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Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously. The late icons will join rock legends Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and The Doobie Brothers.
Whitney, who died in 2012 at age 48, is among four artists inducted after being added to the ballot for the first time. The Doobie Brothers, Biggie and T-Rex are the others.
Whitney remains one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling 200 million albums worldwide.
Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, is best known for his rap hits "Juicy" and "Big Poppa." His posthumous album Life After Death, featuring hits like "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Hypnotize," is one of the few rap albums to be certified Diamond by the RIAA.
B.I.G. became the first rap artist to earn multiple No. 1 singles after his death.
He was gunned down at the peak of his career in 1997 at age 24. His murder remains unsolved.
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.
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.
A Nike ad campaign featuring free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick won an Emmy award for Best Commercial.
The award was handed out at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.
Nike picked Kaepernick to lead its 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' TV and print campaign that also featured Serena Williams and LeBron James.
Kaepernick courted controversy in 2016 when he remained seated on the bench during the national anthem. After the public backlash, he got off the bench and kneeled on the sideline.
The 30-year-old quarterback said he was protesting social injustice. But some fans noticed he waited until he was benched to become a "woke activist".
"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Nike North America vice President Gino Fisanotti told ESPN after the initial backlash.
Kaepernick, who was 3-16 during his final season with the 49ers, filed a grievance against the league for colluding to blackball him -- despite the fact that he turned down at least 2 contract offers.
Kaepernick and the league settled the lawsuit for a reported $10 million.
Sean "Diddy" Combs received a State Resolution for his Achievements in Entertainment and Business at The Georgia Entertainment Caucus Award Ceremony held at Georgia State Capital on Wednesday, September 11, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The media mogul was honored for launching Revolt TV & Media, a music-oriented digital cable television network, in Los Angeles in 2013. He was also recognized for his many contributions to hip-hop music.
Combs posed with his cousin and friend of the blog, Atlanta socialite Eboni Elektra.
Combs posed with Ga. Rep. Erica Thomas (L) and Vice President, Creative at BMI, Catherine Brewton (R).
Combs pressed the flesh, took photos and kissed babies in preparation for his big announcement to run for public office.