Lil Wayne's other baby mama, Lauren London, has been cast as Bow Wow's love interest in Tyler Perry's upcoming film, “Madea’s Big Happy Family”.

This news dashes the hopes of DL men everywhere who assumed Bow Wow would play a gay character -- especially since teh ghey Old Spice pitchman, Isaiah Mustafa, is aslo cast in the flick.

“Madea’s Big Happy Family” is set to hit movie theaters 2011. Bow Wow currently stars in "Lottery Ticket", which premieres in theaters on August 20th.

Source: TB&W

This is an interesting way to teach little children to pass the ball instead of hogging it during a game.

A blogger filmed 6'-4" Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade aggressively blocking the shots of little NBA wannabes during a youth basketball clinic at the infamous Rucker Park on Friday.

After he blocks the shot, Wade and his BFF Chris Paul, of the New Orleans Hornets, then team up to taunt the shawties.

Blogger Gus Garcia-Roberts was not amused by the spectacle of two giants ganging up on youngsters:

DWade apparently likes a little negative reinforcement in his basketball instruction... because he had a little fun with these kids by viciously rejecting their shots... taunting them... and (sort of) dunking on them.

Yeah, it seemed to all be in good fun... at least to him (and Chris Paul). Why not ask the kid who just walked off after the second Wade rejection? He looked thrilled. Read More...

I'm not sure what Wade and Paul thought they were accomplishing. But publicly shaming and posterizing small children can't be good for their pride or dignity. Watch the body language of the rejected kids as they crawl off the court after DWade plays big bully.


Pictures have surfaced of Antwaun Cook's wife, Paula Cook, smiling as she attended church with her sons Christian and Jackson yesterday in Charlotte, NC.

Is there anyone left who doesn't believe that Paula, a 36-year-old school teacher, and her estranged husband Antwaun, conspired with Fantasia to boost the ratings of Fantasia's reality show?

Still, Paula and her attorney, Tamela Wallace, reacted with surprise at the photos of Fantasia and Antwaun's reunion in a park on Friday. They hint at filing a lawsuit against Fantasia for "alienation of affection" -- or depriving Mrs. Cook of the affection of her husband.

Wallace tells People magazine:

It's that kind of brazen behavior that Mrs. Cook has had to endure for the last 11 months, until June of this year. This is something that has caused her emotional distress, pain, anguish.

She wanted nothing more than to have a happy family with her husband and her children. And she's not been able to do that.

The only mistake she made was marrying a man who Ms. Barrino felt like she was entitled to have. She is having to defend her marriage, when she didn't ask for this.

Something tells me that "alienation of affection" suit will never be filed.

U.S. president Barack Obama's statements backing the construction of a Muslim mosque near the site of the World Trade Center disaster is being met with outrage from proponents of the planned project.

At a dinner Friday celebrating the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Mr. Obama said Muslims have a right, as a matter of religious freedom, to build a religious center near Ground Zero. "Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," he said to applause. Read More...

Some critics wonder why Obama felt the need to interject himself into the mosque controversy in the first place. Others say Obama's statements will increase the opposition to proposed mosques everywhere.

"It will galvanize their desire for resistance to the mosque," said Pastor William Rench of Calvary Baptist Church, next door to another proposed mosque site in Temecula, CA. "It confirms in their minds the idea that Mr. Obama seems to be more accommodating to the Islamic world than he is for the Christian representation in America."

Meanwhile, Republicans seized on Obama's comments as evidence that he is woefully out of touch with the rest of America.

In an interview Sunday, Gary Berntsen, a New York Republican Senate candidate and a former senior Central Intelligence Agency officer, said a mosque near Ground Zero would become a national security risk.

"[Obama] missed the point that people found this offensive because it's very, very close to Ground Zero," he said. "That mosque will become a magnet for militants. They will be drawn there in large numbers, and they will seek to impose themselves on that mosque..." Read More...

