Do you remember sometime back I told that there was trouble in Timbaland's marriage? I won't go into specifics because my search function still works.
But I will tell you that my source (a female who Timbo confided in) told me that Timbo seemed depressed about his situation. This happened a couple of years ago.
Now fast forward to yesterday:
According to sources, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department put out a "possible suicide attempt" APB just before 5 PM PT yesterday. A helicopter and squad cars went on the hunt for the rapper/producer's Escalade.
Here's what we're told happened ... Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law ... deeply upset about something. We're told one of the things that was eating at him was a theft at his Malibu residence a day before. Someone had stolen a crazy expensive Jacob & Co. watch -- valued at $2 million -- and Timbaland suspected it might have been someone he trusted.
Timbaland left his home yesterday and began driving. Family members couldn't locate him, became extremely worried and called the Sheriff's Department.
We're told the helicopter located the Escalade, ground crews pulled Timbaland over and began talking to him. At some point they put Timbaland in a patrol car and took him to his residence, where they continued speaking with him and family members.
Deputies called for paramedics to come and evaluate Timbaland. After the evaluation, paramedics determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left.
We're told the Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of Timbaland's jewelry and they have possible suspects. Source
I don't think Timbo's suicidal ideations has anything to do with a watch. Anytime a man confides in a female about problems involving his wife, there are definite issues at home.
According to TMZ, Timbaland just called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show, and confirmed someone stole something from him and that he was upset about it ... but says there was definitely no suicide attempt.
Timbaland said he simply took a drive to clear his head, when someone got a little too worried about him and called the cops.
Update II, 2:56 PM ET:
TMZ has obtained the Timbaland 911 call, in which his mother-in-law desperately declares an emergency -- stating the rapper/producer was "tired of the stress" ... and noted that he was near a cliff.
Screen Gems/Sony Pictures action/thriller movie 'Takers' premieres in theaters nationwide on August 27. The film boasts one of the hottest male casts we've seen on screen in a long time. Which star do you think is the hottest 'Taker'?
As you know, longtime member aqtpie was among the 5 lucky winners of the Takers screening and after party tickets. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend due to personal reasons. She emailed me this morning to say,
"I have been a faithful reader from the start and I finally won a contest that I didn't even try out for... This is a once in a lifetime chance you have to choose who deserves them or maybe do a quick poll!! Thank you so much Sandra."
It's very difficult to make a decision because everyone is deserving of the chance to attend. The tickets must go to one winner and their guest (not two members because only one name goes on the list).
So I decided to take Cutie's suggestion and do a quick poll. Please vote for the member you think deserves the tickets most. Voting ends at 11:30 AM.
Beyonce and Jay Z continued their holiday in the French Riviera with Jay Z's only son, Isa Jael. Before you reach for your keyboards, hear me out. I was told by a good source that Mr. Carter is getting along in age and he wants to form a strong relationship with his only child (that we know of).
Bey is an evil, selfish woman, but even she can see that the boy needs his father. She still keeps her distance from him though. Notice how you never see Bey and the child together in the same photos?
While Jigga went boating with his son and a bodyguard, Bey busied herself by sunning on a yacht and keeping entertained on her iPad. Isa's mother is former video vixen Shenelle Scott. The boy and his mother live in Trinidad.
Lindsay Lohan's celebrity and money has bought her her freedom. The troubled actress was sprung from a UCLA rehab facility last night by a sympathetic judge who followed her doctors recommendations that she be immediately released.
Lohan sneaked out the back door of the facility to avoid the throngs of paparazzi waiting outside.
Lindsay was admitted to UCLA on August 2nd for a psychological evaluation after a short stay in prison for violating her probation. Lohan's doctors at UCLA discovered the actress was misdiagnosed by doctors at another rehab facility where she was originally supposed to go after leaving prison.
The UCLA doctors determined that Lohan was neither bipolar nor addicted to drugs. They successfully weaned Lohan off a cocktail of prescription medications, including sleeping pills and psychotropic drugs.
Meanwhile Lohan busied herself on her Blackberry lining up movie offers and interviews where she will spill her guts about roughing it for the past 35 days.
Whether she will learn her lesson from this ordeal remains to be seen. I doubt it though.
Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino performed live on 'Good Morning America' yesterday. She was in NYC to promote her new album. Fantasia's name remains on everyone's lips 2 weeks after her supposed attempted suicide.
Anyone who believes Fantasia swallowed a whole bottle of Aspirin also believes Souljah Boy didn't know Katstacks was filming him in that hotel room. Fantasia's comeback album, Back To Me, dropped yesterday. I gave the album a C- because I had to fast forward through the first 7 tracks to find anything worth listening to.
Actress Meagan Good has a really good excuse for why she's always wearing rolled up daisy dukes -- she's putting out a clothing line which includes the iconic shorts. Okay, I'm lying. Meagan and a friend partied at Trousdale nightclub in West Hollywood, CA last night. She told the paparazzi she doesn't care what anyone thinks about her personal style.
Our Exclusive contest for the Takers private Atlanta screening and after party was a success and the winners have been chosen by none other than the King of the South himself!
Many thanks to rapper/actor Tip "T.I." Harris for taking the time out of his busy schedule to personally select 5 winners from the Sandrarose.com family to attend the Atlanta private screening of his new movie Takers and the star-studded after party tomorrow!
You'll have to watch the video to see if you won!
Remember, the comment number that T.I. announces corresponds to the name of the reader in the contest post here.
If your comment number is called, email me as soon as possible at sandra @ sandrarose.com (without the spaces) to be placed on the VIP list.
For those who can't view the video, highlight the area below this text:
Special thanks to Tip Harris, Hannah Kang (GM of Grand Hustle); Sony Screen Gems, Rainforest Films, Remy Martin, Grand Hustle, MusicBusinessPolitics and Elliot Carter!
Pseudo R&B singer Christina Milian was one of the celebrities attending an industry event at the Gold Room last night. Christina has a lot to be thankful for: she's in Atlanta working on a new movie, her baby Violet is healthy and happy, and she has a new man in her life. Good for her!
Singer/actor Ray J partied at the gold Room in Atlanta last night. Ray J learned the hard way that not all females will drop their panties for him.
Rapper Rocko Da Don responded to rumors today about his breakup with R&B singer Monica with this tweet on his Twitter page:
I'm gonna address this one time and one time only..
@Monicamylife and I are life partners.. We have 2 beautiful kids together and I have the utmost respect for her. But just to set the record str8 her and I broke up October 09.. That's almost a year ago.. Why all of this is still being discussed I have no idea.. I am very happy that Monica has found someone else in which she can be happy with. But I felt the need to address this issue after being informed that my name was mentioned today in a blog in a negative manner. Just to set the record str8 I am a stand up dude. I have morals and live by certain principles and codes. I would not stand for my name to be associated with any of this he say she say immaturity.
Moving forward I would appreciate if the media respect my privacy and not mention my name when referring to Monica's present or future personal relationships...
I don't have the time nor luxury to be concerned with other peoples lives right now I'm too focused on my own!
I'd like to apologize to my twitter fam for the neglect. I've been overwhelmed shooting my debut film thru my new A1 film company and finishing up my sophomore album " 1 of 1" both scheduled for a jan. 2011 release.
With that being said I wish everyone the best as I continue to strive to be better !
Stay tuned for a big announcement coming from me soon!!!