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Friday, November 30, 2012

Mint Condition - Believe In Us (Video)

I came across this song recently, even though Mint Condition released it back in the summertime.

It's good to see that even though its been 21 years since their classic debut R&B  song "Pretty Brown Eyes" was released, Mint Condition can still create music that sounds classic but fits today's music scene in 2012.

"Rise of the Guardians" Director Peter Ramsey on Tavis Smiley

Watch Filmmaker Peter Ramsey on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.
The African-American director of the animation hit movie, Peter Ramsey sits down with Tavis and talks how he went from dropping out from college to story-borading for John Singleton to directing a Dreamworks blockbuster cartoon.

Glee inspired! "Let's Have a KiKi" by the Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters on Wendy Williams Glee version with Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer Bonus Full Performance of "Gangnam Style" from "Thanksgiving"

New! New Video: Chrisette Michele Featurin Dunson and Bilal “Can The Cool Be Loved?”

Rick Ross- “100 Black Coffins” (Produced. by Jamie Foxx)

Take a listen to the first song released from "Django Unchained."

Kristen Davis in a Little Black Dress Pleases Craig Ferguson

#Christmas Shopping Tip: Dude, Make The Effort

In my final installment,  I make a  plea to the fellas (and some ladies) on making the effort to buy a gift during the holiday season. If you have any tips, reach out to me at

Have a great holiday season!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

#Christmas Shopping Tip: Making Box Sets

For some people, having a lack of cash during the holiday season can be problematic (believe me I know). Here are some tips from the website formerly know as on creating box sets on the cheap.

If you have any tips, reach to me at or

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tonight's Powerball Numbers: 11/28/12

5, 23, 16, 22, 29: Powerball 6

#Christmas Shopping Tip: Finding Cool T-Shirts

I'm still a guy who's young a heart and I still look cool T's. If you have people on your shopping list who also like cool shirts like my Superman T, this video is for you.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jenny Johnson/Chris Brown Twitter Scuffle Screen Shot!

Since Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account, the fight between him and comedian Jenny Johnson lives on  from "The View "to Brown's Team Breezy fans, where some have made death threats towards Johnson.

To be honest, Jenny Johnson cracking jokes on Chris Brown is pretty old at this point, especially since Rihanna has gone from having a restraining order against Brown to spending serious time with him again.

While this reunion might end badly for both, this is the path that Brown and Rihanna have chosen good or bad...but Brown has to understand  the term domestic abuse will always be part of his legacy.

The fact is he did beat Rihanna and the evidence is not only still online, but also featured on his own neck, where he tattooed a face of badly bruised woman on his neck (not the smartest move dude).

For Chris Brown to get past the abuse scandal he has to learn to develop a thicker skin.

You don't think Michael Vick is tired to of the dog fighting jokes and statements, especially since he not only served jail time but also hasn't been involved with dog fighting for years?

 Of course, but that's a cross Vick has to bear for the rest of his life.

 Until Brown matures and fully embrace the error of his ways, he will always be a target for his past sins.

For comedian Jenny Johnson, I never heard of her before.

While Brown should have just ignored her tweet, he came out her..he came at her hard.By doing so, he took an unknown comedian Jenny Johnson and turned her into a number trending topic on Google.

Due to the controversy, Johnson will probably make more money for her stand up gigs where the emcee will say "You know her from her Twitter fight with Chris Brown", but Jenny Johnson's new found celebrity has also come at a cost as she has now received death threats from some of Brown's Team Breezy fans on Twitter.

 If Jenny Johnson doesn't like Chris Brown that's fine, but there was no reason her to make her comments to @ChrisBrown. Did she not think, he would react to her or did she want the reaction?

 If Jenny Johnson would've just tweeted her message using Chris Brown instead @ChrisBrown, she still would have made her point without the ensuing controversy.

 However, it doesn't matter how Jenny Johnson tweeted her message or that Chris Brown decided to delete his Twitter account because of it, she didn't deserve to receive death threats on Twitter.

 No one does.

 From the very beginning of the Rihanna incident, Chris Brown's Team Breezy fans have been quite protective of him...probably to a fault.

They supported when him when the entertainment industry turned their back on him and they helped push him back towards to his near his pre-abuse case star status in years since.

While Team Breezy is correct that no one should be continuously punished for something they did a few years ago, the fact is Brown did beat Rihanna and his attitude at times has only made him a less of a sympathetic figure for non-fans.

