Troubled singer Chris Brown and his on again, off again girlfriend Tran Karrueche were seen arriving at LAX to board a flight to NY. Brown, 22, who has no plans to grow up any time soon, was carrying his skateboard and wearing a goofy look on his face.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Rapper T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, spoke to TMZ.com about the unfair way her husband is being treated by the feds.
"It's important that the world know how unfair he's being treated on such minor charges -- all because he's T.I.," Tiny told TMZ.
CNN obtained copies of bureau of prisons documents which detail the reasons T.I. was removed from an Atlanta halfway house last week and taken to the U.S. Penitentiary on Boulevard in southeast Atlanta to serve out his sentence.
According to the documents, T.I.'s wife, his manager and two unauthorized VH1 producers accompanied the rapper on the luxury bus that transported T.I. to Atlanta from a federal facility in Arkansas.
The feds allege that the men discussed the VH1 reality show and a book, which violates the rules.
According to Tiny, T.I. is the victim of a vicious double standard -- "There are way more dangerous and carefree [celebrities] that get slapped on the wrist and sent on their way."
Tiny adds, "Our family needs [him] ... and because of someone's personal vendetta against him, we have to watch our kids' sad faces everyday when he still doesn't show up at home."
T.I.'s legal team has presented new information to the bureau of prisons that they hope will expedite T.I.'s release from the minimum security section of the prison and allow him to return to the halfway house. His official release date is September 29.
Yesterday, Nike announced the release of 1,500 limited edition pairs of Nike MAGS, the futuristic trainers that Marty McFly wore in the hit 1989 film 'Back to the Future'.
According to Nicekicks.com owner Matt Halfhill, who was flown out to LA for the shoe unveiling Thursday, the cartoonish trainers comes with a battery pack and the Nike logo lights up like the ones in the movie. But unlike the movie version, the shoes are not self lacing.
At 7 p.m. tonight, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs creation plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress.
"I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away. It’s called the American Jobs Act," said Obama. "Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything.
A breakdown of the jobs package sounds similar to the $300 billion pork-filled stimulus package that Obama signed right after taking office in 2009. According to CBS, more than $100 billion will go towards infrastructure and a similar amount will be comprised of money to states to hire more teachers and first-responders and tax breaks for small businesses.
There was no mention of tax hikes to help pay for the jobs package, but we know that's coming. Still, economists see no Hope or Change in Obama's latest money wasting proposal.
We knew when we heard rapper The Game mouthing off about gay rappers locked in the closet -- that it was only a matter of time before he outed one (or more) of them.
The Game disclosed what most of the industry already guessed: that rapper 50 Cent enjoys a good, strong back stroke every now and then. The Game inadvertently outed Fiddy while responding to a tweet from @TMZ on his Twitter page today.
TMZ.com, which is run by entertainment attorney Harvey Levin -- an out and proud gay man, tweeted: "@TheGame believes closeted gay men spread AIDS by "fooling" women to have sex with them".
The Game quickly responded: "They do, ask @Oprah," -- before tweeting this:
In case you were worried that former Project Runway contestant Mychael Knight was homeless and eating cat food out of a can, you should know that he is doing well, and he has another clothing line coming out.
PMG Media Group sent us this exclusive photo taken today of model Nic Pace (America's Next Top Model) and designer Mychael Knight at a fitting for his 2012 Spring/Summer "Lost World" collection, which is showing this Saturday at NY Fashion Week. Good for him.
Just as we said all along: rapper T.I. being sent back to prison had nothing to do with the luxury motor coach that transferred him from the Forrest City federal facility in Arkansas to an Atlanta halfway house last week.
According to CNN (via Eonline.com), which obtained documents from the Bureau of Prisons, T.I. (real name Clifford Harris Jr.) was sent back to the clink after prison officials learned that a VH1 producer and T.I.'s manager were on the bus.
"Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough," the report states. "[T.I.] further indicated he was discussing a new reality series and a book with those individuals."
