Samia Gore

Samia Gore is the founder of BodyCompleteRX (BCRX). Her company is less than 2 years old and already topped $2 million a year in revenues. BCRX is one of the fastest growing health supplement and natural weight management brands on the market.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross has partnered with JC Penney and designer Terry Tsiolis to create a 45-piece limited edition clothing line just in time for the holidays!

The 44-year-old actress and progeny of R&B legend Diana Ross, is pictured above wearing her Heaven tuxedo and Lady button down shirt, all priced under $100!

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Reality TV star-turned-entrepreneur Gizelle Bryant, left, hosted her EveryHue Beauty Pop-up Shop at NeNe Leakes's trendy Swagg Boutique in Atlanta on Thursday, July 13. Pictured with Gizelle and NeNe, center, is EveryHue Beauty co-owner Erika Liles, right.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Benzino

Washed up rapper Benzino wrote a shameful Instagram post disparaging hard working black women who are only trying to feed our children and pay our bills.

I won't go into the finer points of his vociferous (and potentially slanderous) diatribe on Instagram. I guess I should thank him for sending the little traffic my way.

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Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry

Entertainment Titans Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey were once tighter than a pair of panty hose 2 sizes small. But the media moguls recently parted ways over creative and professional differences.

Rumor has it that Oprah grew tired of the gay direction that Perry was taking all of his shows in.

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Ming Lee

According to the gossip mongers over on Lipstick Alley, Atlanta entrepreneur Ming Lee is a single lady. The tattle tails say Ming was unceremoniously dumped by the former correction's officer months ago, but that she's pretending to still be dating him by posting old photos of herself riding in his Phantom (or is it a Bentley?).

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Jen Selter Talks to In Touch Mag About Her Famous Butt

Jen Selter is among the legions of Instagram stars who are famous not for their talent, but for their physical attributes and entrepreneurial drive.

Selter is famous for her natural and perfectly proportioned derriere. The fitness instructor's 3 million-plus Instagram followers include Rihanna and past and present NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Amar’e Stoudemire. All she has to do to grow her follow count is update her account with new photos. Any angle will do as long as her butt is prominently displayed.

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Sexy media personality La La Anthony posted this Instagram photo of herself rocking a royal dress from her 5th & Mercer collection. The form fitting dress features a zipper that spans the full length of the dress from neckline to hem. The dress is suitable for the boardroom or the VIP room at the club. The dress leaves everything to the imagination -- a concept that many young women today can't seem to grasp.

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Ming Lee

Smash-and-Grab ATM thieves struck the upscale Snob Life salon near downtown Atlanta early Friday morning. The hapless thieves were foiled when they discovered the ATM was bolted to the salon floor. The thieves hit the popular salon, owned by Atlanta socialite Ming Lee, around 6:40 a.m. Friday, police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Snob Life is a salon that caters to Atlanta's entertainment scene. The stylists are regulars on music videos sets. Their clients include reality TV stars and rappers.

“I feel violated,” salon manager Erin Wales told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We did not expect this at all.”

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Keyshia Cole KC Steve Madden Shoe meet and greet

Friend of the blog Keyshia Cole held a meet and greet for her KC for Steve Madden shoe line at the Steve Madden store at Lenox Square Mall yesterday.

Keyshia looked great wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a black midriff baring top. Keyshia told lifestyle blogger Tami of Talkingwithtami.com she styled herself and designed her Steve Madden KC Suppa leopard print booties that she wore to the event, which retail for $189. The line of excited Keyshia fans stretched down the length of the mall.

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Amber Rose Hires New Manager

Socialite Amber Rose longs for the days when her name dominated the headlines on blogs. Not much has happened for Rose since Kanye West dumped her for greener pastures. Every attempt she has made to stay relevant has flopped. So Rose did what any smart attention whore would do: hire the mother of another attention whore as her manager.

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Queen Rosa and Chad Johnson

Yesterday's Morning Glory featured Queen Rosa, a business woman who runs a tax service in two states. She is very successful and Her clients includes professional athletes and celebrities. Rosa says this may be the reason behind the false rumors that she is a groupie who dates several ball players.

Read her emails after the break.

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Shekinah Jo BMW X6 xDrive35i

Celebrity photographer Thad of ExclusiveAccess.net spotted reality TV star and business woman Shekinah Jo cruising around Atlanta in her brand new BMW X6. Shekinah recently launched her "I Work Hard" t-shirt line which is doing quite well. And she's one of the reasons why the ratings for VH1's "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" are going through the roof.

