As you know, new parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon left UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California on Saturday (May 14) with their 14-day-old twins. The couple left the hospital under the cover of night, surrounded by tight security and using elaborate security measures to prevent the paparazzi camped outside from getting shots of the newborns. The children were swathed in blue and pink blankets in the back seat of their Rolls Royce Phantom.

Mariah, who reportedly underwent a tummy tuck after delivering her twins via C-section, wore black Tori Burch sandals, while Nick's size 13 feet were clad in Timberland boots.

According to RadarOnline.com, Mariah is still under scrutiny from Child Protective Services. A CPS social worker is investigating Mimi after receiving a complaint that she was drinking beer and popping pain pills while nursing her babies. Cannon explained that Mariah was advised to drink Guinness Stout beer to stimulate the production of milk in her breasts. But the beer story had holes in it from the start, given the fact that Mariah has breast implants.

The CPS worker will make one final 30-minute home visit with the Cannons before closing the case -- after sneaking a hidden camera inside.

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Those of you who suspected eccentric TV talk show Guru Oprah Winfrey was a little crazy, just might have a point there.

Oprah, 57, has revealed the real reason why she's ending her wildly popular 'Oprah Show' after only 25 years on the air.

In an editorial published in her 'O' magazine this month, Oprah revealed that a dying 12-year-old boy told her to end her show at the 25-year mark.

...Winfrey says that Mattie Stepanek - a child author who had a rare form of muscular dystrophy - told her that she should end the Oprah show only after it had been on the air for 25 years. He sent her the e-mail in May 2003, 13 months before he died at the age of 13.

Winfrey, 57, says: 'At the 20-year mark, I was almost certain that the time was finally right to call it a day (although I was uncertain about what to do next.)

'That's when I received an e-mail from Mattie Stepanek.

Winfrey has published the entire e-mail that Stepanek wrote to her from his hospital bed. In it he told the millionaire: 'I know that you are planning to retire your show on its 20th anniversary. 'It is my opinion that you should wait to stop your daytime show on its 25th anniversary. Let me explain why.

'Twenty-five makes more sense to me, partially because I am a bit OCD [obsessive compulsive] and 25 is a perfect number.' Source

From NY Post's Page Six:

The relationship between Amar'e Stoudemire and Ciara is so close, the singer joined her Knicks boyfriend on his night out with the boys in Miami this weekend. Stoudemire partied with 15 male friends at Prime One Twelve in South Beach. But when the group went to party at club Cameo, Ciara met up with her basketball beau, who danced alongside her all night. Sources said that while Stoudemire kept his focus on his lady, security guards had to shoo away female admirers who tried in vain to get his attention. Source

According to the NY Post's Page Six, the former manager of singers Akon and Brandy, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, is on the lam from the law.

A Federal arrest warrant is out for hip-hop mogul Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, who manages Brandy, Sean Kingston and Akon. Sources say the warrant was issued last week for the Czar Entertainment chief after he was indicted for alleged involvement in cocaine distribution, and he has yet to be located. A law enforcement official confirmed that a fugitive warrant is out for Rosemond. His lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, said, "Although a federal prosecutor has told me that there is an arrest warrant out, they have refused to provide me with the warrant or a copy of the charges."

Rosemond also managed rapper The Game, singers Groove Theory and Mario Winans, among others. He's most notable for being accused of setting up rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot multiple times during a botched robbery at a New York recording studio in November 1994. 2Pac survived his wounds only to be assassinated in Las Vegas in September 1996.

Rosemond also made the news in 2005 when G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was arrested and charged with assault for smacking Rosemond's then 14-year-old son, Lil Henchman.

By now many of you know about former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's separation from his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver (of the Kennedy dynasty). You didn't bat an eye when you read that he'd cheated on his wife by the 3rd year into their marriage.

In the days before Shriver, 55, and Schwarzenegger, 63, announced their separation, he admitted to her that he'd fathered a love child with a former household staff member -- about 10 years ago.

Schwarzenegger, who sired four children with Shriver, released this statement to the media yesterday:

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."

Well, at least he's honest.

Updated:

Maria Shriver just released a statement, according to the LA Times.

Saying Schwarzenegger's admission was "painful and heartbreaking," Shriver added: "As a mother my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."

Hoodrats don't necessarily have to be from the hood.

