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Nicki Minaj Announcement Stuns Fans

She says she's retiring to have a family

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj stunned fans Thursday by abruptly announcing that she is retiring from the entertainment business to concentrate on starting a family. "I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now," she tweeted . "To my fans, keep reppin me, do... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Tracy Chapman Sues to Block Nicki Minaj Song

She accuses Minaj of copyright infringement

(Newser) - Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track, "Sorry," incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single, " Baby... More »

Nicki Minaj-Cardi B Fight De-Escalates

Minaj won't file police report after rival attacked her with a shoe

(Newser) - Cardi B may have a goose egg on her noggin after a confrontation with Nicki Minaj that got physical, but she won't have criminal charges, TMZ reports. That's because Minaj was uninjured after Cardi B charged her Friday night at a New York Fashion Week party—throwing her... More »

Cardi B, Nicki Minaj Get Into a Fight at Party

Cardi B escorted out with a welt, allegedly from Minaj's security team

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party, per the AP . Cardi B ended up with a sizable bump on her forehead, believed to have been caused by Minaj's security team, reports BuzzFeed . A person... More »

2 Big Names Come Through for 'Shamed' Cosby Show Actor

Geoffrey Owens reportedly to act in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry show; Nicki Minaj wants to donate $25K

(Newser) - The swelling tide of well wishes for the Cosby Show actor who was job-shamed by multiple media outlets may have just turned into something more lucrative. Sources tell TMZ that Geoffrey Owens has accepted a job offer by filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that the... More »

This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme

(Newser) - Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived... More »

'Unbelievable' Rape Case of Nicki Minaj's Brother Wraps Up

Jelani Maraj convicted of sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl, could receive 25 years to life in prison

(Newser) - The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict on the second day of deliberations in Jelani Maraj's trial. The charges carry the potential for 25 years... More »

Minaj Pays Up to Students Tweeting for College Aid

The singer offered to help out a dozen students on Twitter

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj is sending a strong message to her fans: getting good grades can literally pay. TMZ reports that the singer promised to help a dozen fans tweeting at her for college aid, and has confirmed that at least two have already received money in their bank accounts. It started... More »

The Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Feud Is Over

Apology issued and accepted

(Newser) - As far as celebrity apologies go, this one from Taylor Swift actually sounds sincere: "I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki." Recipient Nicki Minaj thinks so: "That means so much Taylor, thank you," she... More »

Katy Perry Jumps Into Swift-Minaj Tweet Turmoil

Not that she's biased or anything

(Newser) - If the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj drama wasn't enough for you, Katy Perry has now jumped into the fray. After Swift chastised Minaj about the latter's VMA nominations complaint , saying, "It's unlike you to pit women against each other," Perry—who has a long history of... More »

Twitter Tiff With Nicki Minaj Not Taylor's Best Move

It was an uncharacteristic miss for Swift, who jumped on Minaj's VMA tweet

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is a human being who does human things. That's one of the main takeaways, according to Vox , after the singer posted a knee-jerk reaction yesterday to a tweet by fellow artist Nicki Minaj. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated... More »

Diddy Takes a Tumble at BET Awards

Sam Smith also made an appearance—sort of

(Newser) - Watch where you're walking, Diddy. While rocking out on stage at the BET awards last night, the hip-hop star fell into a hole that had opened in the stage to introduce Lil' Kim during a performance in celebration of Bad Boy Records' 20th anniversary. He managed to pull himself... More »

4 Celebs Who Owe Taylor Swift Big-Time

She helped them out with 'career milestones'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's might seem like she's hogging all the awards , but ETOnline points out that she's actually helped quite a few other artists along the way. The site rounds up six who owe her for career milestones:
  • Kendrick Lamar: The rapper—whom Swift name-dropped back in September
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Mariah Carey Says Idol Was 'Worst' Thing She's Done

So no, she won't be back

(Newser) - To say Mariah Carey did not love her experience as an American Idol judge would be a bit of an understatement. "That was the worst experience of my life," Carey said in a recent interview on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O radio show picked up by ETOnline... More »

5 Celebrity Wines That Are Actually Kinda Good

And 3 more that are pretty bad

(Newser) - The staff over at E! Online has offered up a pretty amusing taste test of 15 celebrity wines. Here are five that were reviewed pretty well—plus, just for fun, three that most definitely were not:
  • Drew Barrymore's Pinot Grigio: "I would actually buy this and make her
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5 Female Celebs With Their Own Businesses

Including lines exclusively sold at Target, Walmart

(Newser) - Business ownership is the latest must-have among women on the A-list. Five female celebs who are cashing in on their star power:
  • Halle Berry, Scandale Paris : The Oscar winner's line of $7 panties and $18 bras went on sale at Target stores in October. It's doing well, and
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Minaj Crew Member Killed in Bar Fight

She confirms the news on Twitter

(Newser) - Two members of Nicki Minaj's touring team were stabbed—one fatally—early yesterday outside a bar in Philly, where they were rehearsing for the tour. Minaj confirmed the news on Twitter , and Billboard confirmed the stabbings with the Philadelphia Police Department, though PPD would not reveal details or names.... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

VMAs' Top Moments: Miley's Homeless Man, Beyonce, More

Blue Ivy Carter wins hearts at MTV awards show

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is once again making headlines after the MTV Video Music Awards , but this time the focus is rather different. The singer won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," and she used the opportunity to draw attention to the plight of homeless people, USA Today reports.... More »

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