Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedienne Joan Rivers, 81 Dies "Can We Talk?"

Comedienne and Fashion Critic Joan Rivers
 "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon." - Melissa River

 I liked Joan Rivers because she was a series of contradictions. She was like your gossipy girlfriend who had the dirt on everybody famous, and she coined the phrase, "Can we talk?" In my opinion she was unattractive, loud, a self proclaimed 'bitch', and only marginally funny. Still, there was something about her that made me laugh all the time. For instance, I thought she and her daughter had a lotta nerve criticizing what everybody was wearing at every event. She wasn't always the best dressed but that didn't matter. She parlayed her jokes, celebrity gossip, and fashion criticism into a money-making empire called the 'Fashion Police'. She was a bestselling author, a talk show host and a standup comic. I was shocked when I heard she was on life support this morning, after having gone into a coma a few days earlier. Her talent will be sadly missed. 
Rest In Peace, Ms Rivers

Happy 33rd Birthday, Beyonce!

Beyonce Knowles Carter turns 33 years old today and will celebrate in grand style. According to rumors, the R & B diva has flown to the South of France, accompanied by her hubby, JayZ, and daughter, Blue Ivy, to spend a relaxing week cruising aboard a private yacht that rents for $800K per week.

The couple is currently on break from a world concert tour that culminates in Paris, France next week.
I don't know about you, but I agree with First Lady, Michele Obama, if given an opportunity, I'd like to be Beyonce for one week with all of the perks and privileges that comes with being her. However, I'd still want to look like myself.

I'd like the people who pamper her to pamper me. I'd like her hair care specialists, her makeup artists, and her nail techs. I'd like the stylists who select her wardrobe to select mine. I'd like access to the most beautiful jewelry and accessories that money could buy. I'd like her personal trainer and her dentist so I can have a smoking body and a dazzling smile.
I'd like to see what it feels like to live in Tribeca in Manhattan, New York. I'd like a helicopter pilot, a jet pilot, a chauffeur, a housekeeper, and a cook. I'd like to see how it feels for the paparazzi to follow me every time I enter or exit any place. I'd like to travel to all parts of the world and every place I venture to receive royal treatment or better.
Since I've always fancied myself a singer, I'd like the best vocal coaches and choreographers. I'd also like to have the most renown acting coaches. Finally, I'd love the best fashion photographers to capture my essence, and I'd like to be featured on the covers of countless magazines. Of course, I'd want to share my fame and fortune with my own hubby, kids and grandkids. In that week, I would treat my family to fabulous vacations to include Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Paradise Island, Bahamas.
And since it would be my money, I would give money for research to several charities and research including: HIV and AIDS research, to eradicate drug addiction, to eradicate homelessness, breast cancer awareness, autism awareness, diabetes, and glaucoma research.

But, since we can't switch places, I just want to wish one of my favorite performers, the happiest birthday ever! Happy Birthday, Beyonce!  Enjoy your day and be blessed with many more birthdays!