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Reverend Jeremiah Wright on Bill Moyers Journal

PBS's Bill Moyers Journal will likely realize its largest viewing audience ever with the broadcast of the first interview with embattled minister Jeremiah Wright. Countless news stories and blog posts have been written about the minister's fiery comments that became snippets of viral videos used to attempt to derail Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

Why Rev. Wright chose to come out now has become the subject of commentary throughout the internet. Personally, I would have preferred he comment publicly shortly after the brouhaha broke. Since time can't be reversed, we'll just see how this plays out.

For sure the reverend's interview will either be couched by political commentators, pundits, bloggers and reporters as either very good or very bad for Obama. The truth is that most folks will believe whatever they want to believe about Rev. Wright and the real target of the discourse, Barack Obama.

Let's saddle up and prepare for more ugly words regarding Obama and Wright. As we do so, keep in perspective that Wright's complete words and sermons are similar to many black ministers still seeking equality and justice for all. If the truth be told, those folks bashing Rev. Wright would have bashed Rev. Martin Luther King in the 1960's.

Check your local listing for Bill Moyers Journal.

Kim Myles is the Season Two winner of HGTV’s Design Star!

I am a HGTV junkie and I could hardly wait until tonight's finale of Season 2 of Design Star. My favorite designer, Kim Myles, was declared the winner. Since I'd only voted one day, I was afraid other Kim fans were as negligent as me.

Watching the season recap and interaction between contestants was great. Bad boy Robb tried to clear his name but far too much damage had already been done for that to happen. I was also glad to see Will and Sparkle Josh. I hope both of those guys get a show on HGTV. Will's personality makes him a winner and Sparkle Josh, well, he's just so sparkly, I love him.

Kim and Todd were both awarded vehicles and Will and Lisa were each awarded a $5,000 Discover gift card. Not bad. I can hardly wait for Kim's show to air in the Spring; I know she'll be great, she's such a natural.

Congratulations, Kim!

MTV VMAs 2007: Exploiting Britney

I didn't watch the VMAs but it must have been rather boring since the only portion that's really getting airplay or comment is Britney Spears' horrendous opening act performance. Let me tell you, I feel so bad for her. She was so not ready for that performance that MTV really should have pulled her. I don't enjoy watching train wrecks or car crashes but apparently so many people do.

Kanye West threw a temper tantrum after the show. Initially, I thought he was just being spoiled and egotistical but he made some very valid points about exploitation and the entertainment industry.

Britney Spears' performance was definitely a reminder of how cruel the game is. Not only was her performance horrible but she looked horrible from costume to hair. What was most disturbing was her lack of confidence. It showed in her eyes. That young woman is in pain. Even if she's made a gazillion dollars, and more than a few mistakes, watching her tank like that is not enjoyable. Somebody or a few somebodies in her camp need to be fired for letting her humiliate herself like that.

Comedian Sarah Silverman's routine only added to the sacrificial nature of the evening. To crack on Britney is one thing but to bring her kids in the act and refer to them as "mistakes" crosses the line.

I am not a Britney Spears fan but I do give her credit for being an excellent performer. Prayerfully she'll bounce back from this although many in the media have already buried her career. Perhaps, her VMA performance is watch Britney Spears needs to force her to make a choice --- get out of the entertainment game or work like hell to stage an awesome comeback.

Although Britney is an adult, it's time for those who really love her to intervene. Britney can come back from this. As much as Americans love watching train wrecks and car crashes, they also love comebacks. Please let the real Britney come back.

Boo, If You Want, Miss USA makes Miss Universe Top Five

Ustop5 I didn’t watch the Miss Universe pageant. I’d intended to but got caught up in other things. Learning of Miss USA’s [Rachel Smith] fall during the evening gown segment was surprising and disappointing. She had an excellent chance of bringing home the crown.

I am tired of seeing video of Smith’s fall as I was when Carmen Electra fell while modeling in a fashion show and then the woman who came to assist fell also. What amazes me so about Smith is how she was able to regain her composure so quickly. She’s definitely a professional.

Surely Smith is embarrassed and emotionally bruised, if only for a moment. She went on to place in the Top Five and deservingly so. What I don’t get is the booing of Miss USA by the audience in Mexico City.

American Idol Season 6 comes to an end; pray for Vonzell "Baby V" Solomon

I did not watch American Idol last night. I hope I didn’t miss Sanjaya’s hair or an earth-moving performance.

The final two contestants are cute but just okay performers. I don’t know a lot about Jordin or Blake except that she is only 17 and he is a bit unconventional as far as American Idol is concerned. One thing is certain, the winner will be announced on this season’s finale tonight and the AI media machine will continue its marketing phenomenon until Season 7.

Speaking of AI, finalist number 3 from 2005, Vonzell “Baby V” Solomon was in the news because a fire caused extensive damage to her Ft. Myers, Florida home. It is reported that the fire was caused by electrical damage. The most disheartening part to this story is that Solomon‘s miniature poodle-spaniel mix puppy died in the fire. Prayers to V.

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