I would have posted this pic of actor Lance Gross and his girlfriend, Eva Pigford, in my Morning Wood post, but Eva has her hands all in the cookie pot ruining the view. Maybe Lance will post more pics of himself alone in all his chocolate glory on his Twitter page.

I have to hand it to Carmelo's baby mama, LaLa Vasquez, that is one gorgeous LSLH chica. A definite step above your average video vixen. LaLa attended the 41st NAACP Image Awards Nominees Pre-Show Gala Reception at the Milk Studios last night in L.A.

Rapper/actor Ludacris showed off his pearly whites during an appearance on fuse TV at fuse Studios in NYC yesterday.

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Last night I watched rapper Rocko's live Ustream video with anticipation that he would stand up for his baby mama Monica who was being bullied on a social networking site. Rocko came through, though not in the forceful way that I hoped he would. He put the Internet bully in his place using tact and decorum not usually seen in a thug.

That intrigued me.

What also intrigued me was Rocko's thug swagga. I kind of get what the chicks see in thugs. Although some may believe that a thug's "swagga" is just compensation for their perceived shortcomings or low self-esteem, I see it differently.

What separates a thug like Rocko from your average every day male is his testosterone-fueled machismo. You can see it in everything he does. From Rocko's intensely impersonal greetings ("What up though"), to the way he enters a room and owns it, to the way he aggressively unzipped his jacket and put his hats on. Even in the way he continuously (and some might say, annoyingly) sucked his teeth.

I know now that my uncle was a thug because my uncle displayed these same exaggerated behaviors when I was young. To me, my uncle was the coolest man on earth. He always walked with an exaggerated swagger as if he owned the air around him. And he repeatedly sucked his teeth and chewed on toothpicks even when he hadn't eaten anything for hours.

It got my attention -- and I was just a kid. Now I know why my uncle (who was average looking, at best) had so many women swarming over him like flies. My uncle knew back then what Rocko knows now -- that it is their exaggerated, macho, cock of the walk manliness mixed with pride and a lack of emotion that turns women on.

I get it now.

According to Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. Just 29% say the U.S. is generally heading in the right direction.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.


According to DrudgeReport, The Rasmussen Tracking Poll shows Obama's approval rating dropping to 44% today (Feb. 26).

When Coca-Cola overturned the judge's decision to make the all white Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha the sole winners of the Ryan Cameron/Sprite Step Off Championships held last weekend in Atlanta, the move raised larger questions of whether Coca-Cola caved under the pressure of being marked racists.

Here are a few comments on the decision from a white perspective found on a mixed message board:

02-25-2010, 08:32 PM

*rolls eyes* Why won't they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won't let white people have anything

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Disciple of CHRISt
02-25-2010, 08:42 PM

So basically the black girls moaned and groaned and b*tched because they lost and tried to play the race card, and since it's an all-black thing generally Coco-Cola caved in to avoid race sh*t. Pathetic. Black people need to stop blaming white people for their losses. N*GGAS YOU F*CKING LOST. THE CR*CKAS SHITTED ON YOU FOR NINE STRAIGHT MINUTES. It's pathetic.

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02-25-2010, 09:52 PM

That's so true, if only n*ggas could put all the bitching towards something of good use like Health care. But the things is the White Girls were scripted to win anyway, kinda like how they do the show made.

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A while back I promised you ladies that singer/songwriter Sean Garrett would chat live with you on Sandrarose.com. Well, Sean has agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule to chat with you guys tonight at 11 pm!

We're going to do it a little differently from the way we did our Live Chats in the past. Instead of Sean leaving comments, Sean will chat live via Ustream video embedded in this blog post so you can see him while he answers your comments directly.

Don't forget, Sean will select a few of you to spend some the day with him inside his studio so you can watch a master at work! Those of you without Gravatar pics will not be considered. Sean wants to see who he's picking to come to his studio.

Sean also asks that you keep it clean tonight. Don't act out of pocket or ask him dirty questions. He knows you want his Hawt body, but he wants you to save the sex talk for when you see him in person! Hey, you never know, I might meet you at his studio that day too!

