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President Obama and Tiger Woods: Golf Buddies

Published by Natasha Fierce on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:06 am.

(Photos from left: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images, JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and Tiger Woods met up in Florida this week to swing their golf clubs for charity at the Accenture Match Play tournament in Palm City. Obama paid due respect to the controversial pro-golfer, telling local news channel ABC7, “He plays a different game than I do. He’s on another planet.”

“He knew that I wasn’t a big threat to his world ranking, and I knew that I better keep my day job,” the President added with a laugh. Woods returned the compliments, saying, “playing with Mr. President was pretty cool. He’s just a wonderful person to be around. We won.”

We doubt we’ll be seeing the Obamas double dating with Woods and his latest squeeze any time soon, but this unlikely friendship is innocent enough.

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Paris Jackson Vows to “Move to Africa” if Romney Elected

Published by Natasha Fierce on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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Paris Jackson refuses to be a constituent of President Romney. The outspoken 14-year-old daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson, who lights more fires on Twitter than an arsonist in a forest, tweeted her political views to her nearly one million followers earlier today:

“k i hate politics, but at least i care about this country…if Obama wasn’t president, America would be flushed down the toilet#voteobama”

The young beauty went on to blame George W. Bush for many of the country’s problems, then vowed that she would “move to Africa” should Mitt Romney be elected president in November. Now, every dramatic teenager is entitled to her opinion, but it seems Miss Jackson hasn’t really thought through what life would be like under, say, President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan. A conservative in the Oval Office ain’t nothin’ compared to dealing with the lines at the local DMV in Khartoum, child.

After the inevitable backlash to her comments, Paris dug in her heels and fired another tweet: “spoke my mind, said my opinions… don’t reeeallyy care if you disagree with me… #sorrynotsorry #voteobama”

One day , a 30-something Paris Jackson is going to look back on her teenage tweets and cringe. But for now, gotta appreciate her spirit.

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Will Smith: I’m the “Natural Choice” to Play Obama

Published by Natasha Fierce on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:30 am.

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Pop quiz: what’s bigger, Will Smith’s ears, or his ego?

Kidding, kidding. But the Men in Black 3 star does seem to think he has dibs on the most coveted film role for every middle-aged Black actor working today: playing President Barack Obama.

Smith told BBC News that he’s the “natural choice” to play the POTUS, crediting his most distinct feature. “It’s about the ears, that’s the thing,” he said on Monday. “People see the ears and Barack and I both have the ears, so I’m the most natural choice,” Smith continued.

Can’t hurt that he’s on a first name basis with President Obama either.

Ears aside, we will admit there are plenty of similarities between the leader of the free world and the king of Hollywood. They’re both married to fierce women who can easily kick their behinds, they both protected America from terrorists (Smith in Independence Day, Obama in, well, real life), and they’re both on George Clooney’s speed dial.

But Smith says the would-be biopic is still in development. “I told [Obama] jokingly, ‘It’s definitely something I would consider, you just have to write the ending.’ So he’s working on the ending right now.”

In the mean time, you can catch Smith, and his ears, in Men in Black 3 starting this weekend.

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Matt Damon Rips Into Obama

Published by Natasha Fierce on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:30 am.

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With friends like these…who needs Republicans? Matt Damon, once a FOB (Friend of Barack’s), voiced his displeasure with the President in an interview with Elle magazine.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grass-roots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,’ ” said the actor, who hasn’t always sung Obama’s praises. “You know, a one-term president with some (nerve) who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.” Side note: Damon actually didn’t say “nerve,” but used a word I guess Elle is too polite to print.

Damon, who conducted the interview on the first day of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Vancouver, gestured in the direction of the picketers before adding, “If the Democrats think that they didn’t have a mandate — people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they are so pissed off,” he said. “Imagine if they had a leader.”

How do you like them apples?

Disappointing as he may be to many Americans, Obama still has a lot of friends in Hollywood, including Damon’s BFF George Clooney. Imagine if little Matt found himself cut out of the next Ocean’s Eleven movie…

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Pras Won’t Endorse Wyclef for President of Haiti

Published by Dior Noir on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Wyclef Jean has formally announced that he is running for President of Haiti, but his bid won’t be endorsed by his former Fugees group member Pras, who is throwing his support to a rival candidate instead.

“Basically, I went down to Haiti yesterday to endorse a friend of mine named Michel Martelly. He’s an ex-musician, very, very popular down in Haiti,” Pras told MTV. “Listen, I love Wyclef to death,” he continued. “We came up together, we grew up together, we basically called each other cousins. But the reality is this, we need a real leader. Not just a regular leader, but a transformative leader. Someone that’s gonna be able to galvanize the Haitians down on the field, the Haitian-Americans, the international community, it’s a collective support — to take this country to the 21st century. And I’m just not convinced Wyclef is the one for that.”

Well then!

Pras isn’t the only entertainer who doubts Wyclef’s abilities. Actor Sean Penn has also spoken out: “I’m not accusing Wyclef Jean of being an opportunist; I don’t know the man,” Penn told CNN. “One of the reasons I don’t know very much about Wyclef Jean is that I haven’t seen or heard anything of him in these last six months that I’ve been in Haiti.”

Penn also brought up the controversy surrounding Wyclef’s charity Yéle Haiti, which has been accused of misusing $9 million it raised for earthquake relief.

Although Wyclef hasn’t lived in Haiti since he was a child, he’s very optimistic about running for president: “America has Barack Obama and Haiti has Wyclef Jean,” the musician has said. He’ll be relying on younger voters to get him into office on election day and has already started distancing himself from the older candidates – including his uncle, Raymond Joseph, who has been the U.S. ambassador for the past five years.

It all goes down in the polls on Nov. 28th!

Do you think Wyclef would make a good president for Haiti? 


