I am a person who loves Entertainment News and is a faithful viewer once I get hooked on shows. My favorite segment on Good Morning America is Pop News (no surprise there) but I get it earnestly... my grandmother, The Late Ida Ann Murphy Smith Peters (yes, we all have super long names) used to be an entertainment columnist and literally was doing just that the day that she passed away. She did not retire, she got her wings doing what she loved best - just after she interviewed the latest R&B group.
And so, I have been itching to do weekly recaps of stories that have made me laugh or have caught my attention over the weeks because its like a time capsule.
Things have happened before I had this blog that I wish I documented where I was when such and such happened. Like for instance,
Where was I when Michael Jackson passed away? I was in Los Angeles actually, working for BET and working on the BET Awards. At the moment where Michael had passed and was rushed to the hospital, I was sitting in Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles not too far from the hospital where he was taken. It shook my very being, because to me MJ was kinda Invincible (yes, like his album title). Being in LA when he passed, it meant that I was literally driving by the Staples Center where he was practicing almost 5 times a day- my hotel was literally behind it. It meant when I opened my door the next day to go to work at the arena, I read "King of Pop, Dead at 50" on the paper left at my door. When I thought I would just be in shock - it hit a little harder then I expected just being there. I guess it was just a spirit in the air that I just didn't anticipate. I backed up into my hotel room, turned on the news, just to check if it was real. It was so unbelievable... I went to work late that day, because I sat there and I cried. It was sad that he was working so hard for that tour and passed away the night before he was to leave for London.
Where was I when Whitney Houston passed away? I was in the movie theater and couldn't believe my eyes as I read the news on my twitter feed. Same result, but actually, no tears.. I love Whitney's music but her life literally caught up with her.
Losing great musical talents back to back was almost just numbing.. it seemed like as soon as folk reappeared on some BET special they were passing away. Remember it happened to Rick James, Tina Marie, Heavy D...
And so, moving forward - I bring you my weekly round-up called "Show and Tell" - a recap of sorts of my favorite shows and crazy happenings in the news.
First Mention this week goes to none other then
FLOTUS with the mostest!
This week has been a good week for FLOTUS - she got herself a new twitter account @FLOTUS and got herself a new haircut. She is turning heads! 49 never looked so good... and to top off her hot weekend - she is going to be with her hubby as he is sworn in again as our President. No mind you she isn't the first to invent the layered bob with bangs, but for some reason it really compliments the shape of her face well- thus all the hoopla.
So, the jury is still out as to whether or not I believe that Manti Te'o is a part of the hoax that involves his fake girlfriend dying of Cancer. Poor thing, I think he got had and the only thing he could think of was to kill her off in his mind- with cancer. I know that if I were dating an imaginary man for three years whom I have been on the phone with and built relationships with their "family" over the phone too, I'd kill them off with cancer. Perhaps he's just too nice- I feel like he is so unbelievable with this tale because after three years, the guy behind it admitted what happened and how it got out of control and Manti immediately just forgave him. Please! You are better then me, I have to say.
Crazy chick on TV award goes to...
My secret pleasure is catching the tail-end of The Bachelor each week: The crazy chick on TV award goes to Amanda- hands down that chick is off! either that or is definitely playing the game well and not there to make friends with chicks who also want "her man".
AND then we have Scandal -- I swear when I watch this show my entire timeline on twitter goes crazy. Its like we are all sitting at my house watching it together... and then Fitz not only wakes up from his coma after being shot in the head by a crazy assassin hired by someone who helped he get elected -- he then decides to ask the First Lady for a divorce after she helped save his job as President... I mean really?!? Olivia doesn't want to be your second wife?? how would that look?
NO FITZ - NO!
and because a gif makes everything better..
and now... my letters..
Dear Sissy, I had a ball hanging with you during Delta Centennial. I look at this pic and even Tiffany in the background and realize 20+ years later, the three of us are sorority sisters still having a ball dancing it up!
Dear Baltimore, why did you do this to me- side ponytail with fingerwaves and finger waved bangs?? ok.
Dear Hair, you were long when I was a child.. praying for my hands even now for my unborn daughter... i remember vividly what it took to tame all of that.
Dear younger self, no worries about those questions they keep asking you "what do you want to be when you grow up?" when you reach 30 you still won't know but it will be the best ride of your life! You will have no regrets! If I could warn you of one thing - it will be that people will expect that since you look like your mom that your body types will be the same, please note that when you meet more of your dad's side of the family, you will feel at home with the rest of the curvy Bohemian women.
Dear Hubby, I am glad that I get to hang with you all weekend for Inauguration - I have been home all week and feel like I still miss you because I have been majorly grumpy with my work schedule adjustment.. It will pay off though because I come home early today and I now have a 5 day weekend.
Last but not least, my dear Baltimore Ravens, YOU GOT THIS! Billy Cundiff is no longer on the team. We can definitely go all the way this year.
Let's do it for #52!
Happy Purple Friday!