According to sports groupie extraordinaire, Jill, — Lakers bench warmer, Matt Barnes, and “Basketball Wives: LA” star Gloria Govan have called it quits. The couple have two boys together.

Jill posted the following official statement from Barnes’ publicist on her blog today:

Statement from Lakers Forward Matt Barnes:

I’d like to address the rumors surrounding mine and Gloria (Govan’s) relationship. We have reached the difficult decision of ending our relationship and will be going our separate ways at this time. We will work together to raise our sons and wish each other only the best.

That’s sad to hear. Especially when little ones are involved.

“Basketball Wives: LA” airs Mondays at 8/7c on VH1.

Don’t you just LOVE Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union together? Gabby always looks so lovely! But it bothers me when a man has terrible taste in fashion, and his girl allows him to leave the house looking crazy. You owe it to your man to always have his back despite what the stylist says.

According to Upscalehype.com:

NBA Star Dwyane Wade attend the 2011 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award Ceremony with his girlfriend actress Gabrielle Union wearing a dark gray suit with a matching scarf and a pair of Air Jordan 3 black/cement Sneakers. As for Gabrielle, she wore a Missoni dress.

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Beyonce Knowles, 30, was spotted entering that same office building in New York that she visits daily. We know her career is sort of on the downswing. So does she have a job?

Speaking of jobs, word has reached our ears that Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z, gave Bey’s bodyguard, Julius, a stern talking to the other day. The tongue lashing had something to do with the way he — Julius — performs his duties.

Actually, we thought Julius performed his duties a little too well. He’s always hands on and getting in the way of the paparazzi. So what could be the problem?

Our source wouldn’t be more specific because only a few people in that camp are privy to such confidential information. We’ll update you if we hear more.

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The Scream Tour starring Mindless Behavior, OMG and Diggy Simmons rolled into Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 23.

T.I.’s son, Domani, made his rap debut onstage under the stage handle, G-Money. The 10-year-old kicked his rhymes while his proud daddy looked on. Also on the bill was T.I.’s oldest daughter, Zonnique, 14, who is a member of the popular R&B group OMG Girlz (below).

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A 19-year-old Milwaukee prostitute has been arrested and charged with strangling a client with his suspenders for trying to kiss her.

According to jsonline.com, Precious Dupriest, 19, was working a street corner on Sunday, Oct. 16, when she was picked up by 63-year-old Billy J. Murray in his silver Cadillac. He asked her if she wanted to “get high and have fun,” explaining that “fun” meant sex acts.

The two were seen on surveillance video entering a room at the Village Inn on Wisconsin Avenue. According to Dupriest, they smoked a piece of $40 crack cocaine together, then Murray tried to kiss her. She told him no because ‘that’s disgusting,’ according to the criminal complaint.

Dupriest and Murray tussled on the bed and ended up on the floor of the motel room. She said she reached for his red suspenders and began to strangle him. After Murray passed out, Dupriest kept on choking him until she was sure he was dead. “She could not stop strangling him because if he woke up then she could end up in trouble,” the complaint said.

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Apparently, there are several Free Rayon McIntosh funds set up to collect monies for Mr. McIntosh’s bail. Unfortunately, they all seem to be scams, according to the Support Rayon McIntosh facebook.

If you’re thinking about contributing to such a fund, wait until the family confirms its authenticity.

Updated: Here is the email to contact the manager of the McDonald’s where Rayon used to work: paulinofoodsmcd@yahoo.com

And here is a direct link to email McDonald’s with your comments/complaints about how they handled this situation: Social Responsibility: McDonalds.com

Message from the Support Rayon Facebook page:

Rapper Drake celebrated his 25th birthday with a bash at TAO in Las Vegas last night. We don’t care if he’s gay or straight, as long as he hurries up and drops his much-anticipated CD, Take Care, on Nov. 15.

