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Kanye West finally deleted his "Skete Davidson" Instagram post following reports that the former SNL comic is in "trauma therapy" over his online bullying.

As you know, Kanye posted a fake NY Times headline on IG that read: "SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT 28".

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Kim Kardashian, who broke up with Pete after 9 months, was reportedly furious and demanded that he take the post down.

But the post was not removed until a story broke on Monday that Pete was in trauma therapy over Kanye's online bullying. That's usually the first step towards a lawsuit of some kind.

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A source tells PEOPLE Davidson "has been in trauma therapy in large part" due to the rap icon's incessant bullying since April of this year."

"The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he's had to seek out help," the source said.

But Kim and Pete's hands aren't clean either. Both of them relentlessly mocked and bullied Kanye online throughout their relationship.

In fact, months before Kim announced her break up with Pete, they dined on a pizza called Ham & Yeezy pizza at Jon & Vinny's restaurant in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the couple ate a pizza named after Kanye. She even posted an Instagram photo that showed them cuddling at the table with half eaten slices of pizza on their plate.

Fans speculated it was part of a coordinated campaign to drive Kanye crazy by taunting him with photos of her and Pete's PDA.

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The Senate approved President Joe Biden's $789 billion health, climate and tax bill, which includes $80 billion to hire 87,000 IRS workers.

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Republican lawmakers who opposed the bill say it will target small business owners, people who work from home, rideshare drivers, TikTokers and YouTubers.

87,000 IRS workers will be put to work auditing 1.7 million middle class, according to Republicans.

"The reality is a significant portion raised from their IRS funding bloat would come from taxpayers with income below $400,000," said Republican Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho.

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig disagreed, saying the $80 billion in funding would not increase audits of households making less than $400,000 per year.

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IRS audits have dropped over the past decade, according to the Biden administration. That's a loss of $207 billion in income tax revenue.

The Biden administration is particularly annoyed that influencers are earning millions of dollars recording TikTok videos and not paying their fair share of taxes.

The IRS will also go after anyone who receives money through so-called digital payments networks such as Zelle and CashApp.

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Those who have been audited say it is a painful experience. The burden is on the taxpayer to prove they earned less than what the IRS says they earned.

If an Uber driver exaggerated his mileage on his tax form he will need receipts to prove it. Republicans say if gig workers can't prove their mileage or car expenses, they will owe a lot of money to the IRS.

IRS workers will also investigate anyone who applied for PPP loans using false information.

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Aspiring rapper YK Osiris vigorously denies rumors that he is rap mogul Sean Combs' boy toy.

During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show, YK was asked about the craziest rumor he’d heard about himself.

After stuttering, Osiris refused to answer. That's when DJ Envy reminded him: "You and Diddy. You and Diddy. They say you and Diddy..."

The 23-year-old aspiring rapper jumped out of his chair, laughing.

"They said that he was Diddy's boy toy," Envy said to Charlamagne. "What?!" Angela Yee exclaimed.

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"[They say] I was in Jamaica with him," YK explained while Charlamagne Googled the story.

"Oh, I see it now," Charlamagne said. He then read the headline out loud: "YK Osiris in Jamaica with his alleged boo Diddy."

An embarrassed YK said, "I don't know what happened about that. Yeah, I heard it, but, it be crazy little talk and stuff ... I ain't worried about it ... A lot of people don't care about that," YK said.

YK admitted he was in Jamaica - but not with the 52-year-old rap mogul. He said he was in Jamaica with "a shorty." He said Combs was in Jamaica, but he was in a whole different area of the island.

"They just made that up!" said YK, laughing.

YK then said the most money he'd ever spent on a woman was $100,000. He also explained his prior statement that a woman should never pay her own bills.

"I don't want no woman paying for no bills, like my utilities in my house? No, you not paying for that," he said, adding that a man should cover a woman's essentials such as hair and nails - "unless you want another man to pay for it..."

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Kanye "YE" West is in a good mood after reports that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian is back on the market.

Kim and former SNL cast member Pete Davidson have split after nine months of dating.

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Kim reportedly demanded that Kanye take down a post that shows a NY Times headline that reads: "SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT 28".

Kanye has not responded to Kim's demands to take the post down.

The post is the only one on Kanye's Instagram page.

Until now there were rumors that Kim may get back together with the father of her four children. But a "source" says not so fast.

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A "source close to" Kim's kamp reportedly told The Daily Mail, "Kim won't stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won't. She has been vigorously defending Pete. She'll never get back together with Kanye over the way he's treated the people she loves and respects. She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children. She won't stand for this type of behavior from him."

Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, taunted Kanye throughout their nine month relationship, which some say was manufactured for her family's reality TV series.

Kanye clapped back with multiple attack posts that got his Instagram page temporarily suspended.

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The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating actress Anne Heche for driving under the influence of alcohol after she crashed into a garage and a house on Friday.

Heche, 53, is in stable condition in an intensive care unit with severe 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns as well as smoke inhalation and internal injuries.

Police believe Heche was either intoxicated or on drugs when her Mini Cooper slammed into a garage. When residents of an apartment complex rushed out to help her, she drove off at a high rate of speed.

Moments later, Heche crashed into a house setting off a fiery explosion that destroyed the house.

A crane was used to remove Heche's car from the rubble so first responders could get to her.

The female homeowner of the now demolished house was in the backyard and escaped without injury. Neighbors launched a GoFundMe for the woman that raised over $62,000.

LAPD sources tell TMZ, authorities got a warrant for a sample of Heche's blood. The results have not been revealed, but police believe she was intoxicated at the time of Friday's crash.

The LAPD will refer the case to the L.A. City Attorney for possible hit-and-run charges and criminal damage to property.

A photo obtained by TMZ just before the crash appeared to show a bottle of whiskey or vodka in a cup holder in Heche's car.

TMZ also obtained Ring doorbell video of Heche's car speeding down a residential street before slamming into the house.

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As TMZ reported, Ellen DeGeneres's ex-lover was on a podcast earlier in the week where she was drinking vodka and wine and appeared intoxicated.

Heche has a history of mental problems. On August 19, 2000, Heche parked her car by the side of a road outside Fresno. She stripped down to a bra and panties and walked 1 1/2 miles to a stranger's home, where she knocked on the front door.

The female homeowner recognized her from her movies and let her in. Heche took a shower in the stranger's home and made herself comfortable. When she wouldn't leave, the woman called the local sheriff's office.

Heche reportedly told sheriff's deputies that she was "God, and was going to take everyone back to heaven in a spaceship." The deputies summoned an ambulance, and she was whisked to Fresno's University Medical Center, where she was admitted to the psychiatric unit. However, she was released after only a few hours.

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The show must go on. Singer Teyana Taylor isn't letting her husband's recent drug arrest stop her from going out on tour.

Iman Shumpert, 32, was arrested at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport after TSA agents discovered a large plastic bag containing 6.12 ounces of marijuana in his backpack on Saturday.

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According to the DFW police report, Shumpert asked if there was any way he could fly to L.A. to pick up his daughter.

The NBA free agent was told no, arrested and transported to a nearby jail.

Shumpert and Taylor share two daughters, 6-year-old Iman Shumpert Jr.. and Rue Rose, 2.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Taylor, 31, promoted the L.A. stop of her "Last Rose Petal Tour" by sharing rehearsal pictures on Instagram. In one photo, she is holding Rue Rose, while her eldest, Junie, is seen laying on the stage.

Taylor rocked a tour jumpsuit which read, "The Last Rose Motel" on the back.

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She captioned the photo gallery: "FIRST STOP: LA BABY!! It's almost show time in a few hours WOW!! It's really all hitting me... That this is officially the beginning of the final chapter for 'The Last Rose Petal Tour' saga."

Taylor seemed to hint that her marriage to Shumpert may be over.

"This final leg of #TLRP TOUR will be the most emotional for me as the petals completely fall. I know all the love in the room will push me thru tho. I love you all so much & appreciate you for taking this joy ride with me.... But just remember, when one door closes, we have another one that opens. See you soon."

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Lil Duval shared a video of his rehabilitation session in a Miami hospital after he was hit by a car while riding an ATV in the Bahamas last month.

The standup comedian was airlifted to a hospital in Nassau, Bahamas before being flown to Jackson Trauma Center in Miami.

Duval, 45, suffered multiple fractures, including a broken thigh bone, a broken hip and arm, as well as two dislocated shoulders.

In the video, Lil Duval grimaces in pain as he struggles to complete 10 revolutions on a pedal exerciser.

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He captioned the video: "Ask anybody that ever had a broke hip and femur could they do this in a week. and i did this with no PAIN MEDICINE! I'm bout to show y’all how God really work #walkingtestimony."

In addition to being a standup comedian, Lil Duval is an actor, rapper and singer.

He is best known for his 2018 rap single "Living My Best Life" featuring Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy.
 

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky couldn't sleep, so they went out for a late-night stroll in New York City at 4 a.m. while the city slept.

