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3:35 PM ET, March 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Natalie Finn / E! Online:
NEWS/ Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Not Be Directing Sequel Fifty Shades Darker After “Intense” Fifty Shades of Grey Journey  —  Sam Taylor-Johnson has cut ties with the Fifty Shades franchise.  —  The Fifty Shades of Grey director will not be returning to helm the sequel, her team confirming her decision to E! News on Wednesday.
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Sam Taylor-Johnson Will Not Direct ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  —  Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return to direct “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  —  Several reports, including one from Variety, said Taylor-Johnson had been looking to move on from the franchise …
Alexis L. Loinaz /
Fifty Shades of Grey Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Exits Franchise  —  Sam Taylor-Johnson is no longer bound to Fifty Shades of Grey.  —  The filmmaker won't be returning to direct the sequels to buzzy and highly profitable erotic drama.  —  “Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense …
Antoinette Bueno / Entertainment Tonight:
Nick Jonas on Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction: 'It's a Tough World'  —  If anyone can understand the trials and tribulations of being in a boy band, it's Nick Jonas.  —  Following 22-year-old Zayn Malik's shocking decision to leave One Direction on Wednesday, Nick spoke to ET about his own boy band past …
Sierra Marquina / Us Weekly:   Harry Styles Cries — Along With Teens Across the Globe — After Zayn Malik Quits One Direction: Watch
Billy Ray Cyrus — I'm on Patrick Schwarzenegger's Side  —  BILLY RAY CYRUS  —  I'M ON PATRICK'S SIDE  —  Billy Ray Cyrus has NO PROBLEM with his daughter's boyfriend getting chummy with chicks in Cabo.  —  Miley's dad was out in L.A., when a photog asked about Patrick's now famous Spring break …
Discussion: PerezHilton and Fishwrapper
Esther Lee / Us Weekly:
Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley Cyrus' Boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger After Wild Spring Break Photos
Discussion: PopCrunch and Gawker
Scott Raab / Esquire:
Nick Offerman and Chelsea Handler on Men, Women, and Genitalia  —  Other topics covered by our April cover stars: rape jokes, kayaks, and Bill Cosby.  —  ESQUIRE ROBERT TRACHTENBERG … ♀+♂  —  My Q&A prep owes much to Bill Belichick: Each variable in my control must be controlled.
Rachel McRady / Us Weekly:
Downton Abbey to End After Season 6: The British Drama Bows Out After Upcoming Installment  —  The doors to Downton Abbey will officially close after season 6 of the hit British period drama.  Masterpiece on PBS made the official announcement on Thursday, March 26, that Downton Abbey's sixth season would be its last.
Discussion: World of Wonder
Melody Chiu /
Jon Hamm Breaks Silence on Rehab News: ‘Life Throws a Lot at You Sometimes’  —  The last 24 hours haven't been easy for Jon Hamm.  —  As the cast of Mad Men promotes the final season of their hit show (set to premiere April 5), the star has been forced to take his private struggle …
Anita Busch / Deadline:
Steven Spielberg To Direct Sci-Fi Cult Favorite ‘Ready Player One’; Back At Warner Bros  —  EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg is set to direct Ready Player One, the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline that takes place in a virtual world.
Justin Bieber Bares His Soul ... to a Total Stranger (PHOTOS)  —  BARES HIS SOUL  —  ... to a Total Stranger  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Justin Bieber came to a mountaintop and then did something really bizarre this week on a hike.  —  The Biebs was roaming Runyon Canyon when he passed …
Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Empire Costars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Are Dating: Details!  —  Cookie won't like this!  Empire costars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are making sweet, sweet music off camera, sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.  The costars have been dating since first meeting on the breakout FOX series.
Discussion: Starpulse
Priscilla Rodriguez / Latinas Lifestyle …:
CHRISTINA MILIAN IS LATINA MAGAZINE'S MAY 2015 COVER STAR!  —  Singer, actress and reality star, Christina Milian, appears on the cover of Latina's May 2015 issue.  Milian gives Latina the juicy details on her relationship with Lil Wayne, her new album, being a single mom and her take on positive body image.
RELATED:   We're Finally Going Public  —  Lil Wayne did it big in Hollywood …
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Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Ben Mendelsohn Orbiting ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff ‘Rogue One’?
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Us Weekly:
Kanye West Hired a Personal Photographer to Take “Thousands of Shots a Day” of Him and Kim Kardashian
Discussion: Page Six and PerezHilton
Madeline Boardman / Us Weekly:
Beyonce Has 100 Unreleased Songs, Says The-Dream: Details
Discussion: PerezHilton, Daily Mail and Bossip
Derrick Bryson Taylor / Page Six:
Wanna lei? Amber Rose goes topless in Maui
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'That's your f*****g question?': …
107.5 WBLS:
EXCLUSIVE: Cissy Houston Breaks Silence on Bobbi Kristina's Condition (VIDEO)
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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Tucker Carlson's Brother: De Blasio Spokesperson A “Self-Righteous Bitch”
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Keith Caulfield / Billboard:
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Discussion: Guardian

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Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Sources: WBD will lay off ~1,000 employees across sectors including finance, business affairs, and production; source: fewer than 10 Max staffers are affected

Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
The NBA's Board of Governors approves the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video; WBD could still match one of the deals

Jack Queen / Reuters:
A jury convicts Ozy Media and its founder Carlos Watson of fraud, in a case accusing them of lying to investors about the startup's finances and sham deals

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