Weekly KolorBlind News 7/28/12: Boris Becker, Jay-Z, Rupert Murdoch, Roma Downey, The Spice Girls, Michael Jackson and more…

AIDS Conference 2012…

Eve and Nancy Mahon - Former MAC VIVA GLAM Spokesperson, Eve, Celebrates The MAC AIDS Fund's $250 Million Milestone During The International AIDS Conference At A MAC Store Near Washington DC

The 19th International AIDS Conference took place on July 22-27th in the nation’s capital. It was the first time the conference has been held in D.C. which has a lot at stake. And the second time in the United States in more than 2 decades.

Sunday afternoon people rallied on the National Mall for “Keep the Promise March on Washington.” Organizers wanted to remind people that AIDS remains a threat to global health. The events take place in a city with the highest rate, in the country, of people living with HIV with just under 3%, the number more than doubles among black men, according to DC Department of Health.

Mark Wasson is a DC resident who was told he was HIV Positive 17 years ago this month.

“People have forgotten all these people have died.”

Chancy Lyford is another DC resident who was told he was HIV Positive 12 years ago.

“it connects me with these people and it reminds me it’s as deadly as it ever was.”

Celebrities such as Eve (pictured), Sharon Stone, Sir Elton John, Senator Hilary Clinton and others were guest speakers in attendance.

Hilary Clinton who also spoke during the week long conference said:

“every woman should be able to to decide if and when she wants to have children-whether she is HIV+ or not. US will invest $80 mil more to support innov.approaches to ensure HIV+ pregnant wom. get the care they need.”

For more information about the conference or the HIV/AIDS virus visit www.aids2012.org.

On a lighter note, rapper Eve hopes to marry race car driver boyfriend Maximillion Cooper…

In an interview with Essence.com, the former first lady of Ruff Ryders talked new music, love life and residing in London. Some highlights below:

On her new album:

The album is coming out this year, for sure. It took a long time just because I wanted to make sure that it was perfect and right. I’m really happy with it. In fact, I’m more than happy with it – I love it! You definitely will hear me evolve, and you will hear my growth. But, at the same time, I really wanted to bridge my core audience with where I am now. I didn’t want anybody to feel like they were left out. And, I think I did that.

On marrying her boyfriend:

I am still happily in love, thankfully! He better ask me to marry him! (Big laughs.) Seriously! Ha! But, right now, we’re really, really happy.

Read the full interview here…

Boris Becker celebrates with Mercedes during their 111 years of Mercedes Motorsport…

ycjby.jpgThe countdown was on for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Fans were able to celebrate 111 years of Mercedes Motorsport from July 20 – July 22 with an exciting program of events and plenty of surprises. Boris Becker was not left out of the celebration. He and his son Noah were front and center at the event celebrating with Mercedes Benz. Noah is his 18 year old son with former wife Barbara Feltus.

ft5sxm.jpgBoris tweeted pictures from the event. This year marks the 111th anniversary of Mercedes Motorsport, which began with the first ever Mercedes victory at the “Nice Speed Weeks” in 1901. Nico Rosberg has already made this a very special anniversary year by clinching the first modern-day Silver Arrow win in China in his 111th Formula One race – which is also the 111th Mercedes Grand Prix win ever. And there are just as many reasons to come to Hockenheim!

g9zof.jpgThere were lots in store for visitors on and around the Mercedes-Benz grandstand with pit stop competitions, shows, live music and interview rounds with Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, double Formula One world champion Mika Häkkinen, tennis legend Boris Becker and many more. Read full story here

Sports For Peace honors Muhammad Ali…

objht.jpgOn the historic occasion of the XXX Olympic Games 2012 in London. The initiative “Sports For Peace” hosted a gala on July 25, 2012 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in order to highlight humanity through Sports. The guest of honor was none other than the champ himself – Muhammad Ali the greatest icon of our time. The core values of the initiatie is to raise awareness for the Muhammad Ali Center and Parkinson Research.

The 70-year-old former heavyweight boxing world champion, who also won an Olympic gold medal, was being celebrated at the Sports For Peace gala in central London.

