Two students facing deportation from the U.S. decided to drop by the White House today and pay Barack Obama a visit before they left for good. But instead of a face-to-face meeting with Obama (who wasn't home), the two adult education students were met at the gates by Secret Service agents and taken into custody.

Two people facing deportation from the United States have been taken into custody at the White House gate. They had arrived for a tour of the executive mansion.

The pair was part of an adult education program, and a routine background check showed they had an outstanding immigration order against them.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says they were taken into custody Thursday morning before they entered the compound.

All White House visitors are required to undergo a U.S. Secret Service background check. Shapiro says agents discovered the problems and informed immigration officials, according to protocol. [LINK]

I shouldn't be laughing so hard, but some of you ladies take the rainbow Skittles quick weaves to whole new heights, lol! I can't believe this woman sat still and allowed someone to do this injustice to her head!

Only a flaming queen hairdresser could have done this to her head because if a female did this she was straight up hating on homegirl!

Thanks to Freshalina of C&D for all the laughs today!

The Obama administration Follies continue as Barack Obama now realizes that gee, maybe he shouldn't have considered releasing those confidential torture photos after all. Next, he'll be blaming someone else within his administration for his own decision to release the secret CIA documents, which I'm sure our enemies were more than happy to view.

I can't wait to hear the excuses from the Kool Aid drinkers who defended Obama's dangerous decision to put the national security of this country at risk by revealing our secrets to the terrorists.

With Obama in the White House, who needs spies?

The Obama administration signaled yesterday that it may be rethinking its promise to release several dozen photos depicting abuse or alleged abuse of detainees held in U.S. custody abroad.

Justice Department officials told a federal judge late last month that the U.S. government did not intend to fight a court order to turn over a total of 44 photos, which were sought by the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

A U.S. attorney was unequivocal in a letter to the judge on April 23: "The parties have reached an agreement that the Defense Department will produce all the responsive images by May 28, 2009."

But White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters yesterday that President Obama has "great concern" about the impact that releasing the photos would have on soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Asked whether the Justice Department's decision might be reversed, Gibbs declined to reaffirm the government's intentions.

"I don't want to get into that right now," he said, adding a moment later that "I'm not going to add much to that right now."

A follow-up e-mail to Gibbs seeking clarification was not returned. READ MORE...

Isn't it time for Obama to step down before he does any more damage?

Struggling R&B singer Trey Songz is the subject of a video that was shot during a recent no-holds-barred radio interview in which he discusses his various sexual encounters with groupies.

Trey, who is a member of the Ocean's crew, a comical takeoff on the "Ocean's 11" movie franchise, unequivocally denies having sex with a female blogger (although we heard something to the contrary).

It's later revealed that the female blogger in question was Necole Bitchie, who is also rumored to have had a go at Ocean's crew member Jermaine Dupri (although I don't believe that for one minute).

Trey further stated in the video that he wouldn't mind banging Necole. But seriously, what industry female wouldn't he do if she offered up her goodies to him? Some of these industry chicks really don't mind which celebrity runs through them as long as there aren't any condoms involved and his credit card isn't declined at Neiman Marcus.

In the video, which I'm not posting due to sexually explicit language, Trey says something to the effect of, "I did not have sex with that woman!" He comes off as sounding rather desperate and pathetic as he denies ever hitting that. But why would a very suspect male singer deny having sex with a cute female like Necole? The whispers of Trey being a down low brotha will surely grow louder after this.

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Earlier I wrote a post about a young lady on the AHH forums who was being harassed by other AHH members. Loyal reader Keith writes:

Sandra,

I'm a reader of your blog and also happen to be a long time member of the AHH IC. This post about the exposure of IHEARTCALI is a bit misleading. True a few videos of her were uploaded to the internet but some of the videos were made on the ImLive site which happens to be an adult webcam site. I fail to see how the AHH forums were exposing anything that wasnt already put out there by her own free will. In my opinion she knew the risks of doing such activity on the net and if she didnt want this behavior brought to light then maybe she should have made better choices. I just wanted to clear up some facts about what happened. I dont want readers thinking that the AHH forum "stole" private video of her and released it like a celebrity sex tape or something. Thanks for your time.

