Halloween costumes

It's that time of the year again. Time for Sandrarose.com's top 10 Halloween costumes that you'll see on the streets of Your Town USA this Halloween.

If you still haven't made up your mind and you need a little inspiration, just scroll through the costumes after the break.

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Nick Mariah Easter

Ex-power couple Mariah Carey, 45, and Nick Cannon, 34, got together briefly on Sunday to celebrate the Easter holiday with their 3-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan Carey in New York.

Mariah uploaded this Instagram.com image of herself with Nick and their adorable twins on Sunday.

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Ridiculously inappropriate Halloween costumes for children

It's almost the bewitching hour -- that time when little ghosts and goblins will take to the streets of Your Town to strong arm you and your neighbors for bagfuls of free candy. Inevitably, a few childish adults who live vicariously through their toddlers will dress their tykes in wildly inappropriate -- and even offensive -- costumes. This post is intended to give you parents an FYI so you won't embarrass your children (and yourselves) with similar ridiculous costumes.

And remember, if you plan to take your child(ren) to the local mall to trick or treat, the malls will not allow children over 12 to wear masks inside the stores.

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Someone on Reddit.com posted this absolutely horrific Halloween mask that is so realistic it would probably prompt calls to 911 on Halloween night.

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If you're looking for a memorably ghastly Halloween look (and you have a flair for applying makeup), you could get inspiration from a Redditor who goes by the username specialxk. For a recent Zombie Walk in Pittsburgh, she crafted this spectacularly gory optical illusion — look closely and you can see her real mouth hidden inside that gaping zombie maw.

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  • Troubled singer Rihanna spent her Easter holiday getting drunk on board a yacht in Sydney Harbour. The 24-year-old Bajan chilled on a boat cruise with "Battleship" cast mate Brooklyn Decker (not pictured) and the rest of the cast. It wasn't long before RiRi got bored of the niceties and went looking for some liquid refreshment. She was photographed swigging from bottles of beer. She reportedly got so drunk that her able assistant, Jennifer, had to assist her off the boat. Do better Rihanna!
    Photo: Blue Wasp/Grey Wasp/Splash News

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    This season's "Basketball Wives" isn't doing too well in the ratings for VH1. We hear that the show's producers plan to totally revamp the cast and add new groupies who are willing to split wigs and toss more drinks next season. Desperate for ratings, the producers begged current cast member Evelyn Lozada to stage a public dust up with another cast member -- but she refused.

    Lozada visited Miami strip club G5 over the Easter holiday to host a party. Lozada, 41, a rumored bisexual, turned up at the club with one of her side chicks, and they both partied like rock stars in the VIP with famed Miami stripper Tip Drill (pictured above with Evelyn).

    If you recall, Tip was the stripper who made headlines when she lost her grip and fell off the pole at King of Diamonds strip club earlier this year. Tip was rushed into surgery at a local hospital.

    Rappers and other ballers who appreciate Tip's unique pole skills took to Twitter.com to wish @origtipdrill a speedy recovery. Rapper @Drake tweeted: "Praying for my homegirl Tip Drill one time."

    Tip took a brief hiatus from the pole. She bides her time shooting music videos (such as Nicki Minaj's "Beez in the Trap" featuring 2Chainz).

    Photos by Thad McAdams of Exclusive Access. The event was promoted by Kash of Delta Lifestlye Marketing.

    Valentine's Day is the one day out of the year when real men go all out to express their love for their faithful and submissive women. But rapper T.I. doesn't wait for valentine's Day, he expresses his love and gratitude for Tiny all year 'round. So what does a man give as a Valentine's gift to his wife who already has everything? Why not give her roses that are taller than she is, that are only grown in specific parts of the country and must be flown in on ice?

    In addition to the flowers, T.I. also hired a musician to serenade Tiny at an intimate dinner at home. And he filled the house with flowers, as well as gifts from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and other high end shops. Isn't LOVE Grand? :yes:

    Photos source: Instragram

    'Braxton Family Values' star Tamar Braxton, 35, and her husband, Vincent Herbert, were spotted celebrating the New Year in Times Square, NYC. As we previously told you, Vince is unable to travel or leave New York because he is still receiving outpatient treatment for a blood clot in his lungs. No doubt Vince is thankful to be alive after his ordeal.

