Beyoncé Becomes First Woman To Win 6 Grammys

Though most of the world has tired of Beyoncé, the Grammys committee decided to gift her with 6 Grammys. Congratulations, however chances are all that comes to anyone’s mind is Halo, which was not written by her (but well-sung) and the annoying Single Ladies, which for some was “empowering” but annoying. Every song Lady Gaga came out with last year on her album and its re-released version were amazing or at least, they were different enough to stand on their own as individual singles. Why was she forgotten?

Artists seem to be losing themselves in each other in that no one is able to differentiate between them nowadays. One catchy poppy tune is quickly replaced by another so it makes no sense that the Grammy committee votes blindly and decides to award artists of the industry with these generic and predictable sounds in their music. They support a narrow manufactured image consulting their own ‘professional’ opinions on what they assume to be the ‘best‘ albums of the year and it’s quite sad.

The Grammys for this year were a disappointment due to the mediocre musical performances and lack of excitability factor, more emphasis on the latter.

Tony Blair On Iraq: I’d Do It Again!

Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair stood by his rash and immoral decision to help the United States invade Iraq as was stated during his six hour  inquiry about the Iraq war where he showed no regret for his actions but misguided reasoning. He maintained that with the removal of ‘monster’ Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the world was made a safer and better place and if he had had the chance, he would do it again.

The obstinate attitude of the former British Prime Minister did not comfort those who survived the service people who died in Iraq. Instead, they were left with scrambling rhetoric describing how, “The decision I took – and frankly would take again – was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him” and “This isn’t about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception, it’s a decision. And the decision I had to take was, given Saddam’s history, given his use of chemical weapons, given the over one million people whose deaths he had caused, given 10 years of breaking UN resolutions, could we take the risk of this man reconstituting his weapons programmes or is that a risk that it would be irresponsible to take?” and “things obviously look quite different” referring to the failure of uncovering the fictional WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction).

Mr Blair was called a ”liar” and a “murderer” by two women while being booed by some of those in attendance as he made closing remarks before the families of the service personnel who died and certain members of the public.

“It was better to deal with this threat, to remove him from office and I do genuinely believe the world is a safer place as a result.”

Chris Brown With “Bruised and Beaten” Jean Paul Gaultier

Chris Brown, pick up the phone. It’s irony calling. On January 21st, Gaultier was in Paris for his boxing theme menswear fashion show so, his “bruised” appearance is all makeup.

However, doesn’t this remind you of Rihanna’s picture after she was beaten? What is failed to be understood is why people say, ‘Chris has still got it!’, when no one questions his talent but his qualities as a role model. A year hasn’t even passed and he’s posing in a picture like this?

Incomprehensible! And it’s not over-sensitivity talking. It’s blatant shamelessness!

A Picasso: Ripped Victim Of A Misguided Tourist

The painting called The Actor, a tableau Picasso completed during his Rose Period in 1905 was the unfortunate receiver of a 6 inch tear last week when a woman leaned in a little too closely and lost her balance. The $80 million dollar painting served as the proverbial ‘pillow’ she then fell onto. There is hope however, as the Met stated in their press release that the piece could be fixed seeing that the damage was done in the lower right corner. When restored, it will be presented along with 250 other works of art by Picasso at the Met for the upcoming exhibit occurring April 27 through til August 1, 2010.

Another Picasso saved, it seems!

What Conan Thinks Will Happen To The Studio

The premature farewell of Conan O’Brien marked the end of a seven-month stint gone awry. In his closing speech, he thanked fans for their support and offered some hilarious suggestions for what would become of his now former studio. The list goes as follows:

Site of Tiger Woods’ 1st Annual Mistress Reunion

Fitting room for cast of “The Biggest Loser”

Storage facility for apology notes to NBC stockholders

Waterpark for Max Weinberg’s illegitimate children

Hair and chest oil storage for the “Jersey Shore” cast

Future site of “Cooters,” the nation’s first pants less sports bar and restaurant

Studio preserved as a nice, quiet, peaceful place where the cast of “Chuck” can be alone with their thoughts

Magician David Blaine will attempt the impossible by trying to remain in the studio for longer than seven months

Leave the studio cold and empty and re-name it “The World’s Largest Metaphor For NBC Programming”

Panic room for Gary Busey after the rise of the fire hydrants

Studio will be air-lifted to a location with better luck, like on top of a native-American burial ground

Who knows, he might be right.

