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Nick Cannon Hospitalized for “Kidney Failure”

Actor and comedian Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen, Colorado due to “mild kidney failure.”

Singer and wife, Mariah Carey, tweeted about the Wild ‘N Out star earlier today; alongside, a picture of the couple in the hospital bed as she helps nourish him with a sports drink.

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman”

Nurse Mariah Carey helps out the newest patient, Nick Cannon, as he recovers from mild kidney failure.

Later, on Mariah’s website she told updated:

“Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are. We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. … I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers.”

UHHH! Rick Ross is Back

After his public health scare of a two seizures on October 14th, the Boss is back. In his first appearance since recent health issues, Rick Ross will appear on BET’s “106 & Park” discussing the seizure, his recovery, and collaboration with Jay-Z. Ross says he’s in good health overall. “I was fortunate the doctor ran a battery of tests on me, cancer, diabetes, HIV, etc., and I came back totally healthy,” as he told the live audience. He continues to say “It’s all about us just taking care of ourselves.” The Boss was also in the building to support Wale’s new album “Ambition”, which was released today.

Wale and Rick Ross will appear on BET's "106 & Park" to discuss health issues and collaborations.

 

No Woman Ever Found A Rich Man Ugly

The aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly” reminds me of a similar saying my Grandmother told me, “where rich men go, women will follow”. Often I have seen beautiful woman with unattractive men and questioned is that her man? For example, one day I was shopping at Greenbrair Mall and entered a clothing store. After I found an outfit, I waited in line where I saw an unattractive man and a gorgeous woman. The woman was dressed very nice, while the man looked as though he was gum on the bottom of my shoe. Once I glimpsed at their total of clothing, $576, the man pulled out at least one thousand dollars, and multiple diamond rings. Amazingly, I assumed he was a rich man with a beautiful trophy woman on his side. According to the aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly’ I would find this saying true because a rich man’s money will take away from his lack of being attractive.

In today’s entertainment media we find many woman and men in the situation of a woman ever finding a rich man ugly. From Jay-Z and Beyonce to Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson, where the man is very wealthy and lack attractiveness, while the woman is absolutely gorgeous. Although these men are considered “ugly” upon society they are major CEOs of their companies and entrepreneurs, which makes them very wealthy. Several woman I befriend have great personalities, outstanding bodies, but no flaw is complete without beauty. Take my friend, Nichole, a perfect 5’5 height, slender (petite) waist, light skin, with long hair. With this description you would expect my friend to have a gorgeous man, but maybe opposites attract. Nichole’s boyfriend is very heavy-set, barley dresses up, and comes off very lazy, but he is one of the wealthiest men in the neighborhood. Sometimes I wondered why did my friend like such an unattractive man, but in her words, “As long as he keeps a check all I see is pretty!” Basically, in society it doesn’t matter if a man is handsome or not, as long as he keeps his money pretty green then he will always have a beautiful woman on his side.

Does the phrase “A woman never finds a rich man ugly” compare to today’s Hollywood couples?

I agree with the aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly” because money will always keep a beautiful woman. In times, people view these beautiful woman as being “gold-diggers” and in new term “sack-chasers” because the man is ugly and the woman is beautiful. In many intensities, that statement is true because many woman are in for money. The lack of being handsome does not worry many ugly men because they are very wealthy and choose to have the most beautiful woman as their trophy.

Do Music Video Messages Effect Society?

As a music fan of various genres, I am attached to the premiere of music videos. BET, MTV, VH1 you name it and I’m glued to any video. The issue among music videos today question “is there too much violence and sexual content displayed?” Although the history of music video has changed drastically, artist feel as though violence and sexual content will keep the viewers interested. In today’s society, we are more open about sexual and violent lyrics in music than previous years. The necessities of music videos today consist of women, fancy cars, extremely large jewelry, and money. I feel as though music videos have reached the extreme point of displaying violence and sex.

The history of violence and sexual content started in the mid 1980s, entering the 90s. Artists such as NWA displayed various violent scenes in their videos. During these times, crime, drugs, and police brutality were major issues on the West coast of the US. Artist at this time displayed various explicit lyrics towards authorities and laws. During the late 80s, sexual content began to up rise in lyrics and music videos. For example, Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” video was the first of female MCs to display raunchy grinding and subliminal lyrics. In the 1990s, the rise of “Down South” music was making a stir in the music video world. Artists such as Luke & The 2 Live Crew displayed very sexual lyrics and their music videos were very explicit. These videos were majority women shaking their bottoms, zooms in on their bottoms, tight biker shorts, etc. Upon their music up rise, many groups such as Luke did not receive much air time on radio die to explicit language; even their cleaner versions were considered explicit.

Back in the 1990s, Luke and the 2 LIve Crew faced a judge for their explicit lyrical content.

