Beyoncé Knowles was photographed getting out of a car in New York City earlier today. The 30-year-old singer appeared to be wearing the same baby bump prosthetic that she wore on the MTV VMAs on August 28. We do wish Julius would act more like a bodyguard and stop treating Beyoncé like she's handicapped. Photos: Guillermo Bosch/INFphoto.com
Oh, wait, that's not Nahla Aubry's daddy, Gabriel Aubry. That's Halle Berry's current boyfriend, Olivier Martinez -- one of many men who will drift through Halle's life over the coming years. Halle, Martinez and Nahla enjoyed some quality time in a small town on the Island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain yesterday.
We have no doubt that Halle loves Olivier (at least until the erotic effects of the dopamine wears off). But is it appropriate for Halle to allow her daughter to get close to every man who hangs his hat on Halle's bedpost? What kind of message is she sending to Nahla about casual relationships and sex before marriage?
BK2ATLMAN and a guest will dine with T.I. and other invited guests at the 1st Annual "A King Of Oneself" Brunch hosted by T.I. and Amar'e Stoudemire this Sunday (Oct. 2) at a private location! He will receive a bottle of Ciroc courtesy of Sean "Diddy" Combs. He will also be measured for a special gift from T.I.'s AKOO clothing line. This brunch will be an event that he will never forget!
Special thanks to Grand Hustle, Ciroc, Beats By Dre and MusicbusinessPolitics!
Emerging fashion icon Ciara, 25, wore Hellmuth diamond earrings and rings to the Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Ciara stunned everyone with her retro cat eye makeup and curve fitting Barbara Bui outfit.
First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, made a quick dash to her neighborhood Target to pick up a few common household items. Of course there's nothing common about Michelle Obama, who was shadowed by a Secret Service agent pretending to be a shopper (the man standing behind her). Mrs. Obama was accompanied by her personal assistant (the LSLH chick) who carried her bags and checked messages on both of Mrs. Obama's cell phones.
First Lady communications director Kristina Schake explained, "It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates."
A former President Clinton adviser says U.S. President Barack Obama will give in to pressure from Democrat leaders and bow out of the 2012 presidential race.
Clinton's former campaign manager Dick Morris stated that the Democrats no longer have confidence in Obama's leadership skills.
In an interview with conservative radio icon Sean Hannity, Morris said, “I asked a top Democratic strategist the other day and he thought that it was possible that, in January, Harry Reid comes to Obama and says, ‘Look you cost us control of the House last year, you’re going to cost us control of the Senate this year. For the good of the party you have to step aside’” said Morris.
it is “very possible” that President Obama might acquiesce to requests from the Democratic leadership in Congress and bow out of the 2012 race, leaving the door open for him to return sometime in the future.
Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house this morning where he finished up a 11 month sentence for violating his probation. T.I. turned 31 last weekend, but he plans a series of parties to celebrate his birthday. The BET Hip Hop awards is also this weekend in Atlanta and there will be parties all over the city. But the biggest tickets in town are the ones to T.I.'s parties.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, T.I. will join his family and friends for a private brunch hosted by T.I. and NY Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire!
The brunch is sponsored by AKOO, Ciroc, Beats by Dre and MusicBusinessPolitics. Sandrarose.com was given two VIP invites for one lucky reader and a guest to attend T.I.'s AKOO brunch on Sunday!
To win the VIP invites, just follow these simple steps:
His 34th birthday is not until October 12, but rapper Young Jeezy decided to start the celebration early with a bash last night at the newest industry nightspot, Frank Ski's Restaurant and Lounge in midtown. Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net
The icing on Jeezy's birthday cake reads "The world is your turf, Happy G Day"
The BET Hip Hop Awards weekend kicked off last night with ASCAP's Legends Ball held at the W Hotel in Atlanta, honoring the music legends who have given back to the Atlanta community. ASCAP Rhythm & Soul and Ford & Lincoln Motor company brought together the brightest minds in music and charity for a night of conversation and music at the wonderful W Hotel in Atlanta.
The woman most responsible for the rise of Hip Hop as an internationally recognized music genre has passed away. Sylvia Robinson died of congestive heart failure at 6:28 a.m. today in a New Jersey hospital. She was 75.
