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Should Sesame Street Retire Elmo? @Wendywilliams Thinks So

How you doing Elmo?

Well not so good, Wendy Williams voiced her opinion about the “scandal” of puppeteer Kevin Clash during her Hot Topics segment. Her thoughts were, since we know the face/voice behind Elmo, the character needs to retire. When thinking of Elmo, scandal is attached to the name. Do you agree? Should Sesame Street retire Elmo?

In my best Wendy voice, THIS IS ONE BIG MESS!

Via Boston.com

Miami lawyer Jeff Herman has announced that a third man has filed a lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, accusing him of sexual assault.

Herman refers to the third accuser as John Doe and said he was 16 years old when Clash allegedly sexually assaulted him.

John Doe documented his experiences in an unpublished book he wrote in 2009. A chapter of that book, according to his lawyer, is called “Tickled My Heart” and John Doe called Clash “Mr. Tickler” in it.

Sheldon Stephens, now 23, was the original accuser earlier this month, claiming he had an inappropriate relationship with Clash when he was 16 and Clash was 45. He then recanted his story and said Clash paid him $125,000 to do so.

Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” last week after a second accuser, 24-year-old Cecil Singleton, came forward saying he had an underage sexual relationship with Clash when he was 15. Herman is also Singleton’s lawyer.

Clash was the voice of Elmo for 28 years. His statement, upon resigning, was “Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”

Clash’s lawyer, Michael Berger, said in a statement: “The cases and Mr. Clash’s reputation will be defended vigorously.”

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RHOA Kim Zolciak Expecting Second Child

 

NY Daily News

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Kim Zolciak, revealed to Life and Style that she is expecting her  second child with husband Kroy  Biermann.

“Kroy and I are so excited,” Zolciak, 33,(wayment, hol up…she is not almost 3 or 4 years older than me. I refuse to believe that lie) told Life & Style. “To decide we wanted to get pregnant again  and have it happen so quickly was such a blessing.”

Zolciak and Biermann, a 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons defensive end, welcomed  son Kroy Jagger Jr. last  May, and wed in a lavish ceremony on Nov. 11, 2011.

The outspoken reality star, who also has two daughters – Brielle, 15, and  Ariana, 9 – from a previous marriage, is four months along into her pregnancy.  She proudly shows off her growing baby bump in the pages of the magazine, on newsstands Wednesday.

“People are going to be shocked, because nobody knows,” said Zolciak, who has  yet to find out the sex of the baby.

Whether the bun in the oven is a boy or girl, the part-time pop singer said  she’s “so excited” for her young son to have “a little buddy” to play with.

 

Royce Reed And Dwight Howard In Custody Battle

TMZ

The mother of NBA star Dwight Howard‘s son wants the judge in their custody case removed stat … because she claims he has it out for women who have children out of wedlock with NBA stars.

Royce Reed is battling Dwight in court in an effort to retain primary custody of their son. Dwight filed docs earlier this month to try and wrangle custody from her … claiming she interferes with his relationship with their son and makes it difficult for him to see the boy on his scheduled days.

The “Basketball Wives” star came back this week with a motion of her own … to have Judge Tim Shea taken off the case. She claims he has a bias against baby mamas and she fears he may side with Dwight because he’s a local celebrity.

In her filing, Reed claims Shea wouldn’t let her present her side during a court hearing last month. Reed’s lawyer also filed an affidavit saying that during the hearing, Judge Shea said he would award Howard custody, then decided to delay his decision … despite the fact no evidence had been presented.

Reed also claims there might be a conflict of interest since Shea’s own website lists one of Howard’s lawyers, Mayanne Downs, as one of his endorsers (see below).
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T.I. Joins Kelsey Grammer In Starz ‘Boss’

AJC

 

Deadline.com reports that Atlanta rap star and actor T.I. has joined the cast of “Boss” on pay cable network Starz starring Kelsey Grammer as the mayor of Chicago hiding the fact he has a degenerative neurological disease.

Production for season two begins in Chicago Monday. His part will be in a season-long arc as a former gangbanger with an eye on a political career.

According to the story in Deadline.com, “he is the conduit between a local Alderman and the only group powerful  enough to function as a grassroots organization in the projects – gangs.”

Starz, like other paid cable networks that rely on subscriptions rather than advertising, doesn’t necessarily focus on overnight ratings but more about pleasing its subscribers. “Boss” was quickly renewed last fall despite modest numbers. (It opened at 659,000 viewers, then fell to 319,000 viewers week two. With repeated viewing, the debut drew about 3 million viewers over its first three days.)

Grammer won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his role on ‘Boss.”

T.I. has acted in three major films: “ATL,” “American Gangster” and most recently 2010’s “Takers.”

He is currently on a reality show, “T.I. and Tiny,” on VH1, which averages about 2.5 million viewers a week. Though the network has not said anything about a renewal, if T.I. is willing to move forward, I can’t imagine VH1 would say no for a second season.

Does Pheadra Parks Have A Criminal Past?

 

Angela Stanton

According to Angela Stanton,  ATL Housewife Phaedra Parks’, has a criminal past that involves insurance check fraud, auto theft and racketeering. Hmmm, seems like her husband Apollo Nida isn’t the only “Martha Stewart” of the family if you believe what Stanton says.

 

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • “After about a year or so, I guess she became a little more comfortable with our relationship and that’s when she introduced me to Apollo. Once she introduced me to Apollo … once she introduced me to Apollo, it was strictly a business relationship that the two of them had. And at that time, they were making fraudulent insurance checks.”
  • “I ended up catching a charge and going away to prison. On my first trip to prison, I only did four months, but while I was away at prison, Apollo had also got arrested. So when he got arrested … I finally got out after doing my four months, Phaedra and I got back together again … and we were all involved in a federal racketeering scheme against the federal government.”
  • “Stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time, we had it! We would basically go to the car lot and write down the VIN numbers of the vehicles that we felt as if we wanted to keep or would make a good sale…”

You can see the video here

This is a lot of details IF she is lying…ion know what to make of this but Mrs. Parks, everybody knows that what is done in the dark eventually comes to light.

SIPS TEA! 🙂

 

 

 

American Idol: Jessica Sanchez Covers Whitney Houston

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Sanchez covered the late Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” during last night’s American Idol “guys vs. girls” performance round.

“Not only are you one of the best singers tonight — I think you’re one of the best singers in the whole competition!” raved A.I. judge Randy Jackson. Take a look a her performance…the song starts at the :57 mark

She did an amazing job and sounded beautiful. Ashanti please take note, this is how you cover a Whitney Houston song!

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!

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.

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