Blogs took notice when Khloe Kardashian tweeted "weird day" on the same day that her hubby, Dallas Mavericks star Lamar Odom, was noticeably absent from the lineup during the Mavericks vs Lakers game on Feb. 22.
The Mavs publicity machine cranked out a brief excuse for Odom's absence, calling it "a family matter."
But Radaronline.com reported that Odom took a leave of absence to rush to his dying father's bedside. Under the headline "Lamar Odom Cancels Game, Dad 'Gravely Ill,'" Radar Online quoted a source who said, “It’s a really serious medical condition, which is why Lamar is taking the time off right now."
But according to TMZ.com Odom's father is not gravely ill at all. In fact, the former heroine addict told TMZ he had a stomach virus.
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Yesterday I received an email containing a "pre-bridal" video of 'Basketball Wives' cast member Evelyn Lozada preparing for her manufactured wedding to NFL player Chad Ochocinco this Summer.
I immediately sent the email to the trash bin without viewing the video. But Essence magazine posted the video on the front page of their website, where my good blog friend Gina viewed it.
Gina, owner of Whataboutourdaughters.com, wrote a scathing editorial about Essence magazine's decision to post the video on its front page.
In her post, Gina blasted Essence.com for promoting a "bridal" photo shoot of Evelyn Lozada on the front page of the website. Gina referred to Lozada as "a hyperviolent, Black woman hating, foul mouth scourge." And she asked where was the logic in highlighting the non-black Ms. Lozada on a website whose tag line is "Where Black women come first."
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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is back in Atlanta grieving for her mother in the townhouse the two once shared.
“She’s doing okay,” an unnamed source close to the family told People.com. “She’s still obviously got a lot to deal with, but she's doing a little better each day, and being back home in Atlanta seems to be a good thing.”
Houston, 48, was found unresponsive in a bathtub, her face partially submerged under water, police said. An autopsy revealed there was a little water in Houston's lungs. But not enough to cause her death.
Houston reportedly died from a deadly mixture of anti-anxiety drugs and alcohol in her system.
Bobbi Kristina, 18, was crushed by the sudden death of her mother. She was transported twice to a LA area hospital for treatment of anxiety and panic attacks in the hours following Houston's death.
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Now it all makes sense...
Yesterday, rap mogul Jay Z introduced his newest sensation, Rita Ora, to the United States. Jay Z brought Rita to New York's radio station Z100, where he premiered Rita's new single "Party And Bullsht".
"I have Miss Rita Ora," Jay said as he raised a toast to her future success. "This is all very un-spontaneous for us," he added. "We just came to see, you know, some great friends over here and play some music and you know. They liked what they heard and said, 'Let's just throw it on the air,' which is great. I love that. That's what radio is all about. It's about a feeling, an emotion. It's not about scheduling and planning. Let's do it right now."
"Hi, what's up," said Rita. "I'm from London, but I love America, so I'm usually here. I'm so excited."
The Albanian-born singer's previously released single, “Hot Right Now,” is currently #1 on the UK charts. And Roc Nation is counting on Rita's new single to conquer the U.S. market as well.
But even before I ever heard of the name Rita Ora, I wondered why execs at a certain record label were leaking sensitive information about their superstar, Rihanna, to Sandrarose.com.
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According to TMZ.com, a woman's story about troubled singer Chris Brown snatching her cell phone was credible enough for the DA to consider taking out a warrant for his arrest.
According to TMZ, Christal Spann, 24, filed a police report Sunday for "robbery by snatching." She claimed she followed Chris and rapper Tyga as they were leaving Cameo nightclub in Miami early Sunday morning. She said she got close enough to snap a picture of Chris and Tyga as they sat in his Bentley.
That's when, according to the police report, Chris flipped out, rolled down his car window and grabbed her cell phone, saying, "Bitch, you're not gonna put that on the Internet."
According to the police report, Chris then rolled up his window and sped off, taking the $500 iPhone with him.
There is no indication in the police report what Chris Brown and Tyga were doing in the picture, and why it was so important for Chris to jeopardize his probation status to prevent Crystal from uploading the photo to the Internet.
