"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Remember when I declared May 10th “Sophie Turner Day“? And I said it may be a while before that happens again? Well, I had no idea a crazed “Juicy J” would stroll up on Sunset Blvd and own a moment like i’ve never seen a moment owned before. Never in all my years have I ever seen anyone dance around on the roof of their Half-a-Million Dollar car, like they were the illegitimate spawn of Fred Astaire,James Brown and Lionel Richie, like Juicy J did on the evening of May 11th at the “Lemon Basket” Grand Opening.
The next day, the posts on Juicy and “His Phantom’s Menace” were so astronomical, that I have no choice now but to declare May 12th “Juicy J Day”.
So here’s to you Juicy… For lettin us know that it aint just fine Aussie Blondes in Bikini’s that can get their own day. Nope, just take a Hip-Hop Junkie with a little bit of booze, a whole lotta guts, and pockets filled with loot, so the dents don’t mean a daggone thang.
Thanks Juicy !
Sean Stewart, son of Rod Stewart, just found himself in the middle of a legal mess that could cost either him, or his fiancee Chantell Kendall (pictured above) a Quarter Million Dollars for a car rental !! Yikes… You should’ve gone Budget.
The two careless lovebirds rented a Bentley, well, at least Chantell did and apparently it’s looking like she didn’t take out a rental insurance policy, because somebody totalled the Bentley in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, near the star studded BOA Steakhouse, causing a $145,000 loss to the rental company.
In addition, the rental company is asking for an addition $70,000 in damages for lost revenue on the vehicle while it was being replaced.
Right now, the issue is who was driving the Bentley? The lawsuit filed in April claims that Sean was the one driving the car back in September of 2010. However, a rep for Sean contends that a “female” was driving the car at the time of the incident, and that Sean was merely a passenger. Which female is this? If it was Chantell, don’t you think they would’ve said so? Who is this mystery woman?
In the end, somebody’s gonna be responsible for a hefty sum if there was no insurance policy taken out, and that’s a lotta loot for a Daggone rental. Hell, you coulda got a Bentley for that much… hehe.. And that’s really gonna suck for two newlyweds, unless good ole daddy comes to the rescue.
That’s a lot of money that could’ve gone to the wedding, or for a baby gift for Sean’s sister, Kim Stewart, who recently announced her pregnancy with Benicio Del Toro to be the father. That makes Benicio’s child soon to be Rod Stewarts grandchild.
Now that is a spawn I’m looking forward to meeting. Just call it a special child.
Lesson Learned: Never Rent A Car Without Buying Insurance
Manny Pacquiao did it once again. Despite having been involved in a car accident earlier in the day. Sadly, an aging Shane Mosley, who once held this title, couldn’t hold off the manos de Manny. Manny earned a reported $20 Million minimum for this fight, while Mosley, the 8-1 Underdog earned $5 Million. The only time Mosley even looked like a contender was when he managed to knock Pacquiao down in the 10th round, but barely affected the champion.
This is amazing and unbelievable at the same time. Adele’s album, “Roll” will see it’s 7th week at #1 on top of the music sales charts, with a projected total to come in at 150,000 copies sold… ON HER SEVENTH WEEK !!!! “Roll” will likely see an album sales total of 1 1/2 Million copies in the U.S. and 2 Million overseas. Congratulations Adele, 7 weeks straight only gets seen by albums from the likes of Eminem, Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle.
Let’s put this into contrast on two grounds. First, Eminem’s album “The Eminem Show” released in May of 2002 went 6 weeks at #1 and “The Marshall Mathers LP” released in 2000.. Now while both album sold 1.3 Million albums (in a short week) and 1.76 Million albums in their first weeks respectively, it was also before our culture has fully been conditioned to no longer buy music through internet piracy. File sharing was just beginning then.
Other females that have hit such weeks at #1 are Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift and Norah Jones, with Taylor racking up an impressive 11 weeks at #1 for her “Fearless” album. Fearless and powerful indeed.
