If you thought the dead birds falling from the sky in Arkansas was an omen -- you were correct.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Chris is set to make His first official appearance on earth since being nailed to that cross about 2,000 years ago. This, according to an expert who used mathematics and dates from the Bible to determine the exact date.

According to Splash News, the billboard is erected near one of the busiest roads in Los Angeles for the purpose of high visibility to the heathens and sinners driving by.

The date 'May 21st 2011' is printed on the huge billboard. A religious website named www.wecanknow.com is behind the advertisement. An American Christian radio broadcaster named Harold Camping has predicted this exact day using mathematics and dates from the Bible. He also predicts that this will be the start of Judgement Day and the end of the World will follow on October 21, 2011.

Pop icon Janet Jackson gets emotional as she performs during her sold out "Number Ones: Up Close and Personal" World Tour at the Gibson Amphtheatre in Los Angeles last night.

To those who thought Ms. Jackson was washed up at age 45, her tour was just extended to add more U.S. cities due to the high demand. The tour has received rave reviews from even the most discerning music critics. Good for her!

R&B singer Rihanna was spotted arriving at Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles last night. Rihanna can smile now that she's broken the record for most consecutive shows booked at London's O2 Arena (10). But tickets to her tour continue to sell slowly in the United States -- and it will remain that way at least until she adjusts her stank attitude.

Photos: Splash News Online

As part of their new campaign to “redefine the color of beauty” beauty brand Carol’s Daughter chose three light skinned women, model Selita Ebanks, Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, and Puffy's concubine, Cassie, to be their new spokeswomen. Is anyone surprised?

Selita Ebanks explains that the starlets were chosen for the texture of their hair, rather than for the hue of their skin: “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic,” she said. “Solange’s hair is a different texture than mine; so is Cassie’s. Our skin and body types are different. Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example. Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate.”

That's funny, I don't see the "deepest chocolate" represented in this photo. I guess they couldn't find any chocolate sistas on such short notice?

Here's an excerpt from the WWD Style feature, via The Life Files:

“They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless,” said Steve Stoute. “There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box.” According to Stoute, the trio was chosen because aside from their beauty “they share the vision and embody the messaging in their attitude, appearance, projects and core values.

Remember the sad story of Lashaun Armstrong, the little boy who was the only survivor after his mother drove her family into the Hudson River last week? Lashaun Armstrong, 10, is shown walking outside a residence in Newburgh, New York with a woman identified as "Lisa." He seems to be holding up really well considering the horrific deaths of his mother, Lashanda Armstrong, and his three siblings. Photo: Splash News Online

Yesterday, I posted excerpts from a rather lengthy "Put 'em on Blast" email written by a former employee of Tameka Foster-Raymond.

In the email, Becca Bussert, former manager of Foster's Estella Boutique, tendered her resignation after being accused of stealing merchandise from Tameka's shop.

The "Put 'em on Blast" section gives a voice to those in the industry who feel they have been wronged by certain industry execs, celebrities or companies.

The email author is solely responsible for the content of the email.

As always, we give the parties on Blast (and their representatives) the opportunity to rebut the complaint within a reasonable timeframe.

Edited: to add that Becca Bussert did not send the original email or the picture of herself to me. The email author just assumed that she did.

Raechel Taylor writes:

Dear Ms. Rose,

I am a business consultant by profession, hired in March of 2011 to support Ms. Tameka Raymond's collection of businesses. Ms. Raymond sought my advice prior to taking action against Ms. Bussart for stealing from her store. For the record, Ms. Raymond reacted with integrity and concern when personally witnessing Ms. Bussart removing inventory from the premises without consent, and placing the items in the trunk of her vehicle. When Ms. Raymond approached Ms. Bussart asking why she was doing this, Bussart replied that her intention was to try on the clothing at home. Ms. Bussart should have had the authorities called upon her, yet Ms. Raymond was graceful and did not want to cause a scene.

