When someone says “I don’t really like Brandy” I lose some respect for them. It’s like when someone says “I’m a Republican” or “I buy all my shoes at Wal-Mart.
Ok, maybe it’s not that serious, but Brandy really is severely underrated and I am definitely on Team Successful Comeback Pretty Please. She appeals to me in a way no other mainstream R&B artist does. I love acapella music and I love girl groups, so it’s even MORE special that I would turn to a solo artist who honestly doesn’t have an amazing voice. But the girl knows what she’s doing and she knows what her voice can and can’t do and she knows how to layer a background track like no other.
With this album I just wanna go back to my roots, my core of who I am.
Obviously she means business. I mean, not only does she have her braids back, but she got them old-school box braids. I bet somebody took a cigarette lighter to the ends and everything. Brandy putting her braids back in is like the equivalent of taking your heels and earrings off before the fight starts. She’s basically saying, “OK bitches, it’s ON.”
I have been thinking about this little nugget of early-90s Goodness for about a week now, and the fact that Evelyn “Champagne” King’s birthday was yesterday is a sign that I should share it with anyone who hasn’t seen it…meaning just about everyone.
A Low Down Dirty Shame is that rare Wayans Brothers movie that tries to be something other than a comedy (yeah girl, I know, what’s the point). To this day, I’m not sure if I like it because it’s good, or if it’s good because of the circumstances under which I first saw this movie.
Time for something random about my childhood! So I grew up in bowling alleys. Both of my parents were hardcore bowlers (so was I) and three nights of the week, I did all my homework sitting in the little bowling alley restaurant, eating chicken fingers and Sour Cream & Chives Fries—Holy God they were so good—waiting for the leagues to finish up so I could go bowl on an empty lane for free, cause I was cute and well-behaved.
My parents were part of a league called the Rock Hill Classics which was made up of about 80 southern black folks who would rent big tour buses and travel to tournaments all over the country. When I was 8, we hopped on a bus to Salt Lake City, Utah and this was one of the in-flight bus movies. I was sitting next to my mom and two things happened: 1) Less than 5 minutes into the film, there was a half-second glimpse of some white lady’s titty and my mom freaked out….po’ thang hand no idea I was trynna catch a peek at the dude’s bush action instead. 2) Near the end, Salli Richardson said a line that Gave Me Life as a 3rd grader, way before I knew was Giving Me Life meant. Quote: *gunshotgunshot* How you feel about yourself now, Stupid Muthafucka. Coulda had some pussy. *gunshot* Ridiculous! There is so much bad acting in this, especially from Jada Pinkett (before she was Mrs. Smith), and basically, if you have nothing to do today you should be watching this.
On what planet are they in the same category? Oh, Planet Hollywood apparently.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “The Paperboy” is running into some delivery issues.
The drama, being directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), was to have starred Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Tobey Maguire andSofia Vergara, with production scheduled to begin later this summer.
But Maguire dropped out of the project last week, forcing the shoot to be pushed back. The delay then intruded on Vergara’s “Modern Family” shooting schedule, prompting her to drop out of “Paperboy” on Friday.
But the producers are now in talks with Nicole Kidman to step into Vergara’s shoes. McConaughey and Efron are still in at this point. (cont.)
Sorry Nic, but you ain’t been hot—aesthetically or creatively—in five years. You’re a nice lady with some decent acting chops, but this is SOFIA VIAGRA okay? You can’t just randomly replace a Colombian bombshell with a knifed-up, skinny white lady.