Chris Brown may want to skip watching NBC on February 27. That’s when an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs that from a look at its trailer is clearly inspired by the R&B crooner’s infamous assault on Rihanna in Los Angeles back in 2009 . The episode is titled “Funny Valentine” and is being promoted by the network as “a familiar story of two celebrities…intertwined by abuse.” From the preview it doesn’t take rocket scientist to see who was the episode’s inspiration. A pretty Pop singer is being abused by her boyfriend, a tall, slim good looking fellow who tells the media, “Y’all know me, I’m a lover not a fighter.”
The official description reads:
A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson‘s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Tambor).
Of course, right before the trailer begins you see a disclaimer that reads, “The preceding story was fictional. No actual person or event was depicted.” Yeah, okay. However, it seems like the abuser in the fictional story catches a bad one.While many will never forgive Brown for his actions that fateful night, Rihanna has. Just yesterday was the “Rude Boy” singer’s 25th birthday, which see celebrated by spending the entire day with Brown. The “Funny Valentine” episode of Law & Order: SVU airs on Feb. 27 at 9:00 pm ET and will also feature guest appearances from Wendy Williams, Perez Hilton and Dave Navarro. Watch the trailer below.
Nelson Mandela’s family members have made the leap into reality TV. Two of his granddaughters star in the reality show Being Mandela to premiere on the NBC-owned network, COZI TV, this weekend.
Starting Sunday (Feb. 10) American audiences will get a 13-episode look into the lives of Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini. The women are aware that their grandfather’s legacy, which includes fighting against apartheid and spending nearly 30 year behind bars, isn’t the kind of storyline for reality TV. “We get asked this question a lot,” Dlamini said. “Is this not going to tarnish the name and is this not going to be bad of the name? But our grandparents have always said to us, this is our name too and we can what we think is best fitting with the name, as long as we treat it with respect and integrity.” The women –who spent a good portion of their childhood in exile to the U.S.– bring up Mandela, and visit the jail cell where he spent 27 years in custody. Now 94, the former South African president never appears on the show, but his ex-wife, Winnie, is featured. Dlamini and Manaway are not only related to a world-renowned freedom fighter, they’re royalty. Their father is Prince Thumbumuzi of Swaziland, but the show isn’t just about pampered royals. It showcases the women’s lives as mothers, and fashion designers launching the line Walk to Freedom, alongside their two brothers.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef and his debut album Finally Rich just hit the shelves yesterday, but already critics of the 17-year-old rapper have surfaced. In Keef’s backyard, a blogger for a local NBC affiliate has taken aim at the Windy City artist by referring to his music as a “minstrel show.”
Blogger Edward McClelland published an opinion piece this morning on Chicago NBC 5′s website this morning, explaining that until last week he intended to purchase Chief Keef’s major label debut. McClelland was especially critical of Keef’s output, but admitted he was curious about the teenaged sensation’s music and its depiction of Chicago’s highly publicized gang violence. Moved to change his interest in Keef’s music by the Newtown shooting tragedy, McClelland attacked the burgeoning “Drill” scene.
From Edward McClelland’s blog entry:
[F]rom what I’ve heard of it, is pretty lunkheaded: simplistic rhymes, primitive beats. But it’s also a window into the world that has made Chicago the murder capital of America, and that piqued my curiosity…Since last week’s murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, though, I haven’t had the stomach for any violent entertainment…I also don’t want to pay $14 for the minstrel show of listening to a real live South Side thug. I don’t want to support a scene that makes gangbanging a resume builder for music success.
McClelland is well within rights to question his investment in Chief Keef’s music as a result of the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, why were the violent, gang-related deaths of countless African-Americans in his beloved Chicago over the summer not enough to sway him from buying Finally Rich in the first place?
Game spent partial of his promo day today over at Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show. He spoke on his upbringing including his siblings, being shot, doing time and more. He touches on 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown and more. Jesus Piece drops tomorrow.
R&B/Pop singer Alicia Keys has a mean camel toe.
Actress/Singer Meagan Good camel toe is #Niceee.
Rapper Lil Kim has the meanest camel toe in my eyes. So juicy!