When I questioned Ms. Bussart's intentions a day later, she agreed that "that wasn't the right thing to do." Ms. Bussart has expressed serious intentions to pursue a career in fashion styling, just like Ms. Raymond has achieved, the reason for her to have sought employment with Ms. Raymond. When Ms. Bussart was caught removing Ms. Raymond's merchandise without permission, she immediately became indignant, defensive, and retaliatory, considering that a future career in retail for Ms. Bussart could now be at stake.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. Bussart personally submitted her photo, taken in Ms. Raymond's place of business during company time, to sandrarose.com with the intention of abusing this online portal for her own personal exposure. I am sorry to see that she has abused sandrarose.com's integrity by submitting a public tantrum in response to her inevitable and impending termination of employment for stealing from Ms. Tameka Raymond. I might add that Ms. Bussart copied me in the original email she distributed with the intention of embarrassing Ms. Raymond, and when I questioned her intentions, she revealed that "when I pressed the SEND button, I did not have a good feeling in my stomach...it was not the right thing to do."

As a retail consultant, it is my opinion that business owners who hire store managers do so with the intention that the business gets professional support which the owner may not possess. Ms. Raymond has been nothing but humble in her quest to explore the challenge of being a business owner, and maintains the savvy to know when to ask for support. She has sought advice and has accepted constructive criticism with grace and a positive attitude. Ms. Raymond, as of April 2011, can only be accused of hiring an opportunist who took advantage of her trust and patience. Ms. Raymond will be referring the case to the proper authorities, in light of the fact that Ms. Bussart has unlawfully compromised the confidentiality agreement she signed upon her employment with the company.

When reminded of this fact, Ms. Bussart said to me that "if I I had remembered that I had signed that, I would never have done this."

It is my hope that sandrarose.com post an addendum to this saga, perhaps with the intention to warn others who try to abuse this online portal for their own personal gain.

Raechel Taylor
Retail Savvy
[Phone # removed]

Today's edition of Morning Wood is for my Cougars who thirst for a young hard leg to sling that wood as they sip their morning coffee.

21-year-old Romeo Miller, son of rap mogul Percy "Master P" Miller, is one of the stars on this season's 'Dancing With The Stars.'

He started out as Lil Romeo, a bubblegum rapper introduced to the world by Master P to give fellow crumb snatchers Bow Wow and B2K a little competition.

The nephew of rappers C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker, went on to release 3 albums before giving up rapping to pursue a career in film and television.

Currently, Romeo stars in the TriStars film Jumping The Broom, produced by Tracey E. Edmonds and T.D. Jakes. Jumping The Broom is in theaters, May 6th.


U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off his 2012 re-election bid with a DNC fundraiser rally at the Grand Ballroom of the Navy Pier in Chicago last night.

In a sobering statement that sets the tone of his re-election bid, Obama conceded to the well-heeled crowd, "Some of the excitement is not going to be there."

Obama was referring to the polls that reflect a declining support of his base: the millions of kool aid drinkers -- mostly disillusioned blacks -- who hosted Obama on their shoulders and carried him to a historic victory as the first biracial president of the United States in 2008.

Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose, 22, attended the rally. And Grammy Award-winner Colbie Caillat performed. As Rose took the stage, the crowd chanted "MVP, MVP."

Rose, the favorite for the 2011 MVP trophy, cracked jokes, saying he was sorry to see Obama running again because "the Bulls need a starting two-guard."

The well-to-do audience paid upwards of $100 to the legal maximum of $35,800 for their tickets. There were reports that the kickoff rally netted Obama another $2 million for his already swollen campaign coffers.

Meanwhile, in an effort to humanize Mr. Obama and soften his public image, the White House released candid photos taken by Obama's personal photographer over the past 2 years. The photos portray Obama as a doting father and statesman at work and at play.

White House photos source

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The manager of Tameka Foster's Estella Boutique, has just tendered her resignation to Ms. Foster-Raymond. As you know, Foster-Raymond is the baby mama of R&B crooner Usher's two sons.

In an email sent to industry tastemakers and published on Zeralyn.com, makeup artist Rebecca Bussert (pictured above) writes "I won't work for a disrespectful, conceited person."

In her bio posted on her facebook page, Bussert writes: "I value intelligence and integrity in others; I don't care for flippant, ignorant pigs." There is no doubt to whom she is referring.

Bussert, who is Caucasian, wrote that Foster-Raymond's racist attitude and poor management skills is what drove off her prospective clients and employees.

I have observed some ridiculous things during my time working for you, Ms. Foster-Raymond, and I am glad to say that I will no longer work for such a farce as you. I have seen you ridicule potential workers such as Mr. Phil Plunkett, who gave you an estimate for shoe cabinets. After you lauded his work and said that this job would be beneath him, yet you called him to come in and do an estimate, you said that his estimate was way too expensive, and that you could probably ask “the Mexicans down the street” to do the job.

