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NBC Universal/Macy'sPatti LaBelle has signed on to appear during this year's 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

The "New Attitude" singer will ride on The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray float at one of the nation's biggest holiday celebrations.

Many other stars will take part as well, including CommonAndra DayWyclef Jean and Smokey Robinson

The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, hosted by Matt LauerSavannah Guthrie and Al Roker, will air on Thursday, November 23, on NBC beginning at 9 a.m. in all time zones. 

The show will encore at 2 p.m.

You can visit Macys.com or follow Macy's on social media for more details.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesHilarious new promos for Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live feature host Chance the Rapperand musical guest Eminem, alongside cast member and writer Leslie Jones

At the start of one promo, Leslie asks Chance why Em won't battle her. 

"'Cause she'll win," Eminem replies, with a deadpan expression. Leslie responds, "That is correct, sir."

In another promo, Eminem and Leslie give Chance several different suggestions for a new stage name.  

"It could be Chance the Hottie. Or like Chance the Poet," says Leslie, while Em proposes "Chance Encounter" and "Chancer the Dancer."

This week's SNL marks Chance's first time as host of the famed late-night sketch comedy series, and Em's sixth appearance. 

The show airs Saturday, November 18 at 11:30 on NBC. 

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ABC/Randy HolmesCardi B's fiancé Offset has allegedly admitted to fathering a "secret love child" -- a seven-year-old boy named Jordan -- according to documents obtained by celebrity gossip website The Blast

The documents purport to show that the child's mother, Justine Watson, filed documents "to establish paternity and child support." 

In addition, Watson claims that the Migos star, who allegedly never took a DNA test to confirm if he's the father or not, rarely provided financial help. 

Watson is seeking both child support and "$15,000 in attorney's fees."

The Blast adds that Offset reportedly confessed in October to being Jordan's dad, and has been providing for him since he was born, but doesn't want to pay the $15,000 in legal fees. 

The performer also wants "joint legal and physical custody" of Jordan and wants the child's last name changed to his own, which is Cephus. 

It's known that Offset has another son and a daughter, each born to two different mothers. 

Offset proposed to Cardi B in October during an onstage performance in Philadelphia.

The Blast notes that two days after his marriage proposal, Offset allegedly made all of the financial information pertaining to his case with Watson private.  

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Hannibal MatthewsT-Pain's fifth studio album, Oblivion, has finally arrived. 

The two-time Grammy winner's latest full-length disc features the singles "Goal Line" and his latest, "Textin' My Ex."  

Oblivion is T-Pain's first album release in six years. 

The "Buy U a Drank" rapper recently completed his first-ever acoustic tour, during which he performed stripped-down versions of songs like "Bartender" and "5 O'Clock." 

Oblivion, which features guest appearances by Chris Brown, Wale, Ty Dolla $ign and Ne-Yo, is available to buy everywhere. 

Here's the tracklist:

"Who Died" (Prod. by Dre Moon & Tommy "Tbhits" Brown) 
"Classic You" feat. Chris Brown (Prod. by T-Pain and Floyd "A1" Bentley) 
"Straight" (Prod. by Dre Moon) 
"That's How It Go" (Prod. by Allstar) 
"No Rush" (Prod. by ISM & Floyd "A1" Bentley) 
"Pu$$y On The Phone" (Prod. by Dre Moon) 
"Textin' My Ex" feat. Tiffany Evans (Prod. by Dre Moon) 
"May I" feat. Mr. Talkbox (Prod. by T-Pain) 
"I Told My Girl" feat. Manny G (Prod. by Dre Moon, Xplosive, & Abaz)
"She Needed Me" (Prod. by T-Pain) 
"Your Friend" (Prod. by Dre Moon, Tommy "Tbhits" Brown, & Mr. Franks)
"CeeCee from DC" feat. Wale (Prod. by Major Seven)
"Goal Line" feat. Blac Youngsta (Prod. by Dre Moon) 
"2Fine" feat. Ty Dolla $ign (Prod. by Dre Moon) 
"That Comeback" T-Pain & Ne-Yo (Prod. by T-Pain)
"Second Chance" (Don't Back Down) feat. Roberto Cacciapaglia (Prod. by T-Pain) 

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People's Choice AwardsFollowing reports that Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga have split, Otunga's attorney has now released a statement in response to Hudson filing a protective order against him.   

The dispute is over the couple's eight -year-old child, David Daniel Otunga Jr. 

The statement, obtained by ABC News, begins, "David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now." 

"However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child's primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute." 

The statement adds that David "never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today's climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him." 

"Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties' only child." 

