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12:40 PM ET, February 8, 2019


 Top News: 
Jeff Bezos:
No thank you, Mr. Pecker  —  Something unusual happened to me yesterday.  Actually, for me it wasn't just unusual—it was a first.  I was made an offer I couldn't refuse.  Or at least that's what the top people at the National Enquirer thought.  I'm glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing.
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press:
Grammys producer on why Ariana Grande isn't performing  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.”
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Can the Grammys Please Anyone?  —  The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music's biggest party.  But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even major artists over a host of issues like race and gender — and, oh yes, music.
Richard Kay / Daily Mail:
Like Princess Diana, I fear that Meghan may be playing with fire by allowing friends to speak for her  —  Ever since he went public - just before Christmas - to complain about his ‘controlling’ daughter and how she had ‘ghosted’ him while also begging the Queen to help heal their rift …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Rob Haskell / Vogue:
Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance  —  It's been said that a man risks his marriage by coming home late—and may put it in even greater jeopardy by coming home early.  Though he turns 25 next month, Justin Bieber believes …
Natalie Stone /
Hayden Panettiere's Relationship with Brian Hickerson Is More Than Just a ‘Dalliance’: Source  —  “Hayden really likes Brian, has a great time with him, and the romance has gone past a dalliance,” a source tells PEOPLE  —  Hayden Panettiere's romance with Brian Hickerson is progressing.
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Samantha Highfill /
27 Dresses cast reunites 11 years after the film's release  —  Watch the full episode of Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions: 27 Dresses, streaming now on or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.  —  Jane Nichols — Katherine Heigl's alter ego in 27 Dresses — is picking out her 29th dress.
Discussion: Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
Paul Chi / Vanity Fair:
Liam Neeson Can't Be Racist Because of How He Kisses, Says Michelle Rodriguez  —  “Dude, have you watched Widows?  His tongue was so far down Viola Davis's throat,” Neeson's onetime co-star said.  —  Michelle Rodriguez is certain that her Widows co-star Liam Neeson is not a racist.
Kanye West's Identity Stolen, Signature Forged on Philipp Plein NYFW Contract  —  Kanye West was a forgery victim and the cost is huge ... nearly $1 MILLION ... sources tell TMZ.  —  Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, a guy Ye knew secretly contacted Philipp Plein …
Discussion: Page Six and Bossip
Dave Quinn /
Frances Bean Cobain, 26, Reveals Her ‘Guilt’ Over Inheriting Late Dad Kurt Cobain's Fortune  —  The late Nirvana frontman's daughter reportedly earns more than $95,000 a month from his estate  —  Frances Bean Cobain, the only child of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is opening …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Perez Hilton
Dina Lohan Reveals She Has Never Met Her Boyfriend of 5 Years: 'I'm Going to Marry Him'  —  Lohan admitted that she's been talking to a “special someone” on the phone for 5 years.  Problem is?  They've never met in real life  —  FB  —  Dina Lohan is in love — with a man she has never met or even FaceTimed!
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Harper's BAZAAR:
Cardi B Opens Up About Her “Rags to Riches” Cinderella Story  —  Vanessa Grigoriadis; Photographs by Mariano Vivanco; Fashion Editor: Kollin Carter  —  When Cardi B visits her favorite nail salon in the Bronx, she enters through a raggedy hallway covered with a rug emblazoned with the image of a $100 bill.
Gregory Katz / Associated Press:
From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: star Albert Finney dies at 82  —  LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from “Tom Jones” to “Skyfall,” has died.  He was 82.  —  Finney's family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully …
Discussion: Fox News and The Wrap
Tim Stack /
My Best Friend's Wedding cast reunites for EW's romantic comedy issue  —  Watch the full episode of Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions: My Best Friend's Wedding, streaming now on or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.  —  All good reunions should involve an abundance …
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Batwoman’ Finds Its Villain: Rachel Skarsten To Star In the CW's DC Pilot
Ryan Naumann / The Blast:
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Woody Allen Sues Amazon Studios for $68 Million Over ‘Rainy Day in New York’
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
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How Meghan Markle Leans on Her Faith and ‘Close Relationship with God’
Discussion: Cele|bitchy