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Healthy Eating~ Greek Chicken Wrap with Mediterranean Dip

***Serves: 4***
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Score per serving: (1 wrap) - 442 calories, 12 g fat (24% of calories), 5 g saturated fat, 52 g carbs, 33 g protein, 6 g fiber, 337 mg calcium, 6 mg iron, 1393 mg sodium


For the dip
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
2 pickled pepperoncini peppers, stems removed, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons drained capers
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

For the wraps:
4 10 to 12-inch spinach-flavored tortillas (can substitute flour tortillas)
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup chopped canned artichoke hearts (drained)
1/2 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers
1/4 cup chopped jarred pepperoncini peppers
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced
4 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves, washed and drained

Directions: To make the dip, place ingredients (mayonnaise to parsley) in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process about 1 minute, until thoroughly mixed. (Note: The mixture will not be completely smooth because of the feta.) You will have about &frqac12; cup of dip. If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate for up to one week.

To make the wraps, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave to soften, then lay on a flat work surface. Spread one side of each tortilla evenly with about 2 tablespoons of the dip. Place ½ cup of the shredded chicken in the center of each tortilla. Top the chicken with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini peppers, cucumber, red onion, and fresh spinach leaves, dividing evenly between the four tortillas. Fold the sides of each tortilla toward the center over the filling. Start at the bottom, roll away from you, like a log, pressing the rolled portion firmly while rolling and tucking in the sides as you go. Cut in half and serve.

Movie Trailer~ Obsessed: Starring Idris Elba and Beyonce

Aubrey O'day Likes The Boys... AND The Girls

It's ever apparent that the skankerificness of former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'day will forever linger on. Does she like girls or boys? Is she pulling a Lindsey Lohan? Or is she just following in her former boss' footsteps and being a publicity whore? According to the interview she did with US magazine, Aubrey doesn't have a sexual preference either way. Aubrey O'Day likes girls - and guys. Simple as that.

"At this point in my life, I wouldn't say one way or another what my preference is sexually,"

We've all been hearing for some time now, that Aubrey was possibly switch hitting, but this is confirmation fa'sho. Rumors that O'Day was a lesbian spread throughout Hollywood when she showed up to the Zen Green Tea Liqueur launch party last Wednesday with a woman she was overheard calling her girlfriend. She also brought a gal pal to a Nascar Sprint party in NYC earlier this month. Now that's not to say that every female who says, "Oh, this is my girlfriend" is gay because I call my close friends my "girlfriends" too. Just depends on which context you're using it I guess. I'm just glad that she came out and said what it is instead of having all of us assuming and then lying saying no she's not... ya know!

"The only thing I'm looking for in life is incredible passion and honest love...no matter what options are on the table," she told the mag. "All I really operate on is the way I feel in my heart when it comes to love."

T.I. & Christina Milian Do Rap-Up Mag

In a double side late 08- early 09 issue of Rap-Up mag, T.I. and Christina Milian are gracing the covers. Tip talks about is impending jail sentence, family, and of course his music. While Christina speaks on being dropped from her label possibly so they could spend the money on Rihanna, the marriage of her ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon to Mariah Carey, and much more.

Ne-Yo Sticks His Foot Up His You Know What!

Soooo, you talk -ish about Yung Burg and the dumb comments he made about light skinned vs dark skinned women... but you turn right around and do the same damn think Ne-Yo??? Really dude?

Anyways... dumb ass here was being interviewed by some radio station, when the host (a 'Becky') asks if he's seeing anyone. Ol' glad said that she was glad that he wasn't dating anyone so she could now have him all to herself. Uhhhh, yeah!

This a$$holes response and I quote cuz it's on video, "All the prettiest kids are light skinned anyway.” STOP IT Ne-Yo! Did that -ish really come out your mouth... for real? I was really hoping that he would go back and say something like, "naw... *laugh* I'm just playin" but he didn't!

