Flo launches Amber across concrete. Remember the first season of Bad Girls Club with local stripper Lee Lee and a mostly black cast? Now the chicks are white, and the fights are all scripted and fake. My how times have changed.
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Republican Scott Brown's historic Senate win in Massachusetts yesterday sent a clear message to Democrats in Congress: you're next.
Brown's win means the Democrats in the Senate are no longer filibuster-proof and they don't have the 60 votes necessary to push the troubling healthcare bill through Congress.
Brown's win in Massachusetts was astounding because Massachusetts had not elected a Republican to the Senate since the 70s. During the presidential elections, U.S. president Barack Obama won Massachusetts by 29 points.
But Obama will not go down without a fight. Obama's former campaign manger, David Plouffe, added on ABC's "Good Morning America": "I'm very confident we can pass health-care reform."
Well, good luck with that. Yesterday, Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, released a statement calling for a suspension of further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated. It is likely that more Democrats will follow his lead now that they are no longer burdened with being the 60th vote.
Democrats have good reason to be worried. Martha Coakley, who was a shoo-in for the Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy, lost to a come from behind candidate who never would have had a chance were it not for healthcare reform.
Make no mistake about it: Coakley lost the Senate seat because of healthcare reform, not because she ran a losing campaign. In October, Coakley led Brown by 55 to 29 percent in the polls. It was assumed she would win by a landslide. But that was before Obama, Pelosi and Barney Frank decided they would ram their healthcare bill down the public's throats.
A win for Republicans in Massachusetts signals a changing tide in American politics. A growing public revolt driven by angry Americans who were promised Hope and Change and instead got more of the same.
Sen.-elect Scott Brown said on Tuesday night, “[Democrats] will be challenged again and again across this country. When there's trouble in Massachusetts, there's trouble everywhere. And now they know it.”
Last night, Massachusetts made it clear that Americans do not want a one-party government running this country.
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Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson drops a new video for her track "Change Me" featuring Akon. It's an international single to follow up her #1 single "I Like" overseas in Germany and other territories. I had to grit my teeth while listening to this track. The vocals are not quite stellar, but Keri and Akon are both easy on the eyes which makes this video worth watching. I did promise not to say anything negative about my girl Keri who shouted me out on her album credits.
"Change Me" is not for us, it has an international flavor. Which makes sense because Akon is an international superstar.
Kim Tumey, the publicist for Vivica A. Fox and a myriad of other top shelf Hollywood stars, sent a terse, brief response to LisaRaye's dig at her client in an exclusive interview I posted earlier today.
Referring to paparazzi photos posted on Sandrarose.com first of Vivica in the arms of her boy toy Slimm, LisaRaye said:
"Here's my thing, you would never catch me like that. You know what I mean? Because that ain't my style. I mean, like the pictures that they did of Vivica kissing and hugging on that boy. You would never catch me doing that."
In response, Kim Tumey writes:
I apologize for having to waste your time by responding to LisaRaye's comments. However, LisaRaye is the last thing on Vivica's mind, with all of the catastrophic events going on today in Haiti who has time to be simple. This just goes to show you that an idle mind is an unproductive mind. Please make sure you donate to the victims of Haiti.
"The Celebrity Broker"
I don't know what went on between these two great actresses, but there's obviously bad blood between them. We'll get the exclusive lowdown when LisaRaye's touches down in Atlanta next week -- unless I can get Vivica on the phone tonight to get her side of the story. Stay tuned!
A loyal reader scanned through my Exclusive interview with LisaRaye. My reader sent over these pics of LisaRaye posing at her birthday party with local club promoter Slimm who is currently dating Vivica A. Fox. In her email, she writes: "LisaRaye says she's not a Cougar, but isn't this Vivica's man that she's pushing up on in some club?"
I emailed her back and let her know that its not unusual for a celebrity to pose with the promoter who booked her. I see nothing Cougar-ish about these photos. I swear some females can be so messy.