But what makes this even more impressive to me, is that J. Lo pulled out every promotional vehicle you could think of… Extra with Mario Lopez, American Idol, Hard Rock Cafe appearances with fans and interviews, with major celebrity help even from Audrina Patridge and Pia Toscano… And J. Lo still couldn’t even come close to phasing Adele’s 7th week at #1 after already selling 4 Million albums worldwide.
Wow… What makes that even more fu@ked up, is that J. Lo is only likely to sell around 60,000 copies for her “Love” album’s first week in release. Dangit, those 3 fine ladies couldn’t even pull out 20,000 albums for each beautiful celebrity lady face. So in other words, in this instance… “Sex Did Not Sell” !! Remember that ladies and gentlemen. Sex will not guarantee a sale, regardless of the industry’s theorized ideal. Even with the help of 20+ Million weekly American Idol viewers.
Holy crap. So yeah, biggest props to Adele ever. You’re knockin out superstars left and right. And the way things are looking for next week, without another J. Lo promo machine type contender, Adele may just “Roll” hera$$ onto 8 weeks at #1, tying “The Marshall Mathers LP”.
Even The Three Faces Below, Couldn’t Benefit J. Lo
Just a few days after Sony announced that their Playstation Network Database of customers may be susceptible to credit card fraud after Hackers dismantled their entire operations, as many as 2.2 Million Credit Card accounts and their related information are up for grabs on the black market.
In addition to this, many Playstation Network customers have been contacting Sony, to report fraudulent activity had been executed on their accounts, with transactions being made from purchasing airline tickets, to large purchases including flat screens and laptop computers.
We’re about to see a whole wave of activity from these Hackers, but guaranteed… they will be caught, and they will end up serving a whole lot more time than they had anticipated, making anything they did clearly not worth the risk.
2.2 Million counts of credit card fraud is not something you would want on your record, or to have to try and fight out in court. You will never again see the light of day
Early estimates show that today’s Royal Wedding for Prince William and Kate Middleton may have been viewed as many as 3 Billion people around the world. This shows the advancement in mass media technologies as the wedding for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, nearly 30 years ago on July 29th, 1981 was viewed by 750 Million, showing today’s wedding to be viewed by 4 times as many people.
There was an estimated 20 million people who viewed the wedding in the United Kingdom, and it is said that about 400 Million people viewed the wedding around the world via the world wide web. That’s huge and more than the population of the entire United States.
And being that the wedding was viewed by nearly 1 out of every 2 people in this world, their first kiss may have been the most viewed kiss in world history.
Ya know, Southwest Airlines to me is becoming like the Alcoholic Father. You really want to be proud of him. You really do. But he keeps showing up to the PTA meetings drunk.
After being put under Federal investigation for an incident 2 weeks ago, where a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 had a hole rip through its fuselage that stemmed from a minor crack, even more Southwest Airlines planes were found with the same cracks that led to the mishap. In addition to this discovery, it was found that Southwest Airlines delayed, or tried to eliminate Federally mandated inspections, claiming that such inspections of their inventory would create a “significant burden” to their operations.
Well now Southwest is slippin-and-slidin all the way off the runways, as that’s what yet another Southwest Airlines, 737 Boeing did at Chicago Midway Airport yesterday. Now, I understand it was rainin’ and all… but it just doesn’t look too good. What makes that even more fu@ked up, is they offered their passengers a refund of their round trip tickets, and 2 complimentary round trip tickets. NOOOOO Thank you. With 3 sets of round trip tickets, I now have 6 chances for another “Southwest Airlines Alcoholic Father Mishap“. Why don’t you rent me a car for a month, or a local hotel for 2 weeks, so I can keep my feet on the ground, and my self under a safe roof.
Thankfully there was only one reported injury and all other passengers were safely evacuated from the plane. The flight was 7 passengers over capacity, 5 of which were lap babies.
So after all of this, the U.S. Government is still down to approve a $1 Billion merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTrans, which they just did, now allowing the two to have chancy flights and mishaps all over the country !! Even more concerning, is that AirTrans primarily uses Boeing 737 planes as well.
Well, let’s hope that all 3 of these companies can get it together.. Southwest, AirTrans and Boeing.