Unlike Skylar Diggins, Shekinah doesn't need a rapper to purchase a car or a home for her. Shekinah is totally independent and self-sufficient. She works hard, b*tch!

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Lisa Wu at Bronner Bros Hair Show 2013

Former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' reality TV cast member Lisa Wu has seen better days. As Wendy Williams would say, "Miss Lisa has lived."

Lisa Wu earned her ticket to reality TV stardom after divorcing first husband R&B crooner Keith Sweat (she divorced former NFL player Ed Hartwell last year).

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Cissy Houston on Oprah

Grammy winning gospel singer Cissy Houston has no love for R&B singer Bobby Brown. In her memoir "Remembering Whitney", Cissy Houston, 79, recalls the days when her daughter was madly in love with Brown, and she couldn't understand why.

Whitney Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub at age 48. The coroner's report listed cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol in her system.

"Does it feels like a year already?" since Whitney passed, asked Oprah in an interview for Oprah's Next Chapter, which aired Monday. "It feels like two years," Cissy Houston replies.

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Comments Off on T.I. Birthday Bash Winner gets shopping spree at TAGS Boutique, and her hair done by Derek J!

Friday was a busy day for Ashley Marietta, who will host the Red Carpet for T.I.'s big birthday bash TONIGHT at a private location.

As soon as I notified Ashley that she was the winner, she dashed off to TAGS Boutique's 2nd location in Buckhead, where she picked out a special outfit to wear on the red carpet tonight.

The shopping spree was FREE -- courtesy of TAGS Boutique co-owners Kandi Burress and Peaches Chin, who took the time to help Ashley select just the right outfit. Ashley, above center, is pictured with Peaches Chin, left, and TAGS II manager Yasmin.

TAGS Boutique II is located at 2140 Peachtree Road in the Brookwood Square next to Frank Ski's restaurant. You can shop online at TAGSatl.com or at the TAGS Boutique at 4500 West Village Place SE #2003 in Smyrna. Special thanks Peaches and Kandi!

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New York State Senator Marty Golden (R) has canceled a planned event to teach women how to present a more feminine appearance in the workplace.

The event called Posture Deportment and Feminine Presence was part of a Summer series on career development focusing on "business etiquette" and "social protocol skills."

But critics chose to zoom in on Golden's plan to teach women how to act like ladies.

The media sparked a furor among feminists by calling attention to Senator Golden's plan to teach women “the art of feminine presence,” including tips on how to “sit, stand and walk like a model” and “walk up and down a stair” and shake hands more elegantly.

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Rumors are flying that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has a secret love child with a former TV reporter.

It all makes sense now.

Tongues were wagging when LeBron's fiancee Savannah did not immediately join him on the court to celebrate the Heat's NBA Finals win.

The celebrating began even before the clock expired during game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Teammate Dwayne Wade's sons joined their father at court side as the seconds ticked off the clock, and Chris Bosh held his newborn son as his wife Adrienne Bosh looked on with pride.

But Savannah was noticeably absent when LeBron glanced around the court, asking, "Where's my family?"

When we finally did see Savannah, the look on her face was one of indifference. She seemed oddly detached and out of place with the jubilant atmosphere around her.

And now we know why: her fiance is allegedly a daddy for the third time.

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Singer Melanie Brown is just like you. Melanie, aka Mel B, shopped for baby supplies with her daughter Angel Murphy-Brown just days after giving birth to her third daughter Madison in Los Angeles, California. Angel's daddy is comedian Eddie Murphy who didn't see this child until she was almost 2.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade proudly tweeted this pic of his oldest son Zaire who won his first basketball game yesterday. Let's hope he doesn't put too much pressure on the kid to follow in daddy's footsteps.

Angela Simmons, the daughter of Rev. Run Simmons, attended the Rachel Roy Spring 2012 presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on September 12.

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Queen Latifah, who is slowly adapting to life outside the closet, recently sat down with Sister2Sister magazine for an in-depth interview.

The Queen discussed what she looks for in a woman, and we're not surprised to learn that she prefers her women covered up.

“I just like ladies who have class. Period," she said, "and if it’s ‘T and A’ you’re sellin,’ that’s fine, as long as that’s what you’re selling. But you don’t have to show everything, you know?"

