R&B Diva Monica celebrated Halloween with her sons, Romelo and Lil Rocko at their Atlanta private school today. After their costume party at the school the boys changed to go Trick or Treat with the entire Family. Monica was dressed as the Nun (Whoopie Goldberg's character) in the movie 'Sister Act', which is one of Mo's favorite movies.
Romelo was Super Mario and Rocko was Luigi. Aren't they adorable!
The made-for-TV wedding between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is over. The divorce papers have been filed and the $17 million checks have been deposited in the banks. The only losers are the public who fell for the sham of a wedding. But if you read Sandrarose.com, you already knew that Kim Kardashian just wanted the ring and the exposure.
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce Monday morning, after 72 days of not-so-wedded bliss to Kris Humphries ... TMZ has learned, and now we have the documents.
We're told even though the marriage was short, she is not seeking an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites "irreconcilable differences."
The date of separation is listed as today, Oct. 31, 2011. According to the docs, Kim wants Kris to foot his own lawyers' fees and she'll pay hers. And, she wants the court to reject any move by Kris to get spousal support.
And, the docs list the length of the marriage as a measly 2 months.
Kim has hired disso-queen Laura Wasser, who has repped the likes of Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Robyn Gibson, Mel's almost ex-wife.
As we first reported, the couple has a prenuptial agreement ... Kim made sure of that.
Referring to allegations of sexual harassment by two former employees as a "witch hunt", GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain called the charges "totally baseless and totally false."
"I have never sexually harassed anyone, let's say that. Secondly, I've never sexually harassed anyone, and yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association, and I say falsely, because it turned out, after the investigation, to be baseless. The people mentioned in that article were the ones who would be aware of any misdoings, and they have attested to my integrity and my character. It is totally baseless, and totally false, never have I committed any sort of sexual harassment," Herman Cain told FOX News about claims from Politico that he was involved in the sexual harassment of two former employees.
Singer Keyshia Cole Gibson accompanied her hubby, Daniel Gibson, and their 1-year-old son, DJ, to the Dream Halloween event benefitting Children Affected By Aids Foundation and Keep a Child Alive in Los Angeles on Saturday (Oct. 29).
Also attending the Keep a Child Alive event was actress Holly Robinson-Peete as cartoon character Lil Wayne.
U.S. President Barack Obama sure knows how to play dirty. Now that political frontrunner Herman Cain has positioned himself as Obama's direct competition for the White House in 2012, Obama's camp comes out swinging with false allegations against the GOP candidate.
According to POLITICO.com, two women have come forward to complain of sexual misconduct by Mr. Cain during his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Supposedly, the two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain. The women ultimately left their jobs at the trade group after quietly resolving the matter, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.
The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association.
The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.
Yet, they are violating their agreements by talking to the media? Why is it news if it happened in the 1990s? If they thought they had a case, why didn't they sue? My guess is the women have demanded more hush money from Mr. Cain, who rightfully refused.
Ignore all those breathless Stan reviews of the Kanye and Jay Z Watch The Throne opener in Atlanta last night. A loyal reader who attended the show told Sandrarose.com that the tour's 1st stop in Atlanta started 2½ hours later than the 7:30PM time stamped on the tickets.
The sound system was crappy. The show was not sold out as some Stans have reported. And once it became evident that the show would not sell out, the tour's promoters dumped hundreds of tickets on radio stations to give away.
When the rappers were finally announced at 9:00PM, the announcement was met with a round of boos from the audience, some of whom spent upwards of $450 for their tickets.
WTT continues with a 2nd show at Philips Arena tonight before moving on to Greensboro, NC on Oct. 30.
Once considered a source of amusement, presidential candidate Herman Cain is now the leading contender among the Republican presidential hopefuls. Cain has gained double digit leads over his competition because he is the antithesis of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney says Cain's meteoric rise in the political arena is no fluke.
On Martin Bashir's television program yesterday, Finney said most Republicans feel comfortable with Cain because of his race.
"One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes [the] white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy," Finney said. "I think he's giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he's a black man who knows his place. I know that's harsh, but that's how it sure seems to me."
"Thank you for spelling that out," Bashir responded. Source
(bold emphasis mine)
The Weekly Standard blog points out that Cain's supporters see him as a safer alternative to Barack Obama, whose narcissism and Muslim agenda quickly threw him out of favor with American voters.
During an online production of NBC's Meet the Press this week, Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland said white voters support Cain to show they aren't racist. “I think when [members of the Tea Party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and...so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive,'" Cummings told host David Gregory.
