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Sadly, there will be no infinity for Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka as a couple — they’ve broken up, according to TMZ, and the fallout has not been pretty.

Carey and Tanaka, who have been dating officially since February (but whose romance was rumored to have started sooner), have gone their separate ways over jealousy and money issues, the site says. More specifically, Tanaka has shown his grudging side over Carey’s friendly relationship with ex Nick Cannon. Carey and Cannon have gone on trips together and get dinner every so often for the sake of their kids, and Tanaka has evidently had enough. Carey and Cannon’s joint outing to the Kids’ Choice Awards was reportedly the last straw.

And Tanaka hasn’t been managing his anger well, TMZ continues — he’s been openly flirting with other women in front of Carey’s face to get a rise out of her.

And there’s more to the story: Carey is tired of bankrolling her boyfriend. Tanaka evidently has a taste for expensive jewelry (watches and chains are his favorite) and can’t stop using Carey’s cash to buy luxury shoes.

 

Twenty-First Century Fox, which owns Fox News, began an investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Bill O’Reilly last week by Wendy Walsh, a Los Angeles–based radio host, according to the Washington Post. Walsh and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, recorded a phone call they made to the Fox complaint hotline last week and posted it to YouTube.

Walsh, who was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, alleges that O’Reilly reneged on a job offer to her after she refused to join him in his hotel suite in 2013. O’Reilly denies this charge.

Walsh and her lawyer say that she is not seeking financial payment.

“We will fully cooperate with any investigation,” says Bloom.

“Again, Wendy is not seeking any money, just accountability.”

News broke last weekend that O’Reilly and Fox News paid five different women a combined $13 million to settle previous claims of sexual misconduct. O’Reilly insisted he is innocent of those allegations as well.

Fox instructed the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct the investigation. The company released a statement announcing its decision: “21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters.”

The same firm led the investigation last year into former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, which led to his departure over similar sexual harassment allegations. Walsh’s lawyer has expressed doubts about Paul Weiss’s ability to conduct a proper, unbiased investigation:

The National Organization for Women has also called for an independent investigation of what it calls a “culture of sexual harassment at Fox News.”

In recent days, numerous advertisers have stopped buying ads on The O’Reilly Factor. Fox initially stood behind their beleaguered host, but news of the current investigation may indicate that public pressure is having a serious effect.

 

Omarosa has just got married in Washington DC. "The Celebrity Apprentice" alum tied the knot with Pastor John Allen Newman at one of Donald Trump's hotels, but the President was not in attendance. "Just married!" she tweeted after the ceremony. 

The 43-year-old bride walked down the aisle in a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush tulle beaded ball gown with a cathedral train. She drew laughter in the room when exchanging wedding vows with her fiance as she seemingly recited, "for richer and for richer." 

Omarosa was named Director of African-American Outreach during Trump's presidential campaign last year. After he won the election, the reality TV star was chosen as a director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for his administration in the White House. 

 

A passenger on a United Airlines flight was savagely yanked off by airport police Sunday night at O'Hare International because he refused to get off an overbooked flight.

You see cops drag the man who screams in agony before getting pummeled with such force he starts bleeding from his nose and mouth.

The man reportedly told flight officials he could NOT give up his seat because he's a doctor and had patients waiting for him in Louisville ... but that didn't fly.

United released a statement, "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate. We apologize for the overbook situation.”

 

Since 1991 when his father died, birthdays have been bittersweet for Bunny Wailer. Thaddeus 'Taddy Shut' Livingston passed away on April 10 that year.

 

Today is Bunny Wailer's (given name Neville Livingston) 70th birthday. 

 

To mark the occasion, the reggae legend launched 'Wailers Museum: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bunny Wailer' here on April 9.

 

The museum occupies four rooms of the home his father owned. For Wailer, the occasion, attended by family and artistes, was special.

 

"It means a lot...A museum relates to things an artiste has done over the years. We have a Bob Marley Museum an' a Peter Tosh Museum so it's appropriate for me open one at this time," he told OBSERVER ONLINE.

 

Marley and Tosh were his colleagues in The Wailers, the famed group that formed in Trench Town during the ska era of the early 1960s.

 

They recorded two powerful albums (Catch A Fire and Burnin') for Island Records in 1973 before pursuing solo careers. 

 

Marley died from cancer in May 1981 at age 36. Tosh was murdered at his St Andrew home in September 1987 at age 42. 

 

Photos, original album covers and a registration document acknowledging a change in their Tuff Gang company to Tuff Gong, are some of The Wailers pieces on show at the museum.

 

Bunny Wailer's awards including three Grammys, his boyhood bamboo guitar and a gramophone that belonged to his father, are also displayed.

 

The museum launch is part of a series marking the singer/songwriter's latest milestone. It started last Friday with a dinner/dance at Bournemouth club in Central Kingston.

 

Three of Wailer's children, Tamara, Sasha and Asadenaki, and grandson Mark, attended the opening. Stranger Cole, Fred Locks, Capleton and Dre Tosh were some of the artistes present.

