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Kendrick Lamar Honored as a Hitmaker at Variety Luncheon

Kendrick Lamar Honored as a Hitmaker at Variety Luncheon

Kendrick Lamar appears on stage to accept his award while attending the Variety Hitmakers Luncheon on Saturday (November 18) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 30-year-old rapper was honored at the Artist Hitmaker of the Year. He met up with DJ Khaled, who was presented with the Mediabase PowerPlaylist Award. Guests at the event cocktails from CÎROC French Vanilla.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 13, 14 years old,” Kendrick said (via Variety). “To hone in the title of a hitmaker means a lot because we put a lot of time and a lot of effort [in the studio].”

“I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to evolve and let me make these weird a— songs that y’all like. These songs represent me and who I am. I want to continue to push that envelope and hopefully I continue to have y’all ears to do so,” he added.

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Taylor Swift's 'reputation' First Week Sales Numbers Are Here

Taylor Swift's 'reputation' First Week Sales Numbers Are Here

Taylor Swift officially has not only the number one album of the week, but also the biggest album of 2017 after just one week.

The figures for the 27-year-old singer’s first week of sales on reputation, her sixth studio album, are here.

Taylor sold 1.28 million copies in pure album sales and 1.29 million with audio streams added in, according to Variety. The album is still not available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, so streaming numbers are likely through radio and a promotion with iHeartRadio.

This is Taylor‘s fourth album in a row to top one million in first week sales. She previously broke the record for most million-plus weeks when she received her third with 1989. Now she is just extending that record!

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary with New Portait!

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary with New Portait!

Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip pose for a portrait in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

The portrait, taken in November, marks the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary, which is on Monday (November 20).

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh got married in 1947 and you can watch a reenactment of the ceremony in the Netflix series The Crown. They are the first royal couple to make it to their 70th wedding anniversary!

The Queen is seen wearing her “Scarab” brooch, which was designed by Andrew Grima and gifted to her in 1966.

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Sara Ramirez Reveals If She'll Ever Return to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sara Ramirez Reveals If She'll Ever Return to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sara Ramirez is opening up about possibly returning to Grey’s Anatomy in the future.

The 42-year-old actress played the role of Callie Torres on the hit ABC series for ten years before leaving the show last year.

“When Shonda [Rhimes] and I last spoke, we agreed to keep the conversations going, and she knows I’m open to keeping those conversations going,” she told EW.

Sara also expressed how she was upset with ABC after the network aired an offensive joke about bisexuality on The Real O’Neals. She says the network has not taken “genuine accountability” for the mistake.

In the meantime, Sara is currently appearing on the CBS drama Madam Secretary. You can watch new episodes on Sundays at 10/9c and check out some stills in the gallery!

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Robert Pattinson Explains His Unconventional Secret to Success

Robert Pattinson Explains His Unconventional Secret to Success

Robert Pattinson lets out a laugh while speaking on stage during the “Have a Good Time with Robert Pattinson” panel during the Vulture Festival LA on Saturday (November 18) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old actor was asked to reveal his secret to success and he had an interesting answer.

“All you have to do is f–k up auditions for five years and then get Twilight,” Rob said.

Rob also opened up about the inspiration for his character in Good Time.

“It’s the best story ever,” he said. “This guy lived in this hole in the ground and burrowed through into someone’s house. He would sneak into the daughter’s bedroom every day. It was a parent’s absolute nightmare. He lived in a hole attached to these people’s house.”

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Meryl Streep Tells Story of Fighting Off an Abuser with Cher

Meryl Streep Tells Story of Fighting Off an Abuser with Cher

Meryl Streep is opening up about her own experiences with physical violence and how she sprung into action to fight off an abuser.

The three-time Oscar-winning actress detailed her personal experiences while speaking at an event for the Committee to Protect Journalists earlier in the week.

Meryl says that for one of the instances, her friend Cher was present.

“I learned something about life that I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I was lucky because my instincts served me well,” she said (via People). “In one instance, I played dead and waited until the blows stopped — watching like people say you do from about 50 feet above from where I was beaten. And in the second instance, someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man. Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.”

AHS' Sarah Paulson & Leslie Grossman Enjoy a Fun Girls Night!

AHS' Sarah Paulson & Leslie Grossman Enjoy a Fun Girls Night!

Their characters may not have clicked on American Horror Story: Cult, but Sarah Paulson and Leslie Grossman are great friends in real life!

The gal pals enjoyed a fun night on the town on Friday (November 17) in New York City.

Sarah and Leslie were seen laughing while leaving Saks Fifth Avenue after a shopping trip.

Leslie took to Instagram to share a photo of Sarah sipping a martini in a restaurant. “As soon as she finished her martini she bought the horse painting behind her,” she captioned the pic seen below.

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