Aid is pouring into earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti from all over the globe. But the trucks carrying much needed medicine, food and water to the survivors are being hampered by looters who blocked the roads with corpses and debris. The FAA has canceled flights into the tiny island's jam packed airport because of the lack of concrete to land a plane on.
Singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean, a native of Haiti, calls the situation in Haiti an apocalypse. Speaking via telephone to Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier from Haiti, Jean said, “This is apocalypse. The reality here at the airport has nothing to do with what’s going on on the ground right now.
“We spent the day picking up dead bodies, all day that’s what we did. There’s so much bodies in the streets that the morgues are filled up, the cemeteries are filled up. So we participated in picking up the bodies and finding a place that we could put the bodies.”
Health officials worry that the lack of sanitation will result in widespread epidemics. It is day 3 and victims are still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
But rescuers say after today the focus will shift from rescuing the trapped to preventing epidemics which poses a health risk to rescuers and Haitian survivors.
U.S. president Barack Obama has pledged $100 million in aid to Haiti. But Wyclef and actress Angelina Jolie (who donated $1 million of her own money to the cause) say that's not enough.
Wyclef questions why Obama has not declared Haiti a state of emergency considering that he curiously declared a national emergency in October for an epidemic that we all knew did not exist.
“We are calling for a state of emergency," said Wyclef. "Please President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. We have to do something for this country.”
A child's body is dropped off outside a Port-au-Prince hospital
Video link added to show Wyclef on FOX News asking Obama for a state of emergency. I'm getting emails saying he never said those words. Wyclef's words are inside the quotation marks. Anything else is my opinion based on what he said.CLICK HERE.
Shocking video shows the terrifying moments when a devastating earthquake hit Port-au-Prince Haiti just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Cars screech to a halt in the street as buildings crumble to the ground and pedestrians run for their lives.
My apologies for the slow posts today. I will resume posting your favorite celebrity gossip and news momentarily. Thank you for your patience.
Local club promoter Slimm and his lady, actress Vivica A. Fox partied at Tongue & Groove Monday night in Atlanta. They'll be in Miami, Florida next weekend clubbing, enjoying the surf and doing a little shopping. It must be nice! Photos (2) by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
I've never seen a young man get hated on like this just because of who he's sleeping with. Even the brothas can't hide their envy. One industry cat called me to hate on Slimm's shoes. Come on, son.
Celebrity stylist Misa Hylton celebrated her 30th birthday at Greenhouse in NYC last night. As you know, Misa holds the honor of being Sean Combs' first baby mama. Their son Justin turned 16 recently. It pays to be a baby mama to the rich and famous. We may not know what you do but at least we know your name.
Sean Combs' mom Janice Combs attended Misa Hylton's birthday bash last night at the Greenhouse in NYC. Doesn't she look hawt! Get it mama! I LOVE your confidence. She gives the hatahs LIFE!
Singer Lil' Mo is so nice...
Why do I look at this pic of Que and suddenly have an urge for pancakes and syrup? This boy is too sweet. He'd better not ever tell a woman that lie that he's straight.
Teddy Pendergrass is dead. Ask your mom and your aunties about him.
If you could have seen him at the peak of his career, before his car accident, you probably would have taken your panties off and threw them at him. In fact, many women did just that at Teddy's concerts in the 80s.
He was so suave and smooth that men everywhere hated him. But the ladies loved Teddy.
The buttery smooth R&B singer died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 59.
Pendergrass, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 1982, underwent surgery for colon cancer eight months ago and had a "difficult recovery," according to his son, Teddy Jr.
A Philly native, Pendergrass came to fame in the early 1970s as lead singer of the Blue Notes, responsible for hits such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and "Wake Up Everybody."
He released his self-titled debut in 1977 and enjoyed a successful solo career, siring velvety singles like "Close the Door" and "Turn Off the Light." Read More...
Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti. It's frustrating to see people still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings and the bodies of dead children laid out on sidewalks. There are roves of dazed, hungry, thirsty Haitians wandering in the streets. People are suffering. The president of Haiti doesn't have anywhere to sleep because his home is destroyed.
What is taking so long for relief to get to the people?
48 hours after the earthquake, the Red Cross still hasn't arrived with much needed medical supplies. Remember that if you think about donating money to the Red Cross.
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According to La La Vaquez's PR firm, she's getting married in NYC over the Summer. Congrats to her and longtime boyfriend NBA star Carmelo Anthony. The couple have one son together.
