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BET apologizes to Nicki Minaj after snarky tweet leads to rapper pulling out of BET concert

BET issued a public apology Monday after its Twitter account sent out a snarky tweet about Nicki Minaj, which likely led to the rapper canceling her upcoming BET Experience performance.

Monday’s tweet, which has since been deleted, celebrated Cardi B’s historic Grammy best rap album win while seemingly mocking Minaj for not achieving that feat. On Sunday, Cardi B became the first solo female artist to win in the Grammys’ best rap album category.

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“Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefont,” the tweet read.

Shortly after the tweet, the “Chun-Li” rapper announced she would no longer participate in the BET Experience, BET’s weekend of concerts and events in June.

“Young Money will no longer be apart of the BET Experience or award show,” she tweeted.

Lil’ Wayne was also slated to perform, and he likely will no longer appear, as Young Money is the rapper’s record label.

The network issued an apology on its site, which also noted that executives had privately apologized to Minaj for the offending tweet.

“The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki. And further does not reflect our company values,” the statement said. “We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to address the situation.”

According to the statement, the network plans an internal audit to alleviate the rogue tweet issue.

Cardi B reportedly responded to the controversy around her Grammy win and the Nicki Minaj issue in a now-deleted Instagram video.

“I work hard for my (expletive) album,” she said, adding. “I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow’ and everybody was like, ‘Cardi got snubbed.’ ... Now this year's a (expletive) problem?”

The 26-year-old rapper went on saying, “It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. ... I don't support that.”

Cardi B has since deactivated her Instagram account.

There has been no public response from Minaj since BET issued the apology, but the 36-year-old did thank fans on Twitter for supporting her.

The two rappers had been embroiled in literal and online battles in 2018. At a September Harper’s Bazaar party, Minaj and Cardi were involved in a physical altercation. The rappers have also gone back and forth on social media about their respective reigns as the premier female hip-hop artist.

Rapper 21 Savage granted release from ICE hold on bond

Rapper 21 Savage was granted release on bond Tuesday, the law firm representing him said in a Facebook post

The artist, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement since February 3. ICE officials said Savage is a United Kingdom national was has been living in the country illegally since 2016. 

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“For the past 9 long days, we, on behalf of She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known to the world as 21 Savage, have been speaking with ICE to both clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society,” Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC said.

“In the last 24 hours, in the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform, we received notice that She’yaa was granted an expedited hearing. Today, 21 Savage was granted a release on bond. He won his freedom.”

The firm thanked the rapper’s fans on his behalf. 

“21 Savage asked us to send a special message to his fans and supporters -- he says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together.”

The rapper received support from many of his peers and colleagues in rap. Jay-Z said his arrest was “an absolute travesty.” Meek Mill, Cardi B, Offset and Killer Mike also spoken out about his detainment.

'Marriage is very hard': Newlyweds Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin get candid in Vogue magazine 

Four months after Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin married in September, the newlyweds are opening up about their struggles in the March issue of Vogue.

The lengthy interview, which includes photos taken by Annie Leibovitz, the couple talk about reconnecting in June after briefly dating and breaking up in 2016.

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If there’s one thing the couple want people to know, it’s that marriage isn’t a fairy tale and takes work.

“We’re two young people who are learning as we go. I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard,” Baldwin, who has taken her husband’s name and now goes by Hailey Bieber. “It’s a choice. You don’t feel it every single day. You don’t wake up every day saying, ‘I’m absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is.”

The couple have their differences -- Justin Bieber,  24, whose had massive success as a musician since he was 13, is the more emotional one of the two. He’s struggled with drugs, alcohol and sex.

“I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed,” he told Vogue. “My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”

Justin Bieber was able to end his dependency on drugs and alcohol in 2014, when Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz moved him into his New Jersey home for an informal detox.

“I just wanted him to be happy and be good and be safe and feel joy, but I’m really proud of him,” Hailey Bieber said. “To do it without a program, and to stick with it without a sober coach or AA or classes -- I think it’s extraordinary. He is, in ways, a walking miracle.”

The singer also rededicated himself to his Christian faith. He was celibate for more than a year before reconnecting with Hailey Bieber and they remained celibate until they were married. 