While Muslim leaders praised Mr. Obama's support of the proposed NYC mosque, proponents picked up on Obama's lack of sensitivity for the families of the 3,000 victims of September 11.

Rev. Gregory S. Whelton, a pastor at St. John's United Church of Christ in Sheboygan, said he believes Muslims have the right to build mosques anywhere, but he feels Ground Zero should be off limits because of the circumstances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"To do it in light of what has happened, I'm not sure I would agree with that," he said. "But as far as their right to do it, absolutely."


A physically fit Usher was spotted riding a mountain bike with his personal trainer in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday.


Two icons meet up at Club Avenue in New York city on Friday during World Basketball events in NYC.  Photo: RapRadar


Rihanna was spotted in NYC sporting a fancy leather backpack on Friday. I wish whoever took these pics did not even bother to give us a good look at that backpack. I love backpacks and I scoured the Internet for a better pic of hers but I couldn't find one. It looks hawt!


But what's going on with Rihanna's kitchen?

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Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino has recorded the ultimate homewrecker/stalker anthem titled "Lucky". The track was leaked by DDotomen.

The hopeless, self-defeating lyrics in "Lucky" reveal an emotionally unstable woman with zero self esteem who has difficulty respecting the boundaries of other women's relationships.

      Damn, she get to have it every day
      What a lucky girl
      Ooh, well tonight I’ll take her place
      I’m a lucky girl
      Damn, do you spread her legs this way
      What a lucky girl
      Hmm, you’re the king at this foreplay
      I’m a lucky girl!

Photo: Splash News Online

Aww, isn't thug love beautiful?

Hopefully, neither of these men are your husband or baby daddy. I found this homotional photo on Twitter.com last night. The caption under the pic reads: "#noexcuse I DONT GIVE A FUCK HOW SLEEPY YOU ARE..."

The caption writer assumes that the two thugs are just homeboys probably returning home from late night partying. But I beg to differ. The one on the left is lovingly touching the hand of the sleeping thug, which is a dead giveaway.

Over the past 4 decades, black women have decided to go it alone with their kids rather than be subservient to black men like their mothers and aunts were back in the days when black men were the majority head of households.

It's become nearly impossible to distinguish heterosexual men from down low thugs due to the proliferation of female-led households in the black community.

As more and more black women switch roles and responsibilities with men, more and more fatherless men are turning to other men for the strength and guidance they are missing in their lives.

Meanwhile, African Americans account for the highest rate of new HIV/AIDS cases.

Keith Johnson is a free man today.

The 25-year-old parolee was released from custody this morning after police held a press conference yesterday to announce they had arrested the wrong suspect in a shooting spree that left 4 people dead.

Johnson was taken into custody Saturday afternoon when police and SWAT team members raided his home. He was released after investigators reviewed surveillance video and interviewed additional witnesses.

In all, 8 people were shot following a verbal altercation inside the City Grill in downtown Buffalo early Saturday morning. The managers had decided to close the City Grill around 2:30 am to disperse the crowd. About 100 patrons were exiting the restaurant when gunfire from outside drove them back inside.

The bodies of 3 people (1 man and 2 women) were left covered for hours on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. One man died later at a local hospital.

The argument that sparked the shooting occurred during a one-year wedding anniversary celebration for Danyell Mackin, 30, and his wife, Tanisha, 31, who married in Texas a year ago. Mackin was among those killed. Tanisha was not hurt.

The Mackins, who grew up in the same neighborhood, had known each other since they were 13 and began dating in 2001, according to the AJC. Their friends referred to them as "Tee" and "Dee."

The couple have a 6-year-old son, Danyell Jr., and a 7-month-old daughter, Destinee, who was scheduled to be christened this morning.

"An occasion that should have been a joyous one, a happy one, turned tragic," Mayor Byron Brown said Saturday near the City Grill, a popular destination for the after-work crowd and sports fans.

