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This Week in Hollywood

Cardi B attends the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Costume Institute Gala 2018 on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y. (Laura Thompson/New York Daily News/TNS)

By Tara Woods

Cardi B bamboozled all of us.

Guys, I am shook. Cardi B is apparently already married to Offset, her boyfriend and baby daddy. The couple got married in September according to Cardi’s Twitter.

She was apparently tired of people calling her out for having a child out of wedlock, but according to TMZ she was not pregnant at the time of the wedding.

“Well now since you lil nosey f*cks know at least ya can stop saying I had a baby out of wedlock,” her tweet ended.

Offset also “proposed” to Cardi onstage at one of his concerts a month later. In late October, the Migos rapper surprised his lady onstage during a concert in Philadelphia by getting down on one knee with an with an eight carat pear-shape ring.

Although they were already married, Cardi explained, “I appreciate and love my husband so much for still wanting for me [to] have that special moment that every girl dreams of when he got down on his knee and put a ring on my finger and he did that for me!!”

In the tweet, Cardi explains why they wanted to keep it a secret, claiming that since their relationship was so new and tumultuous they didn’t want to go public with their decision.

Hopefully that’s mostly in the past, and their future is full of everlasting love.


Joe Jackson dead at 89 after battle with cancer.

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family died after a battle with terminal pancreatic cancer.  

Jackson was the father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, and is survived by his wife Katherine, his children Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson and Janet Jackson. Their son, Brandon Jackson, passed away shortly after his birth. He is also survived by multiple grandchildren.

While raising his family in Gary, Indiana, he helped his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael form the iconic group, “The Jackson 5” (later including Randy) in the 1960s. By the end of the decade, the group had worked with Jackson at the helm behind the scenes toward being signed by a label, which they did in 1968 with Motown Records. With the release of their 1969 debut album, “Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5,” which featured hits like “I Want You Back” and “Who’s Loving You,” the group shot to international stardom and paved the way for years of hits, success and lasting cultural impact.

Jackson is also responsible for jump-starting his daughter Janet’s singing career when she was 16. He worked as her manager and helped get her signed to her first record deal and overseeing her first album.

However, Jackson’s professional accomplishments in the careers of his children were at times overshadowed by his personal life. He fathered a daughter, Joh’Vonnie Jackson, in 1974 during a decades-long affair with another woman. However, despite claims that Katherine had filed for divorce (ones she denied to Oprah Winfrey), she never legally split from her longtime husband. They had reportedly lived separately for years.

These last few years for him have been riddled with health problems as he suffered from multiple strokes and finally was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


Kanye West thought Kim K might divorce him after his slavery remarks.

In an Interview with the New York Times, Kanye West revealed that he had a “real conversation” about the possibility of a divorce over controversial remarks he made during an unfiltered appearance on TMZ Live. In May, West sparked widespread backlash when he said slavery was a choice, a statement he also told the NYT was taken out of context.

As West recalled, “There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ, maybe a week after that, I felt like the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, ‘Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?’ so that was a real conversation.”

This marital trouble never played out in public, as Kim stood by her husband and defended him on social media.

In regards to the public’s response to his apparent position on slavery, the hip-hop star had this to say: “I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds—sounds—like a choice to me, I never said it’s a choice. I never said slavery itself—like being shackled in chains—was a choice. That’s why I went from slave to 400 years to mental prison to this and that. If you look at the clip you see the way my mind works.”

You can read the entire interview with West here.


That’s it for this week, guys. Sorry it was so dark. Maybe next week will be brighter. So many planets are in retrograde, so things are weird. Ttyl!

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