BOBBY BROWN GOT MARRIED
The bad boy of R&B Bobby Brown got married to his longtime girlfriend Alicia Etheredge in Honolulu on Monday. Almost all of his kids were there, including Cassius, his 3-year-old son with Alicia. The only one who wasn’t there was BOBBI KRISTINA . . . his daughter with WHITNEY HOUSTON. She was shooting her reality show in New York City . . . and sources say they’re not on the best of terms anyway. No tuxes for Bobby, my boy got married in red pants and sneakers… SWAG lol 😉
ADIDAS PULLS “SLAVE SHACKLE” SHOE AFTER FACING CRITICISM
Adidas has pulled its controversial JS Roundhouse Mid shoe from production amid cries of racism. After debuting the shoe on Facebook, with the caption “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?,” the net was buzzing with people who felt the shoe was commercializing slavery and in bad taste.
Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN, “”The attempt to commercialize and make popular more than 200 years of human degradation, where blacks were considered three-fifths human by our Constitution is offensive, appalling and insensitive.” The shoe, by designer Jeremy Scott and featured plastic orange chains and a cuff that strapped around the ankles.
Dr. Boyce Watkins posted online, “I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August….When I see the shoes, I also think about the ankle bracelets being worn by far too many men who are affected by the mass incarceration epidemic that the White House says nothing about…. I am offended by these shoes because there is nothing funny about the prison industrial complex, which is the most genocidal thing to happen to the black family since slavery itself.”
Adidas issued a statement saying “Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, Adidas has received both favorable and critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace…the design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott’s outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. Any suggestion that this is linked to slavery is untruthful.”
If today is your Birthday, you share it with the following celebs…
–Christopher Mintz-Plasse – 23 MCLOVIN in “Superbad”.
–Nicole Kidman – 45 (She’s known as an Australian, but little known fact, she was actually born in Hawaii.)
Koko B. Ware – 55 WWF superstar from the ’80s…. He’d bring a bird with him to the ring.
John Goodman – 60 – Dan Conner on Roseane
Singer LIONEL RICHIE! – 63
Danny Aiello – 79 – We know him as Sal from Do the Right Thing
Anne Murray – 67 (In 1970, her song “Snowbird” made her the first Canadian woman to have a track hit #1 in the U.S. )
Christopher Mintz-Plasse – 23 MCLOVIN in “Superbad”.
–Nicole Kidman – 45 (She’s known as an Australian, but was actually born in Hawaii. Her dad was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health there at the time. So she could technically be elected president. If they have her birth certificate.)
–Koko B. Ware – 55 WWF superstar from the ’80s! He’d bring a bird with him to the ring.
–John Goodman – 60 – Dan Conner on Roseane
–LIONEL RICHIE! – 63
–Anne Murray – 67 (In 1970, her song “Snowbird” made her the first Canadian woman to have a track hit #1 in the U.S. )
–Danny Aiello – 79 (His famous line in “The Godfather Part II” . . . where he says “Michael Corleone says hello!” during a hit . . . was ad-libbed.)
THE JUICE WITH JEM (Wed, JUNE 20)
BOBBY BROWN GOT MARRIED