Bobbi Kristina daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown went on twitter, to vent her frustration at Angela Bassett. Lifetime network is doing a bio pic about Whitney Houston, directed by Angela Bassett. It was revealed that Bobbi Kristina would not be considered for the role of her mother. (Duh) Angela Bassett spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the casting:
No, I did not think about that. I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft. It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.
Obviously feeling some type of way, Bobbi Kristina posted the following:
When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes1st, I'll be sure 2shout URname out bitch ! 😎 hahUrTestResults= MALE. Lmao😂
Full disclosure I did not watch the EBT aka BET Awards. I grew up watching award shows in the 80's, when Michael Jackson and Prince ran the game. Seeing non singers jump around on stage is not my style. All shade aside, Chris Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards. Check out his opening monologue.
The critics (and us) called the Transformers: Age Of Extinction crap, but the movie going audience said otherwise. Transformers 4 turned this weekends box office into a money printing cineplex. The Michael Bay directed film made over $100 million in north America. Overseas the long form toy commercial took in another $201 million at the box office. Worldwide total = $301 million.
Title Weekend Total
1. Transformers 4 $100,000,000 $100 2. 22 Jump Street $15,400,000 $139.8 3. How to Train Your Dragon 2$13,100,000 $121.8 4. Think Like A Man Too $10,400,000 $48.1 5. Maleficent $8,237,000 $201.8 6. Jersey Boys $7,610,000 $27.3 7. Edge of Tomorrow $5,210,000 $84.1 8. The Fault in Our Stars $4,800,000 $109.5 9. X-Men: Days of Future Past $3,300,000 $223.3 10. Chef $1,694,000 $19.4
On January 21,1987 Paisley Park/Warners Bros records released the debut album by a band called Madhouse. Simply titled '8', the album was an instrumental jazz/funk affair. The 1st single '6' hit the top 5 of the Billboard Hot black singles chart. Tho Prince is not mentioned on the album, he in fact wrote and plays all the instruments expect the horn and flute parts, which are preformed by Eric Leeds. A 2nd album titled '16' was released within the same year. Michael Dean, Big Ken and BigSexy review both albums.
Discussion of Steve Stoutes open letter to the Grammys. Esperanza Spalding won best new artist for her 3rd album? Princes tosses his guitar to an audience member and sends the Purple goons to get it back. Special guest host Prince.org founder, Ben.
We take a look at the classic Prince bootleg: Small Club! Arguable one of Prince's greatest performances of all time. Recorded on August 19th, 1988 at The Hague, the Netherlands. Prince along with the Lovesexy band perform an after show that is capture in perfect soundboard quality. Purple Funk is exclusive to our PodcastJuice All Access members.
The N word got quite the workout this past week. Justin Bieber remixed it, and a "lady" in New York took time from stripping for cops to shout out the word. Donald Sterling gave his only begotten common sense and attended a black church. The Preacher forgave him and Usher stands by Justin's comments. WTF is going on here? We talk about it.
In this episode, a question was asked by Qstorm if Prince had a preference for lite skinned women only. There seemed to be little to know dark skinned women represented in his videos or movies as love interests. This lead into a lengthy discussion on our outside observations, in-regards to Purple race relations.
In this episode we review Prince's 20Ten album. Released on July 10th in 2010 as a cover mounted CD with the Daily Mirror and Daily Record newspapers in the UK. This album was never released in the US.