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Remember back in the day when Beyonce Knowles-Carter crushed Keri Hilson's career under her manicured thumb? They apparently ended their feud.

In a recent interview, Keri said that's all water under the bridge now.

The "Pretty Girl Rock" singer, 38, said in a new interview that the two stars had a "healing" moment that ended any tension between them. "She actually has introduced herself. It was a gracious moment," the Georgia native revealed during an appearance on Middays With Persia. "I appreciated it. I feel like she understood what happened, what had transpired and there was a bit of healing in that moment when we met. I take her as a very intuitive kind of soul, as am I." Source

No one knows what set off the legendary cat fight.

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Rumor has it that Beyonce, 40, was intimidated by Keri's beauty. Her husband, Jay Z, was reportedly sweet on the 38-year-old singer/songwriter.

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It's easy to see why Beyonce was jealous.

Envy may be one of the reasons why Beyonce relentlessly ruined Keri's career.

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Luke Bryan revealed the secret to his 14-year marriage with wife Caroline: "make-up sex."

The "American Idol" judge and his wife - who share sons Thomas, 13, and Tatum, 10, - always talk through their issues. But if they ever have an argument, they get over their differences by getting busy in the sack.


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Asked during an interview with theSkimm what the secret to his successful marriage is, he laughed and said: "Communicate and make-up sex."

The 44-year-old "Waves" singer previously admitted he has to "work so hard" at marriage.

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He said: "Sitting and letting something small turn into a big event is not how you make it. (Once you) have a family, you're doing this with your family – it's a lot. But you've walked down the aisle and you've said in front of God, 'This is who I'm going to be with forever.' You have to work so hard at it."

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Legendary singer/songwriter, Maxwell, celebrated his 25th anniversary album, Urban Hang Suite, with his very good friend Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5/97.5 radio in Atlanta on Monday.

They discussed what the album meant at that time, and how it inspired the next generation of R&B.

Maxwell explained why he turned down a Verzuz battle against D'Angelo in March.

Maxwell said it "was a question of timing". He was also dealing with the loss of family members to Covid-19.

"I got love for my brothers and I know that the people needed something. I did my best and my best wasn't able to come through in that way," he said.

"So, I couldn't commit to it at the time, but I'm always open to doing anything I can to bring entertainment to the people that I love and respect who have made my life what it is for sure."

Maxwell told Ryan he got the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine the day before the interview and he's still feeling the effects from the shot.

Listen to a snippet of the interview below.
 

Click here to hear the full interview. Maxwell and Ryan discuss:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic
  • If he's heard Tank's latest single, "Can't Let It Show"
  • Watching the Derek Chauvin trial
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    Kate Winslet opened up about "well known" celebrities who are hiding their LGBT+ status due to "homophobia" in Hollywood.

    In a recent interview, the "Titanic" actress spoke about "stigma" in Hollywood that terrifies celebrities.

    Winslet, 45, said well-known stars are afraid to come out of the closet because they will lose out on straight roles.

    "I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know — some well known, some starting out — who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles," she said. "Now that's f***ed up."

    "I'm telling you," she continued. "A well-known actor has just got an American agent and the agent said, 'I understand you are bisexual. I wouldn't publicist that.' I can think of at least four actors absolutely hiding their sexuality. It's painful. Because they fear being found out. And that's what they say. 'I don't want to be found out.'"

    Winslet said the stigma applies more to males than females.

    "It's bad news. Hollywood has to drop that dated crap of, 'Can he play straight because, apparently, he's gay?'"

    "That should be almost illegal," she said. "You would not believe how widespread it is. And it can't just be distilled to the question about gay actors playing gay parts. Because actors, in some cases, are choosing not to come out for personal reasons. And it's nobody's business. Perhaps privacy. Perhaps conditioning and shame."

    The LGBT+ community is particularly sensitive to straight actors playing LGBT+ roles.

    "We could have had a conversation about how I feel about playing a lesbian and possibly taking that role from somebody," Winslet said. "But I'm done with not being honest about what my real opinions are, and I know the part was never offered to anybody else. In taking this part I had an opportunity to bring an LGBTQ story into living rooms."

