Friday, June 29, 2007

Late For The BET's!!!

Ciara Performs @ BET Awards

I Know I know, Im late, but you know what, I don't care! Im very busy these days and I just currently don't have the time to really devote to this blog like I thought I did. So all I ask is that you bare with me for a while.

Now onto the topic of thise post, The BET Awards!

What a fuckin' HAMtastic Event... that's probably what they should've called it instead of "The Main Event"... what a joke. Here's my summary of why the BET awards were horrible:

I was so amped to finally see what "The Main Event" was all about all month long, but to no surprise this Main Event wasn't even near what I was expecting. The Main Event was more like the headliner... just warming up, but for the entire show; straight up lousy. I was left wanting more but not the 'good' more, but the 'Um, so that's it?' more! Least to say I was one unhappy camper after it was over!

Firstly, for a few weeks, we've been bombarded with ads and commercials claiming that the main event was going to be the most spectacular BET Awards ceremony that we've seen yet. Why you ask? Because this year they were doing something that was unprecedented, bringing back the host from three years ago to perform and host AGAIN! Comedian Mo'nique tore the house down at the 2004 BET Awards by opening the show with her rendition of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" dance sequence. Ever since then, it has been claimed that that year was THE BEST EVER... it was undoubtedly The Main Event of the Year! So I suppose the producers and directors wondered how would they outdo themselves this year? I mean last year we were unfortunate enough to be forced to sit through 2 hours of comedian Damon Wayans act a bafoon and do lame skits that were hardly funny, by fan reaction and response, Im thinking that he'd never be allowed on a BET awards stage again! The year before We had the honor of having two of hollywoods loving blockbuster couples on the planet: Will & Jada Smith! But again this was no comparison to the 2004 awards when Mo'nique out did herself on stage... So again, How would they outdo themselves again?
Bring Mo'nique back! But as my slogan in life is "If it aint broke, don't fix it!" and BET should've known better for that.

First off Mo'nique (we all should be pretty familiar with her with her appearance as the host of VH1's "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School" as well as her own show on Oxygen "Mo'nique's F.A.T. Chance") looked HORRIBLE! Her stylist for the night should have been SHOT-- no, Im sorry. They should be STONED! Mo'nique, a beautiful plus-size woman with very soft features should have NEVER been put on stage with a long auburn latin wave lace-front wig on with dark DRAG QUEEN MAKEUP on! Then to make matters worse they brought her back on stage, this time wearing a different dress- that- for someone her size, didn't make her look flattering at all, BUT with another horrible lace front wig that was darker, a bit shorter with yet again horrible dark makeup that made her look like a man in drag! I was mortified at seeing how someone so beautiful had transformed into an ugly man. Shame on Mo's stylist for that!

Now for Mo'nique's performance, I was really dissapointed. I mean when she did the "Crazy In Love" sequence in 2004, I was impressed and excited and talked about it for a while. I was happy that finally someone of a different stature outdid Beyonce at her own game! Nothing against Bee' but I just thought that that was fantastic! But this year Mo'nique re-did Bee's "Deja Vu" dance sequence and it was very, um, Snap fo' da kids-ish! I mean I can't say anything negative about Mo'nique because its not her... its whoevere choreographed the sequence, it was bad. But then again, Beyonce's sequence didn't have much choreography to it either! So I guess I wasn't that bad.

Now, the performances. I was really bored watching damn near the entire show. The only performance that had me up on my feet, was Beyonces. No Im not a 'stan' of Beyonce, but I think that when it comes to her performing at the BET awards she receives special treatment. I mean lets back track: Beyonce has opened and/or performed at the BET awards since its debut in 2000! And ever since then her performance whether it was with Destiny's Child or Solo has been highly praised and received the most views. So I guess to keep their 'investment' in tact, every year that Beyonce is doing something that involves music, she's to perform at the awards! And every year it gets BIGGER & BETTER! (no pun to last years contridictory theme) However, although her performance was great, it still had a simple setback: Kelly Rowlands performance. I Love Kelly, I really do! I love her sound and her style... but if you're gonna let Beyonce lip sync in her performance, then Kelly should be able to as well! Here's why, Beyonce's performance was clear, bright, funky and fulll of energy because you could hear and understand every word she was saying, no luck to the fact that she was indeed lip syncing; she never heard her become short winded while she was heavily dancing. But during Kelly's performance, she didn't nearly dance as hard and her voice was cracking and sounding extremely short winded; almost a note shy of being hoarce. At the end of the dual performance, each girl of Destiny's Child pop's up from the stage along with Beyonce's sister Solange, who just re-released her 2004 album "SoloStar" last month (and no one cared), all did the closing dance to the ending of Kelly's Hit "Like This". I'd say the best part of seeing Kelly's performance was Eve's appearance. And I don't even really like Eve...


