I DO? - Jasmine Speaks!

The OFFICIAL voice of Jasmine Selene
daughter.sister.friend.journalist.lover

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Where do I begin?


The President's hired a new mouthpiece, a media guy who used to clown him but is now in charge of making him look good. Congrats to a fellow Fox colleague, but he's got his work cut out for him. Cue the Tom Cruise music now.

Gas is over $3.00 a gallon - in Georgia! Don't know how Tony Snow's gonna be able to spin this one.

They want to turn eleven million undocumented Latinos into felons. Now while a bill of that sort might put some of my nemesis Tabitha's family in lockdown, I can't say that I'm in favor of criminalizing a whole race. I'm fine with protecting our borders and providing a path to legalizing illegal immigrants already here. They already pay sales tax and unless you want grapes to cost ten dollars a pound and turn down your own bed, better back off the rhetoric, people.

Whitney Houston's a crack whore. I almost don't even know how to process that one. Guess she's not "Saving All Her Love" for you, Bobby...


Matthew McConaughey's got another new romantic comedy and I haven't seen it yet. What's up with THAT?


And last, but not least, Edwardo Jackson STILL has not come out with I Do? yet! What's the deal, man? You off in the Bahamas with some Russian model getting Asian massages from half-naked Jamaican chicks?? GET. MY STORY. OUT!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TV 4 Me

Been a minute since I posted. Probably because I was STILL PISSED at Edwardo Jackson for delaying my story. I'mma be alright, though - I Do? will be here soon enough.

In the meantime, I've been watching some TV. It's been off the hook this season! I'm talking Prison Break, 24, Black. White., House, Thief - wait a minute. Am I shilling for my employer (Fox Network)? Not really; can't stand/don't watch American Karaoke.

Seriously, though, I watch it all: Lost, Grey's Anatomy (poor George!), and even The Sopranos are back with some Big Love. Some musings from my nonstop TV watching:

- Grey's Anatomy: I hate Meredith Grey and love the fact that George is Dr. Torres' "McDreamy." Everyone should have a McDreamy - I think we know who mine is.

- Black. White.: Bruno is an ign'ant S.O.B. Typical of some of the white boys I have to put up with in the workplace.

- Okay, people, time to start 'splainin' things on Lost. The show's still good, but I need some answers...

- Am I the only one watching Freddie? Don't answer that... (Whaddaya want? He's cute...)

Well, just passing time until I can get my read on... What shows do y'all watch?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ain't nothin' happy about this Valentine's Day


Yeah, that Edwardo Jackson guy pretty much ruined my V-Day for me.

Every day I spend away from my Nick is an unhappy one.


Please believe that every day I spent with Nick was a Valentine's Day, corny as it may sound. And it will be again. Trust that.

So for those of y'all currently with the love of your life (or just "loving the one you're with"), Happy Valentine's Day. Or something.

Monday, February 13, 2006

What the hell!?!?

I know I am forever famous for "taking The Fifth," but I gotta say somethin':
WHAT THE HELL?!?!

I was all ready for MY SIDE of the story to be told tomorrow, and that punk-ass Edwardo Jackson is just gonna delay my ish like that! Who in the hell does he think he is?!?

I've been waiting four years to tell my side of the story, and he's just gonna up and hold out I Do? on a sista. Do you know how much shit I've taken from these damn fans of yours, Mr. Jackson? Do you know how often I get called a "homewrecker" or a "sorry-ass, man-stealing bitch," Mr. Jackson??? WHAT'S TAKING YOU SO LONG, DAMMIT!!!

If any of y'all are as frustrated as me, holla at ya girl. This is some crap.

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!

Screw you, Edwardo Jackson!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Freedom Isn't Really Free

Sometimes, even as a professional broadcaster, I will see a story and just have to shake my head. I mean, DAMN! What is going ON over there in the Middle East?!? At first, I was like, this is all over some stupid cartoons. But then I learned about the religious background of it all (any depiction of Islam's Mohammed is a no-no)...and I STILL had to shake my head.

As a member of the (free) press, I have to side with...the PRESS. Natch. You didn't and wouldn't see Muslims taking to the streets of Detroit or New York setting stuff on fire because of some alleged "desecrations". Why is something that was printed in DENMARK having people burning buildings down in SYRIA??? And how is something that those cookie-makers with the pointy shoes did reflective of the entirety of the Western press, if not the Western World?

