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Rapper Flo Rida and Eliza Reign are off the market. The new couple spent the weekend together at his custom home in Florida.

Over the weekend, Eliza posted videos that showed her spending the coronavirus lockdown at Flo Rida's home in Hialeah, near Miami.

The rapper, who is being sued for child support, purchased the house for $1.35 million in 2017. The 7,200 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 5 bath mansion near the North Links Country Club boasts a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, and a basketball court along with smart tablets that control every aspect of the house, including the temperature, shades, music and lighting.

Eliza is best known as one of rapper Future's baby mamas. She is the mother of his daughter, Reign.

In May, a judge ordered the promiscuous rapper to pay a whopping $53,000 a month in child support for their adorable daughter.

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Flo Rida, real name Tramar Dillard, still owes child support to Alexis Adams, the mother of his son, Zohar, who was diagnosed with autism.

Flo Rida reportedly hasn't paid Zohar's medical bills or his private school tuition.
 


 

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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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Lizzo shared a sun splashed Instagram Selfie that shows the singer posing at a pool party surrounded by her girlfriends.

She explained why no one wore a face mask, and she urged her followers to get tested for Covid-19.

"Just a group of melanated girls soaking up the sun. No rhyme or reason. (We all took the responsibility to get covid tests and luckily we're all negative. Please be safe and wear your masks. Go to https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html to find covid tests near you)."

The 32-year-old "Truth Hurts" singer showed off her recent weight loss in a video of her twerking skills in the pool. The video won't be linked here because Sandrarose.com is a family-friendly blog.
 


 

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Daytime talk show "Strahan, Sara and Keke" won't return from coronavirus hiatus, multiple sources confirmed to Page Six.

"'Strahan, Sara and Keke' is put on hiatus and it doesn't look like it's going to come off," a source told Page Six.

ABC News took the talk show off the air in March and replaced it with
"Pandemic: What you Need to Know," a daily coronavirus report by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and TJ Holmes.

"It was initially supposed to be a 2-week experiment and the show did really well," a spokesperson told Page Six.

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Keke Palmer joined the show a year ago after she impressed ABC execs following her appearance on "Strahan and Sara," starring co-hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.

Strahan and Haines won't be on the unemployment line. Strahan still hosts "GMA."

"Everyone is still getting paid. There's space for everyone. They're actively in contact... They're figuring out what the future will look like," a source said.

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Jada Pinkett Smith teased a revealing new episode of her Red Table Talk online series after denying allegations of an extramarital affair with singer August Alsina.

The Girls Trip star hit headlines this week after the 27-year-old singer claimed he was involved in a secret years-long romance with the mother-of-two.

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He confessed that Jada's husband, Will Smith, gave him his blessings to pursue his lonely wife.

In a heart wrenching interview with NY radio personality Angela Yee, August said, "I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation. Due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they spoke on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."

August described the devastation he felt after Jada allegedly used him for her sexual needs then abruptly cut him off.

"I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved the person that I experienced that (with) and know what (that feels) like - if some people never get that in this lifetime."

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But the actress' spokesperson insisted the accusations were "absolutely not true", and on Thursday, Jada took to social media to announce she would be discussing the rumors on her Facebook Watch series.

"There's some healing that needs to happen... so I'm bringing myself to The Red Table," she tweeted.

Jada didn't directly mention the tumultuous affair with August, but her Twitter followers were quick to pounce on the news as they awaited further details.

"Date and time honey bc (because) we will alllllllll be attending (sic)!!!" replied one fan, while another commented, "it was only a matter of time".

Jada has been married to Will since 1997 and they share daughter Willow, 19, and 21-year-old son Jaden, who is said to have introduced his mother to Alsina in 2015.

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Vanilla Ice is going forward with his decision to perform live in concert this Saturday, July 4, in Texas.

The news has drawn criticism online over the rising number of Covid-19 cases among young people in Texas.

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The 52-year-old rap musician, real name Robert Van Winkle, recently announced he will be performing live at a gig titled the Independence Day Throwback Beach Party, which will take place at the Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin.

