Not that I care since I don’t watch this mess. But according to Rhymeswithsnitch, Meeka Claxton and Royce are too boring for season 4 of Basketball Wives.

Shaunie O’Neal spoke with Power 92 in Chicago and admitted that Meeka just didn’t work out and that Royce’s contract is up in the air. Shaunie also talked about the difference between the LA version of Basketball Wives vs the Miami version. Basically Shaunie describes the Miami cast as wives and long term girlfriends and the LA cast as mostly jump offs. Meow.

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Whatever credibility Anderson Cooper had left as a serious anchor man went flying out the window last night when he dissolved into giggling hysterics over a poop joke.

This is as good a time as any to mention that Cooper, who uses the CNN platform to push the gay agenda, has never publicly come out of the closet. Yet he giggles like a little girl over a doo doo joke? Can anyone else see the irony in that?

Cooper usually stutters as he rushes through the serious news so he can get to his favorite segment: the Ridiculist. The subject of last night’s Ridiculist — a humorous look at today’s current events — was the French actor Gerard Depardieu, who urinated on the cabin floor of a commercial airliner before takeoff earlier this week.

Control lost control of his normally steely exterior when he read the line about how the cleaning crew “should thank their lucky stars this wasn’t De-part-two.”

Cooper laughed uncontrollably as he struggled to regain his composure. Through giggles, he apologized to his viewing audience, saying “Sorry. This has actually never happened to me.”

That part is easy to understand: it isn’t every day that an anchor loses it over doo doo jokes on the set of a national news program.

Amid reports of “Anderson Cooper 360” declining ratings, we have to wonder if he has ruined the credibility of what once was a respectable news organization.

Here is a rare picture of Senegalese singer Akon with his beautiful wife (or one of his wives, if you believe the polygamy rumors). The couple were spotted riding Segway bikes with friends on Miami Beach yesterday. It’s good to see they’re still together. Some of you longtime loyal readers will remember Akon’s wife from years gone by when I had my popular gallery on Sandrarose.net. After I revealed her existence Exclusively in my old gallery in 2006, she had someone call me to request that I remove all of her pictures. Akon has always said he wanted to keep his wife (or wives) and all of his children out of the public eye. But that’s kind of hard to do when you’re a superstar. OK, I’m rambling.

Solange Knowles and her son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. attend the INC International Concepts announcement at Open House Gallery. Solo’s “stylist” June Ambrose was looking ridiculous as usual. If you’re going to be a stylist your so-called “styles” should not be offensive to the eye. We’re overjoyed that Solo threw away that horrid afro wig she used to wear in favor of showcasing her own healthy, natural tresses.

Halle Berry’s explosive anger disorder was on display again yesterday when Halle Berry arrived to pick up her daughter Nahla from a private pre-school. Halle shamelessly yelled and cursed at the paparazzi who came too close for her liking. These explosive episodes are becoming all too frequent as it’s obvious that the paparazzi know what buttons to push to make her angry.

The price of Gucci backpacks are about to skyrocket. According to the Atlanta Journal, a 13-year-old boy was beaten by as many as 6 youths who targeted him for his trendy Gucci backpack:

Four people accused of beating and robbing a teenager at a Forsyth County shopping center could be linked to other crimes in the area, police said Wednesday.

A 13-year-old boy required medical attention after being robbed of his Gucci backpack and beaten outside the theater Friday night at The Avenue Forsyth near Cumming. The teen sustained cuts and abrasions in the assault and was punched in the face, police said.

Roberto Emilio Basilio and Ayinde Kadeen Woodley, both 18, and Anthony Jason Riddle and Jose Luis Sotero, both 17, each face charges of theft by taking and robbery, both felonies, and battery, a misdemeanor, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe at least two others may also have been involved in the crime. Source

But why was a 13-year-old boy walking around the streets at night with a $900 backpack? Why weren’t his parents arrested along with the thugs?

According to Miss Jia, a fierce debate is raging on Twitter.com over a marketing campaign by body care brand Nivea.

