Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Mariah Carey’s former live-in nanny slapped the world famous superstar and her estranged husband Nick Cannon with a lawsuit this week, claiming they owe her money for unpaid overtime.

Simonette DeCosta and her attorneys filed the suit in New York district court on Wednesday.

According to the suit, DeCosta was the full-time nanny for Carey and Cannon’s 3-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, from October 2013 through her termination on Jan. 26, 2014. She was paid between $3,000 and $3,600 twice a month, the suit claims, and even traveled with Carey on international trips to take care of the children.

DeCosta is suing for “unpaid overtime wages, premium wages, liquidated damages,” and attorney fees. A representative for Mariah Carey told ABC News that they don’t comment on “frivolous lawsuits.”

Here are some of the most shocking claims laid out in the lawsuit:

1. DeCosta Claims She Was Fired for Being Too Affectionate With the Children

“Ms. Carey terminated [DeCosta] after berating her for exhibiting too much affection towards her children,” the suit reads.

2. DeCosta Alleges She Worked a Lot of Overtime

According to the suit, DeCosta “often worked well over 100 hours per week.” The suit claims she had to rotate between 24-hour shifts and 12-hour shifts each week, working seven days a week with 12-hour shifts and five days a week on 24-hour shifts.

However, she was not paid for “premium overtime compensation” for working over 40 hours each week, the suit claims.

3. DeCosta Claims She Wasn’t Allowed Breaks, Not Even for Sleep

When DeCosta was working a 24-hour shift, the suit claims that meant she was on-call the whole time, “with no entitlement for breaks for meals, and even sleep.”

4. Mariah Carey Would Allegedly Call With Demands at All Hours

“Ms. Carey would often call [DeCosta] at hours in the middle of the night and demand to be taken to her children, or to be updated as to the status of her children,” the suit claims. “Ms. Carey would not tolerate any delay. … [DeCosta] was expected to be working.”

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Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — American Sniper star Sienna Miller said from the very first conversation she had with Taya Kyle that she felt “very close to” Chris Kyle’s widow.

The 33-year-old British actress portrayed Taya in this year’s Oscar nominated film, which chronicles Chris and his four tours of duty as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq. It also focuses on how Kyle readjusted back into life after war, including his family.

“I felt like I understood her,” Miller told People magazine. “We Skyped and she told me stories about how they met and their marriage and the good and the bad. We would laugh and cry. When the time came to meet, I felt like we were really good friends already.”

Taya Kyle added the same sentiments, saying that it only took two or three sentences and “I was like, ‘This is good.’ She just understood.”

Miller added, “Taya knew [Chris] was able to do his job better than anyone else. When he was home with her and the kids, he knew there were people dying that he thought he could save. That is a really impossible dilemma to be faced with. They managed to get through it because their love was really strong.”

Miller respects Taya, especially for how she embraced this film after losing her husband in 2013, when he was killed at a gun range in Texas.

“I love her because she is formidable. I feel very close to her,” Miller said.

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ABC(NEW YORK) — Rosie Perez is indeed returning to ABC’s The View.

The actress will make her return Tuesday, alongside guests comedian Martin Short, and Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park and Hudson Yang.

Perez took a break to rehearse for Larry David’s forthcoming Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, which begins with previews in early February before it officially opens the following month. She had already been scheduled to take time off from The View this month for rehearsals.

Her break sparked reports that Perez was leaving the daytime talk show for good. Co-host Rosie O’Donnell came to her defense earlier this month, saying on the show, “No matter what you read anywhere Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play.”

The View underwent a major shakeup after last season, with Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd all moving on from the show.

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Vivien Killilea/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Marion “Suge” Knight, arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Friday over a fatal crash Thursday in Compton, California, has a long history as a rap pioneer, as well as a long history of trouble.

The ex-head of Death Row Records has been in the spotlight on and off since the early 1990s, supporting iconic artists on his former label such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

But there’s more to Knight’s story than his influence as a hip-hop mogul, or even his reported connection with an East Coast-West Coast rap feud that may have led to the deaths of Shakur and Bad Boy Records rapper Biggie Smalls.

