#TBT Lady Gaga Tweets Response in Wake of Jamey Rodemeyer’s Suicide

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#TBT Remembering Jamey Rodemeyer. Gone 3 years…but not forgotten. #StopBullying #LGBT #LadyGaga

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Lady Gaga took to Twitter last night to express her sadness and rage over the senseless death of 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer, who just 4-months ago, praised Gaga in his “It Gets Better Video” on YouTube.

In three Tweets, Gaga expressed her sadness and anger over Jamey’s death and her determination to make bullying illegal, vowing to take her message directly to President Obama.

Here are her Tweets from last night…

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The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life.
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Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying.tinyurl.com/6e7n49s. Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime.
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ladygaga Lady Gaga

I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it 

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” 2014

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A classic is making its way about the Internet once again.

Panic! at the Disco covered Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” during their recent tour, and I am NOT mad.

And after watching Brendon Urie nail it, I don’t think Freddie Mercury would be mad it either.

For VARIOUS reasons.

By the way, nothing against Adam Lambert. His performances with Queen have been good.

I just personally I think this performance deserves an AMEN!!!!

See for yourself!

 

 

Finally, Ray Rice and I Agree on Something

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“I have to be strong for my wife. She is so strong. We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us and we’ll continue to support each other. I have to be there for (Janay) and my family right now and work through this.”

That was the statement Ray Rice made last night while on the phone with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, for what is believed to be his first statement since he was fired by the Ravens and suspended by the NFL.

OK….where is the part where you accept responsibility for your actions? Where is the part where, while being there for your wife, you apologize for striking her in the first place? Where is your apology to your teammates and organization for the massive distraction you have caused? Where is your apology to the league (which failed miserably in handling this situation) and lastly to your fans?

Yes Mr. Rice. I agree with you 100% — you should not make any further comments or statements until you hire someone, like me, to help you get through this. Once you do, you will at the very least be made to appear that you understand that you and you alone are to blame for this mess. Once you do, you will at the very least be made to come off as human and not like a deer caught in the headlights. And, once you do, we will have some assurance that someone other than you, is looking after Janay.

I hate to tell you this Mr. Rice, but your concern for your wife while admirable, is without merit. It’s not hard to believe that she still loves you and that together the two of you are trying to work through this, but until you take responsibility for your reprehensible actions, statement’s from Janay regarding her devotion to you and anger at the media, will not get you off the hook. You see, sadly, battered women often tend to support those who beat them much in the way like like kidnap victims sympathize with their captors. So you see, her statements come off as suspect, not devotion.

So the best thing you can do Mr. Rice is get yourself some help — legal and PR  representation for certain, but if you really want to start turning things around, go to counseling and become a better man.

That is how this all goes away.

Janay Rice: Clueless or Suicidal

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My first reaction when I read Janay Rice’s statement this morning was, “honey, did you fall down and smack you head on the pavement?” They I remembered, this isn’t something to joke about. Especially since her head actually ran into his fist before smacking the railing of the elevator he knocked her out in.

If you have yet to read her statement, by all means…take a few moments to do so…

“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

Yeah…I don’t get it either. Sure, everyone is entitled to make a mistake, and maybe this was a one time incident. Of course statistics prove that to be a pipe dream, but I’ll go along with the fact that “it is possible.”

I guess what galls me the most about the whole incident, is that neither one of them have taken responsibility for it. Before being fired yesterday, he somehow managed to escape being “punished” for knocking this woman out cold. And by punished, I mean jail time, because that’s where he deserved to go. Sure he’s said he sorry, but I have yet to see him “man up” and take responsibility for his actions.

Neither of them seem to get that what the world saw yesterday, was a man punching a woman out in an elevator…when previously we only saw him dragging her limp body out of said elevator…not that seeing him drag her body out the elevator wasn’t bad enough. Now we have a full picture of what happened — and the full picture is BEYOND disturbing.

Her statement is just sad. Not only does it sends the wrong message, but it’s clear she isn’t willing to accept that what he did to her in a PUBLIC elevator, isn’t a private matter. You can love and stand by him all you want, but at the very least, you need to make it known that what he did to you is not acceptable. The fact that you say “to make US relieve a moment in OUR lives that WE regret every day…” shows that you have no clue about what this is truly about.