British singer Adele has canceled the rest of her tour dates for 2011 just days after her album "21" began its 13th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her single "Someone Like You" began its fifth week atop the Hot 100, according to Billboard.com.
The singer received worldwide acclaim for her powerful pipes, and singers such as Britney Spears praised Adele for her "amazing voice". But to others, included this blogger, it sounded like Adele was straining her voice to sing. It turns out we were right: Adele's "amazing" voice was due to a medical condition called a vocal cord hemorrhage -- otherwise known as a chronic sore throat.
In fact, Adele may have permanently ruined her stellar voice by continuing to sing in a register that put immense strain on her vocal cords. The increased stress on her vocal cords through singing caused tiny blood vessels to rupture and bleed inside her vocal cords.
A statement released by her publicist, stated Adele was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair her vocal cords. The first step in the treatment of vocal cord hemorrhage is to rest the voice. Normally, resting the vocal cords works in 90% of cases.
But in Adele's case, resting her vocal cords failed to resolve her bleeding because the damage is so extensive.
Voice rest alone is adequate treatment for a single, isolated hemorrhage. Repeated hemorrhage, on the other hand, always has an underlying cause, be it a harmful voice behavior or an irregularity on the vocal fold. In the first case, voice therapy may be useful, and in the second, microlaryngoscopy may be necessary to remove or repair any small irregularities or blood vessels prone to bleeding. This is among the more delicate surgeries in laryngology.
Cobb County police have apprehended the man who kidnapped, raped and robbed a CVS customer in Austell last week.
Sheriff's officers and U.S. Marshalls arrested Darrious Mathis near Greenbriar Mall shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday. The 21-year-old is charged with hijacking [a] motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy.
Police said the victim had just walked out of the CVS Pharmacy at 800 East-West Connector in Austell at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when she was approached by the suspect. Investigators said he forced the woman into her vehicle and had her drive him to an unknown location where he raped her.
Police said the suspect then had the woman drive him to several ATM's in the metro area and forced her to withdraw money from her bank account.
At some point during the crime, the suspect got out of the victim's car and ran away on foot.
Sandra Bullock must be paying her agents very well! According to US Weekly:
During Thursday's amFAR Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in L.A., Andy Warhol's iconic "Peaches" print was auctioned off for $14,000. The lucky bidders happened to be Sandra Bullock's agents, who bought the artwork as a gift for the actress' 1-year-old son, Louis. "I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f-cks and gifting my son with his first Warhol," a radiant Bullock joked. (Proceeds from the auction benefit amFAR's AIDS research.) The 47-year-old Oscar winner, who reunited with her Speed costar Keanu Reeves for dinner in New York City on Wednesday, was on hand to honor the late Elizabeth Taylor, who helped created amfAR in 1985.
Last month, a Florida man was arrested by police on child abuse charges after he sent a video to an online video streaming site showing him harshly disciplining a young boy. Later it was revealed that the man was not related to the boy.
The video and the arrest sparked furious debate on social media and blogs about the effectiveness of spanking children.
Christians often quote the Bible which promotes "correcting" children in physically violent ways, such as whipping them with belts and extension cords.
Proverbs 23:13-14 says "Withold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell."
But child advocates say the Bible's suggested modes of discipline are outdated and uncivilized. They point to recent cases of child abuse arising from spankings that resulted in murder -- and they recommend an end to the practice of spanking children violently.
Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman added his voice to the debate after someone mailed an audio of his grandson being spanked violently by the child's biological father. The audio of 9-year-old Travis Mimms Jr being called a "bastard" and a "dipsh*t" by his father who whips him with a belt is disturbing to hear.
According to Brooklyn police, women who dress like sluts should expect to get raped. Well, that's what almost happened to sexy songstress Keri Hilson 2 weeks ago during a concert in Paris.
In this video clip, courtesy of Jia, a fan jumped onstage during Keri's performance and tried to have his way with her. Members of Keri's security team casually grabbed the guy around his waist but the oversexed fan refused to let go. So another burly security guard reached over and punched the man in the back of his head.
We're glad Keri is okay. But the question on everyone's minds is why did it take security so long to reach Keri?
Watch the video after the break (fast forward to the 3:40 mark)!
Here is more proof that Nicki Minaj's hypeman/boyfriend, Safaree Samuel, has more bitch tendencies than Nicki does. According to published reports, Nicki Minaj hired a maid a few weeks ago through a maid service to clean the LA condo that she shares with Safaree.
Reportedly, the maid was star struck upon meeting Nicki and she asked for an autograph. That pissed Nicki off because she thought the request was inappropriate. So she called the maid service and demanded they send out another maid.
