Remember we told you that Queen Latifah and her longtime lover, personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins, split up a while back? We told you that Latifah, real name Dana Owens, moved into a New York hotel where she dined alone on take out food.
Even though it's our job to bring you these scoops, we still feel bad for the Queen. At our age it's difficult to move on and start our lives over with someone new. Especially when you all you have to choose from are gold diggers who are just waiting to empty out your bank accounts.
Well, according to the National Enquirer, Jeanette has had a change of heart and she's willing to take Queen Latifah back on the condition that the Queen kicks her nasty habits, which includes drinking, smoking and eating fatty foods.
R&B/Soul legend Aretha Franklin was spotted at ABC Studios in NYC for an appearance on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' this morning. As you know, 'Re Re had gastric bypass/lap band surgery late last year, and as a result, she has dropped a massive amount of weight in a little over 8 months. She looks great, doesn't she?
Model Heidi Klum is one cool mama! How does this 38-year-old keep her tummy so flat after pushing out 4 kids? Heidi got a salute as she left her hotel in TriBeCa, NYC this morning.
Yesterday, we discussed your friend who humps every hawt man she meets. One week later, she's planning her dream wedding to him. She changes men like she changes her underwear, and she hops from bed to bed like a rabbit in heat.
Your friend is most likely an addictive personality type who raves about her love for men she barely knows. There's a certain level of desperation that separates her from other women in your peer group.
But here's a scenario from the perspective of a non-addictive personality type, who meets a man after being single for awhile. She would probably say something like this:
"I met a guy. He seems nice. We have a lot in common. We've agreed to see each other again. I'll wait and see where this leads..."
The non-addictive personality type is not as desperate to jump into a relationship with a man she just met. She's able to think more clearly and make better decisions. Her brain is not addled by dopamine, so she is more in control of her behavior and her thought processes.
She more than likely doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs. The non-addictive personality type channels her energy into more productive pursuits (and less destructive) activities, such as jogging or blogging.
So how does all of this tie into cheating? People who have addictive personalities develop destructive behavior patterns over time, such as cheating, abusing drugs or alcohol, gambling, pornography, and risk taking.
Singer Kelly Rowland takes a pretty girl home from the club in the follow up single to her smash hit "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne. "Feelin' Me Right Now" is an empowering, uptempo song about loving ourselves -- more specifically: self-love, as in masturbation -- or as loyal reader Dawn put it so eloquently: dating your middle finger.
Kelly sings about escorting herself home from the club to make love single-handedly, and unconditionally, as opposed to leaving the club with some thug loser who only wants to bang her back out and leave his biological calling card inside her.
I'm so feelin' me right now
(I fell in love) I fell in love in the club tonight
I'm so feelin' me right now
I wanna take her home, take her home
'cause I know I'll love her right
After the break, watch a sneak peek of Kelly on next week's "Single Ladies" episode, airing Monday at 9 p.m. EST on VH!
According to TMZ.com, San Diego Charger tight end, Antonio Gates, married LaLa Vazquez... Well, not Lala, but he did marry an exact copy of her -- a model-turned-business owner, Sasha Dindayal, on July 9 during a lavish ceremony at the Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego.
The "model-turned-business owner" title is important to separate her from the other LSLH groupies who position themselves in team hotels and outside locker rooms in hopes of being the next Mrs. so and so. Hey, a chick has to eat and get her hair and nails did.
Speaking of wedding pics, did you see this photo of Monica's bridesmaids that she posted on her Twitter page? Aren't they beautiful? It's troublesome to my trained photography eye that the picture is so dark. I wonder why that is?
Not sure if you were aware, but Bu Thiam has a young daughter (maybe 2 or 3). Her mother is Ariel Hakim (@theeariel); a gorgeous Muslim woman, whom you may recognize as one of the cast members from season 2 of BET's Hell Date. She is a model, an aspiring actress & even does some work with Akon's Konfidence Foundation. Please see the attached photo of Bu & his daughter.
