My Life Trip

My thoughts on . . . well, pretty much everything.

Clay Aiken Confirms He’s Gay . . . September 23, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,Pop Culture,That ish is funny to me! — jden723 @ 9:54 pm

DUH!!!!  See what happens when your career is faltering.  You start fathering babies with old chicks and “admiting” the obvious.

It would be hard to come out in a more public way than new dad Clay Aiken has chosen to.

Clay Aiken is finally confirming what many people already knew: He’s gay.

The cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: “Yes, I’m Gay.” The cover also has the quote: “I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things.”

The magazine has an interview with Aiken and confirmed that he was on the cover but refused to release the article to The Associated Press until Wednesday.

The baby’s mother is Aiken’s friend and record producer Jaymes Foster.

Aiken, who gained fame as the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2003, rarely addressed the frequent rumors about his sexuality. In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said: “I don’t really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love.”

The multiplatinum singer recently released the CD “On My Way Here” and made his Broadway debut this spring in “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”

Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

“Stop Emailing Me Shaq!” Da Brat Goes to Prison! Say it Ain’t So! August 27, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,My social commentary,That ish is funny to me! — jden723 @ 4:29 pm

Alexis Miller, an Atlanta hip-hop artist who goes by MaryJane, just got a restraining order against Shaquille O’Neal, alleging he threatened to hurt her and harassed her with heavy-breathing over the phone.

The docs claim following their break-up last month, Shaq “threatened to ‘blackball” [her] from the recording industry by paying established artists….$50,000 each for their agreement to refuse to perform or record with her in the future…”

According to court docs Shaq wrote her one email that reads, “I dnt no who the fuk u think u dealin wit u will neva be heard from one phone call is all I gotta make no try me. Sho me.”

The docs also allege Shaq sent her “an unsolicited vulgar and offensive illustration of a man physically restraining a woman while forcing her to engage in sexual intercourse with him.”

O’Neal is scheduled to appear before a judge on Sept. 4.    TMZ.com

What the hell?  I am just mad at him for the grammar. 

 

Da Brat got 3 years in prison, 7 years probation, 200 hours community service, substance abuse treatment, a mental health evaluation, and anger management for hitting a falcons cheerleader in the head with a half-full bottle of rum. 

Dayum when they were making the deal, didn’t the prosecution consider that the bottle was half-empty?  Harvey must be so disappointed.  (I’m shaking my  head sadly.)

 

Diddy and Aubrey . . .

Filed under: Celebrities,Pop Culture,TV — jden723 @ 4:04 pm

artistic differences or lover’s quarrel?

I think the latter.  Once again, I think his behavior lends itself to the rumors.  When you look at how Diddy has handled his other woman problems: JLo, LaurieAnn, now Aubrey, its more like scroned high school girl than business man.

Just my 2 cents.  What’s yours?

BTW Aubrey is hot mess on a stick for real.

 

(Update) New Dancing With The Stars Cast . . . Seriously August 25, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,My social commentary,Pop Culture,TV — jden723 @ 10:52 pm

Are they trying to kill the show.  Check out this list of cows, crows, who’s?, what’s?, and huh’s?

Cloris Leachman – Ok, aside from the fact that she is 82.  She might be one of the only two that I kinda like.  You go Phyllis!

Susan Lucci – The only other one I like.  It makes sense.  Erica Kane on Dancing With The Stars.  Of course!

Lance Bass – Well, after the space debacle, he is the only one that really has no job.  At least the weird little bearded dude is “Goin’ Country.”  Not sure if this will get him anywhere like it did for Joey.  He constantly looks surprised which just weirds me out.  If you can’t get a big career boost from being the gay N Sync guy . . .

Tony Braxton – Can we say Vivica Fox.  I am so not looking forward to the vampy, throaty, half naked, don’t I look hot thing.  Unless she is EXTRAORDINARY (and we have seen her dance –  she would have to make the transformation that Janet did between Dreamstreet and Control) America probably won’t buy it because too many people don’t know who she is and those who do know who she is watch but don’t vote.

Misty May-Traynor – Beach Vollyball olympian.  Again, seriously?

Maurice Green – Track and Field Sydney and Athens.  Hot body but really.  Wasn’t he the one everyone couldn’t stand because he was an arrogant azz who spent time licking his tongue and acting an azz on the medal stands?  I ask again . . . seriously?  He is a brother, maybe he has rhythm.  America was fooled by Emmit Smith’s non-dancing azz.  Yes, I am still bitter about America’s obsession with sports figures taking over my dance shows.  And yes, Jerry Rice and that Taylor dude from last year sucked too.

