Tuesday, June 30, 2009

THE HULK: MICHAEL WAS IN THE BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE



Actor Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), sat down with Entertainment Tonight and talked about training his friend, Michael Jackson for his upcoming tour. He says, " he was in the best shape of his life." This was as of May! So ET is trying to say that within 30 days - Mike lost weight and could have been anorexic.
I'm watching and the correspondent, Thea Andrews says, "Really, when you say the best shape of (his) life what kind of physical condition was he in." (I know the spot was edited) but not that much that she didn't understand what he was saying.
Now when someone like Lou (a trainer, bodybuilder) tells you that someone was in the best shape of their life - WTF do you think it means! Michael Jackson has always been thin and he's a dancer, so don't dancers usually lose weight when they are rehearsing...I'm getting angry and I'm trying not too. Good interview Mr. Ferrigno!

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SOAPBOX TIME
It seems to me that the "MEDIA" is looking for any and everything to try and to diminish MJ's worth and credibility. They are only fueling the fire for the vultures that are waiting to stake a claim to what's left of his fortune and his kids($$$$), (you know - the ones he raised from birth).
Let's look for all the true and definite information people - not the LIES!
It baffles me how some of the media outlets are looking for all the answers in the wrong places. What about sit down interviews with the people who actually mingled with him on a daily basis? We want to see these people on your program - not statements. Statements these days don't hold water especially with the INTERNET running untruths.

Get some family members on your program, friends, someone other than your "so-called" experts. You bring on these so called experts claiming to know what went on in this man's daily life and the truth of the matter is "YOU DON'T!"
The "interview" by D-Rowe and the "statement" by the Nanny - every media outlet took those statements from a UK paper for the God's honest truth - and it was false. Another example, the leaked autopsy report which circulated everywhere and the LA Coroner's office claims it is a FAKE. However, I wouldn't put it past some greedy MOFO in that office to buck protocal and sell information. That's just the world we are living in now.
The Jackson family should be tallying up all the MOFOS that they are going to sue for leaked information, defamation, stupidity, and just straight DUMBAZZNESS!

Diane Dimond, (the one who cashed in on the book about Mike and the "not guilty" molestation case), The Insider is using her as a "credible" journalist allowing her to spout all of the rumored information that's been reported and making Joe Jackson out to be the worst individual on earth and even calling the man a monster. I take offense to that. That means you are calling alot of Black men and women monsters who have disciplined their children the same way! I'm pretty sure he didn't beat MJ just for the hell of it, but to help him realize his full potential. In other words - he didn't want his kids to be lazy good for nothing (uh huh). I'm sure he did what he thought worked for HIS kids. Helping them to establish a good work ethic - and that's what Michael had - a great work ethic. As for the lost childhood - then alot of us (AA's) had lost childhoods...you know the generation of kids who had to pick cotton and the generation who had to quit school to help put food on the table...yeah!


Question for my "Black" men and women regarding disciplining your kids: When you whip, spank or as we say, "beat that AZZ" - do you think you are abusing your kid? I think "our" culture's definition of an "AZZ" whipping is totally different from any other cultures. I also think that sometimes MJ liked to play the victim to get attention - but that's another SOAPBOX for later.

The media is also running wild with MJ not leaving his father anything in this so-called 2002 will. Does that mean he didn't love him? I think not! My father is not on my last will and testament either - my mother is...Does that mean I don't love my father. I think NOT! I love my father very much...but I want my mother to be WELL taken care of and she's the one who "whooped" my BUTT - not my father.
Did MJ not love his father when Mr. Jackson walked with Mike into the courthouse. (You know the infamous PJ day).

Yep, Joe right there!

No offense to my Caucasion People (yes, I do have a diverse amount of friends (Latino, Caucasion, Armenian, Philipino, Japanese, etc) so in no way am I racist, but let's be clear about something. You don't know anything about "Black Culture" unless you've lived it. All of your made up statistics, Ivy league expert analysts and psychologists and wanna be down reporters and correspondents need to stop trying to analyze the way we discipline "our" kids. Let us discipline them so we can try to keep them out of your jails.