Ms. Robinson is best known for producing both Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five's "The Message" on her independent Sugar Hill Records label.
The beautiful founder and CEO of Sugar Hill Records was also a noted singer in her own right. Her singles "Pillow Talk" and "Love Is Strange" were both staples on urban radio in the seventies.
Her unconventional use of sampling in "Rapper's Delight" led to Ms Robinson being known as the "mother of hip-hip." Ms. Robinson opened the door for many black women in the music industry. Because of her, black female executives dominated the urban music industry in the 80s and 90s.
Watch Ms. Robinson perform "Pillow Talk" on Soul Train after the break
Young Money Records owner Lil Wayne put the smack down on his employee, Drake, during a cover interview for VIBE magazine's October/November issue, due out in October.
When VIBE asked the platinum rapper if he felt intimidated by Drake's meteoric success, Weezy' revealed his own insecurity:
VIBE: You mentioned how humbled you were at the success of "She Will." Drake, who wrote and performs the song's chorus, has now become a platinum star in his own right. Do you look at the guy and say, "Wow, I helped create a monster, I have to stay on my toes"?
LIL WAYNE: I don't look at it like that. Drake is my artist. If he wasn't my artist, then yeah maybe. But that's my artist. He's not [just] a friend. We're more than friends. It's business. It would be impossible for it to be a competition. I mean, I'm the guy's boss.
Celebrity twin Tia Mowry-Hardrict may have outed her bestie, Queen Latifah, on the Wendy Williams Show. 'The Game' star and her twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley, 33, appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday to promote their reality show. We love Wendy because she's an expert at tricking her guests into saying what we really want to hear.
Click the image above (or click here) to watch as Tia gets tongue tied when Wendy asks her if personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins is Queen Latifah's "old friend."
Watch as Tia laughs nervously and Tamera glares at Wendy like she wants to slap her!
The look on Tia's face says it all! We only wish Wendy would have followed up with, "I didn't know you stutter, Tia."
A new song has leaked from R&B Diva Monica's upcoming album, New Life, titled "Do It All Again". The track is produced by Norwegian producers Stargate. According to Toya, the producers sampled the hell out of their Beyonce "Irreplaceable" track.
In the song, Mo regrets not going that extra mile to save a past relationship. New Life hits stores on November 29.
When R&B crooner/actor Tyrese took to Twitter.com, tweeting his 2 million followers about being kicked out of a radio station, we knew he was lying. The male attention whore complained that Delaware's WJKS-FM kicked him off the air earlier this week for objecting to the location of a liquor store across the street from a school.
The station's general manager, Tony Q, spoke up about the incident today, and, of course, his account differs greatly from Tyrese's story.
In a long letter posted on the WJKS-FM website, Mr. Q stated that the singer was shown the door for being rude to the DJ and for promoting a concert on the air without prior authorization.
You came on lecturing our listeners, you then asked the DJ if we had any listeners. What kind of question was that if we had any listeners. Then you went right into promoting your big night at the University of Delaware. You received the full air time you deserved. We did not cut off your mike, we did not let the audiences know that the interview was over but you did. You couldn't wait to tweet your words all over and let people believe that you were kicked off because you were talking about liquor store, that was not the reason. You got away with taking advantage of the only remaining independent station in the North East.
According to Mr. Q, Tyrese disrespected Delawareans on the air and, after the interview, he was kicked out of a Doubletree Hotel for causing a commotion. The station has retaliated by removing Tyrese's current single, "Stay", from rotation, as well as removing the singer's entire music catalogue from the air.
Read the entire letter after the break (thanks Snitch):
Michael Jackson's personal assistant took the witness stand on the second day of Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.
Michael Amir Williams testified that Jackson's former doctor called him frantically on the morning of June 25, 2009 begging him to send help for Jackson, who lay dying in the bedroom of a rented Holmby Hill mansion.
"He said, 'Get here right away, Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction. Get somebody up here immediately,''' Williams said.
Williams testified that he called Jackson's bodyguard, Alberto Alvarez, who was outside, and told him to get up to the 2nd floor bedroom to check on Jackson.
Williams said Jackson had previously given strict orders that only Jackson and the children were allowed on the 2nd floor of the mansion.