The couple who, welcomed their son in May, held hands as they stepped out and went to a local shop before strolling around Soho for awhile and heading home.

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Rihanna, 34, wore black baggy pants and an oversized hoodie as she walked along the deserted streets with Rocky. In other pics, the "Umbrella" singer wore sunglasses, despite the late hour.

Friends say Rihanna is keeping Rocky close after several foreigners provided receipts that he slid into their DMs.

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"Rocky’s been everything,” a source told HollywoodLife in June. "She's told her friends that she can't imagine doing this with anyone but him by his side, he's just so supportive and loving. Seeing him hold their son make her love him in a whole new way."

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Another source said, "Rihanna has seen whole different side of Rocky that she's never known. She's fallen even more in love with him since they welcomed their son into this world and she cherishes every moment of seeing Rocky and their son bonding."

Rihanna and Rocky dated on and off for years. She dumped him several times for cheating on her. So she is well aware of his philandering.

She probably thought that a baby would make him settle down. But that strategy didn't work for Ne-Yo, T.I., Sean Combs, and countless other promiscuous industry men.

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Earlier this week, a troll went viral on Instagram after he/she claimed to be Nicki Minaj's "ex-assistant". The troll was so convincing that several celebrities responded to the alleged rapper's "ex-assistant" online.

The troll's post went viral and the story was picked up by mainstream media outlets, including Yahoo! News and Newsweek magazine.

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An outraged Nicki shut down the allegations in a video after the post went viral.

"I am mind-blown that people are this f--king dumb, that people are believing that I got somebody that worked for me and now they spilling tea... It's not even that, it's that the tea sounds so f--king dumb. And for a person to believe it, you would have to be dumb. It's clearly a kid."

Megan F. Bettencourt, the woman whose profile photo was stolen by the troll, took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 3, to explain that she had nothing to do with the drama.

"To be clear: I have never had a secret life as the 'ex-assistant' of @NICKIMINAJ," she wrote. "Someone stole my photo and used it in a fake account. Fraudulent impersonation wasn't the way I envisioned being mentioned in @Newsweek, but hey, scammers gonna scam."

Nicki apparently felt bad for Megan. The rapper offered her a job in a post on Twitter.

"Ok you know TF what? well hey, if you ever need a job hit me up. I feel bad. but hey cheers to Newsweek! Always a sliver living. i-i guess?"

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Chris Brown defended his $1,000 VIP meet and greet photos that went viral on social media in the past few weeks.

Brown's female fans eagerly snapped up the expensive VIP meet and greet passes when Brown's tour stopped in their cities.

But the parents of Brown's fans expressed outrage since, in some cases, their credit cards were used to make the purchases. Parents were also displeased by the vulgar poses by Chris and their daughters.

After the latest round of racy photos hit social media, Brown personally responded to the backlash on Instagram.

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Brown, 33, defended charging $1,000 for passes, considering that all musicians charge for VIP backstage passes. For example, rock legend Bruce Springsteen charges $5,000 for his VIP meet and greet package.

Brown wrote:

"PSA!!!! WHEN ARTISTS (EVERYONE) DO CONCERTS, they all have something called a VIP PACKAGE. I HAVEN'T DONE MEET AND GREETS IN OVER 7years...

I HAVE THE COOLEST FANS ON THE PLANET .. I APPRECIATE THE F-CK OUTTA THEM. THESE ARE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST WITH THEM FOREVER."

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Question: Did you or your daughter pay $1,000 for VIP passes to meet Chris Brown? If so, post your photos in the comments!

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Ne-Yo is back on the market after his wife, Crystal Renay Smith, put him on blast for cheating on her again.

The R&B singer and songwriter previously broke up with Crystal in February 2020. She scrubbed all images of him from her Instagram page and later accused him of cheating.
 
RELATED: Back On the Market: Ne-Yo and Wife Crystal Renay Split After 4 Years
 
This time Crystal provided more details and said she is done with Ne-Yo and his cheating ways. Crystal and Ne-Yo recently renewed their wedding vows after 8 turbulent years of marriage.

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Crystal connected on an emotional level with other long-suffering wives when she said she was "heartbroken and disgusted" over Ne-Yo's rampant cheating over the past 8 years. In her lengthy post, Crystal made sure to specify that her husband cheated with women.

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"8 years. 8 years of lies and deception," wrote Crystal. "8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous ... women who sell their bodies to him unprotected...every last one of them!"

She added that Ne-Yo was a narcissist who expected her to stay at home with their kids and accept that men cheat.

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"To say I'm heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is happening it isn't. I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect."

