What do you think of this remix of John Legend's song "Green Light" by Atlanta group Rock City?

Timothy and Theron Thomas AKA "Da Spokesman" and "Don't Talk Much" are signed to Insterscope Records/Konvict Music. "Gotta Go Right Now" is the group's first single.
Click below to listen to their smash record "Ridin For Obama".


CSI star Gary Dourdan and his Alicia Keys look-a-like daughter were spotted out shopping in Milan, Italy today. OK, I know that's not his daughter, but...

It looks like Gary's thunder thighs are creeping back. Remember when Gary tipped the scales at 280 pounds?

Thanks to loyal reader Sunshine for sending this pic of R&B Diva Monica and her two sons Romelo, 9 months, and Lil' Rocko, 3. As you can see, Lil' Rocko is styling an profiling with his sharp new haircut! :) Lil' Rocko is a model now.

His mommy Monica's new line for boys called Regions of Rock is almost ready to be launched. Of course you'll see the clothes first right here on Sandrarose.com!

Loyal reader Zuley sent me this pic of VH1 reality stars Chance, Real and their brother Love. Zuley stated, "there is nothing heterosexual about that picture."

But Zuley is too young to remember when Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid, Babyface and Dr. Dre (above, with his group The World Class Wreckin' Cru) wore more make up and eyeliner than Chance and Real.

Having style and a certain swagger does not necessarily equate to homosexuality. The difference is the swagger which true punks lack.

Chance and Real will be featured in their own reality series titled "A Real Chance at Love". The brothers will give 15 young ladies the chance to move into their Stallionaire ranch house and try to capture their hearts.

"A Real Chance at Love" premieres on November 3rd on VH1.

According to source close to Janet Jackson's camp, she suffered dizzy spells during sound check in Montreal yesterday and had to be rushed to a hospital.

The source says Janet was treated for dehydration and exhaustion and released.

In an earlier post about Janet's illness, a loyal reader left a comment stating dehydration is not a serious illness.

Dehydration is indeed a very serious illness and can result in death if not treated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in, such as losing water through diarrhea, vomiting, burns or engaging in physical sports without drinking water.

Dehydration is usually the main culprit when football players suddenly collapse and die on the field. The three main electrolytes found in the blood are Potassium, Sodium (salt) and Chloride. If any one of these electrolytes are present in too little or too much amounts, serious problems such as cardiac arrhythmias can occur.

You should familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of dehydration especially if you have very active children:

  • Thirst (some people react to thirst by eating instead of drinking)
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • No sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness especially when standing
  • Confusion
  • Fainting

Please consult with your doctor or visit an emergency room if you experience the above signs and symptoms.

A simple way to check for dehydration is to locate the bony prominence on the outside of your wrist. Pinch the skin above that bone on your wrist and hold it for five seconds then let go. If the skin remains pinched or slowly returns to normal, you may be dehydrated and should see your doctor.

If necessary, you will be hospitalized and given IV fluids and electrolyte replacement to rehydrate you.

This has been your Medical Minute.

Yesterday, Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, held a press conference to reveal 5,000 black males were suspiciously murdered during Hurricane Katrina.

According to McKinney, the names of the 5,000 are contained in a Pentagon computer. She claims the men were prisoners whose bodies were dumped in a swamp. :?

I do recall New Orleans prison officials releasing a large number of black prisoners after Hurricane Katrina when rising water flooded the prisons. Does anyone know what happened to those prisoners?

Legendary singer Janet Jackson, 42, was hospitalized in Montreal last night where she is being treated for exhaustion and dehydration, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous.

We knew that fast pace concert tour was too much for the aging diva:

Janet Jackson was forced to postpone Monday night's Bell Centre concert in Montreal at the last minute after being rushed to a hospital "due to illness," according to promoter Gillett Entertainment Group.

"We're not entirely sure [what happened]," said Michal Wielgus, a representative for Gillett, reached shortly before 8 p.m. "We don't have all the details. We just found out 20 minutes ago."

Some fans were already in the venue when the news was announced. "That's never happened before in Bell Centre history," Wielgus said. (Source)

Singers Usher, Kelly Rowland and Ne-Yo attended the Marlies Dekkers Paris Catwalk Show in Paris on Sunday. Don't they look hawt? Especially kelly Rowland in that 80s throwback leather frock. I'm breaking out in a sweat just looking at her.

