OWN Network founder Oprah Winfrey has "mixed feelings" about one of her hosts appearing on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' this season, which begins next week.
According to the Huffington Post, Oprah is uncomfortable with Your OWN Show host Carson Kressley appearing on the dance show, because she is uncomfortable with reality TV shows in general.
"A few years ago, when she was doing her own show, she didn't care for it at all," a source told HuffPo.
"Manipulating people who are so desperate to be famous and making then look foolish on TV is just not something she is comfortable doing."
But isn't that what Oprah did on her own show? Didn't she manipulate people who were desperate to be famous? Isn't she desperate to remain relevant after ending the 25-year run of her wildly successful show on the advice of a dying kid?
Kressley, who gained fame as host of TV's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," will compete next week against notables such as NBA star Ron Artest, former talk show host Ricki Lake and transgender Chaz Bono.
All over the Internet blogs claim that troubled singer Rihanna was chosen Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" for 2011. Unlike those other blogs we actually did our research, and according to Esquire's website, Rihanna did not even come close in the final vote count.
Rihanna was one of 64 women in the hotly contested "Sexiest Woman Alive" competition. But she didn't even make it to the Final bracket. Click here to see who actually won the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011.
Oh, by the way, Rihanna took off her top for the Enquire cover photoshoot which was supposed to look sexy, but didn't quite hit the mark. If you recall, this was the shoot that Rihanna caught heat for after she tweeted that she starved herself to look skinny for the cover.
You can see footage from the cover shoot after the break.
Why is this retard Soulja Boy still getting attention from the mainstream media? Some of you may have heard about the latest stunt SB and his camp pulled to keep his name relevant since he no longer sells records.
According to TMZ.com, Soulja Boy released a wack track titled "Let's Be Real" in which he spits the line "F*ck the FBI and f*ck all the army troops."
Unbelievably, the military responded to this moron suggesting, among other things, that he change his name. One soldier even recorded a diss record to SB.
The military stores have threatened to boycott all of Soulja Boy's music (which they should be doing anyway since nobody buys the garbage). SB's last album sold 15,000 copies!
SB's camp quickly sent out a press release promising to scrub the track from his upcoming album and from the Internet. But as you can see below, the video is still online.
All of this energy directed towards a kid with a low IQ doesn't make our military look any smarter.
Obviously SB was struggling to get attention like he always does, and once again he succeeding in keeping his name on everyone's lips.
Here's a suggestion to the media and the military: ignore this punk so he can fade quickly into obscurity.
Tami revealed what we knew all along -- that her role on BBQ Wives is scripted and that her television antics are just an act to draw viewers to the show. Plus, she's got kids to feed and she doesn't want to be kicked off the show!
Tami divulges, “I have to have a certain amount of income and VH1 pays me a lot of money to be involved with Basketball Wives…I'm just trying to keep my job, because when you don't perform to their standards or what they feel they need for their show, then you'll be written off…I got to feed my kids..."
If you recall, local attorney Phaedra Parks made a similar admission when her shenanigans on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" caused her to lose clients in real life.
This is why I have so much respect for actress Vivica A. Fox. Once she found out she would have to be fake to be on a reality show, she politely declined.
Tami also made a little loose change hosting a Black Gay Pride party for WassupnATL at Park Tavern in Atlanta this past weekend.
Troubled singer Rihanna, whose life exists mostly on social networking websites, tweeted a message to her fans letting them know she would not be re-releasing an album of remixes for her platinum CD LOUD. Instead, the Bajan singer will release an album with brand new material.
Earlier we told you that Rihanna was in a studio recording her next album, but, apparently no one believed us.
Rihanna tweeted this response to a fan who asked her about a re-release: "I tht abt a RihRelease, but LOUD is its own body of work! Plus u guys work so F?CKIN hard that u deserve to act brand new!!!"
Rihanna's depression seems to be worsening now that she can no longer bury her head in the bottom of a bottle. Has anyone noticed she rarely smiles anymore?
