Socialite Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kris Humphries attended their first event together since announcing their upcoming nuptials. The happy couple attended the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo, Monaco yesterday.
Word coming out of R&B singer Rihanna’s camp is that she’s feeling a little flustered about her upcoming hosting gig at the new Vision nightclub and lounge Grand Opening in midtown Atlanta in July. I’m told she’s nervous about hosting such an Epic event. She needn’t be worried; I’m sure she will do a great job. The new Vision nightclub is the crown jewel of AG Entertainment’s expanding portfolio. The nightclub and adjoining lounge will feature state of the art lighting and a sound system that rivals Las Vegas show venues! Requests for tickets are pouring in from as far away as NY and LA! If you know Alex or Elsa Gidewon, get on their guest lists now. Don’t wait until tickets go on sale next month. Keep it right here on Sandrarose.com for more details on the new Vision grand opening!
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There are conflicting reports about an accident involving two women who fell from a window at the W hotel in midtown Atlanta last night. One woman is dead and the other is in critical condition at Grady hospital.
According to both the AJC and WSB-TV, a party was going on at 3:30 am when the women started “play fighting” and broke through a fortified window (which isn’t easy to break). The women had attended an all-white party or a birthday party at the hotel.
According to WSB-TV, the two women fell from the 10th floor of the posh hotel located at 14th and Peachtree streets. But the AJC reports that the women fell from the 7th floor. A Facebook user who claims she attended the party last night says the women fell from the roof of the hotel.
Both women landed on a 5th floor ledge that broke their fall from either the 10th or 7th floors. One woman died on the 5th floor ledge. The other woman rolled off the ledge and fell an additional 5 floors to the ground. She is in critical condition at Grady, according to the AJC.
“It is really miraculous that anyone could survive that,” an onlooker Chris Cortnay told WSB.
The identities of both women are being withheld until the families are notified.
Poet and spoken word pioneer Gil Scott-Heron has died at age 62. Scott-Heron passed away Friday (May 27) upon returning home from a trip to Europe. His exact cause of death is unknown at this time.
Edited: According to People online, Scott-Heron was known to be HIV positive and had struggled with drug addiction throughout a large part of his life.
In the 1970s, Gil Scott-Heron’s smooth rebellious storytelling set to simple bass notes and jazz synthesizers became the precursor for today’s rap/Hip Hop music and spoken word genres. His album, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, was heavily sampled by today’s rap artists such as Kanye West and Common.
Kanye featured prose from Scott-Heron’s “Comment #1” for the spoken word ending of his track “Lost In The World” (“Who Will Survive in America”) off his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.
Click the link below to hear Kanye’s track featuring Gil Scott-Heron.
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Queen Latifah’s ex-lover, Jeanette Jenkins, was spotted on the set of Tia and Tamera Mowry’s new reality show filming in Los Angeles. According to my source, who is close to Jenkins’ camp, Jeanette and Latifah remain cordial to each other despite the recent break up. Jeanette has been in Atlanta filming the ‘Single Ladies’ set to premiere on VH1 starring LisaRaye and Stacey Dash, while Latifah has been in New York doing promo and marketing for her new clothing line on HSN.
Latifah’s production company filmed the ‘Single Ladies’ reality show in Atlanta earlier last year and earlier this year. My source tells me that Latifah and Jenkins “rode in the same car together” to the set of SL one day last month. The source confirmed that Latifah and Jeanette had an “on again, off again relationship.” But now it’s definitely off again.
The source also told me that both Jeanette and Latifah’s names are on the lease of a home the two women formerly shared in Malibu, California.
Tia and Tamera’s show, on the Style Network, has been in production since April. Tia stars in BET’s ‘The Game’, which was picked up for a 5th season. ‘The Game’ begins shooting again in early Fall of this year.
NFL star Terrell Owens is accusing a former employee of stealing $27,000 from him to pay the man’s rent at a Buckhead apartment complex.
According to the AJC, Antonio Edwards, 35, is accused of using Owens’ Bank of America account to pay his $2,100 a month rent at the upscale Post Alexander apartments from November 2009 through November 2010.
Edwards shared the luxury apartment with Anthony Watson, 34, but according to the complex management, only Edwards’ name was on the lease. He paid the rent online using a portal set up by Post Properties for accepting rent payments from residents. The portal sends out an email to confirm each time a rental payment is made online.
Post Properties management provided Atlanta police with copies of the email confirmations, plus bank records from Bank of America. Owens confirmed Edwards is a former employee but he doesn’t know how Edwards got access to his bank account.
Post Properties reimbursed Owens’ $27,000 by law.
Here’s the question: didn’t Terrell notice that $2,100 was leaving his bank account every month for 12 whole months? And if he doesn’t worry himself with such trivial things as checking his account because he’s busy updating his Twitter page, shouldn’t his accountant have noticed the discrepancies?
According to the AJC, Fulton County Magistrate Judge Kimberly Warden issued 13 arrest warrants charging Edwards with 13 felony counts of theft by conversion.
A WSB TV reporter located Edwards at a Mableton address. But when he knocked on the door, no one answered.