Tonight, DJ Funkmaster Flex (InFlexWeTrust.com) premiered the latest single off the much-hyped Watch The Throne collabo featuring Hip Hop Kings, Kanye West and Jay Z, spitting on a Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” sample.
"Otis" is quite simply a disappointment... We waited all these months for THIS ****?
A cornucopia of B, C and D-list stars turned out last night for Swizz Beatz's Reebok Classics "Reethym Of Lite" Campaign Unveiling at at Espace in New York City. Alicia Keys showed up to support her husband.
Chrisette Michele, rappers Lloyd Banks and Maino also attended. Chrisette looked stunning with her short hair style.
39-year-old Busta Rhymes looks like he swallowed Jermaine Dupri whole
Most of us have that one friend who seems to fall in love as easily as he or she changes their underwear.
She's the one who calls you every time she's met "The One" -- and she wants to share the exciting news with you -- again. Your friend has run through literally a hundred men. All the rest were "losers," she says, "but this guy is different. He understands me."
Before you know it, she's already planning her dream wedding to a guy she met just one week ago. She uses language such as, 'I met a new guy... he swept me off my feet!,' 'I LOVE him!,' 'He's so hawt!,' 'I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT HIM!'
One of the reasons why your friend falls so hard for every hawt guy she meets, is because she is flying high off a dopamine rush. Your friend has what psychologists refer to as an addictive personality.
Addictive personalities are easy to spot: they're the ones with cigarette butts dangling from their lips every time you see them. They can't stop drinking or put down that weed, and they can play video games nonstop for hours on end without stopping to take a bite to eat.
Dopamine is the primary chemical in the brain that causes addictive personalities.
Basically, dopamine brightens and highlights our connections with the world around us, says David Goldman, Ph.D., a neuro-scientist with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. "It's essential for associating something that happens with the feeling of pleasure." In other words, it reinforces behaviors that make us feel good. Source
Troubled singer R.Kelly is recovering in a Chicago hospital following emergency throat surgery, according to his rep.
According to the Atlanta Journal, Kelly's publicist Allan Mayer said Wednesday that doctors drained an abscess on one of Kelly's tonsils on Tuesday and that the singer will be "laid up indefinitely" at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Mayer says Kelly had been complaining of throat pain recently. He was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery after a throat exam.
R.Kelly was on tour with Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrious as opening acts.
Tonsil abscess is a common complication of tonsillitis, a throat infection which usually occurs among the pediatric population. A tonsil abscess is a sac containing pus that collects behind or on the side of the tonsil. Symptoms begin appearing a week before the formation of an abscess.
An oil rich Arab sheik is so narcissistic that he wanted his name to be seen from outer space! So to make his dream a reality, Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Ahyan, 63, hired workers to carve his name in gigantic letters on an island he owns in Abu Dhabi, United Emirates.
And here we thought Kanye West, Oprah and Sean Combs were the biggest narcissists on earth.
Singer Eric Benét is off the market... again. If you recall in 2003 Benét, 40, split from his then wife, Halle Berry, after she caught him cheating. Benét and Berry, who married in 2001, reconciled in 2003 but their troubled marriage ended in 2005. Benét is famous for his sultry ballads, but also for claiming that his infidelity was due to his sex addiction for which he sought treatment. (He later claimed he was not a sex addict after all.)
For these reasons we can safely assume that Benét has an addictive personality driven by his emotional dependence on Dopamine (we'll discuss this later in a Medical Minute post). Benét's latest flame is 20-something Manuela Testolini. The two lovebirds were spotted holding hands, while out & about in Los Angeles yesterday.
Singer and X Factor judge, Kelly Rowland, was spotted flying out of London's Heathrow Airport bound for Los Angeles yesterday. By coincidence, I received an email from a loyal reader who questioned why Kelly wasn't promoting her new album, Here I Am, in the United States. My answer to the reader was Kelly knows where her true fan base is (in London). Even if she doesn't promote her album here, it will still do well. Why should Kelly promote her album to her American bandwagon jumping fans who are only on her jock now because she has a hit record? Kelly looks hawt even when she dresses casually in boyfriend jeans and platform boots!
