Seriously, what the hell is going on with Venezuela??? It's reports like this that really makes me worried for the entire situation going on in Honduras. The fact the former President Zelaya is so close to Hugo Chavez makes me think that this is the type of activities he wants to bring to the country of my family. I really hope the people of Venezuela can get it together to fight this type of injustices.
Venezuela's top prosecutor insisted Thursday that freedom of expression in Venezuela "must be limited" and proposed legislation that would slap additional restrictions on the country's news media. The new law would punish the owners of radio stations, television channels and newspapers that have attempted to "cause panic" and "disturb social peace," Attorney General Luisa Ortega said. It also would punish media owners who "manipulate the news with the purpose of transmitting a false perception of the facts."
"Freedom of expression must be limited," Ortega said.
Ortega urged lawmakers to consider her suggestions as they debate a bill that would punish as-yet-undefined "media crimes." The National Assembly, which is controlled by allies of President Hugo Chavez, is expected to approve the measure in coming months.That is some scary shit. Really makes me thankful to be living in this country, seriously.
So with that- I start this new attitude today. Today, July 27th 2009- I begin to try and execute some goals that I will share with you. 5 in particular which range from serious to fun.
-- Get Promoted:
I need to stop getting the run around and actually get the promotion that is deserved to me. And if my current company can not provide that, then it's time to stop being a wuss and get that resume out there.
-- Lose 10 pounds:
Although I have really turned myself around and lost the extra weight i had been carrying- I am still 10 pounds over the BM index suggests for my height and body. It has to be said that I am also only 10 pounds over what I weighed all through out high school and my early 20's-- so it is time to get my body back and keep it at the weight it is truly meant to be. I know my life doesn't start10 pounds from now but I really shouldn't be so hesitant to at least try- since the goal isn't so far out of reach anymore.
-- Publish my short stories:
I have been toying with the idea of publishing my short stories on this blog for a while. It's a little scary, especially since no one has really ever read them before and they only come to me in spurts, but I am going to start to write them for you guys and will post at least one a month for your enjoyment. EEkkk- this is a big one and kinda scary!!
-- Read Read Read!!!
I love to read and I kinda gave up on books in the spring but I am getting back in the groove and want to read at least 6 more books before Fall ends. I am up for suggestions !!!
-- Get my personal life in order:
I have been running away from dealing with romance now for a couple of years (Yes, Solis- I can finally admit this) and yes everyone- I said years, don't judge me! And although the idea of being independent and free from someone is very lovely-- I know that allowing myself to not worry about Love wasn't going to last for too long and I am finally ready to put myself out there again. I do have to give myself a little credit though, I haven't exactly been my usual love hermit crab lately-- I have been the social butterfly, I just need to take it to another level.
So, that is it. I put it all out there and hope to achieve every item on the list. Look for my updates and we shall see how many things I can really knock off.
Aziz is that rare case. D list celeb with huge fan base and funny ass hell. This weekend he will take his stage act "Randy" to the big screen in the new Adam Sandler flick, Funny People.
I will for sure be taking my $7 to a local sat matinee! i have been trying to get a piece of this movie in one way or another for months now. I was invited to a test screening, which was over booked and I didn't get into. And MsCherrie like the doll she is, sent me the link to get into the taping of Aziz's stand up show to promote the film, which was overbooked as well and again..yes i didn't get in!!
All that has not left me bitter or turned off to seeing Funny People or enjoying Aziz act like a fool, so you know both must be pretty funny!
I hope you enjoy your day off buddy !!!
MsCherriepie & YannaBeau
p.s. To read some of Solis awesome work please click here !!
Once again, my apologies!! But we will soon be back to regularly scheduled programming ...
I love this video. Lead singer of Friendly Fire Ed should be cool; he is in a indie rock/electric fusion band from the UK! Atleast if he knew he couldn't dance (which wouldn't surprise me) you would think the would be so cool he wouldn't dance...ever. No. Ed will dance. And not just alil but dance his lil whitebread ass off from start to finish in this video! Video this most reminds me of after the jump...
The premier for Season 4 will be on September 7, 2009 and they are currently filming. The show has had 3 critically acclaimed seasons and from what I've been hearing they are having John Lithgow jump aboard to be a villain on the show by the name of Walter Simmons. This should be a good season indeed. If you haven't seen the show then I suggest scooping up a copy of Prior seasons or if you have showtime then they will run encore episodes for you to enjoy.
