According to Freshalina of Crunktastical.net, R&B singer Keyshia Cole's biological mom, Frankie Lons, filmed a video for her new dance single called "The Frankie Leg" -- just before jetting off to Hawaii to attend her daughter's second wedding to husband, Booby Gibson. Keyshia and Booby had a second wedding for their new reality series that comes out in the Fall. Their first wedding was held in Las Vegas a few months ago.
Frankie showed the youth her fancy footwork, and she also schooled the youngsters about respecting their elders. That message seems to be lost on our youth of today who have no respect for their elders or themselves. It's good to see Frankie doing so well.
The cast of VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA" covers the October 3rd issue of JET magazine. The ladies give JET readers some insight into their not-so-perfect lives.
Draya Michele on getting arrested for leaving her son home alone:
[The rumors about my son] get addressed on the show. I will say you can’t believe everything you hear. It is very hard being a mom in the industry. My mother is my support system. She lives in Pennsylvania with my son. We see each other almost every week. He stays with her while I’m here working.”
Laura Govan on her relationship with baby daddy, Gilbert Arenas:
A piece of paper saying you’re married doesn’t define [the relationship]. I’ve been with Gilbert for 10 years; we’re married— I don’t give a damn what he says. He’s the father of my four children. I don’t see any other man in the household with me.
Singer Alicia Keys looked looked exhausted as she emerged from ABC Studios in New York City this morning. It seems the cheating rumors and stories about her husband, musician Swizz Beatz, might be getting to her. Mr. Beatz's accuser, a groupie named Chris, has parlayed her newfound fame into some much needed cash. Chris is currently fielding offers from men's magazines to pose nude.
Alicia made an appearance on 'Good Morning America' to promote the new Lifetime movie, "Five," an anthology of five short films an anthology of five short films directed by Keys and other female celebs.
First lady Michelle Obama was featured prominently in ABC network's promotional Tv ads for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" season premiere which aired last night.
Most viewers who watched the TV commercials had no idea that Rihanna would be on the show because she was left out of the TV ads. In fact, the network did promote Rihanna's appearance as a "surprise guest" on blogs and in print media, but not in commercial spots that featured the first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama simply wasn't interested in sharing screen time with a public drunken mess like Rihanna.
The Bajan singer, who once famously said, "I'm a rock star, not a role model!," wasn't actually on hand to help build a new house for needy families. Instead, she held a meet and greet with the families and a woman's veteran's group backstage at one of her concert stops (see video).
There's no doubt that Rihanna's public drunkenness has become a major cause for concern. Yesterday on Twitter.com, Rihanna lashed out at others who accused her of being a drug addict. But it appears that she Rihanna was worrying about the wrong thing. She failed to address her alcoholism which has become the talk of industry.
TV judge Greg Mathis has spoken out about the execution of cop killer Troy Davis. Davis, 42, was put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at Georgia's Diagnostic and Statistics prison for the shooting death of Savannah police Officer Mark MacPhail.
Judge Mathis offered his opinions about the case from the set of his television show.
"Despite the overwhelming doubt surrounding his guilt, Davis never received a new trial and was unjustly put to death by a lethal injection." said Mathis, who added that Georgia had "blood on its hands" for executing Davis.
But Mathis was incorrect when he said Davis never received a new trial.
As many in the liberal media have already pointed out, Davis was granted an unprecedented chance to prove his innocence in 2009 when the U.S. Supreme court, citing a “substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death,” granted Davis a stay of execution and ordered a federal court in Georgia to hear Davis’ new evidence.
Davis's attorneys were given an opportunity to present those 7 witnesses who claimed they were coerced into ID'ing Davis. But Davis' attorneys refused to call several of those witnesses to the stand. Most likely because it would be obvious to the presiding judge that they were lying -- or they didn't want to perjure themselves under oath.
But as usual, Mathis and all the other Davis apologists ignore the obvious facts in the case and choose instead to offer their opinions based on their emotions.
It's a good thing Judge Mathis doesn't sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. There's a reason why he's a TV judge.
The daughter of "Basketball Wives: LA" cast member Jackie Christie appears to mirror her mother's dysfunctional personality traits. 22-year-old Ta’kari Lee took to her blog yesterday to air out her estranged mom for mistreating her elderly mother (Ta’kari's grandmother) who was dying of cancer.
As you know, Christie worked her mother's terminal illness into the reality show's plot, which didn't sit well with many of the show's viewers.
Christie apparently pretended to be distressed over her mother's impending death. But in her long, rambling blog post, Ta’kari says Christie was "verbally and mentally" abusive to her mother before she died. As you know, Christie's mom passed away on Tuesday.
