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TALKING BACK: Rev. Al Sharpton RESPONDS To CRITICS Of His RELATIONSHIP With 35-Year-Old Aisha McShaw

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Rev. Al Sharpton (who’s still technically "married") has responded to critics of his relationship with a much younger woman.  Find out what Rev. Al said inside….


Some folks (including us) have been raised their eyebrows at Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist turned MSNBC-star, who’s been stepping out on the town with a much younger woman, 35-year-old Aisha McShaw on his arm.  

We never expected the 58-year-old tv star to let grass grow under his feet, but it’s common knowledge that he and his wife Kathy Sharpton have NEVER divorced.  Though they separated in 2004, Kathy still has papers on Rev. Al.

But that has not stopped Aisha from claiming Rev. Al in public.  When the Daily News bumped into Aisha and Rev. Al at at the New York County Democratic Committee Award Ceremony a few night ago, they ask her about her relationship and she replied, “I’m his girlfriend.” Of course Rev. Al ushered her away……quickly.

Now Rev. Al may not want the world to know the exact nature of his relationship Aisha (which is why he doesn’t want her talking to press) but he did have a message for the nosey critics.

When Rev. AL found out that we were all a little concerned about his love life, his publicist, Rachel Noerdlinger, told RumorFix,

"His exact words to me were, ‘Rachel, I’m not announcing an engagement or a marriage. Don’t I have a right to date when my marriage has been over for a decade?’”

Rev. Al….you have every right to be boo’d up (especially if your marriage is over). We’re just wondering why you and Kathy don’t go ahead and complete that paperwork??!!




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“Pastor’s Wife” Meagan Good Responds To BOOB-BARING Dress Critics + Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Spotted Getting A Marriage License?

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Following numerous attacks from the Christian Twitterverse, Meagan Good has responded to her critics and insists they look at themselves before attacking her.  See the response inside and find out what Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose did at an LA courthourse today ….

Naturally, jaws dropped once Think Like A Man Too star Meagan Good hit the 2013 BET Awards red carpet in a blue Michael Costello gown with a plunging neckline.  Not only because she’s drop dead gorgeous but because some folks believe she should be a bit more "conservative" now that she’s married to a "pastor." We’re just happy she’s out of those black leggings and tank tops on red carpets.

While revealing outfits are common on the red carpets of Hollywood, Christians went on the attack because Meagan is married to a minister (whose day job is a Sony Pictures Exec), Devon Franklin, and she presented the Best Gospel Artist award during the broadcast.

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Meagan responded back to her critics by "reposting" a comment from one of her fans (which we suspect lines up with her own thoughts). The fan co-signed on Meagan’s choice and said her gown forced "Christians" to confront and question their own convictions and judgemental spirits.

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There you have it…..if you were redeemed from judgemental spirits, you might not be sitting on Twitter hating on Meagan’s "GOODS"!  Ha!  That dress WAS on 10 with the boobage baring though.  But we’re not mad at it.

Also in LA…..

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TMZ reports that rapper Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose were spotted at the marriage license kiosk at an L.A. courthouse today. If the two did indeed obtain a marriage license, they’ll have 90 days to get married before the license expires.

The couple had initally expressed plans to marry before the birth of the first child Bash, but at this rate, they’ll make it down the aisle shortly before his first birthday.  

Let the countdown begin….. 


Photo via Getty/Meagan Good IG

UMMMM: Antoine Dodson TAPS OUT Of “Homosexual Lifestyle”, Says He Prayed The Gay Away….And Now Wants A Wife! (Also Responds To Critics!)

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Everyone take a deep sigh before reading.  We thought this was just the trickery of a few hackers, but since Antoine Dodson has not come out to say so, apparently, this dude is serious.


Check out why your fave internet foolywang sensation says he’s no longer gay, has found Jesus, and now wants a wife….

It reads like a "Pray The Gay Way" afterschool special, or a cult.  Antoine Dodson wants YOU to know he has renounced the "homosexual lifestyle" and is "no longer in it."  And it’s all thanks to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

The "Hide Ya Kids, Hide Ya Wife" star took to his Facebook page to spew some interesting words about why he has "reformed" and said he learned that being gay is not in congruence (he didn’t say that word) with the Holy Bible.  So, just like that, he snapped his fingers while pressing out his locks, and is no longer gay.  So he says.

His Facebook post last night reads:

I have to renounce myself, I’m no longer into homosexuality I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create. I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve giving all that up to know the true history of the bible. For I am the True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah. And as True Israel I know that there are certain things we just can’t do. And I totally understand that now. I don’t need a Mercedes Benz, I don’t need a big house in Beverly Hills all I need is the Most High and my family (Israel). I have been awaken by the great and so should you. Let’s be delivered from the wickedness of the world and live the way we should. The Most High bless all and have a beautiful evening. Israel wake up and take full power of who you are. I’m ready are you?
He continued just a few minutes ago about the critics:

I don’t preach hate, and everything I speak comes directly from the bible, I was raised to follow the bible, so now I actually sat down and devoted time to understand the bible, its a problem? Some one is confused and lying and the truth is not in them. But since all nations are against me, I know I’m on the right path, Shalom and praise to the Most High and Messiah. This is the Rise of the Chosen, I feel it in the spirit. All you demons and devils please get behind me, my peace is spoken.