The most important thing is: if Brown is arrested, he will violate his probation in California for the Rihanna assault case -- and he will be thrown in jail to serve out his sentence!
This story is developing...
Dareal Damare Williams skipped town when he heard he was wanted for that brutal beating of a gay man that was captured on video. But the long arms of the law found the 17-year-old thug hiding out in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he had relatives.
According to the Atlanta Journal, Williams turned himself in to Erie, Pa., authorities around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, without incident. Federal agents had identified him with the help of tips from the public. The feds tracked Williams to Pennsylvania where they issued an all-points alert Wednesday.
Williams is the last of three suspects to be arrested for the Feb. 4 assault of 20-year-old Brandon White outside a grocery in southwest Atlanta. White drew the men's wrath for wearing skinny jeans, a popular fashion trend among young males, gay and straight.
Williams is being held on $250,000 bond at the Erie County Prison while he awaits extradition back to Atlanta.
According to the AJC, Mayor Kasim Reed raised an Atlanta Crime Stoppers reward several times, until the final sum reached $25,000.
Tips called in to police led to the arrests of Christopher Cain, 19, and Dorian Moragne, also 19, who turned himself in to police on Feb. 17.
Why does NBA star Chris Bosh always wait for major NBA games to take his vindictive baby mama to court?
Last year, the Miami Heat star took Allison Mathis to family court for refusing to allow him to take his 2-year-old daughter to the NBA Finals. Bosh ended up losing that case -- and losing in the Finals to the Dallas Mavericks.
According to celebrity gossip blog TMZ.com, Bosh is dragging his baby mama into court again -- this time for denying him his parental rights to spend quality time with his now 3-year-old baby girl.
Bosh -- who is slated to play in the All-Star Game Sunday in Orlando -- will be in an Orlando family court first thing Monday morning, asking a judge to either force Allison Mathis to give him "meaningful time" with his 3-year-old daughter or hold Mathis in contempt for denying him that.
According to the docs, Mathis is supposed to hand the child over to Chris 12 days a month, but it hasn't happened ... not even close..
It's obvious that Allison is mad that Bosh's wife Adrienne Williams-Bosh is so pretty and Chris is devoted to her. Adrienne is pregnant with his 2nd child and her first.
Rapper Gucci Mane celebrated his 32nd birthday last night at Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Gucci celebrated his birthday with rapper Busta Rhymes and a bevy of beautiful groupies. The birthday celebration was presented by The S/E Groupe.
According to sources, Gucci is undergoing painful laser treatments to have that ice cream cone tattoo removed from his face. Kudos to Gucci Mane for getting his grown man on!
Photos by Urbanpartylife.com
According to the Washington Post, Alabama authorities have arrested a stepmother and a grandmother for forcing a 9-year-old girl to run for 3 hours on Friday, as punishment for eating candy bars.
The girl’s stepmother, 27-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin, called police at 6:45 p.m., telling them Savannah was having a seizure and was unresponsive. Paramedics and deputies arriving at the home knew something wasn't right.
Deputies were told that Savannah was made to run as punishment for lying to her grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, 46, about eating her candy bars.
Without adequate water or salt intake after three hours of grueling roadwork, Savannah Hardin collapsed and suffered seizures. Savannah died Monday at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, of a cardiac arrest.
The sheriff’s press release said an autopsy report showed Savannah was extremely dehydrated and had a very low sodium (salt) level. A state pathologist ruled it a homicide.
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They say pictures make you look fat, but pictures can be deceiving. That is definitely the case with singer Ciara. She's gorgeous, but sadly, she doesn't look anything like this in person. Ciara showed off her legs in some short shorts while shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, yesterday.
Pop singer Katy Perry showed up to the launch of her exclusive false eyelashes with blue hair yesterday. The new line, called Katy Perry Lashes is created by Eylure, and sold at The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles.
My loyal readers already knew this, but Rihanna's producer, The-Dream, has confirmed that Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" remix with Chris Brown on the track was her idea.
