Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brew Quotes | Posted on 01-03-2013
Miss Tacos ‘n Nacos 1976 Kenya Moore has some words for tot pageant participants.
“Pageants are about having poise and promoting self-esteem and self-worth. When a little girl wears a lot of makeup, fake teeth and extensions, like hookers do — that’s just not appropriate.”
She then says of that “Honey Boo Boo” person.
“Honey Boo Boo is not a role model for young women, her mother [June Shannon] puts her onstage looking like a glorified hooker!” -Source
So sayeth the star of cinematic masterpiece “Trois” and the person who in her D list “Prime” readily booty tooched and stripped for random Dude Mags that aren’t even “KING” (the tops of Negro Dude Mags) …you’ll have to Google on your own…
While I may agree with the ickiness factor of those Tot Pageants, personally…do YOU not see any hypocrisy there, Beyonce Kenya?
Late last night, Dave Chappelle did an unexpected stand-up routine at New York City’s Comedy Cellar. At the end of his set, Chris Rock popped up and the two began to ad-lib on current hot topics like the Oscars, President Obama’s expensive fundraiser at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and other stuff funny rich people talk about. They also tried to text Jay-Z and call Arsenio Hall and Lenny Kravitz but apparently all those guys were busy. An audience member told The Comic’s Comic that the two comedians then started negotiating a tour, right in front of the audience.
Dave Chappelle: “Come out to Oakland.” Chris Rock: “You should come down to West Palm.” Chappelle: “After next Tuesday, I’m free for like 11 years.” Rock: “I’ve got time between now and the movie. [Chris is shooting a movie, obviously.] By Halloween, I could do dates.” Chappelle: “This could be the show. Fireside chats with Chris Rock.” Rock: “I’m in.”
Line up the prayer warriors, get the collection plate out and whatever meds Chappelle may need (no judging) and let’s get this thing poppin’. I’m in, too!
Real Househusband of Atlanta Peter Uncle Ben Thomas is dropping some knowledge nuggets for Halle Berry to scoop up. Thomas says Ms. Halle needs to take a cue from how he and his lovely wife, The Head of the Friendship Contract Department, Ms. Cynthia Bailey, are handling their triple parenting situation with Bailey’s ex, Leon.
You aren’t cool with what went down in Halle Berry’s driveway. Why? “My beef is that, if it was two black men who go to work on each other like that, they would say that ‘it’s expected of us,’ ‘we’re criminals,’ ‘we belong in jail’ and ‘they should take the kid away from the woman and put her in a foster home.’ If this man, who just won a custody battle, is coming to drop off his kid in the driveway, Halle Berry had the power to shut all that down. This is a very volatile situation that she’s put herself in once again. He’s dropping off his daughter and all Halle had to do is come out of the house, meet the baby half way just because they don’t like each other and keep it moving and that man can go about his business. But, for the fact that her man, her current boyfriend, had to have something to say and then homeboy had the beatdown of life by a boxer, he should have gone to jail. When I looked at the pictures, that beatdown was severe. That’s a beatdown and a half, stitches, black eye. I’m surprised he didn’t knock out a couple of teeth while he was at it.”
How did your wife RHOA Cynthia Bailey deal with you and Leon and her daughter Noel?“Halle should take tips from my beautiful wife Cynthia and how she’s handled the situation with me, her daughter Noel and Leon [Noel’s dad]. The way she dealt with it out the gate was I couldn’t even walk in her house until I sat down to dinner with her child’s father. She made sure that everything was so cordial before it could accelerate to another level. If she hadn’t done that and I had started going to her crib after meeting her and I was up in her house and Leon would get heated because he wouldn’t have known this man that was up in the house with his little daughter and then when he see he’s looking at me crazy and then I’m looking at him crazy he might say something I might say something and then it jumps off. My wife made sure that she handled the situation with her new man and her old man so stellar that that never even came up.”
I’m not really sure why we should care what Peter thinks or who decided to call him up and get a quote, but he does have a point about sitting down and handling the situation man-to-man, like mature adults before the child is even brought into the picture. Read the rest over at Uptown (because this guy always has more to say).
Alicia Keys wants you homewrecker conspiracy theorists to know…
“[They – Mashonda & Swizz] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn’t matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there’s no need to fight what’s not true.”
And, about her hubby, she says:
“I’d never met a person where I could be fully myself…Swizz and I live in each other’s shadow. So we can occupy the same space and there is nothing but equality. There’s something really powerful about that.”
Alicia talks more about her new album, “Girl on Fire,” which drops later this month in the new issue of Jet which hits stands next week.
Can we let the homewrecker thing go now? Or, has her image been tarnished for good?
Big Boi and Andre 3000 gave separate interviews this week about new projects, solo music, their careers and why we still haven’t heard any new material from them as a duo. Big Boi chatted up The Village Voice about how much he loves music (his new album is due next month) and puts it over everything else, going so far as turning down a role on “Sons of Anarchy” to finish his album.
Do you regret turning any of the acting jobs down? Oh, man. Yeah. I had never heard of Sons Of Anarchy before, and they wanted me to play a recurring role for six months or so. I was supposed to be some big-time dude, I think his name is Pope or whatever. But I was in the middle of this album, and I was like, “I can’t really do this right now.” My brother was looking at me like, “You’re crazy right now,” but that’s how strong my love is for the music.
Big Boi’s new solo project, “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors,” drops December 11th. When he was asked why we still haven’t heard Andre 3000 on his stuff, he said…
He could’ve been on any song he wanted to. I gave the motherfucker about five songs, but I guess he was just too busy. He said he had to do some Gillette shit [room erupts in laughter]. No for real. He said he had some contractual obligations.
In another interview with Hot 97, Big Boi makes it clear that there’s no beef between the two (but a Witch senses some hesitance in his voice…in my professional, non-degreed opinion).
On the flip side, music doesn’t seem to be on Andre 3000′s “to do” list. He’s got the Jimi Hendrix biopic to promote and, of course, a feature or two (or fourteen) for whatever rapper asks (ahem…except Big Boi). 3000 gave an interview of his own to Fuse and bluntly said the internet is a pool of misinformation when it comes to Outkast.
Can we lock these two in a room and just get it over with? Can they phone in some verses? I don’t know how this rappity-rap stuff works but it can’t be that hard, can it? Sheesh.
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