1/31/13

The Daily Buzz For Feb 1



The Miami Heat Champs... Get Meeting With President Obama
LeBron, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Juwan Howard and all the rest of the team got to meet up with basketball fan President Barack Obama at the White House.  It's tradition that professional athlete teams who win championships get recognition from the President.  So this was their big day.
Dwyane brought girlfriend Gabrielle Union along.  And she looked fab in grey.
The players like Ray Allen and Mr. Wade got to meet the President, who praised them for their win and their work with military families.
And Bron Bron presented Mr. President with a ball signed by the entire team.  Nice!
More pics from Instagram:
Adrienne Bosh said she can clearly see why O is PRESIDENT Obama.
Gabby said that this "never gets old."
And Dwyane & Bron snapped some pics with the decor.  
Namely, former President Clinton.


Kimora and Djimon REUNITED?
Miss Kola Boof  won’t be a happy camper after hearing this
It appears everyone's favorite couple is giving it another go...

Last weekend Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou were spotted holding hands and kissing on a date to Disneyland with their children.


Gospel Artist Dewayne Woods Teams With Peta
Award-winning gospel artist DeWayne Woods sings to congregations of thousands every week and now he is spreading that abundant love to animals. DeWayne refers to his dogs as his “kids” and believes that raising children in an environment in which they see animals treated with love and respect will help our culture see animals as they see each other—as equals. Animal companions are a part of DeWayne’s family, and family members aren’t abandoned outside and left at the mercy of the elements—they live indoors with the rest of the family. Too many dogs spend their lonely days and cold nights at the end of a chain. 
Chained dogs are often deprived of adequate food, water, and veterinary care—in addition to having their emotional and social needs completely ignored. They are vulnerable to cruel people and other animals and rarely have sufficient shelter to shield them from inclement weather.
DeWayne feels that it is a guardian’s job to show animals the way, not based on dominance, but on love and guidance to make the most of this mutually beneficial relationship. In DeWayne’s ad for PETA, he poses with his two adorable dogs and encourages everyone to welcome companion animals into their home, where they can be safe and warm.

In this behind-the-scenes video, DeWayne sheds light on the cruelty of forcing dogs to live at the end of a chain and exposes cruelty to animals in circuses.


Chicago Lawyer Warren Ballentine Indicted in Fraud Scheme
Chicago south suburban radio host Warren Ballentine, 41, who is dubbed as the “People’s Attorney,” has been indicted and charged in a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme, according to federal officials.
On Jan. 24, 2013,  the attorney and syndicated radio personality, who hosts “The Warren Ballentine Show,” was charged  by a federal grand jury with a six-count indictment: two counts of bank fraud, two counts of making false statements to lenders, one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud.
His own Website describes him as “The People’s Attorney” and listed the name on his email address as “truthfighters.”

On his Facebook fan page, Ballentine today said that he is “INNOCENT.”
 “For the record I’m innocent,” Ballentine said on the Facebook page. “I made a standard fee on closings. In Illinois a buyers attorney doesn’t handle any of the documents till closing so as this proceed u will see that I’m in this because I have a name. No big payday no knowledge of the paperwork.
Ballentine, 41, who currently lives in Durham, N.C. , formerly resided in Country Club Hills, where he still keeps a law office.
He is scheduled to appear at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on Feb. 5 on six counts of bank fraud, false statements and mail and wire fraud.
Ballentine could not be immediately reached for comment


Irate Mother In Atlanta Catches The Stun Gun Fade In Front Of Children
Shawty Lo's All My Babies' Mamas ain't got nothing on this. An Atlanta woman was beefing with a security guard and when the arguing escalated to fisticuffs, she was promptly tasered in front of her kids. Yes, it was all caught on video.
There are so many struggle moments in this video there really is no proper place to begin. At the start, a dude who turns out to be some security guard is in the middle of arguing with two women. By the looks of these "ladies" they certainly have spent plenty of time kicking it in the trap. No shots. With them are a plethora of children, that we'll assume are their progeny.