Keith

Today I received several emails from concerned radio listeners who fear that a bill being proposed by 80-year-old Congressman John Conyers could signal the end of black radio as we know it. The email authors are sending out a call to help fight this bill and save black radio.

It's funny that we didn't see any such bills being proposed years ago when black radio actually cared about the community it served, and actually provided QUALITY entertainment instead of the garbage that we are forced to listen to now.

Quite frankly, in my opinion, black radio ceased to serve its purpose when they changed their format from R&B/pop to misogynistic rap music with in-your-face lyrics that are co-signed by jocks who don't care that small children and teenagers make up a sizable percentage of their listening audience.

Black radio should clean up it's act, clean up the offensive lyrics in the songs they play every 15 minutes, and start caring about the black community again. Then maybe some of us in the black community will care about black radio.

This is one of the main reasons why I won't be tuning in to Bravo's Real Hot Mess of Atlanta's 2nd season. The entire 2nd season can be summed up in two words: scripted cat fights. OK, that's three words, but you get my drift.

Over the weekend, one of the show's personalities, Sheree Whitfield, held a "fashion show" of sorts that was filmed by Bravo for RHOA's upcoming 2nd season.

The show supposedly featured designs by Sheree, but since we know Sheree is not a designer, we can assume that Mychal Knight or someone else with actual talent helped her out with the designs so it would seem like she was mildly successful in that field -- at least for appearance purposes on camera.

Before we go any further, I guess some of you are aware that the cast members of RHOA received a hefty raise in their paychecks this season to the tune of $168,000 each. This was due in part to the fact that the first season of RHOA trumped the other cities in the "Real Housewives" franchise. So now these chicks can floss like they are stacking a little cheez since this is probably the most loot any of them have seen in a long while. By the way, we know what cast member Dwight Eubanks spent his raise on: his new facelift was pulled so tight he could barely breathe!

So, back to the fashion show: yesterday, the AJC's reporter Rodney Ho wrote a detailed blog about a verbal spat between Sheree's "publicist" and an AJC photographer, who was so angered by the verbal exchange that he stormed out of the fashion show without taking any pictures.

Shortly after reading that blog, I received an email from someone associated with the show who apologized profusely to the attending journalists for the behavior of this so-called "publicist" who caused quite a messy scene that was duly captured from every angle by Bravo's cameras.

In the lengthy email, the author went to great pains to clarify that the "publicist" had no business being in attendance at the fashion show and that he did not represent Sheree Whitfield or anyone else.

Here's how we know that the "publicist" was planted by Bravo network to cause high drama at the fashion show, and to attract the very type of publicity that I am giving the show now: he wasn't ejected from the premises.

Anyone who has attended a REAL industry event in Atlanta -- especially one that is well-organized -- knows that no guest is allowed to disrupt the event or to "make a scene" without being thrown out on his ass unless he is co-signed by someone who organized the event. And since we know that Bravo footed the bill for the fashion show -- there you go.

Below are some excerpts from the email sent yesterday to all journalists, photographer's, bloggers, etc., who covered the fashion show -- and were unwittingly used as pawns in Bravo's game. By the way, if you feel you were harassed by the fake "publicist", but you signed that waiver that Bravo presented to you then you can't complain about being harassed on national TV:

My Journalist Friends - I am so embarassed and please accept my sincerest apology by the manner in which a "Publicist" by the name of Jonathan Clardy misrepresented himself as Sheree Whitfield's publicist and behaved as if he was involved with the fabulous She by Sheree fashion event last night.

I am so sorry for the way newsphotographer Hyosub was yelled at and dismissed by this Jonathan Clardy "Publicist" who claim to be Sheree Whitfield of BravoTV Network's Real Housewives as her publicist. I am so sorry - per Sheree Whitfield- Jonathan was not authorized whatsoever to behave as if he was Sheree's publicist and I didn't want to cause a scene or attract any further attention to the unbelievable, embarassing and stupid craziness so I just backed off. I couldn't reach newsphotog Hyosub in time to stop him from leaving.

