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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson call it quits, reports say wedding is off

Pop star Ariana Grande and fiancé Pete Davidson have called it quits, according to news reports.

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Grande and the “Saturday Night Live” cast member were dating just a short time when they announced their engagement last May.

Both TMZ and People magazine are reporting that the singer and Davidson decided to end their engagement.

It’s unclear why at this point because neither has issued a statement on what happened, but TMZ is reporting that the decision was mutual and that both “felt the timing wasn’t right.”

Grande, 25, still has pictures of Davidson, 24, posted on her social media accounts, but his accounts are now inactive.

>> Related: Ariana Grande stepping away from public eye 'to heal and mend'

The split follows the death of Grande’s former boyfriend, musician Mac Miller, in a reported drug overdoes last month.

'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump returns as 'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Kanye West meeting

You knew the writers at "Saturday Night Live" weren't going to let this one go.

Days after rapper Kanye West's White House visit with President Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin returned to the comedy show for the first time this season in a spoof of Thursday's headline-making meeting.

>> Watch the full sketch here

"I flew here using the power of this hat!" cast member Chris Redd, playing a rambling West, proclaimed, pointing to his "Make America Great Again" cap.

>> Kanye West talks MAGA hat, mental health, Air Force One, more in Trump meeting at White House

"This guy might be cuckoo," Baldwin, as Trump, said to himself in a voice-over. "I've been in a room with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un, and they made a lot more sense than him."

Redd's West, echoing some of Trump's real-life comments, called himself a "stable genius" with a "high IQ" and "the best words."

"Oh, my God, he's black me!" Baldwin's Trump realized in an internal monologue.

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Meanwhile, Kenan Thompson, playing NFL icon Jim Brown, mused to himself: "I played football with a leather helmet, and my brain is still working better than his."

The sketch ended with Baldwin's Trump declaring: "I love you, Kanye. We've a lot more in common than people know. We're both geniuses, we're both married to beautiful women, and we've both definitely been recorded saying the N-word." 

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T.I. 'officially done' with Kanye West after White House visit 

T.I. says he is done with Kanye West after his highly publicized visit to the White House. 

In a lengthy, expletive-laced Instagram post, the rapper expressed his disappointment with West, who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss prison reform and a host of other issues. 

“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one's soul to gain power I've ever seen,” he wrote in a caption of a video of West’s White House visit. The video was a repost from writer and activist Shaun King.

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T.I. claimed West invited him to tag along for the trip to D.C., but he declined. 

“I refuse to associate myself with something so vile, weak, & inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!!” he continued. “At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you... now, I'm ashamed to have ever been associated with you.”

Related: Kanye West talks MAGA hat, mental health, Air Force One, more in Trump meeting at White House

T.I. went on to call West a “puppet” and a “lil cookie boy” and said his soul was “on auction.” He had a message for West’s fans, too.

“To all the people who follow Ye musically, socially, or even personally....who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated.... Let me make this clear... THIS (expletive) AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! ... WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS,” he said. 

T.I. ended his rant by telling his followers that he had reached his limit. “This is my stop,” he exclaimed. “I’m officially DONE!!!!”

T.I. wasn’t the only celebrity to call out the artist, although he recently agreed with part of West’s call to end the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. 50 CentDiddyJeffrey Wright and others also shared their criticisms of West’s meeting. 

Get first look at Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ remake starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s “Aladdin” has been released. 

And it is a teaser.

Fans will see familiar sights from the original animated classic that have been reimagined and updated for new audiences, like the town of Agrabah; a parrot assumed to be Iago, who reports back to villain Jafar; and the Cave of Wonders, Variety reported

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We also get the first look at Mena Massoud who plays Aladdin, the peasant who falls in love with Princess Jasmine. 

What we have yet to see is the princess herself, played by Naomi Scott; Jafar, played by Marwan Kenzari; and the Genie, played by Will Smith.

Take a look at the teaser trailer below, or click here.

Aladdin” is scheduled to hit theaters May 24, 2019. It is being directed by Guy Richie and written by John August, according to Variety. Music will be written by original composer Alan Menken who is collaborating with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. 

It is the latest in a series of live-action remakes of classic Disney movies, including 2015’s “Cinderella,” 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and upcoming films like next year’s “Dumbo” by Tim Burton, “Mulan” and Beyonce- and Donald Glover-led “The Lion King.”

Selena Gomez reportedly enters treatment facility after hospitalizations, panic attack

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has entered a treatment facility after two hospitalizations following her kidney transplant.

People reported that the 26-year-old singer had a panic attack during her second hospitalization. Each time, she was hospitalized for a low white blood cell count, which can be a side effect for kidney transplants.

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“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” an unnamed source told People.

E! News reported that Gomez’s treatment is helping her address ongoing anxiety and depression issues.

Gomez revealed in an Instagram Live in September that she had battled depression for five years.

“I think before I turned 26, there was like this weird time in my life (where), I think, I was kind of on autopilot for about five years,” she said while holding back tears, E! News reported. “Kinda just going through the motions and figuring out who I am and just doing the best I could and then slowly but surely doing that.”

According to an unnamed source, People reported that Gomez is undergoing dialectical behavior therapy, which uses mindfulness, emotion regulation and increases tolerance of negative emotion to help manage negative thinking and behavior.

“She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues,” the source told People. “She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”

After her Instagram Live, Gomez announced she was going on a social media break.

“As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit!”

Channing Tatum dating Jessie J, reports say

Six months after announcing a separation from his wife, Jenna Dewan, actor Channing Tatum is reportedly dating British singer Jessie J.

Us Weekly reported that the 38-year-old actor has been seeing Jessie J, 30, for a couple of months, according to an unnamed source.

