Love addict Adele is pregnant with her first child. The British songbird announced the blessed event on her blog, Friday.

Adele wrote:
"I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx," she wrote.

Adele's broken heart from a breakup was the catalyst for her multi-platinum debut album, 21. The album sold over 22 million copies worldwide to date and continues to peak at #1 on the Billboard charts. Adele's boyfriend, Simon Konecki, runs the water charity Drop4Drop.


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  • According to published reports, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after 5 years of marriage.

    "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People magazine. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

    Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, were married in Italy in 2006 after a whirlwind (read: Dopamine-fueled) romance. It was the third marriage for Cruise.

    The couple have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise. Cruise also has two grown children he adopted with ex-wife, actress Nicole Kidman.

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    George Zimmerman's father testified that the male voice heard on a 911 tape was Zimmerman's. "It was absolutely George," said Robert Zimmerman after hearing a brief segment of the 911 call.

    The prosecution asked him if he ever heard Zimmerman screaming before. "Oh, lots of times, he said. Robert Zimmerman also said he heard Zimmerman screaming "in a similar manner" at their home in Virginia.

    Zimmerman is back in court hoping to be released on bond a 2nd time. A judge revoked his $150,000 bond earlier this month for lying about donations from the public.

    Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara asked the judge to allow George Zimmerman to "apologize for what he did to you." O'Mara requested that Zimmerman not be cross examined by the prosecution. After conferring with Zimmerman, O'Mara declined to put Zimmerman on the witness stand.

    Update 1, 12:213 p.m. ET
    O'Mara just concluded his closing argument. He told the judge that Zimmerman and his wife "did not trust you" to disclose the $130,000 that they had.

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    The biggest news at Thursday's NBA draft -- besides the 1st and 2nd picks emerging from Kentucky -- was the drama involving current Golden State Warriors' head coach Mark Jackson.

    According to The Smoking Gun Jackson was the target of an extortion plot by a stripper with whom Jackson carried on an extramarital affair.

    The extortion attempt culminated this week with the arrests of the stripper, Alexis Adams, and her alleged co-conspirator, ex-convict Marcus Shaw.

    Adams and Shaw are accused of trying to extort a six-figure payment from Jackson in return for not "disseminating/selling graphic photos of Jackson to the 'vultures of the media.'"

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    The bond hearing for neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman is under way at this hour in Sanford, Florida.

    A judge will decide if he should be freed on bond a 2nd time. Zimmerman is charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

    Zimmerman's $150,000 bond was revoked earlier this month for not informing the judge about $205,000 in public donations collected by his personal website.

    Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, called a forensic finance specialist Adam McGill to the stand to help explain why Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, lied about the $205,000.

    According to Migill, the reason Zimmerman transferred the cash into his bank account in $10,000 increments was because of "PayPal rules" -- which doesn't explain why Zimmerman's wife transferred the money from Zimmerman's bank account into hers in the same $10,000 increments.

    In a bond hearing in April, Shellie told the judge she had no idea how much money had been collected. She was later arrested and charged with perjury.

    O'Mara says Zimmerman has $11,000 in cash and goods to his name. The bulk of the donations is being held in a trust set up by O'Mara.

    Update 6, 11:35 a.m. ET
    O'Mara presents the 911 audio with screams heard in the background. O'Mara calls Robert Zimmerman, the defendant's father, to the stand to testify that the voice heard on the audio is Zimmerman screaming.

    Update 5, 11:25 a.m. ET
    The court is in a brief 5 minutes recess. The defense has no other witnesses.

    Update 4, 10:54 a.m. ET
    The defense offered evidence of Zimmerman's injuries. A paramedic testified that Zimmerman's head was "45% covered in blood," and he possibly had a fractured nose. The prosecution countered that the scalp is full of veins and bleeds profusely. The paramedic agreed. The prosecution added that Zimmerman went to work the next day and he only went to a doctor when his employer asked for a doctor's note.

    Update 3, 10:28 a.m. ET
    Zimmerman's expert witness says $24,386 was spent on Zimmerman's living expenses and paying off debts (including American Express credit card).

