Words cannot express how happy I am to be home blogging. Last week did not disappoint with the hot mess news, and now it’s time to get it!
1) Thamsanqa Jantjie for his “performance” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard about Jantjie, the man who tried to fool the world into believing that he was a legitimate sign language interpreter at Mandela’s memorial service.
As Jantjie “signed” on stage next to world leaders like President Obama, deaf viewers became outraged at the gobbledygook coming from his hands. After receiving strong criticism for his interpretations, Jantjie stood by his signing, claiming that people have never had a problem with him before now.
As humorous as I think all of this is, it saddens me that this idiot has become more of a topic of discussion than Mandela’s funeral. The media is continuously finding out more about Jantjie and it’s not pretty. Apparently, he’s a schizophrenic murderer?!?
How did someone like this even get on the stage next to President Obama? I just don’t understand. Do you?
2) Lamar Odom for failing both at marriage and at life.
After rumors surfaced of Lamar Odom’s infidelity and crack/alcohol addictions, the world watched as Khloe Kardashian tried to be supportive of her husband.
Unfortunately, it looks like Odom’s transgressions have finally caused the marriage to end. Khloe finally filed for divorce over the weekend, and I can’t say that I blame her. Lamar is an idiot…
Good luck, Khloe!
3) Kandi Burruss for allowing her mother to dog her man.
First of all, if you do not watch Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, you should! There is enough drama surrounding singer/songwriter, Kandi Burrus, and her family for all of us.
Apparently, Kandi’s mother, Mama Joyce, does not approve of her daughter’s fiance, Todd Tucker. Mama Joyce has called Todd an opportunist on the show and has even accused him of cheating.
Now, I don’t know if any of what Mama Joyce is saying is true, but it sure is a hot mess. It’s also a mess that Kandi can’t seem to put her mother in check…
4) Beyonce’s haters.
Without any promotion, Beyonce quietly released her self-titled, fifth studio album on December 12th just a few minutes before midnight. Needless to say, the world went CRAZY.
The album includes 14 songs with accompanying music videos and has already broken records, selling over 800,000 copies in just three days.
Although I have never been a Beyonce stan, I have always given her credit for her role in the entertainment industry. No matter how much I hate some of her songs, I can’t deny her influence on the masses. She ALWAYS slays…lol
In sadder news….
This morning I was sad to learn that Hollywood lost another star. Peter O’Toole, who starred in 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia, died yesterday at the age of 81.
As much as I love the holiday season, it always seems to be a time for loss. My prayers go out to the O’Toole family.
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