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Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway (never heard of her), had the best dresses of the Academy Award evening.
Unfortunately, I did not care too much, of all of the red carpets recently, Ms. Nyong'os' light blue tulle dress.......she's a young woman and I will give her a pass......this time. I did not like that dress at all, I was hoping she'd be drop dead killer gorgeous last night, and, unfortunately, wasn't. However, I'm most proud of her and the speech she delivered.......a banner evening for a Black woman........with a well deserved standing ovation.
Ellen DeGeneres was a FANTASTIC host! Loved her black tux, then white tux, then white tux with a scarf...LOL. Then, lastly, she had more of a rock-and-roll flavor with a sparkle flecked leather blazer with black shirt and pants with kicks. She should be the continuous host, funny, engaging, and kept the show and flow from becoming boring. Great job, Ellen DeGeneres.
Ole girl, Ellen, got a pizza order, 3 pies, and don't y'all know all those in the second section (millionaires) of seats straight took a whole pie, cause even Ellen said "Oh, y'all gon' take the whole pie?"....it all began asking folk if they were hungry nd quite a few of the showbiz people rose their hand and said "heyall yeah"........thus the pizza..............and broke out Pharrell RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) hat for money to pay for the pizza later on.......LOL......er'body put in some dollars but Ms. Nyong'o (as Black folk do) gave up lip balm and no money into the hat.......roflmbao.
After, still in shock about, 12 Years won Best Picture........did y'all see (the Black, because there was the White) Steve McQueen jump up and down (after accepting award) as he lost his mind as I did for being proud of his achievement? It was totally, totally, and totally AWESOME.
I'm still in shock. Gravity won 7 Academy Awards of their 10 nominations.
12 Years A Slave won 3 (of their 9 nominations) Best Supporting Actress.....Lupita Nyong'o, Best Adaption (from book by Solomon Northrup).............and..........Best Picture (of 2013).
I'm a proud Black American on this day, you best believe that!
4 days, 17 hours ago on Oscars Best Dressed List: Spring 2014 Preview
@Christelyn Sadly, I have to agree.
Everyone, for the most part, looked fabulous.
However, Mr. Poitier's days (as they are for all of us) are numbered. I will never, ever, forget him in In The Heat Of The Night, Uptown Saturday Night, A Piece of the Action, Let's Do It Again, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, To Sir With Love, Porgy and Bess, Lillies In The Field, A Patch Of Blue, Stir Crazy (Director, Richard Prior/Gene Wilder, actors), one of our best actor/director/writers, EVER, period. It was sad to look at someone I grew up with, so to speak, as some of us have,and know he will no longer be with us (pretty soon)........so proud of him, everything that Denzel Washington and other Black actors after him are "chasing", that authenticity and greatness bestowed upon him.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of Lupita Nyong'o....Adaptation and Best Picture.......I never thought I'd see this day, I'M SO PROUD right now............YEEEEEEEEEAHHHHH, BOYEEEEEEE!,
Big Laugh Out Loud!
5 days, 3 hours ago on The “Brown Girl” Academy Awards…Who Took the Show?
I'm in SHOCK! Absolute SHOCK!
Gravity was winning everything.
12 Years got Best Adaptation (of book by Solomon Northrup), Best Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong'o, and Best Picture.....beating out Gravity.......in shock I tell ya...............YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!
I screamed..........and screamed.............YEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!
Saw the much older, sadly, and the MIGHTY Sidney Poitier as a presenter........and was THRILLED by The Best Picture winner.....12 Years A Slave.....I'm in complete shock, considering Gravity was walking away with everything.
YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH, Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actress.........YEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!
Boyfriend, myself, and some other friends have LOST, OUR, MINDS.
5 days, 4 hours ago on The “Brown Girl” Academy Awards…Who Took the Show?
@Justme65, I feel you there, once a woman is done, she's pretty much done (lol).
I'm not saying his indiscretions and whatever other issues that ail them are cool, I'm saying, at this time, Ms. Patton, most likely, needs a break from his bs. She's been with him a looooooonnng time now and probably not trying to hear whatever mess he's doling out to her regarding his public and private appearances and needs some air to examine the goings on in her marriage and life situation (they have a new son, I believe).
I'm in agreement with you about his new found success and him feeling as though he's "God" (as you put it) with chicks throwin' themselves at him and living like a "rock star".
This is something that both parties must think through with the right intent, whatever that is to them, without being rash.
If homegirl is done right now, he's got that old "tough road to hoe" thing goin' for him right now. However, should PP keep her options open, so to speak, and hear, maybe, what he will do to make necessary changes in their relationship, then, there may be a chance to save the relationship.
