Looking back on the last decade in music, specifically R&B, we’ve seen the rise and fall of one too many “promising” superstars. Many have danced, sang and grabbed the attention of women everywhere but none have done it as effortlessly as Chris Brown. Dancing his way into our musical hearts in 2005 with his debut single“Run It,” later releasing his self titled debut album “Chris Brown” later that year and the rest as they say is history. Album after album, Chris reminds everyone when it comes to R&B, he is king and if his proclamation wasn’t enough just ask the millions upon millions of fans just how great Chris Brown is. Five albums, four world tours and many award nominations later, Chris remains number one. On March 9th, the visuals for his single, “Loyal,” off of his album, X, hit the internet, gaining ten million views in only seven days. Proving to everyone once more he cannot be stopped musically, excluding his personal life, is he the best R&B singer of the last decade?
The genre of R&B has bred legends like Michael Jackson, Teddy Pendergrass, R. Kelly and Chris Brown. Dominating the genre for almost ten years and counting it is impossible to not compare him to the R&B greats. At only twenty years young, Chris has attained fourteen appearances on Billboard’s Top 20 charts, two NAACP Image Awards, nine BET Awards and the most covenant of them all a GRAMMY for his memorable album, FAME. Distracted by Chris’ personal life, many ignore all the things this multi-talented artist has done for the genre and the impact he’s had on the music industry over the years. With respect to the many talented artists that are in competition with Chris for the number one spot in R&B, there’s just no comparison to the catalog Chris has given us.
Enough argue that Chris’ vocal ability is questionable and in no way does he stack up to artist like Miguel,John Legend and the list goes on. I’d have to agree that vocally Chris may not be as flawless as others however his performances are the most captivating out of the entire genre. Eyes are glued to the screen when Chris performs on any stage, somehow many have forgotten the moment Chris shocked the world with an iconic Michael Jackson tribute. Proving yet again that Chris is the most talented R&B artist in the game.
The visuals for his hit single “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga follows the captivating imagery in his previous single “Fine China” flawlessly. In his latest video showcases just how effortless it is for him to have fun, perform and grasp the world’s attention time and time again. The content of the single is a tad bit aggressive to say the least but to his fans this is what they’ve come to love and enjoy from Chris Brown. Ten million views later, it seems that no matter what he’s singing, wearing or dancing to the world continues to follow him on his journey to R&B greatness. With another smash single like “Loyal” the question still remains: Is there anything that will stop Chris Brown?
Captain America: Civil War DVR Alerts Master list for May 2nd - May 6th, 2016
Here is the master list for upcoming DVR Alerts for this week.
Please note I went through my entire DVR for the week and do not show anyone scheduled for The Today Show this week. If that changes I will post.
Also, don’t forget to check the media shows as they sometimes will post interviews from the press junket the week of the film’s opening without advertisement. (Media shows include: Access Hollywood, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra)
MONDAY MAY 2, 2016
- Chadwick Boseman & Sebastian Stan on Good Morning America (ABC)
- Chadwick Boseman on Live with Kelly & Michael
- Chris Evans & Elizabeth Olsen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Chadwick Boseman on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
TUESDAY MAY 3, 2016
- Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany on Good Morning America (ABC)
- Chadwick Boseman on The View (ABC)
- Chris Evans on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
- Sebastian Stan on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
- Elizabeth Olsen on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016
- Anthony Mackie & Jeremy Renner on Good Morning America (ABC)
- Jeremy Renner on Live with Kelly and Michael
- Jeremy Renner on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
- Anthony Mackie on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
THURSDAY MAY 5, 2016
- Chris Evans on Good Morning America (ABC)
- Robert Downey Jr. on Live with Kelly and Michael
- Paul Rudd on The Graham Norton Show (BBC America)
- Robert Downey Jr. on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
- Sebastian Stan on The Late Late show with James Corden (CBS)
FRIDAY MAY 6, 2016
- Robert Downey Jr. on Good Morning America (ABC)
- Emily VanCamp on The Talk (CBS)
- Anthony Mackie on Live with Kelly and Michael
MONDAY MAY 9, 2016
- Anthony Mackie & Elizabeth Olsen on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Have you ever felt default and weak to the point you just didn’t want to live the harmful life you fulfill on a day to day bases? Well these woman here today know exactly what you feel but 10x’s worse than what you’d really feel. New York City is a very rough and dangerous place to live. For women, they have to stay strong because they are the foundation of the many communities. But how can they stay uplifted when they are always getting torn down? Men treat them like trophy pieces while society treats them just as worse. Respect is all they ask for. Many trials and tribulations are faced by every female no matter what age. Many try to survive but only a handful will actually make it.
