Someone hit me up a minute ago and told me to tune into the Ryan Cameron Show on V-103 because Nivea was about to call in. I'm thinking Nivea? Who the hail is that? I couldn't pick her out of a lineup if my life depended on it.

See, people just assume that I keep up with all these R&B birds, but if they don't blow like Teena Marie, they don't register on my radar.

Well, I tuned into Ryan's show and I was clueless as to what they were talking about. Something about Lil Wayne and The Dream and a video.

Luckily my nephew Malcolm called me and I asked him what that was all about. he knows his auntie is clueless when it comes to these no talent R&B chicks today, so he broke it down for me.

Anyway, here's the audio of Nivea explaining to Ryan why she sounded and acted like a trollop in the above video.


How cool is it that wild child Lindsay Lohan's attorney is a sista of apparent mixed parentage? Her name is Shawn Holley Chapman and she just got Lindsay off the hook for an old trumped up DUI charge. I LOVE to see sistas doing their own thing in the male dominated business world.

From Us magazine:

    The warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan on Friday was recalled Monday in court.

    In a quick hearing in L.A., Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, showed proof that Lohan had been complying with the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest, her second, including attending alcohol classes. The actress, 22, was not present.

    "Lindsay Lohan has been complying with aspects of the program," Judge Marsha Nevel said, adding that there had been "no dirty [drug] tests."

    Lohan will enroll in a new alcohol and drug program; her attorney will provide proof by April 3.

    The judge also asked that the court be notified of any future issues "so that things won't go out of control."

    Outside of the courthouse, Holley told Us: "This is much ado about nothing. It was a misunderstanding and we have cleared it up."

    Holley added that the warrant was difficult for Lohan to deal with "while she knew she has been doing everything right."

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Has this ever happened to you: you hear something during a conversation, but you dismiss it without question because you thought the person was mistaken?

That's what happened last week when I spoke with someone in Tameka "Tiny" Cottle's camp who mentioned to me, almost in passing, that Tiny had her own salon. Now I know I wasn't just hearing things:

T.I.’s fiancee Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle has opened her new nail salon in Stockbridge, according to Essence online. The former member of Xscape described the shop as a full-service nail salon combined with a full-service bar.

According to the report, Tiny’s Nail Bar will feature manicures, pedicures, massages, body wraps and spray tanning, as well as complimentary health drinks and juices.

“I’m very picky about my nails and hair, so I’m going to make sure that I do my best to deliver top-notch customer service,” Tiny tells Essence. LINK

I think the same source said Tiny's BFF Kandi Burrus (or one of her fiance's baby mama's) also had a salon like Tiny's. But don't quote me on that. I have to learn to be a better listener.

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If you live in the A then you know that rapper Gucci Mane got sprung this weekend -- in more ways than one. Well, guess who was waiting for him with open arms when he got out of the slammer? Mya!

Can you believe it? I mean, first The Dream hooking up with Christina Milian, and now Mya and Gucci Mane may be boo'd up? I hear they were inseparable in the VIP at Studio 72 Saturday night in Atlanta. They say Mya and Gucci were so tight you couldn't slide an American Express black card between the two of them.

Props to celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for always sending us the hawt images!

Photos by ATLPics.net

I can not believe that actress Taraji P. Henson came through Atlanta and did not call me! Taraji and her friends enjoyed a night of bowling at 300 Bowling Alley on Sunday night. I'm not surprised to see that she has taken up with Chaka Zulu (Luda's manager). Wasn't he in a longterm relationship with that barracuda, Gabrielle "I'll take yo man" Union? In fact I know he was. I'm sure Gabrielle and Taraji have compared notes by now. That's how they do ("guuurrrrlllll"). Other VIPs in the house included Neffie and her mom Frankie from the wildly popular Keyshia Cole Show on BET. Ike Dirty (Isaac Hayes' son), NBA legend Sam Cassell, rapper Flo-Rida, and the usual coterie of industry elite that gather at 300 every Sunday night. I live near 300 by Perimeter mall. All Taraji had to do was call and I would have popped right over. I emailed her my number 15 times so I know she has it.

Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net

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A loyal reader sent in these pics. So please hold your emails. In Obama's defense, he never said he wanted to be a role model to your kids. He just wanted to be president.

