Crown Jewels 3/27 edition
Not really sure how to feel about it, something in the way she moves. Away from a creeper, that is.
The lyrics from her new hit single “Stay” couldn’t ring more true for Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty. The 25-year old pop singer from Barbados followed in the footsteps of previous Jewels winner Alyson Hannigan and got herself some protection from a stalker.
According to TMZ, “Rihanna obtained a temporary stay-away order against a man named Steveland Barrow, after he was arrested for breaking into the home of Rihanna’s neighbor. Cops told us Barrow believed the home belonged to Rihanna … and even slept in one of the beds.”
A judge made the temporary order permanent last week, requiring Barrow to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna for the next three years. And in her request for a restraining order, Rihanna said she fears for her safety.
I know what you guys are thinking: why did she drop the order on her current abusive beau? The answer still baffles me but I would venture to guess that a stranger is usually more unpredictable than someone she already knows, which doesn’t really make it any better.
Hannigan got an order to protect herself and her family last month. And even though Fenty doesn’t have a family of her own to safeguard in this situation, she still has herself and that’s precious enough not to take any chances.
I say good for her. And although I don’t necessarily agree with her choice in men, I do believe she’s being smart here in taking the appropriate action to keep this guy legally away from her. There’s a few things actually worth playing around with but a life or personal safety is definitely not one of them. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to lose myself in the winner’s new album, if only I could remember what I did with those earplugs.
Get out of town, and possibly beyond. I mean I knew it was coming to an end, I just didn’t expect it to be this soon. And for that, you get the Mace Spray NBC Producers.
After the umpteenth year, the network is saying don’t let the door hit you in the butt to longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno. The 62-year old will be shown the door when his contract expires in September 2014, according to reports.
NBC will be grooming another network host, Jimmy Fallon, to replace him in the 11:35 p.m. Eastern Standard Time slot. Having said that though, the other side of the pillow saw Jay Leno giving the “cold” shoulder to NBC a few years ago when he originally left.
When Jay renegotiated his contract during a dispute that saw O’Brien take over in his spot, he demanded and got several penalty clauses that would make NBC take an enormous financial hit if they pull the plug early, according to TMZ.
O’Brien left the show soon after and the network bought Leno back. Now Conan can be seen on TBS but it looks like the cycle will be repeated again.
It’s not that I choose to spray the producers or the network on the face, but my nostalgic side gives me no other choice but to do so. It’s mainly because I’ve grown up almost my entire life looking at the chin-ster crack a handful of witty jokes, half of them I actually found funny. I also recognize that they must move on.
But I’m not too big a fan of change, especially when it comes at the expense of my funny bone. Take the mace in your face NBC and learn to like it.
By: Brian Jerry