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NEW YORK — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he's through with "The New Celebrity Apprentice," and he's blaming President Donald Trump for the show's recent poor performance.

The former California governor said Friday he wouldn't mind working with NBC and producer Mark Burnett again "on a show that doesn't have this baggage."

The show, which Trump once hosted and has remained as an executive producer, finished with the poorest ratings of any of its celebrity incarnations. The most recent season ended last month and averaged fewer than 5 million viewers an episode.

Schwarzenegger said in an interview with the Empire web site that Trump's involvement left a "bad taste" that drove away sponsors and viewers.

Rod Stewart sorry for video seen as beheading re-enactment

Rod Stewart is apologizing for a video shared by his wife that shows the singer in what appears to be a re-enactment of a beheading.

The video posted on Instagram by Penny Lancaster shows several people clad in black walking in a desert. Stewart is wearing a white shirt and standing behind a man who gets on his knees before Stewart makes a motion with his right hand in front of the man's neck. The video has been deleted but was captured by media outlets and republished.

Stewart was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a concert Thursday.

Stewart says in a statement the group was "simply larking about pre show." He says the video was "understandably" misinterpreted and he sends his "deepest apologies to those who have been offended."

Remy Ma has no chill: Rapper disses Nicki Minaj again

NEW YORK — Remy Ma has geared up for round two with Nicki Minaj.

Almost a week after releasing the hostile "Shether," Ma debuted "Another One" on New York City radio station Hot 97 on Thursday. Unlike "Shether," ''Another One" is more upbeat and features audio of Mariah Carey at the top of the song. Carey and Minaj feuded as hosts on "American Idol."

Minaj has yet to respond to Ma's diss tracks. Some fans online posted that Ma's second song was overkill and that she went too far.

Ma's "Shether" earned praise after its release, and the song found success on iTunes charts. The track features Ma rapping over Nas' "Ether," his infamous 2001 song dissing Jay Z. On "Shether," she says Minaj uses a ghostwriter for her songs and also attacks her appearance.

Ma was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards for her hit song "All the Way Up" with mentor Fat Joe. She was released from prison in 2014 after serving six years for assault.

Ma is part of Fat Joe's rap group Terror Squad. Her other popular songs are "Conceited," ''Whuteva" and "Lean Back," also with Fat Joe.

Patrick Stewart applying to be US citizen to oppose Trump

NEW YORK — Patrick Stewart says he's applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump.

The British actor said on Thursday's episode of "The View" that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about Trump. He said the only answer was to "fight" and "oppose" Trump, but he can't do that because he's not a citizen.

The 76-year-old Stewart stars in "X-Men" and "Star Trek." He reprises his role as X-Men founder Professor X in the Wolverine tale, "Logan," which opens Friday.

Harvard seeks to confront historical ties to slavery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University is taking new steps to confront its past ties to slavery.

The Ivy League school is hosting a conference Friday exploring the historical ties between slavery and early universities, including Harvard.

Scholars will present research on the topic and discuss how other colleges have confronted their connections to slavery. Writer Ta-Nehisi (tah neh-HAH'-see) Coates is scheduled to speak.

Harvard unveiled a plaque last year honoring four slaves who lived and worked on campus in the 1700s. Harvard Law also has dropped an emblem that was tied to a slave-owning family.

University President Drew Faust, a historian, has called for more exploration of the school's slavery ties.

Other universities have similarly sought to acknowledge their roles in slavery, including Georgetown and Columbia.

Harvard's conference will be streamed online .


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