As previously reported, a rep for Hudson said in a statement to ABC News that the couple have "been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months."   

The two had been engaged since late 2008. 

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Remy Ma; ABC/Randy HolmesRemy Ma and Papoose are helping to bring in the holiday spirit.

VH1 has announced the hip-hop power couple will star in the upcoming one-hour holiday special, Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday

Both rappers will serve as co-executive producers of the special, along with their Love & Hip Hop boss, Mona Scott-Young.

The couple, married in 2015 during a winter wonderland-themed ceremony, previously documented their nuptials on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York

This special, however, will focus on their preparation for the "ultimate holiday party for their friends and family in North Carolina."

Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday will premiere on Monday, December 18 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.  

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Meek Mill; 20KJAY-Z has penned a thought-provoking op-ed in the New York Times regarding Meek Mill's recent two-to-four-year prison sentence for violating probation. 

In his essay, titled "The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," Jay argues that what's happening to Meek "is just one example of how or criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day."  

"The Story of O.J" rapper continues, "I saw this up close when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s."

"Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences great than the crime. A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew." 

JAY-Z adds that he was "inspired" to write about Meek Mill's sentencing because of the rapper long criminal history. 

He points out Meek's first brush with the law at nearly 19 years old after being convicted for drug and gun possession, and consequently having to serve an eight-month sentence. 

"Now he's 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life. For about a decade, he's been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside," Jay writes. 

"Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison." 

As previously reported, hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center to call for Meek Mill's prison sentence on probation violations to be overturned.  

Rick Ross and Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving both showed up to speak at the event. 

As of Tuesday, Meek's lawyers are reportedly attempting to have the judge who sentenced him removed from his case. 

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna's first makeup collection, Fenty Beauty, is such a hit with fans that it's been named one of TIME's 25 Best Inventions of 2017

The singer and mogul tells the magazine that she set out to create the line because it was "important that every woman felt included in this brand." 

"I've had my makeup done thousands of time, and when it comes to foundation, you just never know how it's going to turn out. We are all so different, with our own unique skin tones, so we started with the 40 foundation shades out the gate," she adds. 

Even knowing how important Fenty Beauty would be for women of all skin tones, RiRi says that the overwhelmingly positive response to the collection has shocked her.

As she explains, "I never could have anticipated the emotional connection that women are having with the products and the brand as a whole."

"Some are finding their shade of foundation for the first time, getting emotional at the counter. That's something I will never get over." 

And Rihanna tells Time that when it comes to the world of cosmetics, she's just getting started.

"The options are pretty much unlimited in the world of beauty, and I love challenges," she says. 

"So I'm going to continue to have fun and push the boundaries in this industry." 

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ABC/Fred LeeJennifer Hudson and finace David Otunga have split.

“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” a rep for Hudson said in a statement to ABC News.  The rep added, "Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.”

The statement concluded with a wish that Jennifer's privacy be respected at this time.

The couple share a son, eight-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.  They had been engaged since late 2008.

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James Devaney/WireImageThis week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Whitney Houston's soundtrack for The Bodyguard

Today, to mark the occasion, Sony Legacy Records and Whitney Houston's estate are releasing Whitney Houston -- I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard

And the original album's producer, Clive Davis,  says this sequel is one that's definitely warranted.

"It is the best selling soundtrack of all time," the legendary music mogul tells ABC Radio. 

"The original is now [at] over 45 million copies worldwide...so that it should be celebrated and it should be re-explored. And this brand new album has all the brand new different versions of that great song in really an impeccable and indomitable way."

"That great song" Davis is referring to is, of course, Whitney's smash #1 hit "I Will Always Love You."   

But there's a lot more as well.

He continues, "This album brings in versions -- film versions -- of the songs. Remixes of it. You get the great Whitney performing the great material: 'I Have Nothing,' 'Run to You'..."I'm Every Woman,' 'Queen of the Night,' 'Jesus Loves Me.'"

On Sunday night's American Music Awards, Christina Aguilera will honor Whitney by doing a special performance of songs from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

"I'm thrilled...[that] there's going to be a segment on the American Music Awards where she pays tribute to Whitney -- a very deserved honor," Davis says of Christina's segment. 

"I think as more gets to be revealed -- after the tabloid-al fever -- you will get to see that other side of Whitney, which was so unique, so powerful."

The 2017 American Music Awards airs Sunday, November 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BETEarlier this week, a snippet of an explicit song by Blac Chyna was released, on which she can be heard rapping, "Pop that p**** like a pistol, yeah."   

Now, the reality star says she definitely has a future in music.

