Black History Month just got a little Blacker and more historical with the cast announcement for the upcoming Oprah Winfrey-produced movie musical The Color Purple which is based on the hit Broadway musical which was based on Steven Spielberg’s Quincy Jones produced-and-scored 1985 movie which was based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel. Of course, soon-to-be household name Oprah co-starred in the movie playing Sofia and now, almost 40 years later, she’s calling Danielle Brooks on the phone and yelling “Sofia, So-FEEE-AAHHHHH!! It’s your day!” Then she probably called up Fantasia, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Corey Hawkins, and H.E.R. and was all “And YOU GET PART and YOU GET A PART and YOU GET A PART!!!” because they did, they all got parts.
Barack Obama Celebrated His 60th Birthday At His Martha’s Vineyard Estate With A Bunch Of Celebrities
Barack Obama turned 60 on August 4th, and he threw a big celebrity-filled birthday party at his Martha’s Vineyard estate on Saturday night. It’s unclear how many guests there were; People says it was an “intimate” soirée with just 200 “family members and close friends,” but TMZ claims there “appeared to be several hundred party revelers.” And that was the downsized version! Last week Obama’s spokesperson announced that the party was being scaled back and some guests were uninvited last minute due to the recent rise of the Delta variant. And while the event was technically outdoors (in a massive tent) and masks were provided, it looks like most of the guests partied with mouths exposed. All the better to schmooze with, Mr. President! Continue reading
Last night, Doja Cat stood in front of the iconic Grammy red carpet backdrop wearing a vomit-colored feather duster for a skirt and her titties hanging out of a motorcycle jacket unzipped to below her navel. The earth is healing. Yes, high fashion fuckery was once again afoot after a year of no-risk, half-assed, low stakes virtual awards ceremonies. This year’s Grammy Awards may have been an essentially meaningless ode to a troublesome industry, but short of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, seeing a cum-stiffened sheet ghost rearing up to engulf Noah Cyrus from behind, was the only light at the end of the tunnel I needed to see.
And no, she didn’t slip back into those Bantu knots to belt out a Bob Marley-Shaggy-Grace Jones medley. In fact, Adele, who randomly decided to host “Saturday Night Live” last night (with musical guest H.E.R.), kept it MOSTLY safe and boring while relying heavily on those cue cards and said she wouldn’t sing but eventually did. And I said “mostly,” because there was one skit that made people scream, “Adele’s at it again!”
The year is 2019, and there’s a teddy bear in Naughty by Nature. It’s as confusing a notion as it is a sentence to read. But these are the times we are living in. Time to accept that what once was in the past, will be revisiting us in the present (with a collection of random pop culture barnacles from The Time Tube attached), to confuse future generations. So now NBN (pictured above with their new bear Illtown Sluggaz and Redman) has a Kanye West style College Dropout teddy bear in it, and Treach has gone from excoriating his ex-wife Pepa (of Salt-N-Pepa fame) on Instagram, to parading around in bondage gear and issuing confusing handkerchief codes at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Hip hop hooray?