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9:40 AM ET, December 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Nick Levine / iNews:
Fergie, interview: ‘When I was on crystal meth, I hallucinated that the CIA and FBI were tracking me’  —  As she releases her first solo album in a decade, Black Eyed Peas' Fergie talks to Nick Levine about her drug-induced paranoia, mommy-shaming, and play dates with Kim and Kanye
Discussion: Page Six, Us Weekly, AOL and
John Travolta's ‘Gotti’ Biopic Wasn't Dropped, It's Just Getting A Bigger Release  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  John Travolta's “Gotti” biopic wasn't thrown to the wolves by Lionsgate Premiere, but instead bought out by a group that plans on distributing it to the masses, TMZ has learned.
Discussion: Page Six
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
John Travolta Cries Foul Over “Fake News” Reports On Mafia Movie ‘Gotti’
Discussion: Us Weekly
Oprah Winfrey / Hollywood Reporter:
The Jennifer Lawrence Interview, by Oprah Winfrey  —  The Oscar-winning actress talks to the legendary interviewer about everything from pay equity ("I had it up to my f—ing eyeballs") to her dealings with Harvey ("He had only been nice to me — except for when he wasn't") …
Daniel Goldblatt / The Blast:
David Cassidy Cuts Daughter Katie Out of His Will  —  David Cassidy purposely left his daughter Katie Cassidy out of his will.  —  According to Cassidy's last will and testament, Cassidy specifically states that while he has two children — Beau and Katie — any references to his “child or children” are only to Beau and NOT to Katie.
Discussion: PerezHilton
Christina Dugan /   David Cassidy's Will: $150K in Assets Left to Son Beau, Estranged Daughter Katie Left Out
Ralphie May's Cause of Death was High Blood Pressure and an Unhealthy Heart  —  Ralphie May died from hypertensive cardiovascular disease ... TMZ has learned.  —  In layman's terms, Ralphie had high blood pressure and an unhealthy heart.  Someone who is morbidly obese has a propensity …
Discussion: Associated Press and PerezHilton
Hollywood Reporter:
Ryan Reynolds to Star in Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’ (Exclusive)  —  The actor will join Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ actress Kathryn Newton.  —  Ryan Reynolds is going to catch 'em all.
Discussion: The Wrap
Eliana Dockterman / TIME:
‘I Was Angry.’ Taylor Swift on What Powered Her Sexual Assault Testimony  —  Before the Harvey Weinstein allegations broke, and before #MeToo swept the Internet, Taylor Swift testified in court on Aug. 10 about being assaulted in a room full of people.  Swift, who TIME recognized …
Hollywood Reporter:
Jimmy Kimmel's Wife and Head Writer: Why We Shared Our Baby's Trauma (and What Came After)  —  ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ producer and co-head writer Molly McNearney opens up about her son's trauma and her decision, with husband Kimmel, to thrust the whole family into a heavily politicized debate over affordable healthcare.
Discussion: Us Weekly, and POPSUGAR
Reese Witherspoon — Sued Over ‘Gone Girl’  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Reese Witherspoon got a lot of accolades for producing “Gone Girl,” and now she's got a lawsuit.  —  Leslie Weller claims she wrote a screenplay called “Out of the Blue” back in 2005.  She sent a copy to a script consultant …
Jake Wallis Simons / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘My daughter has been betrayed.’ Father of Matt Lauer's wife says she will divorce TV host - as the former model is spotted for the first time since his firing WITHOUT her wedding ring  — Matt Lauer's wife Annette Roque was seen in Sag Harbor, New York, on Wednesday, seen for the first time since Lauer was fired from Today
New York Times:
For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble  —  For the acclaimed Amazon series “Transparent,” things were supposed to be different.  —  A pop-culture phenomenon that debuted in 2014, the show has collected Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and critical praise …
Discussion: AOL and POPSUGAR
Chester Bennington Hog-Tied in Drowning Attempt, Redacted in Autopsy Report  —  Chester Bennington — Hog-Tied Drowning Attempt ... Coroner Redacted Info in Autopsy Report  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Chester Bennington got extremely drunk, hog-tied himself and threw himself into his swimming pool …
Jeff Nelson /
Beyoncé Struggled to Trust JAY-Z After Cheating, Says Source: 'If It's Wasn't for Blue Ivy, They Might Not Be Together'  —  After weathering a cheating scandal, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are still “Crazy in Love” — but how did they mend their fractured marriage?
Discussion: Dlisted, and Daily Mail
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 More News: 
Stephen Galloway / Hollywood Reporter:
Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep on Trump, News and Why ‘The Post’ Had to Be Made Now: “Everyone I Know Is Scared”
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Sarah Grossbart / Us Weekly:
For months, the anxiety had built.  As early as last spring …
Discussion: What's New
Rachel Hosie / The Independent:
Discussion: E! Online and PerezHilton
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