Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade teamed up with Swizz luxury watch maker Hublot for a limited edition watch, that he named King Power. Wade unveiled his Hublot King Power timepiece in Beijing, China yesterday. The All-Star was also in Beijing to meet the "One Million Dollar RMB Charity Basketball Challenge". The challenge for Wade was to score a maximum number of baskets, each corresponding to a sum of money ($50K, $100K etc.) The proceeds benefited Hublot's One Foundation and Wade's World Foundation.
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Beyoncé Knowles dropped her version of "God Bless The USA" last night on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" -- just days after close family friend, U.S. President Barack Obama, killed the world's #1 terrorist.
The single is now available on iTunes.
Proceeds from the sales of the song will benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. Good for Beyonce for showing her benevolent side. She really needs the shine, especially now that the entire industry is whispering about how Kelly Rowland's single, "Motivation", leaped past Bey's "Run The World Girls" on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
You really have to be a hard core Beyoncé Stan not to see that Beyoncé's reign is finally over.
All those stories you heard about R&B singer divorcing her hubby Kendu Isaacs were just that -- stories. Don't believe everything you read on the blogs. The happy couple attended a special concert honoring Mary J Blige and the FFAWN (Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now) scholarship fund at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.
Media personality Lala Vazquez-Anthony attended the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now ("FFAWN") and Elle Magazine 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN's Scholarship Fund, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.
Also attending the special event were singers Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Corrine BaileyRae, Jill Scott, actresses Kerry Washington, Ellen Pomeo, and her husband Chris Ivey; actress Evan Rachel Wood (not pictured) and more.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes: Lesbian actress Michelle Rodriguez flagged a cab with her unidentified lover in downtown NYC today. Her girlfriend has never been fat, but she's looking extra crackish in these pictures. I guess the toothpick look is in these days. Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson, isn't much bigger than this chick.
Photos: Splash News Online
Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, 54, danced onstage with his lovely wife Marjorie Harvey during his 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday (April 4).
Reality TV personality and entrepreneur Angela Simmons, 23, posed with her uncle Russell Simmons, 53, at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday.
Director Tyler Perry, 41, left, and comedian Steve Harvey attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's in NYC yesterday. Mr. Perry generously purchased a block of ads on Sandrarose.com a while back. We appreciate him.
Businesswoman Malaak Compton-Rock and her husband, comedian Chris Rock, 46, attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala yesterday in NYC. Everyone looked so nice!
Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America
Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.
Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.
I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.
The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.
Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.
So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.
The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.
Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.
Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.
"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.
Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.
Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.
Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.
At one time Beyonce Knowles was the reigning queen of Pop -- until she stumbled and was forced to give up her crown to Rihanna. Apparently she has never fully recovered from that public humiliation. Slowly, the paparazzi who once famously stalked Bey, stopped showing up at her appearances. Now I'm told that Bey's people frequently call the wire services with Bey's schedule, but to no avail. The paparazzi just aren't interested in her any more. These pictures surfaced online over the weekend. They show a pale Beyonce with no makeup walking to her waiting limo with her loyal bodyguard, Julius. These new pictures have ignited old rumors that Beyonce is ill. I hope she's okay.
Socialite Paris Hilton, 30, posed with a black baby at the Starlight Children's Foundation 2011 "A Stellar Night" Gala in Century City, CA over the weekend. Hilton is still reeling from accusations of racism after shocking quotes attributed to her from an upcoming book surfaced online last week.
According to the LA Times, a book entitled "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness" by Neil Strauss contains an encounter he had with the party loving heiress in 1999. Supposedly, Hilton met a biracial guy at another party the previous evening.
Hilton pointed the guy out to Strauss and said, "We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross." When Strauss asked Hilton, "How black does a guy have to be?" she allegedly responded, "One percent is enough for me."
Everyone is at odds these days with pop singer Rihanna who has transformed herself from a much-loved international superstar into a bitch with an attitude problem. Rihanna angered billionaire Donald Trump by not showing up to perform at his cancer fundraiser as planned.
The Donald reportedly paid Rihanna a staggering $500,000 to sing for an hour at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Saturday (Feb. 19). But Rihanna's people canceled the gig at the last minute claiming she was sick with bronchitis and couldn't fly to Florida.
Miraculously, the next day Rihanna recovered enough to give a high energy performance during half time at the NBA All Star game. Later that night she hosted an intimate 23rd birthday party for herself at a posh Beverly Hills mansion for about 100 of her closest friends and family, including Jay Z, Beyonce, Drake, Christina Milian, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Lil Twist and industry execs Bu Thiam (pictured right with Jeezy at the party) and Shawn "Pecas" Costner (Universal Records).
Jennifer Hudson graciously agreed to take the gig (albeit for far less than the amount The Donald paid Rihanna).
“Nothing was missed. Jennifer’s a beautiful girl," said Trump. "She came on her day off even though she performs almost every night. "She is an unbelievable talent, and her voice is better."
Luckily, my photographer was able to get get some exclusive shots on the inside. No other blog gained access to the party. Above is a pic of Rihanna's ice sculpture. I would post more pics from Rihanna's private birthday party but a national magazine has acquired the exclusive rights to the photographer's pictures.
Miami Heat Forward Lebron James, 26, and rapper Jay Z, 41, attended their "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant in Los Angeles last night. The "Two Kings" invitation-only dinner takes place annually during the NBA All-Star weekend.
Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union attended the "Two Kings" Dinner & After Party at Craft Restaurant honoring LeBron James and Jay Z'd egos in Los Angeles last night.
Jay Z attended the dinner without Beyonce, which only fueled rumors that the two have separated. But insiders close to Jay Z say the unlikely couple are still together. So we'll see if this is just another publicity stunt the two are pulling together to keep their names relevant.
Photos: Getty Images
Yesterday, Dwyane Wade's concubine, Gabrielle Union, 38, got together with LeBron's "wife" Savannah Brinson, 26, at Montage Beverly Hills for a NBA wives All-Star Brunch benefiting The Step Up Women's Network. I'm assuming that those $300 Beats By Dre headphones were included in the ladies' gift bags.
The other "wives" at the brunch included, left to right: Jada Crawley, Gabrielle Union, Savannah Brinson, Adrienne Bosh and Ayesha Alexander.
Isn't Savannah beautiful? She embodies the type of clean, wholesome, God fearing woman that is hard to find these days because smart men like LeBron take them out of circulation quickly. Savannah and LeBron were high school sweethearts. They're not actually married yet, but they have two sons together, LeBron James Jr., 6, and Bryce Maximus James, 3. LeBron was Savannah's first serious boyfriend.
That's right girl! Show off your $24,000 Hermes bag that your man bought you!
Edited Feb. 21, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. to correct Savannah and Jada's names
Here's a positive post that I doubt you will read, since it's a positive post and all...
According to TMZ.com, former mortal enemies, actor Sean Penn, 50, and activist/singer Wyclef Jean, 41, made nice yesterday and buried the hatchet for a good cause.
TMZ obtaned a video shot Friday (Feb. 11) at the "Help Haiti" event at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City -- 'Clef is singing and dancing while Penn signed autographs a few feet away.
The two famously feuded last year when Penn questioned Wyclef's ulterior motives in running for president of Haiti -- and Wyclef retaliated by accusing Penn of drug use, which Sean denied.
Jean eventually lost his bid to run for president of Haiti. Only a fraction of the millions of dollars in donations that Jean took in for Haiti earthquake relief actually reached the people of Haiti.