Remember when singer/songriter Ne-Yo broke down and cried like a B onstage during a recent concert in England? His excuse was that he lost his voice or some ish. Well, we got word that Ne-Yo lost more than his voice, he lost his longtime girlfriend/beard, Tenille.
For an artist or industry cat, finding a good loyal beard like Jessica these days can be pretty rough. Just ask Eddie Murphy and Jay Z.
A good beard must be more than just a pretty face, she must be disciplined and discrete. But above all, she must be willing to keep her mouth shut long after they part ways. There are no pre-nup agreements between stars and their beards. Their word is their bond and the trust runs deep. No wonder Ne-Yo was crying! I almost feel sorry for the guy.
This past week, Ne-Yo partied the night away at a midtown nightclub. Sources say Ne-Yo drowned his sorrows in the arms of a variety of women. But at the end of the night, he left the club alone.
As MM points out, the Obama administration's ambitious 'Cash for Clunkers' federal rebate program failed after only 3 days.
It wasn't just the fact that the program ran out of money to buy back junk cars in exchange for gas efficient ones in only 3 days -- it's worse than that. The truth is, the Obama administration doesn't have a clue what they're doing.
The cash ran out because there was a woeful lack of planning, budgeting and strategizing on the part of the administration. Once again we get excuses from the White House as to why their bills or programs just don't work:
The Obama administration is attempting to use the fact that the program was popular with consumers as evidence that it was a “success,” but that only serves as evidence of government incompetence. Unfortunately for Obama & Company, many people are aware that sometimes “too successful” is far more expensive than “didn’t work at all.” READ MORE...
So add the 'Cash for Clunkers' program to the growing heap of failures for the Obama administration. And then try to imagine what ObamaCare will be like if it passes.
A car dealer responds to this post after the break...Read more »
Pop singers Rihanna and Katy Perry sucked on Sugar Factory Couture lollipops while attending a post concert party at The Griffin in NYC on Tuesday. They make Couture lollipops now? And how did I miss these pics?
Rihanna stopped by the Tom Ford flagship store on Madison Ave in NYC today. Tom Ford is where RiRi gets all her fly azz, custom frames that you and I can't get. She's so lucky.
OK I'm kidding about the Ryan Cameron Morning Show, lol. Actually Ryan, who hosts the popular Ryan Cameron Show in the drive time slot on WVEE in Atlanta, is subbing all this week for the Kang, Frank Ski, who along with Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia, helms the popular Frank & Wanda Morning Show.
Party planner Anthony, who also goes by the names Tony Shorter and Tyson, called in to the show this morning to speak with Ryan to clear the air about his much-publicized bitch fight with "fashion designer" Sheree Whitfield from last night's premiere of RHOA.
In an email to Sandrarose.com yesterday, Anthony stated that the producers of the show hired him -- not Sheree -- to coordinate her so-called "Divorce party" into his Atlanta Music Festival back in March. Obviously Anthony was set up to fail from the very beginning.
Home made video by an aspiring singer, former model and eye candy Brandon Carter, for his independent single "Set The Mood". This video is the first single off Brandon's new MixTape "The Audacity Of DOPE". The mixtape can be downloaded for free at http://brandoncarter.com. Tell him Sandra Rose sent you and he'll send you an autographed photo of his Hawt bod!
Note to aspiring singers: don't wait around for a label to discover you and sign you to a record deal where they get 95% of the profits. Make your own music videos and mixtapes. Then upload your music online. The music industry is dead.
NFL star (and beau of Antonia "Toya" Carter) James Hardy writes:
I am shocked and disappointed by people's efforts to destroy my character. I am a God-fearing man, and I would never place my hands on the mother of my child or my son. In fact, my son has been an inspiration to me and to my accomplishments and I hold deep respect for my former girlfriend for raising my son. As in many relationships, my ex-girlfriend and I had an argument that was blown out of proportion. My ex-girlfriend called the police and I was arrested. As a student athlete, I did not have the money to defend myself in a criminal trial; therefore, I agreed to take part in a six-month diversion program.
As a result, the charges were dismissed and at the hearing on June 13, 2007, my ex-girlfriend recanted her statements and testified that she phoned 911 in an effort to "get at" me for the problems we were having in the relationship at the time. During the time of the incident, our relationship was being affected due to my hectic athletic schedule.This incident took place three years ago when I was a college student at Indiana University.
