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Grammy-winning soul singer Mary J. Blige — who has earned critical acclaim and award nominations for her acting debut in last year’s “Mudbound” — celebrated her 47th birthday Thursday by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“I am so grateful, and I say that with confidence and not arrogance,” she told the crowd gathered for the star unveiling ceremony.

“I know my work and I understand what this means.”

Blige — the self-proclaimed “queen of hip-hop soul” who is best known for hits such as “No More Drama” and “Reminisce” — is a nine-time Grammy winner with tens of millions of records sold worldwide.

She earned a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild award nod — and is generating Oscars buzz — for her magnetic turn as Florence Jackson, a stoic housewife in Dee Rees’s civil rights drama “Mudbound.”

“Dee Rees called me and gave me a job and put my life back in motion with ‘Mudbound,’” Blige said.

“Dee, I want to thank you for calling me. I don’t think you understand what you did… You really really helped save my life,” the New York native added.

“‘Mudbound’ opened up doors and gave me strength that I didn’t even know I had.”


Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who helped launch Blige’s career and produced most of her first album, was on hand to congratulate her.

“We would just dream — we were saying… ‘We want to be somebody, we want to be big,’” Combs said. “And we did that. Singing.”

Blige gushed about Combs, saying he helped keep her going in the hard times.

“I love this man so much,” she told the crowd.


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Disgraced Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was slapped by a fellow restaurant patron at a luxury resort in Arizona on Tuesday night, a video obtained by TMZ shows.

According to the gossip site, the movie mogul was eating dinner at the Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his “sober coach” when he was approached by two men sitting next to him.

One of the men named Steve told TMZ he asked Weinstein for a picture after telling him how much he loves his movies. According to Steve, Weinstein then became belligerent and turned him down.

However, the manager of Elements told TMZ Weinstein was “very sweet” and simply told Steve, “I’d rather not take a picture right now.”

Steve, who had his friend videotape the interaction, said he approached Weinstein again at around 9 p.m., when the former movie producer got up to leave.

Steve, who admitted he had “quite a bit to drink,” walked up to Weinstein in the video and slapped him twice on the face.

“You’re such a piece of s—t for what you did to these women” he said in the video.

More than 60 women have accused Weinstein, 65, of sexual misconduct. Since his sexual abuse scandal broke in October, Weinstein was dropped by the studio he co-founded, and said he entered rehab to address his behaviour.

Weinstein has vehemently denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Source: NAN

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Yeah, so why can’t the leaders of Nigeria make sure that they put something else in the ‘_ _ _ _ hole’, let’s say a precious word like ‘Gold hole’ country (a country where you find gold at every corner whether na inside hole abi na gutter; whereever) rather than dwelling upon and venting on President Trump’s remark.

How do they do that? the leaders should please fix the country; Nigeria is really not in a good state presently.

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‘Jumanji’ leads the box office pack over holiday weekend

Sony’s family-oriented movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” staked out the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, gripping first place for the second straight week.

“Jumanji,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, was expected to net $33.4 million over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, bringing its domestic total to $289.5 million in its fourth week out, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The film follows four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji.

In second place was Fox’s “The Post,” next to Lionsgate ‘The Commuter’, Star Wars, Fox’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ and animated comedy ‘Paddington 2’, ‘Insidious: The Last Key’, ‘Proud Mary’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and the ‘Darkest Hour’ accordingly

Source: Vanguard