I don't hate this. I think Ashanti is an interesting character. I think her initial success was largely because most of her competition was on hiatus. It's nice to see her stretching that vocal muscle though instead of just whispering into the microphone like she usually does. We've got Janet and Ciara for that and, quite frankly, I think they do it better.
As an alcohol drinker for more than 25 years I can say that the red wine with the best price-performance comes from Portugal, a Douro DOC Tinto from 2005 is just great. Best Red Wine I've ever tasted was an Italian SASSICAIA about 200$ the bottle.