The former 'American Idol' wants your VOTE again
For a few weeks now, there have been rumors that American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken was considering a run for the US Congress in his home state of North Carolina and today … he made those rumors official. Aiken has formally thrown his hat in the ring in a bid for the congressional seat in North Carolina’s 2nd District. To make his announcement, Clay released a 4+ minute video, embedded above, which explains his desire for political office. Honestly, the video is a bit sparse, IMHO, but I think that is the thing he is going for … just a regular guy wanting to serve the people of his district in Congress. Watch the video above and see what you think of Clay Aiken as a politician. He has a long way to go to win a seat in Congress. First he must go thru a primary against fellow Democrats then he has to take on the incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers. Hopefully, Aiken‘s rise to political power will be more successful than his bid to become an American Idol. Hmm. Would YOU vote for Clay Aiken for Congress?
Posted under: Clay Aiken
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
The year’s just getting started and we’ve already got a That-Ish-Cray story that’ll definitely go down infamy. So, many of you may not know this, but I am a little bit obsessed with Game. I don’t talk about him too often on the blog, but OMG I used to have that Old English track on repeat! I also got into his reality show for a while (Marrying The Game), which is right around the time I started crushin’ on him more than is probably appropriate. Game was one of many celebrities to speak out against the Zimmerman acquittal, which is probably why he’s volunteered to beat the shizz out of Trayvon Martin‘s murderer. Folks, I want to laugh, but I can’t even deal… Click inside for more.
Posted under: The Game, Trayvon Martin
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford comes to Bieber's Defense
Last night Justin Bieber was arrested and booked for the second time in under a week when he turned himself in to Toronto police on charges that he physically assaulted a limo driver last month (AFTER he was arrested last week in Miami Beach, FL for criminal driving charges). Today we learn that the White House will have to formally consider and answer a petition that has been signed by over 100,000 people demanding that Bieber be deported from the United States. Whenever a petition reaches a certain threshold of signatures, it must formally consider and answer publicly … so, anytime now, the White House will be forced to weigh in publicly on calls for Bieber‘s deportation. It’s not all bad news for JB tho, troubled trainwreck Toronto mayor Rob Ford has publicly offered his support for The Biebs … so there’s that. OY! More »
Posted under: Justin Bieber, Rob Ford
The World According To Phil Robertson (And, Sadly, Many Others)
I was totally trying to ignore this story and pretend that it didn’t exist, but one of my Facebook friends had a quote from Phil Robertson‘s controversial GQ interview as her status and I got duped into reading it. So, Phil Robertson of the popular A&E show Duck Dynasty has been suspended indefinitely from the series, following homophobic comments he made in the GQ piece. What’s interesting is that very few people (aside from my Facebook friends) are addressing the ridiculous and offensive things he said about black people, so I’m here to address both. Click inside for more.
Decriminalizing The Femme Body, One Nipple At A Time...
Last month Miley Cyrus gave an interview to BBC‘s Newsbeet and proclaimed herself one of the biggest feminists in the world. Well. I’m not about to get into that because it’s difficult to tell a self proclaimed feminist that nothing she’s done over the past year has especially resembled any kind of feminism anywhere (plus, you could argue against that theory); I’ll just say that it’s nice when people embrace the word. And now Miley‘s joining another so-called feminist movement: The ‘Free The Nipple’ campaign. LOL… click inside for more!
Posted under: Miley Cyrus
The 14th State in the US to Legalize Same-Sex Marraige
Last last month we learned that a judge in New Jersey ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and, as such, ruled that New Jersey MUST allow same-sex marriages to be legalized in the state. Almost immediately, Republican governor Chris Christie vowed to fight the ruling to strip away the right for same-sex couples to marry in NJ … not that it mattered because at the stroke of midnight last night, same-sex marriages became legal in the state of New Jersey. There are now 14 states in the US that have legalized same-sex marriage — which is more than the 13 original colonies (eventually states) in the United States of America. Let Freedom Ring! More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage
"... for Humanity's sake"
As you may have gathered from the world news of late, the US government is considering military action against the country of Syria in response to evidence that the Syrian government has been using chemical weapons against their own people. As it stands now, President Obama is asking Congress to approve military action against Syria, which — if approved — could happen within days. Madonna has decided to offer her opinion on the possibility of a US military strike against Syria and she has made her feelings known on her official Instagram profile. More »
Posted under: Madonna
The Carters Lend Their Support To A Worthy Cause
Earlier this week Trayvon Martin‘s parents spoke out for the first time since their son’s murderer was acquitted in one of the biggest trials of the past few years. Many celebrities and artists have been coming forward to show their support of Trayvon and his parents, and to voice their opinions about the role of race and racial politics in the case. Beyoncé and Jay Z attended the Justice For Trayvon rally in NYC yesterday, and Bey‘s also been taking to social media to share photos expressing her desire to be involved in the ongoing fight for real justice for the slain teenager. Check out the gallery to see Mr. and Mrs. Carter with Trayvon‘s parents, Al Sharpton, and the many others who came out to support the cause.
[Photo Credits: Getty/INF/I Am Beyonce]
'Our men, women, and children are not human targets'
Yesterday was a pretty sucky day in general, between the news of Cory Monteith‘s passing, and the announcement of George Zimmerman acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. I really appreciate everyone’s comments on my post about the outcome of the case, and I’m happy to say that people everywhere (celebrities included) are speaking out about the society we live in– where an innocent young man’s life can be taken and it is not deemed a crime. We learned that Beyoncé spoke out in her own way about Zimmerman‘s acquittal, and her sister Solange also held a peaceful protest at Borough Hall in Brooklyn. Check out the gallery to see the many people who came out in support of the late Trayvon Martin.
[Photo Credit: Wenn]