“I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul,” he said. “And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks.”

According to Vogue, Hailey Bieber, 22, has never indulged in drugs, as her father, Stephen Baldwin, had a severe cocaine addiction before she was born. She is described by friends and herself as being rational to a fault.

Although they’re opposites in many ways, they say they are committed to making their marriage and relationship work.

“Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need,” Justin Bieber said. “I’ve always wanted security -- with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo.”

“There’s something beautiful about it anyway -- about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone,” Hailey Bieber said. “We’re really young, and that’s a scary aspect. We’re going to change a lot. But we’re committed to growing together and supporting each other in those changes. That’s how I look at it. At the end of the day, too, he’s my best friend. I never get sick of him.”

The cover story can be read in full at

Michael B. Jordan says therapy helped him after playing Killmonger in ‘Black Panther’ 

Michael B. Jordan said playing Killmonger in last year’s “Black Panther” led him to seek therapy.

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The actor, 31, was interviewed for Oprah’s “SuperSoul Conversations” podcast, which will be released in full March 24. According to him, the process of getting into the villain’s character took a toll on him.

“I spent a lot of time alone,” Jordan said. “I figured Erik [Killmonger], his childhood growing up was pretty lonely. He didn’t have a lot of people he could talk to about this place called Wakanda that didn’t exist.”

However, once filming finished, he had trouble readjusting to his normal life.

>> Trending:  Barack Obama shares his favorite songs, movies and books in 2018

“I shut out love. I didn’t want love,” Jordan said according to a USA Today transcription. “I wanted to be in this lonely place as long as I could.”

Jordan chose to see a therapist, despite the social stigma, and said it helped him.

“Honestly, therapy, just talking to somebody just helped me out a lot,” he said. “As a man you get a lot of slack for it… I don’t really subscribe to that. Everyone needs to unpack and talk.”

The actor said he sent himself into such a dark place in order to do his character justice.

>> Related: What Michael B. Jordan had to give up for "Black Panther"

“It’s an extreme, exaggerated version of the African diaspora from the African-American perspective, so to be able to take that kind of pain and rage and all those emotions that Erik kind of represents from being black and brown here in America… that was something I didn’t take lightly,” Jordan said.

B. Smith’s husband Dan Gasby says he can care for wife and have a girlfriend too

B. Smith’s husband, Dan Gasby, made an appearance on “Third Hour of Today” to respond to the backlash he’s received about having a girlfriend while caring for his wife as she battles Alzheimer’s disease.

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In a Washington Post interview published last week, Gasby, 64, explained his romance with Alex Lerner, 53, who he began dating about two years ago while still married to his wife of 26 years. The article garnered much attention as many of Smith’s fans criticized Gasby, calling him “disrespectful” and questioning his faithfulness to his ailing wife.

But during his appearance on “Third Hour of Today,” Gasby said he and Smith discussed the future of their marriage before her illness worsened. He also wrote about it in a complimentary piece for

“She and I talked about what she wanted. She said if she were incapacitated, she wanted me to care for her but also have my own life,” he said. “I am doing what my wife asked me to do: Living my life. I can still care for B. and also have happiness thanks to Alex.”

>> Related: Fans call out B. Smith’s husband for candid interview about girlfriend, wife’s Alzheimer’s battle

He also discussed race and marriage, addressing those who said he and Lerner, a white woman, were taking advantage of Smith and her money. 

“The 800-pound gorilla in this situation is she's white,” Gasby said of Lerner during the interview. “I’m not supposed to be conscripted to somebody because of their race.”

Dana Gasby, Gasby’s daughter from a previous relationship, also weighed in on the criticism. 

“I mean, why shouldn't my dad have companionship? Why shouldn't he have someone to talk to? For the first few years, it was just me and him. And it's hard. I'm not his wife, I'm his daughter. I can't give him the support that a girlfriend, a friend, you know, a companion can give,” she said. “I am beyond happy for them [her dad and Lerner]. I'm more pissed at the people complaining about them.”

>> Related: 5 things you need to know about Alzheimer's disease

Lerner said she wants people know she, Gasby and Smith are in a very caring and loving relationship. She said their situation sparks a much larger conversation, though uncomfortable, about marriage and caregiving. 