That was a few weeks ago. Then yesterday, the same maid showed up again, which infuriated Nicki who ordered the woman out of the apartment. But the maid refused to leave.
Seeing that Nicki was getting nowhere with the maid, Safaree intervened and told the chick to "get the f*ck out!"
When the maid again refused to leave the premises Safaree used his body -- rather than his hands, which would have been assault -- to push the maid out of the apartment. The maid service called the cops but no charges were filed.
An irate woman lashed out at R&B crooner Usher for parking in a handicapped spot in Atlanta's Little 5 Points area last weekend, according to TMZ.com. Usher (and presumably his children whom he has custody of) were attending the Little 5 Points Halloween parade, and apparently he couldn't find a parking spot. So him being Usher who thinks he's above all laws, he parked in a handicapped spot.
That didn't sit well with a woman who screamed on Usher and told him to move his SUV. Usher refused. The woman was so irate she had to be restrained by other parade attendees -- some of whom were dressed up in costumes. Usher stood silently as the woman flailed her arms at him. She even grabbed Usher's hoodie at one point. The woman's young son can be heard crying in the background.
E! Online's Fashion Police were not all all impressed with Solange Knowle's African-inspired Burberry outfit that she wore to the Burberry Body bash yesterday at Burberry Beverly Hills. The editor displayed her cultural insensitivity when she referred to Solo's outfit as a "high-waisted mess." African Kings and Queens wear the same type of traditional outfits today.
There's never a dull moment when this outrageous fashionista hits the red carpet, that's for sure!
At the Burberry Body bash, Solange put her best foot forward in a pair of fabulous tribal sandals by the brand, but add the shiny apron and printed blouse and this is a mismatched tragedy!
We're just happy that Solange left her over-the-top Diana Ross inspired afro wig at home this time.
This breakup might just be fodder for reality TV ratings, but Lakers bench warmer Matt Barnes sounded sincere when he said it was over between him and his baby mama, Gloria Govan.
In an interview with VH1 blog, Gloria sounded like a potential stalker when she said "Matt and I do have kids" and "we’ll be in each other’s lives forever."
Although Gloria sounds extremely confident in this interview, her words conceal a warning to any breezy who is even thinking about coming between her and her baby daddy.
VH1: I saw the news about you and Matt, can you talk about your split? Gloria: "Matt and I do have kids and we’re trying to be as cordial as we can right now and we’ll be in each other’s lives forever, but as relationships go, we have our ups and downs. It hasn’t been an easy ride moving across the country twice, having kids at 21 when I just graduated college, it hasn’t been easy. And now Matt has the lockout, so everything has been stressful with the breakup, the lockout, everything, it’s been a whirlwind. But we’re still friends and we’re still working things out and I wish him nothing but the best."
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were seen leaving Izakaya Restaurant on Third Street in Los Angeles last night. The couple are still putting up a united front despite reports that she was eyeing another ball player. According to Radar Online, the couple's 2-month-old came about as the result of ratings inspired matchmaking by Kim's producers. A source tells Radar Online that even before Kim met Kris, someone from E! television telephoned the Knicks front office and asked them if hunky Italian basketball star Danilo Gallinari would be interested in dating Kim. "They asked if he would be interested in dating her and being on a reality show," a source told the website.
According to the insider, both E! TV and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, which premiered in January 2011. It seems that Kris Humphries may have been the only player to take the bait. That sucks for Kris if he was indeed tricked into a loveless marriage. But both Kim and Kris are addicted to the fame. So it works out for the both of them.
Singer/actress Ameriie was spotted strolling hand-in-hand with her husband, Lennie Nicholson, during an outing in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. She looks different. What's different about her? I can't put my finger on it.
Hunky actor/DJ Idris Elba was spotted walking around Toronto, Canada yesterday with a friend. Elba is in Toronto to film his new movie "Pacific Rim". As you know, Idris recently wed his longtime girlfriend. I met her once when she accompanied him to a strip club in Atlanta years ago. She definitely doesn't look like the type of chick you would expect him to be with. Idris likes his meat dark and straight from the Motherland. Clearly, he is aware of the pitfalls that comes with dating certain LSLH women who have entitlement issues. Photo: Sean O'Neill/INFphoto.com
Michael Vick talks victory, failure & deliverance in UPTOWN Magazine's October/November issue.
“I play the game the way I know how to play it,” Vick tells UPTOWN, after the magazine spent months trying to negotiate an interview. He’s understandably cautious about whom he talks to and what he says.
“You have to take precautions, but this is what I love to do. I want to be there for my team and do what I have to do as a quarterback to be successful.”