Sorry for the absence yesterday but it is a crazy week at work for me and today/tomorrow I have back to back Dentist appointments- So I am def going to be MIA this week. I will try and squeeze in a blog or two in the mornings- but no promises.
Diddy just got another show? Why does he still have a job, much less a show? Can I have a show?
Yep. Another show. This one about the making of his new backup band. Sean "Diddy" Combs, that zombie of the hip-hop lifestyle, continues to shamble along despite a noticeable lack of presence on the music charts. Oh wait. Totally forgot. He just cut that totally not-opportunistic single about Michael Jackson. Forget I said anything.
So why would Diddy still have a TV career? You'll be shocked...
Yes, he has a fashion empire and an extremely fashionable TV commercial wherein he sits in a blinding white tuxedo, celebrating something, perhaps the invention of bleach. But other than that, he's a joke, right?
In fact, on the popularity scale, compared with other celebs, he's huge. The overall Internet buzz on Diddy is larger than many other lifestyle emperors, including J.Lo and Martha Stewart. His buzz is also larger than some other reality-show stars like T.O. His buzz isn't bigger than Oprah's, but nobody's is bigger than Oprah's. I get all this info from Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing agency that uses algorithms to measure online buzz.
Most of Diddy's fan buzz—60 percent of it—is positive, which leaves plenty of room for an infamy factor. Reality-show producers love infamy. And lastly, Diddy just keeps putting himself out there, making him fine fodder for reality TV. Consider his recent antics, including that Michael Jackson tribute song and his incredibly obnoxious annual white party. News keeps tracking him too, thanks to nonscandals like Twittergate.
Oh, and per Forbes, Diddy's also one of hip-hop's top five earners. He made $30 million last year. If Donald Trump can have a reality show, I guess Diddy can too. Let's just hope I don't have to wear white to watch it.
The Noisettes are not new to the music scene, however they continue to gain new fans whenever they bust onto the scene with every new turn and chance they take musically. Lead vocalist Shingai has gotten recognition for her over the top style and flare. The band maybe come off cool and polished in the clip, because they can do that too, but on stage they kick scream pull hair and rock out. From me to you, here is a lil Friday music magic!
Reporters hate Superhead Karrine Steffans and Karrine Super hates them back. So much so that most of her interviews post "Chronicles of a Super Vixen" have ended in heated words, abrupt commercial breaks, or cussin. This clip is no different, just another one to and to the pile. I don't need to say much, this clip is amazing on it's own. Enjoy!
I had a few things to post but I'm getting geared up for Comic con, for those that don't know what Comic con is, well it's THE biggest comic book/movie convention of all year. It's STAR studded event where fans get to meet and greet their favorite TV/movie and comic book stars also they are able to buy special edition collectors item along with the ability to buy products before they go out to the masses. There are discussion panels for movies and video games, some oft he folks scheduled to be there are The cast and crew of Boondocks saints 2, twilight, It's always sunny In Philadelphia, Tim Burton will talk about Alic in Wonderland and many many more. So if you're in the hood get going if not look into it and prep for next year because this thing is MASSIVE and sold out.
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Paul Rodriguez Jr. Droped his 3rd shoe, the Nike SB" and to Celebrate the release NIKE hooked up a fresh new video for the shoe. The apply names it "Today was a good day". The decided to drop an extended version of the commercial but that won't get passed around until July 31, 2009. You can peep that version at Nike Skateboarding website.
The shoes seem like a good boarding shoe, If you scoop up a pair let me know how they work out for you and your boarding. the end od the video is good to cause if this happened to you, we both know that you wouldn't say a thing to Ice Cube.
"Me First!" this video stole my heart at the ballons. i have no idea if this Kid Cudi album will ever come out, but in the mean time i am gonna enjoy this lil diddy. One guess on what this video instantly reminded me of....answer after the jump!
Ok I have kept my mouth shut about Christina and he meal ticket for a long time now, so stans please give me a pass on this one. If Milli and her doe-boy don't stop matching outfits I will have a fit. I will throw a straight up fit! Like roll on the floor, kicking my legs and pulling my hair. You know why? Because one completely childish act deserves another.