We know she's reading. So we'll just say to Rihanna: things will get better as soon as you change your stank attitude. Happiness begins within. Nothing you can touch or see will make you happy if you don't get your mind right.
Camera shy pop star Nicki Minaj, 29, tried to hide her face as she walked through LAX Airport yesterday. She wore her green weave under a pink Barbie hat with matching green Hunter wellington boots. I still don't know how she gets those fake butt pads through security. Don't they check butt pads for hidden explosives?
29-year-old rapper Nicki Minaj joined rapper Flo Rida and singer David Guetta at yesterday's taping of "America's Got Talent" in Los Angeles. Guess who Nicki was with? Yup, you guessed it: her boyfriend/hypeman Safaree Samuels, the same man who assaulted her with a designer suitcase in Dallas in July. Rumor had it that the couple had split up and that Nicki fired Samuels. But considering the source of the rumor, we should have known better.
According to my spy, Nicki was extremely camera shy, except when David and Flo asked her to pose with them, so she couldn't say no. But during the show, her orders were strict: absolutely NO photography on the set or backstage. Even host Nick Cannon couldn't get any pics of her in her dressing room. After the show, the contestants and judges took pics but not Nicki. At this point, no one really cares that Nicki and SB are still together. Like typical victims of domestic abuse, Nicki is probably convinced that she's nothing without him. In 10 years she'll film a VH1 "Behind the Music" special about how SB beat her azz on the regular and stole all of her money before leaving her for one of her bodyguards. Sad.
The life of a jet setting superstar can be glamorous and exciting. But even a fashion plate like Kanye West sometimes forgets fashion rule 101: change clothes often enough so you always look fresh.
Kanye spent hours celebrating with Jay Z after Beyonce revealed her pregnancy on MTV's VMAs on Sunday.
According to London's The Sun tabloid, a source said Kanye is set to be the baby's godfather.
"Kanye is as excited about the baby as Beyonce and Jay-Z. It will be a huge honour for him."
The troubled singer had been jumping around on stage with the Jigga Man and getting excited about his new godfather role, but even that didn't make him change clothes and go.
Later, Kanye was spotted at LAX airport -- still wearing the same smelly denim shirt that he wore at the VMAs. Kanye boarded a private jet for the 10-hour flight from LAX to London's Heathrow airport, where he arrived on Monday.
That evening, Kanye joined his artist D'Banj onstage at London's Hammersmith Apollo, where he performed for an hour in the same shirt. According to Kanye's former beard, Amber Rose, Kanye could use some help in the area of personal hygiene.
Two of Hollywoods HOTTEST: Actress, Elise Neal and Actor, DB Woodside of VH1's 'Single Ladies' grace the double covers of Denim Magazine for September, THE DOUBLE ISSUE. This is an issue you don't want to miss for all the latest on what's up with Elise and her Hollywood grind, plus DB Woodside and VH1's 'Single Ladies'!
Melo’s wife La La graces the cover as she juggles her newfound reality star power! La La, who's reality series Full Court Life premiered on VH1 last week, dishes about her expectations for the show, her upcoming projects that may have Hollywood accepting a new face on red carpets and a few things you probably didn’t know about her!
Read the excerpts below:
On the topic of lesbian sexuality that arises: My cousin Dice is a big part of my reality show and what’s important to me about Dice besides, obviously, that being my cousin and one of my best friends, is Dice is dealing with sexuality issues and different things like that. I think it’s important to see things like that on television because you have a lot of people struggling with who they are and trying to find themselves and worrying about if people aren’t going to accept them, and it’s good that we touch on these issues on the show. I think that can help a lot of people.
Of course, La La's affable lesbun cousin Dice Dixon a 30-year-old grad student at A&T, is one of the reasons why many young ladies are tuning into La La's show in droves. My spies tell me that sparks will fly between Dice and La La's pal, Ciara, this season. But please don't quote me on that.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and socialite Amber Rose couldn't keep their hands or lips off each other at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I don't know about you guys, but I get a chuckle out of watching wildlife make out in public.
