In case you're one of the millions of Americans who slept soundly at 4 a.m. when Britain's Prince William took Kate Middleton to be his bride, here is a quick update.
Kate Middleton will now and forever be referred to as "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" (unless a series of tragic deaths befalls members of the royal family, at which time she will be bestowed as Queen of England).
Kate, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, turned 29 on January 9th. She is the eldest of 3 children.
Kate, oops, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was given Princess Diana's engagement ring to have and to own. But her new hubby made it clear early on that he intends to go ringless.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge decided to do her own makeup because she wanted to add a little normalcy to the pomp and circumstance surrounding the wedding of the century.
Although she thought it was lame, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge practiced "the wave" for hours in the mirror until she got it right.
Well known entertainment lawyer Charles A. Mathis, Jr. passed away last night of a cardiac arrest. He was 66.
Mr. Mathis had been in a coma for a few weeks, according to industry sources. He was a senior partner of The Mathis Law Firm in Atlanta, and he counted numerous celebrities, professional athletes and executives among his many well-heeled clients, including R&B singers Monica and Usher.
Mr. Mathis was a pillar of the community who donated his time and money to charitable organizations. On the weekends, he unwound with his clients at Atlanta's top nightclubs.
In 2007, Allison Mathis, pictured above with her dad, Charles, and mom, Cyndi Mathis, celebrated her 16th birthday on MTV's top rated 'Super Sweet 16' program. At the end of the show, Mr. Mathis handed Allison the keys to a brand new Mercedes SUV.
Mr. Mathis' Buckhead mansion was the location of many legendary industry parties and private events over the years. The palatial mansion was also the scene of "that incident" between Usher and this blogger that made headlines in the NY Daily News.
They say the couple that plays together, stays together. Here we have pics of Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal and his reality star concubine, Hoopz, of TV's 'Flava of Love' fame, practicing their circus act.
O'Neal was sidelined with a calf injury during the Celtics sweep of the hapless NY Knicks in round 1 of the NBA playoffs. But he is expected to at least suit up when the Celtics face the Miami Heat for game 1 of the semifinals on Sunday, May 1st in Miami.
If Shaq still can't play by then, maybe Hoopz will sub for him. Look at the guns on her!
It seems that a Twitter cutie woke up one morning burning fiercely after gratuitously sleeping with a well-known Atlanta rapper without protection.
After keeping an appointment with her gynecologist, it turns out that the unlucky groupie had more than just a simple case of the claps to worry about. She's telling her friends that the promiscuous rapper gave her herpes -- a lifelong affliction that no modern medicine can cure.
Now she spends her days sending Direct Messages rapidly back and forth on Twitter.com warning other loose groupies to wrap it up tightly before bedding this particular rapper when he comes to their town.
At least it is confirmed that the unidentified rapper is not teh ghey.
Star Jones, 49, looks like she is packing on the pounds again as she lunches at Nello's on Madison with a pal. She appears to have put back on 20-30 pounds after her weight loss of several years ago where she became very slim. She at a creamy dessert and sipped on white wine.
R&B singer Rihanna, 23, was spotted dining out at Phillippe Chow in Hollywood yesterday.
Grammy-award winner Kelly Rowland, 30, who is a superstar over in Europe, poses for the paparazzi while leaving her hotel and getting in her car in new York city. Doesn't she look gorgeous?
Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, 30, was spotted leaving a nail salon in Beverly Hills, CA after having a manicure and pedicure in the color pink.
'Jumping The Broom' is a new film by director Salim Akil that celebrates the African tradition of jumping the broom to signify a marriage when it wasn't always legal for blacks to marry in the 18th century.
'Jumping The Broom', produced by Tracey Edmonds and Bishop T.D. Jakes, is a romantic comedy that explores today’s difficulty in abstaining from sex until marriage.
Marion "Pooch" Hall of BET's 'The Game' plays Ricky, the best friend of the groom, Jason (Laz Alonzo). And Romeo Miller ("Dancing With The Stars") plays Sebastian, the cousin of the bride, Sabrina (Paula Patton).
Problems crop up for Jason and Sabrina when their two families from opposite ends of the tracks clash on Martha’s Vineyard during their dream weekend wedding.
