First couple of rap?
After splitting from rapper Nas late last year, Nicki Minaj has said she's now dating another high-profile music star: fellow rapper Eminem. She made the confession on May 24 in the comments section of an Instagram post in which she raps along to her verse on YG's song "Big Bank," TMZ reports. Nicki captioned the video clip with one of her lyrics about Eminem on the track: "Told 'em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!!" When a fan asked in the comments, "You dating Eminem???" Nicki replied with a single word: "Yes." The next day — after the story had inspired headlines for hours as media outlets took Nicki at her word — TMZ reported that Nicki was just joking and is not atually in a romantic relationship with Eminem. On the track, she raps of the music star — who previously appeared on her 2010 song "Roman's Revenge" — "Told 'em I met Slim Shady / bag the Em / Once he go black / he'll be back again."
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Palace announces history-making trip for Prince William
Prince William is making history. On May 25, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke of Cambridge "will visit Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories" during a five-day visit in June. "The visit is at the request of Her Majesty's government and has been welcomed by the Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian authorities," the palace added. According to People magazine, his trip marks the first time a member of Britain's royal family has visited Israel on official business. William will be spending time in the cities of Amman, Jerash, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Snoop Dogg thinks Kanye West misses having "a black woman in his life"
Did Snoop Dogg just shade Kim Kardashian West? That's what some are saying after hearing the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper's latest comments about Kanye West and his antics. After learning of Kanye's recent comments that slavery was "a choice," Snoop said on the May 24 episode of "The View" (via The Blast), "I thought he needed some medical attention." He explained that he initially wanted to laugh at Kanye's controversial and ill-informed remarks but then, Snoop added, "I started feeling sad for him. He truly misses his mother [Donda, who died in 2007], he truly misses a black woman in his life. He truly misses the stability of having somebody telling him when he's wrong and correcting him and checking him as opposed to allowing him to continue to do what he's doing… To me, he's crying out for help." Some social media commenters picked up on the implication — that Kanye's wife, Kim, hasn't done enough to step in. Though Kim hasn't commented on Snoop's remarks, she's previously stood up for Kanye, aggressively defending him via Twitter after he repeatedly expressed support for President Trump, for example. "Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that's why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren't labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time," she tweeted in April.
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Victoria Beckham thought Thandie Newton was Zoe Saldana
Oops! Victoria Beckham mistook British actress Thandie Newton for American actress Zoe Saldana a few years ago, leaving the former Spice Girl deeply embarrassed, Thandie has revealed. The "Solo: A Star Wars Story" actress and the fashion designer ran into one another at a Los Angeles SoulCycle and started chatting after a class a few years back, Thandie explained on the May 25 episode of "The Graham Norton Show" (via MailOnline). "We were chatting away when she said, 'It's so great that you are here when you are pregnant.' I said, I actually had my baby a couple of months ago.' We carried on chatting and it was obvious she thought I was someone else so I said, 'Do you think I am Zoe Saldana?' Victoria was absolutely mortified!" Thandie said. "It was actually okay as Zoe is a rare beauty, but really? Up close? Come on! And, I am British!" As is Victoria!