This Jonathan Clardy publicist wanted to work so badly to be Sheree's publicist, I just let him. I did not want to fight or fuss and create further confusion with a "publicist" who conveniently, whenever BravoTV or photo ops were happening, would just act as if he is the publicist in charge... Sheree Whitfield would like to set the record again, that Jonathan Clardy is not her publicist.

Photos by Moses Robinson/Wireimage.com

Loyal reader Elizabeth wonders why no one has touched on the fact that Beyonce has breast implants. Am I the only one who thought that rumor had already been confirmed and laid to rest? I've written about her breast implants exhaustively, and even the NY Daily News wrote a Blind Item about her implants. SO what's the secret? Beyonce's breast implants should be obvious. If they were a snake they would bite you.

Hi Sandra: I read your BLOG all the time and think that you are so Funny! I do not like how you hate on Obama, but you are exercising your Freedom of Speech and I cannot be mad at you for that. Question... why does no one ever mention that Beyonce had breast implants?? When Kelly got hers, the media was all over that and somehow Beyonce's has slipped through the cracks, even though there was a Blind Item about the implants a few months back???

Photos: Splash News Online

Last night I spoke via phone with a good friend who used to be close to someone in Ciara's camp. All I can say is the mood in Ciara's camp right now is not exactly upbeat.

Ciara's new CD (I forget the name of it) placed a disappointing 3rd in first week sales with only 80,990 units sold. Chrisette Michele's stellar sophomore release Epiphany came in at #1 with 83, 060 copies sold.

We're so proud of Chrisette! THe 26-year-old's soulful album of love-gone-wrong ballads and upbeat tunes is solid and heartfelt. Chrisette's Epiphany easily outpaced Ciara, who never really had a chance due to lack of radio play. I can't say I'm sorry for Ciara because her attitude went South immediately after "Goodies" made her a household name. Now her name is toast.

I'm surprised Jay Z let her go out on tour with him.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

This Twitter situation is getting out of hand! First, there's a fake Sandra Rose Twitter, then a fake Amber Rose Twitter pops up, and now Knaye West has a fake Twitter masquerading as him with over a million dumb asses following. Not that I put myself on the same level as a narcissist like Kanye, but I'm just sayin.

From Kanye's blog:

“I don’t have a f**king Twitter… why would I use Twitter??? I only blog 5 per cent of what I’m up to in the first place. I’m actually slow delivering content because I’m too busy actually busy being creative most of the time and if I’m not and I’m just laying on a beach I wouldn’t tell the world. Everything that Twitter offers I need less of. “The people at twitter know I don’t have a f**king Twitter so for them to allow someone to pose as me and accumulate over a million names is irresponsible and deceitful to there (sic) faithful users. Repeat… the heads of Twitter knew I didn’t have a Twitter and they have to know which accounts have high activity on them. “It’s a f**king farce and it makes me question what other so called celebrity Twitters are actually real or fake. Hey Twitter, take the so called Kanye West Twitter down now.”

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Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Earlier we told you about TV personality La La Vazquez losing her cool during the Nuggets vs Mavs game last night. We know that La La is as innocent and pure as the driven snow. She had every right to defend herself after crazed Mavs fans attacked her and her son during the game. We would not have expected any less from her.

La La's publicist sent the blogs a personal statement from La La:

La La Vazquez became distressed during a heated playoff game, after being verbally attacked by some opposing fans, who were using racial slurs, calling her child crude names and throwing ice cubes. She sent her son home early and was preparing to leave herself when she was physically pushed. Although shaken, she left the premises on her own will and is happy to be at home with her fiancée and child.

"Obviously the play-offs games bring out the best and the worst in fans but what happened on Monday night with the racial slurs/threats, verbal attacks on my son and physical attacks to myself by irate fans was unacceptable," states La La. "The fans were totally out of control. What the cameras captured was me defending myself and didn't show the abuse that was taking place."

Source: Tasha Stoute | The Chamber Group

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According to witnesses, music mogul Sean combs brawled in the street with a paparazzi after screaming, "WHAT U SAY ABOUT MY MAMA?!"