Let's take a breath people. Even though the reaction to these cartoons has been more than carried away, let us also recognize the responsibility of being a free, accountable press. I could run a piece on-air about how much I hate Mexicans (not really; y'all are cool with me) but that would just piss people off, get me fired, end my career, and get the station, if not myself, probably sued. That's how we get even in The West. I think $5 million dollars would keep me warmer at night than the temporary glow of a burning building, n'est-ce pas?

Freedom of the press also means the freedom to be stupid. But don't let one person's stupidity make you free to be just as stupid.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bulls, Birds, and 'Byes

When Animals Attack...

That's what their sorry asses get, paying good money for a sport that mindlessly slaughters an animal by baiting it before stabbing it to death. 'Bout time one of them bulls went postal on - oops, bad choice of words today - 'Bout time one of them bulls went Ron Artest on that ass. Go 'head, Jose! I ain't mad atcha, baby!

Somewhere, Nick is smiling. Hard. For the first time in their history, his hometown Seattle Seahawks are in the SuperBowl. I'm happy for them little buzzards. I have no stake in this year's championship game. But since I do love me some Nick, I guess I'll root for those Not-So-Dirty (have you ever been to Seattle? Its Downtown is so clean, it's like walking through a hospital) Birds. GOOOOOO! SEEEEEAHAWKS!

Or something like that.

R.I.P. 'Retta... I nearly lost it on the air today when I had to read that one of the great lights of the Civil Rights Movement turned hers out today. Atlanta's taking it particularly hard; she was as beloved a figure here as there is. Her passing just reminded me how far we've come yet how much we have forgotten.

I'm too young to have marched with you. But I march on because of you. Tell Martin, it's real bad down here. Aaron McGruder may have been a bit crude with it, but we know you feel him.

Time for me to go hit the gym with Char. Oh, and congrats to Terrence Howard. The first ever Oscar-nominated black pimp?

Whoop dat trick! Whoop dat trick!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Sic 'im, Oprah!


Did y'all (yes, I say y'all now - I mean, I Do? live in Atlanta now) catch that hot mess on TV yesterday and the media fallout? Of course I'm talking about the James Frey-Oprah showdown that simply hijacked the nation.

Look, I love my job; really I do. But sometimes we focus on some crazy ish, don't we! I mean, a TERRORIST government just got elected in the Middle East and we're all panting over how some over-medicated con man pimped the most influential American and her flock of sheep into making him rich. Can you believe Joe Scarborough devoted an entire hour to that last night? People, people, where are our priorities?

The President just denounced a parliamentary-elected (albeit openly terrorist) government yesterday - basically pissing on those heralded principles of "democracy" and "freedom" so many of our men and women are dying for over in Iraq - and all we care about is how James Frey stole $28 bucks of our money! I love Oprah - believe me, I do. But I was a little busy re-reading a certain Edwardo Jackson offering when this whole A Million Little Pieces non-controversy broke out.

At the end of the day, this dude is gonna be even more rich because of this whole media-inflated deal. If you're in the business of promoting "faction," Oprah, I've got a great little book written by a friend of mine...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

A Blog Is Born

Welcome to the OFFICIAL Jasmine Selene website! I know there are some imitators, especially in the Atlanta region. But this here is 100%, certified Jasmine Selene.

As I'm a journalist and we're frowned upon for having public blogs like these (shh! don't tell my boss Nadine!), I'll probably only have this up a few months. Also, I think blogs are kinda self-serving and a bit silly. But since I'm actually posting one, what does that make me? lol

On this site, I'll talk about whatever's on my mind (Nick), what's going on in the world today (Nick), and answer some of your questions and comments (Nick, Nick, NICK! - just kidding (not really)). I think that the more you know about me and my world, the more you'll come to see that I'm not as bad as everyone thinks. Maybe you'll come to see me as who I really am: just a woman in love, with an attitude. :-)

Oh yeah, and while we're at it, why don't you go check out my story? Lovingly crafted by the best young writer in America today, I Do? by Edwardo Jackson is the truth, and nothing but the truth, about how I fought like hell to try and get the love of my life back. To paraphrase one of the foremost pop culture minds of our time, "That's hot." (Paris Hilton)