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Amber Rose Buys “Ace of Diamonds”

Before her rise to fame, Amber Rose‘s beginnings started in the strip club.

Now, the talk show host and personality has announced that she purchased a strip club–Ace of Diamonds in Los Angeles. During a speech she gave at the All Def Digital Awards, Rose said “I was a stripper for a very long time. Best time of my life by the way. But do y’all know Ace of Diamonds? Well I bought it.” Watch the clip above.

 

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Beyonce’s “Formation” Wins Grammy

Add a Grammy to Beyonce’s ever-increasing list of accomplishments. After announcing that she’s pregnant with twins, Beyonce is poised to clean up at the 59th Grammys, and she’s starting off strong with a Best Music Video win for “Formation.”

Beyonce's "Formation" Wins Grammy

The award is Beyonce’s first at the 59th Grammys; she has 9 nominations and has won a total of 21 throughout her career.

“Formation” is the first single off of Beyonce’s 2016 Lemonade.

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Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, along with Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, and Yes.

Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The induction ceremony will be held on April 7th, 2017, at Brooklyn‘s Barclays Center.

Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur will be the sixth hip-hop act to join the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and NWA have also made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cut.

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Ciara Shows Off Baby Bump On AMA Red Carpet

Ciara showed off her baby bump on the red carpet at the American Music Awards Sunday night in a stunning black-and-white dress.

Ciara Shows Off Baby Bump On AMA Red Carpet

The turtleneck top wrapped the growing baby bump while her high-low black-and white skirt allowed Ciara to flaunt her strappy heels. “I’m feeling great. I’m feeling awesome, actually,” the mommy-to-be told E! News in a red carpet interview. “Finally getting to a place where I feel almost normal. It was a bit of a ‘I don’t want to throw up, but I don’t feel regular.’ I’m in between. That’s almost worse. You’d rather just throw up and get it done!”

The 30-year-old singer first announced that she and Seahawks quarterback were expecting their first child together in October — the two were famously celibate before getting married in July.

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Ciara To Judge Miss America Pageant In 2017

Ciara just 1, 2 stepped her way into a new high-profile gig. The 30-year-old singer will be a judge on the Miss America beauty pageant in 2017, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.

Ciara To Judge Miss America Pageant In 2017

The “1, 2 Step” artist joins a star-studded and eclectic panel that also includes Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, fan-favorite Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, country star Cole Swindell and actresses Laura Marano and Sara Foster.

Ciara To Judge Miss America Pageant In 2017

The annual contest will be hosted by ESPN broadcaster Sage Steele and former “The Bachelor” star Chris Harrison. The judging position is merely the latest undertaking by Ciara outside of the music-making industry in recent years. The artist, who rose to fame in the early 2000s, appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy “That’s My Boy” in 2012, and she also starred in the musical drama “Mama I Want to Sing” that year. Likewise, she hosted the Billboard Music Awards alongside fellow hip-hop artist Ludacris in May, and she’s worked with fashion brands such as Roberto Cavalli as well. Her most recent album, “Jackie,” dropped in 2015.

Ciara To Judge Miss America Pageant In 2017

It’s been a momentous year for the “Goodies” artist, as she married NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson in July. The duo, who wed in London, originally planned to tie the knot in North Carolina but decided to move the wedding in response to the state’s controversial LGBT bathroom laws, their wedding planner told The Knot this week.

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How Simone Biles Won Our Hearts

It’s a wrap for US gymnast Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics. The 4-foot-8 powerhouse made her final stand at the 2016 games with a floor exercise the won her a gold medal. She’ll leave Rio with one bronze medal and four golds. That’s the most golds any US gymnast—male or female—has collected in a single Olympics.

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With 19 Olympic and world competition medals, Biles also becomes the most decorated gymnast in US history, breaking the previous record held by Shannon Miller.

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But America’s love for Biles isn’t all about the bling. The 19-year-old Texan also won our hearts with her virtuoso routines and awe-inspiring power tumbles. She showed us that teenage girls can be both serious athletes and giggly, fun-loving adolescents. And her triumphs have been felt by black women around the country during a period of tense race relations in the US.

Here are all the ways Biles won our hearts during the Rio games:

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She dazzled audiences with her nearly flawless routines and was even called “the greatest gymnast of all time.”

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She was more excited for team captain Aly Raisman than herself when the pair shared the podium in the individual all-around finals.

Biles clinched the gold, becoming the second consecutive African-American woman to take the accolade. Raisman won the silver.

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After the women’s all-around last week, Biles shut down any comparisons to renowned male Olympians and made it clear that her accomplishments were her own. “I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps,” she told Sporting News. “I’m the first Simone Biles.”

Biles stumbled and nearly fell off the beam during the competition, but held on. The slip up cost her the gold, but she took it like a champ.

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Biles is a big supporter of her male counterparts. She reportedly went out of her way to watch American gymnast Alex Naddour compete.
Biles got a lot of love during the games from celebrities including Taylor Swift, Floyd Mayweather, rapper G-Eazy, and Kim Kardashian-West, whose two-year-old daughter North is apparently quite taken with Biles. But it was her celebrity crush Zac Efron who truly made the Olympian star-struck.
The actor, who is a big fan of the Final Five, surprised the young women during an NBC broadcast on Tuesday night (Aug. 17). And they all lost their cool.

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He gave Biles, who reportedly has a life-size cardboard cutout of the actor in her home, a cute kiss on the cheek.

Last, but not least, Biles has an amazing support team in her family, 17 of whom flew to Rio. In Biles’ own words: “Family is everything.”SOURCE: QZ

 

Full 2015 VMAs Nominees List

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Taylor Swift – “Blank

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Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco Bell®
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)