OK, I'm just kidding! Sean was actually filming a fight scene in his new movie "Take Me To the Greek" currently lensing in Las Vegas. The scene looks believable because Sean, aka Diddy, has plenty of practice punching out innocent bystanders.

No one on the corner has swagger like Puff. After the fight scene, a calm and collected Diddy strolled off without a scratch on him

Photos: INF DAILY

In Britian, a new Crimestoppers campaign called "Too much bling? Give us a ring" is encouraging citizens to call police at the first sight of anyone wearing too much bling without any visible means of support.

I wholeheartedly agree, and I think the police here should adopt the same practice on this side of the Atlantic.

Here in the A, a young cat wearing too much jewelry most likely obtained it through less than honorable means. They all can't be rappers or professional ball players standing around flossing down there on Cleveland Ave.

Yes, an innocent CPA wearing legitimately earned bling might get caught in the dragnet. But that's a chance the police have to take to catch the crooks who brazenly display the spoils of their criminal activity around their necks.

In Britain, the cops haul them in and sort it all out later.

From the Daily Mail:

In the latest example of innovative policing in Britain, the Gloucestershire force is encouraging members of the public to report people wearing too much 'bling' during the recession.

They are also urging people to shop anyone who drives flashy cars or buys expensive items without the apparent means to afford them during the credit crunch.

The campaign, run with Crimestoppers, was launched by the force today under the title 'Too Much Bling? Give Us a Ring' with the aim of cracking down on those who live a lavish lifestyle on the profits of crime

Gloucestershire's Chief constable Dr Timothy Brain said: 'In the current time of financial uncertainty, those who live a lavish lifestyle with no discernable, legitimate income become even more apparent. READ MORE...

Photo by ATLPics.net

While perusing the Black Voices forums I ran across this little tidbit of information about Barack Hussein Obama cutting federal funding to historically black colleges. I'm not surprised. This is the same president who killed the DC private school voucher program that mainly benefitted black students from DC's poorest neighborhoods.

I can't wait to see the excuses the Kool Aid drinkers give for this indefensible action by the Obama administration.

Leaders of historically black colleges say they'll fight a reduction in a federal program they call a financial lifeline at a time of economic distress for the schools and their students.

President Barack Obama's education budget, unveiled Thursday, included major spending increases in many areas — but didn't include an extra $85 million that black institutions have received annually for the past two years thanks to a 2007 change to the student loan laws.

That two-year-old program provided direct funds to federally recognized HBCUs — historically black colleges and universities.
Other direct federal support to the schools would increase from $238 million to $250 million, but with the expiration of the HBCU fund the schools effectively would see a $73 million cut.

A program supporting Native American tribal colleges would also see decreased funding, while one for institutions serving large numbers of Hispanic students would see an increase from $93 million to $98 million.

Education Department officials emphasized that all such institutions stand to gain from other parts of the budget, notably the proposed increase in the maximum Pell Grant for low-income students by $200 — to $5,550.

If you think it's hard enough being an NBA baller (what with all those gold diggers running amok), think of how hard it must be for their fiancee's and wives who sit in the stands of the opposing team's arena.

Carmelo Anthony's fiancee, LaLa Vazquez was so angry at the Dallas fans in the stands at the Nuggets vs. Mavericks game last night that she took a swing at one. No word on if she connected.

While Melo unsuccessfully tried to lead his Nuggets to a victory in Dallas, his fiance, LaLa Vazquez, who is ironically a judge on VH1's "Charm School," got into it with some people sitting near her. In the video, shot by KDFW in Dallas, a visibly upset LaLa can be seen trying to throw something and then cussing at security as they tried to get her to leave.

Common sense should dictate that the NBA owners need to provide security to protect the loved ones of the players who are subjected to hostile fans and verbal abuse in the stands.

It's clear that Rick Ross is a psychopathic liar who wouldn't know the truth if it walked up and bit him! First, he lied about being a corrections officer for the state of Florida. Then he lied about boosting his nom de guerre from the original Rick Ross (the notorious drug dealer) by claiming he never heard of him!

