Local club promoter Slimm, left, partied with his lovely lady, actress Vivica A. Fox, who hosted a party in Miami this weekend. I won't name the club since they rudely banned my photographer from entering to take pictures even though it had been arranged beforehand. Slimm, Mr. Plush (pictured below, right), LisaRaye's publicist J. Peak (peakpublicity) and I had planned to watch the Saints/Vikings game last night at Fox Sports Grill, but Slimm's plane was delayed 50 times last night due to some technical snafu that shut down Hartsfield airport for hours yesterday. When I explained this to the Fox Sports Grill staff, they refused to seat me.
The Fox Sports Grill staff were extremely unprofessional. And who knew Fox Sports Grill was hoodrat central? The place was packed with loud, raucous thugs and I saw two hoodrats carrying small babies inside the bar area where drinks were being served. I had no idea that spot was so ghetto.
I'm told the Fox Sports Grill staff will accept bribes for a table. But when I offered the host (Michael) $100 to seat me at a table while I waited for my party, he acted like I insulted him, as if $100 wasn't enough. One of the hostesses even said, "I'll take that $100 and give you a table!"
Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station used to be a nice destination to go on a date. But now its overrun by hoodlums and hoodrats. I won't be back.
Convicted woman beater Chris Brown attended the Kriss Van Assche fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 in Paris yesterday. He was rumored to be hosting a party in Miami this past Saturday. But since CB was still in Paris, it looks like the promoter simply used his name to pack his club.
Troubled rapper/producer Kanye West and his beard Amber Rose attended the Kriss Van Assche fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 in Paris yesterday. Last week I spoke with someone close to Kanye's camp who confirmed that Amber and Kanye have a relationship of convenience. "They're not in love with each other," the source told me. But we already knew that. And, yes, Kanye and Amber are bi-sexual, but we already knew that too so don't act surprised.
Normally I don't care for Beyonce's personal style which consists of sequined dresses and hooker hand-me-downs. But I do LOVE her jacket! It's very tre chic! Beyonce and her husband Jay Z were spotted leaving the 'Hope for Haiti' benefit at the Hospital in Covent Gardens, London UK on Saturday (Jan. 22).
Later, they were spotted at the airport carrying oranges.
DJ Solange rocked the house at Mia Lounge in Miami where she was hosting Takeover Thursdays. "I’m really having a blast,” Knowles told NBC Miami's Niteside blog. Once inside the booth, told DJ Stevie J that “I got this” and promptly took over the turntables. No word on what she played. Shout out to loyal reader Gigi Griffin for the link!
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Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, NFL running back Reggie Bush, and his team the New Orleans Saints are gong to the Super Bowl in Miami for the first time in their franchise history as participants rather than spectators.
The Saints beat Brett Favre and the Minnesota Fumblers 31-28 with a winning field goal in sudden death overtime yesterday to take the NFC championship title.
No one outside of New Orleans gives the Saints any sort of chance of beating Peyton Manning and his Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 44 on Feb. 8 in Miami, but the Saints seem to have a ton of luck on their side.
Miami has hosted more Super Bowls (10 in total) than any other city in the U.S. If you're planning on going, be prepared for the intense security measures since the Super Bowl has been designated a National Special Security Event by the Secret Service and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
There are now only four teams in the NFL that have yet to make it to the Super Bowl.
Reports surfaced online this week that pop singer Rihanna's boyfriend, LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, had a restraining order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend who said he abused and threatened her.
Kemp's agents wasted no time releasing a statement denying the allegations and portraying his accuser, Felicia Terrell, as a woman scorned who lied to obtain a restraining order against their client.
But according to TMZ.com, that's a lie:
David D. Diamond, Felisha Terrell's attorney, tells TMZ he's pissed off that Kemp's agent is now saying Terrell lied in her 2008 restraining order application against Kemp.
