Posts Tagged ‘jay-z’

Post Continues To Publish Nonsense About Black Women

It's weird that the Post's latest entry to its Black Women Are Like This series, based on polling it did last year, quotes two old songs about how sexy larger, curvier bodies are, as evidence that black women don't have the body issues white women have.
Sure, Sir Mix-A-Lot likes big butts. The Commodores appreciate women [...]

No Police Escort for Sarah Palin in D.C.

Sarah Palin and Charlie Sheen have some things in common: They've both occasionally indicated they're open to questions about whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States, and they both seem to subscribe to an Oscar Wilde-inspired theory of media coverage ("the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about"). One [...]

The Needle: Swagga Like Us Edition

99 Problems But a Motorcade Ain't One: Turns out the list of celebrities who've gotten police escorts through the District doesn't begin and end with Charlie Sheen and Fran Drescher. Internal Metropolitan Police Department records show Jay-Z and Bill Gates have also sped through D.C. with flashing lights. Gates' escort cost $445.68, and Jay-Z's cost [...]

The Needle: Congressional Oversight Without Representation Edition

Pretty Please: In the grand hierarchy of actions that seem like good ideas but won't actually amount to a whole lot, "starting a petition drive" falls somewhere a few levels of effectiveness behind "forming a blue-ribbon panel." Which is why we don't have great faith that a petition drive by local civil liberties groups against [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Dan Snyder and Satan

As first rumored on DCRTV, Brian Mitchell has been let go by sportstalk station WTEM-AM.
That means Mitchell's now ex-employer was Dan Snyder.
The same guy has fired the same guy before.
In 2000, Snyder's first offseason of running the Redskins, Mitchell, the team's all-time punt return and kickoff return leader, was let go.
In Thom Loverro's 2007 book, [...]

Paltrow to Phoenix: Can’t Rap Without Keepin’ It Real

And by "real," I mean "poor."
Gwyneth Paltrow, when asked by MTV UK if she had any advice for Two Lovers co-star Joaquin Phoenix regarding his fledgling hiphop career, responded, "[G]o live in the projects for a few years to get some authenticity, maybe."
Wonder if she'll offer that same wisdom to kids Apple and Moses [...]