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Pink nails national anthem at Super Bowl LII, spits out throat lozenge beforehand 

Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 @ 7:45 PM

Pink Nails National Anthem at Super Bowl Despite Having the Flu

Pink wasn’t going to let a flu diagnosis keep her from giving the performance of a lifetime at Sunday’s Super Bowl LII.

Just days before taking the stage to sing the national anthem, the singer shared on Instagram that her children gave her the flu.

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“Trying to practice the flu away,” the singer wrote on Saturday. “I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear!”

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Recording artist Pink performs the National Anthem during the Super Bowl LII Pregame show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)(Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Wearing a stunning silver cameo top and silky jacket, Pink nailed every note of “Star-Spangled Banner.” The camera panned over the Patriots and Eagles players, who all seemed to be blown away by her performance.

Related: Photos: Pink performs the national anthem at Super Bowl LII

Before she belted the anthem, cameras caught Pink tossing something out of her mouth. It wasn’t missed by Twitter, most users of which assumed it was gum.

As it turns out, it was a throat lozenge, which Pink confirmed in a tweet.

It’s common for singers to have a lozenge before performing, and wouldn’t be unusual for someone battling the flu.

Watch Pink perform the national anthem at the big game below.

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Ariana Grande talks split from Mac Miller, calls relationship ‘toxic’

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

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Ariana Grande got candid about the end of her relationship with rapper Mac Miller in the form of a lengthy reply to a Twitter user. The singer, 24, split from Miller, 26, in April after two years together.

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Although initial reports -- and an Instagram story from Grande -- indicated an amicable, mutual split, Grande said the relationship was a toxic one.

ET reported that Grande’s reveal about her relationship came from reply to a fan on Twitter criticizing Grande. The tweet also referenced Miller’s May 17 DUI arrest and his struggle with sobriety.

“Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood,” the fan wrote.

“How absurd you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderealla is ab me),” Grande tweeted in a reply. “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his (expletive) together is a very major problem.”

Miller has not publicly commented on his arrest, but according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, he was arrested at his home when officers tracked his license plate to his house. He reportedly left the scene of the crash with two passengers.

“Let’s please stop doing that," she continued. "Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”

People reported that the fan replied with an apology, saying, “I’m really sorry this is something you took he time to read and that upset you enough to make such a thoughtful reply. ... I in no way think that you are the cause of Mac’s short comings we all have our demons.”

“Thank you for hearing me,” Grande replied. “I appreciate your response v much. sending u love.”

Grande may have already moved on from Miller. She is reportedly “casually dating” “Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson.

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Rapper Mac Miller arrested on charges related to DUI crash, reports say

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:07 PM

Rapper Mac Miller Arrested On Charges Related To Alleged DUI Crash

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said rapper Mac Miller was  arrested on DUI charges Thursday morning.

Us Weekly reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Herrera, the 26-year-old rapper allegedly drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon over a curb, hitting a pole, around 1 a.m. He and two passengers reportedly got out the car and left on foot.

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A Los Angeles Police Department public information officer told People that Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was tracked to his home when officers matched the vehicle’s license plates to Miller’s address.

Miller was arrested at home, where officers said he confessed to drunk driving and fleeing the scene, according to Us Weekly. KCBS reported Miller was booked in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. His bail was set at $15,000. He was released around 9:25 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. People reported Miller is due in court June 7.

A representative for Miller has not commented on the incident.

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Ariana Grande reportedly dating ‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 9:10 PM

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Singer Ariana Grande is reportedly "casually dating" "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)(Jason Kempin/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Ariana Grande has been “casually dating” Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” since splitting amicably with rapper Mac Miller, according to a report from Entertainment Tonight.

According to an unnamed source, ET reported that Grande and Davidson, both 24, were seen sitting together at an “SNL” after-party on May 13 after Melissa McCarthy’s hosting stint.

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“It just started and is casual,” an unnamed source told E! News.

The reported new couple comes after Grande and Davidson recently ended previous relationships.

Grande’s split from Mac Miller was confirmed May 10, although People reported that they broke up in April. Miller, 26, was reportedly arrested on DUI charges May 17 after authorities said he crashed his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon into a pole and left the accident with two passengers.

Davidson confirmed he was no longer with his longtime girlfriend Cazzie David on May 17, saying, “We’re not together anymore.” 

Neither Grande nor Davidson have commented on reports that they’re dating.

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian face off against Kardashian-Jenners on ‘Celebrity Family Feud’

Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

The Kardashian family is undergoing a schism as they divide to compete against one another on a special episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.”

Kim Kardashian West revealed in a series of Snapchats on Saturday that she and her rapper husband, Kanye West, and various members of the Kardashian clan had gathered to play on a taped episode to raise money for charity.

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On one side is Team Kardashian-Jenner, comprised of Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kris’ mother Mary Jo Campbell and Cici Bussey, one of their cousins. The other team is Team West, comprised of at least Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. According to photos and video uploaded by a Kanye West fan account, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are competing with three members of Kanye West’s family.

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E! News reported that Kim’s best friend, Jonathan Cheban, was present backstage, but it is unknown if he is playing. TMZ reported that Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and North West would not be competing in the episode.

Kim told a fan on Twitter that North wanted to play, but she is “too young” to compete.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are competing on an episode of "Celebrity Family Feud." (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)

West, for his part, is excited to be on the show. A video posted by a fan Twitter page shows him saying “I waited my whole life for this moment.” Later, Kim Kardashian West tried to get her husband to say the same thing on her Snapchat.

TMZ reported that, in 2008, the Kardashians appeared on an episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” hosted by Al Roker. They lost to Deion Sanders’ family.

The air date fro the West-Kadashian-Jenners episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” has not yet been announced. The latest iteration of the game show and the celebrity version is hosted by Steve Harvey.

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