And despite the fact that all bars in the state were closed down earlier this week due to a surge in coronavirus cases, the concert will go on as planned thanks to a legal loophole: the venue is classified as a restaurant - not a bar.

The Austin health department is urging fans not to go to the concert due to the ongoing COVID-19 hysteria.

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Vanilla Ice is excited to hit the stage after a three-month forced quarantine for a virus that causes no symptoms or mild symptoms in people under 60. Ice and his fans are eager to get on with their lives.

"I can't wait to get back to this," the "Ice Ice Baby" rapper wrote on Instagram promoting the gig.

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"The 90s were the best. We didn't have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0's, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne's World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan … Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight (video game) … the last of the great decades."

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But Instagram users were quick to slam the rapper for being "irresponsible" in staging the gig amid the pandemic.

"When you get to heaven and Jesus asks you how you ended up in Heaven he gonna send you right on down to hell with a head slap when you tell him you was at a Vanilla Ice show and caught the virus," on pirate user wrote.

"If you get COVID because you went to the Vanilla Ice concert that somehow is the exception to closure rules, frankly, you deserve that," another user wrote.

The criticism comes after country singer Chase Rice was slammed online for hosting a concert which didn't adhere to social distancing guidelines amid the pandemic.
 

Update: Rapper Vanilla Ice has backed out of plans to perform at an Independence Day party after confessing he "didn't know" how bad the coronavirus spike was in Austin, Texas.
 

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Offset has asked a judge to give his 4-year-old daughter Kalea, his surname in his ongoing paternity case with one of his baby mamas.

The 28-year-old Sagittarius is pictured above with his wife, Cardi B, their daughter, Kulture, and his daughter, Kalea.

The Migos rapper, real name Kiari Cephus, filed legal papers, obtained by TMZ, in a Fulton County, Georgia courtroom, requesting that his daughter take his last name Cephus.

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Offset acknowledges he's the biological father of Kalea, who was born in 2015 to Nicole Marie Algarin. However, the single mom named the girl Kalea Marie Algarin, which does not sit well with the star, who wants his daughter's last name changed to his.

He is also requesting joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.

The move comes after Nicole, who goes by the stage name Shya L'amour, filed papers last October asking for more child support from the millionaire rapper.

Offset claims he is already paying enough support and says both parties should be financially responsible for their daughter.

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Kalea is Offset's fourth kid - he has two sons, Jordan and Kody, from previous relationships.

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Jada Pinkett Smith's own words about having an open marriage with husband Will Smith have come back to haunt her.

Jada, 48, vigorously denied allegations as "absolutely not true" that Will gave August Alsina his blessing to pursue her.

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But fans remain unconvinced that the older, wiser woman didn't take advantage of the emotionally troubled 27-year-old singer for her own needs.

Will and Jada have been plagued by open marriage rumors for over a decade. It is rumored that the A-list couple enjoyed a swinger's lifestyle with both men and women.

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According to one insider who is very credible, Will and Jada invited friends for a swinger's weekend in Aspen, Colorado. The source - now a happily married mom of three - was asked to partake in the activities, but she politely declined.

Jada spoke about her open marriage in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill for the Huffington Post in 2013.

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"Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man," Jada said. "I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."

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In 2015, she told Howard Stern that her husband was free to wander.

"Here's the deal with that, Howard, you've got to trust who you're with. And at the end of the day, I'm not here to be anybody's watcher," she said. "I'm not his watcher. He's a grown man. Here's what I trust — I trust that the man that Will is, is the man of integrity. So, he's got all the freedom in the world. As long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay, I'm good."

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During a revealing Red Table Talk discussion in October 2018, Will and Jada confirmed they were together but living apart as life partners. "We are devoted to each other in a spiritual sense," Will said.

He said he "retired" from trying to make Jada happy and he "empowered" her to find happiness on her own.

"The things that Jada needs to be happy, I'm not going to agree with them on, right?" Will said. "I truly have learned the definition of unconditional love."
 

 

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On Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith denied allegations suggesting she had a yearslong fling with singer August Alsina.

And just to make sure everyone got the message, her representative reached out to bloggers on Wednesday to shoot down the allegations.