It looks like Andre Leon Talley is working overtime on singer Usher's flamboyant new style. Is it just me or is Usher starting to look more Sean Garrett-ish?

Photo: Splash News Online

After throwing a 3-day bash in Atlanta to celebrate his birthday and the release of his album Paper Trail, which is in stores today, T.I. traveled to New York to attend the Music in Motion Tour Party at the Marquee. Andre isn't dressing him, that's for sure!

Jermaine Dupri also attended the Music in Motion Tour Party yesterday in NYC. Rumor has it that JD vomited in his wifey Janet's lap after swallowing too many shots of Patron at one of his birthday celebrations last week. Supposedly, Janet freaked out and jetted in her limo -- without JD. I'm sure he made it up to her with a diamond or some other pricey trinket.

newly engaged singer Trey Songz was also there without his fiancee who was probably out spending his cash on pricey trinkets.

Actor Morris Chestnut attended The Mannsfield 12 movie premiere in Hollywood yesterday. Notice how we never see him out with a woman? That's probably because he knows chicks today are only interested in pricey trinkets.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

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Last week, presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama launched a 'Truth Squad' in Missouri asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign."

When I saw this video last week on The Huffington Post, I thought it was a joke. I assumed it was an SNL type parody and I kept waiting for the punch line -- only, it never came.

In an earlier post, I told you that Obama's camp reached out to TV stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania to block the airing of a National Rifle Association ad.

With this latest move, Obama takes us closer to an Orwellian society and gives new meaning to the words 'BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.' :)

As if being raped wasn't bad enough, a shameless aide in Barack Obama's camp searched for a rape victim to appear in a political ad.

According to Politico.com, Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, was approached by the campaign staffer to serve as the go between for the campaign and rape victims.

"Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script but presumably it will be a brief 'this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'" Steward wrote in a Sept. 15 e-mail. "Again, that’s just my assumption, given how these things usually go."

Steward said the Obama campaign would have a crew in Washington and was hoping to film that week.

But one rape victim in Virginia declined to appear in the ad.

Mikele Shelton-Knight said in an interview that she was glad the Obama campaign was seeking to highlight the issue.

"The more discussion about this the better," said Shelton-Knight, a full-time victims advocate in the Richmond area.

While she wasn't told about the specifics of the ad, Shelton-Knight said she thought that the ad might be about an obscure law in Wasilla, Alaska, that charged rape victims for their own exams.

But as Shelton-Knight pointed out, the law was on the books before Sarah Palin became mayor of the small city and the law was voted off the books in 2000.

The ad was never filmed probably because Obama's camp couldn't find a "rape victim" who wanted to go on camera to speak about her harrowing experience to millions of people.

I'm still surprised that anyone in that camp was that insensitive to make such a request of a rape victim especially since many states right here in this country still charge victims for the cost of the rape kit exam.

It wasn't until exhaustive lobbying by Shelton-Knight and others that Virginia localities finally agreed to absorbed the cost of the exams last year. (Source)

In addition to T.I.'s Paper Trail, newly engaged singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut album drops tomorrow. Will you go out and get it? Hudson is in the midst of a tour to promote her new album. This explains why she was snapped around 3 AM this morning at JFK airport before she could put her face on. Note to celebrities: the paparazzi lives at JFK airport. Always have your face on and be "close up" ready!

I'm amazed. Britney Spears looks better than she has in years! Someone at the label must have told her that if she didn't clean up her act, she would be dropped faster than Janet Jackson. Britney's comeback single "Womanizer" was leaked four days before it was to go to radio.

Justin Timberlake must be thinking, 'Can't a man press his girl up against the wall without paparazzi's killing the moment?' Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel are vacationing in Rome.

Photos: Faded Youth

Despite arm twisting by president George Bush and others, Bush's $700 billion bailout plan went down in flames today.

Senate majority whip (Republican) Eric Cantor blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speech for the rejection of the bill. "This is not a partisan crisis, this is an economic crisis," he said in a press conference following the vote.

Cantor noted that 92 Democrats voted against the bill following Pelosi's speech blaming the Bush administration for the current economic crisis and for not protecting the middle class who lost their homes, savings, pensions and their retirement.

Cantor called Pelosi's words "inappropriate". Bush is determined to get the bill passed to rescue his friends and their companies before he leaves office.

Bush claims if the bill doesn't pass, the economy will collapse. But he's not talking about "our" economy, he's referring to "their" economy.

