VIBE magazine's 'Sexy' issue continues the self-hating black male's obsession with all things LSLH (light skinned, long hair). VIBE's 'Sexy' issue, which hits newsstands in July, features Puffy Combs' concubine, Cassie, and pseudo-model Eva Pigord in monotonous, half nude photo spreads.

In my opinion, neither of these women are particularly sexy. Yes, they're cute, but they are not sexy by any stretch of the imagination.

Superstar Kelly Rowland is enjoying worldwide success as one of the most beautiful and gracious singers in the biz. Kelly was recently named one of the judges of British show 'X Factor'. She replaces Cheryl Cole who was fired last week. Kelly made her first official public appearance as a 'X Factor' judge at the Birmingham, England auditions for the wildly popular show yesterday. I was the only blogger who predicted that Kelly would one day be bigger than Beyonce. I want my props.

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A 16-year-old who won her modelling contract in a competition has been announced as the new face of Louis Vuitton, according to London's Daily Mail tabloid.

The naturally beautiful Zimbabwe-born Nyasha Maronhodze started modeling just two years ago after winning the UK Elite Model Look competition in London in 2009.

The tomboy was discovered by a fashion scout in the street in her Northamptonshire hometown and invited down to London to take part in the contest.

The schoolgirl, who arrived for her first casting wearing her school uniform - experienced a meteoric rise through the echelons of the fashion industry, with an impressive debut season that saw her walking for shows including Louise Gray, Clements Ribeiro, Jonathan Saunders during London Fashion Week SS11 as well as Loewe, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Louis Vuitton in Paris.

And now, the industry newcomer models couture clothes from Louis Vuitton's latest collection in a slick advertising campaign art directed by the label's creative head, Marc Jacobs and shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Stephen Meisel. Source

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Socialite Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kris Humphries attended their first event together since announcing their upcoming nuptials. The happy couple attended the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo, Monaco yesterday.

Word coming out of R&B singer Rihanna's camp is that she's feeling a little flustered about her upcoming hosting gig at the new Vision nightclub and lounge Grand Opening in midtown Atlanta in July. I'm told she's nervous about hosting such an Epic event. She needn't be worried; I'm sure she will do a great job. The new Vision nightclub is the crown jewel of AG Entertainment's expanding portfolio. The nightclub and adjoining lounge will feature state of the art lighting and a sound system that rivals Las Vegas show venues! Requests for tickets are pouring in from as far away as NY and LA! If you know Alex or Elsa Gidewon, get on their guest lists now. Don't wait until tickets go on sale next month. Keep it right here on Sandrarose.com for more details on the new Vision grand opening!

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Sephora was the scene of the launch of the Carol's Daughter Spokesbeauty Monoi repairing collection on 34th street in NYC yesterday. Celebs such as Mary J Blige, Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Puffy's concubine, Cassie Ventura, graced the red carpet as flash bulbs popped. Carol's Daughter's founder and CEO Lisa Price and Steve Stoute sparked controversy when they selected Solange, Selita and Cassie to be the spokesmodels for their hair care line.

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Yesterday pictures appeared online of rap mogul Lil Wayne spending quality time on South Beach in Miami with his unidentified Latin cutie. Earlier this week, the two lovebirds sat courtside during game 4 of the eastern conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls (game 5 is tonight in Chicago). The chick appears to be completely enamored with Weezy in these pics. Someone emailed me yesterday claiming to have attended high school with the girl. So at least we know she's American. Lil Wayne's artist, Young Money rapper Drake, also sat courtside with the couple.

Weezy chose his courtside attire as carefully as he chooses his baby mamas. According to UpscaleHype, he wore a Mitchell & Ness LA Lakers hat, a Billionaire Boys Club classic Curve logo tee, Desert Digi Camo cargo shorts, checkered socks, and a pair of Nike Dunk Mid Premium SB “3 Bears Edition” sneakers.

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"Dancing with the Stars" winners Hines Ward and Kym Johnson danced on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square this morning. The former NFL player and his partner beat out Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the 'DWTS' final yesterday. Congrats to them!

Reality TV star and media personality La La Anthony was spotted while filming scenes from her reality show in Beverly Hills yesterday. That weight loss looks good on her!

