Monday, 29 August 2011

IAAF World Athletics Championships

Leonel Suarez Cuban Decathlete. Gorgeous. Drools.

Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower. Stunning hunk of a man. Love Koji!

Dayron Robles. Cuban hurdler. I don't care if he's not conventionally good looking, I have to cross my legs when I watch this guy. Sexy, majestic motherfucker. Love the glasses, his physique, cool demeanour, love everything. He's a class act.

I am throroughly enjoying the IAAF athletics championships on channel 4. I love athletics and there's an unending supplyof man candy to oggle, win win situation. I still think that Cuba produces some of the best looking male athletes. I'm really excited to see the 110 hurdles finals featuring superb Dayron Robles, the fantastic Liu Xiang and America's very hot Jason Alexander. It's great that China has an athletic superstar in Liu Xiang and I really like the friendly rivalry between him and Robles. Jamaican 100 metres star Shelly Ann Fraser looked great in semi finals, I love her smile! I really want her to do well but America's Carmelita Jeter (the second fastest woman ever no less!) looked freaking dangerous. That chick means business and I can't wait for that final later on today. Also looking forward to watching Alyson Felix in the 400metres, she's a beautiful, elegant runner and I love watching her. Such a shame about Hussain Bolt false starting in the 100metres and missing out on that final. That gold medal was his for the taking but at least he has the 200 coming up and I feel sorry for the other athletes. On another note, so great to see Kim Collins get the bronze in the 100! He's such a lovely man and a great personality on the athletics scene. Will be glued to the tv this afternoon watching the rest of the action. :-)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Shakers Corner:Aliko Dangote

I'm very much interested in doing a regular feature about entrepreneurs around the world. I'm particularly keen to showcase entrepreneurs of colour but happy to post about people from any background as long as they're doing something interesting and innovative. They don't necessarily have to be loaded yet. So if anybody knows someone who they think I should post about, feel free to drop me a line. Let's kick things off with Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote. Dangote is the richest man in Africa and worth $13.8 billion dollars. He owns Dangote cement, the continent's largest cement maker which accounts for a quarter of the Nigerian stock exchange total market capital. He has plants in construction all over Africa. He began his career as a commodities trader and built his Dangote group through interests in flour milling, salt processing, sugar, cement manufacturing, real estate, oil, gas and textiles. For his recent birthday, Dangote bought himself a $45 million dollar Bombardier aircraft.

My Fellow American

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project seeking to change the perception of muslims in America. Despite many muslims in the states being born there and practicing their religion peacefully, they're still villified and portrayed as the "other." The project calls for people from diverse backgrounds to pledge their support and share positive stories about muslim people they've interacted with. Through the power of social media, My Fellow American aims to rectify the depiction of muslims within the American fabric. Above is a video of entrepreneur extraordinaire Russell Simmons pledging his support. If you'd like to share a story and find out more about the project, visit the website for details.

XFactor Madness!

Misha is a star. Phenomenal vocals and audition.Go ahead girl!

Craig Colton was hilarious and performed a great cover of Adele's track. Brilliant voice.

Derry Mensah serenades Kelly Rowland. I love this guy! What a cutie pie.

Derry gets some love from his dream woman Kelly. Too cute!

The Xfactor machine has rolled into town and it's as addictive as ever. All the grumblings of how it would fare without Simon and Cheryl has faded into the background with reports of record breaking ratings for it's second episode. With the current climate beings so depressing people need some escapism and Xfactor provides just that. The formula is as slick as ever. I really liked Craig Colton's performance, what a lovely voice! And he was so funny and charming but my favourite so far is Misha Bryan, fantastic voice and stage presence. I think she's beautiful, has a sweet spirit and becomes a lioness on stage. It was such a ballsy, feisty audition. Her updated, edgy rendition of Aretha's classic Respect stole the show. If you're going to attempt to take on Aretha Franklin, one of the greatest singers ever, then you better be damn good and she was awesome. This girl is versatile and I loved her rap right in the middle of the track!