I’m sitting across from the woman I made a vow with fifteen years ago, wishing I was somewhere else. I love her and I appreciate everything she has done for me but I’m realizing that deep down I never actually saw myself spending the rest of my life with her. That sounds harsh but it’s the ugly truth.
Kelly’s croaky voice kept pleading with me and I don’t know what to say.
“Chris please don’t do this.” She stated.
The agony written over her tear stained face arose sympathy within me, but I can’t continue to put others before myself. My heart has endured too much in honor of others. I got up from the table quietly and headed towards the door. I could feel her eyes piercing into me from behind. I watched as the valet driver greeted me with my Lamborghini.
I put my car in drive and dashed from the scene full throttle. My heart is beating rapidly but it isn’t out of fear or worry, but yet it’s speaking to me in anticipation of the moment I’ve been waiting for. I alerted the drivers behind me about my plans to turn right as I signal them with my blinkers. Damn exiting off of Highway 8 has never felt so good to my soul. I sloppily parked my car in front of her house in excitement.
“Robyn …Robyn” I yelled her name for all to hear. I stepped up to her door and it swiftly opened before I could unlock it with my key.
“What the hell are you doing here?” I angrily spat towards Michael.
“Pastor don’t pay me any mind I’m just chilling with Sister Fenty. It’s been my pleasure to entertain her this evening.” He said while giving me a devilish grin.
“The fuck you mean entertain? I will lay your ass out nigga don’t ever get it confused.” I challenged him meaning every word that I stated.
“Remember pastor I have evidence that can destroy your reputation.” He reminded me about the pictures, but I don’t give a damn at this point so I giggled at his statement.
“Mike what’s going on? Who’s at my door?” Robyn looked stunned and I saw her body tense up. I can tell this is awkward for baby girl.
“Chris what are you doing here? You could have called me first.”
“I wanted to surprise you with some great news but your dude has to go. Why is he even here at your home this time of night?” I love her and I hate to see her with anyone else, not that this guy is a threat to me, it’s just the principle of the matter.
“What are you surprising her with pastor, a free bible and prayer time? As a matter of fact I didn’t know you did single prayer sessions.” I really wanted to knock his lights out. How can Robyn even be around this nigga; he’s annoying as hell.
“Its fine Michael just go home, I’ll talk to you later. I’m ok and this visit is simply platonic.” She attempted to assure him but failed miserably; her poker face is weak. Ray Charles could see that Robyn is lying right now.
“A married pastor showing up to someone’s house unannounced is rather strange in my book, but whatever. Good night Robyn.” He slammed her door as he exited and it’s taking everything in me not to go whoop his ass. Who in the hell does he think he is slamming doors? He don’t pay any bills in here.
“Why was he here this time of night Fenty?” She rolled her eyes and flopped down on her plush love seat. I followed her lead sitting next to her.
“Chris what is it that you really want? Go ahead and say it because I’m tired.” She inquired while yawning, causing drool to come from her upper lip.
“I want you Robyn, that’s what I want baby.” She sucked her teeth and shifted her body in another direction away from me. I know she’s thinking we’ve been down this road before but it’s far from the same.
“Chris we love each other and we probably always will. That’s not something we can shut off or change, but maybe we are better off without each other. We do this dance repeatedly and get the same results each time we try.”
“Things are different this time baby girl.” I assured her as I stroked her messy hair with my fingers.
“How so Brown? You are still a pastor and married man. As Michael said some things I have to be content with and if living without you has to be one so be it.”
“Baby I don’t think you’re listening; you hear my words but you aren’t listening.”
“Ok then how are things different this time around Mr. Brown?” I pondered on her question for a minute. My thoughts are playing racket ball with one another in my head.
