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Whoopi Goldberg suspended at The View after ‘wrong and hurtful’ Holocaust comments

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Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from ABC and The View after her controversial Holocaust comments on Monday’s episode of the daytime talk show.

“Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” ABC News President Kim Godwin said in a statement to PEOPLE, which was also posted to Twitter on Tuesday night.

Continued Godwin: “While Whoopi has apologized, I’ve asked her to take time and reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities.”

In a separate Twitter thread, CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy posted an alleged email sent to ABC staffers that further addressed Goldberg’s comments, which read in part, “Words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have.”

The decision comes shortly after Goldberg, 66, apologized on-air on Tuesday for the comments she made on Monday’s episode of The View, in which she argued that “the Holocaust isn’t about race.”

“I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined because my words upset so many people, which was never my intention,” she began. “And I understand why now, and for that I am deeply, deeply grateful because the information I got was really helpful and it helped me understand some different things.” 

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Davido hosts American rapper, DaBaby, in Lagos

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American rapper, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk popularly referred to as DaBaby got into Lagos from Germany for a music video shoot with Nigerian music star Davido.

The famous rapper posted numerous videos on his Instagram page while exploring the city of Lagos. First, he visited a Nike shoe store where he bought a few sneakers, then, he shared a video of himself among a crowd of Lagosians, before entering his vehicle.

Also, he sprayed some amount of dollars to the crowd whereafter a man from the crowd warned him to hold his phone tight.

Some minutes later, the artist shared a video of him with Davido in his Lamborghini, DaBaby asked “where are we going” and Davido replied, saying “tonight, I will show you Lagos”.

Davido also posted on his social media platforms to confirm the arrival of DaBaby in Nigeria. He wrote: “My boy finna touch down the Motherland.”

The American rapper also referred to Nigeria as his home.

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Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker marry in California court

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Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker marry in California court

American reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian, has legally married her drummer boyfriend, Travis Barker.

The couple tied the knot at the downtown courthouse in Santa Barbara, California, on Sunday, Daily Mail reported.

This comes a few weeks after the couple had a private wedding ceremony in a Las Vegas chapel.

TMZ reported that the couple walked into the chapel around 1:30am on April 4, 2022, and presented their marriage licence to the chapel owner who also served as witness.

The couple did not allow the venue to take pictures as they employed a personal photographer and security.

They exchanged vows with a few of their loved ones and their security present including her maternal grandmother, Mary Jo ‘MJ’ Campbell and Barker’s father, Randy.

Neither Kourtney’s famous sisters nor her kids were spotted at the wedding or the celebration after.

While this is Kourtney’s first marriage, she has three children with her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.

This will be Barker’s third marriage after his marriage with Melissa Kennedy ended in 2002, lasting less than a year.

He also parted ways with ex Shanna Moakler in 2008 after four years of marriage and two children.

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Kanye West’s girlfriend, Chaney Jones gets his name ‘Ye’ tattooed on her wrist (photos)

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Kanye West’s new girlfriend, Chaney Jones has taken her love for the rapper to another level. 

The 24-year-old Instagram influencer, who has an uncanny resemblance to his ex-wife Kim Kardashian,  got his name ‘Ye’ tattooed on her left wrist. 

Chaney posted a photo of herself on Instagram Stories Thursday May 12, wearing a tiny bandeau top and shiny pants with built-in heels and showed off the “Famous” rapper’s new name tattooed.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted “ye,” West’s legal moniker since October 2021 inked in script on the outside of Jones’ wrist.

Kanye and Chaney were first linked together in early February following his split from actress Julia Fox.

Kanye and Julia, 32, dated for six weeks before splitting in early February.  

Chaney Jones’s new tattoo of Kanye West comes days after Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson debuted new ink featuring the first initials of the reality star and West’s four kids.

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