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From a loyal reader in response to our post titled Source: Tina Davis Runs With a Crew of Cougars

    Dear Sandra,

    First, I trust that this is confidential and you will not release my name. Okay, I am friends with the female executive that you referred to as a cougar. I was also very good friends with Shakir. We ran in the same circles in Oakland and later in life my husband and I ended up working with him on various music projects. I met "her" in the early 90's and she is one of the very few consistent people in my life. She has always extended a helping hand and is the greatest person to go to for business and personal advice.

    I have to thank you for not mentioning her name, but correct you for offering your readers a false report. My friend has not denied that she dated Shakir, but he was not a teenager at the time. He was a grown man, a college graduate and quite charming and alluring to many females that had the pleasure of being around him, and she was no different. They openly dated and their personal relationship had nothing to do with her parting ways with her former employer.

    She was married to someone in the industry and has dated other people in the industry, so the quote that you posted from the magazine did not in any way validate or support your accusations. You must realize that your words can hurt really good people including Shakir's family. You alluded that he got his start because of his relationship with her, but Shakir's first job was at Noontime and prior to that he was an extraordinary party promoter. He got his start because he had a passion for music, a great ear and people like her to learn from. Please let your readers know that, please.

    --
    Peace and love,
    [Name withheld by request]
    "The best things in life aren't things."

Singer Kelis showed off her baby bump at somebody's birthday party this weekend in L.A. If you recall, Kelis sent her legal goons after us to take down this post. We left it up since she wanted to be a b*tch about it. Until and unless George Bush II (Obama) gets his way and overturns the constitution, we still have a right to express our opinions in this country.
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Is this really Vivica A. Fox or an obsessed fan? Because if it is Vivica, she's looking a little Tyler Perry-ish about the face and shoulders. In addition to looking like she's had yet another nose job, she looks like she bench presses 300 pounds every morning. When are these women going to stop going overboard with the plastic surgery?
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I'm so tired of looking at these two. It's obvious they are not a real couple. Kanye is a pillow biter and Amber Rose is a lesbun who likes to strap one on literally and figuratively. Someone who knows Amber personally emailed me to describe what she does to Knaye behind closed doors. Visualizing that scene made my head hurt.
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A dapper Alonzo Mourning and his lovely wife Tracy attended Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life at the Fontainebleau Hilton hotel in Miami Beach on Saturday (3/14). Mourning plays for the Miami Heat and his wife spends his money, which is how it ought to be.
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Actress Vivica A. Fox and socialite/reality tv personality Kim Kardashian compared plastic surgery horror stories at Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Art For Life at the Fontainebleau Hilton hotel in Miami Beach on Saturday (3/14).
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They said actress Stacy Dash had a nose job and she denied it. Well, here's the evidence. Only a man-made nose would look like it belonged on Michael Jackson's face.

While checking out some of my favorite blogs in my blogroll, I ran across this post on Marcus Troy's blog. If you recall, we did a writeup on Marcus last year when he revealed himself to be Kanye West's ghost writer.

Well, Mr. Troy got his hands on a pair of the much-anticipated Nike Air Yeezy shoes that don't ship to stores until next month. We could care less about these ugly shoes, but we realize that some people get excited about anything.

So how does a relatively unknown blogger just happen to get his hands on the unreleased shoes "that Nike and Kanye West had the internet going crazy about."?

As Marcus points out in his blog:

"These are set to be very limited and only a handful of people have gotten a production pair thus far. I feel very privileged to be part of the selected few."

We're sure he does. He certainly worked hard for them.

When Rihanna decided to go back to her abuser Chris Brown after that beating she took from him, her innocent act was fractured in the eyes of her fans. We will no longer promote Rihanna or domestic abuse on this blog. It is crucial for her young fans to know that domestic abuse is not pretty. Slapping a woman one time out of anger is one time too many. A simple "I'm sorry" doesn't cut it when you continue to punch, choke and bite a woman. That's a serious problem that requires jail time. So we will no longer post Rihanna or Chris Brown pics or stories on this blog unless it relates to the trial or sentencing.

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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.

