Nicki Minaj Megan quería un "momento Rihanna" En su entrevista con CBS

Un "momento Rihanna"
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Nicki Minaj no ha terminado de atacar a Megan Thee Stallion, ahora la está acusando de buscar desesperadamente el cariño del público cuando se sentó con Gayle King para conversar sobre el tiroteo de Tory Lanez.

La rapera, que ha estado en pie de guerra desde que Megan lanzó "Hiss" la semana pasada, estuvo en un X Spaces junto a Joe Budden y comparó su entrevista de 2022 con CBS con una de Rihanna en 2009, donde habló de su agresión por parte de Chris Brown.

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Recordemos que Megan no pudo contener las lágrimas mientras hablaba sobre el aterrador tiroteo en el que estuvo involucrada, y aunque tocó la fibra de la mayoría de los espectadores, Nicki no fue uno de ellos.

Nicki acusó a Megan de hacer quedar mal a artistas como Tory y DaBaby para llamar la atención, y finalmente intentar conseguir un "momento Rihanna".

Minaj lo elaboró más diciendo que RiRi recibió un montón de apoyo cuando se emitió su entrevista porque era sobre ella y no para conseguir nada. Dijo que Rihanna trató de pasar rápidamente sobre la agresión de Brown en su entrevista, atribuyéndolo a la juventud.

Pero Nicki dijo que no pasó lo mismo con Meg. Alega que ella estaba buscando constantemente la "f***ing simpatía".

Este es solo el último de una serie de ataques de Nicki, incluyendo una broma sobre la difunta madre de Meg y el lanzamiento de "Big Foot", una pista dirigida a ella.

Meg ha permanecido en silencio desde el lanzamiento de "Hiss", en donde rapea el controvertido verso sobre la "Ley de Megan". Tal vez esto la convenza de devolver el golpe finalmente. Eso es claramente lo que Nicki quiere.

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O, tal vez se lo tome todo con calma. Siempre es agradable ser comparada con Rihanna.

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Nicki Minaj Megan Wanted 'Rihanna Moment' ... Played Up Drama On CBS!!!

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Nicki Minaj isn't done sniping at Megan Thee Stallion -- now she's accusing her of desperately seeking sympathy when she sat down with Gayle King to discuss the Tory Lanez shooting.

The rapper, who's been on the warpath since MTS released "Hiss" last week, hopped on an X Spaces hosted by Joe Budden ... and compared Meg's 2022 CBS interview to a Rihanna interview in 2009, after Chris Brown assaulted her.


Remember, Megan couldn't hold back tears as she talked about the terrifying shooting -- and while it tugged at most viewers' heartstrings, Nicki wasn't one of those people.

NM accused Megan of making artists like Tory and DaBaby out to be attention-seeking bad guys ... before hamming it up to get a "Rihanna moment."

Minaj elaborated ... saying RiRi received a ton of support once her interview came out because she's all about being herself, and would never "milk anything." She pointed out Rihanna tried to move past Brown's assault quickly in her interview, chalking it up to youth.

But, Nicki said it's not the same with Meg ... claiming she needs "constant f***ing sympathy."

It's the latest in a long string of attacks Nicki's shot off ... including a joke she made about Meg's dead mom and releasing "Big Foot" -- a diss track aimed at MTS.

Meg's stayed silent since dropping "Hiss" with its controversial "Megan's Law" line last week ... perhaps this will finally convince her to hit back. That's clearly what Nicki wants.

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Or, maybe she will take it all in stride ... it's always nice to be compared to freakin' Rihanna!!!

Stay tuned ...

Golden Globes 2024 Stars Arrive Dressed to Impress New Year, New Network!!!

It's awards season again, and that means the Golden Globes are back to kick off the campaign -- only this time it's on a new network ... but still drawing all the big names.

The stars are just now arriving at the Beverly Hilton in L.A., and they're doing their usual thing -- walking up the carpet, stopping in front of cameras and showing their fancy duds ahead of the broadcast itself. And yes, it's a who's-who of talent in 2024.

