A casting company is under fire for creating a racist ad seeking ill-shaped dark skinned girls with hair weave for a Universal Pictures movie on the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

Gossip tabloid TMZ.com spoke with a rep for the Sande Alessi Casting agency that created the controversial casting ad.

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Racist casting call

Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.

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The hotly contested Sandrarose.com Red carpet Hostess Search for T.I.’s Birthday Bash has come to an end.

It was very difficult narrowing the list down to 6 finalists since they were all so good!

Later today T.I. “Tip” Harris will select a winner from the 6 finalists to represent Sandrarose.com on the red carpet at his OFFICIAL Birthday Bash Saturday night!

Check out the 6 hopefuls who made the Final cut after the break! Good luck ladies!

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Sept. 25 is rap mogul T.I. Harris‘s 32nd birthday, and his birthday celebration will coincide with the taping of BET’s 2012 Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

The biggest stars in Hip Hop will be in town to attend the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards, and many of them will attend T.I.’s birthday party. Sandrarose.com was given the honor of hosting the red carpet for T.I.’s star-studded birthday bash this year!

To make sure Sandrarose.com’s readers gets the up-to-the minute info from the party, I am looking for a fresh young face to host the red carpet and interview celebrities for Sandrarose.com’s live video Ustream from the event!

UPDATE: I’ve just received word that TAGS Boutique, co-owned by local entrepreneur and reality TV star Kandi Burruss (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Kandi Factory”), will dress the winner of the Sandrarose.com Red Carpet Hostess Search!

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VH1’s reality tv series “LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA” is filming the opening credits sequence in Atlanta today. The show, which is a spin off of the successful New York show, features rappers Diamond, Rasheeda; and singer Nivea, among others. If you want to be seen in the opening credits, you will have 2 chances to represent for your hood today.

See how you can participate in the casting call after the break!

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Queen Latifah, producer of the hit VH1 show ‘Single Ladies‘ is casting for extras for the show’s upcoming season.

According to AJC’s ‘The Buzz’ columnist Jennifer Brett, ‘Single Ladies‘ which is filmed entirely on location in Atlanta, is seeking “super attractive, sexy, hot African American women ages 25-35 height and weight proportionate.” who are available Jan. 20.

If that’s you email three photos and your dimensions along with contact information to Singleladies2atl@gmail.com. Put “HOT” in the subject line.

They also need “high society matron types ages 45-60? who can work Jan. 23 and Jan. 27. These extras need glamourous wardrobes and a confident style. If that’s you email three photos and all your specs to singleladies2atl@gmail.com. Put “MATRON” in the subject line. Source

In plain English, this means you must be LSLH with an exotic look that isn’t typical of Black women. If you don’t believe me, show up on Jan. 20 looking like Shekinah from around the way with butt shots, fill ins nails and a head full of Yaki, and see what happens.

According to Politico.com‘s columnist Ben Smith, MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for a town hall meeting with President Obama in Washington, D.C. next week.

The casting form, which can be found on this website, lists the qualifications for audience members.

While all the networks mentioned are seeking males & females, 18+ — only MTV requests a recent photo of potential audience members.

Seeking—Audience Members: males & females, 18+.

To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put “Town Hall” in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about. Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views. Submission deadline: Oct. 14. No pay.

Ben Smith theorizes that MTV (and Obama) prefer an audience made up of pretty people who reflect MTV’s “Teen Spirit” idealism.

But I’ll take his theory a step further and say that MTV (and Obama) are seeking to control not only the ‘look’ of the audience, but the number of blacks in it also.

Kelly McAndrew, a spokeswoman for Viacom, which owns MTV, denies that MTV is screening out ugly people, blacks or Republicans from Obama’s Town Hall meeting.

“We’re just trying to get the broadest, most diverse audience possible,” she said. “We want to have divergent points of view – we’re not looking for a single-view audience.”

“We’re going to have a very diverse looking audience,” McAndrew said. “We want gender diversity, we want ethnicity diversity, we want religious diversity, we want political view diversity. We want diversity of all kinds.”

I’d be interested to know how many black applicants are turned down based on their photos.

Want to see your favorite celebs on the set of the new flick Stomp The yard 2 currently filming in Atlanta?

Will Packer and Rob Hardy are at it again and they’d love for you to be a part of the sequel to the international box office hit, Stomp The Yard.

Here’s your opportunity to mingle with the stars on the set of Stomp The Yard 2 starring Columbus Short, Kiely Williams and Pooch Hall. With cameos by Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor and Trey Song.

Come join us and watch your favorite actors preform a dazzling array of dancing and stepping. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the biggest dance movie sequel, yet!


Though this is a non paying day, the experience will last you a life time.

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