The women are basically reading the security guard the riot act after apparently being kicked out of the store he was securing, or whatever. After being called a "f-ck ni--a" multiple times, shout out to Trinidad James, the rent-a-cop basically resigned himself to let them keep talking ish while insisting that they move on.
Of course, they did not. And since kids are highly impressionable, a couple of the cast members from the live action BeBe's Kids movie were talking smack just like their mamas. One little boy can even be heard saying, "You gay!" [sigh]

Watch it all go down:


Towards the end of the nearly video minute video is when ish gets real. The skinnier chick walks into the store's doorway to confront the security guard face to face since she found his repeated suggestion that she "Get your children" to be highly offensive. Go figure.
She gets up in the guard's face [Note: how he manages to still hold his camera phone while what happens next is truly incredible.] and ol' girl starts swinging on dude after he pushed her away. The whole time he repeatedly saying, "You better back it up." After she gets multiple swings in (by now the children are crying, of course) he breaks out a stun gun.
The taser, the variety with the electrodes, gets licked off and home girl's body stiffens like a surfboard. For a moment, everyone gets quiet when they realize what happened. Her dropping like a log was the dead giveaway. The struggle is real. Get yo kids!

We obviously don't know the entire story, but this incident involves equals parts comedy and tragedy that we just had to share.



RHOA" Star Porsha Stewart COVERS "URBAN LUX"
"RHOA" star Porsha Stewart and her wigaliciousness covers URBAN LUX magazine where she talks about her business ventures and her grandfather's legacy.  See BTS video inside and find out how Tami Roman transformed her body in the upcoming edition of BE Magazine.

For their upcoming "Legacy" issue, URBAN LUX Magazine reached out to "RHOA" star Porsha Stewart.  Obviously.  Inside the mag, she dishes about continuing the legacy of her grandfather Hosea Williams and other business ventures.

The digital edition on Porsha's interview goes live on February 1, while the printed edition will release on February 13th.


Frank Ocean Shoots ‘Forrest Gump’ Video
Frank Ocean ‘gets high’ in the visual for ‘Forrest Gump’, the latest video to be lifted from his #1 album, ‘Channel Orange‘.
Surfacing online moments ago, snaps of the ‘Swim Good’ star on location see him pose it up with a number of the video’s extras, rocking a bright yellow suit, following the release of its cinematic predecessor, ‘Pyramids’. A single, whose release helped its supporting album surpass sales of half a million units in the US alone by 2012′s end.
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The Best Man 2 Gets An Official Release Date
Officially confirming what we already knew, Universal Pictures issued a press release today announcing that The Best Man 2 is definitely happening, with a November 15, 2013 release date planned; so it should be going into production shortly. And while there’s still no word on what exactly the plot for this sequel will be, in the Universal press release, it’s stated that the entire starring cast of the first film is returning for the sequel, and hints at what the story will be: When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. 
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, and Regina Hall will reprise their career-launching roles in the next chapter of the film.

Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel in which he made his directorial debut. Sean Daniel will produce alongside Lee for The Sean Daniel Company.


Jurnee Smollett Joins The Cast Of True Blood
Actress Jurnee Smollett has locked down two TV jobs for herself — including a role as the daughter of Phylicia Rashad’s character, in NBC’s new thriller, Do No Harm, as well as she’ll be joining the cast of HBO‘s True Blood during its upcoming sixth season. Jurnee will play Nicole Wright, described as “wide-eyed… who is not concerned with money and more concerned with the common good and doing what’s right.” This True Blood role will be a series regular role for Jurnee. 
True Blood‘s sixth season is scheduled to begin in June. Jurnee will next be seen on the big screen in Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage


Did You Know Arsenio Hall Turned Down The Movie “Bad Boys”?
As we already know, Arsenio is returning to prime-time, with a new talk show on CBS, scheduled to debut this fall. But I had no idea that he was offered Bad Boys, to star in opposite Martin Lawrence. I’m trying hard to visualize it, but I just can’t. I guess, I’ve never really thought of Arsenio Hall as that guy. Although I’m sure his take on the role would’ve been totally different from the way Will Smith did it. He would’ve brought Arsenio to it. Moving along — so what can we expect from his new show? Arsenio said, “There’s probably some marketing person saying it’s a party. It’s a spirited show. It is targeted for a younger demographic.