But T.I.'s legal team is adamant that no business was conducted on the bus -- even thought the VH1 producer was present for the ride.
"No such business was conducted during that trip as the incident reports," said T.I.'s co-council Jonathan Leonard.
Also, just as we told you, T.I.'s lead attorney Steve Sadow is now blaming the halfway house officials who "ratted T.I. out" by notifying the feds about the reality TV cameras.
Please note: any photos accompanying this post is used purely for illustration purposes and is not intended to diagnose any ailment or condition of the subject(s) in the photos.
Pseudocyesis, also known as false pregnancy or hysterical pregnancy, is a rare psychological condition in which a woman displays signs and symptoms of a real pregnancy even though she is not pregnant. The average age of women with pseudocyesis is 33.
To be diagnosed as true pseudocyesis, the woman must actually believe that she is pregnant. When a woman's pseudocyesis is found to be caused by underlying psychological problems, she should be referred to a psychologist or a therapist.
The symptoms of pseudocyesis, or false pregnancy, are similar to the symptoms of true pregnancy and are difficult to distinguish from real pregnancy, even by trained physicians because of false-positive pregnancy tests.
The most common sign of false pregnancy is abdominal distention or a bloated belly that is much larger than expected. The woman's abdomen (tummy) expands as a normal pregnant woman's would, but at a more rapid rate than a normal pregnancy.
The photo above was taken on August 31st at the Forrest City Correctional facility, not today in Atlanta. T.I. remains incarcerated. We apologize for the error.
Just a few moments ago, rap mogul T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., 30, was released from the federal Penitentiary on Boulevard in Atlanta. TMZ published a pic of T.I. dragging a cart full of his belongings to the same luxury tour bus that Arkansas prison officials claim was unauthorized when he was transported from their facility to a halfway house in Atlanta.
Additionally, TMZ reports that there were two unauthorized individuals on T.I.'s bus.
According to TMZ.com:
TMZ has obtained photos of T.I. just minutes after he left prison on August 31 ... and the photos show he wasn't hiding anything from the prison staff -- including his mode of transportation or who got on his tour bus.
The photos show T.I. in a red shirt, accompanied by a prison guard as he makes his way to the tour bus that carried him and his entourage to a halfway house.
Sources tell us ... T.I.'s legal team believes prison officials targeted T.I. when they picked him up at the halfway house and hauled him back to prison, their reason was that T.I. was not authorized to take the tour bus. Yet the pictures clearly show prison staff knew exactly what mode of transportation he was using.
It doesn't matter that Lil Wayne's 4th CD Carter IV is garbage, it can't be ignored that he somehow managed to sell almost a million albums in one week. Plus the fact that no other rapper even comes close to his sales this year, so that should account for something.
Yesterday, BET announced its list of nominations for the 2011 Hip Hop Awards, including 18 nominations for the rap gremlin.
Once again Sandrarose.com was ignored in the best blog category. We didn't even get a mention for the Hustler of the Year award, which we feel we deserve. Not that we care but we thought we would mention the diss.
See the full list of nominees after the break!
Comedian Kevin Hart's "Laugh At My Pain" Los Angeles Premiere after party had more stars than the BET Awards! The event was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood last night. Hart is pictured above with his "trophy" date Eniko Parish.
The roll of B and C-list stars who attended the event was a Whose Who of black celebrities current and present, including Gabrielle Union (pictured above), Jamie Foxx, LisaRaye, Arsenio Hall, Cedric the Entertainer, Claudia Jordan (remember her?), Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin, Eddie Murphy, Eva Pigford, Marlon Wayans, Affion Crokett, Meagan Good, Melody Thornton, Michael Ealy, Niecy Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg, Tami Roman, Shaunie O'Neal, Mario, Tichina Arnold, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa and Toccara Jones just to name a few!
Last night it seemed that NBA mega star Kobe Bryant had become the latest
narcissist NBA star to join the wildly popular social networking website Twitter.com. (Raise your hand if you thought Kobe was already on Twitter).