    According to a source close to their camp, Vince is living temporarily in a hotel close to NY Cornell hospital where he receives blood thinners and gets his therapeutic blood levels checked daily. As a result of his illness, Vince reportedly lost over 50 lbs. But it looks like he gained most of it back.

    Tamar, who has a home in Atlanta, visits Vince in New York often. The couple will star in their own TV series on the WE tv network titled 'Tamar and Vince'. The show begins production in March.

    Photos: Splash News Online

    Rapper Ludacris and his lovely fiancee, Fab Eudoxie, attended the New Year's Eve festivities in Miami, Florida yesterday. Luda hosted the Red Bull Sound clash concert where he performed in front of thousands of enthusiastic rock fans. My source tells me the bridge to the beach was grid lock, so Luda hopped into his luxury speed boat to ferry his mom and his entourage to Bayfront Park.

    Other celebs, such as actor Terrence J and rapper Rick Ross, hosted separate parties on the beach as well. My sources tell me that rap mogul Sean Combs filmed part 2 of his "Luck Be a Lady" commercials at his mansion on the private and exclusive Star Island yesterday. In addition to employing extra security, Sean reportedly installed cell phone blockers to prevent anyone from tweeting pictures. You might recognize some of the guys from the Ciroc commercial in the pic below.

    Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net

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    Rihanna, 23, is still on holiday in her native Barbados. She was spotted yesterday splashing in the surf with her family and friends at the beach. Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, raised eyebrows yesterday when they expressed their undying love for each other on the social networking website Twitter.com. Rihanna is typical of an abused woman who forms an unhealthy attachment to her abuser, even after he has rearranged her face, because she lacks the self esteem to move on.

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    This is the last post for today unless another local "rap star" gets shot.

    From my family to yours, have a happy, joyful and safe holiday! And if I don't see you before December 31st, have a Happy New Year! :bye:

    Thanks to loyal reader Jonathan for the RuPaul card!

    Last night, rapper T.I. (above left), his wife Tiny (far right) and his family gave back to the community at the Carrie Steele-Pitts Center in Atlanta. To kick the night off, the family acted out a play that was written by T.I.'s oldest son Messiah, 11. The whole family donned full troll costumes, and after the play T.I. changed into a Santa Clause outfit and passed out toys to the children.

    The elaborate troll costumes were Messiah's idea. He is pictured above with his beautiful mom, @LashonDixon, who is also mom to rapper Domani Harris, 10. All of the Harris children participated in the play! Gifts were handed out to the excited neighborhood children after the play. The gifts included toys, clothes, jackets, shoes, backpacks that were purchased by T.I., his K.I.N.G. Foundation and his record label Grand Hustle.

    Tiny Harris and son, Major, 3. She was dressed as Queen of the Trolls. See more pics after the break, and on ExclusiveAccess.net!

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    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, families around the country will sit down to feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the fixings.

    Registered dietician Ellie Krieger has seven superfoods that can help you see better, increase your energy and make your skin look more youthful.

    Krieger recently appeared on 'Inside Edition' with Deborah Norville where she explained the benefits of eating healthy by including these 7 superfoods in your holiday meals.

    Superfood #1: Kale

    "Kale is great for your eyes because it has lutein that can help your eyes and prevent damage from aging." Sauté it or throw it in a salad.

    Superfood #2: Dried cherries

    "Especially tart cherries. Interestingly, they contain melatonin which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns." They're great as a snack or toss them in a salad, pancakes or muffins.

    Superfood #3: Salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fats.

    "Omega-3 fats reduces the inflammation in the body. So inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancers. Fresh salmon costs about $20 per pound. You can get a can of salmon which will run you about $4 per pound and it has all the omega fats."

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    Singer Akon joined his mother Ms. Kine, President of Akon's Konfidence Foundation to distribute 300 holiday turkeys to Atlanta families in need in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Atlanta yesterday.

    Singers Justin Bieber, 17, and Usher, 33, performed this morning on NBC's "Today" in the TODAY Plaza in New York City. Justin is still struggling with his post-puberty voice change. But his fans don't seem to care about his voice.

