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12:15 PM ET, January 13, 2018


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star's Silence  —  Agreement just before election required woman to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, people familiar with the matter say  —  A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment …
Katie Couric Opens Up About Matt Lauer's Firing from the Today Show  —  More than a month has passed since Matt Lauer was fired from the Today show, and his former longtime colleague, Katie Couric, is now opening up about the former NBC anchor's shocking dismissal.
Discussion: Page Six and The Blast
Daniel Radcliffe breaks silence on Johnny Depp casting controversy  —  Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is weighing in on the controversy surrounding the casting of Johnny Depp in the spin-off film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  —  EW asked the actor about the uproar …
Kylie Jenner's Not in Labor Despite Online Rumors  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Kylie Jenner is NOT at the hospital right now pushing out her first child, despite increased online speculation swirling that she's in labor ... TMZ has learned.  —  Multiple sources close to Kylie and Travis Scott tell us …
Discussion:, Daily Mail and PerezHilton
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Quentin Tarantino's New Movie  —  EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, which will reteam the actor and director from 2012's Django Unchained.  The new film, Tarantino's ninth as director, was scooped up by Sony …
Discussion: Variety, POPSUGAR, Page Six and The Wrap
Jennifer Hudson Police Report Details Domestic Violence Claims Against David Otunga  —  Jennifer Hudson — Police Report Details Domestic Violence Claims  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Jennifer Hudson's claim that her baby daddy, David Otunga, got physical with her was described in great detail in a police report ... obtained by TMZ.
Discussion: PerezHilton
Kim and Kanye Are Down with Attending Paris Hilton's Wedding  —  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a casual night out Friday at the hottest restaurant in L.A.  —  K & K hit up Craig's in West Hollywood and they were characteristically un-chatty, EXCEPT on the way out.
Gary Trock / The Blast:
Nick Jonas Has Romantic Dinner Date with 'Handmaid's Tale' Star  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  Blessed be the fruit ... Nick Jonas may have a new relationship blooming with one of the Republic of Gilead's most important handmaids.  —  The Eyes spotted Jonas and actress Madeline Brewer having …
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries  —  President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
Christina Dugan /
James Franco Skips Critics Choice Awards as Source Says He's ‘in a Really Bad Place’ After Allegations  —  James Franco is stepping back from the spotlight as allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior emerge against him.  —  The actor skipped Thursday's Critics Choice Awards where he won …
Abby Feiner / Us Weekly:
Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff's Breakup Was ‘Very Drawn Out’  —  Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff's breakup wasn't quite as surprising to them as it was to their fans.  —  “They had been slowly breaking up for the last six months.  It was very drawn out,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and PerezHilton
The Handmaid's Tale: Here's your haunting first look at season 2  —  The first season of The Handmaid's Tale won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday and the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, bringing home more trophies to go along with the eight Emmys the cast and show nabbed in September.
Discussion: The Wrap
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Discussion: PerezHilton
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New York Daily News:
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Discussion: Daily Mail
Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: Egotastic