From TMZ.com:

Child Protective Services in San Francisco launched an investigation last week after Kerry Campbell went on "Good Morning America" and told the world she gave her daughter Britney the anti-wrinkle injections herself ... to help her compete in beauty pageants.

According to ABC News, Britney has been removed from the home by CPS and taken into their custody while an investigation is conducted.

Britney is reportedly "doing well."

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Donald Trump is waving the white flag to signal the end of his run for presidency in 2012.

Our own Stephanie Wash (ABC News reporter and longtime Sandrarose.com member) broke the scoop first on Twitter.com. Who would have thought that U.S. President Barack Obama's calculated chess move (killing Osama) would be the death blow to the Donald's presidential aspirations?

Oh, and Mike Huckabee (my personal favorite) isn't running either. What a shame.

According to online reports, a member of the rap group Cali Swag District was shot dead in a drive by Sunday. The group is known for its lone hit "Teach Me How To Dougie", which spawned a dance craze that swept the nation.

From The Buzz:

“The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when another vehicle pulled up alongside and unloaded “at least two rounds” into the car, according to Lt. Michael Marshall. “It looks like they knew each other. It was not a traditional drive-by.”

But TMZ reports the crime “appears to be a random act of violence.”

Either way, authorities have no suspects yet and are asking for help.

MTV notes that “details have been kept brief,” but cites a police source saying the artist “sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head while sitting in his vehicle on Le Brea Avenue. M-Bone was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Cali Swag District had a huge hip-hop hit last year with “Teach Me How to Dougie.”

M-Bone, also known as Montae Talbert, was 22.

CNN's Don Lemon has finally come out of the closet:

CNN’s Don Lemon, who last year stunned audiences when he said he was molested as a child, has revealed he is gay.

Lemon, 45, has a new memoir coming out called “Transparent.” He told Bill Carter of the New York Times of the inherent risks of coming out as a news personality.

“I’m scared,” he said to the Times. “I’m talking about something that people might shun me for, ostracize me for.”

Although some TV personalities out, most notably Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, he said being a black male makes it even tougher to be gay.

“It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away.”

Eudoxie Agnan, aka Fab, is a married woman -- according to her updated Facebook account.

But her longtime boyfriend, rapper Ludacris, continues to deny that any nuptials took place at the end of last year. Additionally, his friends say if it was up to his mother, Roberta Shields, who manages his Ludacris Foundation, there would be no marriage taking place at any time in his near future.

What does this all mean? Why wouldn't Luda want Fab as his bride? According to his close friends, Ludacris likes Fab so much because she minds him. "It's rare to find a light skinned girl who minds, unless she's foreign," said the friend.

Luda helped Fab celebrate her 24th birthday at Compound nightclub on Saturday night in Atlanta.

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'Sister, Sister' star Tamera Mowry married Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley over the weekend in a dream wedding at a picturesque Napa Valley inn and vineyard. The 32-year-old lesser known Mowry twin dated Housely for 3 years.

"I've always wanted an outdoor wedding with lots of flowers," Mowry told PEOPLE. "I feel so lucky to have this beautiful day marrying my best friend."

Mowry's twin sister, 'The Game' star Tia Mowry, served as matron of honor, along with nine other bridesmaids.

Event planner Mindy Weiss put together the rustic, wine country affair complete with wooden tables, flowers and olive branches.

"You can tell they're best friends," Weiss said of the couple. "They have a great mutual respect for one another."

I'm glad Shannon Brown finally addressed this nonsense! And shame on industry people for calling me to spread malicious gossip! If you knew how much Shannon LOVES Monica (and how much she puts the fear of God in his heart) you wouldn't even entertain this foolishness.

Moving on...

Pau Gasol's girlfriend Silvia López Castro

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls bulldozed over Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat 108-82 to take the 1st game of the best of 7 Eastern Conference finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois yesterday. The Heat managed to score only 2 measly points in the final 5 minutes of the 4th quarter.

The Big 3 simply don't have an answer for my nephew, who scored 28 points. I love both teams, so I think I'll sit this series out and just wait for the finals when Chicago meets Dirk Nowitzky and the Dallas Mavericks. That should be an Epic Finals!

A retired MTA worker in New York is so confident the world will end next Saturday that he has spent $140,000 -- his entire nest egg --- on MTA advertising to assist his fellow New Yorkers in preparing for the rapture.

