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4:50 PM ET, October 9, 2019


 Top News: 
Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague  —  Ronan Farrow's new book “Catch and Kill” recounts his investigation of Harvey Weinstein; the hurdles his then-employer NBC News put in his way that caused him to publish the story in the New Yorker instead; and how Weinstein hired Black Cube …
Maane Khatchatourian / Variety:
Matt Lauer Denies ‘False and Salacious’ Rape Allegation, Says Affair Was ‘Consensual’  —  Matt Lauer penned a letter on Wednesday morning staunchly denying former NBC News co-worker Brooke Nevils' allegations that he raped her in his hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer  —  In his first interview about the explosive ‘Catch and Kill,’ the journalist reveals fresh claims of secret payouts and how Lauer may have played a role in the network's decision …
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Matt Lauer Pens Open Letter Over Ronan Farrow Book Claims: “My Silence Was a Mistake”  —  The former ‘Today’ host is responding to ‘Catch and Kill,’ which includes several new claims leveled against him.  —  Nearly two years after his termination from NBC, Matt Lauer is responding at length to claims of workplace sexual misconduct.
Abby Aguirre / Vogue:
Rihanna Talks Fenty, That Long-Awaited Album, and President Trump  —  RIHANNA is ready.  First she moved our interview from Thursday to Wednesday.  Then from evening to afternoon.  When I get word of this latest change, on a slick and humid August day in Los Angeles, I have just enough time to shower and get to the Hotel Bel-Air.
Emma Specter / Vogue:
Go Ask Anna: Rihanna Talks Her Dream Wedding Dress, the Met Ball, and Her New Album
Discussion: Us Weekly and Page Six
Chloe Best / HELLO!:
Prince Harry shares look inside Princess Eugenie's Kensington Palace cottage  —  Princess Eugenie lives in Ivy Cottage with Jack Brooksbank  —  Prince Harry has given fans an inside peek at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's marital home in a new video for World Mental Health Week.
Discussion: Page Six, X17 Online and POPSUGAR
Ainhoa Barcelona / HELLO!:
Prince William and Kate Middleton hold secret meeting at Kensington Palace
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Paulina Jayne Isaac / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt Talked to Angelina Jolie About Visiting Estranged Son Maddox at School in South Korea  —  A fresh start!  Angelina Jolie may have a rocky relationship with ex-husband Brad Pitt, but she wants their son Maddox Jolie-Pitt to have a healthy bond with his dad, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Discussion: In Touch Weekly
Mike Walters / The Blast:
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Can't Settle Their Divorce
Discussion: Dlisted
D.Ly / Perez Hilton:
Miley Cyrus Gets Serenaded By New ‘BF’ Cody Simpson In The Hospital!  —  Miley Cyrus has a new boyfriend following her breakup with Liam Hemsworth, which means Cody Simpson is one lucky guy!  —  As we previously reported, the Slide Away singer confirmed and defended the new fling …
Discussion: X17 Online
Joelle Goldstein /
Cody Simpson Pens Sexy Love Poem in the Wake of His New Romance with Miley Cyrus
Discussion: POPSUGAR and In Touch Weekly
Justin Kroll / Variety:
‘Matrix 4’: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Lands Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)  —  “Aquaman” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has landed one of the lead roles in the latest installment in the “Matrix” franchise.  —  Sources tell Variety that director Lana Wachowski had been meeting with actors for the secret role …
Discussion: The Wrap
Christi Carras / Los Angeles Times:
Mindy Kaling says the TV academy tried to strip her of producer credit on ‘The Office’  —  It's impossible to separate “The Office” from the work of Mindy Kaling.  But according to the small-screen renaissance woman, the Television Academy once tried to do just that.
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Vanity Fair and The Wrap
Kara Warner /
Jenna Dewan Opens Up About Moving Forward After Divorce: I'm ‘Stronger Than I Ever Thought’  —  “I'm living in a very joyful new place in my life, and I'm happy about it,” Jenna Dewan tells PEOPLE … FB  —  Jenna Dewan knows firsthand that life can change for the better when you're least expecting it.
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
Nick Carter, Lauren Kitt Debut Baby Girl and Reveal Her Name  —  Buying ASAP!  This Removable Hooded Faux Leather Jacket Keeps Selling Out at Nordstrom  —  Over 3,000 Shoppers Say This Under-$15 Organic Oil Is an Anti-Aging Miracle  —  Upgrade Your Closet with Celeb-Approved Denim That's Perfect for Fall — and on Sale
Jeff Lewis Says Custody Deal with Ex Has Fallen Apart: 'I'm Co-Parenting My Child with a Child'  —  “This guy is going to torture me for the rest of my life,” Jeff Lewis said of his ex, Gage Edward.  “I'm a prisoner.”  —  FB  —  Jeff Lewis and his ex Gage Edward's tentative custody agreement …
‘Bachelor’ Peter Weber Rushed To Hospital, Receives 22 Stitches In Face After Fall  —  Medical emergency!  —  Peter Weber suffered a “serious injury” while filming The Bachelor yesterday in Costa Rica, can exclusively reveal.  —  The reality star was rushed to the hospital on Monday …
Mieka / Dlisted:
Dakota Johnson Chummed It Up With Gwyneth Paltrow At Her 30th Birthday Party  —  I just hate it when wealth, fame, and nepotism are wasted on the bland and boring.  Dakota Johnson recently celebrated her 30th birthday with a big party in Malibu over the weekend.
Maria Pasquini /
Dakota Johnson ‘Loved’ Celebrating Her 30th Birthday with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow: Source
Discussion: Daily Mail and Cele|bitchy
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Justin Kroll / Variety:
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