Cody Linley from Hannah Montana.  Let’s face it, he’s not even Hannah Montana.  People love the Cheetah Girls and that little girl was off the hook and she got the boot.

Kim Kardashian (obviously the “cow” in my opening) – Ok, now this is just wrong.  She is not even a Star.  And can you imagine her making a big deal out of showcasing her booty in those gowns?  Good grief.  She has already cut her toe and has to get special shoes made according to her publicist.  Let’s hope by the time the show starts the producers come to their senses and cut HER.  No matter, it will take care of itself.  Unless she is amazing the older crowd will ignore her and be put off by her shameless trashiness and I can’t imagine anyone else voting for her any more than they would for Paris Hilton.

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Brooke Burke – Well, I guess when you need a job, you need a job.  It could be worse.  Yeah, Brooke Hogan would definitely be worse.  Yet anothe rperson that will have middle America going “Who?”

Rocco Dispirito – Ok, now I am going “Who?”  And I don’t take that lightly, you know how I loooove my pop culture.  At least he has a real day job.

Ted McGinley – Is there any ABC show they don’t put him on?  They must have him on speed dial.  I still won’t forgive him for what he did to the nerd in “rEvenge of the Nerds.”  Ok, I won’t forgive him for Happy Days and Married With Children either.  He is the Guttenberg of the cast.

“Comedian” Jeff Ross – Clearly the Adam Corolla of the cast.

Warren Sapp – ABC’s determination to convince us that football players can ballroom dance continues . . .

 

My obsession continues . . .

Sorry I have been out of the loop folks.  A sista has been dealing with things for real. 

Oddly enough, my obsession with all things trash TV has continued.  LOL!

As they say on VH1, “Watch and Discuss” . . .

Gone Country 2 – Lovin’ It!  I mean really, this is CelebReality gold.  A drunk Sean Young, a bitter Irene Cara, a sad N Sync’er (what the hell is his name), Sebastian Bach, Makayla Gordon (if I wasn’t a faithful American Idol watcher, I would be saying “Who? as well), way past his prime Lorenzo Lamas, and last but certainly not least, the greasiest-headed Jackson of them all – Jermaine “I am so retarded I named my son Jermagesty” Jackson.  I mean really, how could this possibly be bad?  LOL!

Outsiders Inn – Lovin This Too!  Maureen McCormick a.k.a. Marcia Brady a.k.a. Batshyt Crazy has decided to lease a BnB.  She calls upon her friends Carnie “Reality Chunkster” Wilson and Bobby Brown to help her run the BnB.  Does any of this make any sense?  HELL TO THE NAW.  But its awesome.  Carnie is the cook.  Does knowing how to eat qualify you as a chef?  Okay.  Bobby Brown is the director of entertainment.  Now, for the record, I love me some him.  But really has Bobby actually “entertained” anyone other than with his problems since My Perogative?  Well, no matter, throw in this bag of mixed nuts, some moonshine a.k.a. Tater Water, some locals right out of Deliverance, some other C/D list celeb visitors and you’ve got real humdinger of a show.  YeeeHaaaaw!

Queen Bees:  Gold Stars all around!!!  I am a little late to the party on this one, but I am catching up on the episodes.  Think Bad Girls Club for high school girls with a live-in therapist where they take the top “Heather” from several areas and try to change them in to someone we can tolerate.  But they kick them off when they lose to many gold stars.  Last week they threw Peerez Hilton into the mix and one of them ended up being called a younger cracked out Whitney Houston.  Okay granted, even a blind man could see the girl’s weave was jacked, but dayum! 

I Love Money – Yes.  I am still watching.  Why?  I just can’t stop myself.  I need help, you haven’t figured that out by now.

I Wanna Work for Diddy? – Why?  He’s an azz.  I am trying not to watch, I really am.

 Making the Band 4 – Not sure if I will stick with this one.  One word – “Aubrey.”  If she gets hit in the face with an iron maybe.  First episode definitely confirmed to me that the rumors were true about Diddy and LaurieAnn.  Situation jumped off like a lover’s quarrel and seemed to resolve itself as one.  The relationship tension between the two was so obvious, they probably should have edited it better.  But then again him and Kim “that’s my baby daddy” Porter have broken up so he can flaunt his escapade with LaurieAnn without the nagging.  By the way, both bands are booty.  Donnie is worse.  Not sure what is worse than sounding like azz, but if you come up with something, let me know.

