Saturday, April 4, 2009

Miss: Madonna denied baby in Africa

Judge Judge Esme Chombo ruled against Madonna's adoption of a baby girl in Malawi:
The bid was shot down due to a requirement that prospective parents live in Malawi for at least 18 month before they can adopt. A judge waived that rule when Madonna took her adopted son David with her to London in 2006. It is unclear why the judge ruled differently this time. Madonna’s attempt to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James has created outcry amongst activists who claim the girl would be better off with relatives. "I must confess that there's a gripping temptation to throw caution to the wind and grant an adoption in the hope that there will be a difference in the life of just one child," the judge said. The judge's overarching concern is about sidestepping Malawi's adoption procedures, which require an 18-to-24-month assessment, during which prospective parents must live in Malawi.Judge Chombo is concerned about child trafficking, ruling that to remove this safeguard "could actually facilitate trafficking of children by some unscrupulous individuals."


I understand the Judge's concern about child traffickers, but I think that she should have thrown caution to the wind and given Madonna the opportunity to give this one child a better life. On one hand I see westerners adopting children from developing countries as a short term solution. why not sponsor these children and pay for their education so they can be a benefit to their country ( many people who do this). David, the first child Madonna was able to adopt from Malawi will not grow up to speak his birth language. Albeit, he will grow up to be well fed and educated young man, but if he doesn't know his culture, won't he be a very confused man?

Personally I dislike Madonna, and my intuitions tells me there is something morally corrupt about her, but research shows that she is a very good mother who brought up her three children bright and well mannered. Furthermore,Madonna has given a hefty donation to the orphanage that took in Mercy(the child she is trying to adopt currently.) In fact Madonna is currently financially helping 25,000 orphans in Malawi. We should all applaud Madonna for all that she is doing.Everyone has a motive or personal agenda for what they do. Whatever Madonna's is, I'm sure the many people who have spent years doing malaria research in Malawi appreciates the global attention directed Malawi's way.

So I leave it up to you to decide: should Madonna have given a hefty donation to the orphanage that took in little Mercy when her mother died of complications after childbirth, and left it at that, or was she right to apply to whisk that little girl off to some penthouse in New York? I suppose if I was in Mercy’s shoes, I know which option I’d choose. I’d be on that private jet and waving goodbye to poverty before you could finish uttering the word ‘culture’. Screw culture, we have Google now, anyone with the right resources can learn about any culture that interests them. I'm sure with all the resources that will be available to little Mercy, she would be able to learn about as many cultures as she chooses to learn about, especially her own.

As it now stands, Madonna has appealed the decision to Malawi's supreme court, and may yet win an exception to the country's law. Such a result would be a blessing for young Mercy. Stay tuned...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hit:Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

As I signed into my msn messenger a review for the 2010 Lamborghini spyder caught my eye. Before I go any further there are two things you need to know about me, 1. I love shoes(but what girl doesn't) and 2. I love sports cars! The sleek sexy exterior, the bright shiny colours, the fact that they can go from 0-100 in mere seconds, and best of all they seat only two people, so when you tell your mother that you can't pick up five of grandam's closest friends and bring them to her get together, nobody will take it personal.

The reviews boasts that, "The 2010 Gallardo Spyder's aluminum body shell is lighter and stiffer than before, boasting a dry weight of only 1,550 kilos -- 20 kg less than its predecessor. With 40 more horses than the previous Gallardo Spyder ... you do the math. Okay, okay. Lamborghini did it for us: the Spyder takes just 4.0 seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km/h; it reaches 200 km/h in only 13.1 seconds and tops out at 324 km/h.


Can you imagine going 324km/h? The thrill and the rush of freedom that comes with such speeding potential is almost worth the $272,700 prize tag. I say almost because even if I had that much money I wouldn't be able to spend it on a vehicle and walk away with a clean concious. It must be the African in me, but I doubt I'd be able to shake the following thoughts: "Do you know how much malaria medication you could have paid for with that much money? You could have single handedly eradicted poverty and disease in a small village."