Janet Jackson and her super rich businessman husband have split just months after welcoming a baby together.

According to reports, Jackson and hubby Wissam Al Mana -- who is worth almost a BILLION bucks -- recently came to an agreement things weren't working and decided to go their separate ways.

Al Mana is Janet's third husband ... she married James DeBarge in the 80s but split after a year and was with Rene Elizondo Jr. from 1991 to 2000.

Jackson married Al Mana in 2012 ... they have one kid together, a son named Eissa who was born January 3.

Brad Pitt's mother Jane Pitt is reportedly begging Jennifer Aniston to help his son. Rumor has it, Jane recently called Jennifer and asked her to keep in touch with Brad amid his ongoing divorce and custody battle against Angelina Jolie. 

 

"Jane knows Jen's remarried [to actor Justin Theroux], but she believes she and Brad were meant to be together," an insider tells Radar Online, "She would love them to get back together-she loves Jen like a daughter and always will." 

 

Jane, however, is well aware that there's almost no chance Brad and Jennifer will ever reunite at this point. 

 

The insider explains, "Jane's devastated at the state her son's in, he is just not doing well right now, and she's begged Jen to please take him under her wing and help him get back on his feet. Despite the terrible way Brad treated her, Jane and Jen have never lost contact." 

 

According to the insider, Jennifer "has been in touch with Brad." The insider adds, "While she'll never go back to him, there's definitely been a lift on the no-contact rule from her inner circle." 

 

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The rumour mill has been swirling in recent months that Elba's set to take over the renowned James Bond franchise.

And now, it appears fans can expect Idris Elba, 44, in the starring 007 role after his Guerrilla director John Ridley, 51, let sip that he 'can't wait' to see him on the silver screen commanding the iconic role.

Speaking to BBC Radio One at the premiere of their new Sky Atlantic series, the Oscar winning writer couldn't help but gush about the Luther star's talent.

The American director and writer divulged: 'Idris is pretty much becoming a national treasure for every country. We couldn't have done it without him. 

'It was a pleasure, he's a gentleman. I can't wait to see him as James Bond quite frankly.'

The pair are working together on political mini series Guerrilla, which centres on young couple Jas (Frieda Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay), whose 'relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.'  

Playing Kent in the drama, Idris also executive produced the series with the 12 Years A Slave writer which is set to hit screens on Thursday April 13.

Despite the confession from Ridley, the British actor shut down the comments as merely fueling gossip.

He insisted on the red carpet: 'Oh my god, I have no idea why he said that. That's another six months of the rumour, oh well.' 

MailOnline have contacted Idris Elba's reps for further comment. 

It's not the first time the effortlessly cool actor has been linked to the Barbara Broccoli produced movie franchise since Daniel Craig called time on his portrayal of the role after four smash hit flicks.

Touted as one of the hot favourites to take on a license to kill, Idris insisted he's not been involved with any discussions relating to the role in March 2016.

The much-loved actor recently explained in an interview that he wasn't in talks with the movie executives behind the iconic franchise, saying that anything else was pure rumours. 

Speaking to Hello! US in a recent interview, the star put pay to speculation, saying: 'It's all rumour-ville.'

And shutting down any notion that he might be in secret talks regarding Bond, he stated: 'I'm not speaking to the James Bond people, and they're not speaking to me.'

Later that year in an interview with Good Morning America, Idris commented that he's 'too old' to play the action man.

The Wire star admitted to GMA's Michael Strahan that it's the 'wildest rumor in the world' that'll he'll be replacing Craig. 

Asked about the never ending speculation, Idris admitted: 'If I'm really honest, man, I think I'm too old for that, I can't be running around in cars and ladies and martinis – who wants to do that? It sounds terrible!' he laughed.

Idris has been batting away the rumours for years to become the first black 007, admitting in 2015 that he blamed his pal and current Bond Daniel for starting the speculation.

'Daniel Craig actually set the rumor off. About four years ago he said Idris Elba would be a great Bond, and then it started to creep, ' he told an interviewer. He added, jokingly, 'I blame Daniel.'

With Craig, 49, believed to be leaving the role after four outings and Idris joins Poldark heartthrob Aiden Turner, Jack Huston, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Damian Lewis as the favourites. 

 

They have jetted to the Caribbean island to celebrate their sixteenth wedding anniversary. 

And Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell certainly looked more loved-up than ever on Friday as they enjoyed another day in the glorious sunshine of Barbados.

The actress, 79, cut a radiant figure in a comfortable top and chic blue trousers as she headed to the beach hand-in-hand with her husband, 53.

The EastEnders favourite looked far more youthful than her 79 years in her trendy patterned top and vibrant cobalt trousers combo. 

Sweeping her bright blonde locks into a messy up-do, the London native showcased an impressively smooth and glowing complexion as she settled down on her lounger for the day.

Clasping tightly onto her husband's hand as they made their way down the beach, the star looked completely relaxed as she enjoyed another day in the sunshine.  

