Zoe Saldana Gives Birth to Twins!

Posted on December 10, 2014 with No Comments

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Zoe Saldana, one of Blindie’s fave actresses, has given birth to twins. The 36-year-old and her husband Marco Perego, 35, welcomed their bundles of joy a couple of days ago a source tells us.

And the population of beautiful people grows.

GIMME FIVE: Reasons Why Mariah Carey Was Off-Key at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

Posted on December 7, 2014 with No Comments

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First off, Mariah Carey was and still is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the third best-selling female artist in the U.S. She has five Grammy awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Music Awards, more number-one singles than any other solo artist, AND a five-octave vocal range. Ok, so she may not still have all five octaves, but the point is Mariah has earned her diva heels. Cut the lady some slack and consider these five reasons why Miss Mariah was a little bit off-key at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony:

1. Miss Mariah is currently in the middle of getting rid of divorcing Nick Cannon, and according to People Magazine she missed the pre-taping on Tuesday because she was on the phone with lawyers for FIVE HOURS before taking to the stage late. We all know that talking on the phone to or about your ex always screws up the rest of the day.

2. Miss Mariah’s dress always is was too tight. It’s hard keeping tune when you can’t even breathe.

3. Maybe she needed a Snickers bar. Oh wait, maybe it works the other way around. Click here to get clued in on the Snickers/Diva thing.

4. Mariah didn’t have her signature bedazzled microphone. A diva cannot sing into a gilded mic, it must be diamonds! Diamonds! Dammit!

5. Mariah has been singing in five octaves for over two decades and some of those octaves are starting to retire. But that’s alright, because her once pristine voice is preserved on numerous multi-platinum albums.

We agree with QueenofLuther in the comments section of The Concourse who said, ” this is unfair and the asshole sound guy who leaked this should be fired.”  Shake it off, Mariah!

 

 

Star Wars Fans Think Black People Are Ruining Their Science Fiction

Posted on December 3, 2014 with No Comments

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Apparently there are a lot of Star Wars fans who are “okay with blue people, green people and purple people but black people is going too far.” Yes, that’s an actual quote from a nobody nerd who likes science fiction, Steve Collataly. He goes on to say this about black people – “If they want to be in space why don’t they get their own universe? And by the way, do we have to have black people in everything? Aren’t white people good enough already?”

Blindie wonders if nerd Steve knows that the creator of his holy Star Wars is married to a black woman, Mellody Hobson. And yes Steve, black people have to be in everything, especially if everything means the consumable media that surrounds you in this country. According to Nielsen, “African-American consumers have unique behaviors from the total market…they’re more aggressive consumers of media and they shop more frequently. Blacks watch more television (37%), make more shopping trips (eight)… than any other group.” This means that we have purchasing power and we are the ones that need to be included in the media that we are consuming and purchasing.

We’re not even going to get into history and the origins of man, we’re just going to keep this on a purely financial and science fiction level.

Another nerd,  Janet Harries, posted this on the Internet:  “I don’t mind blacks in the film as long as they play characters like Jar Jar Binks who, strangely enough, I don’t want in the film either. If we must have blacks then I hope they start out black when they’re evil and turn white when they’re good again. Just like Darth Vader did.”

Wait, what? Jar Jar Binks was never supposed to represent black people on purpose. Yes, jar Jar was voiced by a black person, but it was a racist blunder that turned Jar Jar Binks into a shuffling racial joke, much the same way that the Neimoidians resembled Asian Emperors. And when was Darth Vader ever black? Yes, he was voiced by a black person, but….oh never mind!

It’s a movie people! And the times they are a changing, so stop saying things that your grandparents would’ve said sixty years ago, it’s embarrassing already.

Don Lemon “Obviously” Thinks the Smell of Marijuana at Ferguson Post-Verdict Protest is Worth Noting

Posted on November 25, 2014 with No Comments

CNN’s Don Lemon has said yet another douchey remark while reporting on a serious matter.

“Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air,” said the astute anchor as he described the drama unfolding in Ferguson to his colleague Anderson Cooper.

Is it obvious Don? Why is it obvious?