James Robbs, one of the victims, confirmed that there was only one gunman responsible for this massacre. Shaneesha White, sister of Shawn-Tia McNeil, who died during the gunfire also confirmed that Keith was not the gunman. [link]

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III had expressed doubts early on that police had the right person in custody. He told a newspaper that after reviewing surveillance video from the scene, he noted that the evidence showed "certain discrepancies of people and clothing."

The Mackin's reception was to be held Saturday afternoon at a nearby community center in Buffalo. A message left by the couple on a personal website said the reception was "dedicated to the people who meant so much to us and that we lost." [link]

The website identified the other three victims as Willie McCaa III, 26; Shawnita McNeil, 27; and Tiffany Wilhite, 32 (McNeil's cousin).

"A senseless, random killing," said Wilhite's father, Raymond Wilhite, who returned to the restaurant a few hours after the shooting. "This kind of thing just has to stop."

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4

Update 1, 3:57 pm ET:

Supposedly, VH1 released a statement shortly after the news broke about Fantasia's "suicide attempt."

According to a spokesperson:

“[The] premiere episode will be changing. At this moment production hasn’t decided what will change, it’s too soon for us to speak to how these events will change her show creative but Fantasia is an open book so its going to play a part in our series somehow just can’t speak to how exactly.”

The camera crew supposedly wasn't in N. Carolina to film the "suicide attempt," but they are there now and filming "is ongoing." Wow.

The 2nd season of "Fantasia For Real" is scheduled to air on September 19.

Originally posted on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:27 pm ET:

SplashNews.com snagged the first exclusive shots of Fantasia Barrino meeting up with her married lover, Antwaun Cook, in a park near her N. Carolina home today.

It wasn't hard to find them since they were surrounded by a camera crew who were filming for her reality series, according to TMZ.com.

The two reconnected just one day after Fantasia was released from the hospital ... following an aspirinoverdose.

But here's the rub -- the emotional rendezvous was all caught on tape by a camera crew that was clearly working with Fantasia and Antwaun Cook ... possibly for her reality show. Read More...

So that's what this was all about? Her reality show? This is how low narcissistic celebrities like Fantasia will stoop for attention?

How much do you want to bet that Cook's wife was in on this scam?

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No, this isn't Kanye West, it's NBA legend Michael Jordan sporting a Smurf-like look as he wears all blue from head to toe in his own Jordan brand clothing. The basketball star tried to be incognito as he headed into his hotel while wearing the colorful outfit in the morning after an event with other major NBA stars. They were in town to support Team USA. Picture by: Brian Prahl / Splash News


NBA player Dwyane Wade, left, gets love from his sons at the 2010 World Basketball Festival Tip Off at Radio City Music Hall yesterday in New York City. That's Hornets star Chris Paul on the right.

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Bow Wow's mom responded to reports that her upscale clothing boutique was seized by the state.

Teresa Caldwell, took to her Twitter page this morning to caution followers who may find themselves in the same boat as she is.

As you know, Caldwell's Taste clothing boutique inside Atlantic Station was seized and locked by the Georgia state dept. of revenue for nonpayment of state taxes.

A state employee who asked to remain anonymous tells Sandrarose.com that visits are made to a business, and the owner is warned, prior to the state placing a lien on the property.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty and HipHopEnquirer.com


Multimedia personality LaLa Vazquez, left, dutifully kept her nightly appointment with the paparazzi at Katsuya restaurant last night. Apparently, LaLa loves the attention she receives from the paps. What exactly does she do besides being married to a NBA star? I need to know so I can continue to justify posting her pics. LaLa and tennis star Serena Williams attended the 10th annual Harold Pump Foundation Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California yesterday.


Rapper/actor Bow Wow posed at the premiere of his movie "Lottery Ticket", in Hollywood, California last night. Bow Wow managed to smile, though his heart must have been breaking for his mom, Teresa Caldwell, whose Taste boutique was seized by the state of Georgia dept. of revenue yesterday.

