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12:10 AM ET, December 12, 2018


 Top News: 
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Kathie Lee Gifford Stepping Away From ‘Today’  —  NBC News chief Noah Oppenheim announced this morning that Kathie Lee Gifford has decided to exit Today show, where she has hosted the final hour of the four-hour franchise since 2008.  Kathie Lee made it official to viewers during the broadcast.
Jodi Guglielmi /
Kathie Lee Gifford Leaves Today — Who Could Fill Her Spot Alongside Hoda Kotb?  —  The End of an Era  —  Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving the Today show after over a decade.  —  Gifford, 65, made the announcement to fans as she opened the show's fourth hour with co-host Hoda Kotb.
Jenna Bush Hager Is the Frontrunner to Replace Kathie Lee Gifford on Today Show, Source Says  —  After Kathie Lee Gifford's announced she's leaving the Today show this spring, NBC executives are eyeing a replacement for the longtime journalist.  —  “There's still the fourth hour, but nothing has been determined about her replacement.
Discussion: Page Six and TV Tattle
Pete Davidson On a Date, Rebounding with Mystery Woman in NYC  —  Put him in, coach — Pete Davidson's back playing the field after the Ariana Grande breakup, and we gotta say ... dude knows how to class it up for date night.  —  The ‘SNL’ vet was spotted having dinner 1-on-1 Monday night at Carbone in NYC …
Alexandra D'Aluisio / Us Weekly:
Pete Davidson Spotted on a Date in NYC After Ariana Grande Split, But He's Still ‘Single’
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Dana Schwartz /
Seth MacFarlane knows why nobody wants to host the Oscars  —  After comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from Oscar hosting duties in the wake of homophobic tweets, sources say the Academy, with no contingency plan, is “freaking out” trying to find a new emcee for the night …
E! Online:
Aaron Carter Backtracks on Pregnancy Announcement  —  Aaron Carter won't be purchasing diapers in the immediate future.  —  Just last month, the “I Want Candy” singer hinted on social media that he is expecting his first child with Lina Valentina.  —  In fact, he promised his girlfriend that …
Discussion: Page Six and Perez Hilton
Karen Mizoguchi /
Kelly Ripa Shares Hilarious Family Christmas Card Featuring Mark Consuelos' Riverdale Wife & Daughter  —  Kelly Ripa has double the Christmas cards this year!  —  The Live with Kelly & Ryan host, 48, shared her family's holiday greeting on Instagram Tuesday — and this year's features husband Mark Consuelos' TV brood.
Nicki Minaj's New Boyfriend is a Rekindled Ex-Flame  —  Nicki Minaj has a long history with her new boyfriend, because she first fell for him when she was a teenager — and she feels he's changed since his checkered past.  —  Sources close to Nicki tell TMZ …
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Scott Derrickson Returning to Direct ‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel (Exclusive)  —  When it comes to negotiations, they're in the endgame now.  —  Marvel is finally ready to conjure up a sequel to Doctor Strange.  —  Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the mystical Marvel hero's initial 2016 outing …
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Chris Messina Joins Warner Bros./DC's ‘Birds Of Prey’ As Bad Guy Victor Zsasz  —  EXCLUSIVE: Chris Messina has joined Warner Bros/DC's Birds of Prey in the villainous role of Victor Zsasz, a sadistic serial killer who carves a tally mark onto himself for each of his victims.
Discussion: The Wrap
Jess Cohen / E! Online:
Bristol Palin Blasts MTV Over Teen Mom OG's “Farrah Abraham/Jerry Springer BS”  —  The 28-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, who joined the cast of the MTV series this season following Farrah Abraham's exit, is telling fans not to believe everything they see on TV.
Discussion: Dlisted
Prince William Jokes That 5-Year-Old Prince George 'Knows I'm Useless' at This Holiday Task  —  Prince George knows which parent is best to go to for help with arts and crafts projects — and it's not his dad!  —  After visiting Evelina London Children's Hospital on Tuesday …
Discussion: HELLO! and POPSUGAR
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Discussion: Dlisted
Jacqueline Weiss / Perez Hilton:
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Discussion: X17 Online
McKenna Aiello / E! Online:
Why Cardi B Is “Very Torn” Over Getting Back Together With Offset
Karen Mizoguchi /
Meghan Markle Just Broke Royal Style Protocol Again — This Time with Her Nails
Discussion: Dlisted and Perez Hilton
Rachel Paula Abrahamson / Us Weekly:
Behati Prinsloo Opens Up About Her Relationship With Adam Levine's Mother Patsy
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark's Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
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Demetra Lymberis / Perez Hilton:
Kendall Jenner Puts Her Body On Display In A Sheer Dress At The British Fashion Awards!
Discussion: X17 Online
Danielle Turchiano / Variety:
Carol Burnett to Receive Inaugural Golden Globe Television Special Achievement Award
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Derrick Bryson Taylor / Page Six:
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