We're happy to see that Oscar winning actress Halle Berry is back on the wagon again after numerous paparazzi photos circulated around the blogs showing Halle looking dangerously thin. Some speculated that Halle may have been hitting the pipe, but those vicious rumors were never confirmed.

New paparazzi photos (from last week) reveal Halle's new pixie hair cut. Again, we won't bother to say who the inspiration behind Halle's new look is. We'll just post the pics and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Photos by INF (Rihanna) and Popsugar.com (Halle)

Who wore these strappy gladiator sandals worse: Rihanna or Lindsay Lohan? I'm going to say Lindsay wore these sandals worse. And I'm not saying that because RiRi is my favorite fashion icon either. Lindsay looks like she borrowed those sandals from one of her more trendier friends. Home girl has no style or class whatsoever.

From Perez Hilton:

B's camp has announced that there will be 1,000 tickets priced at $20 a pop for each date on her North American tour!

Fans of Beyowulf can purchase the cheapie tix via Ticketmasterbeginning Friday morning.

Is Miz Knowles gifting her fans with affordable tickets because she's feeling generous or because they weren't selling otherwise??


Songstress Mary J Blige, left, and rap legend-turned-actress Queen Latifah attended a private dinner for the new group Electrik Red somewhere in NYC last night. Don't they look beautiful?
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These two still together? Christina Milian and her prop The Dream attended a private dinner for Electrik Red somewhere in NYC last night.
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I see your girl Christina is still getting some publicity mileage out of that bottle of bleach dye and that package of Yaki.
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This is the new group Electrik Red. I guess the label felt they had to stick a sista in the group to make them legit. I'm not impressed. These chicks look like every other packaged female group already out. Clearly they were manufactured for their looks vs. their talent. Not feeling them at all. NEXT!
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The lead singer of the punk/rock group The Noisettes is a lovely black female. Her name is Shingai Shoniwa, which is an Asian name. She doesn't look at all like she's Asian to me. But then neither does Ne-Yo who is also part Korean.
UPDATE: According to loyal reader Tatenda, Shingai is originally of Zimbabwean descent.
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Everybody's favorite Socialite Kim Kardashian and her prop Reggie Bush were spotted at that boring Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers game at the Staples Center yesterday. We were beginning to wonder if they were still together. LOVE the Chanel bag and the Christian Louboutin booties. No one can say Miss Kim isn't all the way up on her style game!
Photos of Kim and Reggie: Splash News Online

Club promoter Aubrey "AB" Berry, left, with singer Ne-Yo in an undated photo by Prince Williams/ATLPICS.NET

From AJC.com:

A judge has lowered bail for a Snellville man accused of murdering Atlanta rapper Dolla at a Los Angeles shopping mall. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Bork reduced Aubrey Louis Berry’s bail to $2.1 million from $5 million on Tuesday.

Berry, a 23-year-old music promoter, is accused of gunning down Dolla, whose real name was Roderick Anthony Burton II, in the valet parking area of the Beverly Center. Berry’s attorney, Howard Price, said his client was acting in self-defense when he shot 21-year-old Dolla repeatedly with a 9 mm handgun.

Dolla’s stepfather, George Viera, said the rapper was in Los Angeles planning a birthday party for his longtime girlfriend.

The rapper was a protege of hip-hop star Akon and recently released two songs with the artist. [link]

Loyal reader Charles sent me this coupon for a free Ciara CD with every purchase of a KFC original recipe sandwich combo, which includes a chicken sandwich and a beverage.

This can't be true! Are Ciara and her label this desperate to move a few more of her CDs off the shelves? By my last count, CiCi needs to sell (or give away) approximately 450,000 more CDs before the coaster can go gold. Maybe some of her rabid (and very immature) Stans can stop hating on her critics long enough to go purchase her album (or a chicken sandwich) so she can move that much closer to her goal?

I don't know (or care) enough about Barack Obama's new Supreme Court nominee to even give an educated guess as to what all the fuss is about. But hopefully this editorial from the Washington Post will give you some insight into why the Republicans are so unhappy with Obama and his nominee.

From the Washington Post EDITORIAL: A judge too far

    With his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama has abandoned all pretense of being a post-partisan president. While he may like to think of himself as a thoughtful moderate soaring above the issues that divide America, his actions reveal what hides under that hopeful lining.

    Presidents usually nominate judges that espouse their philosophy. So what does this nomination tell us about Mr. Obama's true colors?

    Even the liberal establishment worries that Judge Sotomayor tilts too far to the left. New Republic essayist Jeffrey Rosen reports that fellow liberals who have watched or worked with her closely "expressed questions about her temperament, her judicial craftsmanship, and... [they have said] she is 'not that smart and kind of a bully on the bench.' "A suspiciously high number of her decisions have been overruled by higher courts. Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network said that record shows "she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court."

    There will be much to say in days to come about Judge Sotomayor's manifest lack of appropriate judicial restraint and about other problems in her record. For now, though, three red flags beg for attention.

    Speaking at Duke University Law School in 2005, Judge Sotomayor said the "Court of Appeals is where policy is made." On its face, the assertion runs counter to more than 200 years of American legal tradition holding that courts are merely meant to interpret existing law, not actively make policy choices.

    Immediately realizing she was on thin ice, the judge continued: ". . . and I know this is on tape and I should never say that, because we don't 'make' law." To much laughter, and with facial and hand gestures to indicate that her next line was to be taken with humor as a useful fiction, she added: "I'm not promoting it and I'm not advocating it."