"I told [Alvarez], 'I don't know what's going on, but you have to go inside the house,'" said Williams. "I remember him walking, and I said, 'Are you there, yet.' He said, 'No.' I said, 'Well run, hurry.'"
Actress Lindsay Lohan was seen kissing new boyfriend Philipp Plein in Milan, Italy early this morning. INFPhoto.com just posted exclusive first pictures of their long, passionate kiss outside an Italian restaurant. Exclusive photo: INF PHOTO
The couple enjoyed a romantic dinner with friends at an Italian restaruant before roaring off into the night in a 2-seater sports car. Life is getting better for Lindsay. Maybe what she needs in her life is a real man instead of dating confused chicks who think they're men.
Recent pictures of Demi Moore show the actress looking gaunt, frail and depressed. Now we know why.
According to the New York Post, Moore and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, have lived apart for months. Word is, the former Hollywood power couple are gearing up for a nasty $290 million divorce.
A source told Star magazine that the couple were "just putting on a show until they officially split." The 'Ghost' star was still wearing her wedding ring when she was spotted yesterday in New York.
The couple, who have been married for nearly six years, have been living apart after Kutcher's penchant for cheating, Star magazine reported today.
"It was definitely a long time coming, but they're finally done for good," an insider told the magazine. Moore, 48, and Kutcher, 33, have been living on the opposite coasts for months.
An insider revealed that Kutcher's cheating was what ended the marriage, saying "Demi's finally read to move on."
Star reported that Kutcher's relationship with a sexy blond coed was the final straw and that the marriage had weathered another case of infidelity when the actor bedded Brittney Jones just before the couple's fifth wedding anniversary.
Last year, Star magazine reported that Kutcher and Jones had sex on the actor's couch after meeting at a bowling alley.
With the marriage essentially over, the couple will spend plenty of time arguing over their $300 million in assets, the magazine reported.
Diana Ross's middle daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, 38, covers the October 10th issue of JET magazine.
Having made her mark on the hit show “Girlfriends” Tracee Ellis Ross is making her television comeback. Her new show, "Reed Between The Lines," which premieres October 11 on BET, features Ross as a happily married therapist and mother of three. The new gig is just one of the many exciting changes happen in Ross’ life. JET has all the details on her workout regime, her rumored beau (Def Jam's Bu Thiam), and her famous hair. “You gotta respect the curls … I work for them,” says Ross.
Her banging body might become a new obsession for her many admirers, but for now, when you type her name into Google, the top search is for “Tracee Ellis Ross hair.” “I have so much hair it’s extraordinary,” she says, admitting no one is more obsessed than she is. “You could take half the hair on my head and cover another person’s head.” She grew out her relaxer in high school and has tested so many styles, serums and conditioners that she might put out a book and a line of hair products one day. Not a fan of bone straight hair— “I’m Diana Ross’ child... big hair is what I come from”— she has learned one important lesson in natural hair manage ment: “You gotta respect the curls,” she says. “I work for them. I can’t tell them what to do.”
Find out what else she’s dishing on in the new issue on newsstands Oct. 10th!
Rihanna look-a-like Miranda Brooke just released her debut single titled "Hater" on Def Jam Records. The Chattanooga, TN native says “Hater” is a song about "ugly feelings. It’s about jealousy, insecurity, and weakness, but it’s honest.”
Signed by Akon's brother, Def Jam A&R Bu Thiam, Miranda counts TLC, Xscape, Aaliyah, and Missy Elliott among her musical influences.
"Hater" is produced by Sham (Sak Pase). A music video is currently in the works.
Bu wants to know what you think about his new artist. We have much love for Bu on Sandrarose.com. So be honest.
This photo of NBA star Carmelo Anthony, his wife, La La Anthony, and their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, 4, out together is so rare that it deserves its own post. The career couple were able to fit each other into their busy schedules to eat together at Serendipity Restaurant on the Upper East Side in NYC yesterday. Hopefully this outing wasn't for the benefit of television cameras.
Little Kiyan seemed so happy to have his parents together. He's so adorable.
