Week of March 11 - March 17, 2012

1) All About Bobbi Kristina

It has been a month and a few days since the passing of iconic singer Whitney Houston. Her only daughter Boobi Kristina sits down to talk with Oprah Winfrey about her mother's passing and how she is coping with the loss of her mother.

How Bobbi Kristina Is Doing After Her Mother's Death (vid)

How Bobbi Kristina Is Doing After Her Mother's Death

In the days following Whitney Houston's death, her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, says she's doing as well as she can. Watch as she shares with Oprah how she's working through this tough time, how she still feels her mother's presence and why she hasn't been able to listen to her mother's music quite yet.

Bobbi Kristina's Last Day with Her Mother, Whitney Houston (vid)

Bobbi Kristina's Last Day with Her Mother, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, says the fact that her mother is gone feels surreal. Watch as she remembers the last day she shared with Whitney. Plus, learn what she wants the world to know about her mother.

Bobbi Kristina Committing Incest Bobbi Kristina has recently been spotted kissing and holding hands with her adopted brother Nick Gordon. Gordon was unofficially adopted by Whitney Houston 10 years ago because he was having problems at home. Although Bobbi Kristina's grandmother Cissy Houston believes what the two are doing is incestuous, Bobbi Kristina has officially come out to her close family members and friends saying that what she is doing with Nick is not incest. Since NIck is not her blood brother it is not incest and they are more than friends. The two are allegedly planning to runaway and tie the knot in La Vegas in the near future.
 

2) It all belongs to Brandy & Monica

After a 14 year split R&B singers Brandy and Monica are back together again to bring us their latest single "it All Belongs To Me". The duo first came together on the grammy award winning record "The Boy Is Mine" which was donned the best single by a duo or group in 1998. The new single shows a new, united and more mature side to both singers that was not present on the first single where they were clearly at odds with one another. The new track is set to release on both ladies upcoming albums, but for now check out their new video along with their latest interview with WBLS' very own Jeff Foxx.
 

 

 

3) Mommy Porn Sales Increase

Fifty Shades of Grey, is the first in erotic novel by author E.L. James that melds romance with dominate sexual escapades. “The novel has been selling like hot cakes and is causing quite a stir due to the explicit scenes of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM),” says CNN. The content and popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey particular amongst women as gained the novel the title of “Mommy Porn.”
 
According to InvestorPlace.com, “On the week closing March 3, Fifty Shades of Grey had climbed to No. 3 on Amazon‘s sales ranking and to an easy first on the New York Times Co.‘s bestseller list. As reported by the New York Times, the trilogy has already sold over 250,000 copies, a figure comprised almost entirely of e-book downloads. Fifty Shades of Grey has also gained attention for being far more explicit than the pathologically abstinent Twilight series. The fact that it’s available for download means otherwise self-conscious buyers can read it discretely from their Kindle.”

 

4) Knicks Coach Resigns

According to NewYorkTimes.com, Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks parted ways Wednesday — an eventthat seemed fated once the franchise acquired Carmelo Anthony, an immense talent whose individual playing style clashed with D’Antoni’s spread-the-wealth offense.
 
The tension between D’Antoni and Anthony has been building for 13 months, since Anthony arrived in a controversial trade. It reached a crisis point over the last two weeks, as the Knicks lost 8 of 10 games, while Anthony bristled over his role.
 
Finally, on Wednesday morning, D’Antoni asked to meet with team officials and with James L. Dolan, the Madison Square Garden chairman. D’Antoni asked Dolan if he would be open to trading Anthony before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trading deadline, according to a person briefed on the meeting. When Dolan said no, D’Antoni offered to resign. The team characterized the parting as mutual, but the decision to walk away “was absolutely Mike’s,” according to a D’Antoni associate.”
 
 

 

5) Flava Flav Opens Restaurant

William Jonathan Drayton Jr. known famously as Flava Flav opens a fried chicken and soul food takeout restaurant in Vegas.Entertainer and reality TV star held an opening ceremony last Thursday at Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, a few blocks southeast of downtown Las Vegas.
 
The one-time member of the rap group Public Enemy has tried the chicken restaurant venture before with Flav's Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa but the short-lived franchise opened and closed last year.

 

6) Texas infant, who was kidnapped, found at the age 8. Godmother in custody.


Miguel Morin, who is now 8 years old, was kidnapped, as an infant in 2004 by his babysitter/godmother, Krystle Rochelle Tanner, in Texas. The child services in San Augustine County conducted heavy investigation on Tanner’s suspicious cover-ups on the Miguel’s identity. Officials were able to link up this case to a missing child’s case that back in 2004, and they notice Tanner’s name was listed as the suspect for this case. With the evidence all on the table, police arrested Tanner and placed her into custody without bail.  Miguel, 8, is found and will be reunited with his family for the first time to remember.

 

7) New Videos This Week

Jada Pinkett-Smith releases a new song “Burn”. Who would of knew Jada was so talented. It’s hard to believe that this “Woo” bombshell had such an amazing voice. Go Jada!



Sneak Peek

JCole & Missy Elliott

It’s great to see that JCole’s album “Cold World: Sideline Story” is doing so well, but it is also good to see Missy Elliott doing her thang featuring on the hit song Nobody’s Perfect.


Usher:  Climax

Usher is back with his new song and video Climax, which already made over 2 millions reviews on youtube since March 8th 2012. Check it out!



 

8) Rod Blagojevich enters prison


From The Chicago Tribune:

After a goodbye tour that stretched from Chicago's Ravenswood Manor neighborhood to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rod Blagojevich turned, waved and disappeared Thursday behind a darkened doorway of a federal prison.

Inside Federal Correctional Institution-Englewood, change came in an instant as Blagojevich left his media entourage and the hovering helicopters behind to start an afternoon intake that involved a strip search and mental evaluation.

Any glamour or rock-star quality Blagojevich carried into the low-security prison will wear off quickly, those who have made the transition say. Now his reality is a strict, dreary regimen and fellow inmates who don't always suffer fools.


Read the full story at The Chicago Tribune

 

9) Public employees - pension gets cut

From HuffingtonPost.com:

In a deal done in the dead of night last week, New York became the latest state to drastically overhaul its pension plan against the wishes of its public employees. After months of political arm-twisting, the state legislature passed on Thursday a slate of measures expected to save the state $80 billion over 30 years while cutting retirement payments guaranteed to state workers.

The political drama that played out in New York -– a state that runs one of the county's largest public pension plans -- places the Empire State at the center of a national fiscal trend, according to a General Accounting Office report released earlier this month. The report found that while most states have the money in place to cover pension benefits for the next decade, many have failed to fund legally guaranteed pension promises made to people who retire after that period. When the market collapsed in 2008, state pension fund balances declined, obligating state governments to raise more money in the future. States interested in fixing their problem have three options: pay larger sums into their pension funds, raise taxes or trim benefits. Most have opted for the latter.

Read the full story at Huffington Post

 

10) Love Jones 15 yr anniv / Sequel in the works

Can you believe that it's been 15 years since we watched Darius Lovehall and Nina Mosely fall in love and work the kinks out and around their jones.  This movie, now considered a cult classic, opened in theaters to a less than exciting start.  But the soundtrack (back when the soundtracks had an independant life from the films they supported) skyrocketed over that summer and there was a second relase.  Seems that there are rumblings that the original director, Theodore Witcher, is working on a Love Jones 2... hmmm  A sequel?

What do you think???