Jay-Z says 21 Savage arrest is 'absolute travesty'

Jay-Z is helping out 21 Savage as he remains detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying his visa. According to ICE, the rapper is a convinced felon and illegally stayed when his visa expired in 2006.

In a statement to Billboard through his representative, Jay-Z voiced support for the 26-year-old.

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“The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U-visa petition has been pending for 4 years,” the statement said. “In addition to being a successful recording artist, 21 deserves to be reunited with his children immediately, #Free21Savage.”

Savage, whose birth name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in a “targeted operation” meant to arrest another rapper, Young Nudy, who faces aggravated assault and gang charges.

Charles Kuck, an attorney for Abraham-Joseph, said his client does not have a conviction, despite ICE’s claim that he is a convicted felon.

“There is no conviction on his record,” Kuck told Billboard. “Period.”

Related: Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE, lawyers say he overstayed visa 'through no fault of his own'

A statement from ICE released the day of Abraham-Joseph’s arrest said he was convicted on felony drug charges in 2014 in Georgia. But that’s been disputed by Jacoby Hudson, the lawyer who worked with Abraham-Joseph to get his record expunged.

“He’s not a convicted felon, so they reported that wrong from their 2014 arrest,” Hudson told Complex. “That arrest should be expunged. He has no felony convictions.”

Related: Rapper 21 Savage, high-profile ICE detainee, expected to miss Grammys

Attorneys for the rapper released another statement Tuesday that said in part:

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph was born in the United Kingdom. Mr. Abraham-Joseph arrived legally in the United States at the age of 7. He remained in the United States until 2005, when he departed for approximately one month to visit the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States under a valid H-4 visa on July 22, 2005. Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad. Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph's legal status expired through no fault of his own. ...

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph was placed into deportation proceedings AFTER his arrest, he was not in deportation proceedings prior to this detention by ICE. DHS has known his address since the filing of a U visa application in 2017. He has never hidden from DHS or any of its agencies.”

Jay-Z isn’t the only person to voice public support for Abraham-Joseph. Meek Mill, Cardi B, Offset, Killer Mike and others have spoken out.

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence begin shooting ‘Bad Boys For Life’

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence began shooting the action-comedy sequel “Bad Boys for Life” recently in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta masquerading as Miami.

It was cold, gray and miserable as they started shooting, but through the magic of film, it will probably look warm and sunny on camera.

Smith announced the start of production on Instagram.

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The buddy cop movie is scheduled to come out in theaters January 17, 2020. 

The two stars - playing Miami cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett - watched the first two films to refresh themselves, according to Smith in his Instagram post.

Smith is now 50 and Lawrence 53.

Talk about a second sequel floated around for many years but has only recently finally come to fruition.

No word if Gabrielle Union will be back. She is currently shooting a “Bad Boys” spin-off called “L.A.’s Finest” set to air on Spectrum/Comcast in Los Angeles. 

In the film, Joe Pantoliano will reprise his role as their boss Captain Conrad Howard. New cast members include Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings”) Charles Melton (“Riverdale”) and Vanessa Hudgens (“Dog Days,” “Second Act”).

Oscars 2019: See the list of nominees

The awards season is in full swing. The latest: Oscar nominees were announced Tuesday morning. 

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Supporting Actress

Amy Adams - Vice

Marina de Tavira - Roma

Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone - The Favourite

Rachel Weir - The Favourite

Animated Short

Animal Behaviour


Late Afternoon

One Small Step


Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali - Green Book

Adam Driver - BlackkKlansman

Sam Elliot - A Star is Born

Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell - Vice

Live Action Short






Original Score

Black Panther


If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song

"All the Stars," Black Panther

"I’ll Fight," RBG

"The Place Where Lost Things Go," Mary Poppins Returns

"Shallow," A Star is Born

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star is Born

Original Screenplay

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book



Leading Actor

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternal’s Gate

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Leading Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?


BlackkKlansman - Spike Lee

Cold War - Pawel Pawlikowski

The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma - Alfonso Cuaron

Vice - Adam McKay

Best Picture

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star is Born


The 91st Oscars will air on Feb. 24 on ABC.