    Update II, 10:26 a.m. ET
    O'Mara says $200,000 was donated in 11 days to defray living expenses, not to pay Zimmerman's defense.

    Update I, 10:18 a.m. ET
    The financial expert said the money moved from Zimmerman's account to his wife's totaled about $132,000. The expert wasn't able to explain why $43,000 ended up in the bank account of Zimmerman's sister.

    This story is developing...


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  • Reatity TV personalities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted filming a segment of her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, on Thursday in Santa Monica. The two were seen heading into the Laser Away center. No man accompanies his bestie to a laser appointment unless he's getting skin treatments himself. So expect to see Kanye getting laser treatments in an upcoming episode of the show.
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    Director Tyler Perry responded to critics panning his new movie Madea's Witness Protection.

    In an anxious letter emailed to thousands of members of his personal website, Tyler begs his fans to "have my back," and he stresses about "some of the things I have to deal with" behind the scenes.

    Noting that the 1st weekend is "so important," Perry urged his loyal fans to "take your family, friends, social and church groups to see MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION this weekend."

    Perry held private screenings for a few hand-picked movie critics. But word is filtering out that Tyler's movie might be for his most loyal fans only.

    One critic called attention to the number of times Perry's name appears on the movie poster. The critic referred to the poster as "a display of self-aggrandizement not even Orson Welles would have attempted."

    Read the full text of Tyler Perry's email after the break.

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    What does a narcissist buy a fellow narcissist who has everything?

    Musician Kanye West dropped $34,000 on a golden skull as a Father's Day gift for Jay Z, according to MTV. But the absurdity doesn't stop there.

    Yeezy also hired a private jet (at considerable expense) to pick up the tacky thing and personally deliver it to the father of 2. Jay Z and Beyonce welcomed a daughter in January. He also has a son by a video groupie.

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    The NY Daily News exaggerates a surveillance video showing a teacher restraining a troubled 15-year-old boy in a New York school.

    Using misleading language describing security dean Steven Hudson's actions as a "severe beating," the newspaper showed the video to student Kristoff John's mom.

    The troubled 15-year-old was restrained at Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.

    “Oh my god!” she gasped when she saw Kristoff John being restrained during the March 6 incident at school. “No! No! No!”

    “They lied to me!” the betrayed mom said tearfully when The News showed her the clip for the first time. “No one wants to see their son taken advantage of and beaten like this.”

    After uniformed police arrive on the scene Kristoff continues to fight them as he is restrained.

    “I was fearing for my life,” he said. “I was surprised he hit me. I didn’t have time to think," said Kristoff.

    In fact the boy is the aggressor. But you can't tell that by reading the Daily News article.

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    Update 3, 10:29 am ET: The chief justice ruled that ObamaCare is unconstitutional under the commerce clause, but the court justified the law under the tax clause. This means ObamaCare is justified as a tax. So Uncle Sam will get more of our money.

    We will all be forced to purchase health insurance just as we are required to buy car insurance. Those who choose not to purchase health insurance under the law will be taxed $695 or 2.5% of your income, whichever is greater.

    The IRS will have to hire a lot more people to enforce the law.

    If you lose your job, you will still be required to buy health insurance just as you are required to pay your car insurance.

    The United States is now a socialist country.

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    Well-respected music producer Quincy Jones joins the long list of people wondering why rapper Sean Combs is still relevant musically.

    "P. Diddy wouldn't know a B-flat" if it hit him in the face, said Jones to singer Bruno Mars at an event to launch a new music app on Tuesday. "P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing. He's got clothes companies and Ciroc vodka," said Jones after telling the audience to "learn your craft."

    Most so-called "producers" actually depend on real producers who create the music but see the credit go to the bigger name producer, such as Sean Combs.

    Case in point: An unknown Stevie J languished behind the mixing boards in the studio crafting music for Puff Daddy, who then took all the credit in the 1990s.