Currently, I am a professional athlete who realizes that children look up to me and that I have a duty to conduct myself appropriately. As partners in parenting, my ex-girlfriend and I maintain an amicable relationship. I have moved on and am happy with my life. Despite the negative media coverage, I am striving to achieve my maximum potential in life and focus on my career.
Local authorities have released raw footage from surveillance cameras that allegedly captured images of two suspects being sought in the murder and robbery of boxing champion Vernon Forrest last weekend. According to the AJC, police believe up to four men were involved in the murder.
Forrest and his 11-year-old Godson are seen on surveillance video in his Jaguar as they pulled into a gas station on Whitehall Street in Southwest Atlanta on Saturday night. Forrest put air in his tires as his Godson, who is the only eyewitness, went inside the convenience store to buy a bag of chips and use the restroom. The gas station surveillance camera captures a red Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am pulling up to a pump. A black man is seen getting out of the passenger side and walking directly behind Forrest.
The man is armed and demands Forrest's Rolex watch and a diamond ring. As the man walked away, Forrest retrieved a licensed .45 caliber weapon from under his driver's seat and gave chase on foot South on McDaniel Street and across the I-20 overpass.
Police believe Forrest lost sight of the suspect at the corner of McDaniel and Fulton Streets. The suspect was then caught on surveillance video as he ran past the front door of 505 Fulton Street apartments and then again as he ran behind the building where he is seen opening an unlocked security gate and entering a hallway.
The robbery suspect was wearing jeans, a black t-shirt and carrying a shiny handgun. Another surveillance camera captured the same man cowering nervously in the hallway near a locked security gate while talking on a cell phone. Police believe Forrest caught up with a second man who probably acted as look out at the gas station. The two exchanged words but the man was able to convince Forrest that he wasn't the one who robbed him. When Forrest turned to leave, the man pulled a gun and shot Forrest 7 to 8 times in the back and head. Forrest died at the scene.
After the shooting, the driver of the red Pontiac picked up both the robber and the shooter. The Pontiac then drove South on McDaniel Street.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Atlanta Police Department at 404-577-TIPS (8477)
Last night I spent the better part of an hour scouring blogs and news gathering websites for images of Barack Hussein Obama consuming beer at the so-called "beer summit" yesterday. Needless to say, I couldn't find any. Oh, there were plenty of pics of Obama leaning back in his lawn chair (supposedly after a hard day's work) nursing a mug of Bud Light sitting on the table in front of him. But no pics of him actually downing a cold one.
That's odd... Was Sergeant James Crowley the only one captured on film hoisting a mug of suds to his lips during the "beer summit"? Was that the intended outcome -- to get images of the cop drinking beer, but not the president, the vice president Joe Biden, or the race baiting Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. whose loose lips sparked a firestorm of race debates in this country?
Maybe Obama's handlers didn't want to see any more images like this one. Maybe they reminded O that it isn't cool or presidential to be photographed in public sipping brew. Not when teenagers are still drinking and driving and killing themselves at alarming rates. Best to do all his swigging behind closed doors like George Bush did.
Barack Obama will go down in history as the least popular president to ever occupy the White House. Today Obama sat down for a beer with his pal, race baiter Henry Louis "Skip" Gates and the white officer who arrested Gates two weeks ago. Is this what you voted him in office for? To promote alcoholism?
Everyone I spoke with said they would have refused Obama's invitation to sit down for a beer after referring to them as stupid. One friend told me that Obama's photo ops are more important to him than promoting abstinence and responsibility.
Anthony, the party planner who referred to reality TV personality Sheree Whitfield as a "trashy bitch" during an episode of RHOA, wrote in to clear the air. Anthony wants you to know he is not gay. And, in addition to being a proud husband and father, he is a consummate professional like fellow party planner Jamahl King.
I am reaching out trying to get the facts straight. First, I am not GAY! Married with children, and love PUSSY.
Second, I was never hired by Sheree or Bravo to do a party. This event was for the Atlanta Music Festival, and the producer's ask me to modify the event to be included in an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, entitled Sheree's Divorce Party.