über couple Will Smith, 42, and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, 39, were spotted shopping in Malibu, CA on Thursday. Will was wearing a big smile and grey Dolce & Gabbana jeans, according to fashion blog Upscale Hype. The happy couple didn't seem to have a problem in the world.
Will Smith was spotted shopping in Malibu, California with his wife Jada Pinkett wearing a black cap, black tee, grey Dolce & Gabbana Gold Dirty Gabardine pants ($558) and a pair of Nike sneakers. Also, Jada was carrying a Louis Vuitton Monogram Bag.
Foxy lady Queen Latifah made an appearance on 'Good Morning America' with host Robin Roberts to promote her clothing collection for HSN yesterday in New York City. The chick on the far right is Queen Latifah's longtime assistant, LaWanda "LB" Black. Apparently, both women share the same taste in expensive watches. On a recent trip to Atlanta the ladies stopped by a high end jewelry boutique and picked up matching $25,000 watches. I can't go into details on how I know all of this. But let's just say my source is very credible. In fact, she kept insisting that I knew who "LB" was, despite my repeated denials. Does Queen Latifah look great or what? Who else finds it interesting that Queen is following her ex, @TheMonifah, on Twitter? That's them pictured below during happier times when they always color-coordinated their outfits.
Remember we told you that Bishop Eddie Long's accusers agreed to a structured settlement worth around $2 million each, to be paid in installments every year over the next 20 years? Well, two of Long's accusers have now decided the cash annuities are not sufficient for their needs.
In other words, the men have burned through their cash annuity for this year. And rather than wait until 2012 for their next cash payout, they want it all right now.
The lack of funds even forced one of Long's accusers into a life of crime to support his lifestyle.
In June, Jamal Parris, 24, was arrested by Miami Dade police during a traffic stop. Police searched Parris' car and found 181 grams of marijuana, plastic baggies and a semiautomatic handgun. He was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
Incredibly, Parris blamed his drug arrest on "childhood sexual abuse" suffered at the hands of Eddie Long!
Now Parris and another accuser, Spencer Legrande, are speaking out about their experiences with Long -- despite signing confidentiality agreements when they accepted their settlements.
Against their attorney's advice, Jamal and Spencer spoke with WSB-TV here in Atlanta, which aired a clip of the interview last night.
Both men say they never sued for money, even though the money (or the lack of it) seems to be the motivating factor for the interview.
Ladies, is your man a linebacker in heels? Does he roar like a lion but has the heart of a pussycat? Does he throw drinks in your face? Do you come home from work to find your closet rearranged and your husband blames it on the kids when he's actually playing "dress up" in your closet ?
If you say yes to all of the above, you might be with a flagrant brotha.
A flagrant brotha is not to be confused with a flamboyant homosexual like Derek J who dresses up in heels and carries a purse just to get attention. At least you know what you're getting with Derek J.
YouTube comic Paul Mooney Jr. has just uploaded the latest installment of his "Flagrant Brotha" video series to teach you young ladies how to spot a flagrant brotha who is the worst type of role model for your sons.
As Mooney says: "Black women, please want better for yourselves!"
Nickolas Ashford of the legendary songwriting team Ashford and Simpson died Monday from complications of throat cancer in a New York hospital. He was a young 69.
Ashford, who recorded and performed professionally with his wife of 30+ years, Valerie Simpson, is best known for writing the 1984 hit songs "Solid (As A Rock)" and 1967's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Ashford and Simpson never reached the heights of fame as the superstars who recorded their musical compositions, such as Diana Ross, Chaka Khan and Marvin Gaye. But Ashford, who was reportedly bisexual, will be remembered for his classic R&B hit songs, his falsetto voice, his flamboyant long flowing hair and his colored eye contact lenses that set him apart from other male R&B performers of his era.