Ta’kari, who has deep-seated emotional issues inherited from her mother, has two children out of wedlock -- a 2 year-old and a 9-month-old infant by 2 different men. A reality show is the worst possible form of therapy for these two women.
Children don't forget. So be careful how you raise them.
The Scene About My Grandma and Her Cancer..SmH.. I am Not Doubting That She Was Sad About My Grandmas Condition…But I Wonder If Tanya Talking About Cherishing The Memories U Have With The People U Love Hit A nerve For Her… She Knows Like My Grandma And I Know – My Grandma Was Always Being Disrespected and Treated Badly… And The Same Way I compare My Relationship With My Mom Like Being In A Violent Relationship – Although My Mom Was NOT Physically Abusive… She Was Very Mentally and Verbally Abusive – Not Just To Us Kids But My Grandma As Well… She Would Lash Out At Us And Make Us Feel So Low Then Try To Correct It With Other Things..Like An Abusive Husband Beating Your Ass And Then Buying U Flowers Or Gifts..
Two words: Ashton Kutcher (and sex sells). 'Two And A Half Men' destroyed 'Dancing With The Stars' because of the show's new leading man, Ashton Kutcher, who spent most of last night's season premiere naked.
CBS also won the ratings race becuase ABC pissed off a lot of their viewers by substituting good family entertainment for a freak show.
As you know, Kutcher was hired after CBS fired Charlie Sheen in spectacular fashion after last season (and to think we assumed it was all a publicity stunt to boost ratings).
In last night's season premiere, which drew a record 27.7 million viewers, we learn that womanizer Charlie married his stalker neighbor, Rose. But just one day after his new wife found out Charlie cheated on her, he met an untimely death when he fell off a train platform and under an oncoming train.
Rap mogul Jay-Z is really showing his age. The 43-year-old expectant father was spotted leaving an office building in Manhattan yesterday. It looks like his wife Beyoncé is having their first child just in time. Photo: Splash News Online
This pic is for those confused lesbuns who prefer transgenders like Chaz Bono. You would be surprised how many women are into chicks who mutilate their bodies. I read a comment on another blog from a Chaz fan who actually wrote, "I don't see any scars on Chaz's body." As you know, Chaz made its debut on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" last night. Judges gave Chaz and dance partner Lacey Schwimmer a 17 out of 30 for their stiff cha cha routine. Xposurephotos.com
Last night was the season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC, featuring the first transgender dancer and TV's favorite defense attorney.
Following the first round of dances, Nancy Grace, Ron Artest of the LA Lakers, Khloe's younger brother Rob Kardashian, and transgender Chaz Bono are all tied for dead last in the competition. One of them will go home tonight.
It''s hard to say which one out of the four was the worst dancer. But since they are all novices at it, they deserve kudos for at least stepping up to bat.
Chaz's introduction was a slap in the face to the supporters who said children wouldn't know whether she was a male or female.
As the producers flashed a cute pic of her as a little girl, Bono mentioned that she was born a female, and now thinks she's a man, despite retaining her female productive organs.
Good luck explaining that one to your kids!
Watch the videos of the first dances after the break.
Rapper Fabolous called into DJ Clue's show on Power 105 last night to address the "fight" that went down between him and Brandy's little brother Ray J after the Floyd Mayweather fight in Vegas. Allegedly Ray J was angered by a tweet that Fabolous sent out on his Twitter page clowning Ray J's piano playing at Mayweather's house before the boxing match.
"Celebrity stylist" June Ambrose will get her own half-hour docu-series TV show starting next year, VH1 announced Monday.
Ambrose is partly responsible for some of the atrocious fashions you've seen on your favorite stars over the years. She shares that same cognitive egocentrism that afflicts most industry insiders who rub shoulders with narcissistic celebs -- she thinks she's a celebrity herself.
Don't bother following Ambrose on Twitter.com if you're expecting a response to your tweets to her. She's not genuine, nice, or real.
For more than two decades, Ambrose has helped create looks and wardrobes for stars such as The Dave Matthews Band, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa, Kim Cattrall, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige.
"We at VH1 are so thrilled to dive into the fashion world with none other than the industry's top styling icon, June Ambrose," Jeff Olde, VH1's executive vice president of original programming and production, said in a statement.
The tweets are talking about a knock down drag out slugfest between rapper Fabolous and Brandy's little brother, Ray J.
If you recall, Ray J came to prominence when he came in appeared with his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian in that viral video a few years back. Well, the tweets are saying that Fabolous rocked Ray J's world last night. Ray J phoned into Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club this morning to address the rumors, and things didn't go well.
Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes of Angola made her press rounds in New York for her first official duties as the newly crowned beauty queen. Her first stop was at the U.S. embassy to pick up her VISA so she can earn a paycheck and support her family while she's here.
