If you planned on visiting Wikipedia.org today to look up celebrity discographies or birth dates (like I often do), forget about it; Wikipedia has gone dark for 24 hours to protest Obama's proposed web piracy bill.

The online encyclopedia ranks up there with Google, Yahoo and other high traffic websites as the most visited online. Wikipedia, and other websites, took a stand against 2 bills: the Protect Intellectual Property Act and Stop Online Piracy Act, which are under consideration in the Senate.

The bills, backed by the motion picture and recording industries, intends to put a stop to online piracy and copyright infringement by infringing upon the rights of visitors to popular websites.

If signed into law by President Obama, the PIPA and the SOPA bills would require ISPs to block online access to foreign websites which supply many of the bootleg movies and CDs that are now available for download online.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) claims the online piracy costs as much as $250 billion per year and costs the industry 750,000 jobs.

But critics of the bill say the SOPA act would infringe upon "free expression while harming the Internet" and "severely inhibit people's access to online information."

Wikipedia says the bills would place "the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites."

Critics say smaller websites (such as Sandrarose.com) "won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves" against a shut down for hosting content that may be considered pirated (such as Beyonce's new album).

Wikipedia went offline at midnight on Jan. 18, and plans to stay dark for 24 hours.

'Braxton Family Values' stars Trina and Tamar Braxton sat down with celebrity blogger Karen Civil to discuss infidelity, gossip blogs and negativity vs the positive.

Trina opened about her husband Gabe Solis' online voyeurism, and she revealed that they have been legally separated for a year because of it.

"We didn't put this out there for the show," said Trina, "but Gabe and I are legally separated. So Gabe has the right to do whatever he chooses and with whom..."

The pain and the hurt are palpable in Trina's voice as she makes conflicting statements about her "relationship" with Gabe.

"We are talking and we are praying about different things... we don't know where we are... where we're going to be. Nobody's relationship is perfect, and ours definitely not!," says Trina.

The shade being thrown by Tamar as Trina talks about Gabe indicates that she doesn't believe her sister's words either.

We won't comment on what Trina and Tamar had to say about gossip blogs and negative comments because we know that they are new to the blogs and they need time to process the fact that negativity and criticism comes with the territory when you seek fame.

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Amid all the hoopla over the "birth" of The Chosen One, Solange Knowles, the sister of the new mom, whose name shall not be mentioned, went on a Twitter rant yesterday deploring the insensitivity towards her sister.

"It has really gotten out of hand. I've been doing my best at keeping my mouth shut....but the ignorance is really sad and upsetting," she wrote in one of a series of tweets on her verified Twitter page.

We are supposed to be super human and watch people we love get slandered, lied on, and ridiculed. It is one of THE hardest things to accept. In any other workplace...if someone directly tells your mother or sister is a liar and a fake ect...you would naturally express yourself. However, the pure happiness and joy I've witnessed and experienced helps me to keep my mouth shut.

We hear that Solo's anger was misdirected at her sister and brother-in-law, who refused to allow Solo to live tweet her niece's birth -- and who had the audacity to give fame whore Gwyneth Paltrow the honor of announcing the baby's name to the world via a tweet!

Our very credible sources tell us Solange is "mad as hell" at her sister and brother-in-law for not giving her the privilege of announcing the baby's name. But her sister reportedly told her she'll get over it.

Kanye West, the world's most grandiose rapper, went on a bizarre Twitter rant yesterday, detailing his excessively grand ideas and plans for the world.

In the midst of his narcissistic ramblings, West named himself as Steve Jobs' successor. He announced a new Apple-type corporation, which he named DONDA -- after his late mother. The new corporation, he says, will consist of 22 divisions "with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford..."

West is "assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts, app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionist, doctors, scientist, teachers…” to take him one step closer to realizing his goal of becoming the next Steve Jobs.

"I sit everyday and ask what can I do to make a difference," writes West, who adds that he hasn't "bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years..."

West doesn't want to just design the new iPad, he wants to redesign our way of thinking too -- beginning with the schoolchildren. "School systems were designed to turn people into factory workers," he tweeted. "Schools should be designed to prep human beings for real life."

