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1:55 PM ET, January 12, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
Los Angeles Times:
Five women accuse actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior
Michele Corriston /
Anne Heche & James Tupper Split After More Than 10 Years Together  —  Actors Anne Heche and James Tupper have split after more than 10 years together, PEOPLE confirms.  —  “James and I have shared a great life together and have many wonderful memories.  We've enjoyed working together …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Page Six
The Times & The Sunday Times:
Crown jewels hidden from Nazis in a biscuit tin  —  Priceless gems from the Crown Jewels were hidden underground in a biscuit tin at Windsor Castle during the Second World War to ensure that they did not fall into Nazi hands, it can be revealed today.  —  The operation to hide the jewels …
Discussion:, AOL and Daily Mail
Angelina Jolie Won't Be Interested in Dating ‘For a Long Time,’ Says Source  —  Angelina Jolie is single and not interested in dating, a source tells PEOPLE.  —  “She isn't dating anyone and won't be for a very long time.  She is focused on her children and their needs,” the source says.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Oh No They Didn't!
Hollywood Reporter:
‘X-Men’ Shake-Up: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Gambit,’ ‘The New Mutants’ Get New Dates (Exclusive)  —  Fans can rejoice that ‘Deadpool 2’ will now hit theaters on May 18, just one week before Lucasfilm's Han Solo movie.  —  Fox is shaking up the release schedule of its X-Men movies, giving Deadpool 2, The New Mutants and Gambit new opening dates.
Discussion: Egotastic
New York Daily News:
Venus Williams' ‘private’ new boyfriend is the talk of the Australian Open  —  It's love, set, match for Venus Williams, as friends wait to see if her new boyfriend, millionaire Nicholas Hammond, will sit courtside for her Australia Open matches.  The pair has largely flown under the radar …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
NBC ‘appalled’ Megyn Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler  —  Megyn Kelly is at war with executives from her own network, Page Six has learned.  —  We're told that bosses at NBC are “appalled” because Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler on the “Today” show to talk about the now-famous pay dispute …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and AOL
Reggie Ugwu / New York Times:
How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice  —  MIAMI — Camila Cabello has been in love only once.  But when it comes to crushes, she's a connoisseur.  —  The pop singer and songwriter, formerly of the girl group Fifth Harmony, has filled pages of notes on her iPhone …
Itay Hod / The Wrap:
Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’  —  LAPD is investigating a separate 2005 accusation against the actor  —  Regina Simons says she was 18 and an extra on Steven Seagal's 1994 film “On Deadly Ground” when he invited her to a wrap party at his Beverly Hills home.
Discussion: Daily Mail and Page Six
McKenna Aiello / E! Online:
Did Issa Rae Deny Drake at the Golden Globes?  Details on Their After-Party Interaction  —  Drake might have his sights set on romancing Issa Rae, according to eyewitness who caught them interacting after the 2018 Golden Globes.  —  The Insecure star attended Sunday night's ceremony …
Discussion: Bossip and PerezHilton
Allison / Dlisted:
Black Widow Is Finally Getting Her Own Movie  —  Almost every one of The Avengers that matters (sorry Hawkeye) has gotten their own stand-alone film, sometimes multiples.  How many Iron Mans are we up to now?  13?  Captain America got one, so did Thor, but not Black Widow.
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USA Today:
Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later
Discussion: Us Weekly
Abby Feiner / Us Weekly:
Kylie Jenner is ready for her new arrival.  —  “The nursery …
Discussion: Bossip and PerezHilton
Mieka / Dlisted:
Johnny Weir Is Having None Of Tonya Harding's Redemption Arc
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Allie Gold / 103.5 KTU:
Camila Cabello Describes Meeting Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and PerezHilton
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Naked Truth: Kendall Jenner Like You've Never Seen Her Before
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Johnathon Schaech /
Actor Johnathon Schaech: I Was Molested by Director Franco Zeffirelli
Discussion: The Wrap
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Ed Sheeran-Penned Song for Tim McGraw Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit
Discussion: Variety
Blackmail alleged as Governor Greitens admits to extramarital affair
Discussion: and Towleroad