Ms. Lopes was photographed with her mom and siblings at the poolside on Friday. Leila already seems wary of the swarming NY paparazzi.
Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles was spotted attending a party in West London early Friday morning. She rocked a curly afro wig from her sister's collection of exotic hair pieces and lacefronts and a canary yellow gown.
"Dancing With the Stars" contestant Ron Artest of the LA Lakers wore his team's colors to dance rehearsals yesterday. Ron plans to change his name to Metta World Peace once he pays all of Ron Artest's outstanding parking tickets. Season 13 of DWTS premieres on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 PM/7c.
Have you been experiencing headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps or unexplained hair loss lately? It could be the apple juice you're drinking, according to a nationally renowned TV doctor.
Television host Dr. Mehmet Oz has come under fire by the Food and Drug Administration for his claims that the apple juice we consume is dangerous for our health.
Dr. Oz announced on his TV show Wednesday that testing by a New Jersey lab found "troubling" levels of arsenic poison in many brands of the apple juice we drink.
The FDA loudly denied Dr. Oz's claims in press statements, which of course made headlines around the country. The resulting media coverage led some people to wonder if that glass of apple juice they drink every morning could really kill them.
"There is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices. And the FDA has been testing them for years," the agency said in one press statement.
Singer Ciara was spotted leaving her hotel in New York City yesterday wearing a chic black and white ensemble. We hear that a reality TV show is in the works for CiCi but we don't know any of the details. As soon as we find out, you will be the first to know before the other blogs do! Photo: Lisa Mauceri/INFphoto.com
Rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, attended the Oscar De La Renta Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City yesterday. Nicki never ceases to amaze us with her attention-grabbing skills. Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images North America
They don't call them New York's finest for nothing. Two NYPD officers couldn't keep their hands off the gorgeous Jamaican women dancing in the The West Indian Day Parade last week. The horny officers were caught by Worldstar Hip Hop cameras bumping and grinding on the sexy women in the parade.
The West Indian Day Parade, otherwise known as the Labor Day Parade, is an annual event held on American Labor Day on the first Monday of September.
The cops just got carried away and were enjoying themselves a bit. But, according to the Daily Mail, bosses at the NYPD don’t think it’s a laughing matter and have launched an investigation into the video.
A source told the news site: "It’s not corruption, but it looks bad. It’s young cops doing something stupid."
'True Blood' fans were all atwitter on the social networking website Twitter.com during Sunday night's epic finale.
Entertainment Weekly's Inside TV spoke exclusively with sexy 'True Blood' star Rutina Wesley about the shocking finale and whether or not Tara survives the gunshot that took off half of her head:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What did you think when you read the season finale script?
RUTINA WESLEY: Well I mean, I knew ahead of time that it was coming. It’s always a scary place as an actor to go there.
In your mind, is Tara dead?
Well I mean half my head is missing. I’m just gonna keep saying that. You know, it’s True Blood. I feel like anything is possible. If anything, it is the golden hour though. If she is able to be saved, it’s like she’s got 20 seconds. It’s not a lot of time. I’m curious to see what they’re going to do with all of it. I hope I’m back. But again half my head is missing [laughs].
It was crazy! Are people approaching you?
Well my phone has been blowing up. I talked to Nelsan and his phone was blowing up. He was like, “People are about to start a riot over you.” I think that’s so sweet to know that people out there are really upset and some people are like, “I’m not watching the show anymore!” I’m like, C’mon guys. But it’s not over. It ain’t over til the fat lady sings. I’m just gonna take it one day at a time. As I said, I haven’t seen any scripts from next season, but I know that I’m involved — I just don’t know in what way.
Are you signed on for a season 5?
Yeah. It’s out there that Alan has already said that he has big plans for Tara. But things change. I don’t know exactly what they have in store for me and how long that will be. It’s tricky. And if I did know, I’m just not going to say. [Laughs] But again — half the head is missing. The cool part is people are talking. And that’s the question is: Is she dead or is she not? Because people can survive head wounds. But we have people on the show that can make things happen — you know what I mean? I don’t know what’s going to happen the first episode of next season. I’m just as excited and curious you are. I hope it’s good. I hope I stick around for a while. That would be nice. [Laughs]
Just as we said all along: rapper T.I. being sent back to prison had nothing to do with the luxury motor coach that transferred him from the Forrest City federal facility in Arkansas to an Atlanta halfway house last week.
According to CNN (via Eonline.com), which obtained documents from the Bureau of Prisons, T.I. (real name Clifford Harris Jr.) was sent back to the clink after prison officials learned that a VH1 producer and T.I.'s manager were on the bus.
"Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough," the report states. "[T.I.] further indicated he was discussing a new reality series and a book with those individuals."
But T.I.'s legal team is adamant that no business was conducted on the bus -- even thought the VH1 producer was present for the ride.
