This album is one good Christmas CD! It has some good original songs on it, too! It makes me sad Mary couldn’t give us a few bops on hers.

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25YO!

25YO!

Lee Thompson Young, loved ‘til the day he passed

News broke mid-afternoon that former child star and accomplished actor Lee Thompson Young passed away from a possible suicide Monday.

Whether you came to love Young as Jett Jackson on the hit Disney TV show of the same name who lived a double life on and off screen or saw the promise in him in scene stealing roles in Flash Forward, Friday Night Lights and Rizzoli and Isles, one thing was clear: Young was truly loved.

My time line was littered with “he was my childhood crush,” or “I used to tell my momma I was gonna marry him!” among praise for his work.

Aside from being a heartthrob, many were glad to see Young was struck by the Disney star curse that seems to happen all to often: child star made famous from hit child star role can’t break out of child star slump. It’s happened, but not to Young.

His fans were happy and it seemed he may be.

I won’t dwell on his death, but I will share something that most will find appalling, but helped me come to appreciate: though I loved The Famous Jett Jackson, I disliked his character primarily because he never seemed to pursue Kayla enough. I know it sounds funny, but I never understood why he wouldn’t want to be with someone just as intelligent as he was and more.

When I look back at it, the show meant more to me than swooning over a guy whose talent I’ve come to appreciate. It introduced me to real situations concerning a young woman in high school and how an around the way guy managed to stay down to Earth while staring on his fictionalized TV show.

Most importantly, it united me and friends for phone convos into the night about the next episode will be about.

My thoughts are with Young’s family and I thank them for sharing a talented young man with the world.

Go see this movie! #TheButler #AmazingCast #MasterfullyDone

Go see this movie! #TheButler #AmazingCast #MasterfullyDone

Instagram sucks at uploading my vids, so, check them out @viddy http://viddy.com/i/newsworthy17

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sinker:

imageI went to a water park with my son this weekend. He’s an analytical kid and, even though he’s been talking about hitting the big slides all summer, once we got there he put the breaks on pretty fast. They were too fast, too tall, too crazy. We spent about 25 minutes just watching a fast tube…

motherjones:

FYI.

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She looks beautiful!

She looks beautiful!

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Nothing like some #Sade for a rainy day. #lovedeluxe

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This is perhaps one of the most beautiful albums I’ve ever heard! Her album “Stars” is also a good one. I’m definitely glad I listened to #SNL’s #Spotify station to discover this masterpiece!

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Are we pretending this isn’t MJ influenced? I’m surprised none of the reviews I’ve read mention this.

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Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.

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entertainmentweekly:

theyoungproducerstrikesagain:

No surprise here as Entertainment Weekly names “Citizen Kane” the greatest movie of all time…..
I mean it’s a good movie but is it JUST THAT GREAT?

Yes.

"Citizen Kane"seems to always top greatest movie lists. Why us that? I have no qualms with that selection, but much like Casablanca, it seems to be one of those movies we give a title to because we’re told to, not because we genuinely feel that way. What about that movie still resonates with America - and perhaps those outside the US - today?

entertainmentweekly:

theyoungproducerstrikesagain:

No surprise here as Entertainment Weekly names “Citizen Kane” the greatest movie of all time…..

I mean it’s a good movie but is it JUST THAT GREAT?

Yes.

"Citizen Kane"seems to always top greatest movie lists. Why us that? I have no qualms with that selection, but much like Casablanca, it seems to be one of those movies we give a title to because we’re told to, not because we genuinely feel that way. What about that movie still resonates with America - and perhaps those outside the US - today?

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