By: Bridgette Roosevelt
Happy Friday after President’s Day, VIPs! Random fact: Did you know that President’s Day was established in honor of George Washington’s birthday? His actual birthday is February 22, but it was moved in 1971 as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in order to create more 3-day weekends for America’s workers. Now you know why you never get a Tuesday off from work. The government did it. Anyway, It’s time for you weekly entertainment news. Here goes:
Since we started off talking about presidents, let’s start with the First Lady’s new bangs. She appeared with the new style a few months ago around her birthday and just a few weeks before President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony. In an interview with Rachel Ray, Michelle referred to the hair change as “midlife crisis” and added that she chose bangs because she can’t get a sports car and won’t be allowed to bungee jump. She still looks good. Just wait until its warm enough for her arms to come out again… I think they rival Angela Bassett’s for most deadly looking biceps.
Plenty of celebrities celebrated birthdays this week. Dr. Dre, Juelz Santana, Seal, Charles Barkley, but there’s one that we’re all familiar with around here (whether we like it or not) and that’s dear ol’ RiRi! Yes, Rihanna celebrated her quarter-centennial (that’s 25 for those of you who suck at math…or words in general) a few days ago. Seems that she had a great day despite the crazy people who throw things at her because of her life choices. Let he without sin cast the first stone… at her knee.
Remember when Lindsay Lohan wanted to sue Pitbull for using her as a punch line in his song “Give Me Everything?” She really did want him to give her everything, because she felt that Mr. Bull didn’t get permission to use her name and shouldn’t have profited from the emotional distress that it was causing her. Yeah… the judge threw that sh—out in favor of freedom of speech. The line? “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” Girl, bye. You have been dismissed.
Ja Rule is free! Well, not really. He was locked up serving a two year bid for gun charges and he served 21 months. He was released from the Mid-State Correctional Facility but still in custody because he has time to serve on a 28 month stint for tax evasion. Though not in prison anymore, it’s unknown where he will complete his sentence. Uncle Sam meant that he was going to get you.
Lastly, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang, Nas, Macklemore and R. Freakin’ Kelly (Really?), among others will be performing at Bonnaroo June 13-16. The Manchester, Tennessee festival announced the full lineup, over at Bonnaroo.com. Tickets go on sale February 23. Other notable acts include Killer Mike and A$AP Rocky. Prices start at $234.50. I’m still scratching my head at Kells. I just don’t understand. Unless he’s gonna do a live action rendition of Trapped in the Closet. I can get down with that foolishness. Maybe he needs the music promotion since it’s been a while since his last sex song (or scandal.)
Alright folks, that’s all I have for you this week. I appreciate you stopping by! As always, stay tuned to MegaCity VIP for all your hip hop entertainment and music promotion needs.