Before applying for the job, Ms. Bussert did her research on Foster's troubled background and decided to take her chances and work for her anyway:

I have worked for you for just over a month, and after the first couple of days, I can see that the research I did before getting hired gave me ample warning about your character. I only wish I had heeded that research. That fact aside, I can also see that you have no idea how to operate a business or take ownership in it.

In her rather lengthy email, Bussert complained that Foster-Raymond was "an extremely disrespectful, rude, careless individual" to work for. Bussert wrote that Foster-Raymond made unrealistic demands on her time without ever clearly defining her job duties.

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Antonia "Toya" Carter celebrated the series premiere of her reality TV show 'Toya: A Family Affair' at a viewing party at Straits Restaurant in midtown on Tuesday night (April 12).

According to the Nielsen Company, the series premiere of "Toya: A Family Affair" on BET was viewed by 1.5 million viewers among 1.1 million households!

That's good enough to make Toya's first solo venture without her friend Tiny, BET's #1 series premiere to date for this season.

Speaking of Tiny, sources within her camp tell me that Tiny was not asked to return this season to BET's #1 hit series 'Tiny & Toya.' Rumor had it that Tiny's husband, rapper T.I., forbid her from returning to the show. "Not true," said my source. "They didn't ask her to come back... I don't know why they didn't ask her. Tiny & Toya was their number one show."

Don't forget to stop by Tiny's Nail Bar on Saturday and Sunday for discount specials on nail designs and pedicures! Tiny's Nail Bar is located at 3540 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge, Georgia, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Source: TheFutonCritic.com

British pop singer Adele, whose sophomore album, 21, just went platinum in America, graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this week.

In the cover story, Adele gave serious thought to our infatuation with her weight -- and why she always sits when she sings. Adele matter-of-factly said she's quite happy with her current size and she has no intentions of dieting or exercising any time soon.

Adele made no excuses for her weight. She said she loves eating sugary foods, and her weight gain is an acceptable side effect of her high caloric intake.

She said: "My life is full of drama and I won't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don't like going to the gym.

"I love my food. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine," she said.

Then, in an apparent dig at singers Rihanna and Beyoncé -- both of whom can't seem to keep their clothes on -- she added, "Even if I had a really good figure, I don't think I'd get my tits and ass out for no one."

Adele also reflected on her debilitating stage fright and her Stan-like worship of American singer Beyoncé.

"I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times.

"Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."

"I was about to meet Beyoncé and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.'"

"I went out on the balcony crying hysterically, and I said, 'What would Sasha Fierce do?' That’s when Sasha Carter was born.'"

Adele's sophomore album, 21, soared up the charts in America to become the first platinum-selling album of 2011.

21 is also the most downloaded album in history on Amazon.co.uk.

She said 21 was inspired by her devastating breakup from her former boyfriend.

"He was artistic, but not romantic. We'd just bicker over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn't working," she said. "He made me an adult and put me on the road that I'm travelling on."


U.S. President Barack Obama is targeting the wealthy with planned tax hikes aimed at stabilizing the economy. The only problem is the tax hikes will ultimately affect the rest of us working stiffs who live from paycheck to paycheck.

In typical reproaching style, Obama blamed Americans for the state of the economy, saying years of overspending means every American has to make sacrifices.

Obama unveiled a plan to raise taxes and reduce borrowing over the next 12 years by $4 trillion. His cost-cutting measures included slashing the domestic budget -- and cutting politically sensitive medicare programs, as well as cutting defense spending.

Naturally, his friends and banker buddies will be spared the sharpest cuts.

But Obama insisted the rich should shoulder more of the burden to prevent the mushrooming national deficit from spinning out of control.

Defending his plan, Obama said in a speech at George Washington University today: "We have to live within our means, we have to reduce our deficit, and we have to get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt."

He added: "It's an approach that puts every kind of spending on the table, but one that protects the middle-class, our promise to seniors, and our investments in the future."

Photo by: (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, shooting victim Asheley Jewell was discharged home from Grady Memorial hospital.

"She is at home and progressing daily," her cousin, Ebony Phillips, wrote Wednesday in an email to the AJC.

