Halle Berry shared a message of self-love with her followers on Instagram.com. She shared a beautiful topless photo that shows the actress embracing herself. She captioned the image: "Self-love is never selfish."

The 54-year-old mom-of-two shared the artsy photo a day after it was reported that she plans to represent herself in her divorce from her third husband Olivier Martinez.

She filed for divorce in 2015 after two years of marriage. The couple share a 6-year-old son, Maceo.

Hollywood insiders whisper that Berry is representing herself because the case has dragged on for 5 years and she can no longer afford to pay a divorce lawyer.

According to BET, her former attorney, Marina Zakiyan Beck, withdrew from the case on July 30.

Martinez, 54, is being represented by celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser.

Berry has a 7-year-old daughter, Nahla Ariela, with former model Gabriel Aubry.

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Keri Hilson was a fresh faced newcomer more than a decade ago when her record label told her to diss then-superstar Beyonce Knowles on a track.

In an interview with Claudia Jordan, Hilson recalled dissing Beyonce on her song "Turning M On" and how the fake beef hurt her spirit.

Hilson claims her label made her diss Beyonce, and she was too young and insecure to tell them no.

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Hilson, a 37-year-old Sagittarius, said she took a 9-year hiatus from music to heal herself due to clinical depression.

She said she contemplated quitting the business altogether. "I just knew I needed time to get back to myself."

Hilson said she was "incredibly" unhappy following the breakup of an 11-year relationship.

"I was 17 to 28 years old in that relationship, so I did not know life alone. I did not know and love and accept myself. I didn't know who the hell I was."
 

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Rap mogul Dr. Dre and his estranged wife, Nicole Threatt Young, are at war over personal property he claims she has refused to return from the former couple's Malibu beach house.

In new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the former N.W.A. rapper, real name Andre Romelle Young, alleges his wife is refusing to give him access to the Malibu beach house she moved into during their divorce proceedings.

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Dre, 55, complained she won't allow him to send someone to pick up his golf clubs, a motorcycle, and a gun.

"Mr. Young sent someone to Malibu this morning to pick up some of his personal belongings (something Ms. Young does almost daily at the Brentwood home)," Dr. Dre's lawyer writes in a note to Nicole's attorneys. "At first, your client said ok, but after walking away for 5 minutes (assumedly to call your office) she came back and rejected the request.

"The items in question are Mr. Young's golf clubs, his motorcycle, and his registered firearm for return to the gun safe at Chalon (the couple's former Brentwood home)."

In the documents, Dre claims he has allowed Nicole access to his home to collect various items she has requested and is demanding he can retrieve his stuff from the beach house.

Dre argued his personal items are not community property because a valid prenuptial agreement is in place.

The rapper/producer and his wife also disagree over the validity of their prenup agreement. She confirmed she signed the document but he ripped it up in front of her as proof of his love for her at the time.

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In the divorce, Dre claims all of his businesses and a large portion of his $1 billion fortune is his sole and separate property that she is not entitled to.

Dre and Nicole, 50, share four sons, Curtis, Marcel, Andre, and Truth, and a daughter named Truly. They were married for 24 years.

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Kevin Hart has received a public apology from NBC Network officials after a photo of the comedian was used to accompany news articles about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.

The headline read: "Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus".

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Bolt confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus following a huge birthday bash in Jamaica last week. Hart and Bolt are Black - but they don't pass for twins.

The Jumanji: Next Level star was left stunned on Tuesday after noticing his photo appeared in online NBC News pieces detailing Bolt's positive COVID-19 test.

Hart, who recently revealed he was diagnosed with the coronavirus back in March, shared a screenshot of the glaring mix-up of the two black celebrities, and remarked, "No comment", alongside a series of facepalm emojis.

The famously short funnyman then quipped, "I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight....I want to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world. We can bet whatever....S**t just got real. I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule....IM BACK B**CHES!!!!!!

"P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels....All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso".

Bolt has yet to comment on the photo mishap, but an NBC News representative has since issued a formal apology to Hart via Twitter.

"Very sorry about that @KevinHart4real - bad technical glitch in how photos show up on Facebook," the spokesperson posted.

The picture problem has also been corrected, with editors noting, "A previous version of this article included an incorrect photo on some platforms due to a technical problem. The photo depicted actor Kevin Hart. It has been replaced with a photo of Usain Bolt."
 

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict dropped nearly 70 pounds since giving birth to her second child. The 42-year-old actress revealed she's lost the last of her baby weight since delivering daughter Cairo Hardrict in May 2018.

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"I've lost to date 68 pounds since giving birth to my daughter. I'm very proud that I did it my way and in my time. I didn't feel rushed to snap back," Mowry explained in a post on Instagram. "I enjoyed breast feeding and spending quality time with #cairo and my son #cree."

