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Is Arguing a Natural Part of any Relationship? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

Have you accepted arguing as being part of a relationship? Because some people DON’T.

I always hate to prescribe definitive answers to emotional or subjective subjects. However, I’ve been in relationships where we’ve never argued at all and I’ve been in relationships where we’ve argued all the time and neither relationship was relatively better than the other. Sometimes the relationships where you never ague might have benefited from just putting facts on the table, even if they make you uncomfortable.

So the question is, can you genuinely remove arguing from a relationship or do you believe arguing is a natural part of a healthy relationship? What happens if you find arguing detrimental but your partner finds it natural? What’s the difference between an argument and a debate?

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” at 6:30 p.m. EST with Host Tracy L. Bell for her commentary on “Is arguing a natural part of every relationship?”

We will be taking calls in the studio on this subject at 1-917-889-7872.

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See you on the air!

BiSexuality, Celebrity gossip, Down Low, Gossip, Rumor control, Television/Radio, What he said

Johnny Gill Remains “hush-hush” About His Sexuality


R&B crooner Johnny Gill was featured on last night’s edition of TV One’s acclaimed music series ‘Unsung‘. One of the subjects that viewers tuned in to hear Gill discuss were the rampant bisexual rumors that have dogged him over the years.

Gill, 46, who dated R&B singer Stacey Lattisaw when he was 15-years-old, seemed conflicted when talking about the persistent gay rumors.

On the one hand he says he has “compassion” for homosexuals, but on the other hand, he says, “it just doesn’t feel good.”

“If I could tell you why I sure would have by now … at this point in time I would have been able to cure that issue … to get rid of that issue,” he explained.

“I took (sic) for the life of me never, never understood where it came from, why it lasted as it’s lasted.”

He continued sounding confused:

“I mean, you gotta remember, before there was Twitter, and Facebook, and all this other stuff, you know there was just the rag magazines. Whatever they say it was like that was the truth. People believe whatever it was,” he said. “But I don’t feel as bad anymore, because when I go on the Internet everybody’s gay … I’ve just always been a very private person.”

Let me make sure we are clear on something. Whether it’s being called gay, accused of being gay, accused of a thief, accused of being anything or somebody’s lying [about] you and saying something about you that’s not true, it just doesn’t feel good … I have such compassion for gay people now more than ever. Just simply because in some odd way I’ve been able to walk in their shoes or to see … how they feel and how people treat them and deal with them because of their sexuality.”

Gill, who always been considered a ladies man around the industry, said the rumors were so troubling to him that he questioned whether his own girlfriend of 5 years doubted his sexual identity.

I’m going to tell you guys something off the record that I know my girlfriend probably won’t be happy with me for saying this, to talk about this. But I’m going to say it. When we first got together – we’ve been together for five years – there was so much stuff floating around why are you dating this guy, this guy, he’s gay, blah, blah, blah, Eddie Murphy. All this stuff is going on and I’m like, ‘Do you believe it?’ She says, ‘No, I just hear everybody just keeps saying,’ and I said, ‘Let me tell you something. Here’s what we are going to do…’ Woke up, we got the yellow pages, and you know, I mean, that was five years ago … So, we called this guy, he brought out his machine, strapped down to take a lie detector test. I wrote down questions, I made her write down questions … When the guy called back with the results and we both laying there in the bed. Tears came down … I would never want to lay next to someone that might even remotely have any doubt or question of who I am.”

Childrens Shows, Controversy, Down Low, Kevin Clash, Scandal, Sesame Street, Sex, Television/Radio

Elmo puppeteer Had Under Age Relationship

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who performs as Elmo on “Sesame Street” is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids’ show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Clash who denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

“We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action,” Sesame Workshop said in a statement issued Monday. “We met with the accuser twice and had repeated communications with him. We met with Kevin, who denied the accusation.”

The Sesame Street organization described the relationship between Clash and the accuser as personal and “unrelated to the workplace.” Its investigation found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. But it said Clash exercised “poor judgment” and was disciplined for violating company policy regarding Internet usage and they offered no details.

“I had a relationship with (the accuser),” Clash told TMZ. “It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not.”

At his request, Clash has been granted a leave of absence in order to “protect his reputation,” Sesame Workshop said. 52-year-old Clash, is the divorced father of a grown daughter and has been a puppeteer for “Sesame Street” since 1984. “Sesame Street” is currently in production, but other puppeteer’s are prepared to fill in for Clash during his absence.

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Jennifer Hudson on Oprah’s Next Chapter

A reader emailed me to express her disgust at singer Jennifer Hudson for allowing her sister to appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter looking like she’s going to a backyard barbecue. The segment of Oprah’s Next Chapter was taped at Jennifer’s home, and will air on Sept. 9.

The reader criticized everything about Julia Hudson — from her quick weave and morbid obesity to her casual attire. I know everyone grieves differently but not all things are appropriate.

Blog Queen:

Please post a picture from the interview Jennifer Hudson filmed with Oprah Winfrey. You should see this picture Jennifer’s sister Julia look a haut @ mess!!! I’m not so much against her being heavy-set but she look like she just don’t care. I always wondered why J Hud didn’t introduce her sister to weight watchers but did it with her cousins. Does Julia just not care? Or is she just fat and lazy? Please post the picture I would like my fellow CEO readers to weigh in on this.

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George Zimmerman Said: “It was all in God’s plan to kill Trayvon Martin”

George Zimmerman sat down and did an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” and this was his first since he killed unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin with a single shot to the chest on Feb. 26.

The self-appointed “Neighborhood watchman” said “It was all in God’s plan to kill Trayvon that night”.

During the interview, Zimmerman – who was arrested a month after the shooting and charged with second-degree murder – said he shot Martin as a last resort after the teen broke his nose, slammed his head into the concrete, told him he was going to die and reached for Zimmerman’s gun.

The volunteer watchman said he was not following the teen but keeping “an eye on him” when Martin confronted and then attacked him.

Zimmerman continues to apologize to the Martin’s for Trayvon’s death but they are not accepting his apology. And maybe that’s because the Martin’s know that Zimmerman’s apology is not sincere.

As far as Zimmerman’s comments about “killing Trayvon being all in God’s plan?” the Martin’s responded: “I don’t understand what God he worships? It’s not the same God I worship.”

I found Zimmerman’s interview and statements both cruel, heartless and antagonizing. It’s as if he wants to provoke hurt and anger. His comments pissed me off personally. It’s like he keeps pouring salt into a very open, fresh and hurtful wound. Zimmerman spoke as if he has no regret. In such a controversial case and highly sensitive situation as this, Zimmerman should not be speaking at all.

I hope the prosecutors in this case use the tape of that “Hannity” interview to fry his ass in the name of Justice. And “HELL NO” it was not in God’s plan for this psychopathic killer to take Trayvon’s life, it was the devil’s plan!!!!