Tuesday, October 25
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Hello everyone. It has been quite the journey since I first started this website back in February 2009, and I have appreciated every ounce of support I have received along the way, mostly from complete strangers (lol). This website means a lot to me and I have made so many changes over the years to make it better, to make it everything I know it can be, to make it everything I envisioned in a website since I've been making websites in 1998. I've opened it, I've been on hiatus, I've reconstructed, and I've figured out the best way to move forward. I may have rested on excuses such as not being ready or not being healthy enough or maybe not looking or being a certain way, but that's history. An ultimately minor health issue has definitely slowed me down but it has not stopped me. I will be having surgery next month and I am looking forward to starting up this website again to show you an online experience you deserve. You can't stop being who you are because you're afraid, said Carrie Bradshaw to Charlotte York once upon a time.

This website is a culmination of everything that's going on. Entertainment moments meets real world news, and all the life stuff in between. This website isn't run by dozens of people or dozens of voices, but rather just 1 person. 1 person who has a lot of experience making meaningful entertainment websites since he was a kid connecting to AOL and Geocities and Angelfire. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I've run websites called Podaily.com, Cardcaptors.net, ECFAN.com, Scene-23.com, KRZE.com (Kelly Clarkson fansite), and others. I typed all those out because I want you to know the person behind this website. What all those websites have in common is this: when I care about something, I support it, I make sure everyone knows about it at any cost.

BADNAN.COM is an easy and fun way to keep up, it's an informative website with good vibes. A big decision I made in moving forward is that yesterday's news doesn't matter...but yesterday's moments will always matter. This has relieved me of obsessing over past content and trying to make it look perfect, when it's irrelevant. I am very focused on the now. Yesterday's moments and news will still pop up, but organically. All my experiences over these years have led to the website right before your eyes and I'm very proud of it, and even prouder of what's next.

I am trying to get an official Instagram page for this website all set up and ready to go. As soon as I do, this site is all yours and I have free stuff to give away in instant-win contests. Please keep visiting because I have so much more to show you. Thank you again for all your continued support. It has meant so much to me. I wish you and your families and loved ones happiness, health, and good times always.