Some of the splashiest names are taking their sweet time, but there's still a crap ton of celebs who've shown up so far -- including ... Helen Mirren, Heidi Klum, Wilmer Valderama, Jo Koy (who's playing host) Jeannie Mai, Selena Gomez, Tyler James Williams and others.

Of course, other stars expected to show face ... Robert Downey Jr., Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Jeffrey Wright, Matt Damon, Colman Domingo, Carey Mulligan, Fantasia Barrino, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, Timothee Chalamet, Emily Blunt, Rosamund Pike, Jodie Foster and more.

Oh, and Taylor Swift is expected to touch down as well at some point -- like we said, anyone who's anyone is gonna be there tonight ... and they're doing it on none other than CBS.

NBC dropped the Globes after last year's show -- this following a lot of controversy about diversity (or a lack thereof) in the years prior from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ... which, BTW, was completely disbanded and disassociated with this year's award show.

Now, the Globes are being handled by Dick Clark Productions and another holdings company -- and they're hoping to start fresh with a new look, new vibe ... but the same old celebs.

The seating arrangement's been set, so we already have a sense of who'll be where.

Er'body's looking real good so far -- and it's just about show time ... here we go!!!

Blake Shelton Ripped Over NYE TV Gig ... Hey, This Isn't 'Live'

Blake Shelton is being dragged online for his prerecorded New Year's Eve performance ... and some are saying it's an embarrassment to country music.

Here's the deal ... Blake was featured on CBS's "New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash" in what was billed as a live show, but folks figured out it was prerecorded and then trashed him.


Blake and Trace Adkins reunited for the CBS show, singing some of their oldies like "Hillbilly Bone" and "Hell Right."

Thing is ... Blake's performance aired only a few minutes before he took the stage in real life at a casino in Oklahoma.

Fans quickly caught on and ripped the network and Blake for double-booking ... firing off some angry tweets.

One user said Blake was "an embarrassment to country music" ... while another said Blake and Trace's duet was "one of the dumbest songs."

Blake's legit live gig went down at Oklahoma's WinStar Casino ... where he performed his hits to much better reviews.

Meanwhile, Blake's wife Gwen Stefani was working too ... she had a gig over in Las Vegas ... and it was live.

Can't please everyone!!!

Barbra Streisand Didn't Wanna Write About Exes ... But Had To in New Memoir

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Barbra Streisand has a had a long, healthy love life -- and while she says she didn't really wanna talk about it in her new book ... the powers that be told her, spill it sister!

The iconic pop star -- whose memoir, 'My Name is Barbra,' hits shelves everywhere Tuesday -- sat down with CBS Sunday Morning this weekend for a chat with Gayle King ... who chopped it up with her about her storied career, but also -- about the men in her life.

Watch ... Gayle points out that BS has quite the resume under her belt -- rattling off some names like Don Johnson, Ryan O'Neal, Andre Agassi and even ex-PM Pierre Trudeau ... just to name a few.

You can tell it embarrassed Barb, but she tells GK straight up ... if it was up to her, none of those fellas would've been name-dropped in her memoir, but she was pushed into it.

Unfortunately for her (and luckily for us) ... she says her editor told her she had to spill the dirty deets and "leave blood on the page" in order to move copies -- and it sounds like that's exactly what she did. BTW, she's currently married to Josh Brolin's dad, James.

There are some excerpts already out, but it sounds like the juiciest nuggets are still to come.

'NCIS' Actor David McCallum Dead at 90

Veteran actor David McCallum, most famous for playing medical examiner Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard on the hit TV show "NCIS," is dead.

David died Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the result of natural causes ... according to a statement from CBS.

The network is remembering David as "a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world."

CBS also says of David ... "He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away."

David appeared in more than 400 episodes of "NCIS" on CBS ... and he was also known for his work on the 1960s TV show "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." ... earning nominations for Emmys and Golden Globes.

In addition to his work in TV, David also landed roles in movies ... including "The Great Escape," "A Night to Remember," "Mosquito Squadron," "Freud," and "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

David is survived by his wife of 56 years, his three sons, his daughter, and his eight grandkids.

