Diamond….*rubbing eyes*….Is that you?
As I am feeding my eardrums to this funky fresh play list provided by the Telisa D. I was “scooped” about the new IT couple that has been making subtle appearances at various “colored” events over the past few weeks. I had a hard time deciding what heading to put this post under because “And where the f*ck is your publicist” seemed so appropriate. I won’t put you out of your misery so here goes.
Yes, you heard it! Activist and civil rights advocate Al Sharpton and actress *serving major side eye* Lisa Raye, both divorced and obviously desperate for media attention, have decided to combine their super forces together as opportunists for propaganda. Seeing as both of them have had a shaky 18 months as it relates to the media, I can assure you that this here has media molestation written all over it.
Here is what was reported via TheYBF.com:
A few weeks ago our source (a MAJOR publicist in the industry who shall remain nameless) told us that Al and LisaRaye–both barely divorced–are indeed together now. When we asked the obligatory “WTF?! Why?” The answer is because Lisa knows she’s not getting into any of these “society and political” events without a man who could bring her along. She’s also starved for media attention–surprise surprise–so Al is her “In” into that world. And Al–well he’s just happy to say he can have a chick that looks like LisaRaye on his arm and whose perm looks better than his. The two have been confusingly spotted at a few events together like the NAACP Image Awards and Michael Jackson’s memorial services…
Seeing as though Lisa Raye hasn’t had a leading role since “The Players Club” and her small part in “The Wood”, I find this to be no surprise. She is still incredibly beautiful and has a few good roles left in her but I don’t think this is the right route. Besides, outside of being married to Michael Misick, her involvement in politics has been very minimal. And for Al….we’ll it’s self explanatory why he chose Diamond. No Dice.
And thank you to @DJWhoBTR for the tip!