Actress Vivica A. Fox attended the “Puss In Boots” Los Angeles Premiere at Regency Village Theatre yesterday (Oct. 23) in Westwood, California. Rumor has it that Aunt Viv and her handsome boy toy, local promoter Omar “Slimm” White, are no longer together. We reached out to Slimm for confirmation but he had no comment. One tell-tale sign of trouble in paradise is Slimm and Viv stopped following each other on Twitter.com. Viv also removed all signs of Slimm from her Twitter page. But she’s still wearing the 8 carat diamond engagement rock that he gave her. So, being the credible blogger that we are, we will wait for the official announcement from their publicist before we comment any further.

Actor Antonio Banderas and actress Selma Hayek attended the “Puss In Boots” LA premiere yesterday. Here they pose with their characters.

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In case you missed it (or just didn’t care), Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon finally revealed the faces of their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, on ABC’s 2020 with Barbara Walters on Friday. The twins look like your average mixed celebrity children who were bred for publicity purposes. There’s nothing unique or special about them — except to their publicity-hungry parents.

Mariah and Nick even created a website called Dembabies.com where they posted personal family photos for their fans. In one photo, Mariah and Nick dress themselves and the babies in The Incredibles costumes.

Mariah and Nick wrote on the website: ‘We deliberated for so long about how to reveal the first pictures of our babies to the world.

We just didn’t want to do the typical thing and display them in a tabloid (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Well, the “typical” thing would have been to tweet photos of their children like Victoria “Posh” Beckham did shortly after her daughter was born. But narcissists never do anything typical, do they.

Anyway, if you care, you can see more pics of the twins at the aforementioned website, or click here.

Watch the video of the interview after the break.

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The former McDonald’s cashier who was arrested for assaulting two female customers with a metal rod is claiming self-defense.

Rayon McIntosh, 31, was still wearing his McDonald’s uniform when he was arraigned in court last week. McIntosh is being held at Rikers Island on $40,000 bond.

In a jailhouse interview with the NY Daily News on Friday, McIntosh said his shift at the Greenwich Village restaurant on Oct. 13 was uneventful until Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards, both 24, came in and paid their check with a $50 bill.

One of the women became outraged when McIntosh checked to see if the bill was genuine, as required by store policy.

“She started saying nasty things to me,” said McIntosh, speaking in a thick Jamaican accent.

“She said, ‘Oh, you think my s–t is fake?’ … She started saying, ‘Suck my d–k.’ She called my mother a whore.”

The women, particularly the Dom/stud Darbeau, became increasingly hostile, spitting on McIntosh and threatening to “cut me up,” he said. “Then she came over the counter and slaps me.”

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Earlier this week, I told you that Tamar and Trina Braxton would participate in a live Ustream chat session with you guys. That was incorrect. Towanda and Trina are the sisters who will be participating in the live chat next Wednesday, Oct, 26, so mark your calendars. The Ustream video will be posted here on Sandrarose.com and the ladies will respond to comments that you write in that post. My apologies for the misinformation.

From a press release:

Gearing up for the anticipated second season of WE tv’s hit show BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES, the Braxtons made several appearances in Atlanta this week that included a stop at Spelman College’s Homecoming and an intimate dinner with local press. On Wed, Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci (Toni was in LA filming) screened the new season’s premiere episode for 300 Spelman students and participated in a lively Q&A that ended in a brief a capella song by the Braxtons.

Then last night, new ATL hotspot Frank Ski’s Restaurant played host to a private dinner with the Braxtons which included an episode screening and Q&A. Attendees – which included everyone from CNN, Associated Press, CBS Radio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11Alive, Bossip to Jezebel/The Atlantan, JUICY, StraightfromtheA and many more – enjoyed calamari, fish tacos, short ribs and red velvet cupcakes. The Braxton sisters along with Mom Evelyn (aka “Miss E”) were all smiles and laughs as they dished on life after the first season, their love lives, upcoming album projects and that feisty Tamar! As Miss E put it, “You’ll have to watch and see what happens!”

The new season of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES premieres Thurs, Nov. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. Visit the show at http://www.wetv.com/shows/braxton-family-values.

Photos: James Pray