Madonna looked fly as she escorted adopted son David Banda to services at the Kabbalah Center in Manhattan on Saturday. I would rock that entire outfit that Madonna has on if I could afford it.
Actor Hugh Jackman (X-Men Wolverines) and his adopted son Oscar took a stroll through Manhattan over the weekend. Hugh and his wife also adopted a daughter after she suffered two miscarriages.
Comedian/actress Rosie O'Donnell attended Z100's Zootopia 2009 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ with her adopted son Parker, 14, over the weekend. Rosie and her life partner Kelli Carpenter together adopted 2 other children. A fourth child was born to Carpenter through artificial insemination. And an adopted daughter was removed from the couple's home after Florida enforced it's own law prohibiting same sex couples from adopting.
Doesn't Keyshia Cole look like she's saying, "Come get some," in this pic? Keyshia is back on the road performing with Keri Hilson, The Dream and Bobby Valentino. Her 'Different Me' tour hit Wisconsin and Chicago this weekend. I hear she's traveling with her steady boyfriend who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. I wonder which one he is? No, it isn't Lebron! Savannah has him on lock. She put that love stick on him and he isn't going anywhere! Photo by ATLPics.net
Keyshia Cole brings her show home to Atlanta on Thursday (5/21) where she will perform at the fabulous Fox Theater. I'll be there! I just need to find someone to go with me since my few good friends are married with children. Photo by ATLPics.net
PR Diva Sherri Riley (GLUE, Inc), left, attended Dallas Austin's annual black tie foundation benefit dinner at a private residence over the weekend. That's Dallas (center) with his Aunt Clary Austin, right. Photo: Getty Images
Chilli, who has a son with Dallas Austin (Tron) attended the benefit and posed with Jazze Pha, who some of my readers have a huge crush on. They just won't admit it, but they know they LOVE them some Jazze! Photo: Getty Images
I realize Michelle Obama is not a celebrity, so please hold your emails. The First lady had a ball at the recent University of California Commencement ceremonies. I wish I could say the same for the other tired folks around her who look bored out of their minds. Photo: AP
Don't you want to say, "wake up sleepy head!," when you look at this photo of MTV VJ La La Vazquez? She's so adorable. Hopefully the Lakers fans will be kinder to her in the stands than those horrid Mavs fans were last week. La La's man Carmelo and his Denver Nuggets take on Kobe Bean in the first game of the Western Conference Finals tomorrow night at the Staples Center. We don't think the Nuggets have much of a chance against the Lakers, but we're rooting for the Nuggets anyway! Photo: Wireimage/Getty
I'm trying to figure out why the ladies (young and old) LOVE them some Soulja Boy so much. Is the little homie using sign language to tell us that he is packing something serious? Soulja Boy performed during Z100s Zootopia '09 concert over the weekend. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
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.
~quote borrowed from Field Negro
According to Politico.com, some on the left are beginning to sour on Barack Hussein Obama. We here at Sandrarose.com wonder what took them so long?
Sandrarose.com voiced our opinions about Obama's glaring lack of leadership qualities even before he took office. Way before he promised to uphold the constitution of the U.S., we knew he wouldn't. And when he lied through his teeth and said he would provide relief to the Americans who lost their homes, we called him out on his lies. When Obama stood on his platform of Change and said, "Yes, we can," Sandrarose.com knew he couldn't.
Sandrarose.com also knew that Obama didn't have the qualifications to run a McDonalds restaurant much less an entire country. His inexperience is very evident in his recent flip flopping on important issues. And let's not forget he bowed down to another foreign leader!
Every day I field hostile emails from the uninformed asking me why I hate on a half black man. Rarely do I waste my time responding because these same readers would be up in arms if he was a white president flip flopping all over the place and spending your hard earned tax dollars on photos of a plane!
For liberals who viewed Obama as something of a savior after eight years of Bush, the discontents are piling up.
