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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise has saturated the media. The gossip fiends are getting their lives with the break up but some couples under the same Hollywood glare are still going strong. Denzel and Paulette Washington, Will and Jada Smith, Jay Z and Beyoncé are just some of those standard bearers.
The following couples have also gotten stronger with time…
Curtis Jackson is one of those people who still hasn’t learned to think before he tweets. Though I’m sure he meant no true harm when he made a joke about autism on Twitter the other day, with close to 7 million followers on the site, he should always be mindful that tweeps is watching, including Holly Robinson Peete, who laid into him after he sent these tweets the other day:
‘yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic RT @yung_raditz @50cent Release the album or get shot again.’
‘i dont want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else.’
As a mother of an autistic soon, Holly couldn’t let the tweets go by unacknowledged, and so she posted this letter to the rapper on her website, Hollyrod.org:
Dear 50 Cent,
Since last night my twitter timeline is flooded with tweets and retweets about a response you posted to someone who insulted you. When I read it my heart sank. I thought maybe your account had been hacked. No such luck. Granted, his comment was completely out of line but your retort: “i just saw your picture fool you look autistic”- was so so disappointing. I mean, that’s your comeback?? And you didn’t stop there. You went on to joke about not wanting “special ed kids” on your timeline. Seriously, THIS is how you use your platform of 8 million plus followers??
I’ve met you in passing over the years and I know you are a bright, astute businessman and legitimate philanthropist so it is with a bit of sincere confusion that I ask you… Do you even know what autism is? And what exactly does “autistic” look like? Do you know how wildly prevalent autism is? 1 in 88 have it. That’s 1 in 54 boys. Families suffer a social stigma you will never know. It is a financial and emotional drain for millions, so our non-profit- HollyRod Foundation works hard to raise funds to help these families cope…
I hope you can see how what you might see as a benign insult-or not- was so randomly hurtful, immature and misinformed. Maybe you are naive or indifferent as to how many of your fans might be deeply and personally offended by your insult. At the very least-can you please delete it? If you’ve read your mentions today I am sure you have felt the wrath of autism parents. We are no joke. Neither is autism. We are not about to let you attempt to make “autistic” the new “R-word” under our watch.
Finally, this is my son Rodney Peete [photo above]. He has autism. So I guess this is what autistic looks like? He is in special ed. He loves rap music and is a HUGE fan of yours. He’s a tremendous kid. He has to deal with so much trying to fit in. This isn’t helping.
Holly Robinson Peete
From a quick glance at 50′s page, it appears he did delete the tweets and retweeted a pic of an autistic boy sent to him by a mother, along with this comment to her:
I would @Danicakes23 never talk about kids condition. People say all kinds of crazy things to me on twitter
Not exactly an apology, but an acknowledgment he stepped on some toes at least. What do you think about Holly Robinson Peete’s reaction to 50′s tweets?
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Holly Robinson Peete is thanking fans for their support after her mother was involved in a car accident on Sunday.
The actress’ mom Dolores Robinson was driving to watch her grandson play baseball when she was caught up in a five car collision.
Peete sent out a tweet expressing gratitude that her mom had walked away from the crash with only minor injuries, and later thanked fans for flooding her social networking page with well wishes.
Get more details on the accident on Eurweb.com.
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There are a myriad of reasons why marriage-minded people find themselves single in their 30’s and 40’s. We can’t all marry our high-school sweethearts days after graduation, but that doesn’t mean we won’t come across the love of our lives eventually.
In fact, Pew Research Institute found that a substantial number of people don’t get married for the first time until their 30′s. Further, study after study proves that marrying later in life is actually a benefit for those who want to get married and stay married.
The actresses on the following slides prove it’s never too late to live your “Happily Ever After” and you can still find “The One” after your 30th birthday.
If you were like me, you probably loved the original cast of CBS’ “The Talk.” (Minus Marissa Jaret Winokur, who left the show last January.) “The Talk,” which was clearly CBS’ answer to ABC’s “The View”was strong in the fact that its co-hostesses all came from diverse backgrounds. There was a lesbian (Sara Gilbert), a Brit (Sharon Osbourne), a black woman (Holly Robinson Peete), an Asian woman (Julie Chen) and the feisty Jewish and Italian woman, Leah Remini. In an industry dominated by white men, it was more than refreshing to see such a diverse cast on daytime television. In all seriousness, it was beautiful. And often more light-hearted and less controversial than “The View.” Sometimes all that screaming over one another really is too much.
But all good things must come to an end right? In a shocking and unexplained move, the network axed Peete and Remini and replaced them with Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. Interesting, right? While I don’t mean to throw any shade whatsoever to Underwood and Tyler, I miss the old lineup! I loved Leah’s authentic frankness and Holly’s delightful overshares. The dynamic of all the women and how they communicated with one another really made for good television. But what was so unsettling about Peete and Remini’s exit was the fact that no one said a thing about it.