Asheley, 15, was shot in the back of the head as she traveled in a car with friends on Old National highway on Saturday, March 5th. No suspect has been arrested in the apparent road-rage incident.

Family and friends are organizing an event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday to keep the spotlight focused on the crime and to increase public awareness that a dangerous individual is still loose on our streets. They plan to canvass the area around Old National highway, passing out flyers.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the suspect or suspects. They're calling it "Justice for Asheley Jewell Day."

Anyone interested in participating should contact organizers through the Justice for Asheley Jewell Facebook page.

Asheley is the daughter of Ashley Jewell, who died from complications following a fight at a strip club in 2009. He was featured on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' with cast member Kandi Burruss, who he had been engaged to.


Former Xscape member Tameka "Tiny" Cottle is preparing to see her hubby, T.I. again this weekend. Tiny visits her man every other Sunday and Monday at the Forrest City Correctional facility in Kansas where he's serving time for a probation violation.

If you recall, an incident of an intimate nature occurred during Tiny's last visit to her husband at the Forrest City prison Correctional facility in Kansas.

According to Tiny, T.I., 30, was reprimanded and his liberal access to the prison phones and email were cut off. Tiny didn't know when she would be allowed to visit him again before his release date sometime in August or September. But luckily, the prison didn't ban her from visiting T.I.

Yesterday she tweeted this on her Twitter page: "One of my steps of getting ready to see my man is changing my hair color. I'm always trying to do the impossible! So creative it is. #faith"

According to an inside source, Tiny, who was hospitalized recently, is planning a big Mardi Gras style event this weekend at her nail salon, Tiny's Nail Bar at 3540 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge. Business is good so Tiny wants to thank her many faithful fans and Twitter followers by slashing prices for nail designs! If you mention Tiny's Twitter page, you get 2 free designs with your pedicure!

If you don't have anything planned this weekend you should stop by.

A 10-year-old boy escaped a sinking car after his distraught mother drove her family into the Hudson River about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the NY Times, Lashaun Armstrong escaped the sinking minivan after his mother, Lashandra Armstrong, 25, steered the car off a boat ramp and into the river a few blocks from the row house apartment where the family lived.

"She was a very good mom," said Tina Claybourne, who lives nearby. "She took care of her kids. She always was with her kids." (link)

Ms. Armstrong and 3 of her 4 children, Landon Pierce, 5; Lance Pierre, 2; and Lainaina Pierre, 11 months old, all died from drowning.

The driver's side window of the van was down, suggesting that LaShaun crawled past his mother to escape the sinking van.

Lashaun “managed to hit the power windows,” Chief Ferrara said, and “climbed out before the vehicle sank.”

LaShaun turned up at a Newburgh firehouse about 20 minutes after the domestic disturbance call. He was soaking wet. A woman had picked him up after he swam ashore and driven him to the firehouse to summon help.

The boy was so distraught that, at first, he had trouble speaking.

Firefighters and state police divers found the minivan about an hour later with the four bodies inside. It was submerged under eight feet of murky water about 25 feet from the shore.

Angela Gilliam, Lashanda Armstrong's aunt, says she spoke to her niece earlier Tuesday and she was "not too good." Gilliam later called police, saying Armstrong was fighting with the father of three of her four children. The dispatcher reported hearing "tussling in the background." But when police arrived at the home, no one was there.

Gilliam is now caring for LaShaun, who she said is "doing good."

Source: 1 and 2

Photos source

Edited to add pictures of the family. Originally posted on April 13, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m.

LeBron James' mother, Gloria James, might be vindicated once a judge sees this surveillance video from the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Police arrested James, 43, for assaulting a hotel valet last week. But it appears that the valet was the aggressor and may have struck James first.

TMZ.com obtained the revealing video which shows the valet guy, Rockfeller Sorel, shoving Gloria several times with his right forearm as she gets in his face.

Gloria swings wildly at Sorel with her left hand and with her purse, which she's holding in her right hand. The action is obscured by a column, but in the next frame, Gloria can be seen sprawling on the ground. It is unclear if she was pushed.

Even after Gloria's friends and security intervenes and holds him back, you can still see Sorel in the video advancing menacingly towards a visibly upset James. Now Sorel is suing James, which is ridiculous since the video clearly shows that he pushed her first!

Hopefully, after the Fontainebleau Hotel management reviews this video, they will take disciplinary action against Sorel for putting his hand on a hotel guest. Even if the guest was drunk, the valet should have simply walked away or called security.