"I'm trying to warn people about what's coming," said 60-year-old Staten Island resident Robert Fitzpatrick, who retired from the MTA in 2006. "People who have an understanding [of end of times] have an obligation to warn everyone."

"Global Earthquake! The Greatest Ever - Judgment Day: May 21," the $50,000 - $90,000 ads literally shout from bus shelters, subway trains and subway platforms all around the city.

The Metro Transit Authority is happy to take his money, although critics wonder why the MTA is feeding into the May 21 hysteria.

"It's an individual's prerogative to spend their money as they see fit," said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

Fitzpatrick is a loyal follower of California evangelist Harold Camping, who used a complex mathematical formula to predict the exact date of Judgment Day when Jesus Christ returns to Earth to book Final passage for all believers, and non-believers.

Camping also predicted a previous Judgment Day -- on Sept. 6, 1994. But that was just a dry run.

"It'll start just before midnight [May 21st], Jerusalem time: It'll be instantaneous and global," said Fitzpatrick. "There are too many scriptures talking about 'sudden destruction.'"

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Sexy Ciara and her boyfriend Amar’e Stoudemire (of the NY Knicks) were spotted having fun in the sun on South Beach in Miami today. If Ci Ci was upset about Amar'e's many rumored sideline hoes, we can't tell from these pictures.

Tell the truth: have you ever seen Ciara looking more amazing than she does now? She looks so right! Then again, we never saw her romping carefree on the beach with that narcissist, 50 Cent, whom she dated on and off for several years.

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Loyal reader Melia M. writes:

The title says it all..

This is only news to their Stans. But it makes sense that Rihanna, 23, and Chris Brown, 21, would seek each other out to ease their emotional pain. Only narcissists can truly understand one another. As I told you in an earlier post, Rihanna is having problems finding a man willing to put up with her notorious attitude. She's gorgeous on the outside but her attitude makes her ugly.

And Chris Brown's problems with women are well-documented. No one in their right minds wants to be involved with either of these two troubled individuals. They are both creepy.

Update I, 11:29am ET:

Loyal reader Torreon writes:

Hi Sandra,

First, I want to apologize for any hate thrown your way from me. I was just a stan blinded by my love for an artist. But not anymore, and I should have listened to you sooner. It may seem small, but for Rihanna to follow Chris Brown on Twitter sends such a horrible message to everyone. Her OWN fans (of which she follows less than 400) and to girls/women who have suffered domestic abuse. I don't use Rihanna as a role model, but, she is a public figure. How am I now supposed to explain to my 16-year-old sister, who also was with an abusive little punk, that it is OK to socialize and put herself back in danger b/c time has passed? I go very hard for Rihanna and support all of her endeavors. But if she doesn't have her best interest at heart then why should I? I'm proudly turning in my Rihanna Navy badge now and whatever happens to her will be deserved.

Torreon

*This email was edited for clarity

Sandra Rose responds: Thank you Torreon.

Update I, 10:00am ET:

Authorities have postponed a Tehran court's decision to inject acid into the eyes of a man who threw acid in his ex-lover's face, blinding her.

The sentence was permitted under Iran's Islamic law, imposed since the 1979 Islamic revolution - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, in cases in which great bodily harm was caused by the defendant.

Majid Movahedi, 27, was sentenced to be blinded with acid as he lies in a hospital under anesthetic yesterday at mid noon -- 20 drops in each eye by a medical professional. But, according to an unnamed official, the punishment was postponed.

According to London's Daily Mail, Movahedi threw sulphuric acid in the face of 32 year-old Ameneh Bahrami at a bus-stop in 2004 after she scorned his requests to marry him.

The sulphuric acid literally melted away her face and left her blind and disfigured. She underwent 19 operations, including skin grafts to her face. But her vision could not be saved.

Movahedi fled the scene after the attack but he was later apprehended and sent to prison.

The tabloid reports that Movahedi stalked Bahrami for months after she broke up with him. The courts awarded her £19,000 ($30,000 USD) for her pain and suffering but Bahrami didn't want the money -- she wanted him to feel the same pain and suffering as she did.

Bahrami has received numerous death threats, and the police warned her not to go outside alone.

"His mother phoned my parents. She asked for mercy," said Bahrami in an interview.

