Saturday, February 09, 2019

I Ain't One To Gossip But ...


I’ve always liked actor Liam Neeson after seeing him as the deaf, mute war veteran in Suspect. But who knew that it might have been best for Neeson to be, well, mute in real life?

Neeson is promoting Cold Pursuit in which he plays a man who goes on a killing spree after someone close to him is killed or hurt or kidnapped; in other words, it’s like another Taken movie. But while talking with The Independent about the film Neeson shared a terrible story about how, when he was much younger, he spent days hunting for any black man to hurt or maim or kill … seriously. It began when a close friend told him that she’d been raped by a black man and that sent Neeson off:
“I asked, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person. I went up and down areas with a cosh [a heavy metal bar], hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some  ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
Yes. He did say that because a friend of his was raped by a black man that he wanted to kill any black man that crossed his path. Seriously … mute would have been better than admitting you were on same racist hunt for any black man to kill.

Someone should tell Neeson when it’s best to stop talking because his promotional tour has become less about the film and more about his admission of racism.
I’m’a just say it … Mo’Nique is a hot mess. She’s raised the roof over the way she thinks she was badly treated by everyone from Oprah to Tyler Perry to Lee Daniels; she thinks Netflix should be boycotted because they didn’t pay her as much as they paid Amy Schumer for a comedy special; while on The View she tussled with Whoopi Goldberg and then began calling Goldberg “the help” in a subsequent interviews; and now even Steve Harvey isn’t safe.

While appearing on Harvey’s chat show, Mo’Nique ALLEGEDLY got so irritated by Harvey that she threatened to hit him when he told her that she needed to publicly apologize to Whoopi and that’s when she threatened to hit him, and Steve said if she did that, her husband better come out onstage so they could square off.

Mo’Nique? You’re funny and talented, but you’re really angry. Switch to decaf, girl, because one day the punches will be coming at you.
NeNe Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta has an ego as big as her veneers because she’s now saying that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump stole PUMP restaurant from her.

Seriously. NeNe went on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show to accuse Vanderpump of theft though she couldn’t remember her name and started off calling her Lisa Rinna:
“You know I actually said the wrong name. … I meant Lisa Vanderpump. I did not mean to say Lisa Rinna. She knows that we have a little something, something she did to me. I’ve never really addressed it. … She did some real foul shit to me.”
NeNe says she was debating buying the space in West Hollywood that is now PUMP and opening a bar and even consulted restauranteur Vanderpump about it:
“At the time, Greg [Leakes] and I were living in [LA] and I was working on Glee and New Normal. We ride down that West Hollywood area where all the gay bars are—and I have a large gay fanbase—and I kept thinking, ‘It would be so cool if I had a bar right in here somewhere.’ And that space was empty and kind of raggedy-looking and torn down.”
Nene then spoke to Vanderpump about the idea of a bar and says Lisa convinced her not to do it, and then swooped in and bought the place herself.

Right, NeNe, I believe you …especially since PUMP opened almost five years ago and you’re only yapping now. And what might you have called it?  Because I’d rather hang at a gay bar called PUMP than one called LEAKES.
In what I first thought was an epic joke, I’ve now learned that Tyra “Fivehead” Banks wants to open a theme park called … wait for it … Modelland in the Santa Monica Place shopping mall. Opening this year, the 21,000-square-foot space will be a “fantasy version of the modelling world” and will let visitors “be the dream version of themselves.”

For the love of Balenciaga, it isn’t a joke. And it will crash and burn faster than a Kanye West fashion show.
Cindy McCain, the widow John McCain, has been a wealthy entitled heiress all her life. The bulk of the McCains’ wealth was always from Cindy’s family. Cindy has a daughter, Bridget, whom she adopted from Bangladesh.

