Whitney Houston's family members, sister-n-law Pat Houston, her mother, Cissy Houston, and niece, Rayah, appeared on The View yesterday to promote their reality TV show, The Houstons: On Our Own.

In the interest of disclosure, Sandrarose.com was contacted by the production crew to help promote this show. They made promises they didn't keep, such as taking out ads on my blog and flying one lucky reader and a guest out to New York for the premiere party, which took place yesterday.

The likely explanation is the network refused to OK the budget for promotion on my blog. But, no worries. I'm not mad at 'em.

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The 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' cast made an appearance at Pearl Bistro in Atlanta Tuesday night. The spin off of the Love & Hip New York show is set to premiere on VH1 on Monday June 18 at 8 p.m.

Grand Hustle GM Hannah Kang is handling the promotions for the show in Atlanta. Hopefully she will add a touch of class. I'm hoping LHH Atlanta isn't going to leave a black mark on Atlanta that will be difficult to erase.

Pictured above, Lil Scrappy's mother, Mama Dee with Mimi, who owns (or used to own) a celebrity house cleaning service that catered to celebrity clientele. I bet she has some great stories to tell.

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Last week, a vexed hair stylist sashayed into the Buckhead hair salon owned by reality TV personality Derek J. The stylist had words with another stylist, after which he drew a weapon and fired a single bullet into the floor before running off. Normally, the gheys fight with knives, but now they're packing heat?

Police have launched a citywide manhunt for the gun slinging stylist, who they identified on Tuesday. The suspect, Corwin C. Pledger, 24, faces aggravated assault and terroristic threat charges, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

If you know where Corwin is hiding, contact Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and you may receive a reward up to $2,000.

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Yesterday the Internet was buzzing about a new scandal involving "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida.

According to Angela Stanton, a former friend of Phaedra's, the local attorney once ran a profitable car theft ring. I should pause here to inform you that Stanton has written a book detailing Phaedra's alleged involvement in the car theft ring.

The book is titled Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil. In the book, and in an exclusive interview with VIBE, Stanton discusses her relationship with Phaedra, Apollo, and Apollos's brother Everett.

All 4 were involved in the prolific car theft ring, according to Stanton. The operation -- led by Phaedra -- stole expensive luxury vehicles by simply driving them off car lots at night. They later trading the vehicles for cars of lesser value which they then sold for cash.

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In a revealing interview with UnsignedTheMagazine.com, actress LisaRaye gave a little more insight into her recently broken heart, her philosophy on life, making amends with her ex- husband, the former premier of T&C Islands; and her strained finances.

LR described her current status as "so on the market":

You’ve got to do something different and step out on faith. You cannot bring your old baggage into something new. Learn from that, move forward and give love a chance. Love is a wonderful thing, it’s very powerful. I’m a fan of marriage, I’m a fan of belonging to someone and I would love to belong with someone because it’s easier to fight life with a partner than not. Someone to have your back, bounce ideas off of, to encourage you and build you up, someone that’s ultimately your best friend.

Her philosophy on life and her finances:

“Prayer, and failure is not an option. I love life, I love living life, and I love laughing. I prefer to look at the glass as half-full instead of seeing it as half-empty and trust this, I had my ‘Lord Have Mercy’ Fund off to the side. That’s the money that you need to have when it gets bad, but I’m still in this economy like everyone else thinking about, ‘okay, where’s the money coming in?’ My reserves are dwindling down, so that is why I’m back to business, back to doing me, back to my career, so I’m very grateful that I have an opportunity and a place to return to, that my fans are telling me ‘we want to see you on the big screen, we miss you, welcome back.’ And that speaks volumes to me.”

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Yesterday I received these pics in an email from Patrice Horton over at TuffLuv Management who represents NFL player James Hardy. But by the time I received the pics my day was already over.

I broke the story right here on Sandrarose.com that James Hardy and reality TV personality Toya Carter had split up. So Honey magazine immediately reached out to the new bachelor for a fashion spread.

We know that James Hardy is all man so why would he allow himself to look sooo gay in these pictures? There is no reason on God's green earth why a man should have on this much makeup. I'm just being real.

Sometimes you have to tell the makeup artist to go easy on the brush. My suggestion to ball players who don't want to look light on their feet in a photo shoot, is to ask for a mirror before the photo shoot begins. If you can't see your skin through the makeup, ask the makeup artist to do it over with less foundation.

Don't just take the makeup artist's word for it. To them, more is always better. You're a man and there is no reason for a man to look more made up than B. Scott.

By the way, the photographer is Rob Ector who studied under Derek Blanks. How Y'all Doin?!

Do you possess a super sized bubble that you can't squeeze it into conventional store-bought jeans? Are you tired of watching shapeless skinny girls get all the attention in their fitted jeans while you can only imagine yourself in a pair?

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