Friday, January 30, 2009

Joker of the Week

I know I said I was nominating Rod the loser, but I have to give this week's title to Lil' Kim. (Polls will return next week). In any event, Grown Woman alerted me to the fact that Lil' Kim is apparently distraught about her portrayal as a jump off in the movie Notorious. Apparently, she also complained about the actress who played her and claimed that she was "too dark." She allegedly wanted Christina Milian to play her. Pause. Think about it. Guffaw. Yes it ridiculous, laughable and sad all at the same time.

Biggie's mom said, “Do you know why the character was too dark for her? Because she’s a white woman trapped in a black woman’s body, and you can tell the world I said it, because those are Lil’ Kim’s words. She should be ashamed of herself...Tell Lil’ Kim to go find herself, go drink a cup of green tea and get a life! This movie is not about Lil’ Kim. She felt we used her character to promote [but] this movie is about my son. … Lil’ Kim needs to go sit down.”

Ha! I have to say Mama Wallace is right. The movie was about Biggie's life--everyone else was a side character. On who played her, Ms. Naturi Naughton is roughly Lil Kim's old complexion and petite. Ms. Kim does not look a darn thing like Milian. But you be the judge....

She needs therapy, the Lord and some unconditional love.

HONORABLE MENTION: Traveldiva. Yeah, I'm giving myself a nod. Michelle Obama was having lunch at Georgia Brown's, the restaurant right outside my building. I actually saw crowds of people excited about something, but I thought it was some kind of protest, so I was like, just move so I can eat my Cosi salad. DARN IT! I could have gotten a pic!

Pic Source - Milian, Lil Kim, Comparisons

Monday, January 26, 2009

Early Joker Nod

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is a real piece of work. He's on tape saying all kinds of horrible, illegal things and he has the absolute nerve to act like he is a victim. Now this bozo had the audacity to compare himself to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King --other public figures wrongly persecuted. Seriously Rod? Seriously? You attempting to secure a cushy job for your wife is equivalent to Mandela in prison for over 20 years? You attempting to sell a senate seat for your own personal gain is equivalent to MLK marching, being threatened, jailed and ultimately killed for his civil rights work? Give me and the people of Illinois a serious break.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Pics

Hey guys, I'm still tired. I'll give a recap soon, but here are some pics!

Friday, January 16, 2009


FINALLY! I am soooooo excited. There is so much happening in D.C. this weekend that I just can't STAND IT! I know most locals are staying home because of the hassle. But I cannot be around the corner from history and not try to participate. I'll report back on the haps! Tomorrow, I'm hitting Ibiza for Vibe's Icons Ball with Mary J. Blige and Common; Sunday, I'm headed to a gospel concert at my church (oddly hosted by Vivica Fox) featuring Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Tye Tribbet, Marvin Sapp, etc.; and Tuesday, I'll be headed downtown for the swearing-in and possibly staying for the parade. WOOOOHOOO!

And who knows what else I'll do as the city is jumping with activities! I'm contemplating going to the opening events on Sunday, but I don't want to get stuck downtown and not be able to make my evening concert. I briefly contemplated going to see Jigga at the Warner Theater, but tickets were $500 each. I'd like an evening with Jay Z, but unless that includes a limo ride, dinner with him and Beyonce, two dozen roses and a personal concert--it's not really worth all of that.
Happy four day weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hot New Blog

Hola Bloggers!

I had to post about two fantastic new travel blogs by TriniDiva. One is and the other is These sites include hilarious recaps of TriniDiva's travels, pictures, great travel tips and other great information. I can vouch for Trini because I have travelled extensively with her, and I can tell you that in addition to great sights, there is always some craziness. I'll give you an example:

In 2006, Trini, Lily and I were in Rome over Thanksgiving. One Saturday night we were hanging out in Campo De Fiori, a little square full of bars, restaurants, etc. where people go to chill, drink and people watch. We had had a great time--met lots of attractive italian men, met some random folks from other countries, etc. Around 4 or 5 am, we were talking to three guys and just chillin' when a couple of women came up to me and said, "Oh My God! We know you, you are a singer!" I was like, "Umm, no, no I'm not." And they said, "Yes, Yes we know you!" Just as I was about to deny it again, my friend Lily leaned over and said, "Ssssh, we're on vacanza." And then they laughed and squealed and said, "We knew it! We LOVE you. Please sing something for us." Now, I knew that if I broke out into song, the jig would definitely be up. So I said, "I'm sorry, I don't sing when I'm on holiday." HAAA! They then begged and asked me to please sing something for them. I told them I wouldn't sing, but I'd take a picture with them. They were elated and jumped right in for a photo. (See below). As I said goodbye to my fans, they blew me kisses and said, "We love you sooo much. We love you." Now, to this day, I have NO CLUE who the h*ll they thought I was. But when they rounded the corner, Lily, TriniDiva and I literally collapsed in one of those fits of laughter that literally caused stomach pain, tears and had us leaning on a wall for support.

I said all of that to say, our travels never have a dull moment and TriniDiva's new blogs will definitely bring a smile to your face and get you ready to hop on a plane. So take a read.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Joker of the Year Award Winners

Thanks to all who voted and to those of you who just wrote "LOL". I'm guessing the categories were just too tough to decide. LOL. Here are the results:

1. Right Wing Republican You Most Want To Slap Into Next Week (If it wouldn't result in you landing in Guantanamo Bay....) Award - Sarah Palin

2. Bonehead Politician Award - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

3. S/He Said What? Award - Bob Johnson

4. Entertainer Who Shows That You Can Pay For School But You Can't Buy Class Award -Papoose

5. Person Who Wishes The Most That He Or She NEVER Heard The Name Barack Obama - Jesse Jackson, Sr.

6. WTH? Moment Award - No winner - Joe the plumber, gas prices, stock market crash and Jesse's on mic comments all tied.

7. JOKERS OF THE YEAR - McCain/Palin.

And now it begins all over again....I hear Charles "DUI" Barkley is looking for a nod...