I ♥ Barack Obama STILL!!!!!!!!!

Nuff said!

Blind Item~ What's The Matter You Burning?

Wow... what a week for the blind items huh??? And nobody is guessing any of them!

This time... there is a popular vixen that has burned a few dudes in Hip-Hop. Now, the problem is not so much how many people she burned but WHO. She basically burned a few key people in the rap game and basketball. NOW, from there those dudes slept with a slew of women. And the women and men are tracing it back to this one chick. Also, they are actually warning each other that they probably need to get to the Doctor like ASAP!

Aretha Franklin To Perform At Inauguration

So we're really gonna do this huh Barack??? I'm sad to admit that this is the first bad decision he's made. Aretha Franklin will sing, Pastor Rick Warren will pray and Yo-Yo Ma will play the cello during President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration.

I, for one, don't want to see or hear Aretha perform...but ... who am I? Congressional leaders on Wednesday announced the program, which also will feature poet Elizabeth Alexander; the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader; and the U.S. Marine and Navy bands. The Jan. 20 event on the steps of the Capitol is expected to draw as many as four million visitors to see Obama take the noontime oath from Chief Justice John Roberts, while Vice President-elect Joe Biden will take his oath from Justice John Paul Stevens.

Will Smith's Red Carpet Showing For Movie Premiere For 'Seven Pounds'

Will Smith is definitely enjoying this timultuous ride his career is on! His latest box office hit, 'Seven Pounds' is about an An IRS agent with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. I see my old baby daddy Michael Ealy is in this flick too *mmm*. Even though I'm not a fan of the "mellow yellow" brothas... Michael could still get it!!!

Will and Tyrese
Terry Crews and his wife... I like her better blonde
Will clowning around with 'Seven Pounds' co-star Rosario Dawson
I see Nia Long wised up and left the young buck alone and went back to NBA baller Catino Mobley
Really Vanessa??? That short huh? Although I do love the hair... ya'll know I like the big "come and get it" hair!
Ol' Chocolate Ty
Will loves his fans!
Gabrielle Union
Michael Ealy, Will, and director of the movie
Taye Diggs... sans the Mrs.
Will kicked it with his Fresh Prince co-stars Tatyana Ali and Alphonso Ribiero... damn Carlton... how short are you?
Ohhhh Michael... how I will always have a special place in my bed heart for you
Sanaa Lathan was looking cute as usual... Not feeling that pose though
Laila Ali and husband Curtis
Will and longtime buddy and former DJ Jeff "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townsend
Isaiah Washington stopped through
And the relevance of Chaka Khan being there was....?

Sneak of Da Week~ Nike Air Force II- Nintendo Wii

Let's get one thing clear before we go any further people... When I post a 'Sneak of Da Week', that in no means, signifies that I love this particular shoe. The 'Sneak of Da Week' is usually a shoe that I find fascinating, or unique, and yes, sometimes I do like them. So back up off of me just a taste for my choices...Ooookkkk!

Keeping with what's hot... as always, Nike has incorporated one of the hottest gaming consoles to hit the market into one of their hottest selling shoes of all time. The Nike Air Force 2 ‘Nintendo Wii’ features an interesting design on the upper constructed of various materials, or prints, such as white/metallic silver safari print, ostrich leather, white mesh and white leather. Also included into the design of the upper is clear plastic panels giving you a look right inside the sneakers. The tongue has a design which has the the Nintendo Wii power button enclosed around the Nike logo. This is not an official Nintendo Wii x Nike collaboration, therefore there is no branding by Nintendo anywhere on the sneakers.

The sneakers are said to be releasing during the Spring/Summer of 2009 but just the other day a sample popped up on Ebay giving us a better look at whats to come. Hit the jump for a couple detailed pictures.


Whitney Houston Sued Too!