While Vick's road to redemption has been paved with glory, his one major regret is not being allowed to own a dog again as part of his probation agreement. In previous interviews Vick has said he misses being a dog owner and would like to have one as a pet someday.
"I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process," Vick said, according to NBC News and TheGrio.com.
But animal rights advocates say Vick's dog ban is a small price to pay.
"Just as convicted pedophiles aren't allowed free access to children, anyone who is responsible for hanging, electrocuting, or shooting dogs and who causes them to suffer in other unimaginable ways should never again be allowed access to dogs," said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "All things considered, it is a very small price to pay, especially compared to the suffering endured by the dogs who were abused and killed in the Bad Newz Kennels." Source
R&B Diva Mary J Blige continues her trend of throwing music into the wind and hoping something sticks. We love Mary but she hasn't put out a resonating album since What's The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
Since her early, crack-fueled glory days Mary's music has been mostly hit and miss. It's clear that she's one artist who requires a lot of drama in her life to influence her music. Things must really be going well for her at home.
Mary's latest efforts, "Why" (radio rip) and "Mr. Wrong" also miss the mark completely. Both tracks are off her new album My Life II: The Journey Continues.
"Why" features Rick Ross and "Mr. Wrong", an updated version of Billy Paul's 1972 hit "Me and Mrs. Jones", features rap aficionado Drake. I mean, how can you go wrong with Drake on your track?
"Mr. Wrong" ft. Drake
A grassroots campaign prompted by outraged Americans on Facebook and other social media has failed to secure the release of former McDonald's cashier, Rayon McIntosh, from Rikers Island.
McIntosh, 31, was arrested On October 12, 2011, after a wild fight with two female customers at the Greenwich Village McDonald's where he worked.
The fracas was caught on camera by a McDonald's customer who uploaded the video to YouTube. McIntosh was charged with two counts of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon, while his attackers, Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards, both 24, were charged with menacing, disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Darbeau suffered a fractured skull and broken arm. She is permanently brain damaged, according to her mother.
Rayon's mother, Maureen Lucas, RN, a registered nurse, described McIntosh, who emigrated from Jamaica when he was a boy, as "a loving father who has an excellent relationship" with his 11-year-old daughter and the girl's mother.
Earlier tonight, BET premiered Beyonce's latest music video, "Party". Missing from the much-hyped music video (and the song) is Andre 3000, aka Dre of Outkast. In his place is newcomer J. Cole, who doesn't quite measure up vocally to Dre 3K. Also missing from the video is any hint of Beyonce's notorious baby bump.
Oh, of course her Stans will repeat the tired excuse that Bey filmed this video months ago -- before she started showing. But if that's the case, did she know ahead of time that she was going to be pregnant? Because it seems like she's filmed all of her videos in a short span of time, the way T.I. did before he went off to prison earlier this year.
The music video features cameos by younger sibling Solange, Kelly Rowland, and the aforementioned Roc Nation artist J. Cole.
Yesterday we told you exclusively that Tamar Braxton's husband, Vince Herbert, was admitted to a NY hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties. Our source told us exclusively that Vince was being treated for a blood clot in his lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Update: We just got off the phone with our source who explained that Vince underwent a procedure to place a filter (IVC umbrella) into the large vein carrying blood to his heart from his legs. The umbrella prevents multiple clots from traveling from his legs to his lungs. According to our source, Vince remains in serious but stable condition.
Additionally, our source told Sandrarose.com that Vince now has a security guard posted at his door to prevent unauthorized hospital personnel and guests from visiting his hospital room to take pictures with Vince's famous visitors, such as Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige. Vince previously managed Lady Gaga.
Originally posted on Oct. 26, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
We now have more details, courtesy of Your Beyonce Fansource, who wrote that Tamar was "extremely distraught by the whole situation, and hasn't left her husband's bedside in New York."
Cobb County police are hunting a black man who kidnapped, raped and robbed a woman just after she left a CVS drug store in Austell early Tuesday morning.
Police say the 24-year-old woman was leaving the CVS on 800 East-West Connector in Austell when she was approached by a man with a handgun around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. Austell is a suburb northwest of Atlanta.
The man ordered the woman to drive him to an unknown location where he raped her. Afterwards, he forced the woman to drive him to several ATM locations where he withdrew money from her account.
After robbing the woman, the man fled on foot. The attacker is described as a light skinned black male with short dreadlocks. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
"This is a very dangerous individual, and Cobb County police are very concerned," said spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce. "We need the public's help in identifying him so we can safely take him into custody."
Police asks that anyone with information call (770) 499-3945.
