CARDI B OFF IG: Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album.
Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn't deserve the Grammy over other nominees. The criticism was amplified by a now-deleted BET tweet that pitted Cardi B against her longtime rival Nicki Minaj.
Cardi B shared an expletive-laden video prior to deleting her account saying it's not her style "for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else." She then pointed out how people said she was snubbed when she didn't win for her debut single "Bodak Yellow" last year despite two nominations.
The rapper said she worked hard and throughout her pregnancy on her first album "Invasion of Privacy." Her Grammy win made her the first solo female artist to win the award for best rap album.
LAST CALL FOR 'LAST CALL': It really is last call for NBC's late-night show with Carson Daly.
NBC said Tuesday that the show will end after 17 years, with Daly deciding to focus on other work and his family.
In a statement, Daly said it's time to hand over the show's 1:30 a.m. Eastern time slot and try something new within NBCUniversal.
He will remain a host and producer on NBC's "The Voice" and continue hosting a segment on the network's "Today."
A date for the final episode of "Last Call" and the show replacing it will be announced, NBC said.
"Last Call," which debuted in 2002, featured interviews and performances by artists including Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. It will have aired 2,000 episodes when it ends, NBC said.
COVERAGE COMPARISON: George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.
Clooney told reporters the Meghan is "a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it's history repeating itself."
Diana died in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi in 1997.
Clooney and his wife attended the former Meghan Markle's wedding to Diana's son, Prince Harry, last year.
Clooney made the comments at the Television Critics Association conference in Pasadena, California. He is promoting his upcoming Hulu series "Catch-22."
ADDRESSING MISCONDUCT: Aziz Ansari said at a standup show Monday in New York that a sexual misconduct allegation was humiliating, but he hopes he's become better since.
It was the comedian and actor's first public discussion of the issue since a written statement in the immediate aftermath of a story in January 2018 on the website Babe.net in which an unidentified accuser wrote that Ansari acted improperly on a date.
Vulture reports that Ansari told a crowd of about 200 at the Village Underground that it was a "terrifying" topic that made him feel "upset and humiliated and embarrassed," and that ultimately he "just felt terrible this person felt this way."
Ansari says he has thought a lot about the issue in the past year and hopes "I've become a better person."