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Mariah Carey cancels Vegas show

Mariah Carey blamed bronchitis for forcing her to cancel her May 13 show in Las Vegas, but the trouble goes beyond her lungs, according to sources. The 46-year-old diva allegedly hadn’t adequately prepared before opening her two-month Caesars Palace gig, called “Mariah#To Infinity,” May 6.

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Suge says ‘Not guilty’

erizon recently hosted an event in New York City with NFL player William Gay and “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba to support their HopeLine from Verizon and announce the goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015 to support victims of domestic violence

A baby for Sherri and a new role for Perry

This week's entertainment and celebrity news updates with Florence Anthony.

Beloved singer Johnny Kemp passes

Johnny Kemp, beloved singer of the 1988 hit “Just Got Paid,” died April 16 in Jamaica while in the country to join the Tom Joyner cruise. The married father of two was 55.

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Nelly facing drug charges

According to reports, rapper and reality star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee April 11.

Brandy joins cast of ‘Chicago’ on B’way

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical “Chicago” will welcome Brandy Norwood, who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart Tuesday, April 28.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab

According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to a rehab facility over the weekend. Sources close to the family told Entertainment Tonight that she was moved from Emory University Hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.

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Lil’ Kim pays tribute to Biggie

Hot new couple alert! Common and Lupita Nyong'o were photographed together at both this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremonies.

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Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker to host daytime TV show

The NBA and Hollywood came together Feb. 26 at the London West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the premiere of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the Showtime documentary that tells the story of the basketball icon’s career up until now.

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Rihanna fetes Fendi

Renowned philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and yours truly attended “The Making of a Costume” Monday night, Feb. 9 at New York City Center.

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‘Y&R’ star Victoria Rowell files diversity lawsuit

Jonelle Procope, president and CEO of the Apollo Theater, hosted the now annual Valentine’s Day “Dining With the Divas,” a luncheon celebrating extraordinary women, Thursday, Feb. 12 on the stage and entire main floor of the legendary Harlem landmark

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Oprah, ‘Selma’ director to create original series

As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.

Eddie Murphy to appear on ‘SNL’ anniversary

For the first time in more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is making his return to “Saturday Night Live.” In an interview with NewsOneNow, the comedian said he will appear on SNL’s 40th anniversary special, airing Feb. 15.

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LL Cool J to host Grammys

LL Cool J will host the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

White House to hold screening of ‘Selma’

The film “Selma,” will become the latest in a line of Oscar contenders, such as last year’s ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and 2012’s “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” to be shown in the White House.

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Lee Daniels based ‘Empire’ episode on painful past

According to reports, the flashback scene in the Jan. 7 debut of “Empire” on Fox, in which Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, beats his 6-year-old son Jamal and dumps him in a trash can for wearing his mother’s heels was based on the show director Lee Daniels’ rough relationship with his own father.

Tyrese takes to the streets with protesters

According to reports, Tyrese was truly “Fast and Furious” recently.

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Snipes returns to the silver screen

Flo Anthony has the latest in celebrity news.

Halle Berry launches lingerie line

The term “ladies night” has been redefined, thanks to a new group of high-powered female influencers who gathered Oct. 22 for an exclusive evening of conversation, ideation and fun.

Stevie Wonder and fiancee expecting triplets?

Oct. 9, the New York Women’s Foundation held their annual fall gala “A Night at the Plaza” in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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Paula Patton seeks divorce

Flo Anthony gives the latest in entertainment news.

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One last ‘Game’ for BET

Flo Anthony breaks down the latest in entertainment news.

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Holly Robinson Peete fetes 50

The latest in entertainment news from Flo Anthony

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Tyler Perry expecting a baby

Tongues are wagging that the Jay Z and Beyonce breakup rumors that we have been hearing all summer are true.

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NeNe Leakes launches fashion line

Flo Anthony talks the latests in celebrity news.

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Denzel wants to be the new Bond

According to reports, while participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat to promote his latest movie, “The Equalizer,” Denzel Washington revealed his desire to be the next James Bond.

Oprah cast to play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding in Miami, Oprah back in theaters and Kevin Hart kicks off his latest tour. Check out the details.

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Cannon and Carey on the rocks?

Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.

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Robin Williams passes

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Comedian Robin Williams died Aug. 11. San Rafael, Calif., Sheriff’s Lieutenant Keith Boyd said that Williams was found suspended with a belt around his neck. He was clothed and rigor mortis had set in. Police said the actor was found by his assistant in a seated position.

Gabrielle Union, beau set wedding date

Despite all the rumors surrounding their marriage, Beyonce and Jay Z are still the most powerful couple in the entertainment industry, with their collaborative “On the Run” tour. Sales have been out of this world during their 19-show concert series, grossing more than $100 million in ticket sales.

The Rock packs on pounds for ‘Hercules’

It looks like all that begging Robin Thicke has been doing to get Paula Patton back hasn’t done the crooner a bit of good. The estranged couple have put their home above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip up for sale with an asking price of $2.98 million. The former teenage sweethearts have officially split up after 20 years of coupledom and nearly a decade after marriage.

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Sherri Shepherd to sell NJ house

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Apollo Nida, the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, on Tuesday received an eight-year sentence from a federal court judge for his four-year scheme that involved bank, mail and ID theft

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Tracey on the mend

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Word is Tracy Morgan is reportedly showing signs of improvement, so much so that doctors upgraded his condition to fair. He remains hospitalized while recovering from several broken bones, the worst of which is a fractured femur.

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B'Way welcomes 'Holler if Ya Hear Me'

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Floyd Mayweather could be back in legal trouble after a beef with rapper T.I. turned into a brawl at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip about 2 a.m. on May 25.

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Street named in Sylvia’s honor

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My colleagues over at the “Confidential” column at the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on brother-in-law Jay Z, which occurred on May 5 at a Met gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel, was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce.

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New baby girl for Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is the proud mother of a new baby girl.

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Idris Elba celebrates new baby boy

Chris Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran was among the chicsters who attended ELR project, a one-of-a-kind pop-up photography gallery showcasing the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range luxury coupe on West 34th Street in the Big Apple on April 16.

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Apollo celebrates fourth annual Harlem Jazz Shrine Fest

Some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City”

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‘Atlanta Housewife’ Kandi ties the knot

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker tied the knot in a “Coming to America”-themed ceremony on April 4 at Le Fais Do-Do in Atlanta.

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Whoopi welcomes great-granddaughter

Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said on March 17 that he was told the crooner made disturbing remarks in rehab about being good at using guns and knives.

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General Motors diversity communications shines during 45th annual NAACP Image Awards Weekend

General Motors took time out to educate select members of urban media about Crystal Windham, the first African-American woman to be named director of design for Chevrolet passenger cars and small crossover interiors

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Lil’ Kim expecting a lil’ bundle of joy

Jay Z and Beyoncé headed to an exotic, warm locale for Valentine’s Day. However, according to reports, Jay Z took the time to buy Bey’s Valentine’s Day gift before they jetted off to paradise.

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Ray Chew and wife host event at Minton’s

“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada, who is now an MLB baby mama to be, celebrated the upcoming birth of her son by Carl Crawford, who has a $142 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a “Diamonds and Diapers”-themed baby shower last Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles.

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Nick Cannon cuts new compilation

Nick Cannon, creator has announced the release of “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out Compilation, Vol. 1,

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Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

New couple alert! It looks like “12 Years a Slave” darling Lupita Nyong’o may be dating hot hunk Jared Leto.

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Kandi Burruss joins ‘NEWSical the Musical’

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member started a two-week run on Jan. 13 in the off-Broadway smash comedy “NEWSical the Musical.

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Bobbi Kristina marries Nick Gordon

According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown announced on Twitter Thursday that she and Nick Gordon are “happily married.

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Finally! SNL hires Black female cast member

Sasheer Zamata, a recent University of Virginia graduate who is popular on the New York City comedy circuit, has joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live".

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Idris Elba avoids serious injury after car flips on camera

Idris Elba escaped injuries after a car he was driving flipped over while he was filming an upcoming documentary.

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Erykah, Rihanna: New faces in haute couture

Beyoncé planted a sweet kiss on Madonna’s daughter Mercy James during her concert on Dec. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Following the show, Queen Bey took the party from the concert venue to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square.

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