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    A Chicago judge today ruled that Dwyane Wade's ex-wife can't visit her sons in the Chicago area where she owns a home. Siovaughn Funches-Wade must travel to Florida to visit her sons under supervision.

    The judge deferred her final decision on Funches-Wade's custody rights until July 9.

    The temporary ruling comes less than a week after Wade and the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the OKC Thunder in Miami.

    Funches-Wade was arrested and charged with child abduction for allegedly failing to return their sons, ages 10 and five, to Wade in a timely manner over the Father’s Day weekend.

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    A Hispanic man who was freed in a controversial Stand Your Ground ruling in the death of a car thief was shot and killed Tuesday.

    Greyston Garcia, of Miami, was shot in the neck late Tuesday by a stray bullet as he drove his truck through the rough Liberty City section of Miami.

    The Miami Herald reports that Garcia was caught in the middle of a gang shootout when he was killed.

    An unidentified 16-year-old male was also shot and killed during the shootout.

    In a controversial decision in March, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beth Bloom ruled Garcia acted in self-defense when he chased Pedro Roteta several blocks and stabbed him to death.

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    Rap-up.com posted the new single cover for Keyshia Cole's next hit "Enough of No Love". Doesn't she look hawt?! The midtempo single will be released via iTunes on June 10. But you can here a snippet of Keyshia's much-anticipated track right here on Sandrarose.com this Friday! So make sure to check back!


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  • Voice samples of murder suspect George Zimmerman were released today as part of the discovery in the Trayvon Martin murder case in Florida.

    Zimmerman, 28, can be heard yelling "Help, help," repeatedly in voice reenactment audio samples recorded on March 22. The voice samples were used by investigators to be compared with the male voice heard crying on a 911 call.

    Zimmerman told police he called out for help before shooting and killing the 17-year-old high school student on Feb. 26. But 2 independent voice analysts hired by the Orlando Sentinel determined that Zimmerman's voice did not match the voice heard crying on the 911 tape.

    You can judge for yourself by clicking HERE.

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    Jennifer Hudson was so stressed out after the murder trial of her brother-in-law William Balfour that she called off her wedding to fiance David Otunga, again.

    Balfour was convicted of murdering Hudson's mother, brother and son by a Chicago jury in May.

    According to an insider, “Jennifer started feeling like it just wasn’t right. So many bad things have happened since they got engaged in 2008 that have prevented them from finally getting married, and she was worried that she was just trying too hard to make something happen that wasn’t meant to be.”

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    The fallout continues for W.I.P. nightclub, the location of the infamous bottle throwing incident by musicians Chris Brown and Drake earlier this month.

    As predicted, the city snatched the nightspot's liquor license, citing numerous fights, illegal use of the name "W.I.P.", and rampant drug sales on the premises.

    The city's action effectively shuts down WiP nightclub (and sister venue Greenhouse) for good. If the owners are thinking about opening somewhere else in the city, they will face hurdles.

    Anyone who knows anything about nightclubs knows how difficult it is to get a liquor license. The person whose name is on the application must have a spotless record with no criminal history or bad credit. Some big city mayors are known to take bribes to speed up the application process.

    Word on the street is nightclub owners are wary of paying thousands of dollars to Brown or Drake to host parties in their establishments due to the bad press.

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    In these rare photos, NY Knicks' star Carmelo Anthony joined his wife La La to unveil his wax likeness at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Midtown, NYC on Tuesday. The couple shared the moment with their son Kiyan, whom they rarely see.. (He's been spending time with singer Ciara, lately.)
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  • On June 25th -- Gay Pride Day -- giant cookie maker Oreo rolled out it's new Pride Oreo cookie stuffed with creamy fillings representing the colors of the gay rainbow. Oreo was careful to note that the colorful creamy fillings don't actually exist, so don't expect boxes of gay pride Oreo cookies to hit store shelves any time soon.

    The Oreo gay pride cookie is just a symbol of message of tolerance, unity and love from Oreo's marketing team. Kudos to them.

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    Unlike androgynous realty TV star Joseline Hernandez, University of Kentucky standout Anthony Davis has thick skin.

