If the city seems a little empty to you this weekend, it’s because the groupies are heading out of town to Virginia to celebrate the return of hometown NFL hero Michael Vick. Mike was just released from prison earlier today and he’s in transit to his home in Virginia.

From AP:

    Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a federal lockup in Kansas, apparently bound for Virginia for a bankruptcy hearing next week.

    The U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site shows that Vick is no longer at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. It lists his status as “in transit.”

    It’s not clear when he left, or where he is right now. But two weeks ago, a bankruptcy judge in Newport News, Va. ordered the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback to testify at an April 2nd hearing on his Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

    Judge Frank Santoro also ordered Vick to pay the costs of traveling to Virginia for the hearing.

    Vick is serving 23 months for a dogfighting conspiracy. He’s eligible to move into home confinement on May 21st and is scheduled to be released July 20th.

A Burger King customer is being hailed as a hero for snuffing out a criminal who would rather rob and steal than get a job. If Barack Obama had his way, the outcome of this story would have been different.

I agree with the poster on the Miami Herald board who said the only thing the BK customer did wrong was argue with the robber before shooting him.

    The bloody event unfolded about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the [Burger King] restaurant at Northeast 54th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. It was a time, employees said, when it is usually crowded with schoolchildren and people getting out of work early.

    The robber entered wearing a ski mask. He approached a clerk, showed his gun and demanded money, said Miami police spokesman Jeff Giordano.

    A customer eyed him and the two started arguing. The customer had a concealed-weapons permit and his gun — and the two exchanged gunfire.

    The robber crumpled to the floor and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The customer, with several gunshot wounds, was in serious but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. READ MORE…

Rihanna continues shopping for a new house in the rolling hills of Hollywood. We see from a mile away that her hairline is still jacked up.

We guess she has bigger problems than her hairline though. Word is she’s looking for a home with a gate and a serious security system that’s hooked up directly to the po po. But what’s more worrisome to us is, does Rihanna have a thing for ugly ass houses?

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More proof that you can’t get your news from blogs. They’ll tell you all day that somebody is married or broke up — with no evidence to support their rumors other than they heard from a source. You know Sandrarose.com gets confirmation from several sources before we report anything as fact.

Anyway, Janet Jackson and her paramour Jermaine Dupri was seen strolling through NY’s LaGuardia airport carrying their own bags. Aren’t they down to earth? Yes, Miss Janet, wee see your butter Hermès crocodile bag! And we know JD dropped a house on that beauty.
Photos: Splash News Online

Fantasia was also spotted passing through NY’s LaGuardia airport yesterday. Isn’t she beautiful? We LOVE her heels. Doesn’t Solange have a pair similar to those?
Photo: INF DAILY

Actor (and Cougar meat) Tristan Wilds was spotted on the set of 90210 in Beverly Hills yesterday. Somewhere we know SR member Bird is growling. My GGF bought that exact pair of red Ray Bans two weeks ago at Perimeter mall.
Photo: Splash News Online

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Obamaholics please pass on this post. I get sick and tired of reading your e-mails and your comments whenever I am critical of your boy, and I am afraid this is going to be one of those times.

~borrowed from Field Negro
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There’s a joke going around about POTUS Barack Hussein Obama. It goes:

    Question: How do you know when Obama is lying?
    Answer: His lips are moving

In last night’s presser that pre-empted regular programming for an hour of lies and half truths, Obama side stepped a question from Chip Reid who wanted to know what fool solves a problem by compounding it?

    QUESTION Chip Reid:
    At both of your town hall meetings in California last week, you said, quote, ”I didn’t run for president to pass on our problems to the next generation.”

    But under your budget, the debt will increase $7 trillion over the next 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office says $9.3 trillion. And today on Capitol Hill, some Republicans called your budget, with all the spending on health care, education and environment, the most irresponsible budget in American history.

    Isn’t that kind of debt exactly what you were talking about when you said passing on our problems to the next generation?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: First of all, I suspect that some of those Republican critics have a short memory, because as I recall, I’m inheriting a $1.3 trillion deficit, annual deficit, from them.

