Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ALERT: Timewarner Cable Subscribers Are Going To Lose Channels Tonight At 12:01AM!!

As a customer of TimeWarner Cable, this is freakin ridiculous! They are really showing how much they are concerned about their subscribers! A bunch of BS! The Drama is already starting on the eve of a New Year! Work it out!


Time Warner cable losing channels is the drama of the day. Viacom and Time Warner were unable to work out their differences and as a consequence cable viewers will lose 19 channels at 12:01 AM on January 1st. Time Warner Cable subscribers will lose 19 Viacom channels including:

Comedy Central; CMT: Pure Country; Logo; MTV; MTV 2, Nickelodeon; Noggin; Nick 2; Nicktoons; Spike; The N; TV Land; Vh1; Vh1 Classic, etc...

Here is a statement issued by Viacom:

This move by Time Warner Cable to force such channels as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV off the air is another example of a cable company overreaching for profit at the expense of its viewers.

The renewal we are seeking is reasonable and modest relative to the profits TWC enjoys from our networks. We have asked for an increase of less than 25 cents per month, per subscriber, which adds up to less than a penny per day for all 19 of MTV Networks’ channels. We make this request because TWC has so greatly undervalued our channels for so long. Americans spend more than 20% of their TV viewing time watching our networks, yet our fees amount to less than 2.5% of what Time Warner generates from their average customer.

Throughout the country, we have negotiated equitable license agreement renewals, or are in the final stages of renewals, with virtually every cable and satellite carrier. Nevertheless, Time Warner Cable has dismissed our efforts at a fair compromise and has effectively chosen to deny its customers some of the most popular TV shows on the air.

As a result, we are sorry to say that for Time Warner Cable customers our networks will go dark as of 12:01 on January 1st, denying Time Warner customers shows like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and The Hills.

Ultimately, however, if Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and the rest of our programming is discontinued – over less than a penny per day - we believe viewers will see this behavior by their cable company as outrageous.

Time Warner Cable subscribers who are being handed a January 1st $3 monthly increase in Raleigh, Orange County, Los Angeles, and New York City are simultaneously facing the removal of beloved shows across 19 channels.

We find it a shame that Time Warner Cable remains unreasonable at this time. We hope its leadership will have a change of heart and will seek to negotiate a fair renewal agreement.

The First Family Moves To DC This Weekend!

President Elect Barack Obama and family are headed to DC! That's Right! Clean House! In 20 days, Bush will be out and Obama's Presidency officially begins!Photobucket

The Obama family will move to Washington D.C. this weekend, according to the Barack Obama’s transition team.

“The president-elect will be here in Washington to continue work on an economic recovery plan,” the team announced.

He, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters Malia and Sasha will stay at a Washington hotel through Jan. 15. From there, they will move into the Blair House, which is the president’s guest house and stands across the street from the White House. Inauguration events begin Jan. 20.
The transition team added: “[Obama] will also be here for the beginning of school.”

Gov. Blagojevich's Lawyer Abruptly Quits!

Discraced and Defiant Illinois Governor Blagojevich just doesn't seem to "get" it. Especially when your legal team begins to unravel. It's ovah!

The Blagojevich administration’s top lawyer, William J. Quinlan, resigned today — the same day that the governor announced he’s decided to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat.

“Today, I have decided to resign my position as General Counsel and return to private practice,” Quinlan wrote in a memo to his staff.

Just Trife!

Charles Barkley Arrested On Suspicion of a DUI!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Former NBA player Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving early Wednesday morning.

An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m., said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.
Barkley declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test. The results weren't immediately available.

After Barkley was processed, he was cited and released. He left in a cab, Shuhandler said.
Shuhandler said there was nothing remarkable about Barkley's arrest and that it is customary to release people after they've been arrested on suspicion of DUI.
"There was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody," Shuhandler said. "He was treated exactly like we treat anybody else."


SMH @ the fact that the breath test was declined. Okay People! It's New Year's Eve... make sure you have a safe one!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Movie Trailer: "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail" In Theatres 2.20.09!

Tyler Perry is back with another hilarious and hella funny installment of the "Madea" franchise. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail" will be in theatres on 2.20.09! Support Tyler people!!

Jay and Bey Spotted At Nikki Beach!

Beyonce & Jay-Z were spotted shopping at Nikki Beach in the Caribbean last night. Gotta love the Carters! Nice to see them relaxing and taking a break gearing up for what I'm sure will be another FAB year for them both!


Mychal Bell Of 'Jena 6' Accidentally Shoots Himself!

Mychal Bell, one of the "Jena 6" whose case brought national attention to racial tensions in the small Louisiana town two years ago, accidentally shot himself in the shoulder Monday evening, according to CNN.

Bell was cleaning a gun and the firearm discharged unexpectedly, his lawyer said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, where he was treated.

Bell's lawyer, Carol Powell-Lexing, told CNN her client underwent surgery on Monday night. At press time Bell was unable to speak, CNN reported, but authorities said the injury was not life threatening. Bell has not been charged with any crime.