The 6-foot-4 Knight, 49, also acquired a reputation as a dangerous and physically imposing man. In 1996, for instance, rapper Vanilla Ice told ABC News’ Brian Ross that Knight dangled him off the balcony of a hotel in the early 1990s during an argument over money from the song “Ice Ice Baby.”

“I needed to wear a diaper on that day,” Vanilla Ice said. “I was very scared.”

Knight denied the claim.

Knight was born in Compton, California and, after high school, he played football in college for UNLV before leaving in 1987, according to the Los Angeles Times. Around the early 1990s, Knight went to work as a bodyguard in the music industry, which led to a stint as a talent manager.

Knight opened Death Row Records in 1992 with partner Dr. Dre, whose album The Chronic put the label on the map. The label really started to dominate the rap industry and bring so-called “gansta rap” to the forefront when Snoop Dogg followed Dre with his classic album Doggystyle in 1993. That album earned four- and five-star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Source. It went quadruple platinum.

In 1996, Shakur, who had just joined Death Row, released All Eyez on Me, a double album, which eventually racked up $10 million in sales, according to The Source.

The entire time Death Row was dominating the music industry, Knight seemed to be the publicity catalyst.

But there was also trouble.

In 1995, Knight famously attended the Source Awards and insulted Bad Boy frontman Sean Combs, now known as Diddy, about performing on his artists’ songs.

“Anyone out there who wanna be a recording artist and wanna stay a star, but don’t have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the records, dancing, come to Death Row,” he said.

Some have speculated that was the point where the reported beef between Bad Boy (East Coast-based) and Death Row (West Coast-based) began.

After Shakur joined Death Row, the reported feud seemed to get worse. Shakur insulted Bad Boy’s legendary rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, on records such as “Hit ‘Em Up,” which even talked about Wallace’s wife, R&B singer Faith Evans.

Other artists were attracted to Knight and his empire in the mid-1990s — even M.C. Hammer, who signed with the label in 1995 in an apparent effort to shed his clean-cut image.

In 1996, Knight was behind the wheel of the car with Shakur in the passenger seat when Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas at age 25.

Wallace was shot and killed months later in 1997 at age 24 in Los Angeles.

Unrelated to the murders of the two rap stars, Knight did jail time from the late 1990s to 2001 for violating probation on a 1992 assault and weapons case. In 2003, he went to prison again for the same offense.

It was around that time that Knight’s Death Row records began to falter. Dre left in 1996 and, that same year, one of his bodyguards was shot during a dispute and later fired, according to the Times.

After Snoop Dogg left the label, as well, Knight filed for bankruptcy years later in the mid-2000s, according to LegalZoom.

In 2005, Knight was shot at a VMA’s party hosted by Kanye West.

Death Row was sold in 2008.

Before Friday’s arrest, Knight was arrested in Las Vegas in 2012 and was given three years’ probation for driving without a license.

He was shot yet again in 2014 at a pre-VMAs Party hosted by Chris Brown. That shooting happened at 1:36 a.m. at 10ak in West Hollywood, where Brown was having an album release party, a source told ABC News at the time. His multiple gunshot wounds required surgery.

Knight also has another active case against him. He was charged with robbery late in 2014 over a claim that he stole a photographer’s camera. He is expected back in court later this month. He pled not guilty to the charge.

Knight was being held on $2 million bail after Friday’s arrest.

His attorney told ABC News affiliate KABC- TV in Los Angeles that he has not yet been charged. The attorney added that though Knight was behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed Terry Carter, 55, and injured another man, Knight had been fleeing an attack and the collision was accidental.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) — Katherine Jackson has lost her appeal against AEG Live.

California’s Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a jury’s 2013 judgment in Jackson’s wrongful death suit and awarded AEG costs on appeal.

“Today in a strongly worded opinion, the California Court of Appeal agreed with what a unanimous jury found: AEG was in no way responsible for the tragic death of Michael Jackson,” AEG Attorney Marvin Putnam told ABC News in a statement.

Katherine Jackson and her three grandchildren, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, sued AEG Live in 2010, claiming the company was negligent in hiring the King of Pop’s doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering a fatal dose of propofol to the singer two years before.

