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Derek Jeter Said What About 50 Cent?

Rumors are swirling that Former Yankees player Derek Jeter pulled out of an underwear deal when he learned that 50 Cent was going to be part of the deal also, citing 50 as being too “urban,” which is code for BLACK. But isn’t Derek Jeter half black, you ask? That he is, and of course there is more to the story. Mathias Ingvarsson, a majority owner of Frigo, a men’s underwear company claims in a lawsuit that Jeter signed a 3-year publicity contract with the brand, but in 2013 when the underwear line approached rapper 50 Cent to come aboard,
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Anthony Mackie is “2 Legit” & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has “Rhythm”

Lip Sync Battle has to be the most original concept show in a long time, because who doesn’t love to see celebrities pantomime other celebrities songs, especially when they nail it. The Night Before co-stars Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned their lip-sync battle into a dance-off when Mackie nailed a performance of MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit,” right down to the “Hammer Time” wiggle across the stage and the spandex biker shorts and Joseph Gordon-Levitt donned lipstick and a ponytail for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Is this how actors promote their movies nowadays? If so, then more please.
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Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
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Happy Thanksgiving With a Free Turkey From Snoop Dogg!

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in the hood without a rapper or actor, who made it out of the hood, returning to the hood to give out free turkeys. Because nothing alleviates financial struggles like a free turkey to gorge on during the holidays. And who better to give away free turkeys than Snoop Dogg – the rapper turned Reggae artist, turned wannabe Twitter CEO, turned cannabis peddler. Snoop Dogg showed up at The Forum in Inglewood California today and gave away over 1,500 frozen flightless birds with Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts to families in need. And we have
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Obama Gets Black (Again!) With the Pop Off!

Remember when Obama reminded everyone he’s not just a POTUS but a BLACK POTUS and shut down a heckler that interrupted his speech at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month in June, by declaring, “Listen you’re in my house … it’s not respectful,” and then requesting that the person be removed. And remember that same month when he eulogized the Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, who was murdered in the racially motivated mass-shooting of a prayer group at a black church  in Charleston South Carolina, and broke out in spiritual song with “Amazing Grace.” Well, Obama dun did it
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Patti LaBelle Pies Go Viral & Fly Off Wal-Mart Shelves

Patti LaBelle has a brand of sweet potato pies that sell at Wal-Mart – who knew? Apparently this guy did, James Wright, a singer and pie enthusiast. He tasted her pies in a YouTube video and well, it must’ve been good because he’s racked up over a million views and the pies are flying off Wal-Mart’s shelves at a rate of one per second last week, according to Kerry Robinson, vice president for bakery and deli at Wal-Mart. Oh and did we mention Mr. James is a singer? Take a look and a listen to the reaction that eating a Patti
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Charlie Sheen Set to Announce He’s HIV positive On Today show.

Looks like Charlie Sheen is not winning anymore, since he is set to announce that he has contracted the AIDS virus and is HIV positive in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show this Wednesday. Actually, he is still winning because he’s surviving the once-deadly disease and according to TMZ he has a low viral load and the virus is currently undetectable in his blood thanks to medications he has been taking. Maybe Sheen does have tiger blood, or maybe medical science is winning also.
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Derek Jeter Said What About 50 Cent?

Rumors are swirling that Former Yankees player Derek Jeter pulled out of an underwear deal when he learned that 50 Cent was going to be part of the deal also, citing 50 as being too “urban,” which is code for BLACK. But isn’t Derek Jeter half black, you ask? That he is, and of course there is more to the story. Mathias Ingvarsson, a majority owner of Frigo, a men’s underwear company claims in a lawsuit that Jeter signed a 3-year publicity contract with the brand, but in 2013 when the underwear line approached rapper 50 Cent to come aboard,
Read More

Anthony Mackie is “2 Legit” & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has “Rhythm”

Lip Sync Battle has to be the most original concept show in a long time, because who doesn’t love to see celebrities pantomime other celebrities songs, especially when they nail it. The Night Before co-stars Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned their lip-sync battle into a dance-off when Mackie nailed a performance of MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit,” right down to the “Hammer Time” wiggle across the stage and the spandex biker shorts and Joseph Gordon-Levitt donned lipstick and a ponytail for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Is this how actors promote their movies nowadays? If so, then more please.
Read More

Here We Go Again: Taye Diggs Rejects Labeling Son As “Black,” Prefers “Mixed”

African American actor Taye Diggs has a 6 year-old son with ex-wife Idina Menzel who is of Eastern European and Jewish descent. Diggs recently said in an interview with theGrio that he does not like to label his son as black but prefers calling him “mixed.” “When you [describe biracial kids as black], you risk disrespecting that one half of who you are and that’s my fear. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother,
Read More

Happy Thanksgiving With a Free Turkey From Snoop Dogg!

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in the hood without a rapper or actor, who made it out of the hood, returning to the hood to give out free turkeys. Because nothing alleviates financial struggles like a free turkey to gorge on during the holidays. And who better to give away free turkeys than Snoop Dogg – the rapper turned Reggae artist, turned wannabe Twitter CEO, turned cannabis peddler. Snoop Dogg showed up at The Forum in Inglewood California today and gave away over 1,500 frozen flightless birds with Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts to families in need. And we have
Read More

Obama Gets Black (Again!) With the Pop Off!

Remember when Obama reminded everyone he’s not just a POTUS but a BLACK POTUS and shut down a heckler that interrupted his speech at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month in June, by declaring, “Listen you’re in my house … it’s not respectful,” and then requesting that the person be removed. And remember that same month when he eulogized the Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, who was murdered in the racially motivated mass-shooting of a prayer group at a black church  in Charleston South Carolina, and broke out in spiritual song with “Amazing Grace.” Well, Obama dun did it
Read More

Patti LaBelle Pies Go Viral & Fly Off Wal-Mart Shelves

Patti LaBelle has a brand of sweet potato pies that sell at Wal-Mart – who knew? Apparently this guy did, James Wright, a singer and pie enthusiast. He tasted her pies in a YouTube video and well, it must’ve been good because he’s racked up over a million views and the pies are flying off Wal-Mart’s shelves at a rate of one per second last week, according to Kerry Robinson, vice president for bakery and deli at Wal-Mart. Oh and did we mention Mr. James is a singer? Take a look and a listen to the reaction that eating a Patti
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Charlie Sheen Set to Announce He’s HIV positive On Today show.

Looks like Charlie Sheen is not winning anymore, since he is set to announce that he has contracted the AIDS virus and is HIV positive in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show this Wednesday. Actually, he is still winning because he’s surviving the once-deadly disease and according to TMZ he has a low viral load and the virus is currently undetectable in his blood thanks to medications he has been taking. Maybe Sheen does have tiger blood, or maybe medical science is winning also.
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