I had no clue. Not that I really care who Shaq is dating these days. But why shack up with a slut like Hoopz?

According to TMZ:

Shaquille O'Neal got more than he bargained for when he sat down for breakfast at a Waffle House in Tennessee last week -- because the dude was the target of a practical joke that was executed to perfection.

Sources at the Waffle House -- yeah, we got those too -- tell us Shaq arrived with Hoopz from the VH1 reality show "Flavor of Love" ... and they both saddled up at the counter.

We're told they each ordered scrambled eggs with cheese and a waffle -- and Shaq had an orange juice ... an OJ that would play a key role in the prank when Shaq got up to use the bathroom.

We're told Hoopz pulled the 'ol "Dump the salt in the OJ" routine -- and when Shaq returned from the can, he took a big, fat sip of the tainted concoction. We're told everybody laughed at the gag ... including the big man.

But the best part of the meal -- when it came time to pay the $20 bill ... Shaq left a $30 tip.

Entrepreneur Evelyn Lozada, who has emerged as the face of VH1's hit reality TV show Basketball Wives, was once a video vixen sashaying her hips in music videos such as Jay Z's "I Just Wanna Love You (Give it 2 Me)".

This according to my sharp-eyed reader, Justtina K., who spotted the young Evelyn Lozada wearing a powder blue dress and bikini throughout this video.

If you notice, Evelyn manages to keep her face out of most of the video frames. No doubt because she knew she had a daughter at home who would one day be old enough to view the video (Shaniece would have been 7 when this video was made back in 2000).

Justtina writes:

Hey Sandra,

I was watching videos the other day and Jay-Z's video "Give it to me" came on. I know this may be old but one of the girls in the video dancing looks just like Evelyn Lozada. You know she had the biggest issue with the way Royce was dancing. Just wondering if you can confirm this for me.

The blogosphere is once again buzzing that songbird Mariah Carey is pregnant with husband Nick Cannon's baby. And once again, Nick is jumping through hoops to downplay the rumors.

How many times do we have to go through this same song and dance? Obviously, if Mariah was pregnant enough to show, then they would have announced it by now. Right? So give the rumors a rest already, because she is clearly not pregnant.

Mariah is 40 now. As women age, our hormonal production begins to slow down. That's when fat cells accumulate around our abdomen giving the appearance of pregnancy. For all we know, Mariah is probably premenopausal.

Here's what 29-year-old Nick had to say about the situation to New York’s 92.3 FM station yesterday (pay attention to the text in bold and read between the lines):

I've have said it before and I’ll say it time and time again: when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her.

We all know it’s extremely personal, and it’s for a woman to deal with things with her body, especially when dealing with the idea of childbirth and all that stuff.

That is something you want to keep near and dear and as close to you as you possibly can, until you’re 100% sure. In any situation, there is a certain time limit you’re supposed to wait before you can actually officially say that you are and all that stuff. You don’t want to mislead anybody.

TRANSLATION (this is what Nick really meant to say):

Mariah and I are not yet pregnant. She has issues going on with her body and stuff that's related to her age. But we are spending obscene amounts of money on fertility doctors because Mariah and I really need this pregnancy to keep us both relevant. Please Pray for us.

You may recall back in February, I posted information about a contest involving singer/songwriter Sean Garrett. I told you that he would select a few of you to spend the day inside his studio so you can watch him craft hits.

Garrett wasn't asked for money or for gifts. He was simply asked to give of his time, which he agreed to do -- as long as he received face time on my blog in return.

Sean and I discussed this contest at length over a period of 4 weeks. We even discussed it in person over lunch. And when the deadline passed without a word from him, I emailed Garrett to remind him. But Sean conveniently ignored my emails.

In the meantime, he emailed me promotional videos and shots of himself shirtless or with a LSLH chick on the set of of his music videos, which I posted.

But I politely declined to post more promo photos of him in July, and I again reminded him of his commitment. I never heard back from him until last night when I told his publicist via email that I was done supporting Garrett.

She had emailed me to invite me to his "mixtape" party at the Gold Room where he planned to give away 2 Louis Vuitton bags.

When I told her (in so many words) that Sean could kick rocks, Garrett quickly responded with this email blurb:

Please Call me Sandra u know I love me some Sandra
I just got really really overwelmed and I need to make this up to u.Please call me asap

Does his pathetic pleading remind you of anyone?

Sean Garrett is an example of a self-absorbed, self-centered narcissist who thinks the world revolves around him. Like most celebrity narcissists, he doesn't feel the need to honor commitments or to apologize for bad behavior unless it's absolutely necessary for them to keep their narcissistic supply flowing.

Well, his 15 minutes are over as far as I'm concerned.

Just so you know: this is the man that Barack Obama and the state department flew to the Middle East last week -- on your dime -- to perform Muslim outreach.

New audio has surfaced of the imam behind the controversial mosque near Ground Zero allegedly telling an audience overseas that the United States has been far more deadly than al-Qaeda. We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda" has on its hands of innocent non Muslims," Feisal Abdul Rauf said at a 2005 lecture sponsored by the University of South Australia. Read more...

