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Mariah Carey topless

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Mariah Carey

Mariah was photographed in the Caribbean topless holding some magazines. Her album ‘That Chick’ is due to drop April 1st. That’s the album cover below.

Mariah album cover

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Lil’ Wayne arrested for drug possession

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Lil’Wayne

Some cats just love jail. Wayne must be one of them because TMZ is reporting that he was arrested Tuesday for drug possession.

Via TMZ:

“Law enforcement officials tell us Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., was arrested near Yuma, Arizona last night on three felony counts: possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cops tell TMZ that the Drug Enforcement Agency was involved in the arrest — which means it’s a big deal! We’re told Lil’ Wayne’s tour bus went through a US Border Patrol checkpoint when the narcotics were allegedly found, that’s when the DEA was called in.

Wayne is currently in the custody of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department, where he’ll be held pending his arraignment at 9:00 AM PT.”

Somebody get his jumpsuit ready….

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Tichina Arnold speaks about martin lawrence and which blogs she reads

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Tichina Arnold

Tichina Arnold recently spoke with Essence about her career and her former cast members from ‘Martin’.

Essence.com: So do you still keep in touch with Martin Lawrence?

T.A.: Yes, I still keep in touch with Martin. I haven’t talked to him for a minute. I talk to his family.

Essence.com: Your best friend Tisha Campbell Martin and her hubby Duane Martin said the beef they had long ago with Martin Lawrence was squashed. Did you ever feel trapped in the middle of that past drama?

T.A.: Honestly, Tisha and Martin never put me in it. They did a great job of leaving it amongst themselves. Although it broke up a family because the entire cast—we were all very close. It was something that happened and we dealt with it, but it’s long been squashed.

Essence.com: A few Black actresses criticized the Black female bloggers regarding the comments and rumors they’ve made about them. Do you explore the blogosphere and read what they’re saying about you?

T.A.: Yes, I love them! I think they are hilarious especially concreteloop.com. I really don’t get offended by what they say. I remember one time I went to this event and I thought I was decked out. I think my stylist was unavailable and I dressed myself, I can’t remember, but you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t looking good and they said something like, ‘We love Tichina, but she looks like Boy George!’ and I looked at the picture and thought, Damn, I do look like Boy George and I just fell out because to me it’s all about comedy. Another blog said I had chest hairs and I’m like, They trippin’! I look good and I don’t have no damn chest hairs (laughs)!’ Most of the times when the media decides to talk about me I’m like, I don’t care what the hell they say as long as my picture looks good. But it’s only when the comments gets vicious that I can understand where folks are coming from about the negativity and hate, but I just don’t take myself that seriously. I love reading the blogs!

Essence.com: You’ve also been under the same fire as Tisha and Duane regarding your sexuality. There have been silly rumors that you left your first husband for MC Lyte and dated her for a few years before hooking up with your daughter’s father.

T.A.: (Laughs) No, not at all. You know you’re not famous until someone accuses you of being gay. I know a lot of people in Hollywood so I can see them making up stuff like that. It doesn’t bother me. I pay it no attention.

Essence.com: Why do you think it is that everyone is so fascinated with what celebs are doing in their bedrooms?

T.A.: Because it comes with the territory. It’s our responsibility as public figures to be cognizant of how we’re being seen. If you don’t want to be accused of being an alcoholic, then don’t be seen drunk. Unfortunately, creating rumors is a business. Unfortunately, you can’t control rumors and I don’t worry about dispelling any because to do that would mean I’m giving credence to any lies that might be out there about me.

Essence.com: If someone asked you to make a personal assessment about yourself what would it be?

T.A.: That I worked hard, I’ve made all the right choices in my life and even in my mistakes that people have and will learn something. I’m a realist not a sugar coater, so it’s not easy. But I believe in always letting people know what their obstacles are. And at the end of the day, I just want to be respected for my hard work.

To read the rest of Tichina’s interview click here.

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Barack Obama denies being a muslim

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Barack Obama

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama confronted the false rumors claiming he is a Muslim that were spread via the internet. He says the rumors by internet were part of a  “systematic political strategy”.

I think it ‘s very important for people not to buy into the kinds of dirty tricks that we’ve become so accustomed to in our politics, and people need to understand I’m not and never have been of the Muslim faith.

In e-mail messages that have been circulating as long as Obama has been a presidential candidate, the Illinois senator is said be a Muslim who refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance, and one who “joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background.” In fact, Obama has never been a Muslim.

“I think that those who are of the Muslim faith are deserving of respect and dignity, but to try and feed into this fear-mongering and try to question my faith commitments and my belief in Jesus Christ, I think is offensive,” Obama also said. “And I want to make sure that people are absolutely clear about what’s going on with this, and if they get another one of these e-mails that they’re deleting it and letting their friends know that it’s nonsense.”

