Nicki Minaj in Malcolm X Flap, 'House of Cards' Is Back

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Niki Minaj Uses Malcom X and N-Word on Album Art
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PHOTO: Nicki Minaj posted this image from her new video, Feb. 13, 2014, with caption, "What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz?"
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Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a well-known image of Malcom X holding a rifle alongside a racial slur to promote her new album, "Lookin A** N****," after outrage swept the web.

The 31-year-old rapper and singer deleted the picture of the album art she had posted to her Instagram account saying that the artwork featuring the civil rights activist was not meant to "undermine his efforts and legacy." This morning the picture was still visible on Minaj's website.

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'The Waltons' Actor Ralph Waite Dies at 85
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PHOTO: Ralph Waite, circa 1980.
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Ralph Waite, who played John Walton Sr., the big hearted and steadfast patriarch on "The Waltons," has died at age 85. The Emmy nominated actor who starred on the popular 1970s CBS show for nine seasons had more recently appeared in recurring roles on NCIS, Bones and Days of Our Lives.

Waite's manager, Alan Mills, told the AP he did not know the cause of death and was shocked because he was a working actor who seemed to be in good health.

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Netflix Releases Full Season 2 of 'House of Cards'
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PHOTO: Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in season 2 of Netflixs "House of Cards."
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It's finally here! This Valentine's Day Netflix viewers are finally reunited with the formidable Frank Underwood in the highly anticipated second season of "House of Cards."

"I love the fact that the new season is coming out on Valentine's Day," Kevin Spacey, who plays the plays the sharkey congressman who last season conspired his way up Washington's political ranks alongside wife, Claire (Robin Wright), told the AP. "I think their relationship is incredibly romantic."

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Jim Parsons to Host 'Saturday Night Live'
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PHOTO: "The Convention Conundrum"- After the guys cant get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) tries to hold his own convention and winds up spending a wild night with James Earl Jones, on The Big Bang Theory.
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"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons will be hosting SNL when it returns March 1. The sketch comedy show, preempted by the Olympics, is set to return on March 1, with Beck as the musical guest for the episode.

It will be the first show since Seth Meyers announced that he will be taking over NBC's "Late Night."

Meyers's spot as the "Weekend Update" will be filled by SNL head writer Colin Jost. He will be joining Cecily Strong on the news desk.

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