Ali’s younger brother, Rahaman Ali, 69, said:

“He’s very happy and proud to be here. He was a part of the 1960 team, and he’s glad to be here. “He won in 1960, and he thinks the US team are going to be the champs this year.”

Ali picked up the gold medal for the USA in the Rome Olympics in 1960 in the light heavyweight class. He was then known as Cassius Clay. Sports stars from around the world attended the gala evening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in central London.

Guests in attendance include Boris Becker who arrived with his beautiful wife Lily Becker among other guests. Visit the official website to learn more about the organization. Click here to read comments from guests at the gala…

‘Call me maybe’ – Carly Rae Jepsen and the Roots…

Carly Rae Jepsen made a guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and of course she had to perform one of my newest favorite songs: “Call Me”. The Roots were on hand to assist and all I can say is, it took the song to a whole new level. With instruments you can find in an Elementary School classroom…this song is just as beautiful. Check out the video below:

The song is so popular that even President Obama sang it. 

57 is a beautiful number especially on Iman

July 25, 1955 is a special day. It was the day the beautiful and multifaceted model Iman Abdulmajid was born. Iman has remained ageless. There’s no telling if a photograph of hers is recent or was taken 20 years ago. Wishing you many more years in good health, sound mind and immense happiness. KolorBlind Mag loves you and so do the millions of men and women who are KolorBlind as a result of seeing you and David conquer love amidst prejudice, racism and social judgement.

Super Model Naomi Campbell launching first ever search for ‘The Face’…

Oxygen Media, Shine America, and Supermodel Naomi Campbell are launching the first ever search for THE FACE! Scheduled to hit television screens in 2013, The Face will air on Oxygen network, with the 41-year-old British model coaching a group of unknown models as they embark on photo shoots, runway shows and commercials before the eventual winner becomes The Face of a major brand.

“I am looking forward to working in partnership with Oxygen and Shine America to discover the next beautiful face of the modeling world,” explained Campbell in a release.

Alongside Naomi Campbell will be former America’s Next Top Model Judge – Nigel Barker, Carolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha. For more information on The Face or to audition, visit www.thefacecasting.com.

Rupert Murdoch quits directorships on string of boards such as The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times…

Turning his back on newspapers? Rupert Murdoch, pictured with his son James, has quit as director of a string of boards behind The Sun, The Times and The Sunday TimesRupert Murdoch has resigned as director of a string of companies behind UK newspapers The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, it emerged today.
The move has led to fevered speculation the media mogul is preparing to sell his newspaper group. According to documents filed with Companies House, Mr Murdoch stepped down as director from the boards of the NI Group, Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corp Investments last week.

'Grip loosening': Mr Murdoch has also quit a number of News Corp's U.S. boards, although the details have not yet been disclosed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionHe also quit a number of News Corp’s U.S. boards, although the details have not yet been disclosed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Media commentators said it was part of the ‘slow fade of Rupert and James (his son) from the UK’. His decision comes after a powerful group of shareholders called on him to stand down as chairman of News Corporation. Read full story here…

The fight for Michael Jackson‘s estate…

Paris Jackson, the 15 year old daughter of late Michael Jackson took to Twitter about a week ago to alert the public of the happenings in their home. Apparently their legal guardian – 82 year old grandmother Katherine Jackson has been missing for a few days now. The children have been unable to make direct contact with her and are also having trouble with greedy family members who are trying to fight Michael’s billion dollar estate.

The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate went to court to seek an emergency guardianship of Michael’s 3 kids … alleging that Katherine has been effectively kidnapped by Michael’s siblings and as a result his kids are in danger and without supervision. Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the executors feel responsible for protecting the kids … since the kids are the primary beneficiaries of their father’s estate.

As we previously reported, Katherine went off the radar more than a week ago leaving her grandkids behind as Janet, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie and Tito executed a long-standing plan to convince Katherine that Michael’s will was a fraud and the executors had to go.

Sources tell us … this plan has been in the works for months, but here’s the problem … Even if the will was invalidated, MJ’s brothers and sisters would get zilch because the prior will also gives them nothing.