And earlier today, Ross was not entirely truthful in his response to the Louis Vuitton trademark violation controversy in his exclusive interview with Allhiphop.com.

Ross claimed the shades he wore on the cover of XXL were authentic LV shades that were "customized with solid gold accents by Jacob Bernstein, AKA 'The Sunglasses Pimp.' "

"It’s the same thing as buying a Rolls Royce and having it tricked out; just because the product has been customized by me doesn’t take away from the fact that the frames are authentic Louis Vuitton Millionaires," Bernstein told AllHipHop.com. [LINK]

This is in direct contrast to what LV wrote in its complaint to the editors of XXL.

    ...the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit.

I would assume that Louis Vuitton execs are able recognize their own designer goods anywhere -- even if it's tricked out. Can you see now why certain brands don't want to be associated with certain rappers?

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Lawd knows I didn't want to post this video and subject your ears to this torture, but an industry friend (a male) called me just now and literally begged me to post this video of Ciara's appearance on Jay Leno.

What is the problem with untalented individuals like Beyonce, Ciara, Keri Hilson, Ashanti and others who KNOW they can't sing but choose to torture us anyway? Are they delusional or just in denial? Can we file charges against them for assaulting our eardrums? And what about the major labels who continue to market, finance and package this garbage to foist onto consumers like you and me?

Click here if you can't view the video

As some of you know, the gloves have come off in the war between Rihanna and fading teen idol Chris Brown, whose career went AWOL after he beat RiRi down earlier this year.

First CB's camp leaked racy photos of Rihanna in all her glory (and we thank them for that!) Then Rihanna fired back with a diss track calling CB a "silly boy" among other things. Well, bitch boy is due back in court any day now to answer to those domestic abuse charges, so he can't exactly give RiRi that verbal beat down that you know he wants to. So his gay dancers, Toinne and Delicious, do all his talking for him in this video.

From Contact Music:

Rappers T.I. and Ja Rule joined forces on Monday (5/11) for a New York Peace Walk, to honour two teenagers who were gunned down at the weekend. The MCs were joined at the Harlem rally by Reverend Al Sharpton, where they honoured the memories of 13-year-old Christopher Owen and 17-year-old Cory Squires. The artists and their followers then led the march up to 141st Street, where Squires was killed.

T.I., 28, has become an advocate for ending inner city violence since pleading guilty in March (09) to federal charges of possession of illegal firearms. He was arrested in October 2007 when he gave his bodyguard $12,000 to buy machine guns and silencers from undercover federal agents. And the rapper, who is due to turn himself in for a year-long federal prison stint on May 19 (09), took the opportunity to urge youths not to pull a gun to settle their differences.

He said: "I carried guns and swung dope as a 13-year-old. I had my best friend taken away from me through guns. I was so hurt from the loss of his life, I didn't take notice to the knowledge that I still had mine... you're not just killing a man, you're killing a family."


After the march, T.I., right, posed with (l to r) Ja Rule and Kevin Liles, Executive VP of Warner Music Group


T.I. being interviewed by Lisa Evers of NY's FOX 5 news. Lisa was an original member of the Guardian Angels in NYC, and she's a loyal reader of Sandrarose.com. I know this because she emailed me last month and told me so.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

Louis Vuitton head honchos reached out to the editors of XXL magazine to express their displeasure at the cover featuring Rick "I ain't no CO" Ross wearing a fake pair of Louis Vuitton shades. As if XXL editors are experts at distinguishing a rapper's fake bling and fake accessories from the genuine articles.

Dear Editor:

We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.

The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.

Is it any wonder that boutique labels and high end brands wish to distance themselves from Hip Hop? Expect Gucci to reach out to Sean Combs any day now to discuss that Pucci jacket he wore on the season finale of MTV's Making the Band.

Source: RealTalkNY via XXL

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?

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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.

PETA ad source

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.

Photos: INF DAILY

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.

Thanks to loyal reader Imalover for the link...

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.

From TMZ.com:

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?"

    1. She thought it was a picture of Will Smith

Thanks to loyal reader BevG for the link!

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.

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