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Cardi B. Lands Vegas Residency

Cardi B. got a bag and landed her very own residency with the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, reports the Associated Press.

The female emcee’s residency is slated to begin this spring. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper is just one of many artists that will be maintaining residencies at the Palms’ new amphitheater-style complex KAOS, which opens in April.

Rapper Drake recently signed a $10M deal for a residency at Wynn Las Vegas’ XS Nightclub, with him reportedly committing to doing a minimum of 10 shows.

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Wendy Williams Extends Break From Talk Show Due to Graves’ Disease Complications

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Wendy Williams has extended her break from her talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” due to complications from Graves’ Disease.

Before going on break in December, Williams informed her studio audience that she had fractured her shoulder.  She never explained how, but she was seen with her arm hidden under baggy shirts for several shows. The host was originally slated to return to her hosting duties on January 14, 2019, but her return date has since been pushed back twice now.

In a statement from ‘The Hunter Family,’ released earlier today, it now seems as though Williams is taking an extended break with no confirmation date of when she will return.

The statement reads: “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital.

 

Read the full statement below –

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Though many believe Williams is ill, there are some naysayers who believe that something more serious is going on in the host’s personal life. For months rumors have been circulating that Wendy and husband Kevin’s marriage is in danger. Both parties continue to deny that there is trouble in paradise.

Alicia Keys To Host the 2019 Grammy Awards

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Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,

Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.

The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”

Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014

Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.

Our 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: And The Nominees Are…

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It’s award season again and all of Hollywood elite is on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the 2019 Oscar nominees. From actors who transformed themselves for biopics to crime fighters to magical nannies who fly over houses.  This year’s nominees may be eerily similar to this year’s Golden Globe nods, but we can never pass up an opportunity to give our take on who we’d like to see nab a trophy.  

In the ‘Best Motion Picture’ category we foresee at least eight films being nominated this year.   Our picks include: “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Green Book,” “BlacKkKlansman,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Vice,” and “A Star Is Born.” Our money is on the critically acclaimed “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which has received rave reviews and support from theater goers and critics. 

This year’s “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” category will likely feature a mix of actors who took on real-life portrayals and actors who poured their heart into innovative roles.  Our picks are: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), and John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”).  The Academy could put a twist on things and nominate Robert Redford for his outstanding role in “The Old Man & the Gun,” but our guess is that they’ll nominate John C. Reilly for his uncanny portrayal of Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie” instead. 

This year’s “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” category will be a nail-biter.  Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) have both been receiving praise and awards for their respective roles.  The duo even tied for the “Best Actress” trophy at the Critics’ Choice Awards, so it would come as no surprise if the Academy opted to give the statue to both ladies – an occurrence that hasn’t happened since both Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand took home the trophy 50 years ago. Rounding out the rest of our picks for this category include Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”). 

For the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” category there’s no need to list all of our choices, as there is only one woman who we have our money on; it’s none other than Regina King for her phenomenal performance in  “If Beale Street Could Talk.”  King has been a standout actress from the first time she appeared on the screen in the hit 1980s series, “227.” She emerges herself into every role she takes on and she did the same here. 

The Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category will have some familiar winners this year.  Mahershala Ali who won for “Best Actor” in 2016 for “Moonlight” is a big contender for his work in the movie “Green Book.”  He already won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for the film, so he seems to be the likely winner here.  Another familiar face we know we’ll see on the roster this year is Sam Rockwell. The actor won this award in 2018 for the film,  “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Rockwell’s performance in “Vice” has created a lot of buzz this season, but sadly we don’t see a repeat win here. Some other notable favorites of ours for this category include Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”). 

For “Best Animated Film,” the Academy will give nods to “The Incredibles 2,” “Small Foot,” “The Grinch,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”  We are fully backing a win for “The Incredibles 2” in this category!

We are also giving honorable mention to the song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.”  There is no doubt that the track will take home “Song of the Year.” Both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were a match made in heaven to collaborate on singing the song. 

With the Oscars not having a host this year, viewers can look forward to seeing some of their favs that took home awards at the Golden Globes,  do the exact same thing here. Repetition can be annoying in everyday life, but when you’re an actor, it’s a great thing.

Don’t forget to see who takes home a coveted statue, when the 2019 Oscars airs on Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Baby No. 4 is a Boy for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Move over Saint West, as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be adding another boy to the family.

Kardashian appeared on BRAVO’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Monday night with sisters Kourtney and Khloe. Host Andy Cohen asked Kim if it was true she was awaiting the birth of their fourth child.

When Cohen asked if they have a due date, Kim responded “um, we do. It’s sometime soon.”

He then asked, “you know if it’s a boy or girl?”

“We do. It’s a boy,” she said. “It’s out there. I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party, and I told some people, but I can’t remember who I told.”

Kim Kardashian didn’t confirm the name of the new addition, but chances are he will have a unique name just like the rest of his siblings.

Meghan Markle Reveals Royal Baby’s Due Date

The Royal baby will be here sooner than you think! On Monday, the Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) revealed her due date to a crowd during a visit to the town of Birkenhead with husband Prince Harry.

“We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” reveals Carla Gandy, an onlooker from nearby Wallasey, tells PEOPLE.

Markle then told others that gathered in Hamilton Square that she’s due in late April.

No word on any potential baby names for the tiny tot, but ‘Royal Baby Watch’ has officially begun!

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Are Engaged!

Chris Pratt has found love again! The actor and girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger are officially engaged!

The pair announced the news via Instagram earlier today (Jan. 14).

“Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go! 💍🙏♥️,” he captioned a photo of himself embracing Schwarzenegger.

Pratt, 39, and Schwarzenegger, 29, met through her mother Maria Shriver – her father is the infamous Arnold. The couple have reportedly only been together since June.

Pratt’s ex-wife Anna Farris wished the pair well on social media. Farris and Pratt were married for almost nine-years and have one child together – Jack.

This will be Pratt’s second marriage and Schwarzenegger’s first.

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