The ad, which is in national magazines, shows a clean shaven, nicely dressed young black male who is in the process of metaphorically launching his old, unkempt self. In his right hand he holds a head with an uncombed natural afro. The ad copy reads: ‘Look like you give a damn.’

Miss Jia reports that Twitter.com is in an uproar over the ads. But was Nivea wrong or are they just presenting us with the image that we present to the world? Would the ads cause the same uproar if the dude was dressed with his pants sagging off his butt?

Nivea is simply holding a mirror up and forcing us to look at ourselves as society sees us.

Janet Jackson, 45, wore entirely too much makeup while performing live during her ‘Number Ones: Up Close and Personal’ tour at The Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan yesterday. The pancake foundation gave her a ghastly appearance which made her look like a clown. Shocked fans took to their Twitter pages to tweet about Janet’s makeup and her oversized butt pads.
Photo: Joe Gall/INFevents.com

Kelly Rowland, 30, knocked ’em dead on the red carpet at the X Factor Press launch at 02 Arena in London today.
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Singer Seal gets the distinction of being our Morning Wood today! Even with my decidedly lesbian eyes, I can see that Seal is one gorgeous specimen from the neck down! The women must envy supermodel Heidi Klum for snagging him. Seal took Heidi and their children on vacation to Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy earlier this week. If you’re driving while reading this post, please try not to run your car up a pole! (Pun intended).

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Yesterday the Internets were buzzing about pseudo-singer Cassie’s new breast implants. But we were puzzled at the loose gossip surrounding rap mogul Sean “Diddy Combs’ young lover. Why would a woman who is already dating one of the richest rappers in the world have low self esteem and body image disturbance we thought.

But after checking Cassie’s Tumblr page, it is quite clear that she recently had her petite breasts upgraded.

It is sad that she took this drastic step when she’s only 24.

Before you youngsters make that appointment to get your own breasts augmented, you should know that it takes more than just a surplus of cash and nerves of steel to go under the knife.

It also takes a low self esteem and low self worth coupled with an unrealistic view of one’s body. Hopefully Cassie will get the help she needs to see that she is beautiful on the inside without all the surgical add-ons.

During a recent interview with FOX News Host Great Van Susteran, billionaire hotel magnate Donald Trump discussed President Barack Obama’s work ethic — or lack thereof.

Van Susteran referred to a tweet that The Donald sent on his Twitter page about Obama’s nonstop vacations on the tax payers dime.

Trump responded:

Well, the fact is, he takes more vacations than any human being I’ve ever seen. They used to complain about George Bush, but I understand he’s already exceeded George Bush and we’re not even through the year. So he likes vacation.

The Donald continued:

…it sends a bad message. Here we have a country that really is going to hell in a handbasket. Let’s not kid ourselves. What’s happening to this country is horrible. All over the world, they’re talking about it. And we have a president that’s constantly — whether it’s Martha’s Vineyard or someplace else, constantly on vacation. I mean, all the time he’s on vacation! So I think it sends a very, very bad message. We have to work in this country to bring it back.

Next week Obama and his family will make their annual trek to Martha’s Vineyard for a 10-day vacation — against the advice of Democratic leaders. The Obama family excursion to the playground of the affluent, non-working, old money rich adds to the nearly 60 days of vacations that Michelle Obama herself has already taken this year! That’s two months of vacations when most hard working stiffs are lucky to get 2 weeks of vacation per year.

The Obamas’ refusal to cancel their Martha’s Vineyard vacation despite the economic turmoil and declining jobless rate sends a clear message to voters in next year’s elections.

About an hour ago, a random tweet popped up on our Twitter.com timeline from singer Ciara’s Twitter account. It read, “Check out the hot new Kardashian Kollection from Sears! Clothing, accessories and more – see it all here” — and then she posted a link to the Kardashian Kollection “Look Book” at E! Online.

The tweet seemed innocent enough. Just a tweet from a friend in support of another friend. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until we saw the hash tag that read “#ad” behind the link. This led some of us to congregate immediately in the Direct Message box in the back alleys of Twitter.com where figures of $5K to $10K per tweet were thrown around.

This led some of us to wonder if Ciara is so broke that she is now accepting cash to tweet ads for her friends.

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