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Researchers gave mice the same amount of sugar in Western diets and discovered cancer
The University of Texas Cancer Center has found that increased sweets (the same level in Western diets) led to increased tumor growth and metastasis in mice...as compared to those mice on a non-sugar starch diet. While it should be noted that the mice in question were specifically bred because they had higher risk of cancer...if you replace mice with human, that could mean anyone. I chose this as a big story because I think it's important for all of us to control the sugar in our diets..because sugar is hiding in everything..even the savory salty foods have sugar in them. I have always been told this...but I still drank my 45-grams-of-sugar sweet drink anyway. After today, however, I am singing a different tune and I think we all should look at our relationship with sugar differently because of these mice. While we should take the study with a grain of..salt..I think there's an important take away here. Can I also just say, don't we all feel better and less dough-like when we eat less sugar anyway? I know I do..it's so hard to not drink the mango juice right out of the tiny bottle it comes in...Anyone else want to limit their sugar intake with me starting tomorrow? Read more at NewsMax
Bill Cosby's sexual assault case might not make it because of legal technicalities
While Bill Cosby has been charged with aggrevated sexual assault, there is a technical problem that might get his entire case thrown out. Apparently when Bill Cosby made his civil deposition a decade ago, he agreed with the district attorney that the deposition could not be used in any criminal matters. In that deposition, Cosby stated his detailed interest in the woman, his interest in pursuing younger women, and his use of quaaludes to help him sleep with women... Bill Cosby's lawyers are asking for the case to be thrown out because there was a deal with the district attorney at the time, and that provides their client with immunity. The case goes back to court on February 2nd, where this previous district attorney might be present..and it will be decided whether the charges against Cosby will be dropped...so what about all those other women though? Too little too late most likely...it's kind of disturbing that we live in a place where one can basically admit to something, but because of deals in place with important people and lawyers...we must act like nothing was ever said. It's like this clip I once saw on this wonderful-now-cancelled-show called Raising Hope...it was a child custody case...and the mother was a murderer...but because she had a deal with the court...that information was not allowed to be used...and she got custody of her child..Absurd... Read more at BBC
Beyonce is practicing her Super Bowl performance with Coldplay at USC
Spotted: Beyonce was using the gym at University of Southern California for dance rehearsal and exiting through a back door yesterday January 18. In typical Beyonce fashion, she had everything hidden and closed out so no one could see a damn thing. And she exited at the speed of light. Just look at the grainy photo above, I mean any of you students have cameras not on your phone? Where was the student paper and their photographer? Pepsi had already confirmed that Bey will be joining Coldplay during their Super Bowl 50 halftime show on February 7th at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Personally, I was already excited about just Coldplay, but throwing Beyonce into the mix is exactly what 2016 needs. Also, people think Beyonce is pregnant again because she wore a big coat. Can the woman breathe, in her oversized coat? Read more at E! Online
Amy Schumer calls out 17 year old for stupid, sexist joke
Amy Schumer stopped to take a photo with a fan and then that fan wrote a sexist joke in the caption of the photo: "Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that. #CriticsChoiceAwards." Funny right? Nope. Amy Schumer saw the post on Twitter and responded: "I get it. Cause I'm a whore? Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad." It was a kind response with just enough snark...because all she did was take a photo with him...she wasn't hanging out..lol..It's unfortunate this person took such a cheap shot. Here's the lesson: let the woman make her own jokes. We can say things about ourselves, doesn't mean others should. Read more at HuffPost
Aunt Viv from Fresh Prince just called out Jada Pinkett Smith over her Oscars boycott
Remember Aunt Vivienne from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? She was Will Smith's aunt on the show before some other woman who looked nothing like her replaced her. Well, the actress named Janet Hubert did not take Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott of the Oscars over lack of black nominations lightly. Janet Hubert said in a video response (and I have to partially agree with the points): "First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak? The second thing, girlfriend, there's a lot of sh** going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you're talking about some motherf**king actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep." ...Well damn! She had a lot more to say as well...I think it's outrageous that black actors weren't nominated, but it's not like the whole country votes...it's a bunch of paying members...eventually those members of the Academy will reflect the actors in this country...and I'm sure then we will see a change. Not to mention, isn't it possible that it's an acting or a role thing and not a black or white thing? Maybe? Isn't is possible? Maybe the roles weren't that great compared to the other ones? If anything, give black actors quality roles. Janet Hubert also makes an excellent point about how it's not right of Jada Pinkett Smith to ask other actors to boycott, when she knows how detrimental such a move could be to many careers, especially for up and comers.. Read more at ET Online
Supreme Court to decide on Obama's immigration executive actions during summer
Obama's excutive actions on immigration, aimed at helping 4.3 million undocumented immigrants stay in America through lawful means, will now be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The program, introduced a year ago, was blocked by federal courts after opposition from Texas and 25 other states. Opponents of this program argue the President cannot make such sweeping changes to immigration policies without Congress; they also argue that it will cost too much to make new driver's licenses...If the Supreme Court upholds Obama's actions, the program will go into effect before he leaves office in 2017. Read more at CNN
Trader Joe's recalls Cashews over salmonella concerns
Trader Joe's has just announced a recall of its Cashews after a supplier notified them about a possible Salmonella fear. Anyone who bought cashews with the expiration date/lot number BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4 should not eat them and throw them out. Honestly don't even take a chance, just throw any cashews from Trader Joe's out or of course return them to Trader Joe's for a full refund as well. They have been removed from store shelves. The cashews were distributed nationwide to the following states..basically everywhere: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. Stay safe and healthy everyone. Read more at CNN
Tennis match-fixing scandal
I wish I cared more about this, but since a lot of people like tennis I feel obligated to share this nugget of news. Apparently BuzzFeed has been investigating for over a year claims by tennis stars that they were offered money to throw away a match (to lose it on purpose..I know that much). It is being reported that 16 tennis players have thrown matches so gamblers can profit. All these players are currently competing in the Australian Open, happening now. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic said he was indirectly offered $200,000 to throw a match in 2007. I'm guessing he didn't...well that's as much as I'm going to care about this. I hope everyone wins..unless you've been cheating..then I hope you don't win. I should really find my tennis racket. Just kidding, it been broken since 2003. Read more at BuzzFeed
95 year old Auschwitz crimes suspect to face trial in Germany
A man named Hubert Z., who was a medical attendant at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland in 1944, is facing trial for being an accesorry to 3,681 deaths over the course of one month that year. Just thinking about how anyone could idly stand by and watch such tragedy take place, is a reminder of why we must never forget the sad history that once was. We must make sure every generation knows about the Holocaust (and other unspeakable crimes against humanity) so that anything like it can never happen again. While one can sympathize with someone who is almost 100, one can't overlook his role and leave him unaccountable for his actions. More about this case will be known in February. Read more at CNN