The "No Love" singer made the claims in an interview with New York radio personality Angela Yee.

He said he personally received the blessing of A-list actor Will Smith to pursue his lonely wife.

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"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation," August said. "Due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they spoke on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."

August explained the deep emotional bond he'd developed with the older woman who convinced him it was love.

"I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved the person that I experienced that (with) and know what (that feels) like - if some people never get that in this lifetime."

But the 48-year-old Girls Trip star denied the allegations through her spokesperson, who told the New York Post the claims are "absolutely not true".

August, 27, was introduced to Jada in 2015 by her 21-year-old son, Jaden, and he even joined the Smith family on vacation in Hawaii in 2016.

Jada and Will are also parents to Willow, 19.

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Rumors are swirling that former The Chi actor Barton Fitzpatrick, a Chicago native who played gang leader Reggie, plans to retain a top anti-discrimination attorney.

The rumors were fueled by reports that Fitzpatrick was forced to quit the Showtime series after he declined to have his character date a male-to-female transgender.

The news comes as top anti-discrimination attorney Douglas Wigdor confirmed in an email to Sandrarose.com today that he is representing the woman who accused Ed Henry of sexual harassment.

Henry was fired from Fox News on Tuesday, June 30, for a past sexual harassment incident.

Sources say The Chi's creator Lena Waithe "pressured" Fitzpatrick to play a character in a relationship with an MtF trans character.

Fitzpatrick announced his departure from the show in a tweet, saying he appreciated the opportunity to be on the series.

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Reggie's brother, Trig (played by Luke James), is Davis' live-in love interest on season 3.

In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Waithe, 36, proudly announced a new trans character named Imani (played by Jasmine Davis).

"I'm so excited that we finally get to introduce our first trans character this season," Waithe said. "Her name is Jasmine, she's a Chicago native, she's fantastic."

"It's definitely the gayest season ever," Waithe said of season 3, which premiered Monday on Showtime.

Waithe said the show won't bring any attention to the fact that Davis was born a male.

"We make sure to not point a finger or shed too much light on her being trans," she said. "She's an amazing woman, she's an interesting character, and I'm excited that we finally get to do that this season."
 

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Brandy Norwood has filed a restraining order against a woman who was previously arrested for stalking her.

The R&B singer filed a restraining order on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Courts against a 21-year-old woman whom she accused of repeatedly showing up at her home in a gated community near L.A.

Brandy's attorneys asked a judge to keep the woman away from Brandy's home, The Blast reported.

A spokesperson for Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, tells The Blast, the overzealous fan was also arrested on Monday night around 8 pm, for allegedly stalking the singer.

According to arrest records, the woman was booked into jail on suspicion of felony stalking for "willfully and maliciously harassing" Brandy at her home.

She is being held on $150,000 bail and faces a year in county jail if she is convicted.

Sources close to the situation tell The Blast, Brandy does not know the fan, but she continues to show up at the singer's home unannounced and has popped up at several other locations.

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Alyssa Milano hit back at critics who accused her of wearing blackface makeup in a video from 2013.

Fighting back tears in an interview, the 47-year-old Who's the Boss? actress and activist denied that she was pretending to be Black by wearing dark makeup the new unearthed video clip.

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The anti-Trump star also took to social media to say she was parodying Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from the reality TV show Jersey Shore (pictured).

"Hey, a–holes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie's tan," she tweeted on Tuesday, June 30. "Snookie's tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is [President Donald] Trump's 'tan.' So go f–k yourselves with your smear campaign."

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She shared a video clip from a 2013 Funny or Die episode, during which Milano was transformed into the 32-year-old reality TV star.

Milano's skin was darkened and the final image was Photoshopped to imitate Polizzi's tan.

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Polizzi (pictured) was born in Santiago, Chile, but was adopted and raised by Italian-American parents.

She gained instant fame as a cast member on MTV's popular Jersey Shore, where she was known for her obsession with sun tans and tanning products.

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August Alsina confirmed what everyone already knew: that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have an open marriage.

The singer confirmed he was once in a relationship with the mother-of-two and that Will Smith gave him his blessing.