The former 'Sister, Sister' actress posted a mirror selfie that showed off her toned legs in denim short shorts. In the caption, she gave fellow moms some good advice, telling them to avoid the snap back trap.

"To all the women who are feeling pressured after birth. Do YOU! Do what makes YOU proud and do it in YOUR time. Not anyone else's," she wrote.

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Cardi B didn't hold back when a writer tweeted America needs "far more women like Melania Trump" and "far less like Cardi B."

The comment was made by political correspondent DeAnna Lorraine, who took to Twitter to remark on U.S. First Lady Melania Trump's speech during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

Cardi, 27, shared a vulgar picture of former model Melania from back in the day and referenced her No. 1 hit song "WAP" as she wrote: "This pic giving me 'yea you f**kin wit some wet a*s p**sy' vibes …just sayin."

Cardi is a vocal anti-Trump activist who has voiced her support for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who recently revealed he will campaign from his basement until the 2020 presidential election in November.

The Bronx native previously took aim at Trump supporters for playing her and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" during a recent boat party.

"WAP" was heavily criticized due to its sexually explicit lyrics, but Cardi said in a recent interview there are some words and phrases fans will never hear in her rap repertoire.

She told Australia's The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she has banned the use of "moist", "discharge" and "horchata" from her music.

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Porsha Williams (left) and Yandy Smith were both arrested while demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical worker who was killed by police in her Louisville home in March.

The reality TV personalities were at a protest for Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday when they were cuffed and booked.

The pair, who star in Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and VH1's Love & Hip-Hop respectively, were among 68 people arrested while calling for the arrest of two cops who fatally shot Taylor multiple times during a bungled drug raid after three officers executed a no-knock warrant at her home.

The protest followed BreonnaCon - an event that spanned several days focused on bringing the community together to get justice for Taylor - and saw protesters march from South Central Park to the Louisville Metro Police Department Training Academy.

Police blocked protesters from going past the Denny Crum Overpass, and charged those taken into custody with obstructing the roadway and disorderly conduct.

Williams shared a photo of her and Smith sitting in the street with their fists raised in front of a line of cops. She wrote in the caption: "SAY HER NAME #BreonnaTaylor."
 

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Meanwhile, Smith posted a clip of herself being escorted away by cops amid the protest, and penned: "If we don't get no justice." She captioned another protest video: "Matter fact you ain't gonna take me sitting down. I'm standing my ground!!!!!!!!"

Both Williams and Smith were also arrested following a similar protest in Louisville in July, which took place at the home of Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

It has been over five months since Breonna Taylor was killed. None of the officers have been arrested as yet, with one of the three fired for use of deadly force in June.

Louisville's mayor, City Council and the state's governor are all Democrats.
 

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Pastor John Gray's wife Aventer Gray is "extremely embarrassed" over a new cheating scandal involving her husband.

Over the weekend, YouTube blogger UnwinewithTashaK obtained a short video clip featuring the portly preacher.

In the clip, Gray, the pastor at Relentless Church in South Carolina, is speaking with a woman who is not his wife.

At one point, Gray invites the mystery woman on a trip, and he vents about his wife.

The clip was captioned, "He says his wife doesn't cook and feeds their son Pizza every night. He asks his side chick to fly with him to Cabo privately during the pandemic!"

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A source close to John Gray's wife, tells theJasmineBrand that Aventer Gray is "really hurt by what happened. Her marriage and family are super important to her, so to experience this in public – is overwhelming."

The source said Gray apologized to his wife yet again.

"He's apologized over and over again and wants to make this right. He's committed to making their marriage work."

The source said Gray and the woman didn't have sex.

"They weren't intimate, but it was wrong. Their conversations were inappropriate, period. Wrong is wrong."

Gray and his wife made headlines in 2019, when he was accused of allegedly cheating on her. Aventer can’t leave him because the couple share two minor children, a boy and a girl, and the children are their priority.
 

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Draya Michele showed off her voluptuous curves after getting a vigorous workout with a friend in Los Angeles.

She wore a sports bra and black Spandex pants and her hair was pulled up in a tight bun. Neither lady wore face masks.

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The 35-year-old Aquarius is best known as a cast member of Basketball Wives LA. She also appeared in an episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Her career took off when she appeared in music videos for Kanye West, Usher, Nicki Minaj, The Game, Jay-Z and more.

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She shares a 4-year-old son, Jru, with former NFL player Orlando Scandrick. The couple got engaged in 2015, but the Internet wouldn't let them live, so they broke up before tying the knot. She also has a son from a previous relationship.