“Daddy where’s mommy, are you here to pick us up early?” Skai asked clinging to her teddy bear.
“No baby girl, I just came to check on my princess and to see my buddy Jaden. I missed you guys.” I said. She smiled and hugged me tightly.
“Ms. Robyn hurry up and come back to bed, I miss you and I’m scared without you.“ She said and I grinned widely.
They do this to me every time they are together; they have the power to make my heart skip a beat. Robyn picked Skai up and escorted her back upstairs to tuck her in. She returned five minutes later smirking.
“As you can see Mr. Brown this isn’t the time or the place for your shenanigans. Your children are upstairs for heaven’s sake.”
“Robyn I’m leaving Kelly for you; I gave her the news tonight and there’s nothing anyone can do or say to change my mind.” I blurted out. Robyn grew silent and stood still in one spot.
“What? Why would you do something like that? Are you a mad man?” She viciously pushed me out of the front door and followed behind.
“What do mean why would I do something like that? This is what you’ve been wanting, right?”
I swear Robyn makes it hard to understand her sometimes. One minute she’s asking me why it’s taking me so long to tell Kelly the truth, now she’s upset that I told her.
“I mean why would you tell her on y’all anniversary, that’s trifling. What was wrong with yesterday, tomorrow, hell months ago that you couldn’t tell her then? But you thought your anniversary was the best time. That’s wrong Chris, and if you ever pulled something like that with me; just know you wouldn’t be making it over the next chick house or anywhere else for a long time.” She said folding her arms.
This is not how I pictured this conversation going. Shit I thought she would be ecstatic that we can finally be together without hiding but instead she’s jumping down my throat.
“Listen Robyn…” I said grabbing her hands. “I didn’t plan on telling her tonight but she started talking about our future together and I couldn’t take it anymore; I couldn’t lie anymore. I know who I want to spend the rest of my life with and that’s you. I have known that for a very long time.”
“How do I know you’re serious?”
“Would I have told her if I wasn’t serious? Would I be talking to my lawyer this week if I wasn’t serious?…”
“You’re talking to your lawyer?” She asked cutting me off.
“Yes, because I love you babe and I want to be with you.”
“Chris I don’t know…I’m back with Michael now and…”
“Stop with the bullshit Robs. You know he don’t matter; you’re just afraid.”
“I’m not afraid of anything and I really wish you would have told me before you decided to tell her.”
“I didn’t even know I was going to tell so how was I supposed to tell you? And why would you want me to tell you first anyway?”
“Because…you should have made sure I wanted to be with you first.”
“So what are you saying? You don’t want to be with me?” I said and she shrugged.
“Well…” she said.
Without allowing her to say another word, I grabbed her face and attacked her plump soft lips.
“I…Love…You…So…Much.” she said in between kisses. Our slobbering session intensified as she sled her tongue down my throat.
“Mhmmm babe I want more.” I picked her up and placed her back against the door but I quickly remembered that this isn’t the place for this; well at least not while my kids are here.
“Baby I love you and I’ll be back later. We have to have a long talk.”
I gave her one final kiss and seeing the shimmer in her beautiful eyes makes life worth living.
I watched as Chris drove off and I stood with my back against the door for a good two minutes; mainly to regain my composure after that kiss. I locked up and before going back upstairs I sat on the couch and thought about what just happened. I can’t believe Chris finally told and on their anniversary at that. I can’t even imagine how Kelly is feeling right now. She’s probably heartbroken and I honestly feel bad for her, but even though I have compassion for her I can’t help my feelings.
I love Chris very much but I also don’t know if we should hop back into a relationship. Also I can’t help but to think about what he said to me; about me being afraid. The truth is he’s right. I am afraid…I’m afraid that I will end just like Kelly. I believe that saying “you lose ‘em how you get ‘em” is true and I would hate to lose Chris like that; I don’t think I could handle it. I might end up in jail to be honest.
Who’s to say once Chris and I start a life together another woman won’t come along, and snatch him up. What’s stopping him? Hell he was with Kelly for half of his life and that didn’t stop him from being with me. That’s why I think kind of its “safer” for me to stick with Michael. He has his issues but he’s a good person.
