Actor Brian J. White took to his Twitter page yesterday to lash out at haters for questioning his reasons for marrying a LSLH Latina.
Over the weekend, White married the former Paula Da Silva in an intimate, small budget wedding attended by close friends and family.
Shortly thereafter he posted the wedding pics on his Twitter account and on Facebook. That's when the anonymous tweets of outrage began appearing on Twitter.com from angry sistas who accused White of being another example of a self hating brotha.
White responded to the outrage by reposting tweets from his loyal followers whose sentiments he apparently shared, but maybe he was too afraid to express.
In case anyone confused his "retweets" for his own thoughts, White repeatedly tweeted this disclaimer: "NOTE: My RT's of ur tweets do NOT = my opinion."
But in reality the retweets must have equaled his opinion or he wouldn't have taken the time to retweet them.
He must feel some kind of pressure (maybe from his friends?) to justify his marriage to a LSLH Latina woman. And if that's the case, I wonder how his wife feels about all this?
Pop singer Rihanna announced over the weekend that she is updating her own Twitter page. She tweeted this pic while she was in Hawaii.
Rihanna wasted no time sparking a little controversy on Twitter by tweeting a pic of her eroding hairline (due to harsh chemicals from dyes and whatnot). RiRi has decided to let go of the lacefronts and weaves and just wear a wig like her friend Solange.
Did I tell you guys that I was recently asked to go out on tour with RiRi? Yes you read correctly. But I quickly turned down the offer, because A. I don't fly, and B. I don't want to leave my mom alone while I'm on the road reporting on Rihanna from behind-the-scenes. I realize it would have been a great opportunity since no blogger has even gotten an interview with Rihanna much less followed her on tour. But I am Blessed and I know that other opportunities will become available to me! Shout out to Rihanna who loves Sandrarose.com! And shout out to Def Jam label VP of A&R, Bu Thiam and Kathy Jones (Newsweek.com)!
Is troubled singer/actor chris brown losing weight? chris and his brother were seen outside their LA hotel over the weekend. chris was wearing a plain white Ralph Lauren Polo t-shirt, the iced out $25,000 Franck Muller Black Cortez watch that he got on loan and apparently never returned, and a pair of $70 Vans Vault Spectator Lx Sneakers.
T.I.'s son, King showed his support for his daddy by getting the movie's title carved into his hair. Is King the coolest little 5-year-old in the South?
T.I. saluted his fans for making Takers the #1 movie in America. Yesterday the movie industry jumped the gun by proclaiming The Last Exorcism #1 before the final receipts had even been counted.
Some industry insiders secretly blamed racism for the hasty estimates. Even after Takers was proven to be the box office winner, some movie websites dragged their feet on announcing the winner.
"They all wanted [Lionsgate movie studio] to win the box office three weeks in a row," said a label exec who asked to remain anonymous.
The film's excited star, T.I., was on the phone Monday reaching out to media and supporters to thank them -- including a personal phone call to Sandrarose.com that went unanswered due to technical problems with my garbage HTC phone. (I ended up buying a MyTouch Slide last night as a result).
"It was so tight, they kinda misinformed people prematurely and gave out the wrong information," T.I. said in a phone interview with MTV News. "But officially, as it stands right now, 'Takers' is the #1 movie in the country, contrary to popular belief. In my heart, I felt it would be."
According to BoxofficeMojo, Sony Screen Gem's “Takers” took in $20.51 million on opening weekend, while 'Exorcism' pulled in a respectable $20.36 million to take the #2 spot.
Pseudo-singer Ashanti always looks fabulous when she cleans up. Too bad her flawless appearance doesn't match her flawed voice or she would be a superstar now. Ashanti attended the 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards at the Directors Guild Of America yesterday in Los Angeles, California.
My spies told me that actor Lance Gross took actress LisaRaye aside and they had a long talk. I have no clue what they spoke about. You may recall that Gross' ego was shattered after he tried to holla at LisaRaye and she brushed aside his immature advances at a party in LA. Lance had just been dumped by pseudo model Eva Pigford and he needed another Hollywood name to latch onto to keep him relevant. But LisaRaye had her guard up after being used by a man once before. Gross later denied the incident ever took place, but we had witnesses.
Actress Megan Good also attended the evening's festivities looking hawt in a one shoulder gown!
Yes, men can be gold diggers too as evidenced by Leicester Stovell's lawsuit against NBA star LeBron James. Stovell filed his lawsuit in June alleging he met James' mother, Gloria, in a Washington bar in 1984, when she would have been 15 or 16 years old.
He claims he had sex with the minor child only once, and that she contacted him months later to inform him that she was pregnant. Stovell, who is an attorney, said she told him she would name their child LeBron, a combination of Leicester Bryce -- Stovell's first and middle names.