Chris Brown released from custody following rape allegation in Paris

Singer Chris Brown was released from custody Tuesday after a woman accused him and two other people of rape, officials with the Paris prosecutor’s office said. 

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The singer-songwriter was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of aggravated rape and drug infractions after a 24-year-old woman claimed she was assaulted by Brown in a hotel room last week, according to BBC News and The Associated Press.

Brown strongly denied the allegation in an Instagram post Tuesday.“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE,” the post said. “FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He completed his probation in that case in 2015, but has continued to have run-ins with police.

An unidentified official told the AP that the woman who filed a rape complaint against Brown in Paris said she met the singer and his friends at a nightclub overnight on Jan. 15-16 and that they all went to a hotel in central Paris afterward. According to BBC News, two other men, including Brown’s bodyguard, were also detained after the alleged incident.

In France, aggravated rape is a crime that carries a punishment of 20 years imprisonment upon conviction, according to French newspaper Le Figaro.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

'Fox & Friends' apologizes for mistakenly airing Ruth Bader Ginsburg obituary graphic

"Fox & Friends" has apologized for mistakenly airing an apparent obituary graphic for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

According to USA Today, the image of Ginsburg, overlaid with her name and the dates 1933-2019, aired Monday morning before co-host Ainsley Earhardt introduced an unrelated report featuring a college professor.

>> See the moment here

The show's hosts later addressed the issue.

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"We need to apologize," said co-host Steve Doocy. "At the beginning of Ainsley's interview with the professor, a technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a date on it. We don't want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. That was an accident. We believe she is still at home recovering from surgery."

Earhardt echoed the sentiment, saying, “We apologize. Big mistake.”

>> Watch the apology here

In a statement, Fox News told USA Today that the incident was "a technical error that emanated from the graphics team."

Ginsburg, 85, had cancer surgery in December and has missed some court arguments as she recovers at home, The Associated Press reported Jan. 11.

Read more here.

Megyn Kelly jokes about her unemployment on way to jury duty

Former “Today” host Megyn Kelly laughed off her unemployment in a social media post Thursday morning as she was heading to jury duty in New York.

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“About to begin jury duty this morning. Slightly concerned about the effectiveness of the ‘I’m far too busy’ excuse this time,” the former host of “Megyn Kelly Today” posted on Twitter.

Kelly, 48, doesn’t have to worry about missing a paycheck if she is picked for the jury. She recently settled with NBC for the remainder of her three-year, $69 million contract, meaning she’ll receive about $30 million.

>> Related: Megyn Kelly has first NBC assignment: interviewing Vladimir Putin in June

She was removed from her show in October after backlash over her defense of the use of “blackface” and the network let her go shortly after.

Watch trailer for 'Little' starring Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, Issa Rae

Universal Studios has released the trailer for its upcoming comedy “Little.”

Starring Marsai Martin, Regina Hall and Issa Rae, the movie follows Jordan Sanders, a bossy, overwhelmed workaholic who receives a chance to relive her childhood. While Hall plays the adult version of the character, Martin plays the character as a kid. Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant, April.

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The film, which was shot in Atlanta, directed by Tina Gordon and produced by Will Packer, also stars Justin Hartley, of “This Is Us,” and stand-up comedian Tone Bell. 

Martin, the star and executive producer of the movie, created the plot after firing an agent who suggested she “just chill and take a break,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. In that profile, the 14-year-old was named one of the “Top 30 Stars Under Age 18.”

Instead of chilling, the “Blackish” star conceived the idea for the script and successfully pitched it to Universal. She is reportedly set to become one of the youngest executive producers in history. 

“Little” hits theaters on April 12. Watch the trailer below.

Former 'RHOA' star Kenya Moore shares first photo of daughter Brooklyn Doris

More than a month after welcoming her first child, former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore is sharing Brooklyn Doris Daly with the world.

Moore, 47, shared the first photo of her “miracle baby” in the latest issue of People, which she also posted on her Instagram page.

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“I finally have everything I’ve dreamed of,” Moore told the magazine. “She’s so perfect in so many ways. This little angel … so beautiful. I feel so blessed. It’s all been so worth it.”

