Obama newtown children

The slaughter of 27 innocents by a madman in Newtown, CT on Monday left Newtown residents in mourning and the country in shock. But one man, the president of the United States, managed to find a cute photo opportunity amid the tears and grief. Obama was recently criticized for honoring the late civil rights icon Rosa Parks by tweeting an image of himself taken in April at the Henry Ford Museum.

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Straightfromthea.com reports that Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane, who presided over the contentious Raymond vs Raymond child custody case, has stepped down.

In a controversial ruling in September, Judge Tipton-Lane awarded Usher Raymond full custody of his two boys, ages 4 and 5. Prior to the judge's ruling, Raymond shared custody of the boys with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond.

Following the ruling, Foster-Raymond’s attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane’s close ties with Usher Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue, who contributed to Judge Lane’s reelection campaign.

Sandrarose.com was the first blog to bring you the news of Judge Lane's ties to Usher's attorney.

After the break, watch a CBS News investigative report into the FBI probe of the Raymond vs Raymond decision, courrtesy of Hiphopenquirer.com.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School

A deranged gunman opened fire inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut today, leaving at least 27 dead, including 20 children.

The shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, went from classroom to classroom firing randomly. Lanza is dead inside the school. It isn't clear if Lanza was shot by law enforcement or if he took his own life.

Lanza apparently shot his father at his New Jersey home before driving to the school and shooting his mother, a teacher at the school. He then went on a shooting rampage in 2 rooms of the school.

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Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins

Police interviews conducted with Cheryl Shepherd, the mother of Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher, reveal that Belcher argued with his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, about their daughter's paternity before shooting her multiple times then turning the gun on himself.

“The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father,” said a source told The NY Post. “She said he [believed he] wasn’t necessarily the father of the child.”

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Beyonce jewelry

If you're still doing Christmas shopping and can't find that perfect gift, Beyonce and Kanye West have the gift ideas.

Beyonce uploaded this photo to her Instagram page of a delicate gold pendant featuring her daughter Blue Ivy's name spelled out. She didn't provide any details, but you can get a similar pendant custom made at any jewelry store -- in your own child's name, of course.

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K Michelle and JR Smith at Kiss and Fly

According to loyal reader Love Jones, studio background singer and mixtape artist K. Michelle is dating NY Knicks star JR Smith. K. Michelle and the walking graffiti bridge are back together. Love Jones emailed photos of K. Michelle and JR making out at Kiss and Fly in NYC Last night, after the Knicks win over Kobe Bryant and the hapless Los Angeles Lakers. I wonder what JR's other women think about K. Michelle?

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  • TI and his daughter Deyjah

    In an interview with Joy Behar yesterday, rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, 32, made it clear he did not want his daughter, Deyjah, 11, dating someone like Chris Brown -- but does Deyjah know that?

    Just this week Deyjah posted a photo of Brown, 23, on her Instagram page with the caption "Celebrity crush."

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    Loyal reader Iyana writes:

    Hey Sandra,
    My name is Iyana and I am a 21 year old college student working on my A.A.S in Criminal Justice at Central Texas. I am currently in the United States Navy stationed in Rota, Spain and I absolutely LOVE your site.
    I believe that the world needs more independent women who can juggle going to school, work and take care of business on the day to day. Oh yea, I'm representing for the sailors, soldiers, and airmen across the world. We are the true definition of balancing love and war and we look damn good doing it!

    Ladies, submit your photos: If you think you have what it takes to be considered for a Morning Glory post, email your best studio quality photos and bikini shots to sandra @ sandrarose.com (remove spaces).

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    Brandon Woodard

    When Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, of Los Angeles, was shot dead on a busy Manhattan street Monday, investigators almost immediately suspected the murder was drug connected. The NY Daily News reports that LAPD officers confiscated "tens of thousands" of dollars in cash that Woodard was carrying last week. Woodard reportedly flew to New York from his home in Los Angeles to explain the missing cash to his angry drug bosses.

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    Robert Griffin cornball brother

    An ESPN analyst sparked controversy yesterday when he called Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III a "cornball brother" who dates white women and votes Republican.

    At issue for ESPN analyst Rob Parker was Griffin's refusal to be defined by his skin color.

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    Karrueche Chris Brown

    Yesterday, 12/12/12, was supposed to be the launch of Karrueche's clothing line. Karrueche, best known as Chris Brown's other girlfriend, had been promoting the launch for the past few weeks. She even flew to Paris to promote the launch of the line with her boyfriend, Chris Brown, who also promoted the clothing line by wearing pieces from Karrueche's line on his current concert tour.

    Karruche tweet

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    Isaac J Sullivan

    A loyal reader writes:

    Hey Sandra -

    Isaac J. Sullivan is gorgeous. He's modeled for Givenchy, Sean Jean, Armani, and a host of other celebrated design houses. He's also featured in the upcoming season of NBC's Fashion Star airing this spring. He's absolutely gorgeous so I had to share. Just look at him!

    MEN: If you would like to be considered for MORNING WOOD, please email 5-6 of your best studio quality photos, including shirtless shots, to sandra @ sandrarose.com (remove spaces).

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    Shekinah Jo Total Makeover

    ...Shantron (URBANROSE) and jealousCNenvy! Thanks again for your participation in this great contest! I wish you all could be winners!

    Update: Unfortunately, our original winner, Alise, will not be able to travel to Atlanta to get her hair done by Shekinah. So an alternate winner was chosen.

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    Amare Stoudemire married Alexis Welch

    According to the NY Daily News, NY Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire finally married his long-suffering baby mama, Alexis Welch.

    The couple did it the right way; by waiting until he was done sowing his wild oats. Alexis should be commended for holding things down at home while her seed donor ran the streets. She was wise enough to see that he was a good man despite all of his affairs (most notably with singer Ciara). But even though he stepped out on her he took care of the bills, which is what any real man should do.

