Some of us wondered where Ciara was when Kim Kardashian celebrated her birthday bash last night at Philippe Chow in LA. That other media whore, Lala Vazquez showed up on time, but it’s not Ciara to miss an opportunity to get some face time on the blogs (we’re the only media who care).

Well, it seems Ciara got there late. Ci was spotted hopping out of her leased Lambo. Don’t get it twisted. Y’all know she can’t afford an expensive ride like that when she hasn’t had a hit in years!

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A somber Lil Wayne leaves a Manhattan court after pleading guilty to gun possession charges earlier today. Wayne is expected to serve a minimum of 1 year in prison when he’s sentenced in February 2010. The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, was facing a 3-year minimum sentence on the charge before copping the plea.

How is is first wife, reality TV personality Antonia “Toya” Carter taking the news? We’ll find out when she participates in a Live Chat here on Sandrarose.com at 6 PM today.

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Ever wonder why Hip Hop fell from grace and so many of the key players are either dead or in prison, but certain key players are seemingly untouchable?

Loyal reader Shalay writes:

OMG is all I have to say. My friend and I just watched this video on youtube called Jayz’s deception. After watching that video I felt weird listening to his music. LIke i was committing a sin. Just like the line in Empire State of Mind, “Jesus cant save you life starts when the church ends”. Thats that Freemason mess. Who says that? There are so many connections to his music and the New World Order past and present and people who are knows to praise satan. People need to listen and stop popping their head to the pretty beat.

Love the blog on everyday!

It looks like Tiffany Evans’ words are ringing true: the evil within the music industry is being exorcised.

It was just yesterday that we asked the question, “what if Lil Wayne does go to jail?” As it turns out, Lil Wayne is being measured for his prison jumpsuit as I type this.

According to the AJC, the rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in a NY courtroom today to felony gun possession charges. He has agreed to a one-year prison sentence. The rapper had faced a minimum 3-year sentence on the charge.

Wayne was in court yesterday to hear DNA evidence that would tie him to a gun that was found onboard his tour bus in 2007.

When the judge warned Wayne that he would not be able to withdraw the plea as some people try to do, the somber rapper said, “I’m not one of those people.”

Wayne also faces felony drug possession and weapons charges in Arizona stemming from an arrest last year. Those charges carry a maximum 15-year sentence. He has pleaded not guilty in that case

Carter will remain free on bond while he awaits his sentencing in February 2010.

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Thanks to loyal reader Geoffrey for the tip!

In an interview with MSNBC, a tired Barack Obama said he’s not “losing sleep” over his war with Fox News. Instead of dealing with the war in Afghanistan and the runaway national deficit, Barack Obama is engaging the White House in a senseless attack against a news organization that doesn’t bow down to him.

If Obama wins this fight, will he go after our Constitutional rights to criticize the government too?

News Blaze blog called Barack America’s “Spoiled Brat” President. Saying, Barack should “be able to accept criticism and dissent without unraveling to the point of utter distraction.

“Criticism and robust opposition come with the gig, Mr. President! Winning the presidency confers unlimited power on no one.”

Before Barack Obama was even elected, I told you guys that this would happen. Obama’s communications director even had the nerve to say the White House “owns” the American media!

Well, they don’t own Fox News! Thank God for that we have at least one news organization (and blogs) that we can trust to bring us the truth without the familiar Kool Aid tainted perspective.

According to a production source for Bravo network’s popular Real Housewives of Atlanta series, both NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield will soon be looking for new digs. That is because Bravo is footing the bill to lease both of the luxury homes that you see the ladies and their families enjoying on the show.

I’m told that AJC newspaper has done some research and will soon reveal the details of the lease agreements in an upcoming story in the paper. But remember where you read it first!

Industry insiders have been whispering about the temporary lease agreements all season. “Everyone wants to know if they’re going to stay in the homes or be forced to move,” said one industry insider.

It’s no secret that the girls blew through their Bravo checks and are now complaining publicly that they have no money now that the show is going into syndication.

“NeNe is doing whatever she can to make ends meet,” said the insider. “Her book isn’t selling and her husband is out of work, so she’s hurting right now.” The insider said west coast promoters fly NeNe to LA to host events and put her up in fancy hotels. But she returns home broke.

If you recall, NeNe and her husband Greg Leakes were served with an eviction notice on their Duluth, GA house last September. They vacated the property in November of 2008.

