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12:40 PM ET, June 30, 2020


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DR. DRE WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE  —  Dr. Dre and his wife of 24 years are ending their marriage ... she's filed for divorce.  —  Nicole Young filed the paperwork Monday, citing the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason for her split from the hip-hop mogul.
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:   Dr. Dre's Wife Nicole Young Files for Divorce After More Than 20 Years of Marriage
Kim Kardashian's Beauty Biz Reaches Billion-Dollar Status with $200M Deal  —  Kim Kardashian's brand was just launched into another stratosphere of riches — hitting the billion-dollar mark ... courtesy of a new deal with a very familiar beauty investor.  —  Here's the scoop …
Discussion: Bossip and Perez Hilton
Madeline Berg / Forbes:
Kim Kardashian West Is Worth $900 Million After Agreeing To Sell A Stake In Her Cosmetics Firm To Coty
Discussion: Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
Dory Jackson / Us Weekly:
‘Shameless’ Star Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi Split After 11 Years of Marriage  —  It's over.  Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi have called it quits after 11 years of marriage, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.  —  Celebrity Splits of 2020  —  According to legal docs obtained by Us, Shahi …
RELATED:   Shameless Actor Steve Howey and L Word Star Sarah Shahi Split After 11 Years of Marriage
Carmel Dagan / Variety:
Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98 … Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar's legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several hit films, has died.  He was 98.
George Stark / Daily Mail:
Ryan Seacrest splits from Shayna Taylor and moves on with new blonde  —  Ryan Seacrest has split from his on-off girlfriend Shayna Taylor seven years after they first began dating, can exclusively reveal.
Carl Reiner Dead at 98  —  REMEMBERING CARL REINER  —  Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in the history of show business has died ... TMZ has learned.  —  We're told Reiner died Monday night at his Beverly Hills home.  We're told his family was with him when he passed.
Syracuse Post-Standard:
Benny Mardones, ‘Into the Night’ singer who made Syracuse his second home, dies at 73 (video)  —  Benny Mardones, the 1980s singer-songwriter whose ballad “Into the Night” ascended into the top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart twice within 10 years, died this morning after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
Discussion: Variety
Andrew Unterberger / Billboard:
Benny Mardones, ‘Into the Night’ Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 73
Discussion: Stereogum
Joe Otterson / Variety:
‘Ozark’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix … “Ozark” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, with the new season also being the show's last.  —  The fourth season will consist of 14 episodes, with the first three seasons having been 10 episodes each.
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Anthony Mackie Says Marvel Movies Need to Do Better About Diversity  —  Anthony Mackie has played Falcon seven times in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2014's “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”  In an interview for Variety's Actors on Actors issue, Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs …
Daniel D'Addario / Variety:
Anthony Mackie and Daveed Diggs on Black Lives Matter, Marvel and ‘Hamilton’
Discussion: Us Weekly and Bossip
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Spotted: Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford Reunite to Talk About ‘Gossip Girl’ … On the primetime soap “Gossip Girl,” Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford played two very different teen characters: Badgley's Dan Humphrey was a member of the Brooklyn literati, while Crawford's Nate Archibald inhabited Manhattan's social whirl.
Discussion: Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
Kate Aurthur / Variety:
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway Host a ‘Les Miserables’ Reunion  —  Almost 20 Years After ‘Legally Blonde 2,’ Reese Witherspoon and Regina King Talk About Changing Hollywood  —  Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman first met when he hosted the Academy Awards in 2009, and became friends …
Allison / Dlisted:
Sacha Baron Cohen Crashed A Right-Wing Event In Washington  —  It's an understatement to say that 2020 is the messiest year on record.  Like, we've got Drag Race contestants having to walk back statements they previously made about the coronavirus being a hoax, Kanye West is working for The Gap again …
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Katy Perry Considered Suicide After Split from Now-Fiancé Orlando Bloom in 2017: ‘I Just Crashed’  —  “Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life,” Katy Perry said  —  Katy Perry hit rock bottom following her brief split from Orlando Bloom in 2017.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Katie Bain / Billboard:
Spencer Brown Comes Out as Gay: ‘The Dance Music Community Saved Me During My Darkest Times’  —  Spencer Brown has been a presence in the global dance scene since 2014, when Above & Beyond discovered his debut EP and signed him to their influential Anjunabeats label.
Discussion: Queerty
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