The journey to get pregnant was not an easy one for the former Miss USA, who married New York restaurateur Marc Daly, 48, in St. Lucia in June 2017.

“There were so many scares along the way,” Moore said. “We held our breath every time we went to the doctor.”

With Moore being over the age of 40, her pregnancy was high-risk. People reported that doctors worried she had a false pregnancy when they couldn’t see the baby’s skeleton at the first ultrasound. She had pre-eclampsia in late October, which caused her to have extreme fluid retention and high blood pressure. Her condition worsened, and she was induced for labor.

“They told me, ‘Your condition is worsening so get your bags and go straight to the hospital, you’re delivering today,’” Moore said.

Daly flew in from New York and was by his wife’s side. Twelve hours after being hospitalized, Brooklyn was delivered via cesarean section, but the process took three hours.

“They couldn’t get the baby out,” she said. “There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die. So they ended up cutting me vertically, too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me.”

Though her daughter was born six weeks premature, Moore says it was all worth it.

“Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong, but she’s such a tough baby; so determined,” Moore said. “And every step of the way, she kept surviving and getting stronger. She’s my miracle baby. There’s no other way to describe it. She’s my miracle baby.”

Brooklyn is the couple’s first child together.

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet becomes homeless in new story line

A Muppet character that was introduced in 2011 has a new story line shining a light on a tragedy that affects many children in our country -- homelessness.

Lily was introduced to the PBS neighborhood seven years ago. She had food insecurity, meaning her family didn’t have enough to eat. 

At the time, Lily had the same story that nearly 17 million households experienced, The New York Times reported.

Now, her story has evolved. 

Lily, who is said to be 7 years old, has been reintroduced and is living with friends, telling the Elmo character, “Now we don’t have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever have our own home,” USA Today reported

Elmo reassures Lily, telling her, “We got this,” adding her friends will be there for her.

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Lily and her family are also staying in shelters, or staying with a person named Sofia, who works at a community center, the Times reported.

Sesame Workshop gave Lily the new story line to give hope to children who watch the show and also don’t have a home of their own,  USA Today reported.

It’s part of the group’s initiative called Sesame Street in Communities.

For more on Sesame Street in Communities, click here

Homelessness impacts every state, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. 

A recent report by the HHS division Administration for Children and Families found that in 2015, a third of all people in shelters were families with children and half of the children who were helped by emergency or transitional housing were 5 or younger.

From 2014 to 2015, 1,211,348 children-- or 1-in-20 -- in the U.S. under the age of 6 were homeless, according to government researchers.

Hilary Duff on 'Lizzie McGuire' reboot rumors: 'There's been some conversations'

Could "Lizzie McGuire" be heading back to TV? 

According to "Entertainment Tonight," actress Hilary Duff, who starred in the Disney Channel teen sitcom that aired from 2001 to 2004, said "there's been some conversations" about a possible reboot. 

"It could be a possibility, or it could be nothing, so we'll see," Duff, now 31, told "ET" last week, adding that "it's definitely not a go."

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"I don't want to get everyone wild talking about it," she said.

But Duff said she's "excited" by the idea of a revival.

"I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life," Duff told "ET." "If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing."

The mother of two also said there have "been lots of conversations about" where her character would be today.

"I don't think she's a mom yet, but she might be getting there soon," Duff said.

Read more here.

Eddie Murphy welcomes 10th child, second with fiancee Paige Butcher

Actor Eddie Murphy is a father for the 10th time.

The Associated Press reported Dec. 3 that the 57-year-old actor and his fiancee, Paige Butcher, welcomed a baby boy.

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Murphy’s publicist said in a statement for the couple that Max Charles Murphy was born Nov. 30 and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. His middle name is a tribute to Murphy’s older brother, late comedian Charlie Murphy, who died of leukemia in 2017 at age 57.

Related: Eddie Murphy to be father for the 10th time, expecting second child with girlfriend Paige Butcher

Max is the second child for Butcher. She gave birth to her first child, 2-year-old daughter Izzy, in 2016. Murphy and Butcher have been together since 2012. Murphy had his first child, a son named Eric, in 1989 with ex-girlfriend Paulette McNeely. His second child, Christian, 27, was born in 1990 when Murphy was dating Tamara Hood. He has five children with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell: Bria, 28, Miles 25, Shayne, 23, Zola, 18, and Bella, 16. He also has an 11-year-old daughter named Angel with Mel B of the Spice Girls.

