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?


  1. Hopefully you feel differently after seeing the movie... it was pretty decent minus the predictability of some of the scenes... The "Mexican" immigrant was fine as heck too LoL...

    Whitney does look pretty but could it just be extreme photoshopping??? Hmmmm.

  2. I am really happy for Whitney. I grew up with a mom who played her music while we cleaned the house. I was like 9 years old dancing in front of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" on t.v. Since the 90's, I watched our African American princess go from being a strong, beautiful role model to being a....MESS! That's when I started praying for her and believing that God would throw her a life line.
    I guess the full Oprah interview hasn't been put on youtube yet. Whitney's not out of the woods yet. She said that she's clean, but she still has cravings every now and then. I know a man from Galilee who's an expert at helping people get free!