Draya once dated Chris Brown and other emotionally unavailable men. She's happily single now.

Question: Does Draya's toned body inspire you to get off the couch?

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Chris Brown exploded in a post on Instagram after social media users compared him to singer Tory Lanez who allegedly shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.

Chris, whose anger management issues are well-documented, took to Instagram to tell everyone to back off and leave his name out of the Tory-Megan drama.

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"Leave my f---ing name out of someone elses situation... Yall not finna involve me in this f--- a-- sh-t! Pu--y B---H, Yall make me sick wit this lame sh-t... Suck my d--- of sit on it..." [sic]

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Megan, 25, was reportedly injured after leaving a pool party thrown by socialite Kylie Jenner in the Hollywood Hills on July 12.

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Police arrested Lanez on July 12 and charged him with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

Police initially said Megan's foot injury was caused by broken glass. But Megan later revealed she was shot by the Canadian musician.

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Other celebrities expressed their support for the up-and-coming rapper, including fellow Houston rap legend Bun B.

"I'm from Houston," Bun B said in a video on social media. "And if somebody would've done something to Megan in this city, we would've rolled... If the man got mental health issues, get him some therapy. But he's not just gon' sit here and shoot this girl, and we not say nothin."
 

 

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Ciara is struggling to lose the last 48 lbs she gained prior to delivering her third child.

The 34-year-old singer gave birth to son Win Wilson - her second child with husband Russell Wilson - on July, 23, but she is having a hard time losing the baby weight.

The part-time singer is wasting no time starting her journey to regaining her stick-thin pre-pregnancy figure.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Ciara told her followers she's going to "work really hard" to shed the 48 pounds.

"48lbs to go! Starting the game plan tomorrow!!" she wrote. "P.s. don't know how easy it's going be considering 3 baby's now! Going to work really hard at this! Let's go Mamma's"

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Ciara is also mother to three-year-old daughter Sienna with Russell, and six-year-old son Future Zahir with her ex-fiancé, rapper Future Hendrix.

The "1, 2 Step" singer previously lost weight by following a strict diet regimen which involves eating only small portions of meals and drinking a lot of water.

She is normally rail thin due to her very active lifestyle and good genes.

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She also dances and exercises religiously, and told PEOPLE magazine: "I feel like I can conquer the world on the days I work out, and it's very rewarding."

Ciara's fans were confused, asking where the 48 pounds were because they don't see the extra baby weight.

One IG user wrote: "Dont rush it i just had my 3rd baby and its a journey but its possible. Good luck mama."

Another user wrote:

"As I have seen on other topics you speak to please be just as mindful of your influence now. 1, you just had your child. You should be allowing your body real healing time. There should be no pressure for the "snap back". 2, Keep in mind that majority of your followers do not have your resources."

 

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The hammer dropped on repeats of Ellen DeGeneres's daytime talk show in Australia.

A Channel Nine spox told Daily Mail Australia the channel will no longer air repeats of the talk show as of Monday, amid reports of racism and sexual harassment on Ellen's set in the U.S.

"We are resting Ellen repeats on Nine and have replaced with Desperate Housewives," the spokesman said.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been in repeats in the U.S. since Buzzfeed News broke the story earlier this year.

The news comes after Ellen made a tearful appearance during a Zoom video conferencing call with her staff on Aug. 17.
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Staffers were reportedly "upbeat" after they learned three executive producers were fired. But two other troublesome producers -- close friends of Ellen's - were not let go.

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The 62-year-old talk show host was seen leaving lunch with a friend in Santa Barbara on Saturday.

Warner Bros. is currently investigating numerous complaints of the "toxic" environment on the Ellen set.

Former employees complained that Ellen contributed to the toxic environment by ordering staffers not to make eye contact with her.

According to sources, execs asked Ellen to make a graceful exit, as the show cannot be salvaged with her at the helm.

A search is currently underway for her replacement. James Corden and Kevin Hart are reportedly being considered for the TV gig.

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Kanye West outraged Muslims after naming his new Yeezy Boost sneaker line after the religious faith's archangels of music and death.

The 43-year-old rap producer has been accused of "disrespecting Islam" by unveiling his new line - the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil and Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel.

"Very disrespectful," one Twitter user wrote. "Adidas is disrespecting Islam. Israfil is one of the four angels in Islam. Shame on @adidasoriginals and @kanyewest."

Another user added: "Dear @Adidas I am gonna STOP buying and using your products if those Kanye West’s newest shoes' names aren’t changed because it IT DOES NOT RESPECT Islam (sic)."

Another critic accused West and Adidas of "making mockery of Islam."

A petition has been launched calling for Adidas bosses to change the name of the leisure shoes.

