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Nicki Minaj and her new husband Kenneth "Zoo" Petty tied the knot in a "no frills" wedding on Monday. But now they are planning a huge celebration for family and friends.

The 36-year-old Barbie rapper confirmed she and Kenneth exchanged vows in a video she shared on her Instagram page that showed matching "Mr and Mrs" mugs and "Bride and Groom" baseball caps. In the caption, Nicki revealed her new surname: "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19."

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Sources tell TMZ that the couple married at a private residence in Los Angeles with just a few members of their immediate families to witness the nuptials, as well as a female minister to conduct the ceremony.

But the newlyweds are planning a proper church service and a huge star-studded celebration in the near future. First they are working on an heir or heiress to Nicki's rap throne.

The insider added the only reason they had a small service initially is because their marriage license was due to expire, meaning they would have to apply for a new one and start over again if they wanted to marry after the 90-day deadline expired.

Nicki and Kenny's plans are similar to power couple Justin and Hailey Bieber, who initially wed in a New York courthouse in September 2018. They hosted another wedding service and star-studded celebration last month.

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Slow news day: Megan Thee Stallion and her makeup artist went at it on Instagram over her not crediting him for beating her face to the Gawds.

According to The Neighborhood Talk, "Megan Thee Stallion's makeup artist isn't here for her not giving him credit for his work."

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@TNHTalk posted an exchange between the rapper and her makeup artist, named Jonathan. The rapper accused him of stealing her charger. He accused her of not crediting him with applying her makeup.

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"Makeup by @akilaface," Jonathan wrote.

"And me," Megan responded.

"No, you filled in your eyebrows and put on your lighter MAC powder when I was done," he clapped back. "This is not a makeup war. I always do your makeup and never get credited. That is hurtful," he added.

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Kevin Hart, right, was spotted out in public for the first since surviving a near-fatal car accident last month.

The 40-year-old actor was photographed at Avra restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday night, Oct. 21, with rap mogul JAY-Z, Irv Gotti and others.

Hart was seen ahead of a high stakes poker game with JAY-Z, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and sports agent Rich Paul.

According to TMZ, the group also dined together. TMZ has video of Hart apparently walking into the restaurant without assistance or even a limp.

The pint-sized comedian underwent major surgery to fuse his spine in three places after the car crash on Sept. 1.

Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver, Jared Black, lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Calabasas, California. Hart was hospitalized for 10 days before being transferred to a rehab facility for one week.

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Reese Witherspoon says it's impossible for women to avoid sexual harassment because it's been so "normalized".

The 43-year-old Legally Blonde star is producing and starring in the new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, about a female morning show anchor whose longtime male co-host is fired over numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

The plot line hit close to home for Reese, as she confessed to Radio Times magazine that she has experienced sexual harassment first-hand.

"I don't think there's a woman in the world who hasn't. I've been doing this for 30 years; it was very normalized when I first started," she said in reference to the infamous casting couch environment in Hollywood.

"It was almost a condition of employment to look the other way about comments, or even things that were more egregious. That's why (The Morning Show) is really interesting - it addresses the systemic abuse of power. How did it get so out of hand?"

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The Academy Award winner is pictured with her 20-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe. She also has a 16-year-old son, Deacon Phillippe, with her first husband, Ryan Phillippe, and a son named Tennessee with her current husband, Jim Toth.

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TMZ has fired veteran reporter Van Lathan after an on-air argument with another TMZ staffer escalated to verbal threats.

According to Page Six, TMZ handed Lathan his walking papers after he got into a nasty confrontation with fellow reporter, Michael Babcock, right.

Lathan famously confronted former rap producer Kanye West who said "slavery was a choice" on TMZ Live in May 2018.

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While Lathan was praised for checking Kanye on the air last year, he was let go this week for doing the same thing to Babcock.

According to Page Six, the two men argued over a political matter that escalated out of control when threats were leveled. The shouting match was edited out of the segment on "TMZ Live" last week.

After the segment, Lathan, who hosts the popular "Red Pill" podcast, confronted Babcock, who is more conservative in his political views.

A source tells Page Six that Lathan threatened Babcock, saying there would be trouble if he "ever embarrassed [Lathan] like that again."

Insiders say that Lathan met with TMZ's attorneys, and that he was suspended after the meeting. He was officially let go a few days later, Page Six reports.

Sources tell Page Six that Lathan was "a huge part" of TMZ's success over the past few years, and that they were stunned he had been fired from the show.

Lathan declined to speak with Page Six on the advice of his attorney. Babcock reportedly hung up on a Page Six reporter.