Then before shooting was to begin on the second season, sources say Bravo took out a lease on a mansion for the Leakes who had moved into a small rental property.

Sources also say Bravo was forced to upgrade the living quarters for Sheree Whitfield and her two kids who were kicked out of the Sandy Springs mansion she once shared with her ex-husband, former NFL great, Bob Whitfield. The $2.4 million mansion sold for $1.1 million in foreclosure earlier this year, according to the AJC.com.

Whitfield wasn’t specific about her new place in a phone interview with the AJC’s Rodney Ho back in June. She said only that she had “downsized.”

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian celebrated her 29th birthday with family and friends last night at Philippe Chow restaurant in LA.

Earlier in the day, Kim, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney and her mom helped brother-in-law Lamar Odom launch his new clothing line. That’s right, you have yet another celebrity clothing line to choose from. Aren’t you excited?

Multimedia personality LaLa Vazquez showed up for the festivities. She’s not going to miss her chance to get her picture taking on. LaLa is getting to be quite the media whore lately isn’t she?

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Somer Renee Thompson’s body has been found in a Georgia landfill, according to Florida law enforcement officials.

The 7-year-old went missing on Monday (10/19) as she walked home from school about a mile from her Orange Park, Florida neighborhood. Thompson was arguing with another child when her older sister scolded her. Upset, Thompson walked ahead of the group and was never seen alive again.

Acting on a hunch, Florida investigators followed dump trucks heading for a Georgia landfill on the Florida/Georgia border about 48 miles from where Thompson was last seen.

Investigators found the girl’s partially covered body amid the trash and refuse in the landfill. A positive ID was made from the clothes she was wearing and a birthmark.

“I fear for our community until we bring this person in. This is a heinous crime that’s been committed,” said Sheriff Rick Beseler.

Beseler said breaking the news to the girl’s devastated mother was “the hardest phone call I’ve ever had to make in my life.”

“This has been so unreal for the neighborhood,” said Sharon Galloway, who lives across the street from the Thompsons. “I just hope they get that son of a gun and tie him up by his short hairs.”

Florida police are interviewing 70 registered sex offenders in the Orange Park area.

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Young singer/actress Tiffany Evans spoke her mind on Rihanna’s new single and the evil she sees in the music industry. Industry folks, including bloggers who felt threatened by her words, came for her yesterday on the social micro-blogging site Twitter.com.

Tiffany was so upset at the abuse heaped on her on Twitter.com yesterday that she contemplated deleting her Twitter page. Thankfully, she didn’t delete her page because her young voice needs to be heard.

Do you want to know why the music industry is falling apart or why so many rappers are suddenly getting locked up when they seemingly couldn’t get arrested for murder in the past?

Do you want to know why industry veteran Shakir Stewart took his own life or why so many industry people are strung out on drugs and their lives are quickly unraveling? Listen to the young’n Tiffany.

People might disagree with what you have to say, but they can’t tell you how to think! Somehow, someway the truth always comes to light!

Russian Roulette= Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!

You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep,but not murder deep.

Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan,and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprise. Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.

Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career.make u huge.only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word.and his children.

Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble.

I will hit up Tiffany Evans later on Twitter to see if she wants to come on Sandrarose.com and do a Live Chat about this controversy.

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According to online reports, ESPN analyst Steve Phillips has taken a leave of absence from the sports news network after admitting to an illicit affair with a 22-year-old ESPN production assistant.

The first mistake that Marni Phillips made was not leaving her husband when she found out he cheated in the workplace.

Marni Phillips made the mistake so many women make when their husbands cheat in the workplace: she gave him a second chance. As I wrote in an earlier post, most men will cheat if they have the time and opportunity, and most affairs occur in the workplace.

Men don’t cheat by accident — they cheat by nature. If they did it once, they will do it again.

Police say Phillips’ mistress Brooke Hundley began calling Phillips’ wife on Aug. 5, taunting her with text messages describing his birthmarks. Hundley also messaged the couple’s 16-year-old son on Facebook, posing as another teen to get information about his family life.

Marni Phillips called police Aug. 19 when she came home to find Hundley standing in her driveway.

Hundley had tacked a letter to the Phillips’ front door just before Marni Phillips drove up. When she saw Phillips, Hundley put her car in reverse, smashing into a stone column and then driving across the front lawn to escape.