It is unfortunate that Conan left the Tonight Show, a decision he says was one of the hardest he has had to make. However despite this, he thanked NBC for being his home for the past 20 years and was grateful for the time he had as host of the Tonight Show.

Irrelevance Of ‘Breaking’ News

We have drawn two conclusions. Either print news is tumbling out of circulation into a black hole at break-neck speed or journalists have nothing of substance to write about. What do you think? There were various and sundry reports about this TTC employee napping on the job but now there is public humiliation to add to an internal investigation since his picture has been making internet rounds and turned up on the front page of newspapers.  Spokesman Brad Ross for the TTC said, “On this particular matter we will conduct an inquiry internally and determine what appropriate action needs to be taken”. The TTC has also commented that if employees are tired, “they should stay at home”.

(Front page? Why would you need an internal investigation?! Where is the mystery?)

It’s obvious this man was asleep and though the TTC has gained the drole moniker TTZ Z Z, this is irrelevant as front page news. It isn’t or should not be treated as a commentary on the subway system or employees for the TTC or even this person who was unfortunate enough to have been caught on camera.

Though anyone could stay at home because “they are tired”. People choose not to because they want to advance in life, not lie about lazily letting down everyone and themselves in the end.The picture above was shot at the McCowan station at night so understandably, we can see how an employee would fall asleep. However, no, he shouldn’t have been sleeping on the job but he doesn’t deserve to be humiliated and ashamed now wherever he goes.

The silliest part of all this is the commentary from Union Rep Bob Kinnear. “It is very discouraging that the picture taker and, apparently, other customers, made no attempt to determine if there was anything wrong with this TTC employee. A simple knock on the glass might have determined if the collector was, in fact, asleep, or whether he was unconscious as a result of some medical problem. The reports that passengers were laughing at him as they passed by the booth makes this even more disturbing.”

It’s kinda obvious that 1. there is no need for an ‘internal investigation’ and 2. that he was catching some zZz’s but 3. that it happens and the TTC should calm themselves.

All WHITE American League Are Apparently Not Racist

Lies! The All-American Basketball Alliance announced that “Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” Currently, they are trying to find 12 cities to host teams, one being Augusta whose Mayor refused to support this minor league team.

“As a sports enthusiast, I have always supported bringing more sporting activities to Augusta. However, in this instance I could not support in good conscience bringing in a team that did not fit with the spirit of inclusiveness that I, along with many others, have worked so hard to foster in our city.”

And rightly so.

Yet, Don “Moose” Lewis, commissioner of the AABA defends the league restrictions as not being racist.

“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he reasons, (with himself, no doubt) “I don’t hate anyone of colour. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”

How about players are chosen for their TALENT, not the colour of their skin!!

The non-racist Lewis also pointed out that he wanted ”to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of “street-ball” played by “people of colour.” OH Really?

“Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch? That’s the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction.” The all-white direction.

He cited the recent incident with Gilbert Arenas’ indefinite suspension for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room to generalize the discontent fans have with how professional sports are conducted.

How you feel and how the public feels are different. Condemning an entire race due to the idiocies of a few people of that colour is wrong and reminds us of this. Excluding people and blaming them for the downfall of a sport you feel is not in the right direction is like saying Hitler was justified in singling out Jewish people and blaming them for the economy. Racism is bred through attitudes like this and it’s amazing to see that people still think like this.

Don’t you think so?

Never Thought To See All Three Of THEM Together

The Associated Press released this a few short hours ago. All the Presidents! together!

Today, George Dubyah Bush joined Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in the Rose Garden to support the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

President Obama said, “These two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of Haiti and the world.  In a moment of need, the United States stands united.”

Do help the people of Haiti. You can make donations almost anywhere. If you saw the Lady Gaga interview and you know you love her. Donate by buying merchandise or going to her upcoming Monster Ball concert or go to Costco.

Who doesn’t love Costo?

Exiled Haitian Ruler Donates $8 million To Haiti

Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed Bébé Doc or Baby Doc fled to France in 1986 after his government was overthrown but in light of the tragic earthquake that hit his homeland, he has re-emerged with a message and $8 million to send to the Haitian relief effort. He is pleading with the Swiss authorities to allow him to send the money because he no longer has control of it.

In any case, his message, which he was too shaken and emotional to deliver by phone to the Haitian people was sent in a written 438 word statement in French to them.