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Some of you are too young to remember the 80s fashion craze sparked by students wearing pajama bottoms to school. It looks like DWTS' Romeo Miller is trying to bring ready-to-wear pajamas back. The 21-year-old rapper-turned-actor was seen dressed in a crazy colorful Emo pajama bottom as he hugged his dance partner Chelsie Hightower after they finished rehearsing for the DWTS finale on Saturday. Romeo is definitely down with swirl. Earlier this week he was reportedly lip-locking with 60-year-old Kirstie Alley. The "My Baby" rapper, who currently stars in 'Jumping The Broom', is the son of former rapper and Hip Hop mogul Master P.

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The Fashion Critic gave Beyonce the Most Uninspiring Award for wearing this black number from Lanvin's Fall 2011 Collection. She gussied up the unflattering dress with gold Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Rihanna, who usually dresses provocatively for awards shows, toned it down last night by opting for the understated elegance of a men's tailored Max Azria white suit with nude colored Louboutin’s. Her white, buttonless silk blouse was open down to her navel where she "showcased a gold fringe Solange Azagury-Partridge tassle necklace." She got my Best Dressed Award for the night.

According to fashion blog Upscale hype, rapper Nicki Minaj attended the 2011 Billboard Music Awards wearing a piece from the Mark Fast Spring 2011 Ready to Wear Collection and a Gareth Pugh outfit for her uninspiring performance of "Super Bass".

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The 2011 Billboard Music Awards took place last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Singer Justin Bieber and rapper Eminem (who was a no-show) were the evening's big winners taking home 6 awards each with the 38-year-old rapper taking the top honor for artist of the year. Teen heartthrob Justin and his girlfriend Selena Gomez kissed passionately after he accepted his 2nd award.

Bieber, 17, won awards for top pop album, streaming artist and song, as well as social and digital media artist, according to Reuters.

Her star has faded but Rihanna can't be touched when her makeup is flawless and her hair is on point. Rihanna's ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to beating the breaks off her in 2009, didn't attend the awards.

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Last night was the premiere of “The Hangover Part II” in Los Angeles. One of the movie's stars, Kirsten Bell, tried her best not to be upstaged by the primate star, Crystal the monkey, but the monkey wasn't having it.

Crystal the monkey owned the red carpet last night as her human co-stars could only stand back and admire her audacity. If Crystal could speak she would have appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning, grousing about how the human cast makes more money than her when she's the star of the movie.

Kirsten Bell wore a color-blocked peach and ice grey silk chiffon sleeveless dress from J. Mendel's Spring 2011 Collection.

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Pop icon Janet Jackson had to watch her step as she tipped to the red carpet at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap in Antibes, France yesterday.

Janet apologized for her tardiness after taking her time squeezing into her Haider Ackermann full length skirt. Janet just celebrated her 45th birthday on Monday (May 16), and she looks just as glamorous as she did 15 years ago!

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Two major U.S. book retailers have issued directives to their stores to wrap the covers of this month's Dossier magazine in opaque plastic. The retailers fear that the cover photo of 19-year-old, half naked male model Andre Pejic, with his bird chest and 2-pack abs, will offend housewives who might think he's a 12-year-old girl.

Although there are other magazines on the shelves featuring shirtless men in all manner of undress, Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores believe that this particular magazine cover will offend because "the model is young and [he] could be deemed as a naked female."

Dossier co-founder and creative director Skye Parrott was shocked at the retailers' directive to forfeit the magazine orders or agree to be censored.

She told Jezebel.com: "We knew that this cover presented a very strong, androgynous image, and that could make some people uncomfortable. That's partly why we chose it. I guess it has made someone pretty uncomfortable."

She added: "What message are the big bookstore chains sending — that the male torso is only appropriate all-ages viewing when the man in question is ripped?"

Male model Pejic, who was discovered in his native Australia flipping burgers at Burger King, says his androgynous looks makes him feel more female than male sometimes.

"I'm sure most people think of me as a woman. It doesn't bother me anymore and I feel fine about it... I don't consider my looks unusual."

