PEOPLE: VH1 honoring Mariah Carey rap collaborations; Lady Gaga taking time off; Chappelle, McCarthy early Emmy winners

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VH1 honoring Carey's rap collaborations

Mariah Carey's many collaborations with rap artists will be celebrated at the 2017 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

VH1 said the singer will be honored at the Sept. 17 taping, dubbed "Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers." It will air Sept. 18, hosted by actress Regina Hall.

Carey, who has launched countless pop hits, has been known for her collaborations and remixes with rappers, including Jay Z, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Diddy.



Lady Gaga taking time off after tour

Lady Gaga says that she's planning to take a "rest" from music and "slow down for a moment for some healing."

The pop star was in Toronto for a pair of concerts and to premiere a Netflix documentary about herself, "Gaga: Five Foot Two." The film, playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, chronicles her life, February's Super Bowl performance and her struggle with chronic pain.

Gaga teared up speaking to reporters about her health issues. "It's hard," she said, "but it's liberating too."

She later told The Associated Press that she will finish her current tour, which runs through December, and then take some time for herself.



'SNL' hosts win Emmy Awards

Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on "Saturday Night Live."

Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday's creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for this weekend.

Chappelle hosted the first "SNL" episode to follow last November's presidential election. McCarthy played host on another episode and also gave a manic impersonation of then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.



Today's birthdays: Actress Barbara Bain is 86. Actress Eileen Fulton is 84. Singer David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 76. Singer Peter Cetera (Chicago) is 73. Actress Jacqueline Bisset is 73. Actress Jean Smart is 66. Singer Randy Jones of the Village People is 65. Radio and TV personality Tavis Smiley is 53. Singer Fiona Apple is 40.

                                                                       — The Associated Press


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