Monroe, Louisiana, police Sgt. Cassandra Wooten says the 18-year-old wounded himself around 7:40 p.m. in Monroe. He's been staying with a foster family there, reports The Associated Press.

Wooten believes Bell was upset over media coverage of his arrest last week on a shoplifting charge. Bell was arrested Christmas Eve and booked on a shoplifting charge, police said Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. He was freed on $1,300 bond following his arrest at a mall in Monroe, La. He also was booked on charges of resisting arrest and simple assault.

In 2006, Bell, along with five other African-American classmates, were facing felony assault charges after an incident in which he and several others beat a white student for allegedly using a racial epithet. The fight was prompted after a noose was discovered hanging from a tree on school grounds, a gesture which created outrage in the community. Three white Jena High students placed the noose in the tree, it was later learned; the shade of the tree was traditionally off-limits to blacks in the past.

Good to know Mychal Bell is doing okay and injury not life threatening.


Disgraced Illinois Gov. Blagojevich names new Senator To Take Obama's seat!

Sraight off the presses people!.....Major news from Illinois: disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich, despite the cries from leading Democrats, has appointed a successor for Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
His pick? The state’s former Comptroller and attorney general Roland Burris, who would become the third African-American senator from Illinois.
The Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, has threatened not to seat anyone Blagojevich picked.

This shady character has no shame....He is still sitting his arse in the Governor's seat refusing to leave.....EVEN WHILE THE GOVERMENT HAS "RECORDINGS" OF HIM ON TAPE DOING WHAT HE CLAIMS HE DID NOT DO!! LMAO! Talk about DENIAL!! SMH

Congrats To Mr. Burris!

Movie Trailer: "NOTORIOUS" In Theatres 1.16.09!

The much anticipated movie "Notorious" based on the lengendary Rapper Notorious B.I.G will hit theatres on 1.16.09! It will be a box office hit!

Diddy and Son!

Diddy and his look-alike son Christian were Christmas shopping in Beverly Hills last week. Too cute!



Fashion Fab: Brandy Rockin' Louis Vuitton Boots and Handbag!

Singer and of course "fashion diva" Brandy was shopping at the Gucci Boutique In Beverly Hills while being fab in her Vuitton swag! Girl..I ain't mad at ya! People..I suggest you also pick up Brandy's new CD "Human" stores now!

Reggie & Kim Meet The Parents During The Holidays!

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian seem to be heading toward matrimony. They gathered with their familes during the holidays. Yes seems that fine azz Reggie is indeed going to "Wife" Kim eventually. Alrighty then! Congrats to the couple ahead of time! SMH



Beyonce and Idris Elba Star In The Upcoming Thriller "Obsessed!"

New Movie Trailer! ("OBSESSED") All I can say is IDRIS ELBA! ..Okay sure to support the movie when it arrives in theatres! Tidbit of info from the Chocolate Chick: I recommend you see "Cadillac Records" if you have not as of yet. The movie is Superb! Beyonce gave an outstanding portrayal of Etta James! Oscar anyone?? The entire cast gave explosive performances!

Will Smith Golfing On Vacay In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

Gotta Love Will! Of course the "Chocolate Chick's" favorite actor! A little tidbit of info for ya...Will Smith is said to be in talks to star in a Prequel to the monster hit "I Am Legend" as well as a sequel to what?? Yep another box office hit "Hancock"...I know Jada ain't even trying to let Will's fine azz go! I ain't mad at ya! Sigh.... LOL

Jennifer Aniston Kicks Her Ex-Hubby's Azz At The Box Office!

Jennifer Aniston can end the year with glee, she finally gets some JUSTICE! Jennifer and her ex-hubby Brad Pitt went toe for toe at the box office over the weekend! Brad Pitt's much talked about movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" only made $27 Million at the box office. However Jennifer Aniston's new movie "Marley and Me" was # 1 with $37 Million in ticket sales! Congrats To Jennifer! Payback is a heck of a thang! LMAO Continuously!!!

In happier times.....

Lance and Eva Get Engaged!

Fab longtime couple Lance Gross (House of Payne) and Eva Marcille (ANTM, Young and The Restless) are now engaged. Word has it that cutie pie Lance popped the question over the Christmas holiday! Congrats!



Mariah and Nick Cannon Celebrate The Holidays!

One of my favorite couples Mariah and Nick Cannon celebrated the holidays in Aspen, Colorado and also looked cute doing so sporting matching attire! Folks really should stop "clowning" Nariah! Let them enjoy their LOVE! Side Note: Rumors continue to swirl that Mariah is expecting her first child. Congrats to the couple if baby is about to make three!





Too Cute!

J.Lo Going Solo?

People! Word has it that Jennifer Lopez and her hubby Marc Anthony are calling it quits after over 4 years of wedded bliss! Sources "close" to the couple claim that the couple will part ways on Valentines Day 2009 during Marc Anthony's scheduled concert. (Blank Stare)...Ummm...WTH? If this little tidbit of info is true. Let's hope J.Lo has a Pre-nup...Ya'll know what happened to Madonna!! SMH