Time outs don't work for the Black Community. They don't work for you either - you see that in the supermarket when lil' Johnny is running wild up and down the aisles in the store and talking back to his mother and hitting her. Ask Kate Gosselin! Count to 10 don't work - you see that when lil' Johnny walks away from you and ignores your AZZ. We whip our kids - that's what we DO to keep them in LINE! Stop watching The NANNY's tactics and thinking that's what work on our kids - that show is all about ratings.

Okay I'm done! I'm just so tired of hearing all the lies and craziness about MJ...Maybe I'm just tired of all the negative energy that's flowing in the world right now.

DISNEY'S PRINCESS AND THE FROG



Writers/Directors Ron Clements and John Musker talks about what makes a great fairytale.

AN AERIAL VIEW OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S HOLMBY HILLS PAD


WOW! Check out images of Michael Jackson's Holmby Hills home - where paramedics were called before rushing him to the UCLA medical center where he was pronounced dead just days ago on June 25, 2009.

RIP Mike...we will certainly miss you! I will post a few pics of the flowers, candles, teddy bears, cards and much more that were left at his parent's house in Encino shortly.

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CELEB WEEKEND ROUNDUP


A very pregnant Grey's Anatomy's, Ellen Pompeo shows off her growing baby bump in a hugging black dress as she heads to her car in Hollywood, CA.

Eddie Cibrian, is a HOTTT! Biker Babe to me. Here he is leaving Cross Creek in Malibu. Would love to see him back on Y&R.


Actor Dean Cain toast the photogs as he leaves a Coffee Bean in Malibu, CA. I miss Lois and Clark!

Jeremy Piven and Matt Damon dine at Madeo Restaurant in West Hollywood.

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MARIAH CAREY CROSS DRESSES FOR "OBSESSION"


The beautiful and talented, Mariah Carey surprised fans and the crew around her as she did a little cross-dressing outside of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Mariah was dressed as a chauffeur, but when the gorgeous singer/actress came out as (Is that an Eminem look a like?) during the filming of her new music video “Obsessed”, directed by Brett Ratner, (X-Men: Last Stand, Rush Hour 2&3) she shocked everyone.

"Obsessed" will be featured on Ms. Cannon's soon-to-be released album called “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel”. The track is said to be a response to Eminem’s recent lyrical attacks of Miss Carey and her hubby, Nick Cannon. Although, Mariah nor Nick have official said this but people think it's referring to the rapper. You go Mariah - loving that she is trying something different. The acting Bug has bitten her HARD! Can't wait to see Precious or the new video.

Gangsta!

She looks so serious!




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CHECK OUT THE PASTOR BROWN TRAILER - MOVIE COMING SOON!




Jessica "Jesse' Brown, estranged from her family for many years, returns home to Atlanta to see her ailing father, a prominent pastor of one of the city's oldest and most respected churches. On his deathbed, Pastor Joseph Brown asks his daughter to take over the church. But how will Jesse's free-spirited nature and somewhat checkered past sit with the powers that be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church? Jesse faces numerous challenges: a teenage son, a jealous sister, an ambitious associate pastor and a blossoming romance with an Islamic man.

MJ ON THE DATING GAME - 1972


This is an old clip from 1972 of Michael Jackson on "The Dating Game". MJ picked contestant #1 - Latonya Simmons (wonder whatever happened to her?). The other 2 young ladies were Venus Franklin and Demetria McHenry (the spelling maybe off so if you ladies read this - don't be upset). MJ looked so nervous but really adorable. Is this the way they promoted albums back then?

Monday, June 29, 2009

GISELLE'S BABY BUMP


SUPERMODEL, Gisele B√ľndchen reveals the hint of a baby bump beneath her loose fitting t-shirt as she leaves Little Dom's after lunch in Los Feliz, CA. Giselle and her NFLer husband, Tom Brady are expecting a little one, however the couple have not officially confirmed the good news to the media. According to People, sources are saying that she is due early next year.


