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8:05 AM ET, October 10, 2019


 Top News: 
Rebecca Nelson / ELLE:
Mindy Kaling Didn't Sign Up to Be a Role Model  —  But her fans won't have it any other way.  —  Once, while Mindy Kaling was filming season five of her television series  —  The Mindy Project  —  , she had to walk from the writers' room to the set.  On the show, Kaling played a young doctor who reveled in high fashion.
These Are ELLE's 2019 Women in Hollywood  —  If last year's Women in Hollywood came in the midst of a reckoning, then what happens now, in the aftermath of the seismic shift that was the #MeToo movement?  This year's honorees are defined by a question: Where do we go from here?
Véronique Hyland / ELLE:
Dolly Parton May Look Artificial, But She's Totally Real  —  This summer, a particularly buoyant meme began bouncing around Twitter.  Created by comedian Rob Dubbin, it hinges on the punch line “ran into jolene....she mentioned you left kind of an intense voicemail.”
Discussion: Page Six and The WOW Report
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.
Natalie Stone /
Matt Lauer's Ex-Wife Annette Roque Breaks Her Silence on Rape Allegation  —  Annette Roque is speaking out through her attorney for the first time since ex-husband Matt Lauer was accused of sexual assault in 2017  —  Matt Lauer's ex-wife Annette Roque is speaking out for the first time since …
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
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Matt Lauer Pens Open Letter Over Ronan Farrow Book Claims: “My Silence Was a Mistake”
Discussion: Page Six
Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague
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
Brianne Tracy /
Mathew Knowles Urged Daughters Beyoncé and Solange to Get the BRCA Gene Test After Breast Cancer Battle  —  “It's all about early detection,” Mathew Knowles tells PEOPLE after battling breast cancer  —  Mathew Knowles knows firsthand the power of early detection …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Mike Walters / The Blast:
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Can't Settle Their Divorce  —  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still locked in negotiating the settlement of their multi-million dollar divorce.  So, they have asked the court for more time to get all their financials worked out.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Dlisted and Page Six
Paulina Jayne Isaac / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt Talked to Angelina Jolie About Visiting Estranged Son Maddox at School in South Korea
Discussion: In Touch Weekly
Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Chose Not to Marry or Have Kids: 'I Don't Have Regrets'  —  “I have not had one regret about that,” says Oprah Winfrey on her decision to not marry nor have children  —  Oprah Winfrey doesn't have regrets about how she's lived her life.
Aaron Carter's New Neck Tattoo's a Roaring Lion Inked in Canada  —  Aaron Carter is dedicating some serious real estate on his neck for the king of the jungle — not that he's trying to save face or anything.  He already inked that up.  —  Anywho, tattoo artist Nadia Katherine tells TMZ …
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
Catelynn Lowell Denies She's Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 4 With Tyler Baltierra  —  Catelynn Lowell wants to give daughters Novalee, 4, and Vaeda, 7 months, a sibling — but not just yet.  —  ‘Teen Mom OG’ Tots in Before and After Pics: How They've Grown!
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 and X17 Online
Ainhoa Barcelona / HELLO!:
Prince William and Kate Middleton hold secret meeting at Kensington Palace
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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Lorraine Wheat / Variety:
Brie Larson Says Marvel Women Have ‘Passionately’ Told Kevin Feige They Want All-Female Movie
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Jeff Lewis Says Custody Deal with Ex Has Fallen Apart: 'I'm Co-Parenting My Child with a Child'
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Jenna Dewan Opens Up About Moving Forward After Divorce: I'm ‘Stronger Than I Ever Thought’
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Justin Kroll / Variety:
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Discussion: The Wrap
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
Nick Carter, Lauren Kitt Debut Baby Girl and Reveal Her Name
D.Ly / Perez Hilton:
Miley Cyrus Gets Serenaded By New ‘BF’ Cody Simpson In The Hospital!
Discussion: X17 Online