Listen...there's not a lot of people I would wait all day out in the scorching heat for. Let me explain...there were people sweating, passing out, leaving early, all while waiting for Beyonce to come on stage at 10:30 pm. It was one of those crazy situations where...the sooner you get there...the closer you are to the stage...and the longer you have to wait. I got to the concert around 1 pm...I waited at the wrong stage for about 4 hours...then I went to the right stage and squeezed to where I needed to be. I just want to also say...there was a "stampede" moment...and I was definitely protecting the little people around me. The words "I don't want to die" definitely came out of my mouth. Hey everyone, new music festival rule: STOP PUSHING DAMNIT! Enjoy the wonderful videos below. I almost left because I was so thirsty for water...but I stayed. As soon as the concert was over, I bought 6 bottles of water and drank them within 15 minutes. Shout out to all the people who cleaned up the park after the show was over. And a negative shout out to all the people who litter..rude. The trees judge you every time you throw trash on the ground..just so you know. Also, when the bass drops, I can't really do anything about the audio. Just go deaf for a second like the rest of us did. It's like you're there.

Crazy In Love, I Care, 7/11, Diva, Ring The Alarm, Run The World (Girls),

Bow Down, Flawless, Say My Name, Jumpin Jumpin, Feeling Myself, Partition,

Hillary vs. Bernie just got more interesting/feisty.
While this website doesn't dig too deep into politics (because I want you to come back), I can't help but choose Hernie and Billary as this week's biggest story. You know those weekly/daily/hourly polls? Well, some of the latest polls are saying Bernie is ahead in New Hampshire polls and neck and neck in Iowa. I also read somewhere that a majority of people under the age of 24 are with Bernie. Can I just say...if Hillary Clinton doesn't win the Democratic nomination...after all she's been through...lol...that will be shocking. I hope she still becomes Vice President or something..I take it back, Hillary is not going down without a fight. You go get yours, Hillary. I'm honestly still torn between the two. Those secret Democratic debates during weekends and football games probably wasn't the best idea.. There is a debate tomorrow Sunday January 17th at 9 pm on NBC. If you click here at 9pm, you can watch it on NBC's YouTube channel. Go Hillary! Go Bernie! Go...the other guy (Martin O'Malley..who is under investigation for furniture purchases...what..). And if you read this article by the Huffington Post, it's basically saying that Bernie Sanders is our next President. So much drama. I can't wait to see all the ads, just like the Super Bowl...except the best commercials get to live in the White House after. I expect a battle for the ages. What a magical time. Read more at Huffington Post
Rene Angelil passes away at 73 after battle with throat cancer. RIP.
Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband of 21 years, passed away on January 14 after a long battle with throat cancer. The two married in 1994 and he has been managing her career ever since she was 12 years old. They have 3 children together. It is now also being reported that Celine Dion's brother, Daniel Dion, passed away today Saturday January 16. My condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the entire family and loved ones during this difficult time. Read more at BBC
Happy 37th Birthday to the late Aaliyah Dana Haughton. RIP.
Today marks Aaliyah's 37th birthday. She is an music and fashion (and film) icon. Missy Elliott paid tribute to her on Twitter by writing: HappyBDAY #Aaliyah u are loved & missed but will never be forgotten! U are inspiring a new generation of kids. Your heart was so huge and you loved your fans and always wanted them to know that! HappyBirthday we miss u R.I.P Babygirl". Read more at Vibe
Adele rapped Nicki Minaj's "Monster" verse and I/You/Nicki loved it
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Adele added like 40 reasons to love her to the already lengthy list. You must watch the whole thing, but the standout was clearly the SLAYING of Nicki Minaj's "Monster" verse, hands and screaming and everything. It was spot on and I never would have thought that Adele would know every word of that rap. Nicki Minaj tweeted and Instagram'd in response saying, "Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match. #Oh #Ok #IcoNIC ?? I cried when she waved bye to the careers #Hello #BuhBye"...in her Twitter response Nicki said: "Adele is mad ratchet. I can't take her #UK #WutsGood". Seriously just go watch the whole thing and you'll understand. The whole clip is 15 minutes long but I promise it's worth it. See more at CNN
Alan Rickman passes away at 69 after battle with cancer. RIP.
The actor many know from Die Hard and Harry Potter movies passed away on Thursday. J.K. Rowling tweeted this about the actor: "There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man." Daniel Radcliffe said: "Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny." My thoughts and prayers go out to Alan Rickman and his loved ones. Read more at CNN
David Bowie releases final album Blackstar, passes away at 69. RIP.