Music videos today encourage promiscuity, especially in Rap and Hip-Hop. Generally, rappers are the only men in the video with multiple women displayed in skimpy outfits. Most women in these videos share a similar appearance I.e. nice bodies, long hair, and perfect breast and bottom. The type of clothing video girls usually wear consist of” bikinis, short shorts, tight jeans (with a peak of bottom crack showing). Many video casters feel as though “sex sells” and is the biggest market in today’s society. In 2003, Nelly released his “Tip Drill” video from the Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention album. This video displayed women performing sexual acts, raunchy dancing, and the controversial “credit card” act. Upon the release of the video, many people were against the video and eventually became the most controversial video in Hip-Hop. Although many genres of music have violent and sexual lyrics, mainly African-American artist are targeted. Society today view Rap and Hip-Hop as a violent, sex craved genre and now the same is being said about Soul and R&B singers. The most recent news in sexual content relates to Ciara’s “Ride” video. I viewed the video recently and there was multiple sexual content, lyrics, wet t-shirts, and showing of the private area. Recently, Black Entertainment Television (BET) has banned “Ride” from play. I feel as though there was no problem with her video because rappers display women in worse ways and their videos are played constantly. Do people have the intentions that a woman should not carry herself as the way Ciara did?

In the 2000s, Nelly was highly criticized for his uncut video "Tip Drill".

Music videos have come a long way, from Micheal Jackson’s “Thriller” to Nelly’s “Tip Drill”. People have to realize as time change, people change. In today’s society, things that fascinate people do not last long because there is constantly better things coming out. Artists today feel as though sex and violence are the only factors to keeping a pleased audience. That statement can be considered true, but there are many others like Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers, who appeal to all ages and display no factors of violence or sex. Currently sex and violence peak at the top of music video and lyrics, but we continue and view and listen to these artist, but everyone is titled to his/her own view on music.

Gucci Mane Lands Another Six Months in Jail

It seems as though East Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane La Flare cannot stay out of jail. Earlier today, the rapper pleaded guilty on charges of battery, reckless conduct, and disorderly conduct. Earlier this year, Gucci was arrested for throwing a woman from a moving vehicle. Gucci will serve six months in jail, upon release he will also join anger management, and will have to pay for the woman’s medical bills summing to more than $4,000.

Gucci Mane will serve six months in prison on several charges including throwing a woman from a vehicle.

Memphitz Arrested for Gun in Airport Called “Addicent”

Hip-hop artist turned husband Memphitz Wright was arrested on Monday by TSA on gun charges.

Mickey Wright, Jr. better known as “Memphitz” was arrested Monday morning after TSA agents say they found a pistol in his luggage. After spending a night in the Clayton County Jail, Wright made his first apperance in court today. In the court room dressed in an orange jumpsuit, handcuffed, and ankles shackled, the rapper was charged with a misdemeanor offense of carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location. Bond was set for $5,000; although, Wright does have a legal Georgia gun license, you should remember to remove it when traveling!

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Set to Tribute to Britney Spears

Today’s popular Pop culture artist from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Pop icon, Janet Jackson will pay tribute to Pop Diva Britney Spears at the 2011 MTV video music awards. The line up consist of hits from “Oops! I Did It Again” and “I’m A Slave for You”. Although the tribute is not set in stone, Spears tweeted “I heart @MTV. This is definitely going to be a night to remember.” Hint, hint I think it’s a GO!

Remember to watch the 2011 VMAs Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Britney Spears looking to seek tribute on the 2011 MTV music awards.

Hilary Duff AKA Lizzie McGuire is Preggo

The famous Disney star of Lizzie McGuire announced Sunday that she and her husband, Mike Comrie, are expecting their first child. The couple also celebrated their first year anniversary yesterday on August 14. On her daily blog, Duff updated “I can’t believe it has already been a year, time really flies when you’re having fun. We also want to share the exciting news that… BABY MAKES THREE!!! We are  extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives.” Best wishes to Hilary and Mike through this nine month trail.

Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie sharing a kiss.

Katy Perry, Adele, and Kanye West Top VMA Nominations

The biggest party of the year airs Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The biggest name in nominees is Katy Perry, who is nominated for nine moon men including Best Pop Video and Best Collaboration. Behind the California Gurl stand British pop singer, Adele, with seven nominations for “Rolling in the Deep”. Also with seven bids stands Kanye West for his hit “All of the Lights”. For you Beyonce, Gaga, and Nicki Minaj fans expect the trio to battle for a win with three nominations for “Who Run the World (Girls)” “Born This Way” and “Super Bass”. Hitting the main stage will be Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, and Adele.

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will premiere LIVE August 28, in Los Angeles at 9 p.m.

Bishop Eddie Long’s “Unusual” Fifth Accuser

The unusual fifth accuser, Centino Kemp, in the Eddie Long scandal. Courtesy of FOX 5 Atlanta.

Since September 2010, the world learned the high favored Bishop of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church was accused of sexual relations with men. On July 27, 2011, a fifth accuser came forward claiming he and the bishop had relations. The unusual, fifth suspect Centino Kemp, 22 told FOX 5 Atlanta he and the bishop met years ago. The juiciest uproar of the story is Centino is a transsexual. Shocked are you? but not as shocking as the tattoo he has of Eddie Long’s name reading “Eddie Long: Never a Mistake, Always a Lesson”.

Centino's wrist tattoo displaying Eddie Long's name. Courtesy of FOX 5 Atlanta.

 

 

 

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