Obama did not hypothesize who was behind the e-mails, but noted, “somehow they appear magically wherever the next primary or caucus is.”

Mediaoutrage– This is definitely another flagrant dirty tactic by probably Hillary Clinton’s campaign to undermine Barack Obama’s support. But here is the thing, if I was a Muslim I would be insulted by the fact that whoever (Possibly the Clinton Campaign) is emailing these false rumors is also disrespecting an entire faith by insinuating that being of the Muslim automatically discredits and disqualifies your ability to lead this country. It seems that 9/11 created this distorted perception of the Muslim faith. You have extremist in all religions even Christianity just remember that. A bad apple is a bad apple. Never forget that white slave traders enslaved an entire race of people and attempted to use Christianity to justify it.

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Sanaa Lathan beauty and talent

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Sanaa Lathan

We really hope to see Sanaa in more movies because not only is she gorgeous but she has the actual acting talent to accompany the naturally beautiful looks. We hear she’s dating an NFL player well he better lock it down because she’s a catch.

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The Cast of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Cast of ‘Raisin in the Sun’

Here is the cast of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ which will air on TV Monday, February 25 from 8-11pm., ET on the ABC network. We just hope Diddy took some serious acting lessons because his demonstration in ‘Monsters Ball’ was worse than Ice T’s acting in everything. Yes we wonder how T is surviving on ‘Law and Order’.

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Dr. Jan Adams says bad press has destroyed his practice

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Dr. Jan Adams

Dr. Jan Adams the surgeon that operated on Dr. Donda West told Larry King on Larry King Live that the fall out from the media has just about destroyed his practice.

The plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West’s mother before she died said his practice has been hard hit by bad publicity following her death.

Dr. Jan Adams told CNN’s “Larry King Live” on Tuesday that fallout from Donda West’s death had affected his practice “horribly … it’s almost destroyed.”

Adams told King that as a television personality he was a target for bad press and lawsuits, but said he planned to continue performing surgeries.

He hosted the series “Plastic Surgery: Before and After” for five years until June. He has also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Entertainment Tonight,” sells a line of skin care products and has written two books on plastic surgery.

West, 58, died at a Los Angeles-area hospital Nov. 10, a day after she underwent breast reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction procedures.

A coroner’s autopsy report found that West most likely died of heart disease coupled with complications after plastic surgery, but also said the exact cause of death couldn’t be known.

“The autopsy said what I expected,” said Adams, who declined to discuss specifics of West’s case, citing patient-doctor privilege.

He had previously said he believed West likely died of a heart attack or other non-surgery related health problems.

In November, Adams abruptly walked off King’s show, saying West’s family asked him not to appear.

He said Tuesday he had been in contact with the family’s lawyers but not Kanye West. He did not elaborate.

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Jill Marie Jones talks to Essence

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Jill Marie Jones

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Jill Marie Jones who played the narcissistic character Toni Childs on the extremely popular sitcom ‘Girlfriends’ sat down for an interview with Essence about her experience on ‘Girfriends’, the reason for her departure, and what the future holds for the beautiful actress. Here are some excerpts….

Essence.com: And let me tell you, Toni Childs is sorely missed.

J.M.J.: It was so much fun playing Toni Childs. I don’t walk that walk in my daily life. I like to think that I’m a pretty nice person, but to be able to play the diva and say some of the things those types of characters say was a lot of fun.

Essence.com: Do you miss being a part of “Girlfriends”?

J.M.J: I do miss Girlfriends. I don’t know if people know this, but Girlfriends was only my third audition. I booked my first audition for City Guys, a Saturday morning show. My second audition I didn’t book and then Girlfriends was my third, so you have to understand that I still very green to this industry and there was the whole film world that I didn’t know. So when I left Girlfriends after six years, there was just so much I wanted to know and do. I’ve just been having a ball having opportunities to do movies. It’s just been great.

Essence.com: Were you unable to pursue a film career while on the show?

J.M.J.: You have to understand when you do a television show that you go to work every day and come home and sleep in your own bed, which is great. It’s like having a regular 9-to-5. But you’re on hiatus for about two-and-a-half to three months in the summer. In order to do a film you would really have to book a job and shoot it in those few months. And because most television shows are in Los Angeles, it limits you. Already I’ve been to Louisiana twice to shoot two different films. I love the consistency of television, but it keeps you in Los Angeles and away from traveling to do other projects.

Essence.com: Nothing wrong with spreading your wings, which brings me to your departure from Girlfriends. Tracee Ellis Ross said in an interview that the reason you didn’t return was because the cast did not receive the huge raise they were expecting. Is that true?

