Rather than using the Mimi and Nikko sex tape as a teachable moment about privacy, permanence and the longevity of Internet decisions, Harvey can't resist transforming that moment into a diatribe about shame and God's plan for women's bodies.
The baiting and the assault on Obama will get even uglier. But it won't change one hard fact: that when it comes to race baiting, the GOP will always have the market cornered on that -- and millions know it.
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
There's a tendency among my friends and others who see me in my element to refer to me as a "tranny," one of the words that have recently been banished from the gay lexicon. Personally, I've always regarded being called a "tranny" not as a slur but as a term of endearment.
Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.
It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.
This week I talked with Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has been identified by Funders for LGBTQ Issues as the largest funder of programs for black LGBTQ individuals.
Saving up your hard-earned cash to stash away an emergency fund? Well, it can be a hard sell. Spare cash can be hard to come by, and, after all, taking a vacation is a heck of a lot more fun. Or at least a lot of us seem to think so.
The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.
These days when Selena Blake thinks about her native land, Jamaica, there are no images of pristine beaches and sunny skies that come to mind. Instead, she sees the ugly face of homophobia and transphobia that continues to stain Jamaica's image.
The BV Newswire reached out the one and only Omarosa Manigult Stalworth to get her thoughts on the latest drama brewing on reality TV; legendary comedienne Joan Rivers going head to head with world renowned poker champ Annie Duke (even going as far as calling her a "Nazi" and "white trash" on a recent episode) for the title of "Celebrity Apprentice."
President Clinton's former Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and the most recognizable 'Apprentice' alum knows a few things about cunning controversy and down-right bitchiness (she even wrote a book about it) – last year her and 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner Piers Morgan had a series of below-the-belt altercations on the Donald Trump-fronted competition.
Miss New York Affiliation:'Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' on VH1 Side note: The upstate New York drama queen competed for hip-hop hype-man Flavor Flav's love twice and was rejected both times.
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Affiliation: 'The Apprentice' on NBC and 'The Surreal Life' on VH1 Side note:The former White House intern proudly became the superbitch of reality TV.
Jamie Foxworth Affiliation: 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' on E Side note: The former 'Family Matters' star made headlines when it was discovered she appeared in a porn video, which landed her on Oprah Winfrey's show.
Deion Sanders and Pilar Affiliation: 'Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love' on Oxygen Side note: During his time with the Dallas Cowboys, the hunky jock was considered to be the highest paid defensive player in the NFL banking a seven year, $35 million contract.
Gordon Ramsay Affiliation:'Hell's Kitchen' on FOX Side note: The Scotland born celebrity chef (pictured with season two winner Rock Harper) is putting his magic touch to the menu at West Hollywood's newest, hot hotel property, The London.
J "Miss Jay" Alexander Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN and The CW Side note: The gender bending runway coach also designs clothes in his spare time and has reportedly handmade all of his drag on 'America's Next Top Model.'
Salt-N-Pepa Affiliation: 'The Salt-N-Pepa Show' on VH1 Side note: The Queens, New York divas are solidified in Hip-Hop history by being the top-selling female rap group with over 13 million albums and singles sold.
Eva Marcelle Pigford Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN Side note: The Cycle 3 winner has starred in movies such as 'Crossover' and 'Premium' and recently appeared on the TV series 'Tyler Perry' House of Payne' and the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless.'
Dr. Ian K. Smith Affiliation: 'Celebrity Fit Club' on VH1 and 'College Hill' on BET Side note: A native of Danbury, Connecticut, the identical twin authored the novel, 'The Blackbird Papers' in 2004.
Mr. T Affiliation: 'I Pity the Fool ' on TV Land Side note: It is rumored that rap superstar/actor Ice Cube will play the role of Sgt. "B. A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus in a forthcoming film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series 'A-Team.'
"Blood feuds are good for ratings and good for the Donald!!
Have you ever noticed the nastier you are - the further you get on the 'Celebrity Apprentice'? It's not personal, it's business. That's the tag line for the show and it definitely worked for me!
The second edition of the 'Celebrity Apprentice' will air on Sunday with a three hour finale and I am very eager to watch this bloodbath because it's going to put Donald Trump in the hot seat where he LIKES to be!
The Joan versus Annie showdown will come down to the most fundamental elements of our show: 1) MONEY (which Annie has plenty of access to) and 2) CELEBRITY (which Joan has hundreds on speed dial).
Having been the ONLY person to ever appear on two seasons of the 'Apprentice' (the first season and the 7th season) I feel very confident that the bloodbath will get even gorier before when this is all over.
How we got here is simple; Donald dropped from four to two last week. First to go was the "Apprentice Barbie" Brande [Roderick], and one of the most underwhelming contestant on the celebrity version Jesse [James], last week after interviews with last years winner "Pissy" Piers Morgan.
**Side note, I thought that Clint Black's commercials was one of the most distasteful commercial I have ever seen in the entire eight seasons of the show. Detergent-enhanced masturbation? Seriously, Clint???
The name calling is petty, but par for the course. Annie calls Joan a bitch and Joan calls her Hitler. Annie wants Joan to DIE! These two women have taken the tradition of personal attacks, started last year by me and Pissy Piers, to a new all time low!!
Although Joan has behaved badly, I still believe that she should win the competition. After all the show is called the 'Celebrity Apprentice,' not "Charity Apprentice," not "Omarosa Apprentice," not "British Apprentice" and definitely not "No Limit, Hold em' Poker Apprentice!"
It's CELEBRITY Apprentice folks!!
So Donald if you're listening please choose Joan Darling!!!"
-- The live season finale of 'Celebrity Apprentice' airs on NBC May 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV Personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV Personality Omarosa poses for a portrait during the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP)
(L-R) Celebrity elves Angell Conwell, Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth, Liana Mendoza and Siedah Garrett attend and help at New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation at Westin Hotel on December 18, 2008 in Long Beach, California..New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation.Westin Hotel.Long Beach, CA United States.December 18, 2008.Photo by Arnold Turner/WireImage.com..To license this image (56392610), contact WireImage.com
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Omarosa Stallworth arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AMA)
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034438), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034436), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034431), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Mike Jerrick pose during "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034300), contact FilmMagic.com
TV personality Omarosa attends the 18th Annual "Divas Simply Singing" Charity Benefit Concert at the Wilshire Theater on October 11, 2008 Beverly Hills, California..18th Annual "Divas Simply Singing" Charity Benefit Concert.Wilshire Theater.Beverly Hills, CA United States.October 11, 2008.Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (55929363), contact FilmMagic.com
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