Amber Rose Denies Rumors of Stepping Out [Oh Snap!]

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Yes, I’m indulging in Hollywood gossip!  I can’t help myself, especially when it involves my fellow Philly native,  Amber Rose. 

As you all know,  her and hubby, Wiz Khalifa, are officially getting a divorce (tear).  Amber recently took to social media (Twitter) to dispel rumors that have begun swirling around Internet land.  Some say she was unfaithful,  but Amber Rose says otherwise:

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I hope that both parties can move on amicably!

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Are You Giving Too Much To The World?

Hello, Dreamers!

Every once in a while,  I like to step away from the mainstream BS and get grounded.  I will preface this post by saying,  I don’t go to church every Sunday like I used to, so the spiritual simulation that I receive is something I have to really work for and desire enough to seek.  With that said,  I really spend a lot of my off days thinking,  meditating, being by myself,  writing, etc.

A thought came to me recently and I began wondering,  why do I lend the world so much of myself?  Think about it.  You want to remain valuable at work so you do the best you can and put in extra hours,  pick up other people’s slack,  go above and beyond.  You want to get in shape so you watch what you eat, go grocery shopping,  diet. You want your partner to be happy so you take them on a date,  buy them something nice,  talk about things,  cook a romantic dinner, sacrifice.   Whatever it is that you do, think about all of the energy that you put out on a daily basis… what’s left for just you?  How are you happy as an individual?

When a relationship or job suddenly ends,  what’s the first thing that you think?  All of the sacrifices I made,  the time,  the work… wasted. Sure, there are lessons,  but the feeling of disappointment is prominent.  I’m learning that if we (the people in this world) begin to take more time for ourselves,  if we keep a little something within,  if we don’t give everything to the world,  we can avoid that feeling. 

Personally, in giving so much, I tend to lose myself and I know some of you can relate.  I often remind myself that it’s OK to not let everyone in,  to not divulge my life,  to not always be the one to sacrifice,  to keep a little something just for me.  Learning this balance has been a constant battle,  but I will get there. 

August Alsina is Awake After 3-Day Coma

Source: Necolebitchie.com

Source: Necolebitchie.com

 

Everyone is happy to know that singer, August Alsina, is finally awake after being in a coma for 3 days.  He posted the below photo on his Instagram page (@augustalsina)  to let his fans know that he is recovering and to say, “thank you!”  August collapsed during a performance on Monday and apparently suffered from seizures shortly after.  Prayers and thoughts are with him and the Dreamworld hopes for a speedy recovery!

 

 

Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

August’s message to fans:

This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine. iWoke up out of a 3 day coma… &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I’m tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second’. I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns. -Yung

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Welcome a Baby Girl

Source:  nydailynews.com

Source: nydailynews.com

 

By far, one of the hottest and sexiest couples, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling welcome their baby girl!  The two were rumored to be expecting and it has finally been confirmed that, well, they were.  Mendes and Gosling are not revealing any photos or the baby’s name just yet, but I’m sure she’s gorgeous, just like here mama!  CONGRATS!

Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Leaves 20 Cent Tip (Oh Snap!)

 

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As an Eagles fan, this is a hard post to write, but it is my journalistic duty to cover the story regardless of my personal bias (tear).  Eagles’ player, LeSean McCoy, is under fire for a recent incident that took place at a popular Philly restaurant, PYT, earlier this week.  His normal nice guy demeanor must have been on a “BYE” because McCoy supposedly left a 20-cent tip for his server (oh snap!).  Since then, social media has been lit up with every response, including a copy of his signed receipt.  Now, as a bartender, I can relate to getting stiffed on a tip.  However, it’s usually from a disgruntled guest, a cheap a$$ or maybe even someone who is just having a bad day.  I could not imagine what my reaction would be if a MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR NFL PLAYER left me less than a $1.00 on a $60.00 tab.

 

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As the world began to take notice, actor Charlie Sheen decided to chime in via Twitter and publicly pledge $1,000.00 to McCoy’s server.  He tweeted:

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McCoy didn’t feel much remorse for his actions and actually defended his choice by saying:

Just to be honest, I tip on my service, and there’s a difference between good service and bad service and just having a bad day…There’s a big difference with between being rude and just disrespectful. That’s how that works.  Listen, anybody that knows me knows I’m not disrespectful. Any restaurant that I go around in Philadelphia, I tip very well. I’m very respectful. You check on that restaurant and everybody is talking bad about that place…You can’t just disrespect somebody and [expect] them to tip you. I don’t care who the person is. That’s why I left my card, so they could see my name. Simple as that.

 

As far as his reaction to Sheen leaving a thousand dollars for the server, he added, “That’s cool…I’m happy he’s finally doing something positive.”

 

The owner of PYT, Tommy Up, was the first to spread the word about this whole ordeal when he posted a pic of McCoy’s receipt on the restaurant’s public Facebook page.  He also wrote a statement that read:

