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Al Roker is recovering at home after undergoing surgery to remove his prostate following his cancer diagnosis.
The popular U.S. weatherman took to Twitter on Thursday to update fans on his progress, writing: "Relieved to let you all know that my #prostatecancer surgery is done and back home. A big shoutout to everyone at the #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers."
Roker, 66, went public with his health battle on the Today show last week, telling viewers that the cancer is "a little aggressive" so he would be "taking some time off to take care of this".
Roker wanted fans to know he is not terminally ill and his cancer has not spread to other parts of his body.
"I don't want people thinking, 'Poor Al' because I'm going to be OK," he said.
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Moniece Slaughter says production companies treat Black reality show cast members like "slaves to the machine."
In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Moniece, 33, said Black reality TV personalities routinely receive lower pay than their white counterparts.
She said Black reality stars are "not being managed by Kris Jenners" who tell them "We know your worth, we're gonna fight for your worth, and we're not gonna let you do anything that is below what you're worth."
Moniece also alleged that producers use a loophole to get out of paying cast members for working over filming schedules. Moniece accused some producers of being "two-faced" backstabbers who tell networks not to work with cast members who are insubordinate or difficult to work with (such as NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks).
In 2019 Moniece announced her departure from Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, saying her main focus was to be a good mom to her son Kamron (by former fiancé, Fizz).
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Jason Momoa wants his 11-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf to "embrace" both his "feminine and male sides".
The Aquaman star opened up on being a dad during an interview with InStyle magazine. Jason, 41, has previously said his wife, Lisa Bonet, 52, handles the discipline of their two children.
Jason tells the publication that, having grown up without a father at home, he "didn't know what it takes to be a dad.
"And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so.' I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open."
Jason, who also shares daughter Lola Iolani, 13, with Lisa, and is a stepfather to actress Zoe Kravitz, also stresses the importance of a man showing his vulnerable side.
The actor insists it's important for men to be able to "connect" with their problems on an emotional level.
"I mean, I'm a warrior, and I will lay it down," he explains. "But I'm also the first one to say, 'I have a lot of [emotional] problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems'.
He adds that "we all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both."
Jason Momoa says he struggled to feed his family and pay the bills for his Los Angeles home after departing Games of Thrones in 2011.
In an interview with InStyle, the 41-year-old actor admits he was "completely in debt" when his character was killed off during the first season finale on the HBO show.
"I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones," he said. He and his wife Lisa Bonet, 52, struggled to feed their two children, daughter Lola Iolani, now 13, and son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 11.
"I couldn't get work. It's very challenging when you have babies and you're completely in debt," Jason explains.
His fortunes changed when Jason was cast as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice years later, with the actor later reprising the role in 2017's Justice League and 2018's Aquaman. He also provided the voice for the superhero in 2019's The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
His next big screen role is in the all-star remake of Frank Herbert's classic science-fiction novel Dune, also starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya.
When he saw the Dune trailer, the actor recalls, "It was 'Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem,' and I'm just like, 'Oh my God. I can't believe my name was with those names.' I feel like I'm still a kid, freaking out," he said.
Lil Wayne and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Denise Bidot have apparently rekindled their romance and put the breakup rumors to rest. The two are following each other again on Instagram.
Blogger The Jasmine Brand reports the two are following each other after Denise abruptly dumped the "Lollipop" rapper for supporting President Donald Trump's re-election.
In her Instagram stories, a disappointed Bidot implied she split from the dreadlocked rapper over his political affiliations.
"Sometimes love just isn't enough," she wrote. They also unfollowed each other on Instagram. She was the only person Wayne followed until this past weekend when his follow count rolled back to zero.
A source said Denise was "shocked" when she saw Wayne posing with Trump in an official White House photo before the elections.
Blogger B. Scott also confirmed Denise broke up with Weezy and unfollowed him on Instagram.
The mom-of-one later deleted her Instagram, tweeting "Over it."
50 Cent (right) is pleading with Atlanta rapper Tip "T.I." Harris (left) to squash the beef he inadvertently started with King Von's sister and gang factions in Chicago.