Thanks to my parents' brainwashing I would have to have an amount equal to Bill Gates' money, so that, for every 250,000-plus I spend on designer sports cars I'd be able to give the same amount to charity. Since the chances of that happening for me are very slim I will continue to drool over car reviews, and day dream about what it would be like to possess one of these glossy, majestic vehicles. If you are amongst the lucky few who can afford the Lambo Spyder, do me a favor and drive real slow(although you don't have to) so I may at least be in the presence of the magnificent piece of machinery for as long as I can.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hit: Everybody loves Victoria Beckham

...By everybody I mean, ME! So i've been obsessed with Victoria Beckham ever since the Spice Girls entered pop stardom with their hit "wannabe" back in 95. There was something about the way Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham pranced around in 4 inch heels like they were a pair of ballet slippers that made me want to be just like her. When she went on to marry the hottest guy in Britian... Footballer David Beckham, and became a fashion icon, I wanted to BE her. Last year when the Beckhams moved to LA so that David can bring more authenticity to American soccer, (I assume by making his teammates call the game, FOOTBALL, like the rest of the Globe) I automatically formulated a plan to go to LA and stalk her. True Story. My five year plan includes becoming BFF (best friends FOREVER) with vicki(yes, my mind we are already good friends) by any means necessary.

Unfortunately that dream came to a halt when she landed at LAX and started a paparazzi frenzy. For some reason I thought I was the only Posh and Becks fan outside the UK, and meeting her would be as simple as waiting outside an LA hot spot for her to come out. Silly me! It wasn't too long before Hollywood heavy weights the likes of Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, and Eva Langoria filled the BFF slot in Vicki's life. Birds of the same feather and such...

The second thing that brought my five year plan to a major, or as vicki would say it, "MAY-JA" halt came in the form of AC Milan...also known as the Italian soccer team that stole David from the LA Galaxy. This news was kind of disheartening, but it didn't take me long to realize it could work in my advantage. The Italians, unlike the British and the Americans are not celebrity obsessed. If anything, meeting Vicki would be as easy as taking a trip to Italy one summer and stalking her at one of Milan's fashion boutiques. After all, shopping is to victoria beckham as death is to all living things...inevitable. The women owns the Hermes Berkin bag in every colour. A bag that costs over 7000 dollars after a two year waiting list. Trust me, it wouldn't be hard to find her, especially with Milan being a fashion district.

I still didn't work out what I'd say to her after we meet, but I'd most likely faint and she being the caring person that she is would say, "oh my goodness, somebody get a docta" in her fab british accent... Fainting is perhaps the biggest compliment you can pay your idol...hopefully. Our friendship would be one based on give and take...with her doing most of the giving and me doing the taking, (she is worth 112 million pounds!) of course to keep our relationship balanced I would give her real advice from the heart. Things like, perhaps you should gain some weight...just a tiny bit... so that your implants don't look like they are overwhelming your bony frame. I have a theory that most of the people in her life have turned into yes men by now and she is dying for someone who will "keep it real" with her. I am that person!

Most People Think that Victoria Beckham is a spoiled ice queen because she never smiles for photographers. I, on the other hand, think Vicki is fab, funny, and very warm in official interviews. Below is a clip from a televised documentary from when she moved to LA. In it she confronts celeb blogger Perez Hilton for writing something she didn't like, and does lunch with socialite ladies from her new neighbourhood. Furthermore she speaks about her ice-queen persona and why she never smiles in public...And She does it all in her fab-funny-posh way:

Here are some pics of Vicki living her fabulous life:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Miss: Rihanna takes back Chris Brown

The pair have reunited almost three weeks after Brown, 19, allegedly battered the “Umbrella” singer on Feb. 8, a source tells PEOPLE. “They’re together again. They care for each other,” says the source. The on-again couple are currently spending time together at one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes, on Miami Beach’s Star Island. Adds the source: “While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves.” In its latest issue, PEOPLE reports that Brown called Rihanna on her 21st birthday one week ago. “He called to wish her happy birthday,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve reached out to each other. It’s been mutual.” Brown was booked by LAPD for making criminal threats but the case has not yet been presented to the District Attorney, who will ultimately determine which charges, if any, will be prosecuted.