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Well, that was quick: according to a press release, pseudo-singer Ciara's signature had barely dried on the contract before she politely backed out of her commitment to perform live during Atlanta's Black Gay Pride weekend.

The news comes as a surprise to all who planned on traveling to Atlanta to see Ciara perform. CiCi was set to join a lesbun studded lineup, including Nicki Minaj and Amber Rose, whose appearances have been confirmed.

We can speculate all day why Ciara suddenly got cold feet. But we here at Sandrarose.com don't engage in petty speculation.

According to a press release sent out by Traxx Atlanta and Sean Biggs Entertainment -- Traxx Atlanta are "in talks" with R & B recording artist Ciara hoping that she will [change her mind and] "join the likes of LiL Kim, Nicki, Monica and Trina (just to name a few) that have graced [Traxx] in the years before her."

Now, earlier this week, it was confirmed that Ciara was set to appear at Gay Pride. So what happened?

A Traxx Atlanta rep made this cryptic statement (was he referring to Ciara?):

"I really need to talk to any one that would have a problem with our line up. With prop 8 being shot down again we don't need our black public figures discriminating against gays and leisbens [sic]."

This year Taxx is set to see over 45,000 people which will make it the largest single gay festive event the nation has ever seen. Atlanta Black Gay Pride takes place September 2 through September 7th.

Apparently actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie must be feeling the heat from critics of her 4-year-old daughter's tomboy style.

As Shiloh makes more public appearances wearing hand picked boy's polo shirts and khaki pants, her mother is spending more time defending the little girl's style.

In an interview with British mag Stylist, Angelina said:

"It's not my choice. I have a very strong willed four-year-old girl who tells me what she wants to wear and I let her be who she is."

"I think children should wear what they want and express themselves, so we give them different options of things."

Angelina used her adopted 5-year-old daughter, Zahara, as an example: "Zahara dresses very much like a girl, very pink and flowery, very feminine."

On the topic of Shiloh's boyish pixie haircut, Angie said:

"Shiloh cried and said, 'Please cut my hair off, I don't want to have long hair.' I'm not going to leave it long because somebody thinks I should. I want to do what's in her head and what's in her heart is to dress like that. I think it's beautiful."

Source: US

Photo: Splash News Online

I hate to say this, because I think she's kinda fly, but Halle Berry just might be a little off.

Halle responded to the rumors about her breakup with her sperm donor, Gabriel Aubry, in the September issue of Vogue magazine. I posted a few excerpts from the interview below.

Peep the last paragraph where she comes off sounding a little stalkerish.

As I wrote in my comments section, I've never met a strikingly beautiful chick who didn't have subtle or overt mental issues. In my experience, most, if not all scorchers are a little off in the head.

Their instability might not seem obvious upon meeting them. But give it a while, and their emotional issues will become very apparent. That explains why they seem to stay chronically single.

Halle Berry speaks out for the very first time about her breakup with long-time boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey earlier this year. In Vogue's September issue, the 44-year-old Oscar-winning actress, mother and cover girl was candid in her first formal interview in three years.

She commented about the current state of tabloid culture and the biggest misconception of her. "That I am this brooding, twisted, lovesick person who just can't get it right in life. Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That's not how I do life," Berry told the magazine. She adds: "As if I'm still stuck in all the muck of the past. And I am so not."

Later in the interview, Berry cleared the air on what really happened with Aubrey, with whom she has a daughter Nahla. "By the time [the breakup] hit the papers -- full of rumors and lies, with people having to make up problems between us -- Gabriel and I had long dealt with it. We were done," she said. "And we were on a good foot."

Though the two remain good friends and continue to raise their daughter, Berry had a revelation of sorts. "You realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody. We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that's why we came together," the actress shared. "And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us." More excerpts here

Controversial author and talk radio therapist Dr. Laura Schlessinger showed her true colors during a racist rant against a caller yesterday.

