It was a night of high fashion and drama as New York City's design mavens and gurus descended on Skylight SOHO to attend the 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards last night. Media personality La La Vazquez dragged her husband, Carmelo Anthony to the awards. He had a very annoyed look on his face. Can you imagine how that conversation went when she announced to him that he was going?
La La: "If you don't come with me the blogs will talk about us!!!" Melo: "SO? Let them bishes talk!"
Designer Rachel Roy posed with Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Anthony.
The 2nd season of the popular 'Braxton Family Values' reality show premiered last night on WEtv. Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton, her mother, Evelyn, and her sisters, Tamar, Towanda, Trina and Traci allow the WEtv cameras to follow them as they go about their daily lives.
In last night's episode, Toni, who moved to LA, and her ex-husband, Keri Lewis, get back together. Tamar is secretly recording her own album apart from the family project. This leads to a heated showdown between Toni, Tamar and Evelyn.
Everyone wonders why Tamar only pecked her husband, Vince Herbert, on the cheek during an intimate moment between the couple. If you're into body language, Tamar's body posture said all you need to know about their relationship. Tamar and Vince most likely have separate bedrooms. That doesn't mean they don't love each other.
This is the way rapper Eve dresses when she makes a run to the corner drug store. The Diva was spotted leaving Rite Aid drug store wearing Chanel and Prada. It must be nice to have the seemingly unlimited disposable income that she currently enjoys. We hope it lasts.
One of the women who accused presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s now works for U.S. President Obama.
You scoffed when I mentioned in this post, dated Oct. 31, that Obama was behind these scandalous allegations.
"Obama???? what makes you think its not his own party???" wrote loyal reader Carmez79 in the comment section. Another loyal reader, Jessie, commented, "I don’t believe for one minute that this revelation came from the Obama camp."
According to the NY Post, Karen Kraushaar, a 55-year-old former journalist who currently works for the Obama administration, was outed yesterday as one of the three women who had filed sexual harassment complaints against Cain.
But wait it gets better.
According to the AP, after she settled her claim against Cain for $35K, Kraushaar then moved on to her next job where she promptly filed yet another complaint with the help of the same lawyer!
A somber looking Kim Kardashian was spotted at the Australia airport earlier today with her sister, Khloe Kardashian, and brother-in-law, Lamar Odom. I wrote "somber looking" because we know it's all an act.
According to TMZ, Kim is telling friends she is so "distraught" over the divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries that she can't function.
Kim, who traveled to Australia to launch her handbag line one day after filing for divorce, canceled a $150,000 appearance at The Melbourne Cup in Australia yesterday so she could return home early.
Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, made the rounds of talk shows this week hawking her new book. She claims Kim didn't make millions off her wedding. As if to prove the point, Kim and her sister were spotted clutching McDonald's bags as they strolled through the airport.
Kim is telling friends: "I need to take care of me now, and I can't work for awhile."
Presumably, she's halting production of her reality show until she pulls herself together. What a complete fraud she is. I love it when narcissists fail in such spectacular fashion.
According to TMZ.com, Toni Braxton's brother-in-law, Vincent Herbert, was released from a NY hospital where he was treated for blood clots in his lungs.
Sandrarose.com broke the story that Vincent was rushed to the hospital two weeks ago after experiencing difficulty breathing. It was determined that the entertainment executive had a condition called Pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lungs.
Pulmonary embolism is usually fatal and involves a blood clot (thrombus) traveling from the legs and into the lungs (Deep Vein Thrombosis). People at high risk for DVTs are those who live a sedentary lifestyle, sit for long periods of time at cubicle desks or travel long distances on planes.
Vincent is the husband of Toni's sister, Tamar Braxton, star of "Braxton Family Values".
First up for release, The Wives Association. This is the book Evelyn mentioned she was working on a few months ago. The plan is to release the book and then develop it for the “Big Screen”.
The book series to be co-authored by novelist and former Law & Order: Criminal Intent writer Courtney Parker. The books will be loosely based on Lozada’s life, using the alter ego Eve Inez-Landon to fictionalize the true stories she has learned from years of dating professional athletes. “The stories that you hear—what goes on in these relationships, and just being in that circle—I decided to let everyone experience a piece of it for themselves by writing this series of juicy novels,” Lozada said.
“By partnering with Baby and Cash Money Content, we have the potential to turn these ‘novels’ into a full-fledged brand,” Lozada explains. “Everything Baby and CMC touches turns to gold, and our brands together will be magical.”
Maybe I can meet with Lil Wayne over a bottle of coke and syrup and convince him to sign me to his label as A&R?
VIBE magazine's ex-president Keith Clinkscales is being sued by a former ESPN colleague who claims he pleasured himself while sitting next to her on a plane. And here I thought Keith was gay all these years.
A former ESPN executive is suing a one-time colleague over allegations he fondled himself underneath an iPad while sitting next to sportscaster Erin Andrews on a flight.
Keith Clinkscales claims the suggestion he masturbated in front of the ESPN and Good Morning America reporter is a 'flat-out lie' spread by Joan Lynch, an executive producer he fired.
The 47-year-old ex-Vibe magazine president filed a defamation lawsuit in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday, which accused Mrs Lynch, 36, of having a partly racial motive for the accusation.
Mr Clinkscales, who left his role as ESPN's head of content development when it was announced last month that the group was disbanding, also claims Mrs Lynch was annoyed because he was promoted over her.