"She said that Majid would always work for me if he could keep his eyes. But now it's too late," she said.

Bahrami and her lawyer have now said they were not aware that the punishment had been postponed yesterday.

Amnesty International has urged Iran not to carry out the sentence, saying: 'the Iranian authorities have a responsibility under international law to ensure it does not go ahead'.

'Regardless of how horrific the crime suffered by Ameneh Bahrami, being blinded with acid is a cruel and inhuman punishment amounting to torture,' said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director for Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Programme.

Originally posted on May 13, 2011 @ 9:08pm


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Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kris Humphries (of the New Jersey Nets) walked hand in hand as they shopped for a location for the new Dash boutique in Miami today. Kim wore a cute short brown strapless culottes jumpsuit with an oversized belt.

No, that isn't your imagination; that is loose fabric that you see around her buttocks. Clearly, Kim forgot to strap on her butt pads. Or maybe Kris has grown tired of all the constant speculation about her derriere, and he asked her to quit wearing them.

A loyal reader sent in these pics of Ne-Yo climbing out of his brand new Mercedes SLS AMG at his Compound Entertainment complex in Atlanta today. Javid wrote:

"The gentleman knows how to make an entrance. Ne-Yo shows us that when you work hard you get to play hard, jumping out of his hot new Benz with the doors up. Motivation to follow your dreams!"

Some of you were inquiring about Ron Artest's date at the Samsung event in Hollywood yesterday. Well, according to loyal reader Misty G., she's his mistress, Shin Shin (or one of his mistresses).

I'm not surprised. But this is so messy.

Ron's wife, Kimsha Hatfield, is @Msmish37Laker on Twitter. That's her on the left with Chanita Foster at a recent Lakers game. I think I'll head on over to Twitter and ask her what she thinks about all this.

According to Playerwives.com:

* UPDATE: Given Ron Ron's recent suspension from game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Mavericks, it seems like he'll have some extra down time to sort out his wife versus girlfriend situation.

* Fast Facts: Despite Ron Artest being married to his wife Kimisha Hatfield, Ron has been seen out lately quite a bit with a woman who isn't his wife. From various reports around the Internet, it appears that Ron Artest's girlfriend is Shin Shin, a singer of Chinese and Korean descent. Based on the sheer number of times they have appeared in public together, and the poses they choose to take for cameras, it looks pretty obvious to us that Shin Shin is Ron Artest's mistress. Or, if you believe him, she is simply "talent" that he signed to his record label Tru Warier. Too bad she isn't actually listed on his website, which definitely brings into question the validity of that. Anyone's guess as to how Ron Artest's wife feels about this, but based on her appearance - I'm sensing another brawl in the Palace style fight on the horizon for those two.

Photos by Sportsbybrooks.com via Playerswives.com

Remember when Bishop Eddie Long told his congregation that he had 5 rocks and he hadn't thrown one yet? Well, he just heaved one, according to the Atlanta Journal.

The AJC reports that the judge overseeing the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal case has set a trial for late Summer. The news indicates that settlement negotiations that have been ongoing for months have broken down and the case will go to trial.

This is actually good news for Long and his dwindling flock over at New Birth Missionary Baptist church, which was once 25,000 members strong.

Long found himself embroiled in a sex scandal late last year when a young man alleged that Long coerced him and other young men into sexual relationships with him in exchange for clothing, cars and trips.

The pastor has long maintained that he gave the four male plaintiffs gifts, including cars, clothes and assistance with rent, but he denied that the endowments were in exchange for sex.

When the news first broke last November, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and the LongFellows Youth Academy filed responses saying they could not confirm or deny whether sexual misconduct took place.

But Long's attorneys pointed out that there was no law against having sex with consenting adults.

All of the plaintiffs admitted in news broadcasts and in court documents that they were fully grown men when the consenting sexual acts took place.

Jewelry designer Simone I. Smith, wife of rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, launched her new jewelry line, Simone I. Smith, at Bloomingdale's in Century City, CA yesterday. Normally I would have added "long suffering" to her name, but Simone wasn't thinking about LL and his cheating ways. Some would say she has low self esteem, but Simone was busy stacking her chips and raising the couple's three children until she could realize her dream of owning her own business. LL saw that she was a strong and independent woman, and he couldn't do anything but respect her.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker, designer Simone I. Smith and singer Kelly Rowland attended Simone's jewelry launch yesterday.