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USHER ATTENDS FASHION SHOW IN PARIS


Usher attends the Lanvin men's summer 2010 fashion show in Paris, France.
So does this means that Usher will be coming out with a men's line soon?

Usher and Jan Bui




Stylist Lucas Ossendrijver, Alber Elbaz and Usher

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CIARA BREAKS DOWN AT PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER BET AWARDS

WAS MICHAEL DOING TOO MUCH?


Michael Jackson reportedly was working out several hours a day to prepare for the "This Is It" tour set to begin next month in London. The superstar worked with choreographer and director Kenny Ortega, left. Jackson, 50, died June 25 of a suspected heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest.

Early reports suggest that Jackson, 50, suffered a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest on June 25, amid weeks of intense physical rehearsals for a 50-show gig starting in London next month. While there’s some question about possible drug abuse, doctors say launching an arduous exercise program causes problems for older people every day.
“After age 40, the frequency of sudden cardiac arrest goes up dramatically under the stress of exercise,” said Dr. Mark Estes, past president of the Heart Rhythm Society based in Washington, D.C.

“Among the worst offenders are famous athletes who still consider themselves in shape.”
It’s vital for older exercisers, even those who were very fit when they were young, to be screened for underlying heart conditions and to build up the intensity and duration of any fitness program gradually — if at all.

“Regular moderate exercise is good for you,” Estes said. “It’s not clear that intense exercise does much more for you.”
Jackson worked out hours every day Estes and several other cardiologists emphasized that they can’t speak directly to Jackson’s health or his fitness regime. Dancers working with Jackson have said in press reports that he was practicing choreography and working out several hours a day, keeping up with the 20-year-olds in his entourage.
But the doctors said what’s been lost in the discussion of the pop star’s health, and his death, is the fact that he was an aging man, a Baby Boomer with all of the health baggage that that implies.
“He’s 50 years old and 50-year-old people die every day,” said Dr. Bruce Wilkoff, an expert in cardiac arrhythmia at the Cleveland Clinic.

SOURCE: MSNBC

LAST PICS OF MJ REHEARSING FOR CONCERTS


Photos of MJ's rehearsals at the Staples Center have surfaced. He looks healthy and not gaunt as bogus newsites are reporting. Michael Jackson has always been thin.


Looks like he was brushing up on his "Smooth Criminal" signature moves.

JACKSON FAMILY ATTORNEY TALKS TO "TODAY"



A Jackson family lawyer, Londell McMillian was on the "Today" show this morning and he told Matt Lauer that Michael Jackson's mother wants custody of his three kids. He also said Michael's three children will most likely remain with his mother, Katherine, who currently has custody.

McMillan also said he hasn't heard that Debbie Rowe has any interest in custody of the children. McMillan also talked about concerns over Dr. Conrad Murray saying the family is "troubled with the circumstances surrounding the death."

Sunday, June 28, 2009

BET MJ TRIBUTE: JANET "WE WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH"





Every heart in the world I'm sure was breaking when Janet came on stage to address the audience and the millions of MJ fans watching the show.

MICHAEL JACKSON: ANNOINTED BEFORE HIS PASSING?


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I just had a conversation with a friend from Maryland who attended a wedding on Saturday and Pastor Shirley Caeser was in attendance. She told me that Pastor Caesar got up to sing a song for the Bride and Groom and she told everyone that Michael Jackson "got saved" (he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his saviour) 3 weeks ago.

I'm hearing that Rev. Andrae Crouch and his twin sister Sandra Crouch received a phone call from Michael Jackson requesting their presence to his home. The ministers talked with Michael and he allowed them to annoint him with the 'HOLY SPIRIT' and asked that they sing his favorite song, ""It Won't Be Long And We'll Be Leaving Here."
Now there is a debate on whether Michael was a Muslim or not - this says HE WASN'T!
Now why would respected and credible people in the Christian community and in the world lie about something like this.