What could possibly possess a woman to take back a man who harmed her beautiful face? If nothing else pride and vanity would have kept me very far away. The fact that the whole world knows he whopped my ass alone would be enough to keep me from running back to him. Apparently love is strong enough to make some women lose their pride.

Don't get me wrong, my opinion has always been that if woman puts your hands on a man, then she deserves what she gets. The general consensus is that Rihanna started the fight by hitting him while he was driving, but damn! Did he have to beat her like they were competing for a heavy weight boxing title?

I don't know about Rihanna, but the only reason I would take back a man who beat me to a pulp is for REVENGE. First of all, I would make him believe that I forgive him and all is well, then when the time is right I would slip some really potent sleeping pills in his drink. After I assure myself that he was truly unconscious by administering a swift kick to his balls, I would get me a baseball bat, or a metal pipe of some sort; and beat him black and blue! Afterward I would snap a couple of pictures of his busted lip to be sent to TMZ. Finally, I would write him a short dear john letter, glue it to his forehead, and leave his sorry ass once and for all. The letter would go something like this:

Dear Chris,
Do not be alarmed, you are not dead. If you feel like you don't know where you are it's because I drugged your ass and took you to a place where we can be alone. The discomfort that you feel is caused by the baseball bat I used to break your legs, a few ribs, your jaw, your nose, and a couple of your teeth. As you know, I am not a monster, so I left you the arm you're using to read this letter. You may also use that very arm to call for help. Good luck with your recovery, and forget my name and number.

you know who, and you know why!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama's Grammar: Michelle and I vs. Michelle and Me

I think bloggers have forgotten George. W. Bush's incompetence when it came to...well everything, but mostly when it came to giving a speech. According the New York Times' Op-Ed contributors President Obama's grammar has been roundly criticized by many bloggers.

"Since his election, the president has been roundly criticized by bloggers for using “I” instead of “me” in phrases like “a very personal decision for Michelle and I” or “the main disagreement with John and I” or “graciously invited Michelle and I.”

The rule here, according to conventional wisdom, is that we use “I” as a subject and “me” as an object, whether the pronoun appears by itself or in a twosome. Thus every “I” in those quotes ought to be a “me.”

So should the president go stand in a corner of the Oval Office (if he can find one) and contemplate the error of his ways? Not so fast. For centuries, it was perfectly acceptable to use either “I” or “me” as the object of a verb or preposition, especially after “and.” Literature is full of examples. Here’s Shakespeare, in “The Merchant of Venice”: “All debts are cleared between you and I.”

It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that language mavens began kvetching about “I” and “me.” The first kvetch cited in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage came from a commencement address in 1846. In 1869, Richard Meade Bache included it in his book “Vulgarisms and Other Errors of Speech.” Why did these 19th-century wordies insist “I” is “I” and “me” is “me”? They were probably influenced by Latin, with its rigid treatment of subject and object pronouns. For whatever reason, their approach stuck — at least in the rule books.


First of all the American public must be suffering from selective Amnesia because it was only a couple of months ago when they had a president who spoke like this in public:

"I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be -- hold hands." --George W. Bush, on how he can contribute to the Middle East peace process, Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2008

Secondly, with big companies and banks closing, and people losing their homes and jobs, you'd think the NY times would have better things to write about. Thirdly, I'm totally confused, which one is it? I could have sworn I was taught by my grade school teachers to say so and so and I. Either way, kudos to President Obama, he must be doing a great job if GRAMMAR is the only ammo his critics have to use against him.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Miss: Chris Brown a woman beater?