Only a narcissist like Obama thinks inheriting $1.3 trillion in debt from his predecessor is worse than adding $7-8 trillion in debt on top of it.

The American people who will end up paying for Obama’s reckless spending have a right to be angry.

For those who kept their eyes open for Barack Obama’s yawn stifling press conference last night, it was the same old same old.

Obama had nothing new to offer Americans who are still waiting for that help he promised them. Instead what they saw was a guy who acts like he’s still on the campaign trail, making empty promises that he has no intentions of keeping.

From NY Daily News:

    Obama used his second prime-time news conference to acknowledge disgust over AIG bonuses, but mostly he somberly urged Americans to be patient and give his multipronged economic blueprint a chance to work.

    For Obama, it was a delicate balancing act – how to identify with the rage many Americans feel over Wall Street’s excesses and trillions in new government bailout spending, while at the same time asking voters to move beyond the fury to something more constructive.

    But many probably wished “American Idol” hadn’t been bumped from the lineup to make room for the President.

    “He’s a new President, but it was the same old, same old,” said University of Virginia political science Prof. Larry Sabato. “There just wasn’t much there.”

Singer Keri Hilson signed copies of her CD “In A Perfect World” at Wet Seal yesterday in NYC. As we told you earlier, Keri will be hosting an album release party for herself at a private location here in the ATL tomorrow night. The details are being kept under wraps, but we’ve already guessed that Knaye West will co-host. Does that mean his beard Amber Rose will be traipsing after him? We’ll find out tomorrow night.

After her autograph signing, Keri sang sweet nothings into Akon’s ear at her album release party in NYC. We don’t know if they are kicking it together. Please don’t get us to lying.

Keri isn’t worried if her album doesn’t sell. She’s a songwriter, which is much more lucrative than recording. So, unlike Ciara, the bubbly will still be flowing for Keri long after she puts the mic down.

My nephew, rapper-turned-DJ-turned celebrity photographer, D-Nice was in the house spinning for Keri’s party.

You know there can’t be a party in NYC and not have Miss Info (center) fall through with her partner in crime (and Hot 97 co-worker) Angie Martinez (in the black jacket). That’s former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon on the far left.

Actress Melinda Williams (she’s married to DJ D-Nice) also attended Keri’s party last night. That’s DJ EQ on the right who used to DJ for Faith Evans back in the day when she was touring.

Melyssa Ford, the only woman in the industry who can out slut Gabrielle Union, also showed up at Keri’s party. We’re sure the women whispered to each other, “watch your man!” when she walked through the doors.

Sexy siblings Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry attended TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars 2009 at the Sunset Towers Hotel in L.A. last night. I can’t tell these two apart.

Our friend Kim Kardashian stepped out with her sister Kourtney in Hollywood last night. Don’t they look cute? They’re so stylish. I would love to go shopping with Kim.

We saved the worst for last: Ciara was spotted outside a restaurant in Manhattan last night. We don’t what Ciara is wearing or where she’s going with that salmon color lip gloss on. What is it matching? Ciara is not a friend of Sandrarose.com so we don’t show her any love here. We won’t post her videos or her songs because they’re wack anyway (hear that Shannon?) But, who is that filet mignon behind Ciara? CiCi should borrow some clothes and shoes out of her closet. A wise Diva once said Less is always more. Truer words have never been spoken.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

A loyal reader emailed us to express her dismay at some of the comments about her friend “Old School” from our earlier post on Ray J. I should have known Old School was ballin’ if she was up in the Velvet Room’s VIP. Alex G. doesn’t allow just anybody up in the VIP at Velvet.

Since I couldn’t post my comment on the site I am giving it directly to you.. As a person who was at the event that night and who knows “old school” I find the commentary inaccurate and insulting. “Old school” looked better than half the so called younger females in the spot. You can’t be mad at a person who is not afraid to express herself. Those so called younger chicks can learn a thing or two from “old school”. It’s easy for people to comment about things they don’t know. “Old school” was drunk and left the club with friends and not Ray J. As for her being a “hood rat” the sister drives a phat ride and could buy everyone in the spot a couple of bottles. So I say to you all fuck what you heard young or old you need to love life.