Singer Kelly Rowland, socialite Kim Porter and actress Angela Bassett attend Simone's jewelry launch yesterday.

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From StilettoJill:

Last night after the Heat knocked out the Celtics (16 straight unanswered points in the 4th quarter WOW) a few members of the Heat and of course friends, family and significant others, went out to celebrate. As usual, decked out in their “white hot” ensembles, Savannah Brinson, Adrienne Bosh and Gabrielle Union look like they had a great night!

Troubled singer Chris Brown was spotted strolling with a male friend in Hollywood yesterday. Although this photo is very suspect, this post is not about CB's sexual orientation or his hate for women.

From UpscaleHype:

Chris Brown was spotted walking with a friend in Hollywood wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs Summer Sleeveless Sweatshirt Hoodie ($178), which has a front zip closure and logo branding on the left chest.He was also rocking a pair of Vans Vault Authentic Decon LX Blue leather sneakers from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Sultry singer Ciara attended a Samsung event in Hollywood yesterday wearing a sexy sleeve dress that left nothing to the imagination. Prior to attending the event, Ciara was spotted shopping at Barney's in Beverly Hills earlier in the day. All she needs is one hawt single and she'll blow away the competition, ie Rihanna and Beyawnsay.

Rap star Nicki Minaj and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson (not pictured) attended the Samsung Infuse 4G For AT&T Launch Event held at Milk Studios in Hollywood yesterday. She's not happy because this is one of those rare occasions when Nicki is dressed down per the request of her sponsor.

Sexy superstar Kelly Rowland also attended the Samsung event. Kelly Rowland's hit single "Motivation" sits at #3 on the Billboard chart. But she's not letting the newfound fame get to her head like Beyawnsay did. Kelly is already a superstar in Europe.

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Just hours after being named to the 2010-2011 All-NBA team, the league MVP Derrick Rose (pictured below) and his Chicago Bulls blew past Josh Smith and the hapless Atlanta Hawks to win game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals 93-73 at Philips Arena last night.

The Bulls will host LeBron James and the Miami Heat in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday in Chicago.

In addition to Rose making the All-NBA team, LeBron James (Miami Heat), Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers), the Thunder's Kevin Durant and the Magic's Dwight Howard also made the squad.

Rose and the Bulls won back-to-back games after dropping game 4 to the Hawks last Friday. Many blamed that loss on Rose's hard partying at several Atlanta nightclubs before and after game 4. It was a different story when Rose slipped back into Atlanta for game 6 though.

I'm told he never left his downtown Atlanta hotel room Wednesday and Thursday except to participate in morning shootarounds, eat and use the bathroom.

Though jubilant over their win, Rose and his teammates no doubt heard about the death of NBC5 Chicago sportscaster Daryl Hawks, who was found in his hotel room at the CNN Center yesterday morning. Hotel staff found Hawks' body after his colleagues failed to reach him by phone all morning.

Hawks, 38, was in Atlanta to cover game 6. Police ruled out foul play and Hawks' death is not under investigation. The Philips Arena is adjacent to the CNN Center megaplex in downtown Atlanta.

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I have a winner for my Sandrarose.com Pays Your Car Note Contest! The lucky winner is loyal reader Kandrea C.! Kandrea's May 2011 car payment will be paid in the amount of $434.71.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! If Kandrea doesn't claim her prize by submitting her PayPal info within 24 hours, the prize will go to the next runner up.

Here is the contest question again:

In light of the fact that Muslim men have 2 or more wives who are obedient, fruitful and multiply; should American wives go back to being submissive if their husbands go back to being providers for their families?

And here is Kandrea's thoughtful answer:

While there are many women who have no problem with staying at home and being the sole household provider, I believe that women can be submissive to their men without giving up their independence so men can be providers. Women do not have to stay at home to be obedient, fruitful and multiply. In a marriage or relationship, one should be submissive to their partner as a form of respect to the other.

Partners have to be submissive to each other because not one person will be all knowledgeable in one aspect of the relationship. Husbands/fathers should feel obligated to provide for their families because they are the patriarch and foundation. Also this is not the age of “June Cleaver and Donna Reed” where women are supposed to spend their days cooking, cleaning, and joining women leagues. If we are going back to being submissive in the household, we might as well sleep in the same room in twin beds.

