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Music mogul Dr. Dre issued a statement from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he was transported after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm.

Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

Sources tell TMZ, Young, 55, suffered a brain aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to Cedars and taken directly to ICU, where he is "resting comfortably," an attorney for Dre told Billboard.

Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.

The couple has two children, son Truice, 23, and daughter Truly, 19. Dr. Dre also has four adult children from previous relationships.

Young's celebrity pals took to Twitter to express get well wishes on Tuesday night.

"Dre is recovering nicely," wrote LL Cool J.

"Prayers up for Dr. Dre and his family for healing & Strength over his mind & body," tweeted Missy Elliot.

"Praying for Dre," wrote Ellen DeGeneres.

"Send your love and prayers to the homie Dr. Dre," wrote Ice Cube.

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Restaurants are shuttered in California and other blue states amid the Covid-19 outbreak, but business is booming in Atlanta.

Business is so good in Atlanta that music mogul Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Renay Smith are opening a restaurant in College Park. The couple is partnering with reality TV personality Karlie Redd in the business venture.

The restaurant, named Johnny's Chicken & Waffles, is set to open in January 2021, according to the eatery's website.

"The 85-seat indoor dining space will provide full-menu service and will feature booths, tables, high tops and bar seating. A take-out counter will serve pies baked fresh daily and a selection of café goods."

Ne-Yo and his business partners are currently hiring managers, waiters and busboys.

The interior decor will feature platinum record plaques from Outkast, Ne-Yo, Ludacris and Usher, as well as a mural of the legendary Apollo Theater Harlem, NY.

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Karlie said in a statement:

"Ne-Yo and I aim to make everyone feel at home at Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles, and you never know who you'll see dining alongside you! Anyone who appreciates music will love the ambiance we created in our dining room, with awards and plaques from Ne-Yo, myself and some of our closest friends. Who doesn't love some amazing chicken and waffles, while listening to some amazing music! We hope to see you if you're in College Park."

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Whoopi Goldberg hasn't had eyebrows in decades. No one paid attention because Whoopi's missing eyebrows weren't a big priority.

But the internet just noticed, and they're demanding to know why Whoopi's lack of eyebrows managed to escape their scrutiny until now.

Thethings.com wrote a post titled "Here's Why Whoopi Goldberg Doesn't Have Eyebrows."

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No, Whoopi doesn't have a skin disorder and she didn't lose her lashes.

In a 2016 interview with VH1, Whoopi, 65, said she doesn't want hair on her face. So she shaves everything, including her wispy mustache and eyebrows. She even plucks her nose hairs.

It doesn't bother Whoopi that you didn't notice. That's the whole point of her shaving her eyebrows -- so you wouldn't notice.

By the way, eyebrows may seem pointless to people like Whoopi, but they're actually very beneficial to humans.

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Eyebrows keep forehead perspiration and rain out of our eyes. They also keep debris such as dirt, dandruff and dust out of our eyes.

Eyebrows also help us communicate our feelings to others. Furrowed eyebrows lets others know you're mad or upset about something. Raised eyebrows could mean you're curious or surprised. And one raised eyebrow means you're ready for a good time.

So don't discount the lowly eyebrow as insignificant. God put eyebrows on your face for a good reason.

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Legendary recording engineer Bruce Swedien has died, his daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, confirmed on Facebook. He was 86.

"He had a long life full of love, great music, big boats and a beautiful marriage," she wrote. "We will celebrate that life. He was loved by everyone."

The five-time Grammy winner is best known for recording and mixing Michael Jackson's best-selling solo albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad. He also recorded Michael's albums Dangerous, HIStory, and Invincible.

Swedien chronicled his time spent with Michael in a book, titled In the Studio with Michael Jackson (pictured top). No one spent more time with Michael at the peak of his recording career.

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Swedien began working with Michael and Quincy Jones (right) on the soundtrack to The Wiz in 1978. Swedien and Jones are pictured together onstage in 2015.

Swedien began recording professionally at age 21. Early in his career he recorded legendary artists such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Dinah Washington.

After working with Quincy and Michael on The Wiz soundtrack, Jones asked Swedien to collaborate with Michael on his debut solo album Off the Wall in 1979.

