Congratulations to R&B singer Keyshia Cole and hubby Daniel "Booby" Gibson! The couple got married in Cleveland, Ohio last night, and apparently, they flew off to their honeymoon in a helicopter! Keyshia, 29, and Booby, 25, are parents to Daniel, Jr, 1.
Keyshia revealed her wedding plans exclusively to her "Diamonds" (Twitter followers) on Friday night (May 20) on blogtalkradio before flying to Cleveland (Click to listen).
Both Keyshia and Boobie tweeted their nuptials announcement on their Twitter pages around 2:30 a.m. this morning eastern time.
So the World ain't end. Not yet.. But a brand new world for me and my family has just Begun! #Blessed Wedding Pics coming 2morro! B E Z
Then her bestie, R&B singer Monica tweeted:
Congratulations to @keyshiacole Wishing u guys a lifetime of happiness
Booby, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, will tweet photos from their wedding later today on his Twitter page.
By sheer coincidence, Keyshia and Booby got hitched on the 6 month wedding anniversary of their friends, Monica and Shannon Brown, who wed secretly in their LA home on Nov. 22, 2010. Only Mo and Shannon's parents witnessed their blessed union. But Mo, 30, and Shannon, 25, plan to say say their "I do's" for a second time in front of a larger audience next month in LA. Shannon is a guard for the LA Lakers. Congrats to both of these beautiful couples!
Eudoxie Agnan, aka Fab, is a married woman -- according to her updated Facebook account.
But her longtime boyfriend, rapper Ludacris, continues to deny that any nuptials took place at the end of last year. Additionally, his friends say if it was up to his mother, Roberta Shields, who manages his Ludacris Foundation, there would be no marriage taking place at any time in his near future.
What does this all mean? Why wouldn't Luda want Fab as his bride? According to his close friends, Ludacris likes Fab so much because she minds him. "It's rare to find a light skinned girl who minds, unless she's foreign," said the friend.
Luda helped Fab celebrate her 24th birthday at Compound nightclub on Saturday night in Atlanta.
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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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Actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith attended the White House Easter egg roll with their children, Jaden and Willow Smith yesterday. Willow performed for the children of invited guests, while U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their girls, Sasha and Malia sang along.
Is this a boy or a girl kissing hugging Willow Smith? It's so hard to tell these days. How confusing it must be for the children. EDIT: A loyal reader emailed me to say that the boy is a member of a group called Mindless Behavior.
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According to publicist, Saptosa Foster, a group of lucky NYC teens kicked off their Easter weekend on Saturday at a
special screening of Disney's upcoming film PROM (www.disney.com/prom),
hosted by heir to Diddy's empire Justin Combs, Grammy-nominated singer Karina Pasian.
Attendees included Justin's mom, stylist Misa Hylton; WayneBarrow (Bystorm Entertainment), TeenDiaries founder Aeshia DeVore Branch, Def Jam's Al Branch, Chris Nadler (Hot 97/Emmis Communications), CNN's Keisha Lamothe and JUICY senior editor Taiia Smart Young, and their children. PROM is in theaters April 29.
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The new Columbia Pictures film 'Jumping the Broom' produced by Tracey Edmonds and Bishop T.D. Jakes is a romantic comedy that explores today's difficulty in abstaining from sex until marriage.
Bishop Jakes fuses religion and comedy to challenge the film's audiences to explore the option of abstinence before marriage.
The film asks the question how easy is it to abstain from sex until you jump the broom? And which guy would make you want to Jump The Broom?
Laz Alonso and Paula Patton play Jason Taylor and Sabrina Watson, a young couple who decide to spend the rest of their lives together in Holy matrimony. But when their two families from opposite ends of the tracks converge on Martha's Vineyard for their dream weekend wedding, problems crop up and threaten to derail the happy event.
After meeting with Bishop Jakes for a counseling session, Taylor makes the decision to abstain from sex until his marriage to Watson.
In addition to abstaining from sex, Watson has to deal with her parents (played by Angela Bassett and Brian Stokes Mitchell) who have problems in their own marriage and appear on the brink of divorce.
And Taylor faces pressure from his friends who scoff at the idea of abstaining from sex until marriage.
'Jumping The Broom' also stars Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, and Valarie Pettiford.
'Jumping The Broom' opens everywhere on May 6, 2011.
Promotional consideration provided by Columbus Pictures
Kim Kardashian is known for her love of anything extravagant. Kim loves anything that's big -- including her diamonds and her men.
But for Valentine's Day, she wants the simple things in life. The entrepreneur and reality TV star told People.com what she's looking forward to the most for her special V-Day with NBA star Kris Humphries.
For Valentine's Day, "I like a long card," the reality star, 30, told PEOPLE at a QVC fashion week event in NYC Friday. "Write me your feelings – it’s all about the feelings and the card." (Did you get that, Kris Humphries?)
Her sister, on the other hand, is hoping for something a bit more sparkly.
"For me, diamonds will do the trick," says Kourtney, 31, with a grin.
The sisters, who live in Los Angeles and shoot their spin-off series in New York, are on the move again for Valentine’s Day.
"We will both be in Vegas," says Kourtney.
Young Money rapper Lil Twist celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday night (Jan. 15) at Dream Nightclub on S. Beach with his boss, Lil Wayne, actor Terrence J, Rocsi (106 & Park), his manager, Cortez Bryant, and record label exec Michael Kyser (Atlantic Records).