 “The bottom line is yes it’s a party, just as the powers that be will say it is. But I’m not really sure it’s a party. If I go to a party and there is an applause sign and they shut down for commercials every now and then, then it’s a party I’m never coming back to. But for TV, that’s good marketing,” Arsenio said. 
He continues, “The audience we had the first time around is about 40 now. From the (research) we have crunched, I think the audience that will embrace the show is an interesting cross demographic . That guy has kids now. I think they will both watch.
The all-new Arsenio Hall Show returns for September 9, 2013, at 10pm


Lil Boosie Breaks Down Prison Life, Music & More In Exclusive Interview
Imprisoned rapper Lil Boosie has been barred from speaking to the press while serving an eight-year bid on drug charges. However, the Baton Rouge native was allowed to grant an interview via his attorneys recently, and he revealed details on his life in prison, plans for his music and much more. 
SPIN was able to snag the exclusive interview, although Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, hasn't spoken to the press since being found not guilty of first degree murder in May of 2012. The popular Louisiana rapper displayed a strong amount of self-awareness in his written statements to the magazine.

From SPIN:
I've coped by knowing in my heart that I'm someone special who many people love. If you lose hope in yourself, you'll make your time hard. I feel I haven't reached the star power that was destined for me. That makes me keep writing and thinking of ways to better myself as a man and artist.
Boosie's outlook on life, however, had seemed  grim as state prosecutors attempted to tie the violent backdrop of some of his music to the murder he was accused of during his trial. “The state painted my music wrong," said Boosie. "My music is violent, but not all of it. I have songs about God, my kids, and telling other people's kids to chill out and go to school and do right.”

Lil Boosie was critical of the prison guards at the Louisiana State Penitentiary as well.  “Some guards hate me with a passion and it shows in some of the things I've been told and called,” shared Boosie. “Some guards come to work full of hatred for inmates.”
Also highlighted was the groundswell of support from fans that revere Lil Boosie and await his return. Boosie also mentioned penning a memoir of his life titled The Truth, No Lies. He's also hopeful to be reunited with his mother and seven children while securing a major record deal.
Although rumors have swirled that Boosie will see a February release, a more realistic projection has been slated for 2014 according to New Orleans attorneys Jason Williams and Nicole Burdett.



Taraji P. Henson's Son Marcel MODELS For "SquareBear"
Marcel Henson, the cute 18-year-old son of Taraji P. Henson, has landed a campaign with the SquareBear clothing.  The proud mama tweeted, Be different! Get SQUARED UP!!! @mysquarebear I love everything about this brand....especially the model! 

And we think this gig may be Marcel's way of breaking into the real world and paying for college as Taraji revealed to Jimmy Fallon last year that she wants Marcel to sit out of college for a semester and learn what it's like in the real world.  She said,
"Even though he is privileged, he doesn't remember the bad times when we were eating Hamburger Helper and peanut butter and jelly for dessert. He remembers all the good times and I don't want to raise this privileged kid, who's out of touch, so I made him sit out the first semester and he has to get a job. He called his grandmother, he was like, 'It's hard out here, it's hard to find a job.' So I was like, 'Yeah, I need you to know that.'"

"I need him to see how real it is out here. It builds character. I told him, 'College is like an investment. I'm investing my money in your future, and if I feel like you're a bad investment, I'm taking my money back."
Well.....Marcel seems to be doing well so far!
And he's in great company as Kelly Rowland is among the celebs who've also rocked SquareBear.
The SquareBear brand describes itself as the brand for folks who don't just think outside of the box....they are the box.


Is There A Second Phaedra Parks Tell All on the Way?
Uh oh. Another person from Phaedra Parks' past is threatening to write a tell all book...
In her memoir 'Lies of a Real Housewife' Angela Stanton famously accused RHOA's Phaedra Parks of being the criminal mastermind behind an expansive fraud ring that landed Angela in jail. 

Sunday during the telecast of Real Housewives of Atlanta, after Phaedra bragged about having the hook-up on everything, Angela Stanton and another of Phaedra's old cronies started spilling the tea on Phae.













These thirst chicks are crazy as hell. Were you spilling tea before you got caught? Are you only now spilling tea because you two weren't smart enough to stay out and get on a tv show? Are you now spilling tea because of jealousy? Dumb thirst chicks get your life and stop trying to bring people down. Figure out a different way to become famous. 


Redskins Baller Trent Williams Returns Home After Getting TASERED During Honolulu BRAWL!
Although he originally headed to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl, Washington Redskins lineman Trent Williams was sidelined following a nightclub brawl Friday night at "M Nightclub." He was tasered AND got smashed in the head with a champagne bottle!
Trent, who (above) was spotted wearing a bandage at the airport (he required 7 stitches and underwent concussion testing) didn't get to play in the game on Sunday, but his prowess is now legendary as reports say he NEVER went down during the fight!  Because that's what really matters apparently...
One witness told ESPN, "It was like he was Jason on 'Friday the 13th' — man just wouldn't go down."
For now, one man has been arrested and five others are being investigated for the assault.



