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In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on September 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I had to go to PP

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Today Ann Richards must have danced in her grave
at the way Cecile Richards worked the DNC stage.

Honesty and truth did manifest and win
when she addressed the rights and health of all women.

I love her white hair and her Ann Richards grin.
I second the notion: Obama’s going to win!

It was April 2011 -I was in Texas and not feeling too good.
Abdominal cramps during my insurance gap sent me to Planned Parenthood.

My job and insurance were shipped overseas in 2008 for sho’,
and without it — my gynecologist couldn’t see me no ‘mo.

Oh! I couldn’t get my uninsured foot in the do’.
Something had to be done. I chose a ‘job relocation’ flow.

Less than a year ago, I found another job with benefits equivalent to gold;
and the way I feel about Planned Parenthood is gratefulness from my soul.

Had I not seen PP in 2011, I would have surely been a statistics chancer.
They found abnormalities on my papsmear and helped me avoid cervical cancer.

I’m just like the millions of other women who look like debatable sitters.
I’m like those millions of women who are rallying behind Cecile Richards.

I’m one of the millions of women, who feel that limiting my right to health care is terribly unfair.
I’m one of those millions of women who regardless of party choice – for quality life – I do care.

There are a 1 million and 1 other bullet points me and those other women share,
I’m Qui
Grateful
to Cecile Richards leading the cause. I thank God PP was there…

Because I had to go.

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We cant find this one

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While reading Blackvoices.com I came up on this,
a 15-year old girl has gone ‘on the miss.’

Her mother is distraught and on a prayer she dwells;
since August 18th, she’s been MISSING Gabrielle.

Her mother was at work from 7-3:30
though at some point in between the devil got dirty.

Gabrielle was asleep in her bed, securely snug and without a care.
It was unusual for her to not be home in the eve – when her mom got there.

Disturbed and awfully worried, as this all happened on August 18th.
Gabrielle is still missing – Please call 803-576-3000 if you’ve seen…

There is a subject in custody whose cell phone was near Gab’s on that day.
And though he isn’t talking, he’s sitting in a jail cell for temporary stay.

Gabrielle is 15, she’s a cheerleader and plays the guitar.
Gabrielle’s mom is living in darkness – please help her find her DNA star.

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—Qui

Stacy A. Littlejohn is the creator of VH1’s SINGLE LADIES

SINGLE LADIES

It’s really been fun, but she’s got to move on,
SINGLE LADIES bids adu to Ms. Littlejohn.

With two amazing all-consuming seasons under her belt,
She’s going to break to concentrate on scripting more wealth.

It’s a lifetime job to hold an audience in story tell,
and Stacy A. Littlejohn does it so well.

Are you watching Single Ladies on VH1?
It’s a show of relative drama – highs, lows & a lot of fun.

Look at the beautiful array of sisters that are now running on prime time.
God and good – expanding the screenwriting hood
beyond the awesome Shonda Rimes.

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Oprah & Rhianna talked about

What can I say about Oprah and Rhianna?
They’re all snugged up like Brittany and Madonna.

Not really, but their conversation is reeled gold;
Oprah was listening and Rhianna told.

I was looking and enjoying the scene.
I’m Qui

and these 2 women are doing the dang thing.

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Is your favorite show on the chopping block

In Griot, News on May 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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I don’t know what favorite series shows you’re into,
but a few are in trouble – so says ol’ YAHOO:

airly safe shows like singing competitions and sitcoms were the biggest hits. Fantasy series – like ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and NBC’s “Grimm” – fared surprisingly well. But shows set in the past – from the 1960s to the Mesozoic era – didn’t succeed. Neither did high-concept science fiction like Fox’s “Alcatraz” or NBC’s “Awake.” They were canceled last week, joining “Terra Nova” and “The Playboy Club.”

The networks’ most successful gambles this season were with existing shows, not new ones. CBS successfully revamped “Two and a Half Men” with Ashton Kutcher in place of Charlie Sheen. NBC ran “The Voice” in midseason against a CBS Monday night lineup, anchored by “Men,” that had looked bulletproof in the fall. “The Voice” ended up briefly surpassing Fox’s “American Idol” as the top-rated non-NFL programming on television, though “Idol” eventually retook the lead.

For the sake of full disclosure, an aside: We like risky shows. They keep TV fresh and interesting, and without some rolls of the dice, we would never have gotten “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family” or “Lost.” But for every risk that pays off, there are many more that make average viewers shake their heads and wonder what those network executives were thinking.

This was a season that seemed to depressingly reinforce stereotypes about the TV landscape: Networks remain the main home for mass-market reality shows, broad comedies and procedurals, while cable is the domain of novelistic period shows like “Mad Men” and “Boardwalk Empire” and hit genre series like “Game of Thrones” and “Walking Dead.”

Whatever is happening doesn’t seem to be good for TV: Overall, according to Nielsen, viewing was down 0.5 percent, or about 46 minutes per viewer per month in the fourth quarter of 2011 that included the start of the season. The decline came after years of consistent year-over-year growth.

Every show is a huge potential risk
, and getting one on the air requires beating the odds again and again. But some shows are bigger gambles than others because of their setting, subject matter, complexity or flat-out weirdness. The flip side? Dark, complex, jarring shows are often the best ones, from “Lost” to “Breaking Bad.”

Networks have already taken some gambles for the upcoming season — but none that seem as risky as the ones from this one.

NBC’s midseason “Hannibal,” about the cannibalistic “Silence of the Lambs” villain, would sound insane if not for the success of the Hannibal Lecter film franchise.

NBC’sThe New Normal,” from “Glee” veterans Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler, features an extended family consisting of a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child. That might be more challenging to traditional notions of family if not for the fact that “Modern Family,” which is tied for the top-rated sitcom on TV, hadn’t featured a gay couple with an adopted daughter for the last three seasons. NBC winkingly says the show features a “post-modern family.”

One of the most ambitious shows of the upcoming season is NBC’s “Revolution,” produced by “Lost” co-creator J.J. Abrams, which imagines a world in which all power suddenly disappears. Past “Lost”-influenced network shows in which a bizarre occurrence suddenly changes the world – from ABC’s “Flash Forward” to NBC’s “The Event” – haven’t fared well. But NBC is giving the show a plum timeslot after “The Voice,” its biggest hit.

Fox’s upcoming series — including “The Following,” a serial-killer drama led by Kevin Bacon, and a comedy starring “Office” vet Mindy Kaling, sound fairly straightforward — especially compared to last season’s Fox slate.

CBS is rolling the dice with another ’60s set show, “Vegas,” about a rodeo cowboy-turned-sheriff. Star power should help the show’s odds: It stars Dennis Quaid in the lead, and it also features Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, and “Terra Nova” vet Jason O’Mara. CBS’s “Elementary,” a Sherlock Holmes update set in modern-day New York, finds Jonny Lee Miller saying the magic word to a female Watson played by Lucy Liu.

ABC’s edgier offerings, meanwhile, include “666 Park Avenue,” about a young couple managing a historic apartment building that is home to dangerous supernatural happenings, and “Last Resort,” about a nuclear submarine crew that goes rogue after getting a sketchy order to deploy their weapons.

Here’s a look at some of the current season’s swing-and-a-misses, God rest their souls, and what lessons can be learned from them:

Terra Nova

The story of a family catapulted from the near future to the distance past died from a thousand cuts, administered by too many cooks. Too mixed metaphorical? Okay: It had a dozen executive producers, to go along with a massive budget, and tried to hedge by offering something for everyone. There was sci-fi. Family drama. Teenage romance. Action. A dystopian future. But in trying to please everyone – you know how this one goes, right? – it ended up pleasing very few. Fox canceled it amid low ratings. Still, good for Fox for giving it a shot. It’s impressive whenever a top-rated network strays from what’s safe, and this was the season’s biggest gamble by far.

The Playboy Club

Some people will take it as a good sign that the fastest-canceled show of the season was also the one with the most T&A. “The Playboy Club” was beautiful to visit, and not just because of its cast. The set design was lovely, the music was hot. The idea to include musical numbers in every episode was a lot of fun, like when country stars used to drop in at the Boar’s Nest on the Dukes of Hazzard. But “The Playboy Club,” like “Terra Nova,” didn’t seem to have a soul. Like “Terra Nova,” it was all over the place with subplots, none of them very original. You’ll keep watching a good-looking but dumb show, the way you’ll keep dating a dim bulb because of their physical attributes. But if they don’t have a soul, you can’t keep time with a person or a show.

ABC’s “Pan Am,” had lots of similarities with “The Playboy Club”: Good looks, a swinging ’60 setting, and, unfortunately, storylines that didn’t really grab you by the throat. It was canceled last week.

Alcatraz

This one didn’t look like much of a gamble at all, at least to “Lost” fans: It starred endearing Lostie Jorge Garcia, was produced by Abrams and other “Lost” veterans, and was co-created by “Lost” writer Elizabeth Sarnoff. It was set partly on an island, for gosh sakes.

But since the rather open-ended conclusion of “Lost,” viewers have been awfully careful about mythology-filled shows that may or may not go anywhere. “Alcatraz” had one big central mystery – how did the former prisoners disappear in 1963, and why do they keep reappearing in modern times? “Alcatraz” hedged its bets, doling out clues as it kept viewers occupied from episode to episode with an escaped criminal of the week. The half-and-half approach didn’t engage enough of them.

Awake

The NBC drama was your humble correspondent’s favorite network show of the year. But it took some of the same have-it-both-ways approach as “Alcatraz.” The LAPD detective lead character was split between two realities – one in which his wife is alive and his son is dead, and another where the reverse his true. He also solved crimes in both worlds. The idea was that viewers would be entertained by the procedural within each episode, even as all the crimes – which may or may not be in the lead characters dreams – brought him closer to deciding which reality was real. If either one was real. Yes, it’s complicated. And attention spans are short. We really don’t know what “Awake” could have done differently. Its setup either fascinated or repelled viewers, and seems mostly to have repelled them. We’d like to wake up in a world where a show as strange as it “Awake” could survive on a major network.

Some of the forementioned shows are on fire and some of them lack,
I’m Qui
50/50 on the call, even though my “MISSING” isn’t coming back.
Rats!

Sure some shows are destined to give-in to the grim reaper,
however I’m ecstatic that ABC’s SCANDAL is a keeper!

Hot TV Shows this season

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 16, 2012 at 8:17 am

Well there’s SCANDAL and NIECY KNOWS BEST,
and Basketball Wives if you like dirt from the West.

There’s MISSING starring Ashley Judd,
Who proves ‘the baby of the family’ is not synonymous with dud.
She’s standing strong & on her own and I’m not talking about her build…
There’s also TIME with Bill Maher – if you like to keep it REAL.

There’s REVENGE with Madeline Stowe who devilishly portrays “mean”,
Then there’s the insane comedy series DON’T TRUST THE B in Apt. 23.

Suburgatory is still running and Cheryl Hines is still at the helms.
There’s also KEY & PEELE with a mixed race feel –
Reminding us of Mad TV and ‘nem.

As not to bore you, there’s a play to the darker side
in ABC’s series: ONCE UPON A TIME.
Have you seen it? Are you watching?
There’s always an old fairy tale undertone squawking.

And if you’re seeking a show full of adulterated bliss
then you definitely want to catch LMC’s The Client List.
Jennifer Love-Hewitt is constantly winning.
She stopped whispering to ghost to give ‘happy endings’.
90% of what they do is legit and 10% blending.
Loretta Devine doesn’t mind in-house rule bending…

It’s what I’ve been watching while I’ve been home bound.
I recently had out patient surgery & it has notched me down.

I’m definitely taking it easy – to be spoiled is my chief reason
And this is a list of what I’ve found to be Hot TV Shows this season.

What are you watching and are you committed with no neglect?
I’m Qui
Up for watching anything except 16 & Pregnant.
…because my kid is already watching it.

Where’s Jeanne Cooper

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on December 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Photo Flipbook Slideshow MakerOh don’t go getting all forgetful on me. It’s only been three weeks! I’m talking about Katherine Chancellor on the Young & The Restless. Jeanne Cooper has played Katherine for the last 38 years and for the last three weeks Katherine has been played by the accomplished actress: Michael Learned. I love Michael, but she’s no Katherine. Not by a long shot. She’s nice and maternalistic. Jeanne’s take is firm and brass ballsy. lol! I’ve been taking notes from her for years. She’s a female tycoon in script and I love the way she represents.

So where is Jeanne? I don’t know. But I do know that her birthday was Oct. 25 and that she turned 83 this year. Wow! She’s got LEGS (ie…LEGacy in the entertainment industry). A starving artist — she’s never been it.

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I read a piece on a “soap site” that said Jeanne Cooper had taken leave
to deal with some medical issues but none serious or life threatening.

Thank the powers that be. I know that she’s 83 but still she’s so young;
her ballsy aura on Y&R is missed and takes away from “the sum”.

I was wondering how many people were out there feeling like me
Waiting for the quick return of our beloved Mrs. C.

God speed on your wellness – I hope to see you soon.
I certainly love my mid morn time with you from 11 to Noon.

Jeanne Cooper is a vital part of my a.m. weekday relation,
I’m Qui
Missing Y&R’s K.C.– hence she’s marked my conversation