This time "they" will be affected instead of "us" and it feels good.

In truth, the working class won't feel the pinch as much as Bush and his millionaire friends who caused millions of people to lose their homes, pensions, mom and pop stores and savings.

Upon news of the bill rejection, the Dow dropped over 700 points but rebounded 200 points.

Thanks to loyal reader Angela Watts for the tip!

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No matter where T.I. goes, his woman Tiny is always by his side. In return for her loyalty and love, T.I. rewards his wifey with every designer bag her heart desires. There was even a time when T.I. personally picked out bags at Lenox mall's Louis Vuitton store for Tiny.

No matter the occasion, Tiny is always impeccably and fashionably dressed to impress from head to toe!

Tiny wore this purple and black Herve Leger bandage dress to T.I.'s much-talked-about 'Suited and Booted' birthday bash at the Biltmore hotel on Saturday night. The dress retails for $1,490.00. The silver metallic bag and shoes are by Chanel and the bag alone retails for $3,000.

Thanks to loyal reader chocolategrylatl, who runs the Fashion and Sense blog, for the tip!

Photo: Ozone mag

NBA star Dwyane Wade, 26, has finally spoken out about his impending divorce from wife Siohvaughn, 27.

The former Siohvaughn Funches was Wade's high school sweetheart and the only serious girlfriend he ever had -- until now. Wade and Siohvaughn have two sons: Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, 6, and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, 1.

Siohvaughn found out the hard way that it's hard for a brotha to stay faithful to his wife while on the road with so many groupies lurking in the cut waiting for that team bus to pull up to the hotel.

Since divorce proceedings were filed last year, Wade has been linked to tennis star Serena Williams, reality show star Vanessa Simmons and (who else?) Gabrielle Union:

"I keep my personal life my personal life. You try to keep it as private as you can. When things leak out, it’s not always the truth. Some is. All you can do is continue being who you are. A lot of things have come out about me, and people are going to think what they want to think. But at the end of the day, no one knows what’s happened in my life to get to the point where me and my wife, our family, not being together.

When the time comes, I will make one statement and that’s it. Like anyone else, I want my privacy respected. Let people say what they want to say about me. I hear it. I get mad about it. But it doesn’t get me down. It adds fuel to the fire." (Source)


I saw this list on another site. Personally, I don't have any problems understanding T.I. when he speaks. I love his accent. Besides that, he's very articulate when he wants to be. :)

Anyway, in honor of T.I.'s sixth studio album Paper Trail, which drops tomorrow, someone decided to translate a list of words from T.I.'s songs.

According to pre-sales estimates: first week sales of Paper Trail will come close to -- or beat Lil' Wayne's sales this year:

At = out

Am at = 'I'm out'

Kane = King

Owl = 'all' or 'I'll'

Giyyuh = 'give you'

Sur-ruh = sorry

Wur-ruh = worry

Own = on

W'own = want

C'owl = call or called

Cuppa = Couple

Diz eye = desire

Steel = still

Rim muh = remember

Murrah crimuh = Merry Christmas

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Just a few days ago an industry friend asked whatever happened to Dondria, aka Phatffft, the gifted young singer JD found on YouTube.

I knew my industry friend was joking since we both know what happened to Dondria. Poor Dondria suffered the same fate as other new singers who don't fill a particular niche.

Her first single didn't make an impact on iTunes, and the industry buzz that's so necessary for new artists just wasn't there.

So JD shelved the young singer's debut album and moved on. Hey, he has problems of his own what with his wifey Janet being let go from his own label -- and rumors floating around that he's next and all.

So Dondria has returned to doing what she does best: singing in her bedroom, with her talented friend Broadway, making YouTube videos and hoping that JD realizes she's still waiting.

Poor Dondria sounds so despondent as she pours her heart out to JD begging him not to forsake her:

    I'm sitting in my room making YouTube videos
    and I am waiting on a deal
    yes I am
    from JD -- Jermaine Dupi
    and I call him Chi Chi
    and I m waiting, waiting, waiting, WAITING
    to do something else with my life
    other than working in the day care

Thanks to loyal reader Jazmyne for the tip!

The First Lady of Turks and Caicos, LisaRaye held her birthday celebration at Club Area in LA last night. The evening was also a benefit to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Ike on Grand Turk island. But according to some, LisaRaye's celebrity friends didn't come through with the cash as hoped.