And, although we’re told Randy wants to make a move to replace the executors, that would never happen. First of all, the executors will not be removed. And second, even if they were removed, the court would never appoint someone with no background in finances. We’re told the executors are drafting the guardianship papers now and they expect to file in the probate court in the next few days.

This drama has gone on too long and I personally fear for the safety of Michael’s children. They’re too young to be experiencing all of this. I hope something is worked out in the best interest of these children. It is quite obvious from Paris’ tweets that she is afraid and not comfortable in her surroundings anymore. Follow TMZ to stay up to date on the development.

Is TJ Jackson the perfect guardian for Michael Jackson’s kids?

There’s a reason TJ Jackson had a lawyer prepare legal papers to make him the temporary guardian of Michael Jackson’s kids — he has already partially assumed that role … and he even has the Kim Kardashian stamp of approval. TJ became alarmed when Katherine Jackson — the current legal guardian — disappeared for more than a week.  Jackson sources tell us … TJ — the 34-year-old married son of Tito — has had a strong connection to Paris, Prince and Blanket for years, but was especially comforting after MJ died.One example … at the Michael Jackson tribute show in Wales, Katherine was by herself in a private area, far from the kids.  TJ was in full dad mode, helping Blanket tie his shoes, helping Prince tie his tie.  He made sure the kids were fed during the concert, which lasted for hours.

ON Wednesday a judge presiding over the matter granted TJ Jackson (Tito Jackson’s son) temporary guardianship of Michael Jackson’s three children. TJ is also seeking to become the children’s permanent guardian. Read more here…

As of Thursday July 26th Katherine Jackson is back in L.A. and is very unhappy about losing custody of her grandchildren. Apparently, she never consented to TJ filing for temporary custody. I hope the drama is sorted out quickly because the need stability.

Janet Jackson slaps Paris Jackson

As if the drama couldn’t get any worse…Janet Jackson slapped her niece Paris and called her a ‘spoiled little b****’ during an attempt to ‘ambush’ Michael Jackson’s three children. Police were called as the singer, along with brothers Randy and Jermaine, stormed the children’s house as the feud between the warring clan erupted into open warfare on Monday.

When Janet allegedly screamed abuse at Paris and slapped her, the 14-year-old responded with a slap of her own, a source told TMZ, telling her aunt: ‘This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f*** out!” The situation has gotten out of hand. This is too sad. I’m sure Michael is rolling in his grave right now. What a shame. Watch the video footage below

Guess what? ‘Cousin Carlton’ Alfonso Ribeiro engages Angela Unkrich…

If you’re a fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air then you’ll know who ‘Cousin Carlton’ is. Alfonso who played the role of Will Smith’s cousin on the sitcom recently took to his Facebook/Twitter account saying: ”

“Hey everybody. I got engaged tonight to @angiesue224. Greatest day of my life. @23davidjustice and Vince Coleman to enjoy it with us. I got engaged last night to Angela on Lake Tahoe surrounded by our dear friends and my daughter. Greatest day of my life.”

The two loverbirds have been enjoying a Lake Tahoe vacation all week. This will be Alfonso’s second marriage.

The game show host of Catch 21 on GSN channel was previously married to Robin Stapler with who he has a daughter – Sienna.  Alfonso and and his new fiancé Angela Unkrich haven’t set a date yet but I’m sure it will be soon. Good to see that Alfonso hasn’t lost his kolorblindness. His ex-wife was also Caucasian. (Alfonso is pictured with his new fiancé Angela above and with his ex-wife Robin below)

Can Roma Downey get the church to say Amen?

Executive producer Mark Burnett of “Survivor,” “The Voice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” will deliver the biggest project of his TV career next year: “The Bible,” a 10-hour miniseries. His producing partner is his wife, “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey, who plays Mary, the mother of Jesus.

The couple unveiled clips of the made-in-Morocco epic Monday at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando.

“We don’t go out there waving a flag about our faith and belief,” Burnett said. “We decided to do this, and if we’re going to do it, to do it seriously.” 

The plan is for the miniseries to premiere early next year on the History channel. Clips from the recently completed shoot received a standing ovation at the retail show. The scenes focused on Abraham, Moses, Jesus and key moments in the Bible. In introducing the clips, Downey told the crowd her whole body was shaking. She said they were just back from five months in Morocco.