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    Donnie McClurkin says he will spend the rest of his life alone due to his homosexuality.

    The 61-year-old gospel singer revealed his lifelong struggle with homosexuality in a recent episode of TV One's Uncensored.

    He is firm in his conviction that homosexuality is a "perversion" and a "sin."

    Comparing his homosexual urges to diabetes, he said, "I don't eat sugar, but it doesn't mean that I don't want sugar."

    Donnie McClurkin grew up in a dysfunctional home and was repeatedly sexually abused by male family members.

    With no one to turn to for safety and security, McClurkin sought solace in the church.

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    The sexually confused singer was conflicted. Woman desired him, but his unresolved daddy issues caused him to seek out random men for sex.

    "I didn't know really what a woman wanted," McClurkin said on Uncensored. "My past relationships were a sprinkling of everything – men and women."

    The Grammy winner fathered a son with an ex-girlfriend, but the family he wanted eluded him.

    "Honestly, the only thing in my life that is missing is marriage," he said. "The only thing that is missing in my life that can cause real family, is marriage. Financially, I'm there. Spiritually, I'm almost there. Emotionally, I’m getting it together."

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    "These tendencies surfaced because a broken man thrust an 8-year-old boy into this whirlwind. Thus my first sexual relationship was with a man. Before I could ever know the purpose or pleasure of a woman, have my first date or even my first kiss, the wound was inflicted, and the seed was planted.

    He added: "I will probably be alone for the rest of my life as far as a mate is concerned."
     

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    Comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey was a guest on BET TV's "Sip 'n Smoke with Cam Newton."

    Newton introduced Harvey as "The man, the myth, the legend himself."

    Among the topics of discussion were the keys to success, relevancy, marriage and fatherhood advice.

    "The thing I've learned about fatherhood," said Harvey, "ain't no manual, ain't no blueprint for raising yo' kids, and you have to allow them -- because they are going to -- so it's not you allowing them. They are going to make mistakes -- and you have to allot for those mistakes. Because, no matter what you teach them as a parent, they one day are going to make a mistakes that's completely adverse to everything you've ever taught them."

    Harvey said his sons are different because he raised them to be head of a household, a husband and a father. "It's going to require toughness so I make them struggle a little bit more."

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    Harvey said his daughters are different. "I'm protective of them. If you attack my daughters or my wife, I'm coming for you."

    He added: "Cats out here be running they mouth... You don't understand: I will die for them."

    Both Cam Newton and Steve Harvey are raising (or raised) stepchildren. The superstar quarterback asked Harvey how he handled a stepchild who challenges him and says, "You ain't my daddy."

    "When I married Marjorie, Marjorie had three children," said Harvey. "One time one of them said to me, 'you ain't my daddy.' And my question was, 'Ok, but where he at though?' 'Cause I get tight too. Don't step to me disrespectful. Because I'm doing the job [sic]."

    Harvey went on to praise men who step up and take on another man's responsibility ("That's a different kind of man.").

    Watch the interview below.
     

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    Legendary hip-hop artist Melle Mel explained why he said old skool rapper Jay Z is "overrated".

    Mel clarified his statement that Jay Z, 51, is overrated during a sit-down interview with VladTV this week.

    "I think a lot of rappers are overrated. Yeah," said Mel, before adding that guys like Jay Z quickly forget where they came from.

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    "[T]he main problem I have with dudes like that, with a lot of these dudes, when you made it, you made it. Now you out. Forget the street guy act. You're not street like that. I'm not even a street guy, I'm a hood n***a. I'm not a street n***a 'cause I know I'm not gon' be out on the street like that. And then, to take it a step further, these guys live in the big houses, they live in the best neighborhoods, there ain't no street dudes around, but you're gonna have this street dude thinking that being on the street is the right thing to do and the right person to be? You gotta give the people that's left in the hood something to hold onto to make it out of the hood."

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    Mel said Jay Z and other rappers promote a system to keep Black kids down in the 'hood while rappers move to the suburbs.