“I knew instinctively that this was the woman Steve was involved with and I was terrified,” Phillips wrote in a statement to police.

“I’m a real person in his life and I care deeply about his happiness,” police say Hundley wrote in the letter.

Steve Phillips claimed his affair with Hundley was “three meetings that all took place in July.”

ESPN, which no doubt has a no fraternization policy, said it took “appropriate disciplinary action” when the affair came to light back in August. But it wasn’t clear what that disciplinary action was.

Police plan to interview Hundley when she returns from vacation next week. But here’s the best part: Marni Phillips filed for divorce Sept. 14, according to court records.

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The next time you’re in New York, stop by Sony Record label and thank record exec David Bell for sending this new pic and an audio stream of Chris Brown’s interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez yesterday.

I still have no sympathy for Chris Brown. He can play that victim role if he wants, but once an abuser, always an abuser.

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I couldn’t get the audio stream to stop playing automatically when you reload the page. So I replaced it with the video below.

David writes:

In case you missed it today, below are a stream and an embeddable player with the entire interview Chris did on Angie Martinez today. Attached is a new photo of Chris.

As most of you already know, former Xscape singer/songwriter and RHOA cast member Kandi Burruss just opened up a new boutique with her business partner Peaches Chin on S. Atlanta Road. The Grand opening is in two weeks. The stores carries a line of affordable clothing and accessories that won’t hurt your bank account.

Peep the pics below by the AJC’s Johnny Crawford.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Peaches Chin (right) stand outside Tags, their new boutique on Friday in Smyrna. JOHNNY CRAWFORD/JCRAWFORD@AJC.COM

Kandi Burruss relaxes as Peaches Chin (right) helps her put on a necklace inside Tags, their new boutique. Burruss and Chin decided the concept for the store, would be “luxury for less.”

Some have raised eyebrows at the wisdom of opening a boutique in the midst of a recession, Burruss said, but she and Chin believe customers will be surprised at the store’s affordability.


This necklace for under $25.00 is available at Tags

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TMZ needs to get their facts straight! Earlier, the celebrity blog claimed that an LA court changed the status of divorce papers for Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster to “disposed,” meaning the marriage is over. Except that Usher filed for divorce in Georgia. So what does LA have to do with anything?

TMZ is beginning to look as shaky as that fast food blog that’s always manufacturing stories.

The AJC.com, which actually bothered to check with the Georgia courts, quoted Don Plummer with Fulton County who said nothing has been filed with the court as of yet.

In fact, Plummer told the AJC that the two parties haven’t even come to court with an agreement.

So I guess that means Tameka doesn’t have to change her Twitter name just yet.

Comedian and TV personality Rosie O’Donnell tearfully confirmed rampant Internet rumors that her ‘wife’ has moved out.

According to People.com, O’Donnell said that she and her wife of five years, Kelli Carpenter, are undergoing a rough patch in their relationship and they are working together to raise their 5 adopted children.

“We’re a family. We will remain a family forever. And we are working on our issues,” O’Donnell, 47, tells USA Today.

“Kelli and I love each other very much and we are working on our issues,” a tearful O’Donnell says, emphasizing that the couple’s four children are “a priority.” “Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever. And that is something that has been agreed upon by all parties. But everything’s fine and everybody’s good and we’re still both raising them together. We will both continue to parent them and we’re friendly and everything’s all right.”

Former Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle talked to Allhiphop.com about T.I. and how he’s passing the time on the inside.

I wonder what she means by “he hears things and we talk about it?” I guess I’ll ask her tomorrow during her Live Chat on Sandrarose.com.

“I talk to him about a little of everything, just things going on. He hears things and we talk about it. He wants me to stay out the way, me being out of harm’s way. I know it’s a lot of crazy things going on so I try to stay in as much as possible because I don’t have him here. So I come out only when it’s necessary. I stay out the way. But he even said it was a terrible situation that AJ had to lose his life like that. Him not knowing the situation and what’s going on he really can’t speak on it. He’s doing good. He’s passing the time by working out and just doing things they do inside, you know,” she stated. “He’s playing handball and things like that. I go see him every Sunday, sometimes on Mondays. We talk everyday. He gets emails, working out and doing things like that so he’s busy in there. He has a full schedule.”