Jones remembered his friend in a tribute post on Instagram:

"There are not enough words to express how much Bruce meant to me... I'm going to miss your presence every single day "Svensk", but I will cherish every moment we shared together laughin', lovin', livin', & givin'... Rest In Peace my brother."

 

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Rapper DaBaby paid tribute to his older brother Glen Johnson after he committed suicide on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The father-of-four reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Charlotte, North Carolina, hours after he posted a video of himself armed with a gun and crying about the way his life had turned out.

Sources say Johnson claimed he had been wronged in the past. Afterwards, he shot himself in the head. He was found in his car in a parking lot on Berkeley Place Drive off Mallard Creek Church Road, WSOCTV reports. Johnson leaves behind three daughters and a son.

Following the tragic news, the "Rockstar" rapper, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, changed his Instagram bio to, "LONG LIVE MY BROTHER," along with a black heart and a white dove emoji.

DaBaby previously mentioned his brother's mental health struggles on his 2019 lead single "Intro" from his second studio album Kirk, according to Rap-Up magazine.

"My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle like we ain't family / Like I won't give up all I got to see you happy," he raps.

DaBaby also shared photos of himself in Charlotte offering to take voters to the polls as part of his commitment to the #NOCAP2020 project.

The rap star accompanied the pictures with just a black heart emoji in the caption.
 

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WNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped to free from prison.

The 31-year-old basketball star put her career on hold to help overturn Jonathan Irons' wrongful conviction. The couple exchanged vows as husband and wife, just weeks after Irons was released following a 23-year stint behind bars.

"We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together, but doing it as a married couple...," she told Good Morning America on Wednesday.

"We got married a couple of months ago. We're excited to share this new chapter of life together."

Irons was originally sentenced to 50 years behind bars in 1998 after he was convicted of breaking into a Missouri home and shooting a homeowner. In March, a judge ruled prosecutors suppressed fingerprint evidence that would have strengthened his defense, and he was released from prison on July 1.

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The 6-foot-1 small forward led the University of Connecticut to two NCAA Championships in 2009 and 2010. She is a 3x WNBA All-Star Game MVP and a 4x WNBA champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).

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A female police officer saved singer Mario's life during a tense encounter in Miami earlier this year.

Mario was nearly shot dead by Miami police officers -- until a female officer recognized him and ordered her colleagues to put their weapons down.

The "Let Me Love You" crooner told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six that, back in March, he was driving in Miami with a friend who has a license to carry a concealed gun, when his pal got into an argument with another man.

"(My friend) pulled out a gun and so did the other guy, so I got out to defuse the situation," Mario said, adding that his pal's baby daughter was in the back seat at the time.

"My boy got in his car, he put his gun in the armrest, and then he went to this building to use the bathroom and left the gun."

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Mario didn't realize a witness called the cops, who arrived at the scene when he was in the car - along with his friend's firearm.

"So I'm in the car; the gun's right there," he said, adding the child was still in the car. "Two cops came up to the car with their guns drawn, shouting. I forgot about the gun that was in the armrest, (so) when they asked me if there were any guns in the car, I said, 'No there's no guns in the car'."

According to the hitmaker, the officers drew down on him, their fingers on the triggers, until, "this lady cop appeared and was like, 'Wait, wait, wait. Aren't you Mario?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' But I forgot about being Mario at this point. I'm just like, 'Please don’t shoot me.'"

He said: "From there, she told the guys to put their guns down... So yes, I've experienced racism, but I've also experienced privilege as an artist... As an artist, I will say we do have privilege... Whether it is sports, entertainment, we see power in all these different spaces, but with that also comes privilege."

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Soul and R&B legend Betty Wright lost her battle with cancer at home in Miami, Florida on Sunday. She was 66.

Her family confirmed her death to Billboard. No cause of death was revealed.

Wright died a week after close friend Chaka Khan urged fans to pray for Betty via Twitter.

"Calling all my #PrayWarriors," Khan tweeted. "My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays."

Born Bessie Regina Norris in Miami in 1953, Wright was the youngest of seven children of Rosa Akins Braddy-Wright and her second husband, McArthur Norris.

Wright kicked off her career with her family's gospel group Echoes of Joy in the late 1960s. In 1965, following the group's break-up, 11-year-old Betty switched musical styles from gospel to rhythm and blues.