When a sista called into her radio show to complain about her white neighbors' racist reactions to her interracial marriage to a white man, Dr. Laura showed no compassion or understanding. When the sista mentioned the use of the n-word, Dr. Laura went off.

"Black guys use it all the time," she said. "Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic and all you hear is 'nigger, nigger, nigger.' I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing, but when black people say it, it's affectionate."

When Dr. Laura welcomed the same caller back from a commercial break, the caller, who is black, informed Dr. L that she was insulted by her casual use of the n-word.

Dr. Laura immediately jumped on the defensive. "Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians?," she seethed.

She went even further by including Barack Obama in her rant: "Yeah, we've got a black man that's president and we've got more complaining about race than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious."

Dr. Laura then attacked the caller for not manning up, telling her she's got a chip on her shoulder. The call quickly went South with Dr. Laura spewing more racist hate and abruptly disconnecting the caller.

She then made a sweeping comment about interracial marriages in general, saying "Don't marry out of your race if you're that hypersensitive about color."

She later apologized once the sh*t hit the fan.

Update:

It has been confirmed that Taste boutique in Atlantic Station was seized by the state department of revenue for non-payment of state taxes.

Taste is owned by Teresa Caldwell, mother of rapper Bow Wow, real name Shad Moss. I take no pleasure in writing this story. I know I sometimes poke fun at a lot of celebrities in what some may say is a malicious manner. But ultimately, our jobs as bloggers is to report celebrity news, negative and positive.

Due to the recession, the last five years has seen record increases in IRS levies and seizures, and the IRS has the entertainment community in its cross hairs. Rappers have bragged for years about their monetary wealth while showing off their flashy cars and expensive jewelry in music videos. Well now the IRS is listening and taking notes.

According to HipHop blog, the IRS has formed an “issue management team” with the goal of scrutinizing unclaimed tax money from athletes and entertainers. With the information they've collected, the IRS has cast a wide net and reeled in some big fish, such as Wesley Snipes, Young Buck, Wyclef Jean, Method Man, Foxy Brown (who owes almost a mil), Xibit, Fat Joe, and others.

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Miami Heat superstar Dwayne Wade returns back to his midtown Manhattan hotel with his sons after coming back from dinner. He is in town to play for the USA National Basketball Dream Team at Madison Square Garden.


Speaking of Teh ghey, singer Omarion and a female were spotted having dinner at Katsuya in Hollywood. Omarion stepped out wearing the latest fashion craze amongst DL Hollywood men: female denim capris.

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Normally I wouldn't waste my time making a post about anything Kanye West says, but his statement is so bizarre that it begs the question: is Kanye West losing it?

During an interview with a NY radio station, Kanye said he considers pseudo-rapper Nicki Minaj to be the "scariest artist in the game right." He went even further to say that Nicki will own her own network one day, and she "has the potential to be the number 2 greatest rapper of all time... because nobody is going to be bigger than Eminem."
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There are two things wrong with this statement: Eminem is not the greatest rapper of all time, and Nicki Minaj will never seriously be considered for the Top 10 list of greatest female rappers of all time. Both Kanye West and Nicki Minaj embody what is wrong with today's Hip Hop.

They both have mental issues that need to be addressed before they further erodes the public's perception of the music industry.

Update I, 12:02 pm:

The skeletal remains found in Malibu Canyon on Monday afternoon have been identified by authorities as those of Mitrice Richardson, the young woman who vanished nearly a year ago after being released from the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station, according to a source familiar with the investigation. [link]

According to CNN, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office hopes to release results Thursday morning of their examination of skeletal remains found in a remote area of Malibu Canyon.

The family of Mitrice Richardson, who has been missing for almost a year, visited the site where the bones were found on Monday. The remains, which included a human skull, were found by park rangers searching the area for illegal marijuana groves.

