Posted 11/6/13 at 11:04 AM | CP Blogs |
TLC Singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas launched an online cyberbullying petition after the gossip site MediaTakeOut.com published a number of stories suggesting her 16-year-old son Tron Austin is gay.
Thomas wrote "Recently my son was targeted negatively by popular gossip site MediaTakeOut.com. I can’t describe the anger I felt at my son being ridiculed continuously by MediaTakeOut.com for no other reason than the fact that he’s my son."
Thomas is one part of 90s R&B trio TLC. The group won several awards including five GRAMMY Awards and five MTV Music Awards. VH-1 recently aired a biopic the behind-the-scenes story of the musical group.
She continues "Adults have the mental capacity to deal and prioritize. Most importantly my son had no choice in who his mother was just like many other celebrity kids do not. It isn’t fair that our children have to deal with cyber bullying because of the career choice of their parents."
MediaTakeOut.com reportedly questioned Tron's clothes and suggested that may be sign that he is a homosexual.
Here is the full petition
Most of you know me as a member of the group TLC, but everyone who knows me personally knows being a MOM is my number one priority. The health and safety of my son means more to me that any accomplishment or achievement I've received being an entertainer. Recently my son was targeted negatively by popular gossip site MediaTakeOut.com. I can't describe the anger I felt at my son being ridiculed continuously by MediaTakeOut.com for no other reason than the fact that he's my son. MediaTakeOut.com has posted numerous false stories about me, and other celebrity friends of mine and while I don't like it, I realize that is a part of what comes with celebrity. However when my 16-year-old son is being attacked, that is when I take off the celebrity hat and become the protective Mother that I am, and I know many of you are. FULL POST
Posted 10/25/13 at 5:17 PM | CP Blogs
Former actress and interior designer Carlton Gebbia has joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In a promotional trailer for the 4th season Gebbia says, "I'm a witch."
Gebbia told The Daily Beast, "Well, there’s a lot of debate about what I supposedly practice, because Wicca and other religions are covered under the umbrella of Paganism. I’m Celtic, which is my ancestry. And I practice witchcraft. My grandmother was a Pagan."
Some of Hollywood's most popular actresses have portrayed witches: Sandra Bullock, Melissa Joan Hart and Mila Kunis to name a few.
Actresses and singers are less likely to confirm involvement in wicca, paganism or satanism. Instead rumors abound. FULL POST
Posted 10/22/13 at 1:32 PM | CP Blogs
Viewers of VH-1’s TLC biopic CrazySexyCool will see how premarital sex and abortion devastated Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas’ life.
Sneak peeks of the anticipated TV film show Chilli, as played by Keke Palmer, falling for music producer Dallas Austin. Though Chilli is head-over-heels for Austin, she was one of his many love interests. The biopic shows how devastated Chilli was when she learned another woman was having Austin’s child. “I’m the one that’s supposed to be having the baby,” she howled.
In fact, Thomas told VH-1 in her reality show Chilli Wants More that she was pregnant with Austin’s baby but got an abortion. She said of the abortion “It messed me up. It broke me up. It broke my spirit. I feel like I became not my strong self anymore.” She continued, “I feel like I gave in and broke to what someone else wanted. I would break down and just cry because I wasn’t a mommy. I cried almost every day for almost nine year.” FULL POST
Posted 10/11/13 at 8:39 AM | CP Blogs |
The tears were real as Glee cast members paid tribute to Cory Monteith. The late actor played Finn Hudson star quarterback-turned-glee club member on the show. However both the character and the talented performer were cut short when Monteith died age 31.
In the show called "The Quarterback," Hudson's death was unexplained. In real life, Monteith's death was due to a fatal mix of heroin and alcohol. Never the less everyone could see that emotion on the show was real.
Show creator told the Chicago Tribune that many of the performances were done in one take because the crew quickly became too overwhelmed to continue filming. “It was very hard, and I struggled even working on it, because you’re seeing what they felt about not just Finn, but Cory,” he said.
Of course Finn's glee club friends sing away their sorrows with renditions of James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” and “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. Still, castmate Matthew Morrison's sobs and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele heart-wrenching performance reminded the audience that the pain depicted in the episode is very real. FULL POST
Posted 10/10/13 at 1:26 PM | CP Blogs |
Gospel singer Fred Hammond reminded those complaining about the premiere episode of Preachers of L.A. that people complained against Jesus' ministry too. Hammond told critics to consider for a moment that God may be using reality programming as an alternative method to reach the unchurched and unsaved in these last days.
Preachers of L.A., an reality show following six men, their families and their ministries, debuted on the Oxygen channel Wednesday night. After its airing, many criticized the show on Twitter for putting the spotlight on preachers with fancy cars, big homes and expensive clothes.