Photo by ATLPics.net

When Complex magazine put Kim Kardashian on the cover of it’s current issue the graphic artist thought he cleaned up all her bullet wounds and plastic surgery scars. But a sharp-eyed blogger caught the one he missed and alerted the editors.

Well, you didn’t have to be that sharp-eyed. You could see those liposuction and implants scars from a mile away! Just kidding Kim! You know we love you gurl.

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Two people were shot and 11 arrested following a brawl involving 6 carloads of people — including 8 children. According to police, the fight was started by two baby mamas, who share the same baby daddy. The fight was over a cell phone.

From AJC.com:

    Eleven people were arrested Tuesday after an argument between two groups of people over a cell phone erupted into a gun battle that left two men wounded.

    Fulton County police spokeswoman Melissa Parker said the 12:45 a.m. brawl on Westford Circle off Old National Highway began as an argument between Reba Talton, 28, and Pamela Thompson, 20, over a cell phone and an ongoing dispute involving Michael Caine, the father of both of their children.

    “Ms. Thompson drove to Ms. Talton’s residence with approximately six carloads of people wanting to fight,” Parker said. “Thompson and Talton got into a physical altercation in the front yard at which time several others joined in.”

    Shortly after the fight began, the two groups exchanged gunfire.

    John Talton, 22, and Fernando Broughton, 30, were wounded by gunfire, Parker said. Both men were in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

    “There were many juveniles on the scene at the time the gunfire was exchanged,” Parker said, adding that one of the vehicles that drove to the scene had about eight children inside, ranging in age from one to nine.

    After conducting interviews with everyone involved, police arrested 11 people on charges that included aggravated assault, battery, disorderly conduct and cruelty to children.

Tennis stars Venus Williams and Andy Murray have conquered their tennis opponents on every playing surface — except on the roof of a car.

So today they set about to remedy that situation by playing a single set of extreme tennis while on the roof of cars in Miami Beach, Florida.

Actually, Serena and Andy were filming a sponsorship commercial while in town for the Sony Ericcson Open at Key Biscayne.

Photos: Splash News Online

China, the largest holder of U.S. treasuries, is not happy with Barack Obama’s morally suspect plans to bankrupt the U.S. by printing $1 trillion to relieve banks of toxic assets.

The head of China’s central bank has put out a call to dump the dollar as the international reserve currency and replace it with a new global (monetary) system controlled by the International Monetary Fund. [LINK]

“This is a clear sign that China, as the largest holder of US dollar financial assets, is concerned about the potential inflationary risk of the US Federal Reserve printing money,” said Qu Hongbin, chief China economist for HSBC.

Even China can see the danger in Obama’s socialist agenda and glaring inexperience in running a country.

Obama promised suffering homeowners that his administration would “hit the ground running” when he got into office in January. But instead of helping the homeowners he has shoveled bucket loads of cash at the greedy bankers and corporations who got us into this mess in the first place!

Luo Ping, a director-general at the China Banking Regulatory Commission, said this about Americans after a speech in New York back in February:

“We hate you guys. Once you start [printing] $1 trillion-$2 trillion [$1,000bn-$2,000bn] . . .we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we hate you guys but there is nothing much we can do.” [LINK]

More evidence that Barack Obama underestimated the failing economy and really has no clue how to fix it.

Oh, by the way, some of you may have heard about the $1 trillion that Obama plans to print up to relieve banks of their toxic assets (bad loans, foreclosed properties, etc.)

The only problem with his plan is it will devalue the dollar all over the world resulting in an even worse recession.

Even China is making noise about Obama’s plan to erode the value of our currency.

Does Obama even have enough investors lined up who are willing to buy $1 trillion in garbage assets from the government?

Let’s say Obama finds an investor to take the garbage assets off his hands. If the investor resells the properties and turns a profit on those assets he will get his initial investment back.

The problem is he will be forced to split 50% of his profits with the government. The other 50% will be taxed at 90%. That means the toxic assets from the government are an even worse investment than if the investors purchased the crap from the banks at rock bottom prices! So guess who will be left holding the bag for Obama’s latest $1 trillion expenditure?