She did it the right way by waiting until he proved himself. You'll probably recall that little dustup between these two a couple of years back when LaLa found out he was creeping. She's a good woman - better than most who would have sent his azz packing.
Here are pics of LaLa shopping and eating at Cipriani's with her mom in NYC yesterday. They have a lot to do to prepare for the big wedding. I'm sure half the NBA and their wives are invited.
Check out TV personality La La Vazquez while she was out and about in NYC with her mom Carmen. La La just announced that she will be getting married this summer to long time fiancee Carmelo Anthony in NYC. She has hired celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, known for her very elegant and glamerous weddings (Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria and Gwen Stephanie).
Rap producer Shawty Redd, real name Demetrius Lee Stewart, remains in a Henry County jail one day after Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero set his bond at $200,000. But friends say the diminutive producer is too broke to post bail.
"He's not ballin' like that. We in a recession. He doesn't have $20,000," said a friend referring to the standard 10% bail bondsmen require as a deposit.
Stewart has been in the jail since his New Year's Day arrest. He is accused of shooting 35-year-old Damon A. Martin of Detroit during a quarrel at Stewart's home in Hampton, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Stewart's lawyer, Marcia Fuller, said Tuesday afternoon Stewart was in the process of bonding out of jail but did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
Stewart has worked with Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and other major artists. Source
Don't you hate when people do this? Socialite Kimora Lee and her actor husband Djimon Hounsou are featured on the cover of the current issue of the heavily Photoshopped EBONY magazine with just their baby son Kenzo -- as if that's the only child Kimora has.
What mother would even allow this? Her other adorable kids, Ming Lee and Aoki, are not on the cover. Obviously, this was Djimon's idea but Kimora should not have gone along with it just to appease his Alpha male ego. Shame on Kimora!
Yesterday I received an email from a disgruntled ex-girlfriend of Slimm, actress Vivica A. Fox's new boy toy. The ex included a graphic cell phone pic sent to her by Slimm while they were still in a relationship. The reader emailed the image to us at Sandrarose.com mistakenly believing she was sending it to another gossip blog.
Upon receiving the image, I emailed her back and advised her that she sent it to the wrong blog. But since she's sending it to other blogs, I am posting it because it's not a bad looking pic and I'm sure my Cougars on my blog would appreciate it immensely.
As you know, Slimm and Vivica just spent this past weekend in Atlanta shopping, bowling and club hopping. Well, the haters aren't wasting any time trying to dig up dirt on Aunt Viv's new man.
Here's the email in its entirety. Click the link below to see the uncensored pic.
Hi [name removed],
My name is [name removed] the ex lover of Vivica's new man Omar. I'm sending you a picture that he took when we messed around sending each other pictures. It's funny but you can see why vivica is so happy.. LOL. Plese call me at [phone number removed] if you have any questions..
R&B singer and home wrecker Fantasia showed off her newly redone tattoo on her left chest. If you recall, she once had the name of her gold digger boyfriend "Cook" displayed prominently.
But Fantasia vehemently denied the accusations after her fans slammed her for destroying another woman's marriage by moving the trifling gold digging cell phone salesman Antwuan Cook into her mansion in Virginia. As you know, narcissists are pathological liars who cannot be trusted.
Like most narcissists, Fantasia only cares about her basic needs and her immediate gratification to the exclusion of the needs of others. In addition to that, she underestimates the intelligence of her fans who will have the last word when her next album drops.
A loyal reader has informed us that another gossip blog just outed the struggling R&B singer Trey Song.
According to my loyal reader, the gossip blog has proof that Trey is in fact bisexual. We realize that this news may come as a shock to those of you who have difficulty identifying a bisexual man even if he had "I'M GAY" tattooed on his forehead.
But we told you so.
I asked around and it's some truth behind one of his male lovers. Now you know I'm gonna kick you these beats like no other. Ok so B is saying Trey had a relationship with underground singer Brandon Hines. But what they didn't say was Brandon Hines went to Howard Univ. Around '05-07 time frame and everyone on campus knew he was trying to be a recording artist AND that he lived a secret alternative lifestyle. He and Trey have been friends under the radar recording and hanging together tough. I never put two and two together until being reminded of it today. My source said they think the two met at one of Howard's homecomings in '05 or '06 but they are NOT 100% that is where they first met each other.
PS I know one of Brandon Hines lovers who was a Kappa at Howard.
We will have more developments as this story unfolds.