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8:00 AM ET, January 9, 2019


 Top News:
R. Kelly Under Criminal Investigation in Georgia Thanks to ‘Surviving R. Kelly’  —  R. Kelly — Under Criminal Investigation ... ‘Surviving’ Spurs Probe  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia — and it's all because of Lifetime's docuseries ... TMZ has learned.
Gary Trock / The Blast:
R. Kelly Being Investigated by Georgia District Attorney for Possible Criminal Charges  —  R. Kelly is currently in the crosshairs of law enforcement as an investigation is being conducted into his alleged sexual misconduct with young girls, and one of the main women involved is now wanted …
Discussion: Sandra Rose and Page Six
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Lindsay Lohan Wants You to Forget Her Past  —  Growing up, Lindsay Lohan was thrilled when she saw herself in a trashy magazine.  —  “The first time I was in a tabloid,” she says, “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I feel like Britney Spears!’ because she was in a tabloid and I felt cool.
Kristian / Dlisted:
Lindsay Lohan Pretty Much Denies Crashing Paris Hilton's Night Out With Britney Spears
Discussion: YouTube and Perez Hilton
Lindsay Lohan Proves She's All Grown Up Ahead of ‘Club Beach’ Premiere
Discussion: Page Six
Joelle Goldstein /   Jimmy Fallon & Lindsay Lohan Join Forces for a Hilarious Bird Box Parody — Complete with Her Dance!
Joe Otterson / Variety:
‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Rounds Out Main Cast, SJ Clarkson to Direct  —  The “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot at HBO is taking shape.  —  Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo have all joined the pilot in series regular roles.
James Hibberd /
Game of Thrones prequel announces diverse full cast, female director
Discussion: New York Post and TV Tattle
Kevin Hart Says Chances Are ‘Slim’ He'll Go Back to Oscars Hosting Gig  —  So, Kevin Hart saying there IS a chance he'll host the Oscars this year ... is one way to take what he just told us in NYC.  —  We got Kevin leaving an Equinox Tuesday in NYC, and asked him where's the smart money …
Discussion: HuffPost and Dlisted
Alexia Fernandez /
Kevin Hart Apologizes to the LGBTQ Community ‘Once Again’ for His Hurtful Past Comments
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Christina Dugan /
Surprise!  Sarah Hyland's Modern Family Character Haley Dunphy Is Pregnant with Twins  —  Double the love!  Sarah Hyland's Modern Family character Haley Dunphy has twins on the way.  —  In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday's episode, a newly pregnant Haley hears two heartbeats …
Discussion: The Wrap
Lindsey Kupfer / Page Six:
Gordon Ramsay's ‘uncomfortable’ Sofía Vergara interview sparks Twitter outrage  —  The internet is “uncomfortable” and “disappointed” with chef Gordon Ramsay after a 2010 interview with Sofía Vergara, on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” resurfaced this week.
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Mara Reinstein / The Cut:
How I Get It Done: Kelly Ripa  —  Kelly Ripa is a very familiar face on TV.  The former All My Children soap opera star has spent the last 28 years on daytime television.  Since 2001 she's co-hosted the popular syndicated morning show, where she's quipped about her life and interviewed celebrities …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Us Weekly and Page Six
Leanne Aciz-Stanton / Us Weekly:
Jenelle Evans Breaks Down Tear-Filled 911 Call Accusing Husband David Eason of Assault: ‘Dude, I Was Drunk’ … Setting the record straight?  Jenelle Evans says her infamous 911 call, in which she accused husband David Eason of attacking her, was a “misunderstanding.”
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
Rosario Dawson heard telling Cory Booker ‘I love you’ … Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson seem to be moving fast.  —  Just on Sunday, The Post's Richard Johnson reported that the New Jersey senator and the movie star had been spotted together catching a movie at the Regal Union Square on Thursday.
Geoff Boucher / Deadline:
‘Stargirl’: Luke Wilson Joins Cast Of DC Universe Series  —  The DC Universe series Stargirl just added some Hollywood star wattage to its cast: Luke Wilson is on board to portray mechanic-turned-superhero Pat Dugan, who pilots Stripe, a hulking 15-foot robot of his own invention.
Discussion: TV Tattle
Elizabeth Holmes / Town & Country:
Anne Hathaway Is Nobody's Punching Bag  —  The star opens up about Hollywood's school of hard knocks, why she's grateful for Instagram, and how she sets her anxiety on fire (literally).  —  Anne Hathaway may be the only person on the planet who uses social media to calm down.
Discussion: Page Six
Michael Paulson / New York Times:
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop  —  Lin-Manuel Miranda is already a composer, a lyricist, an actor and an author.  Now he's going to be a bookseller.  —  Mr. Miranda and three of his “Hamilton” collaborators have purchased the Drama Book Shop, a century-old theater district purveyor …
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Justin Kroll / Variety:
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Justin Kroll / Variety:
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Discussion: Page Six and POPSUGAR
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Having Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Withdrawal? Here's When We'll See the Parents-to-Be Again
Discussion: Cele|bitchy