It seems that the president has pulled rank (again) to protect one of his friends from public scrutiny. According to online reports, Desiree Rogers, the embattled Social Secretary whose office dropped the ball last week allowing party crashers to embarrass the president at the 1st state dinner, will not be required to testify before Congress today.
So much for Obama’s promise of transparency in his administration.
Wasn’t it her job to make sure Obama’s prestigious guests were greeted properly at the gate and not by Security? As a White House employee who represents the people, the public has a right to know exactly what went wrong — even though we can pretty much guess.
The decision is not likely to be contested by Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee, saving Rogers a potentially embarrassing turn in the hearing-room spotlight. Since Rogers was only invited, not subpoenaed, to testify by the ranking Republican on the committee, New York Representative Pete King, she faces no legal consequences for declining to attend. [link]
But this will only add fuel to the fire that Obama hired his Chicago cronies as a political favor, and they have no clue what they are doing in the Obama administration.
Thanks to loyal reader Geoffrey for the tip!
Pop legend Janet Jackson was spotted strolling through London’s Heathrow airport today with her bodyguard.
I can’t help but notice how rail thin she is. This is unusual for Janet who normally has an uphill struggle with her weight. Janet’s clothes were literally hanging off her body and the paparazzi remarked that she was skin and bones.
Janet has been through a lot lately with the untimely passing of her brother Michael Jackson and the break up of her longterm relationship with music mogul Jermaine Dupri who couldn’t keep it in his pants.
Still, she seemed to be in good spirits as she smiled for the cameras. But a 41-year-old woman should not have the body of a prepubescent boy.
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According to RadarOnline.com, Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel now says she lied to cover up for Woods when she said she didn’t have an affair with him.
Uchitel probably thought her loyalty would earn her brownie points with the golf legend — until his other jump offs came scurrying out of the woodwork like roaches hoping to cash in.
Uchitel, who hired famed mouthpiece Gloria Allred to represent her, will hold a press conference today hoping to regain her place in jumpoff history as THE #1 reason the Woods were fighting before he crashed his SUV into a tree early Friday morning in his Orlando, Florida subdivision.
Expect a bunch of lies and total fabrications from Uchitel when she goes before the cameras today. She has to make her story look good if she’s to get the jump on her competition, who have text messages and voice mails to prove their claims of infidelity.
Apparently, Gloria Allred and her client Rachel Uchitel have reached a financial agreement with Tiger Woods.
According to TMZ, Allred, Uchitel and reps for Woods were in communication last night and a financial offering might be on the table. TMZ has no details, but they do say Allred has never canceled a press conference in her life!
Being a jumpoff is a very lucrative profession.
Thanks to loyal member April, aka BlackBarbie404, who dug through Florida public records and found that former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P, real name Marcus Cooper, is not registered as a sex offender in the state of Florida.
Click HERE to search the Florida sex offender database.
As you know, even if a sex offender was a minor at the time of his criminal offense, he must still register as a sex offender when he turns 18. The law requires that.
According to April, the only public records on file for Cooper in the state of Florida are papers related to his recent divorce with child support settlement, an unrelated pending lawsuit and a traffic citation for driving with a suspended license.
Click HERE to see those records (thanks April!).
I also received emails today from concerned friends of Pleasure P who question the real motives of the chick who posted these sealed court documents online. She claims to be the daughter of the attorney or paralegal who represented Mr. Cooper. But no attorney anywhere would tolerate such a flagrant violation of the law committed by his own family member.
For all we know, the court documents could be clever fakes. So until there is an official statement released by Pleasure P or any of his representatives, I am not giving any more credence these unsubstantiated claims.
Watch episode 6 of Monica’s Still Standing if you missed it last night. This is quality, family TV featuring an intact family under the same roof, which is a rarity these days in our community. Thanks BET!
Incidentally, I don’t know why Monica — an articulate, grown woman with children — feels the need to go back and forth on an online networking service in the middle of the night with an obvious psychopath.
Some things are better left unsaid. You never lower yourself to a psychopath’s standards.
NBA legend Michel Jordan must have Tiger Woods on his mind these days. Jordan was spotted partying with his girlfriend, former jumpoff Yvette Prieto, at the W Hotel in Miami. She’s the reason for Jordan’s historic $150 million divorce from his wife Juanita.
