Should Parents Stay Together For The Kids?

I posed a question, should parents stay together for the sake of their children? I say no!

As  a product of two parents who acted like they hated each other, and probably really do, I strongly believe it is never a good idea to stay together for the sake of your children.

Am I a parent? No. And I already know exactly what you’re thinking, but I can speak from a child’s perspective because I’ve been that child. Honestly, despite what you’ve heard, not every child want to see their parents together, not when they can’t stand each other.

Fact is, when you’re an adult, especially one with children, you seek stability. The kind of stability (financial) you may not be able to produce alone. And I honestly get that. Believe me, I do. But raising your children in an environment where there is hostility and emotional instability creates a child with emotional baggage, hence, resulting in an adult with emotional problems. Your child is doomed from the start.

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Demi Moore Rushed To Hospital For Substance Abuse, Pulls Out From Movie

Actress Demi Moore was rushed to a LA hospital, Tuesday night, for what appears to be substance abuse, according to TMZ. However, her rep has reported the issue to be extreme exhaustion.

“Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health, ” says her rep.  She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.”

Now, it’s reported, Moore has withdrawn from the production of film, ‘Lovelace’. A biopic of former porn star Linda Lovelace. Demi was set to play a feminist activist, Gloria Steinem, who became know for taking a stance against pornography.

Back in November amidst cheating allegations, Demi filed for divorce from actor and husband of 5 years, Ashton Kutcher. He was last seen at a party when Moore was rushed to the hospital.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery Demi.

(Photo: @mrskutcher)

Tyler Perry Shares His Ideas On Success, Says “Anything Is Possible”

In a recent video blog, producer, writer, and actor Tyler Perry shares his advise on how to become successful.

He says, “Plant your seed in the ground, water it, and believe…I planted my seed, I worked really hard…focus on one thing, one area, put all of your energy into watering one area. If you spread the water across many, many seeds you won’t have as much water for that one seed. Focus on that one thing, make it your priority and stick with it not matter what.”

I must admit, although I loved many of Tyler’s plays pre-big screens and big budgets, I have since found his more recent work repetitive and, at times, buffonery. However,, I think he should be applauded for all he’s been able to achieve. He’s broken many barriers and his art is just that, his art. For fellow producers who’ve handed out their criticism I’d say to counter act those portrayals of black people they hate so much, do something about it. Show another aspect. Nonetheless, you have to give credit where it’s due and because of all his hard work, he deserves his success. Well said Tyler!

[New Music] Rasheeda: “Legs To The Moon” Feat. Kandi

Atlanta rapper/singer, Rasheeda, is back with a new music off her forthcoming mix tape ‘Boss B*tch Music 4′. The single, “Legs To The Moon” features singer/songwriter and ‘Housewives of Atlanta’ star, Kandi Burress. Check it out below.

So what are your thoughts, hot or hmm?

Rasheeda’s mix tape will be release on January 30th. You can find out more on the artist at Imbossy.com.

The 90 Day Rule

A man knows within the first week of meeting you what bucket you fall into.

You will either be his    wife/potential girlfriend \_/    Friend  \_/   Jumpoff \_/

Jumpoff also includes those other ambiguous terms such as “friends with benefits”, “she cool and we chilling” and “I don’t want a relationship but we can still have sex until you realize I’m not going to change my mind and leave.”

Be that as it may, women everywhere are still instituting the 90 day rule. Steve Harvey’s 90 day rule, made famous in his book Act like a Lady and Think Like a Man equates a relationship to a job. In his 2009 Essence Music Festival interview he says “You work a job 90 days before you get a benefits package…”  This rule suggests that you should wait 90 days to have sex with a man to show him you respect yourself, discover his intentions and make him value you  more.

I’ll risk being stoned and beg to differ.

How a man treats you after sex was pre-determined by your behavior before the sex. Whether you waited three minutes or three months to sleep with him, he’s already determined your bucket based on your personality and behaviors. Guess what you will still be after the orgasm if he never saw you as anything more than a jumpoff? A ‘waited until day 90’ jumpoff.

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By: Dee Rene
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[Recap] ‘Love & Hip Hop 2′ Season Finale

The season finale of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Season 2′ gave the women an opportunity to really reflect on their lives, how far they’ve come and what they hope for in the future.

While Chrissy, Mama Jones and Jimmy are finally in a good place, Kimbella now has to face life, at least for now, being a single mother. After revealing she’s pregnant again,  she confides in Yandy about the emotional roller coaster she’s dealt with in her relationship and an uncertain future. Yandy has mixed feelings about the way her business relationship ended with Jimmy but is optimistic about the many possibilities that lays ahead. Olivia is still without the major record deal she seeks while Emily remains on her own she still longs for a committed and loving relationship with rapper Fabolous and Somaya heads back to LA for new beginnings.

Take a look at some of the most memorable moments for the finale show.

