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Jay Z’s ‘Made in America’ Festival Adds a Los Angeles Show (Pics)

(L-R) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Recording artist Shawn "Jay Z" Carter make an announcement on the Steps of City Hall Downtown Los Angeles for a Labor Day Music Festival at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

(L-R) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Recording artist Shawn “Jay Z” Carter make an announcement on the Steps of City Hall Downtown Los Angeles for a Labor Day Music Festival at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

*Jay Z is splitting his Budweiser Made in America music festival between two coasts.

The annual two-day concert held over Labor Day weekend will be held at its usual Philadelphia location, and another show will run simultaneously in Los Angeles.

(L-R) Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins and recording artist Jay Z attend Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

(L-R) Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins and recording artist Jay Z attend Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

Hov was joined by LA’s mayor Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall and Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins to announce the festival, which is expected to draw some 50,000 concertgoers to downtown Los Angeles. Performers have yet to be announced.

The Los Angeles City Council has expressed concern that such a crowd could be disruptive for downtown residents.

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‘Love & Hip Hop’s’ Mimi Faust Got $100,000 for Sex Tape (Report)

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*“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’”star Mimi Faust and her boyfriend Nikko Smith reportedly pocketed $100,000 from Vivid Entertainment for their sex tape.

According to HollywoodLife.com, multiple outlets were bidding for the footage, but Vivid’s offer topped them all.

“Have you ever heard of Mimi Faust before her porn dropped? Exactly!” the source told Hollywood Life. “Mimi is trying to make a name for herself and become relevant. She’s riding this new wave of fame until it ends. She did it for the money and from what I’m hearing she cashed in about 100 racks.”

Vivid Entertainment founder Steve Hirsch told Hollywood Life, “We were approached by a third party to release the tape. I wasn’t familiar with Mimi and Nikko or Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. After doing some research, I realized just how big both the show and the tape could be. It was a struggle to ultimately get the deal done but we did. And this tape will be huge. Massive!”

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Harvard Accepts Highest Number of Black Students in School History

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*Harvard University’s freshman class will look a lot different this year.

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 2014 marks the Ivy League school’s highest percentage of accepted black students to date. Nearly 12 percent of the total applicants who were offered admission next fall are black.

Based off Harvard’s average student yield of 70 percent, the journal predicts that approximately 170 black students will join the class of 2018. It goes on to stress the fact that American colleges most known for their selectiveness tend to average only 5 to 10 percent black students.

Two high schoolers made headlines for not only receiving acceptance letters from Harvard, but from several Ivy League schools: Kwasi Enin — who was accepted to all eight Ivy Leagues — and Avery Coffey, who was accepted to five.

Indeed, it’s been a good year of breaking stereotypes for black students, including Ivy-bound Akintunde Ahmad, a Bay Area teen who carries a copy of his report card around on his phone to prove his 5.0 GPA and 2100 SAT score.

The current rise in minority admissions is certainly something to celebrate, but there’s still progress to be made. Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University praised the institution for their historic achievement, but also challenged schools to look to increase diversity elsewhere on campus, namely through the faculty.

“While we are tempted to jump up and down in excitement over the school’s decision to accept the fact that blacks are just as bright as whites, we might need to take a moment of pause” said Dr. Watkins. “Even though the presence of black students is very important to a campus, the reality is that admitting students of color neither requires significant courage nor shows any real sign of meaningful progress when it comes to truly shaping the direction of a university. The holy grail of power in any academic environment is the number of tenured faculty positions, which Harvard continues to keep African Americans from obtaining.”

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Taye Diggs Moves On with Ex-Model After Split from Idina Menzel

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*Four months after announcing his separation from wife Idina Menzel, paps caught Taye Diggs holding hands with a new woman.

The actor, 43, was spotted April 9th at Hooray Henry’s nightclub in West Hollywood on a date with a former model named Amanda, reports People.com.

“They are fully dating. They’re telling friends they’re in love,” said the source.

The couple was also spotted two days later canoodling in business class on a red eye to New York City on Friday.

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‘The View’ to Reunite All Past and Present Co-Hosts for May 15 Broadcast

Former co-hosts of 'The View' (L-R) Star Jones, Meredith Viera, Rosie O'Donnell

Former co-hosts of ‘The View’ (L-R) Star Jones, Meredith Viera, Rosie O’Donnell

*As part of “The View’s” week-long farewell to Barbara Walters, the ABC daytime show will reunite all 11 of its past and present co-hosts on Thursday, May 15.

It will be the first time all 11 women will share the same stage, which also means it’s the first time Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be in each other’s presence since their big blowup that lead to O’Donnell’s departure in 2007.

Other former co-hosts Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos and Lisa Ling will also be on hand, joining current panelists Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.

Barbara Walters is set to make her final appearance as co-host on Friday, May 16, the same day ABC News’ New York broadcast headquarters will be re-named The Barbara Walters Building.

Walters, who is the last remaining co-host from the original panel established in 1997, will continue to serve as executive producer for “The View” and will be a lifetime member of ABC News, contributing as news warrants.

“Barbara Walters’ status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable,” ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee said in a statement. “By creating a talk show panel with multiple hosts she changed the daytime landscape with a concept that is now widely emulated. It’s a true testament to her legacy. We are grateful to her and recognize her enormous contribution to ABC Entertainment and the indelible mark she has left on television.”

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Maya Rudolph’s NBC Variety Special/Pilot to Air in May

Maya Rudolph attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California

Maya Rudolph attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California

*NBC is trying to bring the variety show back through its former “Saturday Night Live” standout Maya Rudolph.

The actress will host “The Maya Rudolph Show,” set to air at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 19 as a pilot for a possible weekly series, if enough people tune in. Raphael Saadiq serves as the show’s bandleader, while Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Janelle Monae will appear as guests.

Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.

According to Deadline.com, Rudolph approached NBC about her variety show idea after her comedy series “Up All Night” was cancelled. NBC was among several suitors that began pursuing the project, leading to the pilot order.

This marks the latest collaboration between Rudolph and Michaels, who also produced “Up All Night” starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Rudolph, daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton, was one of “SNL‘s” most popular cast members of the past decade. Her seven-year stint produced a string of memorable impersonations and original characters that often included music performances, including her recurring gigs as Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand.