Thursday, May 05, 2005

Morning Edition - 5/5/05

Explosive Allegations With Plenty of Proof
Like millions of other Americans, I was front-and-center for the explosive ABC Primetime special, Fallen Idol, last night. Corey Clark, the biracial, second-season Idol contestant stood his ground answering questions that ranged from his motivation for voicing these embarrassing tidbits now, to whether or not he was in love with the superstar who is 18+ years his senior. Clark appeared relaxed – albeit, a bit ghetto street in his vernacular – but he addressed each issue calmly and with irrefutable evidence that is sure to have rattled the Idol camp. Corey detailed how he was approached by Paul Abdul’s “people” and was given her telephone number to call her, he was able to describe the inside of her home and had telephone messages and bills to prove she initiated contact numerous times. To add insult to injury, one of her recent messages shows Abdul to be audibly in a panic, pleading with Clark not to speak to reporters. The Idol machine has asked Clark to forward all proof to them so that they can launch an investigation, but Clark told Good Morning America this morning that he does not intend to help them along, since Idol has never done anything to help his career along. He alluded to the Idol folks that they should just use interview and evidence given to ABC PrimeTime officials for their story. Clark now has a record deal and is presently shopping a lucrative book deal that would detail his alleged affair with Abdul.

Hard To Keep A Car in PG County
Prince George’s County, which has the highest concentration of wealthy African Americans in the country, is said to be the number one place in the state of Maryland for car thieves and carjackers. To help reassure residents, County Executive Jack B. Johnson said that actual stats show a 16% decline in these crimes from the same time last year, but residents aren’t buying it. Some residents are reporting two cars stolen in the county, just this year! Public Safety Director, Vernon Herron, was quoted in the Washington Post today saying it is not an unusual reaction for folks to suffer depression and feel violated following a theft. Sidebar question: Is this the same Vernon Herron who graces our ME group?! If so, congrats on the quote...hit me up Vern!

May 12, 13, 14; DC Here I Come
I will be visiting DC next Thursday, Friday and Saturday and intend to visit a few spots to catch-up with friends. Please let me know if the NW ME folks want to do lunch at my favorite NW joint, Daily Grill, Friday, May 13, 1 p.m. Just hit me up on the comments area, so that we can make a reservation. Also, Tam, Melissa, Shey, Angie, Marcia, et al… wassup with the Mill on Saturday night? Hope we can catch up!

Keep passin’ the open windows…

9 comments:

Jeanine said...

Lunch would be great...I'd love to join you and the crew.

Jeanine

Cocoa Rican said...

All ABA ME folks are welcome to come... we're going dutch, so breathe easy :) We should probably call Daily Grill by Tuesday or so if we're going to have a fairly large group. I guess we should have everyone respond to doin' lunch next Friday ASAP! Jeanine, Kim, Nesie... see if y'all can prod the group to let us know what's up. Thnx...

Melissa said...

Lunch sounds good to me. I'm there.

Tammy said...

yes,yes and yes.

Lady Long Legs said...

I'm down for hanging out on Saturday night, we can celebrate my birthday. Yes, sister girlfriend will be turning 34 on the 18th. If we can not get the troops together for a night of drinking and other things, then I will make the lunch at the Daily Grill on Friday.

Ang

Cocoa Rican said...

Well, I'll be doing both (lunch and clubs)... preferably with you ladies, but certainly alone if necessary... uh... I don't intend to leave the clubs alone though, so you should be aware that you don't have to go home when we leave the club, but I'd rather not get caught up in any threesomes... LOL :) Well, unless they involve my wifey, then I'll certainly share. Oh... before I forget... Happy birthday Dad. Oh God, the sad part is that he may have read the first part of this...

Shey said...

I'm not going to be able to do lunch, but by the 14th, classes will be done and I will be ready to get twisted!!

Shey

kimmicee said...

I can do lunch on Friday and I can hang out on Saturday.

caspar608 said...

Regarding ghettofied Corey Clark...what a piece of garbage. His parents raised a real louse. nd did you see his parents. His mother is definitely in on it and his father has no dignity. I will bet everything on the fact that they tried to shake Paula down for loot before going public. I hope this whole thing blows up in his face and his album goes wood.