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Monthly Archives October 2008

Barack And Michelle Obama Celebrate 16th Wedding Anniversary

Barack Obama took a break from campaigning on Friday to celebrate his 16th wedding anniversary with wife Michelle. The presidential hopeful made a pit stop to Penny's Flowers in Glenside, Pennsylvania after a campaign rally in Abington and purchased a bouquet of white roses. "I've got this whole romantic dinner planned," Obama told the crowd at a rally in Grand Rapids on Thursday. "I think it should go pretty well. That's my hope any ways. I've got a gift all picked out." PHOTO: REUTERS
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Ga Ga: The Secret Life of Bees Trailer with 90210 2.0’s Tristan Wilds & Jennifer Hudson

Singing "Baby I Need Your Loving," 90210 2.0's Tristan Wilds plays the adorable, nearly perfect and ambitious Zach Taylor in the film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's bestselling novel, The Secret Life of Bees. In the film, Lily (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her emotionally withdrawn father with her maid and only friend, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). They find solace in the fiercely independent South Carolina home of the Boatwright Sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys & Sophie Okonedo), who are beekeepers. Despite their skin color, Lily falls for Zach and eventually finds the secret to her late mother's past. The film opens October 17.
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Arkansas City Mayor Dons Blackface Drag For Fundraising Pageant -And Wins!

Arkansas City Mayor Mel Kuhn dressed in drag and donned blackface on Sunday for "Men In Tights", the annual fund raiser sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an agency that supports foster children in the court system. Kuhn named his character "Smellishis Poon" and even had back-up dancers for the talent show portion of the pageant called the “Red Hot Puntangs.” His performance won top prize as he was crowned Miss CASA 2008. The Mayor insisted that he was not in blackface but in "tanface" and that the spectacle was "the best way [he] could think of to make as many people laugh as possible and raise money for this charity." After a meeting with the NAACP, Kuhn finally realized the error of his ways and issued an apology in a written statement. "It has been brought to my attention how offensive this was, and I absolutely agree that it was shortsighted of me not to see that in the first place. I am sincerely sorry, and I sincerely apologize for the offensive nature of my actions. This was not CASA, this was of my own volition, and I take full responsibility for my actions. The buck absolutely stops here." Kuhn said in his statement. However, the Kansas town Mayor warned that he would rescind the apology if "people wouldn't accept it."
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Project Runway Watch: Second Chances, Tears, And A Load Of Attitude From Kenley

It was down to the wire as Jerell, Kenley, Korto and Leanne battled it out for the chance to show at Bryant Park. They each designed a dress inspired by flowers they saw at the New York Botanical Garden and then proceeded to throw each other under the proverbial bus. Here are Blindie's best moments:

  1. Kenley and Leanne aren't talking to each other. "I'm not interested in even pretending I like her," Kenley says as she blames Leanne for not representing her design properly on the runway in the last episode.
  2. We love that Jerell is the last man standing! Not counting his little fruit friends, Joe and Suede.
  3. Korto is reminded of her mother's garden in Africa when visiting the Botanical Garden and declares, "I think I'm gonna win this one for my momma!"
  4. Kenley misplaces her bag of tulle and everyone takes glee in watching her scramble to find it. "I refuse to assist her in any way," Jerell says as both he and Korto stingily hoard their material.
  5. After testifying "in the name of Jesus, I am going to Bryant Park!" in the last episode, we were not surprised to see Korto reading her bible!
  6. Kenley's "purple-zilla costume" of a dress is ripped to shreds by everyone: "What is she thinking?...this tube dress with scales," Jerell says and Nina Garcia says "it looks like a reptile but not in a good way - it looks creepy."
  7. Korto disappointed us with an uncharacteristically cliched, and pageant styled dress.
  8. Kenley breaks down in tears, after dishing a big heap of attitude to the judges, and gushes "I feel like I've been fighting my way through life...it's a force of habit." She even apologizes to the judges!
  9. Jerell, and Leanne throw Kenley under the bus -with both hands!- as they tell the judges why she shouldn't show at Bryant Park, citing her tired 1950s style.
  10. At some point in the show each designer breaks down in tears!
  11. Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia tell Kenley off for her "flippant and smug" attitude and defensiveness. "It's a little bit annoying," Heidi says.
  12. Jerell wins again! Heidi describes his design style as "elegant edge."
  13. Korto tells Kenley off for trying to throw her under the bus! Hello? It was Jerell and Leanne who pesonally attacked your style not Korto. Why would you choose Jerell and Leanne as the two other designers to take to Bryant Park? Korto has a child, a husband, a deferred dream and Jesus, she is going to Bryant Park!
  14. Tim Gunn hugs it out with the designers backstage and tells Kenley to "let bygones be bygones" - but Kenley wants nothing to do with the group hug!
  15. And the twist -no one is out! All four designers get to go home and create a line for another round of judging!