More celebs being sued folks. I'm telling you... this dag on recession is bringing out the greedy in err'body right now. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the Grammy-winning diva's stepmother claims that Houston kept a $1 million insurance payout from her late father's estate that was supposed to go toward the mortgage on his New Jersey condo.

Barbara Houston states that her 45-year-old stepdaughter was supposed to fork over $723,000 for the mortgage, which is in Barbara's name, but instead kept the entire sum after John Houston's death in 2003.

And then, after paying the mortgage, Houston was supposed to return the rest of the money to her stepmom, as well, the suit claims.

National News: You Can't Have No Cake Dammit!

Don't know if you all heard about this but these are truly signs of the times when a couple get's denied a birthday cake from a grocer. The full story:

The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, (well geeee that explains it) was denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance. Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the Greenwich ShopRite, but with an outpouring of angry i-net postings in response to a local newspaper article over the weekend.

"I think people need to take their heads out of the cloud they've been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past," Heath Campbell said Tuesday in an interview conducted in Easton, on the other side of the Delaware River from where the family lives in Hunterdon County, N.J.

"There's a new president and he says it's time for a change; well, then it's time for a change," the 35-year-old continued. "They need to accept a name. A name's a name. The kid isn't going to grow up and do what (Hitler) did." Uhhh okay Heath... but aren't you the same dude who requested that a swastika be put on a cake a few months back? So whose in denial here?

Deborah Campbell, 25, said she phoned in her order last week to the ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

"We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate." The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said. About 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children who were of mixed race, according to Heath Campbell.

"If we're so racist, then why would I have them come into my home?" he asked.

The Campbells' other two children also have unusual names: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell turns 2 in a few months and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be 1 in April. Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name." He sounded surprised by all the controversy the dispute had generated. Campbell said his ancestors are German and that he has lived his entire life in Hunterdon County. On Tuesday he wore a pair of black boots he said were worn by a German soldier during World War II.

He said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently. "Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."

Blind Item~ Sold... To the Highest Bidder

This female rapper been doing bad for the last few years she been selling all her things on ebay to pay off a lot of debts she owes even her house is on its way to be foreclose but she the type to always talk about her riches even sleeps with rich men for money her friends and family are ashamed but her manager is controlling her life….

Healthy Hair Tips For Gym Rats *smile*

Have you ever wanted to work out but you were scared that you would mess up your cute 'do' or sweat out your style? Or you thought that you wouldn't have time to get back to work or school before you could get your hair back to how you had it? Yeah, I've had the same issues... my hair is the first place I start sweating, which is why i've been sporting the braids lately because I've been working out a lot, plus I haven't had a perm in 10 months (trying to go a year). Here are five tips that could help out in your time of crisis!

1. If you do have time to care for your hair after a work out, wash and condition to rid the hair of sweat and dirt. Apply a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant. Blow-dry the hair on med/low. Using a natural pomade, slick the hair back into a bun and cover with a clip-on ponytail like the UPA clip. This will allow you to create a polished and work appropriate look, without the need to flat-iron or curl the hair. Once a week, deep condition at home to keep your hair strong and healthy.

2. If you are heading to work or school post-workout and have no time to wash, apply a quarter size amount of cornstarch to the roots before hitting the treadmill. The cornstarch will help absorb excess moisture during your workout and will help keep your style fresh.

3. If you are wearing your hair straight and are worried about your roots reverting, try making multiple small ponytails and then tying them back into a larger ponytail. The smaller, tighter ponytails provide more tension than regular ponytails and will help keep the roots straight during your workout.

4. Even if you are not worried about maintaining a straight style, try to keep your hair up and off of your shoulders in a ponytail, loose braids or buns. This will help protect your ends from rubbing up against your workout clothes.

5. Take advantage of your steam room! If you have time, add conditioner and cover with a plastic cap and relax as your hair deep conditions. Its a great way to keep your hair healthy during the winter months!