J.M.J.: First of all, let me tell you why I left. I left because I wanted to do movies. My contract was up after my sixth season and people forget that just like the network can choose whether or not to renew your contract, I can also choose and evaluate whether or not I want to come back. My actor’s chair that has Girlfriends and my name on it, you know the director’s chair? Well, on the very last day of my sixth season, I told them to grab my chair and put it in my car for me. So why would I take my chair if I thought I was coming back? Believe you me, I would tell you. I’ve never made a decision based on money. I was on the show for six years and I think that’s a good run. There’s so much more I want to do in my career and so much more I want to know and learn, but my departure definitely had nothing to do with money.

Essence.com: So were you aware that this was the explanation given for your departure?

J.M.J: Someone sent that article to me a long time ago when it first came out, and you know, I love Tracee, I love Golden, I love Persia, I love Reggie. I really do feel like I was in the University of Girlfriends. I learned so much from them. I mean, where I started on Girlfriends and where I ended up is like night and day and that’s because of the great cast I had to learn from. It’s difficult when something has been set up for six years and then something changes. I didn’t get upset about the comment. It’s all good.

Essence.com: That’s great to hear. I think most folks speculate that you all had beef because you never responded. But that’s not the case is it?

J.M.J: Well, no one asked me a question. I don’t believe in adding grease to fire. If I were doing an interview about something I’m working on and someone wanted to ask me something, I have no problem answering it. But for me to make a statement or a rebuttal, to me it’s just silly.

Essence.com: Well, the second part of Tracee’s quote expressed her sadness that after six years of working together you didn’t share your decision to leave with the cast. Is that true?

J.M.J: I’ll be completely honest: I just didn’t really. I wish I had a better answer or could tell you that I even thought about it. Maybe it was a lapse of judgment, maybe I should have called—I didn’t really think about it. When my call came in to say, ‘We’re going to pick up Girlfriends for another season, does Jill want to come back?’ My management and I were like, ‘Thank you, but no thank you.’ So maybe I should have made phone calls, but I didn’t really think about it. When the cast first came back for their seventh season, I sent them all—individually, every single person of Girlfriends—a big bouquet of flowers. I didn’t leave Girlfriends because I was upset or wanted more money. It really wasn’t that deep. It’s so disappointing that because I wanted to dream bigger or experience something new, it received all this hoopla and drama around it. I really just wanted to do movies. It really was just that simple.

Essence.com: Do you still keep in touch with the cast?

J.M.J: I’ve talked to them individually at different times. I have so much love for all of them. But are we hanging out and having some wine and cheese on a Saturday night? No. Do I think of them as friends? Absolutely. In a way, I think of them as extended [family], like cousins. I’ve talked to them individually throughout this, but I don’t talk to them on a regular basis. I wish them all well and I still watch the show.

Essence.com: Would you ever return to the show?

J.M.J.: You know anything is possible; it just has to make sense in terms of the direction I’m going in my own career.

Essence.com: Thank you for setting the record straight because people always want to pit Black women against one another.

J.M.J.: Yeah we do that and it’s disappointing, especially when it’s Black women, and I don’t like that. I just had lunch with Mara [Brock Akil, the show’s creator]; we met for a coffee like a month and a half ago. When I say we’re all good over here, we’re good.

Essence.com: Good and busy! A lil’ birdie tells me that you’re a screenwriter. What’s next for you?

J.M.J: I write and I’m developing and writing scripts. I’ve just been living my dreams and having the time of my life. I was able to go to New Jersey for a month and work with one of my best friends, Gabrielle Union, for Perfect Holiday. It’s been great.

Essence.com: Well how does it feel to be immortalized in Kanye West’s song “The Glory” from his album Graduation when he says “House on the hill two doors from Tracee Ross and I’m asking about her girlfriends yea the dark skined one”?

J.M.J.: (Laughs) Really? That’s really cool. I wasn’t aware that he references me, I actually have that album and I’ll have to listen to it again.

Essence.com: So are you a hip-hop fan?

J.M.J.: I love all genres, even country. I love Jay-Z, Kanye, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def…I guess people would say I like all the conscious rappers.

Essence.com: Would you ever consider doing a hip-hop video?

J.M.J.: Yes, for sure.

For the rest of the Jill Marie Jones Interview click here.

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Actor Heath Ledger dead at 28

Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan apartment, naked in bed with sleeping pills nearby, police said. The Australian-born actor was 28. It wasn’t immediately clear if Ledger had committed suicide.

He had an appointment for a massage at a residence in the tony neighborhood of SoHo, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived found him dead at 3:26 p.m.

Mediaoutrage– Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

For more on Heath Ledger’s sudden death click here.

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