The rumors are true: according to TMZ.com, rapper T.I. was disciplined on Sunday after his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, was caught by Forrest City prison Correction’s officers giving her husband a hand.
According to the FCI Forrest City Admissions & Orientation (A&O) Handbook — which every prisoner receives upon arrival — conjugal visits are not allowed.
Tiny, 35, confirmed to TMZ that the two were in a room together during regular visiting hours on Sunday (Jan. 2) when Tiny “made like Michael Jackson … and beat it.”
Inmates are allowed to kiss and embrace at the beginning and at the end of each visit as well as hold hands — but “the inmate’s hands must remain in plain view of Visiting Room staff at all times.”
According to Tiny, T.I., 30, was reprimanded and sent to a “Special Housing Unit” — which consists of more security and less freedom. His liberal access to the prison phones and email were also cut off. Tiny hasn’t heard from her man since Sunday, and she doesn’t know when she will be allowed to visit him again.
Tiny normally tweets excitedly about visiting her hubby. But this Sunday her Twitter page was unusually quiet after her last visit with T.I.
A close friend of Tiny’s tweeted something along the lines of: “Where are you? I know you’re back from visiting your man.”
Then Tiny’s bestie, Antonia Carter, who starred with her on BET’s Tiny & Toya Show, tweeted this:
To Whom it May Concern, Please do not call or text me with no B*llsh*t!!!…its 2011 and I don’t have time for it.
That tweet gave rise to rampant rumors and speculation on and off Twitter all week.
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Singer Keri Hilson joked that she didn’t have much to live for until she met her idol, Lauryn Hill, backstage at Hill’s concert at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
The 28-year-old songwriter posted the above pic on her Twitter page and tweeted:
“No one understands…I will never be the same. Utmost respect 4 Lauryn Hill. So beautiful. Very down to earth. Anyone who knows me knows she’s a huge inspiration to me…I told her 2nite. Said she loves Pretty Girl Rock (SCREAAAM) & her daughter loves me! Said my music embodies a certain confidence women need. I’m so inspired. I woke up thinkin, “Now…how can I meet Michael Jackson?” Then I thought about it…guess I can wait.”
Emotional Ted Williams Tells “Early Show” He’s Reuniting with Mom for First Time in Years
Ted Williams, the 53-year-old homeless panhandler who was literally plucked from obscurity on the side of a highway, is now an Internet sensation. A reporter for a Columbus newspaper uploaded a video of Williams’ gifted baritone voice to YouTube which went viral, garnering over 4 million views.
The New York Post quotes Williams as exclaiming on local radio station WNCI, “The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!”
And he cried as he told CBS “Early Show” co-anchors Erica Hill and Chris Wragge:
“I’m gonna be going to New York, hopefully this afternoon… I apologize. I’m getting a little emotional. I haven’t seen my mom in a great deal of time. She doesn’t believe (what’s been happening to me). She’s 92. She lives in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Brooklyn. … One of my biggest prayers that I sent out was that she would live long enough for me to see me rebound or whatever, and I guess God kept her around and kept my pipes around to maybe just have one more shot that I would be able to say, ‘Mom, I did do it before,’ — I might pass away before her or whatever, but my dad didn’t get a chance to see this. But God is good.”
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A homeless man with a “golden voice” was offered a job with a local radio station in Columbus, Ohio after a viral video garnered over 4 million hits on YouTube in 2 days.
Ted Williams was soliciting money by the side of Interstate 71 in Columbus, Ohio, when a reporter from the Columbus Dispatch spotted his sign advertising his “god given gift” of a golden voice.
The reporter uploaded a video he made on his cell phone of Wiliams speaking, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Let’s hope Mr. Williams doesn’t end up back on the side of the highway when the pressures of fame overwhelms him.
According to ESPN.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers reached out to Mr. Williams today to offer him a position at the Quicken Loans Arena.