"It's incredibly treacherous terrain," said Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore of the remote site. "There is no road, no trail even if you know exactly where you are going."

The LA Times reported that the remains were those of a female who had been exposed to the elements "for quite a while." Female clothing, including a pair of Levis blue jeans, were found near the body. When last seen alive, Mitrice was wearing a brown Bob Marley t-shirt and blue jeans.

Mitirce's mother, Litrice Richardson, held a news conference on Tuesday outside the coroner's office to appeal to LA County officials to let her view the clothing.

Despite police evidence that Mitrice was last seen wearing blue jeans, Litrice Richardson said, "I do know that my daughter was wearing jeans that night."

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According to Miss Toya, R&B pseudo-singer Ciara has signed on to be one of the headliners performing live during Black Gay Pride Weekend in Atlanta next month.

Even though rail straight heterosexuals such as Monica has previously performed during Atlanta Pride weekend, Ciara is well known for being an undercover lesbun.

Rapper Nicki Minaj, who Kanye West ridiculously claims will be the 2nd greatest rapper of all time, is also slated to perform during the Atlanta Pride weekend, which takes place at Traxx Atlanta from September 2nd to September 7th.

More down low artists -- including Trey Songz and Mario -- are expected to be added to the lineup within the next two weeks.

Montana Fishburne's story has just gone from bad to worse. According to TMZ, the budding porn star has a criminal rap sheet that includes assault with a deadly weapon! What a prize catch she is.

Montana was arrested last February after allegedly barging into the alleged victim's home (the complaint does not give her name), forcing her into the bathroom and beating the crap out of her. We're told the victim had "significant injuries."

The L.A. City Attorney's Office has charged Fishburne with battery, and will be adding charges of false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.

Montana, who's being repped by the effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley, has pled not guilty and the case is pending.

Fishburne's boyfriend, Jerome Greene, was also charged in the attack against his ex-girlfriend but already pled no contest to domestic battery.

Fishburne has a sex DVD coming out on Vivid Entertainment later this month. The owner of Vivid should have taken the million-dollar offer, because I doubt this DVD will do well.

It's rare for talented music producer/rapper kanye West to dump such garbage on our ears. His tracks are usually on point. But even with the help of musical mainstays such as Beyonce and Charlie Wilson, he managed to disappoint with his new track titled "See Me Now."

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Maybe it's because he no longer has his muse, Amber Rose, to give him inspiration? Or maybe it's because it's a tagged radio rip. Who knows. But one thing is for sure: this track is boring and uninspiring. I wouldn't mind if I never heard this garbage again.

Local club promoter Slimm wants to apologize for hastily rushing out a press release at the first sign of discord in his May/December relationship with actress Vivica A. Fox.

Don't be so hard on him; he's just a kid. We've all been there.

Slimm writes:

I want to clear the air about the rushed statement released yesterday about Vivica and I breaking up.

Sometimes a person may act out of anger and I apologize for my "flaw" of overreacting instead of letting time take its course.

We have all been involved in a serious relationship resulting with making fast and unplanned decisions.

So, of course, no one is perfect.

Beyond a doubt I understand how to treat people you love. Vivica is an important part of my life and I would never try to hurt her. Thanks for supporting us as we figure things out.

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According to publicist Eileen Arias of EA Public Relations, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has opened a second store, Estella HOME, in the Atlanta area.

Eileen writes:

Hi !

On Monday, August 9, Tameka Raymond opened her second store, Estella HOME, and by Wednesday already has the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige shopping!

Estella HOME specializes in custom home decor, candles, body care, jewelry, accent furniture pieces, books and more "home" appropriate items anybody with a flair for fashion and style will LOVE!

Also accompanied by Mary J. Blige was Marjorie Harvey, wife of Steve Harvey.

While at the store Mary J. Blige browsed the jewelry collection, Tracy Mourning's Honey Child body collection and various throws and decorative pillows.