She added:

"You can hold some back and just be yourself and let your personality shine and let your individuality show. To me, that’s sexier. A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way.”

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According to Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal's Radio & TV Talk Blog, the Mo'Nique Show has been canceled. That's too bad. We never got the chance to watch it...

Earlier today, I heard that “The Mo’Nique Show” had been axed. I had sent an email out to various BET publicists to ask what was up. No word back.

At about 1:30 p.m., I called Rodney Perry, who was Mo’Nique’s sidekick on the show. He said he was running into a meeting and didn’t answer my question. While I was at lunch over at the mall court, at 1:40 p.m. EST, he texted me: “I was told indefinite hiatus.”

That’s a euphemism for canceled.

In an interview I did at 2:40 p.m., the stand-up comic said he enjoyed the experience working with Mo’Nique. “I’m selling out shows now,” he said. “That’s a win.” He heard the news from Mo’Nique’s husband but hasn’t spoken to the Oscar-winning actress yet. (He wouldn’t say when he knew about this, implying he has known for awhile.)

Yesterday, I posted excerpts from a rather lengthy "Put 'em on Blast" email written by a former employee of Tameka Foster-Raymond.

In the email, Becca Bussert, former manager of Foster's Estella Boutique, tendered her resignation after being accused of stealing merchandise from Tameka's shop.

The "Put 'em on Blast" section gives a voice to those in the industry who feel they have been wronged by certain industry execs, celebrities or companies.

The email author is solely responsible for the content of the email.

As always, we give the parties on Blast (and their representatives) the opportunity to rebut the complaint within a reasonable timeframe.

Edited: to add that Becca Bussert did not send the original email or the picture of herself to me. The email author just assumed that she did.

Raechel Taylor writes:

Dear Ms. Rose,

I am a business consultant by profession, hired in March of 2011 to support Ms. Tameka Raymond's collection of businesses. Ms. Raymond sought my advice prior to taking action against Ms. Bussart for stealing from her store. For the record, Ms. Raymond reacted with integrity and concern when personally witnessing Ms. Bussart removing inventory from the premises without consent, and placing the items in the trunk of her vehicle. When Ms. Raymond approached Ms. Bussart asking why she was doing this, Bussart replied that her intention was to try on the clothing at home. Ms. Bussart should have had the authorities called upon her, yet Ms. Raymond was graceful and did not want to cause a scene.

When I questioned Ms. Bussart's intentions a day later, she agreed that "that wasn't the right thing to do." Ms. Bussart has expressed serious intentions to pursue a career in fashion styling, just like Ms. Raymond has achieved, the reason for her to have sought employment with Ms. Raymond. When Ms. Bussart was caught removing Ms. Raymond's merchandise without permission, she immediately became indignant, defensive, and retaliatory, considering that a future career in retail for Ms. Bussart could now be at stake.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. Bussart personally submitted her photo, taken in Ms. Raymond's place of business during company time, to sandrarose.com with the intention of abusing this online portal for her own personal exposure. I am sorry to see that she has abused sandrarose.com's integrity by submitting a public tantrum in response to her inevitable and impending termination of employment for stealing from Ms. Tameka Raymond. I might add that Ms. Bussart copied me in the original email she distributed with the intention of embarrassing Ms. Raymond, and when I questioned her intentions, she revealed that "when I pressed the SEND button, I did not have a good feeling in my stomach...it was not the right thing to do."

As a retail consultant, it is my opinion that business owners who hire store managers do so with the intention that the business gets professional support which the owner may not possess. Ms. Raymond has been nothing but humble in her quest to explore the challenge of being a business owner, and maintains the savvy to know when to ask for support. She has sought advice and has accepted constructive criticism with grace and a positive attitude. Ms. Raymond, as of April 2011, can only be accused of hiring an opportunist who took advantage of her trust and patience. Ms. Raymond will be referring the case to the proper authorities, in light of the fact that Ms. Bussart has unlawfully compromised the confidentiality agreement she signed upon her employment with the company.

When reminded of this fact, Ms. Bussart said to me that "if I I had remembered that I had signed that, I would never have done this."

It is my hope that sandrarose.com post an addendum to this saga, perhaps with the intention to warn others who try to abuse this online portal for their own personal gain.

Sincerely,
Raechel Taylor
Retail Savvy
[Phone # removed]