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1:40 PM ET, March 24, 2017


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Mark Shanahan /
Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian has died  —  Sib Hashian, former drummer for Boston who played on the band's mega-selling debut album, has died, according to TMZ.  The website reports that the 67-year-old drummer was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise when he suddenly collapsed.
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Amy Schumer Drops Out of ‘Barbie’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony's live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned.  —  “Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety.
Joe Coscarelli / New York Times:
John Mayer Knows He Messed Up.  He Wants Another Chance.  —  LOS ANGELES — John Mayer can explain where he's been.  In fact, once he gets going, he probably won't stop, given the amount of time he has spent in private processing his recent self-imposed irrelevance — the “lean years,” as he calls them.
Kathy Campbell / Us Weekly:
Emma Thompson Talks About That Time Donald Trump Asked Her Out  —  So, apparently, there are some Oscar-winning actresses that Donald Trump does like.  Emma Thompson revealed in a new interview that she was once asked out by the future president.  —  Speaking on Skavlan, a Scandinavian TV show …
Discussion: POPSUGAR Celebrity
Associated Press:
Emma Thompson turned down offer from Trump to stay at hotel
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Kris Jenner Pitching Animated Series on Kardashian Family  —  Kris Jenner is pitching a animated television series featuring cartoonie Kim, Khloe, Kylie and the rest of the fam.  —  We've learned Kim had a meeting with Harvey Weinstein's company in L.A. earlier this month to pitch the show.
Discussion: PerezHilton and Bossip
Reality Check: Anal Sex  —  First it was shocking, then it was having a cultural moment, now it's practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire—or so a quick scan of any media, from porn to HBO, will tell you.  But the reality about anal is not, actually, that everyone's doing it …
Angel Diaz / Complex:
Lil Internet, Director Of Iggy Azalea's New Video, Says Iggy Has ‘Genuine Artistry’  —  Iggy Azalea is coming back.  —  After a difficult 2016, in which she went through a breakup with Nick Young and her relationship with T.I.'s Grand Hustle soured, she's returning with a new song and a video that drops Friday.
Eleanor Steafel / Telegraph:
Jessica Brown Findlay: 'I've had an eating disorder since I was 14'  —  The last time you saw Jessica Brown Findlay in a corset and gown, she was sitting primly in the drawing room of Downton Abbey, taking tea with her mother, grandmother and sister, and most probably arguing about her plans to run off with Irish chauffeur Tom Branson.
Discussion: Page Six
James Hibberd /
Rotten Tomatoes is ‘the destruction of our business,’ says director  —  Director and producing mogul Brett Ratner says film critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes is a destructive force in Hollywood.  —  Speaking at the Sun Valley Film Festival last weekend, the Rush Hour director wanted …
Justin Kroll / Variety:10 minutes ago
Jay Z, Weinstein Company to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned.  —  The indie label and the rap icon won …
Discussion: Bossip
Jonathan Ringen / Billboard:
Atlanta Rap Hero Future on Making Chart History and Kicking It With ‘Superstar Females’  —  The Atlanta rap god Future, like other gods before him, is known by many names.  He was born Nayvadius Wilburn into a family of street hustlers going back at least two ­generations.
Discussion: Page Six, PerezHilton and Bossip
Artie Lange / Page Six:
Artie Lange says he was fired from ‘Crashing’ after drug arrest  —  Following his recent arrest for possession of heroin and cocaine, Artie Lange says he has been fired from HBO's “Crashing.”  —  “Since this HBO show ‘Crashing’ premiered, which I just got fired from — I might go to jail …
Discussion: WWTDD
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Chris Brown to guest star on ‘Black-ish’
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First Transgender Bride on Say Yes to the Dress: ‘I Wanted to Show That Trans People Can Love and Be Loved’
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The Ashley / The Ashley's Reality Roundup:
EXCLUSIVE!  Briana DeJesus Reportedly Joining Cast of ‘Teen Mom 2’ for Season 8: Get All the Details!
Maria Elena Fernandez / Vulture:
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Vanessa Hudgens on How She and Boyfriend Austin Butler Make Long-Distance Love Work
James Vituscka / RADAR:
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Steven Zeitchik / Los Angeles Times:
A music-less ‘Mulan’? It's far from written in stone
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