I also consider myself to be a professional with a long standing resume. But, unless you have work with Sheree or had any dealings with her you wouldn't understand, where I am coming from.
Rihanna was spotted out & about in NYC today carrying a digital camera and wearing a colorful poncho dress with matching metallic sandals. How cute! Rihanna's beau/bodyguard kept a safe distance after paps caught him and Rihanna holding hands two nights in a row.
Remember John Holdren, the Harvard professor appointed by Barack Obama to be his "science adviser"? I told you earlier about his book Ecoscience that advocates population control and forced abortions. Well, it turns out Holdren has even more radical views on life than I originally thought.
In 1973, Holdren wrote another book called “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions” in which he says newborn babies, if given the right "social experiences" after birth, "will ultimately develop into a human being." I had to stop typing long enough to laugh out loud! THIS is the guy that Obama wants advising him on science when he doesn't even know when human life begins?
Are all Harvard professors kooky like Holdren and Skip Gates? Unlike Skip Gates, Holdren is now in control of this country's science policies!
The more I read about this nut job Holdren, the more he begins to sound like Hitler, who also didn't think a segment of society was human and set about solving his "social problems" by building concentration camps.
Only an idiot would believe anything that comes out of Joe Jackson's mouth these days. And I guess the interviewer sitting across from Joe is just such an idiot. When Joe says dancer Omer Bhatti -- one of the young boys Michael befriended in the 90s -- is Michael's son, the interviewer believes him without question.
He doesn't even ask Joe if a DNA test was performed. Of course, the truth is Omer is not Michael's biological son -- Omer said so himself in an interview with a British paper. So did People.com which quoted a friend of Bhatti's as saying Michael referred to the young performer as "Liltte Monkey." Michael apparently had such a weird disconnect with other humans that he often objectified them. Michael named one of the children he raised "Blanket."
The friend said Bhatti, nicknamed "Little Michael" met Jackson when the kid won a contest impersonating him in Europe in the mid-1990s. Jackson was "blown away" by the little performer and got in contact with Bhatti's family. Bhatti is one of numerous boys who shared Jackson's bed over the years at his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
I'm sure Omer's biological parents don't find any of this amusing. Rumors like this one will never be taken seriously because we all know Jacko was not into females.
An insider who has seen the 2nd season of The Real Foreclosed And Bankrupt Housewives Of Atlanta tells me that the producers decided to "do something different with Sheree [Whitfield] this year."
It seems that Sheree wasn't happy with her portrayal as a psycho bitch during the 1st season of RHOA. So this season, the producers will play up the sympathy angle with Sheree.
"Sheree almost breaks down when she talks about how Bob [Whitfield] stopped paying the house notes," my source told me. "She didn't know she was about to be evicted."
She described the fight that I posted earlier between Sheree and her gay party planner, Anthony, as "much worse than the video you posted." Apparently the two get physical in the full scene that will be shown tonight. Anthony goes on to curse out Sheree and even refers to Sheree's mother as a 'bitch' in the fight scene.
According to my source, former Xscape lead singer Kandi Burrus will surprise everyone. "They're pushing Kandi out there more by making her go up against NeNe. I didn't know she had it in her," said the insider while describing the on-screen action between the newcomer Kandi and original cast member NeNe Leakes. "But I guess if she didn't [fight NeNe] they would have kicked her off the show."
My source also indicated that this season might not be the ratings bonanza the producers had hoped for. When pushed for details, my source said, "I'm not saying it's totally wack. Just watch the first show tonight, you'll see."
Here's a sneak peek from the 2nd season of Real Foreclosed and Bankrupt Housewives of Atlanta, which premieres tonight. In this scene, a totally classless Sheree Whitfield, a former boutique owner who now claims to be a fashion designer, argues with her gay party planner.
Here's some behind-the-scenes info: our friend, celebrity party planner Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. Events Planning Firm (pictured left), was originally asked to be Sheree's party planner for the 2nd season (Jamahl didn't tell me this, but a little birdie did).
Some of you may recall that it was Jamahl who planned She' By Sheree'sfashion line launch party during the 1st season (Jamahl wanted to hire me to shoot that party, but I politely declined). If you recall, there were no fashions at the first fashion line launch party.
In all fairness, the 2nd launch party for She' By Sheree (also planned by Jamahl King) came off without a hitch and included fashions from her line (see the pics from the party here).