The actor’s publicist said Max and Butcher are doing well.

61st Grammy Awards: See list of nominees

The nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards have been announced. Kendrick Lamar and Drake received the most nominations. Lamar was nominated eight times, and Drake was nominated seven times. Brandi Carlile had six nominees, CNN reported

Janelle Monáe, whose work “Dirty Computer” was nominated for album of the year, made the announcements Friday Morning with Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes.

The 61st Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10.

Record of the Year
  • “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin.
  • “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile.
  • “This Is America,” Childish Gambino.
  • “God’s Plan,” Drake.
  • “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
  • “All The Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
  • “Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage.
  • “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.
Album of the Year
  • “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B.
  • “By the Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile.
  • “Scorpion,” Drake.
  • “H.E.R.,” H.E.R.
  • “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Post Malone.
  • “Dirty Computer,” Janelle Monáe.
  • “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves.
  • “Black Panther: The Album, Music from and Inspired by,” Various Artists.
Song of the Year
  • “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA, written by Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith.
  • “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, written by Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon McFarlane.
  • “God’s Plan,” Drake, written by Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib.
  • “In My Blood,” Shawn Mendes, written by Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes and Geoffrey Warburton.
  • “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, written by Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth.
  • “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, written by Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha and Anton Zaslavski.
  • “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
  • “This Is America,” Childish Gambino, written by Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson.
Best New Artist
  • Chloe X Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith

Click here to see the complete list of nominees.

LOOK: Cardi B shares first photo of daughter Kulture Kiari


Cardi B delighted fans Wednesday by sharing a photo of daughter Kulture Kiari for the first time.

>> Cardi B announces split with husband Offset: 'We grew out of love'

"My heart," the "Money" rapper captioned the photo of the pink-clad baby girl, who was born in July.

>> See the photo here

The post came hours after Cardi announced her split with her husband and Kulture's father, Offset. The couple were married last year in Atlanta.

>> Cardi B, Offset welcome baby girl, Kulture Kiari Cephus

"I've been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," she said in an Instagram video early Wednesday. "We're really good friends and, you know, we're really good business partners. He's always somebody that I run to, to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time. It's nobody's fault; it's just like, I guess we grew out of love. But we're not together anymore."

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She added: "It might take time to get a divorce. I'm always going to have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father."

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Kim Porter’s oldest son Quincy Brown posts moving tribute on his mother’s death

Kim Porter’s oldest son, Quincy Taylor Brown, broke his silence Sunday on his mother’s death last week, posting a tribute on Instagram to the 47-year-old former model and longtime girlfriend of music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

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"I am broken ... & the only thing that makes sense right now is that you were way too good for this silly world we live in. I love you so much MOMMY. Please give Mee-Maw the biggest hug and kiss for me," he said.

Brown is Porter’s son from her relationship with singer-songwriter Al. B. Sure, whose real name is Albert Joseph Brown III.

A 911 call was placed from her home in Toluca Lake, California, where she was later found dead. A cause of death has not been revealed.

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Combs, who had two daughters and a son with Porter, also released a tribute to the mother of his children on Sunday, publicly addressing her death by posting a 2006 video that shows a pregnant Porter and Combs in a loving photo shoot for Essence magazine.

Diddy remembers 'soulmate' Kim Porter in Instagram post

Diddy is publicly speaking about the death of Kim Porter, his on-again, off-again girlfriend of 13 years and the mother of his three children, for the first time.

Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles home Thursday at age 47.

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“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” Diddy wrote in an Instagram post Sunday, according to Vibe. “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER (expletive)!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”

Related: Kim Porter, former model, ex-girlfriend of Diddy, dead at 47

The caption was posted along with video from the couple’s December 2006 Essence magazine photo shoot. The video showed Porter, who was pregnant at the time with their twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila Star Combs.

The music mogul dated the actress and former model off and on for 13 years, ending their relationship for good in 2007. The pair notably remained friendly after their breakup, supporting each other at events and appearing together at family events. 

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

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