 By sending death tweets to Johnson, some members of Team Breezy have not only initiated their own form of cyber abuse but they also stained the name of fellow Team Breezy supporters, who are now lumped in as twitter abusers instead of twitter fans.

While the death tweeters might not think this is serious, if Jenny Johnson feels threatened by the tweets, she could contact the or the Feds and needless to say, Chris Brown will probably be chilling with Rihanna in Brazil than showing support to the death threat tweeters if the have to go to jail or court.

Social media is a wonderful thing but Chris Brown, Jenny Johnson and Team Breezy all have to understand that with so much online freedom, also comes with online responsibility. Whatever you tweet could lead to something that you might live to to regret.

 So remember, before you press send, tweet at your own risk.

James Bond Actress Bérénice Marlohe Flirts and Scores with Craig Ferguson

Who knew doing a Sean Connery impression would get you so much play from a French actress?

I need to book a flight from the Akron/Canton airport to Scotlan to get some tips Scottish speaking tips from Mr. Connery ASAP!

Inspiring! Craig Kielburger and We Day Kids Helps to Change The World

AGT's Tom Cotter Comedian Wife Kerri Louise is Quite Revealing on Howard Stern

Bonus "Talking Dead" Video with Yvette Nicole Brown and CM Punk

 Do you think the appearance by the Community standout and the WWE wrestling star was one of the best Talking Dead episodes of all-time?

Former Grafitti Artist KAWS Meets the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

RZA Decodes Wu-Tang Clan's “Protect Ya Neck” (Video)

New! French Montana Feat. Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Red Café & Los “Ocho Cinco”

60 Minutes: Behind The Scenes with Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet

Whenever I hear that golfers and race car drivers are athletes, I cringed. Not to say their professions are not physical, but when it comes to twisting bodies, athleticism only basketball and maybe soccer comes close to the physical demands and beauty of being a professional dancer,( I also cringed when I hear strippers call themselves dancers as well).

Katt Williams Oakland Meltdown (Video)

What advice would you give Kat Williams as his bizarre antics over the years has overshadowed what was once a promising career?

#Christmas Shopping Tip: In Doubt Buy a Gift Card

I'm not a big fan of gift cards, but sometimes its just plain hard to shop for people. If you have any shopping tips, let me know at

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

New! Prince - Rock and Roll Affair (Video)

After watching Michael Jackson's "Bad 25", I took a poll from Prince fans on Facebook  to see if he would allow documentary to be made about himself.

More than 75% said no, which is sad because just as people have a new appreciation for MJ' art following Bad 25 and "This is it", the same could do the same for his royal badness.

The closet you are going to get is a clip from a 1992 BBC doc from the BBC (thanks to Stout XTC for the tip) (There is also a newer doc that came out on the BBC a last year)

In contrast, the documentary on The Original 7ven formerly known as The Ttime was a great insight on the band from the whole band including Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, which delight old fans and new.

Maybe one day, the man who is one of the greatest artists of any era, will let go of the ego and let his fans in for at least a peak what made him into a star.

Hopefully doesn't have to die like the King of Pop to make this happen

Do you think we will ever see an in-depth documentary on Mr. Nelson. If so, what period would you like to see focused on?

Watch! Michael Jackson’s “BAD” 25th Anniversary Documentary (Full)

If you were shopping during Gray Thursday/Black Friday and missed Spike Lee's stellar documentary on the King of Pop's"Bad" album, watch the edited ABC version above.

If you are a true MJ fan, pick up the DVD version which is a jam packed two hours long!

Foot Locker Week of Greatness ft Kyrie Irving (Commercial)

Uncle Drew might be on the shelf for a a month (ouch), buy the Cleveland Cavs' latest commercial is another winner

NBA Christmas Carol with Basketballs

 Tis the dribbling season as Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade seemingly play together for Yuletide cheer.

New Fav! Anthony David "4Evermore" feat. Algebra & Phonte

This video is over a year old, but I saw it recently on the Bounce TV countdown!

Great song, great lyrics, great music!