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Singing in local talent shows, she was spotted by a local Miami record label owner, who signed her to her first label (Deep City Records) in 1966 at age 12. She released the singles, "Thank You Baby" and "Paralyzed", which became regional hits in Miami.

She released her debut album, My First Time Around, as a teenager and scored a U.S. top 40 hit with "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do."

She first hit the Top 10 in 1971 with her single "Clean Up Woman".

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She also had huge hits with "No Pain, (No Gain)", "Tonight is the Night" and "Where is the Love", which scored her a Grammy Award for for best R&B song in 1975.

Betty founded her own record label, Ms. B Records, and released the album Mother Wit. She made history becoming the first Black female to earn a gold record in the 1980s.

The album was notable for the come-back hits "No Pain, No Gain," which returned her to the top 20 on the R&B chart for the first time in a decade, and "After the Pain".

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She enjoyed a career revival in 2006 after Sean "Diddy" Combs invited her to be part of his MTV reality show Making the Band.

Wright's career hit another peak in 2011 when she teamed up with The Roots for the album Betty Wright: The Movie, which featured guest appearances by rappers Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.

On Christmas Day in 2005 Wright's son, 21-year-old Patrick Parker was shot and killed at a holiday party in Opa Locka, Florida.

Wright is survived by 5 children. She is pictured above performing with her granddaughter Cynthia Wright. She became stepmother to her third husband's son, Yusef, who posted a beautiful tribute to his stepmother on Instagram.
 

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My heart is broken I have been unable to move for my bed I feel absolutely stuck and paralyzed with thoughts of how someone so stable and so Constant and my families life can be gone now!! you were the glue that kept us all together before and after Daddy passed and now it on us to do the work on our own..thank you thank you thank you so much Mama Betty #Ms.B @therealbettywright for being there for us for loving us unconditionally and also our mothers you were truly a Rock for us all and i’m so blessed that I got to talk to you and tell you how much I loved and appreciated you! and no matter how tired you were you always had time to talk to me about Knowing my worth and my value in my career and all the things I had to offer whether it was music or beauty and I’m so grateful for that..I pray that you and Daddy are dancing in heaven because I’m sure he’s so happy to see you.???? rest well #bettywright i love you

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Singer Mya Marie Harrison is a married woman! The 40-year-old D.C. native, who got her start on BET's Teen Summit, tied the knot at the end of last year.

The "Best of Me" star secretly wed someone in the Seychelles, according to TMZ sources, but it's unclear who her new husband is.

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The gossip outlet obtained wedding day photos of the bride on the beach in her wedding gown.

This was Mya's first wedding. Mya hasn't dated anyone publicly since breaking up with rappers Jay-Z and The Game.

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Unlike attention-starved celebrities, the "It's About About Me" singer doesn't post images of her man on social media.

Mya released her debut album in April 1998. Her first single "It's All About Me" landed in the top ten on the Billboard charts.

Her last Instagram post was Wednesday where she shared a cover photo from SLIMI magazine taken on Venice Beach.
 

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The New Decade Issue of @slimimag Fan Q & A ?? @junemarmakaya “Do you have kids?” @myaplanet9 “Yes. I have 4 fur babies (3 dogs & 1 cat). Alongside nieces, nephews and God children, I have a few children I sponsor annually.” @slimm_shaydee “Favorite healing crystal?” @myaplanet9 “Black tourmaline. It’s considered a protective stone which blocks, cleanses, purifies & transforms dense, negative energies into more positive vibrations.” ? @deliveryboy9 Styling @slimi7 @diegolarez Make up @rpromakeupartist Hair @diegolarez Asst Lightning #thomasclodinedlorent Production @slimimag Casting Director @nycbcg Editor @slimi7 #mya #planet9 #myaplanet9 #slimi #winter #vegan #crueltyfree #fashion #beauty #2020

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Rumor has it that rapper DaBaby is the third celebrity to have a nude tape leak online this week. DaBaby is best known for his single "Suge", off his debut studio album, Baby on Baby (2019). "Suge" peaked at no. 7 on the Billboard 100 chart. His 2nd album, Kirk debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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DaBaby, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Later, he moved with his single mom to Charlotte, NC. He was born under the star sign Capricorn.

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DaBaby, formerly known as Baby Jesus, is a diminutive man (5'-4"), but his chocolate skin and an air of confidence make him a hit with the ladies. He is the father of at least 2 children (that he knows of).

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