So sad. A Lady Gaga and Katy Perry fan committed suicide yesterday and did so while sending out goodbye tweets. The phrase #RIPKatyCatAllie became a trending topic on twitter Sunday morning and everyone immediately wondered who this person was. With some research I discovered, the young girl, Allie, had just turned 13 years old on January 12th. She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and struggled with depression.
In her last tweets she wrote,
Upon hearing of her young fans’ suicide Katy Perry then tweeted,
@housjamey, whom Allie mentioned in her tweet, real name Jamey Rodemeyer, is another young Gaga fan who committed suicide back in September 2011. He became depressed from being a bullied gay person. He was 14 years old.
It seems, Allie had been struggling with her emotions for some time. In a disturbing message the young teen posted back in November, she talks about cutting herself and discouraged others to do the same. Below is the message a friend re-tweeted.
I dont want anyone to go through the same thing as me,I know i’m hurting myself and people I care about but if my experience helps stop anyone else from cutting so be it.Don’t cut it ain’t worth it.
Before you make that first cut, remember–
You will find the blood and pain release addictive.
Even though you think you can make a few tiny cuts that aren’t deep and will heal easily.
They will get deeper.
They will scar.
They will sometimes take months to heal.
And years for the scars to fade. _______READMORE
Spoiler alert! You may have already heard the many rumors of someone being pregnant on hit reality show, ‘Love & Hip Hop’, and have even heard a number of names already mentioned, including Emily B and Yandy Smith, but it’s Kimbella who’s with child.
In the below clip, the model reveals the secret to her mother and dad that she is pregnant with her third child. Unfortunately, her live in boyfriend and rapper Juelz Santana has gotten himself in trouble with the law. She’s left with time to reflect on their relationship and what the future holds.
Although she wants marriage, something her mom also wants for the pair, she is faced with many uncertainties and fears.
In the wake of Etta James‘ cancer diagnosis and passing I was given the pleasure of learning about her and listening to some of her music. Not only did this woman live, but she had guts but she could belt her heart out! It’s always sad that it takes someone’s passing or getting ill before you realize and acknowledge their worth.
James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, on January 25, 1938, to a teen mother and unknown father. She suspected her father was the pool player Rudolf “Minnesota Fats” Wanderone, the most recognized pool player in the United States of his time. They met briefly in 1987 but Fats would not confirm or deny that he was, in fact, her father. He died in 1995.
Her mother was neglectful and James was raised by a number of caregivers. Early on, she was recognized for her strong vocals and attended a South Central Los Angeles church where she’d put it on display.
In 1950, her mother took her to San Francisco, and James formed a group called the Peaches. The group was later mentored by singer Johnny Otis. However, Etta eventually left the group to become a solo act. In her career she would face many demons, including a drug and substance abuse addiction and garnered a reputation for her vulgar antics.
One thing can be said, however, she may very well be the best female blues singer of our time.
I’ve put together some tribute videos of songs some of you may have never heard but should. You hear the power in her voice and just how talented this woman was in the prime of her career. She will be missed. Enjoy.
It’s been confirmed. Penn State coach, Joe Paterno, passed away Sunday morning of lung cancer at the age of 85. Although, reports surfaced late Saturday night that the coach had passed, his family have now confirmed his passing wasn’t until this morning. As head coach of Penn State, Paterno has won more games than any other coach in major college football history. He was, however, fired last November amidst the child abuse sex scandal of a former coaching assistant, Jerry Sandusky. Paterno was accused on not taking appropriate action after discovering the allegations against Sandusky.
In an official statement Paterno’s family states,
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled…He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.”
Did anyone see this coming? Heidi Klum is expected to file for divorce from husband of 6 years, Seal. The couple, who’ve been looked at as one of Hollywood’s most happy, in love and stable unions, is not so happy, in love or stable. Who knew?
Private eye, TMZ, has learned, Heidi is expected to file for divorce sometime early next week, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.
The German model and British singer began dating in 2004 and were married May 10th, 2005 . The two, even began renewing their vows each year as a symbol of their undying love for one another. They became just as known for their annual Halloween bash many celebs flock to each year.
Together, the couple have sons – Henry Günther, 6, and Johan Riley, 5, daughter, Lou Soulula, 2, and raise daughter Leni, 7, from Klum’s prior relationship with Flavio Briatore.
Heidi and Seal have yet to deny or confirm the allegations.
Teyana Taylor stopped by Power 105.1 morning show with The Breakfast Club; Angela Yee, Charlamagne, and DJ Self, Friday morning, to discuss what has been on everyone’s mind. Just what exactly is it that has made her famous? Did Pharell drop her from label Star Trek and when we can expect an album if any? She talks being friends with Chris Brown, past relationships and even addressed rumors about her sexuality and fights she’s had. Teyana was actually very open and honest. Great Interview.
Rihanna is still looking hot on her Hawaiian vacation. This time, the singer wore a black thong bikini while she surfed, or just pretended to surf while posing and looking pretty for photographers. The singer has been debuting a new bikini look, just about, every day since her Hawaiian get away began nearly a week ago. But whose complaining, right? After all, she looks good!
She’s sexy! I think I have a girl crush. Just love her!
Yesterday, I post a video of President Barack Obamasinging a bit of the chorus to Al Green’s hit song “Let’s Stay Together”. To much surprise, the President actually did a fantastic job. Now, this singer is giving his own feedback.
Green tells TMZ that the President did a “terrific” job and “nailed it”.
“I was thrilled that the President even mentioned my name, and if the President can get the economy going again and get everything going that he wants to, then we’ll all be together.”
Beyonce Knowles has released an official statement sending her condolences to Etta James‘ family since the announcement of her passing this morning. The two had become acquainted when Knowles played James in her role in the 2008 film ‘Cadillac Records’.
Although James had slammed the singer after President Barack Obama had chosen her to singer Etta’s greatest hit, “At Last”, at the 2009 Inaugural Ball, the star had only kind words to say. She stated,
“I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime.”
“Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.”
During a concert Etta was quoted as saying, “That woman he had singing for him, singing my song … she’s going to get her ass whipped.”
James’ family later blamed her outburst on her battle with dementia.
Chris Brown is recruiting a number of artists to help out on his forthcoming album, ‘Fortune’. This time, he has enlisted rapper Nas to spit a few bars. Hopefully, the single will make the cut. Here are the two men posing in the studio together.
More video spoofs are being made from the original “Sh*t Girls Say” by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Shepperd. One very funny spoof made recently, “Sh*t Spanish Girls Say”, is hastily becoming a fan favorite. I must admit, I laughed pretty hard when I watched it the first time, and, I’m sure you will too.