At least he’s still with Yvette though he hasn’t wifed her yet.
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I received this letter from a loyal reader yesterday, but it got buried in all the emails I received on a daily basis.
As you know by now, there are some serious allegations being hurled at former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P, real name, Marcus Cooper.
The daughter of the attorney who supposedly handled Cooper’s child molestation case, posted court documents from the case on twitter yesterday. Some bloggers, myself included, reposted the links.
My source, who asked to remain anonymous, disputes the allegations against the then 17-year-old singer as nonsense.
In his email,the insider states:
I am sure that if he was a molester, it’d be far more proof. Don’t they have to register & isnt the info made public? Wouldn’t he get locked the hell up? He was not kicked out. He LEFT.
According to my industry sources, Cooper did indeed leave the group on his own. It seems suspicious that all these damning allegations are coming out now.
Read the email after the break. *Please keep in mind that the email’s contents were not verified by me. Though the email contains information that only an insider would know, Sandrarose.com makes no claims as to the validity*
The email is not posted in its entirety. Portions of the email was removed to protect the sender’s identity per his request.
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Beyonce plans to give us a much needed hiatus early next year when she jets off to Egypt — alone for a couple of months. Beyonce wants some me time by herself without Jay Z or her rumored lover Julius, her bodyguard.
She says she wants to “smell the roses” and maybe study art and the pyramids. But don’t you need a functioning brain to do all that?
The last time Beyonce was in Egypt she didn’t impress the Prime Minister who called her “stupid”.
Bey says, “I usually know what I’m gong to do within a year. I have the next year planned out. But for the first time ever, after a couple of dates in February and a couple of award shows, I promised myself that it’s time to smell the roses. I’m going to take — hopefully – a couple of months off.
“I’ll perhaps take some art classes, I’ll visit some museums and I’ll check out some shows on Broadway.”
And even Jay-Z’s not allowed to join her when she jets off: “I’d like to travel somewhere — maybe back to Egypt — without anyone. Without any security, and focus on things I’ve always wanted to do myself.”
Beyonce has fallen off so badly in the past 6 months that even pop singer Rihanna still gets more shine than her despite the fact her latest CD didn’t sell as well as expected.
Still, NARAS saw fit to Bless Beyonce with 10 Grammy nods — while the legendary Diva Whitney Houston got none, zero, zilch!
The folks overseeing the Grammy Awards at the Academy couldn’t even come up with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Whitney to show some respect? This is a glaring oversight.
Even the dreadful rapper Drake got a Grammy nod for ‘Best Rap Song’ for that horrible track “Best I Ever Had”. Are you kidding me?
Obviously there is some foul play at work here. Some under the table pay offs or back room dealings or something.
Whitney’s album ‘I Look To You’ has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, meaning she sold over 1 million copies of her comeback album. I would rather listen to Whitney than Beyonce’s screeching any day!
Can we get a recount of the ballots?
Singers like Amerie come a dime a dozen. Record labels sign these chicks and expect consumers to accept their lack of talent and buy their music because they’re cute or they fit the cookie cutter industry standard of beauty.
Unfortunately, the #1 album this week belongs to a 46-year-old woman who shattered the false industry standard of beauty by outselling Beyonce, Rihanna, Amerie and Trey Song combined!
So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Amerie’s latest studio effort has flopped. Only her record label is surprised.
According to Rap-Up.com, Amerie latest CD, ‘In Love & War’ sold just 12,500 copies in the first week. A dismal number considering that Bow Wow’s forgettable CD sold 5,500 more copies than hers.
Amerie’s CD entered the charts at around #46 and is already heading in the wrong direction: downward.
But not to worry, Amerie is just happy that magazines will continue to give her photo spreads and kiss up to her like she’s Anita Baker or something. After all, what do they know about good, quality music?
On her dismal sales, Amerie said:
“It’s a very weird time. I didn’t worry about it ’cause I felt like it’s not about the first week. I knew when the album came out, it wasn’t coming out with a big hit ’cause we just went to radio with the ‘Pretty Brown’ record two weeks before the album came out, so we already knew it was going to be one of those over time things vs. a first week thing, which is cool.”
Someone needs to remind Amerie that there are no hits records on her entire CD. So her 1st week numbers are the best that she can expect out of that garbage.