However, on the flip, she may be feelin' right now, "I want you outta my face and get to steppin" (lol), who knows?
Should there be some type of "repair" to the relationship that rope is gon' tight from now on, I can pretty much guarantee you that, JustMe65, it will be tight, he'll have a looooonnnnnng way to get back to "what was" (which it won't be anyways).
6 days, 10 hours ago on Latest from Robin Thicke: “I’m Just Trying to Get Her Back”
Mr. Thicke, the latter, (Robin not Alan, whom I watched growing up watching "Growing Pains" on tv) should fight for Paula.
I agree with all of you commenter/posters in varying degrees.
This is one of the few times I advocate their staying together.
He KNOWS her. She knows him, really KNOWS him.
Marriage is tough for anyone, been there and done that, no matter how much "you're in love".....lol.
Robin Thicke is enjoying, finally, success in his chosen profession and I can (try and) understand the headiness of that success in a highly narcissicistic business. However, his behavior is undercutting a once intact marriage even through said business.
That said, they've been together since, my understanding, the beginning of high school.. Though both have most likely dated others they've been together well over 20 years total and have a lot invested in their relationship, the ups, the downs, the round and rounds that, of which, relationships go through.
I hope that they ultimately get back together, too much to throw away, on, seemingly, at this time, somewhat, to a degree, fairly minor, indiscretions.
Everyone is not the same, minor indiscretions can be MAJOR to different folk, such as life and is very real to different individuals.
Ms. Patton, pretty decent actress, has seen her (still) husband go through major changes in life and he, hers.
I hope they work out (what could be their other (i.e., drugs and unknown indiscretions) issues and move forward.
Fight for your wife, Mr. Thicke...........cause if not..........homegirl be gon'.......get yo' act together..........handle yo' business as a man, you are a man, aren't ya?
6 days, 12 hours ago on Latest from Robin Thicke: “I’m Just Trying to Get Her Back”
I'm embarrassed I gave y'all half a video, lol.
Here's the WHOLE Pleasure Principle track.
Though y'all see Janet, it is also Paula Abdul's very first hire to a star after the (L.A.) Laker Girls...........get 'em, Janet.
1 week, 3 days ago on Janet Jackson Rumored to Divorce: Are Some Differences Just Too Difficult to Overcome?
Ms. Jackson is now on marriage number three, I remember her marriage to James DeBarge for about a year in the 80s and her long lasting and subsequent secret marriage with Rene Elizondo in the 90s up until year 2000 I believe, he was one of her choreographers (Paula Abdul being her main choreographer in her Control days).
I do not know too much about Muslim culture and will not comment on that, however, her being Christian running into another culture may be a large, though not the only, culprit to their marriage being rocky, unfortunately, so the above assessment is, most likely, close to correct.
Was hoping she'd found true happiness, she is iconic, particularly, after the album Control. DreamStreet and Janet Jackson, her first 2 albums, were actually horrid (I bought them, lol) considering her brothers' mega-stardom success, they loomed HUGE and I've always suspected that was where "Control" came in, to breakaway from her brothers and family (to a degree) on her own.
I still want your abs and your bum, lol.
Good luck to you, Ms. Jackson, I love you:-).
Let's spin one of the music videos that sent you through the stratosphere, hard to believe this was 28 years ago......here we go.....
1 week, 4 days ago on Janet Jackson Rumored to Divorce: Are Some Differences Just Too Difficult to Overcome?
Speak for yourself, gurl, LOL, I needs The Hammer....BWAHAHAHAHA!
If not, (any) dude ain't hapnin'. My Irishman and I are in our 6th year and I don't and won't deal with a small or average thang-thang, gots to bring that hammer, that's what's up (so to speak, LMBAO).
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Listen white guys, you REALLY need to get over your fear of the black man’s penis.
@melissamak007, Yes, Melissamak007, Tim Robbins is close to 6' 5" and is what, to me, makes him sexy, a tall glass of milk worth thirsting for.....lol.
I don't watch Hollywood actresses too much anymore, to0 much of the Hollywoods' mens' ideal of what is beautiful, cookie cutter women, they all look the same, especially now with this boring Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Fox everyday look, I see girls that look like them everyday..
The few women I like, Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek,Catherine Manheim (The Practice, I think) are rare and far between. I also like Charlize Theron (The Devils' Advocate). Overall, I don't pay attention to them, few are interesting or have anything for me to connect to.and are, frankly, cookie cutter boring. I do like Jennifer Lopez, not the best actress, but is a dancer at heart, singer second, and actress third, she has a laugh and personality I can connect to, the rest are boring.
