13
Apr
2010

Rocsi (of 106th & Park) Discusses Body Image Struggle

Written by thejasminebrand in Uncategorized

Read, Rocsi’s blog on Vibe, about her issues and struggles w/ body issues. Peep her full entry below:

I am amazed how self-conscious people are about their bodies and the way they physically look, but what is more surprising to me is that it seems young ladies are younger and younger with their age when it comes to the almost crippling everyday feeling of being unsatisfied with themselves.

On my recent USO tour visit to the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, I met a group of lovely young teen girls who are a part of a group called the SMART Girls group. The topic of the day when I was there was: Media influence on women and how they are portrayed.

These young ladies spoke of the very same insecurities that I spoke about when I was 14 and 15, issues that I still think about to this day. The conversation left me wondering to myself if there was really any one person or thing to blame. I do not remember when I was in high school or junior high ever really looking at people on TV and saying to myself I want to be skinny. 

The days I would go by starving myself for fear of seeing the numbers on the scale go up. I knew something was wrong. I weighed myself everyday.

Shamefully, I still do, just without the freaking out part. I just don’t remember why I thought a certain weight was fat or that I was fat. Being someone who has struggled with an eating disorder most of my life I now wonder if I will ever be secure with myself and be fully satisfied with who I am. Or are we as women never satisfied with our appearance?

Does that make it another disorder all together? At what age are we telling our young ladies what is appropriate and what is wrong with them, watch what we eat, your ears are huge, your thighs are huge, you’re too fat, you’re too skinny, too tall, too short… When do we ever just stop? Is the media to blame or is it our own household who make us insecure?

Where do the boundaries of what the media is responsible for and what or own household is responsible for stand? Would the new controversial Erykah Badu video “Window Seat” be seen as liberation and art of the ultimate security in oneself? How do young women see that or what do they get from it?

It’s dope that she’s opening up about this. Follow Rocsi on twitter.

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13
Apr
2010

New Drake Video "Over"

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New Drake Video, “Over”  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0]

13
Apr
2010

Nas to pay $10,000/month to Kelis

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According to TMZ, Nas has been ordered to pay $10,000/month in spousal support until he pays off the $299,015.50 that he owes Kelis. He’s also been ordered to pay Kelis’ legal fees ($155,787.28) and her accounting expenses ($48,549.83). Oh, but that’s not it–he’s been ordered to pay$47,249.42 in back child support and $40,454 in back spousal support.

13
Apr
2010

Shaq Buffoonery on Youtube

Written by thejasminebrand in Uncategorized

Uh, here’s an alleged clip of Shaq singing Rick James and rocking a wig. If this really is Shaq, someone pls give this man some attention.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KZ5dt1hpck&feature=related]

13
Apr
2010

Recap Clip of Basketball Wives

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If you’ve missed last night’s premiere episode of Basketball Wives, don’t you fret my pet. Here’s a clip of what you missed: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGi-pikdpdM]

13
Apr
2010

Who is Kitty Kelley?

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Kitty Kelley’s making her media rounds on her upcoming unauthorized biography on Oprah Winfrey. Check these links if you’d like to read more on the biography and Kitt Kelly.

Biographer: Oprah Called Self Teen “Prostitute”

Oprah, John Tesh Had Love Affair: New Bio

Oprah Winfrey is subject of new Kitty Kelley unauthorized biography

In Kitty Kelley’s ‘Oprah: A Biography,’ author claims to know Winfrey’s biological father’s identity

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13
Apr
2010

Oprah Won't Give Her Mother Her Phone #?

Written by thejasminebrand in Uncategorized

Well, according to her unauthorized biography by Kitty Kelley, Oprah’s mother doesn’t have her own daughter’s phone #. How does she reach Oprah? She calls Oprah’s assistant and leaves a message (to reach Oprah). Do I believe this? Besides the fact that it doesn’t matter if I believe it, I sorta do. I love all momma’s, but they do be on some other type ish sometimes. I bet if you’re reading this, you’ve probably ignored your mother’s call a time or two and you don’t even tape 3 shows a day. Not saying that I have!!!! Just sayin. Here for more alleged dirt and rumors via the new biography.

13
Apr
2010

Marlon Wayans Defends Jim Carrey

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Over the weekend, Jim Carey received flack for sharing some of his opinions via twitter. The tweet that pissed folks off, were his thoughts on Tiger’s alleged infidelity. He tweeted: “Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself.” And added, “I want 2 make it CLEAR that I do not condone infidelity at all, but 2 some degree the responsibility 4 it is shared by both people!”

Anywho, that apparently pissed some folks off. Marlon Wayan’s came to Carrey’s defense, noting that comedians (and I hope he feels ppl), should be able to share their opinions.

He tweeted, “There was a time when we were entitled to have an ipinion especially as a COMEDIAN. @JimCarrey is a brilliant comedian. He aint the prez.” about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter

Let’s not fry @JimCarrey for speaking his mind. U guys want 2 kno what we think. Don’t crucify us 4 havin an opinion or we’ll just STFU :( about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter

I stand on the front lines defending the voice and opinions of not just comedians but all PEOPLE. Comedians are the philosphers of 2day about 2 hours ago via UberTwitter

Would we try to silence socrates? Richard pryor? Lenny bruce? George carlin? Chris rock? Whoopi? 2 hell wit dat I’m gona speak my mind about 2 hours ago via UberTwitter

Now on a branding “handler” tip, I’d ask for Jim Carrey to shut the hell up and keep his thoughts to himself. Last I checked, women go to the box office and take their kids to his movies. Who needs them thinking that he condones Tiger’s cheating? On a personal tip, it may be a stretch for Wayans to refer to comedians as the “philosophers” of today. I mean, really. Let’s not go getting all crazy. I do agree, that we all have a different experience and opinion. We should be entitled to say whatever the heck we want (within reason).

12
Apr
2010

Lady Gaga on Celibacy

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This is funny, but dope @ the same time. Why funny? Because it’s actually news that a celebrity is discussing their sex-life or lack thereof . Why dope? Because little kiddies look up to Gaga and celibacy seems to be uncommon as of late. Good for her.

Anywho, Lady Gaga’s opening up on why she’s decided to become or remain celibate. She recently told London’s Daily Mail, “I can’t believe I’m saying this – don’t have sex. I’m single right now and I’ve chosen to be single because I don’t have the time to get to know anybody,” she said. “So it’s OK not to have sex, it’s OK to get to know people. I’m celibate, celibacy’s fine.”

“It’s OK to be whomever it is that you want to be,” she said. “You don’t have to have sex to feel good about yourself, and if you’re not ready, don’t do it. And if you are ready, there are free condoms given away at my concerts when you’re leaving!”

12
Apr
2010

Elizabeth Taylor Clears the Air on Engagement

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Last week, rumors were circulating that the lovely Elizabeth Taylor was recently engaged. She’s been married EIGHT times. No judgement. According to her twitter page (yes, Ms. Taylor tweets, boo), it ain’t happening. Peep her tweet:

The rumors regarding my engagement simply aren’t true. Jason is my manager and dearest friend. I love him with all my heart. about 1 hour ago via web

On another note, Elizabeth cuts no cards on her twitter page. She shares her two cents on everything from Michael Jackson to “scum bag” tabloids.