Is this supposed to be Mariah Carey? It sure doesn't resemble her one bit. In fact it looks like a dime store dummy wearing a cheap feather duster.

I got this off the Island Records website. The webmaster dressed the site up in all Mariah Carey in homage to her single which will be her 18th #1 on the charts next week.

Good for her. But getting back to the image: I noticed they cut off her armpit in the image. Do you think they read Sandrarose.com?

Embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was hit with 6 charges on Monday, including perjury, and obstruction of justice stemming from allegations of misconduct while in office.

Kilpatrick, who is married with 3 children, became the subject of intense public scrutiny after sexually explicit text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, 37.

Beatty is charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury in a court proceeding and two counts of perjury other than in a court proceeding.

Perjury is a felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. But for Kilpatrick, a conviction also would mean his immediate expulsion from office. The Detroit City Charter calls for any elected official convicted of a felony while in office to be removed.

Kilpatrick has said he would not resign and last week said he expects to be vindicated when all aspects of the scandal are made public.

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According to SOHH Ya Heard, Fantasia broke down on stage during an appearance at a private event over the weekend and was unable to go on.

Fantasia, who was photographed leaving a Beverly Hills doctor's office (above) recently, confessed that she was diagnosed with polyps on her vocal cords.

Fantasia was very emotional as she spoke to industry veterans at The 4th Annual Agape Gospel Theater & Film Awards. She said she had the tumors surgically removed two weeks ago. It isn't clear if the growths were determined to be cancerous.

But a source close to Fantasia who spoke to Sandrarose.com today on condition of anonymity, said emphatically, "She doesn't have cancer."

I love racist people. They keep us alert and remind us that we can't ever sleep on them. No one knows this more than presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The words that come out of a racist's mouth clearly illustrates why the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is so important. Racists have the freedom to spew their hateful rhetoric and their words allows us to see how small minded and pathetic they really are.

In a post on his conservative right wing blog, nationally syndicated columnist Pat buchanon responded to Barack Obama's speech on race by taking the stance that many white Americans took: that Obama was talking down to them.

"Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America," writes Buchanon. "Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to."

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According to an article in the NY Post, the famous Jackson siblings are broke. It appears that millionaire sibling Michael Jackson and his even more wealthy sister Janet are not sharing the wealth with their less talented brothers.

According to the Post, a couple of the brothers are still living at home with mommy. But isn't this the same story told in different variations over the past twenty years? Seriously, when has the lesser talented Jacksons ever been ballers? (Source)

A man who has been stalking tv talk show host Tyra Banks for months now, was set free yesterday by a Manhattan judge.

Brady Green, 37, sent harassing emails to Tyra and has hounded her with phone calls and letters for months. On Tuesday, the Dublin, GA native took a bus to New York and appeared in the lobby where Tyra's tv show is taped asking to speak with Tyra.

He was promptly removed from the premises. But like all pests, he was back sitting across the street from Tyra's studio in a McDonald's window seat sipping coffee and thumbing through magazine articles on Tyra.

The cops were called and Brady was arrested. He pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday, where a judge released him on his own recognizance even though he is an ex-con.

Maybe the judge is waiting for him to kill Tyra before he takes action? (Source)

The blog owner of CL has fired popular openly gay blogger B. Scott according to a video posted on his blog. As I wrote earlier, the blog owner is sadly out of touch with her readers. She miscalculated the response that her hiring an openly gay blogger would cause.

The hateful comments on CL caused readers to quote scriptures and sprinkle Holy water in the threads. According to B. Scott, a large portion of the black community is homophobic. "There's nothing wrong with being gay. God made me this way. I relish it... if you're homophobic, you're stupid and you're ignorant" he said.

I'm not a regular visitor to Concreteloop.com, and in fact, the name is banned on this site as are links to that blog. Why don't I like that site, well, for one thing it is difficult to navigate and the blog owner's butt kissing is a little too extreme for me.

So it came as a surprise to me when I heard that the blog owner signed flamboyant openly gay blogger B. Scott as a contributor.

Clearly, the blog owner didn't know her audience very well because after this Friday's B. Scott post, her readers were threatening to mutiny. The comments were so bad that another gay blogger made a video in protest.

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Tip poses with his children Domani, Messiah, King, Zonnique and Deyjah, girlfriend Tiny and a guest. Photo courtesy of Sydney Margetson/Atlantic Records PR

God said come as you are in sin or in shame to repent your sins and reconcile with Him. Over 15,000 faithful answered that call on Easter Sunday for a special service sponsored by New Birth Baptist church at the Georgia Dome.

One of the attendees was especially grateful to be there: last week a federal magistrate judge gave rapper T.I. special permission to worship with his family and friends at the Dome on Sunday.

T.I. and his family arrived at the dome aboard his favorite mode of transportation: a special tour bus kitted out with plasma tvs. A friend who spoke with Tiny by cell phone aboard the bus could hear T.I. in the background telling his kids, "y'all gotta be good today!"

Tiny promised the caller that there would be photo ops available at the dome once they arrived. "[T.I.] is expecting that," she said. Tiny, who is 6 months pregnant with a boy, looked radiant as she patted her belly backstage at the dome.

The service was very emotional and moving as T.I. took the podium to give a speech on AIDS and its effects on the black community. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, said, "We're here to celebrate the death of our Lord and Savior," Harris said, "he was willing to give his life for us so that we may ask for forgiveness for our sins and be forgiven and saved...no matter how many times we have to ask...or how long it takes to get it right."

Thank you to Sydney Margetson/Atlantic Records PR, and Freddy O for the exclusive photos!

Tiny and Tip pose backstage before the service. Photo courtesy of Sydney Margetson/Atlantic Records PR

Tip poses with his spiritual adviser Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Baptist Church. Photo courtesy of Sydney Margetson/Atlantic Records PR

Tip reads the Bible to his son Messiah. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Tiny with Tia Jones, girlfriend of Grand Hustle founder, Jason Geter. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Rapper Lil' Scrappy and Diamond. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Frank and Tanya Ski and their four sons Blake, Jarrett, and twins Franklin and Harrison. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Gospel singer Fred Hammond with Bishop Eddie Long onstage. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Tip's mother Voletta Morgan reaches out to her son while Tiny reflects. The service was very emotional. Photo by Freddy O Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

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It's a shame when a man so blatantly uses his own children for photo ops. What was the purpose of bringing his twins out on stage at the MOTB 4 Finale yesterday? Were they on the show? Sean doesn't promote his own artists as much as he promotes these twin girls. Where are your other kids at Sean?