    "A lot of this hip-hop sh*t made the ghetto permanent. You ain't supposed to stay there like that. That's why I say a lot of them is overrated because what they're doing is they're selling a product and then after the product is sold, now they're still thinking they got product to sell. And they don't. You live a nice life. Their kids are never going to see the inside of a jail or the inside of a public school, thank god."

    Watch Melle Mel's interview below.
     

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    Rapper, songwriter Saweetie covers the April 2021 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The 27-year-old California native is perhaps best known for dating Migos rapper Quavo Huncho.

    Their very visible internet relationship crumbled after Quavo, 29, reportedly sent a repo man to pick up a Bentley he leased for her.

    The "Back to the Streets" rapper blocked Quavo on social media, changed her passwords, and moved on.

    The rapper recalled a disturbing encounter with a radio host while on a promo tour for her first hit single "Icy Girl". She recalls the radio host ambushing her and flat-out insulting her freestyle as "basic".

    The radio man told her she needed to do more to "impress" him. Saweetie describes feeling gut punched after the encounter.

    "It was a really dark point in my life. I went from being so loved so quickly because of 'Icy Grl' to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day. I was like, Wait... I had PTSD from that."

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    She said those early experiences makes her more appreciative now.

    "I'm really grateful for my start. Because the mistakes, the struggle, the grind—it allows me to appreciate the rewards that come now because I know what it feels like to sleep in motels, to drive and do promo, to be stressed out."

    Saweetie and her grandmother launched a non-profit, The Icy Baby Foundation, to support single mothers, low-income communities, education efforts, and people living with autism.

    "Money beats court cases, money buys medicine, money fixes potholes, money puts food on the counter, and money keeps the heat and electricity going. So if I can spread the wealth, that's what I want to do."

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    Michael B. Jordan addressed speculation that his relationship with socialite Lori Harvey is a business transaction.

    Rumors ran rampant that the hunky actor retained Lori's professional beard services to promote his public image as a heterosexual leading man.

    But leaked photos of the couple on vacation just weren't convincing enough for many skeptics on social media.

    Urban Dictionary defines a professional beard as: "Any opposite sex escort taken to an event in an effort to give a homosexual person the apperance of being out on a date with a person of the opposite sex."

    Men's Health magazine linked up with the 34-year-old actor in St. Barts where he posed for celebrity photographer Leonardo Volcy for an April 2021 cover story.

    Jordan expressed his anger and frustration at the scurrilous gossip that he and Lori are just business associates.

    "People are always going to have their opinions about me," he said.

    "People can make up something completely false that has no f**king substance or anything, and there's going to be 100,000 people that are going to believe it, and that's going to be their opinion of me. I can't do anything about that, and I've just got to accept that and keep moving in my purpose."

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    Jordan added:

    "People that know me know my heart. But people that know me for my work know what I allow them to know. The fact that I’ve been so closed off about a lot of parts of my life was a personal choice. As I’ve gotten older and a little more mature and comfortable in my own skin, I’ve become less concerned about it."

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    Bethenny Frankel, right, apologized to Meghan Markle, left, after watching the Duchess of Windsor and her husband Harry Windsor's Oprah Winfrey interview.

    The reality TV star ripped Meghan and called her "a fairly unknown actress" who is earning "hundreds of millions" of dollars for her short stint as a senior royal.

    "Cry me a river," Frankel tweeted to her 1.5 million followers on Sunday.

    "The plight of being a game show host, fairly unknown actress, to suffering in a palace, w tiaras & 7 figure weddings for TWO WHOLE YEARS to being a household name w @Oprah on speed dial, fetching 7 [million] for interviews, hundreds of millions in media deals."

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    But Bethenny had a change of heart after she watched the interview which aired on Sunday on CBS.

    "I watched M and H sit down. Emotional distress and racism must feel suffocating and powerless. I am a polarizing, unfiltered (often to a fault) flawed person with a voice. When I heard about the interview, during a pandemic, it felt like a surprising choice. I am sorry if it hurt or offended you."

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    A spokesperson for the former royals said the couple was not paid for the tell-all interview. CBS reportedly paid Oprah between $7 million and 9 million.

    The interview drew 17 million viewers.