But on Monday (Aug. 30) Gloria filed a counter suit against Stovell seeking to dismiss his frivolous lawsuit on the grounds that a DNA test proved he is not the father.
Stovell claims LeBron, Gloria and Santa's elves tampered with the DNA test so it would show a false negative. Stovell is demanding millions in compensation for the loss of a relationship with a son that he couldn't care less about even though he -- allegedly -- was informed of the child's existence.
He claims he has been trying for three years to establish paternity, which he hopes would lead to "financial and commercial opportunities."
But in a legal filing on Monday, James' team of attorneys, Frederick Nance and John Burlingame, scoffed at Stovell's demands, saying he is a gold digger (not in those exact words).
Despite early estimates that The Last Exorcism had edged out Takers for the #1 spot, a final count of the receipts proves that Takers is the #1 box office hit in America.
Sony is claiming the victory for Screen Gems' Takers based on revised estimates including numbers from Sunday where The Last Exorcism fell behind, dropping 45% on Sunday to Takers' 32% and that allowed Takers to win the weekend with $20.6 million to Exorcism's $20.4 million. It's still early and one can expect the numbers to be contested with it being so close, but right now, it looks like Takers has indeed kept Lionsgate from having their first-ever third weekend at #1. Read more...
Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union attended the Bridgehampton Polo closing day hosted by Hamptons Magazine, Bing and Dwyane Wade at Bridgehampton Polo Grounds on Saturday (Aug. 28) in Bridgehampton, New York. I see DJ Solange Knowles decided to dust off her afro wig and wear it to the closing ceremonies.
Actor Brian J. White, who everybody thought was teh ghey, got hitched over the weekend. His wife's name is Paula, and we are not surprised at all to see that she is LSLH.
Obviously she doesn't care about the gay rumors or the fact that her man doesn't exactly measure up.
Loyal reader, Craig T, who is a law enforcement officer, wrote in to say he is all for Antoine Dodson's right to address his sister's attacker on the television news.
I am a veteran law enforcement officer. I to saw the video when it aired on our local left slanted news agency. It tickled my heart, not because the victim's brother was flamboyant in his speech, but because the reporter actually let a citizen speak directly to the suspect via news media. He actually shared the same sentiment as many morally conservative citizens. "Listen to the messege and stop looking at the skin tone of the speaker." I would tell that to anyone smirking or distracted by this man's position in our society. Thanks, be safe and have a good weekend.
If you recall, Dodson is the man who appeared on a local news broadcast and verbally threatened his sister Kelly's attempted rapist, an unknown assailant who crawled in her 2nd floor window and got into bed with her.
Dodson, a hair stylist by trade, fought off his sister's attacker who fled into the night. The man has never been caught.
Rappers Kanye West and Raekwon are getting ate up on Hip Hop message boards for jumping on this Justin Bieber track. This is the epitome of cooning by both of these talented men who desperately need comeback hits.
I love Raekwan, but how embarrassing for him to try and use a teeny bopper to mount his comeback?
I couldn't listen past the 60 second mark because my ears started to bleed. What do you kids think of this tragic collabo?
This is an almost unbelievable picture of U.S. President Barack Obama banging his umbrella against an overhead bar on a gate as he and first lady Michelle Obama toured the Columbia Parc Apartment Development yesterday (Aug. 29) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Obama and the First Lady were strolling through the gate when the umbrella he was carrying impacted the overhead bar with a resounding clang! The noise so startled Michelle that she instinctively ducked down. Obama tried to laugh it off as he always does when he makes a goof in public. But look at Michelle's face. How embarrassing for her!
Over the weekend, the social networking website Twitter.com was all atwitter over an alleged "hit" put out by one of the NBA premier superstars, Carmelo Anthony.
The drama began unfolding on Saturday (Aug. 28) when Carmelo tweeted this message to his 300,000 followers:
Apparently, a mentally challenged woman who calls herself Kat Stacks sent private messages to Carmelo, who then responded in kind. Maybe 'Melo didn't realize who @iHateKatStacks was and that she would make his private tweets public.
In a panic, Carmelo tweeted the "hit" to his Twitter followers in an overblown macho attempt to prove to his wife that he wanted no parts of the Stack -- and that he was even willing to have the troubled woman roughed up to protect his marriage.
Carmelo then tweeted a photo of the $5,000 hit money in crisp $100 bills for anyone who doubted his word.
Not surprisingly, the tweets and the photo later disappeared from his account followed by a tweet from Carmelo yesterday claiming his Twitter page had been hacked. He also stated he was in China -- as if he had no way of tweeting from China.
We would probably be inclined to believe him were it not for the fact that his wife, LaLa Vazquez (@lala), co-signed everything he tweeted on Saturday!