Diamond says his client never lied: "The temporary restraining order was granted because of an actual and real threat. The matter was quietly resolved until Mr. Kemp's agent began making false public statements."
And now there is evidence that Kemp might be a rapist as well.
According to the Oklahoman via SportsIllustrated.com:
A 19-year-old woman filed a report with Columbus police on Sunday morning alleging Williams, 18, Alexander, 17, and Matthew Kemp, 17 forced her into sexual conduct at the Columbus Hyatt Hotel at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning while two other players watched... Read More...
It's obvious that Rihanna is damaged goods who only seeks out emotionally unavailable men like Kemp and Chris Brown who will eventually abuse her.
If these reports don't raise any doubts in Rihanna's mind then there really is no hope for her.
Thanks to loyal reader Nioka for the tip!
More damaging testimony from a former Songbook Entertainment artist who swears Trey Song is bisexual. As you know, Trey was signed to Songbook Entertainment as a new artist by local producer Troy Taylor, who is known around the industry as down low.
I was going to speak on the relationship between R&B singer Trey Song (he's no longer struggling since he's 'bout to go gold) and his longtime producer/mentor Taylor, but I was compelled not to after my conversation with a label exec.
She emphasized (several times) that Troy was like a "father figure" to Trey. So I didn't want to go there. But someone else took it there...
I’m a singer/rapper and former member of “Songbook Ent.” Trey Songz imprint, managed by Troy Taylor (He wrote “Holla When You Need Me” and many other of trey’s records). I was a part of Songbook ent. in 2006, around the time Trey had begun recording “Trey Day”. I recorded a few records at Songbook studios, at Troy Taylors house in a small city in Texas, and observed Troy and his relationship with Trey and Brandon Hines. Before I was even a part of Songbook, Troy asked me alot of weird questions about my future over the phone and even asked me about my sexual preference. I told him I’m straight and he said I need to be sure of that because this industry can make you do things you “wouldn’t normally do”. He asked the same bizarre questions to my producer, which struck us both as weird, as this was just an example of the odd things he would ask of us. Troy says he saw Brandon Hines in the audience at a show singing the words to all trey’s songs and from there, Brandon would end up living with Troy. When I recorded at Songbook studios, Brandon lived in Troys house. They had a very bizarre relationship. He told me of Brandon and Trey going to the movies together and continued to make me feel uncomfortable with the way he spoke of the relationship between the 3 of them. His wife was NEVER home when I came over, but Brandon was always there, he even came downstairs in a towel the first time I was introduced to him. Read More...
Despite all the label rep's denials, when so many people say the same thing, there's got to be something to it...
Actress and former First Lady LisaRaye was spotted strolling in Beverly Hills yesterday during a light drizzle. Remember, LisaRaye and I will sit down for another Exclusive chat next week when LisaRaye comes to town to host the Trumpet Awards. Prior to our sit-down, I'm taking questions from you guys to ask her during our interview. Not today though. So please don't post questions today.
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Lookin' sexy: Rihanna held it all together while making an appearance on Norwegian TV show 'Skavlan' today. Isn't she hawt?
Loyal reader Kiarra fills us in on the fly ostrich skin backpack rapper Jay Z was spotted wearing in Paris today (Kanye, eat your heart out):
Hey Sandra I read ur blog everyday and today while viewing your blog I noticed the pic of Jay Z with a backpack and I'm like I seen a pic of that bag somewhere and remembered [celebrity stylist] June Ambrose tweeted about the backpack. The bag is a one of a kind Louis Vuitton Ostrich backpack. Here is a twitpic she posted: http://twitpic.com/xuqh4
THIS is more like it. This is the Chris Brown that we are used to. For a while there he was looking very suspect. It says a lot about Chris Brown's immaturity that he would allow others around him to influence how he expresses himself personally.
Jay Z was spotted leaving his hotel in Paris today. I love the jacket and the ostrich skin backpack. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love backpacks. So I got two backpacks for my birthday, including a really nice Louis Vuitton backpack yesterday (thanks Alex!). But nothing as nice as the one Jay Z is holding. It must be nice.
