This Week in the News-Celebrity Edition

Happy Friday, folks!!   A lot is going on this week that has caught my attention.  “Grey’s Anatomy” was GREAT last night, Boris Kodjoe doesn’t want to be a sex symbol anymore, and Roman Polanski‘s accuser wants the charges dropped after 30+ years. 

If you aren’t familiar, Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to the 1977 charge of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor.  Polanski, fearing the judge in his case would provide a harsher sentence than what was agreed upon in his plea deal, fled the U.S. and has been a fugitive for over 30 years.   Said minor was 13 year old Samantha Geimer, who was on “Larry King Live” last night stating that she wants the charges to be dropped.   When Polanski went to Switzerland last year, he was arrested on a fugitive U.S. warrant.  Geimer fears the media circus that will continue to grow in her backyard if Polanski were brought back to the U.S.  (Um, what does she think will happen now that she’s appeared on Larry King???)  I’ll let you read more of her story here, but if I must say, “This is a load of bullcrap!”  If this were John Singleton or Spike Lee, or let’s take it back to the 70’s and say Melvin Van Peebles, they would be UNDER the jail!!!  I try not to be one of these black people that brings race into everything, but let’s be real here.  I know for a fact that if this were a minority director, regardless of his success in Hollywood, this case would not have dragged out like it has.  His butt would’ve been brought back to California (in 1977), he would have been sentenced, and would probably still be in jail.  I dare somebody to tell me they disagree. 

Next up, Boris Kodjoe tells BlackVoices he’s no longer interested in just being a sex symbol; he wants to be considered a serious actor.  Ummm, call me crazy, but can’t you do both?  People take Brad Pitt as a serious actor…you know, let me use someone else.   People think Will Smith is a serious actor and a sex symbol.  Of course Will had to pay his dues, and that’s what Boris is going through.  I mean, he started his career modeling…c’mon, dude.   But I guess he has matured as he’s gotten older, so who can blame him?  But if he really didn’t want to be considered a sex symbol, he’d let that six-pack go and get a keg. 

Once again, Toni Braxton has filed for bankruptcy.   Potentially having debt totaling close to $50 million, Toni is reportedly only (I know, only) worth $1 to $10 million.  I’m not sure what is going on with Ms. Braxton, but I hope she gets her finances in order. 

I’ve never met her in life and wouldn’t know her if she came up and slapped me in my face, but I heart Shonda Rhimes.  The “Grey’s Anatomy” creator has a WILD imagination.  I got hooked on Grey’s last year and catch re-runs on “Lifetime”.  I really don’t have any news about Ms. Rhimes, I just want to say I love that show.   Last night’s episode was great, and one of my girlhood on-again/off-again crushes Omar Gooding had a guest role.

Ok, people, what else is going on Hollywood…or those who think they are Hollywood?  I know you guys saw the season premiere of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta“!  These girls are a trip, and this season is going to wild!  I didn’t talk about Mario hitting his mama last week, but ya’ll just pray for him.  Ashanti and Nelly continue to deny their relationship.  I think I’m with my “aunt” Madeline who said, “They’re probably already married.”  And…my Jaguars won last week!!! God bless Josh Scobee and his kicking abilities!!! Let’s see how my boys play against the Bills on Sunday.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Lastly, don’t forget about Mitrice

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