Within the first hour of joining Twitter, the NBA's bad boy racked up over 18K followers. His @KobeBryant Twitcon was a pic of a black mamba swallowing the iconic tweety bird.
But just a mere two hours after Bryant announced his arrival on Twitter in spectacular fashion -- his account was suspended, then deleted. So what happened?
According to super groupie Jill of Jocks and Stilleto Jill blog:
ABC released candid shots of transgender individual Chaz Bono in the dance studio with dance partner Lacey Schwimmer. Bono's addition to the upcoming season of 'DWTS' resulted in a storm of protest from ABC's viewers.
In an interview with ABC News last week, Bono said America "really needs to see" a transgender individual on 'Dancing With The Stars'. How narcissistic of Chaz to say that.
Despite all the vicious hate mail I've received on this issue, I refuse to refer to Bono as a man. I will not feed into her delusions in order to be politically correct. Being a man is not as easy as taking hormone shots to grow a beard or wearing a wife beater every day.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney thinks the time is right for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run against U.S. President Barack Obama.
Mr. Obama's approval numbers have tanked to the lowest level of his presidency amid reports that he plans to sink another $300 billion into a flawed jobs package that will send the national debt soaring even higher.
Obama's prospects in 2012 don't look good. Even Obama's fellow Democrats are sprinting away from him as the chorus of "Run, Hillary, run!" grows ever louder.
Cheney stopped short of endorsing Hillary Clinton for president during an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl yesterday. “I think she’s probably the most competent person they’ve got in their -– in their cabinet," he said. "And -– frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around," he added.
“Maybe if -– the Obama record is bad enough -– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment -– in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side.”
If Hillary decided to run in 2012 she would certainly have the support of the rabidly leftist media on her side -- especially now that they've put down their cups of Kool aid.
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R&B singer Ciara was photographed wearing the American flag as a cardigan as she left her hotel in New York City yesterday. CiCi's fashion choice is sure to cause controversy especially so close to September 11. She should really know better.
Amber Rose was seen cheesing and waving to the paparazzi as she left Opening Ceremony in West Hollywood, CA yesterday. Amber has truly let herself go. She shows us why she will never again be considered one of the flyest beards in Hollywood. Such a pity...
Photo: Fern/Splash News
Rising Pop Star, E.B. Wright, daughter of the late west coast rap legend, Eazy-E, celebrated the release of her debut single, "What I Wanna Do" and her late father's birthday at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood, CA today. Eazy-E would have turned 47 years old today.
In addition to the launch of her new single, E.B. Wright will be creating a signature shake in honor of her late father on his birthday. Proceeds from E.B. Wright's signature shake will benefit non-profit organization, A Place Called Home.
"What I Wanna Do" will be available to download on iTunes today at 6PM PDT (9PM EST).
You can listen to a snippet of the song below:[audio:EB_Wright_What I Wanna_snip.mp3]
Loyal reader Raquel writes:
I realized how some people in this society can recognize most talked about celebrity's birthdays. Not to mention artist's that have made history in music period. Well today is Eazy E's birthday and I would like to personally ask can you add Eazy apart of sandrarose. Not bc he is a talented artist, bc he deserve the recognition and respect. Out of all the industry conspiracy,Eazy is still a legend. Most important, having caught HIV and prolonged AIDS- which I still doubt he died of, its important to get the message out in the community to wrap it up and be safe. Eazy would it, who wouldnt want someone to be safe. As a huge Eazy fan/supporter his kids would great appreciate the respect and recognition because not everyone is recognized.
Carmelo Anthony and La La Vazquez Anthony were spotted leaving the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' show in the rain in NYC this morning. The couple discussed their reality show, La La's Full Court Life, with Regis and Kelly. Am I the only one who notices how bored Carmelo looks on the reality show? He doesn't come across as an attention-grabbing sort of man. But La La, on the other hand...
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe visited the JetBlue and Nubar gifting suite at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California yesterday.