Who else thought that schools were already designed to prep human beings for life?

West says he's uniquely qualified to redesign our way of life because he has won Grammies, which gives him the "prestige" to reach out and connect people.

Like most grandiose personalities, West's ideas are a confused, colossal mishmash of pomposity and pretentiousness conceived by West to bring even more attention to himself.

"I care about people who have never heard of me... There are over 7 billion people on the planet now," he tweeted. And West is determined to get their attention one tweet at a time.

By the way, if you want to be a part of Kanye's obsessive plans for a New World Disorder, email him at contactDONDA@gmail.com.

This is what you’ve been waiting for all year: my BEST of 2011 Awards! Deciding which artists made an indelible impression on 2011 was very difficult (mainly because T.I. was locked up), but I was able to narrow down the choices and finally arrive at a winner in every category.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! Be safe, eat healthy and drink wisely. We’ll see you back here on Monday!

:party:


Album of the Year Award
Adele - 21 (even though she destroyed her golden voice, Adele's 21 managed to sell 6 million in the U.S. alone)

Single of the Year Award
Drake "Marvin's Room" (everybody and their grandmother remixed this emotional ballad about a rapper drunk dialing another man's woman)

Best Video of the Year Award
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"

Best Collaboration of the Year Award
Kanye West and Jay Z - Watch The Throne (who else?)

Best New Artist Award
(Tie) Meek Mill - "Ima Boss", and Mitchell'l "Only A Few"

Best Female Artist R&B Award
Adele

Best Female Artist Hip Hop Award
Nicki Minaj (even though I can't stand her, she did her thing in 2011)

Best Male Artist Award
Drake

Best Male Artist R&B Award
Drake

Best Male Artist Hip Hop Award
(Tie) Drake and Lil Wayne

Most Underrated Artist Of The Year Award
(Tie) Melanie Fiona and Miguel

Best Comeback Artist of the Year Award
T.I. (with the midnight release of his reclamation mixtape, F*ck Da City Up, T.I. put all rappers on notice that he is the one to dethrone)

Mixtape of the Year Award
Ludacris - 1.21 Gigawatts (it was certainly the most talked about mixtape of 2011)

The Please Go Sit 'Cho Azz Down Somewhere Award
Beyonce's collapsible baby bump, aka Pillow Carter

Most Played Out Artist of the Year Award
(Tie) Rihanna and Beyonce

Worst Single Of The Year Award
Willow Smith ft. Nicki Minaj - "Fireball" (the video was cute, but the song was just plain bad)

Flop of the Year Award
Rihanna - Talk That Talk (what can I say that hasn't already been said about this wack album?)

The Most Fake Bling Award
Soulja Boy (The boy is broke. Even an arrest on weapons and drug charges couldn't save his flop of a career)

The Most Authentic Bling Award
T.I. (his diamond encrusted $100K Audemars Piguet timepiece is a thing of beauty)

Most All-Around Fake Award
Beyonce (who else?)

Jump Off of the Year Award
Chrissy Lampkin (for waging a reality TV campaign to force aging rapper Jim Jones to marry her. How desperate is that?)

Best Sandrarose.com commenter (Female)
(Tie) KDub and Anna

Best Sandrarose.com commenter (Male)
(Tie) Man, I just don’t care™ and eastpointvet

BEST Urban Blog
Rhymeswithsnitch.com

BEST Blogger
Michelle Brown (Straightfromthea.com)

And my list would not be complete without the …

Most Overrated of the Year Award
Kim Kardashian (for her over-the-top wedding to a gullible man who was dumb enough to fall for her narcissistic ways)

British singer Adele tweeted this pic on her official Twitter page yesterday. When Adele was riding high, her Twitter page was maintained by her record label. But Adele took it over now that she has nothing else better to do after having throat surgery.

Adele's critically acclaimed 2nd studio album, 21, is the one of the biggest-selling albums of the decade. But don't look for another album from Adele for at least a couple of years.

Adele's signature vocals is unnatural for her and puts a strain on her golden pipes, causing bleeding inside her vocal cords.