Lil Wayne let the entire club know what Lil Twist wanted for his birthday... "New Pussy," and he let all the girls know he would help Lil Twist get his wish (ewww). The bash was hosted by BET 106 & Park co-host Terrence J, who is definitely feeling himself since making his star turn in BET's sports-themed sitcom, The Game.
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This Christmas, it wasn't the thought that counted, it was the diamonds!
Pop star Rihanna reportedly gave her best friend Melissa a sparkly diamond ring for Christmas!
Judging from these pics taken last night at the 'Models & Bottles' party at the Ship Inn Club in Barbados, it's obvious that Melissa is thrilled to have Rihanna back in her life! Rihanna is spending the Christmas holidays in Barbados with her family and friends.
The besties dressed alike and rarely left each other's side as the crowd sang along with every song on Rihanna's LOUD album.
"They're not lesbian lovers," said my source via phone. "They have the same kind of relationship as Gayle [King] and Oprah."
Yesterday, US Weekly magazine confirmed the split between Rihanna and Dodgers star Matt Kemp.
Word is that the insecure baseball star felt threatened by the close bond between the two women. As you know, Rihanna and Mel frequently shared
beds hotel rooms while on the road -- and Matt wasn't having that.
Eventually, Rihanna got tired of Matt's whining and she sent Melissa back home to their native Barbados.
Many of Rihanna's fans wondered what happened to the ever-present Mel who was a staple in paparazzi pics with RiRi. Friends say Rihanna missed Melissa terribly while she traveled on tour with the moody Kemp.
Though Mel was out of the picture temporarily, she still received a weekly stipend from Rihanna as her personal assistant. Meanwhile, RiRi hired another personal assistant to travel with her and Matt.
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Dejected music producer Kanye West watched the LA Lakers lose to the blazing Miami Heat yesterday at the Staples center in Los Angeles. Kanye had two reasons to be depressed: the Lakers lost to Miami, and he just heard that rap newcomer Nicki Minaj's debut album Pink Friday will outsell his critically acclaimed CD by another 100,000 copies. That's got to be hard on a narcissist.
Dwyane Wade's fashionable concubine, Gabrielle Union, was spotted entering the arena with a friend. Gabby looked fly coming and going.
R&B Diva Monica tweeted this pic of herself and Kanye during the game yesterday. Monica's children, Melo and Rod (formerly, Lil Rocko), spent Christmas Eve with their dad, Rocko Da Don, taking pictures with Santa Clause at Lenox Mall in Atlanta before the kids flew to LA with Mo to spend Christmas day with their stepdad, Shannon Brown. I hear that Rocko is spending a lot more time with his kids lately. He's a great dad.
I LOVE Monica's short haircut! I've noticed more and more sistas discarding the horse weave for cute, short haircuts. This short hair trend is inspiring.
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Happy Holidays to everyone from Sandrarose.com! If I don't see you before January 1st, have a Happy, healthy and Prosperous New year! Enjoy your families. Eat, drink and be Merry, but most of all, Be Safe! I hope to see you back here on Monday.
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This warms my heart to see the fortunate few unselfishly enriching the lives of others. A retired lawyer who has been dubbed the 'Skid Row Santa' made his annual visit to a homeless shelter -- handing out $10 bills to thousands of homeless persons who queued up for hours to receive the monetary gifts.
Of course the critics think the homeless would be better served if the donations were made to homeless shelters, but I disagree. The money should go directly to the people who need it the most.
The 69-year-old retired lawyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said Thursday he’s been giving away $20,000 of his own money every year over the past 30 years at the Midnight Mission.
Dressed in red, the benefactor says he’s always moved by the appreciation and gratitude that homeless people show. He estimates about 3,000 people receive $10 bills every Yuletide.
The donor is one of several who hand out money on Skid Row on certain days of the year.
I thought picking 10 winners out of the 200+ submissions would be easy, but it was a lot more difficult than I imagined! I read some heart wrenching stories and I had to make some tough decisions. It came down to who answered the questions correctly AND submitted the photo that I requested.
Congratulations to the winners! Each of you will receive a $400 Toys R Us gift card for your child! In addition to that, you and your children will get the chance to meet Grand Hustle artists Young Dro, Lil Duval and the OMG Girlz!
You will be contacted by someone from Grand Hustle later today or tomorrow morning. The shopping spree location will be given to you at that time. The shopping spree is between 7 and 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 21, at a Toys R Us in Atlanta.
If you are a winner and you know you won't be able to make it tomorrow, please email me at sandra @ sandrarose.com, or your GH contact no later than 12 p.m. tomorrow and let us know.
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On-again-off-again celebrity couple Ashanti and Nelly attended Nelly's 5th Annual Black And White Christmas Ball at Chase Park Plaza in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri yesterday. Performers included Ashanti and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC.
Last week Rap-Up TV caught up with the rapper and asked him why he’s waiting so long to marry Ashanti. “I think you really have to be friends first. It’s not about how long it takes,” he explained. “I’m not a person that wants to get married more than once. If I’ma do it, I’ma do it. You’re dying if you leave me.”
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Rapper Nicki Minaj celebrated her 35th birthday with her celebrity friends, Lil Wayne, Baby, Cassie and Amber Rose, among others gathered at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian in Las Vegas last night.
There was some confusion as to Nicki's actual age. The confusion was compounded by the fact that there were no candles on her Barbie-themed birthday cakes to count.
But industry insiders have been whispering for months that Nicki, who claims to be in her mid 20s, is actually 35. I don't care how old she is, I just hope she won't be around next year because I'm tired of looking at her.
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