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Kanye West has officially turned his back on secular music after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Rap music helped make Kanye West a multi-millionaire many times over. But according to Kanye's pastor, rap music is "the devil's music," and he wants no part of it.

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Adam Tyson, West's pastor at Placerita Bible Church in California, says Kanye turned his back on secular music after he recently became a born-again Christian.

"One time, he told me that he wasn't going to rap [anymore]," Tyson said in an interview.

"I said, 'Why not?' He said, 'That's the devil's music'. I said, 'Hey, man. Rap is a genre. You can rap for God'."

Tyson told Kanye he could still use his God-given rap talent to make millions for his church.

But Kanye told him the devil's music was responsible for his sinful behavior.

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"The guilt of sin brought him down low. He would say the devil basically brought him to a place where he just felt like he was in bondage to his sin. So he said, 'I got delivered'."

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Kanye also said his wife Kim Kardashian's revealing style of dress was becoming a problem for him.

He said Kim's provocative style of dress was negatively affecting his "soul and spirit."
 

 

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You want to hear something hilarious? People thought promiscuous rapper Future and Atlanta socialite Lori Harvey were dating.

How do these rumors get started? First of all, everyone knows Future is an emotionally unavailable man who can't stay faithful to one woman.

People are speculating that Lori and Future are an item because they both posted Instagram stories from what seemed to be the same exotic vacation spot.

Both of their videos showed ocean views from a deck with a similar looking banister.

After a bit of investigating by Hotnewhiphop.com, it turned out that Lori wasn't on vacation at all. She was at Nobu restaurant, which is in Malibu, CA.

And rapper Future just happened to be dining there also.

Hours later, the 22-year-old socialite rolled her Jeep Wrangler after hitting another vehicle in Beverly Hills on Sunday night.

She was cited for a hit and run and delaying reporting the accident to police.

Lori is best known for trolling the blogs, tabloids and paparazzi by pretending to date rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 50.

Promiscuous rapper Future, who fathered 5 or 6 children with multiple women, is best known for impregnating pop singer Ciara Wilson.

Lori is the Atlanta socialite daughter of stylist Marjorie Harvey, 55, who is married to television mogul Steve Harvey, 62.

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When Miley Cyrus split from her husband Liam Hemsworth, she was photographed holding hands and schmoozing with Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlyn Carter.

Miley and Kaitlyn's silly display of fake lesbianism wasn't lost on the LGBT+ community who despise celebrities for using our lifestyle as if it was a fad to score PC points.

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Miley came clean in her Instagram story on Sunday, in which she launched a scathing attack on her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, before telling fans she rebounded with Kaitlynn because she "thought all guys were evil".

"There are good men out there, guys, don't give up," said the 26-year-old, who is currently dating Aussie singer Cody Simpson, 22, pictured below.

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"You don't have to be gay, there are good people with d--ks out there, you've just got to find them. You've got to find a d--k that's not a d--k, you know?" she continued. "I always thought I had to be gay, because I thought all guys were evil, but it's not true."

The "Slide Away" singer's comments were met with indignant outrage from fans, who slammed her comments as "so insulting", and accused her of "using the queer community as a stop-gap because she couldn't find a boyfriend".

"Miley, this is so not it. Women don't 'have to be gay' because they 'can't find a good person with a d--k'," one user said. "People aren't queer because they 'gave up' on men."
 

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Indian actress Kasthuri Shankur got a wake up call on Instagram over the weekend when she posted a seemingly innocent photo that was removed for violating Instagram's rigid community guidelines.

Above is the photo and the accompanying caption posted by the 45-year-old TV and film star. Can you spot the violation? No? Read the caption again.

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The frustrated actress wrote:

"Instagram keeps removing my pic.... And accusing me of violating their rules- what rule has this post possibly violated? @instagram".

Biological women like Kasthuri, who state the obvious on social media - that they are "real" women, risk having their posts removed or their accounts banned altogether.

Apparently, Instagram is punishing bio women for being insensitive or intolerant of others who spend a lot of money, time and effort trying to look like them.

Bio women on social media are increasingly under attack for acknowledging their natural femininity, which is considered an act of violence to people who were born male.

The next time you post about being "real" on Instagram, make sure you're not referring to your God-given feminine or physical attributes.
 

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Steve Harvey's pampered stepdaughter Lori Harvey was arrested following a hit-and-run car accident Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, Oct. 20. Beverly Hills police didn't clarify what she hit - only that she rolled her car and walked away from the accident unscathed.

Police say Lori initially left the scene but she returned and was cited for a hit-and-run and delaying reporting an accident.