Photos: Splash News Online and FayesVision/WENN.com
Bow Wow's baby mama, Joie Chavis, who goes by the Twitter handle @Miss_Joie, tweeted these pics of her and Bow Wow's seed, Shai Chavis-Wow. Shai is 5-months-old and we're just now noticing she has a strawberry birth mark on her forehead.
The happy tyke lives with Shai, who is collecting modest child support payments from Bow despite rumored reports that he's flat broke. Maybe if he stopped spending his money on nonsense...
Forbes published an interesting article breaking down why Lil Wayne outsold Kanye and Jay Z's critically-acclaimed album Watch The Throne. Wayne topped the charts this week with his fourth studio album Carter IV which scanned 940,000 copies.
Forbes theorized that the combined egos of Jay Z and Kanye West caused them to lose touch with their fanbase -- a problem that Weezy doesn't seem to have. In addition to that, Kanye and Jay Z's ill-advised strategy of releasing the album first to iTunes might have hurt their sales:
Carter IV. Jay-Z and Kanye pursued a complicated release strategy that included exclusive windows with Apple’s iTunes and BestBuy, in part to safeguard against the possibility of a leak (and angered some retailers in the process). The Young Money/Cash Money team did nothing of the sort, and didn’t expend much energy on security, either.
Entertainment attorney Bernie Resnick told Forbes that the artists' personalites also played a part:
According to That B*tch, who follows BBQ Wives star Evelyn Lozada closely on Twitter.com, Evelyn finally snapped after figuring out she doesn't have a life.
Poor Evelyn did everything she could to become famous, in the belief that fame is what was missing in her life. But once Evelyn gained the fame that she so craved it dawned on her that she was just as miserable being famous as she was when she was a nobody.
Don't you love it when narcissists fail?
Here's what TB had to say about it:
Something messy this way comes. Evelyn Lozada, Basketball Wives Miami's resident uber-bitch, left a series of cryptic Tweets informing her fans that she was deleting her Twitter account and would not be back for another season Basketball Wives...
Ant Williams writes:
Good Morning Sandra,
I enjoy reading your blogs but one thing that i have yet to understand is your beef with beyonce. What did she do to you to deserve such disdain or criticism? Even posts that aren't about her(kelly) it seems as if u go out of your way to give her one good tongue lashing. The hatred and posion that is spit at this woman is very obvious and i would like to know what has she personally done to you to set you off. Everybody is not a beyonce stan. We get it. Why go out of your way to bash a person or tear them down if they are not your cup of tea? Wouldn't it just be better and easier to just not do any posts on her at all? It's not a good look.
OWN Network founder Oprah Winfrey has "mixed feelings" about one of her hosts appearing on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' this season, which begins next week.
According to the Huffington Post, Oprah is uncomfortable with Your OWN Show host Carson Kressley appearing on the dance show, because she is uncomfortable with reality TV shows in general.
"A few years ago, when she was doing her own show, she didn't care for it at all," a source told HuffPo.
"Manipulating people who are so desperate to be famous and making then look foolish on TV is just not something she is comfortable doing."
But isn't that what Oprah did on her own show? Didn't she manipulate people who were desperate to be famous? Isn't she desperate to remain relevant after ending the 25-year run of her wildly successful show on the advice of a dying kid?
Kressley, who gained fame as host of TV's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," will compete next week against notables such as NBA star Ron Artest, former talk show host Ricki Lake and transgender Chaz Bono.
Singer Kelly Rowland has scored yet another magazine cover
and she didn't have to fake a baby bump to do it.
Kelly covers the Fall issue of Runway fashion magazine. The 30-year-old beauty deserves all the accolades and achievements that came her way this year! But things weren't always looking up for Kelly, who grew up in the shadow of former bandmate Beyoncé. Having a narcissistic friend like Beyoncé can be a drain on anyone.
In the interview Kelly explains that she felt inadequate and insecure being in Beyonce's shadow in her childhood:
“There’s so much peer pressure growing up, I had an identity crisis. I went to a predominantly white school and I was the only black girl. I can remember thinking: ‘I don’t want to be as dark as I am – I want to be a little fairer.’ I didn’t want to be me…Tina sat me in front of the mirror and said: ‘Girl, look at how pretty you are.’ She made me feel comfortable in my own skin.”