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Jewelry designer Simone I. Smith, wife of rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, launched her new jewelry line, Simone I. Smith, at Bloomingdale's in Century City, CA yesterday. Normally I would have added "long suffering" to her name, but Simone wasn't thinking about LL and his cheating ways. Some would say she has low self esteem, but Simone was busy stacking her chips and raising the couple's three children until she could realize her dream of owning her own business. LL saw that she was a strong and independent woman, and he couldn't do anything but respect her.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker, designer Simone I. Smith and singer Kelly Rowland attended Simone's jewelry launch yesterday.

Singer Kelly Rowland, socialite Kim Porter and actress Angela Bassett attend Simone's jewelry launch yesterday.

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Last night after the Heat knocked out the Celtics (16 straight unanswered points in the 4th quarter WOW) a few members of the Heat and of course friends, family and significant others, went out to celebrate. As usual, decked out in their “white hot” ensembles, Savannah Brinson, Adrienne Bosh and Gabrielle Union look like they had a great night!

Troubled singer Chris Brown was spotted strolling with a male friend in Hollywood yesterday. Although this photo is very suspect, this post is not about CB's sexual orientation or his hate for women.

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Chris Brown was spotted walking with a friend in Hollywood wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs Summer Sleeveless Sweatshirt Hoodie ($178), which has a front zip closure and logo branding on the left chest.He was also rocking a pair of Vans Vault Authentic Decon LX Blue leather sneakers from the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Sultry singer Ciara attended a Samsung event in Hollywood yesterday wearing a sexy sleeve dress that left nothing to the imagination. Prior to attending the event, Ciara was spotted shopping at Barney's in Beverly Hills earlier in the day. All she needs is one hawt single and she'll blow away the competition, ie Rihanna and Beyawnsay.

Rap star Nicki Minaj and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson (not pictured) attended the Samsung Infuse 4G For AT&T Launch Event held at Milk Studios in Hollywood yesterday. She's not happy because this is one of those rare occasions when Nicki is dressed down per the request of her sponsor.

Sexy superstar Kelly Rowland also attended the Samsung event. Kelly Rowland's hit single "Motivation" sits at #3 on the Billboard chart. But she's not letting the newfound fame get to her head like Beyawnsay did. Kelly is already a superstar in Europe.

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Sexy siren Keri Hilson attended Maxim's Hot 100 Party sponsored by New Era, Miller Lite, 2(x)ist and Silver Jeans Co. held at Eden in Hollywood, California last night.
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Remember I told you that socialite Amber Rose hired a trainer to pound her tired looking body back into shape? I'm told her efforts are paying off. She lost 6 lbs in one week. Good for her. Amber attended Maxim's Hot 100 Party last night in Hollywood.
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Friends Kim Karsdashian and Kelly Osbourne got jiggly with it as they checked out each others hot bodies on the red carpet at the Southern Style St Bernard Project Event With Ambassador Britney Spears in Beverly Hills, Ca last night.
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Grand Hustle artist Young Dro sat down with Dr. Jay's Boss Lady for an intimate interview on the set of his AKOO fashion shoot. Dro discussed his failed relationship with singer Fantasia Barrino, his upcoming album, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once), and his hate for social networking site Twitter.com.

Sexy songstress Ciara was spotted shopping in West Hollywood yesterday. The 25-year-old beauty wore one of her boyfriend, Amar'e Stoudemire's oversized grey t-shirts with nothing underneath. As the paparazzi snapped away, the Spring breeze played tantalizingly with the hem of her top, without exposing her goodies under it.

According to Dallas' top exotic dancer Zeralyn, over 50% of women are taking Fantasia's advice to free themselves by not wearing any underwear.

According to The Daily Mail, Ci Ci recently revealed her secrets to staying in shape - namely that watching what you eat is more important than how much you exercise.

"85 percent of it is what you eat, and 15 percent of it is how you work out,' she told Entertainment Tonight.
'Dancing-however you do it, even if it's in your living room - is a great workout."

"Food is fun," she said. "I have moments when I want to eat pizza or a hamburger - I'm not going to drive myself crazy."

Singer Kelly Rowland dined at Eva Longoria's Beso Steakhouse At Crystals CityCenter in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7.