Estella HOME and it's sister store Estella both benefit Tamela's non-profit organization, Lost Ones Foundation. www.lostonesfoundation.org

Check out the pics tweeted by @TamekaRaymond and let me know if you can post online.

Best,
Eileen

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Loyal reader Kennedy C. writes:

*Sandra, I'm writing you because I need you to help me understand something and maybe I just overlooked it but I figured you could help some of us out. Now, before Fantasia's overdose I had seen reports of her on CNN about her affair. Can you please tell me why CNN never mentioned Alicia Key's affair? I mean, isn't Alicia the bigger name? The more news worthy? Why is Nancy Grace covering Fantasia and hasnt said anything about that slore Alicia?

I've received numerous emails like this one ever since American Idol winner Fantasia swallowed an unknown quantity of Aspirin in a desperate bid to gain sympathy in the wake of adultery reports.

The national news media (read: white media) jumped all over the story when the news broke that Fantasia was being sued by a woman who accused her of interfering in her marriage.

Pictures of Fantasia holding hands with the married man, Antwaun Cook, were staples on all the urban blogs for months.


CNN's Nancy Grace even set aside her daily blanket Hailey Cummings coverage on Monday to fit in a little Fantasia bashing (assisted by AOL Black Voices columnist Jawn Murray).

Two hours later, Fantasia attempted suicide in her N. Carolina mansion and was rushed to a local hospital to have her stomach pumped.

All of this leaves Fantasia fans to ponder why the mainstream media totally ignored singer Alicia Keys who committed the same crime as Fantasia when she crept with the then married music producer Swizz Beatz.

What is it that attracted the media sharks to Fantasia's story like blood in the water, but caused them to ignore Alicia Keys, the more attractive, LSLH singer?

The answer has to be: American Idol.

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This is Fantasia's Charlotte, NC mansion where she will return following a two-day hospital stay for swallowing an undetermined number of Aspirins and sleeping pills. Fantasia's manager, Brian Dickens, called 911 from Fantasia's residence after she attempted suicide on Monday night. He told the dispatcher that family members placed Fantasia in the shower and ran cold water on her to keep her awake. He also said she was bleeding, but he didn't say where. Aspirin contains blood thinner in minute amounts. But if a person takes a large dose of Aspirin, it could cause the blood to stop clotting and prolong bleeding from any opening in the skin or mucus membrane, such as the eyes nose mouth, etc.


L-R: Mike Kyser (Atlantic Records, Jay Z, some dude, Usher and Christina Milian's new boyfriend, record exec Shawn Costner, aka Peccas, at the Bottles & Strikes event in NYC.

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Isn't it sad that the only "men" our boys have to look up to in the field of entertainment are the overly emotional ones who beat down women and wear cropped denim capris?

Fresh says it so much better than I can:

Men in cropped denim has quietly become the latest fashion trend to takeover Bow Wow’s BBM contact list . . . but let’s keep this little revelation between us for the time being. The last thing the world needs (and by the world I mean Oprah) is Page Six writing about Tyler Perry stealing that boy’s phone during the filming of Madea’s Big Slave Quarters Reunion.

Back to the topic at hand, Omarion pushed his pride and nuts to the side and gave the YOUNG BASED GOD look a go by rocking a pair to Nylon + Express August Denim Issue Party in Hollywood last night.

It seems that actress Vivica A. Foxx can't keep a man to save her life. Earlier, club promoter Slimm of Plush Blue Entertainment, sent out this press release:

Hey this is Slimm, unfortunately me and Vivica are no longer dating. After 8 months it's time to go our separate ways. In life you can love and have chemistry with a person but Flaws can sometimes outweigh the relationship. I wish her the best and I know she feels the same. Thanks.

Welp, I'm sure they had fun while it lasted. Vivica got her back aligned nightly, and Slimm became a household name (at least in the ATL).

In case you forgot what goodies Slimm has to offer the ladies, click here.