I don’t know what I’m going to do, but if Chris and I get back together I think we should start all over. I’m so torn right now. I grabbed my phone off the table and made my way back upstairs.
“Ms. Robyn do you like my daddy?” Skai asked out of nowhere when I got in bed.
“Of course, he’s my friend. I like your mom, Jaden, and you as well sweetheart.”
“No do you like him like him?”
“Oh no Skai. He’s only my friend and he’s married to your lovely mommy.” This is throwing me off. Why is she asking this?
“I know but I think he likes you. I hope not…”
“Well you don’t have to worry about that, I promise. Now we really have to get our beauty sleep missy, it’s the only way we can stay beautiful. Did you say your prayers?” I kissed her cheek and she grinned.
“Yes I did. Goodnight Ms. Robyn, I love you.” She said in a sleepy tone turning on her side. Those three words made me tear up for more than one reason.
“I love you too, now get some sleep.” I said. I laid on my back and stared at the ceiling. I prayed that God would lead me in the right direction.
*The Next Morning*
“Look at this; we made a huge a mess.” I said laughing and looking around the kitchen.
I was making breakfast for the kids when Skai came down and assisted on helping; that’s how the mess happened. She wanted to make chocolate chip, blueberry, and regular pancakes. In the mist of that she got batter everywhere but I didn’t mind, because we were having fun.
“We did but our food looks good.”
“It sure does, but you’re going to help me clean it up, right?” Her faced changed and she gave me a look as if I was speaking a foreign language to her.
“Seriously Ms. Robyn I can’t do the cooking and cleaning. Help me out a little.” She replied putting her small hand on her hip. All I could do was laugh.
“Come on little miss sassy let’s get your brother so we can eat.” I said and we began walking upstairs.
“Jaden wake up breakfast is ready.” I said going into the guest room.
“Yea Jay Jay wake up sleepy head. We made pancakes.” Skai said jumping on the bed.
“Aight I’m up. Get down before you hurt yourself and good morning Ms. Robyn.”
“Morning, breakfast will be on the table when you come down. Let’s go Skai so your brother can get dressed.” I took her hand and we made our way back downstairs.
The kids and I were sitting down enjoying our breakfast and chatting when my phone rang. I saw that it was Chris and I contemplated on answering.
“I’ll be right back, y’all finish eating.” I excused myself from the table and went to the living room to answer.
“Hey what’s up?”
“Nothing I’m chillin’ at Mijo’s.”
“Hmm and did you tell him what you did?”
“Yup and he said the same thing that you did; that I should have waited for a better time.”
“You really should have but what’s done is done.”
“So why did you call boo, what’s on your mind?”
“You all the time woman.”
“Please be serious sir.”
“I am being serious. You asked me what was on my mind and I told you, but I called you to tell you that I’ll be over there to pick my kids up in about an hour. Then I’ll drop them off at my mom’s house and I’ll be back so we can really talk.”
“Ok I got it.” I wonder how this talk will go. I mean I want us to actually talk and not just…well you know.
“Aight see you later, I love you.”
“Love you too.” I hung up and went back to the dining room, but the kids weren’t in there.
“Jaden…Skai where are you?” I yelled.
“We’re in here.” I walked into the kitchen to see them cleaning up.
“What are y’all doing? I would have cleaned it up.” I said.
“Well we decided to do it for you. Kind of like a thank you for taking care of us while our parents did their thing.” Jaden said.
“Oh that’s very sweet of you guys, thank you.”
“That was y’all dad on the phone by the way and he said he will be here soon to pick y’all up. So how about I finish this up and y’all go get your stuff ready.”
They went upstairs to grab their things and I finished tidying up the kitchen.
"Ms. Robyn I really enjoyed being here. You’re so much fun to be around. It’s like you’re not even an adult because you still have fun like a teen. I wish my mom would play video games and stuff with me, or at least try to.” Jaden said to me as we were watching tv.
“I’m sure she would if you ask her sweetie.”
“Sweetie? I see you’re warming up to me, aren’t you Ms.Robyn?” he said.
“Boy if you don’t quit…” I said laughing.
“Keep frontin’ Ms.Robyn but I know you’re waiting for these 3 years to be over.” He winked at me and I gasped.
The doorbell rang and I got up to answer it.
