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Oprah Hangs With Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Declares the Rapper is Her ‘New Best Friend’

oprah-jay-z Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may have been notorious for snubbing rappers on her television show but the mogul was hanging out with Jay-Z in his old hood, Brooklyn's Marcy Projects, on Sunday and apparently loving every minute of it. The media powerhouse called into her best friend Gayle King's radio show on Monday and praised the rapper saying, "Oh, Jay-Z is my new best friend." "He was so charming and delightful, and he smelled so good! And it's that kind of thing where you hug a guy, and the scent is sort of buried in them. When we went to the second location, I could still smell him on me. It was like, 'Oh, this is wonderful.' " Winfrey said her two-hour interview with Hova would be for her magazine O and not for her talk show. "It was really a conversation, and at the end of the day, you feel like you get to know someone," she said. "I feel like I met a new friend. It was really great." Blindie is hoping Oprah is just trying to keep a Jay-Z television special under wraps by throwing everyone off with talk about the magazine. How can you have a two-hour interview with Beyonce's husband, and oh yeah, one of rap's biggest artist, and not air it on your show? Maybe 50 Cent was right when he told the Associated Press, "I think she caters to older white women...So, I could care less about Oprah or her show."
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Madonna’s Adoption Parodied In Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Mercy Madonna of Malawi

Mercy-Madonna-of-Malawi We suppose it was only a matter of time before Madonna's controversial Malawian adoption drama was parodied into a musical starring a black man in drag. Mercy Madonna of Malawi, directed by award-winning British director Toby Gough stars Robert Magasa as the Material Girl and a cast of Malawian dancers wearing "Adopt Me" T-shirts. Madonna and her repertoire of hits are skewered in the parody as "La Isla Bonita" is performed as "Last Night I Dreamed of Malawi," and a scene shows the pop star passing gas in the bed with her adopted son David Banda and then using him as a step to climb onto the stage. The Malawian actors researched the production by spending time with the lawyer who opposed the adoption on the ground of children’s rights, Maxwell Matewere, and James Kambewa, Mercy’s father who also opposed the adoption. The low-budget musical is playing as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at St. George's West in Edinburgh until August 31.
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VIDEO VIRUS: Big Boi Stays “Cooler Than a Polar Bear’s Toenails” At SeaWorld

Big Boi, of the music group Outkast, paid a visit to Florida's Seaworld and hung out with some penguins. With his kids on the sidelines, Boi fed some fish to his "real cool friends," and even posed for pictures with them. Yes, it's a random piece of entertainment news, but Blindie finds it amusing that not only did Big Boi chill with the cold birds but that he said he "can't wait to see the polar bears." We're still trying to figure out who is more desperate for publicity -Seaworld or Big Boi?
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Zoe Kravitz Talks Tattoos And Her Band Elevator Fight On Good Morning America‘s New Series On The Brink

Zoe Kravitz sat down for Good Morning America's new segment On The Brink this weekend and talked about her famous parents, being an "It" girl and her ten tattoos. Kravitz credits her mom Lisa Bonet for her unique style and says her mother, "definitely inspired me to...mostly to wear what I want," but admits that she is "definitely a pretty even mix" of her dad Lenny Kravitz also. On being considered an "it" girl, Kravitz says " I think it means that you don't have a job but people still pay attention to you, it's kind of an insult. She also admits to being influenced by her father especially when it comes to performing with her band Elevator Fight. "He's an amazing musician and I respect him a lot for staying true to what he wants to do. He has that retro sound. He plays everything himself. He's really into doing things live, authentically and that's a really big deal to my band, we do everything live, everything's you know, what it sounds like is what you get."
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VIDEO VIRUS: The Filipino Inmates Latest Michael Jackson Tribute – “Dangerous”

The inmates of a Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Cebu province of the Philippines have reprised their tribute to the King of Pop with a full-scale choreographed routine of Michael Jackson's "Dangerous." The inmates gained global recognition with their prison yard routine of "Thriller" performed in 2007 and even danced a medley of hits for a crowd of 700 Cebuanos and foreign tourists after learning that their idol had died in June. The Cebu provincial security consultant Byron Garcia came up with the idea of synchronized dancing for the inmates in place of their exercise routines and has since posted numerous videos.
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VIDEO: Chris Brown Finally Apologizes, Saying He’s ‘Truly, Truly Sorry’