Singer Rihanna had a surprise for her Long Island, NY fans who came out to see her LOUD Tour last night. She brought out the one and only Kanye West! They performed their hit duet "All Of The Lights", and "Run This Town" for their delirious fans. Yesterday, Sandrarose.com was offered the opportunity to fly to New York to attend the star studded listening session for Kanye and Jay Z's Watch The Throne on August 1st. We actually considered going, if only to meet the musical genius Kanye, who, I was told would be in attendance with Jigga. But after giving the offer careful thought, we politely declined.
Watch the video of Kanye and Rihanna's performance after the break!
Chris Brown's West Hollywood neighbors are calling him a nightmare from he!! According to TMZ.com, the self-absorbed, inconsiderate snob has outraged his neighbors in more ways than one!
They say he often parks in handicapped parking spots when he has his own assigned parking spots. Unfortunately, his rowdy friends often take up his parking spots, so he parks in the handicapped spots.
TMZ quotes neighbors who say Brown and his thug friends race their pit bulls in the hallways and blast loud music all day long.
The fed up building manager has called the police, who issued tickets to the selfish star. Brown's lawyer, who always has a ready made excuse for his childish behavior, blames the parking dispute on the building -- for deeding him the handicapped parking spots, lol.
Nicole Austin, aka Coco, was seen frolicking in the waves on Miami Beach yesterday. Coco stars in the reality TV series "Ice Loves Coco" with her man, rapper-turned-actor Ice T. The show airs Sundays @ 10:30/9:30c on E! Entertainment TV.
I just got off the phone with a confidential source who is close to Rihanna's camp.
The source, who begged to remain anonymous, expressed deep concern over Rihanna's most recent public antics. In particular, the source, who asked me not to even reveal their gender, is worried that Rihanna might be close to having a nervous breakdown, or worse, kill herself.
"Everyone is on heightened alert," said my source.
"it's the talk of the [record] label! Her security has been tightened and her publicist travels everywhere with her now. We're all worried that Rihanna might do something crazy and end up hurting herself."
"She's been getting drunk every night," said my spy. "She drunk calls her friends and they in turn call or text her label reps -- and each other -- asking what's going on with her.
The friend said Rihanna is "deeply depressed" and she has turned to self medicating her emotional wounds. When I asked if Rihanna is doing any hard drugs, my source declined to comment.
I was asked to write this post in the hopes that Rihanna will read it and somehow snap back to reality.
"All this over a man," my source whispered cryptically into the phone.
It's never too late in the afternoon for a little Morning Glory!
Loyal reader Shannon writes:
Dear Sandra Rose,
I have a daily habit of making sure I read sandrarose.com and pay close attention to ALL the 'Morning Glories.' I noticed "Miss Miami Monroe" received quite a bit of bad feedback for her pictures and for being in the military. I am aslo an aspiring model and serve in the military. I have yet to meet another young member who isn't in the military while still pursuing other careers. There are rappers, singers, and other forms of entertainers currently serving-so what's the problem with women modeling at the same time? Anywho, we're entitled to our own opinion and this is mine. I love being in front of the camera while still serving my country. I would love to be the next 'Morning Glory' because just because you aren't 5'7 or extra slender doesn't mean you can't make your body work for you.
Poor Lamar Odom. He and his wife Khloé Kardashian were in New York on Thursday to attend the funeral of his cousin, who was murdered last week. Odom hired a car service to chauffeur him around New York. While Odom was in the car his driver was involved in a collision with a motorcycle. The impact of the collision propelled the motorcycle rider into a 15-year-old pedestrian who died from his injuries the following day.
The Odoms were scheduled to be in the wedding of Odom's former teammate Shannon Brown who married R&B singer Monica last weekend. But news of his cousin's death caused Lamar and Khloé to miss the wedding.