Where do I start? Where do I start?
First off, were my eyes fooling me when she was sitting next to... 50 Cent??? Who btw, is featured on her new single "Can't Leave 'Em Alone" and who she's been rumored to have been dating for the past couple of months? Way to end those rumors Cici!!

Ok, so I think that her performance was ok... considering she only performed "Like a Boy" and at the end she did a snippet of "That's Right" with featured Lil Jon for a brief appearance.

But the part of the performance that took the cake for me was at the end when she went into the audience and started shaking her money maker in the faces of the stars who sat amongst the aisle and stage... and who just so happened to be one of the people with the aisle seat that Ciara seemingly 'looked over' while shaking her bom bom, BOW WOW!!! And if I didn't know any better, I'd say homeboy was SWEATING!! His mom sat next to him shimmying her shoulders as Bow's home boy Chris Brown stood in the row in front of them getting excited and looking back at Bow like "Oh shit! Damn ni**a do you see this??" Good thing Bow thought he was stunnting with his shades on in a dark auditorium (asshole) because then he wouldn't have been able to hide the fact that... he could not deny Cici's ass performance too!

Great end to a performance...

Those are just my highlights of the awards, you know the parts that had me up in arms, otherwise The Main Event was simply The Main Cause- for everyone watching to fall asleep or slip into a deep depressed coma from boredom!! Other than the Gerald Levert tribute, I think the rest of the performances were safe. There weren't too many highlights that meant anything.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Name!!

So the whole "Just Sayin'" thing wasn't working for me... I thought that it needed a sweet change. Plus Im getting plenty of inspiration from the Simmons sisters Pastry & Pro-Keds Candy Sneaker ideas... I think Im going to cop a pair and be real BRIGHT for a day!

But anyway, I think that Cookie Jar suits the purpose of the blog versus Just Sayin'... I wouldn't be here bashing celebs all day (like I used to) because its overrated and overused. However, that's still not going to steer me away from saying how I feel.

So Cookie Jar it is... Just don't let me catch you red handed in my jar! ;-D

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Cici & Polow Kissin In The Tree

Y'all already know what I have to say about that, Whaaa??
I thought home boy licked liked white chicks? Oh well at least it aint someone like Lil Romeo or better yet 50 Cent, right?

The self-proclaimed ‘King of All White Girls” who has produced hits for Fergie,
Ciara, and Rich Boy was spotted leaving the R. Kelly album release party at 3 a.m. holding hands with Ciara at the
Velvet Room in Atlanta. Bossip spies say they were looking very “couple-like”
and “It is safe to say they weren’t heading to the studio that early in the

Friday, June 1, 2007

Smokin Smokin Weed

Well well well, look what I found on Youtube... Ray J Smokin' Weed! He said that there was gonna be a video coming out, but I thought that it was leaked, apparently he did this himself! Or at least he was adviced in doing this himself... I've already become aware of the Sonja Norwood jedi mind tricks shes been playing on people: Brandy ends up Preggers, Well lets put a spin on it by saying that she was secretly married- which was false! Shout out to Robert Smith for puttin Brandy's whoring on blast! Oh Brandy accidently killed someone, Ray J and Kim Kardashian are having sex all over the place... lets spin that with more wreckless behavior, people like that. Whatever, I aint falling for the Red Pill...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

07 The Year of the Collabo

Everytime I turn around, theres a new song FEATURING either R.Kelly, T-Pain[in my ass], Lil' Wayne[please say da baby] or his boss Akon [Mr. Humpty Hump]... I mean Im all for my peeps getting that paper, but must you be on EVERYBODY song? Like, give me chance to miss a dude! Anyhoo, I realized while browsing through Project Playlist that they aren't the only ones getting that collabo money!