Surgical intervention for vocal cord hemorrhage is usually the last resort when nothing else will stop the bleeding. This means Adele is susceptible to future episodes of vocal cord bleeding. She must either alter the way she sings or she will never sing again.

Nothing kills a relationship faster than boredom and restlessness. If you and your man aren't equally yoked, and your man is bored with your married life, he's going to search around for some excitement outside of your marriage.

A Twitter.com user is claiming to have footage of Trina Braxton's husband, Gabe Solis, doing hand exercises (I would be more explicit but this is a family oriented blog). Trina is singer Toni Braxton's youngest sister, and she's one of the stars of WE tv's popular reality show 'Braxton Family Values'.

As proof of her claims, the woman, whose Twitter handle is @1DonDiva, uploaded a video of Gabe relaxing on his marital bed while discussing his wife's personal business with a total stranger on Skype. At some point in the nearly 3 minute video, the woman tells Gabe how sexy he is. In addition to calling his wife a drunkard, Gabe revealed that he never had emotions for any woman outside of his marriage, despite Trina's assertions that he cheated on her for 5 out of the 7 years they were married.

Do you know who your husband is "Skyping" or DM'ing on Twitter?

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Apparently Queen Latifah's ex-girlfriend reads the blog regularly. On Monday, personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins took to her Twitter page to subliminally tweet her ex after she saw the above photo of the Kang lunching with an athletic beauty. Jenkins wasted no time tweeting "What goes around comes around." She followed that tweet up with "What is done in the dark will always come to the light." But why is she mad though? Rumor has it that Jeanette is getting in full body workouts with her client and friend, Kelly Rowland. The ladies recently released a Sexy Abs workout DVD together. The DVD is reportedly flying off the shelves. Not bad for a scorned woman on the rebound.
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Rev Run's son JoJo Simmons found out the hard way not to DM females on social networking websites without checking out their stats first or at least asking his boys who already ran up in her to verify her equipment.

A tranny sent a video to Worldstar Hip Hop claiming JoJo was open to a down low relationship. The tranny said JoJo knew it wasn't a biological female, and to prove it she gave out JoJo's personal cell phone number and provided private text messages.

JoJo, who probably can't afford a publicist, immediately took to his Twitter page to dispute the allegations and to defend his manhood, which is currently in jeopardy.

We believe him because no industry man could be that stupid.

See the video after the break, courtesy of WSHH.

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Twitter.com's biggest egomaniac Ashton Kutcher wrote a post on his blog today declaring his intentions to turn his Twitter account over to his management team.

The move comes less than 12 hours after Kutcher came under fire from his 8 million followers for his tweet slamming Penn State's board of trustees for firing legendary football coach Joe Paterno.

Kutchers' followers erupted with angry tweets criticizing Kutcher for his insensitivity toward child sex abuse. 30 minutes later Kutcher deleted the tweet, and then claimed he wasn't aware of the sex scandal involving one of Paterno's former coaches.

Kutcher admitted he wrote the tweet impulsively without bothering to research why Paterno was fired.

"Up until today I have posted virtually every one of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become [too] big to be managed by a single individual," Kutcher wrote on his blog.

He added: "While I will continue to express myself through @Aplusk I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of it's content."

Translation: he's an impulsive narcissist who can't stay away from his source of supply, but he also doesn't want to lose his cushy 'Two And A Half Men' gig on CBS. So he will ask his management team to babysit his tweets for him rather than delete his Twitter, which he can't live without.

Comments Off on LaShon Dixon (T.I.’s baby mama) has something to say

After reading a few disrespectful tweets criticizing her youngest son, Domani, for following in his daddy, T.I.'s footsteps, LaShon Dixon took to her Twitter page to respond intelligently to the haters. LaShon let them know that the 10-year-old rapper is allowed to follow his dreams because he has exceeded both of his parents' expectations of him.

LaShon pointed out that her son has perfect attendance at school, is a honor student, respectful, and a talented "illustrator and lyric writer". And I might add that his speech is near perfect. So leave the boy alone! At least he's not in the streets gang bangin'.

Listen to Domani's first track, "Stacks On Deck", after the break!

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