Sunday night, R&B's hottest couple, Chris Brown and Rihanna, were supposed to light up the Grammys. Instead, the normally affectionate twosome were embroiled in a domestic violence drama that left Brown, 19, booked on felony criminal threats charges and posting $50,000 bail after turning himself in to the LAPD on Sunday at 6:34 p.m. PST.

Sources say that Rihanna (real name: Robin Fenty), 20, was the victim in the alleged assault which occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. Responding to a 911 call about a disturbance, the LAPD took statements from a female with visible injuries, who named Brown as her attacker.

Rumored to be a couple towards the end of 2007, the singers were first photographed at the Grammys on Feb. 10, 2008. Often coy about their yearlong relationship, the two consistently refused to talk about their romance during interviews. But the pair offered up other signs of their closeness, from matching star tattoos on their necks to holding hands and kissing at concerts.

Even at the Clive Davis party at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday night, Brown and Rihanna looked cozy and happy. But over recent weeks, they seemed to have hit a bumpy patch in their relationship. "They've been fighting a lot lately," a source told PEOPLE. "Lots of ups and downs. One second they're all lovey dovey and then they're fighting like crazy. They're both pretty stubborn."

One rumor has it that the fight was over Chris's infidelity. It's said that Chris got a phone call from a certain young woman, and Rihanna went off when she recognized the name and number. She started hitting him while he was driving and they hit a parked car. A police source confirms to PEOPLE that the singer suffered a black eye as well as "a swollen split lip and two red and purple contusions on either side of her forehead." For his sake let's just hope that those bruises were caused by the rumoured car accident and he didn't put his hands on a woman. Otherwise, that's very bad news for CB, can you imagine what they'll do to his pretty ass in an LA jail?

In theory you should reap what you sow, so if a woman puts her hands on a man, then he should be able to put his hands on her right back. In reality, that's just ugly. A man has nothing to prove by putting his hands on a woman. Everyone knows men are stronger physically. If you make a bad choice, and end up with a woman who doesn't know her boundaries, remove yourself from her vicinity -- permanently. By not doing that so, then beating her, you only prove that you are weaker mentally. And no matter how it started, you are now the culprit. Either way the truth of this istuation shall come to light soon, and judging by how much interest the media has been showing this case, a lot sooner then you'd think. To be continued....

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Miss: Christian Bale throws a tantrum

Judging from this recording it's not hard to believe that Christian Bale lashed out at his mother last year. This time the American Psycho's victim was a crew member who made the mistake of wandering on to a scene in the upcoming movie Terminator 4, and breaking the actor's concentration. What I love most about this recording is that the crew member tried to talk him down, but Christian was not having it. After a while the crew memeber was just quiet, but CB kept screaming at him like a child (made even angrier by his silence). I bet everyone around was quietly avoiding Bale for the rest day. LMAO! After the recording was leaked and everyone started calling Christian Bale out for the Ass-hole that he is, he issued an apology to reassure the public that, “nobody that has heard that tape is hit harder by it than me. I make no excuses for it. It is inexcusable.”

Damn right it's inexcusable! I mean I understand that he has been working very hard to perfect that scene, but he didn't have the right to shred the poor man's dignity to pieces. CB is very lucky that he was dealing with a mild mannered person, most people (and by most people I mean me) would have gotten violent. He is probably angry all the time and was using the poor crew member to vent. The crew member is silly for not defending himself. I wouldn’t have stood there and let CB go on an angry rant while cursing, berating, and threatening me. If it was me, I would have looked CB in the face and I would have said, you better watch the way you're talking to me, I'm not your 61 year old momma! Now get back to your scene, but keep in mind that I'll be waiting for you outside. You think you're crazy? I got your my trunk! And if he would have said another word to me, I would have knocked him out and walked off the set... with more plans to deal with his ass later of course...