All over the Internet blogs claim that troubled singer Rihanna was chosen Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" for 2011. Unlike those other blogs we actually did our research, and according to Esquire's website, Rihanna did not even come close in the final vote count.
Rihanna was one of 64 women in the hotly contested "Sexiest Woman Alive" competition. But she didn't even make it to the Final bracket. Click here to see who actually won the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011.
Oh, by the way, Rihanna took off her top for the Enquire cover photoshoot which was supposed to look sexy, but didn't quite hit the mark. If you recall, this was the shoot that Rihanna caught heat for after she tweeted that she starved herself to look skinny for the cover.
You can see footage from the cover shoot after the break.
According to the National Enquirer, legendary singer Diana Ross is furious at her 38-year-old daughter Tracee Ellis Ross for dating Akon's younger brother, Bu Thiam, whom she refers to as a polygamist.
According to the National Enquirer, which dropped the 'tabloid' label years ago, Ross allegedly told Tracee: “If you walk down the aisle with that guy, you’ll end up being part of his harem!”
“Diana is livid that Tracee is getting so serious with Bu,” a source close to Ross told The ENQUIRER.
The family friend added:
“Tracee has reassured her mom and the rest of the family that she and Bu aren’t making any wedding plans. And she told her mother that if she does walk down the aisle with Bu, there’s no need to worry – she’d make sure she’s his only wife.”
Why is this retard Soulja Boy still getting attention from the mainstream media? Some of you may have heard about the latest stunt SB and his camp pulled to keep his name relevant since he no longer sells records.
According to TMZ.com, Soulja Boy released a wack track titled "Let's Be Real" in which he spits the line "F*ck the FBI and f*ck all the army troops."
Unbelievably, the military responded to this moron suggesting, among other things, that he change his name. One soldier even recorded a diss record to SB.
The military stores have threatened to boycott all of Soulja Boy's music (which they should be doing anyway since nobody buys the garbage). SB's last album sold 15,000 copies!
SB's camp quickly sent out a press release promising to scrub the track from his upcoming album and from the Internet. But as you can see below, the video is still online.
All of this energy directed towards a kid with a low IQ doesn't make our military look any smarter.
Obviously SB was struggling to get attention like he always does, and once again he succeeding in keeping his name on everyone's lips.
Here's a suggestion to the media and the military: ignore this punk so he can fade quickly into obscurity.
Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America
The rumors are confirmed: 50-year-old comedian/actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Annual Academy Awards this Fall. Good for him.
"I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others," Murphy said in a press release.
"Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner, who is producing the ceremony, recently directed Murphy in the upcoming movie "Tower Heist," and Murphy was reportedly Ratner's top choice to host the show.
"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," Ratner said in a press release. "With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances -- especially on stage -- I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show."
Basketball Wives Miami star Tami Roman covers the October 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.
Tami revealed what we knew all along -- that her role on BBQ Wives is scripted and that her television antics are just an act to draw viewers to the show. Plus, she's got kids to feed and she doesn't want to be kicked off the show!
Tami divulges, “I have to have a certain amount of income and VH1 pays me a lot of money to be involved with Basketball Wives…I'm just trying to keep my job, because when you don't perform to their standards or what they feel they need for their show, then you'll be written off…I got to feed my kids..."
If you recall, local attorney Phaedra Parks made a similar admission when her shenanigans on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" caused her to lose clients in real life.
This is why I have so much respect for actress Vivica A. Fox. Once she found out she would have to be fake to be on a reality show, she politely declined.
Tami also made a little loose change hosting a Black Gay Pride party for WassupnATL at Park Tavern in Atlanta this past weekend.
Beyonce was spotted on a beach in Croatia poking her tummy out for the paparazzi. I've never seen a supposedly 4 months pregnant woman who looks like she swallowed a belly full of air. Give it up, Bey!