He has pushed gun control to the back burner, used the state secrets privilege to try to quash lawsuits over warrantless wiretapping, opposed a “truth commission” to investigate alleged torture and sought to deny some legal protections to detainees in Afghanistan.
And he’s made clear he’s in no rush to do immigration reform or repeal the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers.
A growing number of organizations, bloggers and pundits, many of whom kept quiet about slights in Obama’s first few months, are now going public with their disillusionment.
“On torture, change we wanted to believe in feels like more of the same,” the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a joint statement Friday.
On issues like the wiretapping suits, some critics have suggested Obama is even worse than Bush. READ MORE...
HERE COMES THE HAWT STEPPER
Rihanna was spotted leaving the trendy NYC eaterie Da Silvano restaurant on Saturday with one of Jay Z's bodyguards in tow. We can't put it into words how happy we are to see Rihanna come back from the depths of hail to reclaim her past Glory (at the expense of Beyonce who tried hard to step into RiRi's vacant spot while she was gone, didn't she?) We LOVE RiRi's sense of style. Only she could pull off this look with those ugly boots and a huge snakeskin bag. I'm none too happy that her bag is made out of boa skin instead of the skin of the more unpredictable pythons. Hopefully that's a fake boa skin bag. I'm told that RiRi is a fond reader of Sandrarose.com (who isn't?), and if she ever wants to join my bustling, energetic -- but rather small community, she is welcome! Photos: JustJared.com
They said Supermodel Tyson Beckford was in town last week but I thought it was just a rumor. Leave it to Prince Williams' crew over at ATLPICS.net to find him! Tyson attended a fashion Show afterparty at Luckie Lounge on Thursday (5/14). As you know, Tyson stars in his own reality TV series "Make Me a Supermodel." I've only seen two episodes and that was a month ago. I wonder who won? Photos by ATLPics.net
This past weekend, my attorney Precious Anderson, celebrated her upcoming nuptials (and the end of her single woman status) at a roaring twenties style themed bridal shower held at a private home in the exclusive Ansley Park area of Midtown Atlanta.
Ms. Anderson is the owner of The Anderson Firm which specializes in sports, business and entertainment law as well as certain civil litigation matters.
Special thanks to Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net who captured the elegant event in all its splendor. Prince is available to shoot your bridal shower, wedding, or any special occasion. He can be reached at (404) 664-9725 or email Prince at info @ atlpics.net (without the spaces).
Please enjoy these beautiful pictures!
Precious Anderson's bridal shower was held at a private home in the exclusive Ansley Park area
That's Precious standing 3rd from the right in the yellow sun hat. Aren't the ladies beautiful?
Precious (in yellow sun hat) and her friends had tea on the covered porch
Yesterday I told you that Barack Hussein Obama flip flopped on releasing the terrorist torture photos. Well, now he's flip flopped again -- this time on the Gitmo terrorist trials.
You may recall that even before Obama took office in January he announced plans to halt the legal proceedings at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Obama was worried that the civil rights of those murderous terrorists were being violated. Remember that?
Remember how you sided with Obama and reached for whatever excuse you could pull out of the air to defend his crazy policy decisions? Well, hold onto your cups of Kool Aid because Obama has flipped again!
It's kind of hard to defend the guy when you don't know what side of the fence he will land on tomorrow.
President Barack Obama was today accused of a major U-turn after he decided to keep the controversial military commissions set up by George Bush to prosecute terror suspects.
The surprise White House announcement reversed Mr Obama’s campaign pledge to rely on America’s conventional criminal court system.
It was the president’s second U-turn this week after he changed his mind and pledged to try and block the court-ordered release of damning photographs showing US soldiers abusing prisoners.
Last night’s move led to an outcry from shocked human rights campaigners who thought Mr Obama intended to dismantle the terror tribunals after calling them ‘an enormous failure’ during last year’s presidential campaign. READ MORE...