The-Dream tells MTV's Sway that he was driving alone in his car when he got the surprising call from Rihanna.
"I think I'm gonna put Chris on it," he remembers Rihanna saying to him over the phone. "I don't know which Chris you talkin' about, [but] OK, cool, whatever you say," The-Dream responded.
"At the end of the day, she's my friend, so whatever she wants to do is whatever she wants to do," The-Dream told Sway
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...that Love is blind.
Reality maven Kim Kardashian won a civil settlement against her former publicist, celebrity blogger Jonathan Jaxson -- barring him from spilling any more teas about her.
On Wednesday, the 31-year-old E! star's lawyers issued a statement to Us Weekly, saying: "Kim Kardashian is very happy to announce that she has reached a settlement of her claims against Jonathan Jaxson. . .Kim is extremely pleased with the outcome of the matter."
It's highly unlikely that their settlement includes any monetary damages -- since Jaxson doesn't have any money. It more than likely includes language ordering Jaxson to keep his mouth shut -- or else.
According to US magazine, As part of the settlement, Jaxson issued a public apology on his official website. "I wanted to apologize publicly to Kim Kardashian for any confusion that I may have caused by the personal statements I made recently regarding Kim Kardashian," Jaxson wrote. "I would like to further clarify that I did not have any first hand knowledge of Kim's relationship with Kris."
Jaxson's official website is no longer online, probably per the settlement agreement.
Despite Kardashian's denials, there is no doubt that Jaxson once worked for Kardashian. There are videos and photos online of them together during happier times... if you feel like searching.
Plus, back in 2007, I met Jaxson at a party that I was hired to shoot for one of his clients (a Soap star whose name I can't recall). Jaxson was your typical loose cannon who could not stop dishing the dirt about his other clients -- Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian.
Hopefully, Jaxson has learned his lesson to stop running his mouth so much and save all his dirt for a book... like I'm doing.
Someone within Whitney Houston's camp sold her out to the National Enquirer. The national gossip rag displays a photo of the pop icon lying in an open coffin wearing a purple dress on the cover of this week's issue. The photo is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her family attended a private wake last Friday.
No word on how much the magazine paid the insider for the photo.
See the photo after the break. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!
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According to Huffington Post, a writer is so incensed that Rihanna went back to Chris Brown -- he is offering $1,000 to anyone who inflicts serious bodily harm on Brown.
Violence never solves anything, but that didn't stop a writer named Kevin Seccia, from offering a $1,000 prize to the first person who beats up Chris Brown.
In a blog post, Seccia wrote that Brown "is a horrible human being," and argues that he doesn't even pretend to be sorry for "brutally assaulting and threatening to kill a woman," and shows no awareness of what he's done. For those reasons he's offering the cash prize to the first person to deliver documented proof that they hit Brown with "at least two solid punches." For legal reasons, Seccia writes that his offer is partially a joke, but he seems serious about wanting some karma to come Brown's way.
Another high-profile hater is country singer Miranda Lambert. She was one of the first to express her disgust at Brown's performance at the Grammys and got caught in a Twitter feud of her own with the 22-year-old R&B singer. Brown responded directly to Lambert with a sarcastic tweet: "Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out! Go buy Miranda Lambert album! So motivational and 'PERFECT'!"
Lambert doesn't seem to want to drop the issue anytime soon. At a concert on Thursday in Amherst, Mass., she spoke out against domestic violence. "I just have to speak my mind, because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay. So that's why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun."
Watch wrestler CM Punk's video message to "cowardly little boy" Chris Brown after the break!
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Actress Lindsay Lohan was seen leaving a LA court room after getting a rave review from Judge Stephanie Sautner during her probation progress report hearing this morning. According to TMZ, Sautner proudly announced, "You're in the home stretch!" Lindsay has reportedly credited the judge for using "tough love" saving her acting career.
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Welp, that didn't take long. Actress Vivica A. Fox took a brief hiatus from the dating scene after her very public break up with her ex-fiance, local party promoter Omar "Slim" White. According to SPLASH News, Aunt Viv, 47, was spotted today in West Hollywood, leaving Taste restaurant after having lunch with an unidentified male companion. It looks like Aunt Viv has given up her preference for younger men with strong backs.