After hearing this, I was immediately calm about Michael's passing, knowing that he will definitely be okay now, his spirit can rest. Then the journalist/blogger in me googled this - to see if any other media and blogger sites were reporting it, because they are so quick to report/post all the negatives - so this positive, I wasn't sure that this would get any legs. I checked Mr. Crouch's Facebook page and his personal FB administrator Dave Nassaney posted these, per Mr. Crouch:
Andrae' and Sandra did in fact visit with MJ 2 times, once at the recording studio, and once at his home in the last 2 months, as recently as 3 weeks ago, asking for prayer concerning the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and how he could make his music more "spiritual",...

There was NO actual “sinners prayer” ( John 3:16) however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They also told him, “Michael, we consider you as our son”, and he said, “Yes, yes, yes”, and he gave him his latest music on a CD, and he told him, “Andrae’ I trust you with this”, and gave him CD’s of 2 songs, unpublished, …beautiful music. He still had his Christmas decorations up at home.

Andrae' and Sandra explained to him (MJ) about the "anointing" and about Jesus. He wanted to know what makes your hands go up, and makes you “come out of yourself”, and what gives a "spirituality" to the music? He then requested to hear his favorite song that he loves, and wanted then to sing to him, so they sang that song to him, and joined hands and sang together, and he said, “it was beautiful”...
He first heard it in NY, and loved it, and wanted it on tape. He had the engineer tape the song sang to him by Andrae’ and Sandra. He definitely had an “encounter” with them, Andrae’ says, “he did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when they prayed, and gladly joined in prayer.” He usually doesn’t touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed...
Of course there are alot of naysayers and haters who just can't believe the power of GOD and they do not want to believe that this was in deed true. So I checked another Christian Blog page and on "Mary Mary's" OFFICIAL Blog Site and FB page this was confirmed:

Good News----RIP MICHAEL JACKSON

Last night we received some good news from Terri McFaddin-Solomon who is good friends with Sandra Crouch. Three weeks ago Sandra and Andre' spent some time with their close friend, Michael Jackson. Michael asked Andre` to play, "It Won't Be Long And We'll Be Leaving Here." Michael then prayed with Sandra and Andre and accepted Christ into his heart. Now he's singing in the heavenly choir.! Our hearts rejoice!
It breaks my heart to see Michael Jackson go but his work was done. He will not be ridiculed by those who cast stones and lives in Glass Houses themselves. No more accusations, no more harrasment, no more distrustful people around him, no more disloyal servants, no more!

How many of us can say that we have had 1/2 the career that he did. That we have inspired, influenced or enriched 1/4 of the world like he did. Well Done Michael - It is in deed the last curtain call. He will be here in spirit as we watch our children and others as they imitate his moves or sings his songs.

He will forever be remembered by me and my family as a true PIONEER, INNOVATOR, FATHER, BROTHER, SON, UNCLE, FRIEND and the KING OF POP - THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER EVER!

UPDATE: 12:39AM - PST - 06/30/09
Sandra Crouch has posted on her FB page that she and her brother did visit MJ but to discuss working on his upcoming Album. This is what she says:
FROM SANDRA'S FB PAGE: “It has been brought to my attention that several media outlets have been erroneously reporting that my brother, Andrae Crouch and me met our dear friend Michael Jackson several weeks prior to his death so he could accept Christ. This is incorrect and absolutely not true. We loved and respected Michael enormously and we've been friends with him for many, many years, and are deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic death.We recently met with Michael to discuss recording two songs with our choir for his newest recording project. Michael always had a respect and curiosity for spiritual things. During our meeting, not unlike many other creative/music meetings we've had with him the past, we sang together, prayed together and had a wonderful time. We are praying for Michael's family and desire nothing less than God's best for them. With much love, Sandra Crouch and Andrae’ Crouch”
So which is it? Andrae says they discussed the annointing of JC and she said they didn't. Were they both in the same meeting? One thing is fact - he was not a Muslim if he had Christmas decorations still up in his home.

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