Rosie Perez must be the cutest pint size person in the world, and she hits up the Wendy Williams show to discuss her new tell-all-book of, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair). Rosie sits down with Wendy for a very personal interview where she shares a lot of information about her life and growing up in Brooklyn, dating Tupac, and her beef with Jennifer Lopez.
At the age of 3, Rosie Perez was in and out of foster care and grew up with a lot of anger issues as the ward of the Catholic church. She talks about throwing a chicken wing at Don Cornelius and trying to fight him on Soul Train, where she was a featured vixen dancer. Due to her crazy past of being shuffled from place to place, Rosie Perez was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and anger issues. She describes having a tick, a trigger that could set her off, and she also sends a shout-out to Chris Brown asking him to get help now, because she’s had the same diagnosis.
161 years ago, the New York Times published a story on the “seizure and recovery” of Solomon “Northrup”, a free black man who was kidnapped in 1841 from Washington, D.C. and sold into slavery in Louisiana until he was rescued in 1853. However, his real name was Solomon “Northup”, and social media caught the mistake forcing the New York Times to publish a corrected version of the original article. A twitter user to be exact by the name of Rebecca Skloot, discovered the mistake in the New York Times archive. How cool is that?!?
Solomon Northup story was eventually retold in a memoir written by David Wilson titled, 12 Years A Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup…. The book was very popular when first published, but over the years the book got lost in the shuffle, until it resurfaced in the 1960′s researched and republished by Joseph Logsdon and Sue Eakin.
Today, most of us know the story of Solomon Northup because of the Academy Award Winning Film 12 Years a Slave, starring Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o and Best Actor Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. However, it is believed that the New York Times first introduced us to this story 161 years ago. Check out the photo (above) and read an excerpt, plus the letter Solomon Northup wrote to obtain his freedom:
Listen. Stories like this make it really hard to even LIKE the teenagers of today. This past Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, a group of about 300 teenagers took over a local Wal-Mart, throwing food, robbing the store and shooting in the parking lot. According to The Daily Mail, the teens are believed to have come from a party not far away, where one teen was allegedly shot in the leg.
At this time the police haven’t made any arrests but if they do, they will be facing criminal charges. I have so many questions. Where are their parents?? What kind of party is able to contain 300 teens?? Why aren’t they at home?? *sigh* I can’t even fathom hanging out with that many people and just smashing mobbing it up like it’s the most natural thing to do. And, of course, some of the teens posted the video to YouTube. LAWD. Check out the footage below:
Here’s the first pic of Tamera Mowry-Housley’s baby bump. News of her pregnancy hit the internet yesterday, and you can read all about here. Sister Tia shared this photo of Tamera on her timeline.
Also, the book Tamera is holding in her hand, Oh Baby, is written by her sister Tia. The books takes you through the journey of being pregnant. Oh Baby is filled with anecdotes from Tia’s personal life during her pregnancy. Get the details on the book…
Snoop Dogg launches his new line of Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers with a unique smokable book with the lyrics to all his classics including Gin & Juice, Beautiful, and Drop It Like Its Hot. According to Adweek, the book is titled Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook and was created by an ad agency.
He doesn’t necessarily say what you can use with the rolling papers, but if you know Snoop then you know what to do.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have finally released a statement, regarding the birth of Blue Ivy Carter. According to Beyonce, she did not deliver Blue via a c-section, she delivered Baby Blue naturally:
Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs, and it was the best experience of both of our lives.
We already know Blue Ivy will be the most spoiled kid on earth from listening to the lyrics of Glory. Let’s not forget all her A-list God parents and play aunties like Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, and Oprah. Speaking of Oprah, guess what the billionaire mogul sent to Blue Ivy to welcome her into the world:
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