A 15-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained in a NY car crash involving a vehicle carrying NBA star Lamar Odom ... the boy's family has confirmed to TMZ.
e boy's family tells us ... the boy sustained major head injuries in the collision.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital ... and emergency surgery was performed in an effort to save his life ... but the injuries proved to be too severe ... and the boy died the following day.
Caption: "Michael Vick sitting in House Judiciary Cmte chair, awaiting speech at event announcing new federal animal fighting law"
I'm sorry for laughing, but when I see this pic of Mike Vick it reminds me of the classic "PWNED" pic of the cat fly kicking the dog. As long as Michael Vick is living and breathing, he will always be PWNED by The Man!
Planking is a dangerous game during which a person (usually an idiot) lays down in a strange place, arms by his side, imitating a plank of wood (it has nothing to do with slave ships unless you think a slave is a piece of wood).
White college students started the planking craze on Facebook and it caught on with other social networking mediums. I actually thought planking had fizzled out on Black Twitter but I guess not.
This unfortunate sista almost got herself killed when she attempted to "plank" on a stove top and the stove fell on top of her! Check out the video after the break.
Singer Ciara was spotted showing off her curves in a sequined pink bikini while frolicking on the beach in Miami, Florida on Monday. Ciara's star power can't be denied. She's just one hit single away from superstardom.
According to my spies inside the Velvet Room, rapper Shawty Lo and reality TV star Royce Reed (Basketball Wives) are now an item. Please note the question mark at the end of the post title and please do not quote me on this one. I'm told that the happy couple came to the club together and left together. "Shawty stuck so close to Royce that she couldn't breathe!" said my spy. Shawty, who is signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, has two chicks fighting for his affections in Atlanta. He has quite the reputation for being a ladies man, and now Royce Reed is under his spell!
Rap mogul Polow Da Don has a new lady love. I don't know her name or anything about her, but she wants you ladies to know that Polow is indeed off the market. Polow and his lady attended his 4th annual Celebration 4 A Cure: Where Music Meets Fashion For A Cause event last night in Atlanta presented by Zone 4 Inc. (click here to see more pics). Proceeds from the event will go towards finding a cure for cancer.
Less than a week after her longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuel, bashed her face in with a suitcase, Nicki Minaj met her contractual obligations by hosting a party at the Velvet Room in Atlanta Sunday night. But she didn't stay long. In fact, according to a source who works at the club, Nicki stayed 15 minutes and then dipped!
My sources tell me she was paid a whopping $30,000 for her appearance at the Velvet Room in Tucker, Georgia, a suburb North of Atlanta. But when she got to the club, Nicki made it clear that she did not want to be photographed.
"She walked in like she was Michael Jackson, with 20 people and she wanted to sit in the VIP by herself," my sources told me. "She walked into the VIP and stood behind her bodyguard for 15 minutes and then she left!" My sources say the entire club booed Nicki loudly as she walked out.
"In the six years that the Velvet Room has been open we never had anybody booed like that," said my source.
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross has a new man in her life. His name is Bu Thiam, the rising 20-something executive at Def Jam Records!
The two lovebirds showed up hand-in-hand at club Mansion in Atlanta on Saturday night. They walked into the club together and headed straight for their reserved VIP booth. My spies tell me Bu flew Tracee in for the weekend and lavished her with expensive trinkets. Bu spent thousands of dollars on bottles of champagne for his sweetie and their friends in the VIP.
As you know, Ellis, 38, is the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross. In addition to being Akon's brother, Bu is the VP of A&R at Def Jam. He has the distinction of A&R'ing the much-anticipated new album by Jay Z and Kanye West entitled Watch The Throne.
The CD is set to drop on August 2nd. My source at Def Jam tells me that those who've heard the album are already calling it a classic! I can't wait to hear it!
Loyal reader, and music industry veteran, Malcolm Lee, took a photo with Da Brat this weekend at Club Ritz where she hosted the v103 car & bike show after party. Malcolm, whose Twitter page is @iamMLee, tweeted, "She's cool as a fan!" He is singer Sammie's former manager.