Keep that in mind … in a radio interview on KTAR Cindy claimed she singlehandedly stopped a human trafficking incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport:
“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted—it looked odd—it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me. I went over to the police and told them what I saw, and they went over and questioned her, and, by God, she was trafficking that kid.”
McCain also said the woman was waiting for the man who bought the child to arrive from his flight, but Phoenix police say that, while officers did respond to Cindy’s call, there was no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment.

So, Cindy McCain sees a … and I’m guessing here … a brown woman with a white child … or even vice versa … and instantly calls the police? Cindy McCain, a white woman with a Bangladeshi daughter, called the police on a mother and child for merely existing.

Perhaps she and Liam Neeson should hook up and make the world safe from brown people.
I thought NeNe’s story was the height of incredulity and then Tyra swooped in with Modelland. But neither one compares to this story …at the Grammys this Sunday Jennifer Lopez will be performing a tribute to … wait for it … it’s epic … Motown, the legendary record label celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

I guess all those artists who were, or are, part of the Motown family, were unable to attend? Or maybe JLo wriggled her fat ass in the front of the line. More ironic is that Diana Ross will be performing at the Grammys as well, but not as part of the Motown tribute.

Seriously.
Last week Michael Bolton was doing a live TV interview with Australia’s The Morning Show to talk about the release of a new album of hits which have been rearranged with an orchestra and it appeared to the viewers and to hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur that he had fallen asleep.

No surprise there, his music has also made me slip into a coma.

14 comments:

Blobby said...

Is there anyone, other than Steve Harvey, that doesn't think Steve Harvey should be slapped?

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Whoa Nelly! What a box of crayons! I think Mo’nique needs to take several seats, as well as NeNe. Liam Neeson, et tu? I can’t.

the dogs' mother said...

chortle - box of crayons - works well for this group!

mistress maddie said...

Funny how this space rolls around so quick each week for idiots.

Thank goodness I don't have to work with them. if I did I'd be like Sweetie, Im gonna need you to put those few remaining brain cells together and work with me here.

Deedles said...

Liam, Liam, Liam, what if it was a white guy? Would you act the same way to every one you came across? Maybe, but I doubt it.
One would think for a tribute to Motown they'd come up with someone who can really, I don't know, sing?
Mo'nique get therapy, stat!
I don't suppose that any one up in here with more money than brains would ever consider building a homeless shelter or anything helpful like that? Dollywood brought business to her hometown and helped the people living there.

BootsandBraids said...

Oops! Call me crazy but I can’t wait for Model Land to open so I can be the dream version of myself. Santa Monica is an overnight stay from me so hopefully I can get there before it crashes and burns.

anne marie in philly said...

sweet mother of pearl, what a racist/idiotic/hateful collection of trash this week, bob.

sheila morris said...


Liam and Cindy McCain...wow...I'm seeing a movie idea here: Entitled White People Vigilantes. Oops. I think I've seen that movie too many times.
Oh, Bob...if only we ran the world.

Bob Slatten said...

@Deedles
If it was a white guy, I don't think Liam would have left the house.

As for the Motown tribute howsabout getting performers who actually worked at Motown. The only connection JLo has to Motown is that she probably owned an American care. Once.

@Sixpence
A box of unsharpened crayons.

@Sheila
::::sigh:::: If only .....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I didn't know Michael Bolton was still around!

The Cool Cookie said...

What Blobby said. So sick of Steve Harvey. But then, again, I am also sick of Andy Cohen.

Dave R said...

Liam was a decent actor who gave up drama for action movies because they paid more. Never a big fan of his.

Any person who goes by a single name, like Mo'Nique will never reach the level of "hot mess."

There's someone named Ne NeNe on television? Does she have a last name?

Cindy Who? Her middle name wouldn't happen to be Lou would it?

Michael who?

Moving with Mitchell said...

All I'm going to say is I never GOT Michael Bolton. Found his voice unpleasant, his music boring, and (unlike Oprah) I didn't find him at all sexy!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

I can't believe this! I feel outraged! Someone gave Jenny McCarthy her own show???