Lil Wayne Sued

Here we are yet again with the entertainers getting sued! Geesh dude... when will it end? Lawyers for N.O. rapper Lil Wayne are seeking more time to turn over documents in response to a suit filed against Cash Money records and Wayne, accusing them of copyright infringement.

A federal lawsuit filed in May claims Lil Wayne didn’t have permission to sample a song by singer Karma-Ann Swanepoel. The suit says Lil Wayne’s record label, Cash Money Records, tried but failed to negotiate a license to use Swanepoel’s song “Once” before millions of people downloaded the rapper’s song “I Feel Like Dying.”

A court filing Tuesday by Lil Wayne’s attorneys asks a judge in New Orleans to extend a Friday deadline for turning over documents requested by lawyers for the company that published Swanepoel’s song.

Barack Obama... Time Magazine's Man of the Year!

Barack Obama has done it yet again! He's been named Time Magazines "Person of the Year"!!! Are we really surprised though? I'm not. What... did you expect Sarah Palin or something? Yeah the freak right! Throughout his career, you hear nothing but praise for Barack Obama. Have you heard anyone... other than bitter neo-cons say anything negative about the man? And still, I don't think they believe their own b.s. that they spit his direction. The man is brillient to say the least. He's smart, articulate, smooth, laid back, a great husband & father, and he is our PRESIDENT! Time couldn't have made a better choice!


Jackie O Promo Pics... No Words Can Explain!

Aaaaaaallllllright folks! Let the 09 foolishness commence! How in the blue blazes did I miss this -ish? Ya girl, Miami "rapper" Jackie O is trying to step her game up with the promo pics for her new album. But I think we could have done without the cover for that single. Can somebody please... I've asked before... please name me just one damn Jackie O song that is popular or that has been played in a club? I must say... these pictures aren't half bad. At least she looks better than that boy Trina does in her photos! Doesn't Jackie O look like those little babies when you laid them down their eyes would close, and then you sat them up, and they would open? BY NO MEANS AM I SAYING SHE'S A DOLL!!!! I wish they would have done a Tyson Beckford on her though. You know... like Tommy Hilfiger did by covering Tyson's tats with make-up? Maybe she wouldn't look so _______________ ! You fill in the blank cuz I just can't do it.


Bump The Do's & Don'ts of Holiday Munchin!!!

Once again... we are all faced with the looming thought of trying to lose our "holiday weight" at the first of the year. Thus... it being pretty damn pointless to try to avoid eating all the good -ish that we all grew up on; Granny's sweet potatoe pie, or the macaroni and cheese, greens, lemon cake, pound cakes, honey cured ham,... chile' I could go on and on. But instead of me preaching to you all about the Do's and Don'ts of safe holiday snacking... I'm going to do the exact opposite. That's what the NEW YEAR is for dammit! So you can work all that good eatin off!

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit and needs to be immediately slapped! In fact, if you see carrots, leave ASAP! Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. Ya'll know that it only comes out once a year so err'body is tryin to get some of it. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every damn sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two... and as a matter of fact... drop a dash of gin in that mugg too! It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. Use it on every damn thing on the table! That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission... what's the fun in that right?

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Opperative words... FREE FOOD!

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Sweet Potatoe & Pecan. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like pecan, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Easter? Damn the chocolates... go for the carbs!!!!

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards dudes!

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Brandy Sued Again For Car Accident

Brandy just can't get away from this lawsuit stuff. Another lawsuit has been filed against the brokenhearted songstress. Another person who was injured in the 06' car crash, which involved Brandy and left one person dead, is suing both the songbird and the deceased driver for personal injury and negligence.

The complaint filed last Monday (Dec 8) in the L.A. County Superior Court, says that the plaintiff, Donald Lite alleges he sustained "serious and permanent injuries" as a result of excessive speed on the part of Brandy and Awatef Aboudihaj and their failure to properly maintain a safe distance from each other.

