Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Do You Feel That Shade?: Aretha Franklin tells Kathie Lee to Check Her Credentials

*sigh* I'm not sure what's in the water but this week yet another celebrity has written a check their relevance can't cash.

Recently on her televised happy hour morning show Kathie Lee shared some unpleasant thoughts about the possibility of Aretha Franklin joining American Idol, causing Aretha to evoke the spirit of Got 2b Real and made it known that her name is Terms and Conditions...nobody reads her.

The whole thing started when Gifford had the following to say:
" If they are looking for a younger demographic, there are a lot of kids out there (who) actually don’t know who Aretha Franklin is. It’s sad, but they don’t”
And of course High Queen ReRe was not tolerating the perceived shade and said this in a letter to CNN:
"While I enjoy Kathie Lee and Hoda daily, her assessment is totally wrong! I've been to California from Detroit four times this year and Florida. I go wherever I choose to go comfortably on my custom bus. Further, my audience and fans span the age of 8 to 90! And are multi-ethnic, and I am very well known to young adults, tweens and teens. Their parents play my music and I take care of my business whenever I sign on the dotted line! I'm surprised Kathie Lee did not research my worldwide celebrity audience… She should research me before she speaks about me."
Welp there you go! Aretha might not be selling albums but she's surely snatching wigs...hopefully Kathie Lee will take a quick peek at wikipedia before she comments on the Queen of Soul again.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney Responds To Being Booed at NAACP Convention

Apparently Romney felt a little salty about being booed at an NAACP convention recently and had this to say:

" I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free."
Really Mitt?!? Let's not pretend like you didn't see this WHOLE thing coming to begin with so don't try and cry about it now with all that free stuff nonsense.   I can't even say much about this whole thing because I honestly find like 80% percent of what Romney says is either hypocritical or irrelevant. That being said I truly wish he'd hire some new advisers and work on some new strategies for this election that does not include "obamacare" because that whole argument died when the Supreme Court passed their ruling.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Is Somebody In Their Feelings?: Wayne Brady Wants To "Slap The Sh*t" Out Of Bill Maher

Recently Wayne Brady decided to take a stab a being relevant again and respond to Bill Maher repeatedly calling Barack Obama "Your Wayne Brady" I'm not sure if he went online and downloaded some Waka Flocka and Pusha T and listened to them while he showered and plucked his eyebrows that morning or if he just watched his Chappelle Show skit on YouTube a couple of times the night before but apparently Wayne Brady is now "'bout that life".  In a recent radio interview Brady had this to say:
 "it's a diss to Obama to be called me because he wants a brother brother"  AND " I would gladly slap the shit out of Bill Maher in the middle of the street and then I want to see what Bill Maher would do"
Brady goes on to make it sound like he's mad because he's insulting the President  and because Maher doesn't know anything about black culture and basically all the things you'd say when your trying to cover up the fact that your feelings are hurt.

Now I'm going to leave my personal feeling about this whole debacle aside and just stick with facts. Maher is a LIBERAL COMEDIAN, he was not being malicious he was just doing his job.  Yes he calls Obama "Your Wayne Brady" probably because he feels like the president is a friendly black man who makes white people comfortable and displays no "scary negro" qualities that might make you clutch your Birkin bag which is true.  

Lastly let's just pretend we're on Oprah and be honest, Brady's always had a HUGE chip on his shoulder and Maher isn't the first person to make a joke about it.  In fact The Honorable Paul Mooney once said "White people like Wayne Brady because he makes Bryan Gumble look like Malcom X"  AND WE ALL KNOW IT'S TRUE.

 In reality he's like Tiger Woods....Black by genetics White by choice and THAT'S COOL to each his own but you can't be ready to reach for the strap every time somebody points it out.