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Justin Kroll / Variety:
Joaquin Phoenix In Talks to Play Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’  —  Joaquin Phoenix is in early talks to star in Marvel's “Doctor Strange,” sources confirm.  —  Deal is far from complete but insiders confirm that Phoenix is strongly considering the superhero role, which had previously been linked to Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.
Discussion: Digital Spy and Just Jared
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Jeff Sneider / The Wrap:
Joaquin Phoenix Eyed to Star in Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’ (Exclusive)  —  As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding “Doctor Strange” has reached a fever pitch and the actor who has been mentioned most often for the coveted superhero role is none …
Discussion: PerezHilton
People.com:
Jenny McCarthy: I Never Criticized Cousin Melissa Over Her Weight  —  Jenny McCarthy has nothing but love for her family - and that includes Melissa McCarthy.  —  According to the View cohost, reports that she has criticized her cousin for her weight in the past are not only untrue, but extremely hurtful.
Discussion: Crushable
Sierra Marquina / Us Weekly:
Kate Upton Says She “Begged” For Her “Curvy Body” Her Whole Life!  —  Curvy and proud of it!  Kate Upton opened up to Elle U.K. about embracing her famous curves and how she responds to people who label her “healthy.”  —  PHOTOS: Kate Upton's hot body  —  Stunning on the September 2014 cover …
Discussion: Bossip
Francesca Bacardi / RADAR:
Jaded Jenner - Fans Slam Kylie For Being A B*tch At Dallas Appearance  —  Kylie Jenner is getting a little too big for her britches!  —  She and her sister Kendall Jenner made an appearance at a PacSun in Dallas yesterday, but fans are taking to Twitter to slam the sisters for being “rude” “b*tches.”
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
TMZ.com:
She Makes Out Like a Huntsman  —  Liberty Ross just scored big ... we've learned her divorce from Rupert Sanders is now final.  —  As you know ... Liberty filed for divorce after Rupert was caught on camera making out with Kristen Stewart, who starred in his movie, “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Kelli Bender / People.com:
The Amazing True Story Behind the #Westillcoming Wedding Photo Hoax  —  The viral story of a wedding invite a bride accidentally texted to a stranger has been revealed as a hoax.  Thankfully, the real story behind the popular wedding photo is even better.  —  The Instagrammed text exchange …
Allison / Dlisted:
Megan Fox Believes That If Anyone Is Going To Find Bigfoot, It's Megan Fox  —  While promoting her upcoming film Cheap Green Dildo Goblins at Comic-Con yesterday, Megan Fox moved the conversation away from busted rubber-faced disasters (I'll let you decide if I was referring to the ninja turtles) …
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Tim Nudd Updated / People.com:
Megan Fox Is Pretty Sure She Could Find Bigfoot
Discussion: PerezHilton
Deadline.com:
Comic-Con: Sam Raimi Vamps ‘The Last Of Us’ Movie At Screen Gems Panel  —  Screen Gems today trotted out a Comic-Con god in Sam Raimi, who dealt the kind of catnip that fanboys love.  Raimi was there with Neil Druckmann, creator of the Naughty Dog game The Last Of Us, to talk …
TMZ.com:
Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan — SUBDUES Burglar ... WITH SUBMISSION HOLD!!  —  4:30 PM PT: Daniel Bryan and his wife Brie spoke about the incident during a press conference ... and the wrestler said he sprung into action because he was worried about their dog, Josie, who was in the house.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Chris Harnick / E! Online:
NEWS/ Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs Are Going on a Reality TV Road Trip  —  Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs are going on a road trip and you're all invited.  The Charmed stars reuniting for Off the Map with Shannen & Holly, a new Great American Country reality series.
Discussion: PerezHilton
Katy Forrester / mirror:
Harry Styles' girl: “I am seeing him” - model ex Paige Reifler says romance is back ON  —  Harry Styles' model ex Paige Reifler says she is “seeing” the One Direction star again after they rekindled their romance  —  Harry Styles' model ex Paige Reifler says she is “seeing” the One Direction star after they rekindled their romance.
Discussion: PerezHilton and Daily Mail
TMZ.com:
Jennifer Lopez — I Humped a Lion for My 45th Birthday!  —  I HUMPED A LION FOR MY 45TH BIRTHDAY!  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS … See also  — Jennifer Lopez Twerking — Puttin' In Twerk: Miley's Got Nothin' On Me!  (VIDEO)  — Jennifer Lopez — No Ifs, Ands, Or ...
 
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Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Charlize Theron, Sean Penn Are Not Engaged, Actress Bought Ring Herself: Get the Details!
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The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Finishing Funds
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