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Jennifer Lopez performs first show since marrying Ben Affleck

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Jennifer Lopez has returned to work following her and Ben Affleck’s romantic Paris honeymoon.

The “Let’s Get Loud” singer, 53, headlined the LuisaViaRoma x Unicef charity gala in Capri, Italy, on Saturday, opening her set with “If You Had My Love” and “Waiting for Tonight.”

The A-lister, who legally married Ben Affleck in Las Vegas on July 16, took the stage for the first time since her nuptials.

Lopez stunned at the Certosa San Giacomo, a 14th-century monastery, in a custom tiger-striped Roberto Cavalli by Fausto Puglisi ensemble dripping with feathers.

“We’re giving disco tonight,” she told the crowd at the LuisaViaRoma-hosted event, which raised around eight million euros to support the Ukrainian and Syrian relief efforts. “You know what this reminds me of? This reminds me of when I was a little girl in the Bronx.”

She continued, “My mom used to watch those award shows, those big galas — this is like a big gala tonight.”

Diplo, Sofia Carson and DJ Cruz also performed ahead of Lopez’s headlining set, and the event drew stars including Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Hudgens, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Haim.

The show came just a few weeks after Lopez tied the knot with Affleck, 49, almost two decades after they called off their first engagement in 2004.

The “Good Will Hunting” star and the “Selena” actress announced the happy news in an installment of her “On The JLo” newsletter earlier this month.

“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” the “Marry Me” actress wrote in the letter to her fans.

“We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight,” she continued.

“They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).”

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The couple got engaged for a second time in April 2022. Following their intimate Vegas ceremony, Affleck and Lopez headed to Paris for a PDA-packed honeymoon.

Now, multiple sources tell Page Six that the newlyweds have hired luxury event planner Colin Cowie to help them create a more lavish wedding bash, at Affleck’s 87-acre property in Riceboro, Ga. The event will likely take place within the next few weeks, we hear.

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Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

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Another musical milestone is on the way for Nicki Minaj.

The Queens-bred rapper will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards in Newark and will perform at the show, organizers announced Monday.

Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s sold more than 100 million records, is the second female rapper selected for the Video Vanguard Award, following 2019 recipient Missy Elliott. The award recognizes an artist’s career contributions to the music industry.

“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” Viacom executive Bruce Gillmer said Monday.

“She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.’ ”

Minaj — whose hits include “Super Bass,” “Anaconda” and “Starships” — is a five-time winner at the VMAs, most recently receiving the trophy for best power anthem for “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019.

Her nomination in the best hip hop category for “Do We Have a Problem?” at this year’s ceremony is the 17th VMAs nod of her career.

The show will take place Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center. Minaj, 39, was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved to New York during her youth and attended Manhattan’s famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.

The Video Vanguard Award was introduced at the very first VMAs ceremony in 1984, with past recipients including the Beatles, Madonna, Jackson, LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. It was last awarded in 2019.

Minaj said days before the 2021 VMAs ceremony that she had to back out of a performance, tweeting, “I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV … Next year we there baby.”

She tweeted a few days later, “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?”

Top nominees at the 2022 VMAs include rappers Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X, who are each finalists for seven awards.

Latin music superstars Anitta and J Balvin and the pop rock band Panic! at the Disco are among the scheduled performers at the ceremony, which will air live on MTV and sister networks such as VH1, Comedy Central and BET beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, Groovy has reacted to the disqualification of lover, Beauty.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified some minutes to the Sunday live eviction show after she got double strike for provocation and violence.

The beauty queen got into trouble after she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy after the Saturday Night Party.

Her disqualification is the first this season, barely two weeks into the reality Tv show.

When asked how he feels about Beauty’s disqualification, Groovy speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, said he’s shocked and sad about the decision.

He said: “I’m sad, it’s not something I’m happy about, I’m shocked about Beauty’s eviction, the last thing I wanted was for her to leave the house.”

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Beyoncé removes Kelis’ sample from ‘Renaissance’ song ‘Energy’

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Beyoncé subtly removed her sample of Kelis’ “Milkshake” from her new song “Energy” after the latter publicly accused her of “theft.”

The sampled beat no longer appears on Queen Bey’s “Renaissance” album on streaming services, and Kelis’ name also has been wiped from the credits list.

A rep for Beyoncé didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Kelis has yet to publicly acknowledge the edit.

The change was made just days after Kelis, 42, called out music industry people for having “no soul or integrity” in how they treated her.

“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” read a comment from Kelis’ @bountyandfull Instagram account on a fan’s post.

“I heard about this the same way everyone else did,” she continued. “Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled.”

Beyoncé subtly removed her sample of Kelis’ “Milkshake” from her new song “Energy” after the latter publicly accused her of “theft.”

The sampled beat no longer appears on Queen Bey’s “Renaissance” album on streaming services, and Kelis’ name also has been wiped from the credits list.

A rep for Beyoncé didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Kelis has yet to publicly acknowledge the edit.

The change was made just days after Kelis, 42, called out music industry people for having “no soul or integrity” in how they treated her.

“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” read a comment from Kelis’ @bountyandfull Instagram account on a fan’s post.

“I heard about this the same way everyone else did,” she continued. “Nothing is ever as it seems, some of the people in this business have no soul or integrity and they have everyone fooled.”

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