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Singer Rihanna, 23, was spotted leaving her hotel in Paris, France yesterday where she hosted Nivea's 100 Years Of Skincare events over the weekend. My sources tell me that RiRi is batting 0 with the eligible bachelors that she's been pursuing. I'm told that Rihanna, a narcissist who hates being alone, is literally throwing herself at professional athletes in New York and California. But even the most jaded pro athlete doesn't want the headache of dealing with Rihanna's nasty hissy fits. After manufacturing rumors of phantom romances with celebs, RiRi is now wearing a diamond "I?you" pendant that she bought for herself. I almost feel sorry for her.

Carmen Milian, left, and her daughter Christina Milian attended a Mother's Day celebration at Siren Studios on Saturday in LA. Don't they look like twins?

Socialite Amber Rose attended Tyler Shields "Life Is Not A Fairytale" in Los Angeles on Saturday. My spies tell me Amber was "horrified" at the response her weight gain got on the blogs last week. After tweeting something about being happy the way she was, Amber reportedly hired one of LA's top trainers to whip her back into shape.

The lovely Paula Patton attended the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on behalf of GREY GOOSE on Saturday, May 7. According to Eileen Arias of EA Publicity, Paula was a vision in white wearing a Vivian Westwood dress and the exclusive GREY GOOSE hat. As per the tradition, the hat will be auctioned for a charity of the celebrity's choosing, this year via charitybuzz.com. Paula's new movie 'Jumping The Broom' took in a respectable $13,700,000 which was good for #3 at this weekend's box office.

Singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (Usher's ex) also attended the Kentucky Derby. The 40-year-old beauty is finally beginning to show her age.

Singer Jordin Sparks is enjoying all the attention she's getting after losing all that weight. But why did she look so out of place at this year's Kentucky Derby?

Old Skool rappers Cheryl "Salt" Wray, left, and Sandy "Pepa" Denton graced the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby. According to Splash News, Cheryl is selling her upstate New York McMansion for 2.25 million. No, it hasn't gone into foreclosure, Cheryl and her husband want to downsize to something more economical. "It has been the perfect house for me and my family," said Wray, 47, who shares the estate with her husband Gavin her daughter Cornin, 19 and son Chapele, 11. The 6,000-sqaure foot house lies in a sleepy mews in leafy Melville, New York. "It's a beautiful area, the homes are gorgeous," added the Grammy winner. The "Whatta Man" singer likes to keep fit and the luxurious home also comes with a massive, fully equipped gym as well as a recording studio.

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Singer Rihanna, 23, was spotted shopping in NYC yesterday after her less than spectacular appearance at the Costume Gala at the Met on Monday night. Rihanna, who wore her red wig in a long wrap around braid for the Gala, let her long red extensions hang loose and wavy yesterday. The singer doesn't have much to smile about these days, according to friends who tell me that a certain professional athlete snubbed her romantic advances. I would reveal the athlete's name, but then he would know who told me.

After leaking fake rumors to the media about other romantic pursuits that ended up going nowhere, Rihanna was secretly pursuing this ball player who was probably scared off by rumors of her notorious personality problems. The rumors of RiRi's unpredictable rages and ice cold demeanor even scared off a certain blogger who, after careful consideration, decided not to take any chances and declined an opportunity to go out on the road with her.

They say that when you're getting to know Rihanna, she is as sweet as can be. But once she gets comfortable with you -- look out!

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It warmed the cockles of my hear to hear the throaty boos directed at Beyonce and Jay Z by guests at the Costume Gala at the Met last night. This video provides further evidence that people are just sick and tired of seeing these two everywhere.

Beyonce's mermaid dress was so tight she couldn't even climb the steps without the assistance of her husband and some random queen.

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Nearly 100 fashionable celebrities turned out for the much-anticipated Costume Institute Gala honoring the late Alexander McQueen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight in New York City tonight. I wish I could post all the pictures of every beautiful celebrity who adorned the red carpet, but there were just too many and so little time. I did the best I could.

Jay Z and his wife Beyonce attended the Costume Gala a few days after they attended his nephew's high school graduation in NYC.