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...such as the one about Tiny and T.I. getting married in Miami two weeks ago. Or the one about Knaye West's gay azz romancing our Rihanna. Please... Did we really need a publicity rep to clear up that rumor by saying, “Kanye is all over Rihanna’s album - not all over Rihanna!”

By the way, since Kanye is producing tracks on RiRi's new album, does this mean we will get to hear what RiRi's voice sounds like piped through an auto tuner? This should be interesting. While we're not fond of Knaye personally, we LOVE and appreciate his music!

Here is the new music video for their God awful track "Paranoid". Let's hope the rest of her CD doesn't sound like this.

Apparently T.I.'s manager Clay Evans is a chocolate lover's dream?

Loyal reader Oneal wrote:

Sandra Sandra,

Mmmm mmmm mmmm!! Chile...... Thank you for putting up that beautiful picture of Clay Evans and some other man. I just keep refreshing over and over so I can reacquaint myself with his face. He looks like a milk chocolate covered malt ball ready to be devoured! You have GOT to put up a morning glory post on this one here. Don't post nothin' else today......leave the post right where it is. Why why why.....would anyone want vanilla when they can have chocolate.

P.S. I'm getting ready to go buy a can of chocolate covered cashews....

Oneal (who is a female) expressed some dismay when I informed her that Mr. Evans is a happily married man (for over 20 years). But he loves the ladies on Sandrarose.com, which is why he didn't hesitate to reach out to us on Tuesday!

The posts will be slow today because I'm currently handling personal business. My apologies to my loyal readers who visit Sandrarose.com daily for the latest up-to-date (accurate) celebrity news & entertainment.

Yesterday I wrote a post about a reckless rumor that was tweeted on the social networking website Twitter.com by Atlanta mix DJ Greg Street who holds down the 6-10 spot on V-103.

As some of you know, Street took to Twitter.com on Sunday to announce "Breaking News" alleging that T.I.'s road manager Clay Evans slapped AG Entertainment boss Alex Gidewon in the face during a dispute over VIP wrist bands at T.I.'s Farewell concert after party at the Velvet Room. Even after being corrected by numerous individuals, including myself, Street stuck to his story alleging that Evans told him he slapped Gidewon -- a V-103 client whose substantial advertising dollars makes up a sizable portion of V-103's operating budget.

Anyone who does business in the corporate world knows you that never throw your advertisers under the bus or disrespect your advertisers in a public forum -- unless you're bent on committing career suicide. This is not about me -- as AJC writer Rodney Ho tried to make it out to be in a blog post on AJC.com yesterday -- this is about a radio DJ who is more like a loose cannon, running amok disparaging one of his employer's biggest accounts.

Street has become a liability to V-103, and if V-103 management doesn't think so then maybe their other advertisers should take heed because they might be going under the bus next.

Clay Evans and Tracye Bryant, who works for T.I.'s label Grand Hustle and who was also smeared by Street on Twitter, reached out to Sandrarose.com yesterday to set the story straight.

Said Clay Evans via phone:

Beyond the ignorance of Greg [Street], I just really wanted anybody involved to know that there was no violence perpetuated. I have been in a friendship with Alex [Gidewon] for well over 15 years and I value our friendship. It was a verbal altercation in the heat of the battle of what we do. And it just so happens that it was done publicly. On a personal level, I have way too much respect for Alex and his entire family. I have relationships with Alex and his entire family.

And it was just a situation that occurred between friends. No malice was meant, no recourse, no intentions of glory. Beyond the friendship, it was business. We have done numerous business together from humble beginnings. So I don't want anybody to think that there was a vendetta for Alex and that there was any, like malice. It was just a verbal exchange that was done in the heat of battle, and unfortunately some people used it as their opportunity to dig at somebody that they had personal issues with anyway. He and I would have spoken about it the next day. This is not the first argument that we have had, you know what I mean? I have genuine love for him and his family, you know what I mean? And it hurts me that probably now me and him can't get to talk.

It's just unfortunate that it involves this unnecessary attention. That two individuals that have sat down and broke thousands and thousands of dollars amongst each other. Beyond that, our friendship has spanned over 15 years. It's like two brothers, you know what I mean? Everyone knows that Alex is high strung and I'm high strung and we bumped heads, that's all. And we're going to continue to do business together and we're going to continue to be amongst each other, you know. Some people feel this is their opportunity for their personal gain. And I don't agree with it and I don't want it to go any further. It's insulting to me. We're friends. It bothers me a lot and that's what it is.

Tracye Bryant whose name was dragged into the drama by Street, added:

It's going too far basically. It's going way too far. I don't think anybody expected for it to go this far.

Alex Gidewon is expected to sit down with CBS honchos today to air out his grievance. CBS Radio, Inc. is the parent company of V-103.

"Remember Me" featuring Mary J Blige is one of the last tracks T.I. recorded before turning himself in to prison officials in Arkansas today to begin serving a 366 day sentence (he will get time off for good behavior). The track was leaked a couple of weeks ago but links were quickly taken down.

Shout outs to my nephew over at Hiphopupdate for the final, mastered version of the blazin' track!

This will be my last T.I. post today. You don't understand how emotional people are in Atlanta right now. Grown men are tearing up and females are off in a corner crying.

Photo by ATLPics.net