The actress appears to be making the most of her new free time - having said goodbye to Eastenders and her character Peggy Mitchell through a cancer storyline in May.

Having made her debut on the series in 1994, the former landlady of the Queen Vic poignantly left the show after much-loved character decided to commit suicide by refusing treatment.  

However Barbara had left the BBC soap officially in September 2010, in order to spend more time with her husband as she felt she had been 'taking her character home' with her.

Speaking to The Mirror two years after her departure, the beloved actress admitted that their relationship had gone from strength to strength since her working schedule had slowed down. 

She said in 2012: 'I don't want to kill what we have. He is much younger than me and it's not fair to him. I am very lucky, we have been together for over 20 years now and I thought, 'That's it'. 

'That's when I decided to go. Hard it was, but I have been really happy since I left and we have had a great life. And now I can get away when we want.

She added of their newly jet-set lifestyle: 'Me and Scott have had a lot more quality time together and we have had more ­holidays. When I got a holiday on EastEnders I would be taking a script with me. I couldn't relax and leave it behind.'

Barbara and Scott, who is her third husband, will celebrate their wedding anniversary on 8 April. 

 

Don Rickles, a comedian and actor known for his abrasive humor, died Thursday from kidney failure at his Los Angeles home, according to his publicist, Paul Shefrin.

He was 90 years old.

Known as the world's greatest insult comic, Rickles enjoyed a career that spanned decades and found him performing in everything from nightclubs to a Martin Scorsese film.

Rickles reveled in being the opposite of politically correct.

In a 1993 interview he told CNN's Larry King "I don't even know what the hell it means."

"I make fun of the world," Rickles said. "You know that. And if you know how to handle that and you treat people -- and you make fun of yourself, hey, it's not offensive."

Born in the Jackson Heights section of Queens in New York, Rickles was the only child of an insurance salesman and housewife.

After he graduated from high school in the 1940s he did a two-year stint in the Navy before following in his father's footsteps as an insurance agent.

That career didn't take off and Rickles enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

He tried his hand at performing comedy in nightclubs in between acting gigs and it was there he found his true calling by taking on hecklers.

Rickles was doing just that in the 1950s when Frank Sinatra and his entourage happened upon his performance in Miami Beach.

Sinatra took such a strong liking to the comic that Rickles became an honorary member of the Rat Pack and the singer helped open doors for Rickles and his caustic wit.

Los Angeles led to some TV and movie roles, but it was in Las Vegas, the Rat Pack's home base, where Rickles perfected his craft of curmudgeonly humor with sharply timed insults.

In 1965 an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson gave him his national breakthrough and he quickly became a regular guest.

TV execs tried to cash in on his popularity with "The Don Rickles Show" in 1972 but it was short-lived. A starring role on the sitcom "C.P.O. Sharkey" lasted a bit longer, from 1976-1978.

But it was "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast," which ran from 1974 to 1984 on NBC, where Rickles' barbs and zingers helped firmly establish him as "Mr. Warmth."

On Thursday some of his Hollywood colleagues paid tribute to Rickles.

"He was called 'The Merchant of Venom,' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known," actor Bob Newhart and his wife, Ginnie Newhart, said in a statement. "We are devastated and our world will never be the same."

Former late night host David Letterman said in a statement that "Don coming on our show was always a highlight for me."

"Just endless mischief and nonsense, and a guy who would make the audience go completely crazy," Letterman said. "Such a professional, such a gentleman. I already miss him."

Revered in comedy circles, Rickles also had dramatic chops.

In 1995, he portrayed the trusted floor boss in Scorsese's gangster drama "Casino."

In 2014, the legendary director joined "Casino" star Robert De Niro in roasting Rickles during Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."

"Bob and I did like eight pictures together," Scorsese joked. "Then we did 'Casino' with Don, 20 years ago -- and we haven't worked together since."

On Thursday, Scorsese remembered Rickles as "a giant," "a legend," and "a complete pro" who kept him "doubled over with laughter" on set.

"We became friends over the years and I had the honor of being roasted by him more than once - sometimes when I didn't expect it. He just started showing up at places and insulting me," Scorsese said. "Experiencing Don, and tuning into his mind, I witnessed the evolution of his comedy. It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail. Nobody else did what he did."

The director added: "He made comedy into an art form. And like all geniuses, comic or otherwise, he's irreplaceable."

A whole new generation fell in love with Rickles' work after he was cast as the voice of "Mr. Potato Head" in the "Toy Story" films.

In February Rickles told Closer Weekly he had no plans to retire despite his advanced age.

He said he was still operating with the same spontaneous humor he always had.

"I don't practice or write stuff down -- everything I do onstage was just made up before I went on," he said. "You can't please everyone, but I've been fortunate in that my fans are in my corner."

Rickles added that he was grateful for his continued audience after so many years in the business.

"Whether it's 10 people or 300 people, an audience is still an audience," he said. "If people keep showing up to see you, then it's still a high."

 

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