One of CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper's friends is a loyal Sandrarose.com reader.
I honestly feel you are always hateful whenever something about Anderson Cooper comes up, What makes you think that his personal life is for the world to hear? Who cares about coming out? its his life, does he have to show off his boyfriend or girlfriend for you to be satisfied...this brings me to the question, why does the public feel they are entitled to be addressed by someone on their personal life? You Sandra, need a chill Pill, I am close friend of Anderson and people like you piss us off.
I know him and his bf, we met at a New Orleans oyster bar while they were covering the BP spill. He's definitely NOT closeted... but the subject did come up, and his very simple response was that he feels it doesn't have anything to do with work, so he just doesn't bring his personal life? to the forefront during such. Makes sense, and that's his choice to make. But that mean he's closeted? No, it just means his personal life has nothing to do with his work so he shuts up about, there are alot of straight men who dont talk about their personal life either, so stop naggin gay men to come out. You need to sit yo Ass down woman.
Yes, some things are obvious such as the color of one's skin. But that doesn't stop President Barack Obama from proudly proclaiming himself to be a Black man.
Cooper frequently mentions the suicide rate of depressed gay teens on his program AC360. Imagine how his coming out would inspire and motivate those teens.
The winner of the 2nd season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was busted on drug charges this week in Gwinnett, according to The Atlanta Journal.
James William Ross IV, also known as Tyra Sanchez, was arrested Tuesday night when the car he was a passenger in was stopped on I-85 for having illegal window tinting, according to a police report obtained by the AJC. The Gwinnett police officer who stopped the car said he smelled raw marijuana and searched the vehicle.
Ross, 23, of Atlanta, was charged with marijuana possession and booked into the Gwinnett County jail. He posted bond and was released the following afternoon, jail records show. Source
Our police source tells us that Ross was forced to remove her drag queen paraphernalia for her mug shot -- including a lacefront wig and layers of professional makeup, which helps explain the disarrayed hairline in her mugshot.
Click the link to see how Miss Tyra Sanchez looked when she was a boy.
Actress Halle Berry enjoys the best of both worlds. When her actor boyfriend Olivier Martinez is out of the country, she slips between the sheets with her personal assistant/lover whom we first introduced you to here.
Halle celebrated her 45th birthday by frolicking in the surf with her girlfriend as they lapped up the gorgeous California sunshine on a beach outing yesterday in Malibu.
Halle, who looked stunning in a peach bikini and colourful sarong, stood no chance as her mischievous chum leapt on her back and dunked her in the cool Malibu sea.
The Monster's Ball star saw the funny side of things, though, and was seen roaring with laughter as her pal - who was fully dressed in jeans and a vest top - engaged her in a rough and tumble.
Also joining them was Halle's little daughter Nahla, who gave her mummy and affectionate birthday hug as they whiled away the afternoon on the beach. Source
Every ten years or so someone decides to make Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie the poster boys for gay rights. Every time this issue is revived in the media, the Sesame Street front office responds with the same stock answer: Bert and Ernie are not gay.
Now here it is 2011, and gays are still advocating -- and debating -- the homosexual lifestyle of children's hand puppets.
A petition upholding Bert and Ernie's right to get married has made it's way onto Change.org, and from there on to Twitter.com where the story was picked up by the national media. An argument could be made that this is all in good fun. But some gays are taking this petition too seriously.
"In this horrific age of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they are beautiful and their lives are worth living," wrote the person who started the petition, Lair Scott of Oak Park, Illinois.
"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful, only that they allow Bert and Ernie to marry, or even add a transgender character to the show. It can be done in a tasteful way."
Really? How do we explain this to the children in a tasteful way so that they understand that 2 male hand puppets who don't even have legs are married like man and wife?
The problem with the Gay Left is that they are mostly narcissistic and place their own needs above those of the rest of society, including the children.