Barack Obama is asking Congress to pass a credit card reforms bill that would strengthen protections for Americans who are behind on their credit card bills.
A few of the restrictions being placed on what Obama calls "abusive credit card practices" are: a ceiling on credit card interest rates, a 30-day advanced warning before raising interest rates, and requiring CC companies to mail bills at least 21 days before the payment is due instead of the 14 days as they do now.
The reforms in Obama's bill are expected to save Americans $15 billion each year on penalties and fees. "This is not free money; it's debt," Obama said. "And you shouldn't take on more than you can handle."
Oh really? Then why is that Obama has already tripled the budget deficit since taking office? This video breaks down how much of your money Obama has spent recklessly since becoming president. Please get your calculators ready.
Supermodel Iman, who knows a thing or two about great beauty, says Michelle Obama is not one. I totally disagree! We all know that the fashion world's standard of beauty is not a realistic one. And Iman should be ashamed of herself for applying that same standard of (artificial beauty) to the First Lady, who in my opinion is quite lovely.
"Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty,” Iman tells Parade.com. “But she is so interesting looking and so bright. That will always take you farther."
"When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you," she explains. "If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age."
I almost typed "Star Jones" while captioning this picture of Jennifer Hudson, who appeared on The Today Show this morning. That would have been so wrong of me. It would have been equally as wrong for me to say anything out of the way about J-Hud's outfit which she paired with those Broadway showgirl wedge heel sandals that would look better (or worse) on Beyonce.
And it wouldn't be fair for me to say anything at all about her fiance Punk, of whom so much has been said already.
As most of you know, Grand Hustle artist Alfamega didn't make the trip to Miami for T.I's going away festivities because he was terminated by the diminutive rap boss for lying on his job application.
Here's what was told to me by an inside source: It seems that Alfamega got pinched by the feds back in the 90s for pushing weight in Florida (for real, unlike Rick Ross who lied about being a coke dealer). Alfa ended up doing way less time than he ought to have done because (allegedly) he started singing like a caged bird.
The song he was singing must have sounded like music to the feds' ears, especially when he started crowing about the celebrities he was dealing coke to. Next thing you know, Alfamega is a free man, but still living large on his federally funded lifestyle (allegedly).
In short order, Alfamega started kicking it with rap crews again. Recording rap demos and partying hard with individuals who apparently were too dumb to notice anything odd about him, such as where he was getting his ends from. And why his associates were getting busted around him while he remained unscathed.
So fast forward to the early 2000s, and Alfamega sets up shop in Atlanta where he hooks up with Atlanta rap crews, including T.I. at Grand Hustle. I don't know why "Block" of Block Entertainment's name keeps coming up in all of this. But they say that Block did time with the same bodyguard who is responsible for T.I.'s gun troubles. That bodyguard was supposedly referred to T.I.'s camp by Block.
In light of all this recent drama, people are now saying Block is a federal snitch. But I don't believe that for one minute though. Peep what Block's disgruntled artist Yung Joc -- who is suing Block for past due royalties -- had to say about him in an interview with AllHipHop.com yesterday:
A lot of people don’t like to do business with him. Block don’t even go out in Atlanta; a lot of people don’t even know his face. And when you’re trying to do business, you can’t be a boss if people don’t f**k with you.
Now they say once a federal snitch, always a federal snitch. Soon after Alfa's arrival in Atlanta, certain rappers and industry execs started getting busted by the feds left and right, and no one was the wiser. Especially T.I., who seems to be a very trusting sort. Bless his heart.
Anyway, now that Alfamega's cover is blown, AHH's purveyor of gossip, Ill Seed theorizes that the feds had to ghost Alfa out of town expeditiously. So Ill Seed claims the feds concocted a scheme to bust Alfamega publicly so he could go deep under cover into the witness protection program. Ill Seed's theory sounds reasonable to me. That's exactly how they do it in the movies.