Bad news, ladies. Shaun T, right, the creator of ‘INSANITY’ Workout DVD has married his longtime boyfriend, Scott Blokker, left. Thenewcivilrightsmovement.com blog writes that Shaun T was a dancer for singer Mariah Carey.

I know this is shocking news for some of you women. I’ll give you a moment to pull yourselves together…

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Rap mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris celebrated his 32nd birthday at a private birthday bash held at the posh $19 million mansion of local businessman Lee Najjar. Celebrities in the house included Tip’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, who hosted the party; Sean Combs, Young Jeezy, Miguel, Kevin Liles, Mike Kaiser, Terrence J, Nelly, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and her husband, Apollo Nida; Yo Gotti, Trae the Truth, Josh Smith, Lil Duval, Big Boi, Bobby V, Mimi Faust, Ariane (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Erica Davis, Jazze Pha, Ed Lover, Funk Master Flex, DJ Drama, Green Lantern, DJ MLK, Jarvis, Trina, Karen Civil, BET Hip Hop Awards executive producer Stephen Hill; V-103 GM Reggie Rouse, local club promoter Big Mike, and more!
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The decision wasn’t easy, but after reading through the emails sent in by my readers, one email stood out apart from the rest. The winning essay was written by EJ Flemmon! EJ will receive a $300 AKOO gift card and an invite to Tip Harris‘ private birthday bash on Saturday.

But that’s not all. In addition to dressing EJ in a wardrobe by AKOO, T.I. also threw in a pair of Beats By Dr Dre Solo HD headphones! Click the link below to read EJ’s excellent winning essay!

Thank you to everyone who sent in essays!

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Sept. 25 is rap mogul T.I. Harris‘s 32nd birthday, and his birthday celebration will coincide with BET’s 2012 Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta!

Sandrarose.com was given the honor of hosting the red carpet for T.I.’s star-studded birthday bash this year!

To make sure Sandrarose.com’s readers gets the up-to-the minute info from the party, I am searching for a fresh young face to interview celebrities for Sandrarose.com’s live video Ustream from T.I.’s birthday bash!

The winner will receive a free wardrobe from Kandi Burruss’ TAGS Boutique, hair and face whipped to perfection by Derek J’s J Spot Salon, and more!

T.I. didn’t want to leave the men out. One lucky male Sandrarose.com reader will receive a $300 AKOO gift card that is redeemable online!

The response has been great so far! Click the link to see some of the video submissions!

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The anticipation is building for T.I. Harris‘ official birthday celebration at a private location next weekend. T.I.’s birthday bash will coincide with BET’s 2012 Hip Hop Awards Weekend in Atlanta!

The search is on for a fresh young face to represent the Sandrarose.com brand on the red carpet. The winner will receive a free wardrobe from Kandi Burruss’ TAGS Boutique!

T.I. didn’t want to leave the men out: one lucky male Sandrarose.com reader will receive a $300 AKOO gift card that is redeemable online!

To win the $300 AKOO gift card, just send an email to info @ sandrarose.com explaining in 400 words or less why you should win the new AKOO wardrobe worth $300!

Please read the Sandrarose.com Contest Rules & Conditions. Good luck!!

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Sept. 25 is rap mogul T.I. Harris‘s 32nd birthday, and his birthday celebration will coincide with the taping of BET’s 2012 Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

The biggest stars in Hip Hop will be in town to attend the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards, and many of them will attend T.I.’s birthday party. Sandrarose.com was given the honor of hosting the red carpet for T.I.’s star-studded birthday bash this year!

To make sure Sandrarose.com’s readers gets the up-to-the minute info from the party, I am looking for a fresh young face to host the red carpet and interview celebrities for Sandrarose.com’s live video Ustream from the event!

UPDATE: I’ve just received word that TAGS Boutique, co-owned by local entrepreneur and reality TV star Kandi Burruss (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Kandi Factory”), will dress the winner of the Sandrarose.com Red Carpet Hostess Search!

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Today would have been Whitney Houston‘s 49th birthday. To celebrate the passing of an icon, the cast of her last movie, SPARKLEOmari Hardwick, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps — sang Happy Birthday to Whitney, at the request of former Atlanta madam, CJ, of Bossip.

SPARKLE opens nationwide on August 17.

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Last night, R&B Diva Monica Brown threw a surprise party for her mom, Marilyn Best’s 61st birthday! Mrs. Best was beautiful, and she doesn’t look a day over 40! Monica invited family and friends to Aria restaurant in Buckhead to celebrate the elegant occasion. Mo said her mom was “excited and super surprised” to see everyone.

Mo writes:

Hey Sandra, last night I gave my mom a surprise birthday party at Aria. She turned 61 years old. We had an amazing time and she was excited and super surprised. We as a family are very close but it was ultra special that my step father came after having surgery just yesterday as well. She was surrounded by love !!! Here are some of the pictures in case you wanted to post.

Rocko & Romelo’s Mommy

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Thanks to celebrity photographer Thad McAdams for sending these pics of Jadarius Jenkins‘ 16th birthday bash. Jeezy hired Soulja Boy to rock the crowd at Lee Najjar‘s former mansion in an exclusive enclave of Buckhead. The party decor was designed by MusicBusinessPolitics.

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Who else thought Bobby Brown and his manager/baby mama, Alicia Etheridge were already married? The lovebirds made it official during an intimate ceremony in Hawaii over the weekend. Bobby’s son, Bobby Jr. tweeted this pic on Instagram.

According to E! Online, all of Bobby’s children, except his estranged daughter Bobbi Kristina, attended the ceremony. Bobbi was reportedly shooting scenes with her boyfriend Nick Gordon in New York for her forthcoming Lifetime reality series, The Houston Chronicles.

BK reportedly stopped talking to her father after the sudden death of her mother Whitney Houston on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

Bobby and Alicia have one son together, Cassius, 3.


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  • Photo: Instagram