Anyway, from what I hear, Jamahl King politely declined to partake in the buffoonery this season. So, Anthony, the unfortunate party planner in this video, got the gig.
Anyone who has worked with Jamahl King (Usher, Monica, Ne-Yo, NIKE, etc.) knows that Jamahl is the consummate professional and would never allow himself to be played out in this manner.
How do we know NeNe Leakes is an attention whore? Because she called into the Ryan Cameron Show specifically to threaten her RHOA cast member Kandi Burrus live on the air. Very few people who actually intend on delivering an ass whooping would broadcast their intentions live to millions of witnesses -- unless they are trying to boost the ratings for their lame reality TV series which premieres tonight.
Pop singer Rihanna and her bodyguard were spotted holding hands for the second straight night yesterday as they left da Silvano restaurant in NYC. The twosome are reminiscent of Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the hit movie The Bodyguard (1992).
The couple's startling public intimacy has sparked rumors that they might be undercover lovers. Word is that Jay Z hired the lanky hunk to protect RiRi in the aftermath of her beat down at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Rihanna, a native of Barbados, has been romantically linked with other Caucasian men in the past such as Shia LaBeouf and Josh Hartnett.
By contrast, Beyonce and her handsome bodyguard, Julius, have never been spotted holding hands -- at least not in public.
Calls to Rihanna's pitbull publicist were not returned.
Rev. Ike, one of the original "prosperity preachers" has died at age 74. A family spokesman said Rev. Ike, real name Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter, died in a L.A. hospital of complications from a stroke which he suffered two years ago.
Rev. Ike preached prosperity (blessings of abundant wealth) through giving more than the expected small percentage of income (tithing). In his heyday, Rev. Ike raked in millions from his parishioners while living in opulence with a stable of women and Rolls Royce's.
Rev. Ike was the predecessor to modern day prosperity preachers like Creflo Dollar, a College Park Televangelist who was recently slapped with a multimillion dollar lawsuit for fraud.
Police have found the baby girl who was cut from her mother's womb. The baby is alive and being treated at a local hospital. New Hampshire police arrested a woman and her male companion late yesterday after receiving tips from the couple's friends.
The woman had pretended to be pregnant for months. But friends alerted the police after hearing about the murder of Darlene Haynes, 23, and noting that the suspect came home too early after giving birth. Haynes' body was found beaten and mutilated in a bedroom closet in her Worcester apartment on Monday.
Pregnant women at or near the end of their term (third trimester) are advised not to tell strangers (or friends for that matter) the gestational age of their fetus.
Police in Worcester, Mass. are frantically searching for the person or persons who stabbed a mother of three and cut her 8-month-old fetus from her womb.
A landlord searching for the source of a foul odor found Darlene Haynes's mutilated body wrapped in bedding and stuffed in her apartment closet yesterday. Police believe Haynes's body had been in the closet for almost a week. Haynes family members say they last heard from her on Thursday.
An 8-month-old fetus would require immediate hospitalization since it's lungs may not be fully developed.
Police have questioned Haynes's boyfriend who moved out of the apartment last month. Haynes, 23, took out a restraining order on her longtime boyfriend Roberto C. Rodriguez, 24, after he pushed her onto a glass table and ripped a phone from a wall so she couldn't call police on June 24.
Rodriguez told police he last saw Haynes when she dropped off their 1-year-old daughter Christina at his house on Thursday. Two other children, Jasmine, 4, and Lilliana, 3, are in the custody of Haynes's relatives.
The NFL sent out feelers to NFL teams they thought might be interested in bidding for the services of disgraced quarterback Michael Vick. Out of the 31 teams queried -- 18 said 'No thanks' and the number is expected to climb.
Vick, who spent 17 months in a federal prison for dog fighting, wasn't exactly burning up the field with TDs before checking in to Club Fed.
Maybe the teams remember that he tends to fumble the ball a lot and throws a few more interceptions than they would like while scrambling out of the pocket.
Or maybe Vick's salary demands are too laughable to even consider. Then there's the stigma of having such an infamous ex-con on your roster. That fact alone is sure to be mentioned every time the team hits the field.
So can you blame them? But as AJC sports writer Jeff Shcultz wrote: "Thirty-one teams can say no but it only takes one to give Vick a contract."
