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Nicki Minaj Will Host the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards

Nicki Minaj just keeps on winning! The rapper is set to host  the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards!

“I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year’s #MTVEMA!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!,” Minaj tweeted to her more than 18 million followers, posting a pic on Instagram as well.

Nicki is nominated for four awards for Best Female, Hip-Hop, Biggest Fans, and Best Look. One that I will definitely give her is Best Look because she has made a complete 180 from her Pink Friday days! She looks normal, instead of just a character.

This is definitely a good look for her, and says a lot about her impact. Even though some still take offense to her, especially recently with the sexual “Anaconda” song and video, she still is about her business and continues to grow as an artist and businesswoman. Congrats to her!

The 2014 MTV EMA’s will take place in Glasgow, with a live pre-show telecast anchored in Miami on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

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Sherri Shepherd Leaving The View, Jenny McCarthy Might Be Rolling Out Too!

It’s official! This will be the last season of The View for Sherri Shepherd. The co-host announced that she will be leaving the talk show after 7 years.

“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on,” Sherri said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

Jenny McCarthy, who’s only been on the show for one season, responded to the news with some tweets that implied she might be leaving herself pretty soon.

TMZ has suggested that both Sherri and Jenny (if she really is leaving), are not going voluntarily, but had been fired due to ratings and personality conflicts. The site also said that Bill Geddie, the executive producer, would not be returning to the show either. An anonymous source told Entertainment Weekly that Sherri might just be replaced by a male co-host next fall. A statement from ABC did not make the firing rumors any better. “’The View’ will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively,” the network said, according to Huffington Post.

This change to the lineup would leave Whoopi Goldberg as the sole host of the show, since Barbara Walters is retiring after this season. ABC is really going to have to work to find some great new faces. I would say it’s time to hang up the hat on the show, but I still think the concept of the show is and always has been great. Bringing together hosts with different views  to discuss hot topics in the world, whether politics, world events, or pop culture, has really worked for the show. That’s why other talk shows have been created along the same line. Hopefully, ABC is able to bring together a good lineup!

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Keke Palmer Set To Host Daily TV Show

Keke Palmer is making serious moves in the industry! The actress, in connection with BET and Telepictures, will host her own TV show geared towards young adults this summer!

The series, tentatively called The Keke Palmer Project, was picked up for an initial four-week run, and will premiere in July, airing Mondays-Fridays. Judge Greg Mathis, whose own show Judge Mathis is produced by Telepictures, will be executive producer over the project, after being heavily involved in bringing this deal together.

The show will cover various topics, including fashion, pop culture, social issues, celebrity interviews, and more. The idea for the show, Keke acknowledged, stems from her interaction on social media with her fans. “I like to read quotes that touch on how I am feeling,” she said. “If I am dealing with confusion, I will read quotes about clarity and peace of mind. I started posting these quotes on my Twitter page, and the fans responded so positively! I realized that many of them were dealing with similar issues, and the quotes helped to open up a genuine dialogue between us.”

When the show airs, Keke will become the youngest talk show host in TV history (currently, it’s Ricki Lake, who was 25 when she started her talk show).

Congrats to Keke! It’s very well deserved, and I’m definitely excited for it. Keke is a very positive and talented celeb, and I’m ready to see what she’s come up with for this show!

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The Dating Game’s Jim Lange Dead at 81

Jim Lange, the first host of The Dating Game, has died.  The host, who passed away on Tuesday February 25, was 81.

Jim’s wife, Nancy Fleming, confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Wednesday that he died after suffering a heart attack at his home in Mill Valley, Calif.

Jim had a great career as a game host! After hosting The Dating Game for over a decade, he hosted other game shows including Hollywood Connection$100,000 Name That Tune, and The New Newlywed Game.

Even after his retirement from broadcast, the host went on to work as a radio DJ in L.A. and the San Francisco Bay Area as host of The Lange Gang on KABL. “As much as he’s known for his television work, his real love was radio,” his wife said. “He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized.”

Jim is survived by his wife, sister, five children, two stepchildren, and four grandchildren.

Sad that we have lost another legendary figure in the entertainment industry! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. 

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