Saturday, December 31, 2011

John Legend Engaged

Thirty three year old music star John Legend is engaged. Cindi Berger,the singer's publicist, said that Legend proposed to his girlfriend, 26 year old swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, while vacationing in the Maldives.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Michael Jordan Engaged

NBA legend Michael Jordan is reportedly engaged to longtime girlfriend and Cuban-born model Yvette Prieto. A spokeswoman confirmed the news that Jordan popped the question on Christmas Day. Prieto is 32 years old, while Jordan is 48.  The couple has been dating for more than three years.

Jordan is the current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and can often be seen on the sideline of Bobcats games with Prieto. There is no announcement for a wedding date.

This would be Jordan's second marriage. He was married for 17 years to Juanita Jordan. The couple divorced in 2006 and settled for a reported amount of $168 million. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Black Family Movies

Cast of  "This Christmas"

School's out; parents have a few days off work; family time is avilable. Why not grab some popcorn and candy and have an at home holiday movie fest?

Here are a few suggestions:

1. The Perfect Holiday
For once, Gabrielle Union doesn’t play a hard-to-get obsessed working woman. This time around she’s a workingwoman, with a rapper ex-husband and mall Santa Claus fighting for her heart, sounds like a win-win to us!

2. This Christmas
God, what are the holidays without a little Loretta Devine motherly wisdom? See some of your favorite stars, i.e. Chris Brown, Regina King, Idris Elba, and Mekhi Phifer.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glamour Magazine's Toast to Fabulous Women

On November 7, 2011 Glamour magazine announced its 2011 Women of the Year awards. Eleven honorees spanning entertainment, business, art, fashion and politics were celebrated at a gala event at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In honor of the event’s 21st anniversary, Glamour also staged a special tribute to 21 young women, all 25 or younger, who are already changing the world. L’OrĂ©al Paris was the title sponsor of that awards celebration.

The 2011 Women of the Year were profiled in the December issue of Glamour, on newsstands November 8. The awards ceremony included a star-studded list of presenters and a special musical performance by Debbie Harry and Theophilus London. What’s more: For five consecutive years, Glamour has raised money for extraordinary philanthropic organizations through the Glamour Women of the Year Fund initiative. This year, working with Vital Voices Global Partnership, the fund initiative supports the groundbreaking efforts of Esraa Abdel Fattah.
Glamour’s Women of the Year advisory board, made up of past honorees, helped choose the following women:
·Jennifer Lopez, The All-Star—In one year, Lopez has managed to go from superstar to superbrand, thanks to American Idol, her new album, Love? and her blockbuster clothing line for Kohl’s. Lopez has conquered everything from TV, music and film, to the fashion and beauty industries. The mother of three-year-old twins, she also started the Maribel Foundation to improve the health of women and children by using new technology to link patients to top medical specialists.
Donatella Versace presented the award.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fantasia Welcomes Baby Boy

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino reportedly welcomed baby Dallas Xavier, her second child and first son, Tuesday at a North Carolina hospital. Dallas Xavier logged in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches.

"I feel so blessed that my son, Dallas Xavier, was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family," the 27-year-old told People through a rep.

Though Fantasia has been mum about the identity of Dallas' dad, she has been linked on and off to Antwaun Cook. The 2004 American Idol winner has a 10 year old daughter, Zion. Cook has two children, though not with Fantasia. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas At Arlington National Cementery

      Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...

You may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine . The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one the poorest parts of the state.

You hear too much about the bad things people do. I read this in an email from a friend.  I thought everyone should hear about this.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Baylor QB Griffin Wins Heisman Trophy

Asociated Press reports that Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.

Runner up Andrew Luck was first to congratulate Griffin.
''Very much well deserved,'' Luck said.

Griffin started 11 games as an 18-year-old freshman in 2008 and tore a knee ligament three games into the 2009 season.

He returned last year as good as new and with a newfound commitment and love of football. He threw for 3,501 yards and led Baylor to a 7-6 record and its first bowl appearance since 1994.

This season, his passing has improved and he’s still a dangerous runner (644 yards and nine DS). He has left little doubt that he’s a pro prospect, though he’s got one more game—the Alamo Bowl against Washington on Dec. 29 in San Antonio—to show his stuff.

An aspiring lawyer who is working on a master’s degree in communications, he holds 46 school records and adoring Bears fans are praying he comes back for more.

Finish Player



1Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
2Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
4Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
5Tyrann Mathieu, DB/PR, LSU
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Dreads Must Go!

The Miami Marlins signed Jose Reyes to a $106 million contract because he is one of the best shortstops in the majors and they want to win the World Series. They love his bat, they love his glove and they love his speed.
But the dreadlocks? They've got to go.
The Marlins won't tolerate Reyes' shoulder-length hair. Team president David Samson said Wednesday that Reyes will have to abide, just like anyone else on the roster.

"The answer is, there'll be team rules," Samson said. "Everyone follows the team rules, whatever they are."

The Marlins won't tolerate Reyes' shoulder-length hair. Team president David Samson said Wednesday that Reyes will have to abide, just like anyone else on the roster.
"The answer is, there'll be team rules," Samson said. "Everyone follows the team rules, whatever they are."

Source: Big League Stew (David Brooks)

Question: Do you think Jose Reyes should be forced to cut his hair? I'd love to hear your thoughts/comments.