In an interview with XXL, the mother of two says she's focused on becoming a rapper, which she calls her "next big thing."

"What even made me start to think about this venture is, like, 'Hey, I'm already in the industry and I done kinda reached the highest of the things I was doing,'" Blac Chyna told XXL

"I'm an entrepreneur, I have a shop, I have [my eyelash line] Lashed, I have [my clothing line] 88 Fin, I done did the TV scene. I done did all that, so it's like, 'Hey, Chyna, what's your next big thing?'"

Chyna continues,"I told myself it's either two ways you could go with this. You either go music or you could do acting. And I'm like, 'Uh, music. Hello!'"

According to Chyna, she already has the right connections.

"I'm already around it and most of the people, I already know them anyway, so, it should be really easy for me," she explains. 

"I feel like if I do need help or if I need mentoring, I could call my friends like French [Montana] and Nicki [Minaj] or just whoever for advice and whatnot. I feel like it's the right way to go."

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteMary J. Blige will be honored at Billboard's Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony this year. 

The "Real Love" singer will receive the publication's "Icon" award.  

KehlaniKelly Clarkson, former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello, and America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal will receive honors as well.  

Selena Gomez has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. 

Kehlani, Camila, Kelly and Grace are expected to perform at the ceremony.

The Women in Music 2017 event, which takes place at L.A.’s Ray Dolby Ballroom, will stream live on Twitter beginning at 9 p.m. ET on November 30. 

In other news, Mary J. stars in Dee Rees' new film, Mudbound, which premieres Friday on Netflix. 

The drama centers on the story of two men returning home to Mississippi from World War II. 

Mary plays the role of matriarch Florence Jackson.  

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Tamar Braxton; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaTamar Braxton's mom, Evelyn Braxton, isn't backing down from her previous claims that Tamar's estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, was abusive towards the "My Man" star during their almost decade-long marriage.   

In a new interview with theGrio, Evelyn says, "It was definitely a volatile relationship." 

"This has been going on for years. Everybody saw Vince as a knight and shining armor, [but] behind closed doors that's a horse of another color." 

She adds, "I'm tired of [Tamar] being abused and misused." 

As previously reported, Evelyn told TMZ in a video earlier this month that she wanted Vincent to "keep his hands off of my child" before "he hurts her or kills her."  

Although there were reports that Tamar and Evelyn were on the outs, Evelyn tells theGrio that they are "talking" and "hugging." 

She also confirms that Tamar and Vince's reported domestic dispute in a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta in 2016 did in fact happen. 

"I think too many women are abused, and it's high time that we stand up and stop this madness," Evelyn says. 

"Do you know how many women are killed each year? I just don't want Tamar to be a part of that." 

Tamar filed for divorce from Vincent in October. 

Evelyn says that even though "it's too bad they couldn't work it out," she's "tired of her [Tamar] being abused and misused." 

"And I'm tired of being in the middle of it," she adds. "It's harder than what you think."  

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ABC/Randy Holmes50 Cent is among the music stars who made this year's People magazine list of sexy men for their annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.

Dubbed "Sexiest Triple Threat," the rapper, actor and business mogul recently told the publication that, for him, being confident is key to being sexy. 

"I don't think men are as sexy as women are until we're successful and it's publicly noted," he says. 

"But you can have the confidence to just be yourself... you'll say things that make women laugh, know they like having you around because your energy is just good. It's you being you versus you trying to be something." 

DrakeJohn LegendWiz Khalifa are also featured in separate categories. Thirty-one-year-old Drake makes the "Sexy at Every Age" list for the 30-year-old set, while John and wife Chrissy Teigen are named as one of this year's "Hottest Couples." 

As for Wiz, he's listed as one of the "Best Friends: Sexy Men and their Pets" honorees. 

And while he has quite a way to go before becoming a man, DJ Khaled's adorable 1-year-old son, Asahd, is the list's only "Cutest Baby Alive." 

You can pick up People's Sexiest Man Alive issue Friday. 

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Courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/CBSEve is already making waves as the new co-host of The Talk.   

On Wednesday's episode, the rapper gave her thoughts on Nicki Minaj's risqué Paper magazine cover, telling viewers that while she respects Nicki as a lyricist, "as a woman, from my point of view, personally, I would not be able to do that." 

"I think in this climate, it's not good? I think every artist has the right to express themselves however they want to express themselves and I respect that as well," she says. 

Eve continues, "For me personally, as I started coming up in the business, I started realizing that young girls were looking up to me and younger people were looking up to me and that, not that you want to be a role model, but...it is what you are." 