To Sorel, James was probably just another loud mouth black chick with a lot of money.

It's obvious that if Sorel knew the guest was LeBron James's mother, he would have exercised better judgment. That is the least that is required of a hotel employee -- to exercise better judgment when dealing with a rowdy guest. He allowed his emotions to get the best of him, and now he should be fired.

The hapless LA Lakers 5-game losing streak skidded to a halt last night when they played San Antonio Spur's bench at Staples Arena. Even though the Spurs coach sat his starting line-up so they could rest before the playoffs, Kobe and the Lakers still struggled to eke out a win against the Spurs bench.

But it was what Kobe said to a ref midway through the 3rd quarter that has tongues wagging all over the blogosphere:

Bryant, who is notorious for being the NBA's biggest cry baby, stormed back to the bench, punched a chair and threw down a towel before calling referee Bernie Adams a "f*cking faggot."

His homophobic tirade was caught live on TNT's national telecast of the key Western Conference battle with the San Antonio Spurs.

TNT announcer Steve Kerr was shocked at Bryant's latest display of unsportsmanlike conduct. "You might wanna take the cameras off of him right now, for the children watching from home," he told the TV production crew.

Let's see if the NBA suspends this prima donna after the GLAAD folks start protesting outside the arena.

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'Braxton Family Values' series debut starring The Braxton sisters premiered last night on the Women's Entertainment Network (WE). The show centers around Grammy Award winning singer Toni Braxton, her mom, Evelyn, her four younger sisters, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar, and their husbands, all of whom are very loving and supportive of their wives.

Even though Toni, 43, is billed as the series star, it is her youngest sister, Tamar Braxton, (pronounced Tay-mahr) who provided the spark for the series premiere last night.

Tamar, 34, and her husband, Vincent Herbert's liberal use of the domain names .com and .org, appended to the end of every sentence, made Tamar a trending topic on Twitter.com last night.

In a tweet posted on Twitter last night, I asked Tamar how she thought Toni would react now that Tamar is the breakout star of the show. "Toni is my best friend in the world! She loves me!," she responded emphatically.

But all love aside, Toni has been known to be very competitive. And nothing gets a woman's competitive juices flowing than sibling rivalries. "I created this show. She didn't want to do it at first," Tamar explained. "[Toni] is also [executive] producer with me on this. She knows where she stands!"

Alrighty then...

In episode 1 titled "The Bermuda Triangle,", Toni is ready to relaunch her singing career. So she invites her four younger sisters to join her for a benefit concert in sunny Bermuda. But old rivalries and resentments threaten to ruin what was meant to be a joyful family reunion.

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Thanks to celebrity blogger Karen Civil for sending along this video of rapper Lil Wayne clearing up the Cougar rumor.

As you may recall, Sandrarose.com posted the Exclusive pics of Lil Wayne hugged up with his stylist, Marisa Flores, at Compound nightclub earlier this week.

"This is my stylist Marisa..." Wayne says in an interview with DJ Scoob Doo. "This is the reason why I'm flyer than all you ni**as... y'all owe my girl an apology, man."

Weezy then shouts out Notre Dame point guard Skylar Diggins. Apparently, he's trying hard to make Skylar his baby mama #5. But how disturbing is it that a grown man is stalking a 18-year-old college student?

Despite all the denials about Wayne and his stylist getting it in, the pictures tell a different story.

But in this case, maybe the old adage: "Believe nothing you see, and only half of what you hear," is appropriate.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Beyonce's crazed Stans went into a feeding frenzy when these pics from Bey's music video for "Girl" hit the Internet yesterday. But they recoiled in horror when they saw what had become of their 29-year-old leader. There had been rampant speculation that Beyonce was not well and that she'd been bleaching her skin. The pictures showed startling evidence of that.

In case you forgot how Beyonce used to look in her heyday. Now she is just a shell of her former self.

After the initial shock wore off, many of the Stans took to Beyonce Fanatic blogs (like YBF) and message boards. The overriding theme was: "What happened to our Beyonce?!"

The flaxen weaved Beyonce was dressed like a gladiator on the set of her music video filmed in Inglewood, California yesterday.

But it was Beyonce's startling appearance that prompted her Stans to nearly commit mass suicide after these pics leaked.