CBS says an upcoming 20th anniversary "NCIS" marathon will add an "In Memoriam" for David.

He was 90.


Gisele Bündchen I Wasn't 'Living' While Married To Tom Brady ... I Was 'Surviving'

Gisele Bündchen says she wasn't living while married to NFL legend Tom Brady ... she was only surviving.


The supermodel gets candid with "CBS News Sunday Morning"s Lee Cowan in a brand new interview -- looking back at her relationship with Tom -- about a year after pulling the plug.

She believes she was doing more surviving than living while attached to him, and admits she's now able to "choose more of what I want" ... something that obviously feels right to her.

Gisele goes on to say she wouldn't change a thing about her past if she had the chance, which appears to apply to her divorce, too -- although she admits a breakup like this was something she never thought would happen to her.

As we reported, Gisele and Tom announced their separation together last October, with Gisele claiming at the time, "The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have grown apart."

Folks eager to hear more of Gisele's side of the story will have to wait until Sunday night when her full interview with Cowan airs on CBS.

Gisele Bündchen No estaba viviendo mientras estaba con Tom Brady ... estaba sobreviviendo

Gisele Bündchen dice que no estaba viviendo mientras estaba casada con la leyenda de la NFL, Tom Brady ... solo estaba sobreviviendo.

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La supermodelo se sinceró con "CBS News Sunday Morning", Lee Cowan en una nueva entrevista, en la que revisó su relación con Tom, un año después de que terminaran.

Ella cree que estaba más sobreviviendo que viviendo mientras estaba con él, y admite que ahora es capaz de "elegir más lo que quiero", algo que obviamente se siente bien.

Gisele continúa diciendo que no cambiaría nada de su pasado si tuviera la oportunidad, lo que parece aplicarse a su divorcio. Aunque admite que una ruptura como esta fue algo que nunca pensó que le pasaría.

Como informamos, Gisele y Tom anunciaron su separación juntos el octubre pasado, con Gisele afirmando en ese momento que: "La decisión de poner fin a un matrimonio nunca es fácil, pero hemos seguido nuestros propios caminos".

La gente ansiosa por escuchar más de la historia de Gisele tendrá que esperar hasta el domingo por la noche cuando su entrevista completa con Cowan se emita en la CBS.

'Big Brother' Luke Valentine Dad Says N-Word Use Doesn't Mean Son's Racist ... He Has Black Family!!!

The "Big Brother" houseguest who got tossed, because he used the n-word, is NOT a racist ... according to his father, who says their family ties prove a lack of prejudice.

If ya missed it, Luke Valentine was booted this week after live feeds captured him using the racial slur in conversation with 2 other white houseguests, as well as a Black man. His dad, James, tells us his son's behavior was surprising and disappointing for a few reasons.

Luke's father says his son has many family members who are Black, including a stepmom and step-siblings, as well as biracial cousins ... and he says Luke is absolutely not a racist and was not raised in a racist family.


The dad says Luke's stepmother was also disappointed to hear him use the n-word on the live feeds, but we're told she feels he's a good kid regardless and they have a good relationship.

Luke's pops also says he's never heard Luke using the racial slur, and he believes his son was not intending to be racist, though he admits his kid said the wrong thing and has to be more mindful of what comes out of his mouth.

Needless to say, Thanksgiving's gonna be interesting.

TMZ broke the story ... CBS kicked Luke off the show the same day as the incident, telling us there's "zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur."

James says it's disappointing his son was kicked off the show, in part because he seemed to be enjoying himself, and the family wanted to see him on the program longer.

But, Luke's dad says his son just didn't follow the rules and it got him expelled ... and he hopes his kid gets a chance to explain himself.

Tony Rock On 'Big Brother' Real Brothers Can Say The N-Word ... But Not Luke Valentine!!!


Tony Rock is ripping the white "Big Brother" houseguest who casually used the n-word in conversation ... setting the record straight on who can and can't use the racial slur.

