Posted in RAP NEWSMarch 22, 2012
Date: Thursday – March 22, 2012
Are Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher Hollywood’s newest couple? Maybe! Earlier this week, Rihanna was spotted by TMZ photographer’s arriving at the actor’s $10 million dollar bachelor pad right around midnight. But this was no quick visit. The Bajan beauty didn’t leave Kutcher’s place until after 4 am!
News of Rihanna and Ashton’s last night date broke right as rumors surfaced that Ri had once again dumped her on-again-off-again boyfriend Chris Brown. Despite the fact that Brown has a serious girlfriend, many believed he and Ri had been dating on the side. Until yesterday (March 22), that is, when Brown changed his Twitter profile picture to a Vincent van Gogh painting of a weeping man and cryptically posted the phrase “At Eternity’s Gate.”
So has Rihanna moved on to a new fling with Ashton? The pairing isn’t as random as it seems — these two have more in common than many realize! Both stars have been involved in past high-profile relationships that ended dramatically — Ri with Chris Brown and Ashton most recently with Demi Moore. The new friends also have intertwining social circles — Ashton is close friends with Diddy, who is pals with Rihanna’s mentor Jay-Z.
Do you think Ri and Ashton would make a good couple?
Posted in RAP NEWSJuly 9, 2011
Planking is blowing up the news and photo galleries these days. What is Planking? Older people would say it’s another instance of why the youth is screwed up. Kids would fire back that it’s the most fun you can have being still. Who’s right?
Planking is the act of lying face down for a photograph. The term planking originated from Australia but is actually just another name for ‘the lying down game’ (I’m not kidding). The specific instructions: to put your body face down to the ground (or table, or object, or anything) with your arms to the side.
It may be the latest craze that’s taking over the internet, but does it really mean what people think it means?
Rapper Xzibit is leading a new charge against “planking”, claiming the practice has racist roots. Xzibit recently Tweeted, “Planking is THE dumbest shit ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, its not funny. Educate yourselves.” The rapper continues with, “Don’t get twisted. I care less where your dumb asses lay face down and take pictures of the shit, I’m just telling you where it came from.”
Although Xzibit is sharing his thoughts on planking, some celebrities, such as Katy Perry, Demi Moore, Rosario Dawson, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber, seem to care less and have taken part in “planking” and have posted the pictures online.
So yes, “planking” has roots in slavery. If you look at the picture to the right, it shows how slaves captured in Africa were stowed away on ships during the “Middle Passage” journey during the late 16th Century. Slaves used the planks as beds. Rumors have it that “planking” came from kids in Australia, but actual planking began at the start of the slave trade as captured Africans were transported by ships to the New World during the “Middle Passage”.
What do you think?