Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation's oldest black sorority, are suing its president, Barbara McKinzi following claims that she used hundreds of thousands of dollars of the sorority's money (via the group's credit card) to purchase designer clothing, jewelry, and not one, but two life-size wax statues of herself.
For an industry known for dishing out harsh criticism in a cruel vernacular of in and out, hot and not, and a random “what the *%$@# was she thinking?” thrown in for good measure, the fashion world is on the receiving end with what might be the most cruelly ironic critique of all: many accuse fashion of being out of touch.
If the name “Lily Allen” does not conjure up images of high fashion and designer style, then take a second look: the fun-loving British pop star is the new face of fall’s Chanel handbag campaign and is about to launch her own jewelry line called Lily Allen.
Oscar season may be far away, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has recently put the awards ceremony back in the headlines with some interesting and unexpected announcements. The number of Best Picture nominess will be doubled from five to ten, and young favorite actors such as Anne Hathaway, Paul Rudd and Michael Cera have been invited into the Academy as voting members. So what will this mean for the Oscars?
Here’s what I learned over the past couple weeks and years of watching “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” My specific learning will be the most recent, from this season of the show. I guess you could call this the list of morals of the story. Most of the time, these “morals” are very well hidden, but I have managed to find them just for you.
Everyone has their favorite Michael Jackson song. Mine has always and will always be P.Y.T.
At all my high school dances, “Thriller” was played at least one time. How amazing is it that a song released in 1982 is played at school dances decades later? Michael Jackson’s music is so powerful it has that effect on people.
His death in recent weeks shook the earth. Many took Michael’s music to heart and it was evident in the outpouring of emotions after his death was announced that the world cared for Michael.
Though the child prodigy’s life started spiraling downward, from molestation charges to facial surgeries, we all need to remember him in his prime- when he was a young man who taught us all to moonwalk.
I’m very sick of people being mean about his death. I unfortunately have even seen people react happily that he was dead. Yes, he was a troubled man and may or may not have molested children. Yes, he did look pretty frightening after all of his facial surgeries. And yes, he was definitely a little bit strange, but at the end of the day, everyone needs to remember: he was a human being.
Michael is human just like the rest of us. He was a father to three children, a son to his parents, a brother to his siblings and a friend to many. He was an extraordinary man from Gary, Indiana who connected us all together. To rejoice in the death of another human being is just wrong.
We may never again see a visionary like Michael among us. May he rest in peace.