More pics from Fashion Week in Paris. As a Tyler Perry would say if approached by a female for sex, "No ma'am!" Amber Rose doesn't do it for me and I wish she and Kanye would just disappear. Go make music or something. the attention seeking behavior is a little over the top.
Kanye and Amber attended a menswear show in Paris early this morning. They tried their best to look like your average heterosexual couple, but the guy behind them looks like he's saying, "Don't believe them! They're GAY!"
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Rihanna was spotted arriving at London's Heathrow airport yesterday. She had a sad expression on her face, no doubt because of news that some tramp filed a frivolous restraining order on her new man Matt Kemp. Supposedly, Kemp had his boys drive up and down the chick's street after they broke up.
It's fairly easy for a woman to get a restraining order on a man these days because no judge wants to be the one who refused to protect a woman who then ends up dead at the hands of her abuser. But this woman, Felicia Terrell, has done this sort of thing before with another ball player whose name escapes me.
Kemp's agent Dave Stewart tells E! News, "Matt dated Felisha about two years ago and decided to end their relationship. She chose to file a complaint and shortly thereafter, on her own accord, decided to drop it based on the fact that the statements made within were false. She has very recently said that she has no issue whatsoever with Matt and that she and Matt consider this to be a non-issue.
"Matt Kemp is a consummate Midwestern gentleman who has never displayed any act of violence towards a woman."
I believe him. But on the other hand, women like Rihanna tend to seek out abusive, emotionally unavailable men like Kemp for unstable relationships because, for some reason, they get off on being abused. A red flag should be how many females this guy has run through in one year.
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Brothers, be careful when you mess around on your wife with a rich bish who has the ends and means to plaster your face on billboards all over the city!
According to Splash News:
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
But one scorned mistress allegedly took things one step further - by plastering three cities with massive billboard posters featuring herself with her ex-lover.
YaVaughnie Wilkins, 41, picked out images of herself cuddling up to businessman Charles E. Phillips, an advisor to US President Barack Obama, and then had them made into posters, after he returned to his wife Karen.
She then paid approximately $50,000 each for the billboards - one in New York Times Square, one in Atlanta, and one in San Francisco where Wilkins lives.
Two nights ago I spoke with a rep for R&B singer Trey Song who disputed all rumors that Trey Song is gay. The rep, who asked to remain anonymous because she's not authorized to speak on this issue publicly, said emphatically that "all these accusations are completely false! All these rumors are inaccurate and they're lies!"
The rep denied all rumors that a local blogger was paid to build up Trey's image as a manly man. Trey's album 'Ready' which dropped in August of last year has yet to go gold. But the rep explained that Trey's numbers are great by today's standards.
Reading from the recent Soundscan report, the rep compared Trey's numbers with other R&B artists such as R. Kelly, and surprisingly, Trey is outselling most of them.
The rep confirmed rumors that former Atlantic recording exec Kevin Liles was Trey's new manager and she denied reports that Atlantic was on the verge of dropping Trey. She went on to say that Atlantic records is "ecstatic" about their artist and couldn't be happier with him.
When asked to address the gay rumors, the rep said Atlantic would not release a statement addressing the rumors because the fans will believe what they want to. "I'm not asking you to like him. You're entitled to your opinion," she said. "My only concern is... your sources are inaccurate."
"The people who are your followers, the people on your blog will believe what you tell them. It's your perspective... when I read what you wrote, I'm like, this whole slant that you've got it's totally to the left. That's wrong. Where did you get that from?"
While rumors will abound that Trey Song and singer Brandon Hines are an item, another source said Trey fired his longtime manager Delante Murphy because Murphy was allegedly stealing money from him.
The source, who is close to both men, said Murphy may have been making side deals for his own profit by booking Song for appearances and pocketing the cash.