Dear compatriots,

It is with great horror and a profound emotion, but also with a very great concern, that I have monitored the murderous and devastating consequences of the terrible earthquake that has so piteously struck our country.

In these hours of great national distress, my thoughts go out to the wounded, the victims, particularly the children and the youth, and their families and loved ones.

In this moment of pain and of mourning, I must assure you of my absolute solidarity, and I address to families so cruelly tested, my sincere condolences and my deepest sympathies.I also address my gratitude to all of the mobilized rescue teams for the remarkable work that they accomplish in extremely difficult conditions.

I would like to express my sincere thanks and encourage the tremendous wave of solidarity that all Haitians around the world are showing, and of which the international community is associating itself fully. This community should rest assured of my deep gratitude.

Faced yet again with this heavy and appalling toll inflicted on the people and the land of Haiti, the entire nation must mobilize to overcome these woes.

In spite of the gravity of the situation, I wish to tell you of my hope and my conviction that Haiti will once again find its way, thanks to an exceptional mobilization of the life forces of our country [and] with the assistance of the international community, the path toward a true reconstruction.

Haitian People, I know your extraordinary courage, selflessness, and the sacrifices that you are all capable of to save our country. The painful moments that we live are calling out to a sense of national sacrifice. In these particularly dramatic circumstances for our country, I must express all of my solidarity and my support.

I officially ask Swiss authorities to immediately transfer the entirety of the assets of the Foundation in the name of my late Mother Simone Ovide Duvalier ($8 million) to the American Red Cross with an eye toward bringing emergency assistance, primarily to the populations of the cities of Léogane—the birthplace of my late mother, Carrefour—the birthplace of my late father, and Port-au-Prince, where I was born, as well as Gressier, Pétion-Ville, Jacmel, les Cayes, Petit Goave, Grand Goave…

I have immediately taken measures so that an initial emergency aid of scope reaches Port-au-Prince as soon as possible, and a considerable benevolent network is mobilized to help the population in distress.

To the destitute families, to the homeless, to the affected areas, to the children and the youth, I send a broad message of fraternity (brotherhood) and of solidarity amid this very cruel test.

God save Haiti!

Until next time.

Jean-Claude Duvalier.

Paris, January 15, 2010.

People Issue With Heidi Montag’s 10 Plastic Surgeries Released

Before and Afters of Heidi Montag. We are just so speechless about this. A mini brow lift, botox, nose job part II, fat injections, chin reductions, ears cut back, breast augmentation to DDD, liposuction, liposuction, liposuction and she says she is not done.

It’s really scary for any one to see this because at the young age of 23, this could be anyone and could serve as an example to other who feel insecure and think this will be a quick fix. Insecurity must be conquered through yourself, it can be conquered if it’s hidden.

Lady Gaga Performs On Oprah After Fainting Incident At Concert

It is so inspiring that she works so hard. Before her concert at Purdue University, Lady Gaga collapsed and was confined to the walls of her dressing room as paramedics told her she had an irregular heartbeat originating from exhaustion and dehydration.

She wrote on her Twitter, “I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down 2nite. An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing. I can’t apologize enough for how sorry I am. I could hear my fans cheering from my dressing room, I begged everyone to let me go on stage.”

It makes sense since her “stage has complicated mechanical elements, everyone was concerned [she’d] be in danger during the 2hr show, since [she] had passed out earlier.” She continued, ”I am so devastated. I have performed with the flu, a cold, strep throat: I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort. I hope you can forgive me. I love my little monsters more than anything, you are everything to me. I will make-up the performance on Jan 26.”

That’s so sweet and dedicated. She even got her chance to perform on Oprah the day after.

Barenaked Ladies Still Releasing Albums

Whoa, what is THIS?! It has been some time since we’ve heard from the dynamic duo but this is …depressing. Maybe this is what happens after getting in all sorts of trouble. Steven Page was caught in a scandal with two female companions, cocaine and marijuana not too long ago and surprisingly, was not charged while Ed Robertson crashed a single-engine plane and came through safe and sound. Those guys really did have luck on their side except Steven Page left the group last February and resulted in their first single off the new Barenaked Ladies album All In Good Time above.

Kinda sounds like Ed misses his ‘bro’, doesn’t it?

Strangely enough, with this ‘hit’ they have managed to snag the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as a venue to play in.

We miss One Week, what happened to those days Ladies?

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