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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:00 am


'Frozen' star visits shelter in Florida

Associated Press

Kristen Bell says she's “singing in a hurricane” while riding out Irma in Florida.

The “Frozen” star is in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney World resort. She stopped by an Orlando middle school that was serving as a shelter and belted out songs from “Frozen.” Back at the hotel, Bell posted pictures on Instagram of her singing with one guest and dining with a group of seniors.

Bell also helped out the parents of “Frozen” co-star Josh Gad by securing them a room at the hotel.

Bell tells Sacramento, California, station KMAX-TV, where her father is news director, that the experience is her version of one of her favorite movies, “Singin' in the Rain.”

Collaborative honor

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

VH1 said Monday the singer will be honored at Sunday's taping, dubbed “Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers,” at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. It will air Monday.

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.

The event will be hosted by actress Regina Hall and will also honor actor Martin Lawrence. Missy Elliott will perform. 

Album on way

Cardi B. has a breakthrough hit with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and the rapper said she's ready to follow the single's success with an album next month.

“I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October,” Cardi B. said in a recent interview. “I'm a little nervous to put the project out, but I think it's going to be pretty good.”

Cardi B. said she's nervous because there's “a lot of pressure on” her after the success of “Bodak Yellow,” which is currently No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just under Taylor Swift's “Look What You Made Me Do” and the year's biggest smash, Luis Fonsi's “Despacito.”

“Bodak Yellow” has become a No. 1 hit on both the R&B and rap charts, and is one of the year's most streamed songs.

Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Actress Linda Gray is 77. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 66. Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley is 65. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 65. Rush drummer Neil Peart is 65. Actor Peter Scolari is 62. Actress Rachel Ward is 60. Actress Amy Yasbeck is 55. Singer Ben Folds is 51. Comedian Louis C.K. is 50. Country singer Jennifer Nettles is 43. Rapper 2 Chainz is 40. Singer Ruben Studdard is 39. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 36. Actress Alfie Allen is 31. Actress Emmy Rossum is 31. Country singer Kelsea Ballerini is 24.