Derry Mensah's audition has got to be one of my highlights so far, I love this dude! I literally did not stop laughing from the minute he confessed his undying love for Kelly. And of course he fancies Kelly, she's gorgeous. What a handsome young man, it was a good audition too, he has a great voice. He cracked me up, from his declarations of love for Kelly "Straight up, I love you Kelly Rowland" to his brilliant, raucous friends and the way they gathered around him like a scrum during his reaction at the end "Don't touch me, Kelly Rowland has just kissed me! Four, four yeses!" What a colourful, fun personality, he's just adorable. And yes Derry has a past, he served a sentence for robbery as the usual suspects (The Daily Mail and The Sun, surprise surprise!) were so gleefully quick to inform the public. People make mistakes and deserve second chances. He paid his dues and realised the error of his ways. He's been very open about his past and the mistakes he made. I think that's a very adult way of handling it. Leave Derry alone. With his vocal talent, good looks and effervescent personality I hope he realises there are other options for him. Bring on episode 3. :-)

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Halle's Birthday Delights

So Halle Berry turned 45 this August and celebrated by donning a bikini and hitting the beach with her daughter. And boy does the certified Milf look spectacular. She looks better than most women half her age. To be fair, black people naturally age very well because of the melanin content in our skin so Halle benefits from this but she does do her part by having a rigorous trainig schedule and watching what she eats. She's diabetic so she tries to be as healthy as possible. To all those women who start botoxing themselves to within an inch of their lives from their late twenties onwards, take note, this is how to age in style. She just looks fantastic and still has facial expressions.

XY Chromosome Sundae:Nicholas Gonzalez

My my my, how stunning and delicious is hunky latino actor Nicholas Gonzalez? Yummy. The Mexican American actor has a solid roster of roles in film and tv icluding True Blood, Law and Order SUV,Melrose Place, Ghost Whisperer, Greys Anatomy, Behind Enemy Lines and Spun. He and ex girlfriend, actress Regina King were so sweet together. I love Regina King, she's such a great actress. Most people will probably remember her for her role as Cuba Gooding Juniour's feisty, colourful, kick ass wife in Gerry Maguire. I wonder why she and Nicholas broke up. He is fine as f***.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Watch List:Sons Of Anarchy Season 4

Sons Of Anarchy is back this September and I am beyond excited. Starring my favourite badass white dude Charlie Hunnam as the complex heir apparent of the criminal and dysfuntional SamCro motorcycle gang. What a beautiful, sexy mofo! But don't just watch for Charlie's fine ass (although that's reason enough), it has an astounding cast including Ron Pearlman and the incredible Katey Sagal. It is without a doubt the best thing on television and if you're not watching it you're seriously missing out. This season sees the arrival of a new sherrif played by Rockmond Dunbar (another sexy mofo). After being sent to prison for weapons charges, the key players in SamCro return to Charming to discover a lot has changed. They'll have to fight to run the streets again. Let battle commence. Brrrrrilliant! Season 4 starts on FX Tuesday 6th September.

World Bites:Raw Like Sushi

Ever wondered about eating sushi off a beautiful naked body? Well, people did but it cost a lot of money at the time.Restaurant Hadaka Sushi was on Sunstet Strip LA where rich people could eat delicious sushi off human platters. It was based on the ancient Japanese art of arranging raw pieces of fish on naked human bodies called Nyotaimori. Models cost from $1100 and this was without factoring the price of the food! Note Hadaka Sushi is now closed but it was still worth an honourable mention for it's unusual concept and outrageous price. And if this has really piqued your interest, well... You can always eat sushi off your partner's naked body and I'm guessing they won't charge you for it.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Weird Et Al Humdinger:The Naked Sword Dueler

Defense attorney Terry Lee Locy was recently arrested after threatening to kill his girlfriend as he challenged her to a naked sword duel. There was an argument and a scuffle. After showering a naked Locy passed a sheathed sword to his girlfriend and said "You're going to need this." He then grabbed one for himself and stated "Im going to kill you." When she tried to run he became violent but she managed to escape and call 911. Locy apparently left the house with the sword and well...He was still naked. Utterly bizzarre.

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"Normal is getting dressed in the clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it." Journalist and Pulitzer prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman.

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