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This Week: Nicki Minaj & The 'Cake Boss' Are In Hot Water


This week, a rapper battles anti-Semitism allegations, a "Cake Boss" gets drunk, and 'The Big Bang Theory' loses a star.


1. Say No To Nazis, Nicki

Nicki Minaj
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Word to the wise: Don't use Nazi imagery or anything close to Nazi propaganda in music videos. Unfortunately, it's a little too late for Nicki Minaj to heed that advice after dropping the lyric video for her newest single, "Only."

The video features Minaj as an animated dictator or totalitarian lead alongside cartoon versions of Drake, Lil Wayne and tanks.

As could be imagined, many aren't happy with what they believe to be the blatant anti-Semitism portrayed in the video, including the Anti-Defamation League.

For her part, Minaj is "very sorry" and quickly noted that she did not come up with the concept.


2. Cake Convict

Buddy Valastro (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Everyone's favorite boss was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence in New York City. Around 1 A.M., "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro was seen swerving through traffic in his yellow 2014 Corvette near Midtown, New York City.

Once pulled over, police administered a Breathalyzer test after noticing Valastro was flushed, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Obviously, Valastro failed the Breathalyzer.


3. 'Big Bang' Loss

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Following a brief battle with an especially aggressive form of cancer, actress and voice star of "The Big Bang Theory" Carol Ann Susi has died at age 62.

Susi was best known for voicing Howard's mom on the CBS hit "The Big Bang Theory" for eight seasons; and never once did viewers see Howard's mom or Susi.

The following statement was released by Warner Brothers Television and executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady in regarsds to the late actress:

"Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance."


4. The 'Hollywood Film Awards' TV Debut

Hollywood Film Awards (Photo Credit: Robert Voets/CBS)

The time is finally here for the "Hollywood Film Awards" to make their television debut on CBS with host Queen Latifah.

Long hailed as the awards show that kicks off awards season, the "Hollywood Film Awards," have been held-off camera for the last 17 years, making this debut a very big deal.

While some winners have already been announced, be sure to tune into CBS on Friday Nov. 14  at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) to see who wins big.


Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment & Lifestyle content for CBS Local.  Follow him on Twitter.



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