"For the Nicki fans, I love her, respect her, go women in hip-hop. It's not my thing. I just don't think it's right."

Of course, Nicki's fans jumped to her defense on social media -- particularly calling out Eve's former job, before becoming a famous rapper, as an exotic dancer. 

Eve replied, "A lot of ya'll need to calm down AND LISTEN to what I said. I am speaking from the place I am TODAY as WOMAN and how I feel NOW!!!"  

As of Thursday afternoon, Nicki has yet to respond to Eve's statement.  

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DeWayne Rogers/Monami EntertainmentThe ladies of Xscape were recently caught on a camera in a awkward position on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, when Kandi Burruss revealed she wasn't recording new music with the group.   

Part of the reason may be, as she tells People, that Xscape's reunion -- both on their new reality show Xscape: Still Kickin' It and their forthcoming tour -- wasn't planned.

"What happened was a network was going to do an unauthorized movie about us, and of course I'm not going to let somebody just take my legacy," Kandi says. 

"So I called my group members and we were all able to have a conversation to start trying to get our story told the right way." 

Kandi adds that the only reason the group came back into the spotlight was because bandmate Tamika Scott publicly apologized to Kandi for claiming in the past that she slept with Jermaine Dupri and Dupri's father, Scream Nation CEO Michael Mauldin.  

Kandi says, "I was like, I need a public apology. She's going to have to say to the world that the stuff that she said about me was a lie." 

"And so in doing that -- we did it on the radio -- and the radio disc jockey, he's like, 'Oh Xscape is back!' I was like, 'Xscape is not back!'" 

"All of a sudden we started getting all these offers to perform and do shows, so I just went with the flow for the moment," Kandi says.

Xscape's 22-date The Great Xscape Tour kicks off November 22 in Richmond, Virginia and their new reality series, Xscape: Still Kickin' It, airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCSeems like Drake was doing his part to combat sexual harassment during an performance in Australia, this week.

Fan-shot video posted to Instagram by a user in Sydney, shows Drake stopping a performance of "Know Yourself" to call out an audience member for harassing women.

"If you don’t stop touching girls, I will come out there and f*** you up,”  Drake says.  “If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and f*** your ass up.”

Drake is performing in Australia through Monday.

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ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteFollowing the recent sexual harassment allegations coming out of Hollywood, Mary J. Blige tells The Hollywood Reporter that although she's "never had that problem," she's "happy" that the women speaking out about their experience are now "free."

"I was always kinda, like, a tomboy and one of the guys," she says. 

"I feel really sad for the women, but I'm happy that they're free. I'm happy that they're free because they had to hold on to a secret that they may have seen shrinks for for years and years and years." 

The singer and Mudbound actress, who recently filed for divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs, adds that she she made the decision to be a tomboy in her youth because she'd "been through so much as a child and a teenager" -- namely dealing with an addiction to drugs, alcohol abuse and physical abuse at the hands of a boyfriend. 

She says, "I just wore baggier jeans and Timberlands and hats turned backwards so I won't be so revealing. It took me a very long time to even wear makeup and tight clothes because I'd been through so much." 

"There's so much more that people don't know (about me). And that has been a secret, those secrets I still have to deal with," Mary continues. 

"I'm just happy that people are being exposed and exposing other people." 

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ABC/Lou RoccoAll Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is...a clean bill of health. The diva is sick, and has been forced to scrap several dates on her Christmas tour, which was to have started Friday in Windsor, Ontario.

"Lambs! Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week's flu," she tweeted. "Bleak! You know there is nothing I love more than celebrating the holidays with my festive Christmas show, but I have to take my Doctor's orders and rest until he says I can sing on stage."

"Until then, unfortunately, I have to cancel the first several shows of my upcoming Christmas tour," she continued. "I'm going to do all that I can so that I can see you soon!"

Mariah's Christmas tour, which includes shows in North America and in Europe, is scheduled through December 11.  From December 14 to December 22, she'll perform her Christmas show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Michael Tran/FilmMagicFormer 3LW member Adrienne Houghton will release a solo album called New Tradícíones, which is Spanish for "new traditions." 

The disc not only marks the singer's first solo release, but also her first holiday album.  

Adrienne debuted the album's cover art on Instagram Wednesday. 

In the caption, she writes, "I can't believe it... it's finally here... My Christmas album! NEW TRADICIONES! My heart is so beyond full." 

The Real host adds, "We recorded this entire album in our home with our familia & all the musicians & producers that became familia during the process! I wanted to do an album that felt like MY Christmas's growing up & celebrating our Latin culture!"

"This is a dream come true." 

The album will be released on Friday. 

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