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Remember those massive crowds that turned out to hear Barack Hussein Obama speak on the presidential campaign trail? Well, this crowd of 4,000 to 6,000 protesters showed up in Cincinnati over the weekend to attend a "tea party" protesting Obama's wild spending in Washington. Even my pastor, who is a staunch supporter of Obama, preached about Obama's planned 2nd stimulus bill this past Sunday.

It seems that Obama is in a race to outspend George Bush. In just 40 days, Obama has spent $1.2 trillion resulting in doubling the national debt and putting us deeper in the hole with China. George Bush spent half of that on the Iraqi war -- and it took him 5 years to do it!

Obama campaigned on a platform of lies. He promised to ease the suffering of Americans who are at risk of losing their homes by signing a stimulus bill on his first day in office. Instead, he closed Gitmo, halted the trial of the terrorists responsible for 9/11 and gave his first official interview as president to a Muslim network with ties to terrorists.

Read more about the protests here.

Thanks to Gina of What About Our Daughters and Michelle Obama Watch blogs for sending this video in. Gina writes:

Just in case you didn't hear yet, there was a riot at the Top Model auditions in New York. I guess we can expect this to spread to other job fairs as the economy worsens. This is ironic because Tyra was on Oprah last week speaking about violence. Clearly these contestants were not listening. Saturday's auditions were open only to women no taller than 5-foot-7, which is shorter than the industry's conventions." LINK

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Loyal reader Isidori wrote:

Dear Sandra,

First i would like to say i am a big fan of your blog, even if i do not always agree with everything you say. But im sending this email to say that my eyes have been opened and i now see through obama's crap about change and truth. I just wanna say thanks for helping me keep an open mind and giving me the push to do research on this puppet. Enclosed is a link to a movie I saw on worldstarhiphop.com called the obama deception which talks about who is controlling obama, and how they are controlling him. I hope you get a chance to watch this movie. Have a blessed day and keep up the good work.

From Press Release:

    March 13, 2009

    NASHVILLE, TN (March 13, 2009) – Grammy Award winning Gospel superstar, BeBe Winans, has released the following statement amid allegations of assaulting his ex-wife:

    "To be accused of these allegations, which arose out of a child custody right dispute and my desire to spend time with our children as court ordered, is nothing less than heart wrenching. Since I choose to say nothing negative about my children’s mother, I will make no comment other than to say the allegations are inconsistent with my character and the foundation upon which I was raised and I am prayerful that the matter is straightened out very soon for the sake of our children."

    Source: Patti Webster | W&W Public Relations, Inc.

From Press Release:

    Former “106 & Park” host Free appeared on the show for the first time in four years to discuss the importance of Teen Domestic Violence. She opens up on her blog on GlobalGrind.com, excerpts below – to read the full blog and view the video please visit Globalgrind.com

    "Personally, I can tell you from experience that abuse, whether mental, verbal, sexual or physical, affects your self -esteem your spirit and your soul. It takes work, patience, love and support to recognize and get through a bad and unhealthy situation. So, before we go I would like to once again identify the top 5 signs of abuse.

    Controlling Behavior - does your partner keep you from seeing friends or family, constantly check up on you or try and control where you go?

    Belittling Behavior - Does your partner humiliate, criticize or yell at you? Put you down or embarrass you or blame you for his/her own abusive behavior?

    Fear - Do you feel fear in your partner's presence, fear speaking your mind or find your self jumping when they make the slightest move thinking that he/she will hit you?

    Threats - Does your partner threaten to hurt or kill you or your family members, children or animals when angry or threaten to commit suicide if you leave? Force you to have sex or destroy your belongings?

    Jealousy - Does your partner exhibit abnormal amounts of jealousy? Constantly accuse you of cheating when your not or prohibit you from speaking to members of the opposite sex?"

    Source: Sweta Shah | 5W Public Relations

Loyal reader Beverly Garrett is a friend in my head -- as Wendy Williams would say. Bev emailed me today to suggest a Medical Minute post about doctors over-prescribing medications especially to seniors.

This week I discussed this same subject with two of my close friends whose older relatives are feeling the ill effects of taking multiple medications.

I suggested they put all their meds in a bag and take the meds with them to their next doctor's appointment. That way the doctor can see all the meds they're taking and see if any combination of drugs are causing adverse interactions.