Oh, but there’s more.

Israel will be hated by all nations, the flamboyant pictures of me are all over a year old, because you talk ish about or try to destroy my character, its not going to work. Like I said, that lifestyle is foolish and I don’t want or have time for it. For my blacks and Hispanics and the rest of the 12 true Israel. We got this because now we have their attention. Also Gentiles who want to accept the Most High and his son, you also can be brought into the fold. Rise of the Chosen.

Oh?  Antoine also said all those "flamboyant" pics of him on the net are a year old and he no longer is that person.  SO he changed his profile pic just minutes ago to this:

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Guess this was supposed to make everyone a believer.  But as of now, 360,000 have "Liked" the statement.  Read into that as you please.

We’re proponents of just being you, whether that’s the devil reincarnated (we’ll just carry our Bible and crosses at all times) or Jesus’ bestie.  But let’s keep it 100, Antoine sounds like he’s drumming up publicity for the reality show he’s been working on.  So him saying he’s done with the Hollywood and fame lifestyle is some B.S.

Boy, stop.

Keshia Knight Pulliam Claps Back At Critics About Her “Splash” Body + Tatyana Ali DISHES On HOOKING UP With Drake And Her 1-Night Stand

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"Splash" star Keshia Knight Pulliam has snapped back at folks commenting on her swimsuit body.  See what she said inside and watch Tatyana Ali dish on popping bottles with Drake and defend her one-night stand comment.


Keshia Knight Pulliam stopped by VH1′s "Big Morning Buzz" to promote tonight’s debut episode of the ABC diving competition series "Splash." During the chat, she joked that, "There’s no other sport where your goal is to land on your head."  

And while talking about all the bumps and bruises she endured while filming the show, Keshia also addressed the criticism she’s received about her body once pics from the set leaked.

"As a woman, I don’t care how confident you are, you have those moments.  And I know a lot of people who said ‘Why did you do it?" Well, I have a non-profit called Kamp Kizzy and it’s all about empowerment and self-esteem.  And I was like, I tell my girls this all the time, so I have to live it.  I have to be that example.  You have those moments….but I am who I am and I have to love and embrace myself."

Fans of the former Cosby kid and "House of Payne" star can catch Keshia tonight on the premiere of ABC’s "Splash", at 7/8pm CT. 

Watch the interview here:

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Also on tv talk shows…..

"Second Generation Wayans" star Tatyana Ali stopped by "The Wendy Williams Show" today where the host got the actress to open up about her life as a child star.  And Tatyana also cleared up a few controversial comments she made about one-night stands.  

But before they could get to her thoughts on hooking up, Wendy blindsided Tatyana with a pic of her boo’d up with rapper Drake.  When Wendy asked if they had hooked up, Tatyana began blushing wildly and refused to confirm "yes or no."  But while smiling and laughing like a school girl, she told a story about him buying her a bottle of champagne at the Supper Club in LA for her birthday, and ended by saying, "I think he’s amazing…I think he’s awesome."

We’re sure.

The subject of "hooking up" with Drake led to a discussion of one-night stands. In a recent "Q-n-A" with The HuffPost, Tatyana gave one very shocking answer that she had to clear up on "Wendy."  In the article, it read

Q. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
A. Bread pudding with chocolate! And one-night stands.

The little tidbit set off a wave of nasty and judgmental comments.  Tatyana said the comment was tongue-in-cheek but she was surprised by the backlash she received with this being 2013!  She went on to say that "if" the comment were true….she’s a grown woman! Wendy chimed in and said women have the right to live their lives and make choices…as long as they are being responsible.

The BET star also revealed that she was very close to her first tv mom, Janet Hubert (the first Aunt Viv) and her tumultuous departure was like a divorce.  She said Janet taught her how to ride horses amongst other things.  She also commented that tension ran high on the set, but Will Smith NEVER made the cast choose between him or Janet.  

Watch the clip above.


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Ne-Yo Opens The 2013 All-Star Game, Pops Off On Critics + John Legend’s National Anthem

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It was a night of NBA performances as Ne-Yo took the stage during the NBA All-Star game intros, before Alicia hit the stage for the halftime show, and John Legend belted out the National Anthem.


Check out the fellas’ performances inside…

Ne-Yo did 3 separate performances during the introductions of the East & West Sunday night at the NBA All-Star game.  He hit the stage with "Let’s Go" and "Let Me Love You" with his dancers.  And apparently, not everyone was feeling it.