Once dubbed 'the boy wonder of black magazine publishing' by The Washington Post, Mr Clinkscales became chief operating officer of the hip-hop bible Vibe aged 29 before becoming a senior vice president at ESPN in 2007.
In her executive producer role, Mrs Lynch most notably headed the development of the Emmy-nominated documentary series '30 for 30'.
Radio & TV Talk blogger, Rodney Ho, has the rundown on the fourth season of the fully scripted 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' on Bravo. Season 4 debuts Sunday (Nov. 6) at 9 p.m.
Most of the stuff Rodney covers you already know, such as Kandi starting a sex toy line (a portion of the profits, if there are any, goes to Bravo). You also know that resident big mouth NeNe Leakes agreed to pretend she's divorcing from her husband, Greg (though they were spotted together all Summer long).
Kim Zolciak pulled a Kim Kardashian by marrying a goofy professional athlete, getting pregnant and moving in with him. Marlo Hampton, the larcenous girlfriend of New Orleans Saints player Charles Grant, failed to spark any interest from screen test groups so she was dropped from the cast.
NeNe is still arguing with Sheree Whitfield, who is still fronting like she's a fashion designer with no clothing line.
One thing we didn't know is that the flaming Dwight Eubanks is gone. According to Rodney, the sickly looking Eubanks is:
...effectively replaced by Miss Lawrence as the resident gay hairdresser. Lawrence is working with Kandi on his music though the song we hear seems ill-suited for his voice.
Earlier this week, I told you that Tamar and Trina Braxton would participate in a live Ustream chat session with you guys. That was incorrect. Towanda and Trina are the sisters who will be participating in the live chat next Wednesday, Oct, 26, so mark your calendars. The Ustream video will be posted here on Sandrarose.com and the ladies will respond to comments that you write in that post. My apologies for the misinformation.
From a press release:
Gearing up for the anticipated second season of WE tv's hit show BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES, the Braxtons made several appearances in Atlanta this week that included a stop at Spelman College's Homecoming and an intimate dinner with local press. On Wed, Tamar, Trina, Towanda and Traci (Toni was in LA filming) screened the new season's premiere episode for 300 Spelman students and participated in a lively Q&A that ended in a brief a capella song by the Braxtons.
Then last night, new ATL hotspot Frank Ski's Restaurant played host to a private dinner with the Braxtons which included an episode screening and Q&A. Attendees - which included everyone from CNN, Associated Press, CBS Radio, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11Alive, Bossip to Jezebel/The Atlantan, JUICY, StraightfromtheA and many more - enjoyed calamari, fish tacos, short ribs and red velvet cupcakes. The Braxton sisters along with Mom Evelyn (aka "Miss E") were all smiles and laughs as they dished on life after the first season, their love lives, upcoming album projects and that feisty Tamar! As Miss E put it, "You'll have to watch and see what happens!"
The new season of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES premieres Thurs, Nov. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on WE tv. Visit the show at http://www.wetv.com/shows/braxton-family-values.
Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, right, and socialite Paris Hilton were both spotted out & about wearing Rachel Zoe's Ali Wrap Cape. The camel wool crepe Cape with rich black leather trim was part of Zoe's first clothing line that launched earlier this year. The cape, which retailed for $695, quickly sold out everywhere.
Hilton, 30, paired her Rachel Zoe cape coat with black leather pants and thigh high Christian Louboutin boots. While Heigl, 32, kept it simple, pairing hers with a canary yellow ruffled shirt, black shorts and animal print booties.
Regarding Jackie Christie's apparent obsession with all things Draya, Gloria writes:
It’s nice to see Jackie, who has been in the game for so long, take Draya under her wing and show her the ropes in terms of business. But things take an UGLY turn when Jackie’s gossiping becomes tiresome. Her constant rant about Laura is becoming overwhelming. Why she doesn’t just approach her and talk to her about it is immature and childish. Their problems could have been solved ages ago if Jackie would tell Laura how her feelings were hurt, but instead she dances around it and vents to everyone else.
While Gloria and Matt Barnes are in the Bay area for their sons' Christening, Gloria muses about getting married to the Lakers bench player. But she wisely decides to wait until he's done sowing his wild oats. Back in LA, Govan dons sexy lingerie for a photo shoot, and Matt is so turned on he takes a bite out of her butt cheek.
Rapper T.I., more commonly known as "Tip" to his friends and family, visited the ladies of The View yesterday while in New York on a book tour. T.I talked about his post-prison life and his book, Power & Beauty, which hit store shelves yesterday.
The interview went about as you might have expected:
SHERRI SHEPHERD: "In 2007, you spent 7 months in prison for buying machine guns. Then you were released. Then 9 months later you were sent back to prison for another 10 months, because it was reports that there was..." T.I.: "Eleven..."
SHERRI SHEPHERD: "11 months... it was reports that there was ecstasy in the car that you were driving." T.I.: "Yup."
SHERRI SHEPHERD: "What happened then?" T.I.: "What happened? Well, uh, I was pulled over and ecstasy was found in the car I was driving."
Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles was among the well-heeled celebs attending Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research's Angel Ball 2011 at Cipriani on Wall Street last night in NYC. Solange looked like an Angel herself in a pearl white, one sleeved frock. Solange also rocked her custom made lacefront afro wig that Diana Ross would be proud of.
Solange attended the Ball with her mom Tina, who most likely designed her stunning dress.