By Florence Anthony
For those of you who weren’t able to pay the $30,800 to dine with President Obama last week at New York City’s Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem, and are wondering what in the world was served that could have cost much per plate, I have Chef Marcus Samuelson’s menu for you. There were three different wines available throughout the evening, Herman J. Weiner Riesling, Brown Estate Chaos Theory and Ridge Geyersville Essence. There was a lobster salad followed by braised short ribs for the main course and chocolate cake, buttermilk sherbert and sweet potato doughnuts for dessert. My friend, Derrick Roberts provided the light and sound.
I recently had the priviledge to Kelvin Boston, the creator of Public Television’s “Moneywise” television show. Boston Media LLC announced the Launch and schedule for its 2011 Moneywise Empowerment Tour, sponsored nationally by E*TRADE Bank. The Moneywise Empowerment Tour is the outreach program for the “Moneywise with Kelvin Boston” series, public television’s premiere multicultural financial affairs program. From this month through December, 2011, The Moneywise Empowerment Tour will visit cities around the country which include Sacramento, California, Oakland, California, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and Atlanta. These informative and entertaining financial seminars will help a diverse group of consumers understand how to successfully build wealth during a recession.
Last week on “Ellen,” my main girl LaToya Jackson didn’t want to, but admitted that Star Jones, whom LaToya is currently starring on “Celebrity Apprentice” with, is really mean. LaToya told Ellen Degeneres: “If I had lost that much weight I would have been so happy and pleased with myself. It’s something inside that’s hurting her to react that way to everyone…..just put a smile on your face sometimes.”.
According to Popeater.com, Amber Rose has a new man in her life, and this time, it’s the real deal. Sources are reporting that rapper Wiz Khalifa has proposed to the model, who is also Kanye West’s ex and that the two plan to marry this summer. The rapper recently told MTV News that he had introduced Amber to his mother, with whom she hit it off.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Sheree Whitfield was spotted lunching at Gibson’s in Chicago recently decked out in a black and khaki leather bomber jacket.