Honey, this isn’t about ratings. And this isn’t about the media hurting you. This is about HIM hurting you…in public. Which only makes us wonder what happens when there are no cameras. What he did was illegal and horrifying. And until you get that, you should stop making public statements.

So until she understands that…I guess the answer to this posting is…she’s CLUELESS.

I pray to God it doesn’t end up that she was, in fact, suicidal.

 

 

And then there were none…..

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While I can’t take credit for making note of this incredible fact [read the full story here - All 16 of the Icons Named-Dropped on Madonna's "Vogue" Are now Gone"], I thought it was pretty cool.

In her tribute tweet this morning, Whoopi Goldberg referred to Ms. Bacall as, “a great broad.”

She was that and sooooooooo much more.

So, as you have a million times before….sing along with Madge, and be sure to give a little nod when you get to “Lauren.”

Come on….you know you want to. :)

Greta Garbo (April 15, 1990)

Marilyn Monroe (Aug. 5, 1962)

Marlene Dietrich (May 6, 1992)

Joe DiMaggio (March 8, 1999)

Marlon Brando (July 1, 2004)

James Dean (Sept. 30, 1955)

Grace Kelly (Sept. 14, 1982)

Jean Harlow (June 7, 1937)

Gene Kelly (Feb. 2, 1996)

Fred Astaire (June 2, 1987)

Ginger Rogers (April 25, 1995)

Rita Hayworth (May 14, 1987)

Lauren Bacall (Aug. 12, 2014)

Katharine Hepburn (June 29, 2003)

Lana Turner (June 29, 1995)

Bette Davis (Oct. 6, 1989)​

The Silent Killer That Stole Robin Williams From Us

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Cancer. Heart disease. Depression. Three devastating and life-threatening diseases, but sadly the last of the three is still a “silent” killer.

The world lost an immense talent and incredible human being yesterday. And while it’s hard to overcome the suddenness of Robin Williams passing, what’s even harder is wrapping your head around the fact that a man who brought such joy to millions around the world…was himself so lost and despondent.

In her statement, Robin’s wife asks that we remember him for who he was, and not how he died. While I would never want to go against the wishes of a person who is facing such grief, one can only hope that talking about his death will help to shine a light on the silent killer known as depression, so that we can focus on ways to identify those who are in need of help.

It is believed that more that 16 million people struggle with depression. 16 million. And sadly, way more than half of those people struggle with the disease in silence. Even those who struggle with it in public are often stigmatized to the point where they simply withdraw. Why? Because we don’t know how to help someone who is depressed. Sure we feel sorry for them and want to help. We just don’t know how to. But here’s the thing…don’t ever stop trying. If you know someone is in trouble, reach out to them. Don’t wait for them to reach out to you, because most of the time, they won’t. Make the  effort to let them know they are not alone in their struggle.

I’m not saying this will always work. But ask yourself this question – wouldn’t you rather try to help someone in need than be left wondering – what if I just picked up the phone and called?

Robin Williams was a talent out of this world, which is why it’s so fitting he was introduced to us as the alien Mork, from Ork. His acting range marvels that of singers like Whitney and Mariah who at one time could hit any note they wanted to…whenever they wanted to.

Just recently, I watched a rerun of his guest starring role on Law & Orde: SVU as a sinister, deadly, yet sympathetic man. Tremendous. And I am not ashamed to say, if I’m flipping through the channels and find Mrs. Doubtfire or The Birdcage on (movies I’ve watched more times than I can count)…the channel does not move until either film has ended. Seriously, if you look at his body of work over the years, he belongs in the conversation of the greats that include Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Di Niro and Al Pacino. Actors who are extraordinary because of their versatility and brilliance.

True, Robin Williams was a bright light in Hollywood, but if you listen to what people have to say about him…he was a bright light in life. The people who knew him, yes, they talk about his amazing talent, but they quickly move on to the human being that he was. And that’s what makes this so jarring and hurtful.

I think Jason Alexander said it best in his tribute yesterday, “Ah Robin, I’m so sorry the earth couldn’t stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you.”

Thank you Mr. Williams…for your talent and for your humanity. Both are a tremendous loss to the world.

If you feel lost and need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255).