New! Britney Spears featuring - Scream And Shout

Psy Performs "Gangnam Style" and Dances with Tonight Show Military Audience

Jimmy Fallon & Rashida Jones Thanksgiving Sing Along

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Am Thankful..... ( Happy Thanksgiving)

I am thankful for the good health family

I am thankful for good heath of my own

I am thankful for being in a better place than I was 10 years ago

I thankful for having greater skills than I had five years ago

I am thankful for my friends though still close we are now further apart

I am thankful for new acquaintances that hopefully will grow closer

I am thankful for the women I dated who laughed at my jokes but showed me where I need to grow

I am thankful for my creativity which is gift that I have squandered for far too long

I am thankful for always being curious and the ability to learn

I thankful for the children and adults I have taught for which I hope I left some kind of mark

I am thankful for my matured patience which I didn't have when I was young

I am thankful for the youthful exuberance that I hope will be there as I grow old

I am thankful for people who help others when they needed them most

I am thankful for those who helped me during the times when I needed them most

I thankful for my brother for putting up with my words no matter brilliant or crazy

I am thankful for my mom's words though she is no longer here to push me

I am thankful for my dad's words for which I am glad he is still here to advise me

I am thankful for those who confide in me when they were happy or sad

I am thankful for those same people when I was excited or mad

I am thankful for people who found food, shelter or love on this day

I am thankful for all of you for reading my posts and tweets which inspires me everyday

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Kevin Lockett

(What are you thankful for everyday?)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pitbull Peforms "Don't Stop The Party" on the Today Show

Alicia Keys Talks New Music, Swizz Beatz & Their Son Egypt on Nightline

Mister Cee ‘Best of Tuesdays': R. Kelly Mix (Hot 97)

As the latest chapters of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' debuts on "IFC" channel on Black Friday, there is also talk that Kells is hoping to take the "Trapped saga to Broadway.

Would you go see Kelly's fun but twisted series on stage in the NYC?

Pittbull Talks Alaska & AMA Love For Christina Aguilera on Jimmy Fallon

Don't Stop the Party / Feel This Moment (Live 2012 American Music)

Jimmy Fallon's Barber Shop Quartet Sings Shaggy's "It Wasn’t Me"

Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Creates Comedic "Heat" (Trailer)

(Via Trailer Addict)

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids.

Black Friday Shopping Tip: @Amazon, @Ebay, Craigslist Oh My!

Although is no more, Amazon, Ebay, Craigslist are still here!

Today we take a look at these sites as great source for holiday shopping.

If you have any more tips, reach out to me at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jenny McCarthy Kisses a Squirming Justin Bieber (Write a Caption)

If this was during the "Singled Out" of the MTV 90's era, "The Beibs" would've had no problem kissing the former Playboy, in fact he probably would have been the agressor.

However, the times they are a changin'....

Write a caption as young Bieber tries to tear himself away from kissing his Auntie, I mean Jenny at the American Music Awards.

New! Bruno Mars - Moonshine (NEW 2012)

Black Friday Shopping Tip: Take A Wing Man to Help with Holiday Shopping might be the gone, but the holiday shopping info is still hot. Check out my advice on taking a wing man (pr woman) with you during your holiday shopping.

Brad Pitt Fights Zombie Apocalypse in "World War Z" Trailer

New! The Game Feat. Jamie Foxx “Hallelujah”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Funny! President Barack Obama & U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's "Not Impressed" Expression

Pete Souza / The White House via Getty Image 


"Even McKayla Maroney was impressed.

A photo of the Olympic gold medalist gymnast and President Barack Obama doing her now-famous "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" face went viral Saturday after the White House posted it on Twitter. The two took the picture Thursday when Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates visited the White House.

 "He was the one who brought it up," Maroney told The Associated Press. "We were about to leave and he said, `I want to talk to you one second about the face.' He said, `I pretty much do that face at least once a day.""

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Thanksgiving/Black Friday Store Times (Akron)

Grocery stores
Acme: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Friday at 7 a.m.

Giant Eagle: Most open Thanksgiving until 4 p.m. Select stores open at 3 a.m. Friday.

Retail stores
Apple Store: Closed Thanksgiving. Summit Mall store opens at 7 a.m. Black Friday.

Best Buy: Closed Thanksgiving. Opens midnight for Black Friday.

Dillard’s: 8 a.m. Black Friday.

Discount Drug Mart: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

J.C. Penney: 6 a.m. Black Friday.
Kmart: Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., reopening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving and remaining open until 3 a.m. Black Friday. Reopens at 5 a.m. Black Friday.

Kohl’s: Open midnight for Black Friday.

Macy’s: Opens midnight for Black Friday.