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Vanessa Bryant Gets Half; $75 Million, Three Mansions And Now Basketball Wives Wants Her!

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant have finally reached an agreement in their divorce settlement. According to TMZ, Vanessa will gain three mansions, and half of the athletes $150 million net worth, $75 million. Under California law, because the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement and were together for 10 years (the minimum) Vanessa is almost guaranteed half of her husband’s assets.

Back in December, Vanessa filed for divorce, many believe to be due to Kobe’s cheating ways, and released a statement asking that media outlets respect their privacy through the couple’s difficult time.

The three mansions, one occupied by her mother and the other two intended to have been Kobe’s bachelor pads, are worth an additional 18 million. I’d say Vanessa is clearly #winning!

And now, the popular celebrity site is campaigning for the newly single, Vanessa Bryant, to join the cast of VH1 hit reality show, ‘Basketball Wives’. Although it believed the network were once pining to add her to the cast, efforts were quickly shut down because of Vanessa’s marriage to the famous athlete.

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Seal Speaks For The First Time On His Pending Divorce From Model Heidi Klum

During his interview with Tavis Smiley, for the first time, Seal addresses the announcement of his pending divorce. Although he was there to promote his latest album, ‘Soul 2′, in wake of his separation, he decided to clear the air about his feelings for wife Heidi Klum.

Here’s a bit of what he had to say.

“We have a tremendous amount of love and respect for each other and of course our children are our first priority and I think we pretty much said everything that we needed to say in the statement that we released but how does one stay focus? Just because you decide to separate I don’t think you all of a sudden stop loving each other, I don’t think you all of a sudden stop becoming friends, especially, when there are other things to take into consideration like family. And so, to be honest, it’s not really that difficult and it’s not really that much of an issue. What one has to do in this situation is to remain civil, and to retain one’s dignity, to be professional, and to understand that we are not the only people on this planet that are going through this.It is just unfortunate a chapter of life.”

On whether they’ll l have an ugly breakup Seal went on to say, “We’re just not those types of people and we never have been.”

The full interview airs this Friday, January 27th, on PBS.

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Aretha Franklin Calls Off Wedding!

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In our WTF moment of the day, the award goes to Aretha Franklin! She has called off her wedding to longtime boyfriend William “Willie” Wilkerson.

Just earlier this month, the singer announced she would be marrying her companion. However, in an official statement released by the singer, Aretha states,

“Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time.”

“We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends.”

What?!! “Moving too fast?” But, haven’t they been together like…..forever!

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Tracy Morgan Rushed To Hospital

Comedian and actor, Tracy Morgan, was rushed to the hospital last night after he collapsed while attending the Sundance Film Festival.

Morgan was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah and fell unconscious following his acceptance speech and exiting the building.

Although initially thought to be the result of intoxication, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, tells TMZ, no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.

Morgan’s rep, Lewis Kay, also released a statement saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention.”

Already back in good spirits, just this morning the comedian tweeted, “Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.”

This isn’t the first time the star has faced health problems, however. In early 2011 Morgan revealed he had had a kidney transplant from complications of his Type 1 Diabetes.

Get well soon Tracy.

Rihanna & Chris Brown Photo Leaked! Are They Really Spending Time Together?

Because we don’t start rumors and like to clear them up (*cough*) we just happen to be on twitter, last night, when a photo of Rihanna and Chris Brown just so happened to have made it’s way on Twitterville.  Of course, fans and foes, were in a frenzy.

Truth be told…it’s fake! In fact, it’s Photoshopped and was taken from a Chris and Rihanna fan page, appropriately titled—“Chrianna”. Looks real doesn’t it?! How cute….remember that name? You know, back when they were dating and it was cool to merge celebrity names together to create a new name, like “Brangelina” and “Bennifer”?

Fans are so obsessed with these two getting back together, that they’re willing to go to extremely lengths to make it a reality. The site is actually pretty convincing and really good, I’ll give it that. They’re even sites dedicated to telling these two love story; drawing up a fictional tale of just how they met, two young stars in the making, and how they fell in love. It’s pretty sappy, romantic even. But I sometimes think that these fans are going a bit too far, living their lives through that of their favorite celebs. Scary! Well, they do call them “STANS” for a reason.

Head over to Chriana.tumblr.com for more on “ChriannaGate”.

Heidi & Seal Confirms Divorce!

Many wondered if the rumors that Heidi Klum and Seal were headed for divorce were true, and it seems, they are. The couple have released an official statement via People to confirm their separation.

The statement reads,

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.

“We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart. This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition.

“We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Heidi and Seal are parents to four children, Henry Günther, 6, and Johan Riley, 5, daughter, Lou Soulula, 2, and daughter Leni, 7, from Klum’s previous relationship. Seal legally adopted the child in 2005.

We wish them well in this difficult time.

(Photo: Getty Images)