“It’s a passion project for Mark and myself,” she said. “We managed to get through this job without killing each other.”

Burnett said the project made their faith stronger. “We’ve worked three years on this,” Burnett said. “We love it. We believe in it. There’s a responsibility to the world to bring fresh visual life into this, as you can see in the way we told the political story here of the pressure on Pilate, the pressure on Caiaphas.”

Other scenes were action-packed, and Burnett said he hopes to reach viewers who aren’t familiar with the Bible. Click here to read the full story…

Movie Theater Security increases nationwide in wake of Aurora shootings…

New York police posted officers at dozens of theaters around the city. Ticket-takers at a multiplex in Washington searched movie goers’ bags and purses. And one of the nation’s biggest theater chains barred patrons from wearing masks or costumes.

Security was stepped up in places around the U.S. during showings of the new Batman movie Friday after the massacre in Colorado. And while some people said they were afraid to go to the movies in the wake of the shooting rampage, many others were undeterred by the tragedy and eager to see “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Jimmy Baker, 40, waited outside the AMC theater in New York’s Time Square for almost three hours to see an early matinee, as a police cruiser sat nearby.

“I just felt bad for the people that had to be traumatized by this entire event. But I didn’t feel like it had any kind of effect on me… I’m just here to enjoy a good movie.” Read full story here…

Tamera Mowry-Housely is beautiful pregnant…

Tamera Mowry-Housely announced a few weeks ago that she was with child and it seems as though she was further along than we all thought. She has been making round promoting Tia & Tamera – a reality series on the Style Network which follow both her and her twin sister Tia in their daily lives.

Weren’t they just teenagers yesterday on the sitcom Sister, Sister? How time flies but they refuse to age. Congratulations Tamera. We can’t wait to meet your baby. I’m sure Adam is beside himself with joy.

Check out a snippet of the twin sisters talk about marriage and family. You can’t help but love them both…

T-Mobile is without a CEO and iPhone…

T-Mobile USA announced back in June, that CEO Philipp Humm has resigned. The Deutsche Telekom unit said that Humm is leaving the company to reunite with his family in Europe. Humm joined Deutsche Telekom in 2005, and has been running T-Mobile USA since November 2010.

The company named Jim Alling, now the COO, as interim CEO while it searches for a permanent replacement. Humm leaves behind a company that’s been battered by regulators and competitors alike. Under his watch, an attempt to sell he company to AT&T was thwarted by FCC opposition. Meanwhile, the company is the one major wireless carrier in the U.S. that does not offer the Apple iPhone; the company also lacks a credible 4G strategy.

This leaves T-Mobile users such as myself with no hopes of an iPhone any time soon. Argghhhhhhhh!!!!

The world’s tallest family and yes…they’re KolorBlind…

High society: Keisha and Wilco van Kleef-Bolton with Lucas, Eva and baby Jonah Door frames, shelves and public transport don’t worry most people, but when you are the world’s tallest family, they’re a danger.  Keisha and Wilco van Kleef-Bolton have a combined height of 13ft 5in. Seven foot of that is Wilco; his wife stretches the measuring tape to 6ft 5in. They’re the Tallest Living Married Couple in the World title as certified by Guinness World Records. Not surprisingly, the children are following in Mum and Dad’s (pretty huge) footsteps. Lucas is 4ft 5in at the age of six — average for a ten-year-old. Eva, four, is 3ft 7in, typical of a girl a year older.

And at six weeks old, Baby Jonah is just two inches shy of 2ft long.
Quite a feet: The family are thought to be the biggest in the world with Keisha and Wilco measuring in at a combined 13ft 7inThe children are destined to lives of stooping through doorways and retrieving things from high shelves for old ladies in supermarkets.  But what is it like to look down on everyone you meet? I decide to pay this extraordinary family a visit at their cosy two-bedroom home in Dagenham, Essex, to find out.

Wheely tall: The family and Kathryn Knight with one of the couple's custom made bikesAt 5ft 7in, I’m three inches taller than the average British woman, but I feel like an Oompa Loompa around Keisha and Wilco. You wouldn’t want this pair sitting in front of you at the cinema — something they try to avoid.