Since the accident occurred in Beverly Hills, the privileged 22-year-old was issued a court appearance ticket and released without having to pay bond.

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Lori was charged with two counts of misdemeanor hit and run and delaying a police investigation - and she was released at the scene.

"She identified herself properly and signed a written promise to appear in court," the Beverly Hills Police Dept. tells Us Weekly magazine.

When asked if celebrities and celebrity spawn get special treatment in the affluent Hills, there was no response.

Hours earlier, Lori and a female friend were spotted throwing back drinks at Nobu in Beverly Hills. Lori was not cited for a DUI.

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Lori is best known for trolling the blogs, tabloids and paparazzi by pretending to date rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 50.

She dramatically "unfollowed" Combs on social media after he was spotted with another 20-something woman.

Lori is the Atlanta socialite daughter of stylist Marjorie Harvey, 55, who is married to television mogul Steve Harvey, 62.

Lori was previously linked to Combs' son, Justin Combs, 25, who is long rumored to be homosexual.

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Frank Ocean is catching heat for promoting his new LGBT+ nightclub by selling $60 t-shirts featuring HIV drug PrEP on the front.

The 31-year-old singer launched his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City called PrEP+, which is named after the antiviral medication taken by MSM - men who have sex with men - to prevent HIV transmission.

The T-shirts went on sale on Ocean's website following Thursday's launch of the PrEP+ club party Ocean hosted in New York City.

Ocean also promoted the sale of the t-shirts on his Twitter page @blondedocean. "Tee's also come in a black colorway," he tweeted.

Critics took issue with the high cost of the cotton t-shirts: $60. An activist with the New York chapter of Act Up, an HIV/AIDS advocacy group, tweeted Saturday that the shirt's price tag is reminiscent of the steep mark-up of the PrEP drug by pharmaceutical company Truvada.

"@actupny

A $60 tee with "PrEP" on it.

Sounds familiar to a pharmaceutical company that marks up the price of PrEP to over $2,000/month while it costs $6 to make a month supply. This is not it Frank."

The activist also suggested Ocean should donate the proceeds for the shirt to HIV/AIDS advocacy groups such as Act Up.

"@actupny

Coulda also been thoughtful if all the funds went to service providers, PrEP navigators, and HIV justice and treatment orgs, but who asked us?"

Others chimed in, asking Ocean if he planned to donate the proceeds to companies that give out PrEP for free.

"@kell_eesi
frank ocean selling shirts that say prep on them for $60 like ummmmm are you using the profits to donate to orgs that give out prep for free???? bc otherwise yikes my dude!"

Another Twitter user wrote:

"But sure, let's have Frank Ocean use a pill millions can't afford to promo new music at a fake queer party and to sell $65 shirts".

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Clueless is getting a reboot. The 1995 comedy cult classic about two spoiled, filthy rich, but clueless teenagers, will focus on a grown up Dionne Davenport (played by Stacey Dash).

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Interest in the film spiked after Dash was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Florida earlier this month. The charge was eventually dropped. Dash later said the violence was a "normal" part of her married life.

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The original Clueless focused on Alicia Silverstone (center) who played the naive Cher. Dash (left) played her equally clueless rich BFF, Dionne. Brittany Murphy (right) played Tai.

According to published reports, the new show will take place in high school after Cher graduated and moved on with her life. The series will be set to the soundtrack of a Lizzo music video.

Silverstone will not reprise her role in the TV show.
 

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ABC execs scrambled to edit a segment of The Tamron Hall Show after the talk show host admitted dealing cocaine with her boyfriend in college.

Production insiders tell the UK's DailyMail.com that Hall's confession stunned the audience and her bosses at the TV network. Executives scrambled to edit Hall's drug dealing confession out of the pre-recorded show.

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Insiders say the prim and proper host confessed to a live audience that she helped her boyfriend "facilitate" selling cocaine when she was a teenager in college.

On Friday, Hall backtracked, saying her words were taken out of context.

Hall told DailyMail.com in a statement that she never "dealt drugs" in college. She said she was speaking about "part of an open and honest conversation about women" in prison.

Hall explained, "During an interview with prison rights advocate Topeka Sam, I shared a story about a bad situation I got myself into when I was 19. I never dealt drugs."

Even if she did deal drugs, it happened over 3 decades ago.

"I am now nearly 50 years old and was reflecting on a bad judgement call that could have turned worse. I say but for the grace of God, there go I. It was part of an open and honest conversation about women, incarceration and mistakes made."

Hall admitted producers edited the segment in which she reportedly confessed to dealing drugs.

"For legal reasons a portion of that segment was edited from the show. I hope my show can be a forum for sharing stories without shame or judgement - including a conversation we're having Friday on opioid addiction."