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    Basketball Wives cast member Jennifer Williams, rapper Jim Jones and TV personality Al Reynolds got into the holiday spirit yesterday. The trio attended the 2011 turkey drive at Ricardo's Steak House in Harlem where they handed out 5,000 turkeys to needy families.

    Meanwhile, Jones spoke with TMZ yesterday about the scripted fight that occurred between his baby mama, Chrissy Lampkin, and Juelz Santana's baby mama, Kimbella Vanderhee, on Love & Hip Hop.

    Jones told TMZ that he spoke with his best friend after the fight, and smoothed things over with him.

    Jones said,

    "I wish that it wouldn't have happened, but things happen." He added, "I spoke to my brother about it, we cool. Shout to my lady Chrissy. It's all good."

    Photos: Wireimage.com

    Celebrity blogger Tami of Talkingwithtami.com got the chance to interview R&B Diva Monica at Sam's Club on Clairmont Rd in Atlanta yesterday.

    Monica was there to give back to those less fortunate by participating in a meet & greet during the store's annual “A taste for you” event that is also held simultaneously at Sam's Club stores nationwide. Customers were invited to meet Monica and to sample a variety of gourmet holiday foods.

    Sam’s club also donated $1 million dollars to support child hunger programs through Feeding Americal, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity. Atlanta Community Food Bank received $75,000 from Sam's Club.

    After signing autographs, Monica took pictures with Sam's Club staff, including store Manager, Mike Jones, and her mom, Rev. Marilyn Best!

    According to Tami, Monica became involved in the efforts to help raise awareness of child hunger after Mo discovered one of her sons sneaking food out of the house to feed a hungry classmate.

    Visit Tami's blog HERE to read the interview!

    The best Halloween party in Atlanta took place last night at the Gold Room as MusicBusinessPolitics, Botchey Ent. and Upfront Ent. threw their annual Investment Club Halloween extravaganza! Celebrities in the house included T.I. and his wife, Tiny, Allen Iverson, Jazze Pha, host Korey With a K, and a few Beyonce's with fake baby bumps!

    The Investment Club industry night mixer takes place every Monday at the Gold Room on Piedmont Ave in Buckhead!

    See more pics from the party at ExclusiveAccess.net!

    The club was packed with Halloween revelers vying for the evening's top prize, which went to Jerome (character on TV's Martin) and Madea who each received $2500 from Devyne Stephens of Upfront Entertainment!

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    Before you answer, think hard if you're black and you dressed up as Superman, Snow White or Batman this Halloween. I think the Beyonce Stans were upset because the Beyonce Fake Baby Bump costume was the most popular get up this Halloween.

    During a Halloween party held for members of the Coyotes, [Paul] Bissonnette posted a photo of a costumed Raffi Torres, along Torres's wife, to his followers on Twitter. Torres was dressed as Jay-Z and his wife as Beyonce Knowles. Both of them were in blackface.

    Blackface is a style of makeup used for imitating a black person. It has a history of being used in forms of entertainment based on racist stereotypes.

    The photo quickly spread, sparking outrage amongst fans. Bissonnette later defended his teammate.

    "As far as everyone trying to call 'racism' because Raffi dressed up like Jay-Z can simmer down," Bissonnette tweeted. "He's a huge Jay-Z fan." Source

    The most popular costume at the MusicBusinessPolitic/ Investment Club's 1st Annual Halloween bash at the Gold Room last night was the Beyonce Fake Baby Bump costume. But the 30-year-old singer who inspired the costume decided to give hers a rest last night as she donned a yellow and black Bumble B costume to attend Kanye West's Halloween party at the Darby restaurant in New York City last.

    Bee's bodyguards were extra vigilant in shielding her from probing hands. But it was obvious that she wasn't wearing her rubber baby bump prosthetic under her costume.
    Photo: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com

    Photos: Splash News and INFPhoto.com

    R&B Diva Monica celebrated Halloween with her sons, Romelo and Lil Rocko at their Atlanta private school today. After their costume party at the school the boys changed to go Trick or Treat with the entire Family. Monica was dressed as the Nun (Whoopie Goldberg's character) in the movie 'Sister Act', which is one of Mo's favorite movies.

    Romelo was Super Mario and Rocko was Luigi. Aren't they adorable!