Priapism is a common side effect of a drug often prescribed for men with penile erection dysfunction, such as Viagra. Erectile dysfunction (or impotency) occurs when a man is unable to sustain an erection long enough to satisfy a woman (or man) during sexual intercourse.
After three years in jail, the most hated woman in the world, Casey Anthony, was released during the early morning hours of Monday. "Her future is uncertain and an uphill battle as she re-enters society," says CNN.com. "Death threats and unkind words abound in the social media realm."
The "I hate Casey Anthony" Facebook page has more than 45,000 fans; the "F--- Casey Anthony" page has more than 775,000, according to CNN.com.
A woman mistaken for Casey Anthony was nearly run over by an Oklahoma woman driving a minivan last week.
"Is Casey Anthony in danger?" blared the newspaper headlines this morning.
Anthony was ordered held without bail 3 years ago when it seemed certain that the state of Florida had enough evidence to convict her for the brutal death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. The toddler's skeletal remains was found in a wooded area near her family home on December 11, 2008. Her head was wrapped in duct tape.
It isn't often that a judge is attacked while presiding over a court proceeding. If such attacks do occur, there's rarely any video footage -- until now.
Melissa Hardwick was agitated even before she lunged for judge Jennifer Edward's neck during a juvenile court hearing on Wednesday (July 13). Mrs. Hardwick's ex-husband had dragged her into court for violating a previous court order. Despite the judge's warning that she would be placed in contempt of court, Hardwick continued her ranting.
So judge Edwards sentenced Hardwick to 10 days in jail -- and with a flick of her wrist, she dismissed Hardwick, telling her "Go now." That's when the upset mother sprang into action, leaping across the startled judge's bench at her.
"I've worked here for 31/2 years and this is the first time anything that serious has ever happened," said Wayne County security officer Adam Dodson, who got to Hartwick first and wrestled her to the floor.
Hardwick ended up with cuts and scratches on her face, and Dodson got a few pats on his back.
"I had to use the right amount of physical force to stop her actions," he said. "We're quite a bit prepared for next time."
Troubled singer Chris Brown took to his Twitter page over the weekend to throw yet another public tantrum. This time, the target of his wrath was conservative journalist and Fox News analyst Laura Ingraham. Her mistake was having an opinion and calling him a narcissist, which he is. Ingraham also took offense to the fact that NBC's Today Show invited Brown to sing on its popular concert series last week.
"Is that actually singing?," Ingraham asked.
She added: "Chris Brown beat his girlfriend to a pulp. He uses the N-word, the C-word, the S-word, the most degrading misogynistic lyrics... yet he's treated like royalty!"
Instead of ignoring her, or making light of the fact that she would even bother to breathe his name, Brown did what he normally does when he feels disrespected -- he lashed out in a very juvenile manner because his feelings were out. He took care to mention that his haters (mostly white females) were "old" -- as if he doesn't plan on ever aging.
Deion “Primetime” Sanders, 43, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame recently. So the former Florida State alumni and Atlanta Falcons standout came to back to Atlanta, where it all started for him, to celebrate his milestone achievement.
According to Tami of Talkingwithtami.com, Primetime's wife, Pilar, reality star Chilli, and numerous football players, past and present, came out to support their friend. The gala was held at the 200 Peachtree venue in downtown Atlanta, where red and black attire (Falcons colors) were a "strict" dress code requirement.
Deion and his stunning wife Pilar were decked out in coordinating outfits. Deion wore a burgundy shirt, black pinstriped suit with red buttons and a red, paisley-print tie. Pilar wore a black, flowing, backless evening gown with black designer stilettos. The mother of 3 looked fabulous!
In keeping with Deion's infamous overinflated ego, a boxing announcer stood on the red carpet to (loudly) announce the arrival of Primetime and his large entourage of family, friends and staff, who showed up on a decked out custom bus. Also in attendance were former Atlanta Braves great, Brian Jordan, and his expectant wife; TLC singer Chilli and her latest catch; and R&B singer Keith Sweat, who performed at the event.