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R&B singer/actress Mary J. Blige enjoyed some downtime at the beach during Art Basel 2021 in Miami on Monday.

The 50-year-old star relaxed on the beach while soaking up some sun rays in a stylish Dior bikini and matching bucket hat.

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After getting her daily recommended dose of Vitamin D from the sun, the R&B queen stuffed her curves into a pair of cutout denim shorts.

Mary gained a new generation of fans in her role as drug queenpin Monet Tejada in TV drama Power Book II: Ghost. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns to the music scene with an empowering new single, "Good Morning Gorgeous."

    I wake up every morning and tell myself
    Good morning gorgeous
    Sometimes you gotta look in the mirror and say
    Good morning gorgeous
    No one else can make me feel this way
    Good morning gorgeous
    Good morning gorgeous

 
Check out the music video below.
 

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Rapper 50 Cent has apologized for making ageism comments about 63-year-old pop star Madonna.

The 46-year-old G-Unit rapper upset the "Material Girl" by mocking her butt implants in an Instagram post.

He reposted an image from Madonna's boudoir photo shoot, along with the caption:

"yo this is the funniest sh*t! LOL That's Madonna under the bed trying to do like a virgin at 63. She shot out, if she don't get her old a** up. LMFAO. [laughing emojis]."

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A hurt Madonna responded by sharing a throwback Getty Images photo of her and a much younger 50 Cent, which she captioned:

"Here is 50 Cent pretending to be my friend. Now you have decided to talk smack about me! I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The latest elevated choice You could make as An artist and adult. [You're] just jealous you won't look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age! Too bad there are no sour grapes emogees [sic]."

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Reginae Carter celebrated her 23rd birthday at a star-studded, punk rock-themed birthday bash at Sparkles skating rink in Smyrna, Ga over the weekend.

Check out Reginae's custom birthday cake by Sassy Girl Pies made to look like a Fender amplifier and edible guitar amid a pile of edible weed and fake cash.

According to blogger Tami Reed, of TalkingwithTami.com, Reginae's roller skating party got started after midnight.

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Invited guests included Kim Zolciak, husband Kroy Biermann, and daughter Brielle; Kandi Burruss and hubby Todd Tucker, T.I. & Tiny Harris with their daughters, Zonnique Pullins & Deyjah Harris, and sons King Harris & Domani Harris; actress China Anne McClain, Tammy Rivera and Bianca (Love & Hip Hop) and more.

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Tami, pictured right with Reginae, writes:

"I arrived at the skating rink and it was nicely decorated and curated by Dazzle Parties. With the neon colored decor, it really made the event pop. Cutout images of Reginae were displayed throughout the space. They also had a custom made guitar cake by Sassy Girl Pies and fun 360 photo booth for guests. I haven’t been on a pair of roller skates in a minute but I was an avid skater back in the day, it quickly came back to me lol.

"Later on a heavy metal band started playing and the guests gathered on the skating rink floor. Reginae made her entrance looking too cute with a black studded corset adorned with chains and patent leather platform boots! She killed her look and was in great spirits! She got on the mic and welcomed everyone and said she was ready to get her "roll on" and then rap group Shop Boyz appeared and performed their hit song, "Party Like A Rock Star"! Reginae rocked out to the song and everyone around her started to dance."

Tami has more pics and details on her blog, Talking with Tami!

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On Thursday, September 23, STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series "BMF" at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

BMF was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series based their operation from the 1980-2000s.

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Attendees wore all-black attire to the outdoor event. The evening began with guests viewing the first episode of the series, which will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, September 26.

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Following the premiere screening, series Executive Producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (pictured), BMF recurring star Snoop Dogg and others performed. Guests enjoyed live performances of the BMF main title song "Wish Me Luck" performed by 50 Cent, Moneybagg Yo and Snoop Dogg.

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In addition to the musical performers, attendees included BMF Executive Producer and Writer Randy Huggins and cast members Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr. (Pictured), Da'Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Myles Truitt, Steve Harris, La La Anthony and Arkeisha "Kash Doll" Knight.

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Special guests at the premiere screening and concert included Tip "T.I." Harris (pictured), 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Gunna, Monica, Kandi Burress, Killa Mike, Jacob Latimore, South Side, Reginae Carter, Toya Johnson, Jamira "Cuban Link" Haines, G Herbo, Mimi Faust, Ari Fletcher, Pee, Ty Young, Lecrae, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Clifton Powell, DC Young Fly, Charles Oakley, Angela Simmons, Blue "Pretty Ricky", David Banner, Jacquees, Flo Rida and STARZ, President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch.

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Lori Harvey rocks blue sweats with her Chanel bag while running errands In West Hollywood with a friend.

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have fun as they depart their daughter True Thompson's to dance class. Khloe dressed casually in black leggings and a black top with a matching Prada fanny pack for the class.

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Idris Elba and wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba attended British Vogue and Tiffany & Co. party to celebrate Fashion and Film in London.

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Jordyn Woods puts on a leggy display as she, her boyfriend Karl Anthony Towns (not pictured), and mom Elizabeth Woods (not pictured) continue to celebrate Jordyn's birthday with an intimate dinner at Nobu in Malibu.

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Lori Harvey shows off the fruits of her labor in the gym. The 24-year-old Capricorn displayed her incredible abs while wearing a sports bra and baggy Vetements jeans for some shopping on Melrose Place.

