This Week in the News

Happy Friday!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a TWITN post, but I felt like it was time to get back to my roots!

First, it seems like the Salahis will always try to shine, no matter what happens.  Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the infamous couple that crashed a White House party and appeared on the now defunct “Real Housewives of D.C.”, just won’t stay off of our television screens.  Tareq claimed Michaele was missing when she didn’t show up for a hair appointment.  Turns out, she was tipping out on her husband, hundreds of miles away in Tennessee with the guitarist of the band Journey.  Something tells me Tareq knew exactly where his wife was; he was just trying to either embarass her or get her to come home.  Unfortunately, neither one worked.  IMHO, he turned out to look like the stupid one. 

Next up, can someone PLEASE tell me why Jennifer Lopez and soon-to-be ex-hubby Marc Anthony are now doing commercials for Kohl’s???  It’s entirely crazy to me that after they split that not only do they have new clothing lines, but it’s for the same franchise.  #WDDDA  I’m utterly confused by these series of events, but whatever…

September means the start of new shows and season premieres of some of our favorites.  I was able to catch the premiere of “Ringer”, the show starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was VERY impressed with the show.  Some things were a little cliche, but for the most part, I enjoyed it.  I can’t wait for “Grey’s Anatomy” to premiere on Thursday.  And I missed “America’s Next Top Model”, but actually I’m thinking it’s a show of a bunch of people who didn’t win.  And some of these women are old (according to the modeling industry) so how successful can they be???

In young folks’ news, I have NO clue what is going on at our colleges and universities.  Sadly, just last week at my alma mater, women’s baskbetball player Shannon Williams  was stabbed in the neck by her girlfriend who was in Tallahassee visiting and pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.  And last night, 18 year old DC native Dominique Frazier was stabbed and killed by her roommate, whose name was just released at 11 am (as I’m writing this post).  The stabbing occurred in their dorm around 8 pm.  The suspect, Alexis Simpson, turned herself in around midnight.  She was charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, and first degree assault.  She is from District Heights, MD.  This news absolutely breaks my heart.  Controlling our rage is apparently something that we must teach our girls, so when they become young women, they don’t overreact and resort to violence.  My prayers are with both victims’ families.  And the families of the suspects. 

So, that’s all I have for today.  I am kinda geeked about going to see Musiq Soulchild at The Park tonight (thank my friend Lola for convincing me to go; our friend Kells is going, too!)  Enjoy your weekend, and until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!


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