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Nick Cannon Gives Newborn a Name for the Ages

Introducing Powerful Queen Cannon

(Newser) - If you want to give your newborn daughter a name that calls to mind a powerful queen, a Google search would probably do the trick. Or, you can just name her Powerful Queen and avoid any ambiguity. That's the route taken by Nick Cannon and his partner, Brittany Bell....

Cannon Offers Apology, Demands One After Anti- Semitic Words

TV host on his podcast remarks: 'reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people'

(Newser) - When ViacomCBS nixed its relationship with Nick Cannon this week over anti-Semitic remarks he made in a recently aired podcast, the company noted its disappointment that Cannon hadn't apologized for those comments. That now appears to have changed, with the 39-year-old TV host and comedian offering his mea culpa...

ViacomCBS Drops Nick Cannon Over 'Bigotry'

Says Cannon spread 'hateful speech' on podcast

(Newser) - Nick Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said. “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism," the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating...

Tyra Banks Taking Over for Nick Cannon on America's Got Talent

She'll host season 12 of the reality show

(Newser) - Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of America's Got Talent, the AP reports. NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner, and creator of America's Next Top Model will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. Banks will...

Amid Joke Uproar, Nick Cannon Leaving America's Got Talent

He joked about NBC, the show during stand-up special

(Newser) - Nick Cannon has hosted NBC's America's Got Talent for eight seasons, but after his recent Showtime comedy special, he won't be back for a ninth. On Stand Up, Don't Shoot, which premiered Friday, Cannon joked about NBC and the reality competition show, and network executives threatened...

'Wake Up!' We Need Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

It doesn't always work, but it's a 'wake-up alarm,' say critics

(Newser) - Taking a page from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata and modern-day Chicago, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq centers on a women's movement to withdraw from sex in an attempt to curb gun violence on the South Side. It has particular meaning as homicides in the city rack up . Here's...

RadioShack's New Executive: Nick Cannon

He's named chief creative officer

(Newser) - Amazingly, RadioShack not only still exists , it has made a big hire: Nick Cannon was on Wednesday named chief creative officer. (As Sam Machkovech at Ars Technica notes, "Actor/rapper Nick Cannon is also Radio Shack's new Chief Shirtless Officer, from the look of that Twitter profile photo ."...

Amazon Has Its First Original Movie

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq stars Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson

(Newser) - Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie . The film, with the working title Chi-Raq, stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, DB Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Chi-Raq, which focuses...

Mariah, Nick Divorce: Blabbing Will Be Costly

They've got an unusual confidentiality clause

(Newser) - They've been living separately for a while, and now Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are making the split official, reports People . Cannon filed divorce papers last month, and TMZ reports that the couple has worked out a deal to split their property. (They've also got 3-year-old twins.)...

Nick Cannon Confirms Split From Mariah Carey, Kind Of

Couple is living apart, he tells the 'Insider'

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Nick Cannon told The Insider With Yahoo yesterday that he and wife Mariah Carey "have been living in separate houses for a few months. ... There is trouble in paradise." He didn't give many more details, other than to deny rumors that he cheated....

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Call It Quits

End could also be in sight for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

(Newser) - Is there something in the water? Hollywood has been hit with a rash of break-ups:
  • After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over, People reports. "It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause," says one source; Ryan, 52, lives in New
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16 Secret Celeb Weddings
 16 Secret Celeb Weddings 

16 Secret Celeb Weddings

Not every star needs all the fanfare

(Newser) - The latest celebrity couple to get married in secret? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody (aka Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and Seth Cohen from The OC). PopSugar rounds up quite a few more stars whose weddings surprised us. A sampling:
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: They quietly got hitched at
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10 Severe Cases of Celeb TMI
 10 Severe Cases of Celeb TMI 

10 Severe Cases of Celeb TMI

Some things we just did not need to know

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities just don't know when to stop talking. The Huffington Post rounds up more than 300 examples of extreme celebrity TMI. A small sampling:
  • Cameron Diaz: Told Dr. Oz her tips for ... how to poop. (She drinks a liter of water every morning, for one thing.) They
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5 Celeb Engagement Rings That Cost $1M or More

Seems like a reasonable way to spend your money...

(Newser) - If you just got engaged, you may not want to read this—because these 10 celebrities rounded up by Wetpaint almost certainly have (or had) nicer engagement rings than you do. A sampling:
  • Beyonce: Her engagement ring from Jay Z? An 18-carat flawless diamond worth more than $5 million.
  • Paris
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8 'Push Presents' Given to New Celeb Moms

Yes, 'push presents' are now a thing

(Newser) - The latest obnoxiously-named Hollywood trend: "push presents." These are the (typically very expensive) gifts given by proud men to their mates, who have just given birth. People lists eight of the extravagant gifts; click through the gallery for a sampling or check out People for the complete list.

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before...

9 Celebs Dating Much Younger Men

In some cases, decades separate them

(Newser) - It's not just famous men who can have much younger lovers: The Frisky rounds up nine celebrity ladies in relationships with younger men:
  • When Sharon Stone was starring in Basic Instinct, her 30-years-younger guy Martin Mica was just ... six.
  • Madonna certainly seems to enjoy dating younger men. Her latest,
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Stars Who Rushed to the Altar ... and Stayed Together

Sometimes quickie engagements, marriages work out

(Newser) - In Hollywood, sometimes you get engaged after just six months and end up splitting after 72 days of marriage . But, shockingly, there are other examples of hasty celebrity weddings that appear to have worked out. From the Huffington Post :
  • Carey Mulligan started dating Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford in
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12 Epic Celeb Engagements
 12 Epic Celeb 
 Engagements 

12 Epic Celeb Engagements

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert have company

(Newser) - Did Linda Perry stage the most romantic celebrity proposal of all time when she got engaged to Sara Gilbert ? Maybe, but People rounds up 11 more celebrity proposals that are also in the running:
  • Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah Carey on a rooftop looking out on the Empire State
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25 Celebrity Health Scares
 25 Celebrity Health Scares 

25 Celebrity Health Scares

The stars open up about their problems

(Newser) - Some celebrities keep quiet about their health woes, but these 25 rounded up by the Huffington Post have been quite open about their medical issues:
  • Carnie Wilson: Just revealed she has Bell's palsy, which causes droopiness in the facial muscles.
  • Nick Cannon: He experienced mild kidney failure last year
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