“Man… Hold Up!”–Today’s Celebrity Roast



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We are going to kick off a new feature to “Justus Takes on…”, called “Man… hold up!”, showcasing articles, we just couldn’t pass up from sharing – yes, celebrities are people too, but really? Where they do that ?

Nene Leake’s Raggedy Son Bryson Get’s Arrested – AGAIN!

REALLY Arnold?! You and This Chick Again?

Fantasia Needs to Go Have a Seat!

Gentlemen – It Doesn’t Get That Good!

“Best Thing I Never Had”– Video Review


Yesterday, Beyoncé released her video for her next single “Best Thing I Never Had”.   …so where do I start? *prepares himself for the attack of the Beyoncé stans*. 

First of all, what is up with Beyoncé and her constant nakedness?  Funny because the infamous line she retorts to her ex in the song says, “you showed your BLANK”, but here she did! 

How many videos are you going to walk around in your underwear (“Irreplaceable” “Why Don’t You Love Me?” )?  …really Bey?  This is the 3rd time and it is NOT a charm, we’ve seen this already – it’s time for something new or in your case something borrowed, maybe even something blue. Catch the wedding satire?

So the video chronicles Beyoncé preparing for her wedding day and as she gets dressed and frolics around halfway naked for the first half of the video she has flashbacks to the guy she dumped, because he evidently he was “the best thing I never had”.  I actually thought the flashback to her “prom” was very funny and I liked the dark hair on her, she should really try this look for real!

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I am a fan, but I also have to keep it real I am just not feeling this new Beyoncé album, ever since “B’day”, she started to flake off.  “I am… Sasha Fierce” was passable but “4” just doesn’t suit my fancy yet.  There are some good tracks, I do like “Party (feat. Andre3000)” & “End of Time”, but so far, those are my favorite tracks. 

I guess I just want my old Bey back, but maybe she has evolved into someone else.  I guess that’s what CDs and digital media are for – recalling the good ole days when artists really connected to their music. *turns on iPod and listens to “Green light” from B’day* Go! *pause* Go! *pause* Go! *pause* Go, oh, oh, oh!


I Love Kelly Rowland, so Much I Can Say This!


…I have been a fan and supporter of Kelly Rowland since Destiny’s Child first came out in 90’s, she always has and always will be my favorite member of the group.  She is also one of my favorite solo singers as well.  I even had a fan site dedicated to her called “All Eyes on Kelly Rowland” way back in the Yahoo! Geocities days, so you know that’s been a long time ago!  I preface this post with this information so I can make this statement – *clears throat*…

“…I love Kelly Rowland, so much I can say this – STOP WEARING WITH THOSE HORRID WIGS!”

Kels… really? Ma, you make way too much money, look way too fly, too naturally beautiful to be walking around looking like a drag queen.  Everything else is on point, the fashion, the shoes, the makeup, but those wigs – those horrid, horrid wigs! Please stop! 

The sad thing in the picture above is one of the “better” wig choices lately, but there is absolutely no reason why a multi-millionaire who is one of the most popular celebrities in the world should be walking around with hard synthetic costume warehouse wigs!  And I say this because I love you, but you know you can do better than this!   …if you need some help, I know some people, have YOUR people call, MY people!  Again, I love you, but stop the madness and let those horrible things go!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Music: Michelle Williams “Love Gun”

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Just stumbled across a new song from one of my favorite singers and one of the most underrated vocalists who should have more shine than what’s accredited to her, but that’s another rant & rambling… Michelle Williams is releasing new music in 2011. Check out this catchy track entitled “Love Gun” from her yet-to-be-titled new album. She says her new sound will be “inspirational pop”, something similar to “Firework” by Katy Perry or “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. No wonder I like this song so much! Check it out below! *grooves to the beat*

P.S. – Please, be sure to like, comment, rate & subscribe to my videos on YouTube!

EDITOR’S UPDATE: 07/06/2011 – I am excited to report my very first YouTube video has already been FEATURED on a major website! It’s used as a video reference for Michelle’s song for an article on and as a trending video on YouTube!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

“In-N-Out” …I tried, but I can’t! …I can’t!


After the “In-N-Out” chain decided to come to Texas, it seemed like everyone was overly eager to taste a bit of the Sunshine State in the Lone Star State.  And I had to admit, as much as it was hyped up to be, I too was like, “will it ever get here”?!  Well, after waiting over a year and deciding if I would stand with the masses in the grand opening lines, I submitted to the propaganda – I gave into “the  man”. 

And let me tell you, I was bitterly disappointed.  I mean, first of all, it’s just a burger.  No frills, no special add ons, just a steam-grilled burger with “secret special sauce” that basically isn’t so special or secret and some minced grilled onions.  It wasn’t necessary bad nor necessarily good.  It was just kinda blah, bland, mediocre even!  And I don’t think it was the let down of the excitement of eating an official “In-N-Out” burger and it didn’t “Wow” me, but it just didn’t taste like much. 

I guess I am used to that down home good ole’ well-seasoned Texan food… call me crazy, but if I had to choose, my choice from “In-N-Out” would be "OUT”, marked “return to sender”!

..but hey, I did get a nifty paper hat out of the bargain, but it did tear after the first use, but the complimentary stickers were nice!

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