Nearly five months after being arrested on domestic felony charges for battery to a female, Chris Brown finally releases a video in which he apologizes for his actions. Below is a transcript of Brown's apology:
Hi, I'm Chris Brown. Since February, my attorney has advised me not to speak out even though ever since the incident I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibly. Although I would do some interviews and answer some questions in the future I felt it was time that you heard directly from me that I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in a way which can make those around me proud of me and until recently I think I was doing a pretty good job. I wish I had trhe chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I can't. I cannot go into what happened and most importantly I'm not gonna sit here and make any excuses. I take great pride in me being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexecusable. I am very sad and very ashamed for what I've done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that. I have told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry, that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better. I recognize that I've truly been blessed -I've been blessed with a wonderful family, wonderful friends and fans. God has been generous in giving me the ability which has brought me fame and fortune. I have done a lot of soul searching and over the past several months I've talked with my minister and my mother and I spent a lot of time trying to understand what happened and why. I have let a lot of people done, and I realize that and no one is more dissapointed in me than I am. As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence and I saw firsthand what uncrotrlled rage can do. I have sought and I'm continuing to seek help to insure that what occurred in February can never happen again. And as I sit here today I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to make sure that it never happens again, and I promise that. What I did was unnacceptable, one hundred percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy for the term role model. Thank you.

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VIDEO: Lil’ Kim Sings (Not Raps!) ‘Time After Time’ with Cyndi Lauper At Mandela’s 91st Birthday Bash

Lil Kim' showed off her softer, folksy side at Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday celebration at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday. The Brooklyn rapper donned a pretty pink frock and accompanied Cyndi Lauper in a duet of the hit song "Time After Time." Kim sang sweetly and managed to hold her own with Lauper, even though the slow song was a great departure from Kim's usual high energy rap songs. Blindie loves how Kim managed to merge her own song "Put Your Lighters Up" with Lauper's timeless hit!
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Oprah Hangs With Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Declares the Rapper is Her ‘New Best Friend’

oprah-jay-z Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may have been notorious for snubbing rappers on her television show but the mogul was hanging out with Jay-Z in his old hood, Brooklyn's Marcy Projects, on Sunday and apparently loving every minute of it. The media powerhouse called into her best friend Gayle King's radio show on Monday and praised the rapper saying, "Oh, Jay-Z is my new best friend." "He was so charming and delightful, and he smelled so good! And it's that kind of thing where you hug a guy, and the scent is sort of buried in them. When we went to the second location, I could still smell him on me. It was like, 'Oh, this is wonderful.' " Winfrey said her two-hour interview with Hova would be for her magazine O and not for her talk show. "It was really a conversation, and at the end of the day, you feel like you get to know someone," she said. "I feel like I met a new friend. It was really great." Blindie is hoping Oprah is just trying to keep a Jay-Z television special under wraps by throwing everyone off with talk about the magazine. How can you have a two-hour interview with Beyonce's husband, and oh yeah, one of rap's biggest artist, and not air it on your show? Maybe 50 Cent was right when he told the Associated Press, "I think she caters to older white women...So, I could care less about Oprah or her show."
Read More

Madonna’s Adoption Parodied In Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Mercy Madonna of Malawi

Mercy-Madonna-of-Malawi We suppose it was only a matter of time before Madonna's controversial Malawian adoption drama was parodied into a musical starring a black man in drag. Mercy Madonna of Malawi, directed by award-winning British director Toby Gough stars Robert Magasa as the Material Girl and a cast of Malawian dancers wearing "Adopt Me" T-shirts. Madonna and her repertoire of hits are skewered in the parody as "La Isla Bonita" is performed as "Last Night I Dreamed of Malawi," and a scene shows the pop star passing gas in the bed with her adopted son David Banda and then using him as a step to climb onto the stage. The Malawian actors researched the production by spending time with the lawyer who opposed the adoption on the ground of children’s rights, Maxwell Matewere, and James Kambewa, Mercy’s father who also opposed the adoption. The low-budget musical is playing as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at St. George's West in Edinburgh until August 31.
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VIDEO VIRUS: Big Boi Stays “Cooler Than a Polar Bear’s Toenails” At SeaWorld