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Kanye West's plan to take his popular "Sunday Service" gospel revival to Jamaica has angered local pastors there.

The rap producer is debuting his revival in Kingston's Emancipation Park on the Caribbean island on Friday night, but local pastors have taken exception to his plans.

The island country is deeply religious and the Jamaican people consider themselves Christians. They take the Word of God very literally.

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Religious leaders in Jamaica question the star's commitment to God, despite West's claims he is a born-again Christian.

"I don't know him (West) as a Christian and someone who is being led by the Holy Spirit," local pastor Stephen Blake told the Jamaica Star, according to WENN.com. "We have to examine the motive here."

They are suspicious of West's plan to take a team to the venue to cleanse it of impure spirits before the Sunday Service.

"From a spiritual perspective, I am not 100 per cent comfortable," Blake explained. "Therefore, I am calling for the church to pray against this, just in case there is anything negative associated with this service that Kanye is coming to Jamaica to keep."

The clergyman expressed fears the "Jesus Walks" musician is embracing religion for publicity or personal profit.

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"Some say that he is the Antichrist," Blake said. "Him go mad one day, then him say Trump the next day, and then him come with religion. If his motive is to get attention and stay relevant, then that is wrong."

Another local minister, Father Sean Major-Campbell, advised "caution" over the star's motives but thought the event was just an "entertainment option".

Others, including Jamaican dancehall producer Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell, are angry over the disruption brought by West's event, which has been backed by the Jamaica Tourist Board.

Burrell added: "His Jesus agenda is solely for the benefit of generating sales for his upcoming gospel album and he's only playing chess."

The rapper's gospel album, Jesus Is King, and an accompanying documentary film are due out next Friday, Oct. 25.

This is the first time West has taken his Sunday Service gospel revival outside the U.S.

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Meghan Markle is feeling vulnerable, sad and lonely as an outsider in UK's royal family. The American-born Duchess of Sussex opened up about her vulnerabilities in an emotional interview with Britain's ITV Network.

Meghan said she struggles as a new mom being in the media spotlight. Her friends have all but abandoned her as they focus on their own families, their exciting jobs and social interests.

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Many women envy the Duchess, who is married to England's charming Prince Harry, a 35-year-old Virgo, who is very protective of his wife.

Meghan, a 38-year-old Leo, recently gave birth to the couple's first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 5 months.

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But underneath her happy exterior lies a woman who is broken, sad and desperately lonely.

When asked how being in the public eye has had an impact on her psychologically, Meghan hinted that she is suffering from postpartum depression.

"Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn – you know... And especially as a woman, it's a lot."

"Also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I'm OK," she said, fighting back tears. "But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

When asked if she was "struggling," a visibly upset Meghan replied: "Yes," according to London's Daily Mail.

Meghan met Prince Harry through a mutual friend (tennis champ Serena Williams) at a party in London. The couple carried on a long distance love affair (she was in Canada working on the U.S. TV show, Suits).

After a 2 year whirlwind courtship, Harry popped the question and Meghan happily accepted. Their star-studded wedding was held on May 19, 2018 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in London.

But a year later, reality has set in like an arctic blast of cold air.

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Harry and Meghan are targets of the same British press that hounded Harry's mom, Princess Diana.

Harry recently filed a lawsuit against a British media outlet for hacking his cell phone. And Meghan is suing a newspaper for publishing a private letter sent by her estranged father.

Friends say Meghan would be happier if she and Harry packed up their son and moved to Canada or Africa.

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The couple recently returned from a 10-day tour of Africa during which the prince emotionally retraced his mother's footsteps in an old Angola minefield 22 years after her death.

The site has been converted into a residential road, affectionately known among locals as Princess Diana Street.

The ITV exclusive interview airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. local time.
 

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Former musician Kanye West dropped the trailer to his much-anticipated IMAX gospel film "Jesus is King" on Friday.

The film is billed as a "one-of-a-kind experience" featuring songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album JESUS IS KING.

Jesus is King was filmed in the summer of 2019 and brings West's famed "Sunday Service" to life in visionary artist James Turrell's Roden Crater, a never-before-seen art installation in Arizona's Painted Desert.

The trailer opens with a graphic that appears to be golden steps leading up to a white obelisk as a Heavenly choir sings "Ohhhh! Saved by His Grace. It's in His will. His will."

The camera pans inside the white obelisk which is replaced by a blue background bearing a Bible verse.

"In the words of Jesus Christ, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel.' Mark 1:15."