The defense in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's former personal physician says the 50-year-old pop star drugged himself with the sedative Propofol while Dr. Conrad Murray was out of the room. Jackson died of cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009.
The defense contends that Jackson killed himself, and that Murray was unaware that his patient swallowed a cocktail of drugs, including a dose of the anesthetic, which is not made to be swallowed.
But the prosecution played an audio of Michael Jackson slurring his speech on May 10, 2009. The audio was recorded on Dr. Murray's iPhone while Jackson was under the heavy influence of unknown drugs.
The prosecution says Dr. Murray was fully aware of how drugged Jackson was a month before he died. Yet the doctor continued to administer potentially deadly drugs to Jackson.
"When people leave my show, I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life,' " Jackson said on the audio.
Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, bit her lip and wiped away tears as the recording of Jackson slurring his words played in the courtroom.
Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter and administering a lethal dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.
As some of you know, Kimsha Artest was kicked off the Los Angeles chapter of VH1's "Basketball Wives" reality show. Kimsha didn't say why she was given the boot. But if her Facebook wall is any indication, it should be obvious why she's gone.
i see they cut me off the show and left buckle ass bitches. shaunie oneal can kiss my ass. she kisses ass to that evelyn bitch and gets the bitch who fucked her husband and cut her a cheque but cant handle a real woman. FOH! all yall bitches who aint like what i have to write can kiss my ass and leave the page. sick and tired of dumb bitches fronting. like that miami hoe who was bumping pocket books with Tank on her bday. FUCK OUTTA HERE!
You all know Scott Disick, don't you? Kourtney Kardashian's husband? Well, did you know that he was as well endowed as his black brother-in-laws? Kourtney's sisters, Kim and Khloe, confirmed that Scott is indeed packin'.
The sisters gave an amazingly candid interview to the ladies of Jane Radio (via xoJane.com), in which they discussed Scott's peen size and the fact that their little brother Rob kisses on Khloe's husband, Lamar Odom, regularly.
"They're, like, obsessed with each other," said Kourtney of Rob and Lamar. "They love to kiss," added Kim K.
"Rob and Lamar kiss," Kourtney chimed in. "They kiss each other on their cheeks, this is so awkward, I don’t know what it is about them," said Kourtney. "Maybe they're all so desperate for affection that it’s like their own little ménage a trois,"" she said.
As for Scott's impressive member, Khloe seemed to be the most impressed by it.
"He was wearing pajama pants and no undies and you could see it all," she gushed. "So inappropriate," said Kim, referring to Khloe.
"It's like an elephant's trunk," Kourtney said with pride. "You guys!" shouted Kim.
Khloe mentioned that Scott keeps "trying to compete with Lamar," by comparing their peen sizes. "I was like 'Oh, stop it, you two,' " said Khloe.
Crittenton was taken into custody on August 30 by the FBI at LAX airport in Los Angeles as he prepared to board a flight to Atlanta to turn himself in.
A Fulton County Superior Court Judge granted Crittenton a $230,000 bond, requiring him to wear an ankle monitor until the case is tried on October 25th, according to the AJC.
“I guess the judge made the decision that he’s not a danger to the community, which is odd, given the charges,” said Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter. “It's not unheard of, but it's rare.”
Porter noted that Crittenton fled Atlanta for LA once he learned he was wanted on murder charges.
But Crittenton's college girlfriend, Mia Fields, who moved out to LA with him when he was drafted by the Lakers, told the judge that Crittenton wasn't fleeing from the law. She said he was on his way to LA to celebrate her birthday.
“He was with me the entire time,” she testified. “He was paralyzed in fear. He was trying to find a lawyer to prove his innocence.”
La La Anthony's lesbian cousin, Dice Dixon, is one of the main reasons her reality show, La La's Full Court Life, is so popular.
'Full Court' is averaging just over 1 million viewers per week, which was good enough to beat both "Basketball Wives LA" and the "T.O. Show" in last Monday's TV ratings race.
The show's young viewers are so smitten by the quirky antics of Dice and her lesbian sidekick, singer Po Johnson, that Dice has already gained over 25,000 followers on Twitter.com.
Part of the reason for all that attention is the rumor that Dice and singer Ciara are (or were) an item.