When troubled singer Rihanna danced like a slut in the streets of her native Barbados last week, many people came to her defense, saying her naughty dancing was part of the tradition of the Kadooment Day festival on the tiny nation island.
Well, dancing like a trollop or a hussy may be customary for the other drunks in the street, but Rihanna is a worldwide superstar with legions of female fans -- many of whom are under 18.
Rihanna has a responsibility to her young fans, says singer Mel C, who criticized Rihanna for her inappropriate' overtly sexual behavior, her pot smoking and her drunken binges that are the talk of the industry.
The 37-year-old mother of 3, took to Twitter today and posted:
"For the record. I am a big fan of Rihanna, I am also a mother. People have to take some responsibility because we’ve got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far,’ the Mirror reported. I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate.
The Spice Girls singer used herself as an example of an artist who performs without over-sexualizing her stage routines.
"Rihanna has responsibility and although culture’s always changing, it’s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It’s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them. Rihanna’s free to do as she pleases, of course, but I think her take on the criticism she’s had is interesting." Source
Multimedia personality Lala Vasquez and her NBA star hubby Carmelo Anthony were seen leaving Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, California last night. The two seemed chummy despite the rumors we've been hearing about La La's past coming back to haunt her. If you're planning on watching "La La's Full Court Life" when it premieres on August 22, pay close attention to the interactions between La La, her stud cousin, Dice, and Ciara. We'll talk more about that later.
Singer Kelly Rowland and her longtime manager/boyfriend, Tim Weatherspoon, joined La La and Carmelo for dinner at Matsuhisa restaurant last night. We see that Kelly loves her Chanel. Our paparazzi friends tell us that she warmly agreed to take photos by herself whilst walking to her car. But the astute paps have finally caught on that Kells and Weatherspoon are an item. So they snapped pics of Kelly and Tim in their car too. Can you tell who wears the pants in that relationship?
There's something to be said about dating exotic dancers who accept a man's money in exchange for performing certain personal services that other women would provide for free.
One of the advantages in dating a stripper is that she knows how to be discreet and keep her mouth shut about what she sees and hears.
Kanye knows. He used to date a private dancer, the ubiquitous Amber Rose. Kanye mistakenly thought that he could find those same confidential qualities in other women. But other women are not schooled in the disciplines of jurisprudence that exotic dancers accept as code of law.
As soon as Kanye started dating his latest squeeze -- a non-dancer named Angela Martini -- she started running her mouth to the press. That's a huge no no when you're dating a man who keeps secrets.
Singers Estelle and Rihanna's bikini shots set the Internets ablaze yesterday. Rihanna was spotted frolicking in the surf with friends (and her ever present publicist who makes sure the troubled singer isn't drinking or doing drugs).
Meanwhile, halfway around the world, British chanteuse Estelle dazzled Saint-Tropez with in her cute little string bikini. Which singer do you think is hotter? Personally, I would choose anyone over Rihanna because of her mental issues. I don't care how hawt she looks in a string bikini if she has a personality disorder. That's a deal breaker for me.
The chick performing at a Las Vegas gay club last night was not the real Kim Kardashian, but she was an impressive facsimile thereof! We can see why Kim K is so nervous about Melissa Molinaro using her striking likeness to make a name for herself. Studies have shown that White males prefer the less is more school of thought when it comes to a woman's assets. This would explain why there are so many Facebook pages for Britain's Pippa Middleton's derriere -- and none for Kim's artificially pumped up butt.
Yes, that's singer Rihanna bending over so a man can sample her Goodies. The troubled singer shocked her native Bajans with a disrespectful display of raunchy behavior during Barbados' Kadoomant Day Parade today. Rihanna, 23, simulated lap dances for men and women on board a float during the parade. She was seen grabbing women's breasts and making obscene gestures to the crowd. Was she drunk? Did Rihanna forget who she was and the fact that she's a role model for millions of young girls around the world? There's only one word to describe these pictures: Disgraceful!!