My Christmas was great, although I must admit I miss my mom something terribly, but I was still able to enjoy the holiday without her. Watching my sons just filled my heart with joy, and spending time with the family and in-laws made for a festive day. So here is my favorite picture from our Christmas day. How can you stay sad when you have little angels to lift you up? Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I hope you have a beautiful new year pregnant with possibilities.
According to Gabrielle Union black blogs make up things about her because the paparazzi and white media could care less about black actors:
And now because everyone is clamoring for tidbits, the bigger gossip sites and even mainstream entities are picking up on it. No fact-checking, no nothing. And in one week’s time, there were like five different dudes, a baby—I’m a homewrecker. In literally seven days. I can’t point the finger at the White media. They don’t care about us. Paparazzi are not staked out in front of any of our houses. They are not going through our garbage because they don’t care about us in that way. So when you hear crap about us, it is coming from our own community, which hurts…In the next breath, they’ll complain on the blogs that we don’t have enough Black stars. Well, you rip us to shreds every two seconds from our nose to the weave to the clothes to the shoes to the ashy ankles.
I wonder who’s taking these pictures, could it be the paparazzi? Is that Gabrielle Union smiling and soaking up all the attention from the photographers? I think black blogs support black actors and promote their movies in a way that mainstream media does not. I don’t care if you are famous or not, if you have “ashen” ankles, people are going to talk. So, I understand your gripe, but honestly black blogs have done more good for you career than you’d think, and a thank you goes a long way. Just like you claim the blogs do, you have only pointed out the negative side of blogging, and have totally forgot about the fan bases created, and the endless FREE promotions of black films, books, music, and media, not always picked up on Extra and other mainstream sources.
Nicole is quickly growing into a thoughtful and mature person. With her due date just days away, Nicole Richie and boyfriend, Joel Madden hosted a Christmas extravaganza for 200 children and their parents. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden worked with Los Angeles County’s Beyond Shelter Program to bring Christmas to homeless families. Events included a visit with Santa, face painting, clowns and balloon animals. To top it off, Nicole and Joel gave 500 Cloud B Cuddle Cub teddy bears and 500 pairs of new Stride-Rite shoes as gifts for the children. These two have definitely moved up to the top of my list, and I just hope this kindness will rub off on the rest of young Hollywood.