Earlier in the season, La La indicated that Dice is having a little difficulty dealing with her sexuality. In an upcoming episode, both La La and Dice shed tears while discussing Dice's sexuality. But in reality, Dice has shown no ambiguity in regard to her sexual orientation.
So in order to clear up any doubts, we submitted 5 questions to Dice for her approval.
According to the NY Post, a video image showing the dead body of Michael Jackson on a hospital gurney was shown today to jurors during opening statements of Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial which started today in Los Angeles.
“The acts and the omissions of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, directly led to his premature death at the age of 50," said Los Angeles Deputy DA David Walgren.
Michael Jackson paid “far too high a price” for the criminally negligent care of his doctor when the world-famous singer dropped dead two years ago, prosecutors said.
Jackson's siblings, Janet, 45, and Randy, 49, attended the trial.
The video image shows Jackson's pale, lifeless body lying on a gurney after attempts by emergency room docs to restart his heart failed. The word 'Homicide' is edited into the frame.
Jackson still has the intubation tube down his throat, which paramedics used in a futile effort to pump air into his lungs before he got to the hospital. The video was probably shot in the coroner's office since there is no other emergency equipment visible in the photo.
In case you didn't get the memo (or you're not on Twitter.com), former NFL star Deion Sanders reiterated that he did not serve divorce papers on his wife, Pilar Biggers-Sanders. He tweeted that such rumors are "ignorance" and he hated that he was forced to address them.
We don't know if that means all is well in the Sanders household. But we know they are not divorcing for the time being.
We're sure the news makes their 3 children, Shilo, Shedeur and Shelomi, very happy.
October 2, 2011 will mark the first annual “A King of Oneself” brunch presented by men’s lifestyle fashion brand AKOO Clothing and Grand Hustle Entertainment. Taking place during BET Hip Hop Awards weekend, the exclusive affair will be hosted by none other than AKOO’s Co-founder, Grammy award winning artist, actor, and producer, Clifford “T.I.” Harris and New York Knicks all-star Amar’e Stoudemire.
The invite-only event will be held at a private location in Atlanta. Invites have already gone out to 150 celebrity guests, close personal friends and family.
“We’re gathering our family and friends during BET’s Hip Hop Awards weekend to show love and appreciation to T.I. as he celebrates his 31st birthday, his new book Power & Beauty, and the growth of the AKOO Brand,” states Jason Geter, Co-founder of AKOO Clothing and CEO of Grand Hustle Records.
During the brunch soiree, guests will preview a sneak peek screening of the “Salute the King” fan-based documentary, a collection of videos submitted by T.I. fans from all over the world.
As previously mentioned, each invited guest will receive a bottle of Ciroc, courtesy of Sean "Diddy" Combs. All guests will be measured for a special AKOO clothing gift, and select guests will receive Beats by Dre headphones in their gift packs.
The “A King of Oneself” brunch is sponsored by Ciroc, Beats by Dre and MusicBusinessPolitics.
Keep it here to find out how you can win an exclusive invite for two to attend the private brunch!
A freudian slip, also known as a slip of the tongue, is an error in speech caused by a repressed train of thought. In other words, the speaker was subconsciously thinking about what he said -- but it was not intended to be heard by others, in the context in which he said it.
On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama, 50, experienced such a freudian slip during a speech to drum up support for his so-called "Buffett tax", an increase in taxes on the wealthy.
Obama's slip of the tongue came when he tried to draw a parallel between billionaires paying the same taxes as a janitor. But instead of saying "janitor" he said "Jew".
"If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, as a janitor, makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honour. I have no problem with that. It's about time," Obama said.
If we refer back to the definition of a freudian slip, we understand that the words 'Jew', 'billionaire' and 'tax' were lurking somewhere in the recesses of Mr. Obama's relaxed mind.
So even though the president subconsciously put those words together in his mind, he didn't mean for that particular train of thought to slip out in the presence of others.
Conservative talk show hosts were quick to pounce on Mr. Obama's gaffe.
"So he was confusing Jew with janitor, and he admits that," Rush Limbaugh said Monday. "Just think how outraged the Reverends Wright and Farrakhan would be if they heard Obama say that Jews were paying too much in taxes like he thinks the janitors probably are."