    From the time he set foot on the UK campus, his teammates prevailed upon him to shave his unibrow. But Davis took the taunts in stride.

    To the 19-year-old future NBA star his unibrow was his trademark -- and now he's making it official.

    Davis, who is expected to be the top pick of the Hornets in Thursday's NBA draft, plans to trademark the phrases "Raise the Brow" and "Fear the Brow" -- in reference to his uniquely fused eyebrows.

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    Strippers in New Nork will have to find another butt shot practitioner to administer their butt shots. Whalesca Castillo who prided herself on fleecing hundreds of customers for $1,500 a pop was sentenced to 1 year in prison.

    Castillo was arrested for continuing to operate her "underground augmentation factory" after being busted in 2011.

    Police serving a search warrant on Castillo's Bronx home found empty bottles of Columbian silicone, used needles, bloody gauze, and "dozens" of tubes of superglue to seal injection sites to prevent leaking silicone.

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    Some of us wondered aloud if Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars MiMi Faust and Stevie J really had a 2-year-old daughter. MiMi posted several pics of the adorable toddler on her Twitter page, proving that little Eva Giselle Jordan does indeed exist.

    As for MiMi's tumultuous, 15-year relationship with Stevie -- MiMi is adamant: "I put my #FamilyFirst! Everything else is secondary," she wrote in the caption under the above photo on Instagram.

    MiMi, who cleans celebrity homes for a living, is a strong, independent woman who doesn't rely on a man to validate her as a woman!

    See MiMi and Stevie's daughter Eva after the break!

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    The son of rapper Snoop Dogg has 3 years to consider an offer to play on the UCLA football team with Sean Combs' son, Justin (right).

    The NY Time's Page Six reports that Broadus' high school, Diamond Bar, said on Twitter, "Cordell Broadus (2015) received his first offer from UCLA." Broadus, a 6ft, 2in, 185-pound wide receiver, has three years of high school remaining.

    Combs, a 5ft, 9in, 170-pound cornerback, made headlines when it came to light that he was offered a $54,000 scholarship to play for UCLA. To Justin's detriment, his dad is a prodigious braggart who shamelessly flaunts his wealth and boasted about dropping $2 million at a Miami strip club.

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    Chris Bosh's first wife, Allison Mathis, the mother of the Miami Heat star's daughter, couldn't let him enjoy the feeling of winning his first NBA title. Even before Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat to the NBA championship, Allison was throwing dirt and denying Bosh the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take his daughter to London to watch him play in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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    Gay couples impulsively rushed to get hitched when New York passed the Marriage Equality Act on June 24, 2011. It wasn't the matrimony or the sanctity of marriage that they were after, for some it was the fame or the bragging rights that comes with being the first to do anything, like owning the newest iPhone.

    In their haste to marry the woman of their dreams, Katie Marks and Dese’Rae Stage danced in the streets, then rushed up the steps of the courthouse to say "I do."

    Katie wearing a magenta dress and Des dressed in skinny jeans and pink Chuck Taylors joined 23 other couples at the Pop Up Chapel, a one-day wedding event in Central Park, according to TheAtlanticwire.com.

    By January, the newness of marriage had worn off, and a stark reality had set in: they really weren't made for each other after all. By March, Katie moved in with her new lover, a woman she met on Instagram. Now Katie and Des are among the first gay couples -- if not the first -- to get a divorce in NY.

    "I'm trying to find the most loving way to get us through this practically," Des told a reporter, "but I do believe we never should have been anything more than friends."

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    I just heard Keyshia Cole's much-anticipated new single "Enough of No Love", and let me tell you Keyshia pours her heart out on this track!

    If you love old school R&B with a new school hip hop vibe, you will love "Enough of No Love"! As I told you previously Keyshia was shooting the music video with Lil Wayne Sunday and today.

    My confidential record label source says Keyshia is "coming back with a vengeance!" The superstar will soon announce that she is signed to new management after unceremoniously firing hr last manager, Manny Halley.

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