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Rapper Fabolous, left, and NBA Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire watched Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at The Ainsworth in NYC last night. In addition to their love of the game, the two men share a passion for high end timepieces.

In an earlier post I told you that if you want to catch a man with long money, you can start by familiarizing yourself with the things they like, such as knowing the make of expensive wristwatches they wear.

Men like Fabolous and Amar'e probably won't be impressed with your knowledge of costly wristwatches (since they most likely got a five finger discount), but trust me, the real money men will be very impressed.

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According to Roger Friedman of Showbiz411, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon‘s new twins were almost victims of a tabloid scam.

On Tuesday a woman from the Department of Child Protective Services showed up at the LA area hospital where Carey was breastfeeding her twins Monroe and Roc.

The twins were born 2 weeks prematurely and therefore they had higher bilirubin levels in their blood than normal full-term babies. So they required a week's nap inside incubators under ultraviolet lights to decrease their jaundice.

Friedman's story goes that Carey wasn't lactating enough to feed both babies, so a nurse in the NICU suggested that she drink a bottle of Guinness Stout beer to stimulate lactation and increase milk production in her breasts.

Supposedly, the social worker told Nick Cannon she was following up on a claim of neglect (called in by a hospital staffer or a tabloid reporter), because Carey was drinking alcoholic beer and taking pain pills (for her C-section and her rumored tummy tuck) while breast feeding.

The social worker, in cahoots with a nurse (on a tabloid's payroll), was hoping she could get a picture of the babies to sell to the tabs. But Cannon intervened so no pictures were allowed.

In response to the attempted scam, a horrified Cannon said, “Taxpayer money was wasted, too, because this was labeled an emergency. It was ridiculous.”

Aside from the scam, which is clearly illegal, would a nurse really suggest that a postpartum patient drink alcoholic beer to stimulate breast milk production?

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After suffering a crushing defeat in the NBA playoffs, Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard, left, went to Disney World. The All-Star center attended the soon-to-open "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue" 3-D attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Here, he poses with Star Wars character Chewbacca in front of the entrance to the attraction, while wearing Mouse Ears inspired by R2-D2, the lovable droid from the Star Wars film saga. The new attraction will open May 20, 2011, the same day the 2011 edition of the Walt Disney World annual event "Star Wars Weekends" opens.
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Singer Nicole Scherzinger and her little man, race driver Lewis Hamilton, attended the National TV Awards 2011 at Wembley Arena in London early this morning while we slept.

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I quit posting Readers' Photos of The Day a long time ago after polling my readers who indicated how much they despised Readers photos with celebrities.

But I had to post these photos sent in by loyal reader Nikki K. and her idol, actress and socialite Megan Good, because they're just so cute!

Nikki writes:

Good morning,

Some friends and I were at an Mexican Karaoke Bar in "The Valley" and guess who randomly comes in actress Meagan Good along with her sister Lamaya from the group issys and Lil' B from the ray-j show. They were dressed casual, really sweet and down to earth having fun with everyone.

Normally I don't pay attention to anything gossip blog Concrete Loop writes, not because I'm a hater but because Angel and I have had our differences in the past, and because I tend to hold a grudge a lot longer than Mariah carried #dembabies.

But today, I've decided to put aside my differences because CL was the only urban blog invited to review Beyonce's upcoming album, '4'.

According to Angel, CL was invited to an ultra exclusive listening party with Beyonce at the New York offices of Columbia Records yesterday "along with 10+ of her devoted internet fans." The kids got the chance to study Beyonce, up close and personal, during the 5 song preview.

Wasn't that nice of her?

This is significant because that other singer, Rihanna, who we used to love here on Sandrarose.com, invited only mainstream (read: Caucasian) bloggers to review her album before it dropped last year. The snub was considered a slap in the face to urban bloggers who have held Rihanna down for years when those other blogs weren't checking for her.

Some skeptics might say Beyonce inviting an urban blog and fans to a private listening party proves how far Bey has fallen, because the old Beyonce wouldn't have shown love for an urban blogger or her fans. But the fact is, she did show love and Rihanna didn't.

By inviting one urban blog to review her album in her presence, Beyonce symbolically invited all urban bloggers.

Click here to read Angel's review of Beyonce's '4' and her review of Bey's video for "Run The World (Girls)".