One grieving Stan on the BeyonceWorld.net boards wailed:

"Oh, God, please don't let the blogs get this image. They will try to come at Bee with that lil bit of skin folding in the back of her and probably act like she's gettin fat!

The rumors that 200 "Africans" would be employed to support her on the set were of course wrong (as usual). Do you see any Africans in these pictures?

Thanks to Jevon Peak of Peak publicity for sending these pics!

NBA superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and rapper Young Jeezy partied at the Velvet Room in Tucker, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) on Sunday, the night before the big game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena yesterday. Unfortunately, the Hawks didn't have an answer for the best front court line-up in NBA history. The Hawks lost 98-80.

Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment, 2nd from right, with LeBron, far left, D Wade and Jeezy, was able to pull of a coup by bringing all 3 superstars to the Velvet Room on Sunday night. A local nightclub almost went to court to prevent this party from happening. The local Decatur Flavors almost lost their minds when they saw the combined sexiness of the NBA ballers and the Snowman walk into the Velvet Room together!

Dwyane Wade wearing skinny jeans with his Louis Vuitton sneakers is just so...

Visit ATLPICS.net for more pictures from the party!

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Actors Meagan Good and Pooch Hall visited Clark-Atlanta University to promote their film TriStar Pictures film JUMPING THE BROOM yesterday.

Meagan and Pooch signed autographs for over 500 students who came out to catch a glimpse of the stars. Pooch Hall was mauled by the excited students, as his presence caused a near riot on campus, and a trending topic on Twitter.

One student, a female, burst into tears upon meeting her idol Meagan, who stars along with Pooch in BET's 'The Game.'

After participating in a college press conference and signing hundreds of autographs (in the baking hot sun!), Meagan and Pooch headed over to STRIP Atlantic Station, where they broke bread with a lively group of reporters. The two ended the day at a special college screening of JUMPING THE BROOM. "That was actually my first time seeing it," said Pooch. "I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this film."

The JUMPING THE BROOM HBCU Tour continues this week with stops at NC A&T, Florida A&M and Howard University.

JUMPING THE BROOM is in theatres May 6. Visit www.jumpingthebroom-movie.com.

Source: Saptosa Foster | The 135th Street Agency
Photos: James Pray

Police now know that a serial killer was hard at work dumping bodies in Long Island, NY since December, 2006 -- they just don't know who he is, or how many bodies they will ultimately find.

Yesterday, police unearthed a 9th set of bones that might belong to a woman who went missing after advertising her escort services online. 4 of the 9 women found so far along a quarter-mile strip of beachfront property, were prostitutes who advertised on Craigslist.com or other similar websites.

The woman who sparked the search was Shannon Gilbert, 24, a prostitute who went missing after she ran screaming from the home of a wealthy client in the gated millionaires' community of Oak Beach.

Neighbors alerted the police when she knocked on a door screaming, "they're trying to kill me," before running off. She was never seen again. Police don't believe he client was responsible for her disappearance.

The peaceful serenity of the quiet retirement community has been shattered. Homes that once listed for $1 million are now going for $600,000 or less.

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Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles, 24, posed for pictures on the red carpet at ELLE's 2nd Annual Women In Music Event at Music Box yesterday (April 11) in Hollywood, California. Solange is starting to make a little noise for herself now that her DJ career went bust. Word is she's in the studio recording a new album. At least she keeps trying!

Singer Jordin Sparks, 22, attended the same event looking ravishing after a 60lb weight loss! It's a good thing that singer Steph Jones snapped Jordin up before she transformed into a brunette Beyonce. Now all the men are noticing Jordin for the first time. Other stars in attendance included singer Robyn, Sophia Bush, Gillian Jacobs and Kara DioGuardi, among others.

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There's a vicious rumor going around the blogosphere that singer Keyshia Cole's mom, Frankie Lons, 50, was arrested for failing a urine drug test. Well, I'm happy to report that the rumor is not true.

According to Frankie's publicist, Cherry Banez, Frankie was arrested, but not because she failed a drug test. Frankie missed her probation visit due to the fact that she was undergoing treatment at Dr. Dårew's Pasadena Rehab center in California.

Sent Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Sandra! fyi - unfortunately, Frankie was in a catch 22 situation - she missed probation because she was at rehab at Dr. Drew's Pasadena center. That's what lead to the arrest, not drugs as published by mediatakeout.