Forget about taking a list of meds because often times the doctors act like they're too busy to look at the list.

    Sandra,
    It's not just celebrities being inundated with unnecessary prescriptions, it's more the norm than the exception.

    I've had several doctors who prescribed something for every single symptom. And, I know other people whose doctors have done the same thing. That's a big problem for senior citizens as well. That's why the hospital I work at has a monthly "brown bag" seminar for seniors. Once a month seniors can bring all their meds in a brown paper bag to a clinic and have someone look over all the prescriptions. Many medications counteract others or aggravate other symptoms.

    I've gotten really sick from taking meds too close together and/or the side effects were symptomatic. Twice I could have sworn that I overdosed and was dying. On top of that I've got a draw full of unfilled prescriptions. After the last accidental overdose 2 years ago, I will not take more than two prescribed pills a day. If there's still an underlining symptom that isn't controlled, then I tell the doctor we need to find the cause not keep treating the symptoms.

    Love your blog,
    Beverly Garrett
    Pittsburgh, PA

Comedienne Roseanne Barr isn't joking in her latest blog about the Chrianna mess. In her opinion, both Rihanna and Chris Brown's careers are over.

If Chrianna's people have any sense at all they will pause for a minute and pay attention. Fans tend to live their lives vicariously through their idols, and nobody wants to live on the edge like these two.

At this point there's nothing either of them can say to reverse the damage that's already been done to their careers. Neither one of them can sing worth a damn anyway.

So let's pour a li'l liquor out for both of them, and get on with our lives.

From Roseanne World blog:

    Rihanna is violent too and that is one of the reasons why she is back with chris brown. She thinks she has him right where she wants him now. His career is over, and he is working her to help him get it back. She thinks that since he needs her and has shown some contrition, that she can call the shots now. Violent people are control freaks, and she thinks she is in control right now. Violent couples also have passionate make up sex, and that keeps a lot of battered and beaten women hooked. Once she realizes that her fans and their parents are going to write her off completely and end her career as well as his if she stays with him, that might convince her not to do that. Her publicists and agents and lawyers and producers are all telling her not to risk she and brown’s tandem endorsements (they don’t care if she lives or dies, as long as they get their money). She is being played and used and isolated from her father. Her greed and her participation in violence, plus not wanting to cross Diddy, who wants her to put her life on the line, are powerful lures to stay in hell with a monster. I hope she lets go of her need to control other people. I hope she thinks about the horrifying message she is sending to young women and young men. She will never survive choosing brown over her dad.

Grammy Award Winning artists Estelle And Pop Star/Fashion Icon Solange brought their National tour to Atlanta's Center Stage last night. The house was packed with R&B connoisseurs who love Estelle and Solange's unique blend of pop/R&B music and eclectic fashion sense.

Thanks to Tracy Nguyen of IPR for leaving the tickets at the call window for me, but my guest and I decided to buy our tickets -- even though the ticket prices are ridiculous nowadays!

Props to celebrity photographer Prince Williams for these hawt shots of the concert and backstage! Shout out to Atlanta socialite Eboni Elektra who was holding it down backstage with the industry elite.

I feel obligated to tell you that HoneyMag.com is the exclusive media partner for their tour.

    With long standing brand awareness and a strong loyal following, HoneyMag.com is celebrating the site’s re-launch by joining International star and Grammy Award winning artist, Estelle on her headlining national tour with special guest, pop star and fashion icon Solange. Providing exclusive backstage access, via one-on-interviews, Twitter and blogging, HoneyMag.com is the exclusive media partner for the tour delivering content in a manner synonymous with their distinct and unique editorial style. For tour dates and exclusive coverage, visit www.HoneyMag.com.


Solange and Juelz conduct an interview backstage


Singer Janelle Monáe and Solange



Atlanta socialite Eboni Elektra and DJ Trauma


You thought Janelle Monáe was joking about all that equestrian gear in her closet?

All photos by ATLPics.net

Last night Solange Knowles breezed through the ATL to perform with British chanteuse Estelle at Center Stage.

Celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPics.net was able to persuade little Daniel, aka Juelz, to stop running around backstage long enough to take a pic for Sandrarose.com. Prince said lil Juelz told him, "anything for Sandra Rose!"

