It sucks to be Wanda Sykes right now. All that kissing up she did to the Obama's at that White House Correspondence dinner was all for naught. Critics on the Right are howling over Sykes' unfunny jokes about conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh during the dinner.
After laughing their butts off at Sykes' jokes at the dinner, the Obama administration has now gone into full damage control mode, effectively distancing Obama from Sykes.
Thus, Sykes becomes the latest unsuspecting victim to get run over by Obama's political wheels of No Change. I can't stop laughingggg!
In his daily briefing Monday, Robert Gibbs distanced the president from comedian Wanda Sykes’ joke comparing Rush Limbaugh to a 9/11 hijacker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
"I don’t know how the guests get booked," Gibbs said, adding that he hadn’t "talked specifically" with [President Barack] Obama about Sykes' crack. ??"I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there’s no doubt 9/11 is part of that," Gibbs continued.
At the correspondents' dinner, which Obama attended Saturday, Sykes blasted Limbaugh for saying he hoped Obama’s administration would fail, joking: "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight."
Some of you may recall that Barack Obama also distanced himself from beloved comedian Bernie Mac. So much for Obama having a backbone and standing up for his people.
By the way Wanda, would you like ice to go with your Kool Aid beverage?
Remember when singer Mario was bleaching his skin to appear 3 shades lighter a few years ago? (See ad below) Well, he seems to have gotten over his self hate as evidenced by his beautiful smooth brown skin in this new ad.
Mario, whom we still suspect is How U Doin, is featured in a new marketing ad for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) which seems to encourage black men to scribble (more) ink on their skin rather than wear fur. I can't think of the last time I saw a brotha wearing a mink fur coat. But I've seen too many brothas defacing their temples with ink.
No, this isn't the set of an upcoming movie. Singer Seal and his wife, actress Heidi Klum renewed their wedding vows during a wacky ceremony in Malibu, California over the weekend.
Seal wore a circa 80s Jon Bon Jovi mullet wig and draped himself in the stars and stripes. While his wife Heidi wore her hair in a tight cornrows hairstyle that is unique to the African American culture, but popularized and made mainstream by Bo Derek in the movie "10".
Yes, the priest came dressed as Elvis Presley and the alter was festooned with pink flamingos. The couple originally wed on May 10, 2005.
I have never understood why unfunny people like Wanda Sykes and D.L. Hughley get their own tv shows. Anyway, some people took offense to Wanda's "jokes" at a recent White House Correspondents dinner. Yawn.
Late Friday -- long after cubicle workers and the media went home for the weekend -- the Obama administration finally released that one photo they promised of the exorbitant Air Force One Manhattan fly over. The photo is not much to look at -- just Air Force One flying low over the statue of Liberty.
Of course, it could have easily been Photoshopped thus saving you, the tax payer, $328,000. Maybe that's the reason why White House Aide Louis Caldera went under the bus wheels and lost his job. Maybe Caldera was the fall guy who came up with that stupid explanation for why AF1 was buzzing Manhattan and terrorizing New Yorkers that day. Even a baby knows the Obama administration is lying about the real reason for that fly over.
Maybe Caldera thought the "file photo" explanation seemed innocent enough -- until the Air Force revealed to the media how much that fly over actually ended up costing tax payers. I can see Obama pulling Caldera to the side in the midst of the ensuing chaos, and asking him why he couldn't have come up with a better excuse than that.
Obama's staffers are going to get tired of coming up with excuses for him, and going under Obama's bus wheels for their troubles.
We will probably never know what AF1 was really doing in the skies over Manhattan that day. But what's more disturbing than a president failing to deliver on his promise of transparency -- is the way black people have covered up for Obama spending their hard earned tax dollars on photos in the middle of a recession.
The Kool Aid drinkers didn't give George Bush the same courtesy -- and he spent tax dollars keeping this country safe from terrorists!
It's a shame that Obama can get away with spending $328,000 on some photos - and even laugh about it!! Yet the Kool Aid drinkers raise their cups to him and look the other way.
TMZ.com referred to Beyonce as a "greedy bish" because tickets for her Las Vegas shows are going for $450 to $850!!
Over the weekend, I had dinner with someone very close to Beyonce, who was in town to celebrate Mother's Day with her family.
Naturally I can't tell you who she is or what she told me -- which was nothing. It's not that I didn't try very hard to extract information from her -- but when it came to matters of Beyonce, her lips were as tight as a drum. She is a consummate professional who is fiercely loyal to Beyonce, and that's the way it should be.
So much for doing it for the fans. Tickets for Beyonce's four night "intimate" appearance at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas are going fast -- but only to rich people. Fans have to buy their tickets along with a two night stay in the hotel -- packages range from $450 and $850 per person -- and that's just for starters.
If that's too rich for your blood and you want to skip the hotel, a limited number of tickets are selling for $250, $500, $750, and $1000 (again, per person).