Heres my little list of the 07 collabos that you should (some of them you shouldn't) watch for!

Nellshanti Break Up, Leads to Pay Back

Aww that's right Shanny, hit that mofo where it hurts... RECORD SALES! *SINISTER GRIN*

Last week, when reported that Nelly and Ashanti were
separating, we expected that the split was going to be amicable. But now it's
beginning to look like the Nelly-Ashanti split might be getting messy.
see, three weeks ago Nelly announced that he was releasing his latest album on
August 28th of this year. And has just learned that Ashanti,
who is also set to release an album this summer, has chosen the exact same date
to release her album.
According to one industry insider, Ashanti's decision
is troubling. The insider explained, "Choosing to release her album on the same
date as an artist like Nelly doesn't make any sense at all. Whenever two artists
release an album on the same date, they always cannibalize each other sales. So
no matter how many albums Ashanti sells that week, she would sell even more if
[her album] was released on a different day."
The insider continued, "But I
know how she feels, sometimes a man can hurt so badly that you'll do anything to
get back at him - even if it means hurting yourself."

Asia Nitollano's The New Doll

Congrats to Asia Nitollano "AKA Everyone's Vote" for winning last nights The PussyCat Dolls Presents: Search For The Next Doll! Home girl was working it last night and pretty much through out the entire season of the show, which by the way, is coming back for a second season.

Ciara Got My Money

Yeah, I said it... Cici has got my money! Why? Well, Ciara gets Kudos in my book for coming back with something worth listening to. Really! Her last album was so WACK with a capital "Oh Hell Naw"! This album is so much more mature and has songs that pertain to the grown up in all of us. If I want to dance and break my neck in the process, I'll go buy one of those hyphy/dirty south "2-Step"/Chicken Noodle Soup Artists CDs... In the meantime, I think Im gonna ride out with the new and imporved Ciara!

Check out one of my Fav songs off of her album "My Love" (Bow, Eat your heart out)

Rihanna's A CoverGirl

Rihanna Well I guess they're just handing out CoverGirl contracts, I guess I'll pick mine up on my way to Wal-mart later! Im sorry but she's worse than that talent-less Cassie... None the less, Rihanna is a cute girl and as you can see, makes a rather appealing print ad. Just don't let her sing...

Anyway, Rihanna is now the spokesperson for CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers. I hear that the whole entire wetslicks line is FABULOUS! So I guess I can't knock her for getting hers... So I suppose I'll pick up a stick on my way to Wal-mart as well.
Make sure to check out Ms. Fenty's new video "Umbrella"... you can download it for FREE!

Mya Lock U Down

"Imma Lock You Down, Lock You Down..."

Oh I l-o-v-e this song so much! Its the new own from our girl Mya called Lock U Down, you know I had to catch in on the hood version of TRL, 106 & Park... So Heres a peek at the vid for yourself!!

Don't we totally dislike the cropped bob in the video?

I aint sayin'... Im JUST sayin'!!

Oh Damn Not You Again

Guess Who's Bizzak? Its ya girl T-to the -O- to the -Y- to the -A! HOLLA!
Whats good blogspot and everyone out in WWW-land? Yep, Im back, I had this deep feeling to get back to my roots... being nice was just NOT working for me anymore. I needed that smug celeb gossip in my life! As far as Im concerned you do to...

So for a quick synopsis of who I am and why you may know me...
I have had a website/forum called Lay & Toya's House and that just didn't work out for so many reasons. Yes, Im still doing the forums and stuff... But Ive toned it down and stayed a little low key! Plus, some of you may know me from starting all types of shit all up and through the internet! But again, I say I've calmed it down (we're grown big girls now, no need to continue our trouble making ways)

So Now Im back to what I do best, Gettin' all up in the business of these celebs and running it through the mud (ok, so maybe not that much)

But I aint sayin'... Im JUST Sayin'!