It’s never too late and your never to young or old to know who your real friends are. In the end if you don’t like the way the handle you then learn to let go!
Apparently, There is some weird rumor going around that Beyonce and her bodyguard are related. Another site reported that he was Mathew Knowles’ cousin. I’m not sure that it matters but French Reader Jana, wanted me to let everyone know that they are in no way related. Julius De Boer is from the Netherlands, speaks 5 languages and his boss is one of Jay-z’s personal bodyguards. She also says he is divorced and has a four year old daughter. Below is an article he wrote for a Netherlands newspaper describing his experience as Bey’s human shield:
I have worked for RAD for over one year as personal protector of the famous singer Beyonce in the USA and abroad.
They are often long hours. I am in this position very happy. I really enjoy my function, a day of work is long, where you have to pay attention to everything, and stay paying attention to everything. Personally I think the most fun of this job is travel and the people you meet while traveling; drivers, hotel managers, restaurant owners, etc. It is this feature for customers that is important, but also for yourself, you’re multilingual.
In American, artists at the Close Protection level is very different than in the Netherlands. It is much more than a human shield to your customer. You should always think three steps ahead, follow a schedule, call ahead to destinations, etc. It really is best that a security person explore the destination beforehand.
In past years I have traveled all continents, mostly in private jets and traveled in the most luxurious hotels stayed. [As a Dutchman I] had to learn to cope and adapt. Adaptability, in physical and psychological terms is the main characteristic that you must possess. I met my boss Norman Oosterbroek in college and he [protects] Jay-Z.
Remote-controlled contraceptive microchip could launch by 2018 Developed by researchers at MIT, the ‘digital pill’ implant could revolutionise birth control, allowing women to switch hormones on and off at the touch of a button: Fighting over the remote control could soon end up in more than just a channel-hopping battle, if researchers at MIT have their way. In the Bill Gates-funded quest for the next form of contraception, a Massachusetts startup has come up with a small remote-controlled chip, like a digital wifi version of the pill, that will allow women to switch their fertility on and off at the touch of a button.
The chip is implanted under the skin and releases small doses of the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel on a daily basis, with enough capacity to last 16 years. About the same size as a Scrabble tile, it houses a series of micro-reservoirs covered by an ultra-thin titanium and platinum seal. The hormone is released by passing a small electric current from an internal battery through the seal, which melts it temporarily, allowing a 30 microgram dose of levonorgestrel to seep out each day. And it can be simply switched off by a wireless remote, avoiding the clinical procedures needed to deactivate other contraceptive implants.
“The ability to turn the device on and off provides a certain convenience factor for those who are planning their family,” says MIT’s Dr Robert Farra, adding that “the idea of using a thin membrane like an electric fuse was the most challenging and the most creative problem we had to solve.” But just as teenage pranksters can hack into wifi remotes to operate neighbours’ garage doors and flip their TV channels, could a remote-controlled contraceptive open the floodgates for a new form of ovarian hacking? Might Anonymous one day turn their hand to subversive family planning?
“Someone across the room cannot reprogramme your implant,” says Farra. “Communication with the implant has to occur at skin contact-level distance. Then we have secure encryption. That prevents someone from trying to interpret or intervene between the communications.”
The idea for micro-dispensing chips was first developed in the 1990s by Professor Robert Langer at MIT, the founder of innumerable biotech companies and holder of more than 800 patents, known in the industry as “the most cited engineer in history”. His lab caught the attention of Bill Gates in 2012, during his search for a revolution in birth control (which has already spawned plans for a graphene condom), and Langer subsequently leased the technology to Microchips, a company already working on a micro-dosing implant for osteoporosis.
Two years on, Microchips says that the implant could be available by 2018, if clinical trials launching next year in the US are successful, and that the device will be “competitively priced”. Users will have the choice of having the chip implanted in the abdomen, upper arm or buttocks – in which case just be careful not to sit on the remote.