...almost none of the invited celebrity guests showed up except for MC Lyte and Spinderella, who shared dj-ing duties, and John Salley and Kim Porter. Sanaa Lathan, Vivica Fox, Elise Neal, Malik Yoba, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tamala Jones and the rest of the advertised celeb guests bailed on her. And to add insult to injury, on top of the $20.00 entry fee, LisaRaye passed around a bucket to drum up more cash and only came up with $300.00 more dollars. (Source)

I love this picture of Paula J. White, who also attended the party last night. I especially LOVE that outfit, those sandals, the clutch, the way she's holding her stomach protectively. Only thing missing is her man. Hopefully she has one.

This Judy Winslow chick on the right could pass for Amy Winehouse's kin. We know what Amy's problem is, but what's up with Judy? She needs to make EATING her top priority -- the parties can wait. What's the use in paying $300 for a party dress that looks better on the mannequin than it does on you? Was that harsh? They used to call it tough love.

Kim Porter attended LisaRaye's party looking stunning as usual. She'll be in Atlanta this weekend to attend a friend's baby shower. I'm thinking about crashing the baby shower just for old times sake.

In addition to being a superstar producer/rapper and head of urban music at Island Records, Jermaine Dupri is also a talented DJ. But JD seemed to be having a little problem with his Macbook Pro laptop while spinning at The Underground in Chicago last night. I also bought a MacBook Pro recently and I'm still trying to figure the damn thing out. Apple over charges for their laptops and you still have to pay them to teach you how to use it!

I swear Apple is nothing but a cult! The sales people at the Apple store walk around smiling like robots. They try their best to talk you into switching from Windows to Mac -- just like a cult. Anyway, JD was in Chi town to continue his 36th birthday celebration tour (that's the big thing now: multi-city birthday celebrations).

Photos: Wireimage and FilmMagic

Thanks to JD's personal assistant Dorma Davis for sending this video of Jermaine Dupri celebrating his 36th birthday in NYC a few days ago. JD's wifey Janet directed and shot the first part of the video (yes, JD, Janet has a steady hand).

There's also a shot of the hardest working PR Diva in the biz -- Patti Webster -- doing her thing on the red carpet. The party looked bananas! Wish I was there.

Happy Birthday JD!

Shawnte Wells has died after being taken off life support, according to a family member. Wells was shot by her boyfriend, David Price, 30, who drove to a Jonesboro cemetery where he turned the gun on himself.

Price's body was found lying near his mother's grave. When police went to his home to notify his next of kin, they found Wells suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to the hospital where she remained in critical condition without ever regaining consciousness.

She was 25-years-old. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the family.

50 Cent is no expert on wack rappers considering he himself is very wack. But we agree with his assessment of Jay Z 100%:

"I'm a big fan of Jay-Z, but outside of the States and hip-hop circles, no one really knew who he was until he married Beyonce. The G-Unit rapper has also disputed reports that Jay-Z is worth an estimated $1 billion, but is adamant he’s not jealous of his fortune. He adds, "I don't believe he's worth that much! It's all been exaggerated. I'm comfortable. I don't want for anything so I'm not in a race."

His analysis of Jigga is pretty accurate from where I sit. It must really blow to be Jay Z and wake up every morning knowing the only reason he's still relevant is because his wife has a fat azz.

No wonder he waited so long to claim her.

Source: Drewreports.com

According to Gawker.com via Ianundercover.com, John McCain passed up Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for VP because it is a well known fact that she's a lesbian.

A prominent member of the Republican National Committee privy to the search process, claims many in McCain’s inner circle argued strenuously for the selection of Rice over Palin.

"It was the persistent rumors about her sexuality that ultimately killed her chances and removed her from the list," said the mid-level RNC official.

"In Washington circles, it's just assumed Rice is gay and nobody really cares."

Condi's secret life came to light when a reporter did some digging through real estate records and found Condi "shares ownership of a house as well as a line of credit with a female documentary filmmaker, a liberal Democrat named Randy Bean."

Bean unconvincingly explained the shared line of credit with Rice as relating to medical bills that left her financially drained.

According to property records, the couple shared the property and line of credit around the time when Rice was Provost of Stanford University.

It's possible that others previously investigating Rice's background came across the joint ownership of the investment property and the bank account but assumed the name "Randy" belonged to a man. Rice once told a reporter that Bean is her closest female friend and that they bonded over their mutual love of football.

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