However, the court wrote, “We agree with the trial court that Dr. Murray was an independent contractor as a matter of law.”

“The evidence fails to establish a triable issue that AEG had the right to control the manner and means of Dr. Murray’s treatment of Michael,” the opinion continued. “AEG never instructed Dr. Murray on how to treat Michael, and no evidence was presented that AEG had the right to control Dr. Murray’s treatment of Michael.”

An attorney for the Jackson family did not immediately comment on the appeal.

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Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Shakira is a mother for the second time.

The singer confirmed on her website Friday that she and her partner, soccer star Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their second child, a boy.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona,” reads the message on Shakira’s website. “The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior.’ The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.”

Sasha joins big brother Milan, who was born in January of 2013.

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Al Levine/NBC(NEW YORK) — Eddie Murphy has not appeared on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched his career, in over three decades, but that will soon change.

The comedian has revealed he will appear on the sketch-comedy program’s 40th anniversary special, scheduled to air on NBC on Feb. 15.

When asked about his extended absence from the SNL stage during a phone interview with TV One’s News One Now, Murphy commented, “It’s just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. …They’re having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks, I’m going to that. And that will be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”

Murphy was a cast member on SNL in the early 1980s, making his mark with characters like Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson. He left the show in 1984.

Murphy has stated in the past he was upset with SNL after David Spade cracked a joke about his career on the show in the 1990s.

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Al Levine/NBC(NEW YORK) — Eddie Murphy has not appeared on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched his career, in over three decades, but that will soon change.

The comedian has revealed he will appear on the sketch-comedy program’s 40th anniversary special, scheduled to air on NBC on Feb. 15.

When asked about his extended absence from the SNL stage during a phone interview with TV One’s News One Now, Murphy commented, “It’s just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. …They’re having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks, I’m going to that. And that will be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”

Murphy was a cast member on SNL in the early 1980s, making his mark with characters like Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson. He left the show in 1984.

Murphy has stated in the past he was upset with SNL after David Spade cracked a joke about his career on the show in the 1990s.

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Al Levine/NBC(NEW YORK) — Eddie Murphy has not appeared on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched his career, in over three decades, but that will soon change.

The comedian has revealed he will appear on the sketch-comedy program’s 40th anniversary special, scheduled to air on NBC on Feb. 15.

When asked about his extended absence from the SNL stage during a phone interview with TV One’s News One Now, Murphy commented, “It’s just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. …They’re having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks, I’m going to that. And that will be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”

Murphy was a cast member on SNL in the early 1980s, making his mark with characters like Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson. He left the show in 1984.

Murphy has stated in the past he was upset with SNL after David Spade cracked a joke about his career on the show in the 1990s.

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Alex Martinez/Bravo(NEW YORK) — When Real Housewives of Atlanta returned for season seven, viewers met two new faces — housewife Claudia Jordan and veteran castmember Cynthia Bailey’s friend Demetria McKinney. Still, the fashion model may have regrets about introducing the House of Payne actress to the rest of the ladies.

“I think coming into this group you know her focus was always on her music career. And it may not have been the perfect fit for her if that was her main focus and if she couldn’t really show a lot more of her life and reality,” Bailey tells ABC News Radio about McKinney being on the hit series. “This is a reality show. You have to show your reality.”

“I respect her tremendously. We’ve grown very, very close but this show is not for everyone,” she adds.

Derek J., celebrity hairstylist and co-host of Bravo’s Fashion Queens, agrees as he’s worked with McKinney previously. “She’s taking it as an acting job. And that’s how I feel. Everything is a very rehearsed moment that she has and it’s like I practiced this in my room, before I went downstairs,” he tells ABC News Radio.

Bailey says McKinney would better connect with viewers if she did show more about her much-discussed relationship with Tyler Perry Studios executive Roger Bobb, and even her life as a single mother.

“I adore Demetria. I personally think she’s a great addition to the show. However, I do know it’s hard to put yourself out there. You have to be ready to be completely transparent and put yourself out there,” Bailey says.

Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Bravo.

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