Stupid Is What Stupid Does (end quote) and then there was Bow Wow…oh I mean Shad Moss. Shad Moss, AKA, Bow Wow, Kisses And Tells AGAIN; Speaks On Sex With Ciara And “Rev Run’s Daughter,” Angela Simmons…. REALLY… Funny that he thinks he was the best things smoking for these ladies however, they have moved on from him and both learned the true meaning of love from a MAN and now their baby… and the best Shad Moss could do was go get a stripper pregnant…LOL
Bow Wow dropped his famous stage name and opted for his government name, Shad Moss, in order to be taken more seriously as a TV host (of 106 & Park), actor and businessman. But try as hard as he might, it’s what comes out of Bow Wow’s mouth that keeps people from taking him seriously. From saying that he makes his girlfriends famous, to kissing and telling about his exes on national TV, Bow Weezy just can’t get it right. For example, he shared a little too much on Wild ‘N Out recently when asked about the fellatio skills of two of his most famous exes. During a game of “Plead the Fif,” comedian B Daht asked an inappropriate question that the rapper should have known to plead the fifth to. However, he decided to answer anyway:
B Daht: “Who gives the best head? Ciara or Rev Run’s daughter?”
Nick Cannon: “You might want to plead on that one!”
[Crowd chants]: “We wanna know”
Bow Wow: “Well, at one time they both was my women correct? So if you put one and one together I mean, of course we must have been doing the do if they was my women, correct? Well, then I might as well go ‘head and keep it even, they both is might, mighty, mighty swell.”
Cannon: “I would’ve pleaded the fifth…”
How ironic that Nick Cannon of all people is telling Bow Wow to plead the fifth, but I guess he learned his lesson after he divulged too much information about sex with Mariah… This isn’t the first time Bow Wow has talked a little too much about his famous exes. During an interview with The Breakfast Club back in 2012, he confirmed that he had slept with Ciara (as well Karrine Steffans, Dollicia Bryan and maybe even Kim Kardashian), but interesting enough, said at that time that he hadn’t had sexual relations with Simmons. I don’t know if he thinks all this oversharing will help with his credibility as a rapper, but it definitely helps with his image as something of a sleazeball.
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It’s your life, quite possibly your only one. Still you find yourself having a vodka at three a.m., waiting for your pill to kick in, with time ticking through you and your own ghost already wandering among your rooms.
A Former ‘Cheetah Girl’ Removes Unwanted Ink: Adrienne Bailon put the past behind her when she finally got rid of her tattoo of ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name on her butt that she got six years ago, and the crew of NBC’s show “Extra” filmed her first removal session! The former “Cheetah Girl” actually attempted to erase the unwanted ink twice with no results, but she is hopeful that PicoSure, a new laser removal method, will completely clear her skin of Rob’s name.
Nas: My Life in 20 Songs From before ‘Illmatic’ to ‘Life Is Good,’ the storied Queens rapper looks back on two decades of music: It’s like I gave myself a 40th birthday present 20 years ago.”
Nas has been in a reflective mood of late, performing an extended victory lap to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his landmark debut album Illmatic. The Queens rapper is hardly one to exploit nostalgia 2012’s candid, stunning Life Is Good mainly eschewed reminiscence for a snapshot of the rapper’s life as he neared 40 but with most MCs’ shelf lives measured in months, two decades is a feat worth celebrating.
"It gives me a reference piece to look at myself and for me to analyze my life and what I’ve come from; my accomplishments; my dreams," Nas tells Rolling Stone about his acclaimed debut. Today, the rapper releases Illmatic XX, featuring a remastered version of the album alongside an extra disc of rarities, demos, remixes and live performances. A tour is in the works where he’ll perform the album front-to-back, and the upcoming feature-length documentary Time Is Illmatic, detailing the album’s history and legacy, will open the Tribeca Film Festival. The rapper is also working on the pilot for Street Dreams, his upcoming autobiographical drama for Xbox.
Nas is also channeling this reflective period for a planned new album, which he’s started recording and hopes to release by the end of the year. “I have not been inspired to record until riding this Illmatic parade,” he says. “I didn’t know that this would inspire me, but this time has made me reflect and made me aware of where I am today. I think I could have put together a good new album without this 20-year anniversary, but I don’t think it would have nowhere near the depth that I think it’s going to have now.”
But before any new material is heard, Nas walked us through his thought process and state of mind behind 20 of his most introspective songs. Some are classics. Some never got their due. But all show a “graphic classic song composer” laying bare insecurities, victories, fears and triumphs.