‘We are mindful of that when we go out to see a show. We get tickets for the back row when we can,’ says Keisha, 33, ducking under the kitchen and living room doorways. View additional photographs of the world’s tallest family here

Mariah Carey joins American Idol as judge…

Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez and now … Mariah Carey.
Fox just made it official: Carey is the latest successful pop diva to join American Idol. The 42-year-old will join the judges table for season 12.
As reported in this week’s issue of EW, Carey has been the leading contender to join the panel this summer, which has seen a flurry of celebrity names floated in the press as possible candidates. Her salary is expected to be somewhere north of $12 million — the sum paid Jennifer Lopez during her first year on the show — and possibly as high as $17 million.

Previously, Simon Cowell was courting Carey as a mentor for X Factor’s second season, though it’s not clear if her Idol announcement precludes an appearance on Fox’s other show. Mariah Carey and American Idol took to Twitter to announce Mariah joining Randy Jackson as a new judge for the upcoming season of American Idol!

Mariah Carey to star in Lee Daniel’s movie ‘Butler’…

Mariah Carey is set to join the cast of Lee Daniel’s upcoming movie, The Butler. Although there’s no word on what character Carey will play, she’ll join a star-studded cast including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Minka Kelly, John Cusack and Jane Fonda. The second half of the year will surely be busy for Ms. Carey. The starlet worked with Daniels once before in Precious.

Cosmetics companies discover ‘multiethnic’ consumers are a force to reckon with…

Multiethnic beauty consumers are on the rise. WWD reports that there are “a growing number of women in the U.S. who associate themselves with multiple ethnic backgrounds, thus making it difficult for them to find brands that speak to them – or work for them – completely.” Global beauty industry analyst Karen Grant says:

“The world today is not a black-and-white one. [It is critical to] allow for women to embrace brands without thinking they are making an ethnic choice… Brands that have done well have recognized the potential in their portfolio. The ethnic complexion in the U.S. is constantly changing.”

Grant names some of the fastest-growing demographics in the U.S. as Indians, Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, Brazilians and Hispanics, both as residents and visiting beauty buyers alike, and says the new multiethnic consumer is typically under age 45, beauty-oriented and underserved when it comes to her beauty needs. Basically, beauty companies who don’t recognize and tailor and market toward these customers will get left behind.

Casey Foundation exclude ‘multiracial’ data in Annual Report…

The annual 2012 Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released today. The data in this annual report – which is widely-used, quoted and ranked by race. However, this year’s annual report DID NOT USE MULTIRACIAL DATA AT ALL, EVEN THOUGH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SUPPLY DATA ON THE MULTIRACIAL POPULATION and schools are required to allow students to check more than one race. SHAME ON THE CASEY FOUNDATION for perpetuating the invisibility of multiracial children in this country.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. For more information on the Casey Foundation click here…

48 has never looked so good. Happy birthday Sandra Bullock

The beautiful actress was born on July 26, 1964. She looks gorgeous at 48. Another woman who refuses to age. One of my most memorable movie roles of Sandra is Miss Congeniality. Wishing you many more years filled with happiness. Kisses to Louis Bardo.

Shawn ‘Jay Z‘ Carter predicts the future of music and entertainment…

Hip Hop Mogul and Businessman Shawn ‘Jay Z‘ Carter posted a video in which he featured snipets of artists of various music genres and entertainment he predicted to be the ‘New Future’…check out the video and try to see who you can spot…

Shawn ‘Jay Z‘ Carter  is a partner in the new Duracell Power Mat ventures…

In other news, Shawn ‘Jay Z‘ Carter is investing in Duracell Powermat™ and becoming the face of wireless charging. Duracell Powermat™ is a joint venture between Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand and Powermat Technologies.

