Props to R&B Diva Monica for listening to her fans and extending her next single “Everything To Me” to a full version. “Everything” was produced by Missy Elliott, who initially didn’t see a need to extend the single from its original length of 2:23, saying it was “short, but sweet and straight to the point.”

But Mo’s fans made their opinions loud and clear on social networking sites like Twitter.com. The label then made the decision to add a bridge and additional tweaks, and we love the result.

Monica’s new album ‘Still Standing’ is set for release on March 9!

Which big time Atlanta rapper is being dragged into court once again to increase his child support payments? That is, if the process server can catch up to him. The rapper and the baby mama had reached an agreement some years ago on monthly child support payments. But now the child is older and his private school here in Atlanta is eating up much of her support which doesn’t even amount to the payments on, let’s say, a Lamborghini… No, it isn’t Yung Joc.

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Which popular local radio DJ can breathe easier now that a paternity test came back negative? The baby mama in question is a local stripper. I’m not going to name the DJ because he’s a nice guy. But he also has a wife and kids sooooo he gets no points for cheating on her. I’m putting this out there in case you ladies don’t realize your men are doing a little more than just hanging out with the boys at the strip clubs.

Actress and former First lady of Turks & Caicos LisaRaye dances to Jay Sean’s “Do You Remember”. LisaRaye shows us how she won the audition for her role in 1998’s ‘The Players Club’.

Watching her get down, it’s hard to believe LisaRaye is 42! Can your auntie bust a move like that?

Don’t forget LisaRaye will be in town this weekend to host the Trumpet Awards. While she’s here she plans to sit down with me for part 2 of our exclusive interview with the Diva!

So have your questions ready!

Thanks to Thad over at ExclusiveAccess.net for sending these behind the scenes photos taken on the set of Shawty Lo’s “WTF” video shoot in Atlanta yesterday with rapper Lil Wayne.

Wayne, a New Orleans native, has less than two weeks of freedom left before he reports to a NY state prison to serve out a one year sentence after pleading guilty to weapons charges in October. Wayne, 27, joins the growing list of rappers who trade in their sagging jeans for a prison jumpsuit while still at the top of their game.

Doesn’t Monica’s man Rocko look like Lil Rocko wearing his daddy’s clothes? that boy is the spitting image of Rocko.

MORE pics after the break!

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Last night, I spoke with R&B singer/songwriter Sean Garrett who’s been busy in the studio lately with, among others, singer Usher and rapper Ncki Minaj. Sean was pleased to know that a few of my readers find him very sexy, and one reader even asked for a Morning Wood post on the crooner. So Sean was happy to oblige with these exclusive pics only for Sandrarose.com readers!

Sean talked about his upcoming, as yet untitled new album. And he spoke on Usher’s new album which leaked after Usher’s laptop was stolen in a car break-in in early December. I asked Sean if he really believed Usher’s whip was broken into and he said he did believe it because it happens.

I thought it would be nice if Sean took a couple of my readers out to lunch since I’ve already had the pleasure. But he suggested that my readers spend some time with him in the studio instead. Sean leaves for the Grammys today, so he said he would extend an invitation to a few of my readers as soon as he gets back to town! So stay tuned for details!

You never know what the day might bring if you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to hang out with Sean Garrett in the studio!

Check out Sean’s latest single titled “Get It All” featuring rapper Nicki Minaj that’s getting crazy radio adds!

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“I do not know if what I’m about to write makes me a monster…,” wrote former NBA player Paul Shirley before launching into a racially insensitive, open letter-styled attack on the people of Haiti in a blog post yesterday.

Dear Haitians –

First of all, kudos on developing the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Your commitment to human rights, infrastructure, and birth control should be applauded.

As we prepare to assist you in this difficult time, a polite request: If it’s possible, could you not re-build your island home in the image of its predecessor? Could you not resort to the creation of flimsy shanty- and shack-towns? And could some of you maybe use a condom once in a while?

Sincerely,

The Rest of the World

ESPN.com, which employed Shirley as a contributor, quickly released a statement yesterday firing the blogger. “He will no longer contribute to ESPN,” read the statement.

Shirley, 32, who describes himself as a “basketball vagabond,” has played for 11 teams and 5 countries in his brief professional career.

Thoroughly humiliated Portland Trailblazers star Greg Oden has released a statement apologizing to his fans and employers after graphic images of his odd shaped peen surfaced online yesterday.

Mr. Oden blamed the embarrassing leak on an ex-girlfriend whom he sent the pics to about 1½ years ago. Oden, who is only 21, became aware of the potentially damaging leak after a friend told him the pics were making the rounds on all the blogs.

“I would like to apologize to everybody: Portland, the fans, the organization,” Oden told reporters at the Blazers practice facility. “It was very embarrassing.”

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According to loyal reader Grace Glamorous, Pink refers to Beyonce as a “Stupid Girl” in this cell phone video shot at a Pink concert last year.

Grace writes:

At 0:33 Pink dresses up as Beyonce, sings “Stupid Girls” and dances like Beyonce. (She portrays beys dance moves like a stripper would dance.. well pink is right!) too funny!

G.

How ironic is it that the Democrats have effectively slammed the coffin on ObamaCare on the eve of U.S. president Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, which airs tonight?

These are the same Democrats who cried that “1000 people” would die daily if healthcare reform wasn’t passed. Now they’re saying they no longer feel pressured to move quickly on a health bill. Hmmmm…

With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama’s top domestic priority on Tuesday, saying that they no longer felt pressure to move quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing them.

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care. “We’re not on health care now,” he said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.” He added, “There is no rush,” Read More…

Reid went on to say they would take their time to work on the health bills that were passed in the House and Senate in December, thus hinting at a reconciliation. But Senator Judd Gregg has vowed to make it an “extraordinarily difficult exercise” for Dems to pass the Senate bill through the House while getting the Senate to fix the bill with a “sidecar” through reconciliation…

And a GOP aide said, “If you bring a reconciliation bill to the Senate, it’s a free for all of amendments,” suggesting that ObamaCare will be stalled until the mid-term elections in November when Congress is expected to hemorrhage Democrats as angry voters take to the polls again.

Thad over at ExclusiveAccess.net sent over this video containing behind the scenes footage of local rapper Shawty Lo’s “WTF” shoot featuring Lil Wayne that took place yesterday right here in the A.

Now I can see why the tricks and groupies give Shawty Lo’s lady Ecreia such a hard time. After dropping a bundle on dermatologists and skin treatments last year, Shawty Lo is turning out to be that dude, isn’t he? Go on admit it, you’re feelin’ his swag, right?