Old Navy: Chapel Hill Mall store closed Thanksgiving Day, opens at midnight for Black Friday. Montrose, Medina and The Strip in Jackson Township: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving; reopen at midnight.
Sears: Open 8 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Target: Open 9 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Toys R Us: Open 8 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Walmart: Sales start at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Additional deals start later in the night.

Chapel Hill Mall: Some stores inside the mall opening at midnight for Black Friday; rest of the mall opens at 6 a.m. Black Friday. Check department store hours separately.

Summit Mall: Midnight for Black Friday. Check department store hours separately.

Westfield Belden Village Mall: Midnight for Black Friday. Check department store hours separately.

Lodi Station Outlets: Open 10 p.m. Thursday. 7 a.m. Friday.

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets: Open at midnight for Black Friday; some stores open at 9, 10 or 11 p.m. Thursday.

Black Friday Tip: Shop Online During Thanksgiving Football Games

 Sadly is sleeping with the fishes like

HOWEVER my shopping tips lives on via video!

Today we look at online shopping during turkey football games.

 If you have any holiday tips,reach out to me at

2012 NFL Thanksgiving Schedule (November 22, Week 12)
: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. EST) FOX: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (4:15 p.m. EST)
NBC: New England Patriots at New York Jets (8:20 p.m. EST)

Pink Continues to Score as a Top Awards Performer with AMA's 'TRY"

 The great thing about Pink is that she's never been afraid to be different.

 While most performers mine the past to recreate performances for today, Pink says screw the past I want to make something that will be memorable; as witnessed with her "Try" performance, where she takes her contemporary dancing piece from her video to a live stage.

 Like her spinning air performance a few years ago at the 2010 Grammys, Pink yet again created a performance that is one of the most talked about the next day, only to be upstage by the Psy/M.C. Hammer finale garnering more buzz.

Hammer Time! Psy & M.C. Hammer Goes "2 Legit 2 Style" For AMA Ending!

 For a brief few seconds as Psy's "Gangam Style" went dark, I saw a bald headed guy with a bandanna appear behind the Korean superstar.

 "Psy brought 2Pac back from the grave," I yelled .

However, it was MC Hammer who delighted the crowd with his "2 Legit Quit" / "Gangnam Style"mash-up and dance with Psy.

In recent years, Hammer's  resurgence is not unlike that of the love hate love track that the Bee Gees went through from the 70's to the 90's:

From influential dancing and music icon in the early 90's to bankrupt punchline during he late 90's to a respectable music, dancing and now technology vet today

 The return of Stanley Burrell  was a great ending to a so-so American Music Awards, where Justin Beiber won Artist of Year; a year in which One Direction,Katy Perry, Rihanna, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Jay-Z & Kanye West clearly had more impact than the Beibs in 2012
[HD] PSY & MC Hammer - Gangnam Style - AMA's... by IdolxMuzic

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jay Pharoah Does a Better Kat Williams Than Kat Williams on SNL

 One of the maddening things about Saturday Night Live is their lack of use of Jay Pharoah.

I recently saw former SNL'er Finesse on Jimmy Fallon and since he left the House of Lorne, he's proven time and time again that he he is far funnier than the material given to him by the "great" SNL writers.

Here's hoping Saturday Night Live realizes what a talent they have in Jay Pharoah before he leaves and find greater successes like Finesse, Damon Wayans and Chris Rock before him.

Yeah or Nay: Jeremy Renner's SNL Avengers Sketch

Personally, I thought this sketch was pretty lame, except for Kate McKinnon's crowd pleasing Black Widow outfit. What do you think?

A Fun Loving Governor Chris Christie Stops by SNL

Friday, November 16, 2012

Black Friday Shopping Tip: Know the Return Policy

Last year when I had up and running, this was one of the most popular videos. If there is one thing that irritates customers is the differing return policies. For some like Target, you have several months to return an item for the full price versus other stores where you only have a few weeks to return an item and/or receive a gift card instead of cash. Today we take a look what you should before you buy and return that Cosby sweater.

Keep it or cut: Andrew Bynum's Ike Turner Looking Mod Hair Style

I guess when you are a former Los Angeles Laker not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers due to injury,  you have to do something. For Andrew Bynum its creating some the worst hair styles ever LOL.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cleveland Woman Holds 'Idiot' Sign After Driving on Sidewalk

 (Via )
"The Cleveland Municipal Court judge who ordered a driver to hold an 'idiot' sign on the streets of Cleveland said the way the first part of the sentence was carried out was "unacceptable."