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Singer Ciara was seen shopping for trinkets at Saks Fifth Avenue in Miami yesterday. She was accompanied by her cutie pie dogs, Tyson and Georgia.
Later, she sat courtside with a beautiful babe during the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat game in the American Airlines Arena. It’s no secret that CC isn’t dating anyone at the moment. We would love to see her and Keri Hilson get together — to record a song, that is. Get your minds out of the gutter.
Comedic brothers Marlon, right, and Shawn Wayans spent a relaxing day at the beach with male friends at Punta del Este in Uruguay yesterday.
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Actress Lindsay Lohan, 24, was seen entering the Equinox fitness center in West Hollywood yesterday. LiLo was wearing a black Nike jogging suit, a cute Burberry studded cashmere check scarf ($695) and a black Burberry studded leather Knight handbag ($2,195).
Never in a hundred million years would I drop $695 on a scarf. But then I’m not ballin’ like LIndsay, who recently moved into a $7,100 a month luxury Venice Beach condo after leaving drug rehab. Speaking of which, if you recall yesterday I told you that Lindsay’s ex-girlfriend, DJ Samantha Ronson, is not too happy that Lindsay moved right next door to her.
Lindsay is now telling friends that she had no idea Ronson lived next door. LiLo said she knew the moody DJ lived “somewhere in Venice Beach” but she didn’t know where.
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Singer Keri Hilson, 28, appeared live on the ‘Late Show With Dave Letterman’ yesterday where she performed her hit single “Pretty Girl Rock.” off her sophomore album, No Boys Allowed. Keri and her backup singers were dressed up as the ultimate Pretty Girls of the 60s – Diana Ross & The Supremes. Isn’t she gorgeous?
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Rumors were swirling that Boston Celtics star center Shaquille O’Neal and his reality TV personality girlfriend, Hoopz, had called it quits. But the two shared a kiss outside the NY studios where they taped an appearance on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ yesterday. I’m happy for them. These two people are totally wrong for each other, yet they still find a way to make love work. It’s a beautiful thing!
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TBS’s hit comedy ARE WE THERE YET? returns with new episodes beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).. The series stars Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and Essence Atkins (Half and Half) as a newlywed couple whose blended family faces the challenges of everyday life. Brand new episodes will feature an extraordinary roster of guest stars to keep the comedy sizzling all winter long.
ARE WE THERE YET? Guest stars include comedian and actor Charlie Murphy (Night at the Museum, The Boondocks), who plays the ex-husband of Atkins’ character, Suzanne, in the season opener on Jan. 5; recording artist and actress Sandy “Pepa” Denton (of Rap Duo Salt ‘n’ Pepa), as the new field producer for Terry Crews’ sportscaster character, Nick, on Jan. 12; improv star and television host Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?) as an ad man from Nic’s job who encourages the family to send the children to private school on Jan. 26; and model/actress Toccara Jones (America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show) as an over-the-top cousin of Suzanne’s best friend on Jan. 26.
In episodes slated for February and March, comedian Sinbad (Cosby, Resurrection Blvd.) will play a small claims court judge working out an issue between Nick and Suzanne; David Rasche (Ugly Betty, Rubicon) will guest-star as a weatherman with eyes for Suzanne’s mother; former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan will play a bouncer who gives Nick a hard time; boxer Laila Ali will portray herself. Also appearing will be recording artist Chubb Rock.
After a tremendously successful first season this past summer, ARE WE THERE YET? ranks as basic cable’s #1 sitcom of the year among adults 18-49. It also ranks as television’s #1 scripted series for the year among African-American adults 18-34 and 18-49. Co-starring in the series are Teala Dunn, Coy Stewart and Keesha Sharp (Girlfriends), with recurring characters played by comedian Christian Finnegan, veteran actress Telma Hopkins and special guest star Ice Cube, who also serves as an executive producer.
In addition, actor Alfonso Riberio (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) directed 6 out of 12 of the new episodes airing Wednesday 1/5 through Wednesday 2/9.