The fatal chain reaction occurred Dec. 30, 2006, at about 10:30 a.m. on the 405 Freeway, when the 28-year-old R&B singer's 2007 Land Rover collided with a vehicle driven by the 38-year-old Aboudihaj, a wife and mother of two. She in turn smashed into a 1989 Toyota Tercel driven by the 82-year-old Lite, while a fourth car broadsided Aboudihaj, who died the following day as the result of major blunt force trauma.

Last year, Los Angeles prosecutors opted not to bring a criminal case against Brandy, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, after finding insufficient evidence that she was at fault. But that's not stopping Lite from pressing the matter in civil court. According to the suit, the former Moesha star "failed to keep a proper lookout" and stay far enough away from Aboudihaj to enable her to stop in time to avoid a collision.

"As a direct and proximate result of the negligence, carelessness and recklessness—the plaintiff suffered serious and permanent injuries all of which have caused, and continue to cause pain, suffering and nervousness," read court documents.

Lite's seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering as well as the cost of medical care and loss of wages, among other claims. No word yet on a trial date. A rep for Brandy was unavailable for comment. The erstwhile America's Got Talent judge is already facing three wrongful death lawsuits filed by the relatives of Aboudihaj.

Isaiah Washington Earns Dual Citizenship

So uhhh, former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has become an official citizen of Sierra Leone now. Does that mean he's no longer a United States citizen? No, it doesn't. It just makes him the first black American man to gain citizenship in an African continent based solely on his DNA.

The Texas-born actor has spent several months working with Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma for his nationwide initiative that seeks to raise $250,000 to help improve the lives of one million children in Sierra Leone. The Reach One Million campaign was created by Washington after he discovered through DNA that his roots sprang from the Mende tribe of Sierra Leone.

The mission of the campaign strives to "engage and educate everyday Americans on the plight of the children of Sierra Leone, where 47% of the country's children under the age of 5 are afflicted with malaria and 28% percent of the population are unable to meet basic food requirements."

Taking interest in spending more time in Sierra Leone to learn in the land of his heritage, Washington faught to secure dual-nationality and celebrate his family's links to the African country.

He writes via text to Perez Hilton (Really... you textin Perez Hilton now dude?):
"(I am) completely numb yet elated. I am at a lost (sic) for words. I am now a citizen of Sierra Leone. I need to send two photos for the Sierra Leone Passport that awaits me in Freetown. President Koroma now goes down in history as the 'first' African President to issue an African-American full citizenship based on DNA. Congrats to all who have been on this historical journey with me. Mission Accomplished. That said, I'm so moved right now that I am literally wiped out with the gravity of this new reality. Going home to celebrate with my 'dual citizenship' with my family."

Good for you Isaiah!

Kenyon Martin And This Absurd Ass Tattoo

I swear... if you ever want to get a new idea for a new tat... just watch an NBA game. Some are pretty straight... but others... such as the one that everyone has been a lil suspect on with baller Kenyon Martin... are just a little to "sweet"! Aaaaaaaaalrighty then Kenyon!!! Since you wanna put it out there... are we not still married? or do we just not give a damn? Obviously dude is choosing the latter of my questions. How fruity is this mess right here though? A big ass tattoo of some big ass red lips right on your neck? Really? Trina got you sprung like that K-Mar?

K-Mar was asked about the blazin tat on his neck and his response was that it was a tribute to his girlfriend... duhhhhh, TRINA. The NBA baller claims... and I quote girls, "It's just something that I wanted to get a while ago, but I'm not just gonna get it for anyone." *side eyein dude super hard*... I guess you're wives were just regular ass broads huh??? Trina ain't even that hot dude!!! She's ok! You're wife Tiffany looks better than she does. But I guess Trina can suck a mean one huh? Yeah, guys are suckas for a good sucker!!!

Teyana Does Black Beat

I love her b-girl stance!!! Teyana Taylor is covering the pages of Black Beat magazine

Too Cute!