Michelle Obama Plans Hip-Hop Album First lady doesn’t rap on compilation for Let’s Move! campaign: Michelle Obama has helped put together a new rap album in an effort to inspire healthy living. The first lady teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America to make the record – titled Songs for a Healthier America – as part of her “Let’s Move!” program, Politico reports, and the album sports tracks with titles like “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv.”
Songs for a Healthier America features artists including Ashanti, DMC of Run-D.M.C., Jordin Sparks and Doug E. Fresh, and according to Pitchfork, Matisyahu, Ariana Grande and Blink-182’s Travis Barker contribute as a trio named Salad Bar. New York Knicks basketball player Iman Schumpert appears on a track, and Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band also contributes to the record. Unfortunately, Obama won’t be laying down rhymes for the new album; she’ll only be making video cameos.
Kids in New York City will get a first look, with 10 music videos set for distribution in the city. Other major cities will receive the music videos afterwards.
Source: Rolling Stone
You only realize how much you love somebody when one day they don’t love you back.
Former Destiny’s Child Singer Farrah Franklin Arrested: Ex-Destiny’s Child singer Farrah Franklin was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct this weekend. The performer appear to smirk in her mug-shot following the embarrassing incident. The 33-year-old singer was arrested in Horry County, South Carolina, and ticketed for the reported offense after being detained during the early hours of Sunday morning. It is understood that alcohol may have played a part in Franklin’s arrest the singer performed alongside Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for five months in 2000 before she fell-out with them and their management. Franklin was released later on Sunday via a bond.
Benzino and Althea blast Mona Scott-Young for allegedly staging ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ reunion brawls: Reality TV couple Benzino and Althea are blasting “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” creator Mona Scott-Young for allegedly staging a series of reunion brawls.
As previously reported, the reunion taping of “LHHATL” went down earlier this week. Emotions were high as the cast sat down to review one of the shows most dramatic seasons when multiple fights broke out, resulting in the dispatch of police and paramedics. Although several people received medical attention, their injuries were said to be minor. Now cast members Benzino and his fiancée Althea Heart are claiming that Scott-Young was behind all of the shady shenanigans that occurred during the reunion taping. According to Benzino, Scott-Young dined with Joseline Hernandez (who was said to initiate the initial brawl) at Mr. Chows immediately following the drama. Later that night, Stevie J posted the above pic via Instagram and allegedly removed the image after Mona demanded he take it down.
As expected, the photo drew much speculation as fans found Scott-Young and Hernandez’ demeanors very odd in light of the violent series of events that had just occurred. Do you believe there is any truth to Zino’s claim?
Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately misled quality inspectors from McDonald’s. City officials closed the Shanghai Husi Food Co. factory on Sunday and seized products which allegedly used the expired meat, the Shanghai food and drug administration said in a statement.
Police were investigating, it said, threatening “severe punishment” in future. Television footage showed workers in white suits picking up meat and hamburger patties from the floor before putting them back into processing machinery, and one employee handling out-of-date beef and calling it “stinky meat”. McDonald’s said in a statement it had “immediately” stopped using the factory’s products while restaurant operator Yum separately said its KFC and Pizza Hut establishments had also halted use of its meat.
KFC has faced food safety issues in China before, when authorities found excessive levels of antibiotics in chicken it sourced from local suppliers in 2012. OSI Group apologised to its customers and said it was “appalled” by the report on its factory, adding that it was “dealing with the issue directly and quickly” in a statement posted on its Chinese website. “The company has formed an investigation team, is fully cooperating with inspections being conducted by relevant, supervising government agencies, and is also conducting its own internal review,” the statement added.
Other customers of Husi Food included Burger King, Papa John’s Pizza and coffee chain Starbucks, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Monday. Furniture maker Ikea, which had been named by Chinese media as serving the factory’s meat at in-store restaurants, said it stopped using the company’s products last year, and sandwich maker Subway also denied it uses meat from the firm.
China has been rocked by a series of food and product safety problems, due to lax enforcement of regulations and corner-cutting by producers. One of the worst occurred in 2008 when the industrial chemical melamine was found to have been illegally added to dairy products, killing at least six babies and making 300,000 people ill.
US retail giant Walmart said early this year that it would tighten inspections of its suppliers in China after it was forced to recall donkey meat products that had been found to contain fox. Last year, China detained hundreds of people for food safety crimes, including selling rat and fox meat disguised as beef and mutton, following a three-month crackdown, police said.