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7:40 AM ET, August 9, 2018


 Top News: 
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
Angelina Jolie: Brad Pitt Is ‘Trying to Distract’ From the Fact He Hasn't Paid Child Support … The back and forth between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues.  The actress' lawyer released a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, August 8, regarding the ongoing child support battle between them.
Discussion: PerezHilton
Brad Pitt Says He Gave Angelina Jolie $9 Million Since Split  —  Brad Pitt's lawyers aren't mincing words ... they say Angelina Jolie is a master manipulator and a liar by essentially claiming he's a deadbeat dad, because they say he's forked over more than $9 MILLION over the last 2 years.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Bossip and PerezHilton
Denise Richards Confirms She's Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: ‘I Am So Excited!’  —  Denise Richards has officially joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  —  The 47-year-old actress confirmed her participation in the hit Bravo show's upcoming ninth season exclusively to PEOPLE …
Jennifer Calfas / TIME:
‘Everything Was a Struggle.’ Bethenny Frankel on How She Went From $20,000 in Credit Card Debt …
Discussion: Page Six
Matt Volz / Associated Press:
‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide  —  HELENA, Mont. (AP) — “Superman” actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out.  —  Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman …
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap, Page Six and
‘Catfish’ Co-Host Max Joseph Leaving Show to Pursue Filmmaking  —  Nev Schulman is losing his longtime TV partner and ‘Catfish’ co-host, Max Joseph, to life behind the camera ... TMZ has learned.  —  Max tells us he's quitting the MTV show — which he helped create and co-host for 7 years — to pursue his budding career in filmmaking.
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:   Max Joseph Is Leaving ‘Catfish’ After 7 Seasons
Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Oscars Won't Televise All Awards Live, Adds Popular Film Category  —  The Academy's board of governors has approved several major changes to the tradition-bound ceremony's format in the hope of retaining the dwindling number of Oscars telecast viewers it still has and luring others …
Allison / Dlisted:
Jerry O'Connell Is Sorry For The Name Of His Bravo Show  —  Anyone who wished they could see more of Jerry O'Connell gossiping on TV (besides the times he's hired as Ryan Seacrest's unofficial seat filler on Live with Kelly and Ryan) was surely delighted to hear the news last month that Bravo was giving him his own TV show.
Discussion: Page Six
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Archie Panjabi to Star in Legal Drama Put Pilot at NBC  —  In one of the first deals for the 2019-2020 season, NBC has given a put pilot order to a legal drama with Archie Panjabi attached to star, Variety has learned.  —  Panjabi would star as a successful LA attorney who leaves her comfortable …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Love Island’: CBS Lands Hot UK Dating Reality Format With Series Order  —  EXCLUSIVE: The UK reality phenom Love Island is getting an American version.  CBS has nabbed the U.S. format rights to the smash hit British dating competition series, from ITV Studios and Motion Content Group.
Natalie Stone /
Howie Mandel Says Meghan Markle Was ‘Slightly Duchessy’ When She Appeared on Deal or No Deal  —  Years before Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex, Howie Mandel recognized that she had the makings of royalty.  —  “She was slightly duchessy,” Mandel, 62, told reporters during …
Discussion: TV Tattle
Corinne Heller / E! Online:
Ryan Edwards Speaks Out After Arrest: “I Messed Up”  —  Former Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards says he “messed up” and takes full accountability over his latest arrest but clarifies that he was not detained for drugs.  —  In late July, cast member Maci Bookout's 30-year-old ex was booked …
Discussion: PerezHilton and Us Weekly
Rachel Lubitz / Refinery29:
Cardi B Dyed Her Hair Blue To Match Her Lamborghini  —  For Cliff Vmir, doing Cardi B's hair is no big deal.  He knew her before Kulture, before Offset, before Invasion of Privacy, before Bodak Yellow, and even before Love & Hip-Hop, the show that shot Cardi B straight to stardom.
Discussion: Bossip and Page Six
Kourtney Kardashian Dumped Younes Bendjima After Alleged Cheating  —  3:30 PM PT — Another source just contacted us and said it was distance — which had always been an issue for them — and not cheating that caused the split.  Kourtney Kardashian sent Younes Bendjima packing recently …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
ABC's Channing Dungey on ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation, Kenya Barris' Exit and More ‘Modern Family’  —  “In some ways, this was a last straw.  But it was also such an egregious tweet that it felt like no matter what, there would have been some action that we would have taken,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey tells THR.
Discussion: The Wrap and Towleroad Gay News
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
ABC's Channing Dungey On Canceling ‘Roseanne’ & What To Expect From ‘The Conners’ - TCA
Discussion: Us Weekly
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Richard Gere, 69, ‘set to become a father again with wife Alejandra Silva, 35’... four months after they tied the knot
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Rachel Wallace / Us Weekly:
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Aquaman won't include other Justice League characters, James Wan says
Discussion: Collider
Perez Hilton:
Carrie Underwood Announces She's Pregnant With Her Second Child AND Going On Tour!! Deets HERE!
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