Of course, no one REALLY knows what Adele was saying to Chris Brown last night at the Grammy Awards, but let’s all hope that she was reaming him a new one for being utterly disrespectful to Frank Ocean’s win by staying seated when everyone else STOOD in appreciation.
I’d really love to believe that Adele had some curt words to say to this asshole, but inasmuch as we also have this photo, it might just be wishful thinking for those of us who don’t care for the rude, abusive behavior that Brown continues to work (to his advantage?).
What do you guys think? Oh, and also…let’s take a moment to remember something that took place four years ago on Grammy Night, shall we?
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.
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.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is venturing into reality competition biz with a new show called ‘The Face.’ The show is currently casting in New York and Los Angeles, with the premise sounding a lot like Tyra Banks‘ ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ A group of unknown models with compete in challenges to be the face of a major brand, to be announced later. It will air on the Oxygen network, which currently shows ANTM reruns. Campbell said in a press release,
“I look forward to discovering the next great model on The Face. I’m looking for contestants who have the whole package – a beautiful face; healthy, toned body; unique look; interesting personality; confidence; and, above all, strong work ethic and drive. I’m seeking someone who possesses a global, worldly outlook, but can also be seen as a home-grown girl next door. Most importantly, I’m looking for a model with a fearless spirit who can completely transform like a chameleon, and take you on a unique journey that makes you believe that even the impossible is possible. If I find that, I’ll find a truly great model!”
Joining her on the show will be two other favorite models of mine, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova, both of whom have made appearances on ANTM. I’m sensing a pattern here. Rocha took to her Twitter and blog to gush about working with Campbell and Kurkova, and her role on the show.
“As the youngest mentor of the three, I have looked up to Naomi and Karolina my entire career and am ecstatic to be able to work side by side with them on this amazing new project. We, as coaches, will scout and choose our teams from aspiring young models nationwide before guiding them through assignments which include photoshoots, runway shows and commercials for some of America’s best-known brands.”
Hosting will be “Noted Fashion Photorapher” Nigel Barker, recently fired from ANTM as Tyra wanted to start the next season with a new panel. The show is scheduled to air in 2013, and needless to say I will be watching. I wonder what Naomi’s frenemy thinks about the new competition. Remember this moment from Tyra’s talk show when she confronted Naomi about her being kicked out of a Versace show?!