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.
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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.
A funeral for the boy took place earlier today.
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.
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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.
Photos: INF PHOTO
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.
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
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.
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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!
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
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.
Here are pictures of Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z strolling in New York over the weekend. It looks like Jay Z continues to have problems with erectile dysfunction, otherwise known as priapism.
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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
Photos by Talkingwithtami.com