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Lizzo performed her hit songs "Truth Hurts", "Juice", and more on The Today's Show's Citi Summer Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Friday, Aug. 23. Thousands braved the drizzling rain to watch Lizzo perform. Friday's crowd was the largest of 2019 for the Today Show's summer concert series.

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Black Twitter is furious that Rihanna plans to honor Twitter activist Shaun King at her Diamond Ball gala this year. The Diamond Ball gala raises funds for education and emergency response programs in third world and developing countries, according to the foundation's website.

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Friend of the blog, Sir Keith Holman reached out to Sandrarose.com to inform us that his close friend, original Supremes member Mary Wilson will compete on Dancing With the Stars this season! Keith sent photos of Mary's beautiful African inspired robe and his silk velvet shirt and African belt from the late designer Bill Whitten collection and Keith Holman Designs collection.

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After Jermaine Dupri allegedly told NY DJ Funkmaster Flex that Jay-Z urged him not to sign a deal with the NFL, the music producer now claims Jay-Z never told him to back out of an NFL deal. JD denied the allegations in an interview with V-103's Big Tigger on Wednesday.

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Jay-Z is baffled by the overwhelmingly negative response to his lucrative new deal with the National Football League to provide halftime entertainment and launch a social justice campaign. Friends say Jay-Z, 50, believed using the USA's biggest sports platform to advance a worthy cause - social injustice - would be well received by everyone. He was wrong.

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Actress Zoe Kravitz cautioned her fans not to follow the example set by former model Chrissy Teigen who injected Botox into her armpits to prevent excessive sweating. "The Big Little Lies" star says she is "terrified" by the beauty trend which is sweeping social media.

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There wasn't a dry eye in the house when R&B/Soul legend Diana Ross serenaded Michael Jackson's mom, Katherine Jackson, at her sold out Las Vegas residency show. Ms. Ross, 75, sang a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit "You Are Not Alone". Diana posted a video on her Instagram page on Saturday, Aug. 17 (watch video below).

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Tyler Perry blessed an aspiring actress with a job in one of his shows after she bought billboards around Atlanta to get his attention. Racquel Bailey spent thousands of dollars for the billboard advertisements around Tyler's sprawling movie and television studios at the site of the former Fort McPherson military base in East Point, Georgia in June.

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The backstabbing continues over Jay-Z's new deal with the NFL that opens the door for the aging rapper to become part owner of a NFL team. Music producer and DJ Jermaine Dupri, 46, was surprised to hear about Jay-Z's lucrative deal with the NFL, because the 50-year-old rapper urged him not to sign a similar deal last year.

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Controversy continues to swirl around rapper Jay-Z's lucrative partnership deal with the National Football League (NFL) for halftime entertainment consolation and social justice causes. Many say Jay-Z - a former drug dealer - sold out free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a quick buck.

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The Internet continues to drag Jay-Z over his joint partnership with the NFL to produce halftime shows and a social justice campaign. Jay-Z, 50, and the NFL were reportedly in talks for over a year. Some say that was long enough for Jay-Z to bring blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick in on the discussions.

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Paula Patton is set to star in BET's legal thriller 'Sacrifice' that will air on its new streaming service BET+, Deadline.com reports. Paula will play Daniella Hernandez, a highly sought after entertainment lawyer who has a knack for protecting her unscrupulous clients.

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During a press conference to announce his lucrative deal with the NFL on Wednesday, rap mogul Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him if he would kneel or stand during the National Anthem. Some of my readers expressed skepticism and demanded to see video of Jay-Z blinking rapidly.

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The NFL has entered into a longterm partnership with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and Jay-Z's fans are furious. Internet activist Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z on Wednesday for teaming up with the NFL after he threatened to boycott the NFL for blacklisting Colin Kaepernick.

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Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z for accepting an NFL offer to make his wife, Beyonce, the Super Bowl halftime headliner for the next 20 years. The NFL is teaming up with Jay-Z's sports and entertainment company for "events and social media activism". Basically the new deal will allow Jay-Z to control the entertainment for the half-time shows.

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Newly single Lizzo is giving up on dating Black men after coming out of a troubled relationship. The "Truth Hurts" singer/rapper says she's looking for love - just not with a Black man. Lizzo claimed she has her eye on an ideal man- any male relative of the insanely sexy actor Liam Hemsworth.

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