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Best (and Worst) of 2009!

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm.


Breakups, makeups, births, deaths and plenty of drama in between! Yep, it’s been a whirlwind year in the headlines! Here we take a look back at some of the top stories this year had to offer.

Obama Spent His First Year As President

At the end of 2008 we got our first Black President but who knew we’d get a President and First Lady on celebrity status! The world couldn’t get enough of this power couple’s movements both in and out of the White House (I mean magazine covers, late night talk shows, no body was checking for Bush like that!) and you’ve gotta love Lady O’s style!

Michael Jackson Passed Away

When Michael Jackson announced his “This is It” tour, no one could’ve imagined that we would really see the end of the King of Pop.  MJ passed away on June 25th and his death was later ruled a homicide. Though his eccentric behavior once made him the brunt of many jokes, after he passed it was clear that Michael had touched the lives of millions worldwide and his legacy would be cherished by fans for years to come.

Chris Brown and Rihanna Fought

It was the hit(s) heard round the world and unfortunately they had nothing to do with the music charts. After Chris Brown assaulted Rhianna in February, the media would spend the entire year dissecting and discussing the two pop stars every movement.

Oprah Announced The End of Her Show in 2011

After years of running her iconic talk show, the Queen of Daytime media announced she will end her show after 25 seasons to make time to launch her O.W.N Network.

Lil Wayne Had Baby Mama Drama

When Lil’ Wayne sung “I just want to fu–k every girl in the world” he wasn’t playing! Too bad he didn’t use condoms. The rapper (who already had a daughter and a son with two separate women) made headlines when he knocked up both Nivea and Lauren London at the same time.

Tiger Woods Had Mistress Drama

Tiger Woods gave Lil’ Wayne a run for his money and shocked the world when his skeletons came out of the closet at the end of this year! No one would’ve guessed that the married, seemingly straight laced golfer had not one, not two but possibly 15 mistresses he was creeping with on the side!

Kanye West Had a Meltdown at the MTV Video Music Awards

We knew Kanye had no qualms about speaking his mind, but no one expected the  rapper to storm the stage when country music star Taylor Swift was accepting her award for “Video of the Year” and exclaim “I’mma let you finish but Beyonce had the best video this year!” That act caused a media backlash against Mr. West and he declared he would be taking a break from the game.

Whitney Came Back

Everyone wondered if the songbird with the troubled past would ever sound the same and get back to the music that made her a star.  This year she had the last laugh when her comeback album, the first in seven years, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.  Pow!

Usher Got a Divorce

There were many skeptics at the beginning of  Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond’s romance and this year they called it quits. The divorce  dragged on forever as the two got more and more catty with each other (calling the police, requesting paternity tests, etc.).  The drama will live on forever thanks in part to Usher making a single “Papers” about the whole incident.

Have a Happy New Year! We’ll be back in 2010 to give you a whole new set of stories and dish!

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Um, Will and Jada’s Young Daughter is Half Bald!

Published by Dior Noir on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm.

Norway Nobel Peace Concert

God help the children! Rihanna, Cassie, Keyshia Cole, Kelis, etc’s half-bald hair do has trickled down to little ones!

Last Thursday, December 11, 2009, little Willow Smith, 9, accompanied her parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and brother Jaden Smith, 11, to the Noble Peace Prize Ceremony in Norway, honoring President Obama.

The youngest Smith took to the stage with her family to sing at the concert that followed, and she looked like she was following in the footsteps of some of today’s pop singers with half her head shaved with the rest in a short comb-over. Now,  I know Jada can be a eccentric (she’s rocked some interesting hair-dos herself while leading her rock group Wicked Wisdom and it looks like she let Jaden  jack his hairstyle from Erykah Badu!) but I’m not sure that I’m feeling this for a child!

See more pictures below, what do you think?



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Celebrity Costume Recap

Published by Runteldat on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 12:00 am.

This year celebrities dressed up as superheroes, trannies, caricatures of themselves (this means you, Coco) and whatever it is LaToya Jackson is supposed to be.

Here’a a recap of the best celebrity costumes:






Rihanna and Coco


President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama


Jordin Sparks and Steph Jones


Teyana Taylor


Lance Gross and Eva Pigford


LaToya Jackson


Aubrey O’Day


Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou

Heidi Klum's 10th Annual Halloween Party

Heidi Klum and Seal


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

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Did Iman Diss Michelle Obama?

Published by Runteldat on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 12:00 am.


Contributor: Runteldat

A few of President and Mrs. Obama’s eager supporters are a bit riled up over comments supermodel Iman made in her interview with Parade magazine.

What’s got them ready to kick Iman out of the race?


‘Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty,” Iman says, startling me a bit. “But she is so interesting looking and so bright. That will always take you farther. When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you. If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age.”

Now correct me if I’m wrong here, but Iman is essentially saying that while Michelle is no “great beauty,” she’s intelligent and that’s what matters most because beauty fades.

Why are people offended that a person who’s built a career on the superficial acknowledging that beauty fades and intelligence will get you much further?

A person who herself has acknowledged that she’s “average” in comparison to the woman from her home country of Somalia.

I like President Obama and the First Lady as much as the next person, but some people to act like he’s the Jesus Remix and that Michelle ought to be treated like her name is Our Lady of Southside Chicago.

It’s becoming oddly similiar to the Bush zealots of yesteryears. I doubt Michelle Obama even cares.

Iman could have kept that to herself, but do you feel what she said is insulting?

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Party Like A President-Elect

Published by Carrie Blackshaw on Friday, December 26, 2008 at 2:09 pm.


According to the Associated Press, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will twirl their way through 10 official inaugural balls on Jan. 20.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the Obamas would attend 10 official balls, one more than President George W. Bush and Laura Bush attended in 2005.

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