Update I 11:50 pm ET:
According to DeKalb County police, Roxanne Taylor, the woman dubbed the ‘Grandma bandit’, is actually a man. It isn’t clear if Taylor is the ‘Grandma bandit’ police have been looking for, or a cross-dresser who robbed pharmacies dressed as an elderly woman, or both.
A rush hour police chase on North Druid Hills Road and I-85 ended in the death of the woman dubbed the ‘Grandma bandit’, this morning according to the AJC.
The woman, identified in an arrest warrant as Roxanne Taylor, 58, of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta, was spotted in the drive-through at a Wendy’s on Piedmont Road by someone who noticed that she matched the description of the bandit who has robbed several metro area drugstores in the past two weeks.
When police arrived, Taylor fled the Wendy’s drive-through in a gold Jeep and a chase ensued up Interstate 85 northbound.
She was involved in a minor traffic accident after exiting at North Druid Hills Road, APD spokeswoman Mekka Parish told the AJC.
Police who were pursuing Taylor heard a single gunshot and returned fire, hitting her multiple times. Witnesses told the AJC that the driver side window of Taylor’s jeep was blown out. None of the officers were injured.
Taylor gained notoriety for her brazen daylight armed robberies of local area pharmacies. Witnesses described Taylor as between 60 and 70 years old, 5ft-6 and weighing between 120-130 lbs with puffy cheeks. She strode boldly into the pharmacies, pulled out a gun and demanded cash before fleeing in a gold or tan Jeep Liberty.
An arrest warrant taken out on Taylor yesterday charged her with robbing 3 pharmacies on May 12, 14 and 24. Taylor wore the same black University or Georgia baseball cap during each robbery.
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NY Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony celebrated his birthday bash in New York last night without his wife, La La, by his side (Melo turns 27 on Sunday).
Melo’s solo appearance at Greenhouse in NYC sparked all sorts of rumors of a break up. As you know, the longtime couple split up a few years back due to rumors of Melo’s infidelities. And there was recent talk of an out-of-wedlock baby born to a groupie of Melo’s. Well, it’s for the best if they have indeed broken up. Melo can sow his wild oats without fear of retribution, and La La can be free to pursue the fame that’s been eluding her due to her lack of discernible talents. I do hope they keep it civil for their son Kiyan’s sake though.
Reality TV personalities Emily Bustamante, left, and Chrissy Lampkin and music producer Squid Beatz were the only celebs in the house, apparently.
Rihanna performed her hit singles “S&M” and “Only Girl in the World” live on NBC’s “Today” show in Rockefeller Plaza. As I told you earlier Rihanna, will host the grand opening of the new Vision nightclub in Atlanta in July.
Keep it right here on Sandrarose.com for more details on this historic event! The new Vision will be the crown jewel of nightclubs in the South. And, of course, your favorite blogger (and 2 lucky readers) will be in the house!
Peep video of Rihanna’s performance after the break!
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Rap mogul Ludacris performed at the Miami Heat White Hot Road Rally presented by T-Mobile Sidekick 4G at American Airlines West Plaza in Miami yesterday, hours before LeBron James and the Miami Heat ended Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls chances for the NBA title. James blocked Rose’s last second 3 point shot to give his Miami Heat the eastern conference final championship. The Heat will meet the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA finals in Miami on Tuesday.
Dwyane Wade’s girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, center, attended the Miami Heat White Hot Road Rally at the American Airlines arena with LeBron’s girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, right, and a friend.
LA Dodger center fielder Matt Kemp surprised customers at two unannounced appearances at Bank of America banking centers in Hollywood and Burbank, California yesterday. The appearances were made possible by singer Rihanna who made Kemp famous by boyfriending him last year.
A source tells Popeater.com that Oprah Winfrey will revive her show on her OWN network before the year is out.
Oprah ended her 25-year run on May 25th with an extravagant, overblown 3-day sendoff that would have made Jesus blush.
Before the final two episodes were even taped, Harpo Productions, Oprah’s company, announced that Oprah’s final guest would be “the biggest star in the world” — prompting many in the media to try and guess who the biggest star could be since both Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor were dead.
As it turns out, Oprah was her own final guest, meaning she is the biggest star in the world. At least in her own mind, Oprah believed that no other star was big enough to share the stage with her.
And to drive the point home, Harpo photoshopped Opah’s final photo (shown above) 5 shades lighter, giving her an otherworldly glow, not unlike that of an angel who is too perfect for this world.
“I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say, Until we meet again,” she tearfully told her audience, which was made up of people who had never been in her audience before.
“She is going to dedicate herself to her new network and do whatever needs to be done to make sure it’s a huge hit,” a co-worker of Oprah’s told Popeater.com. “If this means bringing her own show back to life on her network then she will. I can’t imagine that she won’t be back on the air before the end of the year.”
Phil Donahue was (and will always be) my favorite daytime TV host ever. He ended his long daytime television run with one respectfully understated episode.
It took Oprah three star-studded, over the top, overhyped shows to say goodbye – and she she won’t even be gone that long. Like a drug addict, no narcissist can stay away from their steady source of supply.