Dallas police have decided to charge singer Erykah Badu with disorderly conduct for stripping her clothes off in Dealey Plaza last month as part of a video shoot. In the “Window Seat” video uncut version, Erykah Badu takes off her clothes while walking toward the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A rifle shot sound is edited in over the video and Badu collapses to the ground naked.
The video was shot in one take on March 13 and shocked bystanders who watched Badu strip and had no idea what was going on. One witness to the event told police she “observed Ms. Badu remove her clothing on the public street. The witness had two small children with her and was offended.”
Dallas city officials say Badu did not acquire proper permits to film the video and the singer will be issued a citation for disorderly conduct over the incident.
Badu said Monday the video was meant to be viewed as a “protest” and convey the feeling of “liberating yourself.” Well, we guess running around naked in public probably is pretty liberating. Weird. Disturbing to others. Maybe cold. But yeah, liberating and all that.
American Idol alumni and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson announced Thursday on Good Morning America that she will be the newest spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Hudson gave birth to son David Jr. seven months ago and said she has taken off all the extra baby weight and more thanks to the weight-loss program.
“No one recognizes me anymore,” Jennifer Hudson said in her Good Morning America interview. “I wanted to go in a different direction and find a better lifestyle.” Hudson said she decided to join a weight-loss program after her son was born to get back into shape post-pregnancy. “I decided to do Weight Watchers,” Hudson said. “I feel like I’ve conquered the world.”
“I feel empowered with what I’ve learned â€“ everything from portion control to what foods will help keep me satisfied,” Hudson said. Now Hudson will be sharing her story of getting healthier as an official Weight Watchers spokeswoman, following on the heels of previous celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson.
Although a much skinnier Jennifer Hudson is proud of her weight loss, she said she was “very comfortable with myself before” and has previously been vocal about loving her curvy body. Hudson said, however, that she has “a child now and I want to set a great example for him. Make better life choices, health choices, and just create a good example for him growing up.”
Bravo Jennifer, we love you curvy or skinny, as long as you are healthy, happy and keep on singing!
McCready’s lawyer has hit Vivid Entertainment with a cease and desist letter demanding they “destroy” any copies of the tape in their possession. “We can confirm that any illegally- obtained property, and/or fabricated footage, and the release thereof, will be dealt with swiftly following proper legal procedure,” McCready’s lawyer said in a press statement Tuesday.
So far, Vivid Entertainment has no plans to cease and desist putting out Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress for all the world to see as scheduled.
Well, it’s about damn time. Latin singer Ricky Martin has come out of the closet at last and officially confirmed what most of the world pretty much already knew. Yep, Ricky Martin is gay. Or, as he puts it, a “fortunate homosexual man.”
Ricky Martin posted the not-news of his gayness on his official website on Monday and blasted a link to the news to fans via his Twitter account. “Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment,” Martin said. “These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
Martin ended his post by writing he is “proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Well, yeah, it would suck to be an unfortunate homosexual man we guess.
If most of you out there hadn’t already guess Ricky Martin was gay by now, we wonder what dark rock you were hiding under. The fact that he went and had twin kids via a surrogate should have been the glaring gay clue.
“This is just what I need, especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who, with their outlook, teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with,” Martin wrote in his website blog post.
Looks like Ricky Martin is now “Livin’ La Vida Loca” out and shaking it for all the public to see now. Good luck with your now official proud gay self Ricky!