Snoop Dogg wants to set a good example for his kids,
sometimes in ways that is bound to raise a few eyebrows.
The rapper-turned-reggae star talks to GQ magazine about
parenting, and how he hopes to share one of his favorite hobbies with his
children. "It's not that I would ever push weed on our kids," clarfies Snoop,
who has three children from ages 12 to 18, "but if they wanted to, I would love
to show them how, the right way, so that way they won't get nothing put in their
s*** or overdose or trying some s*** that ain't clean."
Denzel Washington Voted Top Money-Making Actor of 2012
In addition to his current
Golden Globe nomination and the latest Oscar buzz, Denzel Washington
earned yet another distinction last year. Quigley Publishing Company’s 81st Annual Poll of
Motion Picture Exhibitors named the
two-time Academy Award winner its Top Money-Making Star of 2012.
The Quigley Poll, which appears
annually in the publishing company’s International Motion Picture Almanac, cited
Washington was responsible for increased attendance at movie theaters last year.
The actor garnered a bigger audience than any other film star, thanks to his
performances in the films Flight and Safe
Washington has appeared on the Quigley Poll, which started in 1932, eight
times, but this marks the actor’s first win. In 81 years, Washington is the
fourth Black American actor to win the Poll. He joins Will Smith, who won
in 2005, Eddie Murphy, who topped the list in 1987, and Sidney
Poitier, who pioneered the distinction in 1968.
Kim Kardashian Claims Kris Humphries is "Ruining" Her Life
Kim Kardashian is in love
and having a baby, but there's a thorn in her side that just won't seem to go
The pregnant star is allegedly telling friends her estranged
husband Kris Humphries is "ruining her life" and seems "hell bent on
dragging her name through the mud by prolonging the divorce proceedings," RadarOnline.com reports. She also says were it
not for Humphries, she and boyfriend Kanye West would be well on their
way down the aisle.
A source says, "Kim knows that she most likely will
still be married to Kris when she gives birth to Kanye's baby, and that
absolutely sickens her." The insider continues, "Kim has been pressuring her
attorney, Laura Wasser, to get Humphries to sign off on the divorce to no
avail. Kris is holding the position that if Kim grants him an annulment on the
grounds that the marriage was a sham, this whole thing ends. However, Kim won't
give in to his demands because it would damage her brand."
that he and Kardashian, who have been dating since this past spring after years
of friendship, were expecting their first child during his December 30
In other baby news, New York Knicks star Amar'e
Stoudemire and his new
wife Alexis Welch will soon be welcoming baby number four. The
newlyweds, who were married on 12/12/12 after eight years and three children
together, seem overjoyed by the news.
“It was just perfect timing,” says
Welch to People.com, while Stoudemire adds, “we’re both
huge on having a nice size family. It was something we’ve been talking about for
a while. It happened naturally and at the right time so it all worked out.”
Fantasia Unleashes in Online Rant Over Same-Sex Marriage Remarks
Fantasia is having a
rougher start to the new year than most. After coming under criticism over recent comments she made about
homosexuals and same-sex marriage, the American Idol winner had a public
meltdown, posting a lengthy rant to her Instagram account.
Last month, using her Twitter account, Fantasia shared her belief that "Gay
is a sin. Sin is a decease [sic]." The remark generated considerable backlash
from fans and observers in the media, and yesterday Barrino unloaded on
"NOW I'M ANGRY!! MY WHOLE TEAM IS GAY, MY MANAGER IS GAY, MIDDLE FINGER UP TO
THOSE WHO SEAK [sic] TO DESTROY ME," she wrote in a post.
Fantasia then walked back her gay remarks, apparently remembering the old
biblical adage "Judge not, lest ye be judged."
"I APOLOGIZE TO ALL MY LOVES, ALLLL MY GAYS, QUEENS AND FAB FRIENDS WHO’S
SEEING THIS NONSENSE RIGHT NOW," she wrote, adding "THOSE WHO NO ME NO I DONT
JUDGE ANY 1 AND THAT I JUST WANT THEM TO STOP TRYING TO JUDGE ME. TO ALL THE
BLOGGERS AND NEWS STATIONS GOD BLESS YOU TOO!! CAUSE YOU NEVER SUPPORT MY GOOD
YOU JUST REPORT THE BAD."
S.C. Woman, Oldest Living U.S. Citizen, Dies at 114
A 114-year-old South Carolina
woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died, two of her daughters said
Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the country's
oldest person for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Augusta, Ga.,
said Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., and Janie Ruth Osborne of Edgefield.
They said their mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks
Gerontology Research Group, which verifies age information for
Guinness World Records, listed Mamie Rearden as the oldest living American after
last month's passing of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa. Rearden's Sept. 7,
1898, birth was recorded in the 1900 U.S. Census, the group's Robert Young
Rearden was more than a year younger than the world's oldest
person, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura of Japan.
"My mom was not president
of the bank or anything, but she was very instrumental in raising a family and
being a community person," said Sara Rearden, her youngest child. "Everybody
can't go be president of a bank or president of a college, but we feel just as
proud of her in her role as housewife and particularly as mother and
Mamie Rearden, who was married to her husband Oacy for 59
years until his death in 1979, raised 11 children, 10 of whom survive, Sara
Rearden said. She lived in the family homestead with a son and a daughter on
land that had been in the family since her father's accumulation of acreage made
him one of the area's largest black landowners.
Her father sent her off
to earn a teaching certificate at Bettis Academy on the far side of the county,
spending an entire day on a loaded wagon to reach the school along dirt roads,
her daughter said. She taught for several years until becoming pregnant with her
In the mid-1960s at age 65, when some settled into
retirement, she learned to drive a car for the first time and started
volunteering for an Edgefield County program that had her driving to the end of
remote rural roads to find children whose parents were keeping them home from
school, Sara Rearden said.
Mamie Rearden always counseled that her
children should treat others as they wanted to be treated and that included
never gossiping or speaking ill of others. When asked about a preacher's
uninspiring sermon, her daughter recalled her mother saying: "'Well, it came
from the Bible.' She never would bad-mouth them."