Shena Hardin, 32, of Cleveland, stood at the corner of East 38th Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland for an hour on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The sign read, "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid the school bus."
But on Tuesday, instead of holding the sign as Judge Pinkey Carr ordered, Hardin left it propped against her as she smoked cigarettes and used her cell phone.

"For me it was just kind of a smack in the face," said Judge Carr said of Hardin's defiance.

Hardin was caught on video driving on the sidewalk to pass a bus carrying special needs children.
The portion of sidewalk she used to avoid the bus was the entrance to a day care."

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Fox 8 Cleveland

New Details on Hope Solo's Marriage to Former NFL'er Jerramy Stevens



"It was “beautiful”. 

That’s how one attendee describes the wedding ceremony of Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo Tuesday Night.  Solo’s friend said it was a small affair, near Snohomish, attended by just a few close family and friends. 

It also happened just hours after both the former football star and Olympic gold-medal winning goalie appeared in Kirkland Municipal Court.  Kirkland Police believe Stevens assaulted Solo early Monday morning, during a party at her Kirkland home."

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Meet Eddie Murphy's New Aussie Girlfriend: Model Paige Butcher

(via Yahoo)

" Eddie Murphy has a new woman in his life - Australian model Paige Butcher!  The actor and comedian, 51, was seen with the stunning Aussie model, 33, on the red carpet for the upcoming television special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only."

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Stacy Dash Defends Her Support of Mitt Romney on 'The View'

Andre 3000 Re-Appears on Fuse Talks Outkast and T.I.

The end world must be around the corner.

First I saw 90's comedian Doug E. Doug on Law & Order a few weeks ago.

Then Chris Tucker remerges like the Dark Knight with a new tour and is in a new film with Bradley Cooper.

Now Andre 3000 pops up praising his rap partner Big Boi and his new verse on T.I.'s "Sorry" (as well as news on his Jimmy Hendrix biopic)

If Dave Chappelle somehow comes back with a new TV show, we're doomed!

But with a big smile on our faces!

T.i "Sorry" feat. André 3000 (produced by Jazze Pha)

Chris Tucker Impersonates Robert DeNiro (Sort of) on Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon & Lindsay Lohan in...Let's Us Play With Your Look

The most fascinating thing about Lohan's surprise appearance was that she didn't stick around. Since Fallon isn't known to be a tough interviewer, this would have been  perfect vehicle for  Lohan to discuss her canceled interview with Barbara Walters. 

#BlackFriday Shopping: Use Lay-A-Way To Buy Gifts

 Although is in that big 99 cent bin in the sky, its legacy lives on in stellar videos.

 Check out my advice for using lay-a-way for your holiday shopping. If you have any advice or tips, contact me at

New! @50Cent feat. Too Short “First Date” (Video)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Eddie Murphy: One Night Only All-Star Tribute Premiere's Tonight on Spike TV @ 10PM

Tonight on Spike TV, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock, Russell Brand, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Sandler nd a cast of thousands salutes one of Hollywood's most underrated performers of all time Eddie Murphy.

If you put your thoughts of late clunkers like "Meet Dave" and Pluto  aside and think more in the terms of  "48 Hours" Beverley Hills Cop", "Boomerang" and "Shrek" , Eddie Murphy is one of the top box office draws of all-time ($3,810,422,028 billion and counting) for the past 30 years.

Yet for all his success, Eddie Murphy still doesn't get enough credit for his legendary film status.

 Even before Def Comedy Jam debuted in the early 90's, Eddie Murphy was his own Def Comedy Jam by giving the likes of Lawrence, Jackson, Rock, Dave Chappelle, almost  the whole Wayans clan and many, mostly African-American  actors/comedians their first big Hollywood break on film, when no one else would cast them.

But as a trail blazing comedic movie star Eddie Murphy was for most of his career, his understated dramatic skills were just as effective.

His work alone from "Coming To America" to "The Nutty Professor" to "Dream Girls" are testaments to Murphy's awards worthy cinematic genius.

 Yet, much like most talented mulch-layered comedic actors like Steve Martin and Jim Carrey, the Oscars has yet to honor Murphy for his acting talents, (why isn't there at least an Oscar for "Best Comedian" or "Best Comedic" movie anyway?)

