The stars came out in droves to attend last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Sparkle at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Sparkle was the late Whitney Houston’s final swan song. Houston’s only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, attended the premiere with her adopted brother, Nick Gordon. Sparkle premieres nationwide in theaters today, August 17!

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The judge presiding over the contentious Raymond vs Raymond child custody hearing called an emergency meeting after closing arguments today. This, according to my confidential source who was seated in the courtroom during closing arguments.

The confidential source told Sandrarose.com there were two high points in the closing from both sides in this case: Tameka wants her child support to increase by 3k monthly, she also wants her nanny pay to be reimbursed to her in the amount of 34k. She doesn’t want Usher to have over night guests while the kids are with him, and she is adamant about having him return her Sak’s Fifth Avenue credit card back to her.

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Vanessa Bryant could count her cash for a week and still leave piles of money untouched. So why doesn’t she leave her womanizing husband, Kobe Bryant? The simple answer is: status.

In a recent interview, Vanessa gave a glimpse into her pampered lifestyle that made it abundantly clear why she stays with a man who continuously cheats on her.

“I’ve been with Kobe since I was 17, so I’ve seen plenty of players, and plenty of wives, come and go,” she said in an interview with New Yorker magazine. “And I think that’s why the Lakers as an organization give me the access that I have — that other wives don’t have.” She’s talking about her access to the tunnel that leads to the locker room that the other wives can’t access. She has all of Kobe’s money, but her exclusive access to the team tunnel is priceless.

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Loyal reader Demarco writes:

What up Sandy,

Love your site… Just passing along a few pix from Gabby’s Instagram account. For all of the ignorant haters choosing to hate on a kid’s hair during competition, she is hooked up with Ted Gibson of tedgibsonbeauty.com. I never heard of dude but seems as if he’s in the fast lane in his field based on his website. Take Care.

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  • Rihanna arrives at Tokyo Narita airport on Thursday. Rihanna will perform at one of the biggest stadium event, Summer Sonic, in Tokyo and Osaka. Rihanna spends most of her days quoting scriptures on social networking website Twitter.com. Rihanna’s obsession with religion is similar to that of mental patients who are not taking their meds as directed. Increased religious obsession usually means worsening depression. Hopefully Rihanna will get the help she needs.
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    Whitney Houston was poised to make a comeback with her role as a single mother in Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Derek Luke. But, sadly, Houston passed away in February at age 49, just days after wrapping her final movie. Whitney’s passing was difficult on her fans who poured their hearts out in emotional tributes on social networking websites.

    Screenings of Sparkle is evoking emotional responses from audience members who fight to hold back tears during Whitney’s scenes.

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    Loyal reader Hot African writes:

    Hi Sandra I am your loyal read by name Hot African.

    I read your blog and I like the fact you have Morning Glory. I will love for you to feature Dencia. Just like me, she is from West Africa, Cameroonian/Nigerian-born and raised. Long story short, she has been in America 5 years and has done really good for herself and she has given alot of us hopes. Dencia is very hard working and has inspired me and many others. She is a model/actress/singer based in California and she is doing good in Africa with her work as well,I have plans in following her foot steps and hope I can make it like her.

    Oh, she is also a designer and has designed for your fav Hollywood celebrities too.

    Thanks Sandra

    Her videos: Video 1

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    Please note: I am not accepting Morning Glory submissions at this time.

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    Singer Usher Raymond’s family — including his mother, grandmother and brother — arrived in court today to show support for the 33-year-old singer. Usher is seeking full custody of his two young sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond, who called him a “control freak.”

    According to my confidential source, Foster-Raymond’s attorney Lisa West spoke first. In the dramatic closing argument by attorney West, she said “Why are we here? Why are we here? We are here for Usher’s latest performance.”

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