West, who is on the autism spectrum, understands better than most that today's generation needs Jesus more than ever. He utilizes the power of imagery and art interacting with gospel music to reach the unwashed masses.

The film opens in IMAX theaters on October 25, 2019.

Limited tickets are on sale now at jesusisking.imax.com.
 

 

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Daytime TV mogul Wendy Williams was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CA on Thursday. Wendy's son Kevin Hunter Jr., 19, was on hand to support his mother on her big day.

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Wendy, 55, fought back tears as she accepted the honor. "If I don't laugh, I'll cry, so I'll keep it light and laughter-y," she said as the crowd laughed.

It's been a rough year for the single mother of one who divorced her husband, Kevin Hunter, after he welcomed a baby daughter with his longtime mistress.

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Wendy posed with her son Kevin Hunter Jr, left, and her nephew as she was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Thursday.

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Kevin Frazier, owner of gossip blog HipHollywood.com and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, interviewed Wendy on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Singer Frank Ocean has opened his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City after retiring from the music biz. Ocean's music career went the way of the dinosaurs after he came out as homosexual when he left the hip-hop collective Odd Future to go solo.

Now the 31-year-old Scorpio is back on the scene - but not as a hip-hop artist. The "Novacane" singer launched his first LGBT+ nightclub in New York City.

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Ocean will be throwing his grand opening party on Thursday night called PrEP+ in New York, The Blast reports. The name PrEP+ comes from the prescription drug taken by MSM (men who have sex with men) to prevent the transmission of HIV.

Ocean announced PrEP+ is "an ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. PrEP+ will welcome globally celebrated DJs."

After everything he's gone through, Ocean says his LGBT+ nightclub will not tolerate hate of any kind. If you are not ghey-friendly, you will not be welcomed at PrEP+.

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Cece Peniston is the 3rd songwriter to accuse pop star Lizzo of plagiarizing their work. Earlier this week, songwriting team Justin and Jeremiah Raisen accused the "Truth Hurts" singer of stealing the line "I just took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch".

But they later confessed they stole the lyric from Black British rapper, Mina Lioness, for a song called "Healthy".

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Then '90s house music star CeCe Peniston (pictured) accused the morbidly obese singer of stealing her "YaYa EE" ad-lib for "Juice" from her dance track "Finally" without permission.

"For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I'm the the #3rd person who has said something," Peniston wrote on Instagram.com on Thursday.

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"... just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a "portion" of their copyright, Lizzo not only takes over that, she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds, its my lyric it's written down as well , it's the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the "Adlib" section because they know it's catchy sooo #notjustanadlib it's a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords".

So far, no copyright lawsuits have been filed.
 

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For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I’m the the #3rd person who has said something @lizzobeeating #cecepeniston #lizzo #music #yaayumsong #finally #mysong just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a “portion” of their copyright , Lizzo not only takes over that , she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds , its my lyric it’s written down as well , it’s the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the “Adlib “ section because they know it’s catchy sooo “#notjustanadlib it’s a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords

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Gucci Mane wants you to know that he cheated on his wife, Keyshia Ka'oir, and he praises her for staying with him despite his cheating ways.

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In an Instagram post dated Oct. 14, Gucci praised his wife, Keyshia Ka'oir, for holding him down while he served time in prison, and for being a rider even after he was released and cheated on her.

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Gucci captioned a wedding photo:

"Everyone want this, but what y'all forget was she was with wild Gucci, on drugs Gucci, cheating Gucci, in jail Gucci, publicity with other women Gucci. This is Gucci after therapy / rehabilitation. This is a street man groomed in his 30's after he's been at his lowest point."

The 39-year-old Aquarius added:

"Point is, this is a rider who knew what she signed up for! You b*tches is what the next ni**a after couples fight."

Keyshia was a celebrity stylist when she met her future husband on the set of his music video in Atlanta around 2011.

The 39-year-old Capricorn reportedly has 3 children from a previous relationship.

Question: Ladies, would you stay with your husband if he publicly acknowledged cheating on you?
 


 

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Lil Kim is not at all insulted that Beyonce Knowles-Carter has repeatedly jacked her "Queen Bee" alias over the years.

The original Queen Bee says the hotel lobby singer is welcome to call herself "queen bey" because she's earned the title.

"I feel like Beyonce rightfully so has the right to call herself Queen Bee as well. Her name is Bey-once."

 

The 45-year-old Brooklyn MC was honored when Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, dressed up as her and Notorious BIG for Halloween in 2017.

"Lil Kim Appreciation. Hip Hop would not be the same without our original Queen B," Kim wrote on her website.

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But Kim has no love for Beyonce's "disrespectful" fans.

