Whitney Houston's family members, sister-n-law Pat Houston, her mother, Cissy Houston, and niece, Rayah, appeared on The View yesterday to promote their reality TV show, The Houstons: On Our Own.

In the interest of disclosure, Sandrarose.com was contacted by the production crew to help promote this show. They made promises they didn't keep, such as taking out ads on my blog and flying one lucky reader and a guest out to New York for the premiere party, which took place yesterday.

The likely explanation is the network refused to OK the budget for promotion on my blog. But, no worries. I'm not mad at 'em.

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Tyra Banks' 24-year-old boyfriend is wanted for assaulting a man in Beverly Hills in March. Rob Evans is a judge on 'America's Top Model' -- thanks to his girlfriend Tyra.

According to TMZ, Evans is accused of beating a man to within an inch of his life in March. The man was hospitalized with serious injuries. The Beverly Hills police tell TMZ that Evans initially cooperated with the investigation. But police haven't heard from him recently, so police issued a warrant for his arrest. When Evans is captured he will be charged with felony assault for using a deadly weapon.

I can't believe Tyra agreed to date this guy without asking basic questions such as "are you wanted by the police?"


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  • Police say a 20-year-old Louisiana woman faked a hate crime by setting herself on fire and blaming her injuries on the Ku Klux Klan. Sharmeka Moffitt called 911 from a city park in rural north Louisiana on Sunday. When police and paramedics arrived on the scene they found Moffitt burned over 90% of her body.

    Moffitt is in critical condition at a Shreveport hospital. Her car was found spray painted with racial slurs including the letters 'KKK'. Early reports indicated that Moffitt was wearing a Barack Obama t-shirt when she was assaulted, leading the FBI to investigation the case as a so-called "Hate crime."

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    Apple shares continue to slide despite today's announcement of the much-hyped iPad "mini" and the 4th generation iPad. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Sr. VP Phillip Schiller revealed the new gadgets at an Apple event in San Jose, CA.

    The iPad mini tablet, which goes on sale Nov. 2, will go head to head with gadgets from Apple rivals Microsoft and Google. The 7.9 in. mini tablet is as light as a pad of paper and thinner than the iPad.

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    After Sandrarose.com broke the story, VH1 was forced to release the names of Mona Scott-Young's new gossip reality show titled Gossip Girls. Allhiphop.com claims to have the official cast lineup -- which seems to change every week.

    The names of the newest cast members are an assortment of women who have benefitted from their deep hip hop connections. But will these well-connected women be enough to get viewers to tune in?

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    It doesn't matter that Gabrielle Union is older than 40 -- she looks 35! The actress celebrated her birthday with a rooftop party at The Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City on Monday. Union wore an outfit from "5th and Mercer," a new line from her friend LaLa Anthony and celebrity stylist Jason Bolden.
    Photos: Dario Alequin/INFphoto.com

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  • Rapper Torence Hatch, aka Lil Boosie, is serving time in Louisiana state penitentiary at Angola on drug charges. But somehow he managed to release a touching new music video for "Mama Know Love" off his 2010 album, Incarcerated.

    Lil Boosie, 29, is married with three children, but his mother holds a special place in his heart for putting up with "the pain and the shame" he caused her.

    Reminiscent of Tupac Shakur's hit "Dear Mama" -- which was written shortly before Tupac entered prison -- Boosie express his appreciation for his mother in his own inimitable way:

      She my Beyonce I'm her Jay with her lil pretty self
      Might not have a ride to school
      But she gon' get us there
      Not only get us there, always get us sumthin' to wear

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    Lil Wayne joined one of his 5 baby mothers, Sarah Vivan, to celebrate the birthday of his only son, Dwayne Carter III, at a race track and bowling alley. Sarah, who is rumored to be kicking it with Rihanna's lover Chris Brown, tweeted these cute pics of father and son enjoying the little boy's 3rd birthday.

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  • Former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris tweeted this image from a recent photo shoot for a magazine cover. Tameka, who is a friend of the blog, looks elegant and glamorous in this photo. Tameka, 37, keeps the spark alive in her marriage to rapper Tip Harris, 32, by never neglecting herself or her hubby's needs.

    A man likes to be reminded that he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world -- and Tameka never lets him forget.

    Tameka was styled by Shun Melson who also styles singer Monica. Tameka's hair was laid by Shekinah Jo and her makeup was done to perfection by LaTasha Wright!


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    It feels like 2008 all over again.

    Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
    From: devontez_morrison@apple.com
    To: sandra@sandrarose.com
    Subject: It's Over

    Not sure of your reason for trying to sway voters....Maybe you work for the ROMNEY campaign. But clearly if a respected site like CNN states OBAMA CLEARLY WON, why are you saying otherwise?? Nevertheless, sites like yours and many others, are in need of removal. I am pushing and praying that your site be destroyed with the rest of the demons. Thank you.



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    Debate moderator Bob Schieffer did a good job keeping the topic of discussion on foreign policy. Obama, who was still smarting from Romney's "2 million teachers" jab in the 2nd debate attacked Romney on teacher hiring.

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    Comments Off on Reader Photo of the Day

    Loyal reader James writes:

    Hey Sandra. I read the blog all the time and sometimes I see you post pictures of your readers who happen to sight a celebrity/ public figure.

    This weekend, I went to go see Tyler Perry's new movie, "Alex Cross", at Atlantic Station. It was a wonderful movie--despite the low box office numbers.

    As I was entering theater, I noticed a woman with an incredible body and when I looked at the woman's face, I saw that it was Joseline from 'Love & Hip Hop.' I asked for a picture and she obliged. She was incredibly kind and seems very likable. God Bless!