He seemed to do pretty well, but his performance didn’t go without some criticisms from the Twitter world.  So Ne-Yo responded after his performance:

Shout out to those showing love. Everybody has an off day….all good. Fuck any and all haters. Talk it while I live it bitches!!!

Check out his performances below: 

And John Legend made his way to the mic…with a slight pimp walk…to belt out the National Anthem (after actress Gloria Reuben sang "O Canada" as the salute to her native country).  Check out his flawless performance below:



Pic: John Legend’s Twitter

Trinidad James Covers Rolling Out, Talks How His Appreciation Of Music Got Him This Far…Despite The Critics

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"All Gold Everything" rapper Trinidad James is answering the critics in the newest online issue of Rolling Out magazine.  Check out his cover, plus how "doing him" lead him to a million dollar record deal…

People can sell anything these days.  And apparently, selling a 2013 version of Martin Lawrence‘s "Jerome" character teamed with elementary yet catchy lyrics can be a multimillion dollar hit with labels like Def Jam.  While some folks think this doesn’t equate talent, Trinidad pretty much says he doesn’t care.  He believes in his sound and his lyrics…and "doing him" has gotten him this far.

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The ATL "rapper", who was working in a clothing store called Ginza Boutique just a year ago, is now living out his dreams.  He’s also covering this week’s issue of Rolling Out as the mag calls this era, Hop Hop’s Golden Age.  Here’s a few of his quotes from the issue:

On how exactly he became an overnight sensation

“I didn’t do anything too crazy when it comes to making this music.  I just believed in my sound and I believed in my lyrics. It was easy for me to believe because all I did was rap about my life. I feel like I have a good ear for beats, picking the right beats and I’m big on sound placement — and it came out dope. It didn’t matter to me what anyone said, it was dope as hell to me. And it ended up getting me pretty far, pretty fast. And I thank God for it.”

On why he thinks he receives negative criticisms

“My success came so fast — and it’s different.  A lot of times in life when we don’t understand something, 8 out of 10 times, we’re gonna go negative before we go positive. It’s very rare that something happens that you don’t understand and you [respond with] ‘Oh, that’s good.’ You’re gonna think it’s bad because you don’t understand it. And with misunderstanding, comes negative thoughts. That’s just how life is. It’s something to get used to. But it is what it is. I gotta do me."

On what inspires him musically

“I just appreciate music, man.  I listened to so much stuff over the years. [And] there’s music that I hear currently and I think ‘I love this’ and I love it for it what it is. And there’s music I heard back in the day that I loved in the same way. Who am I to say that because these people did it a long time ago, it’s better than right now? I just appreciate music as a whole.”

On how other rappers treat him
“Lots of [older rappers] gave me their fair share of [praise] — [saying] they’re proud of me and [telling me] to just do me,” James explains. “Whatever that consists of — just do me, because they see the originality in it. They understand it because they’ve been down this road. When you’re a real listener of music, and not just a radio type of person, you get a better understanding of my music, because you’ll listen to it for what it is. Then you’ll be all right. Most people that come out usually sound like someone. But I really can’t think of a rapper that I sound like. I really have my own unique style.”

Will be interesting to see how his career plays out.  Check out RollingOut.com for more.


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Michelle Williams Responds To Keyshia Cole (And Other Critics)? — “Ladies Must Learn to Support Each Other!”

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Michelle Williams issued a classy response today to the critics of her performance during the Superbowl halftime show.  Check out what she said inside….

As we previously reported, Keyshia Cole took to Twitter to blast Michelle Williams for "f**kin up the groove" of the Destiny’s Child reunion performance.  And yeah, she may have been slightly stiff since it’s been a while since she’s danced it out on stage.  But today, she posted to her Facebook page the above post-performance pic with her "sisters" Beyonce & Kelly, and urged ladies to "stick together & support each other."

It was an honor to share the stage with my sisters Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on Sunday night. To all my ladies, we must learn to stick together and support each other. The incredible Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing job too! Thank you to my sister Beyonce for sharing your moment with Destiny’s Child. Love you!

Doubt Keyshia Cole will respond…or even care.  But on the upside of things: Record sales for Destiny’s Child shot up by 600% right after Sunday’s on-stage reunion.


Brian McKnight RESPONDS To The Critics Of His X-Rated “If You’re Ready To Learn” Song

42-year-old singer Brian McKnight is trying some new ish these days.  And by new ish, we mean doing an X-rated mixtape where he’s writing and singing about "showing you how your pu**y works" Continue reading

Nicki Minaj Lashes Out at Critics on ‘Roman Reloaded’ Title Track

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Nicki Minaj‘s title track to ‘Roman Reloaded’ debuted today. It’s much different than the other tracks that have leaked so far from the album. Fans of older Minaj Continue reading

Chris Brown & Friends Hit Up The Beach + He Responds To His Critics Again!

Singer Chris Brown, his girlfriend Karrueche Tran, and friends hit up Miami beach yesterday to enjoy some fun in the sun. Check out pics of Team Breezy acting silly on the beach and his twitter response Continue reading