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Monthly Archives October 2008

Barack And Michelle Obama Celebrate 16th Wedding Anniversary

Barack Obama took a break from campaigning on Friday to celebrate his 16th wedding anniversary with wife Michelle. The presidential hopeful made a pit stop to Penny's Flowers in Glenside, Pennsylvania after a campaign rally in Abington and purchased a bouquet of white roses. "I've got this whole romantic dinner planned," Obama told the crowd at a rally in Grand Rapids on Thursday. "I think it should go pretty well. That's my hope any ways. I've got a gift all picked out." PHOTO: REUTERS
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Ga Ga: The Secret Life of Bees Trailer with 90210 2.0’s Tristan Wilds & Jennifer Hudson

Singing "Baby I Need Your Loving," 90210 2.0's Tristan Wilds plays the adorable, nearly perfect and ambitious Zach Taylor in the film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's bestselling novel, The Secret Life of Bees. In the film, Lily (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her emotionally withdrawn father with her maid and only friend, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). They find solace in the fiercely independent South Carolina home of the Boatwright Sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys & Sophie Okonedo), who are beekeepers. Despite their skin color, Lily falls for Zach and eventually finds the secret to her late mother's past. The film opens October 17.
Read More

Arkansas City Mayor Dons Blackface Drag For Fundraising Pageant -And Wins!

Arkansas City Mayor Mel Kuhn dressed in drag and donned blackface on Sunday for "Men In Tights", the annual fund raiser sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an agency that supports foster children in the court system. Kuhn named his character "Smellishis Poon" and even had back-up dancers for the talent show portion of the pageant called the “Red Hot Puntangs.” His performance won top prize as he was crowned Miss CASA 2008. The Mayor insisted that he was not in blackface but in "tanface" and that the spectacle was "the best way [he] could think of to make as many people laugh as possible and raise money for this charity." After a meeting with the NAACP, Kuhn finally realized the error of his ways and issued an apology in a written statement. "It has been brought to my attention how offensive this was, and I absolutely agree that it was shortsighted of me not to see that in the first place. I am sincerely sorry, and I sincerely apologize for the offensive nature of my actions. This was not CASA, this was of my own volition, and I take full responsibility for my actions. The buck absolutely stops here." Kuhn said in his statement. However, the Kansas town Mayor warned that he would rescind the apology if "people wouldn't accept it."
Read More

Project Runway Watch: Second Chances, Tears, And A Load Of Attitude From Kenley

It was down to the wire as Jerell, Kenley, Korto and Leanne battled it out for the chance to show at Bryant Park. They each designed a dress inspired by flowers they saw at the New York Botanical Garden and then proceeded to throw each other under the proverbial bus. Here are Blindie's best moments:

  1. Kenley and Leanne aren't talking to each other. "I'm not interested in even pretending I like her," Kenley says as she blames Leanne for not representing her design properly on the runway in the last episode.
  2. We love that Jerell is the last man standing! Not counting his little fruit friends, Joe and Suede.
  3. Korto is reminded of her mother's garden in Africa when visiting the Botanical Garden and declares, "I think I'm gonna win this one for my momma!"
  4. Kenley misplaces her bag of tulle and everyone takes glee in watching her scramble to find it. "I refuse to assist her in any way," Jerell says as both he and Korto stingily hoard their material.
  5. After testifying "in the name of Jesus, I am going to Bryant Park!" in the last episode, we were not surprised to see Korto reading her bible!
  6. Kenley's "purple-zilla costume" of a dress is ripped to shreds by everyone: "What is she thinking?...this tube dress with scales," Jerell says and Nina Garcia says "it looks like a reptile but not in a good way - it looks creepy."
  7. Korto disappointed us with an uncharacteristically cliched, and pageant styled dress.
  8. Kenley breaks down in tears, after dishing a big heap of attitude to the judges, and gushes "I feel like I've been fighting my way through life...it's a force of habit." She even apologizes to the judges!
  9. Jerell, and Leanne throw Kenley under the bus -with both hands!- as they tell the judges why she shouldn't show at Bryant Park, citing her tired 1950s style.
  10. At some point in the show each designer breaks down in tears!
  11. Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia tell Kenley off for her "flippant and smug" attitude and defensiveness. "It's a little bit annoying," Heidi says.
  12. Jerell wins again! Heidi describes his design style as "elegant edge."
  13. Korto tells Kenley off for trying to throw her under the bus! Hello? It was Jerell and Leanne who pesonally attacked your style not Korto. Why would you choose Jerell and Leanne as the two other designers to take to Bryant Park? Korto has a child, a husband, a deferred dream and Jesus, she is going to Bryant Park!
  14. Tim Gunn hugs it out with the designers backstage and tells Kenley to "let bygones be bygones" - but Kenley wants nothing to do with the group hug!
  15. And the twist -no one is out! All four designers get to go home and create a line for another round of judging!

Read More