Editor's Note : I am waiting on the matching jersey+jersey dress combo
I love them all, but i am counting my pennies for this one! You can't beat a Naomi Campbell Beating Bitches tee! More after the jump...all tees available now on KarmaLoop
Enjoying my instant Netflix documentary selection, I came across what looked like a interesting tale of love gone bad. The plot : man falls for lady, man is a ass, lady leaves, man goes nuts and hires men to throw acid in her face. Most of the documentary explores the relationship between Burt Pugach and Linda Riss before the legendary New York trail and after. Showing how he managed to be the most glamorous woman in NY rocking designer frames day or night, even becoming a sought after painter. He goes to jail, where he continues his trade as crooked lawyer and over all asshole. when he finally gets out of jail and Linda runs out of mine, i'm sure to your deepest regret you can guess what happens...yes they get married.
Don't spaz because i gave the ending away, there is still plenty of drama to make the film enjoyable. I tell this point because it totally caught me off guard, as i hope it does you! This woman was gorgeous! 50s glamor and pin up girl physique, but for some reason she ended up in her 30s blind and lonely and desprate enough to retreat back to the only man she could think of that loved her.
Throughout the film there are lil comments from friends and relatives that open your eyes to how much we have changed as woman. The sad sad tale of Linda throwing an amazing girls night in with her friends (post acid) when they are interrupted by an elderly woman that walks by them pushing a cart of food...alone... with no husband and they all pitty Linda. I'm not saying i don't get alil freaked when i see they old woman buy nothing but cat food at the store, but i would not think to marry an abusive ex to avoid it.
i can't help but look at this doc and see the blaring issue, the ideals our grandmothers were forced to live with. To think that this woman, had come into her own and been so brave and so strong after something so horrific had happened to her, could find herself lonely and looking back at her EXs as an option is insane! I mean we all get alil lonely, but i hope that pressure to find someone to take care of you to make miserable or to validate you as a woman is fewer and further between.
I am totally blaming this in the 50s and refrigerator ads, but as i read it, i can see how this speech is relevant yesterday today and tomorrow. Women, let's get it together!
Midfielder David Beckham has told CNN "you can't be liked by everybody" after being involved in a confrontation with unhappy supporters in his first home fixture for the Los Angeles Galaxy since returning from his spell on loan with AC Milan. The former England captain attempted to jump over a barrier as he left the field at half-time into a section of the crowd that had been jeering him. Beckham was held back by security staff, members of whom were also needed to restrain an angry fan who left his seat and rushed towards the midfielder.
"These things happen, but the majority of the fans were incredible tonight not just to me but the team as well." Beckham received a less than friendly welcome at his first home game after returning from five months with AC Milan -- the team the Galaxy faced on Sunday. A hardcore section of the crowd booed Beckham every time he touched the ball and held aloft signs reading "Go Home Fraud" and "23: Repent" in reference to his shirt number. Another read: "Hey Becks, Here Before You, Here after You, Here Despite You" while one stated: "Is evil something u are - or something u do?" Earlier this year, Beckham indicated he wanted to stay in Milan rather than return to America, stating that the standard of play was far higher in Italy.
Hahahahahha. Well I guess you can say he had it coming- I mean you can't really bite the arm that feeds you. He really shouldn't have talked all that shit- now the team might have to act professional but then fan's sure as hell don't. Oohhh I Love L.A. Check out the video below:
Matt Groenings creator of the Simpson's) Spin off child Futurama has been making a comeback with new DVD releases and syndication on Comedy Central. Fox will be bringing back the series, but it looks like along with good news, there will be bad news. The futurama character voices will be re-cast because fox could not meet the original cast salary demands. No word yet as to whether or not a new cast has been chosen or who is being sought out for the new voices.
Billy West (Fry, Professor, and Ziodberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, among others), or Tress MacNeil (Mom, and several others)
So, last week a friend and I decided to take our annual trip to one of my favorite fun in the sun spot's- Coney Island. I really like going here, the atmosphere, sun and beach overall remind me of my visits to Venice beach when I was a kid. So this just brings back happy memories, the only thing missing is the KFC chicken- but of course the hot dog's more than make up for the loss.