Big Boi, of the music group Outkast, paid a visit to Florida's Seaworld and hung out with some penguins. With his kids on the sidelines, Boi fed some fish to his "real cool friends," and even posed for pictures with them. Yes, it's a random piece of entertainment news, but Blindie finds it amusing that not only did Big Boi chill with the cold birds but that he said he "can't wait to see the polar bears." We're still trying to figure out who is more desperate for publicity -Seaworld or Big Boi?
Read More

Zoe Kravitz Talks Tattoos And Her Band Elevator Fight On Good Morning America‘s New Series On The Brink

Zoe Kravitz sat down for Good Morning America's new segment On The Brink this weekend and talked about her famous parents, being an "It" girl and her ten tattoos. Kravitz credits her mom Lisa Bonet for her unique style and says her mother, "definitely inspired me to...mostly to wear what I want," but admits that she is "definitely a pretty even mix" of her dad Lenny Kravitz also. On being considered an "it" girl, Kravitz says " I think it means that you don't have a job but people still pay attention to you, it's kind of an insult. She also admits to being influenced by her father especially when it comes to performing with her band Elevator Fight. "He's an amazing musician and I respect him a lot for staying true to what he wants to do. He has that retro sound. He plays everything himself. He's really into doing things live, authentically and that's a really big deal to my band, we do everything live, everything's you know, what it sounds like is what you get."
Read More

VIDEO VIRUS: The Filipino Inmates Latest Michael Jackson Tribute – “Dangerous”

The inmates of a Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Cebu province of the Philippines have reprised their tribute to the King of Pop with a full-scale choreographed routine of Michael Jackson's "Dangerous." The inmates gained global recognition with their prison yard routine of "Thriller" performed in 2007 and even danced a medley of hits for a crowd of 700 Cebuanos and foreign tourists after learning that their idol had died in June. The Cebu provincial security consultant Byron Garcia came up with the idea of synchronized dancing for the inmates in place of their exercise routines and has since posted numerous videos.
Read More

VIDEO: Chris Brown Finally Apologizes, Saying He’s ‘Truly, Truly Sorry’

Nearly five months after being arrested on domestic felony charges for battery to a female, Chris Brown finally releases a video in which he apologizes for his actions. Below is a transcript of Brown's apology:
Hi, I'm Chris Brown. Since February, my attorney has advised me not to speak out even though ever since the incident I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibly. Although I would do some interviews and answer some questions in the future I felt it was time that you heard directly from me that I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in a way which can make those around me proud of me and until recently I think I was doing a pretty good job. I wish I had trhe chance to live those few moments again, but unfortunately I can't. I cannot go into what happened and most importantly I'm not gonna sit here and make any excuses. I take great pride in me being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexecusable. I am very sad and very ashamed for what I've done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that. I have told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today that I am truly, truly sorry, that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better. I recognize that I've truly been blessed -I've been blessed with a wonderful family, wonderful friends and fans. God has been generous in giving me the ability which has brought me fame and fortune. I have done a lot of soul searching and over the past several months I've talked with my minister and my mother and I spent a lot of time trying to understand what happened and why. I have let a lot of people done, and I realize that and no one is more dissapointed in me than I am. As many of you know, I grew up in a home where there was domestic violence and I saw firsthand what uncrotrlled rage can do. I have sought and I'm continuing to seek help to insure that what occurred in February can never happen again. And as I sit here today I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to make sure that it never happens again, and I promise that. What I did was unnacceptable, one hundred percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy for the term role model. Thank you.

Read More

VIDEO: Lil’ Kim Sings (Not Raps!) ‘Time After Time’ with Cyndi Lauper At Mandela’s 91st Birthday Bash

Lil Kim' showed off her softer, folksy side at Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday celebration at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday. The Brooklyn rapper donned a pretty pink frock and accompanied Cyndi Lauper in a duet of the hit song "Time After Time." Kim sang sweetly and managed to hold her own with Lauper, even though the slow song was a great departure from Kim's usual high energy rap songs. Blindie loves how Kim managed to merge her own song "Put Your Lighters Up" with Lauper's timeless hit!
Read More