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Jennifer Lopez and her daughter, Emme, lunched at Sunset Plaza before visiting the Vincent Van Gogh art exhibit in LA.

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Singer Usher wore stylish all black pajamas during a Photoshoot in Manhattan's Soho area.

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Rappers Young Thug, left, and Gunna arrived at the album release party for Belly in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday. Gunna was recently hospitalized with pneumonia. Young Thug surprised Gunna in the hospital by gifting him with four pricey watches. The two rappers are rumored to be an item.

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Rapper Lil Uzi was spotted smoking a blunt while walking his pet doberman pinscher outside a recording studio in NYC. Recording studios are the favorite target of robbing crews. So the rapper wasn't taking any chances. Back in the '70s dobermans were everywhere. But now they are in high demand, so you can expect to pay $2,500 for a doberman puppy.

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Fashion model Slick Woods shows off her bohemian style as she enjoys a night out with a friend in Hollywood.

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Gabrielle Union revealed her big chop in a series of photos on her Instagram page on Friday, July 23.

The mom-of-one chopped off all her hair and stopped wearing wigs and hair extensions as she undergoes natural midlife transition at age 48.

The Deliver Us from Eva actress is married to retired NBA player Dwyane Wade. They share 2-year-old daughter Kaavia James.

Gabby shared photos of her newly shorn hair on Instagram. The photos featured Gabrielle standing in her open concept kitchen in a body-hugging black dress. She accessorized with large gold hoop earrings and delicate gold necklaces.

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Gabby captioned the photo gallery:

"So, I did a thing [hug emoji] The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I [heart emojis] this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

Menopause signals a woman's natural transition from young adulthood to middle age between the ages of 40-65.

During the onset of menopause, a woman's ovaries shrink and stop producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that control the menstrual cycle. Every bio female is born with about 1 million eggs in her ovaries.

One or more eggs are released once a month during the menstrual cycle beginning in adolescence until middle age.

During menopause, the eggs are depleted, the menstrual cycle stops and females are no longer able to become pregnant.

The average age of menopause is 50. Menopause can be distressing for some women due to the symptoms which range from mild to severe.

Hot flashes plague 75 percent of perimenopausal woman, and last for an average of five years.

A hot flash feels like an oven turned up to 450 degrees. The sudden intense heat causes profuse sweating that makes wearing wigs and hair extensions unbearably hot.

Other symptoms include:

  • Night sweats
  • Loss of sex drive (libido)
  • Hair loss
  • Hair thinning
  • Excessive facial hair (mustache)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
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    Oprah's bestie Gayle King was spotted a week after she announced her plans to ban unvaccinated family members from her Thanksgiving gathering.

    King was spotted outside the CBS studios in New York City on Monday. She wore a purple and white print frock with silver clogs.

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    King, who is fully vaccinated, did not wear a mask as her bodyguard and an assistant escorted her to an Uber.

    Network insiders whisper that King has not been herself since the Covid lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus last year.

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    Some of her colleagues say King needs a vacation after she told Dr. Anthony Fauci of her plans to alienate family members on CBS This Morning.

    Looking nervous and exhausted, the 66-year-old news anchor said people who refuse to take coronavirus mRNA injections are a "problem" and she's taking drastic action with her own unvaccinated family members.

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    "I don't know how many more times you can say to people, 'Listen, it will save your life.' I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I'm now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That's how strongly I'm taking what you're saying."

    King previously said receiving the vaccine made her feel free because she'd spent the last year "so afraid" to leave the house.

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    Ciara and Russell Wilson enjoyed a romantic holiday in Venice, Italy on Thursday. The lovebirds kissed and cuddled on a gondola ride through the picturesque canals of Venice.

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    Ciara and Russell enjoyed the music of an accordionist during their ride.

    The paparazzi captured every step the American power couple made in Italy.

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    The pop singer and her NFL quarterback husband explored the historic tourist destinations before heading inside for a romantic dinner for 2 by the water.

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    CiCi and Russ dressed comfortably. The mom-of-three wore a leather mini dress and matching strappy heels.

    Russell donned an eye-catching Versace shirt and black slacks.

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    Ciara and Russell are both photography enthusiasts. Russell took his own photos of his wife with his digital camera.

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    Tip "T.I." Harris and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris avoided the news media by skipping the red carpet at the movie premiere of "Meet The Blacks 2: The House Next Door" at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles.

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    T.I., 40, and wife Tiny, 45, made sure to avoid the media as they left the theater through a side door. But a BACKGRID photographer was there waiting to grab a quick photo of the camera-shy couple.

    The couple reportedly purchased a $3 million Atlanta mansion late last year. The listing was private for the 14,000-square-foot 7-bed, 10-bath mansion which boasts a massive pool, gym, a spa and an outdoor fireplace.

    T.I. announced his final album, titled Kill The King, as he prepares to bow out of the rap business to focus on other business endeavors.

    The father-of-7 announced the new album at the end of his music video for his single "What It's Come To."

    The single is in response to the drama surrounding Atlanta socialite Sabrina Peterson who accused the couple of sexually assaulting her.

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    T.I. and Tiny face multiple sexual assault accusations from dozens of women.

    After filing a lawsuit against the couple, Sabrina told T.I. she would drop the lawsuit if he apologized publicly.

    She also took a lie detector test which showed there was no deception.

    Another lawsuit that was filed against T.I. and Tiny in Las Vegas was dropped due to the statute of limitations expiring.

    T.I. and Tiny have vigorously denied all allegations through their attorney.