Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day

Scroll II From The Greatest Salesman In The World

I will greet this day with love in my heart

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men and until I master this art I will remain no more than a peddler in the market place. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force.

My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I speak? I will laud mine enemies and they will become friends; I will encourage my friends and they will become brothers. Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I will bite my tongue; when I am moved to praise I will shout from the roofs.

Is it not so that birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with the music of praise for their creator? Cannot I speak with the same music to his children? Henceforth will I remember this secret and it will change my life.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I act? I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls.

I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me; I will love the failures for they can teach me. I will love the kings for they are but human; I will love the meek for they are divine. I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they are so many. I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the wisdom they share. I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly for their souls of peace.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

But how will I react to the actions of others? With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the market place and sustain me when I am alone. It will uplift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in time of exultation. It will become stronger and more protective with use until one day I will cast aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men and, when I do, my name will be raised high on the pyramid of life.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when his hearts feels my love?

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh; rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

Henceforth will I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love. From this moment I take the first step required to become a man among men. With love I will increase my sales a hundred-fold and become a great salesman. If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone. Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.

I will greet this day with love, and I will succeed.

 

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Hello World: I’m Blue Ivy Carter

The first pics of Blue Ivy Carter are here. Beyonce Jay-Z just posted these absolutely gorgeous pics of their one month old baby girl. The Carter’s declined magazines offers for the Blue Ivy, instead they took control of her debut and created a tumblr account. 

helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com

Jay-Z shared the imtimate photos through his website, lifeandtimes.com, and posted this message to the fans:

We Welcome you to share in our joy.

Thank you for respecting
our privacy during this
Beautiful time in our lives.

The Carter Family

 

Isn’t she a beauty…whether she’s theirs biologically or not. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!!!!

American Idol Contestant Falls From Stage

Was it nerves? Exhaustion? A simple slip?

Whatever the case, 16-year-old American Idol contestant Symone Black took a scary-looking fall off the front of the stage on Wednesday’s night show, Fox offered no update on her condition, instead using the accident as a cliffhanger for Thursday’s program.

“Medic, please!” stagehands cried out, as Black lay crumpled on the floor, having tumbled off the stage, which looked to be a good 5 feet high, after apparently passing out.

Black’s father was among those who rushed to her aid. At least one person tending to the California teen – who came to Hollywood via the San Diego auditions – said she hit her head, though that was not confirmed.

Fox used the accident to tease Thursday night’s show, promising an update on Black’s injuries as Hollywood Week continues. SOURCE

Fox know they wrong for teasing us with the update on Symone’s condition BUT I’ll be watching (AND YOU WILL TOO!!!)  I want to know what happened and if she moves on. She sounded great by the way. Get well girl!

Karl Lagerfeld Apologizes For Fat Comment

 

Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld,  responded to the backlash that stirred after he mentioned that the Grammy-nominated artist  Adele was ” too fat,” and explained that it was taken out of context and apologized.

This is what Lagerfeld originally said about Adele:

“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”

“I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought,” Lagerfeld told Metro.

“What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”

Karl let’s not play b/c you used to be 90 lbs heavier…

 

The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Kicks Off New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off last night with the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, a chance for celebs to take to the catwalk for a good cause.

The event has been taking place at NYFW since 2003, when US-based designers first partnered with The Heart Truth (an initiative that aims make women more aware of the danger of heart disease) to create a range of very special red dresses to raise awareness to the campaign.

This year the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Pamela Rolland, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti and Jason Wu created gowns for a plethora of stars to wear. Taking a turn on the catwalk were the likes of Chaka Khan, Jenna Elfman, Minka Kelly and Gloria Estefan to name a few.

All the ladies looked lovely all dressed in red!

Although Lala’s dress looks orange, it was red 🙂

 

 Chaka looks great…has she lost weight

Get it Rose!

Man Kills Couple Over Facebook

A 60-year-old Tennessee man is being charged with two counts of first degree murder of a  local couple because they deleted his adult daughter from their Facebook account.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Marvin Potter allegedly killed  Billy Payne Jr. and his girlfriend Billie Jean Hayworth in their Mountain City, Tennessee home in January.

Previous to their murder, the couple had complained that Marvin’s daughter, Jenelle Potter, was harassing them and therefore unfriended her on Facebook.

Also charged in the murders is Marvin’s friend, 38-year-old Jamie Curd, who was said to have had romantic feelings for Jenelle.

While Jenelle isn’t directly linked to the murders, authorities say Jenelle Potter has been involved in other cases where she claims to have been wronged by someone.

“It’s a senseless thing,” Sheriff Mike Reece said.

The deceased couple leaves behind an 8-month-old baby, who thankfully remained unharmed in the shootings.

When will people learn that Facebook is a social networking site and the majoriy of the people are just faking things anyway. If you get caught up in your feelings about e-friends, I wonder how do you manage your feelings in real life? A child is without their parents b/c of Facebook…what a shame!

Roland Martin Suspened From CNN

CNN has suspended political analyst Roland Martin for two Super Bowl tweets that rights activists said advocated violence against gay men.

“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive,” CNN said in a statement reported by The Washington Post. “Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”

Martin’s first tweet involved an H&M underwear ad featuring British soccer start David Beckham. The other pertained to a New England Patriots player dressed in pink.

“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”

“Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass.”

Monday, in what he said were his “final thoughts” on the Super Bowl tweets, Martin denied advocating violence against gays and bullying. “That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words have caused,” he said. He also said that he had been bullied as a child.

On Tuesday, the gay-and-lesbian-rights group GLAAD called on CNN to suspend Martin, and today it welcomed the action.

“CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community,” spokesman Rich Ferraro said in a statement. “Yesterday, Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. We look forward to hearing from CNN and Roland Martin to discuss how we can work together as allies and achieve our common goal of reducing anti-LGBT violence as well as the language that contributes to it.”

MY THOUGHTS

What Martin said was not in the least bit homophobic. Homophobia is defined as an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against. One automatically thinks that he is referring to gay people because Beckham is a man and pink is a feminine…one should never assume. GLADD seems to not have its eyes on the prize, instead of worrying about what Martin tweeted, I haven’t heard not a peep on the attack of a young man in Atlanta for his clothing options. THIS IS VIOLENCE 

Organizations like GLADD and PETA need to stop worrying about trivial stories/situations and worry about the big stuff. Martin’s tweets were not violent and if you follow Martin on Twitter, you would know that the #teamwhipdatass is a hashtag that he uses often and anyone with common sense would know that he is not promoting violence. I’m sure Martin had some clauses in his contract about “inappropriate” language but this seems to tread on the line of silencing freedom of speech…what he said can be deemed ignorant but for someone to lose their livelihood over makes no sense to me.

Also, no GLADD, your “fight” is  in no way shape or form like the fight of civil rights for Black people. No one will know if a person is gay but a person of color can’t hide their skin. Gay people are not denied jobs, were not told to seat in the back of a bus, were not attacked by police dogs, denied education, were made to eat in the basement of restaurants, enter in the back entrances of establishments, etc. Your fight is not the same TO ME and be GLADD about it!

Move Over Sue Sylvester, Roz Washington Is Here

Did you miss NeNe Leakes on Glee last night? Well you can see her here:

I have to admit, I haven’t watched Glee at all and I haven’t watched when NeNe has been on…a forgetful mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Leakes is the newest face at Glee‘s McKinley High and guest starred on Tuesday night’s episode as synchronized-swimming coach Roz Washington.

To my surprise, she did a good job. The writers did a great job of giving her lines that people can envision her saying.  “I am an Olympian. I won this bronze damn Olympic medal in Beijing, China. I had noodles with the president, and a threesome with Michael Phelps.”

My favorite line was “What you need to do is wake up and smell the menopause,” Roz’s response to Sue’s suggestion she was having a baby. 

According to reports, Leakes will revisit the role later this season.

Hi Haters!

 

Is Alex Roldan The REAL Father Of Khloe Kardashian?

Where is Maury and the golden envelope?

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan,  had tongues wagging when she sent out the above picture with this tweet: ‘First official photo of my sister and her dad! Like father like daughter!’ 

Khloe is pictured with, Alex Roldan, who is believed to be their mother Kris Jenner’s hairdresser. A spokesman for Kylie told MailOnline the tweet was intended as ‘joke’. {she has a spokesperson O_o}

The reality star lashed out at her father Robert’s ex-wfie Jan Ashley and widow Ellen, after they both verified Robert had told them he was not Khloe’s father. It came after her mother Kris admitted to being unfaithful during her marriage to Robert in her memoirs. Last month Khloe’s camp dismissed the paternity reports as ‘false and laughable’.

Given how upset Khloe was by the paternity reports last month, she may not find Kylie’s tweets funny.

What’s In A Baby Name

Beyoncé and Jay-Z filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 26th to trademark the Blue Ivy name. This follows fashion designer Joseph Mbeh, who submitted an application to trademark ‘Blue Ivy Carter NYC’ just four days after the baby was born.

THIS IS GOING TO START A TREND…MAYBE I SHOULD TRADEMARK MY CHILDREN’S NAMES 😀

That request, along with another filed on January 20th, were rejected by the trademark office as they said the name belonged to a “very famous infant ” and customers would be tricked into believing that any product bearing the name would be associated with Jay-Z and Beyonce.

One Wisconsin boutique is in luck, though. The owners of a clothing store named Blue Ivy filed for a trademark back on Jan. 19, 2011, and the request was approved in August — well before Beyonce ever announced she was pregnant. (I’d sell the name for that MONEY!)

There have been some concerns raised by how quickly federal officers acted on the Carter’s trademark filing. Usually it takes several months for those applications to see the light of day, but Blue Ivy’s has seemingly been fast-tracked. (Money does talk)

 

 

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