Powermat is the outfit behind wireless mats that let consumers charge smartphones and other devices just by laying them on the mats. Powermat™’s ultimate vision is to make wireless charging ubiquitous, an ecosystem similar to the placement of Wi-Fi hotspots. “You will be able to enjoy wireless power wherever you go, at a coffee shop, restaurant, or airport,” says Ron Rabinowitz, CEO of the joint venture. Adds Powermat Technologies CEO Ron Poliakine. Read more here…

Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter also featured in the new ad for the Powermat. The new dad and mogul is featured toward the end of the commercial which takes place in his 40/40 club. His phone rings and it just happens to be the World’s Most Beautiful Woman according to People Magazine Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. In this ad the smart business man that is Shawn Carter showcased all of his business to include  his 40/40 club, his champagne line Ace of Spades, his sing ‘Run This Town’ and his wife Beyoncé Knowles’Carter along with his newest venture the Duracell Powermat, all in a span of one minute.

Check out the commercial below directed by Anthony Mandler:

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez…big wins at Teen Choice Awards

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at teen choice awards 2012 2Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez were big winners at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards. Justin won awards for Summer Male Music Star, Male Artist and Fashion Icon, while Selena won for Choice Music Group with her band Selena Gomez and the Scene. It was a double celebration for Selena as she also celebrated her 20th birthday. Happy birthday Selena!

Earlier at the Teen Choice Awards, Selena was delighted to receive a birthday treatGenerous Selena passed out the treats to members of the audience and said ‘This is the best birthday ever, thank you so much.’
She was also serenaded by the audience who sang Happy Birthday to her.

Garcelle Beauvais talks life after divorce…

I’m so happy to share some insight into my life lessons — some sad, many fun — throughout the next few months. But what I want most is to (hopefully) inspire you.

In 2010, I had everything I had always wanted. I had been happily married to my husband for nearly a decade. Because we had struggled with infertility for several years, we had a profound appreciation for our adorable twin sons, Jax and Jaid.

I was watching an entertainment show about Sandra Bullock and her unfaithful husband, and I thought, “How did she not know?” Well, it happens. In fact, it happened to me. And I had absolutely no idea.

You see, I thought I had won the lotto in husbands. Caring? Check. Attentive? Check. Loyal? Well, un-check. It only took one text message to change my life. That’s when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful. His infidelities ended our marriage.

The shock was like a freight train hitting me. The pain was unimaginable. I couldn’t breathe. I wanted to exit my body like a character in a cartoon.

I had so many questions. What happens next? Do I stay for the sake of the kids? Do I stay because, well, that’s what some women do? And oh my God, what do I do with all of this anger? Read full article here…

Hollywood Sightings: Halle Berry & Nahla

Halle Berry spent the afternoon with her 4-year-old daughter Nahla at Color Me Mine in Beverly Hills as the gals painted some ceramics. And it looks like somebody was super excited about that lollipop.

Nahla’s growing up fast and is so cute.  Glad to see Halle’s fully recovered from her on-set accident two week ago.

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks star in Cloud Atlas…

cloud-atlas.jpgHalle Berry will star alongside veteran actor Tom Hanks in the new movie Cloud Atlas. The film is an adaptation of David Mitchell‘s sci-fi novel of the same name. The movie has 3 different directors (Andy and Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer) and a complicated storyline, Halle, Tom, and the rest of the cast play many different characters.

Cloud Atlas will be in theaters on October 26. In the meantime, check out the movie’s trailer by clicking here.

Dear Boris, I’m not sure I’m comfortable with your choice of nanny…

Beach babe; Amadeus with his stunning mother Sharlely 'Lilly' Kerssenberg on Tuesday afternoonI came across a photograph of Boris Becker‘s nanny and I initially thought she was either Barbara of Lilly. Why in the world would you hire a sexy nanny Boris? Is your wife OK with this arrangement? I would have an issue…

It’s long been known that Boris Becker has a type. But it looks like his aesthetic tastes and his new nanny’s looks have coincided, as she made an appearance on the family holiday in Miami this week.

The nanny in charge of looking after his one-year-old son Amadeus looks remarkably similar to his ex-wife Barbara Feltus… and some of his ex-girlfriends.

Looks familiar: Boris Becker's nanny, carrying his one-year-old son Amadeus, looks like his first wife Barbara FeltusThe nanny has looks like Becker’s typical women – dark-skinned, slim and raven-haired.