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    Brandon Woodard

    Police say someone sent a text message to Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, luring him out of the safety of his swanky midtown hotel -- and into the path of a killer.

    Surveillance video shows the killer emerging from the passenger side of a silver Lincoln MKZ sedan parked on West 58th Street. But he was about 20 minutes early.

    Woodard, of Los Angeles, checked out of the swanky 6 Columbus Hotel in midtown and walked east -- right past the man who was waiting to kill him. Police theorize that the assassin allowed Woodard to pass because foot traffic was heavy at the time.

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    Frank Ski big announcement V-103 morning show co-host Frank Ski announced his decision to end his long-running term as co-host of the V-103 morning show Thursday.

    "I am not leaving Atlanta. This is my home," said Ski after telling radio listeners he would be back on the air.

    "This is not a goodbye, but instead, a to be continued very soon," Ski said before airing one last Inspirational vitamin.

    UPDATE: Ski's co-host, Wanda Smith, broke down and cried after announcing her decision to leave the Frank & Wanda Morning Show. Through her tears, Wanda thanked her supportive husband and reminisced about the day 14 years ago when V-103's former PG, Tony Brown, plucked her from obscurity to join Frank Ski in the mornings.

    Sources tell Sandrarose.com V-103 afternoon host Ryan Cameron will move to the morning show. His slot will be filled by former 106 & Park host Big Tigger.

    LISTEN to Frank Ski's big announcement


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    Nick Cannon and Mariah

    In a recent interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Nick Cannon, confirms the fact that married men do indeed pleasure themselves, despite having a healthy sex life with their wives.

    Stern asked Nick about sex with Mariah, and Nick admitted that every now and then he masturbates to Mariah's music. He particularly favors playing Mariah's single "Hero" when stimulating himself.

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  • Katt Williams arrest warrant

    Katt Williams will be property of the state soon. The troubled comedian failed to show up for a hearing today. The judge wasted no time issuing an arrest warrant. Hopefully this will be the last time we see the words "Katt Williams" and "arrest" in the same sentence. How many times can one celebrity get arrested and continue walking the streets?

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    Caroline Wozniacki imitates Serena Williams

    Many of us had never heard of professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki until she mocked Serena Williams' famous curves by stuffing towels down her tank top and tennis skirt during a tennis match.

    As soon as the photos surfaced online, bloggers and social network users reacted with outrage at the perceived racism.

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    Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan

    Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan attended the New York premiere of the film 'Django Unchained' held at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday. Other celebs in the house included director Quentin Tarantino, singer John Legend, actors Samuel L Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman, Don Johnson, Epatha S. Merkerson, Liv Tyler, Phylicia Rashad, and Olivia Wilde, among others.
    Photos: Dan Jackman/WENN.com

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    If you were wondering why Beyonce Carter didn't attend the NY Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets rematch with her hubby Jay Z Tuesday night, it's because she was across town supporting her little sister Solange Knowles' show at the Bowery Ballroom. Bey's bestie, Kelly Rowland, also attended the show. Am I the only one who notices the crazed look in Beyonce's eyes? I used to work with mental health patients, so I instantly recognize that look when an individual is becoming unhinged.

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    Evelyn Lozada PeTA ad

    If you don't immediately recognize the slutty woman in the latest PeTA ad, that's because the ad is Photoshopped beyond recognition.

    According to Vibe Vixen, The “I’d Rather Go Naked” PeTA model is former reality star Evelyn Lozada, who stripped off her thong for the animal rights advocacy group.

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    Tamar Braxton baby bump

    Loyal reader Angela P. writes:

    Hey Sandra!

    I was watching the Wendy Williams Show today and guess who was the musical guest? Tamar Braxton. Anyway I recall your post regarding her pregnancy and you were absolutely correct. I can see her pouch in the dress she wore. I attached the video of her performance today on the show. Have a great rest of your day.

    Ciao Bella,


    Watch video after the break.

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    NYPD sergeant commits suicide The NY Post reports that a well-liked NYPD sergeant committed suicide after fighting with her girlfriend.

    The Post quotes police sources who say Stephanie Moses shot herself to death in the bedroom of her Long Island home.

    “On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Stephanie Moses who was, on so many occasions, the face of the NYPD on the national stage as well as routinely at police ceremonies,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

    In May 2011, Moses was greeted by Barack Obama during a 9/11 Memorial ceremony.

    Moses spent most of her career in the department's Ceremonial Unit.

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  • Kelis Rogers

    Singer Kelis Rogers was spotted talking on her cell phone while shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue with ex-husband Nas (not pictured) and their son Knight Jones. There are unconfirmed rumors that Nas did not sire Knight. Rumor mongers say the boy's biological father is rapper Jay Z. I don't believe it.
    Photo: Michael Wright/WENN.com

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    Brandon Woodard

    The NYPD has released a photo taken from surveillance video just moments before a man was gunned down on a busy New York street in broad daylight Monday.

    Witnesses say the man shot Brandon Lincoln Woodard in the back of the head then cooly hopped into a waiting SUV, with a driver behind the wheel. The light-colored Lincoln sedan headed east before getting stuck in traffic just yards from Woodard's body.

    But the assailant and his driver did not panic. The SUV idled at a red light until traffic cleared and then disappeared down 7th Avenue.

    “There was no rush,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said of Woodard’s killer. “He just walked up, shot him and walked away.”

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    Trap Back Jumpin

    If you saw last night's episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, you saw the making of this cinema-style music video for T.I.'s single "Trap Back Jumpin", off his upcoming CD, Trouble Man, which drops Dec. 18. Watch the full music video after the break!

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