 Long overdue,  maybe tonight's Spike TV tribute to Eddie Murphy will be the first of many to honor the 30 year veteran actor formerly known as "Gumby Dammit!"

So what's your favorite Eddie Murphy movie?

New Music! Kanye West “White Dress” (Alternate Version)

Pink Perfroms "So What", "Who Knew" & More on VH1 Storytellers


Kid Rock Tells Howard Stern He Wants to Punch Simon Cowell in the Face

Kid Rock - Let's Ride [Official Lyric Video] - From 'Rebel Soul' available 11/19

#BlackFriday Shopping Tip: Check The 75% Off Clearance Rack ... might be gone, but clearance racks lives forever!

Today we look at finding great gifts in the discount sections of stores.

If you have any tips, reach out to me at

Bradley Cooper Talks Hanging with Robert DeNiro and Zoe Saldana on Howard Stern

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Alicia Keys is a 'Girl in Fire" on VH1's Storytellers

During the hour long event Keys performs “No One,” “You Don’t Know My Name,” and “If I Ain’t Got You, ” talks “Empire State of Mind”". Keys busts out new tracks and Brand New Me” and “Not Even the King, and from her new album "Girl on Fire", which comes out November 27 and features Nicki Minaj and Maxwell.

"Been Away Too Long" Soundgarden Blasts Their Way Through Letterman

#BlackFriday Shopping Tip: Buying the Right Size For Your Lady

Last year this time I recorded a series of videos for my website called Black Friday 4 Guys.

I discontinued earlier this year, but I figured my videos are still helpful for anybody out there looking for holiday shopping tips.

Today I talk about what I learned from dad as he bought outfits for my mom during the holiday season.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Rihanna Plays With Kate Moss in "W" & Goes Leather Jacket Only on GQ

With each new album, Rihanna wears less and less when she appears on  GQ.

By her next 2013 issue, she''ll probably have  nothing on but some eyelashes.

 Not sure what to make on her W magazine pictorial with Kate Moss.  I guess Ri-Ri is going through her Madonna "Erotica" period.

NASCAR Goes Wild as Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer Brawl (Video)

It's always funny to me when NASCAR drivers fight its a sort of boys will be boys type of a thing, but in the rare occasion a NBA fight busts out, it is the worst thing in man kind?!?

However, I will admit the Gordon and Bowyer fight, brought some needed to a sport that has lost some popularity from a few years ago.

New! Travis Barker and Yelawolf Team up on ‘Psycho White’ EP (Stream)

Poll: Keep'em or Ditch'em-Robin Meade's New Glasses

This morning,  HLN's Robin Meade rolled out with some new specs!

Personally, I'm digging the new  four-eyed Meade, but  I might he a bit biased, since I'm a fellow four-eyed Buckeye from Ohio.

So what do you think of Ms.  Meade's new specs?

Black Friday Shopping Tip: Listen to Find Great Gifts

Last year this time a recorded a series of videos for my website called Black Friday 4 Guys.

I don't have the site anymore, but I figured my videos are still helpful for any dudes out there looking for holiday shopping tips.

Today's Tip: Tip: Listen to Find Great Gifts

Sunday, November 11, 2012

50 Cent Hustles Headphones Joan Rivers Style on QVC

Always looking  new ways for rappers to sell goods, Curtis Jackson aka  50 Cent made  $177K  from his headphones in 9 minutes on QVC! 

Game featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Celebration (Remix)

Original Cleveland Meets West Coast 90's Classic:
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony- First of the Month

SNL: McDonald's Firing Skit

Ba da da da da..this was the only sketch that was remotely interesting last night with Anne Hathaway.

Rihanna's " Screensaver" SNL Performance of "Diamonds"


Quite a few people on Twitter last night and Mashable today are saying that Rihanna's performance of "Diamonds" was a like a screensaver come to life... but personally it reminded me of the psychedelic performances of the late 1960's past like Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit".

 What do you think?


New! Ludacris Feat. Usher & David Guetta “Rest of My Life”

Friday, November 9, 2012

ABC "Scandal" Music: Musique & Stevie Wonder

Update: Check here for the Stevie Wonder song for  the 2/14/13 episode of Scandal

Thanks to my brother who is an old school musical savant, here are two songs that grabbed my ears during last night's episode of the Scandal "All Roads Lead to Fitz".