"I feel like some of her fans that's disrespectful. 'Cause some of them be like 'Y'all both the queen bees.' Some of her fans are so respectful and some of them just give it up. 'Cause she even did. She was like the original Queen Bey, and that was love to me."

Kim says she was the original beehive before Beyonce's fans jacked it.

"That was me, and then I had a group… That was my whole thing. I was the beehive. My fans kind of adapted the name. It's so funny because even back then my fans would run up like, 'I'm beehive! I'm a part of the beehive!' They would be following me and they would all come to my concerts, and they would wear shirts with the bees on them and say they were the beehive.

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Lil Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996), set the standard for female rappers from MC Lyte to Nicki Minaj to follow. The album was certified double platinum and sold over 6 million copies.

It was on her debut album that Kim first referenced herself as the "bee" in her single "Queen Bitch".

"You wanna bumble with the bee?" She rapped on Puff Daddy's all-star track "All About The Benjamins" in 1997.

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But Kim says she doesn't mind Beyonce laying claim to the queen bee title because Kim prefers the title "icon".

"Oh my goodness, I love the word icon," Kim told The NY Post after receiving the I Am Hip Hop Award for career achievement at the BET Hip Hop Awards last month. "I love it. I embrace it. I'm happy to own it. I like inspiring other women. I love it — 'cause other women have inspired me."

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Wedding bells will be ringing for Nicki Minaj and her fiancé Kenny "Zoo" Petty. The couple set the date for next week, as Nicki's fans share their concerns for her online.

"We've gotten our marriage license, but there's a particular pastor who I want to officiate, and so she was just made available as of today," the rapper told E! News.

"She told me she's available within the next week, so we could be married in the next seven days."

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The future Mrs. Petty and her bew obtained a marriage license in late July. But she had been referring to him as her husband for months prior.

"We're very close as friends, 'cause we've known each other since we were kids, but also, we're so sexually attracted to each other. We always wanna do it," the middle-aged rap star told E! News.

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But Nicki's fans are worried that the "Barbie Tingz" rapper is rushing a little too quickly down the aisle. And that she may be headed for trouble. They say Kenny has a criminal history and he's a registered sex offender.

But Nicki dismissed their concerns.

"People can say all they want, Nicki added, "The only person that can tell me what to do is my man, and that's only because he got some good D, but if he stops having good D, then not even he can tell me what to do."

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La La Anthony responded to social media followers who insist she can't act her way out of a paper bag.

The 40-year-old's character, Lakeisha Grant, was killed off in the recent episode of the Starz scripted TV series Power.

During an appearance on Power 105's The Breakfast Club, La La talked about getting her head blown off by co-star Naturi Naughton, who plays Tasha St. Patrick.

"If you're going to leave a show, then you want to leave a show with a bang, literally," she said. "You want people to talk about it. You don't just want to disappear, and nobody cares about it. I feel like this is a moment people will always talk about."

But La La's tone changed when discussing fans hating on her acting.

She challenged her haters to do better, saying:

"You got to be worried when people aren't talking. My thing is that… I'm doing it. So, if I couldn't do it, then why am I doing it? If you can do it better then why you not getting the [acting] jobs I'm getting?"

She also talked about her new role on Lena Waith's The Chi.

"These people aren't just giving me jobs because I'm me. They can hire anyone. They're giving me jobs because I go in there and I put the work in. And I also bring a following with me. I have almost 10 million followers on Instagram. People watch what I do. What's the point of having these great shows if nobody's watching them? You want people to watch. So, If you can do it better then you bring your 10 million followers and you do what I do."

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La La said she didn't allow her 12-year-old son, Kiyan, to watch the series but she was comfortable letting him watch her die in the last episode.
 

 

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Cardi B and Chance the Rapper are convinced that President Donald Trump is heading for an easy re-election next year.

Cardi and Chance said during Tip "T.I." Harris's ExpediTIously podcast on Tuesday that President Trump has a big voter base that will give the U.S. leader an easy re-election.

The three rappers were promoting their Netflix competition reality TV series Rhythm + Flow.

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"You all can quote me on this a couple of years down the line," Chance the Rapper said. "I think Trump is going to win again at the next election because he's got the biggest base."

"He does. I believe it," said Cardi B, citing the passion of Trump supporters.

"I really hate to say it, but sometimes I do believe that Trump will be winning," Cardi added. The 27-year-old rapper noted that none of the Democratic candidates have achieved the level of support that Trump has among his loyal base.

"Just because due to the fact that every single time I don't see nobody saying they love a Democratic candidate," she said. "There's no candidate that people are saying like we love, we want them to win.