A Boston cop might lose his job after he vented his frustration toward Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr, in an email.
Gates created a national firestorm of controversy when he was arrested after hurling racist accusations at a white police officer who was investigating a possible break-in at Gates's Harvard-owned residence in Boston.
Both Gates and Sergeant James Crowley have threatened to file lawsuits against each other.
A Boston police officer was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly used a racial slur when referring to Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In a mass e-mail, Officer Justin Barrett, 36, called Gates a "jungle monkey," according to Elaine Driscoll, a spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department.
Gates, a black Harvard scholar, was arrested at his home earlier this month on a disorderly conduct charge after he tried to budge open the door of his Cambridge home.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis found out about the e-mail on Tuesday and immediately stripped Barrett of his gun and badge, Driscoll said. The e-mail was sent anonymously to his Barrett's fellow guard members and the Boston Globe.
Once again, Barack Hussein Obama's personal physician has spoken out against Obama's faulty Universal health Care Reform.
Dr. David Scheiner, 70, Chicago-based physician who treated Obama for more than 20 years, said Obama's vision is bound to failure.
"I look at his program and I can't see how it's going to work," Scheiner told the Huffington Post. "He has no cost control. There would be no effective cost control in his program. The [Congressional Budget Office] said it's going be incredibly expensive ... and the thing that I really am worried about is, if it is the failure that I think it would be, then health reform will be set back a long, long time."
Scheiner told HuffPo he prefers a more progressive approach to health care reform (such as expanding Medicare/Medicaid to cover more Americans). "His pragmatism is what is overwhelming him," said Scheiner.
The paparazzi snapped pics of Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla out & about in L.A. today. The Oscar winner wore the shredded Dirty Courture jeans made famous by singer/actress Zoe Kravitz, daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Dirty Couture clothing are all the rage in Hollywood these days.
What did I tell you? Didn't I say that once Gabriel Aubrey fulfilled Halle's request for doting daddy shots for the paps he'd be gone? It isn't like he's that busy with his modeling career, is he?
Rappers-turned-actors Common and Queen Latifah exercised in Central park while filming scenes from their new movie titled "Just Wright." Let me guess, Common and Latifah play a romantic couple? That's going to be a hard sell considering that everybody knows Queen is not into tube steak.
Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets and his baby mama, TV and radio personality LaLa Vazquez, attended the TAG Launch party for TAG's signature series of body sprays at The London Hotel in West Hollywood last night. Everyone looked cute except for 'Melo who still has problems dressing himself appropriately for a man his age. I will stop just short of saying Melo looks very suspect in his little pink sweater (out of respect to LaLa who is still my girl and all).
But that cardigan sweater and those Louis Vuitton booties would sure look better on a Kanye West or Pharell Williams. LaLa, talk to your man!
Is anyone else tired of reading about this Beyonce/Kelly Clarkson story? If you're like me, you don't care if one wack song sounds like another wack song. Don't they all sound the same nowadays anyway?
They're saying Clive Davis is about to kick the American Idol winner to the curb for running her mouth off about her song, “Already Gone”, being recorded over the same track as Bey's track "Halo." It seems that Kelly is pissed at a songwriter for pawning off the same track on both singers. I'm thinking that maybe Kelly never head Beyonce's "Halo" until she recorded over the track herself and then she said, "Hey, that lame Beyonce song sounds a lot like mine!"
Songwriter Ryan Tedder took to his Myspace blog yesterday to respond to the media gossip that Kelly threw him under the bus for basically reusing the same track and pawning it off on both singers.
Today he released an official statement denying he used the same track. He claimed that “Already Gone" -- the track he co-wrote with Kelly, and "Halo," the song he gave Bey, are two "entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically." He goes on to deny trying to rip off the two singers with the same corny track.
But Kelly begged to differ. Speaking on Canadian radio yesterday, Kelly complained bitterly about Ryan duping her, and about J Records releasing "Already Gone" as a single against her wishes once she realized it was the same wack track. Now word is, an angry Clive Davis retaliated by threatening to cut the budget for her new album. The last time Kelly butt heads with Davis, sales of her last CD My December suffered big time.
So what's poor Kelly to do? Well, there's always iTunes and ringtones.