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Tatum was seen at Jessie’s Seattle and Salt Lake City shows from her “The R.O.S.E. Tour,” Us Weekly reported.

People reported that a social media user tweeted on Saturday that he saw Tatum and Jessie at a mini-golf course.

Tatum and Dewan, who share a 5-year-old daughter named Everly, released a joint statement confirming their separation in April.

“We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple,” the statement said. “We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now. 

“There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision – just two best friends realizing it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible.”

A representative for Jessie J did not respond when reached by People for comment on the reports.

Colin Kaepernick's company files for trademark to former QB's image

Colin Kaepernick’s company, Inked Flash, filed for the trademark to a black-and-white image of the former NFL quarterback’s face and hair, ESPN reported Wednesday.

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Inked Flash filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday, but it appeared for the first time on the patent office’s website Wednesday. The company’s intent is to use Kaepernick’s image on items such as shampoo, hairspray, jewelry and even lampshades.

Other items include mugs, plates, bowls, drinking glasses. water bottles, tins, afro picks, brushes and combs, coasters, pillowcases, blankets, towels and handkerchiefs, according to the patent office website.

>> Colin Kaepernick face of Nike’s 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign

The filing also says the image could be used in association with "providing classes, workshops, seminars and camps in the field of self-empowerment and awareness to properly interact with law enforcement"

Kaepernick became the face of Nike's “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign last month. He also has been marketing his own merchandise, including jerseys with the slogan #ImwithKap on them.

The decision to use Kaepernick as the face of its brand was a polarizing move for Nike. Some fans said they would shun the product, while others said they were more likely to buy Nike items as a result.

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season.

James Gunn to write next ‘Suicide Squad’

After being fired by Disney earlier this year, the man behind the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise has jumped from Disney-owned Marvel to the DC Universe.

Warner Bros and DC have hired James Gunn to write the second film of “Suicide Squad,” and he could find himself in the director’s chair, Deadline reported.

He was fired in July after old, controversial tweets came to light during the height of the #MeToo movement.

The tweets included comments that he at the time considered provocative, on topics of rape and pedophillia, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Many in the cast of the hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” films wrote an open letter to to Disney asking the company to reinstate Gunn. But Disney CEO Bob Iger, despite outcry from fans too said “I haven’t second-guessed their decision.”

“Suicide Squad” focuses on the villains of the DC Universe, including, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Deadshot and Killer Croc. 

DC and Warner Bros. say Gunn’s script won’t be a sequel to the original film, but rather a new take on the anti-hero team, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As for the next “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, no one has officially been tapped to direct it, but some industry watchers says the director of “Thor: Ragnarok,” Taika Waititi, could be on a short list, Deadline reported

Antonio Brown reported $80K stolen day before he allegedly threw furniture, police say

Someone stole $80,000 and a handgun from Antonio Brown’s Florida apartment, a discovery the Steelers wide receiver made a day before he allegedly threw furniture from the 14th-floor balcony and nearly hit a toddler, a police report said.

>> On Lawsuits claim Antonio Brown threw furniture from balcony, nearly hitting toddler

A Sunny Isles Beach Police Department report on the theft, which was obtained by WPXI in Pittsburgh, said Brown called police on April 23 to report that the money, which had been in a backpack in his closet, was missing, as was a 9 mm pistol.

>> On PHOTOS: Take a look inside Antonio Brown's $35,000-a-month apartment

Brown had just returned from an 11-day trip out of town when he found the money and gun missing, according to the report. He had been living in the apartment alone since separating from his girlfriend two weeks earlier, he told police.

The money was put in the bag on April 11, he said, a day before he went out of town. When he returned, he found the apartment had been cleaned and laundry had been washed and put away in the closet, the report said.

Security footage showed three women entering and leaving the apartment on April 13, the report said.

The women were housekeepers who were allowed in by security officers after they called Brown, and someone other than Brown answered his phone and gave the women permission to enter the apartment.

The next day, April 24, police said they responded to a call from Brown, who was "agitated" and saying he believed security officials at the complex "set him up." He allegedly threw furniture over the balcony in anger, which prompted a lawsuit from a family saying he nearly hit a young child in the process, the lawsuit said.

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The owner of the building also has filed suit against Brown to recoup the cost of the damages to the apartment and furniture.

The day after that, April 25, police responded to another call from Brown to say his black Rolls Royce had been stolen. When police arrived at his apartment to take the report, Brown opened the door, said, "I found the car," and closed the door, according to a police report obtained by WPXI.

Further attempts to speak to Brown were not successful, police said.

The Steelers have declined to comment on the lawsuits against Brown.

American Music Awards 2018: Aretha Franklin honored by Gladys Knight, Ledisi, others

After the publicity debacle that followed Madonna’s “tribute” to Aretha Franklin in the MTV Awards in August, you knew that the American Music Awards would do it right.

The Tuesday night award show wrapped with an all-star gospel performance in homage to Franklin featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Mary Mary.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 American Music Awards red carpet arrivals

The Queen of Soul’s history with the AMAs – as a host, winner and performer – was acknowledged at the beginning of the segment, before a smiling Knight emerged to draw the notes out of “Amazing Grace” in the essence of Franklin.

>> American Music Awards 2018: Winners list

Gospel mainstay Donnie McClurkin took the crowd to church with a rousing “Climb Higher Mountains” (also the recessional song at Franklin’s funeral) and was followed by Winans delivering a passionate “Mary Don’t You Weep,” Ledisi belting “How I Got Over” and gospel duo Mary Mary and a spirited backing chorus clapping and grooving through “Old Landmark.”

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Earlier in the show, Taylor Swift commanded the winner’s circle with an armful of awards, including artist and tour of the year. 

Atlanta rappers Migos won favorite duo or group – pop/rock, beating Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5. 

For a full list of winners, click here.

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