Friday, September 9, 2011

9th Wonder ft. Raekwon & Big Remo - "No Pretending"


Thursday, September 8, 2011

For people that bash Christian music... Here's to you looking ignorant:

This song was written and rapped by my good friend, John Garrish. Great beat, great lyrics, GREAT message. Just listen...

Darkness Bright by J-Blee

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Miley Cyrus: "I'm Not A Bad Girl"

"People have very mixed opinions on me; I’m a great role model, or I’m completely inappropriate for anyone under 13 and I am controversial. I don’t know how I became this. There was this magazine article the other day, showing all the younger celebrities. I was the Girl Next Door or whatever, and I fell under the category of Good Girl Gone Bad. And I was like, “What the hell, man?” I stay in the house pretty much every day. I don’t go out. I’ve had same boyfriend for two years. So I think there are two very different reviews."
This I never understood. Cyrus got so much heat for this picture (above). I truly believe it was tastfully done. It's artistic and beautiful. However... these below...
...are another story...
In her exclusive interview with Joe Yogerst for Prestige Magazine, she really got personal about her image, and who she really is:
I’m not a big fan of LA, I’ve got to be honest. I like being able to work here, but any chance to go back home [to Tennessee], I love it.
When asked if she misses Hannah Montana, the starlett replied:
No [laughs]. I miss the family vibe, but I don’t miss the routine at all. I was so bored doing the same thing every day. It’s a lot easier not being on a show, to live my life a little bit and do some of the other things that I want to do
On fame and having a normal life:
People lose a lot of respect for other human beings when they find out you’re famous, because they’ve never experienced it. I’m with my boyfriend, for instance, and we’re walking around. We’re sure that no-one is taking our picture. We are sure of it. No one has followed us. No is here. And than, a few hours later, it’s life, “Miley Cyrus Alert."
I think that’s what I would have enjoyed most – just being able to be in public and not feel like I’m being watched.
You know, my dad and me, we’re pretty good with fans. We don’t mind taking pictures if they ask. But when they don’t ask, that’s a whole different level of weird.

If you have wondering where she's been recently, she's been making movies. Specifically, Undercover and LOL: Laugh Out Loud with Demi Moore.

There are things I do for me, and there are things I do for the fans, and So Undercover was something I really wanted to do for the fans. It’s the kind of comedy that they’re used to seeing on my show. It’s more for the 13-, 14-, 15-, 16-year-old crowd. LOL: Laughing Out Loud is still for the younger kids, but we did it independently and we shot it with Demi Moore and me. It’s more like real life. It’s a really cool story about a mom and a daughter, and the girl becoming a teenager and the mom going through a midlife crisis, and how a lot of things that they are going through are actually the same. It’s funny how life kind of works like that.

Cyrus has battled so much controversy, and everyone makes assumptions about how she lives her life. She says:

I’m really driven, obviously, I’ve always been that way, but my life is just really mellow, and I like hanging out. I think if they walked into where I live, they’d realise how the [public] perception of me is so different from who I really am. My dad is Native American, so I spend 90 percent of my time outside, going on hikes. That’s my lifestyle right now. The press seems to think that I’m trying to make this big turn and become a bad girl, and really I’m trying to be more connected with the Earth, more connected with myself and figure out who I am, try to understand the world a little more.

By Earth, do you mean... marijuana?

Ok ok... Just kidding. However, that would be a valid defense on her part.
Jokes aside, I think Miley really carried herself well through this interview. She has been out of the spotlight for some time now, and I think that was done strategically, so people could get over her recent "slip ups" that, some would say, weren't really slip ups at all.

What do you think about Miley? Is she still a role model for young women?

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Friday, September 2, 2011

Jada Pinkett's TV Show HawthoRNe, CANCELLED due to rumors of an affair

Jada Pinkett (Smith's?) marriage is not only affecting her relationship, but could it be affecting her career?

If you didn't know, Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett often work on Hawthorne together.

"TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of 'Hawthorne," TNT confirmed to E! News today.

On Miss Pinkett's blog, she wrote:

"I want to say thank you to all the fans for being Hawthorne soldiers. All our facebook fans ... twitter soldiers and viewers ... you held us down. Of course you know there is more to come ... believe it!" (From the Today Show) reports that,

"News of "Hawthorne's" cancellation comes on the heels of speculation (we're looking at you, Life & Style ) that Anthony's separation from Jennifer Lopez had something to do with an affair with Jada, and that that relationship was also stirring up trouble in Pinkett Smith's marriage."

So essentially, Hawthorne just doesn't want the baggage.

Is it just coincidence that two Hollywood Power Couples break up at around the same time? Now, with allegations of an affair between Marc and Jada, everyone is assuming the worst.

Even though Pinkett's publicist says the rumors of an affair are completely false, how can we take that seriously, when the separation rumors were said to be "completely false" too?

There is just way too many beautiful people involved here... Isn't that eye opening, though? Everyone will end up rich and beautiful, but I guarantee you they won't be happy! You can't buy happiness, that's for sure.

Honestly (in my opinion), I bet any of the four people involved would trade in their millions for a steady, healthy relationship.

Their oldest son Trey took to Twitter:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Maggie Goes on a Diet: Children's weight loss books-- Helpful or harmful?

The book has not even been released yet, and it is already sparking major controversy.

According to the Washington Post, "Author Paul Kramer has said his intent was to write a story with an important message to children about eating properly and maintaining a healthy physique, especially given the obesity epidemic."

Is it too much too soon?

At what age should kids start watching what they eat?

One of the biggest controversies about this book is the term "diet." He could have said, "Maggie and her healthy lifestyle," or "eating healthy." However, a diet is a term that is frowned upon, essentially because, in the words of Psychology of Eating Expert, Karen Schachter:

"...diets simply don’t work. Research suggests that something like 95 percent of people who actually lose weight on a diet, end up gaining it back within a couple of years or sooner. When the “diet cycle”(which is marked by feeling deprived, developing cravings, feeling guilty and ashamed, overeating, and then starting again with a new diet) begins in childhood, it can set the stage for a lifelong struggle with weight, chronic dieting, overeating, low self-esteem, and weight and food obsession."

Also, why is it just about a girl? This, in my opinion, contributes to the sexualized image a female, that plagues us every day.

What do you think about this?

Comment and let me know your opinions.

The book is scheduled to be published in October of this year.