"I love those people like my family. I don't ever have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people," August told Angela Yee in an interview to promote his new album The Product III: StateofEMERGEncy.

The 27-year-old singer said he had a man-to-man conversation with Will about creeping with his wife on the side.

"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation, due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership—that they've spoken on several times," Alsina said.

"And it not involving romanticism -- he gave me his blessing -- I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. And I truly and really, really deeply loved and have a ton of love for her."

He continued: "I devoted myself to it. So much so that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to someone. I really loved a person."

Rumors have swirled for over a decade that Will and Jada enjoyed extramarital flings with both sexes.

Rumors that August and Jada, 48, were seeing each other first arose back in 2016 when he was spotted on vacation in Hawaii with the Smith family.

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At first Jada dismissed the rumors, telling business associates that August was a family friend whom she was mentoring through hard times.

The following year, August shard a photo of himself with Jada's mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and he captioned the image "Date night."

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In 2018, he appeared on Red Table Talk and explained his relationship with Jada, saying she helped him battle drug addictions.

"I was on tour or something and you called me and you literally broke down about it," he told Jada.

"That was the thing. To feel your emotion and to hear you bawling. That was a reality check for me. I was like, 'Wow, if someone else can love you that much that it hurts them, why doesn't it bother you that you are actually hurting yourself?' That moment really changed the trajectory of my life."

August released a song titled "Nunya," which renewed the rumors that he was sleeping with a married woman, who dumped him when things got a little too hot and heavy.

"The time I invested, you can't give it back. You can't get mad at the way I react. You had me feeling it was just as an act. YOU'RE JUST AN ACTRESS!! Putting on a show."
 

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NeNe Leakes is all smiles after it was confirmed she's landed her own reality TV series after losing her peach on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The 52-year-old reality TV star was unceremoniously fired for insubordination and just a general bad attitude on the set of RHOA.

But the sassy former stripper landed a new show on the E! Television network title Glamsquad Showdown.

Negotiations between NeNe, Bravo Network and her manager broke down after the mom-of-two demanded more screen time in every episode, according to Tamara Tattlez, who added that NeNe was offered a 5% raise but she turned it down.

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NeNe was reportedly "hurt and depressed" over losing her six figure per episode salary on RHOA.

A source says the New York native was worried because she's responsible for three households, including her $2.1 million, six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath mansion in Duluth, her eldest son's home, and a rental property on the West Coast.

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NeNe is the sole supporter for her unemployed husband, Gregg Leakes, a colon cancer survivor, whom she reportedly cheated on with a younger man.

The source says NeNe's finances have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

With little money coming in from her clothing boutiques, NeNe reportedly took out loans to keep her finances afloat.

Her first round of applications for a federal grant and a PPP loan in March were rejected according to another source.
 

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Virgil Abloh's cover for rapper Pop Smoke's posthumous album has been changed, after fans slammed the "lazy" artwork online.

The 39-year-old artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection unveiled the cover, a grayscale picture of Pop Smoke surrounded by metallic roses and barbed wire, in a since-deleted Instagram post on Monday.

Captioning the snap, Abloh wrote: "the last conversation i had with @realpopsmoke was about what we were gonna do in the future. this album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. He mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from the concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

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"In your memory, I just finished it yesterday. As evidence of the whole idea, the t-shirt insinuates it's mandatory we put an and [sic] to this cycle of violence that plagues us, we need to shoot for the moon & aim for the stars."

But many fans of the 20-year-old rapper, who was shot and killed in L.A. in February, were quick to criticize the image.

"This is lazy. Pop Smoke deserves better," on Twitter user wrote.

Minutes later, a petition was created on Change.org to get the artwork changed, with the description reading: "Virgil deada** was wild lazy with Pop Smokes Album cover and he needs to fix it."

Heeding the backlash, Steven Victor, the head of the Victor Victor Worldwide label that signed Smoke, tweeted that the album cover would be changed and will be ready for the July 3 release of his album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

"HEARD YOU," he tweeted. "MAKING A CHANGE. POP WOULD LISTEN TO HIS FANS!"