During our visit, we have a usual routine- Try and catch the same subway, find seat's near the most entertaining people and ensure that we are early enough to get the sun at it's peak of heat. We did all as planned and laid out in the sand for a good 2 1/2 hours to ensure there was some sort of color on our skin. I personally am a regular tone of brown through out the year but in the summer, my color always gets a nice shade of gold . So with SPF 30 in hand- I take turns laying out in the tiniest bikini possible in order to ensure no tan lines are had!
After this is in place- always have to literally lay and listen to the sounds around us. Aside from the peacefulness of the breeze and waives, we get a soundtrack of loud reggeatton, heavy Brooklyn accents and of course the Yiddish from the old ladies that lay out from 8 am till noon. This particular eclectic mix is the exact reason we love coming here. See, Coney Island- for all its stereotypical things- is in fact , real NY. The place breaths East coast summer from the People to the food- it's a definite must do activity.
After being pretty baked, we walk along the water then move to the boardwalk to take in the glorious wonder wheel, "shoot the freak" booth and get ourselves some Italian ice cream before moving on to Nathan's for Hot dogs and cheese fries. Through the day the only cause for complaint that I can really say we had was when the Thug 20 year old with his wanna be Lil Wayne chains stroked, not grabbed but stroked my friends arm and asked her to do some inappropriate activities. Classy.
With that said, it was time to leave. Upon our next visit though, I really hope to stick around long enough to get drink at the burlesque at the beach which I hear is great. That will have to be another post for another day.
Join Fashion Indie in a night of everything Marc Jacobs. The event will include video footage of Marc's previous runway shows, Marc Jacobs inspired cocktails, and beauty makeovers based off his Fall 2009 Runway Show. So compose your favorite Marc inspired looks, and meet us at The Gates for a fun night of fashion and drinks!
-thanks sooo much Ms Cherrie :) i am gonna round up some LA fashion whores and hit up this event in style! i am thinking of doing MJ - SP 2004. Thoughts?
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I know I have been obsessing about this chick Florence and her Machines for so long and trying to tell everyone i know about her magic for i can't even remember how long, at this point i give up. If you don't love her, well i don't know what to do for you. If you are finally on board after seeing her videos or hearing her album then welcome to my crazy world!
For a lil Friday happiness I send you off into the weekend with this lovely track "Hurricane Drunk" off of Lungs performed live on Radio 1!
Each week we will try to bring you a free download from a upcoming band you are sure to love! For the first one of these I think we did a pretty bad ass job with The Temper Trap
Get your FREE DOWNLOAD and more info after the link!!
This still unsigned in the US band comes to us all the way from Australia where they have put out an EP and a hand full of singles leading up to there big debut release of "Conditions", which has already hit #9 in Australia.
Over here, we know Temper Trap for their atmospheric track "Sweet Disposition" currently on the trailer for 500 Days of Summer (which we featured here)
For their next single "Down River" is available to download here! It is a beat driven track with jarring vocals that meet with the ideal indie rock melody makes for the best thing you have gotten for free all week! Click below to grab it, and make sure to let us know what you think!
The State Board of Equalization report estimates marijuana retail sales would bring $990 million from a $50-per-ounce fee and $392 million in sales taxes. The bill introduced by San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano in February would allow adults 21 and older to legally possess, grow and sell marijuana. Ammiano has promoted the bill as a way to help bridge the state's $26.3 billion budget shortfall.
Gallery1988: Los Angeles will open the third annual "Crazy 4 Cult" group art show tonight, July 16th, with an opening reception from 7 - 11 PM. This reception is free of charge and all ages.
This year's installment, dubbed "Crazy 4 Cult 3-D," will feature over 100 artists and 150 pieces of art, all reinterpreting classic cult movie scenes, characters and imagery. Called "the coolest art show in the universe" by filmmaker Kevin Smith, 2009's version is bigger and better than ever! Come celebrate with many of the artists, purchase original artwork and over 15 new, affordable prints. This exhibiton has to be seen in person! Artists such as Dan May, Ewelina Ferruso, Scott Campbell, Kirk Demarais (who's Jerk family portrait is above), Eric Fortune, Greg Simkins & Amy Sol, Nathan Spoor, Lola and Dave MacDowell take aim at films like The Big Lebowski, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Boondock Saints.
Come see the show everyone will be talking about! This show will run through August 8th.
Gallery1988 Los Angeles is located at 7020 Melrose Ave. (@ La Brea), Los Angeles, CA 90038