Wednesday, August 27, 2008


My jaw dropped when I read the following headline from The Happy Go Lucky Bachelor blog, "Damn it! Osi Umenyiora out of season!" Talk ABOUT when bad things happen to good folks, huh?! Damn...

An MRI today revealed that Giants DE Osi Umenyiora suffered serious ligament damage Saturday night against the Jets and will be forced to undergo surgery, which will probably knock him out for the entire season.

There was some talk about whether to do the short-term rehab or the surgery, but in the end, the Giants opted for surgery to make sure Umenyiora will be better off in the long run. [source/credit: NJ.COM]

Michelle Obama, in a teal Maria Pinto dress and her own personal silver star Erickson Beamon brooch, gave a reviving speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Michelle used her platform to talk about her humble beginnings, her husband Senator Barack Obama, and children Malia & Natasha.

I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.I come here as a Mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world — they’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. Their future — and all our children’s future — is my stake in this election.

And I come here as a daughter — raised on the South Side of Chicago by a father who was a blue collar city worker, and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me. My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, and her intelligence reflected in my own daughters. [CREDIT: BCK/AP]

Sasha and Malia chat with their father after Michelle's speech. Too adorable:

Thanks Black Celeb Kids!

Michelle Obama's good style sense was all the rage during the '08 Democratic National Convention live telecast. As The Black Snob brillantly pointed out Michelle dresses better than you. MARIAPINTO.COM.

Okay who wouldn't love her black Azzedine Alaia belt???


The full trailer for Sophia Okonedo's upcoming film, "The Secret Life of Bees" debut online recently....I had to freeze frame on Nate Parker for a good minute, lol!

I.cannot.wait.until.this.OCTOBER! Check out the film's colorful poster over at Thick Misses.

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker had a great time at their former "Soul Food" co-star Malinda Williams' wedding over the weekend at Newark's The Messanine. (Nicole was one of Malinda's bridemaids...and here is the advice Nicole had to offer to Malinda: "Enjoy each other fully and let one another know how much you enjoy one another, because remembering to appreciate your mate doesn't mean you remember to really enjoy the life, love and romance you have together.") Malinda tied the knot to her long time boyfriend Derrick "DJ D-Nice" Jones...CONGRATS!

Photo credits: Jason Blaney for ESSENCE.COM

Don't you hate when a song keeps playing over and over in your mind? These three are in constant rotation and I think I just made it worse for my peace of mind, lol!

No Doubt - "Magic in The Makeup"

Solange Knowles - "T.O.N.Y"

112 - "Nowhere"

Thank goodness for HBO In-Demand. Check out Katt Williams demonstrating how to get down in the club:

That dress rountine would be hot with this classic Hakeem song...

disclaimer: all thoughts/rants are in GOOD humor!
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Ladybrille said...

Missed you for a while. Good to see you back.

Chi-Chi said...

Same here!