Naturally, the men are more interesting to me.
I know nothing of this new crop of actresses, maybe, Gabrielle Union (whom's not new but just now gettin' her game on),,Kerry Washington and Lupita Nyong'o, other than that actresses don't hold my interest.
Maybe not fair but true.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on LMAO Haters are Hilarious!
I don't watch Hollywood actresses too much anymore, to much of the Hollywoods' mens' ideal of what is beautiful, cookie cutter women, they all look the same, especially now with this boring Jennifer Lawrence everyday look, I see girls that look like her everyday..
I know nothing of this new crop of actresses, maybe, Kerry Washington and Lupita Nyong'o, other than that, they don't hold my interest. Maybe not fair but true.
***says about his character as A man***
***that you DON'T know how to spell...***
Didn't get to the edit before the 5 minutes were up, sorry about that. (head lowers to shoulders sheepishly, lol).
Love George's response, "Eff you, Seauxphie", LMBAO.
Sarah Silverman's answer is great, "No reason needed" (to tweeter wantin' to to pee in her face), great retort, LOL.
At least, they can all take it, Jennifer Garner, seemed genuinely miffed (hurt a little by the meanness).
Tom Hanks, what can I say, the man is sexy, not "classically handsome" but brings internal heat to his roles.....great in Philadelphia, great in Castaway, great in Charlie Wilson's war (along with Phillip Seymour Hoffman), and great in Forrest Gump ("I may not be the smartest man, but I do know what love is" to the love of his life, Jenny). Also married for the last 30 years to Riita Wilson, not a truly known actress, but a very good one and says a lot about his character as man.
Tim Robbins, another man whom is sexy though not "classically handsome" Shawshank Redemption, Hudsucker Proxy, and Bull Durham are what I remember him from (aside from being the partner to actor Susan Sarandon). He's also a man that brings a quiet heat to his roles. Loved his response, "is pretentious that you know how to effin' spell you illiterate s**t sucker.....LOL.
Rob Lowe has always been tv handsome, not my type of handsome.
Love Bill Murray,loved him since his SNL days.
John Goodman is a fantastic actor, still love him Reseanne days and Oh Brother Where Art Though movie with George Clooney.
I have no clue as to who Cate Blanchett is, never heard of her, never seen her, nor the guy that tweeter claimed looked like a Q-Tip.
The British fella looks handsome, don't about him (yet...wink, wink, lol).
Jimmy Kimmel has also become "cute"....I remember him from Fox NFL days for his predictions and football humor, he was much, much heavier then and not attractive at all. However, evidently, the man's gotten into a gym and dare I say, is almost handsome.
Awesome Mean Tweets.
@MixedUpInVegas Agreed. It is highly frustrating. I do acknowledge where you're coming from and it totally makes sense. Still, for Mr. Hoffman to die in such a public way, of which he had to know would happen, is still sad and shocking and is how he, unfortunately, will be remembered, as opposed to his complete and solid works of thespianism, his "acting chops".
You make total sense, MixedUpInLasVegas, and thank you for your understanding, it is definitely helpful :-).
1 month ago on Such a Shame; Such a Waste…Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46
@MixedUpInVegas ....and others die. Though I now have a job, job (paycheck job), boyfriend and I still have business that services the poor and homeless and we continue to see the affects of methanphetamine and heroin amongst the poor and homeless and it's truly sad and, as we can see, truly devastating.
I see women and men that were once good-looking folks and what meth and heroin does to them, and, as crazy as it is, they still want our food services in between the meth and heroin use.
You know, I have an offline life with friends and so forth and see the destruction that these illicit drugs do to folk, not pretty.
Friends say that I'm jealous of these "stars" and such, and I say no, I'm not. What bothers me as an everyday person is that I'd have to save for a year to go on a cruise, per se, whereas these "stars" can get whatever at their beck and call.
Where I'm lacking in understanding is that these folk, "stars", have everything, at anytime, whenever you decide to do whatever, it can be done.
Whereas, I have to save for, anywhere from 6 months to a year for a cruise or to fly somewhere. Petty but true. I have work hard, as most of us have to, to get anything, nice perks DO NOT come at "beck and call".
It hurts, MixedUpInLasVegas, that the gifts given are wasted on those whom the gifts are not appreciated. That's what bothers me most, MixedUpInLasVegas, that's what bothers me the most. Judgemental, yes, but true (seemingly).
