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