Vivica has such good taste for the finer things in life. We LOVE her Tori Burch bag and crushed suede boots!
Photos: Vladimir Labissiere/Splash News
The toddlers have been found safe, according to the Atlanta Journal. No details are available about where and how Jalen Mattison, 3, and Amari Mattison, 1, were located, nearly 12 hours after they had been taken from their mother in DeKalb County.
"They're safe," GBI spokesman John Bankhead told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
There's no word on what happened to the suspect who supposedly kidnapped the kids.
Update II, 4:01 PM ET:
According to the AJC:
The man said to have taken toddlers from their mother early Wednesday morning quickly dropped them off with friends to “babysit,” police said.
Two women keeping the children for the man believed he had rightful custody and that they were doing him a favor, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.
“According to these women, they were friends only … they only knew his nickname,” Parish said. “The women only found out the kids were kidnapped late this morning from watching news reports.”
Around 1 p.m., the women took the children to the DeKalb County Magistrate Court and turned them over to police officers there.
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Poor Karrueche Tran. The aspiring model got herself mixed up with a narcissist who is now creeping with other women whose F.A.M.E. can boost his failing career. Sound familiar? I tried to warn Karrueche through her closest friends, but she wouldn't listen to them. Now they say she's depressed and taking sedatives to mask her pain, so she can sleep at night.
Chris jetted Karrueche to Miami for Valentine's Day -- the same day he was seen creeping with Lil Wayne's baby mama, Sarah ViVan, who flew to Los Angeles from Atlanta to "hang out" with CB.
Now Karrueche is the laughing stock of the industry after Rihanna took Chris Brown back -- and totally disrespect his lover on her "Birthday Cake" remix. Sources say Rihanna made CB disrespect Karrueche to force him to prove his love to her -- and CB didn't hesitate.
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According to a loyal insider who begged for anonymity, up-and-coming singer Rita Ora is being positioned to steal Rihanna's spotlight. According to my source, who is well-connected on the west coast, Rihanna begged her former abusive boyfriend Chris Brown to jump on her "Birthday Cake" remix to divert attention away from Rita, who has also been in the studio with Brown.
They say Rihanna is very nervous and constantly looking over her shoulder to see how far Rita Ora is behind her.
Read the email from my informant after the break!
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For the 2nd day in a row, American singer Rihanna, 24, was mobbed by the British media in London as she partied at Mahiki nightclub following the 2012 Brit Awards. What could cause the normally staid, composed British media to react to Rihanna in this way? Just 2 days ago, the "Birthday Cake" singer rode the subway, where she was virtually unrecognized just like a normal commoner.
Rihanna won the Best International Female Award at the 2012 Brit Awards held at the 02 Arena yesterday. She also performed a medley of her songs. Afterwards, Rihanna partied with a few friends, including Rob Kardashian (Khloe's brother), who sneaked into Mahiki nightclub to party with RiRi.
Rihanna reportedly left the Mahiki nightclub with a woman's lipstick stain on her neck. Through good detective work (and a few phone calls), we were able to match the lipstick stain on Robyn's neck to the woman standing directly behind her in the above pic. Everyone knows RiRi is a freak. But who is this chick that was freaking on her?
All this attention Rihanna is getting could be due to the fact that she is back together with her abusive boyfriend, troubled singer Chris Brown. Maybe the British media believes Rihanna will be beaten to within an inch of her life when she returns to America -- and they may never see her again?
According to loyal reader @MissFeven, the woman in the photo with Rihanna is Sarah Jane Crawford, a radio presenter in London.
Photos SPLASH News Online and Dave Hogan/Getty Images Europe
Ashanti released this sneak peek of her music video for "The Woman You Love" off her as yet untitled upcoming album. Ashanti, 31, has made a career out of being a LSLH singer with not much to show for it other than being rapper Nelly's concubine.