Because what’s the point in being free to move about the country, if you never make it about the country.
Khloe Kardashian has broken her silence and finally become vocal about how fed up she is with the whole world commenting on her weight. She has recently made statements that the unrealistic images desired by Hollywood and its Industry make it difficult for her to have a healthy perspective on herself.
“I always get comments on my weight, People (probably her momma) want me to be a certain size. I am a size six, and in the normal world, that is not fat—but to Hollywood, sometimes being a six is way too big. But when the world literally gets on you every single day and tells you, ‘You’re fat, you’re fat, you’re fat,’ eventually you are going to break and agree.”
But what stands out most are Khloe’s statements regarding her Mother, Kris Jenner’s pressure to succeed, especially as it is directly correlated with the success of one of their endorsement brands, QuickTrim.
“The reason why I blew up was because my mom told me that I am too fat and that I am ruining what we all worked for. We have a brand, QuickTrim and this and that—and that I am ruining all of the that single-handedly. To have that pressure and to have someone tell you that, I snap and I break down and I cry.
“My weight has been a struggle for me my entire life, and I know it will always be a struggle for me, but I try to be healthy, diet and exercise as best as I could. Everyone falls off every now and then, but I am trying to live a healthy life and do what is best for me.”
While I’ve joked around about Kris Jenner pimping out her kids, it is clear now that the driving force behind the Kardashian family powerhouse has begun to go overboard. Truth be told, the family made $65 Million Dollars last year. How much do you think they made before that? Maybe $30 Million? What about the year before that? Maybe $15 Million?
So conceivably, the family has netted, Oh, I would say about $100 Million over the course of the last 3 years. That’s a huge amount of money, in a very short amount of time.
If Khloe wants to sit on her non-skinny ass a little longer, she might as well. I can see how it would be a problem with QuickTrim. Either the pills work, and Khloe’s not taking them, or the pills don’t work. And it doesn’t help that her older but smaller sister is Kim Kardashian. Well, in the end, we know none of the Kardashian sisters are taking QuikTrim, and it’s all about the loot.. (that’s L$$T in the eyes of the greedy).
And in the end, it’s looking like Khloe really has the last laugh. Because when everybody was trying to hook Khloe up with a date, and couldn’t, she still managed to somehow nab herself an NBA Champion faster than Kim and Kourtney can maintain a steady, normal-minded boyfriend.
Props Khloe. Tell your moms to ‘SHUTYERTRAP“… OR “SHUTHOLE”
Updated Commentary: Not to say that this would be a guaranteed instance to occur.. but let’s say perhaps one day we find the long term effects of QuickTrim is something like a Hydroxycut, where people realize the formulas in these diet pills / weight burners may have harmful health risks. Not to say this may happen, but it definitely can when you’re dealing with any type of pill of this nature.
Should that happen, maybe Kris would realize her folly in losing her daughter’s relationship, even though she was the only one to keep you from being attached to a brand that you are disappointed in. Sorta like a prepaid MasterCard, only lives could be lost.
Rule to all: Never let business come in between family. We all will eventually have to pass on from this world, and when that time happens, you’ll wish you never let the business tear you apart from the only real thing you had, and that was the lives and hearts of your loved ones
Cisco made the announcement this week that they would be discontinuing their once popular line of “Flip” video cameras, the company they purchased in 2009 for $590 Million dollars. The cut will cost a total of 550 jobs.
Flip cameras gained popularity in today’s voyeur age where ease of use and accessibility for camera use, as well as speed in upload has become a priority. Unfortunately, it is these same characteristics that its consumers desired that led to its demise, as iPhone applications and video cameras built into phones have taken over the market.
Cameras are only good if you have them when you need them, and rather than carrying unnecessary equipment, incorporating HD video cameras into phones, along with apps that can edit and upload to YouTube straight from the cell phone, has caused the market to see some serious damage to their pocketbooks.
Cell phone cameras are also hurting the business of small pocket digital cameras, as higher quality cell phone cameras are now becoming a priority in cell phone design.
If the mp3 taught the CD anything… the best product is one you don’t have to carry with you, and cameras and video cameras in a cell phone which is most people’s daily required item, accomplished just that
I guess you can never have it all can you?
