Remember we told you last week about rapper T.I.'s private Welcome Home party to be held after he's released from a halfway house? Well, TMZ has the details on the intimate affair for exactly 150 guests on October 2nd. According to the gossip website, T.I.'s good friend Sean "Diddy" Combs is personally shipping in 150 bottles of Ciroc, one for each person in attendance. The whole bash will cost around $100K, with $20K just on food and additional $8K on dessert.
The big surprise of the night -- reps from AKOO Clothing, T.I.'s clothing line, will measure the VIP guests for custom-made clothing gifts.
Of course, T.I. isn't leaving out the blogs; one lucky Sandrarose.com reader will receive an invite to attend the Exclusive affair at an undisclosed location. T.I.'s artist Mitchelle'l, whose hawt single "Only A Few" has everyone buzzing, is set to perform for the lucky 150 guests. We usually don't attend industry parties, but we might make an exception for this one!
The Philadelphia Eagles are regretting their decision not to keep Mike Vick out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Vick was cleared to play the Giants after suffering a concussion in last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
In the game against the Giants, the troubled quarterback promptly injured his non-throwing right hand following what he says was a late hit. X-rays later revealed that Vick had a broken hand. He will be forced to miss 3 to 4 weeks.
This came as bad news to beleaguered Eagles fans and the team's front office who thought Vick was worth the $100 million contract they threw at him.
After the game, Vick, his right hand heavily bandaged, blamed the refs and the Giants' defense for late hits.
"I was on the ground constantly," said Vick, who threw for 176 yards and one interception. "Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground, getting hit in the head. I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard (flag) like everyone else (does). But hey, I'm not gonna complain about it. I'm just making everybody aware of it."
First lady Michelle Obama was featured prominently in ABC network's promotional Tv ads for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" season premiere which aired last night.
Most viewers who watched the TV commercials had no idea that Rihanna would be on the show because she was left out of the TV ads. In fact, the network did promote Rihanna's appearance as a "surprise guest" on blogs and in print media, but not in commercial spots that featured the first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama simply wasn't interested in sharing screen time with a public drunken mess like Rihanna.
The Bajan singer, who once famously said, "I'm a rock star, not a role model!," wasn't actually on hand to help build a new house for needy families. Instead, she held a meet and greet with the families and a woman's veteran's group backstage at one of her concert stops (see video).
There's no doubt that Rihanna's public drunkenness has become a major cause for concern. Yesterday on Twitter.com, Rihanna lashed out at others who accused her of being a drug addict. But it appears that she Rihanna was worrying about the wrong thing. She failed to address her alcoholism which has become the talk of industry.
According to Upscalehype.com, Lindsay Lohan was spotted out in New York City dressed in all black last week. She wore a black long sleeve sweater layered over a skirt which she accessorized with a Chanel logo belt and black suede Walter Steiger “Oscar” platform ankle boots ($950).
NBA star Dwayne Wade, 2nd left, tweeted this pic of himself, Miami Heat teammate LeBron James, and Hornets star Chris Paul with their beautiful sons at Nickelodeon's World Wide Day of Play 2011 at the Ellipse in Washington DC yesterday.
Dwyane Wade and Cymphonique Miller (Master P's daughter) at Nickelodeon's largest ever Worldwide Day of Play at the Ellipse in Washington, DC.
Rapper Jay-Z and singer Alicia Keys performed live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. During her performance, Alicia debuted a new song she wrote titled "A Place Of My Own". How ironic that the song is titled "A Place of My Own". Alicia might be looking for a place of her own if her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, can't keep it in his pants. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images North America
Click the link to watch Alicia perform her new song
There are reports coming out of Rihanna's camp that she fell off the wagon (again). "Rihanna was doing so well," said my source referring to the fragile superstar cutting back on her drinking in recent weeks.
The source added that Rihanna wasn't too upset over the furor caused by her wearing her necklace with the obscene word for 'vagina' when she visited the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil on Thursday. My source said Rihanna dismissed the latest controversy. "She saw [the controversy] as another reason to light up [and] drink," said our source. Rihanna does what Rihanna wants to do."
Pictures surfaced of Rihanna, wig askew and drink in hand, frolicking in a hotel pool in Brazil with friends on Friday before hitting the stage for a concert later that night. The Bajan beauty wore a black and white bandeau bikini as she sipped cocktails in the pool. Her personal assistant, Jennifer Rosales, kept a close eye on the troubled 23-year-old singer to make sure no harm came to her. Jen certainly has her work cut out for her.
TV judge Greg Mathis has spoken out about the execution of cop killer Troy Davis. Davis, 42, was put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at Georgia's Diagnostic and Statistics prison for the shooting death of Savannah police Officer Mark MacPhail.
Judge Mathis offered his opinions about the case from the set of his television show.
"Despite the overwhelming doubt surrounding his guilt, Davis never received a new trial and was unjustly put to death by a lethal injection." said Mathis, who added that Georgia had "blood on its hands" for executing Davis.
But Mathis was incorrect when he said Davis never received a new trial.
As many in the liberal media have already pointed out, Davis was granted an unprecedented chance to prove his innocence in 2009 when the U.S. Supreme court, citing a “substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death,” granted Davis a stay of execution and ordered a federal court in Georgia to hear Davis’ new evidence.
Davis's attorneys were given an opportunity to present those 7 witnesses who claimed they were coerced into ID'ing Davis. But Davis' attorneys refused to call several of those witnesses to the stand. Most likely because it would be obvious to the presiding judge that they were lying -- or they didn't want to perjure themselves under oath.
But as usual, Mathis and all the other Davis apologists ignore the obvious facts in the case and choose instead to offer their opinions based on their emotions.
It's a good thing Judge Mathis doesn't sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. There's a reason why he's a TV judge.