Well my sweets, it’s fall. I hear it may even feel like it for a couple of seconds. But don’t worry. Even if it gets cool, I will still supply you with all the hot gossip. Well, at least I’ll try. Some times y’all misbehave more than others.
But at least not as bad as CeeLo. (“Cee Below.”)
Ceeya later CeeLo!
Singer and former judge on “The Voice” CeeLo Green pleaded no contest last month to supplying Ecstasy to a woman with whom he was dining with at a downtown LA restaurant in 2012. The woman said she woke up the next morning naked in bed with the singer with no recollection of what had happened. After an investigation, authorities declined to press any type of sexual assault charges, just the Ecstasy charge.
After the hearing, Green took to Twitter to make comments about the case and basically said a woman had to remember being raped for it to be considered rape.
What an idiot. He of course deleted the Tweets and apologized. Sort of. He said his comments were taken out of context.
He was slated to play BayFest but our city festival, along with several others, have canceled his performance.
“In light of the recent comments attributed to Cee-Lo Green that are contrary to the beliefs and conscience of BayFest Music Festival, Mr. Green’s performance at the 2014 BayFest Music Festival on Oct. 4 has been cancelled,” said BayFest president Bobby Bostwick in a statement released Sept. 8.
I don’t think anyone should be too heartbroken over this. When he played Hangout, he was so late, the Foofighters had to come out and fill in for him for the majority of the time slot. I wish they could do it again. That was a definite blessing. But he was rude and unprofessional then and it looks like not much has changed.
No word yet on if they will replace him with another act. The festival will take place on the streets of downtown Mobile, Oct. 3-5.
Viva Diva Pageant
The Viva Diva Pageant was held at B-Bob’s on Sunday, Sept. 7, and my spies said it was an absolute blast. The event, which benefited AIDS South Alabama, was sponsored by Viva Glam and MAC cosmetics.
Nappie Award winner for “Best Drag Queen Performer,” Miss Jawakatema Davenport served as mistress of ceremonies.
The judges were local BCBG extraordinaire Jeremy Long, Nappie Award winning hair stylist Phrankey Lowery and the always-lovely WPMI anchor Kelly Jones.
WKSJ’s Colton Bradford was voted as the man you would most like to see in drag, but unfortunately was unable to make it.
The winner of the competition was Zamareyah Dawn.
Perhaps Colton will oblige his fans online?
DQ on the DL
So the new Dairy Queen has opened on Government Street where the Krispy Kreme was and many of my spies have reported going there to get a Blizzard or foot long. But the funny thing is — many of them seem to feel some shame about their trip, as if they are somehow validating the demolition of the KK. It’s OK people. What’s done is done. Enjoy your Blizzards. You don’t have to apologize. Just bring me one.
One of my spies who has children who aren’t the least bit ashamed says the DQ must be handing out gold judging by the long lines. Mobilians are crazy about a sugar rush.
Congrats to Congressman Bradley Byrne, who welcomed his first grandchild, a boy, MacGuire Arthur Byrne last week. All are said to be doing well.
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous. Or just some plain ol’ foot-long lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!