"Help me Jesus, that boy is fine!," says Shonda (Tasha Smith) after meeting Sebastian, who prefers "a more seasoned woman with a little more experience."
Later, Jason, Ricky, Sebastian and Malcolm (DeRay Davis) get together for an impromptu bachelor party before the wedding. Ricky, Malcolm and Sebastian each take opposing views of what it really means to be a man in this clip from the movie.
According to to a confidential source who spoke to Sandrarose.com on condition of anonymity, BET Network wanted Tameka "Tiny" Cottle to come back for a 3rd season of the popular 'Tiny & Toya Show,' but it was a network producer who told her she could not return.
If you recall, another source told me that BET did not ask Tiny to return to the 'Tiny & Toya Show.' But my source said that information was incorrect.
The confidential informant told me that it was James DuBose of DuBose Entertainment who was responsible for all the confusion surrounding the ouster of Tiny from the show.
"Tiny wanted to do the show -- and BET wanted her to come back," said my source in a phone call yesterday. "But [DuBose] told her it was too late, that they had already started filming the [Toya] show without her."
"After they watched the 1st episode of the 2nd season, they said 'We want another season!'," said my source. But she said Tiny's husband, rapper T.I., was initially against Tiny doing another season. "He didn't want her to do it. He said the show portrayed the family in a negative light," she said.
The source said T.I. later changed his mind. But when Tiny approached DuBose to recommit to the show, he told her she could not return.
Tiny, who is preparing for the release of her husband from an Arkansas prison next month, came up with the concept for the 'Tiny & Toya Show'. My source believes that Tiny's publicist, Tanisha Ramos, and DuBose (who produced Monica's 'Still Standing' reality series for BET) both had words with each other.
"Why would you mess with success?," said the source who described DuBose as "catty and messy."
218 people are reported dead, including 128 killed in Alabama and 11 dead in Georgia, as massive tornados ripped through the south yesterday.
Jabriel Branch, (pictured right) of McComb, Mississippi, died when a tree crashed through the roof of her family home last night.
Rescue workers are still searching through rubble for survivors in the northwest corner of Georgia, which was the hardest hit. 7 people were reported killed in Catoosa County in north GA. Two people are reported dead in Spalding County, south of Atlanta.
So far GEMA is reporting only 11 people dead in Georgia. GEMA spokesman Chrystal Paulk-Buchanan said the death toll is expected to climb throughout the day. 30 injured people have been taken to area hospitals.
Severe thunderstorms moved through the area south of Atlanta last night knocking down trees and power lines and leaving about 1,500 Georgia Power customers in the dark. Luckily, the storms spared metro Atlanta.
"There's really no explanation," said National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Gibbs of why the storms skipped Atlanta. "It's just the way the storms set up."
Sgt. Joe Peavy of Spalding County and his 11-year-old daughter are counting their blessings this morning. They were taken to an area hospital after a tornado struck their home just off of highway 92.
"The last I heard they were doing OK, but his house is gone, his patrol car is crushed," Spalding Sheriff's Capt. Tony Ranieri told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "All we know is that when the tornado hit, it apparently sucked the 11-year-old girl out the bedroom window along with her bed and everything else. It was very fortunate [that she survived]. I wish everybody would have come out that way because we did have two fatalities."
Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency covering Floyd, Dade, Catoosa and Walker counties in north Georgia. The list is expected to grow as storms continue to push through the south today.
A tornado watch and flash flood watches are still in effect for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas until 3pm today.
Watch this video as a massive tornado ripped through Alabama yesterday.
Remember I told you last week that a male industry friend told me that the fake, big booty girls were winning? Well, I guess he was right.
Apparently, Grand Hustle artist Yung Dro has given his heart to a sophisticated pr0n star who goes by the name of GizelleXXX on Twitter.com. Her name says it all. But despite the fact that GizelleXXX's job description calls for her to gargle with other men's body fluids, Dro is in love.
This morning Dro proudly tweeted, "My girl got my name tatted on her today Good times."
His girl responded by posting this Twitpic of Dro's name freshly tattooed on her body. I'm a nurse and I can't even tell you which part of her body that tattoo is on. If that's her buttocks, it is horribly deformed (most likely by a couple dozen butt injections).
