Apologies for technical difficulties

This morning, my host was hit by a DDoS attack which knocked hundreds of sites off line including mine. Once that issue was resolved I found that my site couldn’t connect to the database due to the database being corrupted.

After many database backups and MySQL restarts, the host was finally able to get us back online around 8 PM tonight.

If you are a member of our small community, your passwords should still work. The only residual effect is the comments are lost for this morning and yesterday. Thanks for your patience! :)




 

Photos of the Day: 4/29

Budding style icon Zoe Kravitz wore Chanel to a private dinner honoring the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Program last night. I don’t like the bag with that dress or shoes, but no one has ever confused me for a fashion plate. Never a starving artist herself, Zoe has that demure Audrey Hepburn look down to a T, doesn’t she?

Every time I see the legendary Diana Ross decked out like one of her daughters, I ask myself how old is she again? For those who can’t remember, she’s 64 and looks fabulous! But I’m hoping she removed the rain galoshes once she got inside.

Actress Joy Bryant heard your criticisms about her not aging well and she doesn’t care. She still left her house last night without makeup and with her weaveless hair tucked under a bright neon pink hoodie. She’ll show you!

YOU BETTA WALK: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Thia Eckhardt work it (butt pads and all) at the Australian Fashion Week in Sydney yesterday.




 

Video: Has Jay Z finally Jumped the shark?

The term jumped the shark was born during an episode of Happy Days when the once cool Fonzie jumped a shark on waterskis.

It’s a term that’s applied when a once popular show or public figure reaches a point where everything they do is dumb and dumber.

If you haven’t been following this ridiculous rap beef between Jay Z and some random DC rapper named Proverb, here’s a little background. And here’s the answer track by this dude Proverb:

Jay Z’s over exaggerated sense of self-importance is bordering on the narcissistic. I mean, jumping in the middle of some basketball beef involving a Soulja Boy diss by LeBron James? Come on, how corny is that?

He wouldn’t respond to the charges that he fathered a child and paid the baby mama for her silence, but he’ll respond to this nonsense? How low will this guy stoop for attention? How’s the water, Jay Z?




 

Tom Cruise has nothing but love for Oprah


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Here’s a promo photo of Oprah Winfrey and her guest Tom Cruise from the May 2nd episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show taped this past Friday.

The show’s setting was Cruise’s luxury hideaway high in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado.

The episode is Cruise’s 1st time back on Oprah’s show since that electrifying moment on her couch two years ago. Judging from the promo photo, Oprah still looks a little uneasy while Tom looks his usually creepy self.

The surprise is that Oprah let him back on her show at all considering Tom banned Oprah from his high brow wedding to Katie Holmes for questioning his sanity after Tom demolished Oprah’s sofa.

But it appears that the two are kindred spirits now that half the country is questioning Oprah’s sanity. It will be interesting to see the two of them try to sell each other on their respective cults.




 

Video: Beyoncé and Ellen’s American Express Commercial

Yes Beyoncé and Ellen Degeneres share a kiss. Why is everyone kissing on Ellen all of a sudden? First Janet Jackson and now Bey. Maybe they think that by kissing Ellen she will revive their careers?




 

What’s the big deal with this Miley Cyrus pic?


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Yesterday, while I was sleeping, it seems the entire world was in an uproar over a photo of Disney star Miley Cyrus with her back out on the cover of Vanity Fair.

The photo was taken by noted celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz, whom I idolized in my college days – nowadays, not so much.

Maybe it’s due to her advancing age, but lately Annie’s photography has taken on the look of painterly movie posters. She’s lost that edge that made her work stand out from the crowd – and she’s fallen victim to the hype machine that drives a once-thriving industry which now finds itself having to compete with the Internet and blogs for readership.

The “controversial” cover picture of Miley is in fact a smoke screen designed by Vanity Fair editors (and Annie) to attract just the type of attention the picture is now getting.

Are our collective memories so short that we’ve forgotten the racist LeBron James “King Kong” cover controversy whipped up by these same cohorts?

As you can see from the photo at right, Miley is “wearing” the alleged bed sheet and she’s also wearing pants so she is clearly not naked.

Last week I posted a video showing teen rapper Souljah Boy humping on his hype man in a sexually suggestive manner. Where was the uproar over that video which bordered on child porn?

So let’s not waste another moment on this non-story about Miley Cyrus and get back to real gossip.




 

Celeb Style: Tameka “Tiny” Cottle


Photo by Freddyo Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t afford trendy maternity clothes just like the stars! Tiny‘s cute maternity clothing can be found at affordable prices at online boutiques such as Bellablumaternity.com.

Target sells cute jeweled flat sandals for $19.99. Add a pair of stretch denim leggings for less than $100 at Glimpse.com, and anywhere you go, you and your baby will arrive in style!

Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:02:38
From: [Name removed]
To: sandra@sandrarose.com
Subject: Tiny’s Baby Shower

Hey Sandra Rose,

I am a loyal reader of your site, and I wanted to email you to let you know the baby shower that Tiny had was thrown by Kandi Burruss, her former [Xscape] bandmate. I just wanted to make sure that it was known because sometimes the media makes it seem as if these girls do not get along with each other. Both are very very nice people and surely get along. Now those Scott sisters are a different story.




 

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