"A lot of people vote with feelings in America and a lot of their feelings is racism and religion," she added.

Cardi is a vocal supporter of independent Bernie Sanders who recently suffered a heart attack that may limit his appearances on the campaign trail.

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President Trump won a small victory on Tuesday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will not hold a floor vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry.

"There is no requirement that we have a vote and so at this time we will not be having a vote," Pelosi said in a press briefing following a meeting with House Democrats on Tuesday.

Trump came under fire by the Democrats for asking a foreign power to investigate corruption by presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who is accused of using his father's position as vice president to accept millions of dollars from foreign powers. A practice known as "influence peddling."

Political analysts predicted the Democrats would not follow through with the impeachment inquiry into Trump, since it would cause a distraction for Joe Biden and the other Democratic candidates on the campaign trail.
 

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Gabrielle Union responded to the debate over her husband Dwyane Wade's social media post in which he expressed love for his "girls" - including his son, Zion Wade.

In the post, Zion poses with his stepmom, Gabby, and his half sister, Kaavia James, 1. Zion wears a pink scrunchie on his wrist.

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Zion, who is only 12, came out of the closet during a Pride parade in Miami earlier this year. Since then, both Wade, 37, and Union, 46, have used Zion to promote themselves as LGBT allies.

So it was no surprise that Union responded to the controversy on social media.

"Looks like love to me," she wrote in a post featuring the original image. "I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve."

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But social media users fear that Union's role in pushing the agenda is more than simply supporting and loving their sons. Many say little Zion didn't exhibit feminine tendencies until Union entered the picture.

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Women fear that something more insidious is underfoot.

On Instagram.com, one user reposted the GQ magazine cover featuring an effeminate Pharrell Williams. The cover was for "The New Masculinity Issue".

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Black women fear that the already depleted pool of masculine Black men will dwindle in 30 years.

They have good reason to be concerned.

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This was a question for Democratic presidential candidates at the recent CNN presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues, held last Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Novo theater in Los Angeles.

With all the problems facing LGBT Americans, this question was at the top of their list. Why? Who takes puberty blocker medications?

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Democrats are eager to lower the price of puberty blockers to get them into the hands of as many Black boys as possible. Boys like Zion Wade, who will soon be old enough to take puberty blockers without his dad's permission (age 16).
 

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Back in July, video surfaced online that showed singer Keke Wyatt rubbing her pregnant belly. In the video, Keke performed her hit song "My First Love," while caressing her belly bump.

As if her pregnancy wasn't already obvious for months, the Indiana native just confirmed her pregnancy again.

On Tuesday, the 37-year-old reality TV star shared a portrait on Instagram.com in which she cradles her huge belly bump while immersed in a bathtub filled with milk and rose petals.

She captioned the image:

"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy! We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family. Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family. Love ya sugars".

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In September Keke showed off her growing baby bump at the Black Music Honors in Atlanta. She was rudely attacked online for daring to procreate for the 10th time.

Keke's fans rushed to defend her decision to fall pregnant even though she is past the safe age of egg viability.

"Whether she's pregnant or not... she still look good. Plus she's MARRIED and if they want 20 kids then that’s their business," one Instagram user wrote.

Keke, who welcomed her 9th child in 2017, was 18 years old when she married her road manager, Rahmat Morton. She allegedly stabbed Morton with a kitchen knife in 2001. They divorced in 2009 after years of domestic violence incidents.

Keke relocated her three children from Kentucky to Atlanta, where she starred in the reality TV show R&B Divas. She was pregnant with her 4th child at the time, but she suffered a miscarriage. The TV series helped her pay her bills after she married Michael Jamar, an unemployed ordained minister.

Keke and Jamar welcomed two more children and he brought a daughter from a previous relationship into their marriage. The couple divorced in 2018 when she was eight months pregnant with her 9th child, Zachariah.
 

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Khloe Kardashian admits it's nearly impossible to co-parent daughter True Thompson with her ex-fiancé Tristan Thompson.

Khloe admitted it's a constant struggle to remain cordial with Tristan for the sake of her little girl.

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The 35-year-old reality TV star began dating the 28-year-old NBA star in 2016, after moving her things out of the bedrooms of NBA star James Harden and rapper French Montana (not in that order).

The socialite ended her relationship with Tristan after she discovered bloggers were right about his cheating ways and his insatiable appetite for strippers.

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The last straw was when he cheated on Khloe with former family personal assistant Jordyn Woods.

During an interview on Jay Shetty's "On Purpose" podcast, Khloe revealed it's "not easy" to be on friendly terms with Tristan.