In response to the outpouring of taunting and ridicule directed at both herself and her man, GizelleXXX tweeted:
@SkinnyGirlSwag b*tch shut yo ms.ciley lookin a** the F*CK up! Squirrel Face A** B*tch! ...Don't worry bout me and @dropolo. That's OUR biz
According to online reports, Rev. Run's daughter, Angela Simmons, spent a passionate night in the sack with Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton last night.
A disheveled and exhausted looking Newton shooed away the paparazzi when they spotted him getting into a waiting car outside Angela's 4-star hotel in New York this morning.
The 23-year-old Simmons was spotted later wearing a sly smile on her face as she was leaving the hotel with her poodle.
In the past, Angela has been linked with skate boarder Terry (T.K.) Kennedy, rapper Bow Wow, music producer Skillz (of Play-N-Skillz), Kim Kardashian's brother, Robert, and too many other male whores to mention. Hopefully, she's using protection.
Rev. Run needs to have a serious talk with his daughter before she ruins the family's good name.
In an effort to silence the "birther" movement -- including presidential hopeful Donald Trump -- U.S. President Barack Obama today released the long form of his much talked about birth certificate.
Many people (who don't read) fail to realize that the short form of Obama's certificate of live birth was released by the White House in 2008 when Obama was elected president. The long form only contains a few more impertinent details.
The short form (which was released in 2008) is on the left.
Many critics are asking, "why now?". Why not two years ago when the issue of his citizenship first arose?
Some are suggesting that Obama, a known narcissist, only released the long form now because he fears losing something he values most (his job).
Obama told White House reporters that he had "better stuff to do" than to discuss his birth certificate that has been an emotional boilerplate since before he was elected.
“We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do,” Obama said. "We’ve got big problems to solve, and I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them, not on this."
They say every jump off has a secret past that she would like to keep hidden away forever. The more successful jump offs are able to bury their pasts under stacks and stacks of their new husband's money.
Apparently, Chris Bosh's new wife, Adrienne Williams, couldn't erase her past with Bosh's endless cash reserves.
Bosh refuses to even admit that he's a married man despite the overwhelming evidence that suggests otherwise (he's probably waiting to break the news gently to his other jump offs).
According to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel, a marriage certificate, with both Bosh and Williams' names on it, is on file in Dade County. And I'm following Bosh's stylist on Twitter.com, who also confirmed that some sort of nuptials took place before the NBA playoffs.
Anyway, I wrote all that to say that Adrienne has been on the come-up since she was seven years old.
The young groupie is featured in a photo spread in a worn copy of Smooth magazine from 2006. Loyal reader Steve K. was kind enough to send me the link to her pics on HINcity.com.
"I love modeling. I've been doing it since age 12, and I've done pageants since I was seven" said Adrienne, who is originally from LA but honed her groupie skills in Atlanta.
"I've done every kind you can imagine," she said. "So whatever modeling steps I can take to get my name out there is good."
Last weekend, 'America's Most Wanted' aired a segment on the ongoing manhunt for Wisdom Jeffery, the Riverdale man who shot and killed his young wife, Corrissa Friends, on August 11, 2010.
Loyal reader and Corrissa's stepmother, Jill Friends, writes:
I want to thank you for continuing to bring my step-daughter's (Corrissa Friends Jeffery) story to the spot-light. This has been a horrible time in our lives and we pray daily for his capture. We feel like Casey can't truly be safe until he is behind bars. Thank you for getting his picture out to your fans.
Here is the video that was played at Corrissa's Funeral. Thought you might like to see it.
Last night, while doing my unusual research on social networking website Twitter.com, I came across this tweet from an upset follower who asked if I would put a mother on blast for "abusing" her kids.
I clicked on the link and saw a photo of a woman posing with 2 smiling children -- one of whom was nestled snuggly between her oversized breasts.
I assumed the woman had just breast fed the youngest child, which would be inappropriate if she did it in front of a Twitter user who then Twitpic'd the photo.
At first glance, the photo disturbed me a little. But then I reminded myself that African tribal women often proudly displayed their ample breasts long before we were sold out by our tribal leaders and shipped to America in the 18th century.
So why does this picture make so many people physically uncomfortable?
See the uncensored photo after the break. NOT SAFE FOR WORK