The legendary singer and rock star passed away after a battle with cancer on January 10. In the last months of his life he worked on his latest album Blackstar. His wife, Iman, posted this message on social media: "The struggle is real, but so is God." My thoughts and prayers go out to David Bowie, Iman, their daughter, and loved ones. The following article discusses the last months of David Bowie's life and a behind the scenes look at creating this latest album while being ill. Read more at The Guardian
Emma Watson tweeted Alan Rickman quotes to honor the actor's death and one of them got some people upset
The quote in question: "There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage." It was one of several quotes, but some Twitter users thought she was using his death to support her own causes. I think it's just a quote to honor someone's memory. Carry on. I really enjoyed the other quotes too. Read more at SheKnows
Iran sanctions lifted, 5 Americans released.
The United Nations' Nuclear Watchdog (International Atomic Energy Agency) has announced that Iran has complied with the requirements of restricting its nuclear program. As a result, several economic sanctions against the country have been lifted. 4 Americans were released as part of a prisoner swap, and 1 American was released separately. Read more at CNN
Flint, Michigan toxic water crisis
The city of Flint, Michigan (100, 000 people and 70 miles from Detroit) is currently suffering a water crisis because of a decision to change the water supply for the city 2 years ago. The new water source provided very corrosive water and now it's eroding iron water mains and turning the water brown. The Department of Environmental Quality was required to treat the water with an anti-corrosive agent, but it did not. Attorney General Bill Schuette is investigating to see whether any Michigan laws were broken (likely). There are lead poisoning fears as a result of this crisis. President Obama has now declared an emergency in Flint, which should help provide urgent help faster to Flint. Singer Cher and Icelandic Glacial together are donating 181,440 bottles to a food bank.
Read more at CNN
Unarmed 17 year old Cedrick Chatman was killed by Chicago Police 3 years ago, the video was just released NOW?
There are so many murders and/or situations of police brutality, that we may never hear about all of them. But, I am determined to share every single case as I hear about them. This issue is not something to tread lightly in. Interestingly...only after the videos of police brutality are released, do people who read the news hear about them. Today, 3 years after unarmed teen Cedrick Chatman was shot and killed by Chicago police, we are seeing partial video of his killing. Why today? Because a federal judge ordered its release...only after the city of Chicago FINALLY withdrew its objection to it being made public. That makes you ask, why all this effort to not release the videos, if the police were "justified"? Who DID see this video? And did those chosen viewers not think in any way that this family and the public has a right to the video? As we know, the city of Chicago is still recovering from the release of Laquan McDonald's video (unarmed teenager shot 16 times last year)...Many protesters believe there is institutionalized racism in Chicago's Police Department...well...these killings of unarmed black teenagers and efforts to hide them from the public, don't help Chicago PD prove otherwise. Cedrick Chatman's family is now going to file a wrongful death lawsuit. I would prefer if all police officers had body cameras as well, to hold them accountable for their actions. I don't think that is such a crazy thing to ask. Body cameras. Police officers should have to follow the law too. Until then, use your right to record police. Communities can police the police. Just don't get too close to any crime scenes or situations, and you are 100% allowed to record them in their line of duty. With this said, I want to acknowledge all the WONDERFUL NON-MURDERING police officers across this country, those who deescalate situations without killing people, those officers that make me feel they're here to protect me. Train officers to keep everyone safe and alive...lots of officers do it the right way, so I acknowledge those while also acknowledging the crooked potentially racist ones who don't deserve the authority or privilege or respect that comes with being a police officer. God bless. Read more at GMA

Rihanna's Anti World Tour kicks off in February (next month) and there's still no album in sight. I bet she's just waiting on one more song to finish the whole thing off. It's safe to say that this will be a digital release first? Right? No? It's fun that Rihanna doesn't have any rules or deadlines. While we all wait patiently for the drop of the season, why not re-watch some great moments from Rihanna's last tour? Below is video from Rihanna's final Diamonds World Tour stop from November 15, 2013. I remember I was in Nashville for a different show...and there were no reasonable plane tickets..so I flew to Mississippi and then I drove to New Orleans. The answers. Obviously worth it.

Pour It Up, Cockiness, Numb, What's My Name, Jump, Umbrella, Rockstar 101, What Now

Loveee Song, Cold Case Love, We Found Love, S&M, Where Have You Been

Stay, Rihanna talking about the last show of the tour, Diamonds