"Until further notice, we request all Muslims to boycott adidas products, cease all sale of adidas products by any Muslim owned 3rd party retail shops until adidas ceases the production of this commodity," the petition reads.

The sneaker launch comes amid the rap star's unlikely run for the White House. Kanye plans to challenge current U.S. leader Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden for America's top office in November. But his goal is falling short, as more states boot him off their ballots.

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Brandy Norwood (left) and her arch nemesis Monica will face off against one another on Timbaland and Swizz Beatz's next online Verzuz battle.

The two R&B singers, who topped the charts in 1998 with their smash hit "The Boy Is Mine," will face each other for the latest installment of the popular web series on August 31.

"#History," Brandy wrote on her account. "Thank you @monicadenise and @verzuztv for making this happen. Let's celebrate!!!!"

"This will be historical," Monica noted on her own account. "It's an honor @brandy."

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Monica (right) then encouraged fans to send in their requests:

"What songs would you all like to see us bring to @verzuztv !! Celebrating these catalogs is for the culture with love! From Young Women to Adult Women we've been with y'all! Name the songs you love."

The news comes amid drama between Monica and rap mogul Master P who dragged the mother-of-three for interfering in his brother Corey Miller's murder case.

Miller, 49, was convicted in 2009 of the shooting death of a 16-year-old fan at a nightclub in Louisiana. Miller maintained his innocence but was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

While Master P thanked social justice activist Kim Kardashian for her efforts to secure his brother's freedom, he called out Monica for using his family for clicks and views.

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Master P, born Percy Robert Miller, 55, took to social media to apparently shade Monica for jumping on the No Limit Chronicles bandwagon.

"I don't know you and I ain't trying to get to know you, just for the record," Master P told Monica in a scathing Instagram post.

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While Verzuz was started in March to keep fans entertained amid the Covid-19 lockdowns, viewers will be expecting the friendly competition to heat up between the pair, amid longstanding rumors of intense rivalry and arguments between the artists over the years.

Brandy and Monica will go head-to-head at 8 p.m. ET on Instagram/verzuztv and Apple Music.

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Jaheim surprised his fans when he dropped a video declaring his support for U.S. President Donald Trump.

The 42-year-old former R&B singer wrote a lengthy caption calling on his followers to do their research into the two political parties before casting their votes in November 2020.

"I already know this is gonna set a lot of you free once you do the research. Unless you are one of them? However it's really not my concern at this point I just wanna save our future & if that means losing followers so be it," he wrote.

The "Put That Woman First" singer continued:

"I'm used to the masses controlling these platforms, I'm used to you all throwing shade on me, called crackhead, uber driver etc. I can careless what you think of me because I have a real life, I am a force of the Most High Universal Creator.

Balance is about to be restored all the phoney [sic] people will soon fade away.
Again I do this for your/our future endeavors. I hate the fact that we all were so lost when it came to politics & we just decided to vote because our parents called themselves Democrats aka DIXIECRATS, all that stand for is nothing great for you/me."

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Cat Got ya tongues now huh!? Now you see the facts from my last 2 post nothing moor to say you've been played all this time, we've been played. _ I already know this is gonna set a lot of you free once you do the research, Unless you are one of them? However it's really not my concern at this point I just wanna save our future & if that means losing followers so be it. _ I'm used to the masses controlling these platforms, I'm used to you all throwing shade on me, called crackhead, uber driver etc. I can careless what you think of me because I have a real life, I am a force of the Most High Universal Creator. _ Balance is about to be restored all the phoney people will soon fade away. Again I do this for your/our future endeavors. I hate the fact that we all were so lost when it came to politics & we just decided to vote because our parents called themselves Democrats aka DIXIECRATS, all that stand for is nothing great for you/me _ We all should be very upset but it's not time for that it's time to stay woke & join the fight to restore the balance of our Republic for the sake of our ANCESTORS. By all means we must come from out of this beast to restore the balance for our nation, stop allowing ourselves to fall into the pitfalls of democracy's decisions to deceive every Individuals to vote for the evil. _ I just put my life on the frontline to speak out in favor to help you all. Now you know where my heart is I'm not one of them I will never take money to mislead anyone for it is the root to evil it's time to break this spell So stay focus because real change is here. _ momentarily an we all will be apart of it but it starts now not next year. I just wanna apologize to @realdonaldtrump for all the misinformation since he's been in office we the people have turned our backs on this great man who been working effortlessly to restore the balance for the Republic and didn't even take a pay check. _ We all allowed the Democrats to lie countless times but seeing is BELIEVING. You all are so far gone you can't see maybe it's the same water they been poisoning Flint with because we all followed wrong side for years it time to wakeup

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