OK, I kid! More pics in a minute!

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Now we know why Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination as Barack Obama's 2nd choice for Commerce Secretary last month: unlike Obama, Sen. Gregg actually has scruples.

Yesterday, Sen. Gregg gave Obama's flailing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner a good dressing down by calling his budget forecast a lie.

If you recall, Obama's first choice for commerce secretary was forced to withdraw due to an impending investigation for taking kickbacks.

Unfortunately, good honest men like Sen. Gregg and CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta would rather not be a part of Obama's administration.

From MSNBC:

    It was obvious to most Capitol Hill insiders why President Obama wanted Republican Judd Gregg as a member of his cabinet: He's one of the sharpest money-minds in Congress.

    But instead of getting Gregg's counsel within the administration, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner found himself today of the receiving end of Gregg's fiscal conservative wrath.

    In a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee Gregg dressed down Geithner with facts, figures, and charts. While always keeping his cool, the exchange was somewhere between a mother's scolding, a drill sergeant's questioning and an attorney's cross examination.

    In his opening statement, Gregg politely called the administration's budget forecast a lie.

    "The argument that it cuts the debt in half in four years is, ahh, is truly spurious," he told Geithner.

    President Obama himself gives Gregg's comments a sense of stinging credibility. When the president introduced Gregg as his nominee for Commerce Secretary last month, he said Gregg is known for is fiscal discipline.

I'm not sure why it took so long to arrest this character for prescription abuse. It's about time law enforcement start cracking down on unscrupulous doctors who finance their lavish lifestyles by taking cash to fill unnecessary prescriptions for their wealthy patients. I wish I could have seen Howard K. Stern's arrogant face when they slapped the cuffs on him.

From NY Daily News:

    Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern and two psychiatrists supplied the former Playboy playmate with excessive amounts of drugs before she died of an accidental overdose two years ago, authorities said Thursday.

    The 40-year-old Stern, Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Khristine Eroshevich, 61, were hit with felony counts of conspiracy, obtaining fraudulent prescriptions and unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance.

    California Attorney General Jerry Brown said they "furnished thousands of prescription pills to Ms. Smith, including opiates, benzodiazepines, and other controlled and noncontrolled substances, often for no legitimate medical purpose.

    "There is ample evidence that Dr. Eroshevich and Dr. Kapoor violated their ethical obligations as physicians, while Mr. Stern funneled highly addictive drugs to Ms. Smith," Brown said.

    The doctors falsified prescriptions for Smith and were guilty of "obtaining, delivering and administering these prescription drugs," he said.

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It wasn't that long ago when we were laying Andre 3000's clothing line to rest. But then he got a shovel and dug it back up again.

Last week Dre launched his wack clothing line over the border in Toronto, Canada. But the interesting part came when he was asked him why his sales were nonexistent. Apparently, Dre really does wish he was white:

From Page Six:

Someone at the party asked the musician about his biggest challenge moving into fashion. First, he said, being an African-American was a challenge, as there's a perception out there that "hip-hop stars will just throw their names on anything." Then he added, "I'm not a gay man." Says Canadian columnist Shinan Govani: "Basically the OutKast star says his challenges included a) being black, and b) not being gay."

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Former BET 106 & Park co-host, Free, returned to the show yesterday to sound off on domestic abuse.

Vin Diesel cut a dashing figure on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie "Fast & Furious" held at the Gibson Amphitheatre last night.

Producer and N.E.R.D. frontman Pharell Williams attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Fast & Furious" held at the Gibson Amphitheatre last night.

Actress Bai Ling looking normal for once last night at the Los Angeles premiere of "Fast & Furious" held at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

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I realize Michelle Obama is not a celebrity, so hold your emails please.

The First Lady read to the children in Miss Mattie's class at the Prager Child Development Center during a trip to Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina yesterday. Afterwards, she sat down for a televised chat with "Good Morning America," Anchor Robin Roberts.

Michelle photos by AP

I bet you'll never guess who this is? That's because her artificially enhanced badunkadunk is noticeably smaller. Maybe the network that pays her to shop finally sat her down and explained that it looked ridiculous and she needed to opt for more realistic looking implants like Beyonce's breast augmentation.

Anyway, see who it is after the break!

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