Meghan Markle's "Suits" co-stars led "Chapel of Love" singalong on bus ride to royal wedding
Meghan Markle's "Suits" co-stars and other celeb pals got warmed up for the new Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding to Prince Harry on May 19 with a singalong on the bus ride there. On May 24, "Suits" director Anton Cropper posted a sweet video clip showing Gabriel Macht and wife Jacinda Barrett, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Priyanka Chopra, Abigail Spencer and more singing the Dixie Cups classic "Chapel of Love" as they were driven via private coach to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Fans weigh in after Khloe Kardashian's shares messages about being "patient long enough," deserving "good things"
Fans are wondering if Khloe Kardashian had baby daddy Tristan Thompson and her decision to stay with him despite his infidelity — which was captured on-camera during her recent pregnancy with daughter True, who was born in April — on her mind when she posted two philosophical messages about being patient and deserving good things on her Instagram Story on May 24 and 25. The first message reads, "Something you've been praying for is about to happen for you. You've had enough lessons. You've been patient long enough. You've remained strong though many trials and challenges. Nothing broke you. You're still here standing strong. Now is the time for you to start receiving." The second message she shared in the early-morning hours of May 25 reads, "I've learned in order for good things to come your way, you need to believe you deserve them." While some fans have been supportive and said they look forward to her inspirational posts, others have been critical, including one tweeter who, Us Weekly reports, sent Khloe the message, "Can you stop posting s—-y quotes on instagram? And by the way can you stop being so stupid… your man is a cheater that's the point. There are videos, photos, messages. But maybe you need him to cheat on you once more time to learn a lesson." Later on May 25, Kim Kardashian West shared video of a beautiful bouquet of roses that she received to mark her fourth wedding anniversary with Kanye West. The card, which read, "Happy anniversary Kimye. Love always wins!!" was signed from Khloe and daughter True — with Tristan conspicuously left off.
Pete Davidson defends himself against critics who say he shouldn't date Ariana Grande because of mental health issues
A lot of people were surprised when news emerged in recent days revealing that "Saturday Night Life" star Pete Davidson is now dating pop star Ariana Grande — and some fans even speculated, according to Pete, that people like him who have Borderline Personality Disorder "can't be in relationships," he explained in a lengthy post on his Instagram Story on May 24. Pete — who's been open about his mental health struggles in recent years — also addressed misconceptions about his medical diagnosis in an effort to educate people who might not understand. "Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can't be happy and in a relationship," he explained in a long, typed-out message. "It also doesn't mean that person makes the relationship toxic. Everybody is different and there are a lot of treatments for mental illnesses and I have done/am doing all of them." He encouraged other people struggling with mental illness to seek help as he has, because, he said, "it has changed my life for the better." Pete doesn't want people to be stigmatized for being honest about their issues. "It's not their fault and it's the wrong way for people to look at things," he added.
"Dateline" lands first interview with Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand after guilty verdict
NBC's "Dateline" just scored a huge interview a month after Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 14 years ago. According to Page Six, the news program's Kate Snow is sitting down with the disgraced comedian's victim, Andrea Constand, who, after more than a decade of silence, will be opening up in a sit-down that will air next week. In April, a Pennsylvania jury found that Andrea's claims that the comedian — whom she met in 2002 when she was the director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team — drugged and sexually molested her at his home in 2004 were valid.
Harvey Weinstein accusers react to mogul's arrest
Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein posted a $1 million cash bail on May 25 hours after turning himself in to New York City police on charges of rape, criminal sex acts, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in cases involving two women. Some of his other alleged victims and a high-profile journalist who helped to expose the mogul's behavior had strong reactions. "Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to h—," actress Asia Argento, who has accused him of rape, tweeted, adding, "We, the women, finally have real hope for justice." Rape accuser Rose McGowan told NBC's Megyn Kelly, "To see him in cuffs on the way out [of the police station]… that's a very good feeling." Rose also told ABC's Amy Robach that she hoped to see Harvey behind bars because "we were sentenced to a prison, we were sentenced to years of it before anybody believed us… We had our lives stolen, we had our careers stolen." Journalist Ronan Farrow — who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal — tweeted Mira Sorvino, writing, "Dear Mira, I know how hard it was for you and the other women to risk so much to come forward with the details of one of your worst experiences- but thank you thank you! Today is for you – and also for the young women who would surely have become his next victims."
Jon Voight now living in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, hipsters think he doesn't belong
A few days ago, Page Six revealed that actor Jon Voight, 79, has been renting an apartment in a waterfront building in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. On May 24, the New York Post's gossip column reported that some of the area's hipster residents think he just doesn't belong. "Jon Voight just walked into CVS in Williamsburg! What is he doing in our 'hood? Williamsburg is no place for Angelina Jolie's dad!" a local told Page Six, adding that the "Midnight Cowboy" star was there to purchase office supplies.