News broke late Wednesday night of LeBron James making an extreme power move. By partnering his own marketing and management firm, LRMR, with Fenway Sports Management (FSM). This would put LeBron at an elite position at just 26 years old. By partnering with FSM, he would now have an ownership in Liverpool Football Club, as that is one of the clubs in the FSM portfolio. FSM purchased Liverpool F.C. for $488 Million.
The goal is to expand LeBron James’s global presence, and FSM also believes that by partnering with Lebron, doors and opportunities would open for both parties in a very powerful way through expansion of their global brands.
But no sooner than 12 HOURS LATER !!!!
News breaks all over the world of his mother, Gloria Marie James getting arrested for the 2nd time !!! So much so that people don’t even know that poor rich LeBron just got in on the Liverpool gang.
Gloria was arrested at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami, where the Heat lost to the Milwaukee Bucks.
After a long night of partying at LIV Nightclub, it is reported that Gloria got angry at a Valet attendant as she was trying to leave. Eyewitnesses corroborated with the claim that Gloria slapped Sorrell Rockefeller, and that she smelled of alcohol and appeared to be very intoxicated.
Now this has to be rough for LeBron, but let’s face it, this is like the umpteenth time in a long string of hits from Gloria Marie James. Let us never forget that they couldn’t wait a few months to show off that Champagne Hummer in the middle of bumf#k Akron, Ohio, shinin all pretty in the snow.
Or the fact that Gloria was supposedly, possibly “dating”, if ya know what i mean, Delonte West, LeBron’s former colleage at the Cavs. Then there’s of course the DUI in 2006, which was her first arrest, and now we have this.
Well hey, at least ya got that Liverpool / FSM deal to balance it all out. I guess Momma was just a little too happy and proud last night, and who can really blame her. LeBron is ballin outta control, both on and off the court.
I mighta got drunk and smacked up a few dudes too if I was his mama. Straight up !! I’d be like, bow down !!
My son is LeBron!!
I guess that’s a new take on the old adage “The family that prays together… Stays together”
Cause really, when you’ve got a family pulling in about $80 Million a year, who needs prayer? Okay, forgive the blasphemous statement, but this family is off and running circles around the industry. The Kardashian clan raked in a reported $65 million last year, based on their reality shows and other endorsements, and that’s not even including Lamar Odom’s salary with the Championship Los Angeles Lakers.
The entire family came out last night to support Lamar and Khloe’s launch for their fragrance “Unbreakable” at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, and this family is definitely showing that they’re (more…)
Russian born supermodel Irina Shayk kicked off the Grand Opening of Tao Beach this year at the Venetian Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, wearing nothing other than… NOT A BIKINI !!! What the EFF !!!
Come on now, Irina Shayk has one of the hottest bikini bodies this world has ever laid eyes on. I’m talkin her bikini body was enough to pull her out of her remote Russian Village and make her a supermodel before the world, and she came to open Tao Beach wearing shorts and a top. Are you effing serious??? I bet you all those peeps at Tao Beach, both male and female, were itching to see Irina’s hottness, and were fully disappointed.
Let’s take a look at what they were missing…
Yeah, I’d be pissed too.
But maybe she decided to dress more conservatively cause her momma was in the crowd. Either way, if I was running Tao Beach, a frickin Vegas pool party, and I was payin Irina, I’d be like “Ya know, you gotta show up in a bikini… No? You wanna get paid? Bikini it is dammmnit!!” Or perhaps boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo said to her (in spanish) “I make enough millions, don’t show your body” and she said back to him in Russian “Whatever you say Cristiano”.
At least the party had more celebs to make sure it wasn’t a complete disappointment, like Jaime Foxx, the ever beautiful Sophia Bush, and world famous DJ Tiesto.
But all i gotta say is, if Tao Beach expects to compete with Hard Rock Casino’s infamous pool party “Rehab”.. your supermodel guests are finna have to show up in bikinis homey.
Snooze or lose !!
Photo Credits : Wire Image / Sports Illustrated