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
Yesterday I spoke with actress and former First Lady of Turks and Caicos Islands who cleared the air about rumors involving her love life and blasted her ex-husband former Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick for, among other things, stopping payment on her daughter Kai's private college tuition.
LisaRay will be in Atlanta next week to host the Trumpet Awards. We plan to get together for another in-depth conversation over lunch. So this post is just a teaser to next week's post in which LisaRaye will reveal what really happened between herself and that other Diva Vivica A. Fox!
Sandra Rose (SR): Hi LisaRaye! How are you?
LisaRaye (LR): What's going on? I just flew back into L.A.
SR: Well, thank you for...
LR: So listen, Devyne [Stephens] tells me that you had a picture of me and Devyne on New Years?
LR: What happened to 'em? (laughs)
SR: Well... (me laughing hysterically) you know what happened!
LR: No I don't. I'm getting the 411 from you...
SR: Well, he called and he was very nervous. He was like, I'll pay you to take the picture down because it's causing a lot of problems...
LR: I was flying back home and somebody hit me on my phone and was like 'you all over the internet.' I was like huh. So by the time I touched down he called me and was like, 'I had them take it down.' Devyne is so image conscious you know what I'm saying? He does get nervous. I'm more used to it than he is. He isn't really into all that.
SR: So that's your man right?
[I explained to LisaRaye that I understood that she and Devyne would make their relationship public at Domique Wilkins' 50th birthday party at the Gold Room this past Friday because that's what I had been led to believe.]
LR: Is that what he told you?
SR: Well, maybe he's in love with you. You know how women are. We tend to lead guys on but we're not aware that we're doing it.
LR: Naw, no! Uh uh, I can't say that 'cause I'm too grown for that! I ain't no Vivica either, honey. I ain't with the Cougar sh*t! You know my reputation. You were damn right the first time you saw me at Akon's birthday party, you were like, 'how does she do it? She sniffs out money.' You damn right 'cause I would not be a Cougar. She's not a gold digger and she ain't gon' be with a broke ni**a! So Devyne told you that I would be at the club? I was nowhere in Atlanta on Friday. Call his a** out!
SR: RIght, right.
[LisaRyae's publicist J. Peak interrupts to say LisaRaye was never "all over Devyne" at Akon's party as I alluded to in an earlier post]
LR: Here's my thing, you would never catch me like that. You know what I mean? Because that ain't my style. I mean, like the pictures that they did of Vivica kissing and hugging on that boy. You would never catch me doing that. You would never catch me doing that type of sh*t when I was very young. I'm not doing all that. If I'm doing that type of sh*t, It's usually when I'm finna do the da-don-da-don!
SR: Well, that's what they did (laughs).
J. Peak: Can we speak on the Nelly rumor too, please?
LR: No, that was not true.
J. Peak: You heard her Sandra? She said it's not true at all. Do you want to speak on Al Sharpton?
LR: Al Sharpton? Huh? OK I'm saying, does that deserve an answer for that one?
SR: That doesn't even deserve an answer.
J. Peak: Are your readers going to know it's not true?
SR: They'll know, they'll know.
LR: I think what people don't know... they underestimated my role as First Lady... we were in a different country with different rules. Britain had taken over. They have suspended the Constitution and made my ex-husband step down and started a new government. So that made different rules and laws for me with my divorce. So when Rev. Sharpton came to me, he was like 'you're a little out of your league with this.' So I actually leaned on him as one of our civil rights leaders and being a smart man and being one of the closest black men to our president that you can lay your hands on. I think that was a smart ass move. I was like, 'come help me.'
SR: So he helped you out with the legal part of the divorce?
LR: It's not over. I'm divorced legally. But it's two parts you know, the financial settlement, the divorce settlement. Because my ex-husband is up for corruption of governmental funds and money laundering... you know everything is just up in the air with that. And I'm like well, why I got to wait? I ain't got nothing to do with all that? When I met my ex-husband I was my own millionaire. I was doing my own damn thing private plane riding... and going to continue to do that!