Last week Lemon’s douchey remark was directed at one of Bill Cosby’s rape accusers. Joan Tarshis detailed her unwanted sexual encounter with Cliff Huxtable Bill Cosby and Lemon gave her this tidbit of advice – “you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

Well then, that settles that. Doesn’t it?

 

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F.A.B: FAMOUS AND BLACK… Usher and his Davy Crockett Hat

Posted on November 22, 2014 with No Comments

Look who we saw in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Still rocking that raccoon hat and still famous.

“Oh, no no no, I am not trying to steal Pharell’s look. I was relevant first, remember?”

London Entertainment

“K, bye”

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GIMME FIVE: Things You Should Remember About Bill Cosby (Besides the Drugging and the Raping)

Posted on November 21, 2014 with No Comments

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Before Bill Cosby’s once illustrious career melts away like a pudding pop left out on a hot summer day, and before you go blaming comedian Hannibal Buress for stirring all of this mess up and causing the meltdown, just remember these five things:

 

1 – Cosby objects to poor black people

Remember when Bill Cosby derided poor black people during a 2004 speech in Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education? Well, if he hadn’t made all of those highly critical unproductive generalizations about “lower and lower middle economic people” then Buress probably wouldn’t have held him to task for his own past indiscretions. Here are some excerpts from Cosby’s gem of a speech:

“In our own neighborhood, we have men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they’re pregnant without a husband. No longer is a boy considered an embarrassment if he tries to run away from being the father of the unmarried child.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are [not*] holding their end in this deal. In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on.”

“We cannot blame white people. White people — white people don’t live over there.”

“Are you not paying attention? People with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack. Isn’t that a sign of something, or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?. Isn’t it a sign of something when she’s got her dress all the way up to the crack…and got all kinds of needles and things going through her body. What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans, they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail.”

Read the transcript, it’s comical in it’s oversimplification of the complex issues affecting Black Americans -issues that are directly linked to generations of institutionalized racism and governmental marginalization.

2 – Cosby is a drop-out

Bill Cosby dropped out of high school and then joined the navy. He later earned a high school equivalency diploma through correspondence courses. Cosby also dropped out of Temple University after a year in order to pursue stand-up comedy. He was awarded only “honorary” degrees thereafter because of his celebrity.

Yup, the man who thinks a lot of black people are not holding up their end of the deal, could not even stick it out in school.

3 – Cosby has admitted to cheating on his wife

Remember Autumn Jackson, his alleged love child? Remember the trial in which he admitted to having an extramarital affair with Jackson’s mother and testified that he paid the mother and his alleged child over $100,000 over the years? Read more here.

Cosby’s womanizing ways are even mentioned in his recent biography “Cosby: His Life and Times,” where author Mark Whitaker talks about how Cosby gave an anecdote about breaking up with his longtime mistress.

4 – Cliff Huxtable is not a real person, nor is he the perfect father you never had

Cliff Huxtable is a fictional character on television and perfect fathers simply don’t exist, so try not to feel so wounded when you find out that Bill Cosby is not a great man, or even a great dad. Just remember he’s a celebrity that surely had to be on the road a great deal of the time and therefore was surely an absent father to his own five children. That could be why one of his daughters told the National Enquirer she had been addicted to drugs and alcohol since age 19 after kicking a $200-a-day cocaine habit. She also told the tabloid she had started drinking and using marijuana at age 14 while in boarding school.

Like Buress said in his routine, ‘Google it,’ or just read it here, and then go back and read his speech criticizing black parents for not parenting properly.

5 – Bill Cosby has joked about slipping mickeys to women in his stand-up routine

In 1969 Bill Cosby joked about wishing he had some “Spanish Fly” every time he sees a girl after hearing about the legendary overpowering, aphrodisiac properties of the mythical drink. But don’t take our word for it, listen to it here. Ironically, the album recording of the routine is called “It’s True! It’s True!”

 

F.A.B: FAMOUS AND BLACK… Joe Morton

Posted on November 16, 2014 with No Comments

The “Scandal” star took to the streets in L.A. on Friday to remind people who’s boss -Rowan Pope! Err, we mean Obama.

Don’t forget Morton is also the scientist that was too smart for his own good in “Terminator 2″ and  created the machines that almost ended the human race.

“Yes, I am that bad-ass”

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