"No such business was conducted during that trip as the incident reports," said T.I.'s co-council Jonathan Leonard.
Also, just as we told you, T.I.'s lead attorney Steve Sadow is now blaming the halfway house officials who "ratted T.I. out" by notifying the feds about the reality TV cameras.
It doesn't matter that Lil Wayne's 4th CD Carter IV is garbage, it can't be ignored that he somehow managed to sell almost a million albums in one week. Plus the fact that no other rapper even comes close to his sales this year, so that should account for something.
Yesterday, BET announced its list of nominations for the 2011 Hip Hop Awards, including 18 nominations for the rap gremlin.
Once again Sandrarose.com was ignored in the best blog category. We didn't even get a mention for the Hustler of the Year award, which we feel we deserve. Not that we care but we thought we would mention the diss.
ABC released candid shots of transgender individual Chaz Bono in the dance studio with dance partner Lacey Schwimmer. Bono's addition to the upcoming season of 'DWTS' resulted in a storm of protest from ABC's viewers.
In an interview with ABC News last week, Bono said America "really needs to see" a transgender individual on 'Dancing With The Stars'. How narcissistic of Chaz to say that.
Despite all the vicious hate mail I've received on this issue, I refuse to refer to Bono as a man. I will not feed into her delusions in order to be politically correct. Being a man is not as easy as taking hormone shots to grow a beard or wearing a wife beater every day.
Carmelo Anthony and La La Vazquez Anthony were spotted leaving the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' show in the rain in NYC this morning. The couple discussed their reality show, La La's Full Court Life, with Regis and Kelly. Am I the only one who notices how bored Carmelo looks on the reality show? He doesn't come across as an attention-grabbing sort of man. But La La, on the other hand... Photo compilation
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe visited the JetBlue and Nubar gifting suite at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California yesterday. Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com
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.
The rumors are confirmed: 50-year-old comedian/actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Annual Academy Awards this Fall. Good for him.
"I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others," Murphy said in a press release.
"Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner, who is producing the ceremony, recently directed Murphy in the upcoming movie "Tower Heist," and Murphy was reportedly Ratner's top choice to host the show.
"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," Ratner said in a press release. "With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances -- especially on stage -- I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show."
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.
ABC caused a storm of controversy when the network announced its controversial decision to add a transgender male (Chaz Bono) to the cast of "Dancing With The Stars". But now the deluge of emails and phone calls pouring into ABC's offices have turned downright scary, according to an unidentified source.
“Of course, they knew there would be some anti-Bono calls and emails,” said a longtime “DWTS” insider. “But this has been more vicious and in larger volume than was anticipated. … Some of the comments are downright scary,” the source told the Sun Times.
As if it wasn't difficult enough for ABC to navigate the waters of discord and animosity, a psychologist has come forward to urge parents not to allow their kids to watch the show.
Calling Bono's appearance on the show "toxic," Dr. Keith Ablow, a FOX contributing blogger, wrote "I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears."
Dr. Ablow, a licensed psychiatrist, compared Bono's gender dysmorphia to that of mentally ill patients who suffer from limb dysmorphic disorder -- the amputation of healthy limbs.
People who suffer from limb dysmorphic disorder believe their lives will improve dramatically if they can only amputate one or more of their hands or limbs. The limb is usually removed at the end of a butcher's knife when the patient can't find a sympathetic doctor to perform the operation.
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?
TNT has cancelled the hospital drama HawthoRNe after two seasons, according to Inside TV. TNT decided not to renew the show for a 3rd season after receiving consistently negative reviews.
“TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved,” the network said in a statement. “The series gave TNT the opportunity to work with many outstanding people, including Jada Pinkett Smith and the rest of the show’s talented cast, crew, producers and writers. We wish everyone involved with HawthoRNe nothing but the best.”
The show probably didn't work out because the concept of a hospital nurse administrator (Jada Pinkett-Smith) who brings her personal problems to work just didn't fly with the TV audience.
No nurse would be willing to work under a nurse administrator who is constantly making out with the hot doctors. Nurses and doctors are far too busy saving lives to have sex with each other in broom closets.
According to published reports, rapper T.I. was moved to the federal Penitentiary in Atlanta on Thursday, one day after being released from an Arkansas prison where he served 11 months for violating his probation.
The rapper's lawyer Steve Sadow told The Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "moved T.I. to a different facility" because of an issue involving the rapper's mode of transportation from Arkansas to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach.
But back in December 2009, a similar customized tour bus was hired to transport T.I. from the same Arkansas prison where he served seven months on federal weapons charges to a halfway house in Atlanta. So the issue isn't so much the luxury tour bus, but what occurred on board the tour bus that prison officials objected to.