Ne-Yo and Crystal are parents to sons Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., 6, and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, 4, and daughter Isabella Rose Smith, 13 months.

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The 35-year-old homemaker said she is willing to raise her three children as a single mom rather than keep her family together.

"I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache," she wrote.

She asked her followers to "please stop sending me videos or information of him cheating because what he does is no longer my concern. I am not a victim. I'm choosing to stand tall with my head held high."

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Ne-Yo, 42, has a son named Mason Evan Smith and a daughter named Madilyn Grace Smith with his his ex Monyetta Shaw.

On Sunday, he asked his Instagram followers to "respect me and my family's privacy at this time."

"For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family's privacy at this time."

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Claudia Jordan dismissed an Internet troll who claims she's sleeping with prolific breeder Nick Cannon.

A social media user who appears to have insider information claims that the media maven is sleeping with the promiscuous media mogul.

It all started when Jordan was online discussing Cannon's claim that 80% of industry women have foul feminine odor.

A follower responded to Jordan, writing "The funniest part is Fraudia having so much to say about Nick but he had her too soooooooooo...."

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Jordan quickly clapped back, saying "umm no the FAWK he didn't. I love how a bird who ain't even brave enough to show her own face on IG feels froggy enough to lie on a real name. Check that real quick goofy."

Normally, celebrities ignore social media trolls - unless the troll says something that hits too close to home.

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If there's any truth to the tea, Cannon will be the one to spill it.

He recently welcomed his 8th child, and he's not shy about revealing his future baby mamas.

Jordan has a colorful history with industry men and athletes herself. It's not too far fetched to believe Cannon is bedding her too.

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Will Smith apologized again to comedian Chris Rock for slapping him during the 2022 Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 27.

Smith previously apologized to Rock in March, but received no response.

In an emotional video posted to his Instagram page on Friday, Smith said he tried again to reach out to Rock who is pictured with girlfriend Lake Bell, 43.

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"I've reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he's not ready to talk when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."

He also apologized to Rock's mother and his younger brother Tony Rock.

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Smith, 53, said he now he realizes how many people he hurt after the unprovoked attack on Rock.

"I just didn't realize how many people got hurt in that moment, so I want to apologize to Chris's mother. I want to apologize. I want to apologize to Tony Rock... Tony Rock was my man and this is probably irreparable," he said.

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Smith apologized to his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, whom he claimed to be defending when he stormed onstage and slapped the 57-year-old comedian for joking about Jada's bald head.

Smith said he took three months to replay the incident in his mind and to "work" on himself.

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"I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuances and the complexities of what happened in that moment. I'm not going to try to unpack all of that right now but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. There is no part of me that thinks that's the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insults."

Smith's career was derailed by The Slap and he was dropped by his agent.

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Colleagues and friends have since distanced themselves from Smith.

"I'm human and I made a mistake and I'm trying not to think of myself as a piece of s**t," he said.

"I would say to those people I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking, but I promise you I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world. And, you know, if you hang on I promise we'll be able to be friends again."

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Nicki Minaj released a six-part documentary series on Thursday. The documentary features concert footage and Nicki's struggles to stay relevant in a field crowded with Nicki clones.

"Female rappers weren't really charting at the time. I'm fighting for the girls who never thought they could win," said Nicki in the documentary produced by the Canadian company Bron Studios.

The video features footage from Nicki's recent trip to London, where she was ambushed by screaming Nicki fans.

The trailer drops a few weeks before Nicki releases a new episode of Queen Radio and a single "Freaky Girl" on August 11 and 12.
 

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Comedian Lil Duval suffered multiple injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken leg after he was hit by a car while riding an ATV in the Bahamas.

Duval, 45, grimaced in pain as medics lifted his gurney into an ambulance. His face, torso and extremities were bandaged.

The incident happened Tuesday night, according to Duval who shared the news with his fans on Instagram.

The Atlanta-based comic posted a video of himself strapped to a gurney while laying on his bloody shirt.

"Somebody hit me in they car while I was on my 4 wheeler," he captioned the video. "Now my leg broke and I gotta get flown over to nassau and have surgery."

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Sources say Duval's injuries are worse than he's letting on.

Duval's celebrity friends sent him prayers and get well wishes on Instagram.

Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris didn't hesitate to poke fun at his pal: "Maaaaaan I'm gon pray that you get well first. Then find it in yo heart to sitcho old ass down somewhere & rest big bro... Amen."

In addition to being a standup comedian, Lil Duval is an actor, rapper and singer.

He is best known for his 2018 rap single "Living My Best Life" featuring Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy.