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Salwa Amin was arrested in a West Virginian drug sting. Well sort of a drug sting. Police were tipped off that drugs would be delivered to a Nicholas County residence on Sunday so they set up surveillance. After observing a series of short visits by numerous visitors the police knew they were on to something.
After Salwa Amin arrived at the residence along with a man named Shawn Booker the police raided the house. Amin and Booker were found in the backyard hiding in a shed. They had three packages of heroin and police found Ocycodone on Salwa’s person. She had it in her purse.
The two along with the actual resident of the house, Jason D. Jones were all taken into custody. Jones said that Booker and Amin were delivering drugs. Booker was also said to have had a large amount of money on him. All three were arrested and arraigned on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Salwa Amin is currently being held on $200,000 bail.
MTV failed to comment on the incident, but did announce that Buckwild will be back for a 2nd Season!
Here is a snippet of her arraignment, this just proves stupid comes in “cute” too.
I swear if Nicki Minaj gets selected to be on American Idol, I am setting up a Facebook Page Against it. I am not only boycotting the show, I’m going to sit down with the producers and smack some sense into somebody. This is ridiculous. If I was Mariah Carey I would be offended. In fact I would quit.
Do you see Mariah’s bio? It starts with:
In a career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
You are going sit that musical legend next to Nicki Minaj? NO! NO! NO! Minaj is all costume and gimmick no substance. How can she judge Idol better then any of us? In fact she can’t even write rhymes better then any of us?
Proof – how about some lyrics:
“Mac & cheese, six friend chicken her guts, and I’m killing these b*tches by fucking it up!”
If it wasn’t for Little Wayne and Drake, Minaj would be Putting Cheese on my burger. I thought Britney Spears going to X-factor was a little suspect, but this is way out of control. I’d rather you put Gilbert Gottfried up there yelling for an hour then this Stupid Hoe.
If there is a TV GOD out there, please take the time and stop this train wreck from coming down the tracks. Sponsors – wake up and watch a Niki Minaj video. Trust me, you do not want your brand associated with this flash in the pan, hot mess.
FOX, Get your act together – If not – I take this fight to twitter!! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!Read more...
When we think about summer TV in general we usually think “Hit or Miss”. It’s a crap shoot, but it’s a hell of a lot better now then it was before. Fox rolls the dice with two dating shows, “The Choice” which I warned was coming and “Take Me Out”. Two dating shows with completely different feels to them airing back to back. Let’s start with the bad, or should I say the awful.
How this show works is simple. You have four male celebrities who cannot see their potential dates as their backs are facing the stage. The potential dates come on stage and are seen by the audience and then get to describe themselves to the celebrities. Based on the audience’s reaction and their voice and description alone if the celebrity is interested he pulls his “love handle” and turns his chair around.
Once a celebrity or two has turned their chair, then the contestant gets to choose what celebrity she wants to date. Once a celebrity has 3 women in his stable, they then eliminate one, and have a question and answer lightening round to decide between the remaining two, who they will go on their date with.
Sounds like a lot….and it is. The concept is good, but the execution is bad for reasons that would have been hard to predict.
The interesting part of the show is the fact that you see how men think. Sometime the celebrities just turn around based on the crowd’s reaction. Other times you can see what the guys is thinking by the one thing that the woman says that gets him to pull the handle.
THE BAD: IT’S JUST NOT BELIEVABLE
That’s about where the fun ends. It falls apart with the celebrities. It’s hard to believe that any of these guys can’t find a date for themselves. The first episode featured, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom, Pauly D, Romeo, and Soap Opera Star Jason Cook. ….Oh yeah, Tyson Beckford will even be on one episode. If these guys can’t find dates then there is no hope for mankind.
THE WORSE: CELEBRITIES SUCK!
The second part of the issue is that celebrities are actually boring and corny. People are pretty boring and corny in general but we expect celebrities to be witty, interesting and dynamic because their TV characters usually are. With no script in front of them, they are just like you or I and that’s a huge disappointment. This show relies way too much on the celebrities personalities to carry it and that’s where it fails, terribly.
In the lightening round where the celebs are supposed to ask the potential dates questions, this is not clear to the potential dates and sometimes they are asking the questions, or both the celeb and potential date are asking the questions to each other at the same time. It goes too fast and you get nothing from it. It is literally a train wreck.
Cat Deeley does her best as host, but the lack of personality is so obvious that it makes her job extremely difficult adding to the shows cluster. I attempted to watch the 2nd show but once the celebrities were announced and appeared even more boring than episodes one’s, I had to cut it off. Those were minutes of my life I was never going to get back.
