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YOU TELL ‘EM! Nicki Minaj Responds To “Anaconda” Cover Art Criticism (PHOTOS)

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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There was almost unanimous praise for Nicki Minaj‘s raunchy “Anaconda” cover art released yesterday. You know, the photo in which the rapper can be seen wearing pretty much just a g-string and Jordans.

We say “almost” because there are always some critics. While we loved the artwork, there were publications, like The Guardian, who criticized the cover.

But Nicki is a fighter. And lord knows she ain’t having no shade thrown her way.

The “Pills N Potions” rapper went to Instagram to post her reaction to all the criticism – mainly by pointing out the double standard involved. Nicki posted various cheeky Sports Illustrated covers featuring white women, with the words “acceptable” as the caption.

Then she posted her cover with the word “unacceptable.”

So to review…Acceptable:

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She has a point. Doesn’t she?

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Pete Rock & DJ Scratch Remember Their First Meetings With James Brown

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They say you should never meet your idols because you?ll be disappointed, but anybody who met James Brown knows that old adage is a lie. Producers/DJs Pete Rock and DJ Scratch reflected on their first introduction to the Godfather of Soul and how he continues to inspire generations years after his passing.

Pete Rock tried to describe his childhood joy when his mother took him to meet James Brown at a concert in Mount Vernon, New York. His mother got him and his brother backstage and a fleeting moment with Brown changed Rock?s life forever. ?When  I shook his hand, he said, ?God bless you.? I wasn?t the same since. I think he passed along something in that handshake that made me want to be aggressive in Hip-Hop,? Pete Rock stated.

DJ Scratch?s times with the late great legend were full of surprises. ?I…

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Zoe Saldana Snaps Over Media Announcing Her Pregnancy

Originally posted on K Soul 94.5:

Step Up 11th Annual Inspiration AwardsZoe Saldana is furious that the media reported her pregnancy before she got a chance to do it herself.

Yes, Zoe is pregnant, but she wanted to make the announcement herself  when she was ready.

Despite her best efforts to conceal her growing belly, news outlets noticed that she?s developing an obvious baby bump at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere this week. It was most prominent in a side shot that she proudly posed for.

It seems the Avatar actress was not at all pleased with the reports that were based on quotes from sources close to her camp. Her publicist confirmed the good news to The Hollywood Reporter.

MUST READ: Zoe Saldana Sparks Pregnancy Rumors & Explains Rushed Marriage To Marco Perego

It doesn?t matter who leaked the information,  Zoe was pissed that news Websites and blogs ran with the story.

??I believe that any violation of privacy…

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Kerry Washington Gets Back To Work On ‘Scandal’

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Preparations for season 4 of ?Scandal? are officially underway as Kerry Washington got back to work!

So much for those bogus reports that Kerry was quitting the show. Just three months after giving birth, the actress reunited with her co-stars to sit down for the first table read!

MUST READ: Shonda Rhimes Teases ‘Scandal’ Season 4 Story Lines & What Happens To Harrison

Gladiators everywhere must be slightly jealous because Kerry got to find out where Olivia ended up. Of course, she can sense that they?re equally relieved to have another sign that return of ?Scandal? is nearing like TV Christmas. From what can tell in the picture below, David Rosen will be popping up at some point in the season premiere this September because Joshua Malina was at the table read. Viewers can also expect Mellie Grant and Abbie Whelan to get a little screentime as well.

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North Korea Warns U.S On Consequence of Film Release

World War III, here we come.

In Seth Rogen and James Franco’s upcoming action comedy The Interview, the duo play a producer and host of a tabloid talk show respectively, who after landing an interview with Kim Jong-un, are tasked with killing the dictator for the CIA. The comedic cronies, who are known for their outlandish behavior (i.e. recreating Kanye’s “Bound 2″ video) are no strangers to causing controversy for the sake of a few laughs. Well, North Korea is not laughing — quite the opposite in fact.

Reports that executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, Kim Myong-chol, responded hit the net last week via the UK Telegraph in which he condemned the film in behalf of his nation:

There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society. A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans. In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.
Myong-chol went on to praise Britain’s “James Bond” films and to say that while offended, Kim Jong-Un will probably in fact watch the film. Seth Rogen responded to the statement via Twitter saying “Apparently Kim Jong Un plans on watching #TheInterview. I hope he likes it!!”

Now it seems over the course of a few days things have escalated a bit with a spokesperson from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry saying in a statement to Korea’s state run KCNA news agency that, “The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership… is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable.” The unnamed official went on to promise a “resolute and merciless response” from North Korea if the US proceeds to screen the film.

Seth Rogen responded to North Korea’s threat in true troll fashion via Twitter saying, “People don’t usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they’ve paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!”

The film is set to release on October 14, and as of yet there has been no word of any plans to stop its release.

One has to wonder though, how would our government react if North Korea made a film depicting the assassination of our highest officials?

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Meanwhile, In Parenting: Dad Who Left Kid In Car Has Suspicious Internet History, & More (DETAILS)

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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In bad parenting news, one father has been charged with murder after leaving his son in the car for seven hours, and a Florida mother was arrested after refusing to treat her newborn with ‘non-vegan’ medicines.

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Some strange new details have emerged in the case of the Georgia father who left his 22-month-old child in the backseat of his car while he went off to work.

A local station in Memphis reported Wednesday afternoon that Justin Ross Harris, the father of the 22-month-old boy, searched online for how long it would take for an animal to die if it were trapped in a hot car. This bizarre twist in Harris’ story has sparked some suspicion by the Cob County police, and authorities are saying this isn’t the only source of their suspicion since the tragic incident.

“Within moments of the first responders getting to the scene…

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Bring Da Resumes: Wu Tang Clan Is Looking For Social Media Interns (DETAILS)

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What are unpaid internships worth in a world where cash rules? A LOT if you’re interning for the Wu.

New York’s very own Wu-Tang Clan allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist offering an intern position with the company. The legendary rap supergroup specifically asked for people interested in posting on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) on their behalf. Among the qualifications for the job, Wu-Tang lists “professional demeanor,” “excellent written communication skills,” and “ability to meet deadlines.”

Six members of the eight-member group are currently working on a new album, A Better Tomorrow (Raekwon and GZAare reportedly not involved). Meantime, their $5 million one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, is set to go on tour to museums around the country.

So to all the young people still looking for summer internships: what better way to gain experience than under the wing of Shaolin’s finest? If you want to contribute…

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