We got the veteran comedian at LAX on Thursday and our photog asked him about Luke Valentine getting booted from 'BB' for dropping an n-bomb on the live feed.


Tony says no one named Luke Valentine should ever say the n-word ... and his rule of thumb is to refrain from using the slur unless you are a person of color.

Chris Rock's brother also finds it interesting Luke was so quick to apologize ... he says that should be a sign Luke should have known better in the first place. He also feels it's a trend whenever people or companies offend Black people.

Tony's fascinated by the reaction from Luke's fellow white houseguests to having the n-word dropped into a conversation ... he says the virtue signaling is in full effect.

We covered the controversy on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

'BIG BROTHER' White Contestant Kicked Off Show For Using N-Word

'Big Brother 25' contestant Luke Valentine just got kicked out of the house after casually dropping the N-word in the middle of a conversation with other houseguests.

CBS and the reality show's producers tell TMZ ... "Luke violated the BIG BROTHER code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur. He has been removed from the house."


We're told Luke's departure will be addressed in Thursday's episode.

Wednesday morning's live feed captured Luke chatting with contests Jared, Cory, and Hisam as Luke says, "We were in the f****** (inaudible) room, n****."

Luke immediately tried to correct himself by saying "dude" ... and he laughs it off and later tells Jared, who is Black, that it was a slip of the tongue.

Jared didn't seem all too concerned with Luke using the slur, telling him ... "I don't give a f***" ... though it's possible Jared kept his cool for gameplay purposes.

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CBS has previously threatened to kick people off the show for similar incidents ... and now the network is following through.

'Big Brother' White Contestant Drops N-Word


'Big Brother 25' contestant Luke Valentine created a pretty tense situation after dropping the N-word mid-conversation with some fellow houseguests.

Luke was seen chatting on the live feeds early Wednesday morning with contestants Jared, Cory, and Hisam when he said, "We were in the f****** (inaudible) room, n****." Realizing his mistake immediately, Luke tries to correct himself by saying "dude" ... and laughs it off.

Cory and Hisam immediately tense up, and rightfully so ... Luke looks over to Jared, who's Black, before apologizing. It seemed to tick off Cory and Hisam, who definitely didn't laugh with him -- instead, they step out, leaving Luke alone with Jared.

Surprisingly, Jared doesn't seem all that concerned with the apparent slip-up -- it's possible he wanted to keep his cool for gameplay purposes -- later telling Luke, "I don't give a f***," in response to the slur.

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White folks dropping the N-word on 'BB' has become a reoccurring theme ... it's happened quite a bit over the years, especially in 2018 when houseguest Kaitlyn said it while quoting Drake's "0 to 100."

BTW, producers just warned the cast about their language after 2 contestants were worried their tans would make them look "ghetto."

CBS has threatened to kick people off the show for situations just like Luke's ... but it's unclear if he'll be forced to pack his bags anytime soon.

We've reached out to CBS, so far no word back.

Michael J. Fox I Probably Won't Live Past Age 80 ... Details Parkinson's Battle

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Michael J. Fox says he doesn't think he's going to be around in 20 years as he continues to battle Parkinson's disease -- which is making his life more difficult by the day.

The beloved actor -- who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 -- sat down with CBS Sunday Morning for a new interview that's hard to watch ... because he says, in plain terms, he honestly doesn't think he's going to live past the age of 80 the way things are going.

Check it out ... MJF heartbreakingly describes how the disease continues to wear on his body -- which results in more accidents, falls, and injuries as he gets older. Despite this, he actually calls Parkinson's a gift ... albeit, one that keeps on taking, as he puts it.

Mike says he's fortunate to have resources around him to help him deal with it -- but notes, not many people have lived with Parkinson's for as long as he has ... over 30 years.

And yet, the guy continues to keep up an incredibly good attitude -- maintaining his sense of humor ... and carrying a positive outlook, big picture. There's a telling mantra he upholds -- with gratitude, optimism is sustainable. In other words, he says if you have something to be grateful for ... you have something to look forward to. And Fox says he's grateful for a lot.

