*Remember your mother telling you to make sure you have clean underwear on before you leave the house? (Don’t front. I’m not the only one whose mamma had to tell them that!) Well, mom’s advice was good but a tad incomplete.
Let me add to it: make sure you leave your chastity belt at home.
It’s a refrain that’s been used — and heard — for generations in the UK, and Queen Elizabeth II is one of history’s most beloved world leaders. But today, I’m wondering when the old girl, 90, might kick the bucket — or at least abdicate her throne. Maybe just live out the rest of her days as a great-grandma.
I’m kidding. Kinda.
I certainly don’t wish Queen Elizabeth II any ill will, but her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, has an agenda that I like a whole lot.
*For decades, my girl Oprah has spoken passionately about “intention.” She’s famously asked many guests what their “intention” was before sitting down to talk with them, and she seems grounded in a belief that if your intention is pure and significant, your work will bear fruit.
“Our intention is to use this as a platform for telling great stories,” the 62-year-old media tycoon said, during a press screening of Greenleaf. “Our intention is to be mindful and respectful of the church as an institution. Only good can come from that.”
The family drama focuses on a fictional megachurch in Memphis, Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, headed by Bishop James Greenleaf and Lady Mae Greenleaf, played by Lynn Whitfield. Viewers soon learn that the good Bishop’s life is more sinister than godly. Winfrey herself returns to the screen, playing Mavis McCready, Lady Mae’s sister, in the new series. Continue reading →
*Damn Santa. You kinda fine. For an old white man. Paul Mason is a Canadian model that you can pretty much assume gets especially busy around the Christmas holiday. What with all his “fans” singing, “All I want for Christmas…
That’s because Mason doesn’t look like your average Santa. Yes he has the white hair. The white beard. And the kindly face of the jolly old man we grew up with.
But THEY didn’t look like HIM…and that is why the Internet is buzzing in all colors. Continue reading →
*She calls herself “thebossmum27” and her photo showing an embarrassment of Christmas gifts she claims to have bought for her three children, spending upwards of two to three thousand dollars, has gone viral. Not that anyone should have to defend how they spend their money, but the photo has left a bad taste in the mouths of many.
Emma Tapping was shamed unmercifullyby the Internet community for being a “materialistic” parent.
A week after she posted the photo (shown above) on Facebook, someone tagged it with the caption: “It’s nearly time for all the materialistic parents to compete and broadcast how many presents their kids have. Just remember, there are a lot of children who won’t get much.”
“I know this page is going to get busier and I know I am in the papers today so I thought I would set people straight on a few facts,” Tapping wrote in a response Facebook post.Continue reading →
Last Sunday, according to police reports, 25-year-old Deante Smith walked into the City of God church, armed with a brick, and threatened the congregation and the pastor.
The same pastor, 37, pulled out a Glock handgun and shot Smith in the chest 4 or 5 times, from the pulpit and in front of his congregation. Smith was taken to Detroit’s Botsford Hospital and was pronounced dead, police say. He is survived by his wife. Continue reading →
*Go ahead, shake your head, because I’m shaking mine.
Let me put the disclaimer out there now by way of the word ALLEGEDLY. It appears an attorney in New Orleans, along with his wife, a federal Judge, has got some explaining to do. The husband has been accused of cheating on his wife, with one of his clients.
Now, wait: I know what you’re thinking. People cheat all the time, so why is this news.
Bear with me as I make an attempt to simplify it for you before going into greater detail.
The problem here is, the client is being represented by the attorney she is having an affair with; and the judge (the attorney’s wife) is now believed to have had motive in fulfilling a prosecutors request.
*OMG, if you’re anything like me, you’re still pissed that all those carrots you eat do absolutely nothing to help your failing eyesight. And the next time you see some kid cracking his or her knuckles, just let ’em be, if they do get arthritis (or girls end up having hands that look like a boys’) it probably won’t be because of anything they did – besides, hopefully, live to grow old. But all is not lost, (and I’m sure our parents didn’t intentionally lie to us)because at least six of the old urban legends actually turn out to be legit.