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Beyonce Presents Blue Ivy’s FACE To Get You To Watch Her HBO Documentary

“Life Is But A Dream”

Lots of y’all are pretty jaded when it comes to Beyonce and her Perfect Life…and I tend to agree to an extent.  But we’re all here for one thing and one thing ONLY.  Blue Ivy’s FACE, which has never been seen until it’s time to pimp out the HBO “documentary” (eyeroll) Life Is But A Dream airing tomorrow night.  If you don’t know what I’m referring to, this is how HBO is promoting the special:

Multiple Grammy®-winner, entrepreneur and actress Beyoncé will be the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film debuting Feb. 16, 2013, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.  Directed by the superstar, the film is a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.

“Everybody knows Beyoncé’s music, but few know Beyoncé the person,” said Lombardo.  “Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the 

“Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman.”

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” said Beyoncé.  “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year.

The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment.  The film also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.

I’m already grinding my teeth over the pretentiousness of it all.  I don’t know if I’ll even watch it, because Lord knows, I’ll yell at the TV too much already. (You should’ve heard me last night during that “certain part” on Scandal last night.  “Daaaaayuuummmmm!” was probably heard all the way across town.)  Oh–you’re waiting to see The Golden Platinum Child, aren’t you?

 

I’m pretty sure Beyonce had NOTHING to due with this child and she’s 100% Sean Carter’s baby.  I don’t know how he did it, but it goes to show what Money + The Illuminati can do.  Just kidding. (Not really.) Wait, yeah I am. Or not.

Jay Z and Baby Blue

 

A show of hands if you’re gonna watch this hot mess?

 

 

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar Home Turned Into Museum and Theme Park

Entrance to the Escobar “Them Park”. Very strange.

 

A small town in Colombia has decided to monetize a sordid part of its past by turning the personal playground of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar into a museum and wild life park.

Escobar died the way he lived, during a bloody gun battle in 1993. The path of destruction he paved on the way to amassing his 3 billion dollar fortune was unparalleled. During the 1970’s and 80’s, Colombia was at the mercy of Escobar, those who were not in his pocket, including judges and other high ranking government officials, were killed.

Yet Oberdan Martinez, the administrator of the the theme park and museum insists:

This site does not glorify Pablo Escobar, but what he did is part of our history.”Telling  the Global Post in 2010, “We are paying homage to his victims.

The property is 7,000 acres and despite the decaying condition of many of the structures, the opulent lifestyle of its former owner is still on full display. A helicopter and guard tower over look a bullfighting ring and butterfly conservatory, and hippos and monkeys still roam the grounds.

Park officials hope the number of visitors, some 65,000 in 2009, will greatly increase.

One of the ways that might happen is if the critically acclaimed book Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden is finally brought to the big screen. Joe Caranahan (The Grey, A-Team) had written a script as of last spring , but I’ve heard little about the project since. In my fantasy world the supremely talented Cliff Curtis, who played Pablo in Blow, would be given the role again.

So DivaJulia, should I sign you up for a tour of Cocaine Godmother Griselda Blanco’s old stomping grounds?

[Editor’s Note: Yes, Kia. Make the arrangements.]

 

‘Cocaine Godmother’ Griselda Blanco Killed in Colombia – Who Will Be Cast in the Film?

“Live by the sword; DIE by the sword.” Griselda Blano – DEAD

The Miami Herald reports that Colombian newspapers say Blanco stepped out of a butcher shop in Medellin only to be met with a hail of bullets.

“It’s surprising to all of us that she had not been killed sooner because she made a lot of enemies,” former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu, who investigated her, said late Monday. “When you kill so many and hurt so many people like she did, it’s only a matter of time before they find you and try to even the score.”

Blanco was arrested in 1985 in a cocaine trafficking case in New York, and she was released in 1998 to Florida authorities. She pleaded no contest in October 1998 to three counts of second-degree murder.

Police estimated she was involved in at least 40 homicides between Miami and New York. She is credited with importing to Miami the concept of the “motorcycle assassin” — killers on bikes who sprayed their victims with machine-gun bullets.

Griselda’s Dade County mugshot

According to Colombia’s Caracol Radio, Blanco was one of the first Colombians to traffic narcotics to the United States, earning her the nickname “Queen of Cocaine.” Colombia’s El Tiempo writes that Colombian authorities suspect Blanco ordered at least 250 killings.

Blanco was known for her eccentricities, including naming one of her sons after a character from The Godfather and creating custom underwear to smuggle drugs. As the Miami Herald notes: “She even had a Medellin lingerie shop custom design bras and girdles with special pockets to hold cocaine, a tool used by her drug mules flying to Miami.”

Actor-Producer Mark Walberg has been working on bringing Blanco’s story to the big screen for awhile now.  He even mentioned on a radio show back in January of this year that Jennifer Lopez has been begging for the part of the Griselda, and that she thinks she’d win an Oscar for her performance.  Uh.  Okay.  First of all?  You are Puerto Rican, Jen.  I can just picture you parading around by the pool with your boy-toy today pretending to be Griselda and honking about how “your” poster will be hung in all the thugs’ walls.  Ugh. Shut UP, JLo.  And don’t think for one second that you can just pretend of be Colohhhhhm-bian, because it’s not cool for this particular role. We all know Sofia Vergara is going to put on her fat-suit, play down the tall and  pretty while playing up the short and homely.

Oh, and on Twitter, feel free to witness all of the goons, dorks and wannabes who are all, “RIP Godmother!! We love you!” like they even KNEW her.  This woman was a monster who committed her first murder at age 11 after kidnapping another child from a wealthy Colombian family.  But of course, we do live in the age of Scarface worship, don’t we?  The fact of the matter is, this WOMAN would have made these very folks crap their pants if they made eye contact with her.  SHE’S the reason Scarface and the Miami Vice TV series were made.  And do I need to remind you that Mario Puzo based his Don Corleone character from The Godfather saga on his own MOTHER?  That’s right. Head bitches in charge personified.

So what I’m doing right now is speaking out of both sides of my mouth as I’m wont to do…and I own it.  What.

Add this to your queue.

I do suggest you watch the documentary Cocaine Cowboys directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben through their Miami-based media studio Rakontur. The film explores the rise of cocaine and resulting crime epidemic that swept the American city of Miami, Florida in the 1970s and 1980s. The producers of Cocaine Cowboys use interviews with law enforcement, journalists, lawyers, former drug smugglers and gang members to provide a first hand perspective of the Miami drug war.

We’ll see how all this plays out.  Funny, I haven’t seen much of this story on the news.  That’s why we’re here, my friends.