The week has just begun, but sadly, the sun has set on country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert who were like the country version of Jay Z and Beyonce to me. Tyrese Gibson calls out LA radio stations and the final nails are set in Bill Cosby dead career.
If you don’t know who Tyrese is, you need to get with the program. Over 20 years ago he busted on the scene in a Coca Cola commercial and has not slowed down since. From movies to modeling to singing, he is one of the hardest working men in show business.
With that, in his approach to his latest album Black Rose he has gone totally independent. It has it’s challenges and one of them according to Tyrese, is that mainstream stations like Kiss FM and Z-100 don’t play urban music as much as they play pop music. He argues that while the predominately white stations (he didn’t use that term but that’s pretty much what he meant) don’t give much love to black artists whose songs are hella good and making waves in the music industry, white artists who sing R&B more easily get love from black stations as well as pop stations giving them a broader reach.
In a Facebook note, he posed the questions, “Do you think there is a lack of diversity in radio? Is mainstream radio really being fair with their approach?” He brings up a good point in his quest to push his music independently. It is a lot easier to get play on the big stations when you have a record company behind you and it shouldn’t be that way.
I have to really hand it to Tyrese. He handled it with all kinds of “dignity.” He was respectful and said what he had to say without saying what other would have. The numbers for his new album look good and in the first week he has sold almost 100,000 copies. I think what he is doing is commendable and while it is definitely easier for someone like him (being an actor, singer etc.) it is a great example to follow for those looking to do things independently.
The saga that is Bill Cosby’s sexual misconduct just continues get more and more twisted. The most recent developments in his story is that not only did he seduce young women, he did so because he was famous and because of drugs.
The details of a deposition revealed that he promised women things like his mentorship and career advice. And of course he sought to use his financial means to keep all of this from his wife. He admitted to doing these things and more over ten years ago and yet then and still now, does not consider himself a sexual predator. Once more, he presented himself as someone who was just going with the flow of what other men of his age and stature of the time did.
As the deposition shows, he has a long history of having his way with women that speaks to a larger issue. He obviously doesn’t respect women.
Now, I think it is fair to say that not every woman he came in contact with sexually was drugged or taken advantage of. Let’s be honest here, a lot of people are willing to do certain things with certain people to get to a certain place. But at the same time that does not take away from the fact that he admitted to using drugs to get what he wanted from some who were not willing to do “certain things.”
At this point in the game, I don’t think there is really any fixing the damage that has been done to his reputation and his legacy.
It’s what Hollywood stories are made of. A dead man was found in the pool of actress Demi Moore home, having drowned. The details of the situation are forth coming but those that have come forth seem a little sketchy if you ask me.
According to reports, the man was at the house because Demi’s caretaker threw a party. No I don’t know what caretaker means either. He apparently could not swim and somehow someway slipped and fell in the pool. For, whatever reason, when everyone else left at some point during the party, he stayed behind and that is when the deed happened. Soooo how do they know he slipped and fell in the pool?
Now am I the only one who thinks this sounds kind of funky? I mean why is someone who is invited to another person’s house by someone who doesn’t even own the place staying behind when the host and everyone else leaves?
It is reported that Demi no her kids were home when it happened.
Miranda Lambert fans had an early warning sign that trouble was brewing at her Cheyenne Frontier Days concert in Wyoming when the country star literally had to stop halfway through her performance of “The House That Built Me” as she struggled to fight back tears.
“The last thing someone wants to do is cry in front of 19,000 people,” she said, asking the crowd to help her finish singing the ballad.
Originally written for Shelton, 39, to record, he played the song for his then-fiancée while driving down the road one night. After hearing the lyrics she burst into tears, feeling an undeniable connection to the lyrics. “I took one look at her and just said, ‘If you have this strong of a reaction to a song, you need to record it!’” Lambert has recounted that story many times in press interviews.
If fans had looked even closer, they would have noticed that she performed the concert without her wedding band. News had been brewing for some time that there was trouble with the country version of Jay Z and Beyonce, but they were able to keep it officially under wraps until the divorce was finalized on Monday.
Shelton filed for the divorce, and the couple released the following statement:
“This is not the future we envisioned,” the former couple announced in a joint statement. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”