 Musique- "In The Bush"
Stevie Wonder featuring the Jackson 5 - "You Haven't Done Nothin"
("Nothin" was Stevie's blasting of then President Richard Nixon for doing nothing.)

Lianne La Havas Brings Soul To David Letterman w/ "Is Your Love Big Enough?"

LL Cool J Eats Fruit Talks New Album on Craig Ferguson

James Todd Smith's latest drops February 12, 2013. Check out his latest "Take it" featuring Joe.

Meet Jimmy Fallon & Carrie Underwood's Country Rap Duo "Jim Carrie"

Who knew there was a country version of the "Humpty Dance?"

What Hip Hop song would you like to see country-fied?

A Vamp Gets All Wet As Robert Pattinson Water Fights Jimmy Fallon

Don Lemon Talks About His Twitter Beef with Jonah Hill on CNN's Starting Point

(Via LA Times)

 "The fight began Thursday night when Lemon took to his Twitter feed and announced, "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind." 

According to several reports, Hill responded with a tweet that he has since deleted: "@DonLemonCNN I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn't realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace."

 Lemon, who is gay, wrote back, "Hardly. You're not my type. But I know rude. And u were." 

Hill then responded with, "@DonLemonCNN i walked out of the restroom and found you waiting for me. Shook hands, said hi and was on my way. Sorry if you found that rude."

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What The!!! Would You Trade Sex For Gas?

As the gas shortage in New York/New Jersey area worsens, people are using this desperate times to get some Afternoon Delight.

Check out this two ads from Craigslist:

 What would you trade if you really needed some gas?

President Obama Cries Thanking Campaign Workers

Did This "Death Stare" by Kobe Bryant Lead To Mike Brown's Lakers Firing?

When former cavs coach Mike Brown was hried by the Los Angeles Lakers, all I could say was "OH-OH". \
If Brown couldn't lead Lebron James to a championship in Cleveland, how could he do so with Bryant who has won already five rings ?

I guess we have our answer now.

It isn't that Mike Brown is a good coach.

If wasn't for Mike Brown's attention to detail when it comes to defense, Lebron James wouldn't have become one of the top defenders in the league.

Brown's problem was that he followed a Hall of Fame coach in Phil Jackson in a city of Los Angeles, where winning is the only thing that counts.

While in Cleveland, the fans understood it would take time to build a winner, the Lakers, much like the Yankees are a win now organization.

 Brown was and is a better fit for floundering teams like the Wizards or the Pistons, where he would have been given the time to implement his coaching philosophy.

The fact that Brown took the Lakers job so fast after his Cleveland firing is very reminiscent of Eric Mangini who took the Cleveland Browns job after leaving the Jets.

Neither Brown or Mangini were gone long enough from the game to learn from what got them fired in the first place.

In Brown's case it was lack of offensive strategy, which the Lakers tried to fix by adding Eddie Jordan and Princeton offense, which was a little too too late for Coach Brown in LA-LA land.

But in reality, was it really Mike Brown's fault?

After Phil Jackson's departure, Kobe wanted former assistant Brian Shaw to take over and why not?

Shaw's transition still would have been a pressure cooker following Jackson, but he already knew the players and he probably would have retained Jackson's championship winning triangle offense, which would have kept Kobe happy as well as Metta World Peace and the rest of the Lakers in contention.

Yet,  the Lakers, especially Jim Buss (who has as much sports executive experience as I do) wanted to get  rid of all things Phil Jackson, when they hired Brown.

As Forest Gump said, "Stupid is as Stupid Does."

So where does this leave the Lakers? Who knows.

Even if hey can get their hands on Shaw or if Phil Jackson is healthy enough to coach again, Oklahoma City Thunder is younger, faster, more powerful and along with the ammunition from the James Harden trade, can reload at anytime.

 Are Lakers dead? No way. As long as Kobe Bean Bryant around, the Los Angeles Lakers always have a chance.

The problem is, has their year and half experiment with Mike Brown already closed their championship window?

Take a look from the LA Times:

"The Lakers have fired Mike Brown as coach after the team's 1-4 start, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Brown was barely a month into his second season with the team, which struggled badly amid high expectations. ..."This was a difficult and painful decision to make," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. "Mike was very hard-working and dedicated, but we felt it was in the best interest of the team to make a change at this time. We appreciate Mike's efforts and contributions and wish him and his family the best of luck.""

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