With Amadeus’ mother Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Kerssenberg and father Becker busy, their assistant was spotted playing on the beach with the young tot.

Wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts to protect his delicate skin from the sun, the blond-haired boy looked the spitting image of his famous father.

The shapely nanny has been seen on the beach in a black bikini in recent days. To see more photograph click here…

Spotted: Rachel Roy and daughter Ava…

Fashion Designer Rachel Roy was spotted with daughter Ava attending the screening of ‘The Campaign’ at the Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City a few days ago. The mom and daughter duo looked fashionable in their jumpers.

Ava is Rachel’s daughter with ex-husband Damon Dash. She also has another daughter with Damon named Talullah. This family is very interethnic. Rachel is of mixed VincentianDutch and Indian descent. Her children also have African American in their heritage from their father.

Spotted: Jillian Michaels and daughter Lukensia…

Celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels was out and about with her adopted daughter Lukensia on a trip to the farmers’ market in Malibu, California on July 22, 2012. Lukensia is originally from Haiti and was adopted a few months ago (May ’12). Michaels also has a son with her lover Heidi Rhoades born in May of 2012.

Seeing this photograph of Lukensia makes me cringe.

Obviously Jillian does not quite understand how to care for his skin and hair. This baby is not Caucasian and has a different skin texture therefore require a different method of care. If only I could jump into the photograph and snatch that child away for a few hours. She’ll look different when I give him back. Nonetheless, I’m happy a lot more privilege Americans are providing homes for displaced children. Thank you Jillian!

Live Show: Brad Sharp at the Henrico Theatre in Richmond, VA…

It’s not too often you see Brad Sharp perform live and it’s also not common for him to perform in his hometown of Richmond, VA. Yesterday (Friday 26th) Brad Sharp perform at the Henrico Theatre.

The Henrico Theatre rests on the very street Brad grew up, and I’m sure he delivered that hometown flavor by performing original music from his acclaimed CD Old Man: The Luna Sessions and his upcoming release The Other Side, as well as familiar song covers that everyone loves from Stevie Wonder, Elvis, and other successful acts from the Richmond area (Jason Mraz, Elliot Yamin, D’Angelo and more).

Brad made his performance concert a family affair as it’s reported that his beautiful wife, acclaimed television/film actress Keesha Sharp, (Girlfriends, Are We There Yet? and Why Did I Get Married?) joined him on stage for a performance. Keesha and Brad met in Richmond, VA where he also proposed to her in song near Brown’s Island over the James River. For more information click here…

Tracy ‘Ice-T‘ Marrows call Rush Limbaugh a ‘racist’….

It’s tense in the political atmosphere these days; with President Obama and his camp and running mate Mitt Romney and his camp at each other’s throat. I think Ice-T and Rush Limbaugh caught some of the tension even though Rush is to blame in this case.

Ice-T recently made a statement in defense of gun ownership on London news, saying that the right to bear arms is

“the last form of defense against tyranny.”

And though Rush Limbaugh praised Ice-T’s stance, he threw a jab at him on his show, saying,

“He knew the word ‘tyranny.’And he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. Double impressive.”

Ice-T took to Twitter a day after to express his feelings about the comment that conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh made about him on his show. Well, Ice-T wasn’t very happy about Limbaugh’s snide words, and he tweeted about it, calling him “a racist piece of sh*t.” He followed his tweet with examples, including a link to an article titled “Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes,” and urged his followers to ‘unfollow’ him if they were fans of either Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly, who has been known to make remarks about rappers in the past also.

I guess freedom of speech does not apply when it’s Twitter. Rush you know you are in the wrong. Your comment was disrespectful, condescending and derogatory. I think you owe Ice-T an apology.

See Ice-T’s tweets caught by HuffPost below:

Evelyn Lozada wedding dress revealed….

Evelyn Lozada-Johnson revelead one of the three dresses she wore at her July 4th wedding. This particular one is by Ines Di Santo.  Isn’t Evelyn a beautiful bride?