Beyonce Knowles was seen out & about in New York City today wearing studded leggings. Naturally the paparazzi went bat crazy as if they’ve never seen a burlesque dancer wearing studded leggings before.
Boston Celtics star Shaquille O’Neal and his reality TV star girlfriend, Nikki Alexander, aka Hoopz, appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City today.
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I just got off the phone a few minutes ago with local nightclub promoter Slimm who told Sandrarose.com exclusively that there has been no talk of a prenup agreement between himself and his fiancee, Vivica A. Fox.
“Naw, there’s no prenup,” he laughed. Slimm indicated that there may never be such a discussion in the future. “I’m still basking in the afterglow of love,” he said. The wedding date is set for August of this year.
As you know, Slimm, 27, dropped to one knee and proposed to 46-year-old Vivica on Dec. 26, at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami where they spent the holidays. Slimm then posted this video of Vivica’s sparkly Christmas gift on his Twitter page.
The couple met over a year ago at a nightclub here in Atlanta. Slimm and Viv dated each other quietly until Sandrarose.com introduced them to the world as a couple last January.
As I’ve said in the past, Slimm is such a gentleman. He’s the kind of guy who would never date a woman just for her ends. Besides that, Slimm stays caked up — even more so now that he and partner Colby (of Plush Blue Ent.) signed a deal with AG Entertainment to promote parties at AG’s clubs, such as Gold Room.
By the way, I was able to squeeze the price of Vivica’s ring out of Slimm.
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According to TMZ.com, rapper Gucci Mane is playing games with the courts by claiming he’s mentally incompetent to understand the charges against him.
This is the oldest trick in the book. One that is used by veteran yardbirds and repeat offenders who wish to avoid being sent to prison right away. Naturally, the judge fell for it.
The 30-year-old rapper — real name Radric Davis — appeared in a Georgia courtroom yesterday after filing a “Special Plea of Mental Incompetency” … in which he explained he was in no state to “intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing.”
According to the document, the judge ordered Gucci into custody — and immediately committed the rapper into a mental health treatment facility pending an evaluation of his mental condition.
We’re told Gucci is currently at the treatment facility.
Reader Carla B. writes:
I have been an avid reader of your blog and I even signed up to become a member. I didn’t receive any confirmation back but now I see things happen for a reason. Your post on Mrs. Obama’s suspected pregnancy this morning did not strike me as surprising. However, your venomous, callous outlook toward President Obama has spewed over onto his wife. Why would you need to post, “I WONDER WHO THE FATHER IS”? That was flagrantly disrespectful and out of line. I know you have your freedoms as a blogger but remember, Mrs. Obama is still First Lady. Have some respect. Everyone knows you’re not American. I wonder how come you’re not so scathing towards your fellow Brits. Do Americans amuse you? Do better Sandra Rose.
After local club promoter Slimm posted this video on his Twitter page, the media wondered if they were engaged. Vivica’s rep confirmed that Slimm, 27, popped the question to Viv, 46, on December 26, but actually, he has referring to her as his fiancee for months now.
The media has been pretty much ignoring Slimm ever since I introduced him to the world on January 11.
Slimm is a great guy who didn’t deserve to be disrespected and cut out of pictures with his honey. But he didn’t let the media slight bother him.
Anyway, congrats to the happy couple. Don’t forget you read about them being a couple first on Sandrarose.com!
New music from Rick Ross featuring Drake titled “Made Men”. Drake is my favorite rapper out right now, but he doesn’t get a pass for spitting one of the lamest lines ever: “One of my baddest women ever I call her Rihanna/ but that’s because her name is Rihanna.”
[audio:Rick Ross Feat. Drake – Made Men.mp3]
Despite what you may have heard, Drake and Rihanna are not a couple. Rihanna’s New Year’s resolution is to leave dating teh ghey men in 2010.
Source: RR via Semtex