Discussion: The Princess Boy

Dean and Cheryl Kilodavis have gained national media attention for parading their 5-year-old son around in a dress.

The Seattle couple claims that Dyson developed an affinity for wearing dresses, skirts and pastel colors. So to appease the child, the couple eventually allowed their son to dress like a princess and wear lip gloss.

Cheryl wrote a book titled My Princess Boy

The book has been picked up by Simon & Schuster and Cheryl and Dyson were recently featured on the “Today” show.


Delta Sigma Theta to Honor Dorothy Height at Howard

The funeral service for civil rights leader Dorothy Height will be held Thursday at Washington National Cathedral…

Height, president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, died last Tuesday at Howard University Hospital at the age of 98. Her body will lay in repose at the council’s headquarters on Tuesday. Members of the public can pay their respects from 6 p.m. to 10 pm.

This Wednesday, Height will be honored by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at 2 p.m. in a public service at Howard University. At 7 p.m., a public Community Celebration of Life memorial will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest.

Thursday, Height’s funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood.


Saints Shuffle: Great Super Bowl Pictures

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Who Dat! Who Dat….would have ever pick the Saints to beat the Colts? Well that’s why they play the game. The New Orleans Saints have been a bottom basement NFL Team for a long time. We all have seen those images from NFL Films with Saints fans draped with bags over top of their heads, well no more. The New Orleans Saints have won Super Bowl XLIV in a thrilling victory over the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17.
With all of the media hype (Tony Dungy) of a Colts blowout victory, the Saints would have none of it and scratched and clawed throughout the game. They were not afraid of the Legend Of Peyton Manning and played aggressively, took risks and went out and left it all on the line.


Cool Video: NYC Public School Choir Sings “Empire State of Mind”

From the PS22 chorus:

The PS22 Chorus delivers big time on this New York anthem by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys! Props to Dominique & Messale for amazing jobs on the lead vocals & rap (respectively). And of course to Ethan for a well-deserved happy dance at the song’s conclusion.

We based our version more on the Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind Part II,” but as a tribute to Jay-Z version, the kids and I created our own little rap that obviously was a bit more age appropriate.

2010 is proving to be an extremely prolific year for the PS22 Chorus! Look for them in February on the Tyra Banks Show!



March Madness: So how’s your bracket looking?

The Sweet Sixteen will resume on Thursday, so the question of the week in offices, gyms, strip clubs, barbershops and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is “How’s your bracket looking?” Did anyone (not from my namesake) have Cleveland St beating Wake Forest? Did anyone have any long shots picked correctly? I think I got my Arizona winning two games right (almost by default because I was expecting Wake Forest to win then choke once again.)


Cle’s Quickies – Part 4: Top Ten List Of Evil Movie Characters

Superhero Summer Part Deux

I presume by now that everybody has seen The Dark Knight. Before the movie even came out, people where raving about Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker. I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical especially since I thought Jack Nickolson did an excellent job. But Heath Ledger stepped up and told the world “Wait till they get a load of me!” Evil, scary, funny, and dramatic all rolled into one. Is it Oscar worthy? I don’t know? I would have never thought Halle Berry would receive an Oscar for screwing that old white hillbilly in Monster’s Ball……..but I digress. But if it’s not Oscar worthy, can we deem it the best villain performance of all time?

Hmmm….here’s my Top Ten List Of Evil Movie Characters.

10. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) – A Nightmare On Elm Street. I didn’t want to take up too much of the list with horror movie villains so I just picked two. Freddy Krueger was a beast in this film and had little kids scared to fall asleep for weeks.

9. John Doe (Kevin Spacey) – Se7en. Here is one villain that never gets caught. How ruthless was he? Well in the end Brad Pitt never caught him, but had his wife’s head delivered to him in a box. Ruthless!

8. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) – The Shining (1980).

I think this one of the best parts Jack has ever played. The look on his face when he peeped through the bathroom door will be etched in my mind forever.

7. Jason Vorhees (Steve Daskewisz) – Friday the 13th

You can’t really be mad at Jason can you? He just came back to take revenge on the girl who, killed his mother. He is the most rootable guy on this list. Those kids knew damn well they should have never visited Crystal Lake, but nooooooo!.

6. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) – Misery

We all know Kathy Bates isn’t a looker. But mamma always told me you can attract more flies with honey than salt. If he would have been a little bit nicer, she wouldn’t have tortured him the whole movie.

5. Ike Turner (Larry Fishburne) – What’s Love Got To Do With It?

“Sing the song like I wrote it Anna Mae! You couldn’t help but to feel sorry for Tina Turner during that movie. We see why she had those sexy legs……from running from Ike!

4. Regan MacNeil/Satan (Linda Blair) – The Exorcist

And to think this was based on a true story? Imagine how scared people were who saw this in the theaters. Paul Mooney told a tale how he and Richard Pryor were so scared they left the premiere.

3. The Joker (Heath Ledger) – The Dark Knight

I don’t know which would give me more nightmares. Being attacked by his character in the Dark Knight or being attacked by his character in Brokeback Mountian!

2. Norman Bates (Anthony Hopkins) – Psycho

How many of yall started to lock the door to the bathroom after seeing that shower scene?

1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) – Silence of the Lambs

The promotional photo of Hannibal wearing straps and mask across his face was outright horrific. He was intelligent and could get into your head. Before he literally got into your head to eat your brains! (It’s funny how Hollywood has made the name Hannibal synonymous with a cannibal? We all know the REAL Hannibal was an African warrior who invaded Rome on elephants.)

Honorable Mention: Darth Vader (Star Wars), The Wicked Witch (The Wiz), Joe Pesci (Godfellas)……do you find me funny?

Do you agree? Comments….Feedback!


Cle’s Quickies – The Trifecta – Top 10 Superheroes

Hey Mr. Cleveland, (I am him) tell me where you’ve been? Around the world now I’m back again……for another edition of Cle’s Quickes!

Superhero Summer

If you are a movie lover and a comic book geek, then you are loving this Superhero Summer we are having. Iron Man, Indiana Jones, The Hulk, Hancock and The Dark Knight have turned this summer into a comic book lovers dream!

Over the July 4 weekend, I was watching a program that listed the top superheroes of all time and it had Spiderman listed number one! I was like what? How the hell can he be the number one Superhero of all time and he weighs a buck-o-five. As a result, I put together a top ten Superhero’s list of all time. Take a look and see if you agree or disagree.

LOOK! Up in the sky…..