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3:55 PM ET, July 18, 2014

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TMZ.com:
Tim McGraw — Bitch Slaps Female Fan During Concert (UPDATE: NEW VIDEO)  —  BITCH SLAPS WOMAN DURING CONCERT  —  (UPDATE: NEW VIDEO)  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Tim McGraw ferociously slapped a woman in the face during a concert Sunday ... after she appeared to slap his junk.
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Tim McGraw — Cops Say Slap was JUSTIFIED  —  COPS SAY SLAP WAS JUSTIFIED  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Tim McGraw is NOT in trouble with the law for slapping a woman at a concert ... in fact, law enforcement sources in ATL tell TMZ ... Tim may actually be the VICTIM.
Natalie Finn / E! Online:
NEWS/ Tim McGraw Didn't Slap a Fan in Concert, He Was Just Trying to Keep His Pants in One Piece—Get the Details
Discussion: The Wrap
Kay West / People.com:   Tim McGraw Serenades Young Fan at Atlanta Concert
TMZ.com:
Lil Wayne & Christina Milian — Not Dating, Just Business ... Cause That Would Be WEIRD  —  LIL WAYNE & CHRISTINA MILIAN  —  Not Dating, Just Business  —  CAUSE THAT WOULD BE SUPER WEIRD  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Lil Wayne and Christina Milian are NOT dating ... despite the hot hands at the ESPYs …
Discussion: PerezHilton, Gossip Cop and Bossip
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Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Christina Milian Dating Lil Wayne After Split From Fiance Jas Prince  —  Rebound romance!  —  Christina Milian is dating Lil Wayne, a source reveals exclusively to Us Weekly.  The new relationship comes one month after Us broke news that the singer called off her engagement to fiance Jas Prince.
Andrea Billups / People.com:
Jason Biggs Apologizes for ‘Poor Taste’ Tweet About Malaysian Plane Crash  —  Jason Biggs is saying he's sorry - yet again - for a Tweet he intended to be humorous and posted after Thursday's Malaysian Airlines tragedy that killed all 295 people aboard.  —  Biggs, 36, took to his Twitter page …
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Daily Mail:
'I'm sorry if I offended anyone': Jason Biggs apologises for tasteless Malaysian flight disaster joke …
TMZ.com:
Jason Biggs — Taking Heat for Malaysia Crash Joke
Discussion: PerezHilton and Oh No They Didn't!
Justin Kroll / Variety:
‘The Shining’ Prequel to Be Directed by Mark Romanek (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Mark Romanek is in negotiations to helm Warner Bros.' “Overlook Hotel,” a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic “The Shining.”  —  Former “Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara recently turned in his draft for the original story …
Discussion: I Watch Stuff
NY Daily News:
Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO  —  VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
Discussion: Gawker
Baz Bamigboye / Daily Mail:
Bond boffin is the new voice of Paddington: Ben Whishaw who plays 007's new gadgets man Q will take over role from Colin Firth  —  Bond star Ben Whishaw is the new voice of Paddington Bear.  He takes over from Colin Firth, who graciously opted for ‘conscious uncoupling’ from the upcoming film …
Discussion: Digital Spy and The Wrap
TMZ.com:
Justin Bieber — Grabs a Heiney ... Celebrity-Owned Nightclub Now In Trouble  —  GRABS A HEINEY  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Justin Bieber slammed an ice-cold beer and in the process put the hottest celebrity nightclub in Hollywood — co-owned by David Arquette — in jeopardy.
People.com:
Tina Fey on Elaine Stritch: ‘I Loved Her Voice, Her Timing, Her Stories and Her Natural Elegance’  —  As Broadway prepares to dim its marquees on Friday night in tribute to Elaine Stritch, who died at her Michigan home on Thursday after a recent battle with stomach cancer …
Discussion: PerezHilton
Jenny Sundel / media.wwd.com:
Details Toasts Justin Theroux Cover  —  VIEW SLIDESHOW  —  Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux stepped out of their comfort zone Tuesday night in Los Angeles at a dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar.  Normally tight-lipped when it comes to their relationship …
Anya / People.com:
Are Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson Expecting a Girl?  —  Is Rachel Bilson thinking pink?  —  The Hart of Dixie actress and her longtime love, boyfriend Hayden Christensen, are expecting a daughter, a source tells PEOPLE.  —  A rep for Bilson denies the report and calls the source's claim “speculation and gossip.”
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
Allison / Dlisted:
Kelly Ripa Admits That She Loves Botox  —  Despite the fact that her forehead is smoother than the ice under a zamboni and her eyebrows look like they're being hoisted up by invisible angels and that overall she looks like she falls somewhere between “Rachel Zoe” and “Courteney Cox” …
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Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Kelly Ripa Reveals Her Beauty Secret: “Botox Has Changed My Life”
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell  —  Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year.  The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.  Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday.
Discussion: Bossip and Oh No They Didn't!
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TMZ.com:
Not All Poor People Are Fat & Dark
Discussion: Sandra Rose
 
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Jonathan Van Meter / Vogue.com:
Blake Lively—From Gossip Girl to Internet Entrepreneur
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Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
Why Shakira is the Queen of Facebook
Elizabeth Leonard / People.com:
Ryan Seacrest Is ‘Having Fun’ with Model Friend: Source
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
Jennifer Vineyard / Vulture:
Sean Bean on Legends, Method Acting, and Game of Thrones Flashbacks
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Crushable and Gawker
Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon / Us Weekly:
Conan O'Brien, Dave Franco Make Fake Tinder Profiles, Chase Down Real Life Tinder Match, See the Hilarious Video
Discussion: POPSUGAR Celebrity
Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Natalie Zea Marries Scrubs Alum Travis Schuldt: The Following Star's Wedding Details
Discussion: Digital Spy and Just Jared
Heidi Parker / Daily Mail:
Summer wedding?  Charlize Theron and Sean Penn 'to marry in South Africa where they're shooting …
Discussion: PerezHilton
 Earlier Picks: 
Jesse Spero / Access Hollywood:
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER REVEALS ‘COSBY SHOW’ CO-STAR CRUSH
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Us Weekly:
Farrah Abraham Wants Sandra Bullock or Jessica Alba to Play Main Character in a Film Adaptation of Her Erotic Books
TMZ.com:
HIGH MARKS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE, ANGER MANAGEMENT
Discussion: PerezHilton and Bossip
Emily Popp / E! Online:
NEWS/ Anna Paquin Dyes Hair Purple & Blue Because True Blood Is Over—See the Pic!
Discussion: Dlisted and Cele|bitchy
 

 
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