Thank you so much to all of my caring readers who shared their stories of empathy and compassion for those of us who are less fortunate. I received over 100 submissions for my Louis Vuitton handbag giveaway! I wish I could award a LV bag to everyone who entered, but there can only be one winner.
Despite the fact that only one of you will win the bag, just know that you are ALL WINNERS in the hearts of the people and loved ones that you have touched with your kindness and generosity!
The submissions for the Louis Vuitton handbag giveaway were the most enlightening and heartwarming I’ve ever received. Some of the emails broke my heart.
It was difficult to choose just one winner from the many great entries, but I decided to give the handbag to Keysha Willis!
Keysha’s heartwarming story of unselfish compassion for her adopted sons touched my heart, and I hope it touches yours as well! I have included her letter after the break.
Keysha will have 24 hours to claim her prize by emailing sandra @ sandrarose.com! If we don’t hear from Keysha, a new winner will be announced tomorrow.
Thanks again to everyone who entered and may you continue to enrich others through the joy of giving! There will be another giveaway in the coming months, so please check back!
Special thanks to Tavius Elder at Louis Vuitton!
Update: We we were contacted by our winner yesterday. Here’s an excerpt of what she wrote:
It was great reading all of the well wishes from your readers! One of them even sent me a facebook message to tell me I’d won and to hurry up and contact you! LOL!!
Pictures of Lauryn Hill’s as yet unnamed newborn son, born July 23, have hit the ‘net a lot quicker than we anticipated. Didn’t she take a month to name her firstborn child? Thanks to Rhymeswithsnitch via Blackcelebkids for the pic of the newborn, who you can see after the break.
Also, after the break is the first clear, close up photo of Lil Wayne’s other son with actress Lauren London. That pic comes to us courtesy of Straightfromthea.com. Reportedly, Lauren London’s people threatened Michelle with all kinds of lawsuits if she didn’t take the picture down. But my protégé’s have learned well, and they know their rights.
Question: has anyone ever seen a photo of Beyoncé with cooking utensils in her hands? How many times have we seen Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, dining out and stuffing their faces in public places?
Beyoncé herself admitted she’s a “disaster” in the kitchen. In an interview last year, she said she orders the best food from local restaurants whenever she has friends over.
So why would anyone believe rumors that Beyoncé is releasing a cookbook of all things? It should be obvious that neither one of them knows their way around a kitchen.
A rep for the star denied the latest ridiculous rumor, telling USA Today that the cookbook rumor is simply “untrue.”
Comedian Katt Williams was spotted in Beverly Hills yesterday wearing the latest in hip hop jewelry around his neck and wrists. Blame Kanye West (and the soaring price of gold) for the hip hop community’s interest in wearing Egyptian themed gold chains and beaded bracelets.
NBA star Carmelo Anthony got up close and personal with this baby panda during his trip to China. Carmelo tweeted the cute pic on his Twitter page this morning.
Rapper Nas was photographed chatting with a lady friend while waiting for his car at the valet stand after having lunch at Urth Cafe in Los Angeles yesterday.
Terrence J has announced he’s leaving BET’s 106 & Park — but only for a month. The popular music countdown show host is taking a hiatus from 106 & Park to work on an upcoming film.
Terrence J, real name Terrence Jenkins, saw his stock rise sharply with the ladies following his acting gig on BET’s “The Game” this past Winter. Terrence’s smooth ladies man role on “The Game” earned him more offers of work, including a starring role in the upcoming film, Think Like A Man.
The movie, which is based on the best selling book written by Steve Harvey, host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, is about a group of women who uses Steve’s book to figure their men out.
Think Like a Man‘s all-star cast includes Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, LaLa Vazquez-Anthony, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, and Morris Chestnut.
Terrence J explained his role to writer Insanul Ahmed for Complex magazine:
“I play Michael. Michael is a mama’s boy. All of those guys I mentioned, we’re all best friends. We end up discovering that they know about the book and then we use the book against them. So it’s a really hilarious romantic comedy. The way it uses the book with Steve Harvey is really interesting and creative. It’s going to be a great date movie.”
Kelly Rowland’s latest album, Here I Am, is set to sell only 70-75K copies in the United States, according to industry estimates based on one-day sales figures. But Kelly already knew her album wouldn’t sell many copies in America, and she isn’t worried. Kelly knows she’s a Superstar over in England where her most loyal supporters are. Her album will exceed sales expectations in England which is why she promoted her project almost entirely across the pond instead of in America where fans are mostly bandwagon jumpers. Kelly knows what side her bread is buttered on, so she doesn’t care whether her album sells well over here or not.
Here I Am is in stores now!
A not-so-loyal reader sent us images of video vixen Kameron Dash under the subject line “Stacey Dash’s cousin” — knowing that we would quickly open the email to see what any cousin of the “Single Ladies” star looked like. The email author didn’t count on us to do our research.
It turns out Kameron is not a cousin of Stacey Dash. They’re equally gorgeous (though Stacey has at least 25 years on Kameron) they’re not even in the same blood line. But Kameron’s natural curves do qualify her to be today’s Morning Glory.
MORE pics of Kameron Dash after the break!
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