******Correction*****, Mr. Hoffman was found in his apartment on the bathroom floor with needle still in his arm, heroin packets strewn throughout his apartment, used and new.
You are correct in your assessment, Ms. Karazin...........sad.......it's a shame and such a waste.....
(the misspelled "additions" should be "addictions").
Shocking and sad, the only movie I remember him in was Twister as one of the doplar meteorologists chasing after tornadoes in the midwest.
An Academy Award best actor winner for Capote.
I'm saddened but not surprised, junkies hide their addictions well;
Heath Ledger/actor, died of pill overdose, in NYC apartment, found face down on bed.
Cory Monteith/actor, Glee, alcohol and heroin overdose in Vancouver hotel room, on bed, face down.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman/actor, found in SoHo (South of Houston Street) apartment with needle still in arm on his bed.
Whitney Houston, died a strung out cocaine addict, died at the Beverly Hilton (one of the finest hotels in the world) in her hotel room tub, alone, no handlers around at that moment.
Amy Winehouse, 27 years old, singer/entertainer, dead of heroin addition (part of the "27 Club" - Jimi Hendrix/The Experience, Janice Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company, Jim Morrison/The Doors, Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, all dead from addition at the age of 27 years old).
I apologize for not being entirely sympathetic, it's all sad.
However, I will continue to be perplexed as to how one has, on the outside looking in, everything to live for, yet choose to go out the hard way. We all have issues of one form or another. All of the above mentioned had the world in their hands and chose, for whatever reasons, to push deaths' envelope.
So, again, my apologies for being somewhat insensitive, but my sympathies are running thin. RIP to you all (above mentioned folk).
Oh, I also wanted to say, what a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L, G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S, young woman.
Nice to see another deep toned Black woman reflected back to me as dark-hued Black woman myself.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Media Message: Lupita Nyong’o Is Another Man’s Treasure
All I have to say is The Red Gown, The Red Gown, The Red Gown.
Check this woman out......
That dress is MEEEEEAAAAAANNNNN, BABY!
The woman is KILLIN' me over here, she's KILLIN' me, maaaaaaan!
Oh, and did I mention,The Red Gown?
This woman is CLEEEEEEEAAAAAAANNN as a bill of health.
That Red Gown is SCRUMPDILICIOUSLY BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD! Ya heard me?
That Red Gown..........IS SUPA, DUPA, UBA, TOUGH!
Hope you win the Academy Award for your role in 12 Years, Lupita, cause mama, YOU'RE KILLIN' me over here with that gown.
The Red, The Red Gown, The Red Gown.
What a BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, woman.......The Red Gown, The Red Gown, The Red Gown.......omg.........TO DIE FOR, wooooooo chiiiiiiilllllle, The Red Gown, wow, wow, and WOW! What a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L young woman.......The Red Gown.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on We Want More!! Brown, Beautiful, and Killing It: Lupita Nyong’o
@Leona_LoveQuest You know, you beat to punch on that Leona_LoveQest, I meant to mention those two, lol. And with her marriage to SwizzBeats her music isn't as impactful as it once was. The woman is a truly gifted and talented musician and beautiful as well, and, yet again, has married downward, when she could have, like you say, chosen anybody.
Frankly, unless musicians get with Dr. Dre, Timbaland, DarkChild, or "The Short Frog" So So D.e.f's - Jermaine Dupri, lol, and even though older now, but still producing beats and music, Teddy Riley (the former group "Guy") or Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, whom are producing music STILL after at least 30 years, well, then, you ain't got no producers. I'm sure there are the new crop that are out there now, however, folk should be with trusted platforms only, not some smurf off the street, so to speak.
Had Ciara even mentioned Lil Jon, Leona_LoveQuest, I'd take her a little more seriously. I've gained an appreciation for Lil Jon in that on Celebrity Apprentice, during his time there, his mother died, that man was hurt and understandably very upset, so much so that Mr. Trump stopped shooting said show for I think 2 days to allow him the time to grieve his departed mother. Not only that, he struck me as a shy reserved man not that "YE-YUH" y'all here from him on music releases, big LOL. I don't care for the imagery of "Get Low" and what have you, but do respect his knowledge of his craft. So, if Ciara, came out and said "Hey, y'all I got new music coming out and Lil Jon and Dr. Dre produced most of the beats on it".........I would buy that, cause I know it would FIYA, lol.
So, Ciara, good luck with your Mr. Future Fail.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ciara Gets the Ring: Joins #TeamBabyMomma of B-List Urban Producer With Child Support Issues