Frankie is 50 years old and I am doing what I can to help her change her image into a sober woman who has made regrettable mistakes. As she approaches the next phase of her life with grandkids and her new found children, I hope she does succeed. Keep up the good work with your Medical Minutes -- what I am trying to say is you have readers who may not get medical info in traditional sources, but through your blog, [they] can at least receive medical info while getting their entertainment as well!

Take care,
Cherry Bañez
cherrypublicity LLC

Sports, Entertainment & Celebrity Publicity & Promotions
Celebrity Charity/Foundations Management
Media Relations and Marketing Strategist

Rapper Jay-Z, 41, is still seething after being humiliated by the NBA who fined the NJ Nets $50,000 after Jigga posed with players on Kentucky's men's basketball team during the NCAA championships. Not only that, but Kentucky went on to lose the next round.

Jay Z attending a private party thrown by Gwyneth Paltrow on the west side of New York City last night. Paltrow reportedly cooked for a slew of her famous friends. Photo: INFphoto.com

Meanwhile, his wife, Beyonce, 29, was seen shooting a music video for her next single, entitled "Girl" due out this week or next. The picture is very grainy because it was taken with a long zoom lens. The music video will feature fashions by Bey's favorite designer of the moment, Roberto Cavalli. According to a Stan over on the Beyonce World forums who heard "Girl":

"...the song starts with drums, and u heard them chanting girl in the back i think. (again its muffled but i get it) then the Pon di floor beat drops added with another beat. Then Bey comes on and Says GIRL!!! We run this mother F-cking Ish! she says it like 3-4 times... Then she say Who Run The World? Girl! Who the run world? Girl. Who Run this Mother?! Girls, Who Run This Mother?! Girls..."

It sounds like more of the same: Bey screaming her head off over the track while trying to convince herself that she's somehow still relevant in today's music.


It is well-known that R&B crooner Usher Raymond is a classic example of a man who still struggles with Oedipus Complex. OC focuses on a boy’s desire to sexually control his mother. Most boys who fall in love with their mothers quickly outgrow that juvenile stage and transfer their sexual urgings to girls in their peer group. But Usher's mother dominated him so completely when he was growing up that he was never able to get past that stage.

According to the NY Post's gossip machine, Page SIX, Usher's lover of 2 years, Grace Miguel, the former head of creative development at Island Def Jam, is exerting even more control over Usher than Tameka did.

Usher's gal pal, Grace Miguel, is now calling all the shots in their relationship, sources tell Page Six.
The 43-year-old former Def Jam executive who acts as the hip-hop artist's co-manager and stylist is urging her beau to clear out his staff including stylists, choreographers and tour managers and replace them with her people, an insider says.

Usher's longtime agent, Mark Cheatham of CAA, is the first victim of his much older girlfriend. Cheatham was tight-lipped when we contacted him. "I don't know anything about it. I've been with Usher for a long time," he told us. "I've been on great terms with Usher. Talk to my publicist."

A CAA publicist never got back to us, but Usher is no longer listed on their client list.
A source close to Cheatham tells us, "Mark is really upset. He's been with him from the beginning. He thinks Usher will come back, He's just waiting."

Now I remember why singer Mariah Carey irks me: she's an attention whore along the same lines of Puff Daddy and 50 Cent. Insecure, damaged people like Mariah and Nick Cannon will do anything for attention -- even use their unborn babies.

If pregnant porn turns you off, you might want to scroll quickly past this post. The songbird and her entertainment mogul hubby, Nick Cannon, grace the cover of this week's issue of OK! magazine's UK edition. Nick's hands firmly caress his wife's pregnant breasts in a reproduction of Janet Janet's famous Rolling Stone magazine pose.

The pictures inside the magazine don't get any better -- unless you're into pregnant porn.

The intimate photos shows Nick naked (at least from the waist up) as well as his wife displaying her absurdly swollen belly.

When Mariah first announced her pregnancy, didn't I tell you that these two attention whores would pimp their babies to the world at every opportunity?

I'm sick of these babies already and they're not even born yet. Most attention whore celebrity parents wait at least until the babies are born before selling their spawn out to the highest bidder. But not these two. Mariah and Nick Cannon have no class!

This issue of OK! magazine is on newsstands now.

