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12:10 AM ET, December 13, 2017


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CBS News:
Emotional bullying video: Mom addresses backlash over Confederate flag posts  —  An east Tennessee middle-schooler is speaking out after an emotional Facebook video about being bullied.  In the widely-shared video, Keaton Jones describes how fellow students poured milk on him and stuffed food in his clothes.
Discussion: Us Weekly,, Dlisted and AOL
New York Times:
Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment  —  Natalie Saibel, a longtime server at the Spotted Pig, a West Village restaurant with celebrity investors, didn't quit in 2015 after the owner, Ken Friedman, ran his hands over her buttocks and then her groin in a room crowded …
Discussion: and Page Six
John Koblin / New York Times:
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Specialize in Small Talk and Big Ratings  —  The homey “Live With Kelly and Ryan” sticks to light banter even as its NBC rival, Megyn Kelly, takes on weightier matters.  —  The producer Michael Gelman was here, in this bare-bones Manhattan television studio …
Discussion: Us Weekly,, AOL and Page Six
Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Luca Guadagnino's ‘Burial Rites’ (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Luca Guadagnino, currently drumming up Oscar buzz for the ravishing “Call Me by Your Name,” will direct Jennifer Lawrence in “Burial Rites,” Variety has learned.  Lawrence will produce, as well as star in the true-crime drama.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
C.J. / Dlisted:
Selena Gomez Has NOT Taken The Biebz Back...But Is Close To It!  —  Despite all the Bible studies, goody two-shoes brunches, and “we're just fraaaands” hangout sessions, Justin Bieber has apparently still not made it official with ex-boo thang Selena Gomez, but her hearts knows what it wants …
Karen Mizoguchi /
Justin Bieber Is ‘Set on Proving’ to Selena Gomez That 'He's a Better Boyfriend' Now
Discussion: The Blemish
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is dedicated to Carrie Fisher  —  Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in theaters this weekend with a touching tribute to its princess-turned-general.  —  Formal reviews of the Rian Johnson-directed film are still tightly under wraps until later Tuesday …
Discussion: and Us Weekly
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Are ‘Definitely Dating,’ Go to Israel Together  —  New couple alert!  Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin are dating, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.  —  Unlikely Celebrity Couples  —  “Dakota and Chris are definitely dating,” the source tells Us Weekly.
Discussion:, POPSUGAR, PerezHilton and Dlisted
Emily Marcus / Us Weekly:
Jack Black's Son Doesn't Think ‘Jumanji’ Remake Will Outdo the Original  —  Fans may have high hopes for the star-studded Jumanji remake, but one person in particular doesn't think the film will render successful.  While speaking to Us Weekly exclusively at the film's Los Angeles premiere on Monday …
Realtor com / Page Six:
JWoww lists New Jersey home for $1.6M  —  “Jersey Shore” denizen Jenni “JWoww” Farley has come a long way since her MTV heyday.  She left the boardwalk and rowdy roommates behind and traded up to a stately Toms River, NJ, home.  —  Ready for a new chapter, she's selling the house for $1.6 million.
CBS News:
Actress Siobhan Thompson accuses Mario Batali of groping her  —  Celebrity chef Mario Batali is out of the kitchen and off the air after five women came forward with sexual harassment allegations.  On Monday, the website Eater published the accounts of four women who accuse Batali of groping …
Discussion: PerezHilton, and Eater NY
Alexia Fernandez /
Paris Hilton Says Lindsay Lohan Crashed Her Girls Night Out with Britney Spears — in 2006  —  Paris Hilton is throwing some shade at Lindsay Lohan, 11 years after the two stars were photographed together with Britney Spears.  —  The photo, taken in 2006, featured Lohan, Spears, and Hilton grinning inside of a car during a night out.
Discussion: Dlisted, The WOW Report and Us Weekly
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