Leah Remini took to the 24 hour celebrity press conference, a.k.a. Twitter, to finally address why she and Peete had to go. (Finally, some closure.)
This is what she had to say: (Buckle your seat belts.)
“Sharon thought me and Holly were ‘Ghetto’, (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves… She had us fired.”
Before we get into this, let’s pause for the cause, if I hear yet another ignorant person, Caucasian or otherwise, incorrectly use the word “ghetto,” I’m going to start a riot…in the confines of my own apartment…without breaking any valuables, of course.
Leah went on to tweet that Sharon revealed all of this on Howard Stern when she, Chen and Gilbert appeared on his show back in December. Looking at the some excerpts of the interview, Sharon did say that the two didn’t “know themselves.” But the ghetto thing, I didn’t see. But who knows. In Ms. Osbourne’s defense though, if she thought Holly and Leah were ghetto, I’m sure Sheryl, though she is not ghetto, would probably be waaay too much for her to handle. And I’m not the only one who believes this, one of Remini’s followers tweeted:
@LeahRemini if so then it looks like Sheryl is the next to go cause Sharon looks like “shut up Beyotch” when Sheryl is talking
(On the real, sometime Sheryl says some very cringe worthy things.)
And Leah replied,
“That’s who she is. she did that to me everyday. I feel for them.She has the power that was given to her. And yes, you are also right”
Looking at these allegations, what do you think? Do you think Osbourne really had the two of them fired? Do you prefer the new line- up on “The Talk”? Hell, do you even watch “The Talk”? Maybe I’m the only one who is still tripping about this absolute scandal…
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Last night the stars were out in the daylight. Actors, singers and other celeb types stepped out in style for the 83rd Academy Awards. While some attended the actual event at the Kodak Theatre, there was a significant amount of people who watched the glamorous event at Elton John’s 19th Annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center. Check out these looks. We’ll let you decide who came correct and who just should have stayed at home.
There are movies like “Inception” and “The Matrix” that will have holding your head and questioning the meaning of life. Then there are movies that appeal to your simple nature. The part of you that just wants to indulge in good laugh or two. “Speed-Dating” is that movie. The straight-to-DVD flick features familiar faces that translate to an often random, laughter producing film.
It begins with an introduction to the film’s three main characters: Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan), Dog (Chico Benymon- best known as Spencer on Half and Half), and Beaver (Leonard Robinson, from Wild N’ Out). Dog and Beaver are struggling to keep their night club open and decide to start hosting speed dating events to get the club popping once more. From jump we know that Too Cool is the mack of the film, taking women home every night. But of course they can’t stay. After a few hours of Hot time the women descend his spiraling staircase as they view the words “walk of shame” plastered on the wall. Dog tries to be a mack but his aggressive, tongue wagging approach and his affection for biting can be a little off putting. Lastly there’s Beaver who struggles with the ladies and is constantly derided by Dog about his sexuality. So much so, that he has a “coming out” party to determine if he really is gay.
Sounds a little all over the place right? Well it is, but not in a distracting way. Despite the myriad of characters that walk in and out of the movie, it’s not hard to keep up and they all provide some type of comedic levity, with the exception of the break/tap dancing kitchen staff. Huh?
Either way as the plot thickens the men find love in (predictably) unexpected places and Too Cool deals with his issues of love, trust and abandonment associated with his mother (Holly Robinson Peete.) Yeah, it gets a little heavy at times.
Overall the film is the slapstick comedy we all need every once in a while. It’s corny but it’s consistently corny peppered with moments of unrealistic action that will have you wanting to rewind to see if that really did just happen. It did. It could easily become that one movie you consistently have to justify owning. But your efforts only make you love it more.
The most surprising and refreshing part of the movie came during the special features. The cast and producer, Mekita Faiye,who also plays one of Too Cool’s love interests, spoke at a LA college about the passion, hustle, and humiliation associated with the acting business. All jokes were put aside as the comedians talked about rejection, supporting their families and the importance of having your own in Hollywood. Completely unexpected but definitely appreciated.
President Barack Obama can add “children’s author” to his many hats. His book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” was written before he took office and will be released on November 16.
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The BET Awards is usually one big game of charades. Full of impromptu performances, mic flaws and throwback singers (yes, El Debarge was in the house!) we always sit at the edge of couches in anticipation of the next surprise. This year was no different with the award show and fashion choices.
Maybe it has to do with the invitations Viacom sends out, but MTV and BET award shows always have a diverse range of fashion. Some are dolled up like they’re going to a formal occasion, while others dress like they’re about to hit the gym. It doesn’t bother us though… just another reason to shamelessly talk about people’s odd sense of style.
Here we go…