"Oh, it's hard. It's not easy for me. You know, it would be easier for me to keep my daughter away... but he never hurt True," Khloe explained. "Him and I have our own relationship and then Tristan and True have theirs, and I will never come in between that. I don't believe in that."

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Khloe looks to her sister Kourtney (pictured with son Mason) and Kourtney's ex Scott Disick for inspiration when it comes to co-parenting their children.

"I want to show my daughter it's OK and it's a beautiful thing to also forgive her dad," Khloe continued. "He's a great person. Maybe him and I weren't compatible in that way, but that's OK. I always want True to be surrounded by love and I know babies feel energy, we feel energy and I just want her to always feel bliss as much as I can."

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The single mom revealed she's not ready to throw herself back onto the dating scene just yet.

"I haven't jumped into dating. I don't care to date right now," she insisted. "I'm not in a rush for it. I feel so good in my life and I don't really need much else. So, something that I'm focusing on is just making sure that I process everything."

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Travis Scott's new track "Highest in the Room" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ending hip-hop singer Lizzo's reign at the top of the chart.

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Lizzo's best-selling single "Truth Hurts" spent six weeks at No. 1. Lizzo now drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

"Highest" is the 28-year-old mumble rapper's second #1 hit in his short career. The track was released as a standalone single.

"Highest" was featured in Kylie Jenner's Kybrow's makeup commercial in April. Fans accused Scott and Jenner of breaking up to boost interest in Scott's single. Apparently the stunt worked.

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Scott and Jenner share 20-month-old daughter Stormi.

In a recent interview Scott said he's taking his time recording his new album.

"I'm taking my time to come up with the next album," Scott told Billboard. "I'm always down to drop music and serve some packs to the fans. It's time for the fans to eat."

Lizzo, a 31-year-old Pisces, teamed up with pop singer Justin Timberlake to record a new tune.

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In August, the 38-year-old Aquarius shared a video that showed him and Lizzo in the studio making music together.

"I think she thought I was lying, but we got in and we got a couple of ideas," Timberlake told ET.

"I'm not going to tell you too much about what we did together in the studio. If she wants to tell you she can, but it's flames. It is so good. I am so excited about it."
 

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Columbia Records signed rapper Tyga to a multi-million dollar record deal, Variety.com reports exclusively. The 29-year-old rapper saw modest success with his track "Taste" featuring rapper Offset in 2018.

Tyga, born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, tells Variety his decision to sign with Columbia was a no-brainer: he was broke and he needed the cash.

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"They definitely understand the global brand," he said. "I have a lot of fans worldwide — in places I've never been like South America, and in places I have been like Asia and Europe. They can help bring that to a larger scale. Doing it independently, you don't really have those teams to help worldwide. Sony, if you look at the history from what they've done from Pharrell to Beyonce to Adele — then you look at Lil Nas X, one of their new artists that's blown up this year — they’ve done a lot for artists globally, for their brand. That's why I wanted to partner up with them."

Tyga is best known for his first hit song "Rack City" which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2011.

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Tyga blames his money woes on his career as an independent artist. He has been evicted from half a dozen mansions and his fleet of luxury vehicles have all been repossessed.

"The independent thing taught me a lot," he says. "It was a do-it-yourself motto — learning how to get from point A to point B. Now doing a deal through Columbia, it's like I already know the ropes."

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Teyana Taylor opened up about her battle with body image insecurities. The 28-year-old Harlem native revealed she struggles with what many consider her ideal body.

The R&B singer and dancer said, "People may say I have a perfect body, but I have certain insecurities too. You know what's crazy? A lot of people think, 'Yeah your body is cool,' but, like, there's been plenty of roles where it's like, 'Oh yeah, you have to gain weight' and it's very hard for me to gain weight, you know what I'm saying?"

Teyana, who follows a strict diet of celery juice and water, says "It’s not easy, or I lose weight for any little thing and I'm already small, I can't afford to lose any more weight, but that's just my personal thing."

Teyana credits her good genes and her at-home workout, Fade2Fit, for her brawny bod.

"Nobody's perfect. Everyone has their own little insecurities, so I wanted to create a body program that you can do in the comfort of your own home and not worry about who's watching or looking."

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She added: "If I walk into a gym, people think I'm gonna do backflips, lift 100-pound weights. Like, that's still a pre-judgement of, 'Oh she's got a 20-pack, so I know she's about do some work. And I'm really just shy, so you never know. Never judge a book by its cover."

Teyana is mom to 2-year-old Iman Tayla Shumpert by her husband of 3 years, NBA player Iman Shumpert, 29.

She vigorously denied undergoing an abdominal etching procedure.