T.I. sparked outrage among King Von's crew when he shared a post on Instagram, ordering gangs to do their killing on their own home turf.
Reacting to the shooting death of King Von in Atlanta over the weekend, the "Rubber Band Man" rapper captioned an IG post on Monday: "Handle YOUR beefs in YOUR city. Thx in advance. - King."
His post sparked furious comebacks from Von's O-block crew and Von's sister, Kayla B, who wrote on her Instagram stories:
"And these r FACTS! But The energy he always putting in ppl business need to be the same energy he need to make it right wit his daughter! Now wea is my brother @50cent get on his a*s!"
T.I. followed up his post, saying his previous post had nothing to do with King Von's death. He also sent condolences to Kayla and her family.
Elder statesman 50 Cent had some wise advice for T.I., reminding him that he was raised in a middle class neighborhood.
"A @troubleman31 you gotta chill, you bugging for saying anything. They got casualties this is real shit, I don't know what you was thinking but re think it now. They are hurting, they love that boy he was a way out. I bet you don't even realize they will kill you for what you just said. what hood you from again? come on now it's quiet time."
Actress Viola Davis says she expects to be treated like she was born with less melanin than her Hollywood counterparts.
Davis, 55, says her dark skin has resulted in a "lack of access to opportunities" in Hollywood. She demands to sit at the same table with her white counterparts.
In an interview with InStyle magazine, the Oscar winner compares the disparity to eating the finest steak instead of leftovers.
"I want and I expect to get the same filet mignon that white actresses get!"
She added: "Cooked at the exact temperature. You cannot throw me a bone with a really nice little piece of meat still on it and expect that's good enough for me. I love my collard greens and all of that, and I know we were given the leftovers. I know how to cook that, but I want a filet mignon."
The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star goes on to say she "fully expects changes" to occur in Hollywood. But the slow changes are driving her to drink.
"I'm trying to lift my hopes up. Even if it takes a little bit of vodka. If we don't move forward together, then we don’t move forward."
Larsa Pippen has denied creeping with serial cheater Tristan Thompson behind Khloe Kardashian's back.
This should come as no surprise to Khloe, who dumped Tristan after he was caught on camera kissing a groupie two years ago.
Larsa, who is best known as former NBA star Scottie Pippen's ex-wife, was in the blogs after reports claimed she dated Tristan while smiling in Khloe's face.
Larsa, 46, denied the reports in a podcast interview, saying she knew Tristan before Khloe even met him. Larsa said Tristan wasn't her speed, so she let Khloe have him.
"I was kinda seeing Tristan before Khloe. Before Khloe or any of them knew he existed. I was seeing him. I had him come to LA. I brought him to a party Kim had. I introduced him to all of them. Then a week later, or 10 days later, he started seeing Khloe, which is fine. I don't even care. It's whatever."
Larsa and Scottie share 4 children. They divorced in 2016.
Tip "T.I." Harris (left) has a message for Chicago gang bangers and other out-of-towners who bring death and destruction to Atlanta streets.
T.I. spoke out after Chicago gangster-turned rapper King Von (right) was gunned down outside a hookah lounge in downtown Atlanta over the weekend.
Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, 26, was shot in the side as he fought with Savannah rapper Quando Rondo, 21. Bennett was transported to Grady Hospital where he died.
Rondo's brother, Timothy Leeks, 22, was arrested and charged with Bennett's murder. He is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.
T.I. doesn't appreciate out-of-towners spilling blood on our immaculate streets.
He captioned an Instagram post: "Handle YOUR beefs in YOUR city. Thx in advance. - King."
Young Thug's road manager who was convicted of shooting up Lil Wayne's tour bus back in 2015 was released from prison over the weekend.
Life behind bars changed Jimmy "PeeWee" Winfrey for the better. He's a mature young man and a true believer in Christ.
Winfrey, who began his rap career as Tip "T.I." Harris' teenage protégé (pictured right), was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015. His sentence was later reduced.
In a video posted on Thugger's Instagram page, Winfrey preached to his friends about the power of the Bible. "When they came through with the Bible, the Gideon... I've been a different muth*****er," he said.