Our source at the Wynn tells us that ticket-only seating cannot exceed 1% of total ticket sales. That means in the 1500-seat Encore theater, only 10-15 tickets will be available without hotel fees.
FYI ... the world record for the number of people stuffed into a phone booth is 22.
According to the Cincinatti Enquirer, a Wyoming woman broke into a home to steal a picture of Barack Obama. As she struggled with the home owner, her get away driver, Tamika Cornwell, 31, hit the gas and sped off without her.
The thief, Marla Anderson, 24, was arrested at the scene. Her get away driver was later apprehended. In addition to being an accomplice to a burglary, Cornwell was charged with child endangerment because her 3-year-old son was in the car.
I'm not as witty as David Letterman, but here's my Top 5 reasons why Anderson did it:
5. She thought the house was on fire and she wanted to save Barack Obama's pic
4. She heard Barack Obama's voice in her head telling her to steal him and she replied, "Yes I Can!"
3. She thought she could pawn the pic for at least 10 bucks to score some weed
2. She thought it was her house and she wondered, "What is this Barack Obama picture doing on MY wall?"
R&B singer Chrisette Michele was in town this weekend to host her album release party at EROS and to promote her new CD Epiphany, which is the only CD that I paid cash for this year.
Loyal reader Scott L. writes:
Hi Sandra ... I do some volunteer work for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and wanted to pass along the attached photo. Here's a cutline if you need it:
Chrisette Michele visited Atlanta Saturday for a release party for her new album, Epiphany. She's shown here with Joel Alvarado, policy director for G-CAPP, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Chrisette is contributing vocals to a new public service announcement for gPOWER, a fundraising campaign for G-CAPP that launched May 6.
R&B songstress Keyshia Cole belted out her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner during the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Playoff Game 3 at the Philips Arena on Saturday (5/4). She tore it up and the crowd gave her a standing ovation. unlike the boos the Hawks received when they dropped another bomb at the Philips Arena in their 3rd straight loss to Lebron James. The Cavs will wrap the series up on their home floor in Cleveland tonight.
Speaking of Keyshia Cole, she attended her manager Manny Halley's birthday bash at the Velvet Room last night. I'll have those pics later courtesy of Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net. Prince was extremely busy this weekend covering, among other events, the wedding shower of my attorney Precious Anderson who found the man of her dreams!
Rappers Young Jeezy, T.I. and Nelly rooted for the Hawks who lost badly to the Cavs.
R&B Diva Monica posed with music mogul DeVyne Stephens at the Cavs vs Hawks game. Mo attended Frank Ski's birthday bash this weekend, which I was not invited to. I knew about the bash only because I spotted Q of the group 112 who was picking up his wife Sharlinda and her twin sis Sabrina from Lenox Mall on Saturday. They were all dressed so beautifully like they were going to their Prom! When I asked where they were off to, they replied, "Frank's birthday party." I just knew they were talking about another Frank, and not my Frank Ski who is partially responsible for the overnight success of Sandrarose.com. Because either Frank, Tanya, JeNika or Fashion would have invited me. SO maybe my invite was lost in the mail?
Super producer Polow Da Don posed with rapper Nelly (he fell off didn't he?) at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Playoff Game at the Philips Arena on Saturday.
Rapper Nelly always has the fly fresh kicks on. But he has nothing on V-103's Greg Street who has the shoe game on lock!
Angela and Vanessa Simmons attended a LA Dodgers Game where Vanessa threw out the first pitch with a pink ball to celebrate Mother's Day. MLB temporarily approved the use of the pink bats and balls (which they normally frown upon and impose a strict fine for) in support of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure cancer foundation. Angela and Vanessa held their heads up even as news of their brother Jo Jo's drug arrest swept the country.
Jo Jo Simmons, son of the venerable Rev. Run of "Run's House" TV series, was arrested last week for possession of medical marijuana, damage to property and resisting arrest. It wasn't so much the weed that earned him a future spot on The Smoking Gun's mugshot page -- it was the resisting arrest part.
New York cops routinely look the other way when a person with celebrity status is caught with a little weed. It isn't worth the paperwork to haul them in. Plus, celebs break the cops off something proper, and they tend to have that high quality sticky that the cops like.
According to the police report, Jo Jo crashed into two cars while trying to evade cops who approached his truck on Wadsworth Ave in Washington Heights as he was lighting up inside. Apparently, Jo Jo had just scored -- I mean purchased -- his weed which he uses for medicinal purposes just like every other rapper does.
Why don't they just legalize weed and allow only potheads over age 21 to purchase it? The president smokes weed so it can't be all that bad. Police resources shouldn't be tied up chasing down every weed smoker in a city where potheads outnumber the rats.
Hold your head up Rev. Run! Your son's arrest will provide a big boost to your ratings. Especially if the MTV cameras were rolling as the cops put the smack down on Jo Jo.