Paparazzi asked singer Alicia Keys to pose without her insufferably boring husband, Swizz Beatz. And she happily obliged.


Singer Rihanna attended the costume Gala wearing a black embroidered gown and her flaming red wig in a long ponytail braid.

Bey's sister, singer Solange Knowles, will regret choosing this outfit when she reads the blogs tomorrow.

Singer Ciara tweeted excitedly about attending this event. And therefore we had high expectations for her outfit. We like Ciara so we will keep our opinions to ourself.

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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.

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Last night, former Xscape singer, Tiny Harris, who goes by the username @TinyMajorMama on Twitter.com, posted this Twitpic of herself rocking a new t-shirt line by rising clothing designer, and her longtime friend, Nikki Nicole Dillard.

Tiny's t-shirt reads "Stay in Your LANE, HOE."

Some of you may recall t-shirt designer Nikki Nicole as my 2008 Jump Off of The Year Award recipient. At the time I wrote "You don’t know her, but she’s on the come up." Do I know how to pick 'em or what?

Prior to being named Sandrarose.com's 2008 Jump Off of The Year, Nikki and Tiny (and T.I. for that matter) were inseparable on road trips. But in the aftermath of my post, Nikki was unceremoniously dumped by the couple, and she was replaced on road trips by Tiny's other bosom buddy, Vanity.

I won't delve any further into their past personal lives, but let's suffice it to say that Nikki recovered quickly and parlayed her sudden fame into several successful business ventures.

If you're wondering if Nikki ever thanked me for that early career boost, the answer to that question would be "no."

In case you're one of the millions of Americans who slept soundly at 4 a.m. when Britain's Prince William took Kate Middleton to be his bride, here is a quick update.

Kate Middleton will now and forever be referred to as "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge" (unless a series of tragic deaths befalls members of the royal family, at which time she will be bestowed as Queen of England).

Kate, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, turned 29 on January 9th. She is the eldest of 3 children.

Kate, oops, I mean, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was given Princess Diana's engagement ring to have and to own. But her new hubby made it clear early on that he intends to go ringless.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge decided to do her own makeup because she wanted to add a little normalcy to the pomp and circumstance surrounding the wedding of the century.

Although she thought it was lame, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge practiced "the wave" for hours in the mirror until she got it right.

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Star Jones, 49, looks like she is packing on the pounds again as she lunches at Nello's on Madison with a pal. She appears to have put back on 20-30 pounds after her weight loss of several years ago where she became very slim. She at a creamy dessert and sipped on white wine.

R&B singer Rihanna, 23, was spotted dining out at Phillippe Chow in Hollywood yesterday.

Grammy-award winner Kelly Rowland, 30, who is a superstar over in Europe, poses for the paparazzi while leaving her hotel and getting in her car in new York city. Doesn't she look gorgeous?

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, 30, was spotted leaving a nail salon in Beverly Hills, CA after having a manicure and pedicure in the color pink.

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Here's more Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles in Paris pictures, because I know how much you love them. Bey and Jay were photographed taking a stroll after eating lunch today in Paris, France.

As you can see, Beyoncé read your comments about her Stepford wives outfit yesterday on all the blogs, so she switched things up a little bit with a cropped lambskin jacket over a denim shirt and khaki shorts. She accessorized her outfit with 6¼" Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Platform Mary Jane schoolgirl strap pumps ($995). Nice!

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Beyoncé and her aging rapper hubby, Jay Z, 41, stepped out in Paris together for the first time since his embarrassing medical mishap of a very intimate nature was caught on film last week.

I'm told that Jay Z consulted with his physicians back home who plan to adjust his meds to curb the frequency of his embarrassing mishaps. But I don't know that for sure, so please don't quote me on that.

Doesn't Beyoncé look a little odd to you? I can't quite put my finger on it. It's more than just the bleaching, there's something about her demeanor that looks weird in a Stepford Wives sort of way.

I heard from a few female acquaintances this weekend whose husbands also experienced Jay Z's, er, problem. I never hear from these chicks unless they read something on my blog. Anyway, one acquaintance said to me, "I don't think my husband is taking Viagra, but how would I know that for sure?"
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