dailyphoto090311Robin Givens: My story is Rihanna’s story
On Tuesday night’s “Larry King Live,” guest host Joy Behar talked about whether the Rihanna/Chris Brown case sends a dangerous message. Among her guests were Robin Givens and Denise Brown. In an emotional interview, Behar examines how domestic abuse starts and why it’s hard to stop. The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity: Guest host Joy Behar: In a “Larry King Live” exclusive, Robin Givens and Denise Brown sound the warning to one quarter of all women who will be kicked, punched, raped, even killed by partners in their life times. … We’re talking about Rihanna and Chris Brown and the allegations against him. As you’ve just heard, the numbers are pretty appalling. Joining me now is someone who lived it: actress, ex-wife of former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson and spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Robin Givens. Greetings. (Continue Reading…)

David Alan Grier’s “Chocolate News” Canceled
Television has suffered a sudden hemorrhage of black men. Within days of D.L. Hughley’s CNN show being canceled, Comedy Central announced Tuesday that David Alan Grier’s “Chocolate News” has also been given a pink slip. Grier did not mention the sketch comedy series Monday night during the video package that introduced his debut on “Dancing With the Stars.” (Continue Reading…)

Commentary: Stop Hating on Michelle Obama’s Biceps
I had a feeling that some folks were going to go there. Long after being rendered powerless to criticize the First Lady when it comes to having brains, I knew it wouldn’t be long before Michelle Obama’s critics would turn to another target. It seems that target, as of late, has been her biceps. Mrs. Obama has a penchant for wearing sleeveless dresses and arm-baring styles. Even in winter. When President Barack Obama addressed Congress recently, she showed off her sculpted arms in a sleeveless aubergine dress that turned heads. In her official White House portrait, Mrs. Obama chose a black, sleeveless Michael Kors shift. But all the arm exposure is apparently too much for some folks. (Continue Reading…)

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