Monday, August 31, 2009

That Time Of Year Again...

So has anyone seen the new cover of Ebony magazine? Whitney Houston is on it and all I can say is Wow! She looks so good. I take back every laugh I uttered when someone said a Whitney/ crack joke. Um...except the MadTV sketches, because come on, ya'll know those were hilarious. Here take a look:

And in other news: Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" hits theaters September 11th. You know me, I already have a problem with this movie.

First: it bears the same name as his stage play. Yet the two have nothing to do with each other. So why Tyler Perry? Why? I mean could you not think up a better name for this movie. See for me saying, "I can do bad all by myself" conjures up a picture of a woman who finally has the strength to leave her no good man. Right? Well this movie is all about a woman, a nightclub singer, who is really selfish. She is forced by (who else?) Madea to take care of her niece and nephews and then a Mexican immigrant she is letting live in her basement teaches her to open her heart. Huh? Yeah, I got lost myself, it was the Mexican immigrant that did it for me.

And I loved Hustle & Flow, but I didn't realize Taraji P. Henson could really sing. I mean she can hold a note, but can she BLOW? See here I go again. I'm not hating, I promise. It's just that I didn't know she was a good enough singer to play a singer in a movie. Well let me hold off on the negativity until I actually see the movie.

Okay, now I love the fact that Tyler Perry is producing movies and plays that give black actors work. I love it, I do. BUT...the inconsistencies and repetitions in his movies and plays, work my nerves! That said, I'll be going to see it with my cousin, taking mental notes and getting on her nerves. She is a HUGE Tyler Perry supporter and all the things that bother me don't affect her at all. In fact she accuses me of killing the moment for her. Can you imagine?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

End of Summer...But I'm Back!!!

So, I was finished with blogging because I started it for a class, then the class ended. I got a B. Just...a B. Kind of sucks because I'm better than that. (I am NOT as responsible and goal oriented as I sound, but I'm trying.) Anyway, a couple of people made a comment about checking in on my blog and I knew I needed to write something. I mean it's not like my brain is ever silent. So....

Summer T.V. is lame. I mean, the networks couldn't find ONE BLACK SHOW to put on? Just for the summer? Why? I've been living off of The Wendy Williams Show (I love it, it's different and, thank God, it's NOT Tyra!!!) Criminal Minds, and Law & Order: SVU. Oh, sitcoms? WHAT SITCOMS? How I Met Your Mother? They have no Black people on that show and OK, neither did Friends, but Friends was funny and the chemistry was INSANE. How I Met Your Mother, puh-lease! Just tell us who the mother is, already! And I rarely watch this show, so I wonder how fans feel about this?

Here's my pet peeve. The black shows that they do have on television: HAVE NO FRESH FACES. All or most of the actors are people we have seen before. It seems like the networks need guarantees that people are going to watch black shows. I mean in the 80's and 90's there were all of these break out hits. And the shows would only have one or two established actors. 227, Amen, Living Single, A Different World, The Cosby Show, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The networks do not want to take a chance on Black actors, especially not young undiscovered black actors. And say what you want about UPN, but at least they put the shows on.

The talent is out there, please do something. A girl cannot live off of cable reruns alone.

Can't forget that Aaliyah, the R&B singer actress, died 8 years ago today. Still love her music and I really wish she were still alive. Someone needs to push Beyonce off this throne people are putting her on. Is anyone else suffering from Beyonce overload? Sorry, this was not to rant about Beyonce. Aaliyah, who made that swoop famous, is missed. Especially by me a true R&B listener. So go listen to Are You That Somebody? or If Your Girl Only Knew in her honor.