[We talked about LisaRaye's only daughter Kai who just turned 20. And LisaRaye wanted to put her ex-husband on blast for letting her tuition lapse at a private school in London]
LR: I'm so proud of her. She's a little upset coming from over in Europe abruptly. My ex-husband let his financial support... he just abruptly stopped [paying her tuition] and messed up her schooling. It was the same school he went to get his doctorate degree and that just f*cked her up. You don't do that to no kid, you know what I'm sayin? My phone is about to cut off y'all 'cause I'm driving. How about if I set time aside for when I get there we'll get together?
SR: I look forward to it.
LR: OK. I appreciate you already though!
Special thanks to J. Peak, Senior publicist, peakpublicity!
Guess who the father of this adorable baby girl is. Hint: he's a singer and his big brother was a member of a very popular urban boy band in the 90s that imploded because of infighting due to the band members' out-of-control egos. There were rumors that he was batting for the other team.
See who he is after the break!
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Images from Beyonce's Allure magazine shoot are all over the Internet. She talked about having a baby
camel with Jay Z but she's not too sure about herself or her abilities to be a mother.
“I definitely want to have a child,” she says. “But I know from my nephew it’s a lot. I hope that those things will just happen naturally. I still haven’t had time to relax.”
Wow, she knows from her nephew that having a child is a lot of work? Please don't have a baby, Beyonce.
Grand Hustle wants you to know that promoters Don P and Dave Swagga (pictured above) of D.O.T. Promotions are in no way affiliated with Grand Hustle Records, T.I., or its artists. Just to be clear, Don P is not the same Don P of Trillville.
Don P and Dave Swagga are not A&R or executives for Grand Hustle and can not sign you as an artist, model, etc., at Grand Hustle.
According to Grand Hustle exec Clay Evans, all Dave and his company was ever hired to do was pass out fliers last year. Since then they have misappropriated Grand Hustle and T.I.'s name in all of their business dealings and promotions without permission and led other labels and artists to believe they are partnered with Grand Hustle.
Over the weekend, DOT Promotions held a model search and casting for a reality show supposedly featuring T.I. at Obsessions nightclub in Atlanta using Grand Hustle and T.I's name. When confronted by Grand Hustle's Clay Evans at the club, Don P ran from the premises.
"As I started finding out things, and talking to different people, they start telling me different things," said Evans. "By no means do we want to mislead women. I told them our brand is too solid for that type of ***. When I confronted him, he takes off."
DOT Promotions also recruited interns for industry online training program "for Grand Hustle Records" and posted ads on Craigslist like this one.
Evans wanted the women who came out to Obsessions to know that it was Akini The Blak Mac (Ryan Cameron's producer on V-103) who came through and "saved the day" and "cleaned the mess up" by bringing his staff through and interviewing them, taking their pictures without asking for compensation. "He didn't get compensated a dime. That was very nice of him," said Evans.
Evans said even though the auditions were not authorized by GH, he would still hire some of the women anyway for Grand Hustle events in the future, including Young Dro's birthday party at Luckie Lounge tomorrow night.
Evans said Grand Hustle does not want anyone taking advantage of people or giving anyone false hope.
Hopefully, those of you who care about the direction your government is leading this country in are aware of the special elections going on right now in Boston, Mass.
Scott Brown, a Republican, is poised to knock off U.S. president Barack Obama's choice to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Sen. Martha Coakley, a Democrat, is trailing in all polls. Obama needs this win if he is to save his legacy (since that's all he really cares about).
Republicans have argued that a Scott Brown victory today would stop ObamaCare in its tracks. Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi insist that it won’t. On today’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) agreed with Republicans, saying that he would have a “difficult time” voting for what he sees as an inferior Senate bill. Read More...