I know I'm late on this story but this is the first I've heard of it. Who knew Draya Michelle slept with NBA star Gilbert Arenas? Arenas is Laura Govan's baby daddy, and Laura is Draya's cast mate on 'Basketball Wives: LA'.
According to my loyal reader, Gilbert will confirm that he slept with Draya on the Upcoming BBW LA Reunion Show. And here I thought that Draya only dated Chris Brown and Shannon Brown.
A loyal reader writes:
On a few episodes back, I think, or whenever Draya was arguing with the rest of the women about the kid situation, come to find out *that’s not what they were really arguing about*. It was *edited.* Basically Laura was mad with Draya because she *effed Gilbert Arenas*. She did it at the stadium. And also Deshawn Stevenson the same night. She called her out on it. Gilbert is backing this story up. He may be telling it on the reunion show. He’s not denying it. He says he passed her on to his two homies the same day.
According to In Touch Weekly, which has been wrong so many times before, Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting a baby girl sometime next year.
In Touch claims to have spoken with a source who confirmed the baby's gender. We seem to recall reading somewhere that Bey's sister Solange "Loose Lips" Knowles also said the child was a girl. But we choose to believe reports that the fetus her surrogate mom is carrying is a boy. Either way, it will still be Beyonce's baby.
“Beyoncé is thrilled she’s having a daughter,” confides a close friend of the singer’s, explaining that while Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, would be happy to have a healthy child of either sex, she’d secretly been hoping for a girl. “She and her mother are so close, and she’s wanted to have that relationship with her own child.”
And though she and Jay-Z, 41, are like a second set of parents to their nephew Daniel, Beyoncé is a girlie girl at heart and longs to share her passion for sparkly outfits with a Mini-Me. Indeed, the singer — who adores the clothes her mom, Tina Knowles, designs for her — has been so eager to play dress-up with her baby that she’s already been breaking the bank at stores ranging from Gucci and Louis Vuitton to Gap and OshKosh B’gosh. “Her family’s afraid there won’t be anything left to buy for her baby shower in December!” the friend laughs.
'Dancing With The Stars' most controversial contestant, Chaz Bono, is history. The 42-year-old transgendered "man" was booted off the show last night after lasting 6 weeks longer than he/she should have.
Bono did not go quietly. In interviews with reporters last night and this morning, Bono lashed out at judge Bruno Tonioli for referring to Bono as an "Ewok" and a "penguin."
In an interview with 'Good Morning America, Bono called Bruno "disrespectful", saying: "I was called a basketball, a penguin, an Ewok, and I just didn't appreciate it."
Unhappy because he/she wasn't coddled and pampered on the show, Bono said:
"If you're an overweight woman in this competition, losing weight, they love you. If you're an overweight guy trying to do this competition, getting in shape, they penalize you for it, call you a penguin."
And in an interview with "Access Hollywood" Tuesday night, Bono felt "some bias against me."
It's a shame that fashion, dance and soul Diva Jody Watley has never gotten her props for influencing many of today's artists. As kids in the 70s, we watched Jody dance her butt off with Jeffrey Daniel on the Iconic "Soul Train" music TV series. Later, when Jody and Jeffrey joined Shalamar (with Howard Hewett) we grooved to their hit music in the clubs. When Jody went solo the hits continued. She scored 6 Top Ten Hot 100 singles on Billboard, 3 #1 R&B hits and 15 Top 40 R&B hits.
A lot of kids today don't realize that Jody Watley influenced Janet Jackson's moves. Or that Jeffrey Daniel taught Michael Jackson how to do the moonwalk (which Black and Hispanic kids called the 'backslide' in the 70s).
No one today can touch Jody Watley in terms of style and originality. Beyonce's ponytail? She stole it from Jody Watley. We LOVE Jody Watley and we are happy that she reads Sandrarose.com! Read Jody's email to us after the break!
A coroner's inquest into the death of British chanteuse Amy Winehouse has determined that the troubled singer died of alcohol poisoning.
A coroner ruled that Winehouse died from "Death by Misadventure," saying Winehouse "had consumed sufficient alcohol ... and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death."
Winehouse had five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system at the time she died. Additionally, numerous bottles of vodka were found strewn about her bedroom.
It was confirmed that Amy had been off drugs for three years (as evidenced by drug testing), and she had been sober for two weeks.
Her doctor, who testified at the inquest and saw her the night before she died, said she was "very determined but said she wanted to quit her own way and had objected to psychological therapy."
Beyonce Knowles was all smiles as she left a Midtown Manhattan office building en route to Sakura Nails & Spa to get a manicure yesterday. A full range of prosthetic baby bumps are available to desperate women the film industry to simulate pregnancies. Photos: Daniel/Alequin/INFphoto.com