Remember when Whitney Houston was "at her worst." She was also at her most entertaining, wasn't she? We laughed. We joked. And although we knew she had a problem, we always looked forward to seeing what she did next.
And she always delivered. The next thing we knew she was no longer with us. All of a sudden, it wasn't so funny anymore.
Flavor Flav was recently arrested in Las Vegas for shoving his girlfriend and chasing her son around the house with a couple of knives. This is just the latest incident in a string of many.
Now, Flav ain't really known for being "normal," however, his destructive behavior leads me to believe that there won't be a smooth landing on this runway. In cases such as this, there is almost always a crash landing. Again, Whitney Houston. Before that, Amy Winehouse.
We really need to be careful about what we find entertainment in. Sometimes behind the entertainment lies a bigger issue. Yeah, we find humor in their behavior, but we never pay attention to that issue until they're no longer around.
Flavor Flav doesn't need attention. He doesn't even need another television show; he simply needs help. Someone needs to intervene and give it to him before it's too late.
Here's what's happening...
Takeover Costume Party!
Loose Goose Sports Bar at 8014 Club Center Drive in Cordova presents the 2012 Halloween Takeover Costume Party, with prizes for the best costumes. The categories include: sexiest, funniest and most creative. DJ KJ on the 1's and 2's! This is a 21+ event! For more information, visit www.LooseGooseSBG.com.
Nightmare to remember
It's going down at The Pinnacle Ballroom (305 South Bellevue) on Saturday (Oct. 27) at 8 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks and good music. There will be a drawing for door prizes every half hour starting at 10 p.m. The costume contest begins at 11:30, with prizes for most original, scariest and sexiest. Admission is $5. Come on out and have a ball.
A-Game, Grizz & boo
Come out to A-Game Restaurant & Bar, 6642 Winchester Rd., on Halloween night and watch the Grizzlies' first season game. Then it's the Halloween after-party. Your costume is welcome. Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m. and the party goes all night. There will be plenty of giveaways. Specials include 2-for-1 drinks, $5 pizza and $2 Budweiser. Admission is free all night.
Cedric the Entertainer
You've seen him on BET as host of "Comicview," in dozens of movies and on his own sitcom. Now you can see him on tour right here in Memphis. Yes, Cedric the Entertainer is coming back to the Bluff City for one big show at the Orpheum on Nov. 3. You can get your tickets at the Orpheum box office and all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. Don't miss out! Cedric always puts on a great show.
The Hattiloo Theatre presents 'Mahalia, the Musical' at the Germantown Performing Arts Center this Saturday (Oct. 27) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 pm. Deborah Manning Thomas and Stefani Bolton team up in this gospel explosion that celebrates the life and music of the world's greatest gospel singer. The featured songs include "Move on up A Little Higher" and "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." Get your tickets by visiting www.hattiloo.org.
Memphis Choice Awards
Join DMAG on Nov. 17 for the Memphis Choice Awards. The "Green Carpet" kicks off at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. R&B stars Noel Gourdin and KeKe Wyatt will perform. Tickets are available now at ticketleap.com and eventbrite.com. Hosted by Stan Bell and Mzzz. Kecia! For more information, visit www. memphischoiceawards.com.