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Singer/actress Mariah Carey was seen showing off her surgically-enhanced curves as she departed a taping of 'Good Morning America' in NYC today (Feb. 21). Despite her big smile, the mother of 2 is very concerned for her husband, Nick Cannon, who was recently diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs.
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Singer Rihanna, 24, was mobbed by adoring fans and paparazzi in London, England earlier today as she made her way from her hotel to the Brit Awards at 02 Arena. Less than 24 hours ago Rihanna released her much-anticipated single, "Birthday Cake" featuring her abusive boyfriend, Chris Brown, on the track.
Rihanna's record label, Def Jam, and her management at Roc Nation, are reportedly upset that Rihanna released the track without their blessings. But Rihanna fought for Brown's vocals to remain on the track, despite the controversy surrounding his feature. And in the end, she won.
A source close to Rihanna's camp says RiRi is a "new woman" now that the world knows she is in love with Brown again. "You'll be seeing a different side of her," said a source who begged for anonymity.
"[Rihanna] wants to show Chris -- and the world -- that she's changed," said my source. "No more public intoxication, no more acting out, just good music," she added.
Photos: Splash News Online
My regular readers know that I'm big on the subject of wives being submissive to their husbands. According to Michelle Duggar, mother to 19 kids and counting, "submission" is the key to a happy marriage.
Mrs. Duggar was recently spotted handing out pamphlets outlining tips to a happy marriage. One of the highlights was this:
A Husband Needs A Wife Who Accepts Him As A Leader And Believes In His God-Given Responsibilities: Husbands are commanded to govern their wives; The more a wife trusts her husband, the more careful he will be in giving her direction; Never ask others for counsel without your husband’s approval; reassure your husband that you understand and believe that he is your God-given leader.
It's not rocket science, ladies: there can only be one king in the household.
A marriage is hard work -- just like your job. The work that you put into the marriage will pay off in the long run.
Using the workplace analogy: the same level of respect shown to your boss at work should be given to your spouse at home. Refusing to do so is in direct violation of your wedding vows.
Whatever you did to get that job is what you do to keep your job. Whatever you did to get your husband is what you should continue to do to keep him!
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Screen capture: VH1 blog
In last night's episode of 'T.I. and Tiny: Family Hustle' the OMG Girlz shoot their first music video for their hit single "Gucci This". But the concerned father in T.I. objects to the girls' skimpy attire, excessive makeup and wedge heels. "When I was fifteen, girls who wore wedges had smeared lipstick," said T.I.
In this episode we finally get to see what's really behind the obvious tension between T.I. and Zonnique, Tameka's 15-year-old daughter by another man. It's apparent that "Nique Nique" isn't comfortable with T.I. trying to control her life, especially when she already has a father.
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Aging rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce, left their newborn, Blue Ivy, at home to watch the NY Knicks get blown out by the NJ Nets in Madison Square Garden tonight. It was the first public appearance together for the couple.
The couple's outing was strategically timed to coincide with the release of Rihanna's much-anticipated "Birthday Cake" remix featuring troubled singer Chris Brown. Coincidence?
Photos: Splash News Online
Loyal reader Zypher writes:
Understand that this is a VICTIM of abuse we're talking about. Many victims return to their abusers, succumbing to the sick cycle that happens when they fool themselves into thinking their abuser won't strike again. Many of these victims end up ultimately killed by their abusers because of their damaged mentalities. And it extends from victims history most times. Whatever the past circumstances that lowered their self esteem and allowed them to become involved with controlling/abusive men keeps them tied to men who drag them down, until they hit rock bottom.
Rihanna obviously has rock bottom in her future. It is at that point that she will learn.
Chris Brown and Rihanna just dropped the track that everyone has been waiting for -- "Brithday Cake," on Rihanna's 24th birthday.
As Sandrarose.com told you exclusively -- Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together as a couple.
Chris Brown is reportedly breaking the news at this very moment to his current girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, letting her know that his heart belongs to Rihanna.
I'm told that Karrueche is not taking the news very well.
Listen to Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" ft Chris Brown
Listen to Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music" Remix ft Rihanna