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I would like to address the LeSean McCoy tipping situation and our role in it.  For starters, I take total and complete responsibility for sharing this receipt. It was not our server’s decision, it was mine. I am to blame.  I decided to take action after some serious thought. And while I’d like to apologize to Mr McCoy, I cannot in good conscience do so. I stand by my actions one hundred percent. Mr McCoy and his three companions came into my place on Monday afternoon, and immediately the whole staff was excited. Mr McCoy is a skilled athlete and is one of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. A true Philly legend and a sports hero. Understandably my staff was really pumped, especially on the heels of they terrific win the day before. (Go Eagles!). Mr McCoy and his friend sat inside at a booth next to my management and next to me. They were given excellent service. Impeccable service. If anything, our server was a little nervous as was our food runner, because they are big, big fans. He and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways. The derogatory statements about women and their sheer contempt for the staff serving them wasn’t the end, however. After Mr McCoy and his group left I looked over and saw their server, my friend, with his head bowed down and with a very confused look on his face. I took the receipt out of his hand and I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so callous. Mr McCoy had left a .03% tip for our staff. Our staff that was beyond excited to see him walk into our burger joint and was excited to serve him. That’s twenty cents on a tab of over $60. Twenty cents that our server has to split with the food runner and the bartender. Two dimes from an insulting multimillionaire. I bet Mr McCoy is usually an awesome dude. And everyone has their bad days. But I’m from Philly and have had the pleasure of meeting many of our bad ass sports heroes. Ron Jaworski I met as a kid and I love. Iverson I loved. Mike Schmidt! You name ‘em. I love all of our athletes past and present. Hometown heroes who treat those below them with some respect. And maybe Mr McCoy was having a “bad day” after his big victory all that, but the reports of him receiving “bad service” is a complete slanderous lie, and my crew here is better than that and deserves better than that. At the end of the day, I did what I felt my heart told me to do. And I don’t want anything from Mr McCoy, but…maybe an apology to his server who gave him excellent service would be cool. Again, I am the owner and I take full responsibility for my actions. Eagles fans, I feel ya. Id be pissed too. But a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do and stick up for his friends. Hate mail should be directed to tommy@pytburger.com. I will respond to you right after I catch up on this mornings hate mail.

Congrats to the Newlyweds!

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Congratulations are in order for Dwyane Wade, 32, and Gabrielle Union, 41, as they tied the knot in Miami this week.   Wade gained a wife and Union gained a husband and three sons (pictured above); they look perfect!

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Rest in Paradise Robin Williams

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We never know what someone else is going through behind closed doors.  Depression.  Anxiety.  Lonlieness.  Drug addiction.  We assume that because we see them smiling,  that they aren’t walking a dark path.  

Seeing an awesome actor bring various roles to life for years was our privilege.  

I just watched one of Robin Williams’ movies,  The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and it was awesome.  So,  to hear that he may have taken his own life was a huge shock.  People die everyday.  People commit suicide everyday.  It’s just something about being able to see someone grow and struggle in the public eye and then one day they’re just gone.   May God have mercy on his soul.

I’m Your Bartender, Not Your Slave!

I was going to do a post on the latest Beyoncé and Jay-Z drama because it really is juicy.   However,  I decided to switch gears and not indulge in the gossip,  but if you really want to watch his alleged mistress diss Mrs. Carter, here’s the link lol: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLbs1m9M5UM

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     (Source: marylandbartending.com)

So, the real topic at hand, that I’m eager to dive into, is how we (as a society) treat people in the hospitality industry.   I have the overwhelming joy (sarcasm) of being a bartender.  In this industry,  as in life,  there are amazing customers and there are also horrible life suckers.

Lastnight I had a horrible life sucker shove his I.D. in my face because I made him hold it out too long (yikes).  Who knew that waiting 5 seconds with your hand out,  warranted such a display?  Of course,  I’m able to refuse service to anyone that decides to treat me like a slave and that’s exactly what I did.  Oh, and in case you’re shaking your head thinking what he did wasn’t that awful,  he also cussed me out for making him wait.

I don’t necessarily care about WHAT he did as much as I care about his reasoning.  Is this what the world has come to?  People are allowed to disrespect those that are serving them in a restaurant simply because they are working for tips?  I’ll be the first to tell anyone,  just because I’m serving you,  doesn’t give you the right to disrespect me.

I’m curious,  how many of you treat servers,  bartenders, valet, hotel clerks, etc. with disrespect? Have you ever done it and felt bad?  Do you feel above them?  Share your stories!

Lastly, becoming a bartender was on my dream list (check)! I always felt that it was a skill that paid well and it would give me the freedom to move anywhere and still earn an income.  Ok, now im done,  ciao!

Can People F*ck Up Your Journey?

First things first,  yes, I cussed in my title…it’s ok.  Now,  I’ve been going back and forth about this topic for a while,  but mostly through random thoughts in my head.

So many of us are on a profound journey that we want the world to take notice of,  but have you ever thought about the world not wanting what’s best for you?

I mean,  let’s be real,  do you honestly believe that all of your friends are happy for you?  I’ll be the one to burst your bubble; they aren’t!  That’s because not everyone is your friend.  Not everyone is in a healthy place where they can be happy for others.  That place can be a breeding ground for envy and jealousy, so we all have to be careful.  We can also have individuals around us that just aren’t good people.  They only care about their journey and their life; in other words,  selfish.

People can genuinely f*ck up your journey!  Friends,  coworkers,  exes, boyfriends,  girlfriends,  family… all opportunities to derail your path.  One bit of advice I can offer,  from experience of course,  when people walk out of your life,  allow them.  You don’t need them.  If you give life to any negativity,  you’ve opened the door to unnecessary drama and distractions.

Here’s what YOU can do in the midst of dealing with others… continue to love,  shine light,  stay focused.  The universe will work everything else out,  trust me.

First Black Cinderella On Broadway

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Congrats are in order for the lovely Keke Palmer! She will have the amazing honor of playing the first Black Cinderella on Broadway.

Palmer recently became the youngest talk show host,  so it seems that she sees no boundaries when chasing her dreams (as it should be).

She recently took to Twitter to express her excitement stating:

I’m sooooo excited to be doing broadway for the first time, as Cinderella!! DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!”

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