An epic group of music legends took a night off and actually watched from the side stage rather than performing! Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, Mary J. Blige and Chris Rock watched 90's music icon Lauryn Hill sing on stage at the 2010 Rock The Bells concert in New York City. Alicia looked very pregnant as she bopped to the music while Swizz Beats held her around her waist. Jay-Z and Beyonce clapped and sang along but did not stand as close to each other. Mary J Blige was with her husband and kneeled on the ground to get a closer look at the singer. Comedian Chris Rock had a weird look on his face during the entire performance and Jay-Z at times put his arm on his shoulder to take it all in. Lauryn also brought all of her children on stage and said: "Now you know why I've been gone for so long" as the crowd laughed. Photos: Splash News Online
We all know that Toronto rapper Drake is teh ghey and Trini rapper Nicki Minaj is a lesbun. So why are they both tweeting that they tied the knot yesterday? The first words that come to mind, of course, is "publicity stunt."
Drake is always in search of a beard to defuse the rampant teh ghey rumors about him.
And Nicki has to do something really desperate to beat Dondria's dismal 1st week sales numbers of 8,335 when her debut album drops on Nov. 23.
So what's more desperate than marrying a gay rapper?
"U scurred? @drakkardnoir u ready to make the announcement or wha?" Minaj tweeted Friday afternoon. Drizzy responded about an hour later with, "Baby I am never scared. PROUD is more the word I would use," before tweeting, "Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She's finally mine. :)."
The hip-hip diva re-tweeted Drake's missive and added, "Yes, its true. Drake and I tied the knot." Read more...
Drake's reps have denied they got married. But we already knew that. Hip Hop is so wack and it's because of the lame artists.
When T.I. announced the 5 winners for the Takers Atlanta premiere and after party, all I asked was for my winners to take lots of pics to share with us. The only winner who complied with my request was Decori Johnson.
Tameka "Tiny" Cottle had no idea what was in store for her when she left home yesterday to run errands. But there was a big surprise waiting for her when she returned to a house full of flowers and gifts! The 12 bouquets of roses were from her husband, T.I. to celebrate their 1st month anniversary. As you know, Tiny and T.I. became man and wife at the end of last month in Miami. Tiny tweeted this pic on her Twitter page yesterday.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. I know some of you are disappointed that you didn't win. I wish everyone could win.
But, hold on, you might still get your chance to win.
Blackblondee10 isn't the official winner until she confirms that she is a member of this blog. (If she's not a member then I will draw another winner's name and it might be YOU!)
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Members of Atlanta's gay community are still in shock over the senseless death of a co-owner of the popular gay club Traxx.
Durand Robinson, 50, (pictured above left) was found lying in the middle of a street with a gunshot wound to the chest in the early morning hours of August 25th. A resident on Hadlock Street on Atlanta's southwest side, called police at 1:23 a.m. to report sounds of a "commotion" followed by gunfire and a car speeding off.
An hour earlier, Robinson had attended a board meeting near midtown with other Traxx Atlanta partners to plan for the upcoming Black Gay Pride Week.
Although Robinson helped organize many gay events over 20 years, he was quick to let anyone know that he wasn't gay.
He often talked about his grown daughter, publicist Wynter Robinson, and the five nieces he helped raise. And Wynter always praised her father for his endless patience in raising the girls.
Although Robinson will be remembered as a peaceful and gentle man, a history of violence permeates the Traxx Atlanta firm that he was a partner of. Out of the 5 original partners of Traxx Atlanta, 3 have met violent deaths.
The current issue of People magazine features R&B singer Usher at home with his sons. The issue hit newsstands today. Inside, Usher talks about raising his kids a single man and his split from the children's mother, Tameka Foster, with whom he shares joint custody of the boys. Usher remembers life growing up without a doting father in his life to guide which kind of explains why he acts the way he does towards women. He is determined not to repeat the same mistakes as his father.
Beyonce really thought she was doing something when she zipped through the waves on a rented jet ski in St. Tropez yesterday. Then she tried to jump a small wave and ended up flipping over the jet ski face first into the water!
Luckily she wasn't hurt as she was helped back onto the jet ski by a watchful staff member on her yacht.
Beyonce climbed back on the jet ski, but this time she took things a bit slower. Beyonce may have forgotten that she just received her driver's license in NY barely a month ago. Bey and Jay departed St. Tropez for the states yesterday.
Ever since singer chris brown went upside his -ex-girlfriend Rihanna's head, he's been struggling to regain his status as a pop star.
The only thing holding him back from regaining the kiddie pop crown from Justin Bieber? White women.
Shortly after brown pled guilty to domestic abuse charges, he began appearing in public dressed like Pee Wee Herman. For his guest appearance on the Larry King Show on CNN, he sported a powder blue sweater with a blue bow tie.