The most interesting exchange comes at the 1:40 mark when a woman in the audience asks Imam Rauf about Muslim men who go on suicide missions to bomb innocent women and children in the belief that they will be awarded with 72 virgins in Heaven.

She asked if there is something in the Qu'ran or their religion "that makes them more prepared to go off and die in the belief that they will be closer to God?"

Rauf answered the question by saying: "the Qu'ran says you shall have whatever your heart desires."

Rauf also tosses the word "ni**ers" around to make a point about ethnic conflict. You think he could have made his point without the use of the N-word?

Golf great Tiger Woods and his former wife Elin Nordegren are officially divorced. That means Tiger can go back to propping up his inflated ego with living blow up dolls, and Elin can move on with her life.

TMZ has obtained the divorce documents filed in the Tiger Woods split ... in which the marriage is described as "irretrievably broken."

According to the docs, Tiger and Elin Nordegren reached a settlement agreement way back at the beginning of July -- July 3rd and 4th.

Elin says in the docs that she wants her maiden name restored -- Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren.

According to the documents, both Tiger and Elin have each completed a 4-hour parenting course.

UPDATE: We've also obtained the final judgment papers. It states the marriage "is hereby dissolved because it is irretrievably broken." 1. In addition, Elin's request to restore her maiden name was granted.

Ha ha ha, she doesn't even want his name. Good for you Elin!

According to ABC News, prominent evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham (son of evangelist Billy Graham) has weighed in on the Barack Obama faith controversy.

The Rev. Franklin Graham waded into the discussion with his own controversial explanation of why people wrongly believe the president is a Muslim. Graham, who prayed with Obama in a session with his father, Billy Graham, earlier this year, was asked whether he has any doubts about Obama's self-avowed Christian faith.

"I think the president's problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name," Graham told CNN's John King in a televised interview that aired Thursday night.

"Now it's obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed, and he has renounced Islam, and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That's what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn't. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said," Graham continued, adding that "the Islamic world sees the president as one of theirs." Read More...

As you know, one in five Americans polled said they believe Obama is a Muslim. That accounts for roughly 20% of the population.

The White House responded that Obama is a strict Christian and that he "prays every day." That may be so, but who is he praying to?

Obama didn't just up and decide one day to run for president of the United States. His rapid ascension to the White House was carefully planned and executed. Embedded spies are taught to blend in with the population and to assume their habits and rituals so as not to draw attention to himself.

So I am not surprised that Obama renounced Muhammad and converted to practicing the Christian faith by hiding out in Rev. Wright's church that he rarely attended.

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I told you right here on Sandrarose.com that star of VH1's Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada and gridiron star chad Ochocinco were an item. I also told you that, according to a producer, Chad would appear on the 2nd season of Basketball Wive's as Evelyn's love interest.

Now everyone else is reporting it:

Evelyn Lozada is dating Ochocinco prompting fans of Chad’s reality show to realize he probably doesn’t pick any of the ladies in the season finale. In May, Evelyn Lozada made it clear she wasn’t dating Chris Brown, tweeting “Please, let me clear something up. Me and Chris Brown are not dating, absolutely not”. “I didn’t say two words to that boy” said Lozada after pictures surfaced online of her next to Brown at a nightspot.

By July, it became clear exactly who Evelyn Lozada is dating, Chad Ochocinco. Only one problem – Ochocinco is leading viewers to believe he is searching for love on a current VH-1 “reality” show.

VH-1 said of Chad earlier this year “His bigger than life personality on and off the field, and his notorious skills as a social networker, connecting daily with his fans, makes him a perfect fit for VH1.” Read more...

LALate.com also says Shaquille O'Neal is engaged to former reality TV personality Hoopz. But I don't believe that one.

On Friday, I received a ton of emails from readers asking about R&B singer Monica stealing Lakers guard Shannon Brown from another woman. I didn't know Brown was married.

In fact he's not married. Nor was he in a relationship with anyone when he met and wooed Monica. Just because a man has a child with a groupie does not mean he's engaged to said groupie.

Brown made a mistake by sleeping with a Laker groupie and impregnating her. But now he's taking responsibility for his youthful indiscretions. Brown is paying his child support and he is involved in the child's life.

Now he has met the woman of his dreams and he knows what love is. Of course the groupie is butt hurt and now she's running to the blogs with her lies. By the way, these are my words and no one else's.

So can we let these rumors die?

Brown responded to the allegations on his Twitter page:

“I write this to set the record straight. Media deception makes unfair and false reports of the truth, and it does not bring out the best in ANYONE. Monica is my girlfriend, confidant and a strong successful women that has been though a lot herself but she is in no way, a home wrecker. As a parent, I understand that parenting requires a partnership with my sons mother however the relationship between us fizzled a long time ago. Thus, never leading up to seven years, engagement or even talks of marriage. As parents, we have to continue to raise our son, and as individuals we both deserve happiness.” Thank you for the support and God Bless!