Don't forget to check back tonight for Sean Garrett's Live Chat right here on Sandrarose.com!


Chat has been rescheduled for tomorrow night (Feb. 26) at 7 pm.

Check out this video of Sean Garrett titled The Tour:

This B-list actor was one of the few minority actors to be a part of one of the biggest movies to date. He has worked really hard in Hollywood to score big roles such as his most recent acting part. He obtained his bachelor's degree and worked on Wall Street before ditching that and pursuing a career in acting. He is accomplished, successful, and very much a "mommas boy." But behind closed doors, this eligible handsome bachelor is a big time male whore. Chasing and sleeping with almost every video vixen or actress on the come-up. And what is different and strange about this actor is he will pursue them on social networks (such as Twitter.com) instead of model agencies or private escort services like other celebrities. With so much success as a ladies man, it is only a matter of time before some of the many females he beds airs his dirty laundry out. And the real reason this brotha doesn't settle down? Because he is afraid of commitment following a really bad relationship with an ex-girlfriend who left him. Don't let the good looks, colgate smile, and witty charm fool you. This brotha is a panty sliding sweet talker just trying to get it in then move onto the next.

When I saw this beautiful photo of singer Christina Milian with celebrity photographer Joi Pearson at the Princess birthday party for music exec Tubby's daughter Alaysia, I wondered to myself who her baby daddy was.

Then this morning, by sheer coincidence, I received the following email from a loyal reader.

Hi Sandra,

I saw the picture of photographer Joi Pearson and I thought you should know that she's pregnant by producer Vaushaun 'Maestro' Brooks. Congratulations to both of them.

I did a little research and it turns out that Maestro is a big time producer here in Atlanta. I'd never heard of him before today. But Maestro's impressive production credits include hits for Lil Wayne, The Game, David Banner and Chilli (of TLC), just to name a few. Smart girl that Joi is for bagging herself a producer before he really blows up.

Here's a pic of Maestro hard at work producing beats. You can follow him on Twitter at @Maestro

Available, straight men are sparse here in Atlanta. You ladies should have jumped on this one before he got away.

Congrats to the happy couple!

By the way, this is my favorite Joi Pearson photo! For more pics by Joi, check out her website here.

You made your voices heard and coca Cola responded.

In a controversial decision today, Coca Cola cited "scoring discrepancies" in its decision to name both the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha as 1st place winners in the Ryan Cameron/Sprite Step Off Finals held in Atlanta last weekend.

As you recall, the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas, took 1st place in the majority black competition at the Atlanta civic Center.

This video sparked a storm of controversy as soon as it hit the nets. Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew that was more in line with their targeted demographics.

It was whispered in certain circles that the decision had already been made about the winner before the competition had even began.

Well, to quiet such rumors (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a scoring discrepancy in the sorority results, the second place winners, the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. from Indiana University, would be recognized as co-winners and awarded the same $100,000 prize as Zeta Tau Alpha.

I don't have to tell you that the Alpha Kappa Alpha girls are black.

Here's my take on the subject: Coca-Cola shouldn't have caved in to the pressure. The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical traditions of stepping and call & response, while the AKA chicks acted like the Step Off was a dance competition.

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Rapper Lil Kim got up close and personal with a guest at Juelz Santana's birthday party at M2 Ultra Lounge in NYC earlier this week.

Pop Diva Janet Jackson sat in the front row at the 'A Child of the Jago' show during London Fashion Week yesterday in London, England.

Rapper Ludacris opened for the Black Eyed Peas at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night. BEP has the #1 record in the country with "Imma Be". Luda's "How Low" sits at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, were spotted sitting courtside at the Lakers vs Mavericks game in Dallas yesterday. The Lakers lost 96-101. I'm about to give Bey a compliment so please don't faint. I was at the Greenbrier mall this weekend when I spotted the House of Dereon's street wear high top sneakers line. I actually loved the color palettes with the studs and I was even tempted to buy a pair. That is all.

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