“Hey baby you look good.” Chris said giving me a quick peck on the lips.
“Thank you, I’m actually going to head out when y'all leave. Mel and I are going to hang out at her place for a bit.”
“Oh ok well what do I do if when I get back you’re not here.“
"What do you think? Let yourself in like you always do Chris.”
“Daddy…daddy I missed you.” Skai said running up to him and he scooped her up.
“You just seen daddy last night and you already missed me? Well daddy missed you too.” Chris said and started fake crying.
“You were here last night?” Jaden walked over and said.
“Umm yea I came to check on y'all…”
“Daddy I had a bad dream last night and Ms. Robyn let me sleep in the bed with her, and she told me a story. I didn’t have another nightmare after that.”
“Dang I had a bad dream too. I wish I would have said something now.” Jaden said and Chris playfully hit him in the back of his head.
“Little boy get you and your sister’s bags and go to the car.”
“Dad don’t do that…”
“Don’t do what son?”
“Block my game. Bye Ms. Robyn.” Jaden said hugging me.
“Bye mister wanna be player.”
“I’m not a player; you’re the only woman in my life.”
“How sweet…” I kissed his cheek and he blushed. His crush on me is so funny and cute.
“Bye Ms. Robyn.” Skai said lowly with her head down.
“Aww what’s wrong?”
“I don’t want to leave.”
“You can come back anytime you want.” I said and a huge smile formed on her face. She gave me a long hug before her and Jaden went to the car.
“Your son is a mess.” I said giggling.
“What can I say he’s just like his dad and it’s great to see that he has amazing taste in women.”
Chris pulled me by my waist and I stared into his eyes.
“I have to roll but I’ll see you later, ok?” He said stroking my cheek and I nodded.
He grabbed the back of my head and planted his lips on mine. I pulled back and rested my forehead on his.
“Bye Ms. Robyn.” He said mocking Jaden’s tone.
“See ya but wait you can’t leave like that.” I took my thumb and wiped the lipstick off of his lips.
“Now you can go handsome.” I said winking at him and he bit his bottom lip.
“Keep playing girl…”
I followed him outside and waved them off. I locked my front door and got in my car making my way to Mel’s.
I know she’s going to be tired of hearing my problems and giving me advice, but she’s my best friend that’s what she supposed to do. I parked my car and went to knock on the door. She greeted me with a hug and I walked in.
I laid horizontally on her couch and rested a pillow behind my head. I love her damn sofa, it’s so comfortable.
“With you lying down like that it looks like I’m about to give you an intense therapy session. Get up…”
“You are sis, and what’s this.” I said as she handed me a drink.
“A mimosa but anyways what’s been going on in your Lifetime movie world? I know it’s something because some shit is always happening with you.”
“Girl I’m just going to get straight to the point. Chris came over last night while I was keeping the kids and told me he just told Kelly about us.” I said and Mel choked on her drink.
“Wait he did what? He even told her it was you?”
“I was just as shocked as you sis and nah he didn’t. I believe he just told her he was having an affair with someone and that he wants a divorce.”
“Damn and what you say?”
“I told him that I didn’t know if I wanted to be with him.”
“Man if y’all don’t get back together, that shit will be terrible for him because he would have basically did that for nothing.”
“Hmm right, but then we started kissing and now I’m confused on what I should do. On one hand I want to be with him and start over, but on the other I don’t want to because I’m afraid I’ll end up heartbroken. Ain’t no way after what I’ve participated in I’m just going to have this happy life with Chris. Karma is a bitch sis and I know it’s coming for me.”
“Don’t think like that, y’all will be just fine.”
“I doubt it…” I said taking a sip of my drink.
My phone started to buzz inside of my pocket and I took it out to see what it was. I noticed that it was a blocked number and whoever it was sent me a text message. I opened it up and my heart stopped. I dropped my drink on the floor and I felt as if I couldn’t breathe. It was a picture of Chris and I in bed having sex.
“Robyn, what the hell? You got it all over my carpet.”
“I’m sorry but look at this.” I handed her my phone and her eyes got wide.
“Oh my God, who sent you this shit?”
“I have no clue and only how they could have gotten it is if they got a ladder and took it outside my window.”