In addition to playing the victim, brown repeatedly looked sorrowful as he claimed amnesia robbed him of his memory of the vicious beat down.
Most recently chris appeared on BET's 106 & Park in his most ridiculous outfit yet: a ladies plaid tunic over a pair of ladies denim capris.
Please don't believe for one second that this wasn't planned from the outset to make chris brown appear less threatening to white women. The idea behind his transformation is, see, ladies, I'm one of you!
Apparently, his scheme is working. Yesterday a California judge bent over backwards to praise brown on his most recent report card.
Judge Patricia Schnegg fawned all over brown in the courtroom and even told him he was doing "a good job," according to The Associated Press.
THE LITTLE BOY YOU KEEP CLAIMING IS JAY-Z AND CHANEL SON, IS THIS COUPLE'S SON. KAWANNA AND JAY BROWN. THEY ARE TRAVELING WITH THE CARTERS AS THEY ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME. LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS.
YOU CAN SEE KAWANNA IN THIS PHOTO HER SON FRONT OF HER.
THAT IS JAY BROWN IN THE RED SHORTS WHITE T SHIRT. THE BOY LOOK LIKE HIS MOM. KAWANNA BROWN IS THE COO OF MAGIC JOHNSON ENTERPRISE. JAY BROWN AND JAY-Z ARE PARTNERS OF ROC NATION.
The Jay Brown in the pic with Kawanna and Hillary Clinton doesn't look like the same hard-bodied man on the boat with Jay Z -- unless he's been hitting the weights hard in the gym recently. But I will check with my sources and confirm.
Grand Hustle artist Young Dro attended the premiere with his long-suffering girlfriend, Teresa Creesy, who suffered pain and heartache when psycho American Idol singer Fantasia stole her man. Teresa and Dro eventually got back together after Fantasia moved on to her next victim. Teresa recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Sandrarose.com. Stay tuned for that.
Publicist Lisa (Allied Integrated Marketing) escorts actor Michael Ealy to the red carpet at the private Atlanta screening of Takers at Regal Cinema inside Atlantic Station.
T.I. held a private screening of his new movie Takers at Atlantic Station last night. And the Atlanta glitteratti turned out in full force for the lavish after party sponsored by Remy Martin. Check out the rest of the pics at ATLPICS.net!
Mr. and Mrs. T.I. and Tiny looked sharp in all black everything last night at the Takers after party at 200 Peachtree street.
Beyonce and Jay Z continue their vacation with Jay Z's son, Isa Jael yesterday in Saint Barts. A loyal reader emailed to inform me that Beyonce does indeed have a close relationship with the child who was sired by her husband.
Why does Beyonce feel the need to toot her assets up in the air whenever she knows a camera is around?
Rumors coming out of London are that Oscar winning actress Halle Berry may be pregnant again. Supposedly she went to see a gynecologist while in London who confirmed the pregnancy. Please don't quote me on this because how gossip sometimes takes twists and turns.
Despite their recent split, Halle and Gabriel Aubry spent time together with their daughter, Nahla Aubry in London, UK this morning. Halle is in London filming a movie. They look like one big happy family. I'm happy for them! But who's the daddy?
Lmaoooooooooo! Who didn't see this coming? They say behind every woman beater is a man who's upset he wasn't born a woman. And THIS is the dude that you ladies think is sexy? Well, one good thing about being with chris brown is you both can shop for capris together.
The goodwill tour of the Middle East by the Imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government’s efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.
This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.
Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.
The contributions include $76,135 for the 16th century Grand Mosque in Tongxin, China, and $67,500 for the 18th century Golden Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. An additional $62,169 will be spent on restoring a 19th century minaret in Mauritania’s ancient city of Tichitt; $50,437 for the Sundarwala Burj, a 16th century Islamic Monument in New Delhi, and $15,450 to restore the 18th century Gobarau Minaret in Katsina, Nigeria.
I'm sure there are churches in the black community right here in the United States that need a little fixing up. Good luck getting the funds out of Obama if you're church isn't a mosque.
Beyonce and Jay Z continued their vacation at at Club 55 in Saint Tropez, France today.
But what is Bey wearing? It looks like her nephew Jules vomited his breakfast all over her. I guess she left her stylist back home?
Beyonce is once again in the news for grand theft. No surprise there. A London fashion house is accusing Bey of stealing their original design. E-Label claimed that Beyonce bought a pair of studded leggings from their store in London's TopShop last November.
Now Bey is flaunting a similar pair of stockings in flaunts in the new campaign for her fashion label, House of Dereon. Helba Hallgrimsdottir, a co-owner of E-Label said, "I thought she was wearing our leggings. It is practically just copy-paste."
"No decision has yet been taken [to file suit]. We need to inspect her brand's trousers closer because, according to law, it is not copied if a certain number of things have been changed from the original design."