There's a touching story he shares about watching "Back to the Future" recently on TV ... which he hadn't seen in years. As he took the movie in anew, he says his wife asked what he was doing, and he told her. He says he quipped to her, "I'm really good in it."

Yeah, understatement of the year. Bust out the tissues for this one ... Mike's a treasure, folks.

Kelsea Ballerini Stands By CMT Performance with Drag Queens

Kelsea Ballerini doesn't regret her groundbreaking performance alongside drag queens on national television, and it definitely wasn't a surprise to showrunners ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... the backlash Kelsea's getting for Sunday's CMT Music Awards moment -- having four "RuPaul’s Drag Race" queens come on stage during one of her performances -- is falling on deaf ears ... 'cause she doesn't regret it one bit.

We're told Kelsea fully stands by her decision to feature the drag queens ... which some folks in conservative circles have gone ballistic over -- accusing CMT of going woke.

FWIW, the drag queens' appearance was fully planned. Production sources tell TMZ ... both CMT and CBS were extremely supportive of the cameo and knew about it from the get-go ... we're also told they'd been part of rehearsals since Friday.

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One of the drag queens, Manila Luzon, says it was actually Kelsea's idea to involve them -- and she did so cause she's an ally. Manila says the drag queens were super happy with how things went and appreciate the network heads for giving them a platform in front of a new type of audience.

ML adds ... country music is moving forward with the rest of the world. The performance was a celebration of love and a celebration of artistry.


The drag queens weren't the only controversial part of the CMT Awards -- Kelsea's comments on gun control also drew the ire of some on the right.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Double Downs on '60 Minutes' ... Democrats are Pedophiles


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sat down with "60 Minutes" -- something that has drawn the ire of some Dems -- but like it or not she now has power, and Lesley Stahl seemed incredulous as Greene doubled down on her view that Democrats are a party of pedophiles.

Greene points the finger at President Biden, claiming he backs "children being sexualized" by supporting transgender surgeries. Lesley's SHOCKED, but goes on to ask if she'd be able to do away with the name-calling while fighting her fight -- the response is ironic.

Lesley also put the Georgia Rep. on the spot by bringing up a comment she once liked on Facebook -- referring to Nancy Pelosi getting a bullet to the head -- she quickly denies that interaction, claiming she's not involved with everything presented on her social channels.

And check out her response to past comments the Parkland school shooting was fake.

Stahl did her homework ... but in the end, we're guessing few minds were changed.

'60 Minutes' Slammed for MTG Interview ... Greene Shouts Out Stahl

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is scheduled to be the next big guest on "60 Minutes" this weekend ... and Twitter sure ain't happy about it.

The controversial Georgia congresswoman was tapped as one of the big interviews on the weekly magazine news program, with none other than Lesley Stahl taking on the challenge of talking to her on camera. The official "60 Minutes" account teased their time together.

Their description of MTG was weirdly flattering ... at least that's how many took it, and it left a lot of folks sour. "60 Minutes" writes of Rep. Greene, "Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, nicknamed MTG, isn’t afraid to share her opinions, no matter how intense and in-your-face they are. She sits down with Lesley Stahl this Sunday on 60 Minutes."

Of course, political pundits and journos on the bird app have been crying foul for the past 24 hours ... openly wondering why CBS would think it's a good idea to sit down with Greene.

The reason they're asking, of course, is because MTG has, at times, apparently shown support for the Jan. 6 insurrection, displayed transphobia, advocated for a new national secession ... and continued to support President Trump, among many other issues.

For her part, Greene actually signaled that the interview went well ... shouting out Stahl for being a trailblazer in journalism, and for giving her fair questions. MTG wrote, "It was an honor to spend a few days with the legendary icon Leslie (sic) Stahl and talented crew @60Minutes. Leslie (sic) is a trailblazer for women in journalism. And while we may disagree on some issues, I respect her greatly. Tune in tomorrow 7 pm ET on CBS."

Considering how rosy and cozy these tweets are ... some feel like Stahl might've let her off easy. Time will tell.

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