'90s R&B and gospel singer Stacy Lattisaw tweeted "I'm sure Jesus is sitting on His throne shaking His head saying 'but I called you to be set apart'"
Twitter user Ariel Campbell wrote "My biggest issue with #preachersofla so far is that this may be the only introduction to Christ someone may have...and it isn't positive."
However Hammond took a different tone. In a 22-tweet response, he rebuked the criticism saying "The folks that's already saved and got they stuff together have no real need of POLA."
Here is the whole response published together:
I heard an interesting observation that's extremely true. Because Soooo many ppl are up in arms about this tv show. Great point @TWH_PhD I wonder how many ppl who watched #PreachersOfLA & displeased with it, will be watch'n [sic] & celebrating Scandal 2night [sic]? FULL POST
Posted 10/7/13 at 3:29 PM | CP Blogs
Although he grew up singing in church, infamous R&B crooner Chris Brown revealed to the The Guardian how divorce, domestic abuse and porn cut his innocence short.
In the interview, Brown recalled being a smart child who quickly picked up Micheal Jackson's dance moves and performed at talent shows and in the church choir. At age 7, his parents divorced and his mother remarried an abusive man. At age 8 Brown said he lost his virginity to a teenager. Embolden by the porn he and his male cousins watched, the singer said "By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it [have sex], it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."
Brown's singing career began at age 15 when he signed a record contract with Jive Records. His first album produced four top 10 singles and went double platinum. However his personal life took a turn in 2009 when a 19-year-old Brown was arrested for beating then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Since then Brown has struggled to change the public's preception. His temper tantrums, twitter feuds with the likes of Comedian Jenny Johnson and Miranda Lambert and scuffles with singer Frank Ocean have added to his infamy. FULL POST
Posted 10/7/13 at 12:22 PM | CP Blogs
Duck Dynasty may have picked up a new, high-profile fan! In an interview with New York Magazine, Supreme Court Justice he has watched a few episodes of the A&E show.
"I don’t watch it regularly, but I’m a hunter. I use duck calls. … So many people said, ‘Oh, it’s a great show,’ that I thought I’d better look at it,” Talking about the show, Scalia said.
The show which followers the makers of Duck Commando duck calls has drawn many Christian viewers who align with the Robertson family's values.
Scalia, a Catholic who typically favors conservative issues, may fit the characteristics of Duck Dynasty's viewership. He told New York Magazine that he believes the Devil is real and deferred to his church's views on homosexuality.
However the justice says he really prefers watching '90 sitcom "Seinfeld." “I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you,’” he shared.
Posted 10/3/13 at 3:48 PM | CP Blogs |
"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor warns Bangers singer Miley Cyrus about the true nature of the music business, saying that it is more than willing to prositute young singer for money.
Cyrus told Rolling Stone that she modeled her infamous "Wrecking Ball" music after O'Conner's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video. However O'Conner, a self-professed Christian, disapproved of the video's nudity and explicitly sexual nature. The singer said she intentionally covered herself up in her video so that the musical industry wouldn't "pimp" out her sexuality. She advised Cyrus to do the same.
The letter has become so popular that her website where the letter was originally featured has crashed.
Posted 9/6/13 at 1:43 PM | CP Blogs
Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly announced that they lost there second child last week due to a late-term miscarriage on their blog raddestmom.com. The two are reportedly shocked but trusting in God and his plan for their lives.
The Thursday post entitled "Unfortunated Announcement" states "I have been dreading this announcement…. I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers and ask for privacy and respect during this time."
The 27-year-old son of British rocker Ozzy Osbourne and CBS The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, married Stelly, also 27, last year and have a 1 year-old daughter together named Pearl.
Jack Osbourne and Stelly announced they were expecting another child Aug. 6 via their blog. Stelly was in her second trimester at the time of the post and "feeling great & trying not to eat everything in sight." The two said they were excited and "blessed" to be expanding their family.
Nevertheless, the young couple said they will remain positive. "It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives," they shared. FULL POST
Posted 9/5/13 at 12:53 PM | CP Blogs |
Creationist opponent Bill Nye will take to the stage this fall to compete in Dancing with the Stars this fall. Nye and the 11 other members of DWTS' season 17 cast were revealed Wednesday on Good Morning America.
"The Science Guy" is excited for the opportunity. He tweeted "It’s time for this nerd to get dancin’. O yes, season 17 of #DWTS, here I come. #GMADancing"
Nye is well known for his '90s educational program on PBS. Bill Nye The Science Guy was a humourous children's show about insects, animals and science. He's also know for his public criticisms of creationism in a 2012 video blog entitled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children."
"I say to grown-ups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world where everything is completely inconsistent with the universe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it, because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and tax payers for the future," Nye says in the clip.
He later said he did not mean to attack religion. "You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science is something else. My concern is you don't want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time," Nye said on CBS This Morning. FULL POST