“Who would go to that extreme?”
“I don’t fucking know. I can’t believe this is happening.” My phone buzzed again and Mel’s eyes got big.
“What is it? Show me…”
“I don’t think you want to see this.” I snatched the phone from her and I immediately felt sick. This time it was a video clip of us having sex. Who is doing this to me?
“I heard church bells ringing, I heard a choir singing. I saw my love walk down the aisle, on her finger he placed a ring. Oh I saw them holding hands, she was standing there with my man…” I sang loudly as I exhaled the blunt I’m puffing on. I haven’t had weed since high school, but last night’s turn of events made it very appropriate. This is my tenth time listening to Etta James and I interpret it differently each time.
Christopher is nowhere to be found and the only thing he did was text me saying he’s taking my babies to his mom’s house. I’m still pissed that he didn’t even have the decency to tell me who this bitch was, he owes me at least that much.
I throw my glass of wine on the floor watching the pieces shatter like my heart that my life partner has broken. He ruined me; does he think he is the only one that is unhappy? I didn’t ask for this life, I had fucking dreams as well, but it’s always about what Christopher wants.
I jumped off the sofa and walked around the broken glass; I’m infuriated at this point. I tiptoed to our shared closet and an idea popped into my head causing me to smirk.
I carefully gathered each pair of sneakers he owns. He’s been collecting them since he was a young boy and some of these shoes are even supposed to be passed down to our son, but I will be damned if I allow Jaden to walk in the shoes of a liar. I’m burning them all; every pair of Jordans, Nikes, Adidas, etc. is going up in flames.
I search high and low for a barrel to burn the things I know will hurt him the most. Damaging his precious Jordans will damn near kill him and I can’t wait to see them burn. The doorbell began to ring interrupting me. I grab the small pistol my husband purchased for me in happier times, because I wasn’t expecting anyone and these days you never know what someone is trying to do. I walk downstairs with the dog leading the way.
“Who is it?” I nervously say.
"It’s me baby…” The voice of my sister relieved me. I slowly opened the door noticing a man with her.
“Sis this is my friend Michael; he wants to talk to you about a few things.” My heart caved in and I strangely look up at Michael. How in the hell does my sister know him?
“I know Michael he has been to the church a few times, he is a nice guy.” I smiled in his direction and he blushed as he waved at me.
“Is Chris here Kelly?” I shook my head and my sister rolled her eyes signaling the attractive man to start talking.
Immediately I know this will have something to do with my husband. I’ve been through enough bullshit in the past hours.
“Mrs. Brown I hate that I’m the one who must inform you about this horrible news, but your husband is having affair.”
“No he isn’t sir maybe you have the wrong guy.” I denied the accusations hoping this tactic will cause them to go away. I have worked hard to keep my family together and if he thinks he can do this to me then he must be crazy.
“Here is the proof, I’m sorry big sis.”
She threw some photos at me of Chris spending quality time with a woman. I scan the pictures and my eyes bulged out of my sockets when I witnessed the last photo. I couldn’t make out the woman until this photo, it’s the icing on the cake for my fucked up marriage.
“Robyn Fenty? Sister Robyn? I will kill that hazel eyed bitch.” I started to storm out the door but Michael yanked me back.
"You have to be wiser about this Kelly, don’t do anything stupid.” I fell to my knees asking God why has He forsaken me. I’ve never done anything to deserve this treatment.
Robyn will pay for tampering with my happy home. I’m disgusted to the highest level at her tasteless actions. She surely will get what’s coming to her and I promise that.
I finally managed to see a live taping of SNL inside Studio 8H, finally met some of the Parks cast, finally managed to meet most all of the cast members (and writers/ producers like Katie Rich, Chris Kelly, Higgins and motherfcking LORNE MICHAELS) and got them to sign my “Live From New York”. It is officially one of the best things I will ever own - next to Mindy’s book that was signed by mindy, jeff and tracey.
Katie Rich - she’s the lady on the second left row - was so surprised that I actually recognized her that she didn’t turn around when I called her the first two times. Writers are so under-appreciated we should shower them with more love.
I’m so so grateful Camille amybostonpoehler for helping my fulfil this dream of mine. It has really been the very best of dreams.