Ines Di Santo is known for using her signature hand-ruching and tailoring techniques. Her collection is known for marrying a sculpted, polished bodice with sumptuously layered skirts and romantic detailing.  The effect has garnered the brand an eager client base of discerning, and celebrity brides. Her daughter Veronica Di Santo works alongside her mother creating some of the most beautiful bridal gowns. Visit www.inesdisanto.com for more information.

Chick-fil-A says: “we explicitly do not like same sex couples”…

Bet Chick-fil-A wishes this month would end. Over the past few weeks, the restaurant chain’s deep ties to the anti-gay movement have been exposed and uncovered by a number of activists, most notably Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. Whether it’s Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, or Exodus International, Chick-fil-A ties run deep.

Of course, the President of Chick-fil-A wants gay people to share no hard feelings. The restaurant will gladly feed homosexuals gobs of chicken sandwiches, after all. But when it comes to marriage, Chick-fil-A believes strongly that same-sex couples just don’t deserve equal rights.

As we wrote about a few weeks ago, Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, has been particularly active in the fight against marriage equality. They’ve hosted conferences with some of the leading opponents of gay marriage in this country. A higher up at WinShape has even praised the efforts of anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for working against marriage equality, and for articulating a solid reason why American culture should reject same-sex couples. Read full story here…

In response to Chick-fil-A dislike of gay relationships, an Atlanta writer by the name Jackson Pearse had this to say:

What do you think about Chick-fil-A’s stand on this issue? Do you feel they should have kept their opinion to themselves?

Chick-fil-A Executive dies…

As if the scandal regarding their anti-gay stance was not enough, Donald A. Perry died of a heart attack on July 17th.

The death of a prominent Chick-fil-A executive has sparked an onslaught of Twitter responses, with many linking the official’s passing to the fast food company’s recent controversies. Columbus Georgia’s WRBL News 3 reported that Donald A. Perry, the vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A, died of a heart attack July 27.

“Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years,” a company statement published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution read. “He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him.”

News of Perry’s death, which was picked up by a number of high-profile media outlets, immediately generated heated debate on Twitter, perhaps not surprisingly given Chick-fil-A’s proclaimed anti-gay marriage stance, which has been the subject of countless headlines in recent weeks.

“Okay, Chick-fil-A protesters, you win,” wrote one user. “You killed their head of PR. They’re for gay marriage now.”

No doubt Perry was aware of what has become a public relations debacle for the Atlanta-based fast food chain, with both marriage equality supporters and opponents responding to the news in equal measure. In fact, he is credited at having released the company’s Facebook statement in response to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s remark that the fast food company supports “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

On July 19, Perry responded that

“going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

Click here to read Twitter reactions to the death of Perry…

Flashback: 12 year old boy designs dress for first lady Michelle Obama

Designers fight for the chance to dress high-profile women. A boy with Utah ties is hoping first lady Michelle Obama will wear his work during her visit to Utah. And this up and coming designer is just 12 years old.

Grant Mower beat out high school and college fashion design students in a contest in Texas where he lives.

“First I was just drawing little girls stuff, then I came up to where I am now watching Chanel shows and you know sort of a growth in fashion and maturity,” said Mower.

He’s grown a lot from the first dress he made of newspaper. Now he’s designing a dress for the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The inspiration came when he saw an orchid while visiting the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. However, it’s been a painful road to get to this point. His mother Moanna says bullies at school would tease him for wanting to be a fashion designer.

“He would look for validation, and not get it, so he’d come home from school and it would take him three hours for me to just get him back,” said Moanna Mower. “And out of desperation I would do things like, do you want to watch a Versace fashion show? “

“When it came to sixth grade, because there’s new people, there’s also new bullies, and they come,” said Mower. “And I don’t care, I really don’t care what they tell me.”

Grant left for Dallas went to Utah for the chance to schedule a fitting with Mrs. Obama during the Obama’s visit to Utah months ago, at the Utah fundraising event for the President click here to watch the video.

That’s it for our Weekly KolorBlind News 7/28/12: Boris Becker, Jay-Z, Rupert Murdoch, Roma Downey, The Spice Girls, Michael Jackson and more… I hope you enjoyed reading it. The things reported in the news makes us aware of the things that occur in our environment and the world at large. Stay informed!


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