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Mariah the man is not nearly as good looking as Mariah the diva!!

Why is she cross-dressing as a man?! Is she going undercover?! lol Hell no! It’s for the music video for her new single “Obsessed”!

Mariah was in New York City yesterday acting the male parts that were originally given to Adam Samberg. However, Adam backed out when he found out the song was presumably anti-Eminem… In the video, Mariah even dresses a lot like Eminem and seems to be responding to his comments about her and her hubby Nick Cannon, which he sang in his new single “Bagpipes From Baghdad.”

In the song “Obsessed,” Mariah says: “Why are you so obsessed with me/ Lying that you’re sexing me/ It’s clear that you’re upset with me….You’re delusional/ Boy, you’re losing your mind.”

Ahhhh — the war of the words spilling into the videos now!!

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First we had Ed, then Farrah and finally MJ… or so we thought… so much for things happening in 3s! To top off the week, Billy Mays passed away and brought the total number of celebrity deaths for last week to 4… crazy stuff!

In this next case, I am hoping that things won’t happen in 3s… just hours ago, another airbus has crashed into the ocean… that’s 2 airbus crashes in 1 month… this time, a Yemeni jetliner with more than 150 people aboard crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros (just off the coast of Africa). It crashed about 1h before reaching it’s destination with no indications of foul play. Just like flight A330 on route to Paris on June 1st, all onboard are believed dead. Just horrible news… let this one be the last one for a while; we don’t need to hear about a 3rd crash anytime soon…

Cool facts about the Micheal Jackson I want to remember…

** He was truly the King of Pop — five of his solo albums are among the world’s best selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

** He is credited for breaking down racial barriers & transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool. Man — how scary was that Thriller video!! lol By consequence, MJ is also credited for bringing MTV to fame!

** He was inducted TWICE into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he holds several Guinness World Records — including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”, he’s won 13 Grammy Awards and has sold over 750 million album worldwide.

** Jackson co-wrote the charity single “We Are the World” with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief. He later won a Humanitarian of the Year award & was listed in the book of Guinness World Records (2000) for his support of 39 charities, more than any other entertainer or personality. He sometimes invited underprivileged children to watch his concerts for free & enjoy Neverland Ranch for the day.

** He truly is a king! During a trip to the Ivory Coast of Africa in 1993, Jackson was crowned “King Sani” by a tribal chief. He signed official documents formalizing his kingship and sat on a golden throne while presiding over ceremonial dances!!!

** Great quote: “Star of records, radio, rock video. A one-man rescue team for the music business. A songwriter who sets the beat for a decade. A dancer with the fanciest feet on the street. A singer who cuts across all boundaries of taste and style and color too”

First we lost Ed McMahon on Tuesday and then, 2 days later, a double wammy — both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson pass away… what a week of lost and sadness…

I have to admit that the lost of Micheal Jackson is the one that affects me the most right now. I grew up watching “Star Search” — man I LOVED that show — but I think I saw Ed as an older gentlemen that saw his time come. A big lost, yes, but nothing like the gutted feeling I have towards Micheal Jackson’s lost.

I was too young to be a real fan of Farrah Fawcett. I knew of her smile and her hair, but not really of her work (except that she had been an angel). Still, I am quite sad to see Farrah go — I knew of her fight to beat cancer & how she insprired many to talk about a type of cancer that until then was quite taboo. A big lost, yes, but …

Micheal Jackson dead… wow… what a slap in the face reality wise. It is hard to believe. He has been there my whole time growing up. I can think back to elementary school singing “ABC 123” badly, High School slow dancing to “Will You Be There“, CEGEP being amazed by the video for “Black or White” and University anticipating his Invincible comeback album… I remember my first years as a teacher hoping the allegations against him were false and my first years on the radio using any kind of story that had MJ in it, knowing it would be good content! We have lost a spirit that has transformed not only the music industry but the way we see the world.

I kind of envied Micheal Jackson. I also kind of pitied him. What kid did not want at one point a pet monkey or a merry-go-round in their back yard! I wanted both! He lived it all! However, can you imagine the childhood he went through?! No wonder he was stuck in that era… I am really sad for the Weirdo Jacko part of his life; the disappearing nose, the bleached face, the allegations, the losses and the exil… behind it all hid a MJ that we will never really get to discover. One that was hiding from a horrible past, one that had identity issues, one that we all somewhat hoped would explain to us in 20-30 years how it all went wrong…

They say that his big music comeback next month was not for money, but for this longing feeling he had to have his kids see him on stage. I think it is sad that these kids will never have a chance to see their father’s fans. They’ve grown up with those criticizing their father’s decision to mask them, their father’s money issues & allegations… they will never get to see the love he has spread, the inspiration he had on others and the devotion many have for a man that took steps towards changing the world we all live in… A big lost, yes…

RIP MJ

Tom Elton (convicted murderer for the 1975 killing of a fellow prison inmate) meets Brenda Blondell (convicted murderer for the drowning of a 21-year-old drug addict back in 87) when out on parole and as they both become prisoners’ rights activists.  Soon after, they marry!! Ahhhh love!!!!

Here’s the twist — Tom is now being charged with murder after his wife was found stabbed to death in Surrey, B.C.!!!! Oops! Seriously, don’t you think they were both playing with fire and there were chances that this would happen!!??

If Elton is convicted, the parole board will once again have some explaining to do, as he appeared to be a serial violator of his conditions. Ayayaille!!!

Did you know that, according to Environment Canada, cow burps are responsible for nearly 75% of total methane emissions — a greenhouse gas that causes global warming!?

So, in order to save the world from climate changes, Canadian scientists are working to breed a special kind of cow that will burp less!!!

Since the methane burp is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, researchers at University of Alberta are looking at genes behind the methane produced inside the cow’s 4 stomachs in order to make them more environmentally friendly!

Ranchers can make a cow “greener” by breeding cattle that grow faster (therefore spending less time in the field grazing) and/or cattle that has been made more efficient at converting feed into muscle (producing less methane and waste). Already, ranchers are getting 1$ to 10$ carbon credits per cow head if they feed their livestock a diet higher in energy and edible oil, which ferment less than grass!

Green cows that burp less — what a great storyline for a kid’s book!

Two big couples with 2 big stories, kinda came to 2 big conclusions last night…

First off, Jon & Kate Gosselin’s big announcement was no surprise — 10 days after their 10th year anniversary, the couple announced their official separation with divorce papers already being filed. Honestly, I think it is a shame. Eight children are involved and I have part of me who truly believes that this family might still be together if it were not for the show. Kate always seemed to want it more, act out for the cameras, taking it out on Jon — makes you wonder what would have been…

Jon called yesterday’s episode his “hardest” show ever.

So how are they going to be doing this?! The kids will remain at their $1.1 million home in Reading, Pa., with Kate and “Jon will also come here when it is his days, and we will flip-flop that way.”

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Secondly, it was Rihanna’s big day in court yesterday; ready to testify against Chris Brown. Well, that did not happen!!! Chris Brown pleaded guilty, as part of a plea bargain, to one count of felony assault against Rihanna.

In exchange for the plea, Chris received 5 years probation, 180 days of hard labour community service, he must obey a protective order (he cannot harm or harass Rihanna) and a stay-away order (he must stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna — who thought this was unnecessary and had it reduced to 10 yards if at a public event). Finally, Chris brown will have to go into domestic violence counseling.

The judge pushed it one step further, adding a two-way order preventing Rihanna from ever contacting Chris!

Chris will be officially sentenced August 5th.


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