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!
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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.
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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]

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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.

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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.

See the full list of nominees after the break!

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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.

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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...
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Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe visited the JetBlue and Nubar gifting suite at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California yesterday.
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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."

Basketball Wives Miami star Tami Roman covers the October 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Yesterday, fans of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" took to online social networks and message boards to vent their frustration at the network for adding male transgender Chaz Bono to the cast.

The anger and venom displayed in hundreds of messages on the DWTS website got so out of hand that ABC removed the message board.

As a result of all the criticism, Bono's mother, 70s pop icon Cher (of Sonny & Cher), took to her Twitter page yesterday to rally her followers in support of her "son".

The 65-year-old disco queen tweeted:

42-year-old Bono, whose female reproductive organs are still intact, will be paired up with 23-year-old dancer Lacey Schwimmer, a regular on the show.

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