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Selita Ebanks and Nick Cannon at Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)

We Object: 10 Celeb Engagements Called Off

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In Hollywood, getting engaged is the easy part—it's walking down the aisle where everyone gets tripped up. The most recent reneged engagement came from Big Sean and Naya Rivera. While it wasn't a huge shocker, considering that Sean proposed after dating only six months, it reminds us that red carpet smiles and romantic rhyme references don't mean marital bliss. From make-up-to-break-up couples, to the duo we never expected to hook up, here's a handful of cancelled proposals we'll never forget.
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Selita Ebanks and Nick Caannon

Selita Ebanks and Nick Cannon

Deciding their career took precedence over their relationship, the two split up after his elaborate proposal.
Jennifer Lopez and ben Affleck

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez 

Even Ben and Jennifer couldn't convince themselves that they were a good pair and ended their short lived engagement.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus and Liam

Liam couldn't get past her party lifestyle and Miley couldn't stomach his cheating. After a year-long engagement, the couple ended in 2013.

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Kanye West and Alexis Phifer

While Kanye gained international fame, his relationship suffered. In 2008, Alexis broke up with the rapper after four years of dating and two years of being engaged.

Game and Tiffany Cambridge

The Game and Tiffney Cambridge

We aren't sure when their engagement is on or off, but as of their latest domestic dispute, it's safe to say they're a wrap (for now).
Zoe Saldana and keith Britton

Zoe Saldana andKeith Britton

She's a very low-key actress and even ended her 11-year relationship with Britton gracefully. The partners still work together on their website, even after their engagement ended.

Brandy and Ryan

Earlier this year, there were speculations that the cute couple ended their engagement, but a source close to the couple admitted they took a break, and not to lose hope for the couple.

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Vivica Fox and Omar White

After being engaged for 10 months, the cute cougar and her party promoter fiance went their separate ways. 

Derrick Rose, Mieka Reese and PJ

Mieka Reese and Derrick Rose

We were rooting for the high school sweethearts to work, especially after Mieka gave birth to the couple's first child. They announced that they ended their engagement amicably via Reese's Instagram last year.

Aretha Franklin and William Wilkerson

Aretha Franklin and William Wilkerson

Less than a month after announcing her engagement to then-boyfriend,William, Aretha Franklin confirmed the proposal was off via Facebook.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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