TAKE ME OUT: A CLEAR WINNER!!
This I have to admit left me pleasantly surprised. I actually watched “the Choice” first so my expectations were just about as low as they could be for this show. Take me out is a show that started overseas that was brought to the states so the concept is proven.
How the show works, there are 30 women who all stand behind podiums that are illuminated. A guy comes down a love lift to a theme song that he has chosen. When he gets to the ground level he walks in front of the women so they can see the goods and then takes the center stage. He introduces himself and then the fun starts. After the introduction, if you are not turned on by this guy, you turn your light out. At this point a number of lights will shut off, making a video game “loser’ noise with each one.
Then the contestant gets to show a home clip of himself, usually explaining what he does for a living and his family and home life. Any time during this video clip you can turn out your light if something is not appealing.
If a man still has women with lights on, he enters round three. This round he can display a talent or show more information about his personal life. If there are any lights on after the third clip then the man has a date. If there are more then 2 lights on, the man narrows it down by shutting off the lights of the person he’s not interested in. This is all by looks at this point because very little if no conversation has been had between the contestant and his potential date. Then he gets to ask 1 question to the 2 remaining women. From their answers he chooses the dates.
This show works for many reasons. The biggest one is George Lopez. Hands down he is great. I’m not sure if he is saying to himself, “Is this what my career has come to?” Or if he is having the time of his life but it appears he enjoys it. His comedic improv is 2nd to none. When women shut their lights off, or keeps them on, he asks them why or why not, he introduces the men an basically carries the entire show on his back. He’s funny, charming and charismatic and makes you just enjoy being there. His timing is just impeccable.
The other thing that works is the show doesn’t take itself too serious. It’s cheesey but in a way that it’s embraced. When a love connection is made, a sing a long type song is played and the women, referred to as the flirty 30 do a Macarena type dance while the couple walks off.
If a male contestant doesn’t make it through round three, it’s known as a blackout. Lopez always says, “it’s not you it’s them”.
Which is just plain hilarious. The couples go to the “Take Me Out” resort and their date is recapped on the next episode.
The show is everything a summer show should be, Silly and fun. At the same time you get to also see how picky women are. You should see how many lights turn off when one guys says he likes to eat at restaurants that offer specials! Wow!
Both shows are on Thursday nights. Take Me Out is wisely first at 8:00 PM followed by The Chose at 9:00.
If you’ve seen either show leave a comment and let me know what you think.Read more...
I have to say BRAVO. I’m sure the History channel was a little gun shy after the entire debacle of “The Kennedys” which they relinquished to ReelzChannel just for the show to go on to win critical acclaim. Not to let History dictate the future, the History channel jumped into “Hatfields & McCoys” with both feet and the result is nothing short of fantastic.
The Kevin Reynolds directed miniseries is packed full of star power and everything grandiose that comes with it. The setting is Post Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the six-hour film, which airs over three consecutive nights, was shot in the mountains of Transylvania; and in a studio near Bucharest.
I’m not a fan of period dramas and the costume design, art direction and intricate attention to detail never once let you forget you are in the West, however the script and interpersonal relationships are as modern as an i-pad. The storyline is extremely relatable and complex enough to be engaging, but not too complex, thus allowing you to lose yourself in the thoughtlessness of a Wild West Shootout.
You almost forget how good Kevin Costner is but then you are reminded that he actually did a pretty decent job in the film Open Range as Charley Waite, and does an even better job (partly due to the storyline) as Devil Anse Hatfield. The lead McCoy is played by Bill Paxton who coupled with Costner set the bar and expectations very high of this mini-series with in the first half hour.
I’m not sure if this is the real story of the Hatfields & McCoy’s but it’s convincing and you are immersed in it from the beginning.
Devil Anse and Randall McCoy served in the Confederate army together and during battle they both end up owing each other their lives. Tired of the fight Devil Anse leaves the military which pisses off the holier then thou, self righteous Randall. To make matters worse, Randall is captured and becomes a POW.
After finishing his tour and returning home, Randall sees that not only is Devil Anse doing well, but his whole entire family is eating good. Randall’s family in comparison is barely putting food on the table.
Mix the jealousy with the forbidden love of a young Hatfield and McCoy and you have all the drama that you need.
As the story unfolds the feud is like a virus, or a tornado that engulfs everything and everyone around it. Somehow, and this is why the script is so good, it’s remains clear without outright saying it that the two men are still in charge, Devil Anse and Randall.
In my opinion these two carry the show along with the script, the set and the writing. Costner and Paxton are everything that you ever thought a cowboy was supposed to be, and then multiply that times 100. Smoking? Yes they smoke so much you will catch a contact in your living room. Shoot outs? Until you’re ready to pick up a gun and help out whichever family you are rooting for. In the end, and I’m just speculating Costner becomes the hero because at any time he can put an end to it all. He’s just having too much fun. Randall is like that annoying friend that has just found GOD and forsakes commonsense for bible verse. He doesn’t realize how sinful his religious ways really are.
When the smoke clears the obvious thing is that the History channel has a clear winner on its hands. 13.9 million total viewers tuned in for the first episode. Nancy Dubic, History’s president patted herself and her channel on the back for a job well done. She stated,
“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with – pardon the pun – guns a-blazin!
We couldn’t be more proud of the entire cast and crew … from Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Powers Boothe, Tom Berenger, and everyone involved in truly making history!”
It will be sad to see the series end, but sometimes it’s good to stay wanting more. Next on the scripted list for History is Vikings! Vikings chronicles the Norsemen who fought their way through medieval times. It’s set to premiere in 2013. Let’s Go!Read more...
What is going on! I’m not sure why everyone is beating around the bush on this whole Lark Voorhies issue. She was Lisa turtle from “Saved by the bell”. Do you remember her? You won’t from that picture because she used to look totally different. She was my ideal girl. Nice, smooth chocolate complexion, a nice mix of facial features. The body was right and tight and her character was just beau-getto (pronounced boo-jzhetto) enough for me. I was in love and in search of my perfect woman. In fact she was my ideal perfect 10 until Clair Huxtable took over.
After Saved by the Bell she did an episode of Martin and then The Fresh Prince. She still looked fan-tas-tic. She did a bunch of other guests spots and then virtually disappeared.
In 1997 she was on the Keen Ivory Wayans short lived talk show and she looked PHENOMINAL. Hands down beautiful. Now she pops up yesterday on Yahoo giving an interview and looked like Sammy Sousa’s twin sister.
Please explain to me WTF happened. Honestly I think she is sick and it’s not being addressed. Michael Yo is interviewing her in the Yahoo clip and his face is saying….WHAT THE HELL HAPPENNED!!
But his outward appearance is calm. How come he didn’t address the drastic change in appearance? Think it’s so noticeable that it’s a fair question. How could it go unnoticed? I’m distraught. Somebody help me. The world as I know it doesn’t make since. Help me….Help me please. Help me….Help me please! Please tell me Kim Kardashian’s butt is still intact, Please tell me that Stacey Dash is still one of the hottest 46 year olds in the World.
Anyone know anything about what she did, what she is sick from, or what the hell is going on please leave a comment. Here are some video clips for your comparison.
Here is her back in 1997 – FIYNNNNEE!
Here is her now…..”NO COMMENT”Read more...
The Voice Season 2 Winner, Jermaine Paul Gives Black People a Reality TV Moment We can Be Proud Of [video]
Yes I’m putting it out there and trust me Reality TV producers already know this. Basically we identify with Reality TV contestants and typically they try to have enough diversity in the casting to touch everyone. A Black person, an Asian person and a Gay person. More often then not, you find yourself rooting for the one that you most identify with or hoping they don’t embarrass you or worse, reinforce some stereo type that you have been battling your whole life. Please don’t be the nerdy Asian dude, or the Angry Black woman, or the lazy black guy. A lot of times I find myself disappointed.
Well how about Jermaine Paul? This man did his thing and gave us what I feel is a great moment in Reality TV. After his epic rendition of R Kelly’s I believe I can fly he almost brought everyone to tears. Last night, he and his family left not a dry eye in the house. After he won, he thanked everyone including God and even his mother in-law. He then hugged his coach Blake Shelton, who he humbly referred to as coach during the entire process. Then he hugged the other judges and contestants, then Carson Daly tells him it’s time to sing.
As he begins to sing, his Dad arrives on stage and gives him a hug, along what appears to be his other family members and then his wife appears. *sniff* She grabs him and kisses him and just holds on, knowing exaclty what this entire moment means not only to him but their entire family. He then holds her and continues to sing. NOT A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE!!
America – take notice. Now we can have 100 black people screw up on TV, I’m ok with my Jermaine Paul moment and will be for awhile.
Don’t take my word for it, grab a tissue and watch for yourself. (For the record….I never cried).