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Thanks to Prince Williams and the ATLPics.net crew for these pics from the Lil Wayne 'I Am Music' Tour at Philips Arena on Saturday.

Rapper Nicki Minaj, who will soon open up for Britney Spears on her tour, played nice with a Lil Kim lookalike.

Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment greets Young Money/Cash Money CEO Brian "Baby" Williams at the after party at Compound.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

When I posted pictures of former Cosby kid Tempestt Bledsoe's uneven skin blotches earlier today, I noted that she looked as if she had bleaching. In less than 2 hours, I received a flurry of angry emails from readers upset that I said Tempestt was bleaching her skin.

How would I know that to be a fact? I have never examined Tempestt and I am not privy to her medical history. This is a blog and I was simply speculating on her skin condition based on the photos.

If Tempestt is not bleaching her skin, I humbly apologize. But please keep in mind that bloggers are just like you -- we are human and we do make mistakes.

Loyal reader Sharonda Hollis writes:

Hi Sandra,

I understand that one of the novelties of your blog is to sometimes throw out questionable information in an effort to get your readers more engaged, but I wanted to provide some accurate information about Tempestt Bledsoe because I do not like to see sistahs get unfairly criticized. Tempestt Bledsoe is a long sufferer of Vitiligo, a skin condition that I'm sure you are familiar with (since you have a healthcare background in nursing). The blotchy discolorations on her face are due to her disease. I'm sure you were sent full-length pictures of Tempestt and her husband, Darryl Bell (Ron Johnson from "A Different World") on the red carpet for this TV Land awards ceremony, and noted that her arms are also severely discolored.

Again, I understand the entertainment and sometime shock value that you utilize for you blog, but to miscategorize this beautiful woman's illness really bothers me. Please correct this for your readers. Thank you.

Have a blessed day,
Sharonda Hollis

Loyal reader Tamara S. also writes:


I love your blog. I really do. But seriously, every black woman in Hollywood is not bleaching their skin! C'mon! Tempestt looks like she was the victim of too much powder and foundation. Her make-up artist clearly doesn't like her or doesn't know what she's doing. The unevenness and the ashy look of her face is too much powder over her foundation, bad color choice of foundation and powder, no bronzer and no primer. I'm a bit of a make-up junkie! LOL This is often the case when stars look lighter than their natural complexion and lets not forget lighting!

I'm not saying that skin bleaching doesn't happen but not every celebrity black woman is practicing. And it sounds awfully ignorant to always suggest so.

Keep up the great work!


It was a madhouse in Atlanta this weekend when Lil Wayne's 'I Am Music II' Tour featuring Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross rolled into the Philips Arena. The Louis Vuitton store at Lenox Mall was packed as ballers of every stripe bought out the men's section. Even though the concert wasn't sold out, the house was rocking with crazed Lil Wayne and Nicki fans.

After the concert, AG Entertainment threw a bash for Lil Wayne, who arrived with a new woman his stylist on his arm. I have no clue who this chick is, but she's definitely much older than he is. She also looks like she's led a very hard life filled with alcohol and street drugs.


The woman in the picture with Lil Wayne is his stylist, Marisa Flores. I know this because she's having a fit on Twitter.com right now. Not so much because I misidentified her as Wayne's new bust down, but because my readers are going in on her.

Marisa looks rather young in her Twitter profile. I'm still not convinced it's her, even though she's saying it is. To be fair, she might have been drunk (or high), and everyone knows that pouring a liter of Grey Goose in you will age you by 10 years in one night. So I humbly apologize to Marisa Flores, Lil Wayne's stylist. They are not a couple -- but it does look like they've been getting it in.

Even when Lil wayne showed mad love to a young Mexican fan, the older woman his stylist didn't blink an eye. Although she did keep a very close watch on him.

My spies tell me that Weezy and his Cougar rarely left each other's side in the VIP all night long. When they left Compound around 3 a.m. the couple were arm in arm and they seemed very much in love.

Oh, by the way, all of Lil Wayne's baby moms (except Lauren London) attended the concert hoping to catch his eye. I'm told they were not happy that Weezy was giving all his attention to his new chick and not them. Toya, who is engaged to be married to MempHitz, didn't seem to care. But they say that Sarah, the mother of his oldest son, 2-year-old Dwayne III, was tripping hard.

I'll post more pics in the next post. You can also visit ATLpics.net for more pics!

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net