From G’s to Gents  – LOL!  Need I say more.

The Hills – I never have, just won’t do it.  Can’t make me even if my eyes are glued open. 

Bridezillas!  – Awesome, gets more awesome every season.  Of course nothing tops the one chick getting left at the alter.  But I am lovin this show.  My 18 month old now yells “Biiiiiidezilllas!”  I don’t know which one this season has been craziest: The bride who was trying to eat herself into a new dress; the bride who wants everyone to be miserable and have a no fun wedding; the bride who got the groom a personal trainer and ate donuts during his training (did I mention she was as big as a house); the bride who quit her job without telling the groom and drives a jaguar and lives in a nasty house that is the brick equivalent of a doublewide; or the bride who told the guests she was gonna put out a bucket for cash at the wedding to reimburse her for the rehearsal dinner.  Its crazy on top of crazy.

Big Brother 10 – Still watching it.  Say what you want, the joint was definitely more interesting with Libra in it.  Don’t know what Ollie is gonna do without April, he has been getting it on the regular the whole time in the house.  Now that his “cuddle” partner is gone, I fear he may just get with the Long Island Troll Doll.

More to come.  Any suggestions?

 

Open mouth, insert foot. July 17, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,My social commentary,Pop Culture — jden723 @ 11:32 am

“I don’t think she should have won. I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together,” said Cole, 58. “We have to stop rewarding bad behavior.” – Natalie Cole, People February 11, 2008

Isn’t interesting how a mere 4-5 months after Natalie “I rode my dad’s corpse to a career comeback” Cole managed to get a soundbite on the news by saying that Amy “crack is NOT whack” Winehouse should not have been awarded grammys for her work because of her public drug use, it is announced that she has hepetitis C.    The virus, found during a routine examination, is likely the result of her drug use many decades ago,” her publicist Lellie Capwell said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Cole recieved her first Grammy in 1975 and documented her addiction to her addiction to cocaine, heroin and alcohol in her 2000 autobiography. 

I do commend the fact that she got clean after legnthy rehab in the early 80’s.  But I still find it particularly interesting that after she got temporary amnesia in regards to the bullshyt she did when she was relevant and put down the public acknowledgement of someone else’s accomplishments regardless of their private demons, her old chickens came home to roost. 

Which brings me to another point.  Who the heck is thinking about Natalie Cole anyway?  Why was it necessary for her to even announce it?  According to her publicist she is responding well to treatment and is bascally virus free, which would indicate to me that she has probably been in treatment for at least a few minutes.  Oh, nevermind, I just noticed, she is releasing a new album soon.  (I suppose she took a page from her girl, Star Jone’s book: if you are not in the news, release some old news, like the fact that you and your husband are separated.  In Star’s case, no one really cared so the story died just as quickly as it came.  At least Natalie can replace Pam Anderson as the new face of hepatitis and sing about it.)

 

Today might actually be the day . . .

Filed under: Celebrities,Pop Culture,That ish is funny to me!,TV — jden723 @ 11:06 am

when Whoopi finally looses it and slaps the tar out of Elizabeth Hasselback.  The chick wouldn’t shut up.  First, whoopi ends the initial segment in frustration because Elizabeth wouldn’t acknowledge that Barbie looking like a ho shouldn’t have to be the end of the world as we know it.  Then she tries to argue Whoopi into submission about the word n!gger.  Whoopi was pretty much done at that point and just took her simple butt to school so “grandmomma break you down on the back porch about REAL life” that Elizabth began a tearful “we shall overcome” moment.  It was priceless.  I wanted to slap her.  Whoopi basically told her you can’t tell black people what they should and shouldn’t do about that word because you clearly don’t understand where that comes from and acknowledge that everything still isn’t the “same” for everyone.  She calaims that she did acknowledge that and Whoopi came back with “well you don’t sound like you do.”  Woo wee Whoopi!  Joy and Barbara just wanted Elizabeth to shut up and at one point Barbara basically just told her to let someone else talka nd took her to school a little bit too. 

And to think, all of this began because Fox has released some more sound bites from Jessie “mush-mouth” Jackson saying the dreaded “N” word.