Yesterday, TMZ.com reported that Sean Combs was not honoring his $100 million endorsement contract with Ciroc Vodka. It seems Combs was photographed at parties swilling everything but the vodka that he is supposed to be hustling to the black community.

Apparently, Sean Combs thought he could take Ciroc’s $100 million and still drink whatever he wanted. I mean, if your own spokesperson won’t drink the stuff why should we?

A shook Sean Combs hastily released a statement through his long suffering publicist Kwasi Asare. The statement reads in part: Entertainment powerhouse, Sean “Diddy” Combs, today announced that he has given up champagne and tequila. “When I reach for a drink, I reach for Ciroc Vodka”, said Combs.

The statement went on to say the reports that Combs was “reveling with other brands” were false. I guess the pictures of his “reveling with other brands” are false too?

An R. Kelly fan was arrested after screaming, “free R. Kelly!” near an elevator used by jurors yesterday.

Debra Triplett was cuffed and brought before Judge Vincent Vaughan who is presiding over Kelly’s trial. After deciding the jurors didn’t hear the outburst, the judge set bond at $50,000.

Unless Triplett can come up with 10% of the bail amount she will likely spend Memorial Day weekend in jail.

$50,000 seems a little excessive. Was R. Kelly’s bail that much when he was arrested?

In other R. Kelly news, former Kelly protege Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards took the stand yesterday and positively identified her 13-year-old niece and Kelly in a video that was shown to the jury.

Sparkle and the defense attorney got into it when he accused her of bribing Kelly. Sparkle replied with a raised voice: “Sweetie, I’m not trying to get money out of this.”

Genson angrily replied, “I’m not your sweetie!”, prompting the judge to intervene. (Source)

The beauty factor just dropped by about 50% now that The Camel and Beyoncé have landed in Cannes, France. I wonder who invited them? Maybe they figured out that the world’s paparazzi were at the Cannes Film Festival? Expect Usher and Tameka to arrive next.

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Is there anything this man won’t do for attention? Now he’s got poor Tracey Edmonds all caught up!

Edmonds is supposedly dating Sean Combs according to London’s The Mirror newspaper. “Diddy is the funniest man I’ve ever met. I’m so lucky to find someone so soon after Eddie.

“It’s early days – we’ve only been on three or four dates – but he’s whisked me off my feet. I don’t know about wedding bells but he’s definitely the man for me.” Sounds like she’s delusional to me.

Pop star Rihanna said she battled Def Jam for the right to wear her own hair rather than wear weave. She said she wanted to wear her own short hair to distinguish herself from Beyoncé and other singers who rely heavily on the yaki.

“I felt like the whole world had long, curly, flowy blonde hair. Ciara, Beyonce, Mariah, Christina Milian,” said Rihanna. Everybody wanted to be like everybody else. So I cut my hair and they (Def Jam) made me put my long hair back in (as extensions).”

But Rihanna’s grit and determination won out over the clueless Def Jam execs. Ri Ri held her ground and let it be known that she was not going to be another Beyonce.

“The second time, I didn’t have any discussions, nothing. I just cut it, I dyed it black, I went into the studio making music my way. I found myself all at once. I like things strong, edgy, a little to the left. I don’t like things that are expected – nothing cliched.”


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If you think these racist images are bad – wait – it gets much worse once Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee for the presidency.

If you don’t have thick skin you’d better toughen up. Racism is alive and well – especially here in Georgia. We can’t avoid the imagery that’s about to be unleashed upon us and the Constitution gives racists the rights to express their hate.

We can rail against it and gnash our teeth but that only fuels their hate and validates their beliefs.

The best response is no response. They are not going to change their ways.

Thanks to loyal readers 2bme, SpaceyG and Dayz2enjoy for the pics!

Some of you wanted to see the shoes Kim Kardashian wore last night. My photographer Freddy O said Kim told him her shoes were Louis Vuitton, but maybe he misunderstood her. They look like Christian Louboutin pumps to me. Any CL experts in the house?

By the way, Kim’s outfit is made by DASH, her clutch is Chanel and her ring is priceless.

Photos by Freddyo Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

Traci Bingham attended the In Touch Weekly Summer Stars 2008 event in LA yesterday. This is what extreme body image disturbance does to a woman. Just 4 short years ago, Traci was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. The plastic surgeon who did this to her should lose his license to practice medicine.

Photo: Splash News/Wireimage

I’ve been receiving emails from readers advising me that the Do Not Call Registry I posted about yesterday is a hoax. People, it is not a hoax!

The Do Not Call Registry is real. You can call the number listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s website, Donotcall.gov to put your cell phone or land line on the Do Not Call list. After 31 days telemarketers can not call your registered number.

If it was a hoax it would not be on a government website. Any website that ends in the letters .gov is a government website – and you know the feds don’t play!

Club Pure is hosted by Hot 107.9’s Mz Shyneka every Thursday night

I swear Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush looked like a truck driver and a truck stop waitress. Does style mean anything to these two? Hard to believe Kim had on a pair of Louis Vuitton flats.


Kim K giving Reggie Bush the side eye

Kim K whispers to Reggie while scoping out the men in the room


Club Pure has that racial diversity that I like

Photos by Freddyo Exclusively for Sandrarose.com

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I’m not a fan of Robin “Wannabe” Thicke for the same reason I’m not a fan of Justin Timberlake. But this song is hawt. It has that old school vibe that makes you bob your head and reminisce about the good times.

Guess who pulled up to Club Pure last night in fiberglass race car roadsters like we used to drive on the streets of Miami, Florida before they were outlawed. Which begs the question: are these things street legal in Georgia?

Hint: one driver is a music mogul while the other is a rapper who can’t seem to leave his childhood behind.

See who it is after the break!

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