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Leslie Bruce / Hollywood Reporter:
The Kardashian Decade: How a Sex Tape Led to a Billion-Dollar Brand  —  In 2007, an L.A. family's unvarnished docuseries launched on E!, and reality television, female body image, social media and, above all, the economy of celebrity were forever changed.  Now the stars and producers of the megafranchise …
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Alexia Fernandez / People.com:
Chris Brown Describes the Night He Violently Abused Rihanna: ‘I Felt Like a F—ing Monster’  —  Chris Brown details the night he was arrested for physically assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 for his new documentary.  —  Brown, 28, reveals in Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life …
Discussion: Dlisted
Perez Hilton:
‘Life Is Too Short’: Listen To Anna Faris' Telling Breakup Advice From Just Before Chris Pratt Announcement  —  Everyone wants to know what happened between seemingly perfect couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.  —  In her latest podcast appearance, recorded before the separation announcement …
Discussion: X17 Online
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Abby Feiner / Us Weekly:
Anna Faris Gives Relationship Advice After Chris Pratt Split: ‘Life Is Too Short’ to Be With Someone Who Doesn't Have Your Back  —  In the wake of her split from Chris Pratt, Anna Faris is opening up about what she's learned about relationships.  The actress, 40, offered romantic advice …
Discussion: The Blemish
Jennifer Drysdale / Entertainment Tonight:
EXCLUSIVE: DeMario Jackson Weighs In on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Premiere: I Feel ‘Vindicated’  —  DeMario Jackson has been waiting for Monday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise for “two months, three days and eight hours.”  —  The controversial contestant has “been through hell” …
Natalie Robehmed / Forbes:
The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017: Emma Stone Leads With $26 Million  —  La La Land-the city and its celluloid namesake-has been very kind to Emma Stone.  At just 28 years old, the Hollywood star is this year's highest-paid actress, banking $26 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period.
Discussion: The Wrap
Dave McNary / Variety:
‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Variety has learned exclusively.  —  The studio is putting a twist on the classic Victorian age story …
Discussion: Stereogum
TMZ.com:
Mel B Insists on 'America's Got Talent' She's Single, But ...  Mel B wanted to tell the world she's single ... but to paraphrase Bill Clinton, “single” doesn't always mean single.  —  Scary Spice — in a jumpsuit probably better fitted for an ‘X-Men’ premiere — gushed over an Air Force …
Discussion: AOL and Dlisted
Jessica Sager / Page Six:
Casey Affleck was only joking about Ben hanging up Batman suit … Maybe it's time Jared Leto's Joker was recast, because another Oscar winner has taken to terrifying Batman fans with his humor.  —  Casey Affleck said in a recent interview that big brother Ben would not be returning as Batman — but it turns out he was only kidding.
Discussion: X17 Online
Lynette Nylander / Teen Vogue:
Kaia Gerber Talks School, Summer, and Being a Role Model  —  It was always pretty likely that Kaia Gerber was going to follow in her mother's footsteps—after all, the very definition of a supermodel is embedded in her DNA.  And among a sea of social media celebrities and Insta-bred models …
Discussion: POPSUGAR and Page Six
Karen Mizoguchi / People.com:
Ben Affleck Celebrates Turning 45 with Birthday Dinner in L.A. with His Children  —  Happy Birthday, Ben Affleck!  —  The actor turned 45 on Tuesday, and celebrated his big day by having dinner with his three children — daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, and 5-year-old son Samuel — at Barton G in West Hollywood, California.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Michael Konopasek / FOX31 Denver:
Boulder artist behind courtroom sketches of Taylor Swift trial  —  BOULDER, Colo. — His art has been seen around the world thanks to Taylor Swift.  Jeff Kandyba, a Boulder native, gave a glimpse inside the courtroom over the past week.  —  “A person like Taylor Swift, who is very pretty …
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Katie Kindelan / ABC News:
Ex-DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift says, ‘I never grabbed her’
Discussion: Variety and Associated Press
 
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