AND FINALLY FROM “THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART” FILES
“Excuse Me Miss?’
I guess girlfriend is ready for summer already!...LOL!


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!
EFREM

Beyonce's LIVE Super Bowl Press Conference! Any Questions?



Beyoncé NAILS The National Anthem LIVE At SUPERBOWL Press Conference! (And Dishes Out Answers & Explanations)
 
Just minutes ago at the Marc Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, BeyoncĂ© Knowles took the podium, in a white hot mini Tom Ford (shortened) dress, to participate in a press conference for her upcoming Pepsi Halftime Superbowl show.  And she kicked it off by busting out a surprise LIVE rendition of the National Anthem.  And nailed it.  Clearly proving what we already know--she's got the talent.
Beyonce, who just re-signed with the Pepsi company as its Global Brand Ambassador, spoke for the first time today about her show and the lip syncing drama. But first, she shut up the naysayers in the classiest way possible--by singing the National Anthem live, with no track.

And she ended with a laugh saying, "Thank you guys so much.  Any questions?"

The gorgeous gal told the sea of press that she does feel nervous bout the show and got chills when she first drove past the Superdome because it's so much history there.  But since her family is from New Iberia, LA, she feels ready and comfortable for her performance as she's leaving her own legacy.
And the "Countdown" diva bubbly answered the burning questions everyone's been asking.

On her decision to pre-record her National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration
I am a perfectionist.  And one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed.  And I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra.  It was a live tv show and a very, very important, emotional show for me.  One of my proudest moments.  Due to the weather, due to the delay and lack of proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the President and the Inauguration.  And I wanted to make him and my country proud.  So, I decided to sing along to a pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry.  And I'm very proud of my performance.

On whether there will be a Destiny's Child reunion during the halftime show
I can't really give you any details.  I'm sorry.

On whether she will sing live or to a track for her Superbowl halftime performance
I will absolutely be singing live.  I am well rehearsed.  And this is what I was born to do.

On whether the flack she caught for singing to her own track at the Inauguration affected what she will do in the future, like at the Grammys
It was always the plan to sing live for the Superbowl.  And who said I was performing at The Grammys?
On the pressure of Inauguration vs. Superbowl halftime show
This weekend, I'm performing at the halftime show, and before, the event was not about me.  I've moved on to focusing on this halftime show.

On why she decided to show more of Blue Ivy in her upcoming HBO documentary
I feel like my daughter has changed me and changed my life and given me so much purpose.  This movie is very necessary and shows a human side.  At some point, my job is to protect her.  And I'm glad to tell the story on my terms.

On how she and Jay-Z spend their football Sundays
You would have to ask Jay-Z what he does. I'm usually on the computer, pulling references, and looking at my rehearsals.  But I will say, I do go to sleep and wake up with a lot of football.  I have the utmost respect for the players.

On the color of her toothbrush and why
I love this question!  It's blue....blue and white.  Blue and yellow maybe?  {Laughs}

On details of her intricate performance
There's 7.5 mins for the volunteers to put the stage together.  I met the volunteers and they're so incredible.  We're all working together and I can't give too much away.  But every second matters and we're WORKING.  I had to condense my career into 12 minutes.

On when she's going back on tour
Soon.  I may have an announcement after the performance.  And the fans should stay tuned to see.

On being nervous about her upcoming documentary
I am so nervous about putting that out.  It was really interesting directing and editing mysef and seeing all the mistakes I've made.  But still putting it in the film.  I feel like it's time for people to really get to know me.  And to see a different side.  I'm really curious and scared...but now it's too late.  I'm happy with it.

On what she'll do to relax after the Superbowl
I'm going to be with my daughter.  I miss her so much.  I keep telling her, I'll be right back at 9p on Sunday!

This will be the first ever crowd sourced introduction during a Superdome Halftime show--using pics from fans.

And despite a fake "rider" of Beyonce's alleged demands hitting the net, the Superbowl Equipment staff has tweeted that she was the only celeb to stop and thank each person individually for helping develop her stage.
Sweet!

Here's video of the full press conference:


Regardless if you like her,or not. One thing you can’t deny and that is her work ethic! See you Sunday!

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